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 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful and isolated 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 and 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 characterful, cosy property is perfect for romantic breaks for three, sleeping two humans and one canine. It’s set in gorgeous rural seclusion in the grounds of its artist owner’s Shropshire home, but with plenty of privacy. It’s the perfect place for relaxed countryside breaks with lots of easy local walks to take and wildlife to spot. A little further afield, the Shropshire countryside offers lots of options for adventurous dogs, including the nearby Clee Hill, where you’ll get amazing views over the countryside as your reward for making the climb.

The property is set in woodland and has several floor-to-ceiling windows with views out over the trees. Step inside and you’ll find a large open-plan living space with exposed beams. There is a cosy lounge area at one end, with a wood burner for you to curl up with your dogs and get warm on chilly nights. There is a well-equipped kitchen area and a dining table that’s perfectly set up for meals for two, with room for the dog to snuggle up at your feet. There is a double bedroom and bathroom, both with the same full-height windows. Outside, you’ll find a private raised terrace with garden furniture and an enclosed paddock complete with the owner’s artwork – you can browse while the dogs run!

The property is half a mile from the village of Coreley, but shops and pubs are further afield, around 5 miles away. It makes the perfect base for exploring the Shropshire Hills and the Wyre Forest, both of which offer heaps of trails to suit view-seekers and stick-chasers alike. The market town of Ludlow is 10 miles away, home to beautiful Tudor architecture, a castle and lots of pubs, shops and restaurants.

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
  • 2 dogs are welcome however due to the size of the property, 1 may be more comfortable.
  • Off-road parking
  • Shops and pubs within 5 miles
  • Arrival 4pm

This property is personally managed by Laura.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jackie 28th February 2020

A peaceful and beautiful place for a weekend getaway! Cosy, rural retreat which was just what we needed. The dog loved the walks in the woods and across the fields.

Reviewed by Fiona 15th February 2020

We had the most wonderful relaxing break at the Artist's Retreat. It wasn't then best weather to explore the area as we arrived during storm Dennis! but we were so cosy and comfortable in this lovely little space. The big windows in the bedroom with the bird feeder outside were our favourite thing. It was so lovely to lay in bed watching the huge nRead moreumber of birds and squirrels. Our dog loved it too! Highly recommend a trip into Ludlow and the castle too. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 24th December 2019

Stunning location, very scenic and lots of nature to enjoy. The glass patio window to the bedroom was a special feature and lovely to wake up to squirrels and birds every morning

Reviewed by Mary 25th October 2019

If you like peace and tranquility and to be at one with nature then this is the place. We enjoyed walks from the property and time seemed to just drift past whilst sat in bed in the mornings just watching the variety of birds feeding from the bird feeders, often in competition with the squirrels. It was also nice to watch the pheasants and a coupleRead more of times a fox meandered through the grounds. The beautiful floor to ceiling bedroom window is the only barrier between you and nature, just lovely. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 27th September 2019

If you want to get away from it all Artists' Retreat is the ideal place. Set at the bottom of narrow lane and across a shallow ford it's located in deep countryside there is no noise, no street lights just lots of nature and plenty of peace. The bedroom has a ceiling to floor window and you could watch the birds at the feeder all day. Although the Read morevillage is isolated Ludlow, the Severn Valley Railway and numerous National Trust houses are nearby so there is no shortage of things to do. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 16th September 2019

This is the 2nd time we have been to The Artists Retreat and once again we had a fabulous holiday. The location is the best we have stayed in with woods, field and a paddock to explore. Our dog was able to wander freely and safely and didn't want to come home! The cottage has all the basic equipment for self catering and it has a rustic feel with aRead more fabulous log burner for cosy evenings when it gets a bit chilly. We look forward to returning next year. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 6th September 2019

A lovely historic building, sensitively restored immersed in beautiful rural countryside away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and everyday life. A warm friendly welcome. We hope to go back

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 Brian 13th July 2018

My wife and i had a very peaceful stay, cottage is certainly a retreat in a wonderful location. Owners Judy & Stephen were very lovely people and made us feel very welcome. We both would recommend others to stay there.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 6th July 2018

For a quiet, restful holiday Artist Retreat is ideal. The owners, Judy and Stephen made us very welcome and were very friendly and dog tolerant. A delightful retreat.

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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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