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Top Farm Cottage

(Ref. 1059788)

Knockin, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, so cosy and comfortable, all fully equipped kitchen, lovely bedroom and bathroom."

    Ideally located to explore the surrounding areas and into Wales. The biscuits and milk supplied was a extra lovely gesture. Would highly reccomend and hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2023

  • "They advertise a DVD player and there isn’t one!"

    Only 6 mugs one of which is chipped. If you have a dishwasher you need more mugs, they are not expensive and it means you only need to put the dishwasher on maybe once every 2/3 days and save electricity. Was very surprised that there wasn’t a j cloth in the kitchen… not expensive and it does help with the washing up. A boot scraper by the front door would help as there’s no hall to stand in and it will save the front room carpet getting dirty! Also when wiping the kitchen floor on the 3rd day it was black so hadn’t been washed properly for some time!

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Oct 2023

  • "Delightful cosy cottage very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    very well equipped and comfortable bed. Owner very nice and welcoming and the cottage is well placed for visiting area's of Shropshire. We would stay here again

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "One of the nicest little cottages I have ever stayed in."

    Every facility and very smartly kept. Situated so conveniently with a shop and pub and regular bus service to Shrewsbury at hand. I intend to visit again in the not too distant future. Chris Bruce

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Third stay at the cottage."

    Always comfortable, clean and tidy. Host's were friendly and helpful as always. Still a great base for relaxing and for seeing the Shropshire & Welsh countryside.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2023

  • "My dog spent the first few minutes of our arrival trying to get his nose under the sofa, when I put my hand under to feel what he was after, I could feel crumbs and old food."

    Underneath the sofa hadn't been cleaned in ages - it was filthy. The sofa was very easy to move so it shouldn't have posed a problem We could find no instructions for the dishwasher and, never having owned one, we hadn't got a clue so, since there was no washing up bowl, we had to wash up in the sink. Trouble was the plug didn't fit properly and the water very quickly drained away. We did (eventually - when we were packing up) find the instructions for the microwave, but they were pushed up on the top shelf in the kitchen wall cupboard. The 2 sofas were very tired looking, too soft and quite grubby. The windows (what windows there were - it was very dark) looked as though they hadn't been cleaned all season. The bathroom was so dark it was impossible for my husband to shave and anyway, the shaving mirror was 'floppy' and wouldn't stay where it was put. The flush on the toilet was very short and it never felt as though it wasn't enough to flush it properly. Under the bed was very dusty and one of the knobs on the bedroom drawers kept coming off. There were absolutely no cleaning products, so we were unable to clean anywhere before we left. A bottle of bleach for the toilet and plugholes wouldn't have been a bad idea. There was a Henry hoover but I was damned if I was going to use it and leave the place cleaner than we found it. We'd booked Friday to Friday, but, partly because of the weather but mainly because it just wasn't a nice place to spend our time, we left for home on the Tuesday. On a positive note, the people in the village are all very friendly. The shop seems to stock most things and the bread they sell is wonderful. We ate twice at the pub, staff were lovely and very heplful and it was very reasonable. Both times we were more than happy with our meal (although the sprouts were disgusting

    I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have the best experience during your stay. We always strive to provide the best service and maintain a clean and comfortable space for our guests. I personally make sure that every corner of the property is cleaned thoroughly, even moving the sofas and regularly cleaning the windows. Although I don't have the instructions for the dishwasher, I always provide the key code and encourage guests to reach out if they need any help. I wish that you had let me know that you were having trouble with it, as I would have been more than happy to show you how to use it. Unfortunately, we are unable to install more windows due to the property's historical status, but this has never been an issue for previous guests. I apologize for the bad weather that occurred during your stay, and I understand that it may have contributed to your decision to leave early. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie2.2Aug 2023

  • "Home from home"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable home for the week, very well equipped, very clean and fresh, perfect base for travelling around England and Wales, lovely pub just a couple minutes walk, and a handy convenience store , the only down side to it was we didn't stop for longer, highly recommended especially if you have a dog."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage, very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Great position for exploring shropshire and over the border into Wales. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely very relaxing and comfortable, 1 of the frying pan wasn't very clean"

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great place to stay great location."

    Constructive criticism. The floor covering in the lounge is a definite trip hazard. Unable to sit in the bedroom to get dressed/ undressed had to use the lounge. Getting rid of the wooden end of the bed would make it easy to sit on the end of the bed.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Jun 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay loved every second of it, very quiet spot."

