Welcome to Little Hall Cottage

Bed and Breakfast in the Clun valley, Shropshire

Steve and Elizabeth welcome you to Little Hall Cottage in the South Shropshire hills. Set in the beautiful Clun valley, we overlook the river, with easy access to road and footpaths.

The recently converted oak frame bedrooms are set into the hill, adjoining the 18th century cottage, and have been completed with a sedum roof, blending in with the surroundings.   The view from the bedrooms are always changing with the seasons, the meadow below with grazing sheep or cows, the hills with patchwork fields.

Just relax on the terrace with a coffee or an afternoon tea and watch the countryside at its best, wheeling Buzzards, the odd Red Kite and Swallows darting across the field, the herons stalking in the river.

If you enjoy walking, we have a full range of walks from easy to strenuous. The world famous Offa’s Dyke is only a few minutes away and the Shropshire Way runs along the ridge opposite.  The Clun Valley is exactly half way on the Offa’s Dyke path and is probably the best preserved part.  A short walk up the hill to the South of us meets the path.

The whole area is steeped in history from prehistoric hill forts and standing stones to medieval castles, which bear witness to the turbulent past of this border country.

There is always plenty going on in this part of the world. Festivals are held 10 months of the year ranging from food and drink, sport, arts and crafts, music and performance. The Clun Green Man festival in May draws in visitors from far and wide, and Ludlow is renowned for its Spring and Autumn food fairs and the races which take place from October to May. Bishops Castle holds an Arts Festival in February, and Walking Festival in June.


Ensuite bedrooms with beautiful views

Footpaths from the cottage

Located  minutes from 3 pubs

On site parking

Tea & homemade cake on arrival

Sumptuous breakfast

4 star, Walker & Cyclist Friendly awards (2017)

Drying Facilities for walkers and cyclists.

Storage and cleaning facilities for cycles

Good base for Shropshire Hills walking

Ideal stopover for Offa’s Dyke, Shropshire Way

and  LeJoG or JoGLE!

Rooms at Little Hall Cottage B&B

Both rooms have:

  • Freesat TV and radio
  • Wifi
  • table and chairs
  • A selection of beverages, fresh milk in a flask, and biscuits.

We have a private water supply, filtered, UV protected and regularly tested, however bottled water is also provided.

Heating is fully adjustable.

Rowan Room

Double/twin room with ensuite shower-room

Birch Room

Double room with en-suite shower room


In the lobby there is a wealth of information on walking and local events, books of local interest, puzzles, games and dvds.

Breakfast Room

Enjoy a hearty breakfast in our cosy 18th century breakfast room, where we normally serve from 8.00 - 9.00

We also cater for vegan/vegetarians, or other special diets, please specify when booking.  Evening meals and packed lunches with prior notice, prices on request.

Breakfast Room (1)


Assorted teas and Columbian Coffee


Fresh fruit, juices, Welsh yoghurts. cereals, porridge

Toast with homemade preserves or local honey


Free range eggs, scrambled, fried, poached or boiled

Local bacon and sausages or vegetarian sausages

Tomatoes, baked beans, mushrooms

LHC Special baked egg, bacon and cheese cup

Omelette, plain or with cheese, mushroom, tomato

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on a muffin

Smoked haddock fishcake with poached egg


There is a huge variety of things to see and do from Little Hall Cottage, here are a few ideas:

Activities – many are available nearby including: art, crafts, pottery, glass and textiles workshops, Birdwatching, Fishing,  Riding, Canoeing, Gliding, Golf, Geology and country pursuits

Attractions within 5 mins drive:  

Clun - Castle, museum and Trinity Hospital alms house chapel

Within 15 mins:

Bishops Castle, Montgomery (castle) and Knighton - Offa’s Dyke Centre

Prehistoric hills forts - Bury Ditches and Burrow Hill (try our Hill Fort Challenge!)

