Abel's Harp, established in November 2012, must have the most dramatic location in the West Shropshire area. Situated on high ground overlooking the Welsh hills, the panoramic views enjoyed from it are an absolute delight.
To the rear, a little further up the hill, is Bromlow Callow. A callow is a circle of trees that is very much a Shropshire landmark.
Pre Abel's Harp days the venue was host to Ronnie Lane and Eric Clapton, Abel's Harp takes its name from Abel Woodus, a character in Mary Webb's 'Gone to Earth', a harpist who played his harp in the Callow.
We are set in five acres of farmland and even have our own resident animals, pigs and alpacas to name just two!
The area is excellent for outdoor pursuits ranging from walking to road biking - if you can stomach the gentle, but long, hill up to us!
Please do remember if you wish to experience the very best of nature and this glorious countryside that you will need to bring your Wellington boots for those muddy days!
Don't fret about not being able to get to us in winter, the road is kept well gritted and you'll always find a warm welcome and a roaring fire in winter at Abel's Harp.
We are currently battling extremely wet weather for the time of year which has made our glamping area and some other parts of the site and local area muddy, we would like to ask customers to come prepared with Wellington Boots at the ready and please do let us know if we can make your visit or stay more enjoyable by helping to dry your clothes or shoes, we are more than happy to help.
When the weather gets extremely wet, icy and on occasion very windy please be understanding if we close our hot tub for periods of time, this is done for our customers safety and because when we are battling the elements, sometimes it just isn't humanly possible to keep our hot tub tip top and to the standard we expect it to be for customers to use when faced with what nature throws at us. It is based on the side of the hill which generally means it has outstanding views and is set in a beautiful location with a wonderful view of the night sky in the evening and rolling hills and countryside by day, when the weather is this atrocious keeping it mud and grass free can be an impossibility and when the wind is high or the water pipes become frozen it is necessary for us to close it for your own safety. We are very sorry if this causes any disappointment during your stay and would like to ask all of our lovely customers to ask the sunshine and warm weather to hurry on up to South Shropshire! If anybody has a magic spell to switch on Sunshine please get in touch Simon can't wait to hear from you. Roll on Summer!