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Turnip House

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Very thoughtful things left around like items for the dog, lots of games for outdoors."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful and quirky property."

    Bedding good quality, singles and king fine sizing wise but double definitely a small and not great for a couple. Showers adequate, did not use the bath. Owners and facilities were great, kids loved the freedom of going from the court, to the games rooms. Pool nice but expensive. Overall a beautiful setting with great facilities for the kids and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Apr 2024

  • "Turnip House was terrific and very cosy, warm and comfortable and well equipped; it was like going in to someone's house rather than a holiday let."

    Dogs were made very welcome. Anything that went wrong (toaster) or we that needed (ice) was attended to immediately. There was plenty of fridge space. The spa was great and walks round the farm etc were good and tennis court (although we didn't have time to use it). There was lots of information about walks in the area. Good location. Ice trays could be provided in the freezer to avoid the necessity to ask for ice. G&T's are not the same without ice! The mattresses on the single beds were quite soft (I don't know about the double beds). Personally I have a bad back and prefer a firm mattress which are much more comfortable. But otherwise fabulous!

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Mar 2024

  • "My family of 5 had the most wonderful stay."

    A beautiful house, with every amenity you could wish for. The owners were super attentive. We had a small issue which was resolved within minutes. We did not want to go home. We would highly recommend this place for a minimum of a long weekend, or like us a week. We wish we could have stayed for 2. Fantastic place.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2024

  • "A great place to spend time with a family of different ages."

    Lots to do with 2 games rooms ,tennis court, go carts and the most amazing swimming pool.The house itself was full of games and books for all ages . Our grandchildren of 8,15 and 18 years were never bored . Sara the owner was most helpful.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a fab place for a get together with our friends."

    Sara made us very welcome with lovely extra touches like fresh flowers. Turnip House was well appointed, comfortable, and cosy and warm for a January break. The additional facilities of the games room were brilliant. The pool and gym complex were something else. We also enjoyed walking to the lakes on the property which would be great to use in the summer. Paish is a brilliant location for lots of walks and exploring Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2024

  • "Excellent property, comfortable and a pleasure to stay in."

    Facilities excellent too and in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful location, lovely touch with fresh flowers."

    Great facilities for the children. Our grandson really enjoyed feeding the pigs, goats, chickens and pony. Spa and pool modern, well equipped but expensive to use. On arrival the accommodation was very clean. Bedrooms were small but beds comfortable. Some furniture needs replacing as it is now not as comfortable as it could be. Some outside furniture would also benefit from being replaced. A rather strange smell in the kitchen that seemed to come from the sink area and when using the vacuum there was also a terrible smell. Overall Turnip House is good for families with younger children with glorious views over the Shropshire Countryside.

    Reviewed by Garry3.4Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2023

  • "In many years of self-catering holidays across the UK I can honestly say that Turnip House is one of those rare properties that exceeds all expectations."

    The photos on the Sykes booking web site are exactly what you get and, if anything, don't do justice to the whole property and its immediate surroundings. As to level of equipment - I've never stayed in a property that's been so well equipped, with everything a group of 8 might need. The booking details said towels were not provided but in fact they were so maybe worth checking with the owner (Sara - who's very friendly and helpful) if that's always the case, since towels are bulky to bring. The only thing I don't really like is that the hob is electric induction, which I think is standard these days (I guess for health and safety etc). Much prefer gas. Also, Turnip House is on a working farm with sheep, which means there may be some flies. Duvets are also a little think for hot summer nights. But all in all, 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable, and everything that we needed was provided."

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Spot on …."

    . great place

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time and would highly recommend."

    The owners are on site, and were extremely helpful and attentive, without being overbearing. The conversion itself was incredible; really spacious, beautifully decorated/furnished and luxurious. Eight of us stayed at the property, for a special anniversary, and it served our purpose perfectly. We enjoyed the 2 mile walk across the farmland/woodland, to the lakes and the exclusive pool/gym hire is well worth the extra money. We loved it. We also loved feeding the animals, and the games room was such a fun addition, bringing out the competitive side to all! We just wished we’d booked for another night! The whole holiday was fantastic and we would love to return one day. It really is a place to form special memories: memories that will always stay with us as a family. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay!"

