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Betty's Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage in Eaton-under-heywood, Shropshire

289
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 5
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Betty's Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Betty's Barn is one of three barn conversion cottages on a 200 acre farm in the village of Eaton-under-Heywood near to Church Stretton in Shropshire. With one family bedroom (one double and one single bed) and one twin, both with ensuite facilities, this cottage sleeps five people. The rest of the accommodation is made up of an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room. Outside the cottage is off road parking for 2 cars, bike storage, a private patio with furniture plus a shared lawned garden with a brick built BBQ. There is also a 10 acre natural garden with ponds and access to 100 acres of woodland on the slopes of Wenlock Edge. Livery for guests horses are by arrangement with the owner. With so much to see and do all year round, Betty's Barn is a fabulous holiday cottage in the heart of Shropshire.

Area
The rural village of Eaton-under-Heywood lies under both the famous Wenlock Edge and the woods that run along it, and is surrounded by scenic countryside. From the village, the Jacob's Ladder path leads straight up the Edge, providing lovely walks. Nearby is the market town of Church Stretton, which lies in the heart of south Shropshire. It is set amid striking scenery and has often been described as "Little Switzerland". The town is the main centre for Shropshire's hill country and home to a variety of tearooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd, the Acton Scott Working Farm as seen on TV, and Stokesay Castle. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short journey away.

Region
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.

Amenities
LPG central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, all with Freeview, 2 x DVD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Private patio with furniture plus shared lawned garden with BBQs. 10 acre natural garden with ponds and variety of wildlife. 100 acres of woodland on slopes of Wenlock Edge. Livery for guests' horses by prior arrangement with owner inc. paddocks, menage, indoor school and famous Jack Mytton Way close by. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4.6 miles, pub 2.5 miles. Note: This is a working sheep farm, dogs to be kept on a lead at all times.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Reviews

