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The Byre in Wentnor, Shropshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Byre description

Holiday home
The Byre has been tastefully converted to offer accommodation for 2 people; a classic, romantic retreat. Exposed beams and a four-poster bed help it retain much of its original charm and there is also a small garden from which you can enjoy the stunning scenery or indulge in a spot of al fresco dining. There is parking for up to 2 cars, although the best way to get the most from this area is on foot.

The village of Wentnor lies on a ridge to the west of the Long Mynd, with good views in all directions. It is an attractive village, situated on a location that can be traced back to Saxon times. The church of St. Michael and All Angels is at one end of theridge, and there are spectacular views to be had from there, looking towards the west from the churchyard. Carved into an outside wall of the church is an inverted 'face'. Inside is a tombstone known as the ‘Hurricane Tombstone'; this is in memory of a family who lost their lives in the nearby hamlet of Asterton during a hurricane in 1772. Wetnor is also situated close to many other historic Shropshire attractions. The Shropshire Hills are littered with Roman and Iron Age settlements, perfect destinations for those who want to mix a bit of history with a scenic walk. Church Stretton is only a few miles away and offers a beautiful example of a modern medieval village. With outdoor pursuits, such as fishing and mountain-biking, in abundance, Wentnor is a haven for those looking to get away from it all.

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.

LPG central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV, video, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned garden to rear with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub with restaurant 1 mile. Note: There is a private water supply.


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

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June 2015
We really enjoyed our one week stay at the Byre. It is ideal for those who love peace and quiet and enjoy hiking. The cottage is so well equipped with everything you could possibly need and spotlessly clean. We really appreciated the fresh flowers, chocolate, wine, milk, tea and coffee that were there when we arrived. I don't believe the pictures on the website do this cottage justice. The setting and the views are just stunning. We loved waking up and hearing nothing but the birds and the sheep. We love our hiking and found plenty of walks to keep us busy for a week. We could happily have stayed for a second week and would not hesitate in recommending this cottage to anyone. If there is just one slight criticism is that we found the bed too small and the mattress too hard.
Andy D
December 2016
Wow!! What a fantastic place, currently sitting in the lounge of this property writing the review, couldn't wait to get home to do it!! Don't want to go home!! This place is great. Very high standard of decor with every attention to detail being made. As others have stated the pictures quite simply don't do it justice. We found the bed very comfy, neither too hard or soft. Location is so pretty and quiet. We have had the most relaxing weekend before the usual annual onslaught of Christmas!! VERY HIGHLY recommend this place to EVERYONE. Will be returning for a full week next summer. LOVED IT. Thank you.
Mrs Mason
February 2006
The cottage decoration and presentation was perfect. The four poster bed was so comfortable. It is set in idyllic surroundings, quiet and peaceful with easy access to wonderful walking countryside.
Mrs Green
April 2006
The location of the cottage was absolutely beautiful and was matched by the quality of the cottage. We had a very restful stay.
Mrs Miller
July 2016
A peaceful and quiet location and beautiful views from the cottage.
Mr Lambert
May 2016
The Byre is in the most peaceful, remote and tranquil setting. The location for us was simply all that we needed with remarkable views. The Byre, in our estimation, exceeded all our expectations in all respects.
Mr Ball
May 2016
The Byre is a very quiet and peaceful out of the way cottage. We received a lovely, warm welcome from the owner.
Mr Barker
June 2015
As with our first visit, the property was perfect in every way. Set in wonderful scenery this cottage is a perfect place to relax and enjoy.
Ms Ingram
June 2015
The holiday cottage was lovely and had everything we needed to be able to enjoy our holiday. The pictures didn't do it justice; The Byre is located in the most amazing setting and we loved the experience of waking up and hearing nothing but the sheep and the birds. I would recommend this cottage to anyone but particularly to those who enjoy peace and quiet and hiking which was from the doorstep. We could happily have stayed a second week and there would still have been plenty to do. The owner goes the extra mile and the property was spotless. We appreciated the books, tv, radio and board games being provided. We would certainly stay there again.
Mr Cuskeran
July 2015
The Cottage was set in a beautiful, tranquil location with excellent views across the countryside and surrounding hills.
Mrs Meredith
October 2015
Stunning location with plenty of walks from the door! Very spacious accommodation and high standard of cleanliness. Superb location. Our second visit and we'll return.
Miss Wiles
December 2015
The location was perfect with stunning views front and back, plenty of parking and an owner who was really helpful. Didn't want to leave and will definitely re-book!
