Guest Blogger February 2017

Could you be our guest blogger?

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Arden HouseThis prize draw is now closed.

We are looking for a guest blogger to review this handsome self-catering property.

Arden House, a splendid example of the Arts & Crafts movement, is set in the glorious village of Church Stretton in Shropshire. It has three rather special self-catering apartments that are fantastic for exploring the local area, which has much to offer, especially for walkers or hikers, and was known by the Victorians as Little Switzerland, so flat it is not! It is also close to Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Much Wenlock: all charming towns worthy of a visit and if you’re a foodie, Ludlow’s Festival in September is an absolute must! Year round, restaurants and local pubs create superb food, for all tastes and budgets.

Arden HouseArden House is owner managed and thus has the personal touch, which is apparent in the design and attention to detail. Each apartment is fully furnished and well equipped, so a short break here is a pleasure. The Arts and Crafts features are much in evidence creating a unique environment for your stay. The views and gardens are truly magnificent, breath-taking indeed!      

Our guest blogger and partner will stay for two nights on a self-catering basis and sample all that this area of Shropshire has to offer. The owners are particularly keen to have walkers apply for this opportunity: they have a wealth of knowledge to share. We ask you, in return, to write two articles, each of 5/600 words with 3 or 4 photos, one on Arden House and one on the area.    

Our guest bloggers visit hotels, self-catering properties and B&Bs, generally in the UK, to review on our behalf.

Arden HouseWhat are you waiting for?

To enter simply post on this page in the Comments section, or go to the thread on our Forum and say why you feel that you would be the best Guest Blogger to review Arden House for Silver Travel Advisor. You may have a link with Shropshire or a real wish to visit this area, or you may like the idea of travel writing, exploring this beautiful region and enjoying the superb accommodation. The application closes on 28 February 2017 and the blogger chosen will be advised mid-March 2017.

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Reservations made subject to availability, excluding Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, and will be for two nights only. Offer does not include alcohol.

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  • DRSask
    about 4 years ago
    My aunt and I climbed up The Wreckin in 2015 and it would be delightful to explore the walks around Church Stretton.
  • pink
    about 4 years ago
    I would just so love to be this month’s guest blogger, to visit Arden House and Church Stretton, and then to follow up with the articles and photos about our stay. But those “walkers” the owners are so keen to have apply? I wanted to offer a mixed ability group, ranging from a Three Peaks veteran to a health-and-fitness-challenged “only-on-the-flat” grandmother and all “stops” between. The Church Stretton Town Council site suggests a variety of walks: the Long Mynd; over the Caradoc to Cardington and back via Hope Bowdler Hill; around Little Stretton and All Stretton; with meet-ups in local pubs or cafés to accommodate the time-variations. But the final piece of the puzzle, the Turret Penthouse with enough rooms to fit us all in at the end of the day, is not part of the offer. So perhaps, instead, I can try to introduce my niece to the joys of walking. I know the goal of tea-and-a-slice in one of those cafés will tempt her, and the joy of the Mackintosh or Darwin Suite will be a truly special end-of-day treat. My walking boots are packed …
  • JAL
    about 4 years ago
    My husband is recently retired and I am just working part time, we are keen walkers and would relish the opportunity to discover new walks in a different area recommended by knowledgeable local people so would love this chance to stay at Arden House and write a review (with photos-I love to take pictures on all our walks!)
  • chrismse
    about 4 years ago
    It looks a beautiful place to explore and the cottages look fabulous.
  • LH
    about 4 years ago
    We love self catering in walking country, and the apartments, views and garden setting at Arden House look fabulous and very luxurious. Arts and crafts is a favourite environment of mine, and I can see lots of features to make the house, built in 1903 by William Blower, beautiful with attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoy writing up about where we stay and love the Shropshire countryside. Housman's A Shropshire Lad poetry comes to mind, and the wonderful walks over the Long Mynd heathland with views over the Shropshire hills, and through the Carding Mill Valley, an area looked after by the National Trust (I have some National Trust leaflets for walks in the area we cannot wait to try!). We would love to review this as a guest blogger and write up the two articles and share our photos.
  • Restlessjo
    about 4 years ago
    Fantastic! Yes, please! I run a Monday walk feature on my blog and this would work just perfectly. I know that the area is beautiful because we were there for a farmhouse stay when our son was small. We loved Ludlow (I bought a hibiscus on the market and it finally died a couple of years ago- I'd love to replace it :) ) and the surrounding humps and bumps, but our walking was restricted by the little fella. I would love to go back and see it properly.
  • Lottie
    about 4 years ago
    This would be a lovely opportunity for a break away in an area we have never visited. Arden House and grounds look lovely. Combined with our love of exploring different areas, walking, art and crafts along with good food and accommodation, it would be an absolute pleasure to review this.
  • suegal
    about 4 years ago
    This would be an excellent opportunity to combine our love of architecture and walking. May I ask, is a dog allowed? I would love to be a guest blogger and visit this wonderful Arts & Crafts property. An added bonus is that Shropshire is one of our favourite counties. We live in Oxfordshire and have family in Cheshire so Shropshire is a great mid point for us all to meet and enjoy walking and talking as a family.
  • DRSask
    over 4 years ago
    Looks lovely! I was lucky enough to be chosen as guest blogger for anther Shropshire property in 2015. My aunt and I visited Buckatree Hall Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our time. I will be visiting Britain again in May and would love another opportunity to explore more of Shropshire and to stay in an Arts & Crafts home would be an added treat. We went to Blackwell in the Lake District a few years ago and it would be nice to spend more time in an Arts & Crafts building.