Holiday home Betty's Barn is one of three barn conversion cottages on a 200 acre farm in the village of Eaton-under-Heywood near to Church Stretton in Shropshire. With one family bedroom (one double and one single bed) and one twin, both with ensuite facilities, this cottage sleeps five people. The rest of the accommodation is made up of an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room. Outside the cottage is off road parking for 2 cars, bike storage, a private patio with furniture plus a shared lawned garden with a brick built BBQ. There is also a 10 acre natural garden with ponds and access to 100 acres of woodland on the slopes of Wenlock Edge. Livery for guests horses are by arrangement with the owner. With so much to see and do all year round, Betty's Barn is a fabulous holiday cottage in the heart of Shropshire.
Accomodation Details Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1x double and 1x single, TV with DVD and en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Area The rural village of Eaton-under-Heywood lies under both the famous Wenlock Edge and the woods that run along it, and is surrounded by scenic countryside. From the village, the Jacob's Ladder path leads straight up the Edge, providing lovely walks. Nearby is the market town of Church Stretton, which lies in the heart of south Shropshire. It is set amid striking scenery and has often been described as "Little Switzerland". The town is the main centre for Shropshire's hill country and home to a variety of tearooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd, the Acton Scott Working Farm as seen on TV, and Stokesay Castle. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short journey away.
Region 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.
Amenities LPG central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, all with Freeview, 2 x DVD, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Private patio with furniture plus shared lawned garden with BBQs. 10 acre natural garden with ponds and variety of wildlife. 100 acres of woodland on slopes of Wenlock Edge. Livery for guests' horses by prior arrangement with owner inc. paddocks, menage, indoor school and famous Jack Mytton Way close by. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4.6 miles, pub 2.5 miles. Note: This is a working sheep farm, dogs to be kept on a lead at all times.
Well what can I say? An absolutely wonderful peaceful beautiful place to stay. An added bonus is the horse riding stables in the grounds. Beautiful place in beautiful surroundings. What more could anyone possibly want ?
Fantastic cottage, lovely setting.. Although the several cockerels crow rather early every morning so there’s not much chance for a lie in.
Mrs Noble, August 2020
Beautiful cottage in a quiet location.. Very relaxing holiday. Accommodation was clean, fully equipped and very comfortable.
Miss Barton, August 2020
The welcome from the family not only on the first day, but throughout the week you felt part of the whole family.. Excellent information of walks in the surrounding area. Could not have asked for anything better. Would recommend to family and friends.
Mrs Martin, August 2020
We’ve stayed in quite a lot of self catering flats and cottages over the years, but Betty’s Barn is by far the best we’ve experienced.. The cottage was clean, comfortable and extremely roomy. Mrs Kite had put a Christmas tree up for the previous occupants and left it there for us to enjoy! On the table were 4 boxes with lots of chocolate treats and 3 small bottles of wine. What a lovely surprise! We certainly enjoyed bringing in the New year! On New Year’s Day, Mrs Kite came over to wish us a happy New Year and invited us to come and meet the horses etc. We were feeding the peacocks peanuts, which is something I have never done before! My daughter and I walked round their private gardens, absolutely beautiful! The peace and quiet certainly was most welcoming. Will definitely recommend.
Mrs Green, December 2019
Our second visit & it was equally as perfect as the first.. Wonderful find with wonderful hosts. Betty's Barn is perfect in every way. Beautiful setting with everything we needed for another fabulous holiday. We will return.
Such a tranquil place to stay we loved every minute of it..
We had a lovely few days in Betty’s Barn and would love to return.. The owners are lovely and very helpful and caring.
Betty’s barn is a fantastic holiday let ,very comfortable we had Christmas week there and it was great there was four of us and one dog and we were able to go for walks from the doorstep which was great .. The owners Kim and her mum Liz were very nice anything we wanted we only just had to ask and we had a lovely welcome when we got there .
Would definitely recommend Betty’s Barn for a holiday to get away from it all and relax , we all did that very much.
A very big thank you to Kim and Liz.
Lovely property, very spacious and homely feel..
A lovely clean spacious cottage.. Just the right place to have peace and quiet. However not far from a lovely place by the name of Church Stretton. Fantastic holiday would recommend to anyone.
Betty's Barn at New Hall Farm in Eaton-under-Heywood is one of our favourite holiday cottages.. Spacious, well equipped. Lovely garden walk on the property and very entertaining birds and animals are some of the special features. And we don't even ride horses or own dogs! This was our 2nd stay and we still have many more places to explore in the Shropshire Hills and East Wales.
A very comfortable and clean cottage, larger than expected, for a family with a 3 year old and 9 month old, plus grandparents.. Central to visit the beautiful countryside and National Trust Properties.
3 year loved the animals especially when the dogs and peacocks came to visit.
Lovely garden to visit behind the house.
One negative it could do with another set of mugs and large plates so that two meals times could be washed at same time in dishwasher. Otherwise one of the best properties we have stayed in over the last 20 years.
This last minute booking couldn't have been easier.. The accomodation was exactly as described. Very happy. Highly recommended!
Fantastic cottage but a nightmare to get to
.... Fantastic cottage but a nightmare to get to
It was in the middle of nowhere and for about 5 miles it was a single track road with very bad pot holes which we couldn’t see
It caused damage to our car as the puddle was a very deep pot hole which we hit
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Well equipped, warm, comfy. Easy to find. Lovely grounds to explore. Lovely hosts and very helpful. Loved it.
My daughter, baby grandson and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay, everything was as we expected, it was comfortable, warm,had everything in the cottage we needed.. We loved the garden walk and all the feathered friends in the aviary. Would stay a gain and certainly recommend it to others.
Very helpful owners and dog friendly
Betty's barn provided a home from home experience with everything you need for a perfect trip away. The accommodation was spacious and clean and just right for our family(2 adults, toddler, newborn & dog!) in a great location to explore the area and lots of things to do. Access to property is down narrow country lanes from nearest main road. Would recommend to all wanting to stay in the area.
Betty's Barn is warm, cosy, comfortable and clean. We travelled as an extended family with our little dog. The layout meant that everyone had their own privacy upstairs with two bathrooms and two very spacious bedrooms. The beds were comfortable too. The heavy beams give the barn extra character. Set in the countryside you are surrounded by widelife, many birds live in the hedge rows just outside the living room window. The stables are opposite and it was a pleasure watching the horses being tended to and ridden. There is parking right next to the building and there is a little garden to the front which will be lovely in the summertime. The kitchen is beautifully appointed and has everything you need including a big dining table in the middle on which to enjoy meals as a family.
Shropshire towns are not far away, we enjoyed walking around Ludlow and Ironbridge. We also drove out to Hereford. There are also plenty of walks around Betty's itself so don't forget your wellies!
Kim and her mum are wonderful hosts. We will return!
Liked the friendliness and consideration of the owner and her family, lovely people. This was probably one of the best holiday lets we have experienced!
A beautiful property, with lovely surroundings a great local woodland walk. The family are especially warm friendly and made a special effort to make us feel welcome relaxed. The animals on the farm were a real treat! Will definitely be recommending to friends.
My wife and I stayed with 2 close friends and our 2 dogs. We were very impressed with the size and layout of Bettys Barn. It was idyllic for us. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Great walks for the dogs in the private gardens/woods ( Melusine loved the ponds!!!)
Very very minor matters prevent this from being a straight 5 star for me. No shower in 2nd en-suite meant going into friends bedroom to shower. Could one be put over the bath?? Could the cooker hob knobs be re labelled as worn off so no idea which is which and how high they are set (could be dangerous).
No Wifi available which would have been useful researching days out. Although I understand this can be available in an emergency.
Other than that really brilliant stay in this comfy and cosy excellently converted barn.
A wonderful cottage which was very comfortable and full of character. The surroundings were amazing and the owners were very friendly.
As soon as we entered Betty's Barn, we thought Wow this is fantastic. The barn is clean, comfortable and spacious and had everything we could possibly need. The owners are very friendly and went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. If you want a relaxing holiday, this is the place to come. This is the best holiday accommodation we have stayed in and would certainly love to come back again.
