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The Olde Cow House Pet-Friendly Cottage in Cardington, Shropshire

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sleeps 11
4 rooms
3 bathrooms

The Olde Cow House Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
This impressive cottage is part of a grade II listed barn conversion, which is situated on the owner's 700-acre farm in the hamlet of Plaish near Cardington. Dating from the 16th Century, this property offers a range of period features as well as all necessary modern amenities including oak beams, wall timbers, exposed stone walls and four wonderful bedrooms. Guests have the use of two games rooms within the owner's grounds in addition to a private two mile farm and woodland walk, a picnic area, and an abundance of wildlife. Children can also enjoy the opportunity to feed the chickens and enjoy pony rides whilst the owners offer stabling together with hacks and cross country jumps with access to the Jack Mytton Way.

Set amidst the rolling hills of the South Shropshire countryside, the village of Cardington boasts the oldest pub in Shropshire - The Royal Oak - which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Its rural location makes a wonderful base whilst sightseeing and the village provides miles of country paths in all directions through the beautiful Shropshire hills, making this an excellent spot for cyclists and walkers. There is a wide variety of birdlife - including buzzards, woodpeckers and ravens, as well as the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Severn Valley Steam Railway, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge – boasting as many as 10 museums. The attractive market towns of Church Stretton - known as 'Little Switzerland' by the Victorians - and Much Wenlock are both within easy driving distance and offer a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.

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.

Biomass central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric range cooker with double oven & 5 ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wall mounted flat screen TV, DVD, 4 x combi TV/DVD, payphone, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Extra wood can be bought from owner. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate available. Off road parking for 5 cars. Bike storage available. Front patio garden with furniture, BBQ & hill views. Two shared games rooms with pool table & table tennis. Shared grounds including farm walk, conservation ponds & picnic area. Children's play area. Shared use of full-size tennis court. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 7 miles, pubs 1.7 miles, Church Stretton train station 7 miles. Note: Check-in 3.30pm. Note: The private hire of an on-site 20 metre infinity swimming pool with mezzanine relaxation room (subject to availability) is bookable directly with the owner on arrival at additional cost.


