This pet friendly, barn conversion cottage on a working farm sleeps 4 people in the Shropshire village of Acton Burnell just 7 miles from the historic market town of Shrewsbury and is just a short drive from Bridgnorth and Ironbridge. Virginia Cottage was originally a barn set on a working farm. It has been converted to provide accommodation for groups of up to 4 people. The conversion has been undertaken with great care and the cottage retains much of its original character through features such as a wood-burning stove in the lounge. The decoration is modern, yet comforting and the property backs onto a private patio from where you can abso...rb the rolling scenery or enjoy a spot of summertime dining. Walks are available through the farm and the cottage is located close to other walking trails. There is parking for up to 2 cars, although the local shops are 2 minutes away on foot and the local pub is 4 miles away.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, video, CD player, WiFi. All fuel and power and initial supply of logs inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front and rear private patios with chiminea, garden furniture and BBQ, walks available on farm. One small well-behaved dog by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Small shop 2 mins walk, pub (serving good food) 4 miles. Note: This property is situated on a working farm and there may be some tractor and machinery noise at certain times of the year.
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 pretty little village of Acton Burnell is set in rolling farmland a few miles from Shrewsbury and takes its name from Robert Burnell, famous for building the lovely castle and church here in the 13th Century. Robert Burnell, who built the castle, also built Acton’s Church of St Mary, which is still in use and remains one of the most complete 13th century village churches in Britain. Acton is well-placed to explore further Shropshire attractions, such as Much Wenlock, Church Stretton, Attingham Park and Shropshire’s capital: Shrewsbury. There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities, especially amongst the historic Shropshire Hills.
Additional amenities include: 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 05/30/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Jane Morley
The cottage provided a good base for touring Shrophshire with good walks out of the front door for the dog. The whole atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful. The local shop/ P.O. stocked the daily papers and other essential but often forgotten items.
Hope to return again soon.
Bryan P. Hoare
Horsham, West Sussex
Week of R & R
Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Bryan P. Hoare
We had an awesome weeks rest in Virginia Cottage, the owners where fantastic people, I only wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage was beautifully appointed with everything you could want for a perfect break. I come from a farming background so the peace and quite of this farm forming a part of the village reminded me of my childhood from Cross Farm in Eastry, Kent. I would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage to anyone with or without animals.
Excellent holiday cottage
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | vickip
This is a beautiful cottage, lovely decor and facilities. Lovely to have a choice of outdoor eating areas, too. All on one level so perfect for families.
The owners were friendly and helpful.
We recommend visiting acton Burnell castle, just a few minutes walk from the cottage. A perfect spot for a picnic or walk.
We loved the cottage and the area - a lovely holiday,
Mr P Holleran
A place to definitely return to
Left on 09/17/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Mr P Holleran
The location of the cottsge is ideal for exploring Shropshire and Wales. There are many places of interest to visit within easy reach. The cottage was ideal for families as the garden and patio area were safe and secure. The cottage was well equiped and had everything needed for a comfortable stay.
Delightful Stay in Beautiful Home and Surroundings
Left on 01/07/2010 for a stay in December 2008 | Deejay777
"The cottage was beautiful and lovely and clean and very comfortable. Had all the things you require a home to have from essential cooking utensils to home comforts. The owners Penny and her Husband and their family were most hospitable." Would highly recommend a visit here. Some lovely pubs to visit in surrounding areas too.
We hope to return one day very soon!.
Best Holiday Accomodation you could wish for!
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Anne
The service we received was excellent. The Holiday Accomodation was perfect. There was everything you could want and more besides! We were all impressed with the wonderful layout and comfort of the home. The location was quiet and peaceful. My only complaint(besides the weather) was there were no close amenities, you had to drive everywhere.
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