The village of Bucknell was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086 under the name of 'Buckehale' or 'Buckenhill.
It is located in South Shropshire on the Welsh border within a beautiful river valley surrounded by pastured and forested hills.
I'm offering low-cost, quality accommodation, and a comfortable and friendly stay.
I have two private bedrooms available at my house. This listing is for a ground-floor double bedroom with modern en-suite shower facilities and adjacent, separate toilet. If a twin bedroom is required, or accommodation for one night, or for a party of 3-4 people using the two bedrooms together, please see my other Airbnb listing for availability or send me an enquiry.
Off-road parking is available, as well as secure and dry cycle storage.
Guests will have exclusive access to a ground-floor double bedroom with partitioned private shower / basin facilities. Adjacent to the room is the downstairs toilet which will be for the exclusive use of Airbnb guests during their stay. During mornings and evenings guests are welcome to use the kitchen, comfortable lounge and dining area, as well as relaxing in the garden. The ground-floor double bedroom has its own breakfast facility comprising of a small refrigerator, toaster and kettle, milk, tea, coffee, bottled still water, selection of cereals, biscuits, spread, bread, jams and marmalade, all included in the price, but if guests prefer a hot cooked breakfast, they will be welcome to use the kitchen to cook their own food and use of the dining room as well. There is a village butchers shop located nearby selling eggs, sausages, bacon etc. Guests can access my Fibre Optic Broadband facility for free for general internet browsing, social media and email access.
There is also an upstairs twin bedroom (listed on Airbnb separately) with tea / coffee / cereal breakfast facilities if two guests require separate bedrooms for themselves, or to accommodate a family of three or four using the 2 bedrooms together.
Interaction with guests
If I am home during the day, guests are welcome to join me around the house or garden, accompany me on my dog walks or occasional journeys to nearby towns, or they can simply relax in their own rooms, use my kitchen or television lounge, or venture out locally.
Other things to note
Broadband / Internet Access : Would guests please notify me in advance if they require to download large amounts of data.
Food (Double bedroom only) : I provide a fresh 50/50 type sliced loaf, spread, and semi-skimmed milk as standard, but if any of these are not suitable for you then please notify me in advance of your preferred alternatives.
Local Tourist Information: Some books, brochures and maps are available for you to browse through, but if you let me know beforehand specifically where you would like to visit, then I can obtain more brochures for you in advance of your arrival.
Dogs : See house rules.
Refuse collection: Our bins are emptied each Friday morning from about 08:00 onwards (Saturday mornings following a Bank Holiday) so please expect to briefly hear the lorry if you have your window open.
House Rules and Q&A
Are children allowed?
This is a top family area to visit, so children are welcome. Please state in advance number and ages as booking two bedrooms (if available) may be necessary. Both bedrooms can each accommodate two guests.
Are pets allowed?
Please speak to me in advance if you wish to bring a dog or two. This ground-floor double bedroom is best suited for medium to large dogs, having more space, plus a side door for easy access to the front garden. There are many excellent dog-walks straight from the house in this very rural location. My own very friendly dog can be very timid at times and easily frightened, so your dog(s) will need to be mild mannered and friendly and must not be left anywhere in the house unsupervised. A fully enclosed rear garden is available also, but please clear up any mess made.
Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the house, the ground-floor bedroom has direct access to outside where guests may smoke in the front garden or under cover in the carport, and an ashtray will be provided.
Which facilities can guests use?
The kitchen has an electric hob, eye-lever grill, combination oven, a microwave oven / grill, and pots and pans for all your cooking requirements. There is a kettle and toaster in the kitchen as well as in the double bedroom. The double bedroom also contains a small refrigerator for the storage of essential dairy items such as milk and spread, and a full-sized fridge and freezer is available in the conservatory for larger quantities of chilled and frozen foods, and to freeze cool-box blocks. A washing machine and tumble dryer are also available to use but may be subject to a small charge to cover electricity costs.
What kind of drinking will you allow?
You may bring alcohol for your own consumption, but please note, drunkenness will not be tolerated at any time.
When are you available for check in and check out?
Generally on your first arrival, please check in after 16:00pm, and on your final day please vacate the room by 11:00am, to allow me time to refresh the rooms ready for the next guest. These times can be flexible so please speak with me in advance.
If guests need to remain in the house longer on the occasional day, please let me know in advance. This is purely so that I can still refresh their room(s). During their stay, guests might not be allowed full access to common areas such as the kitchen / dining room / television lounge between 11:00-15:00 on days when I need to be elsewhere, as I hope they'll appreciate my concern for their health and safety if I am not at home.
Beverley moved to this beautiful part of Shropshire for its very rural location and tranquility. She has worked in Civil Engineering around southern England for most of her career and has settled here for its beautiful scenery. Beverley is a perfectionist, very particular in everything she does which will ensure you a friendly and comfortable stay. She enjoys music and has a large collection of music tracks from the 1950's through to present day. Her favourite decades for music are the 1960's and 1970's. She keeps a tidy house and does most of her own DIY. She's a keen caravanner as well and tours the UK whenever she can, with her little dog Scooby.