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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Shropshire Hills

Swallow Cottage in Shropshire Hills, Shropshire

From: €382 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

Swallow Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Swallow Cottage is a magnificent barn conversion on the outskirts of Bucknell village. This superb semi-detached stone built property is one of four 18th century Grade II listed barn conversions, set in an attractive courtyard in a picturesque rural location, just two miles from the village. Swallow Cottage features an array of original features including oak beams and trusses, wall timbers and some exposed stone walls. Swallow Cottage provides high-quality accommodation, including en-suite facilities, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It's a stunning holiday retreat within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is the perfect base for walking, cycling, bird watching and exploring the fantastic countryside of Shropshire and Mid Wales.

Area
Nestling in the beautiful River Teme Valley in South Shropshire, Bucknell offers two pubs, which both serve food and within easy reach are the market towns of Craven Arms and Knighton with their excellent amenities for visitors. This is a charming area of unspoiled, tranquil countryside, close to the borders of Wales and Herefordshire, which offers many interesting pursuits and attractions. The notable market town of Ludlow with its fine restaurants, the famous museums of Ironbridge and the thriving county town of Shrewsbury are all a short drive 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
Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with built in DVD/Freeview. Wifi is not accessible in the property, but it is available in a separate information area 100 yards from the property. Radio/CD player, shared use of payphone, selection of books, games and DVDs. Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting area. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage available. Enclosed patio with garden furniture & BBQ. Shared use of children's play area, including swings, sandpit, wildlife pond and seating area, set within an acre of communal garden behind the owners' property (children must be accompanied by an adult). Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant 2 miles

Cottage amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Egerton
September 2020
The owners were very friendly.. They gave useful information on places to visit.
MNJWilts
September 2020
We stayed here at the end of August 2020, we wanted somewhere where we could switch off and get away from it all. And this lovely barn conversion did exactly that. It was immaculately presented, impeccably clean, warm and cozy and perfect for our family. The field was brilliant for bunny and squirrel spotting and our youngest enjoyed the swings. Sometimes it's the simple things that bring the most enjoyment. Highly recommended.
Ms Penlington, August 2020
August 2020
We were concerned to book a holiday during the Covid-19 pandemic but this cottage was beautifully clean and felt very safe.. The location was perfect, away from busy areas, surrounded by wildlife and we were able to get WiFi from the shepherds hut. We would definitely recommend to others.
Mr Streatfield, August 2020
August 2020
Lovely accommodation.. Beautiful walks from the door. Really friendly/helpful owners. Wonderful place. We would love to return.
Mr Egerton, September 2020
August 2020
A great time away in Swallow Cottage - lovely place, lovely location and great hosts.. Couldn't ask for more.
Mrs Goodsman, August 2020
January 2020
We love Sam & June.. So hosptiable and the place was A+++ ~ We'll be back!
Ms Denny, January 2020
September 2019
The owners Sam and June were very likeable and helpful - gave us lots of ideas for days out.. The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable. Even though the weather was a little on the wet side we still enjoyed our visit and would thoroughly recommend it.
Mr Watkins
April 2019
Very friendly owners.. Spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, cosy and well kitted out. Great for kids with play area and toys. Will definitely try to come back.
Ms Ten Krooden
July 2018
Beautiful cottage in a peaceful setting.. Perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature. The cottage is well equipped with tasteful decor. The owners are very friendly and made us feel most welcome. Thank you for a very pleasant stay!
Mrs Power
August 2017
This has to be the cleanest, well equipt holiday cottage we have stayed in.. It was a lovely quiet site in a lovely area with lots of fun things to so both in England and Wales.
Mrs Stagg
May 2017
The landlord Sam was extremely helpful, laid back and friendly! The cottage had been converted from a barn to an extremely high standard and was fantastically furnished and equipped. The beds were very comfortable andcthete was plenty of hot water although because of the height above sea level water pressure on the showers was low but not a major problem. There was plenty of tourist information booklets and leaflets in the cottage and information about places to eat. The Baron at Bucknell had a great ambience and the food was good and not overly expensive. The surrounding area was beautiful but beware of kamikaze birds and even deer appearing suddenly from the hedges as you drive up or down the narrow road from Bucknell! We would recommend the cottage to anyone. It was superb - but no Wi-Fi access or mobile reception because of the surrounding hills - great to get away from it all!!
Mrs Tucker
December 2016
Well equipped, cosy everything we needed even had the cottage decorated with a Christmas tree.. Very helpful owners if required. Away from it all, no wi fi no Mobile signal , gave us a peaceful time no interruptions. The owners did have a resource centre in the Freight Carriage painted decorated and heated. Good resources of maps brochures and a payphone available. Thank you so much, have just booked another Sykes cottage for this Autumn.
