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The Byre in Leighton, Shropshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Byre description

Holiday home
The Byre is one of four brick built barn conversions in a farmyard location on a 100 acre working cattle farm on the outskirts of the Shropshire village of Leighton near to Ironbridge. Boasting one double bedroom with a shower room, this cottage can sleep two people. Elsewhere in the cottage is an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, sitting room with an electric log effect stove and a dining area. To the exterior of the cottage is off road parking for 2 cars and a front sitting area with outdoor furniture and countryside views. Just four miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, The Byre is a wonderful holiday cottage for anyone wishing to explore this part of the country.

The village of Leighton, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087, stands in the heart of Shropshire, and is only four miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, home of the world's first iron-built bridge, built 1777-79. The Ironbridge Gorge is one of the country's most delightful tourist attractions; situated in a lovely wooded valley, the village has many pubs, restaurants, shops and tea rooms. A collection of industrial and Victorian themed museums make up the Ironbridge Museums, including the renowned Blist Hill Victorian Village, where you can step back in time. Enjoy the nearby medieval towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow, as well as many NT properties including Attingham Hall and Park as well as the fascinating Wroxeter Roman City and Vineyard.

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.

Wall mounted (instant heat) electric convector heaters with electric stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine. TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Bike storage. Front walled garden with sitting area, furniture and countryside views. Sorry, no smoking and no pets. Shop 3 miles. Pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath. Note: Babes-in-arms only.


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  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Ellis
November 2015
A warm friendly welcome to a comfortable and warm cottage for our Autumn break.
Mrs Greene
July 2014
The cottage was very comfortable and roomy for two people. it was in a beautiful position just below The Wrekin and we had great weather. It is near to Ironbridge which we enjoyed visiting but even Ludlow wasn't that far away so we were able to go walking and sightseeing over much of Shropshire. The owners were very friendly.
Mr Dines
June 2014
Very peaceful location and lots to do in the surrounding area.
Mrs Jordan
September 2013
We loved our holiday at Byre Cottage, it was just the break we needed, we recharged our batteries and thoroughly enjoyed the area. Our hosts were lovely, we found the whole farm lovely, and for a working farm it was so quiet. We would return. There was so much to do, and the scenery was amazing.
Rev Crook
May 2013
The cottage was cosy, compact and clean. The heating was good. We liked being right opposite the cattle shed and watching the young calves. The location was ideal for local attractions, including the Ironbridge museums.
Mr Webb
March 2013
The cottage was a perfect size for two people and you could control the heating easily so that it was cosy when in, but not wasting energy when out.
Ms Bliss
January 2013
Quiet, peaceful and warm. Perfect for walking in appropriate weather. 10-15 minutes to shopping and local attractions. Overall, really lovely cottage and location.
Mrs Harper
October 2012
Very friendly owners and accommodation excellent.
Mr Goodall
July 2012
A lovely cottage on a working farm with friendly owners who were there if you needed them but who respected your privacy. Very quiet and peaceful but Ironbridge, Wroxeter, Telford, Shrewsbury etc. were very easy to visit. The cake waiting for us on arrival was a very kind gesture by the owners and much appreciated. Even the weather was excellent!
Julia W
December 2014
We stayed at the Byre for a long weekend. It was a base for visiting our family and it was perfect. The surrounding area must be the nearest thing to heaven in the UK. We had views of the cattle feeding in the barns and the pretty farmyard. We had a warm welcome from the owner and the farm dog and we hope to return for a longer visit so we can do some walking.
May 2013
Peaceful setting at the end of country lanes. One of a group, in a farmyard setting on a working farm. Received a warm welcome from the owners and a delicious sponge cake on the table ready for our first cuppa. Everywhere was spacious and well equipped. Electric heating provided instant heat when needed. Convenient to visit The Ironbridge Gorge and Museums. Only one small gripe! the mattress was very hard and could feel springs (we are used to memory foam!)
December 2012
Accommodation excellent. Welcomed by the owners, nothing too much trouble for them. Tucked away location so nice and peaceful.
March 2013
Fantastic location for walks and views. The property is really well presented and the owners are around everyday and very helpful. Would definitely recommend.
September 2012
Lovely cottage in a quiet location but easy to get to Ironbridge, Shrewsbury etc. Owners where there if you needed them but respected your privacy. Lovely cake waiting on arrival which was much appreciated.
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