Accommodation Category: Self Catering
In peaceful village below Wenlock Edge in AONB. Comfortable self-contained apartment. Pine-panelled bed-sittingroom upstairs. Courtyard and cottage gardens. Ironbridge 4 miles. Warm welcome.
Nestling below Wenlock Edge, Homer is a peaceful village in the South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just a mile outside the historic and picturesque township of Much Wenlock, which has recently been awarded ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status.
Bramley is a compact and comfortable self-contained annexe with its own garden entrance. Its secluded courtyard with tasteful garden furniture looks onto the lovely cottage garden with apple, pear, plum and damson trees (which guests are welcome to help themselves to in season). Downstairs, the entrance hall has coat hooks and boots storage space. The well stocked kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, fridge and fold down table and chairs. There are electric heaters upstairs and down. The shower room has a heated towel rail, wall heater and large wardrobe. Upstairs, the pine-panelled bed-sitting room, has a bedside chest and reading lamps, settee, chest of drawers and plenty of storage space. There is a television, radio, WiFi connection, DVD player and books, including a good selection of local interest maps and walking guides. The velux window looks up to Wenlock Edge. Hot water bottles are provided and electric bl;ankets are available on request. There are four tog weights of duvets to choose from. A hairdryer is provided. Also a fan and Air Cooler for the comfort of guests in hot weather. The bedsitting-room and stairs are carpeted, elsewhere good quality vinyl flooring is laid. Guests are welcome to use our washing line, washing machine and tumble dryer. Electricity, bed linen and towels are all included in the rent. Guests are welcome to start their holiday on any day of the week.
Bramley scored 71% in its Quality in Tourism inspection, well into the 3 Star standard (60 – 74%). It has a 2 Star rating as it’s not a spacious property, but makes up for that in other ways. Inspector’s comments: ‘Guests should not be disappointed…..exceptionally high standards of cleanliness, the property was immaculate throughout….very well maintained, with plenty of additional interest…..Seasonal container planting is exceptionally good and gives the private patio area plenty of interest. Own garden is very attractive and provides a good outlook for guests. Guests are made particularly welcome….and owner is available if needed.’
Please note that Bramley is non-smoking and we regret that we cannot take pets. As there are stairs and steps those with restricted mobility may find it helpful to request an Access Statement.
SOME COMMENTS FROM THE VISITORS BOOK:
“What a gem. Lovely welcome, cosy and just right for the two of us. Masses to do, whether wet or dry.”
‘We’ve found Bramley very comfortable and well-equipped and have especially enjoyed and made use of the wonderful selection of books, maps and leaflets. This has been the perfect place to stay to explore the countryside and towns in this lovely area.’
“Our 4th stay and the same immaculate standard”
“This sweet little place had absolutely everything we could possibily need and it was a delight to wake up every morning and come home each evenng to your beautiful garden”
“Many fine walks were enjoyed this week from this cosy and homely cottage. A perfect base to explore Shropshire”
“Three things you need for a good holiday are:
A comfortable place to stay
A warm and friendly host
Good local area information.
Bramley has all these in abundance.”
There is much to explore for those interested in history and the natural environment and many lovely walks nearby. Wenlock Edge, on the doorstep has ancient semi-natural woodland and a rich flora, birdlife and geological interest. Homer has fine views over the Severn Valley towards the Wrekin. It is only a 30 min drive from the moorland and ‘batches (valleys) of the Long Mynd, Caer Caradoc and other South Shropshire hills, all with stunning views.
Much Wenlock is rightly regarded as one of the ‘jewels’ of Shropshire, with its timber framed Guildhall, Priory ruins, picturesque houses, Museum, interesting shops and Olympic connections.
The Ironbridge Gorge, a World Heritage Site as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, is only 10 minutes away and has an excellent and varied group of museums which interpret the area’s past, including Blists Hill Victorian Town. Homer is within a 30 minute drive of Wroxeter with its recently reconstructed Roman Villa and 20 minutes from the Severn Valley Railway, a great attraction for steam train enthusiasts.