Autumn is definitely here, the trees have started to change colour and the creeper on the side of The Gatehouse is glorious (see picture above). September was not the best month for good weather so we appreciated the sunny days that we did get all the more!!  We have said goodbye to the house martins , another sign of Autumn, and we miss their aerial displays in the early evening watching them catch their supper!!

October is a time to look both backwards and forwards – back over the summer and forwards to plan our “jobs to do” for next year in our cottages. We have been very busy at Pooh Hall this year and hope that all our guests have enjoyed exploring Shropshire and discovering it’s charms but also have gone home relaxed benefitting from the peace, quiet and slow way of life that we enjoy here. Plans for next year include reinstating the television in The Gatehouse bedroom, we have already improved the seating upstairs with a  small two seat settee to replace the single small chair. On the subject of television we are also changing Keeper’s Cottage onto Freesat in order to improve the signal. Other plans include slightly altering Keeper’s bathroom but I promise that you will still be able to sit in the bath and look out over the garden and the woods beyond.

Currently the most pressing job is to put the garden to bed and to change the summer planters for Winter pansies , violas and heathers. The warm temperatures have kept the summer pots in flower for much longer but I really think that they have to make way for someone else!!

Last Minute Availability

We have the following availability within the next 4 weeks with a 10% discount

Keeper’s Cottage is available from Saturday 25th November for 1 week at a discounted price of £329 – come and enjoy the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fair. Saturday 2nd December for up to a week at £329 or this could be a shorter break please email or call.

Or stay in The Gatehouse from Friday 24th November for up to a week at £351 ( a weekend from Friday 24th is £211).

Finally I have two availabilities in The Bothy for1 week from the Thursday 23rd  November at £265 and the following week from Sunday 3rd December at £265. Date for breaks can be flexible.



What’s On

25th & 26th November Castle Artists Christmas Exhibition in Bishop’s Castle Public Hall

25th & 26th November Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

7th – 9th December Pop Up Avalanche Tipi Restaurant in the Quarry Park Shrewsbury

9th & 10th December Shrewsbury Winter Festival