    Lovely spacious cottage and well-equipped in a lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "Turnip House provided us with everything we needed to enjoy our stay."

    Lots of activities for the children around the property and they loved visiting the animals. I didn’t find the description on the Sykes website as fulsome as it could have been. If you had shared the list of items provided I wouldn’t have brought tennis rackets, umbrellas, extra washing up liquid toilet rolls and dishwasher tablets etc.

    Reviewed by Jeannette4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had an excellent holiday."

    The cottage and the facilities are very good. Whilst there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, it was very easy to spend a relaxing day at the cottage, enjoying the farm and spa.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had lovely relaxing few days."

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Feb 2022

  • "Excellent property in beautiful Shropshire countryside."

    These barns have been converted really nicely, leaving original beams, walls and high ceilings, and adding very comfortable furnishings. The on-site games, go-karts and pool/gym were great too. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2021

  • "Turnip House was beautiful and cosy, perfect for a family get together."

    Really well equipped, great outside space and walks and a lovely pool. We hope to go back and do it all again.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Nov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the farm."

    Beautiful surroundings and incredible facilities. The pool area really made it special and relaxing. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2021

  • "We stayed for an extended family half term week in Turnip Cottage."

    The residence was immaculate. Warm, secure and cosy. There was everything we could need for a comfortable stay including a well appointed kitchen, WiFi, loads of books and maps and a decent TV. The facilities at the farm were stunning - animals to visit and feed, a wonderful multisport area where even go karts were available for the kids to pedal around on. The leisure complex was wonderful and we made good use of the lovely pool. The area is well placed for lovely country walks from the doorstep or further afield, visits to tourist attractions like Ironbridge, bustling towns like Much Wenlock or cities such as the lovely Shrewsbury. We've had a wonderful time, the kids settled in immediately (pretty amazing given their additional needs) and have gained so much confidence. We can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Truly amazing stay."

    Well equipped, cosy cottage. Pool/relaxation area brilliant. Hosts very friendly and attentive. Loved the animals, collecting eggs fresh every day and feeding pigs. Visited Shrewsbury prison where Sean Bean spent 'Time'. Lovely independent shops in church stretton. Can recommend the blueberry pancakes with bacon and syrup at 'Berry's cafe'

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect holiday to suit 3 generations from 7 to 70+."

    Exceptionally well-equipped. Sara and family extremely welcoming and friendly. Cleared up minor niggles (TV) promptly. Thoughtful, good quality extras- games, swimming pool, animals etc kept all of us entertained.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Super owner Sara who was really helpful, welcoming and solicitius."

    Great swimming pool and facilities for the children aged 9 and 8. Lovely area.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have just returned from a brilliant family holiday at Turnip House."

    The cottage itself was lovely and spacious, but also very cosy and comfortable; we loved the combination of the traditional features together with all mod cons. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the homemade cakes and fresh flowers were a lovely touch. It was an ideal base for a family holiday, as the children had so much do on the farm itself; they were very excited to feed the pigs and collect eggs from the chickens; they played on the go carts and sandpit and loved all the space to run around. There's loads of land to explore, including a lovely 2 mile circular walk with waterside picnic area and lovely views. The owner Sara was really helpful in suggesting local things to do and on hand to deal with any requests. We had a couple of sessions at the swimming pool, which was stunning, and Sara even organised a local therapist to do hot stone massages for my husband and I in the spa area which was out of this world! We really couldn't fault the place and would love to go back again. Thanks Sara for making our stay so lovely

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great cottage on farm with excellent facilities."

    We really enjoyed our family stay and Shropshire is a beautiful part of the country- we are hoping to return on a dryer week! Lots of facilities for children on site (we have twin 10 year olds). Pool and gym complex is great - slightly frustrating can only use in limited hours and it’s extra cost.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Oct 2020

  • "We stayed in Turnip House for a family holiday with our children and dog."