Betty's Barn was so tucked away, it was lovely to feel so 'in the country' but without being totally isolated. The owner was just over the road and was extremely friendly and helpful. We loved the large rooms and feeling of space. The cottage was really well equipped and was lovely and clean. We particularly appreciated a decent sized freezer as we didn't want to have to keep running out to the shops to stock up!
Made to feel welcome and that our enjoyment of the holiday was important. A wonderful converted property surrounded by countryside, peaceful and therapeutic. Would definitely visit again.
Superb property in a wonderful location with really nice owners. Very quiet and relaxing. The brochure does not do it justice really, especially in relation to the grounds and freedom to wonder, explore and become involved with the animals etc.
On Friday 9th January 2015 my wife and I arrived at Betty's Barn for a long weekend. Outside it was cold, dimpsy and blowing a gale, but inside the cottage it was spacious, clean, warm, cosy and very relaxing with not the hint of a draught.
We were greeted by Elizabeth and her granddaughter and made to feel welcome and very much at home - nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
Lovely location with views over open farmland and the activities of a working farm, stables and equestrian centre where you are free to access the animals and assist.
The house and grounds have many hidden secrets and there is total freedom to roam the woods and garden complete with stream, pool and wood carvings.
Don't forget your wellingtons and walking boots!
We intend to return for a week later in the year.
A well designed barn conversion which was very comfortable and cosy. Lovely to wake up to the sound of the cock crowing. We have only good things to say about Betty's Barn.
Betty's Barn was very good, with no faults the owner was very helpful.
A fantastic hideaway on a really interesting working stables and farm. Peacocks, strolling around, fabulous secret garden and the host are fantastic !! A real home from home experience, very relaxing and beds so comfortable we couldn't get out of them !! All in all 'a tonic for jaded minds' . We will of definitely return.
The owners were lovely, accommodating people; giving our children free reign to explore their busy working farm and even taking time to introduce them to the many animals. Fantastic holiday home!
The cottage is of an excellent standard, the owners are very friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend this property .
Having stayed in Vine Cottage last year we went for the larger property this time.Once again we had a really lovely time. Betty's Barn is a lovely cottage , very spacious ,and well equipped. The owner and her family were very friendly ,that being one of the reasons we returned again this year. I have only one fault with the holiday we should have booked for two weeks instead of one.
The locality and accommodation were very good and gave us an excellent 'away from it all' holiday. The owners' extensive grounds were a real bonus for us and our dog. Lovely walks close by with the added attraction of close encounters with wildlife and domesticated animals. A real tonic for townies!
The property is situated in a working farm, the layout of the place is such that it isn't affected adversely. It is, if you have kids who love animals, a very large positive because the domestic animals roam free and will often pay a small visit if you're outside. We were lucky enough to be staying during lambing season and our children were invited to see the new lambs. The farm aside the area is stunning and very peaceful.
The warmth and cosines of the cottage, the lovely welcome pack that we all enjoyed including the children. The owner and staff who worked on the farm were lovely and friendly. The children loved the animals on the farm and had great fun mimicking all the sounds they made.
Very friendly host, best holiday flat we ever had. A beautiful garden, full of magic.
Loved the fact that the cottage was situated on a farm which was the great for the children. The farm is in a very quiet location with a huge beautiful garden. The owners of the farm were very nice. We would love to come back again one day.
Great location, woodland walk excellent, nice to have ducks and hens freely wandering around the farmyard.
A lovely cottage with friendly owners in a lovely location. Set on a farm with lots of livestock for our son to enjoy seeing. Wonderful dog walks nearby.
Betty's Barn is a lovely cottage, comfortable, spacious and very well equiped. This alone would be enough to recommend it but what makes Betty's Barn really special and unique is the location. Betty's Barn is on a working farm and guests are able to roam freely amongst the animals. Our daughter loved being able to stroke the horses and feed the ducks and chickens. Additionally, there is a many arce tranquil garden for walks and picnics as well as several public footpaths nearby. The owners are the most welcome hosts. We were lucky enough to see a hunt starting from the farm. A really unique holiday.
Lovely conversion, perfect for relaxing and chilling out, will be back there in the future.
