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The Tyre Barn

(Ref. 1066190)

Whixall near Wem, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The Tyre Barn was excellent in its accommodation, but the Marina was not what we expected."

    The Café was o.k., but not without its problems as they were unable to provide some meals due to a problem with some of the equipment. Also we were unable to walk along the towpath alongside the canal. We expected to find a tarmac or gravel footway. Some parts of the Marina were not open to the public and it was closed (locked gates) after 5.00 p.m. (even in Summer!). However, the cottage was quite good for travelling to nearby places, as well as crossing the border into Wales.

    Reviewed by Stanley5.0Jul 2024

  • "The Tyre Barn is first class accommodation."

    Location, comfort, cleanliness and value for money were exceptional. Facilities- more than expected ie gas BBQ, a very large out door space, totally enclosed garden/patio-ideal for small and large humanoid furry friends. Our GSD was in his element. What a great place for R&R. Exceeded 5* rating overall. We will definitely be staying here again. The booking information on The Tyre Barn needs to be reviewed - there are some great features that need to be included as great selling points…..

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage very clean & plenty of parking the only thing that lets it down is the slim line small sink in bathroom ."

    Its a very quiet location perfect for a good chill out

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful property, very clean and well equipped."

    Lots of info about surrounding area and places to visit

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2024

  • "The Tyre Barn is a lovely barn conversion on the edge of the Village of Whixall, adjacent to a well managed canal side marina some 200 yards away."

    The cottage is well equipped and has been furnished to a high standard. We wanted for nothing during our stay in this warm and comfortable single storey cottage. There was a welcome box of luxury biscuits, milk in the fridge, and dog treats left in the living room, for which I thank you. At the marina is a nice cafe, where the display of cakes is so tempting, and the full breakfast is just right to set you up for the day. There are plenty of ways to walk from the cottage in any direction, including along the nearby canal towpath. WE had a great week at the Tyre Barn and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful holiday in this charming part of Shropshire.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely barn well cared for and nice walkes on canel relaxing water front cafe ..."

    Lovely barn well cared for and nice walkes on canel relaxing water front cafe to enjoy coffee and cake in after noon thank you

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent facilities within the cottage, lovely place the Tyre Barn is in."

    Owners very attentive and a nice touch providing some lovely biscuits. Unfortunately not able to take advantage of the walks available in the immediate area due to floods in the fields and some roads after heavy rains before and during our stay. But Tyre Barn is in a good place for easy access to Chester, Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Llangollen and also many other small towns and picturesque villages and countryside. Will definitely recommend to friends and family and maybe stay another time in one of the owners properties.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Apr 2024

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely little place to stay,very clean and modern,peaceful and quiet with pub near by."

    Lovely patio not overlooked and views across field to see some wildlife. Not too far from Wem,Shrewsbury, Whitchurch.Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Feb 2024

  • "Property was loverly clean and every comfort was catered for."

    Will definitely book again loverly location and Whixall Marina cafe a must for food loads to explore

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Feb 2024

  • "Stunning place Will return"

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was very nice, the only comment I would make is that it is very isolated."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2023

  • "A really lovely accommodation that is impossible to fault in any way."

    We will very happily return. Whitchuch, Shrewsbury and Chester are all well worth a visit. The Dickin' Arms, Loppington, about 5 miles away is a must go to pub for an evening out. And the Whixall Marina cafe just 2 minutes from the cottage is good for breakfast/ lunch.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Dec 2023

  • "The tyre barn was stunning ,better than the photos."

    Our dog loved the freedom of the wrap around enclosed garden . We went for a relaxing week ,which it certainly was . You do need a car to travel around as there is only the Marina in close proximity .The Marina itself is beautiful ,with the vast array of Narrow Boats . Would visit again .

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellently appointed."

    Clean, very comfortable; a pleasure to come back to. The cafe at the Marina was excellent too and very handy. We have now visited twice.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything was as expected and more."

    Would definitely recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Everything has been thought of at Tyre Barn, a real home from home. We'll be returning for sure!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "The barn was lovely had everything we needed ."

    The shower was the worry there is no grab handle rail and as one step backwards that step was very slippery .As I always take a rubber bathmat and an extra towel mat we were ok we are both in our mid 70s the barn suited us well except for no grab rail . thanks for the milk and biscuits

    Reviewed by Audrey4.4Aug 2023

  • "Superb little getaway."

