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The Barn

(Ref. 930312)

Cockshutt near Ellesmere, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful stay at the Barn for 11 of us, children and adults."

    The kids loved playing in the huge garden and feeding the ducks by the pond. Lots of space in and around the house. Well resourced kitchen. Short drive to the nearest village, where there’s a basic shop and pub with games facilities, pool, darts, game machine. The Mere was a beautiful walk along the lake with a pit stop at the Boathouse pub for some beautiful food. Visited West Midlands safari park- 1.5 hour drive but well worth a visit. Definitely recommend. Could do with a bit of TLC and upgrade of mattresses and towels but otherwise comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry there was a problem with mattresses, can you let me know which ones were uncomfortable as we do not sleep on them so rely on guests keeping us informed. Hope you will find time to visit us again, I will make sure the towels are up to standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cat4.7May 2023

  • "What a beautiful barn and gorgeous location, spotlessly clean and it exceeded our expectations it has everything you need for an enjoyable stay."

    10 women on a 40th get together and can say we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely space to all spend time together without being on top of one another. Nice surprise having fresh cakes and fizz on arrival. Thanks again we all made great memories together.

    glad you all had a good time, hope to see you all for another celebration Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely welcome, with added extras of homemade cakes and fizz in fridge."

    Thank you very much indeed. Spacious and clean accommodation. The kitchen diner was fabulous with all the equipment required to feed a family of 12. Location fabulous with beautiful walks and countryside views. We enjoyed our stay and would return.

    thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, especially when it is so positive. glad you had a good time at our place, and hope to see you all again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Apr 2023

  • "Such an amazing property!"

    ! We had a great time!

    Thanks for the great score, glad you enjoyed our place, hope you can find time to visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property set in glorious peaceful location."

    Big garden for the kids to run around in. Very helpful and attentive owner. Highly recommended.

    thanks for a good review, glad you enjoyed the place. thanks for leaving the pace spick and span, hope you come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julius5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were a large family group with some staying at the nearby “Oaks” property."

    We had a great stay and Jane was a very attentive and helpful host. The property worked very well for us with the weather allowing full use of the excellent outdoor space. The location is very good , really in the country surrounded by farms yet the lovely town of Ellesmere not far away.

    Glad you all had a good time, you have marked us down for facilities, what could we improve? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy4.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The barn was a great size lots of room for everyone. Owners very helpful and on site if we needed them. A definite recommend thank you

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved staying here - it had everything we needed for a family holiday across 3 generations and 3 households."

    Plenty of parking, all the amenities you would expect - dishwasher, freezer, WiFi, washing machine and lots of space for the children to play inside and out. Jane was very helpful whenever we needed to contact her. We used her directions without problem but sent a What3Words to the rest of the family as it is out of the way and the supermarket delivery driver couldn't find it without help! Not much mobile signal though, so used internet calling.

    thanks for such a great feedback, glad you all enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was extremely well appointed with a fantastic kitchen and bedrooms."

    We all had an amazing time with such a peaceful and family friendly garden.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely property with beautiful grounds."

    The owners were very nice. the bedrooms and bathrooms were well appointed and very clean. However the standard of cleanliness was not the same in the downstairs area. There was dust under the rugs and we had to put mugs in dishwasher before using, to remove coffee and tea marks. The chopping board was orange when we arrivd and clean white after a machine wash.Frying pans could not be used. Had to put tin foil in roasting tins before using. Cooking utensils were insufficient for a large party. Having been to similar properties the kitchen equipment was disappointing, a pity for such a lovely kitchen.. I would recommend that when guests arrive owners do an inspection of the property with guests to avoid queries at the end of the stay.

    Reviewed by Chantal4.1Jul 2021

  • "The barn is an excellent property for a large group, it's spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    We enjoyed the quiet location and it is ideally situated for visiting the local tourist sites and attractions.

