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Chatford Roost

(Ref. 928745)

Chatford near Shrewsbury, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautifully restored building, created with huge care and attention to detail."

    Extremely comfortable, cosy and peaceful in lovely countryside. Great base for exploring the local area. Friendly, welcoming owners. Really relaxing stay. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay"

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful and very comfortable cottage."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a peaceful, rural location."

    The accommodation was perfect for walking in the local area and visiting Shrewsbury. The owners made us very welcome (with home-made scones) and attended to a minor issue very promptly. Thank you. The only minor negative point was that internet connectivity was sometimes poor.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful stay at this beautifully converted barn which has all the home comforts that you could wish for."

    Lovely friendly owners. Close to so many wonderful Shropshire villages and towns and a stones throw from the Welsh Border too for those who want to explore Wales. Would highly recommend this cottage. Thank you for a delightful stay.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely barn conversion, really well done."

    Well equipped and furnished too. Properly rural location yet not far from Shrewsbury.

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for our stay this October."

    Excellent facilities provided (nice bedding and towels, lots of kitchen equipment etc). Beds were very comfortable, we all slept brilliantly with how dark the rooms were at night. I would perhaps not recommend for families with really young children with the sets of stairs up to each bedroom.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful BARN conversion at high standard."

    Very comfortable and everything you need. Thank you for the lovely scones. Set in a lovely location in the country side.

    Reviewed by Mildred Gregory5.0Sep 2022

  • "It’s a lovely little gem of a place."

    It’s so peaceful yet so close to everything you would need. One week wasn’t long enough as the peace and quiet made it so easy to unwind and relax. Close to places to visit, lots to see and do in and around Shrewsbury.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "I was very pleased booking Chatford Roost."

    It was a lovely comfy cottage. With everything we needed over our holiday. James and Jackie friendly and helpful hosts. Ideal for my sister and I. We each had double bedrooms with bathrooms. Central to all the places we wanted to visit on our holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable beds, and relaxing chairs."

    Very well equipped and our favourite cake waiting for us on arrival. Thank you for everything

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely comfy cottage for 3 or 4."

    All the facilities you need. Cooked a full roast dinner for Easter Sunday with no problems. Cosy lounge. Outside sunny garden spot. Quiet and relaxing - lovely hosts. Thank you for the cake!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2022

  • "An excellent property, finished to a high standard."

    We loved the wood burner - contributed to a relaxing stay. We received a warm welcome from Jackie & James. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Another excellent holiday with the cottage matching the high standard I have come to expect."

    The owners are friendly and the welcome carrot cake was splendid! This cottage is well placed for exploring the area. Don’t think about it, book it.

    Reviewed by Max5.0Sep 2021

  • "Charged Roost is a perfect cottage to holiday in."

    It has everything you'd expect and more, even a Lemon Drizzle Cake on arrival. Its in z quiet hamlet in the heart of Shropshire with easy access to many attractions and the scenery in the area is magnificent. We had a lovely stay and want to return. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Herbert5.0Sep 2021

  • "Ideal setting, quiet but not far from attractions in area"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect!"

    Every possible item we could ask for, a real home from home! Friendly owners who owned two delightful dogs! When entering the cottage on arrival we were delighted to find that Janet had left beautiful fruit scones and jam, so welcome after a very long journey. Overall a very pleasant, positive experience- thank you!

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Aug 2021

  • "All really good, except for the bizarre water taps in kitchen and utility which operate in the opposite way to most taps including those in the upstairs bathrooms."

    Combined with the pressurised water system, I think that all of our party got a soaking at some point by inadvertantly turning a tap full-on. Oh, and the squeaky door hinges that most holiday cottages seem to have.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2021

  • "Chatford Roost is a beautiful barn conversion, great location - peaceful but actually near to shops and plenty to do and see without having to travel too far."

    The property is well presented and equipped, it really is a home from home. The beds were super comfy as were the reclining sofa/chairs! Jackie and James were great hosts, friendly and helpful and have 2 lovely dogs who were always there to greet us when we returned each day along with an amusing 'gang' of chickens! There is so much to do in the area, we managed to keep our 19 and 18 year olds amused for a week!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a very well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Be aware that because of the shape of the bedrooms, which I have to say are both beautiful with high ceilings and beams on show, there aren't any wardrobes. There is a hanging area which is fine for a weeks holiday and heaps of drawer space, so for us this wasn't a problem. Maybe take a few hangers of your own. The surrounding area is a delight and Shrewsbury was a really pleasant surprise with lot's and lovely places to eat and things to do. The park and ride is excellent and something you should consider.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was very well-appointed and comfortable."

    Excellent location. In the countryside but not far from Shrewsbury and other locations for walking and sightseeing!. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. It was so relaxing. Great holiday!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is our second stay at Chatford Roost."

