Shrewsbury Homes’ new development, Hopton Park, is set to be the perfect spot for families and couples to settle down. Neatly situated in the village of Nesscliffe right in the heart of Shropshire, Hopton Park is a prime location. Out of all the places we could have chosen to plot our new development, why did we pick Nesscliffe? Well, we’re glad you asked.
Nesscliffe Hills and the Cliffe Countryside Heritage Site boast expansive views of the Shropshire countryside and Welsh hills. With limestone caves, cliffs and a plethora of paths, trails and tracks there are ways for people of all ages and abilities to take in the stunning views.
Its own Robin Hood
The history of Nesscliffe stretches back centuries. Humphrey Kynaston was the son of the High Sheriff of Shropshire and a well-known English highwayman. In 1491 after being convicted of murder, he fled Myddle Castle and found refuge in a cave in Nesscliffe Rock. It’s alleged he was known for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. As a result, the local community helped him and his steed (Beelzebub) by providing food and supplies. You can still visit the cave where Kynaston hid and even pop into his local watering hole…
Three Pigeons Pub
The Old Three Pigeons was established in 1405. It’s alleged that Humphrey Kynaston was a regular at the tavern (his original seat was brought from the cave and is preserved in the pub, by the fireplace). The family-run business is located right at the entrance of Nesscliffe Hill, so you can easily stop by and rejuvenate after trekking up the cliff. It serves a menu of locally produced first-class cuisine and a range of real ales, including the locally brewed Ness Ale.
Things to do
The local village hall regularly hosts a range of events for all ages – from youth clubs to rounders teams, there’s a range of societies to get involved with. The hall is also well looked after by the close-knit community. It’s a great spot for socialising and is certainly worth stopping by.
Nearby is Shropshire’s only free, 5-star tourist destination; The British Ironwork Centre. Intent on the preservation and creation of craft and metal work, the attraction hosts events throughout the year that always draw in large crowds.
There’s also local golf, an army base and the well-established Adcote independent boarding school. With easy to access roads connecting the village to the rest of the county, there’s plenty of activities you and your family can experience in the Nesscliffe area.
Catering for families and couples, Nesscliffe is the ideal location for our new development, Hopton Park. With a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes on offer, there really is something for everyone. If you’re interested in finding out more about Hopton Park, please call us on 07793 498927.