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The Arches Family Cottage in Alberbury, Shropshire

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sleeps 7
4 rooms
3 bathrooms

The Arches Family Cottage description

Holiday home
The Arches is a quality cottage in a courtyard setting on a working arable farm in Alberbury. The cottage has a king-size double and a twin eachwith en-suite, a further double, a single, shower room and an open plan living area with woodburner. Outside is off road parking, and an enclosed patio with furniture and private hot tub. The Arches also has shared use of a games barn with pool table, TV, air hockey and outdoor children's play area, and is within easy reach of plenty of family days out.

The small rural village of Alberbury sits in pretty countryside, 9 miles from Shrewsbury. There is so much to do in this area, from the ten museums of Ironbridge Gorge to the abbey, castle, shops and restaurants of Shreswbury. There are many National Trust properties within easy reach of Alberbury, including Attingham Park, Powis Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig. Ludlow, with its castle and timbered buildings, is a lovely town for a stroll and a refreshing cream tea, or step back in time with a trip to Acton Scott Working Farm, seen on TV as 'The Victorian Farm'.

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.

Underfloor central heating from eco-friendly biomass system with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi. Shared games barn (wheelchair accessible) with pool table, hand football, air hockey, toddler ball-pit, drinks machine and newspapers. Shared outdoor play area for younger children with swing, seesaw and climbing frame. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent, extra wood can be purchased from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private, enclosed courtyard garden with furniture, BBQ and private hot tub. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub with restaurant 1.3 miles. Note: There is total privacy around the hot tub, but it is situated close to neighbouring properties.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Syred
July 2015
The accommodation was beautiful; spacious, clean, and with everything you needed. We found the location very quiet and peaceful and the owners friendly and approachable without being intrusive.
Mrs Moorhouse
December 2015
Excellent in every way. Had our best Christmas ever.
Mrs Spence
August 2013
The accommodation and the facilities were exceptional. The owners were extremely helpful and always prepared to help. We would highly recommend this property, in fact all of the properties in the complex, and plan to visit again.
Mrs Stratford
November 2013
Beautiful place and beautiful people, and that sums it up!
Mrs Roberts
September 2013
We simply loved this top quality accommodation inside and out and all of it's very tasteful furnishings and amenities. The friendliness of the owner and all who we met was lovely, they were all so very polite and helpful in suggesting many local places which might be of interest to us. They were always very discreet and really respected our privacy at all times. This is truly An Idyllic Gem set in the tranquil village of Alberbury. If peace and quiet is what you need, look no further. Everything we could have wished for in a holiday really. We'll be telling everyone about The Arches for a very long time. A big thank you to all for our very memorable holiday.
Mr Dye
April 2014
I thought the property was about the best we have stayed in. It was modern clean and everything was easy accessible. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Prater
February 2015
Excellent facilities for the whole family.
Mrs Perkins
August 2015
We were very happy with the cottage and would go back again. The owners were very helpful and welcoming .
Mrs Bennett
September 2015
Perfect accommodation with friendly owners, and in a beautiful area with interesting places to visit.
April 2014
Beautiful property. Very high standard of finish. Large area outside with patio furniture and BBQ. Huge clean hot tub. Very friendly and helpful owner and staff. Excellent facilities for the kids. We will definitely come back here.
Miss Murphy
May 2014
Everything was perfect, couldn't name just one thing, the whole holiday was exceptional. The hosts were always there to help. The place was immaculate and gorgeously decorated. Facilities like the hot tub and play barn were fantastic. Will be going back 100%.
Dr Milne
February 2014
A perfect place to stay. Wonderful for 2 small children who had plenty of space inside and enjoyed the play barn - so did the adults! The owners are lovely, they greeted us and said goodbye when we left. Lovely outside space for the summer. Good location for exploring the area, not too far from Shrewsbury and Wales not far away. Highly recommended.
Mr Robertson
August 2014
The location is wonderful, as was the welcome. It is close enough to the shops for anything you may need but also far enough away to be in the countryside. The views across open fields whilst relaxing in the hot tub will remain with me. The quality of the accommodation is second to none, no expense seems to have been spared on the fixtures and fittings. It is also spacious enough not to all be on top of one another on the rare occasion when everybody is there and not playing in one of the two play barns where all of the games are free to play. This is definitely somewhere I will be returning to and is superb value for money.
Mrs Sawyer
March 2014
We wanted a relaxing family holiday and that is exactly what we got. The barn conversion was excellent and very comfortable in peaceful surroundings. Everything we needed was there for us. Even a games room for adults and children.The owners and their team were very helpful.
September 2015
We don't normally do self catering..but saw this converted barn on the internet and decided to visit. Now we are converted!! The accomodation, fittings, furnishings and cleanliness were all to a high standard. A hot tub is a luxurious feature and was well maintained and added an element of relaxation. Superbly located with access into Wales and the Shropshire villages this is an idyllic spot. Rob, Betty Lou and Julie take an interest in you but without being intrusive...their aim is for you to arrive as strangers but leave as friends.
June 2014
We are a group of 7 - Mum, Dad a two year old and the two sets of Grandparents. We wanted a nice relaxing holiday, a hot tub, something to entertain the little one and ideally a local pub. Upon arrival we were made to feel extremely welcome by Robert. Our 4 bedroom accommodation was really impressive. All the furniture is a lovely matching oak, and real time and effort has gone in to making the rooms look inviting, modern and cosy. I really felt that no expense was spared and no detail too small. The outdoor space is safe for young children. The is a fenced off patio with a hot tub (which we made very good use of!) and also a grassy area which is accessed by a gate, with a small fish pond. There is a play barn with entertainment for children of all ages, and a larger play room is currently being constructed, which will be a great addition when finished. Julie was always on hand to advise us on local events, and very helpful and chatty. We saw the red arrows heading to an air show, and a racing event at Loton Manor. We also visited the lovely town on of Shrewsbury. Upper House Farm as a development of barn conversions has been done to a very high standard, and i really felt it was great value for money. The only downside for me is that while the pub is only 1.3 miles away, it is down a road with out footpaths and we didn't feel it was safe to walk there with the buggy. All in all 10 out of 10. We even got amazing weather, but i can't promise that if you visit :-)
August 2014
This is our second stay at the Upper House Farm Cottages and we are already booked to go back for a third time. When we visited last year we were blown away with the facilities, quality of accommodation and the warmth of welcome we received. Our return visit this month was all of the above and more! in addition to all the advertised facilities there is now a wonderful indoor sports/play barn which is great from toddler age to a 100! Where can you go away in the uk and have a playground your children can use in all weathers? All our children made use of this and the existing play barn too. We also made use and were very grateful for the new honesty shop and the quality of local produce is exceptional! as well as enjoying during our visit we brought some home too. Thank you to the owners for not only having this winning accommodation but striving to improve on perfection. Look forward to our return visit.
November 2014
An amazing cluster of barns converted to the highest standard. We had 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and lots of living space. A private garden with large hot tub and patio with furniture. There are 6 conversions of varying sizes to accommodate different numbers. The children had 2 play barns to amuse themselves in and an open green space to run around. Alberbury is a small village close to the Welsh border in lovely countryside. Welshpool and Shrewsbury are a short car journey away. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend the barns for a lovely relaxing holiday with or without children.
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