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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Shrewsbury

The Olde Cow House in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

From: €1,822 weekly Guests 11 Rooms 4 Bathroom 3

The Olde Cow House Self-Catering

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.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Table tennis
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
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Self-Catering Reviews

December 2019
We had a fantastic weekend at The Olde Cow House to celebrate my 40th birthday with family The house was lovely, clean and very comfortable. The location is beautiful and the children enjoyed the animals and walk in the countryside. We had a lovely time in the swimming pool and games room. There was lots to do in the surrounding area. Thanks again!
Mr Legeckis
June 2019
Had a stag weekend here and it was brilliant, games rooms , enough beds, plenty of rooms, tennis court , pool Photos don’t do the place justice Pub 1.. 7 miles away Excellent 5*
Mrs Parker
April 2019
Sara the owner was extremely helpful and available.. Our first visit to Shropshire was wonderful. The olde cow house was very well equipped, efficient and ideal for a family holiday with two girls under 4years. It was like home from home with all the benefits of living on a farm.
Mr Bode
March 2019
The house was absolutely stunning, really well thought out, lots of toys for the children, spare wellies for those who forgot, well-equipped kitchen which had a jar of home-baked cookies which were delicious.. This is a perfect holiday for families, so much to do just within the compound, there are two games rooms, swimming pool, spa, lots of gocarts that even adults can ride with babies on lap, pigs that can be fed from kitchen scraps and chickens that lay eggs that we collected to make an omelette with and a decent walk around the farm which is ideal to take the dog on. We had a great time staying here and would recommend to anyone and would definitely consider visiting again. Thank you
Mrs Bowes
January 2019
The cottage was excellent, including the facilities.. Everything we needed was provided and the owner rang me the week before to check we had all the information we needed. Only downside was the price and time restrictions for using the pool area. We knew this on booking but it did feel expensive for such a limited time.
Ms Stride
December 2018
The location is remote and can be difficult to get to if the weather is bad or if you are not a confident driver as it’s aingle track for the last 10-15 minutes.. The arrival is worth the journey. This home is stunning and made the perfect Christmas week.
December 2018
The Olde Cow House is an excellent cottage - beautiful, spacious conversion, comfortably furnished and very well-equipped.. Highly recommended.
Mrs Spurrell
September 2018
Really good accommodation for a big family and lots of space.. We had a brilliant time and were made to feel very welcome.
Mrs Mulligan
July 2018
Sarah the owner is very helpful and the farm is perfect for a family holiday.. Our family ranged from 14 months - 63 years of age and everybody had a fabulous time.
Andy A
June 2018
Stayed here for a week towards the end of february this year. The property itself was amazing, so much character, and really well equipped, it has everything you need for a stay. Swimming pool was really good, and there's plenty of other activities for the kids, such as go-karts, tennis, and exploring the farm. The location is excellent; rural enough to be very peaceful, yet within easy access of Shropshires many attractions, making this property a perfect base to explore the local area.
Andy A
June 2018
Great family facilities on site, kept the kids occupied for hours.. Owners very friendly. Would like to have used the pool but seemed a little expensive, for the price would have thought use would be included even for just one session. Would highly recommend staying here.
Miss Ohanlon
March 2018
Had a lovely stay at The Olde Cow House, the barn conversion was beautiful and rooms very spacious for our family of 13.. They have thought of everything for the guests with including children’s toys, baby walkers, toys, films, board games etc being within the home. We managed to see a couple of the lambs being born which made our holiday alongside with being able to fully get involved with the farm life in collecting our own eggs from the chicken pen in a morning and feeding the pigs daily also. The only downside to this holiday was how costly the swimming pool and gym facilities were. At £10 a head including very young children is very expensive especially when you have such a big family and the slot being only 2 hours at that price. Unfortunately this was the only downside to our stay. Overall we had a lovely week away and would definitely return in the future.
Mrs Winter
February 2018
Nothing was too much trouble for Sarah and her family.. they made us feel at home and it was an exceptional time. being my 60th birthday could not have been any better
Mr Ashton
February 2018
Fantastic accommodation, really well presented.. The property has been renovated to an extremely high standard and full of character, and is really well equipped; everything you'll need for a self-catering holiday. Location is really quite remote, so ideal if you are after a peaceful holiday. Perfect location for a family holiday!
Mr Carrow
December 2017
