Holiday home The Barn is a superb, semi-detached family holiday home, less than a mile from the small village of Cockshutt and five miles from the town of Ellesmere. This cottage sleeps twelve people in five bedrooms, consisting of one super king-size double with en-suite shower, a double with en-suite shower, two further doubles and a ground floor twin with double sofa bed. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and comfy seating, a sitting room with electric fire and a bathroom. Outside there's off road parking for five cars and a side lawned garden with patio and benches. The Barn is an excellent base for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales.
Area The small village of Cockshutt is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and has a pub, village hall, primary school and a parish church. Just five miles away is the pretty market town of Ellesmere, which offers Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings, a lovely church and a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, and is surrounded by its famous meres. Twelve miles south of Cockshutt is the county town of Shrewsbury, and there's plenty of other attractions, towns and villages within reach.
Amenities Underfloor heating throughout via ground source heat pump with electric fire. Oil-fired AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of DVDs. Pool table, table football game, board games and puzzles etc. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and travel cot on request, highchair available. Off road parking for 5 cars. Side lawned garden with patio and benches. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: There Is a large, unfenced pond in the garden, children must be supervised at all times. Note: There is a small fish pond close by with Roach and guests are welcome to fish free of charge. Suitable for golf breaks, escorted with or without transport. Local advice is available. Due to the government restrictions, the property has a reduced price until the 15th May 2021 for smaller groups, some of the rooms will be out of use due to this
The barn is an excellent property for a large group, it's spacious, comfortable and well equipped.. We enjoyed the quiet location and it is ideally situated for visiting the local tourist sites and attractions.
Mr & Mrs Simpson, September 2020
We had a fantastic week at The Barn, a lovely holiday home with so much space.. The large garden to the front and side of the property was a pleasant surprise and lovely to sit in with a glass of wine while the ducks from the pond waddled by. Jane had left us cakes and provisions for a cup of tea which was just what we needed when we arrived. Lovely walks around the surrounding area and Ellesmere which was a short drive away had some lovely pubs. We had a lovely meal in the Red Lion pub which held a quiz on the Sunday night, this was great fun and they even made sandwiches for the people playing the quiz who were not having a meal. The barn was spotlessly clean and felt like a home away from home, we certainly didn’t want to leave at the end of the week. I would definitely recommend and would like to return in the future.
Mrs Molloy, September 2020
The Barn is high quality and well-located just outside Ellesmere and on the Shrewsbury road.. The bedrooms are effectively in three wings (great for multi-family groups) and two of them have excellent en suite bathrooms.
The huge kitchen has all you could wish for and the lounge is also large and well-furnished. There are TV's everywhere.
There is a good washing machine but very limited drying facilities - not an issue for most people (who won't do a wash anyway), but a rotary washing line, a couple more maidens or a tumbler would be good for parties who want or need to do a wash.
The garden the size of a small field: it is flat and well-grassed, so wonderful for family games. The adjacent sheep add to the appeal.
All in all, a lovely, value-for-money holiday home.
Mr Sherman, September 2020
Lovely home.. Grounds were gorgeous and lots of space.
Miss Sheridan, August 2020
Everything was amazing! Jane was welcoming and friendly. The listing originally said there was a tumble drier which was a problem as there wasn't but Jane offered to do the drying for us! What a star! The house was very big - plenty of space for all of us. The rooms are high and spacious. Separate living room and kitchen / dining room a massive bonus. Huge garden! It really was wonderful. Loads to do (we had varied outings every day for children ages 1 - 18). We had a different outing each day within 20 mins - 30 mins drive. 2 fridges a massive help. Only downside (except for no tumble drier) was very small freezer space (3 small drawers) which for us was a big issue. We stayed for 2 weeks and so brought our own freezer with us! But for most visitors would not be an issue. Not lots of breakables around the house so great for us with small children. Small snooker table good fun (a little wonky so not for the professionals but good for children). Tractor rides a bonus and the duck eggs hatched whilst we were there so a treat to see the first few days of the ducklings life! Children said "best holiday ever"! Thank you Jane and Andrew!
My family and I stayed here for a week to celebrate my 60th birthday. There were 6 children and 6 adults and we had plenty of room. The pictures dont really show how spacious it is. The children loved the big downstairs bedroom which had bunk beds and 2 singles in. The master bedroom is amazing huge bed very comfy. The living room has reclining arm chairs and the whole barn is very comfortable, child friendly and home from home. There is a lovely outside space with ponds ducks and fishing if you have the weather. Jane was on hand to see if we needed anything. Highly recommend and very reasonable. We would definitely return as a family.
Mr Cowan, August 2020
Family and I stayed here for a week to celebrate my 60th birthday.. There were 6 children and 6 adults and we had plenty of room. The pictures dont really show how spacious it is. The children loved the big downstairs bedroom which had bunk beds and 2 singles in. The master bedroom is amazing huge bed very comfy. The living room has reclining arm chairs and the whole barn is very comfortable, child friendly and home from home. There is a lovely outside space with ponds ducks and fishing if you have the weather. Jane was on hand to see if we needed anything. Highly recommend and very reasonable. We would definitely return as a family.
