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Garden Barn

(Ref. 1983)

Billingsley near Bridgnorth, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful restful stay at Garden Barn."

    The property is very well kitted out especially the kitchen, there is everything you could possibly want nothing has been left to chance. The beds are super comfy, and everything was perfectly clean. There are wonderful views from the sitting room and if the weather had been a little warmer we would have enjoyed sitting out on the decked area to enjoy them fully. The property is on a working farm hence the uneven driveway, but the council really need to get their act together and fill some potholes in on the access road as it’s abominable they should be ashamed of themselves, we have a lot of sympathy with the owners over this but it did not spoil our week. We would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone and will without doubt be back again to stay in the future.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in a fabulous location."

    Would highly recommend for a holiday in the area.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Very cosy with everything you need for a relaxing week. In a great spot with fabulous views. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2024

  • "A lovely house, spacious and comfortable with great facilities."

    Everything we could have needed was provided. We have a lovely five days and the location is perfect for exploring the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2024

  • "Everything was excellent, exactly as described."

    All very comfortable, spacious and warm. Loved having the huge selection of books and gorgeous views. Rattan chairs and an umbrella on the patio were a bonus as the photos are not up to date. Even in November we were able to sit out.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Very well equipped. Nice owners. Quiet location. Great views. Some good walking aware it's very hilly. Lot of mud this time of year.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our short stay,lovely accommodation set in the countryside."

    Ideally located for our fishing trip on river Severn Many thanks Kev and Martin

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a gorgeous property, very spacious and comfortable."

    It was exceptionally well equipped. Some of the previous visitors had been there multiple times according to the guest book, and I would certainly go back if planning to return to the area.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay at this wonderful barn conversion was just as enjoyable as the first."

    It truly is a beautiful retreat, well equipped, comfortable and perfectly situated in peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our third successive year that we have rented Garden Barn - a lovely spot in rural Shropshire with super views."

    The accommodation has all that we need and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at Garden Barn Cottage, property was very clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    It has lovely views over the Shropshire countryside and a lovely secure garden which our dog enjoyed. Only downside was a very strong smell of creosote all week, however that would not stop us booking again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely stay."

    Beautiful cottage with lovely views over the countryside. Had everything we needed. Helpful, friendly owner.

    Reviewed by Phyllis5.0May 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in a comfortable , well kitted out spacious cottage."

    Enjoyed the rural environment and watching the activities in the racing stable next door. Owner very helpful and apologetic about the noise from some of the farm vehicles on one of the days and the state of the roads leading to the property. Only minor problem was I could have done with some spray surface cleaner and a bucket and mop so that I could leave the property as clean as when we arrived. Were sorry that we forgot to sign the visitors book beause we had had an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed at garden Barn in 2022 and were very pleased with the high standard of the accommodation and the rural setting."

    This year, 2023, we enjoyed the same high standards and it will be a pleasure to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Owners very kind and helpful

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Garden Barn."

    Warm, comfortable (lovely large double bed), very well equipped and lots of local information. The Barn is set in beautiful surroundings, and in warmer months the outside terrace overlooking the view must be wonderful. We walked to Highley and the river Severn. There is very interesting local Industrial Revolution history. Forty five minutes away, walking up the Long Mynd is recommended. We will probably try and book ourselves in again.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a really lovely week in Garden Barn."

    It was so cosy and comfortable. The decking area was great to sit out with a cuppa, Watching the animals in the field. Beautiful sun rises over the lake and sunsets too. Loved cosy nights with the log burner on. Beds were very comfortable. We loved being on a working farm, with outstanding views. The bumpy road to access the property didn't bother us. We like being out in quite a secluded location. Owner very helpful. The property is so well equipped with everything you could need for a home from home break. Really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2023

  • "Comfortable beds and sofa and arm chairs."

    Farm dogs roam free but poo outside the cottage so I picked up and bagged it so we didn’t walk in it getting to the car. Road to cottage full of potholes very uncomfortable drive. A first having to take rubbish up the long drive to put in large bin.There are buggies coming and going opposite the cottage surely they could take it up. Workers at the stables were very friendly and horses lovely.

    Reviewed by Colin3.1Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was excellent in comfort and cleanliness and suited our purpose of ..."

    The cottage was excellent in comfort and cleanliness and suited our purpose of being away from fireworks and noise Mr Williams was very helpful

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cozy cottage at the end of an awful lane (not in the owners control but worth mentioning if you have a low-profile tyres) although our Asda driver found us without a problem!"

    Beds comfy, plenty of equipment in the kitchen, plenty of storage, scrupulously clean, owners friendly but unobtrusive, view stunning. We came for October half term and had very nice weather. Would definitely come again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Lynsey4.7Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property and surroundings."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. A perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay in a well equipped cottage with great views over the surrounding rolling countryside."

