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The Old Cwm Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage in Mainstone, Shropshire

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

The Old Cwm Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
This delightful 18th century, stone-built barn conversion is situated close to the owner's farmhouse on a 4.5 acre eco-friendly smallholding. Specialising in rare breed pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens, the farm is also home to a wildlife pond and is set on the outskirts of the hamlet of Mainstone. The property itself is surrounded by wooded pastures and offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation. This includes a spacious, triple aspect sitting room with superb views, three lovely bedrooms and a cosy lounge. The large garden boasts a spring-fed stream with decking across it, making this an incredibly relaxing outdoor space.

Located in beautiful countryside known as the Marches, the hamlet of Mainstone is located on the border between England and Wales. This charming settlement is less than six miles from the fascinating market town of Bishops Castle, situated in the outstanding natural beauty of the south west Shropshire Hills. The town of Bishops Castle boasts a medieval castle mound, a wealth of timbered buildings - including the unusual Elizabethan House on Crutches - heritage trails and an impressive choice of quality shops, pubs and restaurants. These include the famous Three Tuns Inn Brewery, which produces traditional real ales. The town enjoys weekly markets, festivals - such as the famous Annual Real Ale Festival - and regular fairs including one at Michaelmas. The area is ideal for walking, cycling and for touring the Welsh Marches whilst the towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are also within easy reach to provide some cosmopolitan contrast.

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.

Oil central heating. LPG oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, telephone (honesty box). Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Large enclosed lawned garden with a fenced off natural water feature and decked area with furniture and BBQ. Child's Wendy House. Wildlife pond. Three well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops/pubs/restaurants 5.5 miles. Minsterley shooting ranges and trout/carp fishing 10 miles. Note: Property is accessed via farm track with a steep concreted descent at the end, take care during winter weather. Note: Although water feature is shallow, please take care and children to be supervised by the wildlife pond. Note: There is a spring-fed water supply to the property which is tested regularly.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mrs Hooton
June 2015
The owners were very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. The surroundings were so peaceful and really beautiful. The decking area had the sun all day and was lovely to sit and eat al fresco. The garden was secure and plenty big enough for dogs to have a run round.
Mrs Mortimer
September 2014
The barn is in a marvellous position for those who like peace and quiet, country life and walking. The arrangements for dogs are good: a well fenced garden and lovely walks just from the door.
Mrs Hardy
August 2014
Warm welcome from extremely helpful owners who could not do enough to ensure we had a good stay. Beautiful, isolated location which was quiet and relaxing with plenty of wildlife just outside the window. A brilliant spot for stargazing.
Dr Grimwood
April 2014
The wonderful location, away from it all, and the stream in the garden for the kids to play in. The lovely sitting room, and watching woodpeckers, kites and buzzards without even leaving the house. Excellent walking, including many child-friendly walks nearby. Bishops Castle is a lovely little town.
Rev Kitchen
June 2014
Lovely area, dog friendly hosts cottage and a good dog-safe garden with a stream that ours loved. It was peaceful and quiet.
Mr Taylor
September 2013
Overall a really good cottage with helpful and friendly owners, at a superb location.
Mr Pinder
July 2012
A good situation and easy access to many local walks. Privacy very good. Helpful hosts.
Mrs Burchell
June 2013
The peace and quite of the cottage location plus the light living room being such a pleasant place to sit. The garden too was a wonderful size big enough to be able to throw the ball a bit for the dogs. The owner also made available early in the morning a different paddock for me to do some dog training in.
Mr Blencowe
August 2011
A lovely remote getaway, somewhere to relax whilst the kids entertained themselves in the garden and paddled in the little stream. The owners were friendly and helpful, a great experience all in all!
Mr Adie
September 2011
Peace and beautiful countryside. Lovely welcome from the owners, who were concerned that we enjoyed the best of the amenities and surroundings.
Mr Webber
July 2011
The owners were very welcoming and friendly, location very peaceful, scenery beautiful. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable.
Ms Giddings
July 2012
The area is beautiful and peaceful. The owners are very friendly and helpful and extremely patient with children.
Mr Dibben
June 2011
The cottage was comfortable, roomy and laid out perfectly for use by those with dogs and gum boots with good separation between clean and dirty areas. The garden was excellent, lots of space, lovely views and enjoyed by all. Excellent hosts who's friendly, helpful but non-intrusive manner made the whole package perfect for us.
Mrs Alleyn
July 2010
A little bit of Heaven if you want peace and quiet. Garden is great for children and dogs, fully fenced.
Mr Clifton
October 2010
Very dog friendly including ideal fenced garden. Very welcoming owners. Beautiful location.
Mr Moss
July 2008
Very, very peaceful given the remote location. The owners were friendly who made us feel very welcome.
Mr Salisbury
April 2010
For those that love the Shropshire Hills, there could not be a better place to stay. Hidden in the hills, Old Cwm Barn is just magic with the advantage of two hospitable hosts.
Mr Morris
April 2008
Ideal location for children. Spectacular setting, lots of wildlife. Stokesay Castle is a must for everyone!
Mr Mrs McElwee
May 2008
The owners were most welcoming and very nice people, the setting was very peaceful and quiet.
August 2011
Excellent accommodation well layout comfortable and dog friendly. Large fenced garden big enough to train the dogs in. Useful covered lobby to remove wet clothing and foot ware. The only thing missing was a log burner not because the property was cold but to make it a little more cosy. The owners who lived next door where friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
Mr Murphy
June 2007
Ideal location for visiting tourist attractions and other towns. Very peaceful and quiet at the property, good living room with great views.
December 2015
I stayed here with my wife, parents and our dogs. The location is so picturesque and quaint. The facilities within the barn are plentiful and well thought out. If you are looking for a quiet retreat from the world and enjoy walk then this is the place for you. The dogs enjoyed the abundance of fields and woodland to explore and play in. The garden is perfect for dogs and children as totally fenced off around the barn for piece of mind. We will definitely be coming back to this little gem.
March 2015
The accommodation was very dog friendly, which enabled us to have a relaxing stress free holiday.
December 2014
We three friends stayed for a week in this barn conversion with the express hope of finding some lovely walks. We were not disappointed. The accommodation itself was just what we wanted:well equipped,warm,enclosed garden for dogs and children, useful welly boot area and downstairs toilet.The owners, who live next door, were attentive and friendly without being intrusive. All in all The Old Cwm Barn is an excellent place for a holiday if you love country things.
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