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The Old Dairy Pet-Friendly Cottage in Church Stretton, Shropshire

317
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sleeps 4
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Old Dairy Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Old Dairy, as its name suggests, was originally built as part of a dairy house. It has been sympathetically restored to offer accommodation for 4 people, retaining much of its original character through features such as exposed beams and the original cattle stall, which now partitions the lounge from the dining room. The accommodation is arranged across one level and the property has a rear patio, from which to enjoy a spot of outdoor-dining. Visitors also get shared use of a games room, which includes a snooker table and a netted trampoline. There is plenty of parking and the local amenities are merely a stroll away.

Area
Church Stretton's glorious setting in a narrow valley earned it the name 'Little Switzerland' from the Victorians who tried to establish it as a spa. It has some of the most dramatic and spectacular hills in the British Isles; Long Mynd guards the West and the escarpment of Wenlock Edge lies to the East. Caer Caradoc, formed by volcanic ash and lava over 560 million years ago, once had an Iron Age hill-fort on its summit. The geology of the area is intriguing and has earned the hills acclaim as a Site of Special Scientific Interest as well as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ragleth Hill allows you to take in stunning 360 degree views, taking in the Long Mynd, Caer Caradoc, the Lawley, Wenlock Edge and the Clee Hills. Church Stretton also draws visitors for its famous 18-hole golf course, which claims to be the highest in England.

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
Storage heaters with woodburner in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with digital box, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi. Shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer. Fuel, power & initial supply of wood for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Shared use of covered games barn with snooker table, table tennis, badminton, cricket, football net & 14' netted trampoline. Front patio with furniture, small rear walled patio with furniture. Ample off road parking. Sorry, no smoking. 1 small, well-behaved dog welcome by arrangement. Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk (not dog-friendly). Note: Roughly 100 yards of the footpath to the pub is beside an A road. You also need to cross this road.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Snooker
  • Table tennis
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Reviews

Mr Warburton
February 2016
It was a very cosy cottage on a very friendly farm. It was fascinating being able to see pictures of what the place looked like before the conversion and the owners have done a fantastic job! All in all, a very good base for exploring the area.
Mrs Ansart-crane
March 2016
Great location to visit Shropshire. Wonderful work on this old building which gives a terrific character to the cottage. Cosy evenings near the wood burner and good nights in the comfortable beds. Wished we could have stayed longer. Thanks to the owners for a warm welcome.
Miss King
May 2016
A fabulous cottage, wonderful friendly owners and a great location. We would definitely return there and would recommend it to everyone.
Mrs Irvine
March 2015
Liked the comfort of the cottage and the log fire. The locality was handy to eating places and shops.
Mrs Bell
February 2015
The cottage was in a great location and was cosy and warm. The play barn was thoroughly enjoyed by our two grandsons and a bonus in wet weather. The owner was helpful and friendly, even letting us help with feeding the cattle. Our grandsons thought this experience was awesome!
Mrs Nicklin
July 2014
Our second visit, so easy to find and really good for getting to lots of places both in England and Wales! Very quiet, non intrusive owners who are happy to help with knowledge of where to go and how to get there. The barn is great for kids, plus some larger kids too! We intend to return again.
Mrs Pickering
September 2015
The Old Dairy provided fabulous accommodation. Peaceful, beautiful surroundings, ideal to access so many places. The cottage was first class, beautifully decorated and furnished, great facilities. We wanted for nothing and would definitely recommend it and hope to return again sometime.
Mr Unsworth
November 2013
Great location, lovely property and really helpful and friendly owners.
Mr Mayall
June 2014
It was a lovely, well equipped cottage. The children really enjoyed using the games room.
Mrs Robinson
September 2013
The cottage was spotlessly clean, not even a cobweb to be seen. The log burner was set and ready to be lit. I would recommend this place to anyone, and will be going back again.
Mrs Nicklin
October 2013
Lovely warm property, close to main roads but far enough away from road noise. Good place for getting to lots of places. Warm welcome from owners who were there if needed, but not intrusive. We had a really lovely time and hope to go back very soon.
Mrs Paxton
November 2012
The cottage was absolutely lovely. Perfect location for getting away from it all. Everything was to a high standard and the owners couldn't have been more helpful. Will definitely be re-visiting.
Mr Bridle
October 2010
The games barn was great for the children. A good location. 'The Bridge Inn' serves very good food.
Mr Mrs Anderson
July 2010
The peace and quiet.. The property was superb, probably the best rented accommodation we have stayed in.
