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Byre Cottage

(Ref. 906694)

Nesscliffe near Shrewsbury, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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69 Customer Reviews

  • "We had really nice holiday at Byre Cottage, it very comfortable, clean and well equipt."

    There are plenty of places to visit such as Ckirk and Powis Castles. Oswestry and Shrewsbury were a delight to visit. We shall definitly be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2024

  • "We enjoyed another lovely stay at Byre Cottage, its fitted out with all we need, warm and comfortable."

    Peaceful and quiet, enjoying beautiful countryside views. Sitting in the lovely conservatory is always a bonus. We have already booked another stay

    Reviewed by Peggy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Superb well equipped and spacious property in rural setting but close to many places of interest."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable."

    Ideal location for exploring both sides of the border. Conservatory and garden a bonus.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Once again a great stay at Byre Cottage."

    It's clean and comfortable very well equipped too. This was our 4th stay and we will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "No problems, all very good."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent holiday property stayed same place three times enjoyed every minute"

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our third visit to byre cottage, this shows that we are more than satisfied with the property."

    Also the cottage is in the ideal position for trips over the border into wales.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "As usual an excellent holiday, very comfortable accommodation."

    It was our fourth visit, which speaks for itself.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fully equipped two person cottage with sun lounge on the side makes this an ideal holiday cottage."

    It has a wet room with lovely hot water, is a very clean modern cottage and it is a delight to stay in it. Ideal for visiting places of interest.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Mar 2023

  • "Very pleased with an extremely well converted building."

    Lovely location in well kept grounds. Will probably visit again.

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2022

  • "A lovely place in a lovely part of the country."

    Very enjoyable. Just one thing: a sofa in the sitting room would make it even more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Oct 2022

  • "Firstly. The booking is in my daughters name as she booked on our behalf."

    This was because it was a surprise 70th birthday gift. We have stayed here before and it is my favourite holiday cottage so I was delighted when I knew I was going there again. The cottage is so so comfortable and well equipped. We spend most of our time in the sun room when not out and about. Just so relaxing. There is a large wet room. Twin beds in the spacious bedroom are very comfortable. There are no negatives at all. Love it. We are hoping to go again next year.

    Reviewed by Sorelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay, even better than the description given."

    Very spacious, lovely to sit and read in the sun room. Very convenient location for Shrewsbury, Oswestry and many other good places to visit.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Sep 2022

  • "Amazing holiday cottage."

    Nicely furnished and comfortable with a superb sunroom. Nice having it’s own drive too. Mostly nice and clean. But lots of cobwebs everywhere. Just needs a feather duster. Lack of some basic items. Some decent knives and a chopping board. But these are just very small points. Overall this is a beautiful holiday cottage. Others have mentioned the traffic noise. This is an issue. But you soon get used to it and it wouldn’t prevent us from staying there again. Also a very useful barn attached, where bikes etc can be stored.

    Reviewed by Alf4.4Jul 2022

  • "Our first experience at renting a holiday cottage it was just like home from home everything there that we needed, very comfortable and clean, so relaxing especially as we were there the two hottest days of the year we managed to stay cool."

    loved sitting in the conservatory in the evening when it had gone slightly cooler.We met the owner who was very friendly and enjoyed the bottle of wine that greeted us on arrival. Would love to return as a great base for visiting several National Trust properties

    Reviewed by Freda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great place to stay, this was our second visit, will probably book next year."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was more than we expected and we were very pleased with it."

    As a disabled visiter my only need that was not met was a hand rail to make it easier to get down the step into the conservatory and a stool in the bathroom. Apart from those 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable week in Byre Cottage, unmarred by any faults or omissions on the owner's part."

    We loved the sun room particularly and were thrilled to see hare(s) in the field. On one occasion a hare came within a few feet of the french windows. If I were to suggest any improvements, they would include finishing off the ground outside the bedroom window, which spoilt the view of the climbing rose as it was rough and weedy, and the same with the patch between the exterior sitting-out area and the whirlybird washing line, which was also rough and weedy. Inside, the comfort of the sitting area could be improved with a small settee and a large mat or rug on the vast wooden floor area -their lack must be even more noticeable in winter. Again not essential, but we had a bedside radio in each of the two cottages we rented last year. Finally, this is out of the control of the owner I know, but we found that although the wonderful Old Three Pigeons pub and restaurant is only one mile distant, It is impossible to walk there and back as there is no continuous footpath on either side of the road. In fact it is not possible to walk anywhere from the cottage on what is the (now) bypassed A5.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.1Jun 2022

  • "Very spacious, great location and really well equipped."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Allen5.0May 2022

  • "Very nice little cottage and well appointed."

