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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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This spacious, two bedroom property in Shropshire is able to sleep up to four people and is set in an attractive location on a 200-acre working farm.Set on a 200-acre working farm, this stone-built, detached cottage has been decorated and furnished in a traditional country style throughout. Boasting original beams and trusses, a lovely patio area with views over the owner's large pond and two good-sized bedrooms, this welcoming home from home provides high quality accommodation for up to four people. Visitors are within easy reach of all local amenities yet the property retains a sense of peace and quiet â ideal for a relaxing break. Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric double oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV wi...This spacious, two bedroom property in Shropshire is able to sleep up to four people and is set in an attractive location on a 200-acre working farm.Set on a 200-acre working farm, this stone-built, detached cottage has been decorated and furnished in a traditional country style throughout. Boasting original beams and trusses, a lovely patio area with views over the owner's large pond and two good-sized bedrooms, this welcoming home from home provides high quality accommodation for up to four people. Visitors are within easy reach of all local amenities yet the property retains a sense of peace and quiet â ideal for a relaxing break. Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric double oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent October to April inclusive, outside of these months fuel for woodburner available to purchase locally. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed garden with summerhouse, patio, furniture & BBQ. Free coarse fishing available 5 mins walk from property, fishing also available on nearby river and pools at additional cost. One small well-behaved dog welcome. Note: The super king-size double can be a twin if requested at time of booking. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.2 miles (via ford, longer on the way back) or 4 miles. Note: Property on working farm. Children must be supervised & dogs kept on leads at all times Region: A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England. Town: The small village of Billingsley is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and is only seven miles from Bridgnorth. The area offers excellent walking and cycling routes, as well as boasting easy access to country parks, great houses, museums and picturesque Shropshire villages. Visitors can enjoy a trip to the town of Bridgnorth - winner of the 'Britain in Bloom' award - which is comprised of the High Town and the Low Town connected by winding streets and stairs. The bustling Saturday street market is an excellent way to explore the town or alternatively, it is possible to visit the impressive castle ruins and take a ride on the steep funicular railway. With easy access to The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, Ironbridge Gorge and the popular destinations of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, this is a wonderful spot for a family holiday.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Sykes Holiday Cottages
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2009
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Tess D
Tess D
Bath, United Kingdom3 contributions
Lovely property and great location for those who enjoy a rural retreat. The property description is accurate; this IS a working farm so expect all the realistic sights and sounds of animals and farm machinery (which pleased me greatly). The cottage was clean, cosy and spacious, and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well-equipped and everything worked. There are steps at the front and back doors as well as a step in the main corridor so bear that in mind for those with mobility challenges. The views were lovely and especially picturesque in the evening light. There is plenty to do in the locality without having to travel any great distance. There are plenty of brochures in the cottage and previous occupiers have left helpful comments in the visitors’ book. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience and one to be hopefully repeated in the future.
Visited June 2019
Written June 15, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TNM
TNM
Northallerton, United Kingdom38 contributions
Review based upon a family of four with 2 young children aged 3 and 1. Firstly, I must mention that that we had a lovely time during our stay at the Garden Barn as there is so much to do in the area. We will definitely be returning to Shropshire however we would be unlikely to stop here again, certainly not until our children are older. The cottage / barn conversion has pretty much everything you would need, whether you are staying for a weekend or a full week. However the quality of some aspects does let it down somewhat. Firstly I must stress (as advertised) this is situated slap bang in the middle of a working farm, and as mentioned by previous reviewers the front door is opposite the farm office where there are people coming and going regularly. It is not just a working farm but they also run an equestrian centre there also, and again as advertised if you have children or pets for that matter do make sure they are supervised at all times. The space between the cottage and the farm office serves as a car park (sometimes a rather busy one) and a thoroughfare for the owner of the farm who regularly comes hurtling past on his ATV, which can be annoying in the evening when trying to get little ones to sleep. Inside the barn things are comfortable and certainly very clean. All furnishings and utilities are as advertised and you will not want for anything, although the wifi is pretty much none existent, the only place I could get a signal was sitting at the kitchen table which was ok as we only needed it for a planning our days out. Oh and there is absolutely ZERO phone signal anywhere within the cottage(we are both on EE, not sure what other providers are like). So on the whole, the location (in proximity to exploring Shropshire and the surrounding area) is fantastic and the cottage would certainly serve most visitors to the area as a great base to go from. However if you were looking for somewhere to relax and unwind / put your feet up I would look elsewhere as I would want somewhere a bit nicer if I was going to spend more time at the property itself. *We also found the owners to be rather cold upon arrival, and upon departure she seemed more bothered about us writing in her visitors book than actually asking us if we had enjoyed our stay.
