The Old Cwm Barn

Mainstone near Bishop's Castle, Heart of England (Ref. 1955)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful, 18th century, stone-built barn conversion situated close to the owners' farmhouse on a 4.5 acre eco-friendly smallholding with rare breed pigs, sheep, ducks, chickens, a horse and a wildlife pond, on the outskirts of the hamlet of Mainstone. The property is surrounded by wooded pastures and distant views of Stiperstones and the South Shropshire Hills. The cottage offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation including a spacious, triple aspect sitting room with a 48 inch flat screen TV and superb views plus three lovely bedrooms. The large garden boasts a spring fed stream, with decking over, ideal for dining alfresco. This is a great location for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers with both short and long scenic walks, taking in Offa's Dyke and The Shropshire Way, starting directly from the smallholding. Discover the Clun and Kerry Forests, the South Shropshire Hills, medieval Ludlow and Shrewsbury, Stokesay Castle and the Ironbridge Gorge, all within reach. A superb holiday hideaway for that relaxing break.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with corner bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Large entrance/utility. Sitting room.


Oil central heating. LPG oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, telephone (honesty box). Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Large enclosed lawned garden with a fenced off natural water feature and decked area with furniture and BBQ. Child's Wendy House. Wildlife pond. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops/pubs/restaurants 5.5 miles. Minsterley shooting ranges and trout/carp fishing nearby. Note: Property is accessed via farm track with a steep concreted descent at the end, take care during winter weather. Note: Although water feature is shallow, please take care and children to be supervised by the wildlife pond. Note: There is a spring-fed water supply to the property which is tested regularly.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Bishop's Castle 5.5 miles; Clun 6 miles; Ludlow 16 miles.

Mainstone is a tiny, rural hamlet located in beautiful countryside known as the Marches, the English/Welsh borderlands. The hamlet is just 5.5 miles from the fascinating market town of Bishop's Castle, which is situated in the outstanding natural beauty of the South West Shropshire Hills. Bishop's Castle boasts a medieval castle mound, a wealth of timbered buildings including the unusual Elizabethan House on Crutches, heritage trails and an impressive choice of quality shops, pubs and restaurants, including the famous Three Tuns Inn Brewery, which produces renowned real ales. The town enjoys weekly markets, festivals, such as the famous Annual Real Ale Festival, and regular fairs, with the Michaelmas Fair being particularly popular. The area is ideal for walking, cycling and for touring the Welsh Marches and rural Shropshire. The delightful towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach, while nearby attractions include Powis Castle, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scot Historic Farm (as seen on TVs 'Victorian Farm') and the Severn Valley Railway.

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