    The cottage was spotless, comfy beds, really spacious and catered for our every need. There are two outdoor dining areas with a BBQ, seating for 8 indoors and so many different areas to sit and relax. There were fresh flowers on arrival in two rooms and had a lovely call from the owner before arrival and lovely greeting when we arrived. The pool is amazing - very clean and well catered with towels, music system and seating. The kids loved the animals the best - the pigs were absolutely adorable and we loved feeding them on a daily basis (we had to apologise as they are likely double the weight they were before we arrived). The horses, sheep and goats are lovely too. And my son collected eggs most days from the chickens. There is also a 2 mile walk to a pond with boat on the farm premises - it was idyllic. Would love to return again - it was the most relaxing time. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent holiday in every respect"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Very pretty with a great family room for everyone to hang out in. Really pretty walks nearby. Also enjoyed seeing the pigs and horses and chickens right next to cottage. Oh and a host that came to help find us at midnight on a Friday night - doesn’t get more hospitable than that.

    Many thanks for your great feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carlos5.0Oct 2019

  • "A fabulous top quality place for the family!"

    Everything was there that we needed and more. Attention to detail, fresh flowers in every room, lots of lovely toiletries, a very well equipped kitchen, beautiful interior design and absolutely loads of space both in our barn but also with the wonderful games rooms and outdoor play areas, great! The kids loved feeding the pigs, goats and chickens plus collecting eggs in the morning. The only down side, we thought the spa/pool was part of the deal..note it is not even though the photos are on the key is separate at £40min per two hours (£10 each) and only two sessions per day available to book, very disappointed as we’d planned for the kids to swim each day, in the end we went in once which was a real shame. It is beautiful but rather expensive on top of the cost of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Aug 2019

  • "A wonderful family holiday with an eight year old, three three year olds and two one year olds!"

    There was plenty to do on site including feeding the pigs, collecting eggs and go karting not to mention several play areas with sand pits. Set in a lovely area with fabulous views a real gem.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2019

  • "Amazing house for all ages, animal farm, gorgeous leisure pool even table tennis."

    We will be back again to this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2019

  • "Plaish Park Farm is magnificent, we were a party of 5 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs, we stayed at Turnip House."

    We took full advantage of the excellent facilities including the optional extras such as swimming pool and pony riding. The Spa facility is fantastic. very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cottage was huge comfortable and well equipped."

    Loved the games room as weather eas poor

    Reviewed by Bernadette4.7Mar 2019

  • "Had a fantastic time at the turnip house ,plenty to do with all ages from toddlers ,teenagers to adults ,beautiful scenery from our window over looking the fields and ponys ,my granddaughter loved going every morning to the chickens and collecting eggs and sèeing the 2 pigs ,a lovely."

    Walk to the lakes on the farm were you can take a boat out if you want to ,beautiful setting excellent pool throughly enjoyed our Xmas here one to remember

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Dec 2018

  • "Sarah was an amazing hostess!"

    We loved the whole experience and the cottages maintained really well. We will definitely go back and suggest this place to our friends.

    Reviewed by Pooja5.0Dec 2018

  • "We coulld not have asked for more."

    The owner was so helpfull with recommendation where to go and our amenities were superb. Even down to a pint of milk in fridge on arrival , tea coffee and sugar. Lovely house and would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    The whole farm atmosphere is lovely, very relaxed and nothing not thought of in terms of making sure guests have a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Mar 2018

  • "Already booked to go back in December on a family vacation."

    Can’t wait as the cottage was amazing.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2017

  • "Fabulous property in an outstanding area lovely owners very helpful and easy going,recomend it to anyone,"

    Reviewed by Nicola4.8Sep 2017

  • "The property was of an exceptional standard and in my opinion could not be improved upon."

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0May 2017

  • "It was a fantastic holiday."

    The cottage was so beautiful with lovely features and well equipped. The children loved the freedom on the farm and Sara made us feel very relaxed and welcome.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Apr 2017

  • "This is a fabulous let for the family, my grandsons adored being on a farm."

    Sarah Jones was really supportive and the children were allowed to feed the lambs and see one being born.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.8Feb 2017

  • "Could not connect to wifi but It was great to be out of the loop for a few days, a great cottage with all you need to relax with family."

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Nov 2016



    Reviewed by William4.8Sep 2016

  • "This was our second holiday at this fabulously picturesque location."

