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The Granary

(Ref. 1146)

Stapleton near Shrewsbury, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic holiday let so much larger than we expected and has another cottage just as beautiful which my daughter rented."

    We all enjoyed games of pool and my grandson loved the games barn seeing the sheep and cows. We would 100% recommend the granary and the old dairy to anyone wanting yo stay in this area. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful property. P.s cake was delicious

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Oct 2023

  • "We experienced a wonderful stay at the Old Granary."

    With it`s rustic charm amid the peaceful Shropshire countryside it was a perfect relaxing getaway . The property was clean ,comfortable and contained everything needed for our stay. . Nick ,Jeanette and Tom were so very helpful and friendly and were on hand to give advice about the area. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Hannah4.1Aug 2023

  • "A lovely base from which to explore our native county."

    My first visit to Stapleton. Thank you very much we had a wonderful week

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.8Jul 2023

  • "We loved the property."

    Our only adverse comments are about the en-suite and the wardrobe area in the upstairs bedroom. The shower cubicle needs replacing or at the very least new grouting. A shaving mirror above the sink is needed and a toilet roll holder on the wall is needed. Re the wardrobe area, removing the dressing table and using the table plus mirror already in the room would give much needed space for hanging clothes.

    Reviewed by Adele4.1Jul 2023

  • "Very enjoyable week, well placed for Shrewsbury and all parts of the county and Mid-Wales."

    The conversion from barn to cottage is excellent though the small shower room of the master bedroom would not suit everyone.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2023

  • "The Granary is a spacious qwerky barn conversion set in the countryside beside a road frequently used by tractors and other heavy vehicles, though not busy if you’re a light sleeper this may not be the best place for you."

    The kitchen was well stocked with anything you may need in terms of pots, pans, utensils and crockery. My only gripes really is with the bathroom and ‘en-suite’; the latter is very cramped and difficult to use and has certainly seen better days. Furthermore the only mirror in the bedroom itself is in the back of a cupboard but this is also the hanging space area so if have to make a choice to use the rail which then obliterates the mirror or use the mirror and have no place to hang your clothes. The downstairs bathroom toilet seat is in need of replacement whilst the shower curtain and bath mat are in dire need of throwing out as they are obviously old, badly discoloured and in the case of the bath mat mouldy ! This could be a wonderful holiday home if the smaller details weren’t overlooked.

    Reviewed by Jane3.4May 2023

  • "The Granary is a wonderful comfortable character holiday cottage, from the amble lounge through to the double bedroom."

    Those with disabilities may fined the stairs somewhat tricky and the upstairs shower a little small, but the downstairs bathroom with over bath shower is good. Kitchen facilities excellent. Comfy beds . The owners are friendly and helpful and the farm cat loves everyone. All in all a lovely relaxing holiday. First came 10 years ago, will be back sooner next time.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is a fascinating conversion of an old barn and well-equipped in general."

    The sofa part of the 3 piece suite is showing signs of wear - splits in the leather seating. (I know from having a gite in Normandy for many years that soft furnishings need to be replaced every few years.) My main problem was not being able to sleep after about 3.30 a.m. because the bedrooms on the ground floor were shaken to the point of rattling the doors by heavy traffic passing the windows at speed; the windows are very close to the road. There appeared to be no double glazing which might have mitigated the problem. My daughter slept on the upper floor - difficult for me to access - and she also felt it though less often. Unless one is a very heavy sleeper this ruins every night; ear plugs could not stop the vibrations. Even Easter Saturday morning was disturbed, though less so. Maybe the parish council could request a speed limit on this minor road. Slower speeds would reduce the effects of the vibrations. The play barn was an excellent area for our five year olds, and helping with feeding the farm animals was a great experience for them. Beware the speed restrictions on the A49 main road; they are not marked in any of the usual ways, just red markings on the road surface which were a total puzzle to me. There are none of the usual higher level warnings or even a reminder of the permitted speed.

    Reviewed by June3.1Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with friendly hosts."

    Very handy for Shrewsbury and for the Shropshire Hills. Cottage was lovely and warm despite the cold weather - we never had to light the fire.

    Reviewed by P5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely peaceful cottage, beautifully decorated for Christmas."

