Dining table for 2
Enjoy an al fresco dinner
Woodland views
Perfect spot to relax
Cosy up next to the warming woodburner
Open plan living
Double bedroom with floor to ceiling windows
Wake up with the woodland for your view
Shower room
Patio area leading to woodland area
Sculpture set in the grounds of the property
Woodland views
Clee Hill
1 / 13  Dining table for 2
2 / 13  Enjoy an al fresco dinner
3 / 13  Woodland views
4 / 13  Perfect spot to relax
5 / 13  Cosy up next to the warming woodburner
6 / 13  Open plan living
7 / 13  Double bedroom with floor to ceiling windows
8 / 13  Wake up with the woodland for your view
9 / 13  Shower room
10 / 13  Patio area leading to woodland area
11 / 13  Sculpture set in the grounds of the property
12 / 13  Woodland views
13 / 13  Clee Hill

Artists Retreat

Coreley, Shropshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful single storey property sleeping two guests
  • Cleverly designed to allow guests to feel a part of the surrounding woodland
  • Understated and chic styling giving the property a tranquil and restful atmosphere
  • Peaceful country walks direct from the property
  • Plenty of space in which to relax in the owner’s paddocks, home to an abundance of wildlife
  • Shops and pubs within 5 miles
Property code: CHL32

Stunning rural property, with a stylish minimalist aesthetic, set close to the owner’s home, and yet still affording guests a high level of privacy in the midst of the surrounding woodland.

This property is a converted Forge and  enjoys a fantastically secluded rural location in the grounds of the artist owners’ property in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. The location makes it ideal for those who want to escape the stresses and strains of daily life and decompress on quiet country walks in the surrounding hills or just admiring the birds and wildlife found on your doorstep. Clee Hill is within walking distance of the property, offering breath-taking views over the surrounding area or why not explore Mortimer or The Wyre Forest nearby. Just a few miles away, the town of Ludlow, famed for its food festival, is a wonderful place to spend a day browsing the shops, admiring the Georgian architecture (the town has over 500 listed buildings), and sampling the food in the town’s many highly-regarded restaurants and bistros.

Approaching this property along the farm track, gives guests a taste of what is to come: a secluded countryside retreat with a unique charm, where the rural surroundings are made, very much, a part of the overall experience. On entering the property, across the terrace and through the glass double doors, guests come straight to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a light-filled space with a stylish minimalist air. The corner sofa makes a great place to relax in front of the TV and cosy wood burner, and enjoy the views out to the paddock, or perhaps catch up on a long-awaited book with a glass of wine. The dining table comfortably seats four, whilst the kitchen which runs along one edge of the room, is well-equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. The bedroom, a double room, is a breath-taking sanctuary-like space, which, thanks to its huge floor-to-ceiling windows, creates the sensation that guests are sleeping right under the trees. The shower room, with its walk-in shower and WC, also benefits from a tall window, allowing guests to feel that much closer to nature.

Outside, the property has a raised decked terrace with garden furniture, providing guests with the perfect spot to enjoy al fresco drinks whilst listening to the breeze in the trees and watching the many fascinating birds and squirrels who come to feed. The owners also have an enclosed paddock next to the property, which contains some of the owner’s large sculpture work, which guests are free to use. In addition to this, guests are able to enjoy the surrounding woodlands. There is off-road parking provided.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £50 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Bed linen included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Off-road parking
  • Shops and pubs within 5 miles
  • Arrival 4pm

This property is personally managed by Gemma.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sheenah 19th July 2019

In an excellent location for visiting such places as Ludlow, Clee Hill, Malvern, Worcester, Shrewsbury and other places in the South Shropshire/Worcestershire/Hereford area. Hosts friendly and extremely helpful. The property benefits from being in a very quiet setting. The bedroom has large floor to ceiling windows and overlooks a wooded area whichRead more is home to many bird species. Would stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by David 5th July 2019

An idyllic location. So peaceful and restful. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped and the owner, who lives onsite, is friendly and helpful. Oodles of hot water!