    Good dog walking paths as well.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "Small but perfectly formed."

    Clean comfy well equipped. Perfect place to stay & explore the area... Lovely pub & shop just down the road..

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2023

  • "A really comfortable cottage with everything that I needed."

    Very clean, good shower, well equiped kitchen, reliable broadband and the enclosed courtyard which was excellent and safe for my dog. Easy parking on a large well maintained site shared with 2 other properties. Pub is conveniently close with a comprehensive menu. Easy access to Welsh boarder, Snowdonia and the coast.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "What a fantastic find!"

    A very clean, cosy, very well equipped & comfortable cottage in a wonderful location with very friendly locals. Great walks for humans and dogs. The milk & biscuits were a lovely touch too. We've never been anywhere before that supplied a plethora of cleaning items & equipment...brilliant! Another nice touch was the book filled with information, could do with including refuse details though. We're extremely happy with our stay can't wait to book again, we'll done.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable and convenient cottage."

    It would benefit from information on bin days and recycling. A small issue we had with hot water was dealt with lmmediately which was appreciated.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is our second stay at this lovely cottage."

    Always spotlessly clean and an extremely comfortable bed. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable cosy cottage that we stayed at for a couple of weeks whilst doing some renovations on our house up the road."

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay , cottage was lovely had everything you need for a holiday ."

    Thank-you for milk and biscuits on arrival.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was a lovely little cottage."

    Everything was as described, and we had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable too We had a great time and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very clean and well equipped with a well stocked local shop a minutes walk away and a decent pub a minute beyond that."

    Niggles, not a major problem but information about which bin is for what would have been helpful. Also at the risk of sounding tightfisted I don't expect to have to buy toilet roll and cleaning items.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2022

  • "As this was our second time coming here I think it speaks for itself that we are extremely happy with the accommodation."

    So much so that we have already booked for next year. Can't wait.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, we had a wonderful stay."

    For a small cottage, it was so well equipped and ideally situated. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Overall really good ."

    Only issue was lack of information regarding recycling. And no instruction for rubbish disposal

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2022

  • "As always at Top Farm perfect!"

    Margaret and Bob are brilliant hosts, we can’t wait to return again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable,well equipped cottage in nice location."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "Top Farm Cottage is a lovely cottage, the cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay."

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage really well equipped and clean."

    Great location, everything we needed. Lovely walks Would recommend Great for us and our little dog

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage which was very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Apr 2022

  • "Everything about the cottage was great."

    Good layout with plenty of room in a one bedroom cottage to spread out a bit! Comfortable t and in a good location for touring. You definitely need a car to get around as the nearest town is some way away. If there was a washing machine or laundry facilities then it would be 100% perfect!

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion, great location close to many castles and to tourist spots."

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage with everything we needed."

    Immaculately clean. Great sleep in a really comfy bed. Perfect base for our break.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage provided a comfortable, cosy place to stay suitable for two people."

    All equipment required for our stay was provided, including a hair dryer. Easy reach of village shop and pub. Pub provided a warm welcome when visited. Parking for cottage was convenient. Easy access to local areas and tourist spots by car.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable."

    Owners have thought of everything. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Dec 2021

  • "Everything was fine."

    It was warm, clean and well equipped for us to look after ourselves. The only down is no fault of the owners, the whole village suffers a lack of mobile phone communication, but in some circumstances this is not a bad thing. All round a good place to be.

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "Top Farm cottage is perfect , spotlessly clean ,well equipped with all the things you need and none of the stuff you don’t ."

    Everything has been thought of , down to the matching hangers , comfy bed and lovely bedding and towels. We had a lovely week in this well fitted out ,sweet cottage . Many thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was very comfortable & exceptionally clean lovely Scenery after being ..."

    It was very comfortable & exceptionally clean lovely Scenery after being in lockdown for the best part of 18 months just the topic for the coming winter

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2021

  • "Return visit for us (previously The Stables) The cottage is still as beautiful as it was before."

    New owners are extremely helpful & friendly. Cottage was spotless. A beautiful spot to go out & about. Very comfortable & a real home from home

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay and hosts were helpful and accommodating."

    Only slight issue was WiFi signal was a bit intermittent. Lovely part of the country with lots to see and do.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage!"

    Very clean, tidy, well-equipped, and the best bed we have every slept on! Handy for Oswestry and the supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. Near to many lovely walks, canals and fields, woods, and meadows - our little dog was very happy! Small (very!) sunny yard at the back which kept our dog safe, and where we used the small BBQ provided (just had to buy briquettes). Kind helpful contact who responded to every question quickly and helpfully. Could not have had a better stay, thank you

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly as described."