    Barn was beautifully presented and spotless. We will be returning next year for another dose of rest and relaxation

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is our second visit to the Tyre Barn and we cannot recommend it highly enough."

    It has every modern convenience including a gas bbq and a secure garden which our dog loved too!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "A great holiday cottage."

    Comfortable and clean. Location although in the country was within driving distance of several attractions. The weather was superb and we made full use of the outside patio. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Tyre Barn has got to be the best cottage we have stayed in."

    Well equipped and so clean and comfortable. The setting is amazing, so peaceful, you can't help but relax and watch the wildlife. The Barn owl doing his fly past every evening is the best entertainment ever!!! We'll definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful holiday in this gorgeous property."

    So much care and detail had gone into making the place as convenient and comfortable as possible - there was definitely no expense spared! I can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "One of the best we have stayed in, clean and modern, if possible will return one day."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2023

  • "First Class cottage comfortable,very tastefully decorated,clean and well equipped."

    Very peaceful setting with good walks along the canel from the door. Great cafe near by at the Marina. Hope to stay there again. at the Marina

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for a fabulous stay."

    The barn is beautiful. The area is so peaceful. A great place to unwind and explore the area. The barn has everything you need for self catering. Our dog loved it too! It really is luxurious. Loved every minute of it. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The facilities were modern and the bed was very comfy. Good use of space ie cupboard with washining machine and dryer. Only quibble was that there could have been more utensils ie knives, forks,plate bowls etc. Although there was enough for four this did mean we were washing up or loading the dishwasher to ensure we had clean items for our evening meal. Although the weather was not very sunny (April showers) it would have been nice to have a couple of sun loungers for the garden area. All in all a great cottage!

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful property very well maintained with everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    The enclosed private garden is ideal for your dog. The canal and mosses walks are a bonus. We cannot recommend it enough. Thank you. Ray & Margaret

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Mar 2023

  • "The Tyre Barn is lovely."

    It is so clean, comfortable and warm (we had lots of snow). It is decorated and provisioned to a really high standard; the bedroom is like a luxury hotel room and the bed and pillows are exceptionally comfortable as are the settees in the main room. Our little spaniel loved the enclosed garden which gets lots of sun even in March. The full English breakfasts at Whittal Marina are very tasty and good value (5 minutes walk) and The Bull and Dog (5 minutes drive) is a very nice pub. There are lots of walks right from the cottage along the canal and many more places to visit nearby. Our daughter and her family stayed in the cottage next door and that is equally lovely. We were very sorry to leave and hope that we can return soon.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    It's spacious inside and out and in a very peaceful location. The bed is huge and very comfortable. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Tyre Barn was vey clean and comfortable."

    Had a lovely time and would go back.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved the cottage and the location, it was so peaceful with lovely walks from the cottage."

    The Marina was in easy walking distance with a really good cafe.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Me and my Frenchie loved every minute staying at the barn!"

    We didn't want to leave. The property is spotless, like everything looks brand new, very well equipped, the huge bed alone would make me book again! Large garden which has the most relaxing views plus a wonderful sunset every night. Lot of walks right on the doorstep, Marina 5 mins stroll. If you want complete peace and quiet (apart from cows mooing) in a stylish property, book this place, you will not be disappointed. Hope to go back next year :)

    Reviewed by Sabrina5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Tyre Barn is beautifully converted and looked after by Whixall Marina."

    It is the most comfortable stay in a quiet location surrounded by nature. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Warm, comfortable and spacious with a huge bed! Lovely bathroom with a big walk in shower. Fantastic large dog friendly garden, very safe and nowhere for them to escape. A few minutes walk to the Marina/cafe and lovely walks along the canal. Perfect for exploring further afield, already booked to return next year.

    Reviewed by Cherrill4.7Oct 2022

  • "A perfect place to stay."

    The Tyre Barn is very well equipped. It has good quality bedding and every thing you could want for a relaxing stay in this peaceful spot. Great to have large, fine wine glasses! Need not have packed our own!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful property, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean."

