End Barn, Much Wenlock
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in the heart of this small and quintessentially 'olde-English' town of Much Wenlock, 'End Barn' provides fine quality accommodation within an easy walk of the towns historic attractions. With numerous medieval buildings, pubs and restaurants, there's much to see and do before even wandering further afield to explore the rest of Shropshire.
End Barn itself is a recently converted 17th Century barn and sleeps up to 4 people, perfect for a couple or family.
The property is entered from the side of the building where a private parking space allows for ease of unloading your luggage and keep the cars off-road in an otherwise popular tourist part of town, so there's never a worry about getting parked at anytime of the day.
At the rear of the cottage, double french doors lead to the newly fitted kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is very well equipped with 4 ring gas burning hob, grill and oven. The matching kitchenwares include toaster, microwave, kettle and tea and coffee pots. Plus there's also washing machine for guests staying for longer holidays. The open plan dining room boasts views over the garden and to the field beyond.
Upstairs, the two bedrooms, one double and one twin room, are both dressed with fine quality linen and complete with their own ensuite shower rooms.
Outside, the garden is shared with the owners who live next door, which you are most welcome to enjoy at your leisure. Garden chairs are provided on your own small patio area for you to enjoy the most pleasant outlook.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Heart of England/Peak District
Much Wenlock has many places to dine out, with a variety of traditional English pubs, cafes and restaurants within walking distance from End Barn.
Situated just a short 10 minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge, End Barn is ideally located for exploring Shropshire. Home to a number of iconic castles and famous stately homes, Shropshire has much to offer with the county offering many historic places of interest.
Walkers are spoiled for choice too with Wenlock Edge beginning from the town and thus from your own front door if you choose. Just a short 15 minute drive takes you further into The Shropshire Hills including the walker friendly town of Church Stretton. From here it's all-year-round walking country with The Stretton Hills and the ever popular Long Mynd – a whaleback ridge of multiple summits and valleys. Further afield The Stiperstones and south Shropshire hills provide endless routes for all abilities.
For a rainy day, Telford Shopping Centre with it's many high street stores are all under one roof whilst for something a little more traditional, Shrewsbury, which is a 15 minute drive away offers a wide range of independent shops. Further afield, the market town of Ludlow with it's impressive castle which holds a variety of festivals, medieval buildings and Michelan star restaurants is a 40 minute drive away.
There a couple of grocery stores in nearby Much Wenlock including a butchers. You'll also find a doctors and petrol filling station in Much Wenlock. Nearby Ironbridge also has small stores but can be much busier at weekends. Large supermarkets can be found in and around Telford town centre, just a 10-15 minute drive away.
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17 Aug 2014
"A very cosy cottage in a beautiful area of England"
This was our first "real" taste of Shropshire & we were made very comfortable in Gwen & Brian's cosy cottage, End Barn. The cottage is nicely decorated & well-equipped & the beds are ve… More
20 Jul 2014
Beautiful cottage, very friendly and caring owners. Gwen and Brian were unobtrusive but available when help was needed. The cottage was immaculate and well stocked with everything you would need. Bed… More
5 Jun 2014
"Surprisingly roomy accommodation in a perfect location"
We had a wonderful week in End Barn, finding the property well-appointed, immaculately clean and enhanced by the owners' lovely garden, of which we were allowed shared use. The owners are very kind: present if you need them but never intrusive. The cottage was spacious for me, my husband and our toddler - and easily accommodated my mum and her partner when they stayed for a night too. The location is great: quiet and tucked away, yet only two minutes' walk from the centre of Much Wenlock (which is sleepy, charming and steeped in history). Our two-year-old loved looking out of his window at the highland cattle in the field behind the house (and there's a toddler-friendly, ten-minute walk around the back of it). Much Wenlock is also within easy driving distance of some brilliant places: Ironbridge Gorge, Bridgnorth, Morville, Benthall Hall, Dudmaston, and so on. We could have stayed for a month! One caveat: there is no WiFi at the house, and very little phone signal. You might, of course, view this as a good thing! All in all, highly recommended.
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