Upper Norton, Shropshire, England

  • 21 cottages and apartments in Shropshire
  • Converted from a traditional Shropshire farmhouse and outbuildings
  • Great facilities, including tennis court and snooker table
  • Close to the vibrant and thriving gastronomic town of Ludlow
  • Amazing choice of restaurants, events and festivals nearby
  • Beautiful Shropshire walking country, right on your doorstep
  • Stunning views of the Shropshire Hills AONB and a peaceful rural retreat for nature lovers

Upper Norton is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors across more than 30 locations. You can find out more about Upper Norton below, but first a brief explanation about the Holiday Property Bond.

A. How can I holiday better?

Invest from £5,000 in the Holiday Property Bond for exclusive access to a portfolio of over 1,400 top quality villas, cottages and apartments in over 30 locations across the UK and Europe. For each £1 invested you will receive one Holiday Point each year which you can use to book the properties. And when staying in them you do not pay a commercial rent, just a no-profit user charge covering actual running, maintenance and refurbishment costs. This charge is level throughout the year so there are no high season premiums. For a studio the charge averages about £315 a week, for a two bedroom property around £480 a week. Larger properties are also available. This no-profit user charge is only payable when you want to go on holiday. Your only ongoing commitment is a quarterly fee of just over £30 – that is around £130 a year.

B. Will there be more properties in the future?

As we attract more investors the more properties we will add to the portfolio – increasing your holiday choice still further.

C. How long can I holiday with HPB?

For life if you wish – the holiday benefits last as long as you hold the Bond. In due course you can pass it and the holiday benefits to your children and grandchildren, as many of our earlier investors have already done. If, however, at some point you and your family no longer wish to holiday with us you can surrender your Bond back to the company after two years or more (subject to deferral in exceptional circumstances). You will not get back the full amount you invested, although we would hope that you will have had some wonderful holidays. What you do get back will reflect initial charges (25%) taken before your money is invested in the HPB fund of holiday properties and securities. The fund itself also pays annual charges of around 2.5% and other overheads. The value of the fund’s properties and securities can also go up or down and so, like most investments, your capital is at risk.

Nestling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Shropshire Hills, the mid-19th Century farmhouse of Upper Norton offers southerly views over glorious farmland towards the Clee Hills and Corvedale, and provides an ideal base from which to explore the uplands, valleys and forests of the Marches. Here, original farm buildings have been skillfully converted into comfortable, peaceful holiday homes.

Nearby Ludlow – described by John Betjeman as “the loveliest town in England” – is widely regarded as the UK's 'food capital' and, despite its diminutive size, has had more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other town in the country. Other local attractions include the fine medieval market town of Shrewsbury; Bridgnorth, home of the Severn Valley Railway; and Much Wenlock, inspiration for the modern Olympic movement.

Discover more about Shropshire's local history

If you'd like to discover more about your temporary home, visit Ironbridge Gorge with its ten family-friendly museums. Between them, you'll learn about the area's fascinating history, from the industrial revolution, right up until the 21st Century.

Get involved in local events

There's always something happening in Shropshire, so during your visit, check to see what's on. Unmissable events include V Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Ludlow Food Festival, Shrewsbury International Street Theatre and Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Play a round of golf (or two)

Keen golfers will be pleased to know that Shropshire has a wide range of golf courses, including three championship-standard venues, plus several 18-hole parkland and hillside courses, and nine-hole courses.

Not a fan of golf? Why not go shopping instead? The Parade in Shrewsbury has more than 30 independent shops.

Enjoy a day on the water

There are 46 miles of canals in the county, and we highly recommend heading north and hiring a narrow boat for the day. It's a wonderful and relaxing way to see the Shropshire countryside.

There are lots of different routes you can take – you could travel down the Shropshire Union Canal and go through Tyrley Locks to Market Drayton, or cruise the Llangollen Canal and visit Whitchurch and Ellesmere, or discover a route of your own!

Explore Shropshire on foot

Many guests at Upper Norton adore the access the property provides to the many walking routes available in Shropshire. In fact, there are more than 3,500 miles of public rights of way in the county, and there are routes to suit walkers of all abilities.

You could take routes once walked by famous writers, or come across lonely castles and hill forts. To keep the kids entertained, give Geocaching a try; it's a modern-day treasure hunt of sorts, which will have you go looking for hidden caches all over the world. There's bound to be a fair few treasures to find on these walks!

Upper Norton, Shropshire, England is part of the Holiday Property Bond portfolio offering exclusive access to over 1,400 properties to its 42,000 investors ("Bondholders"). If you are not already a Bondholder and would like further details please see below.

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