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Top Farm Cottage ( formerly The Stables)

Knockin, Shropshire, SY10 8HN (Ref. 1059788)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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13 Customer Review(s)

  • “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

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

    - Mrs Reeve, August 2021

About 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.


  • 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

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas