Laurel Cottage is a Listed holiday cottage, believed to have been built in the early part of the 19th Century, originally as the stables serving the adjacent house, ‘The Laurels’. At the end of the 19th C it was adopted as the town’s first Fire Station, housing a hand operated pump, ‘Old Squirter’, which now resides in the Town Museum (Broad Street).
It was refurbished and fitted out to a high standard in 2009 by the then-owners, John and Rosemary Freeman, as a comfortable and well-appointed holiday accommodation. During their ownership, Laurel Cottage built up an enviable reputation as a wonderful base from which to explore the Welsh Marches and beyond.
In 2015, Jo and Michael moved to The Laurels and became the new owners of Laurel Cottage – we strive to provide the same high level of satisfaction and welcome as our predecessors.
The Cottage has two good-sized Bedrooms, and can sleep five.
On the ground floor there is a fully-equipped Kitchen with a short flight of steps leading down to the airy Sitting Room, where there is a wood burning stove, dining table, comfortable sofas and modern TV and DVD player.
A repeater module from the main house provides WiFi in the Cottage. The signal does suffer occasional drop-outs so, whilst perfectly satisfactory for checking emails, web browsing etc, may not be suitable for streaming films or other intensive use.
There is dedicated parking for one car (a second car may be accommodated by arrangement), cycle, muddy boots and equipment storage in the stable, and dogs are welcome!
Please note that the old timber stairs in the cottage are ralatively steep, and might prove problematic for some visitors with mobility issues. Please call us if you would like to discuss before booking.