    Just what we expected.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2022

  • "Once again a very good week spent at Byre Cottage."

    Part of our family live just down the road from this delightful cottage, enabling us to go on some lovely walks with them. We would definitely recommend a visit to this cottage.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2022

  • "Brilliant, loved our stay ."

    .. Thanks

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Byre cottage from Monday to Wednesday, the cottage was very well thought out with a great wet room, and lovely sun room and gardens."

    Shame we didn't meet the owner though that would have been nice, but I guess he was working. The roads were rather noisy but we enjoyed a change of scenery. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Byre is a lovely little property in a wonderful spot, the sunroom is the icing on the cake, a great place to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down."

    Would recommend to anyone who wants a peaceful stay in a convenient spot for travelling the area. We were made to feel very welcome on our return visit by the owner.

    Reviewed by Peggy4.4Jan 2022

  • "Are third visit thank you once again"

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much and especially the bottle of Pinot, thanks."

    So peaceful and certainly would have no hesitation in visiting again. Take extra tea towels and hand towels for kitchen and a footstool to put your feet up in the lounge. Oh, and don't forget to take a pint of milk with you. Lovely comfy beds and a great wet room. Good local shop at the garage about a mile away in the village. Visited Shrewsbury, Ellesmere, Oswestry and our favourite ..Plas Newydd in Llangollen. Fascinating, and also has a nice cafe for lunch. Loved the wildlife (hares in the garden) and the owner was so friendly but not intrusive. A beautiful place to wind down. Recommend thoroughly.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2021

  • "A perfect retreat for a short stay in Shropshire"

    Reviewed by Shelagh4.7Jul 2021

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    Byre Cottage is a fabulous home-from-home.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was as described and illustrated."

    Very clean, well equipped and in a good location for sightseeing. Would have preferred more comfortable seating in the lounge area but found the seating in the sun lounge perfect.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Jun 2021

  • "Not explored Shropshire previously, found it to be wonderful."

    Will definitely return as so much to explore. Made so much better by the accommodation that we had booked. Comfortable, clean, light and very welcoming. Thankyou to Sykes and our hosts.

    Reviewed by C5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect for a relaxing holiday, Ideal for visiting north east Wales, also great for watching local wildlife."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location for exploring this part of Shropshire."

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2021

  • "We have booked many cottages from Sykes over many years and can honestly say that Byre Cottage is one of the very best we have stayed in."

    It is now on our list for a repeat visit.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Extremely spacious with a lovely sun room where I enjoyed relaxing with a good book despite the weather. Well equipped and decorated to a very high standard. Faultless. Many thanks for a lovely stay. Jane

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent, actually even better than the photos!"

    A perfect base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was comfy and well appointed with everything you would need."

    We had a very enjoyable stay here. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Spotless on arrival very comfortable well furnished ."

    Location is excellent well worth the rent charged will returning

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Sep 2020

  • "Right time, right place, a perfect 3 night break to meet friends only 10 minutes away."

    Visited Oliver's Point and Rodney's Column too.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    It is in a good central location for exploring all of Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage all you will ever need"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2019

  • "Exceptionally spacious property with beautiful surroundings."

    The only slight niggle we had was the amount of traffic on the minor road which carried on through the night sometimes, but something we appreciate the owners had no control over.

    Reviewed by Victor4.7Sep 2019

  • "Byre Cottage was a lovely, spacious and well equipped cottage in beautiful gardens with pleasant patios for sitting outside."

    We loved the spacious wet room. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2019

  • "Our second visit to this property and we were equally pleased."

    Only thing we missed was having no dishwasher. Good location for easy access to 4 National Trust properties.

    Reviewed by Julian4.4Jul 2019

  • "Byre Cottage was an ideal location for those wanting to explore Shropshire."

    Located between Shrewsbury and Oswestry close to the A5, there were so many places of interest within 45 minutesw travel by car - Ironbridge, Coalport, David Austin Rose Centre, RAF Cosford Museum and the British Ironwork centre and Sculture Park (Fabulous). The only point we would make is that some people might find the taste of the tap water unpleasant and revert to bottled water as we did.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jun 2019

  • "It was our 3rd stay at this cottage, we love the area and the owners are so friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is a delight to stay in, everything you need, very much home-from-home. We highly recommend the cottage to other people.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "We returned to Byre Cottage as we enjoyed it the first time."

