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The Byre Countryside Cottage in Billingsley, Shropshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Byre Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
This 18th Century detached barn conversion features a wealth of original features, including oak beams, trusses and wall timbers. With an open-plan living area and French windows onto the courtyard, the property has a light and airy feel, offering all necessary modern facilities but is cosy enough for a quiet break for two. Set in a pretty countryside location, this property is perfect for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers, and is close to all local amenities and activities.

The small village of Billingsley is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and is just seven miles from Bridgnorth. In addition to lots of walking and cycling facilities, the region boasts a wealth of country parks, great houses, museums and picturesque villages. Visitors can enjoy a trip to the nearby town of Bridgnorth - winner of ‘Britain in Bloom' - which is composed of the High Town and the Low Town connected by winding streets and flights of steps. The town's Saturday street market provides an excellent chance to explore the impressive castle ruins or to take a ride on the funicular railway. This passes what Charles I called 'the finest view in all my kingdom'. With easy access to The Royal Air Force Museum, Ironbridge Gorge, and the towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, this is an ideal base for an enjoyable break.

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.

Electric central heating. Electric oven & ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine (in utility cupboard), dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Lockable bike storage. Front, stone walled courtyard with garden furniture & BBQ. Free coarse fishing available 5 mins walk from property, fishing also available on nearby river and pools at additional cost. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop and pub 1.2 miles (via ford, longer on the way back) or 4 miles. Note: This property is only suitable for a maximum of 2 adults and does not accept children.Charging of electric cars can be arranged with the owner if required, please advise if this when arranging the key collection.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • 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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May 2015
A fantastic, rural location. A great base with stunning views and great walks! It was a comfy and cosy cottage, and has everything you need. The list goes on!
Mr Heath
March 2015
The Byre was very comfortable in all respects and lacked for nothing. The countryside round about us was wonderful, and we enjoyed our week getting to know a lot more about Shropshire.
Mr Young
October 2014
The cottage was in a quiet location
Mr Keane
December 2014
Liked how quiet and beautiful the whole place was. Really nice surroundings.
Mr Cullington
April 2014
Cosy, well equipped cottage on a working farm. Ideal base for beautiful Shropshire. Helpful host. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Dr Onwu
November 2013
Quiet and peaceful location, perfect for anyone looking to escape from the chaos of everyday life. The Byre is a very clean, cosy and delightful cottage. It was the ideal retreat for me, and provided much needed time to myself. Lots of fresh air and good walking opportunities. The owners of the property are very welcoming, kind and hospitable. I am looking forward to another stay next year.
Mrs Dowson
May 2013
A very warm, cosy cottage.
Mrs Gray
August 2013
The accommodation was really good. The bedding, towels and furnishings were lovely quality. The location was excellent for getting about and the owners were friendly and extremely helpful.
March 2013
Our second visit to this super little cottage. Ideal for the Severn Valley Railway. Very comfortable and well equipped. We were snowed in for two days but we were very warm and cosy thanks to the excellent central heating. We will definitely be back again!
Mr Howse
October 2012
Everything was available that we needed. It was more of a home than temporary accommodation. The location was perfect for accessing the sites we wished to visit.
Mr Haseltine
August 2012
The cottage was a lovely place to stay, very simple and clean living.
Mrs Kehoe
August 2012
Fantastic location. We liked the peace, quiet and privacy.
July 2012
A very good quality cottage. Ideal for the Severn Valley Heritage Railway. Will almost certainly use again.
Mrs Espelage
July 2012
The property is in a quiet location and is tastefully furnished with sunny and bright rooms. The Byre ticked all the important boxes for me - it was very pleasant throughout.
Miss Newman
January 2012
I loved the cosiness of the property! It has warmth and character!
Mrs Smith
August 2011
Quiet and peaceful if you want a rest. Owners are friendly and helpful if you need anything. Plenty of places to visit near by. Nice villages in surrounding areas.
Mr Robb
September 2010
Visiting the many places around Shropshire - the location of The Byre was really good.
Ms Mitchell
October 2010
It was very peaceful and I felt very safe as a single woman alone. Good location for walking but also only 10 mins to Bridgnorth, a very pretty town and 25 mins from Telford with good shopping and cinema etc.
Mr Saxton
August 2010
The property was comfortable and private. It was compact and easy to manage so it took very little time to keep it tidy and clean.
Mr Hillman
July 2010
Clean, tidy, well kept property. A holiday well worth booking.
Mrs Selwyn
May 2010
The situation of the cottage was excellent for walking and exploring the county. Cottage very comfortable and homely.
Mr Davies
April 2010
Well laid out property perfect for a couple. Location was excellent with a variety of walks and places of interest nearby.
