From the helpful and informative phone call with the owner, to the warm welcome at this beautiful country retreat - this whole experience was just wonderful.
For a change, decided to spend the New Year weekend at Goosepond, was amazed at the personal touches and the warm welcome including a sumptuous festive hamper and bottle of wine, and a welcome message on the blackboard, such incredible and warm personal touches that really mean a lot. Then to the accommodation itself which is perfectly located in the most idyllic spot, surrounded with lush countryside, hills, peace and tranquillity. Gorgeously furnished to a high spec finish, incredibly clean, comfortable, warm, stylish and welcoming - didn't want to leave! Would highly recommend it, and can't wait to return ourselves.
Goosepond Cottage is one of those places which really does live up to expectations.
From the first friendly email from the owner, to the minute we sadly waved goodbye, this has been a lovely experience.
Following the directions given, we found the cottage (in the dark) without a problem. When we arrived, the underfloor heating had been switched on and the whole cottage was lovely and warm.
What a lovely touch - the welcome hamper containing local free range eggs, butter and delicious bread, home made scones and jam and milk in the fridge.
The cottage is dog friendly and is located in a tiny hamlet where numerous other dogs live in a carefree environment. Perfectly located, there are lots of walks to go on without getting in the car. The scenery in the area is beautiful, whatever the weather. The cottage is very tranquil and relaxing, in an ideal spot to explore the surrounding area of the Long Mynd, Craven Arms, Ludlow, Church Stretton and so on. Perfect for walkers and nature lovers.
The cottage is very well appointed, with a cook-friendly kichen area, log burner, big fridge-freezer and a Super Kingsize bed. Piles of towels were provided, the bed was superbly comfortable, fitted with hotel quality bed linen.
Free WiFi and a well-equipped TV, with Amazon FireStick for NetFlix, music, etc.
This review would not be complete without mentioning the water, which is supplied from a local spring. Beautiful, soft, pure water that just tastes fantastic.
Would we go back? Yes, definitely! We can't wait. Would we recommend? Absolutely. Grab yourself a little piece of rural Shropshire life.
We and our dog had a lovely 3-night break at Goosepond and will definitely be back. The cottage is beautifully decorated, comfortable and very well equipped. It's in a hamlet and well away from busy roads, so all we heard was birdsong and sheep, yet it's easy to get to Church Stretton and the Long Mynd, Ludlow, Bishops Castle etc. Plenty of good walking (including short walks from the doorstep for evening dog walks with a view!) and attractive little towns to keep us occupied. Highly recommended.
Situated in a sleepy rural hamlet , ideally located for touring this beautiful part of Shropshire, Goosepond is a superbly appointed property.
Featuring spacious accommodation, all on one level, tastefully decorated with some luxury touches to make your stay special.
The superbly efficient log burner brings a welcome warmth on cooler evenings, whilst the underfloor heating makes this an ideal year round holiday property.
There are simply three rooms, a kitchen/diner/lounge, a bathroom and a bedroom. All rooms are attractively spacious, and are decorated with a modern fresh touch.
The kitchen is well equipped for cooks, with hob, oven, generously sized fridge freezer and full sized dishwasher.
The bathroom has a great shower over the bath, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
The lounge area is focussed on the lovely log burner which was delightfully easy to use.
So many properties for couples are cramped and compromise on appliances and equipment, but not Goosepond. There is even a proper pull out bed underneath the super King zip and link should you require it.
We found the property private and peaceful, even with other properties being close by.
The warmest of welcomes from the lovely owners made us feel at home right away.
Home made cakes and jam, fresh flowers, and luxury toiletries complemented our stay perfectly.
Highly recommended for visiting the many attractions of this wonderful area.