    Not disappointed second time . Good cottage in good location.easy access to all the main attractions.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0May 2019

  • "This is the 2nd time we have stayed in Byre Cottage."

    1st time was almost 2 years ago. You cannot get any better. It.s clean comfortable warm and it has everything supplied that you would need. Eddie and Sylvia are such a friendly helpful couple although we didn't need them during our stay but they are there if you did. The sun lounge is where we spent all of our time when we in the cottage. watching the variety of birds at the feeders. The is a large wet room. The bedroom has twin beds and they are so comfortable. There is nothing to find fault with. We were sad to be leaving but we will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully re-furnished and had kept all the original character of the building."

    Everything was available that we needed. Lovely gardens on all sides and lovely views. We have booked to come back again in September as there are lots of places we didn’t get to visit this time. The only suggestion I have that would improve the comfort is to have a comfy sofa in the lounge to watch tv. Owners were brilliant and there if you needed them.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Apr 2019

  • "The cottage really nice and in a great place the view`s are lovely all round ."

    There is a lot to see in the area good place to be .

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2019

  • "Our stay at Byre Cottage was not strictly holiday,we were there because our home was suffering from water damage."

    We had four weeks in the cottage and it was our. “Port in a storm” but by the end of our stay it was like home. Eddie and Sylvia were wonderful and we would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone seeking a good base to explore the local area. Raymond and Barbara Fry

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was very spacious and comfortable."

    It was in a beautiful part of Shropshire, within easy driving access of many surrounding towns and places of interest. The owners could not have been more pleasant and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Aug 2018

  • "Byre cottage is by far one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    The kitchen is very well equiped and the whole place is spotlessly clean and furniture very comfortable. Although you can hear the traffic on the A5 it didn't spoil the holiday. We went for a relaxing week and that is what we got as we spent most of our time in the conservatory watching the large variety of birds in the lovely gardens. Eddie and Sylvia are lovely people and the bottle of wine on arrival is a lovely gesture. You won't be dissapointed if you stay here. Health permitting we will be back.

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2018

  • "It was the personal friendliness of the owners and the high standard of their holiday property that helped make this a holiday to remember."

    Reviewed by Vera5.0Jul 2018

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday with plenty of places to go and visit."

    The cottage itself was spacious and spotlessly clean plus a lovely conservatory and garden to sit and relax in. The owners of the cottage were lovely as nice as you’d like to meet and made us very welcome. Would definitely look to return again.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely brilliant, very spacious and supplied everything one could possibly need, even the added bonus of a bottle of wine!"

    The hosts were absolutely charming and made us feel very welcome. We could have stayed much longer as the cottage was set in stunning gardens with many birds attracted to the garden bird feeder. An idyllic home from home which I would recommend to the most fastidious travelled.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was our second visit to this delightful cottage, & we were not disappointed."

    Mr & Mrs Davies are both charming & welcoming, & the property has been converted for them in their retirement. They have thought of everything & even provided decent weather ! We would recommend this property fully & hope to return again. M.S .

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2018

  • "What a wonderful week in this lovely, well equipped cottage."

    The owners are extremely welcoming and friendly. The cottage is perfect for a couple with lovely comfortable beds, a beautiful conservatory where you can sit and watch the wonderful birds that visit the well stocked feeder just outside the window. The gardens are a delight too and very well maintained. Shropshire is a beautiful county and Byre Cottage a perfect place to stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything that you need ,lovely views of garden ."

    Friendly hosts .We went over to Wales to Conwy Castle and Porthmadog railway , Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal boat ride . went to Chester , Crewe , Mowcop , Biddulph Grange Moreton Hall and Ironbridge , Shrewsbury , Liverpool and much more .

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0May 2018

  • "Many holiday homes do not cater for an ageing population."

    Seating which is to low. Showers over baths are impossible for many. As of course are slippery baths with no grab handles. However Byre cottage had none of these failings. We had a very enjoyable holiday there and if you want a rest from driving there is a regular bus service close by. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. Oh yes and the weather was sunny and mild. But I expect Sykes cottages booked that for us as well?

    Reviewed by Jack5.0May 2018

  • "Despite the atrocious weather we had a very warm and cosy stay in the cottage."

    Will return in the future when the weather improves.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Feb 2018

  • "We choose to book with Sykes because their cottages are always as described, and booking is easy."

