Rest+Wild Shropshire

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near Ludlow, Shropshire

Four beautifully designed off-grid cabins with outdoor baths, spread across the Shropshire countryside (each sleeps 2)

Alfresco tub

Dog friendly

Parking

Woodburner

Space & setting.

As advocates of slow living, these 4 cabins are off grid, off-line, and off the beaten track, tucked away amongst the rolling hills and woodlands of a beautiful 5,000-acre estate. Crafted from natural and reclaimed materials, their owner created them to provide a true breather from the constant pressures of modern life, and the spaces are as dreamy as their settings. Alfresco copper bathtubs take forest bathing to the next level, and huge windows frame tranquil views of Clee Hill and endless countryside. In spring, you can watch newborn lambs tottering about from the comfort of your linen sheets, with coffee in-hand, and breakfast cooking on the firepit.

The proxinity to nature, greenery and wildlife will have a soothing, serene effect on all who sleep here. Spend your days listening to birdsong, walking your dog and drinking in the quietude; you won’t see another soul while you’re here, unless you want to. As dusk falls, light candles and play chess on the deck to the soundtrack of evening cicadas, then stargaze while you soak in the tub. This is pure escapism.

Getting here: drive, or train to Ludlow then taxi (10 mins)

Bedroom of a cabin in the Shropshire countryside

“I wanted to create an antidote to modern life. I was finding the pace of city life exhausting, with its endless focus on productivity. We have the ability to always be ‘on’, but it’s not good for us. One of the remedies I found was going into the countryside and switching off. So I wanted to provide small spaces where I and others could do the same. This Shropshire estate on the Welsh border has one of the finest rural positions in England, with the most breathtaking views.” Owner, James

My Kip favourites

He loves
“Nature as far as the eye can see. You can watch the sun rise over Clee Hill from bed, and I love sitting by the fire with a drink and those incredible views. It’s a truly special location.”

We love
The interiors: copper worktops, turquoise tilework, pendant lighting, goose-down duvets and handmade crockery. Everything is considered and beautiful.

You may not love
A 2- or 3-night minimum stay; check ins on Mon, Wed, Fri or Sun. No plug sockets, but there are two USB ports to charge your phone.

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Surrounds.

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  • You’ll find a map of walks around the estate. Or go further afield and explore Mortimer Forest — the Climbing Jack route will put some colour in your cheeks.
  • There’s superb wild swimming at Boyne Water in Brown Clee.
  • The Unicorn Inn is as rare as its name suggests — a family run pub with a roaring fire, wagging tails thumping on the wood floor, and an outdoor area overlooking the River Corve.
  • Nearby Ludlow is one of the loveliest towns in England. A hill of Georgian houses ascends from the River Terne, and there’s a wealth of foodie restaurants and delis (we love CSONS). Markets on Castle Street sell everything from fresh farmers’ produce to antiques and local art.
  • Over the road from the estate, take a tour of the Ludlow Brewery and sample local cask ales fresh from the barrel. There’s often live music at the weekends for a night out.

Specifics.

  • Four completely private cabins, spread over a 500-acre-escape
  • Each has:
  • Open-plan layout warmed by a woodburner
  • Kingsize bed and linen bedding
  • One babe in arms welcome; please BYO travel cot
  • Ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower and flushing toilet; toiletries provided
  • Outdoor bath
  • Kitchen with fridge, gas hob and basic supplies and equipment (no microwave or toaster)
  • Books and board games
  • Firepit with outdoor cooking equipment
  • Alfresco dining table
  • BBQ hampers / breakfast hampers on request
  • Dog friendly (extra cost, see FAQs_
  • No WiFi but there is 4G
  • Drive to pubs, shops and restaurants (3-5 miles)
  • Booking conditions: a 2 or 3-night stay; check in on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Sunday check ins/out allowed on selected dates once a month. Check the calendar for applicable minimum stays and check in days.
  • Duration discounts: £100 off for 4/5/6 night stays, £200 off for 7 night stays
  • Remember to bring: wellies / walking shoes, flipflops to pad out to the bath; slippers, warm socks and PJs in winter

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40% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 8 weeks of stay.
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FAQs.

A fridge and gas hob, along with pots, pans, and kitchenware, and cooking essentials like olive oil and salt. The outdoor fire pit is also great for cooking on. Once you’ve booked you will also be sent the option to pre-purchase food hampers, including pizza making kits, for your stay.

In: 4pm, out 10.30am, via self check in. You’ll be sent the lockbox code to access the key a couple of days before you stay. For an additional fee, you can check in at 2pm and check out by 12:30pm.

Absolutely. However, due to roaming livestock, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times — you can request a stake and long lead. There is an additional fee of £25 per dog for the extra cleaning (payable upon booking), and owners are liable for any damage their dog causes to the cabin or surrounding farmland and livestock.

Yes, please BYO travel cot.

Yes, each has 2 USB sockets for charging phones. An additional power bank with regular sockets can be requested to charge any extras (laptops, cameras, etc), but they do not support high wattage devices such as hairdryers and straighteners.

Each cabin has a designated parking spot, 25-60m from the cabin.

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