Landscape Photography Various locations

Two photographers outdoors
Lighthouse on the Isle of  Lismore
Photographer in a field of flowers
Lady photographer with yellow flowers
View of Cat Bells across Derwent Water

Photography holidays

From £399 - 4 to 7 nights

Landscape Photography

Holiday reference: EPT

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The Longmynd set amonst trees on the side of the Long Mynd
  • The Longmynd set amonst trees on the side of the Long Mynd
  • Double bedroom at the Longmynd at Church Stretton
  • The pool at the Longmynd with view of the Shropshire Hills
  • The lounge at the Longmynd in Church Stretton

Church Stretton

“A lovely hotel, looking forward to coming again”, Patricia Pick 

The Longmynd is set in a wonderful elevated location above the town of Church Stretton. With excellent walks on the doorstep, and a extensive public rooms, it is an excellent base for our walking and leisure activity holidays.

Logo for Visit Britain with a red and white rose on a blue background and four white stars belowcyclists welcome

The Longmynd has 50 bedrooms, all in the main building. These are situated on the top three floors. Some rooms have the benefit of a balcony so that guests can make the most of our enviable hillside location, whilst others overlook the extensive wooded grounds. There is a lift to all floors, and members of staff will always be on hand to welcome you and help with your luggage.

Standard en-suite rooms 

Double bedroom at the Longmynd at Church Stretton

           










  • En-suite bathroom with WC and shower or bath
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Hairdryer 

Premium rooms

  • Extra space or exceptional views
  • En-suite bathroom with WC and shower or bath
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Alarm clock with iPod player
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Enhanced toiletries
  • Towelling robe and complimentary slippers
  • Room available from 12 noon on arrival day  

Family rooms                                   

  • Full-sized twin or double beds for adults
  • Bunk beds or occasional beds for children
  • En-suite bathroom with WC and shower or bath
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Hairdryer

Lodges

Twin bedroom in one of the Londmynd lodgesIn addition there are 8 brick-built lodges in the grounds - a popular alternative for families or couples. These have either 1 or 2 bedrooms, plus a fully equipped kitchen, sitting/dining room and bathroom. Each lodge also has its own patio and parking.

  • Bathroom with WC and shower or bath
  • Kitchen area with stove, oven, kettle and fridge
  • TV and DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio / CD player

 

The Longmynd is one of our largest Country Houses and has extensive public rooms.

The lounge at the Longmynd in Church StrettonOn the ground floor there is a large dining room and lounge bar, both designed to make maximum use of the oustanding views across the Stretton Valley. There is also a central lounge area plus three large additional rooms which can be used as a lounge, for additional dining, or as an activity room for our Leisure Activity holidays.

All our Country Houses are tailored to walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and have excellent boot and drying rooms and laundry facilities..

The bar at the Longmynd in Church StrettonThere are two lounges and a bar which provide comfortable spaces for relaxation.

Free internet access offered on a dedicated PC and Wifi is available in some public rooms and bedrooms.  There is also a range of board games and books. 

The pool at the Longmynd with view of the Shropshire HillsA large heated swimming pool (open May to September) and patio is situated on the lower tier beneath the bar and dining room.

The Longmynd sits in extensive wooded grounds. There are pleasant woodland walks on the slopes beneath the hotel, plus a sculpture trail and mini-golf.

Car Parking and Arrival

We have ample private car parking located at the front of the hotel. The car park is level and illuminated at night. Check in is normally from 3pm, earlier arrival may be possible, please advise us accordingly. Disabled Parking can be found to the side of the main entrance.

Main Entrance and Reception and Public Areas

The car park and main entrance to hotel are both on ground level. Our main door opens inwards and is 166 cm wide. The hotel reception is situated to the left of our main entrance. Our Bar, Restaurant and Functions rooms are also all located on the ground floor. There are fitted carpets everywhere in the hotel and from our lounge there is only a small step measuring 10 cm high down onto the corridor leading to our foyer. However this is not a problem as we have more than one method of access to these public areas which does not involve the usage of the step. Also at the entrance to one of our function rooms we have a step measuring 10.5 cm high which can also be accessed from an alternative ground floor access.

The front door remains unlocked until 11pm approx when the bar closes, to access the hotel building after this please make arrangements with reception on check in. There is a bell at the reception desk to summon assistance. Assistance with luggage is also available upon check-in and check out.

There is just one main staircase in the hotel giving access to all three floors. From the foyer there are 11 steps to a “half” landing, then to the left another 8 steps to a “half” landing, then to the left again another 8 steps to the landing of the first floor. Then from the first floor there are 9 steps to a “half” landing, to the left another 8 steps to a “half” landing then again to the left another 4 steps to the landing of the second floor. Then from the second floor to the third floor there are 9 steps to a “half” landing, then to the left another 8 steps to a “half” landing then to the left again just one step to the third floor landing. On average there is a 18 cm gap between each step. There is a wooden handrail which travels from Ground floor to third floor. There is also an elevator which can be found just beside the stair case in foyer also going to all three floors if required.

We have male and female toilets on the ground floor in the reception area and also a disabled toilet on the third floor which can be accessed by elevator or staircase. Please contact reception if you require access to this bathroom during your stay with us.

Longmynd Hotel has central heating and individual thermostats on all bedroom radiators, Electric fans are available for the rooms during hot weather if required.

The Lounge

Guests are welcome to use the lounge at any time. It is furnished with a selection of arm chairs and sofas. We light an open coal fire in the winter evenings and provide magazines, news papers and board games for the guests’ enjoyment.