    Reviewed by David & Sally4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week at The Barn, a lovely holiday home with so much space."

    The large garden to the front and side of the property was a pleasant surprise and lovely to sit in with a glass of wine while the ducks from the pond waddled by. Jane had left us cakes and provisions for a cup of tea which was just what we needed when we arrived. Lovely walks around the surrounding area and Ellesmere which was a short drive away had some lovely pubs. We had a lovely meal in the Red Lion pub which held a quiz on the Sunday night, this was great fun and they even made sandwiches for the people playing the quiz who were not having a meal. The barn was spotlessly clean and felt like a home away from home, we certainly didn’t want to leave at the end of the week. I would definitely recommend and would like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Barn is high quality and well-located just outside Ellesmere and on the Shrewsbury road."

    The bedrooms are effectively in three wings (great for multi-family groups) and two of them have excellent en suite bathrooms. The huge kitchen has all you could wish for and the lounge is also large and well-furnished. There are TV's everywhere. There is a good washing machine but very limited drying facilities - not an issue for most people (who won't do a wash anyway), but a rotary washing line, a couple more maidens or a tumbler would be good for parties who want or need to do a wash. The garden the size of a small field: it is flat and well-grassed, so wonderful for family games. The adjacent sheep add to the appeal. All in all, a lovely, value-for-money holiday home.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely home."

    Grounds were gorgeous and lots of space.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2020

  • "Everything was amazing!"

    Jane was welcoming and friendly. The listing originally said there was a tumble drier which was a problem as there wasn't but Jane offered to do the drying for us! What a star! The house was very big - plenty of space for all of us. The rooms are high and spacious. Separate living room and kitchen / dining room a massive bonus. Huge garden! It really was wonderful. Loads to do (we had varied outings every day for children ages 1 - 18). We had a different outing each day within 20 mins - 30 mins drive. 2 fridges a massive help. Only downside (except for no tumble drier) was very small freezer space (3 small drawers) which for us was a big issue. We stayed for 2 weeks and so brought our own freezer with us! But for most visitors would not be an issue. Not lots of breakables around the house so great for us with small children. Small snooker table good fun (a little wonky so not for the professionals but good for children). Tractor rides a bonus and the duck eggs hatched whilst we were there so a treat to see the first few days of the ducklings life! Children said "best holiday ever"! Thank you Jane and Andrew!

    Reviewed by Justin4.7Aug 2020

  • "Family and I stayed here for a week to celebrate my 60th birthday."

    There were 6 children and 6 adults and we had plenty of room. The pictures dont really show how spacious it is. The children loved the big downstairs bedroom which had bunk beds and 2 singles in. The master bedroom is amazing huge bed very comfy. The living room has reclining arm chairs and the whole barn is very comfortable, child friendly and home from home. There is a lovely outside space with ponds ducks and fishing if you have the weather. Jane was on hand to see if we needed anything. Highly recommend and very reasonable. We would definitely return as a family.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Feb 2020

  • "Everyone was very happy with the converted barn."

    It was very comfortable for us all (12). Owners left us a Duck food to feed ducks, a bottle and some cake left for us, thank you. Everything we needed was available, plenty of space and snooker and football table for children. We were able to get in a bit earlier and it was a perfect stay with the extra night on Monday for my parents to relax. Would recommend mending football table and cleaning dishwasher but very minor issues! I feel anyone venturing towards Shrewsbury would love this barn. Thank you for such a fab stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2019

  • "The accommodation was more than what we expected."

    We were a group of 9 people and we loved how spacious and so clean the place was. The bedrooms were exceptionally large and suitable for our sleeping arrangements. The owners were very easy to contact and were there to greet us. We were all very happy with our stay and the birthday celebrant was also very impressed and pleased with the accommodation. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Sep 2019

  • "We all had an amazing time."

