Caynham Forge at a glance
Records show that that the smithy in Caynham village existed from the mid 18th century and an old photograph taken in 1914 shows it as a working forge. Solidly built out of mellow Shropshire limestone, the smithy fell into disuse in the 1940’s and was subsequently used as storage until restoration began in 2012, transforming it into a unique and characterful holiday cottage "Caynham Forge".
- Caynham Forge can sleep up to six adults, having two bedrooms, both with en-suites and a snug which converts into a third bedroom.
- Features a built-in wood burning stove for additional warmth and creating a cosy environment. Under-floor heating, powered by green energy, provides a warm ambient temperature.
- Enjoy slow mornings and relaxed evenings in the large, bright fully equipped kitchen and dining area, which can seat up to ten.
- Shuttered windows throughout downstairs allows in full sun, dappled light or seclusion.
- Oak flooring and modern country decor lends a tranquil, low-key air.
The living room is furnished with two comfortable, deep sofas arranged around the wood burner. There’s a Smart TV, DVD player (with a selection of DVD’s), Xbox (and games!), more traditional games and books to enjoy. There’s also excellent complimentary WiFi coverage throughout the cottage.
Furnished with Cole & Sons eclectic wallpaper, the snug can either be used for curling up on the leather sofa for quiet relaxation or converts into a third bedroom for additional guests.
The kitchen is light and airy with a full length window looking out to the fields, and is fully equipped with oven, microwave, fridge, drinks cooler, induction hob, dishwasher, crockery and cooking implements. Also, last but not least, a coffee machine!
There are two good-sized bedrooms upstairs – a king-sized bed in the one and two singles in the other. Both have been decorated using Farrow & Ball paint in contemporary and calming colours, complimenting the oak flooring and rugs. Gorgeous linens and mattress toppers will ensure a heavenly nights sleep. Both en-suites have powerful rain-showers and the en-suite in the master bedroom includes a bath. Heated towel rails, fluffy towels and local Shropshire toiletries provide luxurious comfort.
The Laundry Room
The self-contained laundry room is perfect for drying muddy boots and wet coats (and damp dogs!). It’s also fully equipped for those sometimes-necessary washing and drying chores.
Accessible through the glazed door in the living area or through the metal gate is a delightful patio, which catches the afternoon and evening sun. Ideal for lazy breakfasts, barbecues or dining at any time. There’s both a gas and a charcoal barbecue and outdoor seating/dining.
The fields surrounding the Forge are available to walk and play in – as long as the sheep or cattle are treated with respect as the land is part of a working farm.
Dogs are welcome at Caynham Forge, with cosy beds provided for them. However we politely request that they stay downstairs.
Contrary to its origins, Caynham Forge is a non-smoking property! Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Parking is available for up to three cars in the private parking area.
Ludlow 3 miles; Church Stretton 15 miles; Tenbury 6 miles
Lying on the southern slopes of Titterstone Clee hill, the picturesque parish of Caynham is set amid the idyllic Shropshire countryside.
The village's outstanding landmark is Caynham Camp, a massive Bronze Age/Iron Age earthwork, which covers a site of eight acres at the summit, from which wonderful views can be enjoyed.
Caynham is situated only 3 miles away from the medieval town of Ludlow. Renowned for its food and shopping, Ludlow boasts Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as numerous cafes, teashops, pubs and inns. It also hosts several festivals and events throughout the year. Below the 900 year old castle lies the Linney riverside park, which offers boats for hire, a putting green and children's play area. Within easy reach are Church Stretton (also known as Little Switzerland), Shrewsbury, the ancient market town of Tenbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge, Stokesay Castle, The Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and Cardingmill Valley. Caynham Forge is a superb destination for a relaxing break.
- Rural location
- Prices from £295
- Luxurious fittings
- Delightful walking