The School House B&B Blog

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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Enjoying Carding Mill Valley and The Long Mynd

22nd November 2020

We enjoyed a visit to Carding Mill Valley and The Long Mynd near Church Stretton on a cool but clear November day. This is National Trust managed area is one of the most popular destinations in the Shropshire Hills.

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Walking Around Clun

1st December 2018

Clun is a small ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ town on the border of Wales in the undulating Shropshire Hills, just 15 minutes from us at The School House B&B. Here are details of three walks.

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The Shropshire Hills in the Palm of our Hand

4th March 2018

Here at The School House B&B we’re perfectly located to enjoy some of the best countryside in Shropshire. You might even say that we've got the Shropshire Hills in the palm of our hand…

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A Feast of Walking Festivals

17th April 2017

We’re spoilt for choice as far as walking festivals go in Shropshire and the bordering counties. We have three excellent festivals within 30 minutes’ drive of The School House B&B - Bishop's Castle in May, Church Stretton in June and Kington in September.

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Waking Up to Spring in Chapel Lawn

30th January 2017

Early spring is a great time of year for getting out and about in the Shropshire Hills and there is so much going on as the countryside wakes up from its winter slumber.

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Wrapping Up for a Winter Walk

8th January 2017

You can’t beat wrapping up in those layers and getting out for a good walk on a crisp winter’s day, especially when there’s a good pint and an open fire at the end of it.

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Horrible History: Hillforts and Hegemony

8th November 2016

I used to hate History at school and gave it up at the earliest opportunity. It didn’t help that my teacher was a great hulk of a man with a rather intimidating booming voice and wild, thinning hair.

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Fozzie's Granola

28th September 2016

Inspired by my fellow B&B landladies at Hopton House and The Old Stables, I decided to try making my own granola.

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A Summer's Sunday Stroll

6th June 2016

Summer’s finally arrived and it was too hot to be slogging up steep hills on Sunday, so we opted for a stroll along the Herefordshire Trail from Brampton Bryan to Leintwardine.

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If You Go Down to the Woods Today

1st June 2016

It’s the 1st of June and the start of '30 Days Wild' – an initiative by the Wildlife Trusts presumably to get kids into nature just as Summer approaches, but I thought it would be fun to take part this year since we are now well and truly in the countryside. Today the 30 Days Wild challenge is to write something about nature, so here’s my (somewhat far-fetched perhaps) B&B take on that.

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Our Escape to Shropshire

31st January 2016

When Dave and I decided we wanted to ‘live the dream’ and escape to the country to set up a Bed and Breakfast, we knew it meant that we’d have a lot to learn. What we didn’t count on was exactly how much and what we would have to learn before we’d even bought the property...

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