Shepherds Rest

UK England West Midlands Shropshire Morrells Wood Farm

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • In room Wifi
Only a picket fence stands between the large deck of this shepherd's hut and views of the Shropshire countryside.
  • A well-equipped, hand-built shepherd's hut with a log burner
  • Brick built BBQ and large deck for al fresco dining with views of Shropshire's famous Wrekin hill
  • On a small, quiet site of shepherd's huts and holiday cottages within a working farm

The Owner Says

This bespoke made Shepherd’s Hut is perfect if all you want to do is ‘Rest’, set at the opposite end of the Ram’s patch to the Shepherds Retreat within a peaceful and tranquil setting, with lovely views of the Wrekin. Inside the hut you will find a very comfortable iron framed double bed at one end and the superbly equipped kitchen facilities at the other. The Rest even has its own modern shower room in the ‘converted Pig Sty’, just a short distance, approximately 20 yards away, in the picturesque farm garden.

The Shepherds Rest and Retreat are both very spacious and well insulated huts much larger than the traditional shepherds hut (25ft x 8ft); they have lost none of the character but do ensure your stay is cosy and comfortable.

What you get in the Shepherds Rest:

  • Log burning stove (wood included) in sitting area
  • Combination microwave oven, slow cooker, steamer, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Brick built BBQ with decking and patio furniture to dine ‘al fresco’TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Bed linen, towels and electricity included
  • Washing Machine & tumble dryer available on request
  • Off road parking for one car plus bike storage if needed
A cot & highchair are available but on a first come, first served basis (Please request at time of booking).

Features & Facilities

Each of the 3 shepherd's huts has its own private shower and toilet room and all 3 have TV and DVD players, wood burning stoves, kitchen facilities and private decking and BBQ areas. All huts also access to free Wi-Fi. The cabin is away from the farm, across a couple of fields and is totally off-grid. There is no Wi-Fi here, no shower facilities and lights are solar powered. The cabin has a double bed, sofa, table and chairs, storage and a front patio with deck chairs, a BBQ area and a camp stove. There is a composting toilet.

Activities

The most notable local attraction is the eponymous Ironbridge, around 4 miles from the farm, though nearer 2 miles if you ask Derek for directions along the farm footpaths. This vast cast-iron construction has been wowing visitors since 1779. Visit the Museum of the Gorge (01952 433424) for an insight into this iconic region. Plan your visit for September to get involved in the free Ironbridge World Heritage Festival. The area boasts several stately homes and historical buildings including Attingham Park (01743 708123), Buildwas Abbey (0870 333 1181) and Sunnycroft (01952 242884). Charming county town Shrewsbury is also just 10 minutes away while foodie mecca Ludlow is also just down the road.

Food & Drink

The Kynnersley Arms (01952 510233) in Leighton serves up a decent rage of beers and reasonably-priced pub grub. The nearby Huntsman of Little Wenlock (01952 503300) is just 20 minutes walk away. It boasts an ever-changing selection of local ales, while the restaurant does a mean Sunday roast with the finest locally-sourced meat. For guyrope gourmands, the Ludlow Food Festival takes place every September and features over 160 producers and Michelin chefs.
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Getting There

From the South: Leaving the M54 at junction 6, take the A5223 towards Ironbridge and Much Wenlock. At Jiggers Roundabout, take the A4169 Ironbridge By-Pass and continue straight on the bottom of the hill onto the B4380 towards Buildwas and Leighton. On entering the village of Leighton take the first turning on the right into Kynnersley Lane. Follow this road for approximately half a mile before turning right at the T junction. Morrells Wood Farm is then three quarters of a mile ahead and signposted (Morrells Wood Farm).

From the North: Leave the A5 at Emstrey Island taking the B4380 towards Ironbridge. Follow this road through Atcham and take the next turning right (B4380) Towards Ironbridge. Stay on this road for about 3 miles before entering the village of Leighton. After passing The Kynnersley Arms pub take the next left turn into Kynnersley Lane – then follow the directions as above.

The number 96 bus passes through Leighton frequently each day from Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton, though from the village its still a fairly long walk. The nearest train station is Wellington, approximately 6 miles away but both Shrewsbury and Telford also have stations.