Mrs Stoney
March 2016
The Byre is a delightful cottage, ideally situated for walking direct from the doorstep.
Mr Miller
March 2016
Great walking straight from the door. Friendly and knowledgeable owner. Great weather too. Lots of varied bird life including many Red Kites.
Mrs Naven
February 2015
The cottage was fabulous with every possible accessory that we required. The owner was very nice and the little touches were great. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely like to return.
Mr Broughton
March 2015
The cottage was in the perfect position for a walking holiday. Everything one could need was provided, in fact the welcome was the best we've experienced. It was close to National Trust properties for rainy days and there was a pub serving good food within reasonable walking distance.
Mr Darlington
May 2015
The Cottage was superb in every aspect with absolutely gorgeous views. The accommodation was very spacious and clean and warm. The owner was a friendly and genial host and nothing too much trouble if you needed anything. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday. I would really recommend this property.
Mr Mulford
November 2014
The property is remote, so it is quiet and there is plenty of room. It is comfortable and well equipped. Surrounding countryside is beautiful, and full of interesting wildlife.
Mr Adamson
December 2014
This cottage and it's location could not have been better. The cottage was absolutely delightful in every way and so homely. It was especially nice to arrive in a warm cottage. I'm sure we will return.
Mr Broadhurst
January 2015
The cottage was ideal, well kept and well appointed. In an absolutely delightful setting in the Shropshire Hills. The owner was a lovely man and so helpful. The walks from the cottage offer endless possibilities with the Shropshire Way and the Jack Mytton Way on your doorstep.
Mrs Johnson
October 2014
We loved everything about this cottage the owner had gone to great lengths to make our stay memorable and it certainly was. This is the best cottage we have stayed in.
Mr Barker
August 2014
A very well appointed and beautiful cottage in the middle of glorious scenery.
Mrs Bohren
August 2014
We just loved The Byre. We loved the fact that the owner had put so much thought into providing us with such a wonderful stay. The Byre is very large for 2 people and very comfortable.
Mr Newman
October 2014
We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this is up with the best. From our friendly greeting from the owner, to the perfect location and the beautiful cottage itself. We could not fault this holiday at all.
Mr Hampton
July 2014
The property was very well appointed with everything we could have wanted. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the country walks on the doorstep. The owner had done everything possible to make it a perfect holiday.
Mr Goodacre
June 2014
This cottage was the best we have stayed in. It was quiet and out in the sticks. The owner was a superb host and everything was catered for even the special additions. It's great for walk, or rides and there is plenty to see and do. There's a good pub in the village which serves excellent food and very friendly. The comments book says it all. We will be going back.
Mr Farmer
October 2013
We have visited The Byre 3 times, and plan to do so again, I think that says it all really. It's location is especially great, and the friendliness of the owner makes this place special, it certainly ticks all the boxes for us.
Mr Bowman
September 2013
The views from all aspects were brilliant. The owner was helpful and from our view excellent.
Mr Watts
August 2013
We loved our stay at The Byre.
Mrs Chase
September 2013
The parking was excellent and the patio was nice and private. Every window had a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. We look forward to visiting The Byre again, hopefully next year.
Mr Bowman
July 2013
The views from all aspects were brilliant. the owner was helpful and from our view excellent
Mr Besbrode
July 2013
The cottage was set in a beautiful, peaceful and very quiet location which we loved. It was extremely spacious and very tastefully decorated.
Mr Carter
September 2012
In close proximity to great walking and views from the terrace.
Mr Mc Dougall
September 2012
A very good cottage with a friendly owner. The position is superb; ideal for walks, straight from the door.
Mr Hughes
May 2013
Lovely accommodation in superb setting. Delightful and helpful owner.
Mr Cox
May 2013
The place was great. The owner can be proud of his cottage. We had a great holiday!
Mrs Marshall
July 2013
Great accommodation,very quiet, the views were outstanding. I will recommend this cottage to friends, family, and anyone asking for a recommendation for a holiday cottage.
Mr Osborne
July 2012
An absolutely wonderful property set in glorious surroundings with 'jaw dropping' views everywhere. A truly wonderful experience, probably our best to date.
Mr Jones
July 2012
Peaceful, tranquil and relaxing. A superb location with magnificent countryside. The owner was very hospitable.
Mrs Brown
July 2012
It was a pleasure to meet and chat with the owner. He could not have been more helpful or friendly. The Byre was so comfortable we didn't want to leave, in fact we would buy it if we could. The location is perfect for walking, either on the Shropshire Way, up the Long Mynd, or simply down to the excellent village pub.