    Fantastic dog secure garden with amazing view and gorgeous sunsets. Great walks on the canal a few minutes away and great days out nearby which were also listed in the information folder. The cottage is equipped with everything you may need and its a truly relaxing place to be. We hope to be back again in the future!!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fabulous stay at the Tyre Barn, 5 star accommodation with a homely feel, with everything you needed to enjoy a home from home holiday."

    So quiet and peaceful, relaxing too, with beautiful countryside views and the canal a stones throw away for a good walk. Whixall Marina a 3min walk away. Not far to travel for days out with plenty to see and do. Fantastic pub close by, ‘The Horse & Jockey’ at Northwood, excellent food if you didn’t want to cook and very friendly locals. Would definitely return as their is still so much more to explore in Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely and comfortable, well equipped property in a peaceful setting."

    The best Sykes cottage we have stayed in. Will definitely stay again. Some shade in the garden would be welcome as it gets the sun all day and can get extremely hot!!! Beautiful to sit out early morning with a cup of tea and evenings with a glass of wine. Idyllic holiday setting.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have used quite a few Sykes cottages, have to say this was the best so far!"

    ! The cottage was comfortable, spotlessly clean & in An excellent location for what we wanted to do. The Marina close by, provided a lovely place to sit & relax & enjoy good food & watch the world go by!! We hadn't visited Shropshire before & we will probably be back.....

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion with everything you could need."

    The bike lock up was very useful for us as we had taken our bikes to cycle along the towpaths of the loch. Very close to the nature reserve and central for points of interest around the area.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2022

  • "We have just returned from Tyre Barn."

    I highly recommend a stay at this high quality conversion, tastefully done and everything one would wish for from furnishings to a well equipped kitchen. The bedroom was a wow. The local pub was excellent but be very very hungry as one needs a good appetite. As far as personal service from Whixall office, there was excellent service for any help one requires. The area has some lovely places to visit Ellesmere Mere to the Boat museum at Ellesmere port and many more. Patricia

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay, very comfortable accommodation."

    The booking process was very simple and efficient and with good follow up emails. The outdoor space was very nice and private but would have benefited from some recliner chairs as it is a really sunny spot. The only slight downside is it’s isolation, the marina staff were all very pleasant and helpful, all in all a very enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Hamish5.0Apr 2022

  • "What an absolutely amazing place, luxurious, peaceful and has everything you need."

    So beautifully decorated and furnished, we loved it. The shower was amazing and a huge comfy bed. The coffee cake was delicious and a most welcome gift to arrive to. We could not fault Tyre Barn at all and would definitely recommend it. We were sad to go home!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautifully renovated property."

    Very cosy and welcoming for 2 people and a dog, just right for what we wanted. Well equipped kitchen, had everything you could possibly need! We loved it, will hopefully return someday

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely 5 stars."

    Accommodation is beautiful layout perfect especially if you have a disability plenty of room to get about and everything you need provided for,( well we could not find anything we needed ) they even have a bike shed just opposite the accommodation to which you get your own key…very handy for those who take there bikes!…whole set up just perfect, plus the bed was to die for….so big and comfortable plenty of pillows and cushions….Great nights sleep! Accommodation set in a lovely quiet peaceful area with spacious views, just 5mins walk from the beautiful Whixall Marina with a gorgeous little cafe and the most scrumptious home made cakes! All other amenities…pubs, shops, takeaways within a 10-15 drive, takeaways do deliver! Quite central for out n about trips, we went to Llangollen for the day was only 40-45 mins drive away! Great Holiday Great Accommodation would definitely return. Thankyou!!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2022

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and electric fire
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Iron/Ironing board, Nespresso coffee machine, Hairdryer in each bedroom, bluetooth speaker
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Allocated parking
  • Pets welcome and Dog wash available
  • Bike Storage
  • Rear garden with patio, lawned area and gravelled area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 2.3 miles
  • Please note: no stag/hen or similar
  • This property can only accept weekend bookings that are a minimum of 3 nights duration Please note, this property does not accept check in's on a Saturday or a Sunday (Any other day is available)

The property

Wem 4.6 miles.

Settled amongst Shropshire's captivating countryside, in Whixall near Wem is this remarkable, semi-detached barn conversion, The Tyre Barn.

Offering ground-floor accommodation that is adorned with stylish décor and furnishings, this fabulous barn conversion makes for the perfect retreat for a couple wanting to escape to the country.

