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STATION COTTAGE ideal venue for your holiday in Shropshire

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Station Cottage is a recently renovated Victorian railway building. Offering cosy accommodation for up to 4 guests, it is a perfect base for walking, cycling (road and off-road) or just for enjoying being surrounded by green spaces and fresh air. Situated in the small, but thriving, village of Bucknell, it is within walking distance of two excellent pubs, a shop, a petrol station and butchers. Accommodation includes a living room with woodburning stove, private kitchen and bathroom. Sat immediately adjacent to the rural Heart of Wales line, listed as one of the Guardian's 'Best Travel Discoveries of 2018', Station Cottage Bucknell is a dream destination for railway lovers young and old. 8 trains a day pass slowly, and quietly, through the station with the conductors and drivers always h...Station Cottage is a recently renovated Victorian railway building. Offering cosy accommodation for up to 4 guests, it is a perfect base for walking, cycling (road and off-road) or just for enjoying being surrounded by green spaces and fresh air. Situated in the small, but thriving, village of Bucknell, it is within walking distance of two excellent pubs, a shop, a petrol station and butchers. Accommodation includes a living room with woodburning stove, private kitchen and bathroom. Sat immediately adjacent to the rural Heart of Wales line, listed as one of the Guardian's 'Best Travel Discoveries of 2018', Station Cottage Bucknell is a dream destination for railway lovers young and old. 8 trains a day pass slowly, and quietly, through the station with the conductors and drivers always happy to share a friendly wave. Grade II listed, and recognised by Pevsner in his 'Buildings of England' books, the cottage is an architectural gem of significant historical interest. Bucknell offers a range of attractions for visitors including two pubs that serve excellent food, perfect for relaxing at the end of an active (or quiet) day. Walkers are spoilt for choice in the surrounding countryside. There are a variety of footpaths and bridleways to explore, plus well loved longer routes such as Offa's Dyke, the Mortimer Trail and the recently opened Heart of Wales walking route. Mountain bikers will love the trails at both Hopton and Bucknell Woods. Hopton has an excellent, clearly waymarked red-circuit, and both venues offer uplift days through Pearce Cycles in addition to occasional organised downhill races. For road cyclists, there are hundreds of route options on quiet roads with beautful views. Your hosts, Nina and Sam, are both keen cyclists and will be happy to offer route advice from short potters suitable for children, to 190 mile epics taking you to the Welsh coast and back. Secure storage for several bikes is available. For railway enthusiasts, the Cottage is an excellent base for exploring the Heart of Wales line. Why not use it a base for a circular trip around the whole route, using their Explorer ticket? It's also worth keeping an eye out for occasional special services, a steam train chugging past the station is a real sight to behold. The nearby market towns of Knighton and Ludlow are well worth visiting, with Ludlow particularly well known for its local food scene, which is accompanied by a large number of high quality restaurants. Getting around Station Cottage sits on the rural Heart of Wales railway line, and is easily reached by train. Once you arrive it's a 10 metre walk from the platform from the front door! It's also easily accessible by road, sitting about half a mile from the A4113 into the nearest town of Knighton. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No parties
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Nina W
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2019
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Reviewed 16 November 2019

I’m an unashamed rail geek that lives in a place without passenger trains. Consequently this place is HEAVEN ON EARTH. A working (but not too busy) rural station in the middle of stunning countryside. The station house conversion has been beautifully done with magnificent attention...More

Date of stay: November 2019
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
For railway enthusiasts, the Cottage is an excellent base for exploring the Heart of Wales line. Why not use it a base for a circular trip around the whole route, using their Explorer ticket? It's also worth keeping an eye out for occasional special services, a steam train chugging past the station is a real sight to behold. The nearby market towns of Knighton and Ludlow are well worth visiting, with Ludlow particularly well known for its local food scene, which is accompanied by a large number of high quality restaurants.
Getting around
The cottage is immediately next to the train line, a trip down the track is a great way to explore the local area. Plenty of walks and bike rides are available straight from the cottage door, and the village has a couple of small shops that sell essential items. A car would be useful if you want to explore the local towns and villages that aren't on the train line, but don't fancy heading there under your own power.
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