Mr May
February 2010
The property and its location was excellent.
Mrs Cejer
April 2010
Lovely cottage for two!
Mrs Kelly
August 2009
Ironbridge Gorge was 35 mins away. Severn Valley Steam Railway was good.
Mrs Clarke
July 2009
Lovely little cottage in very peaceful countryside. Lots to do in the area. Will definitely come back!
Mr Whitehead
May 2009
Pub at the end of the lane serves good food including Vegetarian options.
Rev Webb
April 2009
Privacy and quiet. Excellent conditions set in an area where there are many interesting places to visit within easy reach. This area we had not visited before and we thoroughly recommend it on this occasion.
Mrs Morland
January 2009
Excellent, cosy holiday cottage, furnished to a modern, high quality in very quiet location. Good walks from the door. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mr Dyer
October 2008
Really comfortable cottage. Excellent weekend in the most peaceful of settings. High quality cottage with excellent standards.
Ms Lydon
August 2008
The accommodation was lovely and the owners friendly. It was located in a very peaceful setting but still lots to do nearby. We were very pleased with our holiday and would definitely consider revisiting the same place.
Mrs Wood
August 2008
The holiday was very relaxing. The property was ideal, a brand new barn conversion on a working farm. The owners were welcoming and friendly, and the scenery was wonderful. There were plenty of local walks in the area, and not far from the Severn Valley Steam Railway.
Mrs Hines
July 2008
What a lovely surprise to find the accommodation to be exactly as advertised. We found everything to be first class, and will be returning.
Mrs Watson
July 2008
Very friendly owners on site, helpful and very welcoming. Lovely quiet spot on a proper working farm.
October 2012
Beautiful remote location on a farm without the usual smells !!! A converted old barn ---with all the amenities. Nice private outside sitting area. Only problem was no Wifi !!! I feel it is very much needed to look up local activities, weather etc so you can plan your days out.
March 2012
This is a first class rental for two people. Extremely comfortable (wonderful sheets on the bed, duck down pillows) and very classy. Everything was good quality. We've stayed in many rental cottages and all too often you get the owner's 'cast offs' - not here! Clean, tastefully decorated, warm and cosy we found it was a great base to visit the Severn Valley Railway Gala. We can't comment on the walking etc as the SVR was our reason for visiting, but the countryside looked glorious. We will certainly visit again - for the next gala we come to.
September 2011
The owners were nice and friendly and very helpful if you wanted to know anything about the surrounding areas and where to do sightseeing and places of interest to visit. The only drawback is that there was no shops nearby if you wanted to buy a newspaper or run out of milk or bread. Bridgenorth is the nearest town and it has some nice shops and tearooms.
February 2011
The cottage was just perfect. Warm & cosy. Homely & comfortable. All modern facilities and equipment.The perfect base for visiting Ludlow,Bridgnorth, Ironbridge,Shrewsbury, and many lovely villages.We loved it and will return. Tony & Carol.
November 2010
This was our first stay with Sykes Cottages but we will use them again. We loved the property - it is a great conversion, very well equipped and comfortable. It is small but was absolutely fine for two people. The location is very quiet and relaxing - you need a car but you are then perfectly located to explore the area - and there is plenty to see - wildlife, historic sites and towns, walks, cycle rides. We thoroughly enjoyed our week.
July 2010
Cottage in superb location. Ideal for two people, very comfortable and well equipped. We had a peaceful and very relaxing stay. Beautiful area for exploring - immediate location lovely for walks, and loads to visit further afield. Only had a long weekend this time but will definitely book again.
February 2010
The Byre, located on the owner's farm enjoys both privacy and seclusion. We stayed over for New Year during a spell of very cold weather but the accommodation was very cosy and warm. We had taken an electric fan heater as a precaution but we didn't need it. The standard of accommodation is excellent we were made very welcome by the owners. Would definitely recommend and may return one day.
March 2012
This is a first class rental for two people. Extremely comfortable (wonderful sheets on the bed, duck down pillows) and very classy. Everything was good quality. We've stayed in many rental cottages and all too often you get the owner's 'cast offs' - not here! Clean, tastefully decorated, warm and cosy we found it was a great base to visit the Severn Valley Railway Gala. We can't comment on the walking etc as the SVR was our reason for visiting, but the countryside looked glorious. We will certainly visit again - for the next gala we come to.
Mr Taggart
June 2015
A very good property, close to many places of tourist interest and beautiful countryside. Though based on a working farm with other holiday rentals it was still private, quiet and restful.
Miss Ramshaw
September 2015
Beautiful holiday cottage, set in the beautiful and serenely quiet Shropshire countryside! The cottage itself was just stunning, couldn't fault it!
Mr Gulliver
June 2016
This cottage is comfortable in lovely quiet location. Good base for exploring the area. The hosts are helpful and friendly. We would stay here again.
Mr Cadwell
July 2016
The Byre is the best holiday let I have stayed in: clean and comfortable, with a high standard of furniture and decor. The owner was very helpful. The immediate area has a lot lanes and footpaths to explore and the Severn Valley Railway is close by.
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