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Montgomery 10 miles; Ludlow 17 miles; Shrewsbury 21 miles.
The attractive market town of Bishops Castle is situated in the Outstanding Natural Beauty of the South West Shropshire Hills. The ancient town offers a weekly market and an excellent variety of shops, pubs and places to eat. It is famous for its annual Real Ale Festival and regular fairs, with the Michaelmas Fair being particularly popular. The town is ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire. The fascinating and well known towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach. There are numerous nearby attractions including Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and walks along Offa’s Dyke and The Shropshire Way.
|Sleeps||7||Grid Reference||SO 318 885||Off Road Parking||Yes|
|Bathrooms||2||Short Breaks||None||Smaller Party Reductions||No|
A stone-built detached barn conversion with a hot tub, situated close to the owners’ home in 2 acres of grounds, 5 minutes’ walk from a real ale pub and the centre of the historic town of Bishop’s Castle. This lovely property offers the perfect combination of original character and contemporary fixtures and fittings; there is a lovely kitchen with walnut units, a welcoming dining hall and living room, “all body” jet showers and a luxury four poster bed. The large patio area is ideal for dining alfresco after you've relaxed in the covered hot tub, which is romantically lit up at night. This delightful property is in a wonderful location with Offa's Dyke, The Shropshire Way, the South Shropshire Hills, Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Stokesay Castle and Ironbridge Gorge all within easy reach. A superb holiday location - with the hot tub an added bonus!
Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite jet shower with seat, basin, WC, 1 x king-size handmade four-poster bed, 1 x family room with single bed & adult bunks, all with 15" flat screen TVs. Bathroom with bath, jet shower with seat, digitally controlled radio & lights, basin, WC. First floor reading area on landing with double sofa bed. Kitchen with dining area & 19" wall mounted TV. Dining hall. Living room (comfy seating for 6) with log-effect electric fire.
Electric underfloor heating (ground floor & bathrooms), wall mounted oil radiators (bedrooms), electric fire (living room). Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer & ice maker, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 42" flat screen TV, video, DVD, full Sky package inc. movies/sport, 3 x 15" TVs, 1 x 19” TV, stereo/CD player, WiFi. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Please bring own towels for hot tub. Covered hot tub. Cot, highchair & 2 stairgates on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Large rear patio with hot tub, garden furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shops 7 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk. Note: Owner is an electrician, two light work vans will leave yard between 8-9 am during the week.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about The Old Barn:
Wonderful accommodation, very warm, everything you needed for cooking and feeding 6 adults.
Mrs Cairns, Glasgow, March 2013
Second stay and will be back again!
Mr Steele, Nantwich, November 2012
The owners gave our party a lovely welcome and explained everything clearly. The house was well equipped and it was very presentable. HOT TUB was amazing!
Miss Gay, Holyhead, November 2012
Hot tub was appreciated by all of us.
Very cosy, beautifully quiet and dark at night! NO STREETLIGHTS! Total bliss.
Mrs Berry, Southampton, October 2012