THE OLD BARN, family friendly, luxury holiday cottage, with hot tub in Bishops Castle, Ref 2697
This luxury, detached, stone built barn conversion with a hot tub sleeps 7 people in two acres of grounds, just outside the historic market town of Bishops Castle in the South West Shropshire Hills. The Old Barn is a luxurious detached stone built detached barn conversion located close to the owners' home in two acres of grounds, just five minutes stroll from the centre of the historic town of Bishops Castle and a superb real ale pub. This holiday property successfully blends original character with contemporary fixtures and fittings - including a covered hot tub that is lit up at night. The accommodation includes three bedrooms, one of which has en-suite facilities and a luxury four poster bed; 'all body' jet showers; an attractive walnut kitchen, and a convivial dining hall and living room. There is also a large patio area for enjoyable al fresco eating and relaxing after a long day's exploring.
Amenities: Electric underfloor heating (living room, hall & bathrooms), electric heater (kitchen), wall mounted oil radiators (bedrooms), electric fire (living room). Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer & ice maker, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs, video, DVD, full Sky package inc. movies/sport, stereo/CD player, WiFi. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Please bring own towels for hot tub. Covered hot tub. Cot, highchair & 2 stairgates on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Large rear patio with hot tub, garden furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shops 7 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk. Note: Owner is an electrician, two light work vans will leave yard between 8-9 am during the week.
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: Bishop's Castle is a lovely market town located in the stunning natural splendour of the South West Shropshire Hills. The town holds a weekly market which showcases local produce, and there is also a superb choice of shops, pubs and eateries. The Annual Real Ale Festival is famous, and regular Fairs - the most popular of which is the Michaelmas Fair - are regularly held in the town. Bishop's Castle is in an ideal spot for touring the beautiful Welsh Marches and rural Shropshire, with walks along Offa's Dyke and Shropshire Way. The lively towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are an easy drive away, and the area offers many visitor attractions for the whole family, including the Severn Valley Railway and the fascinating Powys Castle.
Left on 07/19/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 19, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
This is our second visit to the Old Barn. Visitors may be a bit surprised on arrival as the property is part of a business, with commercial property and vehicles close by. Don't let that put you off. The property is excellent, with excellent underfloor heating, power showers, 4 poster bed and a hot tub among many features. The owners are on site and if there are any problems they can assist virtually immediately. What more can I say? Ah yes, the hot tub. I wonder how much they cost.
“Lovely property, short walk from prettytown of Bishops Castle”
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 5, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
Very friendly owners. Property spacious and very well equipped, particularly liked kitchen & outside hot tub. Showers perhaps a bit gimmicky, would have preferred normal power showers. Iarea outside of property boundary could perhaps do with a little tidying, lots of bits & pieces lying around. Owner has large collection of old cars. Loved Bishops Castle, a quaint little old border town which has a good selection of small shops & local rustic pubs which serve good food. Very close to Welsh borders & lots to see and do in area. All in all would thoroughly recommend!
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 2, 2009Stayed Apr 2009
I did write a full review not long after this stay which was never published. I again sent an email to Sykes customer services enquiring why my review was not published but got no response. The accommodation was nice but nothing more than that. In fact the location was very disappointing and whilst in the rear garden it often felt like being too near a building site with agricultural machinery in constant view.
Good size bathrooms and kitchen but limited space for family of six in main lounge. Quality of lounge furniture was not special. However, overall cost was reasonable.
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