Craven Arms – Shropshire Hills Discovery centre, visitor information, mammoth, café and crafts

Stokesay Castle – ‘the finest and best preserved fortified house in England’

Caer Caradoc Hill fort at Chapel Lawn

Knighton - Offa’s Dyke Centre, new interpretation display



Within 45 mins:

Ludlow - castle, renowned for ‘slow food’

Church Stretton – Caer Caradoc hill fort, and a huge antiques centre

Stiperstones  and Long Mynd – world famous walking in dramatic landscape

Mitchells Fold stone circle

Snailbeach – underground mine and restored miners cottages, The Bog heritage centre - crafts and teas

Much Wenlock - Priory and home of the first modern Olympics museum

Shrewsbury -  Castle and Abbey, birthplace of Darwin

Presteigne – Judges Lodging award winning museum

Welshpool – Powys castle, steam railway, gardens

Within 1 – 1.5 hours:

 Ironbridge Gorge - birthplace of the industrial revolution, museums and Blists Hill Victorian town

Wroxeter - Viroconium Roman city

Machynlleth  - Centre for Alternatve Technology, Welsh museum of modern art

BOOK NOW - Guaranteed best prices.

£95.00 per Double Room per Night (Jan 2024)

£65.00 Single Occupancy per Night (Jan 2024)

If booking more than 2 nights’ stay, please send a deposit of 1 night.

Payment by BACS, cheque or card on site.

Please be aware that booking and paying a deposit constitutes a legal contract, and cancellation may incur a charge. We are a small business and cancellation can impact on us significantly. If you cancel more than 4 weeks before your stay, we will refund your deposit. If cancellation is within 2 weeks of your stay, we reserve the right to charge 50% of the booking if we cannot re-let. We will understand if the cause is out of your control, so please tell us as soon as possible if you need to cancel.

For cancellation less than 7 days before your stay, we reserve the right to charge the full amount of the booking.  We do though recommend that you take out holiday insurance for peace of mind and to avoid any difficulty.

Should we have to cancel your booking for any reason, we will make every effort to find suitable accommodation for you.

Arrival times: Between 4pm – 6pm usually.

If you are delayed, please phone.

Departure time: Before 10-30 am

Little Hall Cottage has a No Smoking Policy on the premises.


As we have 2 cats resident in another part of the cottage, we regret we are unable to accept pets.


The cottage dates from the 18th century, and although the rooms are newly converted, the whole property stands on sloping ground, so there are a fair number of steps, some uneven.

Please ask if you wish to see our full statement.


We believe in following polices which support sustainability as much as we can.

For construction – using local craftsmen for the oak frame and windows, stone found on site for the walls and sedum roof from local company. We have used reclaimed wood for fencing.

The breakfast ingredients come from the Clun Valley, and our own garden where possible. We conserve water through water saving devices. The room heating is low energy and high efficiency infra-red panel.


Covid Conditions/Safety

We still offer a warm welcome and a lovely place to stay, and  have put in place some changes and additional measures to ensure the safest possible environment for our guests and have received the VisitEngland ‘We’re Good to go’ Tourism Industry Standard accreditation. 


 Please advise us if you have symptoms of Covid 19 have been in contact with anyone with Covid 19 within the previous 14 days.  If this should be the case, please cancel immediately, and we shall transfer your booking to a later date.

Balances should be paid by BACS, or card. 



Proceeding with your booking carries confirmation that you will adhere to all these terms and conditions. These are subject to change.

"What a delightful spot. Your hospitality has been fantastic. Many thanks"
M&B BC Canada

"Idyllic four days in this perfect place.. Delicious breakfasts, and outstanding room with picturesque views"
H&M East Sussex

"Thank you for your great and warm hospitality"
M&M Germany

"The perfect stopover for our JoG to Lands End cycling adventure"
AS, London

"Walking Offas Dyke, a perfect location and warm hospitality"
DL Norway

"Thank you for a lovely stay: wonderful views and whinberry jam"
AF Liverpool

Walkers Welcome-100
Cyclists Welcome-100


Contact Us


Little Hall Cottage Bed and Breakfast,
Newcastle on Clun,
Craven Arms SY7 8PA

Contact numbers:

01588 640976

07810727000 or 07776305514



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