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Top Farm Lodge

(Ref. 1059787)

Knockin, Shropshire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The perfect place to stay!"

    I would happily bring friends back to stay here. Great set up, great location and lovely hosts. Everything you could need for a restful time away, dog loved it too!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2023

  • "Pleasant stay good walks around for selves and for dogs"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Good standard of accommodation and very clean. Only thing missing is a coffee table! Nice dog walk on the field and a longer walk around the village if wanted. Village shop sells most things and the pub does good food.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely time at top farm lodge , villagers were lovely and friendly and the ..."

    Had a lovely time at top farm lodge , villagers were lovely and friendly and the owners were friendly and very helpful, all in all a lovely holiday xxxx

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property, very comfortable and well appointed."

    The only thing that would improve it for me would be a larger fridge, especially in this brilliant weather! Great location with a good pub in walking distance. Well placed to visit alot of local attractions. We had a lovely stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jun 2023

  • "Was a lovely cottage with everything we needed, Owner was lovely and on hand if we had any problems, local pub was dog friendly and the staff and food were excellent."

    The owners of the local shop were very friendly and the prices were very reasonable.

    Reviewed by Gemms5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, like that both rooms had an en-suite."

    Milk and biscuits left by the owner which was A nice touch. Loved the log burner which we used one of the evenings. Not much in local vicinity so be prepared to have to drive out.

    Reviewed by Ann-marie4.7Apr 2023

  • "This is second stay in this lodge and we will definitely be coming back!"

    It is a cosy, clean and comfortable lodge and has everything you need. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage within easy travelling to some great places, amongst which is the National Ironworks Museum, super place for all the family and its free of charge to visit."

    It was well below freezing when we stayed but we were cozy and warm, especially with the little log burner, lots of logs supplied with no additional charge. There were just 2 of us and a dog but plenty of room for 4 as the cottage has 2 bedrooms each with en suite.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Dec 2022

  • "Brilliant had lovely time"

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was clean & facilities great."

    The private courtyard was a lovely to sit & have a cuppa or eat. Bedrooms are nicely done both with ensuites; one a P-shape bath/shower & the other a walk-in shower. Lounge & Kitchen are just the right size cozy but not cramped. It was too warm for the log fire but we aim to go back this winter/spring so perhaps we'll test it then. It's dog friendly with a big field onsite & many walks near-by. Great base in which to see the area or nice enough to recharge with a relaxing night it or visit to the local Marstons' pub (walking distance) which is under new management. Local shop wasn't too expensive & stocked some local produce too - prices for everyday items weren't ridiculous. Finally, owners are also lovely & friendly. All round - great & we will return!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable stay in this super cottage."

    Very well appointed and everything we could need including washing machine and freezer. The problem we had with the shower (running very hot) was attended to by the owners very swiftly. Our golden retriever loved running around in the big field. The lovely village of Knockin was a great location for accessing the delights of Shropshire (Hawkstone Follies; Blists Hill Victorian Town & Ironbridge, Nesscliffe Country Park; The British Ironwork Sculpture Park, Shrewsbury town) and mid-Wales (Offa's Dyke Path, Llangollen Canal and Pontcysyllte aqueduct). We truly felt that a week wasn't long enough and that we'd only scratched the surface of what this area has to offer.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "The accommodation was so clean and fresh and lovely to be in."

    We were particularly pleased to have the field to exercise our very large dog in. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Jul 2022

  • "Some door handles were a bit loose and we did run out of toilet roll and washing up liquid but that wasn't a big problem."

    Reviewed by Trish5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very clean and tidy, very comfortable and spacious."

    I would recommend this place and for myself I would go again.

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, comfy and very warm, exceptionally clean."

    Little shop in the village for basics. Plenty to see Erddig gardens and house (national trust) well worth a visit, nice walks, Battlefield 1403 excellent farmshop.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Goat Shed, home from home."

    Reviewed by Leslie Barrie4.4May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, thank you for a very peaceful week."

    Wonderful local places to visit and plenty of beautiful walks.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2022

  • "First class hosts would stay there again 5*****"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay, beautiful property in a great location."

