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Virginia Cottage in Acton Burnell, Shropshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Virginia Cottage description

Holiday home
Virginia Cottage was originally a barn set on a working farm. It has been converted to provide accommodation for groups of up to 4 people. The conversion has been undertaken with great care and the cottage retains much of its original character through features such as a wood-burning stove in the lounge. The decoration is modern, yet comforting and the property backs onto a private patio from where you can absorb the rolling scenery or enjoy a spot of summertime dining. Walks are available through the farm and the cottage is located close to other walking trails. There is parking for up to 2 cars, although the local shops are 2 minutes away on foot and the local pub is 4 miles away.

The pretty little village of Acton Burnell is set in rolling farmland a few miles from Shrewsbury and takes its name from Robert Burnell, famous for building the lovely castle and church here in the 13th Century. Robert Burnell, who built the castle, also built Acton's Church of St Mary, which is still in use and remains one of the most complete 13th century village churches in Britain. Acton is well-placed to explore further Shropshire attractions, such as Much Wenlock, Church Stretton, Attingham Park and Shropshire's capital: Shrewsbury. There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities, especially amongst the historic Shropshire Hills.

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 with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, video, CD player, WiFi. All fuel and power and initial supply of logs inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front and rear private patios with chiminea, garden furniture and BBQ, walks available on farm. One small well-behaved dog by arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Small shop 2 mins walk, pub (serving good food) 4 miles. Note: This property is situated on a working farm and there may be some tractor and machinery noise at certain times of the year.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm

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Mrs Fitzmaurice
June 2016
The Cottage was very well placed for visiting local places of interest. It was very well set up, down to the last detail.
Mrs Short
August 2016
A comfortable and well equipped cottage with all the information needed to make the most of our stay. It was clear that the owners gave a lot of thought to what guests would need, both within the cottage and in terms of information to quickly and easily benefit from all there is on offer in this lovely part of the country.
Mrs King
May 2015
A weekend was quite simply not long enough! So tastefully and comfortably furnished with such care taken to ensure the cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The 'personal' welcome pack really helped us to get the most out of the short time we had! Would just love to return when time permits. Just perfect! Thank you so very much!
Ms Powell
November 2015
This cottage is extremely good, beautifully furnished and really well equipped. Very good location for exploring Shropshire.
Mrs Sheller
August 2015
The cottage was fantastic, you couldn't want for a better cottage, we have been in a few over the years and this is top of the list by far. We will be back next year for sure.
Mrs Maguire
March 2016
Beautiful airy cottage tasteful decor with quality fixtures and fittings. Spotlessly clean with everything provided for a wonderful holiday.
Mr Shipman
December 2014
A very clean and well-presented cottage, with high-quality furnishings and appliances. We would definitely recommend this property.
Mr Purkiss
October 2014
A beautiful cottage in a lovely area. Chance for a great rest!
Miss Jenkinson
March 2016
We loved the cottage, it was relaxing and a home away from home.
Mr Allen
September 2013
Very cosy cottage to come home to. Scenery beautiful. Plenty of good places to eat.
Mrs Townley
September 2013
A lovely Cottage in a great village in Shropshire. Just like a home from home.
Mr Weedon
December 2013
Loved our stay, our first impressions were that we could live in the property forever!
Mrs Penman
December 2013
The cottage has a very homely feel. I liked the fact that the cottage is on a working farm, so you do not feel totally isolated, yet you can enjoy your privacy.
Mrs Adcock
April 2014
The cottage is situated on a working farm and is very peaceful.
Mrs Townley
June 2014
Virginia Cottage is in a great position and central for seeing such interesting places in Shropshire. This is our second visit to this Cottage and would definitely go back. The owners are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Cannot wait to go back.
Mrs Chambers
June 2013
The accommodation was comfortable, well equipped with great attention to detail. The owners had a genuine warmth and friendliness. The location within a pretty village with access to countryside public footpaths and local places of interest is very good. An excellent two week rental. Highly recommended.
Mr Hudson
April 2013
Cozy well maintained property. Excellent friendly hosts.
Mrs Dove
May 2013
We enjoyed the peaceful location in the beautiful countryside yet easy to go north, south, east or west to see more of the area. We loved the comfort and cosiness of the cottage which thoroughly deserves all the commendations previous users have given. Certainly the best cottage we have stayed in.
Mrs Anson
January 2013
Very comfortable, clean accommodation. Friendly welcome on arrival. Would certainly consider if ever in district again. Thank you so much for helping us enjoy our holiday.
Mr Nolan
April 2013
A very relaxing, well-appointed base for any planned tours or trips.
April 2013
I was able to relax as the garden was secure for my dogs.
Mrs Morley
March 2013
We had a very comfortable stay in the cottage and were able to do all we wanted to. All very relaxing and a great environment for a holiday.
Mrs Young
November 2011
The cottage was furnished and equipped to a very good standard - warm, clean and comfortable. The owners were welcoming and helpful, but not intrusive. A good selection of information and OS maps allowed us to enjoy the many walks attractions in the area.
