Self Catering in Shropshire - Billingsley
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Pricing From: £263.00 - 538.00
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 ideal for a relaxing break.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Had a nice relaxing holiday, this was a fabulous base. Our second visit was just as good as the first. It was quiet, very comfortable and close enough to other attractions for a great holiday. The views were great and it was an extremely chilled place.
The cottage was homely and very comfortable ever thing you need. The Owner was very nice and accommodating.
The views from the cottage were spectacular, even though this is on a working farm we were not disturbed by the daily routine. The owners house is opposite the cottage, but after greeting us they didn't intrude on our space. The wood burner was a treat for us and was made up ready to light with a basket of logs to hand.
The cottage was really lovely, very warm and very comfortable, everything you might need provided, the furnishings were really good quality, no feeling of scrimping, a lot of thought and care has been put into making it feel welcoming and homely.
Nice place but definite room for improvement..
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.
Services / Facilities:
Oil central heating, woodburner in sitting room. Electric double oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, colour TV with Freeview, video, DVD. Fuel, power and a starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed garden with Summer House, patio, furniture & BBQ. Free coarse fishing available 5 mins walk from property, fishing also available on nearby river and pools at additional cost. 1 well behaved dog welcome. Sorry no smoking. Shop 1 mile (via ford) or 4 miles, pub/restaurant 10 mins walk. Note: Property on working farm. Children must be supervised & dogs kept on leads at all times.
Double Beds: 2
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