Visited August 2015
Written August 20, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

andnevlit
andnevlit
West Bridgford, United Kingdom67 contributions
This is a very nicely appointed cottage. Two couples, plenty of space. Equipment level was very good, plenty of crockery and pots and pans. We wanted for nothing. Outlook from the patio over the fields was smashing ... We didn't have the weather when we where in the cottage, in the warmth and sun, this would be a lovely place to eat. Mrs Williams was unobtrusive in her welcome and quickly had us in the cottage and settled down. Accessible across the yard in the farm office had we needed anything. The cottage is fairly isolated. 15 minutes drive on B roads into Bridgnorth. Cape of good hope pub is shut in Billingsly. Need to travel into Highley ( across the ford) for options. Main bedroom is spacious. Second bedroom a little cramped. Living/dining space is big and supporting logs for a fire is a nice touch. Bathroom well maintained. The cottage is warm, the heating works well. Wifi, was hit and miss for us. Not an issue, if you were staying a full week, you'd probably check it out with the owner. We would stay again.
Visited April 2015 Travelled with friends
Written April 21, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

NorthStar543849
NorthStar543849
A venue which exceeded our expectations, starting with friendly and helpful directions, a great welcome and even new-born lambs! Ideally situated for the Severn Valley Railway and key Shropshire tourist spots, with lovely hidden village pubs. High class furnishings, scrupulously high standards of cleanliness, ample supplies of kitchen utensils and comfortable bedrooms, not to mention the longest lounge/dining room area we have seen. No wonder many guests regularly return. We can unreservedly recommend this venue.
Visited August 2014
Written August 8, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jo Pryor -:- Cliffe Kent
This cottage has everything you could possibly need. It really is a home from home. My son enjoyed the fishing very much and it was easy to keep an eye on him from the cottage. There are so many things to see and do. Close to many beautiful areas for walking and exploring. Shops are not too far away. Lots of nice pubs in the area to eat out .. we managed to eat out every day! We had a totally relaxing holiday, going somewhere different every day and relaxing in the evening. Highly recommended.
Visited August 2013
Written October 30, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sue -:- Leeds
Lovely cottage very well equipped owners on site and very accommodating. Private garden and decking great for relaxing. Near Severn valley railway and Bridgenorth which we fell in love with.
Visited May 2013
Written July 25, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jacqui -:- South Wiiral
First class property in a very private location. The barn had everything that was needed to enjoy a escape from everyday life. Any help and advice was available just across the courtyard at the farmhouse. Superb countryside, fantastic wildlife and views. Highly recommended escape!
Visited January 2013
Written April 18, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cooper o' Fife -:- Leamingto Spa
The cottage was very well equipped and very tastefully decorated. On arrival, the owners were a bit disconcerted by the size of our dog. (a very laid back Great Dane) and there wasn't an overabundance of warm welcomes. The driveway to the cottage had quite a few potholes as it was on a working farm. However the quality of the accommodation and the surrounding countryside more than made up for any shortcomings and we had a lovely stay.
Visited October 2011
Written December 8, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GBEC
GBEC
2 contributions
Garden Barn is a beautiful, homely conversion, well equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings. However, despite reading reviews to the contrary, we found the owners rather unfriendly and cold in their manner towards us which left us feeling distinctly unwelcome. I presume the problem was the fact that we had our dog Milo with us.This property was advertised as dog friendly but the owners attitude would suggest otherwise. In conclusion we would recommend this property to those without dogs only or those who can ignore scathing glances from the owners every time they step out of the door!
Visited October 2011 Travelled with family
Written October 23, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dan -:- London
A cosy little place to stay. The owners are more than helpful with anything that you need. The cottage itself is full of character with the fire and beams in the ceiling. It is certainly somewhere i'd consider returning to.
Visited December 2010
Written March 4, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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