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The Olde Cow House Holiday Cottage

  • Cardington
  • nr Church Stretton
  • SY6 7HX


  • Children's Play Area
  • Family
  • Games Room
  • Group Holidays
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Pet Friendly
  • Rural Location
  • Self Catering
  • Tennis Court
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Garden / patio
  • Dishwasher

About this Holiday Cottage

This impressive cottage is part of a grade II listed barn conversion, which is situated on the owner's 700-acre farm in the hamlet of Plaish near Cardington. Dating from the 16th Century, this property offers a range of period features as well as all necessary modern amenities including oak beams, wall timbers, exposed stone walls and four wonderful bedrooms. Guests have the use of two games rooms within the owner's grounds in addition to a private two mile farm and woodland walk, a picnic area, and an abundance of wildlife. Children can also enjoy the opportunity to feed the chickens and enjoy pony rides whilst the owners offer stabling together with hacks and cross country jumps with access to the Jack Mytton Way.


Four bedrooms: 1 x family with king-size double, single & en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x family with double, single & en-suite shower, basin, WC (both bedrooms accessed via staircase off dining room), 1 x family with 3 x singles (zip & link, can be king-size double & single by prior arrangement) & basin, 1 x 3/4 double with en-suite basin & WC (accessed via small staircase from sitting room). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, basin & WC. Ground floor basin & WC. Handmade oak kitchen with Belfast sink & granite worktops. Utility/drying room. Oak floored dining room with patio doors. Large sitting room with woodburner.

Other Things to Note

Biomass central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric range cooker with double oven & 5 ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wall mounted flat screen TV, DVD, 4 x combi TV/DVD, payphone, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Extra wood can be bought from owner. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate available. Off road parking for 5 cars. Bike storage available. Front patio garden with furniture, BBQ & hill views. Two shared games rooms with pool table & table tennis. Shared grounds including farm walk, conservation ponds & picnic area. Children's play area. Shared use of full-size tennis court. 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.

Around and About

Set amidst the rolling hills of the South Shropshire countryside, the village of Cardington boasts the oldest pub in Shropshire - The Royal Oak - which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Its rural location makes a wonderful base whilst sightseeing and the village provides miles of country paths in all directions through the beautiful Shropshire hills, making this an excellent spot for cyclists and walkers. There is a wide variety of birdlife - including buzzards, woodpeckers and ravens, as well as the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Severn Valley Steam Railway, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge – boasting as many as 10 museums. The attractive market towns of Church Stretton - known as 'Little Switzerland' by the Victorians - and Much Wenlock are both within easy driving distance 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.



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