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The Byre

Wentnor near Church Stretton, Shropshire (Ref. 1502)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The Byre has got everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday in the most peaceful and beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2022

  • "The bed and pillows were a little bit to firm for us but that is just a personal thing, everyone is different."

    Lovely little extras.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location!"

    The owner was very friendly and welcoming! The cottage was just what needed as a warm and comfortable base in this magnificent walking area.

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a stunning area."

    The owner was so helpful and the cottage was so clean and homely.

    Reviewed by DawnFeb 2022

  • "The Byre was wonderful!"

    Beautiful location, fantastic accommodation and such a warm, friendly welcome.

    Reviewed by OdetteOct 2021

  • "Great place Great views from the cottage"

    Reviewed by ManfredOct 2021

  • "Set amid the picturesque Shropshire hills the cottage is well positioned for walks."

    It is warm and cosy and very well equipped. A wonderful holiday - I highly recommend and will certainly return

    Reviewed by BettyOct 2021

  • "After driving up , and i mean up"

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2021

  • "Just wow, the accomodation was lovely, everything had been anticipated and provided for."

    Would not hesitate to go back here again. Booking was straight foward, all relevent info was provided. If you want a beautiful quiet getaway, this is perfect. Went with a non walker who still enjoyed the walking we did do. Shropshire is very picturesque, it has loads of lovely places to visit within a short travel. Rolling hills, so many pretty villages and so old, a rural paradise.

    Reviewed by VirginiaJul 2021

  • "This was our 2nd stay at The Byre and we enjoyed it just as much as our first stay."

    Reviewed by ZoeJun 2021

  • "Good - beautiful location, bedroom fittings fine."

    Bottle of wine and chocs. Bad - general furnishing at charity shop level, although clean. Dark interior. - kitchen equipment - just 3 or 4 none matching mugs of small size. Only 2 small wine glasses which are refugees from a 1960's Berni Inn. - No WiFi for 3+ days. Owner said "Not my priority" and "I dont use it". More no-band than broadband and unhelpful response. - apart from some maps and old leaflets, no info on local pubs etc or even waste / recycling requirements. Far below standard of other Sykes Cottages we have visited. Won't be back!

    Reviewed by BarringtonJun 2021

  • "The location of this cottage was ideal for us as we love to walk."

    Could go from the cottage in all directions. Beautiful views. A quiet remote gem.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very spacious and well appointed."

    Wonderful location with marvellous far reaching views all round. Bob the owner was very friendly and helpful. Storm the not so great sheepdog was lovely and epitimised the chill factor surrounding the cottage. Crown Inn pub in Wentnor great and we ate there on last night, good food and service. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by RegMay 2021

  • "I have marked accuracy of information down simply because the photos do not give a true representation of the property."

    It is stunning. Strongly suggest new photos.

    Reviewed by DerekOct 2020

  • "This was our 2nd visit to this property so we knew what a high standard it met."

    highly likely we will be booking it again very soon!! If we could offer one request (although we are nit-picking a bit), it would be nice if the kitchen and bread knives were sharpened. Otherwise, this is a truly outstanding cottage in a lovely area, surrounded by lovely, friendly people.

    Reviewed by ScottSep 2020

  • "Views. Views."

    Views. The setting of The Byre is stunning with gorgeous views from front and back doors. As others have said the photos are out of date and the cottage is much nicer than the photos show. Spacious, comfortable, well equipped and clean. We enjoyed every second in the cottage. The walks from the doorstep are fabulous, with other great walks a short away. Perfect for walkers who like being a little remote. So quiet and peaceful and a clear night gives beautiful stars too. All in all - superb.

    Reviewed by KayAug 2020

  • "Lovely quiet location for walking and exploring"

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2020

  • "If you like peace, tranquility, beautiful surroundings and comfort, then The Byre is the perfect holiday accommodation for you."

    The accommodation is bigger than what it appears on the pictures.

    Reviewed by MarcAug 2020

  • "This cottage is ideally situated for those seeking peace and quiet, escape from the hubbub and who enjoy walking and exploring quiet paths and lanes."

    It is off the beaten track, yet close to small market towns such as Bishops Castle. The cottage is simply furnished and spacious for two.

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2020

  • "Difficult to find but worth it"

    Reviewed by MarkJan 2020

  • "Great location for walking"

    Reviewed by KatharineNov 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning scenery."

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2019

  • "Everything was absolutely perfect, we wanted for nothing."

    The owner was so welcoming, leaving us lots of treats, which we really appreciated. Very quiet and comfortable, fabulous walks from the door and a cosy pub down the lane.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2019

  • "The Byre was a really comfortable base for exploring the surrounding area and our host was very friendly and welcoming."

    Thank you for such an enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by ZoeOct 2019

  • "Cottage bigger than it appeared in photos"

    Reviewed by SallySep 2019

  • "A lovely and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    The photos don't do it justice. Lots of walks and interesting things to do nearby, we had a super holiday with lots of activities and plenty of relaxation at the cottage. Bob the owner was really nice and the welcome pack of milk, flowers, wine and chocolates much appreciated. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2019

  • "This was a lovely holiday."

    Perfect location, peaceful yet close enough to a good pub and lovely long walks. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Our second visit to this outstanding yet very unspoilt area."