Mrs Cox
October 2010
The cottage was sensational, the wood burner in the lounge was great, the kids found the barn with all the games in fantastic. They even requested a day in at the cottage so they could play there all day! The cottage was excellently set up with lovely extras of milk in the fridge and a homemade cake and flowers on arrival. We would love to go there again.
Mr Swanson
November 2010
This was our 3rd visit - there will be more I hope!
Mrs Matthews
August 2011
The cottage was lovely and in a central position to lots of places we wanted to visit.
Mr Leversha
April 2011
Lovely peaceful location. Owners were very friendly - they showed the children round the farm and liked a chat. Games barn was a very good touch. So many attractions in the area.
Mr Hatley
July 2011
Great cottage and quiet location with off road parking. Good base to see attractions without travelling too far. Welcome pack was a nice touch.
Mrs Hill
August 2011
This was a wonderful, homely and cosy cottage which was very well equipped. It was in a fantastic location for exploring Shropshire. The play barn was excellent for the kids and they loved it!
Mrs Welch
May 2011
The cottage was really well equipped. The games barn was fantastic, our boys really enjoyed it. Lots of nice things to see and do in the surrounding area.
Mr Lee
May 2011
A lovely welcoming holiday home meeting all of our requirements, we would recommend it. We were made very welcome and the cake and flowers that awaited us was a lovely touch and a nice gesture. A very relaxing 'away from it all' beak, we will certainly book through Skyes Cottages again.
Mrs Toomey
July 2011
So welcoming (flowers and home-made cake kindly provided). Best holiday home we've ever stayed in, so cosy and beautifully furnished. Loved it!
Mark
January 2014
Loved it. Extra effort by owner really sealed the high quality. Nice.
bridget m
February 2014
Just had the most fantastic week in Shropshire - fantastic weather , recent flooding had no impact on the cottage or immediate area. this is our 7th visit to this cottage which I think says it all about the standard of accommodation. The Old Dairy (and adjoining slightly larger Granary) have been beautifully converted into comfortable and practical accommodation of a high standard with furnishings that suit the dwellings. the log burner is incredibly effective in heating the cottage and lovely to relax by after a day out . the layout of the Old Dairy is very practical if you have young children - you can keep an eye on them in the sitting area from the kitchen. this year another bedroom (with ensuite) was added which is great for older and/or different sex children. We have stayed in many cottages, hotels and B&Bs since having children and this is by far the best in terms of quality. the owners , who live on the farm, are incredibly friendly and helpful, they always leave fresh flowers and home made cake in the cottage and some basic essentials such as tea bags to get you going. they strike that rare balance which we have never found elsewhere of being helpful and friendly when needed but unobtrusive if you just want to be left to get on with your holiday. they genuinely want guests to enjoy their holiday . our boys love the play barn with its football goal and balls, snooker table, trampoline, bowling area, cricket nets and bats, badminton/volley ball net with cocks ,racquets and balls, ride on tractors for toddlers.......and if that doesn't do it for you there are very friendly cats and a dog to play with and in the past the boys have enjoyed feeding the cattle.It has suited us from when the children were 4 and 5 and as teenagers now they still love going. its also a great place to be based - we have walked the hills above Church Stretton as well as walking up the Wrekin and the Lawley,, visited the Ironbridge museums (buy a family passport ticket - great value ), been to the welsh coast, the castle at Ludlow, shopped in Shrewsbury and this year had a great day out at RAF Cosford (free entry). we couldn't recommend it more highly
Mrs Lawrence
October 2012
I was looking for peace and quiet and a complete rest, which was exactly what I got. The cottage was lovely and comfortable in really pretty, well kept surroundings. I would certainly book again and recommend the cottage to family and friends.
Mrs Paris
July 2012
The best thing in my case is that they allowed my house cat Teeny Bop to visit too! Added to that there is so much to see and do on the doorstep! A week wasn't enough time to see and do all we wanted to do, so I'd love to go back next year. The family couldn't be nicer in regards to giving you space or chatting in the passing. We loved it!
Mrs Wilkinson
March 2012
Warm, cosy cottage. Well equipped furnished. Comfortable beds and feather duvets. Home made cake flowers on arrival. Peaceful location yet handy for many interesting places. Games barn superb if children present. Quality furnishings. A great holiday home.
Mr Pritchard
March 2012
Quiet location but close to Shrewsbury and other attractions of the area. Cottage was very comfortable with plenty of space for 2.
Mrs Tree
August 2012
It was a very quiet, rural location which was lovely and a unique building.
Mr Marsden
February 2013
Lovely cottage, great location, friendly holiday owners.