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

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Mrs Horn
July 2016
An exceptional holiday cottage with amazing facilities. Couldn't want for anything. A big favorite with all 3 generations.
Miss Kipling
July 2016
Amazing place, would highly recommend.
Miss Bispham
February 2015
Absolutely fantastic holiday. The cottage was lovely and homely and the attention to detail was fabulous, the owners had thought of everything. There was lots to do around the farm, the kids especially enjoyed the pony rides, feeding the pigs, collecting the eggs and seeing the lambs being born. Along with this the go karts, tennis courts, football nets and games rooms were thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and kids. Plus fabulous surroundings for beautiful family walks and spotting an array of wildlife. We will definitely return again and recommend to family and friends too.
Mrs Dozio
March 2015
Liked absolutely everything, beautiful country setting and made to feel so welcome.
Mrs Cairnes
May 2015
There was plenty to occupy children and adults both inside and out. Lovely accommodation and lovely scenery. Our family had a great weekend and enjoyed interaction with farm animals. Would definitely recommend it.
Mr Rickson
June 2015
Beautiful setting, very comfortable throughout and well thought through. Owners were very pleasant and helpful. Our party enjoyed our week thoroughly.
Mrs Whittingham
October 2015
The House was amazing and very spacious. You need take nothing but food and drink as the house is so well equipped.
Mrs Paxman
November 2015
This was one of the best Sykes cottages we have stayed in. The accommodation was spacious and very well equipped, with loads of thoughtful additions for parents like highchair, plates and cutlery, cups, toys and even a pushchair! Outside, we didn't even notice the poor weather - everyone was entertained by the animals, the play area and the tennis court. My son loved collecting eggs from the hens and seeing the pigs. Nearby there is a lovely and very reasonable pub in Cardington and we found plenty to do in the surrounding area. We'd like to go again when the weather is better so we can make more of the countryside walks.
Mr Marlow
February 2015
What a fantastic find - the adults and kids loved it. It was great to be able to let the kids go out and play (pedal go-karts were a big hit), and for them to see all the chickens/pigs/sheep/ lambs/dogs/pony. The games room was a nice addition allowing us to play pool, table tennis and table football. A shame we only came for the long weekend - we are planning to return, for a whole week next time.
Mrs Gerrard
April 2016
The owner was very welcoming. We enjoyed the walks, which were accessible from the property and the games/activity facilities were great. The house was a perfect size for our family, and it was extremely clean and very well equipped.
Mrs Mccarthy
February 2016
Great weekend in a fantastic setting. The Olde Cow House was lovely and warm on arrival, with plenty of character and all the basics that you'd need. Outside was brilliant for children and adults. We were lucky enough to see new born lambs, feed the pigs. Owner was very friendly without being obtrusive.
Mrs Belcham
September 2014
The cottage was perfect for our family! The cottage itself was beautiful but the outdoor space was even better. Definitely recommend.
Mrs Parry
September 2014
It was perfect - many thanks
Mrs Brighton
October 2014
We had a lovely stay, the cottage was very well stocked and furnished and we loved the outside space, games room, play area etc. We hope to visit again soon!
Mrs White
November 2014
The barn was absolutely stunning, we all had a brilliant time. Thank you so much. Will definitely be recommending your holiday homes to friends and family.
Mrs Millican
November 2014
Couldn't fault it.
Mrs North
December 2014
This was the perfect place for our family get-together to celebrate my 70th birthday. There was plenty of room for everyone and we all felt very much at home. The property was wonderfully warm and the surrounding countryside was absolutely beautiful.
Mrs Jeffries
June 2013
The Olde Cow House was the idyllic holiday setting for our family. We had a lovely relaxing week and wished we could have stayed longer. The dogs enjoyed the woodland walks and swimming in the lakes and we all appreciated the beautiful surroundings. The Owners have gone to a lot of trouble to ensure visitors have a very enjoyable stay. We will certainly recommend the holiday to family and friends and will no doubt return in the future.
Mrs Tutt
December 2012
This is our second visit, and I can't wait to go again. The owner is wonderful, in fact the whole family can't do enough for you. They do everything to make your stay fantastic. What a great place!
Mrs Cresswell
August 2014
We enjoyed all the facilities and equipment. There was plenty of room to sit comfortably in a peaceful environment with a delightful view whatever the weather. Plenty for the children to do in a safe environment. A very friendly host family who made us feel relaxed from the moment we arrived, and provided all that we needed. The children enjoyed feeding the animals and riding the ponies, as well as playing table tennis with the adults and using the outdoor equipment. A perfect place for a family holiday.
Mrs Gemmell
June 2014
Fantastic property with everything we could need in the house and the outdoor areas with so many activities to keep the kids (old and young!) entertained was brilliant.
Mrs Morris
April 2014
An absolutely great place to stay with everything catered for, especially the children, would definitely go there again.
Mrs Tapping
May 2014
It was the first time we had been able to get all our family together for some quality time.We had a wonderful time and there was so much to do, Every little detail had been thought through and the whole time there was fantastic. The little ones loved the freedom and the dog enjoyed all the fields. We loved it so much we are going back next year!! Thank you
Ms Baxendale
March 2014
It was very spacious and brilliantly equipped.
Miss Rustage
December 2013
Everyone really enjoyed their stay. I have already recommended it to two of my colleagues. The Oak Apple caterers were also very good. We would like to stay again.
Mrs Zweck
November 2013
We all had a brilliant stay, and will be looking to book next October.
Mrs Fleming
September 2013
The cottage was beautiful and the amenities were excellent. We went as a family the youngest being six months, the oldest was eighty seven and it was a declared a wonderful holiday by everyone.
Mrs Ellis
July 2012
An amazing place with the friendliest of owners. We will be going back!
Mr Clark
July 2012
Great facilities including tennis court and go-karts. Great flexibility and unobtrusive customer care from our hosts.
Mr Jarvis
September 2012
Excellent accommodation with extensive facilities for all ages in a stunning setting.
Mrs Watson
October 2012
Very comfortable and homely. Owners very friendly.
Mrs Edwards
December 2012
I booked the cottage for my husbands 40th surprise. We had 8 friends with us and had the best weekend ever. The cottage was better than I had imagined and all of the extras in it were perfect. Will certainly book it again with my children as I think the facilities on the farm would be perfect!
Mr Browell
November 2011
Very good family accommodation and pet friendly also. Children are well catered for here and the family were very helpful.
Mrs Burn
November 2011
We had a fabulous time. The property was great and suited all of our needs. The location was stunning and our children loved the pony rides and outdoor/indoor toys provided for them.
Mrs Aris
June 2011
The owners were very welcoming and friendly. The cottage was extremely comfortable with plenty of sofas and easy chairs. The children loved the farm and all about it. In fact we had difficulty in getting them to leave the farm to go on visits elsewher! We will be back I am sure.
Ms Fletcher
January 2012
The cottage exceeded any expectation. Beautifully decorated, welcoming, warm and containing everything we could possibly require. Kitchen was exceptional for cooking meals for our large party. The owners welcomed us to walk freely around their farm, feed the pigs and sheep and even offered their hens eggs for free collection.
Mr Sheppard
January 2012
Plenty of space and equipment. Good heating and hot water. Very comfortable. Excellent outdoor facilities for adults and children of all ages.
Mrs Manley
April 2011
An outstanding cottage - the owners were very welcoming and allowed the children free reign of the farm, including letting us help ourselves to newly laid eggs! Excellent facilities inside and out, especially for children of all ages! We can't wait to go back and are recommending it to our friends.
Mrs Aris
June 2011
The owners were very welcoming and friendly - couldn't be more helpful. The property was very comfortable with plenty of comfortable chairs for everybody. There was plenty to do at the Farm, in fact we had trouble persuading the children to 'go out' as they were more than happy playing around the property.
Mr Grice
March 2011
Excellent location, very peaceful and ideal base for walking and sightseeing. An excellent conversion, great balance between new and old.
Mrs Reed
March 2011
The Olde Cow House sits within a working farm with sheep, pigs, horses and chickens which added to the fantastic experience. We stayed during the lambing season and enjoyed an abundance of fresh eggs! The property is particularly well suited to large groups with modern kitchen equipment and ample crockery to make your stay comfortable. There are mountain bikes to use; fantastic walks and nearby pubs. Well worth a visit - happy to recommend this great property!
Mr Edwards
July 2010
The relaxed feel of the place. The farm animals and the ponies in particular. My 4 year old Grand-daughter had several rides which were well supervised. Shropshire in general.
Mr Mrs Cooper
August 2010
Excellent hosts who made us very welcome. The house was very well equipped. We had a wonderful holiday. The children enjoyed the horse rides and the boats, and the games rooms. It was really relaxing for us all. Thoroughly recommended
Miss Clements
December 2009
Lovely, well equipped house. Excellent walking from the door. Good pub food at The Longville Arms and dogs very welcome in the bar area.
Miss Swan
January 2010
The property was absolutely stunning and the little 'extras' that were provided such as crackers, minced pies etc were a really nice touch. The location was superb and the games room was excellent.
Miss Lee
January 2011
It was a fantastic property - the photos on the website don't do it justice! Really well appointed and everything we needed was there. Very clean, nicely decorated comfy. Thanks!
Mr Theakston
October 2009
The location and the cottage were second to none, the hospitality from the owners was outstanding and made our holiday that much more enjoyable. We cannot wait to return next year. Definitely one of Sykes' best.
Mr Bainbridge
December 2010
Nice house and lovely surrounding countryside.
Mr Dakeyne
May 2010
Excellent property, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Plenty of activities on site and in area.
Mr Mrs Askey
March 2010
Beautiful cottage, luxurious but still felt amazingly comfortable and welcoming.
Mrs Insley
April 2010
Excellent for families. Beautiful views over Shropshire.
Mr Fitzgibbon
February 2010
Very friendly and helpful owners - kids particularly enjoyed pony ride. Property was extremely spacious and well equipped.
Mr Prince
February 2010
I have rented quite a few cottages over the years but the Olde Cow House has to be the best yet.
Mrs Atherton
August 2009
The property was excellent and the owners were friendly hospitable.
Miss Gernon
September 2009
The cottage was absolutely fantastic. Possibly the best presented one I have ever stayed in. Full marks.
Miss Smith
September 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Olde Cow House. We did have an excellent time and the owners were very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. Thank you.
Mrs Finnigan
October 2009
Cottage catered for all ages! Immaculate throughout the whole house had a wonderful weekend - perfect!
September 2012
This is a gorgeous cottage that exceeded our expectations! Plenty of room and everything thought of and provided for - just amazing. Lots to do on the farm and the family could not be more friendly or helpful.
February 2013
We have stayed here two years in a row, and plan to stay again. The buildings are just gorgeous. Sarah and her family are wonderful, they can't do enough for you. The cottages are all very beautiful, and it is difficult to choose between them. It's very much a family place and caters for grand children and grand parents alike. You can take toddlers for short walks to see horses, chickens, and pigs. Older children have the games area which is suitable for every age,(including adults). Nature lovers can go for long walks in the surrounding countryside, and grandparents can sit on the patio drinking tea and watching all the activities. We have only stayed during the winter; it must be a wonderful place in the summer when you can take picnics and sit by the lake or play a game of rounders in the fields.
Jim Browell
December 2011
All our expectations were met with abundance.Plenty of space and amenities for all ages. Easy access to Ironbridge and other local interesting places
Nana Sheila
June 2010
Fantastic location. The Olde Cow House had all the everything we wanted - wonderful accommodation, with great views. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a large place to stay with their family and friends.
November 2010
Fantastic location and property with lots of added extras to make a truly memorable holiday
Barbara Aris
August 2011
The Olde Cow House was very comfortable and well equipped. It was also in a very good position for visitng places of interest. The local people were friendly and the village shop a few yards away where papers and fresh could be bought with ease. A very good holiday property.
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