Offa's Pitch - live like ancient royalty in a secluded Shropshire valley steeped in historic creativity, in a glamping haven for couples that's built for unspoilt luxury with contemporary style.
King Offa, powerful Anglo-Saxon King of Mercia, is the namesake for the famous Offa's Dyke that dates back to medieval times. Now, he's also the namesake for Offa's Pitch, a secluded luxury holiday hideaway in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that's often described as the ‘remotest part of England'. You'll find Offa's Pitch perfectly positioned in a small paddock of around an acre, complete with a gently babbling stream.
It's easy to imagine the royal procession making its way through the surrounding rolling hills and woodland copses following an epic battle, before pitching camp for the night in the most beautiful and remote part of the Upper Clun Valley to immerse themselves in the opulence of nature.
Today the stunning and unchanging natural landscape is rich in creative inspiration, adored by artists, poets and playwrights. Get ready to meet all kinds of thriving undisturbed wildlife, including fallow and roe deer, with a myriad of birdsong guaranteed to brighten your mornings as you enjoy a steaming mug of fresh coffee.
The bespoke accommodation is perfect for two, designed to imitate a large wooden ‘tent' and made of solid oak that blends beautifully in with its natural surroundings, whilst allowing you to enjoy all the comforts of a stylish home from home. Totally relax soaking in the Scandinavian Hot Tub at any time of the day or at night under the star studded skies with no light pollution.
You'll notice the retro quality of your elegant surroundings from the moment you step inside. The beautifully open living area has been expertly created to make the most of the natural light, encouraging you to relax from the moment you arrive.
The bespoke and well-equipped hand-built kitchen includes a state-of-the-art pyrolytic oven that's perfect for preparing a feast fit for King Offa himself, and there's even a dishwasher so you won't have to disturb the servants!
The clever use of technology allows you to enjoy authentic outdoor living with a touch of modern life, and with an iPad Pro, Bluetooth speaker and fast Internet connection that provides easy access to music and television, setting your perfect background mood will be effortless.
The bedroom is cosy and comfortable, perfect for snuggling! Why not enjoy some stargazing before you head for bed; with no artificial street lighting nearby you'll have a wonderful opportunity to view the night sky in all its dazzling glory - and there's even a computerised telescope available to scan the heavens in more detail.
Situated only 200 metres from the Offa's Dyke path, you'll discover some wonderfully bracing trails to walk and cycle through, including the renowned Shropshire Way and Kerry Ridgeway, featuring magnificent views of the English-Welsh border country. Bishops Castle nearby also forms part of the National Cycle Route. There are several guided walks to enjoy if you'd prefer to be expertly led through these beautiful surroundings.
Further afield, there are many local villages to visit, featuring historic castles and country houses that are just waiting to be explored. Adventurous types will enjoy canoeing on the River Severn - or maybe indulging in a spot of thrilling paragliding from the top of the Long Mynd! A trip to the beach is a 90 minute drive away, but the picturesque scenery is a joy to discover...why not plan a day trip?
Foodies will love the culinary diversity available, with everything on hand from the local Fidget Pie to Michelin-starred dining. There's even a five-star sandwich shop to be found in nearby Ludlow! Wine tasting can be arranged at the Kerry Vale vineyard, featuring a selection of Gold Award winning vintages.
So pack up your crown and ermine along with your walking boots, and indulge in the luxury of a royal life in the great outdoors!
Things to note
Minimum stay 2 nights, not suitable for pets, smoking is not permitted, hot tub rates are £50 per 2 day stay, £60 per 3-6 day stay, £70 for 7 days or above, breakfast packages available on request, laundry services available.
Tried and tested
"All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you!!
What a wonderful, amazing,place."
Stephanie & Mark
"Absolutely perfect place to escape to the country! We
had a wonderfully relaxing weekend with all the luxuries you'd need. The
Hot Tub was the icing on the cake."
Hannah & James
"This is not Glamping! This is 5* luxury accommodation
with features, scenery and hosts to match. We have loved our stay - Thank
you, it is a truly wonderful place to stay - when can we come back again?"
Sarah & Mike
Region: Mardu, Shropshire
Cost (from): £150 per night (Mon-Thurs)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 280
Sleeps 2, double bed, bedding & towels, en-suite shower room, robes, hairdryer, kitchen, fan oven, Lavassa coffee machine, induction hob, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, lounge & small dining area, 12" iPad pro with Sky TV, mood lighting, free WiFi, outdoor sun deck, recliners, wood-burning hot tub, gardens, gas BBQ, cycle storage, parking.
Working farms, museums, gorges, railway, walking trails, cycling, squash, swimming, theatre, golf, canoeing, kayaking, steam railway, hang gliding, paragliding, castles.
At a glance
- Bespoke-designed luxury accommodation for two, situated in the secluded Clun Valley, Shropshire - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Easily accessible by car, the site is a perfect base to explore Shropshire and the surrounding area.
- The site is just 200m from the world-renowned Offa's Dyke path, with an abundance of walking and cycling routes easily accessed. There is also a selection of outdoor activity and shopping in nearby villages.
- Food can be delivered to your accommodation if required, and there is a wide variety of dining options nearby.