Mr Withnall
May 2016
Liked the friendliness and consideration of the owner and her family, lovely people. This was probably one of the best holiday lets we have experienced!
Mr Ackland
January 2015
Superb property in a wonderful location with really nice owners. Very quiet and relaxing. The brochure does not do it justice really, especially in relation to the grounds and freedom to wonder, explore and become involved with the animals etc.
Ms Fletcher
March 2015
Made to feel welcome and that our enjoyment of the holiday was important. A wonderful converted property surrounded by countryside, peaceful and therapeutic. Would definitely visit again.
Mrs Rose
May 2015
Betty's Barn was so tucked away, it was lovely to feel so 'in the country' but without being totally isolated. The owner was just over the road and was extremely friendly and helpful. We loved the large rooms and feeling of space. The cottage was really well equipped and was lovely and clean. We particularly appreciated a decent sized freezer as we didn't want to have to keep running out to the shops to stock up!
Mrs Graham-Smith
August 2015
A wonderful cottage which was very comfortable and full of character. The surroundings were amazing and the owners were very friendly.
Mr Snowball
August 2015
As soon as we entered Betty's Barn, we thought Wow this is fantastic. The barn is clean, comfortable and spacious and had everything we could possibly need. The owners are very friendly and went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. If you want a relaxing holiday, this is the place to come. This is the best holiday accommodation we have stayed in and would certainly love to come back again.
Mrs Williams
January 2016
A beautiful property, with lovely surroundings a great local woodland walk. The family are especially warm friendly and made a special effort to make us feel welcome relaxed. The animals on the farm were a real treat! Will definitely be recommending to friends.
Mrs Jones
December 2014
A well designed barn conversion which was very comfortable and cosy. Lovely to wake up to the sound of the cock crowing. We have only good things to say about Betty's Barn.
Mrs Kirk
November 2014
Betty's Barn was very good, with no faults the owner was very helpful.
Mr Higson
October 2014
A fantastic hideaway on a really interesting working stables and farm. Peacocks, strolling around, fabulous secret garden and the host are fantastic !! A real home from home experience, very relaxing and beds so comfortable we couldn't get out of them !! All in all 'a tonic for jaded minds' . We will of definitely return.
Mr Burke
July 2014
The owners were lovely, accommodating people; giving our children free reign to explore their busy working farm and even taking time to introduce them to the many animals. Fantastic holiday home!
Mr McGettrick
June 2014
The cottage is of an excellent standard, the owners are very friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend this property .
Mr Smith
April 2014
The property is situated in a working farm, the layout of the place is such that it isn't affected adversely. It is, if you have kids who love animals, a very large positive because the domestic animals roam free and will often pay a small visit if you're outside. We were lucky enough to be staying during lambing season and our children were invited to see the new lambs. The farm aside the area is stunning and very peaceful.
Mrs Brinnen
May 2014
The locality and accommodation were very good and gave us an excellent 'away from it all' holiday. The owners' extensive grounds were a real bonus for us and our dog. Lovely walks close by with the added attraction of close encounters with wildlife and domesticated animals. A real tonic for townies!
Mrs Mulville
January 2014
The warmth and cosines of the cottage, the lovely welcome pack that we all enjoyed including the children. The owner and staff who worked on the farm were lovely and friendly. The children loved the animals on the farm and had great fun mimicking all the sounds they made.
Mrs Jones
June 2014
Having stayed in Vine Cottage last year we went for the larger property this time.Once again we had a really lovely time. Betty's Barn is a lovely cottage , very spacious ,and well equipped. The owner and her family were very friendly ,that being one of the reasons we returned again this year. I have only one fault with the holiday we should have booked for two weeks instead of one.
Mrs Wilhelm
August 2013
Loved the fact that the cottage was situated on a farm which was the great for the children. The farm is in a very quiet location with a huge beautiful garden. The owners of the farm were very nice. We would love to come back again one day.
Constance
March 2013
A lovely cottage with friendly owners in a lovely location. Set on a farm with lots of livestock for our son to enjoy seeing. Wonderful dog walks nearby.
Mr Lutz
September 2013
Very friendly host, best holiday flat we ever had. A beautiful garden, full of magic.
Mr Smith
October 2012
The hospitality of the family was so fantastic, we felt like part of their family! Our 2 year old daughter loved all the animals, the setting was perfect!
Mr Kidd
April 2013
Great location, woodland walk excellent, nice to have ducks and hens freely wandering around the farmyard.
Mrs Haines
October 2012
What a wonderful place to have a holiday, the owners were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Being an animal lover, especially of horses, it was fantastic. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Mr Rouse
December 2012
Lovely conversion, perfect for relaxing and chilling out, will be back there in the future.
Mrs Carthy
September 2012
The holiday was a really fab, lovely cottage. Lovely area and friendly owners. Would recommend to anyone, can't wait to return.
Mrs Bray
July 2012
A lovely barn conversion on a busy livery farm. The owner was very friendly and we had access to the animals. It was very clean and well equipped.
Mr Green
August 2012
The place was perfect for us and our three young children, quiet and safe.
Mrs Watts
September 2012
The barn was spacious and modern in a lovely, quiet location. The various chickens, peacocks and other animals made it interesting. Nice little touches of fresh flowers and biscuits made it very welcoming.
Mr Kent
October 2011
Excellent accommodation in an outstanding location.
Mr Moore
July 2011
The location of the barn was very tranquil and beautiful, in the depths of the countryside, and we enjoyed evening walks along the roads. The barn was extremely spacious, a real bonus when you have two young children. The fixtures and finishes were of a high standard. There was a warm welcome from the owner's family and they let our young son help feed some of the animals on the farm, which he really enjoyed. It was the first time he saw a peacock too!
Mrs Ferry-Swainson
September 2011
Betty's Barn is a lovely cottage, very comfortable and an extremely well converted barn. It is set in a great location with welcoming and accommodating hosts. We will return to this cottage and have already recommended it to family members.
Mrs Matthewman-Ward
August 2011
The owners were super friendly and helpful. It was a real home from home - cosy, clean and comfortable with all mod cons. Loved being able to sit out in the sun at the end of the day with a glass of wine. The family passport at nearby Ironbridge was great value and gave us several days out.
Mrs Phasey
September 2011
Betty's Barn is immaculate and we loved seeing the variety of animals on the farm and being able to wander around to see them. Our granddaughter particularly liked the owl and the chickens!
Mrs Harker
May 2011
It was a lovely, comfortable and spacious cottage - very well converted barn. A very nice part of the country. It was nice to see the animals, sheep, horses peacocks, chickens, very free range! Any small problems were dealt with promptly by owners.
Milbo
October 2015
My wife and I stayed with 2 close friends and our 2 dogs. We were very impressed with the size and layout of Bettys Barn. It was idyllic for us. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Great walks for the dogs in the private gardens/woods ( Melusine loved the ponds!!!) Very very minor matters prevent this from being a straight 5 star for me. No shower in 2nd en-suite meant going into friends bedroom to shower. Could one be put over the bath?? Could the cooker hob knobs be re labelled as worn off so no idea which is which and how high they are set (could be dangerous). No Wifi available which would have been useful researching days out. Although I understand this can be available in an emergency. Other than that really brilliant stay in this comfy and cosy excellently converted barn. Thank you
Mr Edwards
May 2011
Everything - The Cottage, the County, the people. Everything was just perfect.
Mrs Taggart
March 2011
The peaceful location, the owners, the overall home from home feel of the cottage seeing the farm animals and horses. It's the best place we have been for stargazing as there's no light pollution. We also enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. A lovely relaxing break and we will certainly recommend Betty's Barn to others.
September 2010
Friendly helpful owners. Nothing was any trouble. Being in the countryside on a farm and enjoying seeing all the animals. Felt completely at home. Barns converted to a very high standard. Very enjoyable holiday.
Mr Hughes
September 2010
Good location on farm - new barn conversion of a good standard with friendly owner. Good restaurants at Church Stretton and scenic countryside.
Anthony A
January 2015
On Friday 9th January 2015 my wife and I arrived at Betty's Barn for a long weekend. Outside it was cold, dimpsy and blowing a gale, but inside the cottage it was spacious, clean, warm, cosy and very relaxing with not the hint of a draught. We were greeted by Elizabeth and her granddaughter and made to feel welcome and very much at home - nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Lovely location with views over open farmland and the activities of a working farm, stables and equestrian centre where you are free to access the animals and assist. The house and grounds have many hidden secrets and there is total freedom to roam the woods and garden complete with stream, pool and wood carvings. Don't forget your wellingtons and walking boots! We intend to return for a week later in the year.
fifibt
March 2013
Betty's Barn is a lovely cottage, comfortable, spacious and very well equiped. This alone would be enough to recommend it but what makes Betty's Barn really special and unique is the location. Betty's Barn is on a working farm and guests are able to roam freely amongst the animals. Our daughter loved being able to stroke the horses and feed the ducks and chickens. Additionally, there is a many arce tranquil garden for walks and picnics as well as several public footpaths nearby. The owners are the most welcome hosts. We were lucky enough to see a hunt starting from the farm. A really unique holiday.
Travelling_Trios
October 2010
This is a great location for a family get away. A new holiday let Betty's Barn is well equipped and very clean and the beds are very comfy. We were very lucky with the weather and on the one day it rained it was great to come back to a lovely warm cottage. We had a fab time walking round the farm- there is a large pen boasting a wide variety of birds and 2 huge pigs round the back. We can't wait to return with our little boy when he's older so he can really appreciate the animals up close. Betty's Barn is child friendly - our 6 month old and our friends 18 month old were very well catered for. The location is amazing, if you like being away from it all, which we did. Beautiful views and walks to suit all abilities, we even managed a few walks with the prams. Liz and her daughter Kim are brilliant. They made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. In fact all the people we met, whether workers on the farm or horse riders tending to their horses at the stables, were friendly and offered a cheery 'hello'. Liz even gave us a tour of the farm and told us about all the different types of birds which was much appreciated. I would really recommend this place if you want to go somewhere to chill out or even use it as a base to explore Shropshire. We have already booked to go back again.
Guest
January 2012
The property was perfect, lovely and clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The surrounding area was picturesque and the owners showed us around the grounds including all the various types of animals, my son loved stella the pig, and the chickens roaming free.
LucindaStaffs
April 2012
My friend & I decided to have a few days away from husbands,children & grandchildren! We chose Betty's Barn for its location and the fact we would each have our own bathroom. The Barn is lovely, a very good conversion, well thought out and beautifully maintained. The owner was very friendly and it was lovely to be in close contact with the horses and livestock. The weather was pretty dire but it was lovely just to relax in a clean & warm house. Thank You
Guest
November 2010
Lovely barn conversion, all mod cons, everything you could need. Well though out and very comfortable. Friendly unobtrusive owners on hand for assistance and information. Excellent location,
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