This three bedroom property in the village of Mainstone is able to sleep up to five people. This delightful 18th century, stone-built barn conversion is situated close to the owner's farmhouse on a 4.5 acre eco-friendly smallholding. Specialising in rare breed pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens, the farm is also home to a wildlife pond and is set on the outskirts of the hamlet of Mainstone. The property itself is surrounded by wooded pastures and offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation. This includes a spacious, triple aspect sitting room with superb views, three lovely bedrooms and a cosy lounge. The large garden boasts a spring-fed st...ream with decking across it, making this an incredibly relaxing outdoor space.
Amenities: Oil central heating. LPG oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, wireless Broadband available on request. Telephone (honesty box). All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Large enclosed lawned garden with a fenced off natural water feature & decked area with furniture & BBQ. Child's Wendy House. Wildlife pond. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops/pubs/restaurants 5.5 miles. Minsterley shooting ranges and trout/carp fishing nearby. Note: Property is accessed via farm track with a steep concreted descent at the end - take care during winter weather. Note: Although water feature is shallow, please take care. Children must have adult supervision at all times by the wildlife pond. Note: There is a spring-fed water supply to the property which is tested regularly.
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: Located in beautiful countryside known as the Marches, the hamlet of Mainstone is located on the border between England and Wales. This charming settlement is less than six miles from the fascinating market town of Bishops Castle, situated in the outstanding natural beauty of the south west Shropshire Hills. The town of Bishops Castle boasts a medieval castle mound, a wealth of timbered buildings - including the unusual Elizabethan House on Crutches - heritage trails and an impressive choice of quality shops, pubs and restaurants. These include the famous Three Tuns Inn Brewery, which produces traditional real ales. The town enjoys weekly markets, festivals - such as the famous Annual Real Ale Festival - and regular fairs including one at Michaelmas. The area is ideal for walking, cycling and for touring the Welsh Marches whilst the towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are also within easy reach to provide some cosmopolitan contrast.
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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.
A restful holiday enjoyed by all especially the dogs
Left on 08/20/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Mr and Mrs JD
Excellent accommodation well layout comfortable and dog friendly. Large fenced garden big enough to train the dogs in. Useful covered lobby to remove wet clothing and foot ware. The only thing missing was a log burner not because the property was cold but to make it a little more cosy. The owners who lived next door where friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
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