    There was 11 ladies enjoying birthday celebrations. The barn had enough for us all it was comfy warm not far from the shops to get supplies. The scenery was stunning. I dealt with Sue who was so helpful thank you. I would definitely recommend the barn and would definitely come back

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2019

  • "Great location lots of rooms for us to spread out great communal areas"

    Reviewed by Rhian4.7May 2019

  • "We were celebrating a 70th Birthday with family & friends."

    Generally the barn was really comfortable, warm, spacious & tastefully furnished. The kitchen/dining area was well equipped and perfect for a large gathering. It was great to have the use of the pool table & football table. The setting was was very picturesque, with lovely views. However for a group of nine adults, the bathroom facilities could be improved, two bedrooms were en-suite, whilst the other two couples & the person downstairs had one bathroom provided,without a proper shower. So to have a shower, there was some queuing in the morning. Also a bit of advice, be careful to keep to the footpaths. We are all experienced & considerate walkers and on the first day a group of us went for a local walk. We followed the footpath signs, but when we got to the last field,we accidentally took a wrong turn, which took us down the edge of a field, we walked in a line in the gully. We were greeted by Jane & reprimanded, we apologised, then shortly afterwards we were told twice by her husband to stick to the footpaths.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Apr 2019

  • "Great holiday, and we loved the cottage, it was the perfect size for our families."

    Only negative was the mattress comfort, consider replacing a couple of them. The owners were very friendly and accommodating and we would consider returning on this basis. Many thanks to them.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Oct 2018

  • "Sykes only contact was for payment so has no expectations from them."

    Reviewed by Mary3.4Aug 2018

  • "We all had a lovely time in this beautiful barn."

    The owners made us very welcome with extra touches and everyone was very well provided for. We loved the big farmhouse kitchen with the aga which kept us all cosy. It was well equipped to feed our large family of 11.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Mar 2018

  • "Would have been great to have a down stairs shower or bath."

    lovely people very friendly

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Aug 2017

  • "Beautiful barn conversion done to a high standard with all the amenities."

    Great views and ideal for the whole family. Would highly recommend. Hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2017

  • "Beautiful well equipped barn, perfect for our family reunion."

    Lovely accommodation, very welcoming and short driving distance to many different places and lovely walks. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.8Jan 2017

  • "We had a great time."

    The kids enjoyed playing hide and seek in the house and playing table football. The adults could relax while the kids entertained themselves. We didn't venture out much as it was a reunion of friends, we were very comfortable staying where we were. A family used the downstairs bedroom and the only criticism is that the double sofa bed wasn't big enough for two adults as it wasn't the size of a double. We made it work tho. Would be perfect as a kids room. We would definitely return to this lovely, spacious barn conversion.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.6Nov 2016

  • "Jane the owner is lovely and helpful."

    Perfect accommodation for our rabble of 8 adults and 6 kids. Would go back and lots to do within an hours drive.

    Reviewed by Emma4.6Oct 2016

  • "The owners should consider purchasing proper clothes hangers for the wardrobes instead of a selection of cast offs from shops and dry cleaners."

    They are very cheap to buy and give a much better impression for very little investment. Otherwise it is a lovely property and the owner was very welcoming and obliging.

    Reviewed by Avis5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage I did not realise that it was on a farm and that the walk to the pub would be down the farm path then a country road with no lights !"

    Too dangerous at night to do this however we brought plenty of games and we had a great time socialising and drinking x rooms and bathrooms were fab lovely big dining kitchen ideal for parties x

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Oct 2016

  • "First of its huge."

    We were two families one of 8 the other of 4 and the Barn was massive. We were able to give the kids there own bedrooms upstairs and Lounge come bedroom downstairs that has a TV etc in it, as well as having our own adult lounge. The kitchen was well laid out roomy and well stocked even had an Aga cooker! The dinner seating was good with the kids siting at the 8 seater table in the kitchen and the adults eating at the dinning table in the adult area!! I have never been in a property with so many toilets, showers etc so there were no problems there either. Having a large family this ticked all the boxes and the children loved here. There is also a huge lawn area outside for the kids to play on. We were also surprised how much there was to do in the wider area of Shropshire with Liverpool to the north, wales to the west and Stafford shire and Drayton Manor kids theme park to the East. Plenty of city sites to see as well as walking and historic sites in Shropshire. We will have to come back again and again to do everything! Jane and Andrew were very helpful and chatty and welcoming. Its a great place really loved it and would have stayed longer if the option was there. Idea for large families or groups. Would defo recommend!!

