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Dairy Cottage

Shawbury, Shropshire (Ref. 988082)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely cottage which has been immaculately equipped to hotel-like standards."

    The owners are very friendly and make you feel very welcome; nothing seems too much trouble. The cottage is in a corner of an old farm quadrant part of which is now a pre-school day nursery. There's a lovely positive playful sound from the children (but could be a downside if you don't like the sound of children playing). The nursery closes at 6pm after which our children were allowed to use the soft play facilities and gardens. A real bonus was the use of the tennis court and access to the 50 acre wood opposite the cottage. The walk around the perimeter was about 1.3 miles and was a great place to walk our dog. All in all, a wonderful stay which felt like a proper break away from home. We hope we can book again next year.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "Mike the owner was brilliant nothing too much trouble going back next year"

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2022

  • "Excellent Cottage, really comfortable and everything you could possibly need."

    We had a very enjoyable stay and little 2 year old Lilly loved the ballpond/play gym. The owner is very helpful.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Very cosy and homely - everything you need."

    Children enjoyed use of the nursery facilities next door and the tennis court. Owners are very friendly and on hand to help with anything.

    Reviewed by LucyApr 2022

  • "Ideal location for us to visit family."

    Really enjoyed using the tennis court which was a great bonus and our toddler grandson loved the nursery facilities. General facilities were good. The main bedroom had a king size very comfortable bed but unfortunately our daughter and son-in-law did find the upstairs beds less comfortable. Downside was no conventional garden area and outlook from the lounge area, but plenty of open space with the woodland, and Bothy, across the road were again unusual and useful resource. The owners were on hand to resolve any issues and were very friendly and helpful. We Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ClairApr 2022

  • "Generally clean but we did remove quite a lot of cob Webs and did clean behind the cooker wall and hood"

    Reviewed by DeeFeb 2022

  • "Great cottage that was enjoyed by a family over the Christmas period."

    Quick responses from the owner when we struggled to locate the property in the December dark! Great facilities and plenty of room in the living room / kitchen. The bothy in the woodland area was a nice touch and would be perfect as a summer bbq hideout!

    Reviewed by EmilyDec 2021

  • "We had such a good holiday the kids had a ball in the ball pit and soft play area."

    Very generous of the owners to allow access to these facilities. The cottage itself was lovely barn conversion with everything you need. Fresh towels and crisp bed linen just topped it off. Access to the all weather tennis court was a bonus as well. Saving the best till last... the 'hidden' bothy in the woodland owned by the hosts was the highlight. chilling out with the kids in front of a log fire after exploring the woods was wonderful. Cannot recommend this cottage and the hosts Mike and Sharron highly enough.

    Reviewed by AlasdairOct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage with fantastic beds, a massive comfy sofa, all the facilities you could need, and extremely welcoming and helpful hosts."

    A great base from which to explore Shropshire and Wales. We had a couple of minor teething problems with the cottage (we were only the 3rd guests they'd had) but these were swiftly sorted by the owners, who live onsite and who couldn't have been more helpful. As an EV owner, it was hugely convenient having a 3-pin external plug right outside the cottage, and the owner was kind enough to allow us to charge our car when required.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, fabulous hosts."

    We had a lovely stay & will return. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with Smart TV, 2 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, high speed WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking
  • Front garden with gravel and seating, on-site tennis court, jungle gym, woodland and barbecue
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good House Keeping bond of £500
  • Note: This property is next to a day nursery and has the benefit of guests booking in toddlers for their stay, or after closing guests have full use of the facilities including a Jungle Gym and playgrounds which are available after 6pm and at weekends and bank holidays
  • Electric charging point

The property

Perched in a small courtyard area of a former farm resting in Shawbury in Shropshire, is this charming barn conversion, Dairy Cottage.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to six guests, Dairy Cottage promises a fantastic getaway for all the family, where you can benefit from the on-site childcare facility run by the owners and the fantastic facilities of a tennis court, barbecue options, a jungle gym and 50 acres of woodland.

Be welcomed into the spacious open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and seating area, where you can look forward to whipping up delicious home-cooked meals for your guests in the well-equipped kitchen, with dishwasher and washing machine, as your guests uncork a bottle of wine and set the dining table.

After your meal, put your feet up on the generous corner sofa and settle down to enjoy your favourite film on the TV.

Enjoy a refreshing shower before catching your rest in one of three bedrooms, the first being a ground-floor double with TV, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find two additional double bedrooms, with character beams which hark to the property’s previous use and add a traditional feel.

Pour in the bubbles and enjoy a hot soak in the bath, before joining your guests in the small front garden for your morning coffee.

Set out for the day and enjoy a wander around the local village, where you will find a delightful selection of independent shops, a bakery, a well-stocked supermarket and the welcoming Fox and Hounds restaurant, perfect for when you don’t feel like spending an evening in the kitchen.

Venture to the market town of Market Drayton, which has an excellent golf course set in the peaceful countryside for those who are looking to test out their clubs, close proximity to the River Tern for enjoying a scenic walk with loved ones, as well as the Damson Wood Walk where you can explore the woodland and vast fields and spot the local wildlife.

Next stop is Shrewsbury, where you soak up the history of the town at the remarkable medieval Shrewsbury Abbey, wander the grounds of the impressive Shrewsbury Castle, which houses a wide variety of military memorabilia and impressive views overlooking the town from Laura’s Tower.

Nearby is the Shrewsbury Prison, where you can walk the same ground as the 18th-century prisoners and tour the empty cells and yard.

Further afield is the charming Roman town of Chester, with its famous zoo, glorious cathedral and historic walls which surround the city, perfect for a fun-filled family day out.

Dairy Cottage is an ideal retreat to the Shropshire countryside which offers something for everyone.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Shrewsbury 9 miles; Market Drayton 13 miles; Chester 35 miles.

Shawbury is a thriving village in the heart of Shropshire, mid-way between Shrewsbury and Market Drayton. Shawbury has a good selection of shops including a local butcher, bakery, supermarket, pubs and a church. A short drive away is the historic and medieval county town of Shrewsbury situated within the loop of the River Severn, 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. The town offers a good selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. The birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury also boasts the Abbey, founded in 1083, Shrewsbury Castle and the Quarry Park famous for hosting the Shrewsbury Flower Show. Within easy reach is the National Trust's stately Attingham Park, an elegant 18th century mansion, Wroxeter Roman City and the famous World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge and its museums.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas