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The Cow Barn

Waters Upton near Telford, Shropshire (Ref. 980979)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderfully relaxing stay at the Cow Barn."

    The property is beautifully appointed with comfortable beds, cosy throws & all mod cons including decent showers, a Nespesso coffee machine & the all important log burner. Plenty of space for us all with 2 dogs who enjoyed the field at the back and their homemade treat. Just wish we could have stayed longer and explored more of beautiful Shropshire. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at these barns.

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022

  • "Lovely retreat for a group of 4 friends and 2 pooches with incredibly helpful hosts."

    Our only feedback would be that it would have been helpful to have some extra light at the side of the barn between the back door and hot tub but other than that, impeccable! Would 100% return.

    Reviewed by DeclanDec 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, felt really at home."

    There is everything you can think of hidden in the cupboards. Hot tub is amazing. Emma the host was very welcoming

    Thank you so much it was so lovely to meet you and your mum! Please come back and see us again soon, we are glad you loved the hot tub. Best wishes Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelissaNov 2021

  • "The owner Emma has thought of everything possible for a thoroughly enjoyable stay, whatever age you are ☺"

    Thank you so much for coming to stay at The Cow Barn - it was lovely to meet you all best wishes Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by EdwardNov 2021

  • "Really well presented cottage with everything that we needed and very comfortable."

    The field at the back was excellent for our dog and the owner Emma was great ensuring that we had everything we needed. In a great location with easy access to the Shropshire countryside

    Thank you so much for coming to stay at The Cow Barn - it was lovely to meet you all best wishes Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2021

  • "Great location, a real home from home property, with all amenities you could want with the added bonus of a hot tub."

    A minor point WIFI is temperamental but didn’t spoil the holiday and we hope to book again next year.

    Thank you Claire for coming to stay - we can't wait to welcome you back. We have superfast fibre so may have been an issue with your devices connecting, but glad you loved the hot tub! Best wishes Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "Both the owner and the caretaker were lovely & very helpful."

    Beautifully presented cottage, spotless & well equipped. If we are ever in this area again we would definitely stay here again. Delicious lemon drizzle cake, thank you Fiona!

    Thank you Ian - so glad you loved the cake! It was lovely to meet you both and good luck with the wedding! Best wishes Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "Very comfortable stay at the cow barn, very homely with lots of little extras."

    The hot tub was a great addition - would highly recommend. The accommodation was spacious, clean and ideal for a family holiday with a variety of places to visit in Shropshire. Thanks to Emma and Ed for making our stay so enjoyable.

    Thank you so much Alison we are so glad you loved the Cow Barn! Our housekeeper Claire will be thrilled with the feedback as she prides herself on.a super clean! Come back and see us soon! Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and we were met on arrival with some lovely gifts."

    Prosecco, cake, eggs, milk and treats for the dogs! We found plenty to do within a reasonable distance but enjoyed time just chilling at the cottage too. Thoroughly recommend the local Indian, food was great and the owner was superb.

    Thank you Steve we hope you enjoyed your break with us in Shropshire! Our Indian pub is amazing and in walking distance, guests absolutely love it so glad you did too! Come and see us again soon best wishes Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2021

  • "Great farmhouse, lovely location."

    Thanks so much Mike it was lovely to meet you! Best wishes Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2021

  • "The cow barn is in a lovely position at the end of Waters Upton village, so quiet and peaceful."

    The property was very clean and has a very well equipped kitchen. The old stone stair we found was very unsafe due to the old stone wearing, the stair risers not being the same height along with the tread depth which was uneven and narrow. The beds are very comfortable. We were made very welcome and Emma could not do enough for us.

    Mr Bunce we are delighted that you had a great stay with us at The Cow Barn and how comfortable it was. We pride ourselves in great customer service so are happy we helped in anyway we could. We note your comments about the original sandstone staircase however this was relaid by an expert local stonemason, restoring the steps to their original 1810 glory, whilst ensuring they were even tried and depth. Safety is incredibly important to us, as our original features, and hence the stairs were fully approved for safety by our building inspectors in 2019 to modern building standards. If mentioned during the stay we would have of course given the background. We look forward to welcoming you back to Shropshire in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2021

  • "The cow barn was excellent"

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "Our second visit to Lower House Barns and we returned to a warm welcome and thoughtful touches from Emma."