The hospitality of the family was so fantastic, we felt like part of their family! Our 2 year old daughter loved all the animals, the setting was perfect!
What a wonderful place to have a holiday, the owners were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Being an animal lover, especially of horses, it was fantastic. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.
The barn was spacious and modern in a lovely, quiet location. The various chickens, peacocks and other animals made it interesting. Nice little touches of fresh flowers and biscuits made it very welcoming.
The holiday was a really fab, lovely cottage. Lovely area and friendly owners. Would recommend to anyone, can't wait to return.
The place was perfect for us and our three young children, quiet and safe.
A lovely barn conversion on a busy livery farm. The owner was very friendly and we had access to the animals. It was very clean and well equipped.
My friend & I decided to have a few days away from husbands,children & grandchildren! We chose Betty's Barn for its location and the fact we would each have our own bathroom. The Barn is lovely, a very good conversion, well thought out and beautifully maintained. The owner was very friendly and it was lovely to be in close contact with the horses and livestock. The weather was pretty dire but it was lovely just to relax in a clean & warm house. Thank You
The property was perfect, lovely and clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
The surrounding area was picturesque and the owners showed us around the grounds including all the various types of animals, my son loved stella the pig, and the chickens roaming free.
Excellent accommodation in an outstanding location.
Betty's Barn is immaculate and we loved seeing the variety of animals on the farm and being able to wander around to see them. Our granddaughter particularly liked the owl and the chickens!
Betty's Barn is a lovely cottage, very comfortable and an extremely well converted barn. It is set in a great location with welcoming and accommodating hosts. We will return to this cottage and have already recommended it to family members.
The owners were super friendly and helpful. It was a real home from home - cosy, clean and comfortable with all mod cons. Loved being able to sit out in the sun at the end of the day with a glass of wine. The family passport at nearby Ironbridge was great value and gave us several days out.
The location of the barn was very tranquil and beautiful, in the depths of the countryside, and we enjoyed evening walks along the roads. The barn was extremely spacious, a real bonus when you have two young children. The fixtures and finishes were of a high standard. There was a warm welcome from the owner's family and they let our young son help feed some of the animals on the farm, which he really enjoyed. It was the first time he saw a peacock too!
Everything - The Cottage, the County, the people. Everything was just perfect.
It was a lovely, comfortable and spacious cottage - very well converted barn. A very nice part of the country. It was nice to see the animals, sheep, horses peacocks, chickens, very free range! Any small problems were dealt with promptly by owners.
The peaceful location, the owners, the overall home from home feel of the cottage seeing the farm animals and horses. It's the best place we have been for stargazing as there's no light pollution. We also enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. A lovely relaxing break and we will certainly recommend Betty's Barn to others.
Lovely barn conversion, all mod cons, everything you could need. Well though out and very comfortable. Friendly unobtrusive owners on hand for assistance and information. Excellent location,
This is a great location for a family get away. A new holiday let Betty's Barn is well equipped and very clean and the beds are very comfy. We were very lucky with the weather and on the one day it rained it was great to come back to a lovely warm cottage. We had a fab time walking round the farm- there is a large pen boasting a wide variety of birds and 2 huge pigs round the back. We can't wait to return with our little boy when he's older so he can really appreciate the animals up close. Betty's Barn is child friendly - our 6 month old and our friends 18 month old were very well catered for. The location is amazing, if you like being away from it all, which we did. Beautiful views and walks to suit all abilities, we even managed a few walks with the prams. Liz and her daughter Kim are brilliant. They made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. In fact all the people we met, whether workers on the farm or horse riders tending to their horses at the stables, were friendly and offered a cheery 'hello'. Liz even gave us a tour of the farm and told us about all the different types of birds which was much appreciated. I would really recommend this place if you want to go somewhere to chill out or even use it as a base to explore Shropshire. We have already booked to go back again.
Good location on farm - new barn conversion of a good standard with friendly owner. Good restaurants at Church Stretton and scenic countryside.
Friendly helpful owners. Nothing was any trouble. Being in the countryside on a farm and enjoying seeing all the animals. Felt completely at home. Barns converted to a very high standard. Very enjoyable holiday.
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