    We have stayed in several Sykes cottages over the years, but this one is without a doubt the best we have ever had. It was everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage. It was immaculately clean, comfortable, with a very well equipped kitchen. The wet room was a new concept to us but we liked it very much. There is also a spacious sun room with cane chairs, sofa, and dining table. It overlooked the bird feeders and was a lovely way to start the day. The owners have given a great deal of thought to equipping the cottage - guidebooks, maps, an assortment of books to read, etc. It was unusual not to have a sofa and to have only single beds but the two chairs and the beds were very comfortable. The owners themselves are charming, accessible but not in the least intrusive. We only live 20 minutes away and chose this cottage to stay in whilst our new kitchen was fitted. We explored Nesscliffe Hill Country Park and climbed to Rodney's Pillar, as well as visiting The British Ironworks. The cottage is ideally placed for Shrewsbury, Oswestry, and the welsh borders. Even though we live in the area, we fully intend to return for another peaceful, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2017

  • "Our second stay."

    It's a lovely cottage. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was immaculate, the owners helpful, everything was perfect"

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Aug 2017

  • "Stunning property in a lovely location That says it all Regards David Laves"

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2017

  • "It's our third stay at Byre Cottage and as lovely as ever."

    Always immaculately clean and well presented. Lovely sun room to sit and watch the birds in the garden. A lovely home from home.

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Feb 2017

  • "The cottage was a perfect home from home."

    It had everything you could possibly want, appliance wise. The whole cottage is fantastic from location to the general things. As far as we were concerned the best part of the cottage was the in room/conservatory, even in October it was brilliant to just sit in and relax

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2016

  • "We were so happy with the accommodation, so much room for 2 people."

    everything was perfect. Having said that we prefer to sleep in a double bed, but I wouldn't mark the property down because of that. Would most definitely stay there again if we wanted to go back to the area. No faults , highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Philip4.8Sep 2016

  • "A nice comfortable cottage with everything you would need better than shown on internet"

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One twin bedroom
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sun room.
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front lawned garden, rear patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: Although all on the ground floor, this property isn't suitable for wheelchair users
  • Note: The standard changeover day for this property is Saturday, if you wish to make a booking to start on a day other than Saturday, please contact our call centre to check availability.

The property

Nesscliffe 1 mile.

An attractive mid-19th century, detached, stone-built barn conversion situated opposite the owner’s farmhouse, on a non-working farm, one mile from the Shropshire village of Nesscliffe.

This Nesscliffe cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to provide a single-storey, light and airy, open plan holiday home, which retains its original character beams and trusses.

Along with a delightful open plan living area, this cottage near Shrewsbury provides a wet room shower, a welcoming twin bedroom and a sun room, which is an ideal place to enjoy breakfast or a morning coffee.

The rear patio area at this Shropshire cottage is perfect for relaxing with a drink or lighting the barbecue and dining alfresco, whilst you admire the hill views.

Nearby Nesscliffe village has a popular 15th century inn and a country park, ideal for energetic walks or bike rides, whilst the scenic Severn Way Walk is not far away.

More wonderful walking can be enjoyed in the Shropshire Hills around Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, and the area offers excellent days out to medieval Shrewsbury, beautiful Ludlow, the market town of Oswestry and the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

Also take some time to visit Stokesay Castle, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Wroxeter Roman ruins, the Severn Valley Railway, and the Welsh border is close by.

This Nesscliffe holiday cottage provides superb accommodation, perfect for two people to explore lovely Shropshire.

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About the location


Shrewsbury 9 miles; Church Stretton 21 miles.

The rural village of Nesscliffe stands in lovely Shropshire countryside and is well known for the popular Nesscliife Hill Country Park, whose caves were once home to the famous highwayman Humphrey Kynaston. The village also boasts the 15th century Three Pigeons Inn, an excellent and friendly watering hole. Nesscliffe is only a short drive from the beautiful Shropshire hills of the Long Mynd, Stiperstones and Caradoc, which can be explored on foot, by bike, on horse or by car. Nine miles away is the medieval town of Shrewsbury, set into a loop of the River Severn, and offering timber-framed black and white buildings, a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, a theatre, riverside walks, an abbey and a castle. Discover the ten Ironbridge Gorge museums, Attingham Park, Church Stretton, which is known as Little Switzerland, beautiful Ludlow and the famous Severn Valley Railway.

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

Note: The standard changeover day for this property is Saturday. If you wish to make a booking to start on a day other than Saturday, please contact our call centre to check availability.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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