    We especially enjoyed the spectacular sunsets from the sofa at The Cow Barn. A lovely property, especially well laid out for extended families (sadly not for us this time, due to COVID), but would book this one again if visiting with grandparents. Everything you could possibly need is provided to get your holiday off to a great start. Lots to do close by - Attingham Park, Blists Hill Victorian Village at Ironbridge and our absolute favourite...the stunning Carding Mill Valley (get there early) Shrewsbury is beautiful and less than 30 mins away, but you can also pick up great supplies at the award winning butchers in the village and a fabulous Indian takeaway from the local pub too. Shropshire is a beautiful, undiscovered gem and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by VictoriaApr 2021

  • "The Cow Barn was comfortable and cosy, particularly ideal for my elderly dad as there was a bedroom and walk in shower on the ground floor."

    Emma greeted us when we arrived and was very friendly and helpful. She had also left us a delicious homemade coffee cake and a homemade treat for our dog, which he thoroughly enjoyed! We would definitely recommend this property and would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Superb accommodation with all our needs catered for."

    The fire pit and barbeque provided for guests was an added bonus as was the Store Room when we ran out of provisions. Emma and Ed were the perfect hosts and our family would highly recommend spending your holiday here in The Cow Barn.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "Brilliant holiday in Shropshire."

    Emma, the owner really went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. We rented all three cottages and I have put a full review in the Parlour cottage. The Barkers

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2020

  • "Great hosts in terms of they will assist a little or as much as you need, lots of things to do in local area and everything you need for a break."

    I would recommend this place.

    Reviewed by CheyAug 2020

  • "Not my first time at the property and I will probably return."

    We used for short term let due to circumstance, everything you need is here with very nice hosts with also lots to do in close proximity. I will use these cottages again.

    Reviewed by CheyJul 2020

  • "Very welcoming and cosy barn, lots of lovely little extras included."

    Welcome hamper with home baking and locally produced milk.

    Reviewed by IslaFeb 2020

  • "The cow barn was an absolute pleasure to stay in!"

    ! Arriving on Friday evening to home made cake and fresh milk in the fridge was the most wonderful welcome, topped off by the sweetest hand written note, which set a special tone for a relaxing birthday girly weekend. The place was more spacious than expected, with gorgeous views and much needed peace and quiet. We all had the best time and would happily stay again, thank you so much!

    Reviewed by AmyJan 2020

  • "A well equipped and maintained property."

    Comfortable with a thoughtful welcome pack and other essential extras available on site. Welcoming and helpful hosts. Lots of useful information sent out well in advance and also available in the property. A great location for exploring Shropshire and the Welsh Borders. Would recommend the local butchers.

    Reviewed by NDec 2019

  • "Had a amazing time at the cow barn, spacious and tidy."

    Beautiful views out of every window and lovely peaceful walks.

    Reviewed by ShaquftaOct 2019

  • "What a lovely property."

    Well equipped, comfortable and beautifully decorated. We will definitely be back and will recommend this property to our friends. They had thought of everything including access to buy certain provisions if required and a homemade lemon cake was waiting for us. Thank you and we look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by KayOct 2019

  • "Lovely converted barns!"

    was a pleasure to stay in the cow barn.

    Reviewed by JoshSep 2019

  • "Well equipped cottage in a quiet location with very little traffic outside the location even though in a farming area."

    The only improvement I could think of would be to enclose the rear grass area to make it fully dog friendly but to be honest walking the dogs on lead is not the end of the world. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought, time and effort in to the properties and it does show.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "Freezer as well as fridge was listed, but only an ice box within the fridge."

    Mattresses not comfortable for any of us. Everything else was wonderful, the store is a perfect idea.

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2019

  • "We all loved our holiday at the Cow Barn, finding it just as described - relaxing, spacious and well-equipped."

    A warm welcome from the owners plus ideas for exploring the area were much appreciated. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2019

  • "A spacious and comfortable barn which is spotlessly clean in a quiet and relaxing setting with plenty of parking."

    There’s a fab bathroom downstairs with a large walk in shower, the kitchen is well equipped and spacious with doors that slide back and open onto the patio which we loved. The owners were on hand and sent lots of information about the barn and places to visit before our holiday which was great, they also recommended the local butcher who we tried and we would definitely recommend. The wi-fi and Netflix subscription is a great addition and the hamper on arrival was a lovely touch. We had a fantastic time, we would definitely go back again and would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Impeccably kept property."

    Met on arrival and brief tour/ explanation of facilities. Welcome book covered everything from the conversion of the property to dog walking routes (including the location of the dog waste bins) and local butchers. Warm and friendly with plenty of space to relax and a lovely family size kitchen and dining area where we were able to cook a proper roast for the whole family (they were right - the local butcher is fab!).

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "Emma was a fantastic host, easily contactable if needed."

    The cow barn was bigger than we expected and just so lovely. Everything has been decorated in a really modern yet still farm house feel. It’s a lovely place to stay and I would 100% recommended it! There’s a pub and village shop within walking distance and Emma provides a pack with lots of extra information for you to look through. Fantastic place to stay!

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2019

  • "An amazing accommodation and couldn’t have asked for more."

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2019

  • "We had an amazing Christmas break at the cow barn."

    it was everything we wanted and more. the owners were fab and were on hand for anything we needed and decorated the barn beautifully for christmas and also left us a hamper. finished to a high standard, very clean. lovely setting too. we loved it.

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Hot Tub
  • Exclusive use of 7 person hot tub for The Cow Barn - cost included in the rental cost for all bookings post 11th September 2021
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stair gate and high chair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Shared lawned garden and private use of a patio area with furniture
  • 2 well behaved pets welcome
  • Pets must be kept on a lead at the front of the property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub less than 1 mile

The property

Located on a quiet country lane adjacent to a working arable farm and livery yard is The Cow Barn.

Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and with the local pub serving food less than a mile away, enjoy a relaxing break with the family.

Bring your friends along and share a memorable trip, with a luxurious interior and sunny garden making the most of a tranquil setting.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside, there are several dog friendly walking routes, and easily accessible countryside.

This semi-detached barn conversion offers an immaculately presented kitchen/diner with sweeping wood flooring and contemporary décor in light greys.

Rustle up a delicious meal, with modern appliances and dine together in the window overlooking the patio.

Next, the lounge boasts two sumptuous sofas you can sink into after a day exploring the Shropshire Hills, Smart TV and a woodburner adding warmth to the space.

Sit and admire views of open fields through the floor-to-ceiling windows, you may even see horses grazing as they catch the glimmer of the sun.

The ground floor is complete with a shower room featuring a large walk-in shower and a twin room for the little ones or grandparents.

Climb the original sandstone staircase to the rest of the interior, where you will find exposed beams, two king-size doubles and a bathroom with a roll-top bath and separate shower cubicle.

To the outside is a delightful patio area, where you can sit out and take in the peaceful atmosphere or relax in the hot-tub overlooking a beautiful vineyard neighboring the property.

The village may be small but offers a Post Office, pub, award winning butchers and smokery and is close to Telford and Shrewsbury, where you have shopping, historic sites and eateries to choose from.

The Shropshire Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with superb walking and cycling opportunities within picturesque river valleys and ancient woodland.

A wonderful base to tour Shropshire and The Midlands.

Note: This property can be booked alongside Refs. 980973 and 980981, together they sleep 17 people.

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About the location


Telford 10 miles; Whitchurch 16.9 miles

Set within a beautiful region of Shropshire, on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, is this quiet little village on the River Tern. Small, yet within easy reach of many notable attractions, this village boasts a church, Post Office and The Lion Inn, serving the very best Indian cuisine. Telford is a large town nearby, named after civil engineer Thomas Telford, with a modern shopping mall and on the southern boundaries is the Ironbridge Gorge, a scenic tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions include, Blists Hill Victorian Town, The Wrekin with hiking trails and kids will love a trip to Wonderland within Telford Town Park. Shrewsbury is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings, cobbled alleys and festivals taking place throughout the year. There is a splendid selection of independent and high street shops, as well as plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. It is also known as being the birthplace of Charles Darwin and home to the fictional Brother Cadfael. Shrewsbury Castle is worth a visit, while Quarry Park is home to the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. This lovely village brings you a quality break away with the family.

Region Information

Note: this property does not accept worker/ tradesman bookings - strictly for leisure use only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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