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Aug 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x ground floor twin with table football and double sofa bed
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and comfy seating
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with single sofa bed and electric woodburner-effect fire. Due to the new rule of 6 the price for this property has been lowered to accept a smaller party
  • Some of the bedrooms wont be available however you can choose three bedrooms for your stay This will remain in place until the restrictions end
  • Underfloor heating throughout via ground source heat pump with electric fire
  • Oil-fired AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Pool table, table football game, board games and puzzles etc
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and travel cot on request, highchair available
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Side lawned garden with patio and benches
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, Coffee Hatch cafe 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There Is a large, unfenced pond in the garden, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is a small fish pond close by with Roach and guests are welcome to fish free of charge
  • Suitable for golf breaks, escorted with or without transport
  • Local advice is available
  • Due to the government restrictions, the property has a reduced price until the 15th May 2021 for smaller groups, some of the rooms will be out of use due to this Can be booked with 962453 and 971018 as a group property

The property

Cockshutt 0.75 miles.

A large and attractive semi-detached barn conversion located on the owners’ working arable farm, just less than one mile from the small village of Cockshutt and five miles from the town of Ellesmere, in the heart of lovely Shropshire countryside.

Beautifully furnished throughout, this superb barn has exposed beams and stone and wood floors downstairs, and provides spacious accommodation for large family gatherings or groups of friends.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 962453, together they sleep up to 20 people.

Kenwick Barns

Two beautiful barn conversions sat on the owners' working farm in the lovely little village of Cockshutt, five miles from Ellesmere in the Shropshire countryside. Set with spacious accommodation and boasting exposed wooden beams with stone and wooden floors, it is the perfect homely, rustic accommodation allowing friends, family and couples to come together and spend some quality time in this fabulous location. The eco-friendly underfloor heating will keep you warm whilst you chill out on the cosy sofas and enjoy a favourite film on those winter evenings. The traditional country cottage style kitchen areas are beautifully furnished and well-equipped to set you up perfectly for a memorable weekend in Shropshire. The Kenwick Barns are not only here for winter however, as the tremendous surrounding lawns with its lake provide a wonderful space for a summertime stroll, or sit on the patio and enjoy a glass or two of your favourite drink. For a day out in a charming market town with a choice of shops, cafés and restaurants, nearby Ellesmere is your place as it also offers the stunning Sculpture Trail to keep you busy. Make sure you visit Shropshire's county town, Shrewsbury is a delightful place to go with something for everybody including shops, markets, parks and the picturesque River Severn to admire. Two fabulous barn conversions providing warming accommodation throughout the year

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

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About the location


Ellesmere 5 miles; Shrewsbury 12.5 miles.

The small village of Cockshutt is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and has many of the features of a traditional village with a pub, village hall, primary school and a parish church. Just five miles away is the pretty market town of Ellesmere, which offers Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings, a lovely church and a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, and is surrounded by its famous meres or lakes. Close by is the delightful Colemere Country Park, which when taking a scenic walk you will discover wonderful wildlife. Twelve miles south of Cockshutt is the county town of Shrewsbury, set within a giant loop of the River Severn. There’s something for everyone here with over 600 listed buildings, picturesque cobbled alleys and squares, a superb selection of independent and high street shops and plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. With the National Trust owned Attingham Park, Wroxeter Roman City and Acton Scott working farm, along with a number of charming villages and towns in the area, makes Cockshutt a convenient base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas