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Stockbatch Granary

Pitchford near Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Ref. 1060179)

4.5

Very good

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 7

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place for family get together."

    It is a little isolated so take everything you need. Lovely area for walks and visits around Shrewsbury.. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2022

  • "Second visit to Stockbatch Granary 11 of us We all had a wonderful stay Lovely part of the country"

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2022

  • "12 of us plus dogs had a lovely Easter week celebrating some big birthdays and a graduation."

    Weather was very kind to us. House is warm and comfortable with lots of seating and great enclosed garden for the dogs. Plenty of hot water. Being able to walk from the door and explore the estate was amazing, the dogs were exhausted. We saw deer, pheasants and hares. Lots to do in the area if you do want to venture out. Well equipped kitchen great for cooking for hungry folk. Games and DVDs for evenings. The private track is not a problem if taken slowly. Internet is rural and slow. Expect to be able to pick up emails but you're not going to be able to game or use for work purposes. We had a private tour of Pitchford Hall and also had a private caterer in on our last night to do a 3 course meal and all the serving and washing up. If you want a pristine, luxury boutique hotel experience this isn't for you. If you like cosy, comfortable country living and are happy to walk, explore, read, play games and spend time together I can't imagine anywhere better.

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2022

  • "Excellent property and perfect place to host a family celebration."

    The rooms are all of good size and all being ensuite is an added bonus especially for a property of this size. The property is well equipped and has a separate dining room which was perfect as we had organised a private chef to cook one night. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2022

  • "Comfortable and well stocked with utensils etc."

    Beds comfortable and the rooms big enough for all. Games room was appreciated. Track to house about 3/4 of a mile, could be tricky in poor weather. Great place for a friends or family gathering

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2022

  • "A fantastic venue for our birthday celebration weekend."

    Plenty of space to relax and unwind. A really fabulous games area , with table tennis, basketball. Only issue was the bathrooms & en-suite’s which are in need of upgrading.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "Very difficult to find accomodation that would keep a party of 12 with ages ranging from 9 to 80, happy and entertained over a wet weekend in the depths of the country."

    Stockbatch Granary really fitted the bill. Great accomodation with everyone having an en-suite bedroom. A vast barn for games, large dining kitchen for breakfasts and lunches, and a spacious dining room ideal for the birthday party. The lounge was immense with plenty of very comfortable seating for everyone. Log fire an added bonus. Unanimous approval for this house from our group.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation, our family group ranged from 4 months - 84 years old and the property catered for all of us perfectly."

    Reviewed by LornaFeb 2022

  • "A fantastic place to celebrate our Diamond Wedding Anniversary with our family."

    Plenty of room also warm and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen, beautiful spacious dining room for a celebration meal and games room was really appreciated. The surrounding countryside was beautiful from the house and also for walks. The access drive had a lot of potholes but we were warned about that. Some of the family are already talking about going again.

    Reviewed by RobinJan 2022

  • "The Granary is a great place to hold a large get-together for family or friends!"

    We found the whole house to be extremely well-equipped, welcoming and homely. The games room was an added bonus that was appreciated by the children. Our thanks to Karen, the Property Manager, who was very pleasant and helpful and kept in touch both before and during our stay. Downsides? Be prepared for a long and bumpy drive along the farm track to get to the Granary from the road. Oh - and make sure to take your wellies! It’s surrounded by farmland and the walks are very muddy!

    Reviewed by TrevorDec 2021

  • "Overall we had a lovely family weekend away at the Granary."

    The travel directions on the Sykes information were very poor but the property manager helpfully directed us to accurate and comprehensive directions on the Pitchford Estate website. We needed 7 rooms but were surprised and a little horrified to discover 2 of the double rooms whilst ensuite didn't have any privacy screening around the toilets! The Games Room was unheated and very draughty so, given the sub zero temperatures over our weekend, it was largely unusable which was a great shame as that was one of the USPs when we booked. None of us had a phone signal at the Granary and WiFi was poor and only available in the main living room area which was a surprise and those of us who had taken work to do found it quite difficult to get anything done. There was no satellite/TV signal so we tried to watch programmes via the Iplayer but it regularly buffered making watching TV no longer enjoyable. We had taken our own DVDs which was lucky as those at the Granary were mainly suitable for children. We were disappointed at the small amount of logs provided for the log burner and these only lasted the first night. We needed the log burner lit to supplement the radiators in the evenings so managed to scavenge some wood from the Estate and then had to buy logs from local shops. Overall the property is looking a little tired and worn and in need of a little TLC. Although not directly related to the accommodation, we were very disappointed to see a local hunt with hounds and terrier men using the fields around the property and were concerned enough about the welfare of a number of sheep in the field next to the property that we contacted the farmer who was sadly not minded to take any timely action to help animals in clear distress.

