Spinney Retreat

Plaish near Cardington, near Church Stretton, Heart of England (Ref. 1191)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Plaish Park Farm Cottages

Cardington 1.5 miles. Four very special conversions in an idyllic rural setting! Three of the cottages, Grade II listed barn conversions, are on the owners' 700 acre farm in the hamlet of Plaish near Cardington, with a fourth cottage, a quality stable conversion set just a few hundred yards from the farm. These quality Shropshire cottages are all full of character, with a host of features including woodburners, exposed beams and lovely views from the farm-based cottages. All guests have use of a full-size tennis court, a children's play area, ride on go-karts, two games rooms and the owners' grounds, including a private 1.5 mile farm and woodland walk, conservation area with natural pools and picnic area, and an abundance of wildlife, plus the chance to feed the chickens, and enjoy pony rides (sorry, children only!). The owners offer stabling together with hacks and cross country jumps with access to the Jack Mytton Way. The cottages are perfect for a wedding reception or celebration; as well as sleeping 31, Plaish Park Farm Cottages can cater for parties up to 200 with the option of marquees in the gardens. Central to all of Shropshire's attractions, these quality Shropshire cottages are in an ideal location for a break at any time of the year!

The property

A lovely semi-detached stable conversion, just a few hundred yards from the owners' farm in the tranquil hamlet of Plaish.

Superb character accommodation, including a woodburner and exposed beams.

Access to two games rooms and use of the owners' grounds.

A very special property, one of four superb Shropshire cottages, in a lovely rural location.

Note: This property can be booked with ref 1020, 1021 & 3591 to accommodate 31.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, level access shower, basin & WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with exposed beams & woodburner.


  • Electric central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD, payphone, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Extra wood can be bought from owner
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Patio with furniture & BBQ, use of natural pools, picnic area & woodland walks
  • Children's play area
  • Shared use of full-size tennis court
  • Two shared games rooms with pool table & table tennis
  • Ample off road parking
  • Local fishing & riding available
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pubs 1.75 miles (Cardington & Longville), Church Stretton train station 7 miles
  • Note: Check-in 3.30pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “What a lovely property and what a stunning area”
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    • “Booked this stable conversion for a week in May. We were delighted with the property - much larger than we had expected with lots of thoughtful and kind extras from the shortcake biscuits and jar of wild flowers on arrival to the coffee/tea/milk supplies (very unusual for holiday cottages and much appreciated for an immediate cuppa and biscuit). Very quiet location in absolutely stunning countryside around Church Stretton which also can as a wonderful surprise to us as we did not know the area at all. Would recommend without hesitation but do look out for those narrow lanes in the area.”

    Hethmar, Norfolk, June 2015

    • “Superb attention to detail”
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    • “This was our first cottage holiday rental and we feel that the bar has been set so high that another won't ever be as good. Within minutes of arriving we were contacted by the owner and given local advice. The cottage was very well equipped. We were even given 2 vases of fresh flowers. We had access to the farm and were fortunate to see lambs born and bottle feed the orphans. If you wanted eggs, you helped yourself from the chickens.”

    Susan F, August 2014

    • “An Excellent Retreat”
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    • “Spinney Retreat is an excellent holiday let. It has everything a family of four would need and more. Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, comfortable lounge. That last mile and half down the single track road proved annoying at night but fine during the day. Highly recommended.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Merseyside, October 2013

    • “Extremely clean, relaxing and amazing amenities for our 13 year”
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    • “Firstly I would like to say thank you to the agent and Sara the owner as we were let down by somebody else and this was done in extreme late notice! The cottage is extremely clean with all the amenitites you need, we were 4 minutes away from Plaish Farm where we enjoyed playing tennis, go karting (adult ones too), cycling and football. This is an ideal place for a family especially if you have 1 child, they will make friends in the play barn so you can enjoy a glass of wine by the wood fire like myself and my partner! Will definately return.”

    Heidi M, Stevenage, United Kingdom, March 2013

    • “Extremely clean, relaxing and amazing amenities for our 13 year old!”
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    • “Firstly I would like to say thank you to the agent and Sara the owner as we were let down by somebody else and this was done in extreme late notice! The cottage is extremely clean with all the amenitites you need, we were 4 minutes away from Plaish Farm where we enjoyed playing tennis, go karting (adult ones too), cycling and football. This is an ideal place for a family especially if you have 1 child, they will make friends in the play barn so you can enjoy a glass of wine by the wood fire like myself and my partner! Will definately return.”

    Heidi M, Stevenage, United Kingdom, March 2013

    • “Home away from home.”
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    • “It was a wonderful experience staying in this cottage, very well equipped, warm and welcoming decor and had pratically everything you need to make your stay comfortable.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, December 2011

    • “A delightful week in Shropshire”
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    • “We had fabulous weather for the time of year which probably enhanced our stay in this beautiful area of England. The cottage we rented was owned and run by a very friendly family, they invited us to be hands on with feeding their pigs and collecting fresh eggs from their chickens, this all added to our enjoyment. The little we saw of the other of the cottages they had for rent only confirmed that these owners were dedicated to ensuring their guests enjoyed a true country cottage experience. Our cottage was well equipped and more than met our expectations.I would highly recommend this area and these cottages to anyone, they were suitable for all ages and abilities.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Plymouth, December 2011

    • “Best all round”
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    • “In an ideal location for visiting the many varied attractions and historic towns of Shrewsbury,Ludlow, Iron Bridge. Good local pubs and eating out. Accomodation was spacious, well fitted, clean and quiet in this country estate even the local dogs came to see us and make a fuss. The on-site wildlife ponds etc were a haven of tranquility and peace far away from the stresses of life. A great pity we only stayed a week, will be back.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Blackpool, August 2011

    • “absolutely first class”
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    • “Extremely friendly contact with owner by phone in no way intrusive but obviously very thoughtful. The cottage was so cosy and welcoming, just felt like home from the moment we arrived.All the lovely nick nacks and pictures around the property were remarkable, never been to a holiday home as nice as the spinney before . The location is lovely we know the area very well from childhood days. Loved everything about it complete privacy,log fire and lovely for our 16 year old blind dog plenty of freedom for her thank you”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ramsgate Kent England, December 2009

    • “Lovely cottage in peacefull surroundings”
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    • “Excellent converted stables block, very comfortable bedrooms and lounge and well appointed bathroom and kitchen with everything needed for self catering holidays. Location is extremely peaceful and the surrounding area is beautiful, plenty to do with lots of good places to eat, nice pubs, etc. Very narrow lane to get to the cottage but good fun to drive, and you do need transport as it is two miles from the main road. Excellent holiday, everything went smoothly right from the initial booking.”

    Eve And Pat, Kent, December 2009

    • “Rural Shropshire at its best”
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    • “My husband, myself and our two labradors enjoyed a very pleasant short break at this very pleasant cottage. The property was great if you have dogs as there was abit of rough ground opposite for late night and early morning outings and some fabulous and interesting farm walks. Cottage was well equipped ideal if you'd had a less abled guest as there was a wet room and only one or two steps between the rooms. Our only excitement was when the smoke alarm went off and positioned up in the rafters we couldn't switch it off! Luckily help arrived in the form of the landlord! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, December 2009

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    • “Accommodation far superior to what expected. Perfect home from home, lacking absolutely nothing. Owners very friendly and obliging. Perfect stable conversion well done to the owners. Beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend this property.”

    Mr Sampson, Ipswich, August 2015

    • “A great location for accessing the many tourist attractions in the area. Had a fabulous on-site play area and great short walks around the farm. It was fab to be able to collect eggs from the chickens, ride the pony, and look at all of the animals - overall a great family break!”

    Ms Parkins, Hemel Hempstead, April 2015

    • “Cosy and comfortable cottage which was well equipped. Very friendly people and great local attractions.”

    Mrs Wejszko, London, February 2015

    • “The accommodation was very comfortable, and perfect for our needs.”

    Mrs Large, Paignton, October 2014

    • “The quality of the Spinney Retreat was a pleasant surprise, very comfortable, everything we needed was there.”

    Mr Rickson, Braunton, September 2014

    • “Particularly enjoyed the location.The more-than- adequately equipped cottage was a bonus.The wood-burner laid and ready to light - with more fuel available-so appreciated. The presentation of the cottage, with all its extras,definitely enhanced the enjoyment of the holiday.”

    Mrs Carruthers, Scarborough, September 2014

    • “Very homely. Nice small touches - fresh flowers etc. Fantastic activities for all ages. Open access to the farm, grounds etc. good information about walks etc. Having the information as to what to feed the various animals so we could get the fun and pleasure of feeding the pigs and horses.”

    Burton, Northampton, July 2014

    • “We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived, with a phone call from the owner. The play area was outstanding and enjoyed by all 3 generations! During our stay, we were able to bottle feed orphan lambs and the highlight had to be witnessing the birth of some lambs. The children enjoyed collecting eggs and having a pony ride, we enjoyed the wood-burner in the evenings. This was our first Sykes holiday and we all felt that the bar has been set high.”

    Mr Friendship, Weymouth, March 2014

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About the location


Church Stretton 7 miles; Much Wenlock 7 miles.

The pretty village of Cardington lies amongst the rolling hills of the South Shropshire countryside. Cardington boasts the oldest pub in Shropshire – The Royal Oak, mentioned in the Domesday Book! Its rural situation is ideal for sightseeing, with miles of country walks in all directions, not to mention the beautiful Shropshire hills - a draw for walkers, riders and nature lovers alike! A wealth of birdlife (including buzzards, woodpeckers and ravens) has its home here. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Severn Valley Steam Railway, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge, with its 10 museums, are each less than 15 miles away. The attractive market towns of Church Stretton (known as "Little Switzerland" by the Victorians) and Much Wenlock are both close by and offer a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. A superb location!

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