Mrs Mulhern, February 2020
Everyone was very happy with the converted barn.. It was very comfortable for us all (12). Owners left us a Duck food to feed ducks, a bottle and some cake left for us, thank you. Everything we needed was available, plenty of space and snooker and football table for children. We were able to get in a bit earlier and it was a perfect stay with the extra night on Monday for my parents to relax. Would recommend mending football table and cleaning dishwasher but very minor issues! I feel anyone venturing towards Shrewsbury would love this barn. Thank you for such a fab stay.
lots of rooms for us to spread out
great communal areas
We were celebrating a 70th Birthday with family & friends.. Generally the barn was really comfortable, warm, spacious & tastefully furnished. The kitchen/dining area was well equipped and perfect for a large gathering. It was great to have the use of the pool table & football table. The setting was was very picturesque, with lovely views.
However for a group of nine adults, the bathroom facilities could be improved, two bedrooms were en-suite, whilst the other two couples & the person downstairs had one bathroom provided,without a proper shower. So to have a shower, there was some queuing in the morning.
Also a bit of advice, be careful to keep to the footpaths. We are all experienced & considerate walkers and on the first day a group of us went for a local walk. We followed the footpath signs, but when we got to the last field,we accidentally took a wrong turn, which took us down the edge of a field, we walked in a line in the gully. We were greeted by Jane & reprimanded, we apologised, then shortly afterwards we were told twice by her husband to stick to the footpaths.
Great holiday, and we loved the cottage, it was the perfect size for our families.. Only negative was the mattress comfort, consider replacing a couple of them. The owners were very friendly and accommodating and we would consider returning on this basis. Many thanks to them.
Sykes only contact was for payment so has no expectations from them..
We all had a lovely time in this beautiful barn.. The owners made us very welcome with extra touches and everyone was very well provided for. We loved the big farmhouse kitchen with the aga which kept us all cosy. It was well equipped to feed our large family of 11.
Would have been great to have a down stairs shower or bath.. lovely people very friendly
Beautiful barn conversion done to a high standard with all the amenities.. Great views and ideal for the whole family. Would highly recommend. Hope to visit again soon.
Beautiful well equipped barn, perfect for our family reunion.. Lovely accommodation, very welcoming and short driving distance to many different places and lovely walks.
Would highly recommend.
We had a great time.. The kids enjoyed playing hide and seek in the house and playing table football. The adults could relax while the kids entertained themselves. We didn't venture out much as it was a reunion of friends, we were very comfortable staying where we were.
A family used the downstairs bedroom and the only criticism is that the double sofa bed wasn't big enough for two adults as it wasn't the size of a double. We made it work tho. Would be perfect as a kids room.
We would definitely return to this lovely, spacious barn conversion.
Lovely cottage I did not realise that it was on a farm and that the walk to the pub would be down the farm path then a country road with no lights ! Too dangerous at night to do this however we brought plenty of games and we had a great time socialising and drinking x rooms and bathrooms were fab lovely big dining kitchen ideal for parties x
Jane the owner is lovely and helpful.. Perfect accommodation for our rabble of 8 adults and 6 kids.
Would go back and lots to do within an hours drive.
The owners should consider purchasing proper clothes hangers for the wardrobes instead of a selection of cast offs from shops and dry cleaners.. They are very cheap to buy and give a much better impression for very little investment. Otherwise it is a lovely property and the owner was very welcoming and obliging.
First of its huge. We were two families one of 8 the other of 4 and the Barn was massive. We were able to give the kids theIR own bedrooms upstairs and Lounge come bedroom downstairs that has a TV etc in it, as well as having our own adult lounge. The kitchen was well laid out roomy and well stocked even had an Aga cooker! The dinner seating was good with the kids siting at the 8 seater table in the kitchen and the adults eating at the dinning table in the adult area!!
I have never been in a property with so many toilets, showers etc so there were no problems there either. Having a large family this ticked all the boxes and the children loved here. There is also a huge lawn area outside for the kids to play on.
We were also surprised how much there was to do in the wider area of Shropshire with Liverpool to the north, wales to the west and Stafford shire and Drayton Manor kids theme park to the East. Plenty of city sites to see as well as walking and historic sites in Shropshire. We will have to come back again and again to do everything!
Jane and Andrew were very helpful and chatty and welcoming. Its a great place really loved it and would have stayed longer if the option was there. Idea for large families or groups. Would defo recommend!!
A very lovely, well equipped Barn with plenty of room for everyone, lots of space for all ages to enjoy.
The kitchen had everything you needed with plenty of crockery/cutlery for the numbers it said it could cater for. It was a pleasure to stay there.
We had a brilliant time, The Barn is so beautiful and the owner was so nice and helpful. There was
so much room and we said we would definitely stay here again. You could walk straight from the doorstep onto rolling fields and amazing walks with ducks and wild life. We would give this place a Ten out of Ten thank you for having us.
Booked this as a last minute alternative to our usual annual girly retreat which was already booked up. And I can state unequivocally that we won't be going back to our old holiday haunt as this beautiful barn conversion in it's peacefully stunning location has totally captured our hearts. It's spacious, well appointed, well equipped with lovely friendly helpful owners. We'll be back.
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