Originally built in the 1890s, Lavender Cottage in Bicton, near Shrewsbury is a fantastic choice for a couple and their canine friend.
Who wouldn’t want want to enjoy a holiday in the countryside with easy access to Shrewsbury and the Welsh borders.
Relax in the cottage’s garden, enjoy a day learning about the history of Ironbridge or take a trip on a boat on the River Severn.
At A Glance
One Dog Allowed
Pub Within 1 Mile
About Lavender Cottage
This converted farm building dates back to around 1890 and has been lovingly converted for a wonderful stay in the Shrewsbury area.
With one double bedroom, a spacious living and dining room with original wooden beams and a modern kitchen, the conversion has maintained the best of the cottage’s original features and combined them with a contemporary feel.
The living room is perfect for a relaxing evening after a day exploring the area.
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Things To Do in Bicton
From walking to cycling, The Severn Way takes in all of the Severn Valley, from the river’s source right to the sea. Starting in Mid-Wales, the route covers Shrewsbury and Ironbridge near Lavender Cottage, covering a total of 216 miles.
Of course, you and your four-legged friend don’t need to undertake the whole walk. You can choose the sections you want to see with your dog by your side or set off on two wheels to cover more ground and take in more sights at a faster pace.
Make sure a day trip to the market town of Shrewsbury is on your agenda. The towns’ medieval black and white timbered buildings are one of its many draws, as is the Old Market which still serves a marketplace today.
From gifts to fresh meat, vegetables, jewellery and handicrafts, you won’t know where to look or what to buy next as you are spoilt for choice with the stallholders’ wares.
If you’ve seen the River Severn on your walks with your pooch, you will know that it encircles Shrewbsury. Enjoy a gentle walk along its banks or take a trip on the town’s famous boat, Sabrina, to see both the river and the town from a water-based viewpoint.
Cross the Welsh border into Wales to the historical town of Welshpool, a short drive from Bicton. The market town’s streets are lined with fine Georgian buildings with brick façades, an unusual style for the time.
The town was a transport hub in its heyday and these bricks were just one type of merchandise that came through the town via the River Severn and Montgomery Canal. The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway is open from April to October for railway fans young and old to enjoy a trip on an old-fashioned steam train.
This narrow-gauge heritage railway runs along a 16 mile round trip track and for the ultimate in train experiences, you can even take control of the train and become its driver for a while. Book a driver experience package to add this to your holiday wish list.
Lavender Cottage is an idyllic retreat for a relaxing break with outstanding walking and cycling opportunities on the doorstep as well as a shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance for you and your pooch.
From the comfortable living room for relaxation on an evening to the shared courtyard sitting area or the comfy bedroom, you are guaranteed to feel relaxed and revitalised after a stay here.
Explore the many National Trust properties in the area or enjoy a day out in Shrewsbury or Welshpool for historical buildings, riverside walks and fantastic coffee shops and eateries.
Welshpool is home to events throughout the year from a fantastic forties weekend to craft fairs and music events which might just coincide with your visit.
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