Shropshire remains one of the least discovered gems of Britain - it's a great place to simply stand and stare.
The county is comparatively unspoiled - it has that elusive air of time warp, people are polite and friendly and they seem to have time to spare. Apart from Housman's Blue Remembered Hills and the evocative writing of Mary Webb and Malcolm Saville, Shropshire pops up in all sorts of unexpected places, mentioned incidentally in books and films as somewhere desirable and far away.
People often pass through the county on the way to somewhere else. But it really is worth the time to stay here and find out more.
Within easy driving distance of the conurbations of the Midlands and the North it is a world apart and many guests have said over the years: "We didn't realise it was like this, so close to us."
Beautiful hills and hidden valleys are tucked away in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are steep climbs as well as easier walks.
North Hill Farm has been run as a bed and breakfast for fourteen years and many guests have become friends who come back again and again. We offer accommodation to suit all pockets, including a cottage room also available for self-catering.
Leave the car and walk over the surrounding hills, part of the Environmentally Sensitive Area. The area is free of light pollution and on clear nights the dark skies display the full impact of the stars.
Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge are all around 30 minutes away by car and it's only ten minutes to Acton Scott Historic Farm.
The unspoiled beauty of this part of the border country has a wealth of bird life including buzzards, red kites, woodpeckers and ravens - often seen performing their aerobatics above the farm - and a big variety of song-birds.
The Long Mynd is only a short distance away and there are several good pubs within easy reach for eating out.
North Hill Farm welcomes dogs and horses and sometimes other pets.
Room only rates are available for anyone working in the area who doesn't need breakfast.