Mrs Gilbey
July 2012
Excellent property - clean, well equipped and the best welcome pack we have ever had - fresh flowers as well. A big thank you to the owner for an amazingly well maintained property.
Mrs English
July 2012
Lovely thoughtfully equipped cottage, a place for retreat in an interesting and beautiful area. Very welcoming
Mr Howell
August 2012
The property was exactly as described and the owner was friendly and welcoming. The location is excellent and the rooms are large for such a compact property. The nearby walks are very enjoyable.
Miss Payne
August 2012
Absolutely fabulous. The property is beautiful with spectacular views and a total get away. We loved it, secluded but within walking distance of three pubs and the local shop.
Mrs Lavender
September 2012
Very comfortable accommodation in an idyllic setting, with a most welcoming and helpful host.
Mrs McDowell
July 2011
Excellent cottage and interesting area in which to holiday.
Mr Scott
August 2011
The location was stunning and remote. The welcome was excellent and the condition of the property was very good. One of the best cottage experiences we've had!
Mr Carter
September 2011
A perfect cottage in a perfect place.
Mr Hale
October 2011
Great hill scenery and excellent walking from this really high quality cottage. Virtually everything one might need was provided and quite a few extras. The host does a superb job with this cottage. We will return!
Mr Simmons
October 2011
Spacious, quiet property, ideal for a couple. Impressed that there was both a bath and shower. Usually the smaller properties do not have a bath, which is a great shame after a long day out on the hills! Location was fantastic if you like walking. Straight out onto the Shopshire way and half an hour to the top of the Long Mynd.
Mr Roads
June 2011
This property rates as the best we have enjoyed in over 40 years of regular cottage holidays. The owner should be highly commended for his excellent service to his clients.
Miss Morris
November 2011
The remoteness of the property meant there was lots of peace and quiet.
Mr Ruddock
October 2010
We liked the location of the Byre - very rural, peaceful but close to some good pubs for meals etc.
Mrs Thompson
February 2011
We loved the wonderful location, the attention to detail in the contents of the cottage, the extras like flowers, wine, chocolates and bottled water in the fridge.
Mr Parkin
May 2011
A great place to unwind 'far from the madding crowds'! Plenty of Buzzards to be seen - soaring high. The Crown serves delicious home cooked pies and real ales!
Mr Swallow
July 2010
Beautiful scenery,very comfortable and spacious cottage. Thoughtful welcome pack. Quiet roads and lots of attractions nearby.
Ms Grafton
August 2010
A wonderful 1st experience - thank you! Walks on the doorstep, far away from the sound of any traffic, outstanding views. Superbly equipped; ideal for a retreat from it all. Was blown away by the welcome and owners kindness. Was very happy here!
Mr Sawyer
August 2010
A very quiet location and we could do plenty of walks from the cottage, without using the car.
Mr Mc Dougall
June 2010
The cottage is excellent and very spacious for 2 people. The location is perfect. This area is essentially walking country; not many tourist attractions. Local pub in Wintnor is good for food, ale and service.
Mr Gardner
January 2010
Being able to walk up onto the Long Mynd directly from the property without having to drive. Fantastic views and countryside on the doorstep. A friendly welcome and warm property - very comfortable.
Mrs Holding
July 2010
As new visitors to Shropshire we were delighted with the location of the cottage and the excellent walking either directly from the property or within a very short drive. The Long Mynd is accessed by footpaths directly from the cottage. We shall definitely visit the area again and if possible, book The Byre, it is a perfect place!
Mr Winchester
November 2009
The property was in a beautiful location with a lovely countryside. Very friendly locals and the owner was very helpful.
Mr Mrs Webster
December 2009
Ideally situated for a walking holiday. Local people friendly and helpful.
Mr Mrs Howard-Smith
April 2010
Perfect place for a chill out holiday. On the edge of the Shropshire Way, close to the pub and shop, friendly locals. What more can you want?
Mr Mrs Ward
May 2010
The cottage was in a beautiful setting with panoramic views and plenty of walks literally directly from the front door. The cottage was extremely well equipped, even down to a foot spa for those weary feet! In addition, the owner, had provided jigsaws, board games and books for those rainy moments. There were plenty of local maps and brochures of places of interest too. The owner was very friendly and extremely helpful and had even thought to provide a welcome pack for our arrival.