Mrs Pitchford
July 2012
Beautiful cottage, excellent location. Friendly owners who made us feel very welcome. A wonderful holiday.
Mr Frankland
August 2012
We spent a very happy and comfortable week at Virginia Cottage. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the cottage had been decorated and furnished to a extremely high standard. We would certainly recommend the property to others and would very much like to return next year.
Mr Neil
December 2012
Ideal place for retired couple or small family to go for a stress free break. Fantastic property.
Mrs Furness
April 2011
The area was a great centre for getting around and the cottage was idyllic. Sykes were very efficient we would use again.
Miss Taylor
July 2011
This was a child and pet friendly cottage. It was furnished to an excellent standard and had everything you could possibly need available. It was a great base for visiting the attractions including Acton Burnell castle and fishing. My young son particularly like the tractor parked in the shed and is still talking about it now. We intend to return next year as we had a fantastic time!
Mrs Jackson
October 2011
A beautifully presented property, it went far beyond our expectations. Restful, charming and convenient for all our needs. We would highly recommend it. You are to be congratulated Sykes for providing such wonderful properties to hire and also for the efficient manner in which your Company is run.
Mrs Simcock
September 2011
Virginia Cottage had everything a holiday cottage needed. The owners are lovely, very welcoming and helpful.
Mr Holleran
August 2011
There was a lot to see and do in the area for all ages and we intend to return in the near future to visit the places we did not have time to see this time. The owners were friendly and welcoming. The cottage is ideally located for exploring Shropshire and Wales.
Mr Kay
September 2010
Very comfortable cottage in a quiet area. Shropshire is a lovely county with lots to see and do.
Mrs Clements
October 2010
The facilities and scenery in the area are outstanding for all age groups.
Mr Howieson
March 2011
Perfect for dog walking and scenery.
Mr Howieson
March 2011
Perfect for dog walking and scenery.
Mrs Pridding
December 2010
The property was fantastic, set in beautiful surroundings. A perfect, relaxing getaway.
Mrs Beard
July 2009
We all had a good time. Everything was perfect in the cottage and the owners were good hosts.
Mr Brown
August 2010
Nice cottage near to the owners.
Mr Chappell
April 2010
Super place. Thank you very much for a great time!
Mrs Kent
October 2009
Super cottage. Plenty to do in the area. Lovely scenery.
Mr Rose
November 2009
A very well equipped property which a lot of thought has gone into. This was the loveliest cottage I have ever stayed in. The owners were very helpful. Acton Scott Farm Museum is well worth the visit.
Miss Cholerton
December 2009
Owners made special attempts to add to Christmas spirit which were very welcome. Atmosphere within the cottage was cosy and welcoming.
Mrs Hughes
February 2010
Virginia Cottage is beautifully decorated and maintained. It has everything anyone could wish for or need on holiday and the surrounding countryside was just superb. The village of Acton Burnell is small and very pretty. The cottage owners were both very friendly and helpful but did not intrude, allowing us a fabulous break - with someone on hand to answer any queries - mainly about the local surroundings.
Mr Barnicott-Wight
February 2010
The cleanest, most comfortably appointed cottage we've stayed in - in over 20 years.
Mrs Shenton
April 2009
Just like to say this is our first time booking with you. Certainly, based on this experience, it won't be our last.
Mrs Buckenham
September 2009
The owners had furnished and equipped the cottage to a very high standard. We were made to feel very welcome and will have no hesitation in returning and recommending this cottage to our friends.
Mrs Bowden
April 2007
Absolutely beautiful cottage in a lovely peaceful location. Everything necessary for a wonderful holiday was provided in the cottage, even a welcoming bottle of wine on the dresser. Easy access to all that Shropshire has to offer and there is certainly plenty to see there. Excellent food in The Plough at Leebotwood about 2 miles away and an excellent Sunday carvery lunch at The Station Inn at Marshbrook, Church Stretton. We were so fortunate to pick the hot weather in April. It was more like being on holiday in July!
Mrs Wardell
June 2009
The cottage was delightful and well thought out with obvious concern for the comfort and happiness of the guests. The owners showed an interest without being intrusive.
Mrs Sumner
May 2009
Lovely cottage, good location.
Mr Loddington
May 2009
Very high of standard of accommodation.
Mrs Hill
August 2008
The owners were friendly and helpful. The location was lovely, rural and well placed for a wide variety of activities and things to do.
Mr Counsell
October 2008
Virginia Cottage is an absolutely stunning property, with every aspect of comfort and convenience catered for. The area around Acton Burnell Farm is exceptionally beautiful, with stunning walks and glorious views. Brilliant! Will most certainly visit again.
Mr Small
November 2008
First class, well-designed property on a neat, tidy farm. Great shower, comfortable beds. Nice planting around patios.
Mrs Jones
January 2009
The cottage was delightful. The area was superb. The owners and their family were a joy to meet.
Mrs Purchase
January 2009
The standard of the cottage was fantastic. The setting was beautiful, with charming places to visit. An excellent location for a restful break away
Mrs Odonovan
August 2008
Nothing I did not like. Very pleased. would visit again!
Mrs Pickering
August 2007
A brilliant base for exploring the area. Virginia Cottage was a joy to come back to on an evening...Couldn't ask for more from holiday accommodation! Perfect!
Mrs Norman
November 2007
The cottage was very comfortable and clean. A lot of care has been taken by the owners to make it into a home rather than just a house. The furnishings and decor were of an extremely high standard. We have already recommended it to several of our friends.
Mrs Davies
April 2008
The accommodation is of a very high standard. The best cottage we've stayed in. Very relaxing atmosphere. Suitable for young and old.
Mrs Gray
May 2008
It was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. We even had lovely weather!
Mr Mrs Tapper
May 2008
Outstanding cottage in a good location with plenty to see and do in the area. A very helpful welcome pack was provided by the owner.
Mrs King
April 2008
An excellent cottage in lovely surroundings. We will definitely recommend this one. Thank you.
Mr Barker
June 2007
An outstanding cottage situated in a lovely part of the countryside.Can recommend it unreservedly.
Mrs Ongley
June 2008
One of the best cottages we have stayed in!
Mrs Ongley
July 2008
Excellent cottage. We have stayed several times now. Well above standard for the price. I could live in it permanently. It is nice having two seperate patios.
Mrs Bowden
April 2007
Absolutely beautiful cottage. Quiet and peaceful in a lovely area. Can't praise it highly enough. Excellent meals at the Pound, Leebotwood and Sunday carvery at the Station Inn, Marshbrook.
Mr Ross
August 2007
It was such a nice place to come back to after being out all day and had everything you needed.
Miss Phillipson
May 2007
The cottage was immaculate, and the best accommodation that we have stayed in. Sometimes, if a property accepts dogs, you do not expect the incredibly high standard which greeted us at Virginia. The owners should be extremely proud of their conversion. A 5* property at an affordable price. Would definitely look to book again in the not too distant future. Cannot praise the cottage, or the warm friendly welcome by the owners, enough.
Mrs Davison
March 2007
This cottage should be 5 star. A very comfortable and well equipped property. Very secure patio - good for young children or pets. Excellent pub nearby (approx 2 miles) - The Pound at Leebotwood.
Mrs Brierley
February 2007
Absolutely brilliant accommodation. Would love to go again.
Mr Cleaveley
May 2006
Very relaxing. Overall a very good break in a friendly environment as we were made to feel very welcome.
Mr Potts
August 2006
The patio area to front and rear of cottage give privacy and a safe play area for young children.
Mrs Naismith
August 2006
An exceptionally well equipped cottage, very tastefully furnished to a high standard. Conveniently located for many attractions in Shropshire.
Mr Woods
October 2006
This should get your top rating, very high standard property. Owners also very friendly. Top marks all round. Cottage and surrounding safe for young children. Good location/base for touring Shropshire.
Mr Coleman
October 2006
A beautiful cottage for a quiet holiday away from it all.
Mrs Allen
October 2006
Superb property, plenty to do in area without driving very far. Owners very friendly and helpful.
Miss Stokes
October 2006
The cottage had lovely garden and patio areas which was ideal for children. Very pleasant and helpful owners on the spot. There was some beautiful scenery. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and the Land of Lost Content are well worth a visit.
May 2013
The cottage provided a good base for touring Shrophshire with good walks out of the front door for the dog. The whole atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful. The local shop/ P.O. stocked the daily papers and other essential but often forgotten items. Hope to return again soon.
Mr Price
November 2006
Beautiful decor, tastefully renovated, mix of modern and classic, spacious.
Mrs Howard
December 2006
The owners provide fantastic information about the area. A good garden and yard for the children to play in.
December 2009
The service we received was excellent. The Holiday Accomodation was perfect. There was everything you could want and more besides! We were all impressed with the wonderful layout and comfort of the home. The location was quiet and peaceful. My only complaint(besides the weather) was there were no close amenities, you had to drive everywhere.
January 2010
"The cottage was beautiful and lovely and clean and very comfortable. Had all the things you require a home to have from essential cooking utensils to home comforts. The owners Penny and her Husband and their family were most hospitable." Would highly recommend a visit here. Some lovely pubs to visit in surrounding areas too. We hope to return one day very soon!.
September 2011
The location of the cottsge is ideal for exploring Shropshire and Wales. There are many places of interest to visit within easy reach. The cottage was ideal for families as the garden and patio area were safe and secure. The cottage was well equiped and had everything needed for a comfortable stay.
Bryan P. Hoare
December 2012
We had an awesome weeks rest in Virginia Cottage, the owners where fantastic people, I only wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage was beautifully appointed with everything you could want for a perfect break. I come from a farming background so the peace and quite of this farm forming a part of the village reminded me of my childhood from Cross Farm in Eastry, Kent. I would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage to anyone with or without animals.
September 2012
This is a beautiful cottage, lovely decor and facilities. Lovely to have a choice of outdoor eating areas, too. All on one level so perfect for families. The owners were friendly and helpful. We recommend visiting acton Burnell castle, just a few minutes walk from the cottage. A perfect spot for a picnic or walk. We loved the cottage and the area - a lovely holiday,
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