    We very much enjoyed our stay over Christmas and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2022

  • "Superb barn , extremely comfortable with beautiful log burner, kitchen facilities good , tv in need of looking at as a couple of times wouldn’t come on so left it on for the remainder of the holiday, pool table cloth ripped so not great , a few bits of decor non need of upgrade with a bit of paint here snd there , outside barn sports , table tennis table covered in bird excrement."

    Reviewed by Rick3.8Dec 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage."

    Plenty of space for the five of us. The bedrooms were comfortable and spacious, kitchen well equipped and lots of little touches to make the cottage homely. The owner left a really useful information folder about the cottage and local area and were on hand if we needed anything (which we didn’t!) The local area is beautiful with lots of fantastic walks and days out. Something for everyone. We shall definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Ruby5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely area & a fantastic property."

    Great owners who went out of their way to cater for us. Thank you. The Harris’s

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cosy barn conversion with excellent facilities."

    Particularly enjoyed having a fire in the evenings and being on a working farm

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2022

  • "Pillows need to be of better quality."

    Apart from that it was perfect. Thank you

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the Granary - it is very comfortable and well-equipped and full of character."

    The cake was delicious!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at this cottage."

    There was everything we needed in the kitchen, and our stay was very comfortable. Not that it was needed but we found a fire escape window in the 1st floor bedroom but this wasn't labelled as such, might be sensible to do this. Loved the area, nice walks around the village.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "We had such a wonderful time at The Granary."

    It is the perfect place to go with your family with some beautiful walks near by. We enjoyed a day out at Carding Mill Valley. The property owners are lovely and always at hand if you need help with anything. My little one loved feeding the farm animals and the fresh eggs went down a treat. Our dog who has epilepsy was so calm and relaxed at the property. It was just the break that we needed. We enjoyed it that much that we extended our stay from one week to two! The Granary is very spacious, clean and tidy. Logs were provided for the fire and the lighting makes for such a cosy atmosphere. I must admit the kitchen was my favourite place to relax. The welcome pack was a nice bonus and we can't wait to return! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0May 2022

  • "Brilliant property design style facilities and space loved it"

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion in a great location."

    Enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2021

  • "The barn conversion was delightful."

    It was very spacious and comfortable. Although we didn’t need to see much of our hosts they were contactable if needed and were charming when we did bump into them. The area was very pretty with many good walks and interesting towns. There were also a number of good pubs to eat in and were all dog friendly All in all a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Oct 2021

  • "The details mentioned a pub close within a mile."

    This is now a housing estate so there was nowhere within walking distance for an evening meal. The Granary was nicely converted and layout was ok for us. Some of the decor was a little tired - but it was clean and the hosts were very welcoming. Position was ideal for touring with lots to see in the area.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Sep 2021

  • "A lovely barn conversion in an active farming community, well equipped, friendly helpful owners and a good location for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely setting, our little one loved seeing the chickens and cows and having a sit on the tractor"

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property, friendly owners and close to lots of places to visit."

    Countryside stunning.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay but at this time of year there is a lot of tractors with trailers to spread on the fields, which makes it a little noisy on an evening as they seem to be up and down the lane lots and this started at 6am and went on until late."

    We would definitely return had a fab week the tractors were not a problem for us. The owners were very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had such a lovely stay at the granary after such a bad year of cancellations it was really nice to spend time away with the family thanks for such a great place to stay."

    The Wades from wirral

    Reviewed by Victor5.0Dec 2020

  • "We had to book at very short notice."

    The lady at Sykes was amazingly helpful. All of the info we needed (location, access etc) was clearly provided in advance of our stay. The property owners were very friendly, there to help if necessary but didn't intrude on our privacy in any way. Lights were left on for our arrival (we got there in the dark), and flowers, a delicious cake, tea, coffee had been left for us. The property itself was full (to the brim) of character, clean, warm and well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the games cupboard and pool table. The location was exactly what the doctor ordered in terms of beautiful scenery, peace and tranquillity but with shops for essentials not too far away. All in all, a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Granary was so lovely, full of character and had everything you needed."

    The area is lovely, countryside, walks and greenery. We had a lovely week there and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is just lovely and exactly as shown on the website."

