The Minstrel Room (one of two rooms available)- a large, characterful, oak beamed, double bedroom with en suite shower room and views over the front garden and river bank. Delicious breakfasts, fantastic countryside, relaxing log fire.
The Minstrel Room is one of two double en-suite bedrooms available (see separate listing on this site for the other room). The house dates back hundreds of years and is packed with character and history, including a mention by the 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys.
The house is set in a large mature garden bordered by a meandering stream. There is a patio with tables and chairs and many other seating areas in the garden where guests can relax and watch the wild life.
Guest have use of the sitting/tv room and shared use of the garden areas including the croquet lawn. You are welcome to use the barbecue and dine in the garden and even take breakfast outside weather permitting.
Interaction with Guests
We are usually around in the house and garden, and whilst naturally sociable we do respect privacy and there is plenty of room and space here for our guests to enjoy a really tranquil break. We can give you advice regarding local attractions and pubs, and recommend walks.
Breakfast is provided - you can choose from croissants, toast, muesli, porridge, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, yoghurt, fresh fruit, local honey, home-made preserves, tea and coffee.
Hogstow Mill lies midway between Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle; a gateway to the south Shropshire hills and is ideally situated for exploring this area of outstanding natural beauty. Numerous footpaths, bridleways and quiet country lanes criss-cross the area, which is a little known haven for walkers, cyclists and riders. Nearby is the East Ridge Mountain Bike Trail with tracks to suit all abilities. A 10 minute drive takes you up to The Stiperstones with its breathtaking views towards the Long Mynd and across Long Mountain into Wales.
Enjoy the cultural and culinary delights of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Montgomery and Iron Bridge, or relax in the country pubs just a few minutes drive from the house. We are within easy distance of several National Trust sites including Attingham Park, Powys Castle and Carding Mill Valley. Other attractions include the Snailbeach Lead Mines, and the remains of Wroxeter (Viroconium), the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Scramble over castle ruins at Montgomery and Clun, or the grassy remains of the iron-age hill fort at Bury Ditches and discover the ancient history of the Marches.
We are on the Shrewsbury - Bishops Castle bus route, along which several buses travel per day up until the evening (later on Fridays and Saturdays). During the summer months a shuttle bus service roams the Shropshire Hills picking up and dropping off at several places (including pubs), enabling walkers and sightseers to pack more into their day. Shrewsbury (approximately 10 miles away) has a railway station, with good local and national routes. Our situation is quite rural and so a car is probably the best means of getting around.
Other Things to Note
We do have pets but not in the guest areas of the house.
By booking this room you accept responsibility for your own safety and the security of your possessions during your stay.
This was our first stay with airbandb and it exceeded our expectations! The house and grounds were delightful, and Sara and Marko made us so welcome, starting with tea and cake chatting round their dining table. They were charming, courteous and very welcoming. After 12 years living there they knew the area well and were happy to inform us about the house, the area, local pubs, etc.
We enjoyed a rest in their living room, reading the paper in front of the log burner, and then went off to The Nag's Head for a delicious dinner of roast sirloin, and then back to watch 'Poldark'!
The bed was delightfully comfortable and my wife quickly noticed that the bed linen was good quality -- we had a very restful and comfortable night!
In the morning Sara served us a lovely breakfast, with loads of choice.
We left feeling that we had had as good a night's rest as we could possibly expect anywhere, and all at a very modest price. Sara and Marko have set a very high standard and we will certainly be using airbandb again -- and certainly Hogstow Mill again if we're in the area!
Amazing place in beautiful surroundings. Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful house. Highly recommended.
Fantastic location, fantastic room, fantastic hosts. We were made to feel relaxed as soon as we walked through the front door. The room was spacious and the bed was really comfortable. Marko and Sara are a lovely couple and very welcoming. We will definitely return in the summer for another visit.
We couldn't have had a better introduction to AirB&B than the beautiful Hogstow Mill. Sara and Marco are wonderfully generous hosts - nothing too much trouble. House was warm and welcoming, beds comfy and bed linen to die for (great pillows). If you love beautiful surroundings, good company and great hospitality then we would highly recommend this historic property. It is already on our itinerary for next year!
When we arrived Marko was very inviting and pleasant, we had a cup of tea and a long chat, later Sara joined us.
The house is delightful, beautifully renovated and presented. The room was perfect.
I will certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for a lovely stay in the amazing Shropshire countryside.
This was my first Airbnb stay, I have already booked another, and we may be off abroad to one too! Can't wait.
Thank you for being so welcoming to your home.
We had the most wonderful stay with Sarah and Marko. They were kind enough to let us bring a cake and stay for a chat when we arrived with a glass of wine. In the morning we were greeted with delicious home cooked breakfast. Marko helped us with planning our walk and even lent us their map.The room was very comfortable, clean and spacious. The house is full of character and very uniquely laid out. Overall we had a very pleasant stay - chilling out in the lounge by the fire reading a book or walking around the beautiful country side or visiting local pubs - just as I have envisioned it. My boyfriend said it was the best birthday he ever had! Thank you Marko and Sarah!
In one word 'perfect'. Lovely hosts and beautiful house and ensuite. Try and meet the dogs if you can, they're fab!
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Hi, I'm Marko and I'd love to share Hogstow Mill and the beautiful, Shropshire countryside with you, they are the best kept secret in this part of England. As a keen walker, I can recommend walks or even guide you on all types in these wonderful hills. Any kind from challenging scrambles to post pub shuffles.
I'm also a keen biker and can recommend some excellent circular routes, as twisty as you like, to any bikers staying at Hogstow Mill. It's amazing how empty the roads can be around here - if you know which ones to take.
If you enjoy gardening, then spend some time in the grounds looking at the flower beds, fruit and bog gardens. Watch out for kingfishers and dippers on the brook.
One of the things my partner and I enjoy is a good pub and we know most if not all in the area and can recommend or even take you to our favourites - there's all kinds in the area, and the nearby village of Bishops Castle has two breweries and six pubs!
See you at Hogstow Mill.