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Top Farm House

Knockin, Shropshire (Ref. 1052679)



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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "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 IsobelOct 2021

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

    Owners were very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by AlexOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 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 KarenAug 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 AlanAug 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 EmmaJul 2021

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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, 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


  • 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
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Second-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • 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, American fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 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
  • Note: The stairs leading to the second floor are narrow and extremely steep, please consider when booking and take care
  • Note: The king-size bedroom with no en-suite has an uneven floor due to the age of the property, please take care
  • Note: On the second floor, the games room and reading room are accessed via a landing which has an integral large beam across it which guests must duck under, please take care
  • Note: There are steps throughout the property
  • Note: The second-floor double has no windows or natural light
  • Please note no stag/hen or similar

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

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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
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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