This luxury, pet friendly, Grade II listed barn conversion cottage for 4 people is located in the village of Cardington near Church Stretton in Shropshire close to the towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Bridgnorth. Spinney Retreat is a gorgeous property that has been sensitively converted from an old stable building into a charming holiday cottage. There's a lovely rustic wood burner in the sitting room, which is a great place to gather the family together. Whoever stays in this property has access to the owners' games room on the farm and the farm grounds too. The property is all laid out on one floor and comprises of 1 double bedroom with en... suite, 1 twin bedroom, a bathroom with bath and a shower, a fully fitted kitchen and a neat sitting room. There are exposed wood beams dotted about the property as well, which adds an authentic rural feel to the house.
Amenities: Electric central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD, payphone, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Extra wood can be bought from owner. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Patio with furniture & BBQ, use of natural pools, picnic area & woodland walks. Children's play area. Shared use of full-size tennis court. Two shared games rooms with pool table & table tennis. Ample off road parking. Local fishing & riding available. well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 7 miles, pubs 1.75 miles (Cardington & Longville), Church Stretton train station 7 miles. Note: Check-in 3.30pm.
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 fact that the village is in such unspoilt countryside means that it's a great location to have as a base for your holiday if you are fond of walking, cycling and nature spotting. Cardington is also famous for its pub, which is actually the oldest in Shropshire, so old in fact that it's even got a mention in the Domesday Book. Ironbridge Gorge is in close proximity too and is well worth a visit. It has 10 museums all housing different exhibitions and artefacts, so if the weather turns wet you can pack up the family and make the short driveto Iron Gorge safe in the knowledge that they will have plenty to explore.
Additional amenities include: game room, high chair, cooker.Read more
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 08/08/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | Susan F
This was our first cottage holiday rental and we feel that the bar has been set so high that another won't ever be as good. Within minutes of arriving we were contacted by the owner and given local advice. The cottage was very well equipped. We were even given 2 vases of fresh flowers. We had access to the farm and were fortunate to see lambs born and bottle feed the orphans. If you wanted eggs, you helped yourself from the chickens.
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An Excellent Retreat
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | RFZ
Spinney Retreat is an excellent holiday let. It has everything a family of four would need and more. Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, comfortable lounge. That last mile and half down the single track road proved annoying at night but fine during the day. Highly recommended.
A delightful week in Shropshire
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Satisfied Customer
We had fabulous weather for the time of year which probably enhanced our stay in this beautiful area of England. The cottage we rented was owned and run by a very friendly family, they invited us to be hands on with feeding their pigs and collecting fresh eggs from their chickens, this all added to our enjoyment. The little we saw of the other of the cottages they had for rent only confirmed that these owners were dedicated to ensuring their guests enjoyed a true country cottage experience. Our cottage was well equipped and more than met our expectations.I would highly recommend this area and these cottages to anyone, they were suitable for all ages and abilities.
Home away from home.
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Geeta Satija
It was a wonderful experience staying in this cottage, very well equipped, warm and welcoming decor and had pratically everything you need to make your stay comfortable.
Sam and Hilary
Best all round
Left on 08/20/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Sam and Hilary
In an ideal location for visiting the many varied attractions and historic towns of Shrewsbury,Ludlow, Iron Bridge. Good local pubs and eating out. Accomodation was spacious, well fitted, clean and quiet in this country estate even the local dogs came to see us and make a fuss. The on-site wildlife ponds etc were a haven of tranquility and peace far away from the stresses of life. A great pity we only stayed a week, will be back.
Ali & Mick Meg & Teasel the Labradors
Chichester, West Sussex
Rural Shropshire at its best
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in June 2008 | Ali & Mick Meg & Teasel the Labradors
My husband, myself and our two labradors enjoyed a
very pleasant short break at this very pleasant
cottage. The property was great if you have dogs
as there was abit of rough ground opposite for late
night and early morning outings and some fabulous
and interesting farm walks. Cottage was well
equipped ideal if you'd had a less abled guest as
there was a wet room and only one or two steps
between the rooms.
Our only excitement was when the smoke alarm went
off and positioned up in the rafters we couldn't
switch it off! Luckily help arrived in the form of
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.
ramsgate kent england
absolutely first class
Left on 12/04/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | sonstel
Extremely friendly contact with owner by phone in
no way intrusive but obviously very thoughtful.
The cottage was so cosy and welcoming, just felt like home from the moment we arrived.All the lovely nick nacks and pictures around the property
were remarkable, never been to a holiday home as nice as the spinney before .
The location is lovely we know the area very well from childhood days.
Loved everything about it complete privacy,log fire and lovely for our 16 year old blind dog
plenty of freedom for her thank you
Eve and Pat
Lovely cottage in peacefull surroundings
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in June 2008 | Eve and Pat
Excellent converted stables block, very comfortable bedrooms and lounge and well appointed bathroom and kitchen with everything needed for self catering holidays. Location is extremely peaceful and the surrounding area is beautiful, plenty to do with lots of good places to eat, nice pubs, etc. Very narrow lane to get to the cottage but good fun to drive, and you do need transport as it is two miles from the main road. Excellent holiday, everything went smoothly right from the initial booking.
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