Middle Farm, The Barn
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This 15th Century beautiful timber-framed, grade two listed barn is the perfect place from which to explore the stunning surrounding countryside. Come here to relax and unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life with friends and/or family.
The Barn is set in a courtyard in the middle of a 32 acre smallholding. There are free range rare breed chickens, a course fishing lake, British Lop pigs, an extensive vegetable garden and fruit growing area that you are welcome to enjoy when in season. Shire Horses live on site and Experience Days can be arranged in advance of your stay.
We also highly recommend that you take advantage of the home cooked meals that are prepared by our local deli and can be delivered to your fridge prior to arrival. Why not also arrange with us to book you a Spa Treatment in your cottage.
Shropshire offers an array of activities and places to visit including numerous National Trust and English Heritage properties, museums, excellent restaurants and shopping to say nothing of the outstanding walking country. Why not end each day soaking up the views from around the fishing lake enjoying the wildlife and peace and quiet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Church Stretton 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
This 4 star property has won another Gold Award in 2013. There is a ground floor bedroom with a new super king size bed and ensuite bathroom with separate shower. There are 2 staircases, 1 leading to the twin room and another leading to the second double bedroom and opposite bathroom. The dining and sitting area are open plan. Heating is oil fired and fully controlled by guests.
We offer a free DVD library for any guests wishing to watch one of our films!
|Further details outdoors|
There are two outside eating areas. One is a patio immediately outside the Barn with table, parasol and chairs and the other is a shared outside eating area that also has an undercover section. This houses a log burning barbeque area so that the rain never need upset a barbeque party, it has enough seating for 10 people both undercover and outside. There are also loungers and more free standing BBQs for when the weather is fine.
Within the courtyard is a large shed housing Shire Horses most of the year. These horses are available for Shire Horse Experience Days so please do contact us should you wish to book a special experience.
All linen, towels and soaps are included as well as numerous kitchen supplies. We provide all our guests with tea, coffee, sugar, milk and rock cakes on arrival as well as a seasonal vase of flowers.
Spa Treatments are offered to all guests in the comfort of the cottages. Details of these may be found on our website, please enquire for details.
The Heart of England/Peak District
Middle Farm Cottages are located in the heart of the Shropshire Hills, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering stunning countryside for walking or watching. Ludlow, renowed for its Michelin starred restaurants, quality food producers and numerous independent shops, delis and farmer's markets as well as Much Wenlock and the Ironbridge Gorge with it's wealth of museums are all situated within 1/2 hour drive from the properties.
We have put together a suggested itinerary on our website, based on our own experience of Shropshire so that you don't miss out on the places really worth visiting.
The nearest town, Church Stretton is 4 miles away and is the first town in the West Midlands to receive 'Walkers are Welcome' status. Explore the variety of small independent shops, cafes and pubs. It's not just the stunning scenery which will captivate you but the people and places, history and heritage, the walking and wildlife, food and festivals.
There is a summer shuttle bus touring the Shropshire Hills and surrounding small towns which can be boarded locally.
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21 Jun 2014
"Great place to stay for us and our dog."
This was one of the best cottage holidays we've enjoyed. We stayed in Gooseyard Cottage with our collie, Leo. The cottage impressed us immediately as being clean, well maintained and tasteful. W… More
18 Apr 2014
"Lovely cottage, location and welcome"
My wife and I stayed in Daisy Cottage for a week. From the warm welcome from Sam when we arrived, after a long journey, to the very comfortable and well appointed cottage every aspect of our break exc… More
13 Nov 2013
"Awesome October Stay"
Our second visit to Middle Farm. This time we stayed in the Barn with extended Family. As soon as we arrived Sam and Duncan welcomed us like old friends. Accommodation is so comfortable and so tast… More
What a lovely review and thank you so much for saying. We have so enjoyed your visits here and are thrilled that you love this spot so much. We'll look forward to seeing you soon and thank you again for taking the time to write such kind words. Sam
23 Aug 2013
"A perfect place to stay where you are made to feel welcome."
We stayed in Gooseyard a lovely one-bedroom cottage on Middle Farm.The cottage was lovely and we relaxed into our holiday very quickly. Sam, Duncan and their family were helpful and friendly. Sitting… More
Thank you both so very much for your extremely kind words and for taking the time to write to us. We really enjoyed meeting you and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us on the Farm! Thank you. Sam
6 Aug 2013
"Wonderful place, brilliant hosts, amazing food!"
What can I say about this place that doesn't contain too many superlatives and plaudits!?This is an *exceptional* holiday location.From the moment you pass through the leafy village of Church Str… More
My goodness me, such lovely and overwhelming words. I'm very touched and thrilled that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. It was fabulous to meet you all and it was a pleasure to provide food for such appreciative guests. Thank you for taking the time and saying all that you have on Trip Advisor. Wishing you all the very best. Sam
1 Apr 2013
"Wonderful hospitality and delicious sausages!"
We recently stayed for 8 very cold and snowy days at this lovely, snug property. What a treat it was to walk to the local pub through a winter wonderland, to enjoy a delicious roast meal ! In fact, … More
Thank you so very much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure having you here, you really made the most of the weather! We would of course be delighted to welcome you back again at a warmer time of year. Thanks again. Sam
12 Jan 2013
"A very warm welcome to luxury accommodation"
We stayed at the Barn for Christmas Week 2012. The cottage is located in fabulous countryside and quite remote for winter travelling. We received a lovely welcome from the owner who had baked us mince pies and povided mullled wine. Also a delicious evening meal delivered from the local deli was waiting for us. A decorated xmas tree warmed the sitting room.
The standard of accommodation is top quality and particularly the three bedrooms and bathrooms which are extremely attractive with exposed oak beams. The sitting room/dining room might been seeh as a little compact for six adults but was fine for our party of 4 plus one small baby. There is no open fire but I imagine it would be difficult to fit one given the constraints of the barn conversion. The shower in the main bathroom is probably the best I have ever experienced.
The owner has gone to great efforts to make the farmyard attractive for visitors with outside seating areaas and bbqs etc although being the middle of a very wet winter we could not benefit from this. There is however an additional laundry room with extra fridges and freezers which was extremly useful for storing our mass of xmas grub.Farmhouse food is available from the owner and watching the animals at feeding time is fun.
The area is gloirious for walking/birdwatching etc and for foodies with a wealth of top quality eateries all around. Our perfect location which we want to come back to when its not raining!
Thank you so very much for your kind words about The Barn. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much and would be delighted to see you again some time in the future. All the best
27 Nov 2012
"Gooseyard Cottage-Beautiful, highly recommend"
Beautiful surroundings, Cottage was amazing didn't want for anything and the 'welcome' rock cakes and tea and coffee a lovely touch. High quality of furnishings added to a lovely long … More
Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you chose to stay with us and even more so that you want to come back. Thank you. Sam
2 Jul 2012
We have again come back to one of the best holiday rentals you could wish to choose(19) visit.We stayed in the Barn accomodation this time,and words fail me.The total package is perfect,you wont for n… More
Thank you both so much for your extremely generous review. The pleasure is all ours and we always look forward to your return.
18 Feb 2012
"Luxury accommodation in superb location"
Extremely comfortable, spacious accommodation that stood up very well to the four females in our group needing baths and showers in quick succession! Hosts Duncan and Sam were very welcoming and keen … More
Thank you so much for your very kind words. It was lovely to meet you all and we are both delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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