Mrs Mahon
September 2016
Without doubt, Swallow Cottage exceeded all our expectations.. The attention to detail was 5 star as was the cleanliness. It was the ideal location for our holiday, we were warm and very comfortable. Thank you !!
Mr Chambers
May 2016
A very restful property with welcoming owners who have obviously spent many years restoring the barn to an excellent standard.
Mrs Mahon, September 2016
May 2016
A very restful property with welcoming owners who have obviously spent many years restoring the barn to an excellent standard..
Mr Chambers, May 2016
October 2015
First class Cottage in all respects.. Friendly and welcoming owners.
Mrs Cleaver
October 2015
First class Cottage in all respects. Friendly and welcoming owners.
Mrs Cleaver, October 2015
October 2014
Beautiful surroundings, lovely cottage.. Very helpful and friendly owners.
Mrs O'byrne
October 2014
Beautiful surroundings, lovely cottage. Very helpful and friendly owners.
Mrs O'byrne, October 2014
August 2014
The cottage was really peaceful and quiet.. The surrounding countryside was really pretty and the walking potential was great. The little play area was a great idea and the children in our party really loved it. Our hosts were friendly and on hand if required but have also perfected the art of giving you plenty of freedom and space to enjoy your break. We really enjoyed our time here.
Mr Mcalpine
August 2014
The cottage was really peaceful and quiet. The surrounding countryside was really pretty and the walking potential was great. The little play area was a great idea and the children in our party really loved it. Our hosts were friendly and on hand if required but have also perfected the art of giving you plenty of freedom and space to enjoy your break. We really enjoyed our time here.
Mrs Garnham
June 2014
It was a beautiful place to stay; very peaceful and well equipped. The garden was particularly suited to young children.
Mrs Leonard
June 2014
The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean - in fact cleaner than I have ever experienced in a similar situation. The owners were a delight and the contents of the kitchen were very thoughtful. We managed to be quite ambitious with our catering for the whole family as quite simply we had the confidence that we would find everything we needed in order to prepare the meals. The area is of course absolutely beautiful.
Mr Mcalpine, August 2014
June 2014
It was a beautiful place to stay; very peaceful and well equipped.. The garden was particularly suited to young children.
Mrs Garnham, June 2014
May 2014
The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean - in fact cleaner than I have ever experienced in a similar situation.. The owners were a delight and the contents of the kitchen were very thoughtful. We managed to be quite ambitious with our catering for the whole family as quite simply we had the confidence that we would find everything we needed in order to prepare the meals. The area is of course absolutely beautiful.
Mr Wright
October 2013
Very friendly and helpful proprietors. Barn conversion of the highest quality. Beautiful situation. Areas in front and behind cottage very nicely landscaped, with lots of feeders for the multiplicity of birdlife.
Mrs Leonard, May 2014
October 2013
Very friendly and helpful proprietors.. Barn conversion of the highest quality. Beautiful situation. Areas in front and behind cottage very nicely landscaped, with lots of feeders for the multiplicity of birdlife.
Mr Buckingham
September 2013
The setting was idyllic, and came fully up to expectations. A very quiet location, and totally relaxing. On-site owners very pleasant and helpful. The quality of the barn conversion was to a very high standard, and retained the character of the property.
Mr Teece
August 2013
Swallow cottage was very cosy with real attention to detail, this made for a very relaxing stay. The play field was excellent and the children really enjoyed all the equipment that was there. We would definitely come back.
Mrs Allen
August 2013
The accommodation was better than expected. Lots of local information available. Lovely countryside. Local villages closer to the property than we thought.
Mr Teece, August 2013
August 2013
The setting was idyllic, and came fully up to expectations.. A very quiet location, and totally relaxing. On-site owners very pleasant and helpful. The quality of the barn conversion was to a very high standard, and retained the character of the property.
Mrs Allen, August 2013
August 2013
Swallow cottage was very cosy with real attention to detail, this made for a very relaxing stay.. The play field was excellent and the children really enjoyed all the equipment that was there. We would definitely come back.
Mr Wright, October 2013
August 2013
The accommodation was better than expected.. Lots of local information available. Lovely countryside. Local villages closer to the property than we thought.
Zapstar67
August 2013
Swallow cottage was very cosy with real attention to detail, this made for a very relaxing stay. The play field was excellent and the kids really enjoyed all the equipment that was there. The shared train carriage was a nice touch with lots of really useful information about what to do in the surrounding area. We would definitely come back.
Mrs Jones
June 2013
This was our third visit to Swallow Cottage and the high standard remains. It is clean comfortable and has everything we need. This cottage deserves only the highest rating because the quality outweighs others.
Guest
June 2013
This was our third visit to Swallow Cottage and the high standard remains.. It is clean comfortable and has everything we need. This cottage deserves only the highest rating because the quality outweighs others.
