Bed and breakfast in rural Shropshire
Tucked into the South Shropshire hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB), Edgton B&B is just outside the the centre of Edgton village, in The Old Vicarage. It makes a good base from which to explore this beautiful part of Shropshire. Ludlow, Shrewsbury and the Ironbridge Gorge are not far and less well-known gems such as Bishops Castle, Clun and Presteigne also close by. There is great walking on the Long Mynd, Cardingmill Valley and Stipperstones. Our nearest mainline train station is at Craven Arms about five miles away and, if travelling by car, we are about five miles west of the A49.
For the intrepid cyclist The Old Vicarage is on Route 44 of the National Cycle Network. Several National Trust properties are within easy reach — Powis Castle at Welshpool, Attingham Park near Shrewsbury, Morville Hall near Bridgenorth and Berrington Hall near Leominster, as well as numerous hill forts and castles that run the length of the border with Wales.
Shropshire is a great place to eat out and there are many excellent pubs and restaurants within reasonable distance. Several local towns have regular markets, not only selling food, but also the work of local craftspeople.
Edgton B&B is run by us, Kate and Peter Whapham, and is very much our home. We welcome visitors to stay, generally, from Easter to the end of October. We are closed on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
The House is Victorian and has many original features, including bells for calling the servants and two staircases! The rooms are spacious and light and furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage, modern and hand-painted furniture.
Making the house welcoming has been something of a retirement project for us, Kate using her many years’ experience of painting techniques to create an individual interior for the house. We have two generously proportioned bedrooms, named Lydbury and Brunslow after local villages, and visitors have the use of the large sitting room. For the artists among you we offer the use of Kate’s studio for a small additional payment. This part of Shropshire offers a feast of visual inspiration.
Though we are happy to welcome young people we do not have the facilities for very young children. We can accommodate muddy boots and bicycles but, because we own a cat, Lillian Pickle, we are unable to welcome dogs.
Breakfast is specially prepared and we aim to use local produce, some as local as our own garden. We can provide the usual cooked breakfast, homemade bread and marmalade or if you let us know what you would like we will endeavour to provide it.