    Reviewed by NickyNov 2021

  • "A beautiful property and a lovely place for a gathering"

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2021

  • "We spent the weekend with our family (including 4 grandchildren aged 7,7,9 &11 and 2 dogs) celebrating a “big” birthday."

    The property is ideal for a party weekend in the country. It is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The sports hall is great and was well used. The grass area is enclosed and secure making it good for the dogs. This was the second time we have stayed at this property. We loved it and would certainly return again.

    Reviewed by DennisNov 2021

  • "Lovely house well equipped beautifully warm good beds and bed linen and lovely large soft white towels Bit tricky to find but worth effort Some little things to improve."

    Shelf in bathrooms Some thing in showers to hold shampoo soap etc Simple shelves in bedrooms rather than large brown wardrobes and dressing tables

    Reviewed by JudyOct 2021

  • "Karen, the property manager, was very helpful and couldn't have done more."

    This is a great property, the space you have is amazing, but if your expecting luxury accommodation you will be disappointed, I guess that is reflected in the price. Its all just a bit tired. Considering it sleeps 14 people, the kitchen is quite poorly equipped....no usable frying pan and only 3 tiny baking trays (big enough for 3 decent slices of bacon!) feeding everyone at breakfast time was a bit of a nightmare! The showers and shower heads were mouldy and there's no locks on any of the bedroom or bathroom doors. My husband and I slept in room G, at the end of the bedroom wing and there were squirrels living in the roof.... they started having a party up there every morning from 5.00am! The WiFi is virtually non-existent, which can be great to have a break as long as you know about it, but unfortunately some of our party have Internet businesses and couldn't reply to enquiries etc. Also, there is nowhere to hang clothes in the bedrooms. On the whole we had a great time, because of the company and the space we had....there are just lots of little niggles about the place and if they were sorted it would be an amazing place to stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. The issues raised have been discussed and will all be rectified shortly. We are upgrading the WIFI with another company and this should be done in the next week to improve speeds. If any guest has an issue during their stay , please contact us as we are always happy to assist. Thank you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateOct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay, celebrating my mums 70th with all the family."

    The kids loved the games room and it was brilliant having so much space. Had read previous reviews stating the postcode was incorrect on the listing so double checked with Karen the owner, who was very helpful. We were also emailed by her a few days before (this went to my junk so look out for it). I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the place given how big it was. Agree a hot tub would be a great asset. Although a little remote, we visited Blists Hill, Shrewsbury and Attingham National Trust. Thank you so much for a week filled with wonderful memories, after so much time apart in lockdown.

    Reviewed by RachaelOct 2021

  • "Although the beds, sofas & chairs were comfortable, the house was otherwise barely adequately furnished- no hanging space in some bedrooms, nowhere for soap in the showers, no hair driers, no instructions re heating, recycling, disposal of rubbish etc."

    The house was cold on arrival & we had to call Karen, the very helpful manager to get it organised properly, then it was great.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Excellent venue to get a big group together for a couple of nights."

    We throughly enjoyed our stay, although finding it was very tricky!

    Reviewed by TomasSep 2021

  • "We (13 adults) had a wonderful time; the kitchen, living room and games room are all great."

    We could have done with more hanging space in some bedrooms. However, the postcode is wrong on the Sykes website (SY5 7DN). The local manager Karen advised us of the correct postcode (SY5 7DS) in due course which was great for our party to find the location. However, Tesco was given the original postcode and it couldn't be changed online without starting from scratch. This wasn't possible but, as it was only one letter out, we hoped they'd find us as they might have been before. Obviously not. After lots of phone calls, we had to go and fetch our substantial order from Tesco in Shrewsbury. Sykes Cottages: please amend the postcode on your website.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "We had an amazing time here and made the most out of all the facilities especially the he game room."

    It is a good place for a secluded getaway with friends and family.

    Reviewed by JuniAug 2021

  • "The location of the property Lovely scenery and wildlife Beautiful part of the country"

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2021

  • "Would be fab if a hot tub was installed in the garden ."

