The Byre

Leighton near Ironbridge Gorge, Heart of England (Ref. 8401)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Leighton 1.25 miles. One of a group of lovely cottages in a picturesque farmyard location on a 100-acre working cattle farm on the outskirts of the Shropshire village of Leighton. Located near to the owner's delightful black & white farmhouse, this semi-detached Shropshire cottage offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with exposed oak beams, vaulted ceiling and is spacious and comfortable, with attractive open plan living area and a charming double bedroom, which offers a French door opening out to a walled garden with seating area, from where you can admire the lovely views over the Shropshire hills. The farmland offers views of the Long Mountain and the majestic Wrekin Hill (1335' high), and is surrounded by lovely countryside, as well as offering scenic walks from the cottage up the Wrekin Hill, making this the perfect location for discovering all of beautiful Shropshire. Enjoy world famous Ironbridge Gorge, Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Wroxeter Roman City, various NT properties and the stunning South Shropshire Hills. A lovely Leighton cottage in a delightful location, ideal for a romantic break any time of the year. Note: This property can be booked with Refs 3700, 4210, 8402, 17899, 22111, 919049 and 929381, together they sleep 20.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with log-effect electric stove.


  • Wall mounted (instant heat) electric convector heaters with electric stove in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Front walled garden with sitting area, furniture and countryside views
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Pub 3.5 miles drive or 20 mins walk by footpath
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Comfortable, cosy warm cottage, with everything you need.”
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    • “We stayed at the Byre for a long weekend. It was a base for visiting our family and it was perfect. The surrounding area must be the nearest thing to heaven in the UK. We had views of the cattle feeding in the barns and the pretty farmyard. We had a warm welcome from the owner and the farm dog and we hope to return for a longer visit so we can do some walking.”

    Julia W, Peterborough, England, United Kingdom, December 2014

    • “Comfortable Cottage”
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    • “Peaceful setting at the end of country lanes. One of a group, in a farmyard setting on a working farm. Received a warm welcome from the owners and a delicious sponge cake on the table ready for our first cuppa. Everywhere was spacious and well equipped. Electric heating provided instant heat when needed. Convenient to visit The Ironbridge Gorge and Museums. Only one small gripe! the mattress was very hard and could feel springs (we are used to memory foam!)”

    NannaHolywell, Holywell, May 2013

    • “Quiet getaway”
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    • “Fantastic location for walks and views. The property is really well presented and the owners are around everyday and very helpful. Would definitely recommend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bridgnorth, March 2013

    • “peaceful setting”
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    • “Accommodation excellent. Welcomed by the owners, nothing too much trouble for them. Tucked away location so nice and peaceful.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Devon, December 2012

    • “Peaceful”
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    • “Lovely cottage in a quiet location but easy to get to Ironbridge, Shrewsbury etc. Owners where there if you needed them but respected your privacy. Lovely cake waiting on arrival which was much appreciated.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Didcot, September 2012

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    • “A warm friendly welcome to a comfortable and warm cottage for our Autumn break.”

    Mr Ellis, St Brelades, November 2015

    • “The cottage was very comfortable and roomy for two people. it was in a beautiful position just below The Wrekin and we had great weather. It is near to Ironbridge which we enjoyed visiting but even Ludlow wasn't that far away so we were able to go walking and sightseeing over much of Shropshire. The owners were very friendly.”

    Mrs Greene, Chippenham, July 2014

    • “Very peaceful location and lots to do in the surrounding area.”

    Mr Dines, Colchester, June 2014

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About the location


Ironbridge 4 miles; Much Wenlock 6 miles; Shrewsbury 12 miles.

The historic village of Leighton, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1087, stands in the heart of beautiful Shropshire, and is only four miles from the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, home of the world's first iron-built bridge, built 1777-79. The Ironbridge Gorge is one of the country's most delightful tourist attractions; situated in a lovely wooded valley, the pretty village has many pubs, restaurants, shops and tea rooms. A collection of industrial and Victorian themed museums make up the Ironbridge Museums, including the renowned Blist Hill Victorian Village, where you can step back in time. Enjoy the nearby medieval towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow, as well as many NT properties including Attingham Hall and Park, along with the fascinating Wroxeter Roman City and Vineyard. A wonderful all-year-round location.

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