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Swallow Cottage Family Cottage in Bucknell, Shropshire

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Swallow Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Swallow Cottage is a magnificent barn conversion on the outskirts of Bucknell village. This superb semi-detached stone built property is one of three 18th century Grade II listed barn conversions, set in an attractive courtyard in a picturesque rural location, just two miles from the village. Swallow Cottage features an array of original features including oak beams and trusses, wall timbers and some exposed stone walls. Swallow Cottage provides high-quality accommodation, including en-suite facilities, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It's a stunning holiday retreat within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is the perfect base for walking, cycling, bird watching and exploring the fantastic countryside of Shropshire and Mid Wales.

Nestling in the beautiful River Teme Valley in South Shropshire, Bucknell offers two pubs, which both serve food and within easy reach are the market towns of Craven Arms and Knighton with their excellent amenities for visitors. This is a charming area of unspoiled, tranquil countryside, close to the borders of Wales and Herefordshire, which offers many interesting pursuits and attractions. The notable market town of Ludlow with its fine restaurants, the famous museums of Ironbridge and the thriving county town of Shrewsbury are all a short drive away.

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 electric fire in sitting area. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD player, shared use of payphone, small library of games/DVDs/CDs. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & cot bale (sheets, duvet, blanket & white towels) on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage available. Enclosed patio with garden furniture & BBQ. Shared use of children's play area, including swings, sandpit, wildlife pond and seating area, set within an acre of communal garden behind the owners' property (children must be accompanied by an adult). Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant 2 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mr Wright
October 2013
Very friendly and helpful proprietors. Barn conversion of the highest quality. Beautiful situation. Areas in front and behind cottage very nicely landscaped, with lots of feeders for the multiplicity of birdlife.
Mrs Leonard
June 2014
The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean - in fact cleaner than I have ever experienced in a similar situation. The owners were a delight and the contents of the kitchen were very thoughtful. We managed to be quite ambitious with our catering for the whole family as quite simply we had the confidence that we would find everything we needed in order to prepare the meals. The area is of course absolutely beautiful.
Mrs O'byrne
October 2014
Beautiful surroundings, lovely cottage. Very helpful and friendly owners.
Mrs Cleaver
October 2015
First class Cottage in all respects. Friendly and welcoming owners.
Mr Chambers
May 2016
A very restful property with welcoming owners who have obviously spent many years restoring the barn to an excellent standard.
Mrs Garnham
June 2014
It was a beautiful place to stay; very peaceful and well equipped. The garden was particularly suited to young children.
Mr Mcalpine
August 2014
The cottage was really peaceful and quiet. The surrounding countryside was really pretty and the walking potential was great. The little play area was a great idea and the children in our party really loved it. Our hosts were friendly and on hand if required but have also perfected the art of giving you plenty of freedom and space to enjoy your break. We really enjoyed our time here.
Mr Teece
August 2013
Swallow cottage was very cosy with real attention to detail, this made for a very relaxing stay. The play field was excellent and the children really enjoyed all the equipment that was there. We would definitely come back.
Mrs Allen
August 2013
The accommodation was better than expected. Lots of local information available. Lovely countryside. Local villages closer to the property than we thought.
Mr Buckingham
September 2013
The setting was idyllic, and came fully up to expectations. A very quiet location, and totally relaxing. On-site owners very pleasant and helpful. The quality of the barn conversion was to a very high standard, and retained the character of the property.
Mrs Abberley
August 2012
A truly stunning cottage. All the home comforts have been thought of, and it is very welcoming. A lovely location with lots to do in the surrounding areas.
Mrs Atkinson
April 2013
Wonderful well equipped cottage. Great attention to detail, lovely bedding and towels etc. Very spacious and perfect for our needs. We had quite a few visitors. Boys loved the park, play area and toys.
Mrs Jones
June 2013
This was our third visit to Swallow Cottage and the high standard remains. It is clean comfortable and has everything we need. This cottage deserves only the highest rating because the quality outweighs others.
Mrs Turner
June 2011
Beautiful barn conversion in lovely countryside. Very well equipped.
Mr Howard
July 2012
The cottage was beautifully finished and excellently equipped.
Mr Gidley
July 2012
Top quality cottage, welcoming and friendly hosts - a beautiful area.
Mrs Tudor
September 2011
The best UK rental property we have used! Wonderful riverside walks. The Lion provides really super food. Ardvaark Books at Brampton Bryan, a fantastic place to while away a few hours, even if your not a keen reader.
Mrs Galvin
April 2010
Lovely peace and quiet. Cottage well equipped. Childrens play area briliant - we used it every day. Once again we've had a perfect cottage. Thanks!
Mr Irwin
April 2010
The cottage was wonderful and the owners very welcoming. A lovely, quiet location.
Mrs Walker
December 2009
Very friendly and obliging owners who gave us a very warm welcome. The property had been nicely decorated for Christmas and homemade mince pies and a bottle of wine were provided for our arrival. A beautiful area for walkers which we took advantage of.
Mr Barwise
August 2010
The cottage is spacious, it is quiet and the whole ambiance of the place lends itself to relaxing and watching Mother Nature at work in the surroundings. The owners friendliness is genuine and welcome.
Mrs George
July 2009
The quiet location in beautiful countryside. Lovely cottage. Friendly owners. Very relaxing. Apart from the weather (rain) there was nothing to dislike!
Mr Mrs Ashley
August 2009
The play area with swings and sandpit and plenty of grass is excellent.
Mr Endicott
September 2008
Extremely comfortable. The owner has obviously invested a lot of effort into creating a real home-from-home for their guests.
Mrs Moth
May 2009
The peace and the swallows!
Mrs Bruce
July 2009
An excellent location for a walking holiday for fit and active people. A very clean and comfortable cottage. Definitely 5*!
Mrs Parish
August 2008
A beautiful barn conversion, equipped with everything you could need. Huge attention has been paid to detail and the cottage was spotlessly clean. We enjoyed the remote setting and loved our walks on The Long Mynd and Stipperstones.
Mrs Jones
June 2009
The cottage is outstanding and should be given the highest rating. This was a return visit and the improvements to the garden have made it a huge attraction to young children.
Mrs Reeves
August 2008
Very pleasant and helpful owners. Stunning barn conversion. Quiet location and although it felt remote there were lots of attractions within easy reach. Beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Hidden England and Wales at their best.
Mr Wallace
May 2008
It was a delightful cottage, very tastefully decorated and furnished, in a beautiful location.
Mr Teague
June 2008
We found Swallow Cottage delightful. It was well furnished, well-equipped and well maintained.
Mr Mrs Hutchinson
February 2008
The location of the cottage guaranteed a peaceful holiday. We were able to take beautiful walks from the front door, untroubled by traffic. The cottage was easily the best equipped we have ever stayed in (in over 25 years of taking two or three cottage holidays a year!). Spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable.
Mrs Green
April 2008
Our second time back and it was as good as the first. The owners are great hosts and this is a great place from which to see the surrounding area.
Mrs Green
October 2007
It was fantastic and the hosts were very hospitable. We're already planning our next stay at the cottage.
Mrs Jones
June 2008
An excellent cottage, clean and spacious with lots of games. The owners should be commended as they had thought of everything.
Mr Mrs Hurst
July 2007
Very friendly owners, who were always happy to help with any issues. Lots of extra items provided making it a real home from home property. Particularly appreciated the welcome card, wine and tea left out for us when we arrived.
Mrs Lindsay
September 2007
The cottage was very cosy and suitable for children. It was good to have an enclosed space at the back for a BBQ and space in the front for our bikes.
August 2011
lOvely cottage,well furnished. Very relaxing holiday
June 2013
We stayed here while visiting family nearby. It is a beautiful conversion with all the equipment you would need and more, and space for us to welcome visitors. There are some lovely touches like the kids playground, toys for kids, phone box with great maps and local info, and the owners are on hand if you need them. Would recommend to anyone wanting a real country break with luxury!
August 2013
Swallow cottage was very cosy with real attention to detail, this made for a very relaxing stay. The play field was excellent and the kids really enjoyed all the equipment that was there. The shared train carriage was a nice touch with lots of really useful information about what to do in the surrounding area. We would definitely come back.
February 2010
We were warmly welcomed by Sam with a bottle of wine and a lovely plate of homemade mince pies - a nice start to our festivities.The barns are of outstanding cleanliness and quality in a superb walking area. We had a great christmas in this comfortable, well appointed home. Local area tips were plentiful and very helpful from our host for whom nothing was too much trouble.Being keen walkers the brilliant walking area was just what we wanted. The only gripes we had were the lack of vital information given to us by Sykes! Our party journeyed in two parts in very snowy conditions and we had major problems when the first arrivals could not contact the others to warn them of the adverse state of the local road due to lack of phone signal which was never mentioned by the company. We took half an hour to get up the single track road which was very steep and covered in a sheet of ice - yet again no warning that a 4 wheel drive vehicle may be needed. The owners did all they could do to help, but we felt let down by the infomation Sykes had provided. Thankfully we were fit enough to push our large car full of Christmas fare up the hill, anyone with health problems would not have coped.
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