    The accommodation is wonderful, imaginatively repurposed farm building. There is a lot to do and see on site as well as plenty of things to see and do locally. An all-round lovely family experience.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor four poster king-size with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin & WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor fitted oak kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area with patio doors
  • Lower ground floor utility
  • Large ground floor sitting room with woodburner & patio doors with expansive views
  • Tiled entrance hall
  • Award winning environmentally friendly bio-mass central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer in utility, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent, extra logs available to purchase on site
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One travel cot & highchair provided and additionals can be requested
  • Private patio with furniture, BBQ, lawn area leading to animal woodland walks
  • The following amenities are free of charge and open daily -
  • Children's play area
  • Shared use of full-size tennis court also with peddle go-karts
  • Two games rooms with a pool table & table tennis, and table football
  • Sand pit
  • Woodland farm animal walk
  • Farm walk to a conservation area and lakes with picnic benches
  • Ample off-road parking
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome, 2nd on request at an additional charge
  • Well-behaved stag and hen parties are accepted, and additional on-site leisure, fitness and retreat packages are available on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pubs 1.7 miles, Church Stretton train station 7 miles
  • Note: There is an onsite electric car charging point chargeable via the owner during your stay
  • Note: Onsite indoor 20-metre bespoke infinity heated pool/gym/relaxation area and integrated hot tub shown in the images is a separate chargeable facility, available for private bookings during your stay and is subject to an additional charge (no under 4's for safety and insurance rules)
  • These facilities can be booked directly with the owner prior to or during your stay at Plaishparkleisure
  • There are ample 90-minute sessions available 7 days a week
  • Note: This property may not be suitable for people with limited mobility due to different levels and steps
  • Note: Hen parties welcome, stags on negotiation

The property

One of three special listed barn conversions, on a 700-acre farm in Plaish.

Plenty of character, with a woodburner, exposed beams and lovely country views.

Turnip House can be linked to Corn House by a soundproof interconnecting door to provide an extra 6 bedrooms - perfect for a family reunion or celebration.

One of three superb Shropshire cottages, in a lovely rural location.

Note: This property is one of three properties on-site, they can be booked together; the references are The Old Cow House (3591) and Corn House (1021)

Plaish Park Farm Cottages

Cardington 1.5 miles. Four very special conversions in an idyllic rural setting! Three of the cottages, Grade II listed barn conversions, are on the owners' 700 acre farm in the hamlet of Plaish near Cardington, with a fourth cottage, a quality stable conversion set just a few hundred yards from the farm. These quality Shropshire cottages are all full of character, with a host of features including woodburners, exposed beams and lovely views from the farm-based cottages, plus three of the cottages are heated by an award-winning, sustainable renewable biomass system using timber from the farm. All guests have use of a full-size tennis court, a children's play area, ride on go-karts, two games rooms and the owners' grounds, including a private 1.5 mile farm and woodland walk, conservation area with natural pools and picnic area, and an abundance of wildlife, plus the chance to feed the chickens and pigs. The cottages are perfect for a wedding reception or celebration; as well as sleeping 38, Plaish Park Farm Cottages can cater for parties up to 100 with the option of marquees in the gardens. Central to all of Shropshire's attractions and with the recent addition of an onsite luxury indoor bespoke infinity pool and gym available for private hire, these quality Shropshire cottages are a superb location all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Church Stretton 5.1 miles; Much Wenlock 9.4 miles; Ironbridge 14.8 miles.

The pretty village of Cardington lies amongst the rolling hills of the South Shropshire countryside. Cardington boasts the oldest pub in Shropshire – The Royal Oak, mentioned in the Domesday Book! Its rural situation is ideal for sightseeing, with miles of country walks in all directions, not to mention the beautiful Shropshire hills - a draw for walkers, riders and nature lovers alike! A wealth of birdlife (including buzzards, woodpeckers and ravens) has its home here. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Severn Valley Steam Railway, Stokesay Castle, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the Ironbridge Gorge, with its 10 museums, are each less than 15 miles away. The attractive market towns of Church Stretton (known as "Little Switzerland" by the Victorians) and Much Wenlock are both close by and offer a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. A superb location!

Note: Onsite indoor 20-metre bespoke infinity heated pool/gym/relaxation area and integrated hot tub shown in the images is a separate facility, available for private bookings during your stay and is subject to an additional charge (no under 4's for safety and insurance rules) these facilities can be booked directly with the owner prior to or during your stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas