Little Bothy at Lyme Cottage

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The Little Bothy holiday cottage, Burford, Near Tenbury Wells

Nestling alongside Lyme Cottage, The LittleBothy  sitsbetween Tenbury Wells and Ludlow on the Shropshire side of the River Teme.

Its historic roots, tranquil garden,smallorchard and surrounding fields combine to provide a place for peace and relaxation. Whilst remaining close to all the local amenities you are likely to require to make your holiday here 'just what the doctor ordered'. 

Little Bothy has a cosy double bedroom, with an en'suite shower room. and a fabulous well equipped open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room. A quality sofa bed in the sitting room provides extra sleeping if required. On a warm day the doors can be thrown open onto its own patio in the garden, whilst radiators in every room together with a wood burning stove ensure cosy living even on the coolest of of days. Fully furnished in a mix of old and new, with luxurious linens and a well-equipped kitchen the Little Bothy is a haven in which the historic peace and tranquility of Lyme Cottage, its garden and small orchard can be enjoyed.

The Bothy has been our sanctuary, cosy, comfortable a place to escape … a tranquil place to stay

Location and practicalities

One the borders of Shropshire,Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Little Bothy providesandexcellentbase for exploring all three counties. Sitting in the old part of Burford village, Little Bothy is within walking distance of Burford House Gardens, with its organic restaurant, gardencentre, interiors shop and historic gardens and Burford St Mary’s Church. Tenbury Wells, just half a mile away is also within walking distance, providing a host of individual shops, local food retailers and a plethora of eating-places.  As well as riverside walks and a very good swimming pool (should youoverindulgeonthe local foods).For more history, antiques,shoppingand eating, Ludlow and Leominster are both within15minutedrive.National Trust properties, Croft Castle and Berrington Hall are also within easy reach all three towns offer a range of festivals throughout the year.


Your stay at Little Bothy will include;

  • Double Bed, BedLinenand Towels
  • Kitchen, ElectricCookerandfullyEquipped Kitchen
  • Wood supply for wood burning stove
  • Own patio and outdoor eating area
  • Access to Lyme Cottage gardens
  • Off road parking for two vehicles a few yards along from the Little Bothy
  • Free Wi-Fi access

We welcome well-behaved dogs to enjoy Little Bothy, its garden and the lovely walks around the area. 

 Information, Enquiries & Bookings


New & Exclusive for Little Bothy Guests - Making Loveliness from the Garden at Lyme Cottage

In our gardens we grow plants containing properties with benefits that we can enjoy....if we just know how to use them

As a guest at Little Bothy you will enjoy this exclusive workshop session led by Penny at Lyme Cottage using herbs collected from the Garden. The cost of your 3 hour session is £45. Booking required. Workshops are subject to Penny’s availability and you will be sent a list of workshop options to choose from on booking the bothy.

  • Book a Making Loveliness Session whilst your staying at Little Bothy
  • Enjoy a relaxing beneficial foot-soak whilst learning about the wonderful properties of the herbs we grow.
  • Make 3 natural products to take home and enjoy or give as gifts


Restoration and Change

Originally built in 1867 to house a District Nurse in the village, Lyme Cottage and the Little Bothy were both sympathetically restored during the early years of the 21st century by their previous owner. Many of the original cottage features remain including the fantastic internal oak doors and tiled floors. A modern two-storey addition to Lyme Cottage successfully increased its living space, adding a pretty little garden room with stunning views through the arbour to the fields beyond.

The Little Bothy (originally a space for the nurse to treat patients) had been rather neglected over the years, and was at this time developed into a sweet little en-suite guest bedroom. During the summer of 2012, the Little Bothy underwent further change, with the addition of a fabulous oak conservatory that has transformed it into the beautiful self-contained holiday cottage for two that it is today.



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Lyme Cottage Industries | Burford | Shropshire  | UK