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Swallow Cottage

(Ref. 2074)

Bucknell near Knighton, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic cottage in a very rural area, farms and countryside all around."

    A really comfortable cottage with everything you want for a real get away from it holiday. The very friendly owners have produced this little oasis of quietness from the hubbub of the world. Highly recommended.

    Thank you Nigel for your lovely comments, they are most appreciated. Sam and I are pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Swallow Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful setting."

    Roads surrounding the accommodation are very tight lanes with lots of gravel and pot holes, so not suitable for some vehicles. No wi fi in the accommodation which for us was a good thing

    Reviewed by Kim3.8Sep 2021

  • "We loved Swallow Cottage!"

    Beautiful well maintained cottage in a tranquil idyllic setting. We are a three generation family and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our week in Swallow Cottage and do not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing hub from which to visit the many and varied attractions in the area, from Ludlow to Knighton, from Church Stretton to Hereford, and beyond.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "The couple who own the cottage were so informative about the area, Wonderful scenery, very quiet lovely place to stay, The couple who own the cottage were very nice and friendly."

    Reviewed by Malcolm John4.7Jun 2021

  • "The location was superb with walking out each day into magical Shropshire/ Powys countryside."

    The bluebells were magnificent in woodland and alongside the paths and lanes. Kites were 10-a-penny and the birdsong was deafening. And we discovered a new word-quillet which were sited in view of Caer Caradoc!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2021

  • "The owners were very friendly."

    They gave useful information on places to visit.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Beautiful walks from the door. Really friendly/helpful owners. Wonderful place. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were concerned to book a holiday during the Covid-19 pandemic but this cottage was beautifully clean and felt very safe."

    The location was perfect, away from busy areas, surrounded by wildlife and we were able to get WiFi from the shepherds hut. We would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "A great time away in Swallow Cottage - lovely place, lovely location and great hosts."

    Couldn't ask for more.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2020

  • "We love Sam & June."

    So hosptiable and the place was A+++ ~ We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Sara Deborah5.0Jan 2020

  • "The owners Sam and June were very likeable and helpful - gave us lots of ideas for days out."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable. Even though the weather was a little on the wet side we still enjoyed our visit and would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Taryn5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very friendly owners."

    Spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, cosy and well kitted out. Great for kids with play area and toys. Will definitely try to come back.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a peaceful setting."

    Perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature. The cottage is well equipped with tasteful decor. The owners are very friendly and made us feel most welcome. Thank you for a very pleasant stay!

    Reviewed by Ilana5.0Jul 2018

  • "This has to be the cleanest, well equipt holiday cottage we have stayed in."

    It was a lovely quiet site in a lovely area with lots of fun things to so both in England and Wales.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2017

  • "The landlord Sam was extremely helpful, laid back and friendly!"

    The cottage had been converted from a barn to an extremely high standard and was fantastically furnished and equipped. The beds were very comfortable andcthete was plenty of hot water although because of the height above sea level water pressure on the showers was low but not a major problem. There was plenty of tourist information booklets and leaflets in the cottage and information about places to eat. The Baron at Bucknell had a great ambience and the food was good and not overly expensive. The surrounding area was beautiful but beware of kamikaze birds and even deer appearing suddenly from the hedges as you drive up or down the narrow road from Bucknell! We would recommend the cottage to anyone. It was superb - but no Wi-Fi access or mobile reception because of the surrounding hills - great to get away from it all!!

    Reviewed by Lynne4.8May 2017

  • "Well equipped, cosy everything we needed even had the cottage decorated with a Christmas tree."

    Very helpful owners if required. Away from it all, no wi fi no Mobile signal , gave us a peaceful time no interruptions. The owners did have a resource centre in the Freight Carriage painted decorated and heated. Good resources of maps brochures and a payphone available. Thank you so much, have just booked another Sykes cottage for this Autumn.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2016

  • "Without doubt, Swallow Cottage exceeded all our expectations."

    The attention to detail was 5 star as was the cleanliness. It was the ideal location for our holiday, we were warm and very comfortable. Thank you !!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Large open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with electric log-effect fire.
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with built in DVD/Freeview
  • Wifi
  • Radio/CD player, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage available
  • Enclosed patio with garden furniture & BBQ
  • Shared use of children's play area, including swings, sandpit, wildlife pond and seating area, set within an acre of communal garden behind the owners' property (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub/restaurant 2 miles

The property

A stunning barn conversion on the outskirts of Bucknell, with a wealth of character features, and en-suite facilities.

A magnificent holiday home, ideal for touring Shropshire.This property is near to Ref: 961306, together they accommodate 8

Bryncalled Barn Cottages

Bucknell 2 miles. Two exceptional, semi-detached, stone-built, 18th century Grade II iisted barn conversions, set in an attractive cour:tyard in a picturesque rural iocation, just 2 miles from the village of Bucknell. Both properties have been renovated to a very high standard, retaining a wealth of original features including oak beams and trusses, wall timbers and some exposed stone walls, all creating quality accommodation with a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with easy reach to the medieval town of Ludlow, National Trust properties and castles, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Hereford and much lnore. This is a wonderful location for walking - Offa's Dyke is less than 5 miles away, cycling, birdwatching and touring the wonderful countryside of Shropshire and Mid Wales.

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About the location


Knighton 5.4 miles; Clun 7.6 miles; Ludlow 14.3 miles.

The pretty village of Bucknell nestles in the beautiful valley of the River Teme in South Shropshire, close to the borders of Wales and Herefordshire. This is a lovely area of peaceful unspoilt countryside,but still offering much interest for the visitor – the historic market town of Ludlow renowned for its superb restaurants, Ironbridge with its famous museums, and the county town of Shrewsbury are all within easy driving distance. The Heart of Wales Railway has a station in the village and to the south are the black and white villages of North Herefordshire with their cider orchards. Bucknell offers one pub serving food, whilst the nearby market towns of Craven Arms and Knighton offer a full range of amenities.