Mrs Cooke
December 2009
The location was beautiful and peaceful. The barn conversion was tastefully done with good decor and plenty of space. The welcome gifts were an added bonus. We hope to go again in the future.
Mrs Holmes-Studley
November 2009
The owner provided a warm welcome and excellent facility. Beautiful walks, views and local interest.
Mrs Tooms
November 2009
Beautiful setting - peace and tranquility! Lovely cottage - felt happy and relaxed straight away. Warm welcome - flowers, chocolates and wine. Walks from the door! Lots of places to visit.
Mr Blake
August 2009
The whole package was excellent, from the location to the little added touches, e.g. wine. flowers etc. The owner was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. It is a lovely property.
Mr Mrs Sheppard
August 2009
Lovely location, quiet, remote. The owner had provided lots of extras including maps and walks in the local area.
Mrs Manning
August 2009
We particularly like the spectacular walks on the door step which go in any direction, and the quiet, serene position.
Mrs Gray
September 2009
Peace, tranquility, beautiful gardens; perfect place to recharge the batteries.
Mrs Puddephatt
September 2009
This is our second visit to this cottage and once again, we found it extremely comfortable. It has fabulous views and to see them in both spring and autumn was wonderful. The welcome pack was again waiting for us which is a really nice touch.
Mr Knight
August 2009
The owner of the property made great effort with his preparation and was also pleasant, he left us a bottle of wine and a dish of cookies. He was concerned that all was ok.
Mr Hamley
June 2009
Peaceful location and the warm welcome - the flowers, wine and the peppermint creams. A lovely property. Wish we could have stayed longer! It was exactly as described and so remote with wonderful views from all aspects.
Mr Barnett
July 2009
Helpful and considerate owner. Lovely location.
Mrs Rose
April 2009
The cottage was superb.There were outstanding views from the property. Although we were surrounded by the wonderful Shropshire countryside we were still within a couple of miles of a village shop and a very welcoming pub.
Mrs Puddephatt
April 2009
Exceptional location with fantastic views. The cottage was extremely comfy and the standard of cleanliness was excellent. The welcome flowers, fruit, wine, etc., made it feel just that bit special.
Mr Holbrook
April 2009
Stunning views and great walks from the property.
Mr Haynes
November 2008
Very thoughtful of the owners to leave such a generous welcome pack.
Mr Mrs Bushby
February 2009
Stunning views and friendliness of owner.
Mr Blackman
July 2008
A lovely cottage in a beautiful area. One of the best we have had.
Mr Durey
August 2008
This property is very well presented with every effort being made by the owner to make your stay enjoyable.
Mrs Seale
August 2008
Could not fault the property. An ideal location for walkers. A credit to the owner.
Mr Cook
September 2008
Friendly welcome - bottle of wine and fruit bowl on table. Superb views. Peace and quiet away from the rush of life.
Mrs Ripley
September 2008
Enjoyed the location and comfort and cleanliness, also walking from the cottage in beautiful surroundings. We will return.
Mr Naylor
June 2008
The overall standard and welcome pack. The countryside and excellent weather.
Mrs Pendlebury
July 2008
Really 'away from it all' and a wonderful area for walking. The welcoming touches on arrival were second to none and really set the tone for the holiday.
Mr Gibson
August 2007
The standard of the cottage was brilliant and far exceeded our expectations. We would definitely consider returning.
Mr Milton
November 2007
Excellent cottage in a beautiful, quiet countryside. We received a generous welcome.
Mrs Hannam
April 2008
Home from home accommodation
Mr Lewis
May 2008
Great consideration was shown by the owner by the flowers and other items given to us on our arrival. This cottage was the best we have ever had, and we have been renting cottages for over 25 years We hope to go back .
Mr Mrs White
June 2008
The accommodation was excellent and the local information on site was very helpful.
Mr Hughes
April 2007
The cottage is excellent in presentation, clearly a lot of thought went into the decor/furnishings, and the location was perfect for us, we did lovely walks almost every day, without having to drive far. We could sit outside for lunch with the view at the back towards the Long Mynd - idyllic!
Mr Jenson
May 2007
The Byre was ideal for us...we could not have chosen better if we had had several months to research either the property or the area! It was blissfully peaceful, with wonderful walking from the door. We had a lot of rain but it failed to dampen our spirits! We had a lovely week. The owner, gave us a warm welcome (including a bottle of wine) and was very helpful. Excellent! We will use Sykes Cottages again!
Mr Maslin
July 2007
Best cottage I have stayed in. Deserves praise !
