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Sam W 16 May 2019


Station Cottage is a recently renovated Victorian railway building. Offering cosy accommodation for up to 4 guests, it is the perfect base for walking and cycling in south Shropshire. Situated in the small, but lively, village of Bucknell (SY7 0AD), it is within easy walking distance of two excellent pubs and a shop.

Accommodation includes two bedrooms (double and twin), a living room with woodburning stove, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.  There is private parking for 3 cars right next to the front door.


The local area offers endless great options for walking.  You can put your boots on at the cottage door and walk straight into the local hills, jump on the train and check out the Heart of Wales trail or head to Church Stretton and explore the Long Mynd.


We’re also surrounded by miles of on- and off-road cycling that will appeal to riders of all abilities.  Hopton Woods trail centre is 3 miles away, with red and blue cross-country loops, as well as occasional uplift courtesy of Pearce Cycles.  The road cycling is amongst the best in the country, a huge network of quiet tarmac criss-crossing the Welsh border, and plenty of cafes along the way.  Nina and I are both enthusiastic cyclists, and can recommend routes from 3 to 190 miles long, including options that will suit small children.  Secure bike storage is available at the cottage.

You may have missed the threads where we wondered about the practicalities of moving into a railway station, or needed advice about keeping a Victorian house warm and cosy, but don't miss this opportunity to stay in a unique building in a beautiful part of the country.

To get the best prices, starting at £75/night for the whole cottage, contact us direct nina@stationcottagebucknell.co.uk.  You can also book, check availability and get more information and photos through Airbnb http://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/32946595

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