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Becky and Peter Sherman, The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire. SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk

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The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk

Becky Sherman, The Squire Farm, Chapel Lawn, Bucknell, Shropshire. SY7 0BW

Tel/Fax - 01547 530530 E-mail - becky@squirefarm.co.uk

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Walk in and immediately feel the peace and tranquillity it inspires.  It may be unusual, but it is comfortable, spacious and is an ideal retreat from a busy life amongst the fumes and bustle of the city.  Furthermore, there is a hot tub in the garden, where you can lie and soak, gazing at the nearby hills. 


Enhanced wi-fi; freshened fishpond and new bespoke garden seat designed and built by Peter, simply add the finishing touches to your stay.

Xidong Cottage is a Japanese haven with a Chinese name meaning ‘Rising Sun’; an oriental retreat in the heart of Shropshire.  Sleeping two, it is the perfect setting for a romantic weekend. It is converted from an old cowshed and has a private garden terraced with local stone and featuring an ornamental fishpond and waterfall.  There is also a luxurious hot tub, which can be used at any time of year and from which you can see the beautiful hills and woodland surrounding the property.

With superfast wi-fi broadband and a smart phone with wi-fi calling, you need not be completely out of touch unless you want to be - your choice!

You enter the cottage through a lean-to with a cloakroom and which houses a washing machine, tumble drier and small freezer and has space for dirty boots and wet coats.  The large main room is open to the eaves and gives the feeling of space and luxury. It is decorated in a Japanese style using natural materials, particularly wood, where possible.  There is a locally made, bespoke oak table and chairs and a seating platform with futons and large cushions, which arrange into whatever comfort you desire!  Also, recently added lounging chairs complete your comfort.  Large triple doors open out onto a small wooden deck and garden with it's hot tub.  A stone stairwell leads up from the living room to a little mezzanine bedroom with a low sloping ceiling.  Don't be alarmed, you won't be expected to sleep on a futon on the floor!  There is a modern well equipped kitchen with an extraordinary and unique curvy green glass division wall, which hides a slightly quirky but effective ‘wet’ room.  The lavatory is in the lean-to.

Electric heating on a timer keeps the cottage comfortably warm and a wood burning stove can be lit to boost the evening temperatures, however please do not expect to be able to  wander round in t-shirts in winter and if you need the temperature to be warmer or colder please come and ask us to change it.  It is an old stone building, this is the countryside and if the last three winters are anything to go by, you will need extra jumpers!  All bed linen and towels are included in the price and as there is no mobile phone signal here, emergency or important phone calls can be made from the farmhouse. Babes in arms are welcome (please bring a travel cot), but the cottage is not suitable for toddlers because of the ponds and hot tub in the garden and there are no sleeping arrangements for older children. The cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users.

For more information about the cottage and access click here

‘XIDONG' is pronounced 'zheedong'


  • Superfast wi-fi
  • Hot tub
  • Free sat TV + DVD player
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burning stove
  • Fully equipped kitchen
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April 2021

The Xidong cottage provided everything our hearts desired for a lovely tranquil weekend away. The sour dough bread, butter, milk and eggs were a nice touch and tasted delicious.


August 2019

I cannot say enough good things about this place! The perfect setting to really switch off. All of the facilities and appliances are of an excellent standard. I will be booking again at the nearest possible opportunity.


May 2019

Lovely tranquil location. Saw a red kite and a heron fly past while in the hot tub. Lots of swallows too and one even visited us inside the cottage! Hot tub great and hosts discreet. Would love to return.


October 2020

We chose Xidong cottage to use as a place to escape from the world for a week and relax and celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We weren’t disappointed it was perfect!! The location was idyllic and totally private away from the farm. The freshly made bread, farm eggs, butter and milk were a lovely touch. The hot tub was amazing, especially at night lying back looking at the stars.