Reviewed by Ann 16th May 2019

A beautiful & quiet location to just sit, listen & watch birdlife. Judy was very accommodating towards my dog Poppy. Hope to return.

Reviewed by Michelle 26th April 2019

We absolutely loved it here. Plenty of room, well equipped. The location is stunning, you own wildlife camera through the floor to ceiling window in the bedroom. Views from the patio area are amazing. Will definitely return. Owner very helpful and knowledgeable about surrounding areas.

Reviewed by Julian 15th February 2019

A lovely warm welcome on a dark February evening. Judy was there to meet us, the log burner was glowing, warming a nice bottle of red wine . Spectacular location and fantastic hosts. Bruno our elderly labrador loved the floor to ceiling windows and the huge garden. Fabulous waking up to watch the birds feeding.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th December 2018

We enjoyed a fabulous relaxing New year's break at the artist's retreat. The dogs had a great time too. We even managed to do some painting of our own whilst we stayed there. We certainly didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Allison 4th December 2018

A quiet comfortable and well equipped accommodation set within a peaceful scenic surroundings with views to die for at every turn. with wonderful and thoughtful hosts. The perfect get away from it all. It was more than an accommodation. An absolutely unforgettable experience.

Reviewed by Susan 20th November 2018

This property is in a lovely private spot and like other guests we enjoyed the picture window and watching the birds from the bedroom. The cottage is quite simple, but once we got the fire going it was warm and comfortable. The owners were lovely, very friendly but without intruding. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a hideaway forRead more a few days. Thank you to Judy and Steve for your hospitality! Hide

Reviewed by Heather 26th October 2018

A splendid week at Artist's Retreat. An away from it all location, very peaceful and relaxing. The wood burner made the space warm and cosy and the sofa was very comfy. I wish we had spent more time there but there was so much to see and do in the area, so I think a return visit is certain. Mrs Cox was very friendly and helpful, even provided us wiRead moreth an extra duvet when the temperature dropped. I would really recommend this holiday accommodation. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 12th October 2018

We have just got home from a lovely week away at the Artists Retreat. The cottage itself was basic but lovely and relaxing. The sofa is extremely cosy and the log burner is fantastic. The floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom are a wonderful way to wake up and watch the birds. The area is beautiful, plenty of grounds for the dog to roam and lovelRead morey surrounding towns/national trust properties to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 6th October 2018

We loved our short break at The Artist's Retreat; the log burner, the field for the dog, the large picture window in the bedroom for bird watching, excellent shower, wonderful hosts. We were also very impressed with how dog friendly Shropshire is and loved all the places we visited.

Reviewed by Keith 21st September 2018

set in a very relaxing location, especially for wildlife watching.

Reviewed by Tracey 14th September 2018

If you like being in the countryside and love wildlife especially birds then this is a wonderful place to go. It takes you back to nature and is a very relaxing place to stay. It has all the basic necessities but has a fantastic floor to ceiling window in the bedroom overlooking the woods plus a fantastic walk in shower, very comfy bed and great loRead moreg burner. Just wonderful. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 7th September 2018

Had such an excellent time, Judy and Stephen very patient with our Loki. Very friendly and helpful, location amazing, feeling very relaxed now. Thanks. Loved seeing the wildlife.

Reviewed by Michael 31st August 2018

Superb location, peace and quiet,fantastic for the dog , The owners , Mr &Mrs Cox were very friendly, and helpful , nothing to much trouble .

Reviewed by Guest 1st May 2017

Our booking was very straightforward and we received acknowledgement and directions promptly. The sixty photos of the Artists Retreat had given us a good idea of what to expect, but the reality was even better. We'd looked at so many pictures of holiday lets which were either modern and fussy with hearts and fairy lights or furnished with junk shoRead morep furniture in lurid colours. The Artists Retreat offered something different: an aesthetic of classic simplicity. We loved the situation, the furnishings, and the shower. The kitchen equipment was of good quality and adequate for our needs. We appreciated the top sheet on the bed: so often we've been faced with duvets which are too warm with no alternative. The picture window from the bedroom was amazing. The glow from the log burner, the bottle of wine and the electric blanket were all part of the warm welcome we received from Mrs Cox and we appreciated her checking during the week that all was well. Most of all, we enjoyed sitting on the patio at the lovely table listening to the bees, birds and sheep and soaking up the peace. We went on holiday looking for a time of rest and restoration and found it here in generous measure. Don't change a thing! Hide