    Very quiet location. The friendly owner was always on hand if needed but we had no problems during the week as it happened.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "After our week at Garden Barn in October 2021, was keen to return."

    Lovely location, very comfortable cottage. Helpful and pleasant owner - Mr Williams.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, the cottage was really comfortable, we couldn't fault it."

    The owner was near if you needed him but thankfully we didn't. The views from the cottage were excellent we just wish we could have stayed longer, we would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a wonderful cottage!"

    It was immaculate, very well equipped and so comfortable. We found Billingsley was a great location for accessing so many beautiful parts of Shropshire and the cottage was such a lovely place to come back to after a day out and about. The views in every direction were breathtaking, though the one through the French doors to the rolling hills beyond was particularly splendid. Without a doubt it was the best cottage we have stayed in with Sykes and we have been renting Sykes cottages every year for over fifteen years. We will definitely return, we all fell a little bit in love both with that part of Shropshire and the cottage.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2022

  • "One of the best holiday let’s we have had."

    Lovely setting so tranquil on the farm. The owners could not have been more welcoming . With a visit to the Black Country museum one and an evening at Alexander stadium for a great night of commonwealth games athletics thrown in how can we top that?

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2022

  • "This property was exactly as we expected - wonderfully quiet and peaceful and beautifully situated."

    All instructions were clear and everything was easy to use. The Garden Barn was extremely comfortable. I suppose the only slight downside was the very uneven track to access the property, but this, I gather, is beyond their control.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Set in the countryside, this place is so peaceful and has catered for a wide variety of interests."

    Reviewed by Bryn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Thank you so much for letting us rent the garden barn."

    It was beautiful, comfortable and very clean. Such a quiet spot, gorgeous views. Internet was fine. Would love to rent again next summer.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful 7 comfortable barn conversion located at the bottom of the farm yard facing out to fields, hills & fishing lakes."

    . Great kitchen excellent layout & superbly equipped.. Large bathroom with separate shower. Vaulted lounge with patio doors leading to a raised deck facing open fields and hills Parking to the side of the barn.. Had a great week unwinding... The owners were on-hand but always unobtrusive.. We will definitely book again..

    Reviewed by Randy4.4Apr 2022

  • "We chose this area for the Geocaching circuits."

    The wifi was excellent for our needs. We found the bed soft for our liking but we slept well. We found the water to have an antiseptic taste so bought bottled water for drinking. The boiler smelt "fumey". There are views across the fields and the lambs were a joy to watch. I fished a couple of evenings at the lake and caught carp up to 5lbs. The property was clean, well presented and well furnished. We did enjoy our stay and would definitely consider returning to enjoy the on site environment.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thank you to the Williams Family for their clear communication and for welcoming us to their lovely farm."

    Garden Barn is very comfortable with the terrace providing the perfect place for watching the antics of the new lambs. The summerhouse and it’s garden are more sheltered for breezy days. The house was very clean and well equipped with a comfortable bed, and there’s a nice walk from the door. It’s almost a shame it was too warm to light the fire. The location is very handy, especially if you’re planning to have a day on The Severn Valley Railway. We had a great week and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Georgie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful property, with lovely views of the country side."

    Cottage was very well equipped. It was a perfect base for visiting local attractions

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was very extensively equipped."

    Lovely views and very peaceful just what we needed after a busy Christmas. It would be beautiful for another visit in the summer weather,

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely loved our time in the Garden Barn."

    Lovely to sit and watch the animals, our dog was transfixed with the cows! Super comfortable beds, and lovely location. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Nov 2021

  • "Excellent holiday cottage - very spacious and comfortable."

    The views from the balcony are amazing.One of the best equipped (kitchen) cottages we have been in. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with beautiful surroundings and very well equipped."

    The bed was very comfortable in spacious master bedroom. We had problem with shower so owner arrange for plumber straight away. We recommend this cottage even though it is on a working farm it wasn't too noisy. October 2021.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Oct 2021

  • "Two (relatively minor) problems:- Shower unit control so stiff, almost impossible to turn."

    French door leading on to balcony in need of repair or replacement. Door wouldn't close flush. Plus points:- Super views from cottage. Very friendly and approachable owner (Mr Williams). P.S. Shropshire council should hang their heads in shame - the condition of the public road from Billingsley village is dreadful.

    Reviewed by Bob4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a great week at Garden Barn."

    Although on a farm it was quiet and peaceful and we were left to ourselves to come and go as we pleased but knew the owner was around if we needed anything. There were some fab walks straight onto footpaths from the barn and our dog also had a secure back garden as well. Garden Barn is fairly rural but it is also in a fabulous location with brilliant views and if you want a peaceful relaxing break then book it !!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Aug 2021

  • "Everything was wonderful, only spoilt by the smell of what we assumed was domestic fuel oil which wafted in through the windows."

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2021

  • "A stunning location with beautiful views - perfect for a relaxing week away."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage on a working farm and horse training stables."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Great patio with beautiful and a small garden. Good base for exploring area. Easy to find if put Bind or Bynd farm into Apple Maps.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "We absolutely loved staying at the garden barn."

    The owners family are so lovely and we had lots of visits from Tilly and Perdie their dogs which we really enjoyed. The whole atmosphere is very relaxing. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely, old fashioned but beautifully kept."

    The beds are so comfortable and the views are delightful. Its a rural idyll. My only problem was that, being disabled, I found the high step at the front door and at the patio door difficult to negotiate. A grab handle would be very helpful. The lane approaching the farm is full of potholes so beware! Shropshire is a truly beautiful county to explore.

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.8May 2021

  • "The most comfortable bed we have EVER slept in - including our own which we thought was really comfortable!"

    Enjoyed the views from most windows and the patio/garden. Completed a couple of long walks from the cottage along the River Severn using a local bus to return

    Reviewed by Carole4.7May 2021

  • "Beautiful location and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Apr 2021

  • "The cottage us a great size in a very quiet rural location with wonderful views."

    The cottage has all the necessary amenities required and is in a good location to explore the local area and further afield. It's approximately 30-40 minutes to Shrewsbury, which I s very nice. There are lots of facilities available nearby for families; Ray's Farm is worth a visit with young children, as is 'Wonderland' in Telford (2-5's only really). The fishing pond is excellent, although some variation on species would be a great addition. The pond has a lot of carp, ranging in size, with the biggest I caught at 6lb 4oz. Simple tackle with simple tactics will work and its a nice way to spend an hour or two in the evening. Overall this is a lovely cottage and will suit families, couples and small groups.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very nice cottage and we are looking forward to returning in the future"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2020

  • "The hosts were very friendly and accommodating; especially as far as our dog was concerned."

    The cottage was perfect with beautiful views. Living within the farm compound and viewing the wildlife was very therapeutic. Would definitely recommend this barn conversion.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Friendly hospitable hosts."

    The accommodation is on a working farm set in magnificent suroundings. We are here in lambing season; a lovely environment for peaceful holidaying with loads of walks and local attractions. The accommodation is detached, extremely comfortable with its own garden, summer house, patio and parking. The kitchen is extremely well fitted and equipped. A spacious bathroom and two excellent double bedrooms make it more than suitable for families. TV in bedroom and lounge wilth all freeview channels. Free wifi. Independent central heating and masses of hot water. A lovely woodburner. The accommodation is close to the Georgian town of Bridgnorth with its own history, especially worth visiting are the churchs, Guildhall, gardens and river. Its fernicular railway is a great experience as is the Seven Valley railway. The accommodation is within easy car travel of beautiful tourist areas including Bewdley, Much Wenlock, the Black Country museum, Ironbridge and its museums, walking in Church Stretton on the Shropshire Hills or seeing glass making in Stourbridge with its canals. There is so much to see and do and you can return to the comfortable tranquility of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at the barn as the accommodation was wonderfully equipped, the views spectacular and perfect location, a home from home."

    We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years but this was indeed one of the best. The owners were extremely accommodating, they went the extra mile to ensure our stay was enjoyable, providing extra dog towels as the weather was very wet. Even replacing the washing machine at short notice as the one in the barn broke down. We would definitely stay again, and recommend this place to anyone looking to visit rural Shropshire, a great central location near to Bridgnorth.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Jan 2020

  • "This is definitely the best cottage we have stayed in."

    Very well equipped, the owners are so welcoming and helpful. Wonderful area to visit lots of places of interest. We have lost count of the number of times we have stayed at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2019

  • "Only minor thing to complain about was that the door was very had to lock."

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week, the cottage was beautiful, , well appointed and very clean, with terrific views across the rolling Shropshire countryside."

    Mr and Mrs Williams were very friendly and welcoming, and would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone. I would give this cottage 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at Garden Barn."

    The cottage was very comfortable and spacious with a well equipped kitchen, and very comfortable beds. The deck had nice garden furniture and a lovely outlook across the countryside, There was a small sunny grassed garden on a bit of a slope with a cute summer house with seating. The property is very rural with the nearest town being Bridgnorth about 8 miles away, a very pretty town to explore.The roads around the area are very narrow and the access to property which is on a very busy farm is a track. The only problem we had was that all the doors had large steps and also a step in the main corridor so unsuitable for some

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4May 2019

  • "We loved every minute of our stay at Garden Barn."