    All of the rooms are lovely and the equipment provided in the kitchen is most of what you need to do some holiday cooking. We ate in every night and managed this comfortably. We managed to have a supermarket shop delivered to the cottage as well as a take away delivery but you don;t need to drive far to get to the local shops for everything you need. We really appreciated the efforts of the owners to make the many COVID-19 adaptations such as separate equipment buckets in the play barn with plenty of antibacterial spray and gel. We have two teenagers (17 and 14) and we had such fun playing pool, table tennis and badminton in the barn. The room at the top could be tricky for those with mobility issues but we decided to give this room to our 14 year old daughter who just loved having the four poster bed, own bathroom and games room. The shower up there was also compact but we appreciated having it. It did get incredibly hot up there but we did not predict the unseasonable hot weather we had all week. A couple of small fans would have been appreciated to help with the heat. A bin in the upstairs room and downstairs bathroom would have been appreciated and a dust pan and brush to help keep the kitchen clean as we go would also have been useful. Just tiny points though. The welcome book is very well written in a friendly manner and very informative - you can tell the owners care that you have a nice time in the area. We appreciated the time Tom took to show my husband and son around the farm and my husband had lots of fun helping them get the sheep from the field onto the farm when he spotted they were having difficulties. We have never been on holiday to Shropshire and we would definitely recommend it! There are lots of beautiful and interesting walks and places to visit. We definitely hope to return to the area and hopefully this cottage - thank you for sharing your beautiful farm with us.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well located."

    There was adequate parking and the welcome pack, including the cake was very gratefully received. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery and cooking utensils. We had a few issues but these were dealt with by the owner's family. I would like to point out that access to the single and twin bedded rooms are good but if one is going to use the double room, access could be a little steep for some. The need to bring towels is , in our recent experience, unusual. We had a good holiday, suggest that booklets giving instructions for the use of the cooker and dishwasher are made available in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Sep 2019

  • "The Granary was a most welcoming place providing cake, milk and all the necessary items for a welcome cup of tea after a long journey."

    Very central for all the many attractions in and around Shropshire. Great place for families with children. Our week was hot and sunny but had it been raining there was an excellent games room. Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2019

  • "Perfect, such a stunning property, very spacious and exceptionally clean!"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable spacious accommodation with great play barn for the children (including those aged in their 40s!"


    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2019

  • "This barn conversion is spacious, beautifully decorated and well set-up for a family stay."

    We were left a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and cake, which was much appreciated. Being on a farm, we had the chance to meet the farmer/owner and his family, plus dogs and cats, and also to take part in feeding the calves. An added bonus was having a pool table inside the property, and access to a games barn (pool, snooker, badminton, table tennis, trampoline) shared with one other property. There is no garden but there is a small enclosed courtyard with table and chairs. There is some occasional road noise as it is right on a lane and large farm vehicles speed past the kitchen window! (Anyone with mobility issues would find access to the master bedroom difficult due to the stairs up and over a beam!) The location of the property makes it a good base for trips out to Shrewbury, Church Stretton, the Long Mynd and Ironbridge. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time, even though it rained most of the week, the cottage was warm and comfortable to come back too after a rainy day out."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Well designed spacious well equipped accommodation with original features."

    Lovely location and an added bonus was being able to meet and feed animals on the farm. Games barn was great for my daughter and she also enjoyed being able to play pool in cottage. Many places of interest to visit within easy reach and lots of dog friendly pubs and cafes with a good variety of food. Lovely welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and homemade cake and owners Nick and Jeanette were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2019

  • "The location was ideal for us and we had some good trips out."

    We were very lucky with the weather,and a good time was had by all. the Granary was lovely with top of the range equipment and everything you would need to cook a nice meal. The creeky floor boards were a bit annoying but that was very minor. All in all a very nice place to spend a holiday at. Many thanks Mrs Fox.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "This is our second visit to the Granary."

    Fantastic in every way, especially the helpfulness of the property's owners who obviously care that holidaymakers have everything they need. Thank you for helping us to make amazing memories with our three growing girls and our dog (who loved it too)!

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage,very convenient for all amenities, ten minutes from Shrewsbury and Church Stratton."

    We had a lovely time,really chilled out.

    Reviewed by Joeann5.0Sep 2018

  • "Jeanette and Nick made us feel very welcome from day one."