Just outside the abode is handy, allocated parking, so you can unload your belongings with ease before making yourself at home.

The open-plan living area is a sumptuous space with stylish sofas offering you a seat in front of the toasty electric fire and the TV.

Just behind the sitting area is a marvellous corner kitchen which offers ample food preparation space and an array of appliances; ideal for when you want to rustle up a romantic meal for your loved one.

These meals can be enjoyed at the dining area, which offers seating for four people, so you can entertain a couple of visitors in the evenings, if you wish!

In the evening, freshen up in the shower room's spacious walk-in shower.

Soothing oranges, blues and greys immediately bring a state of relaxation as you enter the bedroom; a super-king-size bed beckons from inside this space, where you can enjoy a well-earned rest after a fun-filled day.

Soak up your quaint surroundings from the comfort of your enclosed garden; why not bring out a refreshing beverage with you during the summer months and catch some rays?

Treat yourself and your partner to a magnificent stay at The Tyre Barn.

1066187, 1066188, 1066189 & 1099570 together sleeping up to 24 guests.

Please note: This property accepts check-ins on Monday and Fridays

Whixall Marina

Whixall Marina consists of a fabulous array of lettings, including an Art Deco House, two barn conversions and a group of lodges, settled next to an idyllic marina in Whixall near the town of Wem, Shropshire. This collection offers holiday homes boasting contemporary décor and are tucked away in the Shropshire country, so you can enjoy a peaceful holiday with style, whilst also being provided allocated parking and private outdoor spaces to unwind in. Guests can wander a short distance to the Marina for a spot of lunch by the waters, before embarking on one of the several walking paths branching off from the location. Venture on a scenic drive south to find the market town of Wem, where all your amenities can be found in one, convenient setting, including a range of restaurants, pubs and local shops; Wem isn't far from the fantastic hall of Hawkstone, where stunning gardens, a spa and gym can be found, along with the Park Follies with 100 acres of parkland and rugged caves to explore. A range of restaurants, pubs, independent shops and a two Michelin star restaurant can also be found in nearby market town of Whitchurch. Further south lies Shrewsbury, a great day out for all the family, with the stunning Quarry providing you with ample walks along the River Severn, the historic delights of the Shrewsbury Museum and Castle waiting to be explored, along with a vast selection of independent shops boasting unique wares. Other fantastic locations can be easily reached from the holiday home, including the market town of Oswestry, where ample fun is waiting to be had at their attractions and landmarks. A marvellous stay is waiting for you at Whixall Marina.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Whitchurch 9 miles; Shrewsbury 11.2 miles; Oswestry 19.2 miles

This small market town in Shropshire has a welcoming and quaint feel about it, nestled just north of the Shropshire Hills AONB, near borders of Wales and England, it is the perfect base for touring a wonderful region of Britain. This town is the administrative centre for the northern area committee of Shropshire council and occupies a town hall, train station, real ale pubs, cosy cafes and welcoming restaurants, as well as a few specialty shops bursting with delights. Surrounded by bountiful countryside, this is the ideal place to visit if you enjoy walking, with many trails and routes taking you among picturesque scenery. Visit the Tudor town of Shrewsbury nearby, with its historic castle, stunning abbey and fascinating museum and art gallery at your fingertips. Interestingly this town was the birthplace of Charles Darwin, and his statue can be seen outside the public library. Just outside the town is the National Trust's Attingham Park, a splendid hall and deer park with a beautiful walled garden waiting to be discovered. Another wonderful attraction worth a visit if you enjoy local history is Wroxeter Roman City; its fascinating ruins and new Roman Town House were featured on Channel 4’s ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’ and stand to impress its many visitors. There are pretty gardens in abundance throughout Shropshire, along with walking, fishing and outdoor pursuits. Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies is a unique place, offering visitor’s hours of delight and excitement with stunning vistas of the Shropshire countryside and beyond. For those looking to relax while they are away, nearby Oswestry boasts Lion Quays Hotel and Spa, a tranquil oasis of luxury and leisure with a superb dining experience, rejuvenating spa and beautiful rolling countryside enveloping the spectacular grounds. This delightful holiday destination offers an all-round wondrous experience to everyone.

Please note: This property can only accept weekend bookings that are a minimum of 3 nights duration
Please note: no stag/hen or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas