About the home
Enjoy the views over the renowned Stiperstone and Longmynd from the patio of the detached secluded barn. Alternatively walk around our 5 acres of private gardens or stretch yourself and walk the Long Mountain from your front door! Set near the top of Long Mountain but still only being approx 15 minutes from the centres of Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Montgomery, and Churchstoke, The Barn is a beautifully appointed detached grade 2 listed converted barn in an elevated position with commanding views of the Shropshire hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The area, being so tranquil, is ideally suited to outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, bird watching or riding, horse riding is available at our neighbouring Long Mountain riding centre or alternatively arrangements can be made for horses to stay in our field next to the barn if you would like to bring your own.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Enter into the hallway that has an airing cupboard with coat hooks, dog bowl and dog towel storage, vacuum cleaner, mop, ironing board and iron.
Off this is the shower room that has a large double walk in shower, WC, washbasin, mirrored cupboards and effective extraction.
Also off the hallway is the bedroom with views over the treetops, a double bed and bedside table, lamp, free-standing wardrobe and chest of drawers, mirror and several electric points.
The living area has dual aspect stunning views of the Stiperstones, The Callow and Long Mynd, it is a large airy room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, two comfortable three seater sofas, coffee table, TV, music system and cosy log burning stove. There is an oak dining table and two leather-backed chairs.
Off the living area is a closet containing a washing machine and dryer, a rotary washing line is available outside.
The kitchen is fully equipped with full-size electric oven and grill, hob, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery, glasses, utensils and pots and pans.
Further details outdoors:
Outside you have your own patio with stunning views across to the Stiper Stones and The Callow, it has a table and chairs and lighting. A barbecue is available for guest use. Also a secure fenced paddock for dogs or horses
There is a large parking area.
A complimentary welcome pack is provided on arrival (tea, coffee, biscuits).
Bookings require a 20% deposit and will be confirmed in writing after receipt.
Balance due 4 weeks before arrival. Late bookings require payment in full.
Cancellation – full refund if week re-booked otherwise subject to administration charge of £30.00.
Arrival after 3.30 pm. Departure before 10 am.
The Heart of England / Peak District / Shropshire region
The modern Olympic Games have their roots in the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock. In 1850 local self improvement guru William Penny Brookes launched the first annual games in the village as a distraction for a local population whose previous favourite pastimes were drinking heavily and fighting. The games grew in importance and Brookes was a driving force behind the eventual launch of the modern Olympics in 1896. Sadly he died the previous year.
Shropshire, particularly the south of the county, is something of a magnet for geologists. There are more rocks of different ages here than any area of similar size in the world(dating from 700 to 200 million years ago), and places like Ludlow and Wenlock Edge have even given their names to geological periods. The world's oldest known complete fossil was also discovered in Shropshire at Caradoc.
The Shrewsbury / Westbury, Shrewsbury area
There are several venues within easy reach offering food and drink in a wide range of establishments from very traditional country settings to the more modern gastro pubs and restaurants.
Other attractions within easy reach include:
- Ludlow – A beautiful town with a castle, medieval and georgian buildings and endless top restaurants
- Severn Valley Steam Railway, Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway.
- Ironbridge – World Heritage Site and 10 museums.
- Much Wenlock – birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.
- Bishops Castle – breweries, galleries, bookshops.
- Montgomery – ‘a Georgian gem’ and castle.
- RAF Cosford.
- Secret Hills: The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms.
- Lake Vyrnwy – RSPB Reserve.
- Wroxeter Roman City.
- Castles & Gardens – Stokesay, Clun, Ludlow, Powis Castle & garden (NT), Attingham Park (NT), Burford House Garden
How to get there
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Easy links from Birmingham and Manchester airports via M6, M54, A5
South of Shrewsbury, from A5 take B4386 Montgomery road.
Once you’ve passed through Westbury take the first right signed Rowley / Wallop.
After approx 4 miles is a cross roads with a telephone box and Church, turn left for Brockton and The Barn at Church Bank Farm is the next house on the left.
Activities near Shrewsbury
Rural / countryside retreats
24 Jan 2013
Just back from a wintery week in The Barn...and wondering when we can get back to see it without the covering of snow. The weather-enforced relaxation was just what we needed though.
The owners were great, welcoming, helpful, yet unobstrusive. The Barn itself was ideal for us, with a roaring log burner and comfortably/tastefully decorated. The big bonus was a large enclosed field for our dog to run in...she won't be impressed at returning to her local patch ;-)
29 Sep 2011
Don't be fooled by the photo's on the website as it really doesn't do the accommodation justice and this cottage is delightful!!
The accommodation is really good quality with all the facilities you would need at a fantastic price. The location is a little off the beaten track - but thats why we booked it and it didn't disappoint. There is easy access to the walking in Shropshire and southern snowdonia if you want to venture that far and we also walked a bit of the canal at Welshpool it also has easy access to the facilities in Shrewsbury. (Once you orientate yourself a bit)
We were made to feel really welcome by Maria and Ian (and so were our dogs - who got on fine with their dogs!)
This is an ideal place to escape from it all.
We would also stroingly recommend trying the duck eggs available in the honesty box as well as the victoria plums which are good eating and make great jam!!
We are planning to go back and visit again soon!
27 May 2011
What a beautiful little barn,quiet,secluded and relaxing. The roads up to the property are one-car roads,that are beautiful but i've never drove so far in 2nd gear. The barn is set at the top of... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Jan / Feb / March||2 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter week||29 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 310||-||-||1 Week|
|April||7 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 285||-||-||1 Week|
|May||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 305||-||-||1 Week|
|June / July / August||1 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 310||-||-||1 Week|
|October||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 285||-||-||1 Week|
|November / December||1 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 275||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas / New year||21 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 355||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
2013 Short break rates
2 nights £170,
3 nights £205,
4 nights £235,
5 nights £260,
6 nights weekly rates apply.Book
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