    Mr & Mrs William’s were extremely helpful and friendly. We stayed over the Christmas period and the barn was decorated with lovely country Xmas decorations, a real Christmas tree and other festive ornaments. The kitchen is fully stocked for all your catering needs. The beds are very comfortable and in the smaller room there is a surprising roof hatch for storage/extra sleep space. The location is peaceful and tranquil. It has been really nice watching Mr William’s farm the sheep in the field behind the barn. There is a lake in view where herons, pheasant, ducks can be seen as well as buzzards hunting the fields. Despite it being a working farm, the noise is a minimum and does not disturb. We were more than happy with this location, the vicinity and the whole booking procedure. This is a ‘dog friendly’ cottage. There is parking for 2 cars available. The road down to the barn from the main road is a bit ‘pot holey’ but this is to be expected on a working farm. Located in the perfect place for easy access to Bridgnorth, Highley, Bewdley, Kidderminster and Wyre Forest. There is plenty of local literature available for you to browse at the cottage. We will certainly consider renting this cottage again in future if we are in the area. Thank you for such a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2018

  • "Cottage is very well equipped clean and tidy and nothing you could want for."

    We had a lovely relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is the second time been to this accomadation, pleasant views, quite area."

    the road to the barn is a bit rough.

    Reviewed by Charles4.6Jun 2017

  • "Your photo's dont give this property justice, better than photo's on line, good location briliant views from garden barn, furnished well and tasteful."

    Reviewed by Charles4.6Nov 2016

  • "Well equipped cottage and super cozy."

    Location is excellent for touring the Shropshire countryside.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.6Oct 2016

  • "The cottage is in a farm setting, with amazing views over beautiful rolling countryside."

    There is a large raised balcony/patio area to one end of the cottage with a large wooden table and chairs for al fresco dining. A lovely secluded garden is accessed via the smaller of the two bedrooms and there is a wonderful garden room tucked into the sunny corner. Although I am a confessed lover of barn conversions and stone cottages, the features in the Garden Barn are lovely - open beams, log burning stove, an amazing tapestry above the stove, comfortable sofas and chairs and occassional tables for everything you need to hand. The bedrooms are well furnished, and we chose the smaller of the two for our stay - mostly because of the views over the garden. The owners provide a large basket of logs for the stove, and replenished it when we ran out! There are comprehensive food shops in the nearby village of Highley, and lovely woodlands walks all around the cottage. All in all, we had a wonderful week here.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely property in quiet location."

    Spacious,clean,comfortable and well equipped.Loved the furnishings etc,all of which were above average in my opinion.The fishing lake is an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2016

  • "The drive is full of potholes and certainly tests your suspension."

    We wouldn't book again because the property was too remote for us. My husband has difficulty in getting around so the farm was not right for him. Marvellous for more able bodies.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.2Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip and link bed - can be a twin if requested at time of booking), 1 x double with door to garden
  • Bathroom with bath with hand-held shower over, separate shower, basin & WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, woodburner & French windows to patio.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric double oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent October to April inclusive, outside of these months fuel for woodburner available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with summerhouse, patio, furniture & BBQ
  • Free coarse fishing available 5 mins walk from property, fishing also available on nearby river and pools at additional cost
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Note: The super king-size double can be a twin if requested at time of booking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles (via ford, longer on the way back) or 4 miles
  • Note: Property on working farm
  • Children must be supervised & dogs kept on leads at all times

The property

A lovely, stone-built, detached cottage decorated and furnished in a traditional country style, boasting a wealth of original beams and trusses, and a lovely patio area with views over the owner's large pond (with resident swans) and surrounding countryside.

Bind Farm Cottages

Two totally different yet equally charming properties situated on a 200 acre working farm on the edge of Billingsley, seven miles from Bridgnorth. Set in a tranquil countryside location, these delightful properties are perfect for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers, with the Jack Mytton Pathway passing below the farm and the scenic Stiperstones, Long Mynd and Clee Hills all close by. Discover Ludlow and Shrewsbury with their medieval castles and riverside walks, or visit the Severn Valley Railway, Ironbridge Gorge or Bewdley Safari Park.

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About the location


Bridgnorth 7 miles; Ludlow 16 miles.

Billingsley is a small village surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside, 7 miles from Bridgnorth. The area offers excellent walking, and boasts easy access to a wealth of country parks, great houses, museums and picturesque Shropshire villages. Enjoy a visit to the delightful Bridgnorth, winner of ‘Britain in Bloom', which comprises of the High Town and the Low Town, connected by winding streets and flights of steps. A bustling Saturday street market provides an ample excuse to explore the town and see the impressive castle ruins, while a ride on the steep funicular railway enables you to glimpse in style what Charles I called “the finest view in all my kingdom". With easy access to The Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, Ironbridge Gorge, with its 10 museums and striking landscape, and the popular destinations of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, this is an ideal base for an enjoyable break at any time of the year.

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Only one small dog allowed at the property
Note: The super king-size double can be a twin if requested at time of booking