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The Bull Barn

Alberbury near Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Ref. 15914)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • 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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • 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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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cottage , well equipped and very peaceful Plenty to entertain children"

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay Only issue was lots of flys maybe fly screens on doors would help Otherwise perfect really enjoyed our stay At bull barn."

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "The only negative was the amount of flys in the property we could see that this ..."

    The only negative was the amount of flys in the property we could see that this must be an issue as there were fly papers and a blue fly light zapper

    Reviewed by JocelynJul 2021

  • "There is too much to write about this wonderful holiday accommodation, we had everything we wanted, and more besides."

    The owners of the Farm and Barns are amazing, helpful without being intrusive, and take great pride in offering guests a great holiday. Big ticks for the hot-tub/patio area, the spacious accommodation, en-suite bedrooms, the addition of an Alexa system - something we have never experienced in a holiday home before.... Not to mention the friendly and welcoming animals - we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "Modern and well thought out property, with everything needed within, plus added luxurious features, i."

    E. electric recliner settee's (very comfy), underfloor heating and a great hot tub (well used during the week to relax after long walks). Added features on-site were use of; the games room and the internal badminton court and option of collecting fresh eggs each morning from chicken coop. Location is ideal with some great walks on the doorstep (i.e. deer park 5 minutes walk from property) and places like Stiperstones and the Long Mynd only 30 minutes drive and Shrewsbury Town Centre only 15 minutes drive away with some nice restaurants (The Riverbank is well worth a visit the food is superb) Would happily recommend this property

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "The bull barn was fantastic."

    Set in lovely grounds it had everything we needed and more. It was very comfortable and very well equipped. The games barn was great for entertainment. The location was brilliant for proximity to several places of interest so I would highly recommend it for a stay of 6 people.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2020

  • "Great place in fantastic location."

    Owner was friendly and helpful, one of the best places we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "Such an amazing holiday!"

    Expectations were definitely exceeded in every department. Property was clean, comfy and so well equipped. Every detail had been very well thought out from the practical (from pegs and cleaning equipment) to the cosy touches (Bull Barn decor including lots of cows and the sweet adages on the walls) it really was a home from home. Rob and team were on hand to help with top tips on how to enjoy our stay whether showing us where to collect fresh eggs or recommending less well-known day trips - all much appreciated. We all took the farm dog, Millie to our hearts. Such a lovely dog. We had a superb week and hope to be back soon. The booking process was easy and Sykes were very helpful, finding out extra details before we booked. Can't fault any element at all!

    Reviewed by BeckyAug 2020

  • "The owners were very friendly and welcoming."

    They were always willing to help us when we had some requirements during our stay. It made the holiday very enjoyable .

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation true to web site pictures."

    Highly recommend . Planning to re book soon

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2020

  • "Great welcome, marvellous facilities and top quality accommodation, family friendly, plenty to do site even if raining, great area, good food at very reasonable prices in local pubs."

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "We had a fantastic Christmas at the Bull Barn."

    Both Julie and Robert were so warm, friendly and welcoming. On our first evening we were invited to join the locals at bell ringing and carol singing. What a lovely start to the festive period. The kids loved the surroundings and enjoyed both games rooms. Kept them pretty occupied throughout the day. Brilliant idea. Even going to the local pub on Christmas Day we were welcomed by all there. Such a friendly area. Highly recommend Upper House Farm Cottages - fantastic stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by AletheaDec 2018

  • "This was our 1st experience of this type of holiday and I would say that they have set the bar at a level which others will want to achieve."

    The standard of accommodation and facilities provided (down to the kitchen utensiles) far exceeded our expectations. Thank you Robert, Betty Lou & Julie for making our stay just perfect.

    Reviewed by VictoriaNov 2018

  • "Excellent property (liked the adjoining ones too) with spacious open plan area."

    Helpful and accommodating owners. Excellent hot tub.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2018

  • "This holiday was the best holiday we have ever had from the warm welcome from the hosts on our arrival till the day we had to sadly go home."