    There was a delicious homemade cake and essentials on our arrival, the beds were comfortable and cosy for a good nights sleep. The quality the furnishings showed that the owners cared for our comfort. Jeanette took us for a walk around the fields and farm and then Nick showed the boys how to feed the calves, on the last day the boys had a ride on Nick's tractor. Surrounding area was very interesting, plenty to do, we found a couple of recreation fields where the boys could play football and cricket, you do need to drive there but it's not far, one in the next village on A49 towards Church Stretton and another one in Church Stretton itself. Two castle ruins (Clun and Montgomery) for the boys to explore (30 mins away) and Wales is so close we just had to pop over the border and explore some of the area. Plenty of shops nearby and Shrewsbury has a large retail park just 20 mins away. All in all an interesting holiday.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Aug 2018

  • "Everything really the accommodation was lovely and quirky."

    It was a barn conversion and we could see a lot of thought had gone in to it and everything was really well thought out for the comfort of the guests staying. My husband and son loved the pool table above the kitchen so they could get a game in before tea and I only had to shout when it was ready as I knew where they were! The cottage was lovely and spacious every comfort was thought of. When we arrived a tray with tea bags, coffee, sugar and a lovely cake was waiting for us in the kitchen and a pint of milk in the fridge. Later in the week the farmer left us some eggs. Although we were on a working farm it was really quiet so we could enjoy a relaxing holiday! The weather was lovely too so that always helps. Really though there was nothing to find fault with just enjoy a lovely time in and around Shropshire which is exactly what we did!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2018

  • "The granary is simply a stunning home from home."

    As you walk through the door...the welcome is warm, cozy and friendly. The christmas tree and candle flickering, the welcome tray with mince pies and fresh flowers...are all perfect. The whole house is stunning, but the kitchen is topping the list, with enough crockery to serve an army. The newly refurbished games barn has fun and games for all..but if you like to stay warm..theres pool on the landing..just above the kitchen. Play and chat as the cooking is done, fantastic. All nesltled in gorgeous Shropshire, that offers many many attractions for all, whatever the weather and whatever time of year. Our 2nd visit, over new year, equal to our first last year.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2017

  • "The owners of this property are super friendly and let our boys ride there ..."

    The owners of this property are super friendly and let our boys ride there tractor and feed the cows on the farm which they loved, great location roughly twenty mins away from all the major tourist attraction

    Reviewed by Martin4.8Aug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage,had everything you could want,home from home,the children loved the play barn."

    Good location for visiting the many attractions in the area,lots of things to do and see.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0May 2017

  • "Really charming property."

    Fantastically renovated with so many features. Equipped with everything you could possibly need for a family holiday. Great hosts and the games room was a bonus for the boys.

    Reviewed by A5.0Feb 2017

  • "Lovely cottage , friendly helpful owners ideal situation for both walking the hills and nearby towns."

    Reviewed by Anne4.8Oct 2016

  • "The photos did not do this property justice."

    Nick and Janette could not have been accommodating fresh flowers on the table and freshly made cake. My children loved the play barn and would have been more than happy to say in there all week. The location was beautiful and our trips to Church Streeton was really enjoyable. Nick took the children on a tractor ride and also let them herd in the cattle. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster double with walk-in wardrobe and shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Note: Shower room is in a small confined area under beams.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & initial supply of wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair available
  • 6'x 3' snooker table on gallery
  • Small front patio and small rear walled area with garden furniture
  • Ample off road parking
  • Note: please park on left hand side of drive way, any additional cars can park in front of games shed - Please do not obstruct the farm entrance
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking. Note: The Games area is shared with the owner's other property 1034
  • Please note that the property is for holiday lets only

The property

Church Stretton 7 miles.

A superb semi-detached barn conversion, set on a working farm, in the peaceful village of Stapleton.

Refurbished to a very high standard, this spacious and charming property retains a wealth of original character, including a woodburner and exposed beams throughout.

The spacious, well equipped kitchen with dining area leads down 3 stone steps to a hallway featuring a wonderful oak staircase.

The lovely master bedroom offers open access to the gallery and boasts a four poster bed.

The charming towns of Shrewsbury and Church Stretton are within easy reach.

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About the location


Ludlow 15 miles; Shrewsbury 15 miles.

The pretty market town of Church Stretton lies in the heart of south Shropshire. It sits amidst striking scenery and has often been described as "Little Switzerland". The town is the main centre for Shropshire’s hill country and home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd and Stokesay Castle. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short journey away, making Church Stretton an excellent base for your Shropshire escape.

Please note that the property is for holiday lets only