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Turnip House Pet-Friendly Cottage in Cardington, Shropshire

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

Turnip House Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
As one of four cottages, this Grade II listed barn conversion is set on the owner's 700-acre farm near Cardington. This property offers plenty of character, including a wood-burning stove, exposed ceiling beams and country views. With four bedrooms, this holiday home is able to sleep up to eight people and offers shared access to two games rooms and the owner's grounds. These include a private farm walk, a conservation area with natural pools and picnic site, as well as an abundance of wildlife. Children can also enjoy pony rides and are permitted to feed the chickens. The owners offer stabling, together with hacks and cross country jumps with access to the Jack Mytton Way.

Set amidst the rolling hills and beautiful countryside, the village of Cardington boaststhe oldest pub in Shropshire – The Royal Oak – an establishment mentioned in the Domesday Book. This wonderful, remote setting is an excellent spot for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers, though the area also boasts facilities for horse riders. The local area is home to the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Severn Valley Steam Railway, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge. The market towns of Church Stretton – known as "Little Switzerland" by the Victorians – and Much Wenlock are both close by 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. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer in utility, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD, payphone, WiFi. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair. Private patio with furniture, BBQ, shared lawn area leading to woodland walks, picnic area & conservation ponds. Children's play area. Shared use of full-size tennis court. Two shared games rooms with pool table & table tennis. Ample off road parking. Local fishing & riding available. 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 Ridler
December 2004
An outstanding property in splendid situation.
Mrs Vernon
December 2004
The property is an excellent standard and a credit to the owners. The surrounding area is of outstanding beauty and ideal for walking.
Mrs Abbott
December 2004
Great base for exploring Shropshire and Wales.
Mrs Cook
August 2016
Turnip Barn was a fantastic base for our mixed group ranging from 13 to 77 plus two dogs. We enjoyed all the facilities, particularly the tennis court and games room, and there were numerous lovely walks from the door. The standard of the accommodation was excellent - we particularly enjoyed a glass of wine or two on the terraces each evening looking at the lovely sunsets. There is lots to do in the area, all within a short drive. It was very difficult to leave. Thanks to the owners for thinking of everything.
Mrs Dwyer
July 2016
We couldn't fault anything ! Ideal location with facilities for all ages and spacious accommodation. Wish we could have stayed all summer. Will definitely be booking again!
Mrs Holley
June 2016
This was our second visit to Turnip House and it was just as fantastic as the first. Superb accommodation, surroundings, scenery and the added bonus of being on a working farm. A fabulous time was had by all.
Mr May
June 2016
Everything in Turnip House was lovely and the property was equipped with everything we needed.
Mrs Poppleton
March 2016
We loved Turnip House. It was spacious, comfortable and perfect for a family party of three generations. There was something for everyone. The location was wonderful too. Being on a farm we were expecting lots of restrictions but apart from having to keep the dog on his lead, as it was lambing time, we were free too make use of all the facilities. The grandchildren loved it. The family who own the farm couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Would definitely return.
Mr Jones
February 2016
What an absolutely amazing place. The owners were fantastic and allowed open access to their superb farm. The accommodation was of a very high standard, with every potential need covered. The facilities overall are excellent and certainly far superior than in any other cottages we have stayed at. We definitely plan on returning.
Mrs Blackwood
October 2015
Everything was supplied in the cottage, it was warm clean and very comfortable. Our second and not the last visit we hope.
Mrs Cornwell
August 2015
This was a fantastic property which catered for your every need. The property was set in beautiful surroundings and had pigs, chickens and a pony which the children adored. Also there were go-karts and two games rooms which the older children enjoyed. So a fantastic find!
Mr Virgo
July 2015
This is a hidden gem. A wonderful peaceful location set on a working farm. We were accompanied by our daughter, her partner and our two grandchildren, aged 1 and 2 years, they thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals and the various play activities. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and the local information supplied was excellent.
Mrs Sutton
November 2014
The sitting room is amazing, with a wonderful view of the hills, a cosy wood burner, squishy sofas and a double height ceiling. Our family loved it.
Ms Lloyd-Williams
May 2015
The accommodations here were perfect. Everything we could possibly need was there for our use. We will definitely be back and will recommend to any other friends/family visiting the area.
Ms Guest
October 2014
Comfortable and well-equipped. The house was an ideal place for touring the area, there were many fabulous walks, places of interest and small towns within easy reach - something for everyone.
Mrs Blake
October 2014
It was a fantastic venue for a complete family holiday. Caters for infants to elderly. Everything you could want - games, sit and ride toys for all ages. My 20 month old granddaughter loved the cars and grandad loved the go-carts and tractors. Everything you need in the cottage - infant toys, board games, books, crayons and cuddly toys. Games room with table-tennis and billiards so ideal also for teenagers.
Mrs Colley
July 2014
The cottage was excellent, thank you, and we enjoyed our stay. We did not need all the facilities available but we enjoyed the views and walks. It was an excellent spot for our planned visits in the area; we hope to come again.
