The Old Stables

Knockin near Oswestry, Shropshire (Ref. 22008)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Campbell
    July 2017
    “was nothing we didn't enjoy!”
    was nothing we didn't enjoy! cottage was clean and cozy and had everything we needed, location was excellent for exploring Shropshire and Wales
    was nothing we didn't enjoy! cottage was clean and cozy and had everything we needed, location was excellent for exploring Shropshire and Wales


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful cottage is adjoined to the owners' historic 16th century, Grade II listed, timber-framed home in the attractive Shropshire village of Knockin, close to the English/Welsh border.

Ideally situated between the market town of Oswestry and the lovely town of Shrewsbury, this Knockin cottage is a wonderful base for a romantic break.

Close to the Roman city of Chester and the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, this is a wonderful touring base for discovering Shropshire.

This all ground floor barn conversion provides comfortable, cosy accommodation which retains some original features combined with a modern kitchen and shower room.

The enclosed courtyard garden is ideal for relaxing and dining alfresco while planning the next day's activities.

From this Knockin cottage you can enjoy scenic walks and cycle rides, trips to beautiful Welsh lakes and mountains and all the delights of Shropshire, including wonderful NT properties and gardens, excellent golf courses, fishing and a wealth of pretty villages with renowned pubs and restaurants to sample.

This welcoming Shropshire cottage is in a pretty village location and is just perfect for a romantic break for two.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Electric underfloor heating with wall-mounted electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed courtyard patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is suitable for babes-in-arms only.

About the location


Oswestry 7 miles; Shrewsbury 15 miles.

The historic village of Knockin is conveniently located between the lovely town of Shrewsbury and the market town of Oswestry and is close to the England/Wales border. The village was once part of the Bradford Estate and is home to the 12th century St. Mary's Church, the Bradford Arms pub, which serves good food, and the renowned village store amusingly called "The Knockin Shop". The village is an ideal base for touring all of beautiful Shropshire and Mid Wales, including trips to medieval Ludlow, Church Stretton, known as "Little Switzerland", delightful Lllangollen, with its white water rafting, and the wonderful Lake Vyrnwy and Bala Lake. There are excellent walking and cycling opportunities along the Montgomery Canal and Offa's Dyke Pathway and both are close by. Visitors to the area can also enjoy Whittington, Powis and Chirk castles and the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, with its ten museums. This is an ideal base for exploring the whole of Shropshire and deep into Wales.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas