9 log cabins | Sleep 2 – 6 | Hot Tubs | Riverside | Tried & Tested
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Of all the things that win you over when you arrive at Riverside Cabins in Shrewsbury, two things dazzle the most. The first is the seemingly endless greenery that rolls for 10 lush acres from the site entrance to its finish. The second is the thunderous bird song that flows from every pretty corner, making your heart sing morning, noon and night.
Tucked away down a ribbony country lane, 20 mins’ drive from Shrewsbury, are 9 log cabins built specifically for you to fall into and not move for an entire weekend.
Opened in 2020, they sit in 10 acres of private Shropshire grounds with the River Perry flowing gently along the perimeter. It’s hard not to be impressed as you open the site entrance gate and drive yourself in: the grounds here are immaculate, clearly the pride, joy and hard work of owner, Anthony, and his team.
The placement of the log cabins couldn’t be more idyllic, either. Each log cabin comes rooted into the scenic Shropshire tranquility, with enough space between all 9 to ensure your stay feels yours – and yours alone.
5 of the cabins sit on the banks of the river, as it tumbles past bringing the soothing sound of water onto your wooden decking. The rest sit nearby, in enviable spots in or near the woodland with its towering pine trees and surround-sound bird song.
Every cabin has its own spot for 1 car in the neatly arranged gravel parking bays, so you can simply roll up, unload and follow the stone footpath to your door. There are no muddy tracks to traverse or slippy slopes to worry about; this is rural luxury with capital convenience.
Like the grounds, the insides of these Shropshire log cabins have been carefully manicured to be practical, comfortable and luxurious.
Sleeping 2 – 4: The smaller cabins that sleep 2 – 4 people (Reuben, Babar, Doris, Milo, and Winston), are as neat and tidy as a pin; their compact features ensure you have enough room to enjoy your stay whilst also feeling cosily cocooned from the outside world.
There’s either a downy double or masterly king-size bed with an accompanying fold-down twin bunk bed to sink into. And a clever space-saving galley kitchenette to cook up something delicious. There’s also a separate toilet and shower room, with an incredible modern multi-function shower.
Thick curtains block out any light from the front and bi-fold glass doors and a beautiful harem-style ceiling awning gives each cabin a decadent Bedouin feel – which we absolutely loved. Babar, Milo and Winston, also have their own private hot tub overlooking the river.
Sleeping up to 6: Those cabins that sleep up to 6 people (Roscoe, Snowy, Gloria and Severn), are similarly stylishly appointed but come with 3 separate bedrooms (one ensuite), an extra bathroom, a galley kitchen with breakfast bar and an open-plan living area. All larger lodges also boast baths and hot tubs on private decking.
Should you want a hot tub dip but are staying in the only cabins without one (Reuben and Doris), don’t worry. There’s a hot tub set up in the woods for you to hire out.
But even without a tub, you don’t miss out on the real joy of a stay at Riverside Cabins, which is, quite simply, its biome of wildlife. Draw up a chair on your covered decking, either sheltered from the sun or the rain, and stop a while:
Whether it’s the splash of an otter your hear or the staccato peeps of a kingfisher, you will easily lose hours just listening to the sounds of the river, the woods and the creatures that call them both home.
Good to Knows
- 9 luxury log cabins in Shropshire sleeping between 2 – 6
- Under-floor heating, kitchen with a fridge and a hob
- Riverside launch area for paddle boarding; natural plunge pool for wild swimming; giant fire pit in woods
- Dogs welcome in Gloria, Seven, Snowy and Roscoe woodland lodges, and Milo, Doris and Winston riverside cabins
- Private hot tubs in Gloria, Snowy, Roscoe and Seven lodges, and Babar, Milo and Winston
- Free Wifi
- Complimentary tea and coffee, and a BBQ/firepit (coals are not provided but are available to buy, subject to availability)
- Welcome, bbq, and breakfast hampers can be added to your stay
- Bolt-on experiences, such as yoga and wine tasting, available
- Helpful, friendly team happy to help with local sight-seeing suggestions
- Great pub and local farm shop is a 5 minute drive
- 20 mins’ drive from the pretty market town of Shrewsbury
- Min stay 2 nights, 3 in August