The holiday was for my wifes 60th birthday, and the site was perfect for the 9 of us, the grand children, aged 9,7, &5, had a wonderful time on all the equipment and animals at the farm.. The internal lay out of the property was just superb for us, so interesting with all the features kept from its previous existence. So much space for everyone. Heating was great, no issues at all. The whole site was just brilliant. To use the swimming pool was extra, but £10 a head was okay for a one off treat for all the family, and the gym was included in that price. The pool itself is beautiful and we actually took out a weeks membership for us two, to use it twice a day. That was extra, but it really was special. Sarah was on hand if needed and very helpful. It really made the special get together for our close family for the birthday so unforgettable.
Miss Hogan
December 2017
We had the most wonderful Christmas! Thank you so much for such a beautiful, peaceful cottage. We will absolutely be booking here again! Everything was perfect. It was amazing to have a Christmas morning swim. Thank you to Kerry for looking after us. Happy new year. X
November 2017
We stayed here for a long weekend with family members to celebrate our daughter's 30th birthday. The barn is absolutely beautiful and the surrounding countryside is also breathtaking. The owner is nice and very helpful. The swimming pool was fun and also the go-carts. Loved feeding the pigs and ponies. Would return and recommend to others.
November 2017
Nothing was missing.. Owner was most welcoming. Cottage was beautiful, well equipped, and clean. The homemade cookies and fresh cut flowers were lovely extras. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves including our dog. We will be returning!
Richard C
June 2017
We have been here ywice and wil return. It ticks all the boxes for a family get together, 4 bedroomms all with facs. Tennis court, pedel bikes for kids, animals to see and feed, a boating lake and walks in the farm and woods, attractions nearby . Swimming pool as an extra was superb. Great property. Nice owmners
Mrs Corless
June 2017
A fabulous property.. Superb surroundings and views. Great facilities including bonus tennis courts, pool table, bar football and table tennis games room. Very comfortable and facilities were of a high standard. A house with lovely features.
Phil H
April 2017
It was a lovely retreat for a couple of days (for my 50th). Lots of space, lots to do, wonderful countryside. Swimming pool was niche... and nice... (costs extra, but understandable and justified). Owners were very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended.
March 2017
A great location in the Shrophsire countryside. Great for families. There were go karts, lots of outdoor areas to play on site and The Olde Cow House was a lovely house. The kitchen was very well equipped, there were childrens toys and books etc. Very homely. A great house. There was a swimming pool which you paid for separately on site. It's a little expensive for what it is and you are only allowed 2 hours in the pool - this is a strict 2 hours so be sure not to overstay. This was my only complaint actually as we were ushered out in a very unrelaxed way to allow members in. We had to be out by 5pm and members are allowed in from 5pm. It would be way better to have a 15 minute pause inbetween as a changeover time as it did taint our visit to the pool a little. Aside from that it was a very enjoyable stay and i would highly recommend it.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Mrs Dozio
March 2015
Liked absolutely everything, beautiful country setting and made to feel so welcome.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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
Mrs Morris
April 2014
An absolutely great place to stay with everything catered for, especially the children, would definitely go there again.
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 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.
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.
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 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!
Mrs Watson
October 2012
Very comfortable and homely. Owners very friendly.
Mr Jarvis
September 2012
Excellent accommodation with extensive facilities for all ages in a stunning setting.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mr Browell
November 2011
Very good family accommodation and pet friendly also. Children are well catered for here and the family were very helpful.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Grice
March 2011
Excellent location, very peaceful and ideal base for walking and sightseeing. An excellent conversion, great balance between new and old.
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 Bainbridge
December 2010
Nice house and lovely surrounding countryside.
November 2010
Fantastic location and property with lots of added extras to make a truly memorable holiday
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
Mrs 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.
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.
Mr Dakeyne
May 2010
Excellent property, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Plenty of activities on site and in area.
Mrs Insley
April 2010
Excellent for families. Beautiful views over Shropshire.
Mr Mrs Askey
March 2010
Beautiful cottage, luxurious but still felt amazingly comfortable and welcoming.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mrs Finnigan
October 2009
Cottage catered for all ages! Immaculate throughout the whole house had a wonderful weekend - perfect!
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.
Miss Gernon
September 2009
The cottage was absolutely fantastic. Possibly the best presented one I have ever stayed in. Full marks.
Mrs Atherton
August 2009
The property was excellent and the owners were friendly hospitable.
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