The Dining Room

We have two main restaurants, Caradoc and Ashlett, although our other two function rooms have licences to serve food too, so in high season or during busy periods then the other two function rooms, Ragleth and Burway, can also be used as restaurants. Our tables are of standard height can easily accommodate wheelchair users. The dining chairs are high backed and are wooden. The chairs do not have arm rests although this can be provided. The dining room floor is flat and covered with fitted carpets. There is one step down into the lower section of the restaurant. An alternative route can be arranged for wheelchair users.

A full and varied breakfast menu is on offer and any dietary requirements can be catered for with priory notice. For lunch and evening meals we offer a varied menu of which the chefs are using locally sourced, high quality produce. The chef is always happy to discuss dietary requirements you may have.

The Bar

The bar is spread across our Caradoc restaurant and Lounge area, and can be seen from the reception foyer. The furniture is a mixture of tables and chairs in different styles.

Bedrooms

We have 50 bedrooms all of which are fully carpeted with en-suite bathrooms. Some of our rooms have balconies and views across the valley. They all have televisions with remote controls. Every room has clock-radios and tea coffee making facilities. Each room has a seating area, either with an arm chair or sofa. In the room we also provide hair dryers and a selection of reading material. Beds are made up of crisp white cotton under sheets, white cotton top sheet and blankets and soft cotton pillow cases. Some beds have throws and there are extra blankets and pillows in the wardrobe. All the single beds are 3 Foot wide and 2 Foot high and the double beds are 4 Foot 6” and 2 Foot high.

The majority of our bedrooms have showers which have a step 9 inches into them.

Lodges

The main door to the lodge may have a step in, which varies in size up to a maximum of 9 inches. Alternative access can be arranged or a ramp can be provided with prior notice. All lodges are heated and have a fully equipped kitchen, sitting/dining room, bedroom(s) and bath room (bath with shower over). Bed linen and towels are provided. All the single beds are 3ft wide and 2ft high and the double beds are 4ft 6" and 2ft high.

Outside areas

We have two outdoor seating areas, one just in front of the main entrance, on a wooden deck ten 6 inch steps up or via ramp. The other seating area is only open from April – October every year as there is a 14m by 6m swimming pool, the shallow end being 1m and the deep end 3m. During the swimming pool opening times deck chairs and tables are put out for guests to sit and relax if they wish.

Additional Information

Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times.

Fire evacuation notices are displayed in the bedrooms and throughout the hotel. Each room has its own smoke sensor and fire alarm. In the event of a fire a very loud continuous alarm sounds and emergency lighting comes on. We have portable Deaf guard fire alarm system for those who are hard of hearing. This consists of a vibrating pad to go under the pillow and a bright strobe light. The Deaf guard is triggered when main alarm is activated.

In the case of evacuation there are fire exits in every function room, bar and restaurant as well as the main front entrance. On the first, second and third floors there are fire exits at either end of the corridors which open to an emergency fire escape stairwell.

Please advise reception on check in if you think you would require assistance in the event of an emergency. Door hangers are available in the rooms which can be used to indicate a need for assistance. Fire extinguishers are found throughout the building, as are fire call points. If you discover a fire please call 9-999 from your room phone, raise the alarm and alert a member of staff.

All holidays at our Country Houses are Full Board with breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal included.

Breakfast                            

Start your day with our extensive breakfast. Select from our cold buffet and/or a full cooked breakfast.

Cold buffet

Fruit juices, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, croissants and pastries

Hot dishes

Porridge, sausages, bacon, eggs (scrambled, boiled, poached or fried), tomato, baked beans and mushrooms

Regional dishes including black pudding or kippers

Served at the table

Tea, coffee, toast and jams

 

Picnic lunches

  

Picnic lunch brightly coloured array of celery and carrot batons and mini cheeses                

 

 

 

 

 

Choose from our self-select picnic lunches. 

Your own choice of sandwiches, prepared to order

Crisps and snacks, fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts, chocolate bars, sweets and biscuits

Dinner                 

The relaxed dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses - with tables seating up to 10 and no seating plan, it offers a great opportunity to get to know fellow guests.  There is always a choice of dishes for every course, featuring good British cooking and often local specialities. Vegetarian meals are always available.

Sample menu

Chef’s homemade soup of the day with warm rolls

Seafood cocktail

Breadcrumbed camembert wedges on a tossed salad

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Breast of chicken wrapped in smoked bacon, served with a red wine sauce

Grilled fillet of cod on a bed of chive mash with a soy butter sauce

Vegetable Wellington with a wild mushroom sauce

Greek salad with black olives and feta cheese

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Traditional bread and butter pudding with custard or cream

Profiteroles served with chocolate sauce

Fresh fruit salad

Ice cream served in a brandy snap basket

Selection of local cheeses and biscuits

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Coffee

Fairtrade coffee or tea served with mints 

Drinks  

All our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Guided Walking

A cluster of wine glasses and bottlesEnjoy a glass of wine or local beer in the bar before a talk about the next day's walks. After dinner there will be an activity or entertainment which you will be welcome to join. These vary from week to week but could include a talk on local wildlife from a visiting speaker or a team quiz. Alternatively if you prefer, feel free to just relax in our lounge or bar.

Leisure Activities

Many of our Leisure Activities holidays continue into the evening with programmed sessions. Other holidays will have the evenings free, and you will be welcome to join in other social activities that may be happening in the house.

WomenCountry House Breaks

There may be evening social activities happening in the house during your holiday, and you will be most welcome to join in. However, not all Country House Breaks will have evening activities available – if these are important to you, please check before booking.

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0345 470 8558
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+44 20 8732 1250

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Saturday 09:00 - 13.00

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