The lodge sits right in the middle of the open countryside, which is there for your enjoyment from walking through the patio doors.
Bedlam is better known as Titterstone Village and is on one side of Titterstone Clee Hill, which presents a decent walk in the morning for people and dogs alike.
This was the site of several quarries whose old workings can still be seen. The whole area is part of the Shropshire Hills AONB, which stretches to the Welsh border. There are dozens of streams to explore, and you will occasionally see wild horses. Visit the AONB’s dog-friendly discovery centre in Craven Arms, and enjoy a bite to eat and a drink.
Take a short drive southeast to Ludlow, and discover a real hidden gem. A historic border town, Ludlow has over 500 listed buildings, one of them being its 900-year-old castle, which also has a great visitor centre, planned activities and a dog-friendly environment.
Very much a vibrant, living town, you can enjoy the street markets every other day at any time of the year, to eat and drink superb locally grown and made produce, as well as shopping in the many independent boutiques around the town’s market square.
The cathedral cities of Hereford, Shrewsbury and Worcester, are all less than an hour’s drive away, which gives a hint of the historical importance of this part of the UK. For slightly more recent history, visit Ironbridge Gorge near Shrewsbury, with its single span bridge a reminder of the area’s place at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution.