Self Catering in Shropshire - Strefford
The Barley Store
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Pricing From: £311.00
This first floor apartment near the Shropshire market town of Craven Arms sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
The Barley Store is a quality first floor apartment situated in the hamlet of Strefford, three miles from the small market town of Craven Arms. This apartment sleeps four people in two bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double and one twin with both rooms offering en-suite facilities. This apartment also has an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Outside there's off road parking for one car and a shared front patio area with furniture. The Barley Store is a wonderful base for a couple or small family with plenty of places to visit within easy reach.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Lovely place to stay
Just spent 5 very enjoyable nights in the Barley Store. Lovely place from which to explore the local countryside. Both hosts were very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend a stay here
Great if you are under 5'8"
The Barley Store is a very well equipped apartment with loads of character. It is well placed to enjoy and explore the beautiful countryside around this part of Shropshire.
My only reservation in recommending the apartment is the restricted head room due to the beams. If you are over 5'8" tall, as I am, your stay is likely to be a painful experience.
Lovely, beautiful conversion of a Grade II listed building in a great location.
The Barley Store a beautiful conversion of a Grade II listed building into a self catering apartment with two bedrooms (1 double, 1 two singles). The Grade II meant they had to keep a number of features, but this has been done so well that you love the feel. Wood beams and partions have been left exposed so that there in in effect an open plan between the modern kitchen (dish washer, oven, microwave, sink, fridge, etc) and the living room and there's a lot of attention to detail (eg a corner cupboard space has 's' shape cupboard racks that pull out completely to give full access to the contents).
Both bedrooms are en-suite with showers. There's also a shared utility room with The Gallary apartment above with additional freezer space, washing machine and dryer (almost essential when travelling with young children). The hosts also obligingly left in the utility room a collection of toys suitable for toddlers and children which our two didn't hesitate to take advantage of once they knew they were there.
The windows also had deep sills which our two young boys (3 & 6) loved to sit on and look out or do some drawing. And the place, effectively being down a quiet country lane (effectively a no through road) meant they could play/cycle/scoot in the road without us having to worry about their safety.
The hosts Pat & Gary are very obliging and ready to help.
We discovered Shropshire as a very under rated holiday location and it's still relatively unspolit by tourist traps. The Shropshire hills and countryside around is beautiful and there's plenty to do and see within a short driving distance such as the scenic and natural playground of Carding Mill Valley (National Trust). Where daming streams, pond dipping, and sliding down the grassy banks along with leisurely walks in beautiful surrounds is actually encouraged. The well preserved Stokesay Castle is just down the road, as is Ludlow and Ludlow Castle. Also great for exploring with children. Acton Scott Farm, a historical working farm is also a good visit. Plenty to do... and Iron Bridge gorge is less than an hour away.
Certainly would return. The only downside of the place is if you are taller than 5'7" (170cm). There are a number of low beams. You soon learn to duck! and/or walk slightly stooped. The most offending ones are just within the front door and the kitchen, which means because you are concentrating on other things, eg yourself and children coming into the house or if you are the one doing the cooking, you don't always remember to duck :-)
The accommodation was excellent and in a beautiful location. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. We hope to return soon.
Oil central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
Freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility
2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair on request
Off road parking for 1 car, with further roadside parking available
Lockable bike storage
Enclosed, shared front patio with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop 2 miles, pub/brewery/restaurant 1 mile
Note: Apartment accessed via 12 external steps
Due to beamed ceilings, headroom is restricted throughout
Note: Utility shared with other property on site
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