    The Bulk barn was absolutely fantastic and we'll exceeded all our expectations, it was spotlessy clean and so very spacious. Every thing we needed for our holiday was there inside and the beds were so very comfortable. Outside the Hot tub was great as was the Barbeque. We could get fresh eggs from the chickens each morning and if we forgot something the Honesty shop in site was well stocked. The two play barns were well maintained and enjoyed by all our children they even had the daily paper for the adults to read while the children were playing. If you want a fantastic location that's both adult and family friendly the. This is the place we have already decided to go back next year. 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by JonathonJul 2018

  • "The hosts were excellent and helped us to explore the area."

    We arrived as visitors and left as friends

    Reviewed by PatJul 2018

  • "Had brilliant holiday celebrating a special birthday with the family."

    The Bull Barn is exceptional, well equipped and beautifully decorated. It had snowed just before we arrived so the free was very welcome to snuggle down to of an evening. The hot tub was a great on a crisp evening of star gazing. There is lots to do out and about. Jimmy's Barn is not just for kids but for adults too. The shop was very welcome at really good prices. The owners are very helpful but also know when to leave you to get on with your holiday. It was without doubt a special time for us. We will be back.

    Reviewed by JackyDec 2017

  • "We've stayed in a fair few holiday cottages both with Sykes and Hoseasons and the bull barn is the best property with the best amenities by far."

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2017

  • "The owners were very welcoming, the accommodation was outstanding"

    Reviewed by RachaelAug 2016

  • "It was a lovely peaceful place, the grounds outside were well maintained."

    We were greeted by the owner who showed us round the accommodation, explained the hot tub controls and showed my grandson the activity barns, which he loved!

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2016

  • "We liked the lovely area and the ability to come back to a relaxing cottage after sightseeing, which was a joy."

    The standard of accommodation and facilities was exceptional. It was as if it had been occupied as trial by owner because everything possible had been thought of and done.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2016

  • "The property was fabulous, you couldn't fault it."

    A mass of places to visit all within an hour, we will need to go back to visit others.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2016

  • "The Bull Barn was an excellent property and all the rooms were spacious with a lovely kitchen/diner and lounge."

    The hot tub was used more than expected and was very relaxing. The location was great to visit Ludlow and Shrewsbury, NT properties were also near by and to be able to go walking from the front door was a bonus. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2016

  • "An excellent accommodation that is furnished to a high standard."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming and there was a lovely walk on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2015

  • "The Bull Barn is an excellent property in a quiet location, yet ideally situated for many attractions in Shropshire and Wales."

    It is finished to a very high standard and the owners/manager are extremely friendly and helpful. We particularly enjoyed using the hot tub supplied with the cottage.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2015

  • "A large spacious property which was well decorated throughout."

    It's set in a peaceful location and has a lovely private courtyard garden with hot tub. All bedrooms are en suite and there is underfloor heating throughout. The owners are friendly and welcoming. This is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed and will return.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2015

  • "The location and facilities were excellent and we would definitely recommend this property to friends and family."

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2014

  • "Exceptionally clean and comfortable with excellent facilities for children of all ages to play safely."

    The extensive DVD library in Jimmy's Play Barn was greatly appreciated and well used by the grandchildren as it was much too hot to spend all day in the sun. We found plenty to do in the area and hope to go back again next year.

    Reviewed by EdnaJul 2014

  • "The general ambience of Upper House Farm and its' owners were superb."

    Nothing was too much trouble for these really friendly people. It is peaceful, clean and welcoming, we also were given a tour around the other properties and met an army of lovely ladies that were doing a thorough clean of the recently vacated ones. Although we didn't use the play-barn as such, we did buy some fresh eggs and fabulous cakes from the shop and they were delicious. The handle and steps on the hot tub were invaluable as they enabled my 91 year old mum to get in and out with help.

    Reviewed by MarionJun 2014

  • "Very friendly and helpful staff."

    Excellent accommodation; furniture and decor of a very high standard, it was spacious and relaxing.

    Reviewed by PamMay 2014

  • "The overall attention to detail with every aspect of the holiday was first class."

    Perfect hosts, and we look forward to staying with them again in the future.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2013

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Nice people. Relaxing surroundings. Could not ask for more.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2013

  • "Nice location in the middle of the countryside, but within easy reach of local market towns."

    Accommodation had nice open plan arrangement linking living, dining and kitchen areas. Good space for family.

    Reviewed by GordonOct 2013

  • "The accommodation was excellent, huge rooms, clean, exceptionally well furnished."

    5 star all round.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2013

  • "Overall fantastic holiday could not have picked a better place."

    Beautiful barn, hot tub the best, beds very comfortable. Owner very helpful and very friendly.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2013

  • "The property was stunning."

    Owners were very friendly and made us very welcome. Plenty of things to keep kids entertained, and help us have a relaxed stay, which we did, and would definitely recommend and look at booking again.

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2013

  • "Great thought has gone into everything, and could not fault the accommodation."

    Reviewed by SonjaAug 2013

  • "The welcome we received and standard of the property made us more relaxed than we have ever been before on holiday."

    The obvious love and passion put into these barn conversions really comes through in the warmth you feel for your whole stay.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2013

  • "All in all a fantastic experience!"

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2013

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Upper House Farm Cottages

These four luxury stone-built barn conversions, are situated in an impressive courtyard close to the owner’s 17th century traditional farmhouse, on a 220-acre arable farm in the rural village of Alberbury, 9 miles from Shrewsbury. All four Alberbury cottages have been individually designed to provide completely private rear gardens, each with their own hot tub. All four Alberbury cottages have been renovated to a very high standard providing spacious, open plan, very well-equipped accommodation. They have retained many original features including a wealth of wooden beams and trusses, which have been combined with contemporary fixtures and fitting throughout, producing a welcoming cottage atmosphere in a modern environment. With prior arrangement. These Alberbury cottages provide perfect holiday accommodation for families or groups of friends, as well as offering safe, indoor entertainment for children and the young at heart in. Jimmy’s Play Barn which has a pool table, hand football, air hockey and a ball-pit for toddlers is perfect for the children. There is also a retro gaming table, lots of DVDs ,toys for the children, board games and books to loan. There is a separate sports barn in this there is astro turf down, badminton and a sky fort climbing frame with swings and slide. There is a small grocery shop with an honesty box and free range chickens where you can collect your own eggs! These wonderful Alberbury holiday cottages are in an ideal location for walking through the Loton Estate's deer park, up Rodney’s Pillar hill, along Offa's Dyke Path, or visiting Powis Castle or historic Shrewsbury. Discover the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, the Wroxeter Roman City, delightful Church Stretton and the medieval town of Ludlow, surely one of the UK’s most lovely towns. Any one of these Alberbury holiday cottages would be perfect for a memorable, year-round holiday in one of England’s loveliest counties.

The property

A charming mid-terraced Alberbury cottage, full of character, with original wooden beams and trusses, as well as a woodburner in the open plan living area, and three delightful bedrooms all with en-suite facilities.

Add in the private hot tub, and this is a perfect Alberbury cottage for a family holiday!

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. (15913, 15914, 15916) and 200 metres from 3853 and together they sleep 20.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 xking-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility
  • Shared games barn.
  • Underfloor central heating from eco-friendly biomass system with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Shared games barn (wheelchair accessible) with pool table, hand football, air hockey, toddler ball-pit, drinks machine and newspapers
  • Shared indoor play area for younger children with swing, seesaw and climbing frame
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent, extra wood can be purchased from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private, enclosed courtyard garden with furniture, BBQ and private hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub with restaurant 1.3 miles
  • Note: There is total privacy around the hot tub, but it is situated close to neighbouring properties
  • Note:Small grocery shop with honesty box and free range chickens where you can collect your own eggs
  • Please note: bookings must start and end within a Saturday to Saturday

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About the location


Shrewsbury 9 miles; Powis Castle 10 miles.

Alberbury is a small rural village in lovely countryside, 4 miles from the Offa's Dyke Pathway, 9 miles from historic Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury lies within a giant loop of the River Severn, and has been called England's finest Tudor town, with its timber framed, black and white buildings, as well as the ancient 'shuts' or passageways which connect them. There is a superb selection of shops, along with cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. Visit Shrewsbury Abbey, home to the fictional Brother Cadfael or Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive sandstone building in beautiful gardens and grounds, housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park and mansion, Powis and Chirk castles with their lovely gardens, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge World Heritage Site, the castle and Michelin starred restaurants of Ludlow, enjoy golf on the 9 hole course, paintball or quad biking, only a short drive away, or visit Acton Scott Working Farm, as featured in the “Victorian Farm” TV series.

Region Information

Please note: bookings must start and end within a Saturday to Saturday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
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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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