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Garden Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage in Billingsley, Shropshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Garden Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Set on a 200-acre working farm, this stone-built, detached cottage has been decorated and furnished in a traditional country style throughout. Boasting original beams and trusses, a lovely patio area with views over the owner's large pond and two good-sized bedrooms, this welcoming home from home provides high quality accommodation for up to four people. Visitors are within easy reach of all local amenities yet the property retains a sense of peace and quiet – ideal for a relaxing break.

The small village of Billingsley is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and is only seven miles from Bridgnorth. The area offers excellent walking and cycling routes, as well as boasting easy access to country parks, great houses, museums and picturesque Shropshire villages. Visitors can enjoy a trip to the town of Bridgnorth - winner of the 'Britain in Bloom' award - which is comprised of the High Town and the Low Town connected by winding streets and stairs. The bustling Saturday street market is an excellent way to explore the town or alternatively, it is possible to visit the impressive castle ruins and take a ride on the steep funicular railway. With easy access to The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, Ironbridge Gorge and the popular destinations of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, this is a wonderful spot for a family holiday.

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.

Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric double oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent October to April inclusive, outside of these months fuel for woodburner available to purchase locally. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed garden with summerhouse, patio, furniture & BBQ. Free coarse fishing available 5 mins walk from property, fishing also available on nearby river and pools at additional cost. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.2 miles (via ford, longer on the way back) or 4 miles. Note: Property on working farm. Children must be supervised & dogs kept on leads at all times.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mr Ollier
May 2016
The cottage was homely and very comfortable ever thing you need. The Owner was very nice and accommodating.
Mr Murphy
July 2016
Had a nice relaxing holiday, this was a fabulous base. Our second visit was just as good as the first. It was quiet, very comfortable and close enough to other attractions for a great holiday. The views were great and it was an extremely chilled place.
Mrs Thornton
November 2015
The views from the cottage were spectacular, even though this is on a working farm we were not disturbed by the daily routine. The owners house is opposite the cottage, but after greeting us they didn't intrude on our space. The wood burner was a treat for us and was made up ready to light with a basket of logs to hand.
Miss Ainsworth
October 2014
Loved the area and the cottage.
Mrs Cavie
June 2015
A lovely cottage in a great location. There were lots of places to go and see.
Ms Grainger
October 2015
The cottage was really lovely, very warm and very comfortable, everything you might need provided, the furnishings were really good quality, no feeling of scrimping, a lot of thought and care has been put into making it feel welcoming and homely.
Mr Murphy
May 2014
Great place to chill out. Staying on a working farm was a new and enjoyable experience. Beautiful views and great location to enjoy the Seven Valley area. Will revisit again soon.
Mr Voice
September 2014
A lovely cottage situated in a delightful area with a layout that works well with good space. It is furnished comfortably with plenty of appliances and amenities. The owner is very nice, welcoming and allowed our children to use the fields to see the animals, which was something they really enjoyed.
Mr Hunt
October 2014
The Cottage was a lovely building with great character from the outside, and the inside had an excellent finish, with a lovely homely feel. Great views and was very quite. Ideally situated for the National Trust properties and West Midlands WildLife Park. Friendly owners, just what we wanted from the site.
Mrs Stannard
May 2014
The property was an excellent conversion and overall very snug and a comfortable accommodation. We loved the extremely comfortable beds and top quality bedding.
Ms Caudron
March 2014
The Garden Barn was warm and cosy with a good log burner and lovely views from the patio. Tastefully furnished and well equipped, very nice enclosed garden with summerhouse and lovely walks along the brook for the dog.
Mr Fulton
April 2014
An excellent secluded farm location with lovely views, complete with sheep and new-born lambs. The accommodation was well beyond our expectations and the owners very helpful and friendly.
Mr Smith
February 2014
This property was fabulous and in a wonderful country location too, our 2 children aged 4 and 5 loved every moment and I must say that during our stay the owners were so kind and caring. We had a very high level of privacy and the cottage really was super clean in every way possible! I fully recommend this country cottage to anyone, the children want to return to this stunning place as soon as possible.
Mrs Harding
December 2012
Fantastic location, very well equipped property.
Mrs Griffiths
February 2013
Wonderful, peaceful location, first class accommodation. Breathtaking views all around the barn.
Ms Scales
March 2013
We loved the open fire and very efficient central heating. It was warmer than our own house!
Mr Robinson
August 2014
This was the best equipped cottage that we have stayed in, and the facilities were excellent. The owners were particularly friendly, and the views were brilliant. A peaceful relaxing hideaway.