Ms Sheldon
January 2012
We had a wonderful Xmas at the Old Dairy, a fantastic walking area. We enjoyed cooking in the evening then watching a DVD in front of the wood fire which was so nice. Thank you for the extra logs. Overall it was perfect; friendly and helpful owners, beautiful cottage, warm and cosy.
Mrs Avery
November 2012
This is a beautiful cottage which we will return to whenever we can. Beautifully furnished with a log burner to make for cosy nights in. Great location too...perfect for exploring the Long Mynd, Shrewsbury and the Welsh borders. Owners exceptionally helpful.
Mrs Rossiter
September 2009
The owners had thought of everything including the welcome pack. The cottage contained everything you would have at home; highly recommended.
Mr Walsh
September 2009
A great location and the best kitted out self catering cottage we have ever stayed in. It was a real home-from-home, in the best sense.
Mr Maguire
December 2004
Accommodation excellent The most well equipped accommodation we have had for years. Freshly baked cake and vase of flowers on arrival a nice welcome. Well recommended, 5 stars
Mr Mrs Rees
November 2009
Very friendly, family run cottage. Great location. Games barn for outdoor activities for the boys. Authentic features for a country cottage. Efficient booking service.
Miss Makins
April 2008
Best converted cottage we have stayed in for standard and decor. Play barn a great addition for children. Church Stretton great for walking.
Mr Dobson
August 2008
We all had a really great holiday, the holiday cottage was lovely, clean and inviting, especially the play barn, the children enjoyed the trampoline after a day of trips. Fantastic places to visit, well recommended.
Mrs Kilsby
December 2008
It was very homely and relaxing. The scenery and the area was really good. Plenty to do in the area. The play area was good for all ages. The owner was pleasant and friendly. The cottage had all you could want.
Dr Giles
September 2008
Good cottage in a good location. Owners friendly but unobtrusive.
Mr Pitman
February 2009
Games barn a real hit with the kids. Lovely owners and people in and around the area. A real get away type feeling.
Ms Mallinson
April 2009
Friendly owners, lovely location and there was a brilliant games area for children.
Mr Loxton
August 2009
Owners were very friendly. Games barn was interesting and good for teenagers. Excellent and friendly service at the Bridge Inn.
Mr Mrs Canard
June 2009
This cottage is very cosy and warm, we will recommend to our friends.
Miss Tymms
August 2009
Very friendly owners.
tracy
March 2012
The Old Dairy is a fantastic country holiday retreat. You can walk for miles and miles without even getting in your car,,, our dogs loved it. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable, warm and inviting. We spent our days walking our dogs, coming back, lighting the fire, making dinner and cozying up in front of the fire and a DVD. It was our idea of heaven for our Xmas break. No stress and wonderful hosts,
Guest
July 2012
The cottage on first view seems impressive, on closer inspection the property is covered in cobwebs these are not newly spun ones but instead old as they are covered in thick layers of dust. The serving dishes and the chopping board when removed from the cupboard were covered in cobwebs and had dead insects in them. The play barn and recycling area were infested with large rats entirely unsanitary and inappropriate for children. We live on a large working farm ourselves and know what to expect from a farm but this goes way beyond farm life, the rats seemed undisturbed by humans. There was hardened aged cow dung on the floor of the play barn this could've easily been power washed off prior to this being converted into a play area for children but attention to detail was obviously not a high priority! The cottage itself was in a great location and had it had a thorough regular clean and a new sofa it would have been quite beautiful!
Mrs Williams
September 2009
We have stayed in many cottages and we think this was the best one!! More cooking equipment than most, and better value than most. Excellent! Wonderful area for scenery, walking, Ironbridge worth more than one visit.
Mr Seyb
December 2004
Nice quiet/secluded position. Excellent villages nearby -- Much Wenlock and Ironbridge. Also many historic houses -- e.g. Boscobel House with the Charles 2 Oak tree.
Mrs Shand
April 2007
Beautifully decorated with lovely soft furnishings. The games barn was great.
Ms Harratt
July 2007
Excellent location, beautiful cottage, comfortable and very well equipped. Welcome pack left for us when we arrived. Really could not fault anything and excellent value for money.
Mrs Hume
January 2008
What a fantastic time we all had.The owners were so nice and friendly and made us really welcome. Small touches like making the fire and a welcome pack make all the difference. The games barn was a real hit with our two boys and they played in it for hours EVERY day. The area itself was gorgeous and Shrewsbury itself was fabulous.
Mr Owen
October 2006
This was the best character cottage we have every stayed in, and the whole area was excellent for walking with Shrewsbury centre a shoppers paradise.