Reviewed by Guest 1st May 2017

I get the feeling that the main aim here is one's comfort and enjoyment. Wonderful welcome, no "rules" and even the animals settled in and made themselves at home immediately. The owners were so patient and kind to my old, blind, deaf dog who thought he was entitled to go walk about and needed a bit of guidance to get back to the cottage. This cotRead moretage is the perfect place if you want to totally chill - and that is exactly what we did. We did venture out to Ludlow and the Live and Let Live at Neen Sollars (great pub) but other than that we were just too comfortable to leave. Although it was not our first visit we will be back again and again. THANK YOU! Hide

Reviewed by Guest 1st March 2017

We had a really lovely week at the Artists Retreat and would throughly recommend if you want a peaceful isolated holiday, bliss! Not far from interesting towns though and good walking area. Being able to order a supper delivered to your door on the first night by the owner is such a brilliant idea and very good value for money. Lovely start to the Read moreholiday. Our dog throughly enjoyed the safe secure garden space and the walks from the door. Only wish we could have stayed another week! Owners are such a lovely interesting couple. Very helpful but not intrusive. Thank you so much. Hide

Reviewed by Guest 1st February 2017

I just wanted to let you know how wonderful our holiday was atArtists Retreat we had such a great time. Judy was an amazing host and had the wood burner going when we arrived a bottle of red wine warming nicely and the surprise of an electric blanket on when I went to bed. Their daughters Golder Retriever was staying with them and she played with oRead moreur dog the whole time it was such fun to watch! And, our dog had never come across so much mud! Some days they ran around for 3hrs at a time it was wonderful. Thanks Charles, it was a great place to be for total escapism from London! Beautiful! Hide

Reviewed by Guest 1st November 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Artists Retreat. The property was as described and the owner very courteous and helpful. There was a problem with the hot water but that was dealt with as quickly as possible given the circumstances and with due consideration. It did not affect our holiday. We love that part of Shropshire and would unhesitatingRead morely recommend the property to people in search of peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings. The location and wildlife is just magnificent. Hide

Reviewed by Guest 1st August 2016

Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at the Artists Retreat. Judy and Stephen were wonderful hosts and the property itself is amazing. My wife absolutely fell in love with the floor to ceiling picture window looking from the bedroom into the woods. It was so calming to see all the birds come to the feeders hanging from the treeRead more (and our dog loved it too!). The tranquility of the area is great, and we were fortunate enough to talk to Stephen about his artwork and thinking process. Its rare to get the luxury of chatting with one of the UKs most significant sculptors! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be coming back again as soon as we can! Many thanks for a great break. Hide

Reviewed by Guest 1st April 2016

My wife and I spent three days at Artist's Retreat near Cleobury Mortimer. It was the perfect place on many accounts. The owner made us feel very welcome. the building has been converted from a blacksmith's forge. Modernisation has ensured comfortable living with a well-equipped kitchen, expansive suite and wood burning stove. However, the most imRead moreportant feature was the floor to ceiling window in the bedroom. Garden birds love the feeders and we were entranced by the antics of a huge range, including woodpeckers, finches and nuthatch. The battles between the squirrels and the birds was fascinating. Such was the spectacle, that it provided every excuse for a lazy lie in! The narrow roads leading to the property offer a great degree of privacy. Shropshire is the most beautiful county and a short drive from the property allowed stunning views across three counties and a range of hills. With Ludlow close by, there are many places to visit and an excellent range of restaurants and pubs........ We will be returning Hide

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Dining table for 2
Enjoy an al fresco dinner
Woodland views
Perfect spot to relax
Cosy up next to the warming woodburner
Open plan living
Double bedroom with floor to ceiling windows
Wake up with the woodland for your view
Shower room
Patio area leading to woodland area
Sculpture set in the grounds of the property
Show 1 moreWoodland views


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