As one of four cottages, this Grade II listed barn conversion is set on the owner's 700-acre farm near Cardington. This property offers plenty of character, including a wood-burning stove, exposed ceiling beams and country views. With four bedrooms, this holiday home is able to sleep up to eight people and offers shared access to two games rooms and the owner's grounds. These include a private farm walk, a conservation area with natural pools and picnic site, as well as an abundance of wildlife. Children can also enjoy pony rides and are permitted to feed the chickens. The owners offer stabling, together with hacks and cross country jumps with access to the Jack Mytton Way.
Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor four poster king-size with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x double, 2 x twin. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin & WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Lower ground floor fitted oak kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area with patio doors. Lower ground floor utility. Large ground floor sitting room with woodburner & patio doors with expansive views. Tiled entrance hall.
Biomass central heating with woodburner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD, payphone, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair. Private patio with furniture, BBQ, shared lawn area leading to woodland walks, picnic area & conservation ponds. Children's play area. Shared use of full-size tennis court. Two shared games rooms with pool table & table tennis. Ample off road parking. Local fishing & riding available. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 7 miles, pubs 1.7 miles, Church Stretton train station 7 miles. Note: Check-in 3.30pm. Note: The private hire of an on-site 20 metre infinity swimming pool with mezzanine relaxation room (subject to availability) is bookable directly with the owner on arrival at additional cost.
Set amidst the rolling hills and beautiful countryside, the village of Cardington boaststhe oldest pub in Shropshire â€“ The Royal Oak â€“ an establishment mentioned in the Domesday Book. This wonderful, remote setting is an excellent spot for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers, though the area also boasts facilities for horse riders. The local area is home to the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Severn Valley Steam Railway, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge. The market towns of Church Stretton â€“ known as "Little Switzerland" by the Victorians â€“ and Much Wenlock are both close by and offer a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.
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.