This semi-detached, pet friendly, barn conversion for 5 people is set on a working farm in the village of Stapleton near Church Stretton in Shropshire and is ideally situated to explore the nearby towns of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ironbridge. The Granary is located just 6 miles from Church Stretton and was originally a barn used as part of a working farm. It has been tastefully converted to offer accommodation for up to 5 people. Much of the barn's original charm has been retained through features such as exposed beams and a wood-burning stove. The hallway sports an oak staircase and leads to the dining area up a set of original stone step...s. For romantic couples, there is a four-poster bed and, for larger groups, there is shared use of a games room with its own snooker table. Outside the Granary is a small garden which lends itself to al fresco dining in the summer months.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with digital box, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi. Fuel, power & initial supply of wood for woodburner inc. in rent. Shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair on request. 6'x 3' snooker table on gallery. Small front patio and small rear walled area with garden furniture. Shared use of games barn, with snooker table, table tennis, badminton, cricket, football net & 14' netted trampoline. Ample off road parking. One small well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk.
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: This huge hill is topped by a moorland plateau of heather and rocks and broken on the eastern side by a series of hollows or "batches". This is a popular walking area - ideal for exploring the Shropshire Hills. Church Stretton is the first town in Shropshire to receive Walkers Welcome status. Walkers Welcome towns are places which have something special to offer for walkers more than simply being a fantastic place to come an enjoy the great outdoors. The town also holds its own annual Walking Festival in June. In the Carding Mill Valley, there is a thriving antiques centre with over 60 stalls. This is open every day and nearby Acton Scott Historic Farm will give you a taste of 19th Century farming. There are attractions to suit every age and taste in this region, from the Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom to the historic Dudmaston Hall.
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Left on 06/21/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Cobblers1961
Beautifully appointed cottage on working farm.Spotlessly clean throughout with everything you need for a relaxing stay.Homemade cake for us on arrival was a nice touch.In a very quiet area within walking distance of local pub. Lots of walks in the area and plenty of places to visit including Ludlow,Bishop's Castle, Shrewsbury and the highlight for us Hawkstone park and gardens.The owners are very friendly and our daughters loved the games barn and helping with bottle feeding the lambs.A perfect getaway for a relaxing break.
Selsey, West Sussex
A Shropshire adventure
Left on 12/06/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Mrs E
A lovely well thought out property which was a fantastic base from which to explore beautiful Shropshire, which exceeded our expectations. Owners were around but unintrusive. Lovely play barn if you have little ones. Our dog enjoyed her first holiday and the little courtyard is secure. Aside from the muddy cow fields opposite, which we wouldn't recommend a walk through, although we did laugh a lot, there are some fabulous places to visit and walk. Highly recommend this property and Shropshire
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Alison Gardner
We spent a lovely week here in the summer. The house was beautiful, and full of character...only complaint was the shower in the en-suite was miniscule, and the shower curtain would stick to your legs if you took a shower! The kids loved the barn...and so did the parents! Lots of things to do, pool, badminton, table tennis, trampoline, darts etc even when it was raining. Beautiful cake was made for us on arrival...yum!
All in all it was a great place to return home to, when we had a day sight seeing or shopping! Little patio at the back is a real sun trap in the morning, and we sat at the front in the afternoon. The owners were really friendly, yet give you your privacy which was really appreciated!
A perfect country holiday cottage
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Carole
Thre Granary was well furnished and equipped, spotlessly clean, and with those delightful features that are part of barn conversions.
Plus fresh eggs awaiting us!
The surrounding countryside and towns were an eye-opener - just lovely a well kept secret
Family of 5
Great place to stay - lots to see and do within 30 min drive
Left on 04/14/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Family of 5
The property was lovely and made a cosy stay with the log burner in the evenings. If the sky is clear, be sure to gaze up and be amazed at how many stars you can see in this area of low light pollution.
Lots to see and do within 30 min drive, recommend RaF museum at Cosford, free and well worth a visit. Got a family year pass for all the museums and attractions in and around Ironbridege, worth every penny. Particularly enjoyed Blists hill victorian town and Ironbridge is a lovely place.
Not much nearby if you are on foot but it made a nice peaceful location.
Would go here again.
A fabulous Christmas
Left on 03/01/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Fiona
We have now had 2 Christmas breaks at The Granary and it is absolutely perfect...the cottage itself is beautiful and the warm friendly welcome you get from the owners, yet not intrusive, along with lovely Christmas cake and mince pies waiting for you on arrival just finishes the whole experience off to perfection. Oh and not forgetting the lovely Christmas tree and log burner.. Hope to come again soon..
Very comfortable and great fun for adults and children
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Gillian
It was a lovely barn conversion, thoughfully done with everything needed. the playbarn was excellent and the children had a lot of fun in there - as well as the adults !
A cottage I would like for my home.
Left on 05/15/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Jacbar
Made to feel most welcome, a very relaxed atmosphere, the owners were completely concerned that our stay would be a good one. The barn was very comfortable with a lovely atmosphere.The farm surroundings were great, rural but very handy to get to all the well worth visiting places.One of the best aspects was the peace and tranquility but in the barn we had to be up early to avail ourselves of the hot water as there was none when the boiler went off at 8 30 am.
Left on 05/14/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Barbara
We had a very relaxed few days, the cottage is lovely with great attention to detail. We had very mixed weather. Great areas for walking locally and Church Stretton a must.
Would not hesitate to return again.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Churxh Stretton
First class very nice cottage, spacious and well equipped. General decoration looking a bit "tired" -as interior is relatively dark would probably enhance if all walls painted magnolia. On a working farm but quite private and quiet, owners very welcoming and pleasant.
Would stay there again.
Jill, Rich and Bumble
Lovely cottage, but with lots of bits and pieces missing!
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Jill, Rich and Bumble
Our thoughts were passed onto the owners!
It was a beautiful cottage, but not as convenient as we had expected. Lots of 'bits' were missing, like no towel rails in main bathroom. We found it difficult walking our small dog, as the lanes are quite busy, and so we had to drive almost into Shrewsbury, to be abble to let him off of the lead, for a 'proper' run. We missed having a 'real' garden, had the weather been good, we would have spent time just sat-out, but on the nicer days, the very tiny garden was a bit restrictive.
There were other points, but as it is now 6 months ago, I cannot recall them all, but they were written down, and handed to the owners.
Whenever I have made suggestions to 'Sykes', there has never been any form of contact back to me, so I feel it isn't worth bothering!
Ashby de la Zouch
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Heather
Much better than the brochure! Very well equipped, comfortable and homely feel to this property and lots of space. Five of us and a dog had a very relaxing stay here, the log burner was a bonus and my 9 year old son enjoyed playing pool. There are lots of walks across farmland from the cottage and ideally placed for a day trip to Shrewsbury and walks along the Long Mynd and trips to Much Wenlock, Ludlow and Church Stretton. We have already booked again for next year!
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