This one bedroom property is part of a 19th Century barn conversion, set close to the pretty village of Picklescott in Shropshire. This 19th Century, stone-built barn conversion adjoins the owner's home on a 10-acre smallholding between Picklescott and Pulverbatch. At just six miles from Church Stretton, this romantic retreat is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has been tastefully renovated to combine modern conveniences with original features. The property includes a large galleried bedroom with exposed oak beams and trusses, a warming wood-burning stove and a secluded, patio garden with views across the countryside. Th...e property is close to all the local amenities of Church Stretton as well as being within easy reach of many activities.
Amenities: Electric heaters with woodburner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, use of owners' washing machine on request, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Electricity and wood for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Private patio with garden furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pubs with restaurant 3 miles. Note: Dogs must be kept under strict control due to cattle/sheep on owners' land.
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: Set in the Shropshire Hills and adjacent to the Long Mynd, the village of Picklescott is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This little town is at the halfway point of a circular walk along country lanes, whilst the surrounding area is full of bridleways which make for excellent walking and cycling opportunities. Visitors can enjoy the stunning views from the Devil's Chair at nearby Stiperstones Nature Reserve, or take a trip to the picturesque market town of Church Stretton - boasting half-timbered buildings - just a six mile drive away. The medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow are also close by and boast impressive castles, excellent shops, restaurants and scenic, riverside walks. The World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, the amazing Roman ruins at Wroxeter and Stokesay Castle are all within easy driving distance.
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.
Very rural, very peaceful and beautifully designed conversion.
Left on 11/02/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Carob
This was a last minute booking for us - we did not know the area at all. We were assured that it was a lovely location for walking and just relaxing. Completely accurate! In fact probably better than anticipated. The conversion of this old workshop has been done beautifully - real quality carpentry. The bedroom with huge exposed beams is something to behold!
It is a very rural location which is great for the peace and quiet - but the lanes are very narrow and the first approach was a bit daunting but the directions were accurate - we just needed to trust them!!
It was a pity that one of the local pubs had closed recently but another had reopened and the young couple running it deserve to do well.
If you love the peace and quiet of the country this is for you!
Peace and solitude
Left on 09/14/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Len Burgin
Perfectly equipped and proportioned holiday let for two people. Tucked away in the middle of the Shropshire countryside it feels remote and isolated, but is only a short drive from a couple of villages with a choice of decent pubs nearby. Well placed for access to the Long Mynd, Stiperstones, and Wenlock Edge, it makes a good base for a walking holiday. If you are looking for some quiet down-time then this is the place to stay, but be prepared to wash your car at the end of the week - the local lanes get very muddy from the farm traffic!
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in December 2012 | Scott
We absolutely loved our stay here.We could not believe how peaceful the surroundings were.Just a short drive to Shrewsbury with a very handy Sainsburys.About 20 mins to Ludlow which really is lovely.The cottage had everything you could possibly need and the view out the windows and from the patio was amazing.The log fire made it so cozy on winter nights.Would definately stay here again if we return to Shropshire.
forest of dean coleford
I liked the old workshop very much
Left on 01/12/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | LAWRENCE
It would be good idea if a night light was installed on the stair case
as the toilet on thr ground floor for ssfety if you have to get in the night thank you Lawrence .
Very peaceful lovely views and country walks
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Bouncer
The only down side was the two local pubs which were meant to be very good wer both closed :( but if you love walking and not afraid of the dark this is the place for you :)
a well deserved break
Left on 11/08/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | chrissie
cottage was perfect, peaceful surroundings, an ideal spot to explore shropshire.
Old Workshop review
Left on 10/24/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | K.P (Cambridgeshire)
For those people who like remote quiet places then this location fits the bill.
A 2 mile slow drive down a relatively quiet, single lane/track with twists & turns, blind corners, agricultural machinery, cows etc but the location is well worth the drive.
There is a quieter route across country to Church Stretton which I do recommend.
This area is great for those that like walking; too many to chose from.
Owners of the Old Workshop were helpful & friendly.
Mr & Mrs Ascott
The Shropshire Retreat
Left on 09/17/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Mr & Mrs Ascott
If you really want to unwind away from the city, this is the place to go. Surrounded by pure nature, it is the perfect place to relax. There is a lot to do just a few miles away. On our stay, we actually never left the Shropshire borders. The only thing that was a bit too exciting was the drive to the house. Be aware of oncoming farm traffic on the 2.5 miles single track to the house. But if you are trained in reversing around bends, this is not really a problem, just charming. My driver disagrees ;-) He did not like it.
Left on 07/14/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Sue
This was the most wonderful cottage to stay for a holiday in the most beautiful of settings.
Unfortunately my husband fell down the stairs during the night on our 3rd night which disrupted our plans somewhat as he sustained severe bruising to his back and shoulder.
This has, however, not put us off from staying there again sometime in the future.
Peace in Picklescot.
Left on 07/14/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Michael Search.
Very nice cottage with a beautiful garden. Ideal for sitting out in during the evening after a long walk. Ideally placed for couples wanting a quiet holiday with access to plenty of walks. Cottage bedroom layout was exceptional. Just beware of the very narrow roads in the area, until you reach Church Stretton.
Kath and John
TN26 1LY. Kent.
The Old Workshop, Picklescott.
Left on 12/06/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Kath and John
We found the cottage to be very comfortable for two people. The accomodation is well laid out, clean and tidy, and having most of what you may require for your stay. It was nice having a log burning stove in the living room for chilly evenings, the logs being provided.The cottage is located in beautiful country side, but the lanes to access it are very narrow, and must be treated with great caution. Fortunately, traffic is light. There are many interesting places to visit nearby, both within Shropshire and over the border in Wales. If you and your loved one are considering visiting the Old Workshop, our response would be, GO FOR IT!
Ralph & Jenny
A Quiet Countryside Holiday
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | Ralph & Jenny
An excellent stay with everything provided without any intrusivness.
A beuatifull and tastefull accomodation that is a pleasure to be in.
Rural location, very quiet and a good location for exploring Shropshire.
The high standard of the accomodation was a delight and the location was ideal for a very quiet holiday. The location is approached by winding, narrow lanes which are not for the faint-hearted!
Three Bridges, Sussex
Fabulous location, wonderful barn conversion and what lovely peo
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Carole
My husband and I stayed here in June 09. We arrived somewhat bereft having put to sleep our wonderful old goldie, Heidi the day before. What a fabulous place. Fantastic views, fantastic barn conversion, just superb. The couple who owned the property were just lovely, left us fresh eggs from the hens and Nel the farm dog - restored our hearts and helped the healing commence. The surrounding area is just beautiful and we walked to the local pub (quite a hike) with Nel and what a great place. Overall cannot recommend this place highly enough. The overall surrounding area is just so beautiful. We will return, having now rescued another dog a few months later!
An idylic retreat in an idylic location!!
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | Janet F
I absolutely loved my stay and would highly recommend it. It was so comfortable and homely and the owners were an absolute pleasure to deal with, being very friendly and easy to approach. The location was fantastic, being in the middle of no-where but the places to visit were only a short car ride away, and there were plenty of places to visit. The walking was wonderful. There is nothing that I didn't like, I loved everything about it. I was on my own and felt safe and happy to be, but I also think it would be a very romantic place to stay for a couple.
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