Guest
June 2013
We stayed here while visiting family nearby. It is a beautiful conversion with all the equipment you would need and more, and space for us to welcome visitors. There are some lovely touches like the kids playground, toys for kids, phone box with great maps and local info, and the owners are on hand if you need them. Would recommend to anyone wanting a real country break with luxury!
Mrs Atkinson
April 2013
Wonderful well equipped cottage. Great attention to detail, lovely bedding and towels etc. Very spacious and perfect for our needs. We had quite a few visitors. Boys loved the park, play area and toys.
Mrs Jones, May 2013
April 2013
Wonderful well equipped cottage.. Great attention to detail, lovely bedding and towels etc. Very spacious and perfect for our needs. We had quite a few visitors. Boys loved the park, play area and toys.
Mrs Abberley
August 2012
A truly stunning cottage. All the home comforts have been thought of, and it is very welcoming. A lovely location with lots to do in the surrounding areas.
Mrs Atkinson, April 2013
August 2012
A truly stunning cottage.. All the home comforts have been thought of, and it is very welcoming. A lovely location with lots to do in the surrounding areas.
Mr Gidley
July 2012
Top quality cottage, welcoming and friendly hosts - a beautiful area.
Mr Howard
July 2012
The cottage was beautifully finished and excellently equipped.
Mr Howard, April 2012
April 2012
Top quality cottage, welcoming and friendly hosts - a beautiful area..
Mrs Abberley, August 2012
April 2012
The cottage was beautifully finished and excellently equipped..
Tudor
September 2011
The best UK rental property we have used! Wonderful riverside walks. The Lion provides really super food. Ardvaark Books at Brampton Bryan, a fantastic place to while away a few hours, even if your not a keen reader.
Guest
August 2011
Beautiful barn conversion in lovely countryside.. Very well equipped.
Guest
August 2011
lOvely cottage,well furnished. Very relaxing holiday
Mrs Turner
June 2011
Beautiful barn conversion in lovely countryside. Very well equipped.
Mrs Turner, June 2011
August 2010
The cottage is spacious, it is quiet and the whole ambiance of the place lends itself to relaxing and watching Mother Nature at work in the surroundings.. The owners friendliness is genuine and welcome.
Mr Barwise
August 2010
The cottage is spacious, it is quiet and the whole ambiance of the place lends itself to relaxing and watching Mother Nature at work in the surroundings. The owners friendliness is genuine and welcome.
Mr Barwise, August 2010
April 2010
Lovely peace and quiet.. Cottage well equipped. Childrens play area briliant - we used it every day. Once again we've had a perfect cottage. Thanks!
Mr Irwin
April 2010
The cottage was wonderful and the owners very welcoming. A lovely, quiet location.
Mr Galvin
April 2010
Lovely peace and quiet. Cottage well equipped. Childrens play area briliant - we used it every day. Once again we've had a perfect cottage. Thanks!
Mr Galvin, April 2010
March 2010
The cottage was wonderful and the owners very welcoming.. A lovely, quiet location.
Guest
February 2010
We were warmly welcomed by Sam with a bottle of wine and a lovely plate of homemade mince pies - a nice start to our festivities.The barns are of outstanding cleanliness and quality in a superb walking area. We had a great christmas in this comfortable, well appointed home. Local area tips were plentiful and very helpful from our host for whom nothing was too much trouble.Being keen walkers the brilliant walking area was just what we wanted. The only gripes we had were the lack of vital information given to us by Sykes! Our party journeyed in two parts in very snowy conditions and we had major problems when the first arrivals could not contact the others to warn them of the adverse state of the local road due to lack of phone signal which was never mentioned by the company. We took half an hour to get up the single track road which was very steep and covered in a sheet of ice - yet again no warning that a 4 wheel drive vehicle may be needed. The owners did all they could do to help, but we felt let down by the infomation Sykes had provided. Thankfully we were fit enough to push our large car full of Christmas fare up the hill, anyone with health problems would not have coped.
Guest
February 2010
Very friendly and obliging owners who gave us a very warm welcome.. The property had been nicely decorated for Christmas and homemade mince pies and a bottle of wine were provided for our arrival. A beautiful area for walkers which we took advantage of.
Mrs Walker
December 2009
Very friendly and obliging owners who gave us a very warm welcome. The property had been nicely decorated for Christmas and homemade mince pies and a bottle of wine were provided for our arrival. A beautiful area for walkers which we took advantage of.
Mr Mrs Ashley
August 2009
The play area with swings and sandpit and plenty of grass is excellent.
Mrs Walker, December 2009
August 2009
The play area with swings and sandpit and plenty of grass is excellent..
Mrs George
July 2009
The quiet location in beautiful countryside. Lovely cottage. Friendly owners. Very relaxing. Apart from the weather (rain) there was nothing to dislike!