Mrs Baylis
August 2012
The accommodation was the best we have stayed in!
Mrs Walsh
August 2012
Outstanding location and views.
Ms Snelson
October 2012
The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. It was very quiet and peaceful and there was nice outside space. We found plenty of things to do and see and really enjoyed going around the countryside.
Mr Bennett
January 2012
Beautiful, cosy cottage in fabulous surroundings with a great wood burner.
Mr Kay
July 2012
Very comfortable - just like being at home. Everything you needed was there.
Mr Roberts
July 2012
The cottage itself was a romantic, peaceful style cottage - we just fell in love with the layout and comfortable feeling we got from being inside the cottage.
Mrs Chamberlain
July 2012
Very restful location with beautiful views. Plenty of space to sit and dine. Good sized bathroom.
Mrs McKenzie
August 2011
The cottage was a tastefully furnished and superbly well equipped barn conversion. It was in a stunning position with a lovely verandah. The location was a perfect base for exploring the local area.
Mrs Hinns
April 2011
The accommodation, the owners and the scenery were really wonderful.
Mrs Ames
June 2011
We absolutely loved this property and the setting was beautiful. The barn was so nicely converted and a real home from home. The owners were kind enough to share the new animals on the farm with our kids, who had the time of their life running around in a really safe environment.
Mr Bolton
April 2011
The best equipped cottage we have stayed in. Very peaceful location with super views. Good facilities in the surrounding area with good road links even though they were mostly B roads.
Mr Paul
August 2011
Very nice Cottage!
Mrs Skelton
October 2010
Beautiful cottage, stunning location. So thoughtfully equipped - a real 'home from home'.
Mr Rowe
February 2011
The peace and quiet! The cottage was much better than we expected. The owners were friendly and helpful. We hope to return and will tell our friends about it too.
Mr Whittingham
August 2010
The setting on a farm - the fact we were left to our own devices - the wonderful quality of the furnishings.
Mr Munroe
July 2010
Such a good cottage, could live in it. The owners were so good, warm welcome and care as we stayed. Thoughtful hosts and kind. Location was awesome. Definite return venue for us.
Mr Walker
June 2011
We had an excellent holiday. The cottage and it's location were lovely. We were made most welcome by the owners and Sykes' booking procedure was faultless. Top marks all round.
Mrs Barnes
June 2010
Property great for families.
Mr Murphy
July 2010
The peace and quiet; complete relaxation. Extremely nice area of England. Good days out, nice pubs, everything we wanted. Great scenery also. Would recommend.
Mr Munton
September 2010
This is the only property we have been to twice in seventeen years. It was just as good this time as last time - just the place for peace and quiet and relaxing in, with good surroundings.
Mrs Grossheimann
August 2010
Never stayed in such a well furnished, nicely decorated and well looked after holiday property - and I have been in many. Excellent!
Mr Kill
May 2010
Overall the property was excellent, the views were superb. The owners were helpful and friendly - even the farm dogs were friendly. Ideal base from which to explore Shropshire. Probably the best cottage we have yet stayed in.
Mr Page
June 2010
The owners were very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was equipped more like a home than a holiday rental. Lots to see and do in the area.
Mr Mulheron
July 2009
A fantastic location, quiet and relaxing, one of the best places I've ever stayed, and would return again.
Mr Munton
October 2009
This was one of the best properties we have visited, very comfortable and peaceful, friendly owners, nice area.
Mrs Dziedziela
October 2009
Beautiful countryside, and friendly and helpful people.
Mrs Gardner
July 2009
This was the most excellent accommodation in every possible respect and the price was very reasonable. A great area to explore.
Mr Mrs Harbottle
May 2009
The general friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. This was the best self-catering situation we have ever experienced and we have been going on this sort of holiday for many years.
Mr Masters
February 2009
More like a home than a holiday home.
Mrs Schoof
September 2009
Quiet tranquil. Plus beautiful scenery.
Mrs Grundy
July 2007
An excellent barn conversation which was exceptionally clean and very well equipted and excellant for a relaxing break.
Mr Bashford
December 2008
During a very cold weekend, the cottage was beautifully warm and cosy. Lovely views across the frosted countryside.
Mr Thackray
January 2009
The cottage was cosy and warm on arrival. It was wonderful to know that the owners were there if we needed their help, but also great to be left to relax and we all felt that this property was like staying in one of our own homes as a result. We enjoyed the various and interesting local walks accessible from the cottage.
September 2008
Perfect accommodation in peaceful location.
Mr Chadwick
July 2008
This cottage was amongst the best, if not the best, we have ever stayed in. It was extremely well appointed and very clean. We give this place 10/10!
Mr Blunt
August 2008
Plenty of activities and tourist attractions within easy travelling distance of cottage.
Mr Noble
June 2008
Very comfortable beds, good quality linen and towels.Thoughtful owner.
Mrs Thorold
July 2008
A lovely spacious property. Everything we needed, and lovely views.
Miss Le Touze
February 2008
A very nice and comfortable cottage in a very quiet countryside. The scenery is beautiful and the area is perfect for long walks.
Ms Richardson
April 2008
A beautiful property in outstanding surroundings. A perfect romantic getaway.
Mrs Salt
February 2008
A very high standard of accomodation - would recommend to anyone. Very well equipped and in a lovely spot to visit lots of local attractions.
Mrs Miller
November 2007
The property was delightful and very well equipped. This is our second holiday with Sykes and the quality and value have exceeded our expectations on both occasions.
Mrs Massey
July 2008
Everything was just right. The views were outstanding!
Mrs Williams
November 2007
The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. A real home from home.
Mrs Jones
December 2007
The welcome we received on a very cold, foggy day was warm and genuine. The owners were friendly and very helpful. We couldn't have asked for better. An ideal rural retreat.
Miss Healey
June 2007
The oppotunity to get away to a beautiful quiet and peaceful retreat.The cottage made us feel so relaxed and time stood still, it was so well equipped and we wanted for nothing, there was a very welcome bottle of wine in the fridge on arrival too.
Mr Nelson
May 2007
Beautiful views and surrounding area, friendly owners, and a close pub with very good food and beer.
Ms Moremon
August 2007
The property and location exceeded what we had hoped for, a country break away from everything. The owners were on hand if needed, but not intrusive, and made our arrival very welcome with a tray set out for tea and biscuits and a bottle of chilled wine waiting in the fridge, a very nice touch, after a very long 10 hour journey from the North East of Scotland.We had access to surrounding fields to walk our dog which she, and we greatly appreciated. I am sure we will return to this property in the future.
Mr Bale
April 2007
Ideally situated for a relaxing away-from-it-all break. Beautiful scenery. Cottage straight out of Home and Gardens.
Mrs Binley
February 2007
We arrived to an open fire a tray of tea and biscuits and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge - The owners were the perfect hosts and I look forward to our next stay - the countryside surrounding was absolutly idyllic and we enjoyed some stunning walks. The cottage is perfect and having looked through your brochure I feel that Sykes are the best value for money cottage company I have ever used. I have already recommended you to everyone I come across!
April 2015
This is a very nicely appointed cottage. Two couples, plenty of space. Equipment level was very good, plenty of crockery and pots and pans. We wanted for nothing. Outlook from the patio over the fields was smashing ... We didn't have the weather when we where in the cottage, in the warmth and sun, this would be a lovely place to eat. Mrs Williams was unobtrusive in her welcome and quickly had us in the cottage and settled down. Accessible across the yard in the farm office had we needed anything. The cottage is fairly isolated. 15 minutes drive on B roads into Bridgnorth. Cape of good hope pub is shut in Billingsly. Need to travel into Highley ( across the ford) for options. Main bedroom is spacious. Second bedroom a little cramped. Living/dining space is big and supporting logs for a fire is a nice touch. Bathroom well maintained. The cottage is warm, the heating works well. Wifi, was hit and miss for us. Not an issue, if you were staying a full week, you'd probably check it out with the owner. We would stay again.
August 2015
Review based upon a family of four with 2 young children aged 3 and 1. Firstly, I must mention that that we had a lovely time during our stay at the Garden Barn as there is so much to do in the area. We will definitely be returning to Shropshire however we would be unlikely to stop here again, certainly not until our children are older. The cottage / barn conversion has pretty much everything you would need, whether you are staying for a weekend or a full week. However the quality of some aspects does let it down somewhat. Firstly I must stress (as advertised) this is situated slap bang in the middle of a working farm, and as mentioned by previous reviewers the front door is opposite the farm office where there are people coming and going regularly. It is not just a working farm but they also run an equestrian centre there also, and again as advertised if you have children or pets for that matter do make sure they are supervised at all times. The space between the cottage and the farm office serves as a car park (sometimes a rather busy one) and a thoroughfare for the owner of the farm who regularly comes hurtling past on his ATV, which can be annoying in the evening when trying to get little ones to sleep. Inside the barn things are comfortable and certainly very clean. All furnishings and utilities are as advertised and you will not want for anything, although the wifi is pretty much none existent, the only place I could get a signal was sitting at the kitchen table which was ok as we only needed it for a planning our days out. Oh and there is absolutely ZERO phone signal anywhere within the cottage(we are both on EE, not sure what other providers are like). So on the whole, the location (in proximity to exploring Shropshire and the surrounding area) is fantastic and the cottage would certainly serve most visitors to the area as a great base to go from. However if you were looking for somewhere to relax and unwind / put your feet up I would look elsewhere as I would want somewhere a bit nicer if I was going to spend more time at the property itself. *We also found the owners to be rather cold upon arrival, and upon departure she seemed more bothered about us writing in her visitors book than actually asking us if we had enjoyed our stay.
October 2013
This cottage has everything you could possibly need. It really is a home from home. My son enjoyed the fishing very much and it was easy to keep an eye on him from the cottage. There are so many things to see and do. Close to many beautiful areas for walking and exploring. Shops are not too far away. Lots of nice pubs in the area to eat out .. we managed to eat out every day! We had a totally relaxing holiday, going somewhere different every day and relaxing in the evening. Highly recommended.
August 2014
A venue which exceeded our expectations, starting with friendly and helpful directions, a great welcome and even new-born lambs! Ideally situated for the Severn Valley Railway and key Shropshire tourist spots, with lovely hidden village pubs. High class furnishings, scrupulously high standards of cleanliness, ample supplies of kitchen utensils and comfortable bedrooms, not to mention the longest lounge/dining room area we have seen. No wonder many guests regularly return. We can unreservedly recommend this venue.
April 2013
First class property in a very private location. The barn had everything that was needed to enjoy a escape from everyday life. Any help and advice was available just across the courtyard at the farmhouse. Superb countryside, fantastic wildlife and views. Highly recommended escape!
July 2013
Lovely cottage very well equipped owners on site and very accommodating. Private garden and decking great for relaxing. Near Severn valley railway and Bridgenorth which we fell in love with.
December 2011
The cottage was very well equipped and very tastefully decorated. On arrival, the owners were a bit disconcerted by the size of our dog. (a very laid back Great Dane) and there wasn't an overabundance of warm welcomes. The driveway to the cottage had quite a few potholes as it was on a working farm. However the quality of the accommodation and the surrounding countryside more than made up for any shortcomings and we had a lovely stay.
March 2011
A cosy little place to stay. The owners are more than helpful with anything that you need. The cottage itself is full of character with the fire and beams in the ceiling. It is certainly somewhere i'd consider returning to.
October 2011
Garden Barn is a beautiful, homely conversion, well equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings. However, despite reading reviews to the contrary, we found the owners rather unfriendly and cold in their manner towards us which left us feeling distinctly unwelcome. I presume the problem was the fact that we had our dog Milo with us.This property was advertised as dog friendly but the owners attitude would suggest otherwise. In conclusion we would recommend this property to those without dogs only or those who can ignore scathing glances from the owners every time they step out of the door!
September 2010
Perfect in all aspects, could move in tomorrow. Setting tranquil and so much to see across the valley. So quiet it really made the ideal holiday spot for us. The nearby pub served super food and great beer, Town Crier was a real choice ale. Also so close to Bridgnorth, not to busy but everything available, especially the amazing Severn Valley Railway. Hidden Gem!
June 2010
Lovely place, setting, people. Only reservation is the single loo in the bathroom. Otherwise beautiful , tranquil spot, ideal for a peaceful holiday, but in an area where there is lots to do.
December 2009
This barn conversion is a delight, and the Williams could not have been more helpful. We fell in love with their wonderful friendly dog! The accommodation was extremely comfortable and very well equipped.There is a great view over a lake and a valley from the sittingroom or the deck outside The location is very convenient for a lot of the South Shropshire attractions, near the Severn Valley Steam Railway and many grand country houses. We really couldn't find fault with anything and look forward to going back there one day.
December 2009
We had a week at Billingsley and the cottage was excellent. The owners couldn't have been more helpful or friendly (as were the dogs)! The home was of an excellent standard, extremely comfortable and superbly furnished - I'd recommend this to anyone wanting an out of the way, peaceful break where you can sit on the decking and watch the birds and wildlife with a glass of wine. The location was perfectly situated for surrounding villages/towns in Shropshire. We'll certainly return :-)
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