    The accommodation is very comfortable and well equipped and the owners very welcoming. We love the area for walking and exploring interesting towns and villages. I am sure we will return for a third visit before too long.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped."

    Very comfortable beds, and beautiful quiet surroundings. We were lucky with the weather. If you have to stay home, then there are games, DVD's, books,and of course, TV.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jun 2021

  • "A fantastic property."

    Reviewed by Drinda5.0May 2021

  • "Great cottage - close to Shrewsbury but out in the countryside."

    Very clean and comfortable with everything you need to enjoy your holiday. Owners - and dogs - very welcoming. Would really recommend Chatford Roost!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was even better than we hoped."

    Peaceful surroundings and welcoming, friendly hosts....especially the dogs! We slept better than we have for ages and had wonderful weather. We managed a lot of sight seeing, covid permitting. We would definitely recommend a stay at Chatford Roost.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful barn conversion."

    Beds and lounge furniture where very comfortable. Very cosy with the log burner, which was so warm we didn’t need the heating on upstairs. Lovely location and very close to family and we will book again next year. Everything you need for a relaxing stay and plenty of places to visit and loads of lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Dec 2020

  • "We had a super weekend at Chatford Roost."

    The barn conversion is beautiful and the property itself is probably the best equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in. You really can walk right from the front doorstep, if that's your thing. For a local walk try Lyth Hill, for lovely views across the valley, but walk from Church Stretton for the most stunning scenery from the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley. A lovely place for a few days away from it all.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable and well equipped property ideally located for exploring Shropshire."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2020

  • "Really high quality build barn conversion."

    Easy to access Shrewsbury and surrounding areas. Jackie was a wonderful host!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautifully renovated barn in a lovely, tranquil setting."

    Very well equipped. Comfortable seating in lounge (big leather recliners) and very comfortable beds. Just off the A49, so easy to explore this beautiful part of the world. Jackie, James and lovely dogs, Pippa and Summer, made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The cottage was very comfortable and homely. The owners, James and Jackie were very welcoming and went the extra mile to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday cottage."

    The hosts were extremely thoughtful, arrived to a plate of homemade mince pies, Christmas decorations and fresh milk in the fridge. This was the most equipped holiday home we have stayed at, everything had been thought of and was very much appreciated. The conversion is high end as were the furnishings. Spotlessly clean, warm and very welcoming. We would certainly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2019

  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Chatford Roost and have certainly highlighted it as a cottage we would like to stay in again when we next plan a holiday in Shropshire."

    Everything was comfortable, clean and very well presented. and we were quite sorry to leave at the end of the week. We have already recommended it to another member of our family and will probably recommend it to a few friends too. James and Jackie were very friendly and helpful, which added to our enjoyment of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Oct 2019

  • "Cottage was very comfortable, in a very quiet location."

    Hosts were extremely helpful and friendly. Beautiful part of the UK to be in, lots to see and do. Thanks for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is located in a lovely environment with swallows flying overhead and chickens by your feet."

    A lovely rural idyll but not far from a main road taking you to lots of great locations

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2019

  • "Chatford Roost is a delightful and spacious holiday home."

    The layout is excellent. Perfect for two couples with two ensuite bedrooms at either end of the cottage. Good for families as well. A beautiful rural location, with the main A149 only a minute down the lane. It is well placed for all of Shropshire's attractions, with Carding MIll Valley only 10 miles down the A149. Our hosts James and Jackie were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a great week at Chatford Roost."

    The cottage was lovely and Jackie was really friendly and helpful. Lots to do in the area too. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2019

  • "Was surprised that the owners did not come and see us sooner, as they lived next door."

    Not many glasses, 6 large tumblers and 6 wine glasses. No small tumblers or glasses. We went out and brought 4 small sherry glasses. Which we left behind. We had 1 light missing in our bathroom. In the dinning area 1 set of lights (4) were not working. No instructions as to where the ash from the log burner should go.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Nov 2018

  • "Really well equipped accommodation in a quiet spot but quite close (4 miles) to a trading estate with supermarkets etc."

    Nearest pubs are a drive away. There are great places to visit within 30 minutes drive. Shrewsbury has great architecture and lots of independent shops, as does Ludlow. A visit to Ironbridge is also worth the effort although the bridge is undergoing renovations at the moment and is surrounded by scaffold and tarpaulin. If I was to nit pick, this is a farm and the flies are plentiful but there were lots of cobwebs to catch them!

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Jul 2018

  • "Lovely barn conversion very central for places of interest in Shropshire and into Wales."

    Had a very good week, even the weather was warm and sunny.The owners are very friendly and helpful and it is a cottage that we would return to if up in the area again.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.4Jun 2018

  • "I booked this last minute with my friends on the day!"

    Jackie, the owner was great to turn this around so fast for us. The barn was clean, and relaxing, so much room as well, with both bedrooms with ensuites too. It’s not far from Shrewsbury town centre which we visited in the day for food and drinks, we also had a Chinese one night that delivered too! So it was a great location for all our needs, and Jackie was on hand when we needed her, ( I ran out of dishwasher tablets, and she popped some over!) I would highly recommend this barn conversion to stay for a break away, it had everything we needed and will definitely look to book for our girly break next year.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2018

  • "We found the sloping roof in both bedrooms and bathrooms challenging to say the least."

    However the location is very convenient in the area.

    Reviewed by Peter2.5Mar 2018

  • "Great base for exploring the Shropshire Hills."

    Very friendly owners with warm welcome. Very comfortable barn conversion with every amenity - lovely.

    Reviewed by Ivor5.0Aug 2017

  • "Great property and well located."

    Catalyst for a lovely time in Shropshire and Wales and nice local walks. Go there.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2017

  • "An excellent base for accessing Shropshire and all its heritage and highlights."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2017

  • "Wonderful accommodation, perfect location and everything was just great."

    Some lovely touches in the cottage and a lot of thought has gone into the high spec. finishes. We are planning to re-book for next year and thanks again Jackie for helping to make it a perfect holiday for us.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2016

  • "Facilities excellent."

    More than met our expectations. A Well furnished cottage that offered a comfortable relaxing break. Easy access to many interesting places.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, the location was very quiet and peaceful, just the place for a chill out type break."

    Reviewed by Melvyn4.6Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was beautifully equipped, and we would happily go back again."

    We were really lucky with the weather which made the holiday even better.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2016

  • "Lovely building in a pleasant area."

    Exactly what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Steve4.8Aug 2016

  • "Peaceful and beautiful setting amongst glorious countryside."

    Hosts were very welcoming. Great place to explore Shropshire from. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility with basin and WC.
  • Electric panel central heating and woodburner
  • Electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVDs, WiFi with data points if required, security safe, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars in courtyard, ample additional parking available which is accessed via 7 steps through outbuilding
  • Enclosed lawned garden to side with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Bike cleaning and storage area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Double bedroom has sloping ceiling with reduced access to one side of bed
  • Note: Cottage adjoins a quiet office building.

The property

Shrewsbury 5 miles.

A delightful, Grade II listed barn conversion located adjacent to a quiet working livestock farm, in the tiny hamlet of Chatford, 2.5 miles from Bayston Hill, in the popular county of Shropshire.

This former agricultural brick-built barn, dating back to the 1830s, has been lovingly restored into a pretty, welcoming cottage, set in an idyllic rural location.

Beautifully renovated, the cottage offers modern open plan living downstairs, ideal for families or couples looking to explore this area.

Entering into the stylish fitted kitchen you will immediately be taken by the cosy, well-equipped accommodation, with the dining room centrally located in a high galleried hallway, with A frame beams set in the wall.

The sitting area has further exposed beams, an external stable door and a warming characterful woodburner recessed in a small inglenook fireplace; perfect for relaxing on the reclining chairs and warming your toes in front of the glowing embers.

Upstairs, off the mezzanine half-landing, two separate staircases lead to a double bedroom and a twin room with zip/link beds that can be converted to make a super king-size room if required.

Both bedrooms benefit from en-suite facilities and have a TV/DVD.

Outside, there is parking in a courtyard, a lawned area and an outbuilding where bikes can be safely stored.

There is a wealth of walking opportunities with numerous footpaths leading through the 100 acres of farm land, offering unspoilt trails from the doorstep, and joining up with the Shropshire Way within a mile.

The Stiperstones and the Stretton Hills provide further rambling opportunities, plus for cyclists, there is the bonus of National Cycle Route 44 passing close by.

The delights of the historic market town of Shrewsbury are just a short drive away, and Telford with its famous Ironbridge Gorge should not be missed off your itinerary.

This is a superb character cottage in a wonderful holiday location.

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About the location


Church Stretton 13 miles; Much Wenlock 13 miles; Telford 15 miles

Shrewsbury lies in the heart of one of England's most beautiful counties. Set within a giant loop of the River Severn, it is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings. Explore the picturesque cobbled alleys and squares or enjoy some of the events and festivals that take place each year, particularly Shrewsbury's 'Summer Season' which caters for every age and interest. The town offers a superb selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. The birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury also boasts Shrewsbury Abbey, founded in 1083 and home to the fictional Brother Cadfael. Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive sandstone building in beautiful gardens and grounds, houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum, while Quarry Park is home to the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, an elegant 18th century mansion, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, the castle and excellent restaurants of Ludlow, or Acton Scott working farm, as featured in the Victorian Farm TV series.

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