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2021

  • "The Granary was a fantastic building with plenty of room to cater for large groups/families."

    It's position in the middle of nowhere, but next to a small working farm within a large estate, was great for us and a brilliant experience. We were a family of 6 people and it did serve us well, although a little big. The kitchen was well stocked but was missing a must important piece of equipment - a corkscrew. The large fridges and freezers were great but no door storage. The large range was a feature and easy enough to use. Plenty of bedrooms for all of us, all with their own ensuite is a great selling point for this property. Then there is the suspended log fire. Beautiful. Would have been nice to have smaller logs to put on though. The ones provided were rather large. However, it did not go without its drawbacks. There wasn't always a bath math provided and so had to use a towel. We couldn't work the washing machine and there were no instructions. We didn't use the dish washer as it looked quite muggy and unclean. One or two of the bathroom basin felt as though they had a rescue on them. But the biggest thing I found was the dust on the sofas. They had obviously not been moved and patted down for some time. Even the spiders had taken up permanent residence. Now I know it was a Granary with brick walls inside and out which by its nature creates dust all the time and it was always going to be rustic rather than pristine, but the sofas had obviously never been been hoovered or puffed up for some time. Even though we were the first in from the Covid 19 ongoing situation, I felt it had been left during lockdown and not freshen up before we went in. This of course did not spoil our overall enjoyment of the place, the landscape and nature within it, but I would expect more in the way of cleaning, freshing and keeping on top of this beautiful building. I would be happy to return again with a larger group to make it more cost effective even though it had been reduced due to numbers by the pandemic.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

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Summary

  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite roll top bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Games room
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric range cooker with electric hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, table tennis table, football table, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking available for guests
  • Enclosed garden with patio featuring outdoor seating and lawned area
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 4.2 miles Note: The access to this property is via a track through the estate, please take care when driving

The property

Shrewsbury 7 miles.

Set back on magnificent private grounds within the sleepy village of Pitchford, is this impressive converted barn, Stockbatch Grannary.

Home to seven bedrooms, this luxurious abode provides the ultimate setting for any large family or group getaway to Shropshire, whatever the occasion!

Decorated with pretty blue cabinets and a sleek electric range cooker, the charming country kitchen/diner has been finished to a high-standard offering a wonderful space to prepare many delicious meals and delight in hearty home-cooked breakfasts throughout your stay.

Across the way, a grand dining room is the perfect place to indulge in those more formal family feasts as you pop open a bottle of champagne and toast to making happy memories with your loved ones.

Continue the evening in the sitting room and snuggle on the plush red sofas as you keep nice and warm from the heat of the eye-catching open fire, all whilst the children play happily in the games room with some friendly competition at the football table or a quick game of basketball with the wall-mounted hoop.

Choose to stay in one of the four beautifully-appointed ground-floor bedrooms comprised of a king-size, a double and two twins, each of which can be found benefitting from their very own en-suites.

Here, guests will also find a quaint staircase leading up to a first-floor king-size with striking feature beams and a gorgeous open en-suite boasting a roomy tub.

A second staircase can be found resting within the main entrance of the property and provides access to two additional bedrooms including a double with an en-suite shower, and an arresting king-size hosting an attractive roll top bath and spacious walk-in shower.

When you can just about tear yourself away from this stunning home-away-from-home, be sure to make the most of your breath-taking surroundings with days spent hiking through Earl's Hill Nature Reserve and along The Wrekin.

Venture into the centre of Shropshire and discover a sea of independent eateries and quirky local stores, as well as an abundance of attractions such as Shrewsbury Prison and the National Trust owned Attingham Park Estate, offering something for the whole family to enjoy.

See colourful flower at the Shrewsbury Flower Show or wander the well-manicured lawns of The Quarry, before crossing through Gullet passage.

Catch the train to Iron Bridge for a tour of the captivating museum of Gorge or step back in time at the fantastic Victorian town of Blists Hill, with many fabulous stores.

Spend time at Dudley Zoo and Castle and enjoy a thrilling day out to Challenge Academy - Baggeridge Adventure, where you can learn some new forest skills or set about on a fun obstacle course.

Explore the woodlands at Umberslade Adventure or head out on the waters with Aztec Adventure & Aztec Aqua Park.

An incredible dwelling with adventure right at your fingertips, Stockbatch Grannary makes a superb setting for your next retreat to the Shropshire countryside.

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About the location

SHREWSBURY

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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