    We have previously stayed in Top Farm Cottage also fantastic, additionally Margaret and Bob are perfect hosts and very friendly people. We will definitely return at some point in the future!

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jan 2022

  • "Lovely well appointed property with quality furnishings and fittings."

    It is very well equipped with everything you need. Location is perfect with the village shop and pub within very easy walking distance. Local walks from the doorstep. Bus route through the village too. Owners Margaret and Bob are very friendly and helpful and respond quickly to any queries.

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Nov 2021

  • "The owners bob and margret were very welcoming ."

    The welcome pack was very nice to. I hope that there business florishes as they put a lot of time and effort into keeping it well maintaned.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is very well appointed and homely."

    It is well located as a base for exploring Shropshire and the Welsh borders. The hosts were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Sep 2021

  • "Had a great stay."

    Hosts very friendly and extremely helpful. We will be returning

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Accommodation was great."

    We had a lovely two weeks vacation. Location spot on for us the hosts are lovely rectified an issue the same day. It would be helpful if Sykes listed more of what the property contained from hand wash to the iron, from table fans to the BBQ, plus the smaller items that saves packing them. Would definitely return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Katrina3.8Jul 2021

  • "A great deal of thought and care has gone into making this a wonderful place to stay."

    The cottage is finished to a high standard and the owners are two of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet. I would thoroughly recommend this as a great place to stay and a perfect central base for visiting the vast array of great places in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely and spacious and the hosts so friendly and obliging."

    The big house is out of this world, a real quirky house with a true historic feel.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Well designed and finished to a high standard. Owners were very helpful and we had a great break with our friends.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very helpful and friendly host, gave us use of a small paddock to exercise the dog."

    The cottage is in a small friendly village with a useful shop and excellent pub. Thoroughly recommended as a base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by G5.0May 2021

  • "Every thing we needed was in the accommodation and the owners were very helpful and informative."

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2021

  • "The new owners have thought of everything."

    ..This is a very well appointed property, in a lovely part of the countryside with nearby pubs serving great food. What more could you want? Thank you Margaret and Bob, we had a great holiday and hope to come back.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge."

    Lovely hosts. Great location with so much to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with heated wall panels
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, 43 inch Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared large lawned garden and private enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub, 0.3 miles

The property

A characterful detached barn conversion resting in the grounds of q Grade II listed timber-framed farm house, Top Farm Lodge is a wonderful Shropshire retreat.

Lying in the historic village of Knockin, The Top Farm Lodge is ideal for a group or family of four seeking a rural retreat.

Making a lovely haven to relax in after a day exploring the local area, the open-plan living space has a sofa and two chairs to settle onto, with French doors leading out to the courtyard and a 43 inch Smart TV to enjoy.

Contemporary paneled wall-heaters add a wondrous warmth to the room in the winter months, with a rustic dining table resting close by to gather around, while the kitchen offers all you need to rustle up some delicious meals.

Discover an elegant double bedroom when you're ready to retire for the evening, with an oak wardrobe, bed frame and bedside tables, and an abundance of light to enjoy in the morning from the Velux windows, along with a beautiful en-suite bathroom to freshen up in.

The twin bedroom is complimented by vibrant bedding and boasts a friendly feel, with storage in here too, as well as its very own en-suite shower room to enjoy.

Spend time out in the courtyard on the seating, great for sitting with a morning coffee in summer to begin your day with fresh air.

The village of Knockin is located between the lovely town of Shrewsbury and the market town of Oswestry, making it an ideal base for touring this area, with both towns boasting heaps of restaurants, pubs and shops to browse, as well as local history and heritage.

Within easy reach are castles of Whittington, Powis and Chirk, as well as the World Heritage Site of Iron Bridge Gorge with its ten fascinating museums.

Walkers and cyclists will be delighted with the surrounding countryside, presenting plenty of routes and trails to travel over, including the famous Offa's Dyke Path, loosely following the Wales/England border, it's perfect for scenic rambles!

Discover a wondrous rural escape to Shropshire at Top Farm Lodge.

Note: this property can be booked with Refs. 1052679 and 1059788 to sleep 19 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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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