This one bedroom property is a wonderful place for a romantic stay in Shropshire. This 18th Century detached barn conversion features a wealth of original features, including oak beams, trusses and wall timbers. With an open-plan living area and French windows onto the courtyard, the property has a light and airy feel, offering all necessary modern facilities but is cosy enough for a quiet break for two. Set in a pretty countryside location, this property is perfect for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers, and is close to all local amenities and activities.
Amenities: Electric central heating. Electric oven & ceramic hob, microwave, fri...dge, washingmachine (in utility cupboard), dishwasher, wall mounted flat screen combi TV/DVD, CD player/radio. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Open shed bike storage. Front, stone walled courtyard with garden furniture & BBQ. Free coarse fishing available 5 mins walk from property, fishing also available on nearby river and pools at additional cost. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 1 mile (via ford) or 4 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: This property is only suitable for a maximum of 2 adults and does not accept children.
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 just seven miles from Bridgnorth. In addition to lots of walking and cycling facilities, the region boasts a wealth of country parks, great houses, museums and picturesque villages. Visitors can enjoy a trip to the nearby town of Bridgnorth - winner of âBritain in Bloom' - which is composed of the High Town and the Low Town connected by winding streets and flights of steps. The town's Saturday street market provides an excellent chance to explore the impressive castle ruins or to take a ride on the funicular railway. This passes what Charles I called 'the finest view in all my kingdom'. With easy access to The Royal Air Force Museum, Ironbridge Gorge, and the towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, this is an ideal base for an enjoyable break.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 10/24/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Angie & Tony
Beautiful remote location on a farm without the usual smells !!!
A converted old barn ---with all the amenities. Nice private outside sitting area.
Only problem was no Wifi !!! I feel it is very much needed to look up local activities, weather etc so you can plan your days out.
Peaceful relaxing location away from all the hustle and bustle.
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Mrs Smith
The owners were nice and friendly and very helpful if you wanted to know anything about the surrounding areas and where to do sightseeing and places of interest to visit. The only drawback is that there was no shops nearby if you wanted to buy a newspaper or run out of milk or bread. Bridgenorth is the nearest town and it has some nice shops and tearooms.
Lytham St. Annes. Lancashire
The perfect Christmas Holiday
Left on 02/08/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Lorac
The cottage was just perfect. Warm & cosy. Homely & comfortable. All modern facilities and equipment.The perfect base for visiting Ludlow,Bridgnorth, Ironbridge,Shrewsbury, and many lovely villages.We loved it and will return. Tony & Carol.
A quiet relaxing stay
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Liz Gibbs
This was our first stay with Sykes Cottages but we will use them again. We loved the property - it is a great conversion, very well equipped and comfortable. It is small but was absolutely fine for two people. The location is very quiet and relaxing - you need a car but you are then perfectly located to explore the area - and there is plenty to see - wildlife, historic sites and towns, walks, cycle rides. We thoroughly enjoyed our week.
Mr and Mrs S
Left on 07/24/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Mr and Mrs S
Cottage in superb location. Ideal for two people, very comfortable and well equipped. We had a peaceful and very relaxing stay. Beautiful area for exploring - immediate location lovely for walks, and loads to visit further afield. Only had a long weekend this time but will definitely book again.
Excellent cottage for couple
Left on 02/18/2010 for a stay in December 2008 | Nick
The Byre, located on the owner's farm enjoys both privacy and seclusion. We stayed over for New Year during a spell of very cold weather but the accommodation was very cosy and warm. We had taken an electric fan heater as a precaution but we didn't need it. The standard of accommodation is excellent we were made very welcome by the owners. Would definitely recommend and may return one day.
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