Herefordshire – Shropshire – Wales and The Marches – Ludlow just ten miles away.

Not just Bed and Breakfast!  You can now “get the whole house”.  Self-catering with five double bedrooms sleeping 10 guests plus double sofa-beds in two of the rooms.  Bring family and friends.  Christmas 2017 is fully booked – New Year 2017/18  still available………. Easter 2017 available.  See the Tariff Page for details ……

Welcome to Lower Buckton Country House.          A special place to stay in Mortimer Country on the north Herefordshire/south Shropshire borders where England meets Wales.

Bed and breakfast and self-catering ……….

The pretty hamlet of Buckton is an ancient settlement with origins from Roman times and there’s a historic corn-mill whose stream is recorded in the Domesday Book. Even now, it’s still just a few houses and cottages clustered above the water meadows of the meandering river Teme.

Lower Buckton was once the principal farm in this early settlement and today is the home to Henry and Carolyn Chesshire. Their friendly hospitality welcomes guests off the beaten track to this truly, quiet and uniquely tranquil corner of the Welsh Marches where they offer award-winning breakfasts, deeply comfortable beds and delicious dinners – a rural retreat with a difference.

Arrive in time for afternoon tea and cake, relax in the drawing room in front of the fire, rest in the cosy bedrooms and eat delicious food around the hand-made oak table in the dining room.

Lower Buckton is perfectly placed for exploring the area whether it’s by car, on foot, cycle and horse. Collection can be arranged from Ludlow Railway Station and there are buses between Knighton and Ludlow. The scenic Heart of Wales line is just up the lane in Bucknell from where you can catch a train to explore Church Stretton and Shrewsbury or run down the line through glorious mid Wales. Leintwardine village with shops, pub, PO & fuel is a mile away. The ancient market towns of Ludlow, Leominster, Presteigne, Knighton, Clun and Bishops Castle are just a spit away. There are historic castles, churches, houses, gardens and the most spectacular walking and world-class riding country just waiting to be discovered and explored.

Do come and stay soon.

Lower Buckton is featured in Sawday’s Special Bed and Breakfasts 2016/17,  Sawday’s Dog Friendly Places to Stay 2016 and in Organic Places to Stay.

Lower Buckton’s also featured on Airbnb and we’ve just earnedSuperhoststatus because appararently we are  ”responsive, active and highly-rated hosts who provide a shining example for other hosts and extraordinary experiences for guests“.  Gosh, something to live up to.


TV Listings – Carolyn’s appeared and been featured on various television programmes including BBC Market Kitchen, ITV Countrywise Kitchen, ITV My Tasty Travels, UKTV The People’s Cookbook, BBC Holidays Out and BBC Countryfile with her horses.

Press Cuttings – over the years Lower Buckton’s had plenty of coverage in local and regional newspapers and publications and various glossy, county magazines.  Here’s a list of a few nationals in which it’s appeared.

In 2015 The Stylist Magazine chose Lower Buckton as number one in a list of ten relaxing getaway breaks which won’t cost a fortune for a two night break: just £200.00 for bed & full breakfasts!

Saturday 28 June 2014 The Millstream Camp featured in The Guardian Travel Section.

AGA Living magazine – summer edition 2014 – “One of five British B&Bs with AGAs”

The English Garden – April 2012 – Garden Notebook’s recommended Shropshire B&B to stay

Nick Maes October 2011 - UK:Shropshire & Offa’s Dyke

The Independent’s Top 50 B&Bs as recommeded by Green Traveller & Alastair Sawday 2011

British Airways Highlife magazine 2011 – Number four on “The Green List” of the most eco-freindly B&Bs in Britain chosen by Richard Hammond

Liverpool Echo feature 2009

The Daily Mail – July 2008 – “The easy route to a star trek” by Nick Maes.  Fill your lungs with great blasts of fresh air and have a holiday at the same time.  Whether it’s for a weekend or longer, here’s a great summer hike: …ENGLAND: Gourmands in Shropshire.  Ludlow (a foodie heaven) is smack bang in the middle of great walking country. At Offa’s Dyke, it’s possible to look out across the Welsh Marches and see no sign of human habitation whatsoever.  But if hiking around the hills is too blustery, then take a more leisurely amble on the nearby Herefordshire Trail, a trek linking the small market towns in the area.  Difficulty: Offa’s Dyke 3/5, Herefordshire Trail 1/5.  Good for: Michelin Guide devotees.  Where to stay: Lower Buckton country house, Shropshire, (£45 pp, B& B), 01547 540532, www.lowerbuckton.co.uk.

The Caterer magazine April 2008 – “Shropshire on a plate – breakfast watch” by Tom Vaughan

The Guardian 2008  “Lower Buckton won the best breakfast in Herefordshire at the Herefordshire Food Festival in 2006 and 2007; much of the food served here is homegrown, reared and produced. One-day demonstration cookery courses are available for £75 per person and food safaris, a tour of local growers, farmers and food producers in the area, can be arranged for £120 per person. The three bedrooms come with locally handmade soaps and dinner is included in weekend stays.”

The London Magazine 2004

Cosmopolitan 2002