    Fabulous walks straight from the Byre, interesting wildlife and good access to nearby towns of Leominster, Shrewsbury and Ludlow good historical connections.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and the owner really friendly and a delight to talk to, we will very likely book another trip there very soon."

    The directions to the cottage given by Sykes were spot on and we would encourage new visitors to follow these rather than your sat nav. Sat Nav is likely to take you over the Long Mynd which is not for the faint hearted when you are just arriving. If we were to be super critical, a nice to have in the cottage would be a little bit more information regarding such domestic things as bins /recycling but we are really nit picking here. This is a lovely cottage in a lovely area and well worth visiting.

    Reviewed by ScottJun 2019

  • "Very well appointed accommodation!"

    The little touches added by the owner was a very welcomed surprise. Beautiful and clean! Amazing panoramic views from the cottage were breathtaking!

    Reviewed by SylviaMay 2019

  • "A comfortable cottage surrounded by wonderful scenery with walks from the front door."

    A friendly welcome from owner. Perfect peace and surprise encounter with brown hare directly outside patio doors.

    Reviewed by VioletMay 2019

  • "A beautiful, well appointed cottage with every thought provided for our comfort, set in spectacular countryside."

    The wine, milk, chocolates and fruit provided were a much appreciated extra touch. Any minor glitches were dealt with quickly, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by VanessaApr 2019

  • "Cottage was very clean and comfortable and the owner very welcoming and friendly."

    Welcome pack extras were very much appreciated and a nice touch. The walking locally is brilliant and it's great to be able to walk somewhere so lovely from the door of the cottage. Complete peace and quiet in beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2019

  • "The lovely cottage, location, and friendly owner and his lovely dog"

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2019

  • "Very clean comfortable accommodation in a lovely rural area with a very welcoming owner."

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2019

  • "Great area for cycling / walking , very quiet ."

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2018

  • "We booked this cotttage as a last minute decision and therefore did not have great expectations, but WOW what a find."

    The place is in an area of outstanding natural beauty with excellent views over the Long Mynd, and totally peaceful and quiet. There is NO light pollution at night, no traffic and even no rural noise and we had the BEST sleep you coulld wish for in a very comfortable bed. The cottage is well equipped, very clean and comfotable and the owner friendly and helpful. We had a lovely, unexpected welcome package of milk, tea and coffee, flowers and even a bottle of wine and chocolates. Although quite remote, the cottage is within easy reach of Craven Arms, Church Stretton and Bishop's Castle. Even Shrewsbury is only half an hour's journey by car. For walkers the place is heaven. I would highly recomment this lovely place.

    Reviewed by BerylSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage , very relaxing ."

    Great little touches , could not have been better.

    Reviewed by RobinSep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage set in lovely remote countryside."

    Very well equipped with some lovely welcoming extras like wine chocolates and milk on arrival. Would recommend the Byrd to anyone visiting the Shropshire Hills and we would definitely consider returning here at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "The owner was really friendly and as soon as we opened the cottage door we felt at home."

    The Barn was delightful and absolutely spotless. The views and grounds were lovely too.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2018

  • "Having already stayed at the Byre [ 2 years ago ] ensured that a return visit was essential before too long [ We are both mid-octogenarians !"

    ! ]. The location is splendid, the property the best we have ever used and the tranquility was a necessary ingredient. We admired the cheerfulness of the walkers passing by [ we used to walk a lot when we were alive !! ]. Bob continues to be most friendly and helpful. The surrounding area is outstanding and in our opinion a "forgotten" or " overlooked" part of the country. Sadly the distance from home is what it is - lengthy. Never-the-less hopefully we may return. - that in itself says it all . Weather-wise and ALL things considered - Perfect.

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2018

  • "Beautiful location, cottage all as described."

    Perfect for quiet break for couple. Left most relaxed and definitely a place we’d return to.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2018

  • "It was a beautiful cottage, ideal walking area we didnt have to use the car."

    Photos dont do justice to the property. Little extras were lovely as well.

    Reviewed by DianeJan 2018

  • "The cottage was splendid both in the level of comfort it provided and in its lovely, peaceful location."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "Cottage lived up to its outstanding reviews and the location was excellent"

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2017

  • "This area was a first time visit, the Long Mynd hills are amazing lots of walking from door, will return for another visit to the same cottage as it was so comfortable."

    Reviewed by PatMar 2017

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Summary

  • All ground floor. 1 double bedroom with four poster
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Modern fitted kitchen with dining area and French windows to garden
  • Cosy sitting room.
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV, video, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden to rear with patio, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub with restaurant 1 mile
  • Note: There is a private water supply
  • Please note: electric or hybrid cars cannot be charged from property

The property

A stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion on a working farm, in a peaceful location at the foot of the Long Mynd Hills near the village of Wentnor, 12 miles from Church Stretton.

Attractively furnished in a traditional style, the property is brimming with character, including exposed beams, wall timbers and a four poster bed.

There is also a pretty patio garden with...

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About the location

WENTNOR

Church Stretton 6 miles; Bishops Castle 6 miles.

This quiet village stands at the foot of the Long Mynd Hills directly between the delightful towns of Church Stretton and Bishops Castle in the heart of south Shropshire. Church Stretton is set amid striking scenery and is the main centre for Shropshire's hill country and home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include superb walking on the Long Mynd, the Acton Scott Working Farm, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and magnificent Stokesay Castle. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle all provide wonderful architecture and a variety of attractions are only a short journey away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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