Mrs Bruce
July 2009
An excellent location for a walking holiday for fit and active people. A very clean and comfortable cottage. Definitely 5*!
Mr & Mrs Ashley, August 2009
July 2009
The quiet location in beautiful countryside.. Lovely cottage. Friendly owners. Very relaxing. Apart from the weather (rain) there was nothing to dislike!
Mrs Jones
June 2009
The cottage is outstanding and should be given the highest rating. This was a return visit and the improvements to the garden have made it a huge attraction to young children.
Mrs Moth
May 2009
The peace and the swallows!
Mrs Moth, May 2009
May 2009
An excellent location for a walking holiday for fit and active people.. A very clean and comfortable cottage. Definitely 5*!
Mrs Bruce, May 2009
May 2009
The cottage is outstanding and should be given the highest rating.. This was a return visit and the improvements to the garden have made it a huge attraction to young children.
Mr Endicott
September 2008
Extremely comfortable. The owner has obviously invested a lot of effort into creating a real home-from-home for their guests.
Mrs Parish
August 2008
A beautiful barn conversion, equipped with everything you could need. Huge attention has been paid to detail and the cottage was spotlessly clean. We enjoyed the remote setting and loved our walks on The Long Mynd and Stipperstones.
Mrs Reeves
August 2008
Very pleasant and helpful owners. Stunning barn conversion. Quiet location and although it felt remote there were lots of attractions within easy reach. Beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Hidden England and Wales at their best.
Mrs Jones, May 2009
August 2008
Extremely comfortable.. The owner has obviously invested a lot of effort into creating a real home-from-home for their guests.
Mr Endicott, August 2008
August 2008
A beautiful barn conversion, equipped with everything you could need.. Huge attention has been paid to detail and the cottage was spotlessly clean. We enjoyed the remote setting and loved our walks on The Long Mynd and Stipperstones.
Mrs Parish, August 2008
July 2008
Very pleasant and helpful owners.. Stunning barn conversion. Quiet location and although it felt remote there were lots of attractions within easy reach. Beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Hidden England and Wales at their best.
Mrs Jones
June 2008
An excellent cottage, clean and spacious with lots of games. The owners should be commended as they had thought of everything.
Mr Teague
June 2008
We found Swallow Cottage delightful. It was well furnished, well-equipped and well maintained.
Mrs Reeves, July 2008
June 2008
We found Swallow Cottage delightful.. It was well furnished, well-equipped and well maintained.
Mr Wallace
May 2008
It was a delightful cottage, very tastefully decorated and furnished, in a beautiful location.
Mrs Jones, May 2008
May 2008
It was a delightful cottage, very tastefully decorated and furnished, in a beautiful location..
Mr Teague, June 2008
May 2008
An excellent cottage, clean and spacious with lots of games.. The owners should be commended as they had thought of everything.
Mrs Green
April 2008
Our second time back and it was as good as the first. The owners are great hosts and this is a great place from which to see the surrounding area.
Mr Wallace, May 2008
April 2008
Our second time back and it was as good as the first.. The owners are great hosts and this is a great place from which to see the surrounding area.
Mr Mrs Hutchinson
February 2008
The location of the cottage guaranteed a peaceful holiday. We were able to take beautiful walks from the front door, untroubled by traffic. The cottage was easily the best equipped we have ever stayed in (in over 25 years of taking two or three cottage holidays a year!). Spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable.
Mrs Green, April 2008
February 2008
The location of the cottage guaranteed a peaceful holiday.. We were able to take beautiful walks from the front door, untroubled by traffic. The cottage was easily the best equipped we have ever stayed in (in over 25 years of taking two or three cottage holidays a year!). Spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable.
Mrs Green
October 2007
It was fantastic and the hosts were very hospitable. We're already planning our next stay at the cottage.
Mr & Mrs Hutchinson, February 2008
October 2007
It was fantastic and the hosts were very hospitable.. We're already planning our next stay at the cottage.
Mrs Lindsay
September 2007
The cottage was very cosy and suitable for children. It was good to have an enclosed space at the back for a BBQ and space in the front for our bikes.
Mrs Green, October 2007
August 2007
The cottage was very cosy and suitable for children.. It was good to have an enclosed space at the back for a BBQ and space in the front for our bikes.
Mr Mrs Hurst
July 2007
Very friendly owners, who were always happy to help with any issues. Lots of extra items provided making it a real home from home property. Particularly appreciated the welcome card, wine and tea left out for us when we arrived.
Mrs Lindsay, August 2007
June 2007
Very friendly owners, who were always happy to help with any issues.. Lots of extra items provided making it a real "home from home" property. Particularly appreciated the welcome card, wine and tea left out for us when we arrived.
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