Jones
August 2007
Loved the conversion - very clean and comfortable.Had everything you could need on holiday. In a lovely position for exploring the area. Especially enjoyed the games provided in the barn area - we all spent some time playing in there! Owners friendly but not intrusive. Overall a very enjoyable holiday, thanks.
Mr Hawley
September 2006
A fabulous conversion. The accommodation was clean, comfy and well laid out. Well situated for walking and easy access to Shrewsbury. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely go back.
Mrs Butler
October 2006
Everyone we came into contact with in Shropshire were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The property was delightful and peaceful.
Mr Moore
July 2006
A very pleasant break in a very good barn conversion, just what we wanted.
Mr Wright
December 2004
Great attention to detail - welcoming cake and milk, fresh flowers, firewood, etc.
Mrs Parkinson
December 2004
The cottage was a great base for local attractions and a great place to come home to at the end of the day. It was well kitted out and extremely comfortable and relaxing.
Mrs Wallbank
December 2004
We enjoyed the welcome given by our hosts: flowers, a cake and some milk in the fridge. We enjoyed the countryside around the cottage, and all the info in the cottage about the area. The beds and bedding were excellent. The kitchen was lovely and had excellent equipment.
Dianne G
July 2015
The Old Dairy conversion was a very open plan cottage on one floor. Travelling with my elderly mother it suited us as we had 2 bedrooms with our own bathrooms. The directions to get there were easy to follow.the location of this property was wonderful for visiting most of the attractions in Shropshire The owner was welcoming and knowledgable and we had a tasty home made cake ,fresh flowers and tea/ coffe and milk on our arrival .the gardens surrounding the property were beautiful and the scent from the flowers were intoxicating.plenty of pubs in the area for meals. I would recommend this property to people who want to go to the countryside and enjoy a home from home atmosphere in a well equipped property. The cats were adorable!
Guest
January 2013
We would greatly recommend a stay in this beautifully furnished cosy Old Dairy in Shropshire. After travelling it is great to arrive to find fresh flowers, a homemade cake and a log fire waiting. The cottage is in a a very quiet and restful setting with lots of good varied walks and good pubs and restaurants nearby. Shrewbury is close, as it the lovely town of Church Stretton, and lots of National Trust land, including the Long Mynd and also the Carding Mill valley which has a great National Trust tea room. The accomodation includes a good kitchen, dining area,lounge and two bedrooms and a bathroom all of which are well appointed. The owners live on the farm next door and are exceptionally friendly and helpful
Mr Bowers
November 2006
Owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mr Stamp
June 2006
Beautiful conversion of an old barn, very spacious and impeccable throughout. Lovely rural feel but so easy to get to.
Guest
September 2012
A lovely welcome awaited with tea/coffee/sugar/milk/flowers, and best of all - home made cake! The rustic charm of the cottage and the decor just made it feel so relaxing, and having Teeny Bop the cat to stay was such a bonus. She's getting older and not having to put her to the cattery was great! She had a great time exploring the cottage and loved the little chair by the back door! The cottage is well situated to allow travel to many interesting places, and even a few trips into Wales. Loved the scenery; the location; the family couldn't be nicer, and the play barn was great - even for us older kids! We will definitely be back as there's still so much to see on the doorstep. A week was no where enough!
SandyW52
August 2011
The cottage is located in between Shrewsbury and Church Stretton in a lovely rural area. We loved the way the roads in Shropshire were so quiet. The cottage is really well-equipped and had everything we needed. The games barn is just fab, our boys loved it and would have spent all their time there. Overall a great holiday with great accommodation.
Guest
December 2009
left very much alone by owners, just how we like it. nice arrival pack, house clean and well stocked with equipment. cottage is a barn conversion with some nice features created from the original structure giving the place a lovely specious feeling. only gripes are the ancient sofa which was on its last legs and the storage heaters are not very warming, ok for us but a bit cold for our daughter who was only 7 months at the time.
THE PITMANS
December 2009
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE ON ARRIVAL WE WERE MET BY THE OWNER WHO COULDN'T DO ENOUGH TO WELCOME US. WITH TWO YOUNG KIDS THE BARN WAS A SAVIOUR CONSIDERING THE WEATHER WAS NOT THAT GOOD DURING THE WEEK. THEY WOULD HAVE STAYED IN THERE THE WHOLE WEEK IF WE LET THEM. THE FARMER ALSO SHOWED THE KIDS AROUND THE ANIMALS WHICH ADDED TO THEIR ENJOYMENT. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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