The School House B&B Blog

5 Rainy Day Ideas from The School House B&B

12th July 2023

We’re firm believers that there’s no such thing as bad weather, but with the recent July showers we must face the reality that the sun doesn’t always shine in Chapel Lawn. Here are some ideas of how you can get the best out of your stay at The School House B&B if the weather isn’t so good (also great ideas if it's not raining too of course!).

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A Dam Fine Day Out | Walking in the Elan Valley

4th February 2023

We had a great day out in the Elan Valley last week, just an hour’s drive from The School House B&B. With 72 square miles of unspoilt nature, 5 reservoirs and plenty of walking and cycling pathways to choose from, we reckon this might just be the ‘Welsh Lake District’ (only much quieter than the English one!).

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Beautiful Gardens to Visit near The School House B&B

20th March 2022

We do love this time of year when gardens begin to open up for Spring. There are several beautiful gardens to visit near the Shropshire Hills and Ludlow. Here are three of our favourites, all within easy reach of each other, so you could visit them all on a day trip out from The School House B&B.

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The Gatten Valley Daffodil Field | Shropshire's Hidden Gem

7th March 2022

As the daffodils in our garden begin to show their heads, we’ve been reminded of a little-known and very special place in the Shropshire Hills - the Gatten Valley Daffodil Field. Having lived in Liverpool in the mid-90’s, the incredible Marie Curie ‘Field of Hope’ in Sefton Park was a sight to behold and a must-visit each spring. As soon as I heard about Shropshire’s beautiful equivalent, it was on the bucket list.

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5 Reasons to Love February

6th January 2022

February may be the shortest month, but it certainly packs a punch when it comes to blowing off the cobwebs.

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The School House B&B’s Top 5 Ways to Explore Ludlow

2nd July 2021

Imagine you’ve just arrived in what John Betjeman described as “probably the loveliest town in England”. You want to see the town’s best features and attractions, but you don’t know where to start. Well, look no further than The School House B&B’s 'Top 5 Ways to Explore Ludlow'.

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

22nd February 2021

Those of us ‘of a certain age’ may remember a little puppet frog called Kermit sitting on a tree trunk, singing rather sadly about being the colour of leaves. But as the song goes “green is the colour of Spring” and that can only be a good thing.

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Four Historic Houses to Visit from The School House B&B

16th February 2021

Many of our guests enjoy a day out visiting one of the historic houses within easy reach of The School House. Fill up your flask, take a leisurely drive through beautiful countryside and enjoy the majestic houses and gardens that grace this part of the world. Here are four of our favourite historic houses to visit while staying here at The School House B&B.

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Our Top Five Books To Help You Discover Shropshire

2nd January 2021

With a population density of just 350 people per square mile (compared with over 15,000 in London), it’s easy to see why many people don’t even know where Shropshire is. This landlocked county, nestled between Wales and Birmingham, is one of England’s best-kept secrets. That’s where our ‘Top Five Books to Help You Discover Shropshire’ come in handy.

We have copies of each of them available while you stay at The School House.

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Three Recipes for Edible Gifts

4th December 2020

Edible gifts are always a winner in our family and over the years we have made various gifts from chocolates to chutney, gingerbread to gin. This year more than ever, people have been experimenting with different cakes and bakes so why not put some of those new-found skills to the test with some edible gifts?

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