Ms Young
April 2014
Location is beautiful. Lots to do for all ages and plenty of space for different ages to spread out. Friendly owner family.
Dr Kean
April 2014
Great location and facilities in the cottage were excellent.
Mrs Collison
March 2014
We have enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Turnip House. We went with our two children, their partners and our grandchildren. The house is perfect for families. The owners have clearly thought of everything you could possibly want and need. We will certainly return.
Mrs Shields
February 2014
Wonderful facilities, beautiful accommodation, friendly owners. One of our best ever holidays.
Ms Stopher
January 2014
Away-from-it-all location, nice open views from spacious and sunny sitting room, and cosy when the wood burner lit The house had a very nice flow, particularly liked the kitchen, dining space, and my bed was very comfortable. Kitchen about the best equipped we have ever had! Good extra facilities - the go carts, table tennis and toys for youngsters. No meanness on the toilet roll front!
Mr Ball
October 2013
Excellent surroundings and facilities. Nothing was too much trouble, a very enjoyable time was had by all.
Mrs Bannon
September 2013
Turnip House was furnished to a very high standard with everything you would ever require. The owners were extremely helpful. The property and surrounding area are stunning. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a truly relaxing holiday in a stunning location.
Mrs Harris
April 2013
The house was well equipped and warm.
Mr Tomkins
January 2013
This property did exactly what it said on the box, and more.
Mrs Whitfield
February 2013
Everything! The position of the house, the beautiful area, lots of things to do on the farm and all the games equipment. It was particularly good for the children aged 4 and 6, they had a whale of a time. We have booked again to go in November 2013!
Mrs Horritt
July 2012
Gorgeous location, well equipped, fantastic facilities, really warm welcome from owner who was really helpful. Turnip house is the kind of place you could return to again and again and suits all different seasons.
Mr Holdsworth
August 2012
Good facilities for a range of age groups. Family friendly and welcoming. There was a lot to do without leaving the property. Good in all weathers.
Mr Singal
October 2011
An absolutely beautiful property and the setting is perfect. A piece of heaven in the country. We will be going back soon.
Mr Garraway
November 2011
Accommodation and location were great. Having a large maturer family this spacious accommodation gave us plenty of room. Additional facilities such as the games room were enjoyed by my sons. It is remote enough to be special but close enough to Church Stretton and the Long Mynd to enjoy the facilities and walking the hills.
Mrs Westcott
October 2011
Very nice indeed! Nice to be surrounded by the hens and piglets - beautiful views too. We enjoyed the table tennis!
Mrs Garrow
July 2011
The cottage is lovely and very roomy. I loved the environment and animals around the cottage (especially the horses). The facilities were excellent, including the games room and wood burning stove.
Miss Porter
February 2006
Mr and Mrs Jones have obviously paid a great deal of attention to detail and this house has everything you need. I certainly would not hesitate in recommending this property.
Mr Shayes
August 2010
The cottage was lovely and the facilities were excellent..The owners were very helpful and were dedicated to providing excellent accommodation.We are intending to return next year.The area was good for walking and there was plenty to do.
Mr Morris
November 2009
The setting was beautiful, both the scenery and the working farm feel of the place, with excellent facilities (eg. walks and livestock) to use and see. As we hired both Turnip and Corn House with the interconnecting door for a family celebration we really appreciated the space by both cottages.
Mrs Mann
August 2009
This was the best holiday as a family we have had in a long time.
Mrs Billeter
October 2009
Warm, friendly and helpful atmosphere. Fantastic surrounds for hiking and relaxing.
Mrs Smith
February 2009
Fantastic - looking for a reason to return. Great for groups and great for kids. Very friendly owners.
Mrs Scott
August 2009
It was well suited and the children could play safely. The owner made us feel welcome. The facilities were great, we wanted for nothing.
Mr Mrs Jones
July 2008
The Cottage was in a great location. Very useful packs of information, maps, local amenities were supplied by the owners.It was a Lovely property. Fresh flowers in kitchen and living room were a nice touch.The Linen and towels supplied were of excellent quality.
Mr Tuhey
August 2008
Lovely setting, to be able to wander all over the farm (Plaish Park) is a real luxury. Very well appointed barn conversion, a really enjoyable place to stay.
Mrs Swindlehurst
February 2009
Owner most pleasant and helpful, pony ride for daughter a delightful bonus.
Mrs Bebbington
August 2005
The rural aspect which was what attracted us in the first place! It was peaceful but within easy reach of lots of attractions. The outlook was marvellous and we could have sat looking out of the living room window to the paddocks with the four horses for hours! The hills and trees outlining this aspect completed a marvelous picture which I have carried away in my mind for future reference when tired or fed up! We've booked for 2006 already!
Mr Shayes
July 2011
Second time for us at the cottage and it was even better this year. We had a fantastic week the cottage had everything we required and more. The owners go out of their way to make sure that every detail is provided for. With the added benefit of a new Sports hall being built this property will be excellent all year round. Walking is very good in the area as well as other activities, mountain boarding, quad biking, go karting and cycling - we had a full week.
Mrs Beale
June 2008
The location and the view from the lounge area overlooking the hills.
Mr Leggatt
August 2006
This is the 3rd time we have used the 2 cottages together and so we are obviously well satisfied. We know the area now and find there is plenty for the whole age range of the family to enjoy.
Mrs Shearman
March 2006
The cottage was fantastic. With 6 adults and 2 kids the cottage still felt spacious and relaxing. Everything had been catered for and it really felt like a home-from-home.
Mr Hunter
December 2004
Fantastic countryside, excellent fishing and the most enjoyable accommodation. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas if you felt you had to stray from such a perfect setting. Return visits must surely follow in a lot of cases.
Mrs Jarvis
September 2007
The location was really good. The house was within the farm which we liked - one could see and touch the horses. The lake and woods were fantastic.
Miss Watson
February 2007
Anyone looking for peace and quiet and privacy will love this property and its location.
Mr Henegan
October 2006
Excellent barn conversion general location with lots to see and do in the general vicinity. Very spacious property, well equipped, good portfolio of leaflets / advice for any visitors.
Mr Gallier
January 2007
Turnip House was very well equipped. The views from the lounge were superb and there was ample comfortable seating for our party of 6 adults.
Mrs Bebbington
June 2006
This was a return visit as we had liked it so much last year. We were not disappointed and the weather was great, which enabled us to take full advantage of the property.
Miss Skinner
August 2006
The location was stunning, the owner friendly, helpful and even told the children they could ride the horses. Games room good as was the outside play equipment. Turnip house is lovely with plenty of room and a very comfortable lounge with great views. All in all a great 'get away from it all location' with good walks and attractions nearby.
Mr Hawkins
May 2006
The quality and size of the property was exactly what we needed. Our friends were in the cottage next door and the properties had a removable partition, this meant that we could comfortably host a birthday party meal for 24 people. The decor and layout of the cottage was very good.
Mrs Arbuckle
November 2005
An excellent property, very well equiped for children e.g high chair, cot, baby gate, toys etc.
Mrs Stagg
May 2005
The owner of the cottage was very helpful. She even took my niece horse riding. The property was fantastic, great for kids!
Mr Brolly
February 2005
We enjoyed the views, size of rooms, friendly reception and assistance from owner, tourist info, maps and local walk guides provided.
December 2009
Couldn't have been nicer.
July 2011
We have just got back from a lovely relaxing stay at Turnip House. The cottage is very spacious with large living room & wood-burning stove, kitchen/ dining area, two double bedrooms (1 en-suite four-poster) and two twin rooms, utility area, two fridges, separate bathroom with roll-top bath. We had two patio areas with table and chairs and a BBQ. The cottage is one of 3/4 on a working farm, with lovely views over the surrounding hills. One of the highlights for me was being surrounded by the lovely animals, especially the horses and chickens. We fed the pigs and horses daily and collected fresh eggs from the chickens. It was surprisingly very peaceful. There is also two games rooms with pool table, table tennis, darts, table football etc. They are also building a large indoor badminton/ tennis courts at the moment (though we were not in the slightest disturbed by the noise). There is a 2 mile circular walk within the farm grounds, which was very pleasant. Mobile phone reception is not great in this area, but there is a pay phone within the cottage if needed. As we were staying for a family birthday, we booked a function room at the Royal Oak pub in Cardington for a meal one evening (25 people), which is a 2 mile walk from the cottage. The meal and service were both very good and we were allowed to decorate the room and bring our own cake for desert. Overall I cannot recommend the cottage highly enough and would love to come back for another visit, the only slight negative is that there were a few cobwebs in the property that perhaps are difficult for the cleaners to reach because of the high ceilings. We also found that some noise came through the walls from next door into the first floor double bedroom.
Mr Kinnear
December 2004
Very peaceful, very friendly and helpful owners & fantastic views from the house. Especially child friendly with farm animals on the doorstep (literally), toys, sandpit, games room & safe play areas.
Mr Leggatt
December 2004
Space to wander was good e.g. Kite flying from paddock adjacent to house. View from garden was spectacular. Hills to see inspire a walk.
December 2009
Well appointed, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings. Thoroughly enjoyed our week.
Mr Edwards
December 2004
What an absolute pleasure it was to spend a week in such wonderful surroundings not only the countryside but the barn itself was superb. Great thought had been taken when furnishing the property, and such helpful owners, You could not ask for anything else. Fantastic food at the Longville Arms
Ian F
September 2014
We were a party of 10 guys staying here - and in the connected Corn House - for a walking weekend. The properties are of a very high standard, very comfortable and in a great location. The owners of the farm are lovely and their two recommendations were great: 1. The local pub in Cardington, which does great food and beer 2. The caterers who they helped me to arrange to come in to cook a 3 course meal on Saturdya night after a long day of walking were superb. We had a delcicious meal and then all fell asleep in front of a lovely hot wood burning stove in one of the sitting rooms. To Howard and Sarah, the farm owners, thank so much from all of us! Ian
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