    Very cosy and comfortable. It was in an ideal location for visiting all the interesting places Shropshire has to offer. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent, and the welcome gifts were lovely."

    The listing should mention the small freezer and hairdryer! Use of the field to exercise the dog was good, and he enjoyed playing in the patio area. A minor problem was dealt with quickly and efficiently. The local pub served excellent food and beer, and we did lots of walking in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Jun 2021

  • "There being three properties on this site and plenty of parking and a good sized ..."

    There being three properties on this site and plenty of parking and a good sized paddock the owners are happy for yo to use great for dogs nice courtyard and secure, you are not ontop of each other, would go again there was nothing we wanted for

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "The area is beautiful."

    All the locals are friendly, warm and inviting. All really helpful and willing to share info on lovely places to go on your days out. Margaret and Bob were friendly and quick to respond when we had an issue. (Very minor issue but they were really apologetic and hoped it didn’t detract from us enjoying our stay). Recommend and we will definitely be coming back xx

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7May 2021

  • "Cottage is a very lovely cottage."

    The owners are very friendly and welcoming and will try and do anything for you. We did have trouble getting food delivered (didnt turn up). If you are a light sleeper, be warned, you can hear the lorry's coming through the village at 4am onward's. My only complaint was that there was white dog hairs in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.4May 2021

  • "Hosts were very helpful."

    Well equiped cottage. Welcome treats most appreciated. Good location to explore area, Oswestry and Shrewsbury not far away. Easy to get to North Wales. There is a field for dog exercise along driveway but did not let our 2 retrievers off as field, unfortunately not 100% secure which was a great pity as would have been beneficial to them. Otherwise would recommend.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2021

  • "Very nice stay at this cottage would recommend"

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great place and fantastic owners, what more could anyone want?"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Top Farm Cottage is a cosy, comfortable and well appointed quirky cottage."

    The welcoming gifts are generous and the cottage is set in a charming village. We had a lovely time and made good use of the sunny and sheltered back yard.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Apr 2021

  • "New owners starting with very good set up and comfortable/helpfull people"

    Reviewed by Cliff3.8Dec 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric underfloor heating with wall-mounted electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 32 inch Smart TV with Freeview, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed courtyard patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property is suitable for babes-in-arms only

The property

Attached to the owner's 16th century, Grade II listed timber-framed home is the charming cottage, Top Farm Cottage, providing a couple with a traditional bolthole to enjoy in the Shropshire countryside.

Near the England/Wales border and within easy reach of both Shrewsbury and Oswestry, Top Farm Cottage is ideally situated for touring all the popular attractions as well as the beautiful countryside.

Enjoying an all-ground-floor layout, this rustic cottage retains some original features like the classic timber doors and the exposed beams in the ceiling.

Snuggle up to your loved one on one of the plush sofas while you enjoy evening entertainment from the Smart TV, or sit at the quaint dining table and chairs and crack open a bottle of wine with dinner.

A beautiful fitted kitchen brings a more contemporary feel to the dwelling, with all you need to rustle up some romantic meals for two, including an electric oven and hob.

Feel the warmth from the electric underfloor heating beneath you as you move into the lovely double bedroom at the end of the day, with plenty of quality oak furniture to store your belongings in.

Freshen up in the neat shower room in the morning before stepping outside to your own enclosed private courtyard for an alfresco breakfast in summer, the perfect way to begin the day!

From Top Farm Cottage you can reach the amenities of Knockin on foot, with a local shop, The Knockin Shop, and a pub in the village, while the towns of Shrewsbury and Oswestry each present even more options for eateries of all kinds, with pubs, restaurants and cafés to choose from, not to mention the wonderful range of shopping from your high street favourites to local independent stores!

You can plan in heaps of scenic walks and cycling outings in this beautiful area, with the Welsh lakes and mountains just over the border and the Shropshire Hills AONB to the south.

The famous Offa's Dyke Path is perfect for a ramble with incredible views along the way, and pretty villages and pubs to stop in.

The historic castles of Chirk, Whittington and Powis all present fabulous days out, with extensive gardens to explore and heritage to learn of.

For a wonderful romantic retreat to Shropshire choose Top Farm Cottage.

Note: this property can be booked with Refs. 1059787 and 1052679 to sleep 19 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas