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Top Farm House

(Ref. 1052679)

Knockin, Shropshire Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 13 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay at Top Farm House."

    A fabulous character property that is well-equipped and so roomy that it was perfect for our Christmas week family stay, and easily accommodated visits from local extended family. Thanks you so much for decorating for Christmas, that added to our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful house, well presented."

    Great facilities and plenty of room

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved the cottage in every way."

    Place was really well equipped. Well presented and help us have an amazing weekend.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "A most enjoyable stay at a wonderful old building, this was a great place for a group of friends to meet up in a central part of the country."

    With a local shop and pub just a few minutes walk, the location was ideal for what we were looking for. The owners were friendly and helpful, and we had everything we needed for a memorable get together.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Mar 2023

  • "Brillliant everything we wanted and hoped for."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic house in a great location."

    It was excellent value for money. would 100% stay again!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2022

  • "A characterful house, which was beautifully furnished, well equipped, comfortable and clean."

    The friendly owners welcomed us and were easily contactable during our stay. Our family of 12, spanning three generations greatly enjoyed spending time together in such a lovely house, especially the evenings together around the large dining table! Knockin is a pleasant village and the local people helpful. Though in a rural location, the road through the village was busy at times with agricultural traffic. This did not affect our enjoyment of the house and garden, however. Thank you for the warning about the original steep and polished staircase to the first floor. With handrails on each side and taking care, this did not present a problem for the able-bodied elderly members of our party. All in all, a wonderful week!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic house and facilities."

    The house is beautiful, large and great for a big group. We had 3 families staying together and had plenty of room. The kitchen is really well stocked with the right size and quantity of equipment, pans, cutely, crockery etc. everything very clean, plenty of towels etc.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0May 2022

  • "A wonderful house for our family reunion."

    We loved the ancient beams,sloping floors, together with the comforts of modern facilities and cosy wood burners . Thank you for this lovely home.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was lovely and we really enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2022

  • "We rented the cottage for a big family get together and it was perfect!"

    It was spotlessly clean and incredibly well equipped. The house is full of charm and the 3 generations of my family loved it. The owners were incredibly kind and helpful and helped to make the weekend really special.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Mar 2022

  • "We all commented on how well equipped the house was …everything we needed and more."

    It was spotlessly clean and as hosts your were really helpful. We would recommend this to other people.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2022

  • "Margaret and her husband were very hospitable and went out of their way to ensure that we enjoyed our Christmas-cum Birthday stay."

    We enjoyed the quirkiness and character of the cottage; sitting around the log fires and preparing Christmas dinner over the aga. It is somewhere we would consider again for a large party gathering. Thank you, both!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had an AMAZING stay at Top Farm House!"

    The photos really do not do it justice! The owners were amazing and very kindly unpacked our food delivery when it arrived before we did! There is a lot to do locally and we had some great lunches at the local pubs, overall it was a fantastic stay!

    Reviewed by Carissa4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely house full of games and all the things you could ever need in the kitchen."

    Comfortable, clean and perfect for large family gatherings.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely house with plenty of space and lots to entertain."

    Owners were very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2021

  • "Top Farm House was absolutely perfect, couldn't fault anything about it!"

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable beds It was a wonderfully well-equipped kitchen Welcome groceries in the kitchen were greatly appreciated Games, books etc were just right for a family of different ages."

    We loved the house

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Top Farm House enormously."

    The owners, Bob and Margaret, could not have been more helpful in making our stay a memorable one. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The house is very well furnished and a great deal of thought has gone into each room. It is an old house full of nooks and crannies and very interesting for our younger grandchildren who enjoyed exploring both the house and the very large gardens. We tend to go somewhere different each year but should we return to Shopshire we should be happy to return to Top Farm House.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely house, photos don’t do it justice- really well equipped, very large rooms and beautiful bedding and bedrooms."

    Excellent kitchen. Just pods of space for 13 of us!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x four-poster king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC along with a second-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room with woodburning stove & sitting room with woodburning stove
  • First-floor snug landing
  • Second-floor play room with TV & Second-floor reading room
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Oil fired AGA range cooker, free standing electric cooker with hob, grill and double oven in the utility room, American fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, 4 x TVs, WiFi, selection of games, books, DVDs, baby grand piano, football table
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front garden with terrace and seating, and rear garden with dining furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The staircase is the original staircase from the 17th century made from polished wood, it is quite steep, please consider when booking and take care, along with this, the king-size bedroom with no en-suite has an uneven floor due to the age of the property
  • Note: The second-floor double has no windows or natural light
  • Please note no stag/hen or similar

The property

This 17th century, Grade II listed farmhouse boasts character in abundance, nestled in the idyllic Shropshire countryside in the village of Knockin; expect to find original beams, uneven floors and antique furnishings, all adding to the unique charm of this unusual, historic dwelling.

Laid out over three floors, Top Farm House sleeps thirteen guests within seven bedrooms, with spacious rooms and a consistent, traditional style throughout.

Enter into this enchanting house from the rear entrance, coming into a boot room and a utility room, housing the laundry facilities and seperate electric cooker, before coming to the traditional kitchen, home to an impressive oil fired AGA range cooker and an American fridge/freezer, as well as a lovely breakfast table set before the French doors seating six people.

Come together within the wonderful sitting room where a large woodburning stove sits within the fireplace, sofas and armchairs provide plenty of spots to relax, a Smart TV is perfect for entertaining and the addition of a baby grand piano tops it off, all amidst the rustic timber beams and original quirks.

The dining room is another impressive space, also home to a woodburning stove along with a long dining table with enough seats for the whole group so you can entertain into the evening.

Accessed from this room is the delightful single bedroom, perfect for a more elderly member of the group, with a cloakroom also on the ground floor.

Travel up the steep, polished wooden staircase, an original feature from the 1600s, to reach the first-floor snug on the landing, before venturing to find four bedrooms on this floor; a four-poster king-size and two king-size, all with TVs and en-suite bathrooms, and a final king-size within the oldest part of the house, so much so that it even has a sloping floor.

To reach the second-floor you must climb the narrow and very steep staircase with care, coming to a charming twin bedroom and a lovely double room, both within the eaves of the house with sloping ceilings, while heading along the landing brings you to an large integral beam which you must duck under to access the play room, complete with a great selection of toys, games, DVDs, a TV and a football table, leading to the peaceful reading room with a great variety of books.

The wonder of this property continues outside with a front garden area boasting a terrace and seating, with a rear garden as well home to a complete outdoor dining set, perfect for alfresco meals on a a summer's eve.

The charming village of Knockin is home to a local shop, The Knockin Shop, selling all the essentials for a self-catered stay, with the local pubs, Bradford Arms, serving excellent food.

The surrounding countryside is bursting with wonderful walking opportunities with the famous Offa's Dyke Path running along the England/Wales border being an excellent route taking you across all kinds of terrain and through stunning scenery, while the Llanymynech Rochs Nature Reserve is another great spot to explore, as well as Middletown Hill and Admiral Rodney's Pillar.

Visit the interesting National Trust properties nearby, including the medieval Chirk Castle in Chirk and Shrewsbury's Attingham Park, both with extensive grounds to explore too.

This area is a centre for all kinds of outdoor activities including fishing, horse riding, cycling, and golfing so everyone's tastes are well catered for.

Venture into Wales to Pistyll Rhaedr, a magnificent 240-foot mountain waterfall accessed by a wonderful footpath, a true natural beauty spot.

Head to the towns of Oswestry and Shrewsbury for a wealth of history, culture and excellent restaurants and pubs, along with independent shops and well-known favourites.

Add perfect memories to your family history as well as to the rich history of Top Farm House in the picturesque Shropshire countryside.

Note: this property can be booked with Refs. 1059787 and 1059788 to sleep 19 guests.

Please note no stag/hen or similar

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

KNOCKIN

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