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Bishop's Castle Barn

Banks Head near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 920166)

  • Bishop's Castle Barn - (Ref. 920166)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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    “Awesome accommodation, beautiful area”

    Had a fantastic week at Bishop’s Barn which is a real home from home. The way the barn has been converted makes the living area extra special with beautiful views across into Wales. The hot tub is an added bonus and we had many a lazy hour enjoying the bubbles. ...

    Had a fantastic week at Bishop’s Barn which is a real home from home. The way the barn has been converted makes the living area extra special with beautiful views across into Wales. The hot tub is an added bonus and we had many a lazy hour enjoying the bubbles. There is so much to do on the doorstep that there is no need to travel far if you don’t want to, lovely walks and great restaurants all within 10 minute drives. We had a truly relaxing week and would thouroughly reccommend this property. We will be going back as this is now our favourite area of the country and best accommodation we have found.


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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Bishop's Castle 1.5 miles or 30 mins walk across the fields.

A superb, detached stone cottage with a hot tub, in a rural location next to the owners home less than two miles from the popular market town of Bishop's Castle in the heart of Shropshire.

This delightful cottage offers stunning unspoilt views across the valley and access onto the Shropshire Way, and it provides excellent accommodation for families and friends to enjoy the area.

Guests can enter into the property to find a useful, heated drying room, ideal for drying off wet coats and boots after a bracing walk in the beautiful surrounding area.

With split-level, upside down living, the cottage feels bright and airy inside, entering into a double height entrance hall with staircase up to the mezzanine kitchen and dining area with high ceiling.

A further short flight of stairs leads into the L-shaped sitting room with balustrade overlooking the kitchen, giving a feeling of openness to the living space.

On the ground floor are a bedroom with a king-size zip/link bed (available as two twin beds on request) and a family bathroom with bath and electronic-controlled rainfall shower.

Four steps lead down from here to a welcoming double room with an en-suite shower room.

Outside there is a raised decking area which is the perfect location to sit and relax in the peace and tranquillity of the countryside whilst absorbing the breathtaking views.

At night, the sky comes alive with stars due to the lack of city lights and the luxury hot tub is the ideal location from which to lie back and enjoy the spectacle, perhaps with a glass of wine.

A footpath runs past the cottage leading onto the Shropshire Way and on into Bishop's Castle, or west and linking up with the nearby Offa's Dyke Path.

The owners have even provided an external 3-pin electric car charging point should this be required.

This lovely cottage has been well equipped and furnished throughout to provide a delightful holiday location all year round.


Two ground floor bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can twin on request) with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area and four steps up to mezzanine sitting room with sofa bed. Heated drying room.


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 1 car with 3-pin electric charging point, plus further parking available in Bishop's Castle
  • External bike rack and cleaning area
  • Elevated decking with hot tub, furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 1.7 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Four internal steps down to en-suite double bedroom and four up to mezzanine sitting area and external steps to decking, care to be taken
  • Note: Property accessed via 0.1 miles along an unadopted sloping track; this track also provides access to owner's home
  • The track may be unsuitable for vehicles with low ground clearance
  • Note: Owner can offer a pick-up service from local train station for walkers and cyclists on request
  • Note: Guests can order a Sainsbury's or Tesco delivery to be delivered to the cottage prior to arrival, please contact the owner directly to inform him of this and for more information
  • Note
  • Please note that the Hot Tub may not be up to the recommended temperature on the first night of your stay due to a water change.

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About the location


Montgomery 10 miles; Ludlow 17 miles; Shrewsbury 21 miles.

The attractive market town of Bishop's Castle is surrounded by the South West Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 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, Tandem Triathlon and regular festivals and fairs, including Party in the Park and the particularly popular, Michaelmas Fair. The town is ideally placed for walking and touring the Welsh Marches, rural Shropshire and North Herefordshire, while the fascinating and well-known towns of Montgomery, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are all within easy reach. You can also enjoy the numerous nearby attractions, including Powis Castle, the Severn Valley Railway and walks along Offa’s Dyke and The Shropshire Way.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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