Mrs Meakin
July 2007
The position of the cottage and the views were wonderful. Attention to detail in the property was very good.
Mr Mrs Collinson
November 2006
Peaceful and romantic bedroom. Picturesque surroundings. See one of the few remaining one-handed clocks at St. John the Baptist Church in nearby Bishops Castle.
Mrs Howatson
November 2006
Fantastic property - the extras were a lovely bonus and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mr Schofield
November 2006
Everything. Fabulous accomodation, well thought out and very comfortable. Plus a beautiful location.
Mrs Sydenham
April 2007
Views, location, comfortable cottage, facilities, weather!
Mr Payne
April 2007
Best holiday ever. Views from near the cottage are wonderful.
Mr Sreeves
January 2007
We loved the isolated location which was ideal for our Golden Wedding anniversary. Within reach of the beautiful walking area of the Long Mynd and the towns of Ludlow and Welshpool and several pretty little villages. We were touched by the thoughtful, welcoming gifts and the seasonal decorations of a lit Christmas tree, candle table-arragements and Christmas stockings.
Mr Mrs Staples
June 2006
This property ranks very highly amongst all those we have ever stayed in. Good central location for getting to see Shropshire.
Mr Holmes
June 2006
Presentation of the property was excellent and the extras provided by the owner added to the property. Would definitely recommend.
Ms Mabberaly
June 2006
The welcoming extras like the wine, fruit and coffee on arrival made a wonderful start to a fabulous holiday.I shall certainly be spreading the word!
Mr Purvis
July 2006
Great accommodation with everything we could possibly need and positioned in a wonderful location.
Mr Newman
August 2006
Beautiful heather-covered hills, lovely cottage, wonderful location. Lots to do and see nearby (castles, ancient monuments, pretty towns and villages). Where did the week go?
sandie b
May 2014
This beautiful cottage was just the tonic we needed. Everything you could need is there and more as you arrive to a bottle of wine, flowers, chocolates and bottled water. The water is from a bore hole but we had no problems at all with this. It is much larger than it looks on the web site and of a very high standard. The views are wonderful. Only very small thing, and this is just a personal comment, the mattress is far to soft. The Crown pub in Wentnor is excellent. Food is lovely and all the staff and locals made us feel very welcome.
July 2014
This cottage is provided with everything you could possibly want, and then some. We were greeted with fresh flowers, chocolates, wine, tea, sugar, milk, coffee and many other essentials to get us started. It was spotlessly clean, comfortable and spacious. Set in a lovely garden on a farm, it was very peaceful. If it is the city life you are after this may not be the place for you but we couldn't fault it.
Dawn R
April 2014
We stayed for a week in this lovely holiday home which was very well equipped with everything you might need. It was quite spacious for a one bedroom property and the photos do not do it justice. As I was recovering from a recent illness it was the perfect place to relax. The views were fantastic from every window. The owner was particularly friendly and left some very welcome goodies to start the week.
August 2013
Last week we had the pleasure of staying at the Byre in Adstone, near Wentnor. When we arrived, there was a warm welcome for us including complimentary chocolates, a bottle of wine, tea, coffee, milk and a bowl of grapes. Having looked around the cottage we could see we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The front porch afforded a stunning view of the Long Mynd with gliders and hang gliders soaring above the valley and to the rear of the cottage there is a patio area for eating outside or having a BBQ. The cottage has its own water supply from a bore hole - it tasted fine! The local pub serves very good food and beer but we found it preferable to drive there, it taking about 20 minutes to walk along the narrow lane. But this was also the beauty of the place, its remoteness and rural setting. We found it an ideal base for walking in the Shropshire hills. We would not hesitate to return if holidaying in Shropshire again.
September 2010
This cottage was by far the best holiday rental we have experienced. The location, looking up at The Long Mynd, was perfect, the walking excellent and the local pub great! We shall hope to return for more holidays in The Byre.
August 2011
We loved the Byre. It was spacious and comfortable with a great kitchen. The walks straight from the door were great and we also enjoyed walking to the pub. It was well located for many of Shropshire's sights and extremely peaceful.
December 2009
A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to get there. Right next to the The Shropshire Way so with immediate access to some stunning walks and scenery. A compact holiday house that was comfortable and well equipped with everything needed for a holiday break.
December 2009
Excellent welcome pack. Very clean and well furnished house. Great position with fabulous views. Good places to visit and quiet roads. A very chilled out week! Can't think of anything we didn't like.
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