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Walkmill Lodge is a detached self-catering holiday cottage set in the small rural village of Norbury, Shropshire.  The holiday cottage is perfectly located for visiting Bishops Castle, Church Stretton, Ludlow and Shrewsbury.

It sleeps 4, and offers two bedrooms, both with en-suite.  The cottage is set all on one level, and enjoys private parking and gardens.

Walkmill Lodge was previously a stone outbuilding which was converted to an artist’s studio over thirty years ago. The previous owners, extended and refurbished Walkmill Lodge to a high standard, retaining many original features.

Walkmill Lodge has a secure patio overlooking open fields to the rear of the property, and an orchard to the side.

The cottage is accessed via a gate and has parking for two cars in a double carport.

The Setting

Walkmill Lodge is set within the Walkmill, a plot of 4 acres which is home to two other cottages.  As you enter The Walkmill, the Lodge can be found on the left and is accessed via its own private gate.  It has ample parking for 2 cars, with the recent addition of a two-bay oak-framed carport.

It has its own grounds – a large orchard, and rear patio private patio which is accessed from the side gate to the rear of the property or via the lounge double doors.

The Lounge

The lounge is light and airy with double doors which open on to a secure private patio.

The lounge has two comfortable sofas, and a club chair.  The log fire is a Clearview wood burner which is not only efficient but beautiful to look at.  The central heating system in Walkmill Lodge keeps your holiday cottage toasty, however, our guests also like the romance of a real log fire.

There is a TV with satellite freeview and a DVD player with a selection of DVDs.

The lounge has a log burning stove, with a complimentary basket of logs, kindling and firelights during winter months (November to February).  There is also an array of books and games.

The Kitchen

Walkmill Lodge has a good-sized kitchen with a large window above the sink which looks out to Walkmill bridge.  This is the original part of the building which at one time would have been a farm outbuilding, you will notice the original stone pillars inside.

It is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, oven and grill with 4 ring electric hob, toaster, kettle and two fridges one with a large freezer section.  It has ample glassware, crockery and cutlery plus an array of saucepans, trays and dishes.

The kitchen has a small dresser and an extendable table that comfortably seats 6 or more. There is a stable door which opens to the front lawns and orchard beyond.

To make your life a little easier we leave a supply of tin foil, cling foil, kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, washing-up liquid and general surface cleaner.  We also provide cloths, tea towels and napkins.

The kitchen opens into the lounge, making it the real hub of the house.

Double Bedroom and Shower room en-suite

When Walkmill Lodge was extended it created two new bedrooms both with en-suites making it a perfect holiday cottage for couples travelling together, or families.

The double bedroom has a standard double bed, nightstands on both sides of the bed and a tall set of drawers with a mirror.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t fit a wardrobe in, but there is plenty of drawer space and there are wall hooks for hanging items.

We provide Egyptian Cotton linen and snug duvets.

The bedroom has an archway through to a modern shower room, and a separate loo.  The shower room has a spacious double electric shower, with a door through to a separate loo with heated towel rail.  The shower room floor is heated.

We provide towels and toiletries (shower gel/foam bath and hand wash) plus toilet roll..

Walkmill Lodge has two bedrooms both with en-suites making it the perfect holiday cottage for couples or families.

Twin Bedroom with en-suite (with bath)

This is a spacious twin bedroom with cream painted cast iron twin beds.  The bedroom has double doors which open up to a decking area with table and chairs, perfect for morning coffee on a sunny day!  The twin beds have a shared nightstand, but separate reading lights. There is a set of drawers and a large wardrobe.  A hairdryer is also provided.

We provide Egyptian Cotton linen and snug duvets.

The bedroom has a door through to a modern en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, sink and toilet.  There is also a cupboard in the en-suite which houses the boiler and also stores the vacuum cleaner, ironing board, mop and bucket.  It also has a hanging rail which is perfect for drying coats. The en-suite has a heated towel rail and a heated floor.

We provide towels and toiletries (handwash and bodywash) plus toilet roll.