Blue Barn Cottage

Churchstoke near Montgomery and Bishop's Castle, Wales (Ref. 22797)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A stone-built, semi-detached 17th century barn conversion, adjoining the owner's Welsh longhouse on the edge of Churchstoke, which is only 1 mile from the Shropshire border.

This cottage has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a multi-fuel stove and a charming mezzanine bedroom with a large double bed, which has a large picture window providing lovely hill and farmland views.

The rear courtyard sitting area is ideal for dining alfresco, and the whole property is perfect for a romantic break for two.

The cottage is wonderfully located on the edge of Churchstoke village, which is positioned between the lovely, historic towns of Bishop's Castle and Montgomery.

Montgomery boasts The Checkers restaurant, which is one of Wales's Michelin-starred restaurants, so it is definitely advisable to book a table in advance!

Perfectly situated for exploring beautiful Mid Wales and Shropshire, with Offa's Dyke close by, this Churchstoke cottage is a haven for walking, cycling and birdwatching.

Try your hand at canoeing down the River Severn, or for a more relaxing break visit Mitchell's Fold stone circle and enjoy day trips to Lake Vyrnwy, NT Powis Castle, Ludlow, Church Stretton and the Long Mynd hills.

At the end of an exciting day return to this charming cottage to relax.


One mezzanine double bedroom. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.


Electric fires with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Additional fuel can be purchased from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed gravel courtyard with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Fabulous little cottage-just what we were looking for!”
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    • “We have stayed here for a week and wish that it was longer! We've had a great time walking in the surrounding countryside. The views from the many nearby hills are spectacular and well worth the climbs up. Our labrador has been suitably tired out which is always a bonus! The cottage itself is beautiful-very cosy with the woodburning stove. The view from the lovely big window in the bedroom is a delight to wake up to every day. It is in the perfect location for walking as well as being only a short drive from some lovely towns which have been very nice to potter around-the market in Ludlow was great for our christmas shopping. Great cottage, great holiday -can't wait to come back!”

    Emily M, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, November 2015

    • “Beautiful pet friendly accommodation”
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    • “Stayed here for a week, to have some peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of larger towns. We certainly got that, in a wonderful barn conversion, with log burning fire and all the necessary luxuries to make this a most enjoyable stay. We took our dog and went out walking on the hills most days, with a trip to the coast, Barmouth, on the one, non walking day. The cottage is perfect if you have a dog, as it is wooden floor throughout, making it easier to keep clean. There is also a lovely little decking area to sit out and watch the sun go down and a fenced area that the dog can wander round, with the minimum of supervision. This is a perfect type of accommodation, if you enjoy walking and there are plenty of dog friendly pubs throughout the counties. I cannot recommend this highly enough.”

    Garyhsrvey261, May 2015

    • “Fantastic Place to Stay”
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    • “Situated in a lovely quiet area. The cottage was clean and comfortable. Well situated for site-seeing. Wouldn't hesitate to recommmend.”

    SandraWood, King's Lynn, November 2015

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    • “A super cottage with everything thought about to make your stay comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The area was very good for exploring and there were lots of suggestions in the pile of leaflets at the cottage. Along with great weather, we had a very good week.”

    Mrs Haigh, Saffron Walden, June 2015

    • “A lovely quiet location with fantastic views of the surrounding hills from the panoramic bedroom windows.”

    Mr Harvey, Shefford, May 2015

    • “Great location for touring and a spacious and comfortable cottage. The owner was very friendly and helpful, the kitchen was well equipped for self catering, the WiFi worked very well and the view from the bedroom was gorgeous.”

    Mr Morant, Jolimont, April 2015

    • “The bedroom was spectacular with the view. The setting was incredibly relaxing which was just what we needed. The log burner was very nice and heated the place up nicely. Kitchen was spacious and well equipped and the dog had fun exploring. The books & DVDs were brilliant. We were very sad to come back, we such a lovely relaxing time.”

    Mrs Youds, Deeside, October 2014

    • “The view from the bedroom window was incredible. The log burner in the main room was a fantastic touch and the property was nicely decorated and really felt like a home from home! The kitchen was clean and well stocked with everything (and more) than we could have needed. There was also a great collection of DVDs and books available. The bed was also incredibly comfortable.”

    Miss Dempsey, Runcorn, October 2014

    • “We loved the bedroom with its fantastic view.”

    Mr Jones, Bangor, October 2014

    • “Very relaxing cottage, the outlook from the bedroom is a lovely view of the hills. The owners were very friendly and helpful and it was a nice central location for exploring the Welsh coast and surrounding areas.”

    Mr Caswell, Bromsgrove, August 2014

    • “The main up is the wonderful bedroom with a brill view, the position was just perfect for us exploring the marshes. The owner was a lovely host who was relaxed and attentive.”

    Mr Davies, Malvern, July 2014

    • “Friendly and helpful owners. We enjoyed the peace & tranquillity. Couldn't have been better.”

    Mrs Simpson, Montgomery, June 2014

    • “The accommodation was superb.”

    Mrs Hazelgrove, Peterborough, April 2014

    • “Excellent accommodation with great views, in a peaceful location. Owners and the locals very friendly. Would like to go back sometime in the future.”

    Mr Delacoe, Warrington, December 2013

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About the location


Montgomery 4 miles; Bishop's Castle 7 miles.

The historic village of Churchstoke was originally mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, while today it is a quiet village surrounded by scenic countryside, on the English/Welsh border. It boasts a Tuffins supermarket, two pubs and an historic church. A few miles away, Montgomery is a small town steeped in history, with many timber-framed houses, cobbled streets and the ruins of a 13th century hill-top castle which provides panoramic views over Wales. There are more than a dozen individual shops and a good variety of pubs and restaurants A few miles to south is the historic market town of Bishop's Castle, an excellent place for a day or night out with its excellent pubs, live music and festivals throughout the year. This whole border region is renowned for its wonderful scenic countryside and excellent walks.