Self Catering in Shropshire - Ratlinghope

Birchope Byre

Birchope Byre, Ratlinghope, Shropshire
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £260.00 - 612.00

'Off the beaten track'. Idyllic peaceful retreat. Beautifully converted byre finished to a high standard yet retaining character, with oak beams, exposed stone, cosy log burning stove, hand crafted oak and elm furniture and fittings.

Well equipped fitted pine kitchen/diner with vaulted ceiling, granite worktops, Cotswold stone floors, exposed stone wall. Facilities include electric cooker, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave and washer/dryer. Antique pine sideboard, pew and old farming implements,all add to the special atmosphere.

Steps from the kitchen lead to the luxury bathroom with gothic style carvings, hand crafted oak cupboards and door, terracotta floor, roll-top bath, separate shower, toilet and heated towel-rail. The kitchen overlooks the open plan lounge, with leather sofa, cotton fabric sofa, cushioned wicker chair, colour T.V.

,video,and DVD player. Books, maps, information leaflets, and games are provided to help you make the most of your stay. Private paved and gravel garden with shrubs, flowers, table and chairs with glorious views across fields towards Stipertones hills.

Birchope Byre offers 1 double, bed handmade in unusual brown oak (with option of cot or small child's bed), 1 family room (4ft double & 1 single, beds handmade in elm,) The bedrooms are in the eaves, low beams are present at the edges of the room, there is plenty of head height in the centre and main part of the room. Duvets, linen, towels, electricity, central heating, and first bag of logs are included in the price. Parking for 2 cars, indoor storage for bikes by prior arrangement.

Non-smokers only. Sorry no pets. Children welcome, but please take note there are a number of stairs and no stair gates.

May not be suitable for the elderly or infirm. Please note: The property is situated ½ mile up a farm track, which may be accessible only with four-wheel drive in severe frost or snow. Situated in spectacular walking country in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the Long Mynd and Stiperstones, with access to public footpaths from the door.

Amazing wildlife, including badgers, stoats, red kites, buzzards, and curlews. Village shop, Post Office and pubs less than 3 miles away. Bishop's Castle, our local market town offers shops for basic needs,as well as more individual and unusual shops, delicatessen, and galleries.

The cafes and inns are full of character-2 brewing their own real ales. Visit Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Church Stretton, Wales, and Ironbridge Gorge,now a World Heritage SIte, with a wealth of interesting museums and Blists Hill Victorian town. Museums, crafts, antiques, castles, National Trust and English Heritage properties, farm attractions,steam railways, provide a range of activities whatever the weather, or relax and enjoy walks and wildlife.

Renowned fayres and festivals occur locally throughout the year. 2010 - Christmas start day 22nd or 23rd, New Year start day 30th or 31st. Full week booking only.


Location Type

Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
Bed Linen Included
Towels Included
Fuel and Power Included
High Chair
No Smoking

Open Fire/Wood Burner
Wood burner

1 Double Bedroom
1 Triple Bedroom

Ground Floor Facilities
Ground Floor Toilet
Ground Floor Bath
Ground Floor Shower

Washing Machine

CD Player
DVD Player

Leisure Equipment
Patio Furniture

Garden/Terrace/Play area
Private garden
Terrace / patio
Enclosed garden / play area

Parking available
Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
Mountain Biking

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Ratlinghope area.

Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle - 4.6 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Walcot Hall - 6.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Lymore Park - 8.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Montgomery, St Nicholas Church - 9.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Montgomery Castle - 9.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Clun Castle - 10.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Forden Gaer Roman Fort - 10.4 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Langley Chapel - 10.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Acton Burnell Castle - 10.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Wilderhope Manor - 10.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Nearest Alternative Cottages

Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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