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The Old Dairy

(Ref. 1034)

Stapleton near Shrewsbury, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • 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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64 Customer Reviews

  • "We found the Old Dairy Farm cottage to be very good value for money."

    We had a most enjoyable holiday and had some lovely days out in Shropshire. When we did have a couple of minor problems the owners responded immediately and went out of their way to help us. Overall should we think about coming to Shropshire again we would not hesitate in booking a cottage at this location again and would be pleased to recommend to other potential users.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2024

  • "A 5* cottage that provided us with everything we needed - and more - with so many comforts and thoughtful extras, including a generous supply of logs."

    There were much appreciated "welcome" gifts, on arrival, of delicious home-made cake and fresh milk, tea and coffee. A delightful location, right in the middle of an area of outstanding beauty, with so many places to visit. We look forward to a return holiday, as soon as we possibly can. Thank you, Host Family.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2024

  • "It was a beautiful place to stay but as an older couple with a few walking issues should have realised the flagstones would have been a bit uneven and we were worried about tripping, also a couple of the rugs weren’t flat to the ground at the edges which we did trip on a couple of times but apart from that it was a wonderful place to say ."

    Also our granddaughter loved the working farm and was so happy to be taken onto the fields to see the animals that were there .Think we had a friend for life with the beautiful cat that was there. Would definitely recommend it to people who don’t have walking problems.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely rustic barn, lots of character, well equipped, perfectly clean ."

    The welcome pack filled with home-made cake, tea , milk and coffee was well appreciated. Loved the friendly little cat. Perfectly prepared log burner to make us warm and cosy. Weather not on our side, but we made the most of the surrounding sites, Shrewsbury, Iron Bridge, Ludlow, Church Stretton, Clun, etc Lovely week, thank you

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Mar 2024

  • "The old Dairy was a lovely cosy cottage with beautiful original beams and quirks."

    lots of ways to keep warm and the hosts were super friendly and even let us look and feed their news lambs which was very kind of them. The games barn had lots of activities to do which kept us busy. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Jan 2024

  • "It was perfect Welcoming Warm Quiet Well equipped Comfortable - slept really well Lovely hosts and a really friendly cat If I was being really picky I would like a potato masher!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay at The Old Dairy - it was cosy, well equipped and tastefully decorated , and set in a beautiful location."

    The owners were welcoming and helpful but also gave us space and privacy. Loved the wood burner! Great off-lead dog walks , and handy for both Shrewsbury and Church Stretton. Thank you for a very happy week.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We love the Old Dairy and it's our 3rd visit."

    Already booked for next year as children wanted to return. The play barn is perfect to let them run off steam and they were also able to meet the animals. The cottage itself is very comfortable and has everything you need. It's become our little escape from the rat race down south. Extremely good value for money.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was very nice There was milk and cake on arrival."

    The owners were very welcoming. Couldn't find any thing to fault. Had a lovely weeks stay and hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic place Warm Quiet Just what we needed as nhs staff Good access to ..."

    Fantastic place Warm Quiet Just what we needed as nhs staff Good access to everywhere Attentive people Friendly cat and dogs but only seen once Will go again

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Dairy cottage: a fabulous property in the countryside."

    The internal lay out and decoration were excellent for our needs. The quality of the appliances, decorations etc were great. The owner was very nice and nothing was a problem. We would definitely go back and stay there.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Dec 2022

  • "The cottage is in excellent position that is very peaceful but close to main roads for easy access around the county."

    We stayed during an exceptionally cold snap but the cottage was very warm and cosy. The sofas and beds were also extremely comfortable. The cottage was well equipped and the owners were friendly and easy to communicate with. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Dec 2022

  • "Such character to cottage."

    Cosy and brilliant fire and lots of lovely hot water. Good location and good value for accommodation. Loved the kitchen. One of the best places I've stayed for some time.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Cosy accommodation.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Oct 2022

  • "What a delightful holiday cottage!"

    The cottage was lovely and clean and the lay out was nicely planned. The log fire made it nice and snug and with all the homely touches it was a delight to stay in. The position of the cottage was central to lots of truly delightful days out, even popping over the Wales for a visit.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Was unaware we were joined to another property until our arrival. Very friendly owners. The Dairy had everything we needed plus more. Excellent enclosed garden so vital when your dog has come too. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2022

  • "Great location, high standard property, good value"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, great host, couldn't want for more."

    They even gave us cake and fresh flowers. The four of us loved everything in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2022

  • "On the whole, this was an excellent place and even the weather was kind to us."

    Perhaps they could in future have spare toilet rolls available but otherwise superb.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage, very well equipped, clean and cozy."

    The welcome cake was absolutely scrumptious and went very well with a lovely cuppa on arrival. Lots of information on local places to visit and the track down the road for letting the dog off lead was fabulous. Parking is great and directions spot on. We had a wonderful time and I’d recommend The Old Dairy as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing holiday!"

    ! The host were brilliant, friendly and my children loved being shown the animals on the farm. The play barn was well thought out with games/toys for all ages - great for the whole family. The cottage was beautiful, full of character and history. It was clean, comfortable and we had everything we needed and more (including plastic cutlery and crockery, a highchair and travelcot). The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring the Shropshire countryside and there were plenty of leaflets at the property to give ideas of where to go. Thank you for a wonderful time away, we will be back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was better than expected from the photos."

    Lovely and warm and cosy. Well equipped . The log fire was lovely. We had a lovely week in spite of a couple of days bad weather. We would come again.

    Reviewed by Mildred5.0Apr 2022

  • "Comfortable, quiet and cosy a good base, everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful cosy little cottage amongst the shropshire hills."

    Perfect base for trips to church stretton and carding mill valley. Loved the added extra of cuddles from the farm cats every day!!! Thankyou!

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful property, would definitely visit again ."

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Dec 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at The Old Dairy."

    It was our first holiday as a family of four and our 3 year old and 9 month old loved it. The play barn was fantastic to come home to after day trips or on lazy days when you don't want to venture far. The facilities inside were spot on, it felt like a home away from home. We immediately booked to come back next year.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely location and house."

    Only drawback was lack of hot water in kitchen and walk in in shower and the bath (shower over bath was fine). File said it was programmed to be

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jul 2021

  • "I can't agree with your 4 star rating."

    The en suite bedroom was tiny, without a bed side table or reading light. In the end suite there was no place to hang a towel, and the hot water supply was from a tiny water heater on the wall which supplied a trickle of water. A description of furnished to a high standard is very misleading. The wardrobe was the tiniest I have ever come across. 4 star rating is wrong.

    Reviewed by Alan1.9Jun 2021

  • "The lemon drizzle cake the owner left was lovely."

    The Old Dairy was very comfortable and just right for us with a small child and a dog with it being all on one level. The Quarry gardens not far away was a lovely place to visit with kids with a water play area and good playground we went on a boat down the lovely river and The Boathouse riverside restaurant did excellent meals the specials were very good. It seemed a magical place with clock towers chiming our grandson loved it there.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay, quirky and comfortable, has everything you need for a great stay."

    Made to feel welcome by friendly owners. Play barn is fantastic for kids.

    Reviewed by Sara4.4May 2021

  • "Our holiday cottage exceeded our expectations."

    The owners had left fresh flowers, homemade cake, tea, coffee & sugar and even a pint of milk in the fridge. The lights had been switched on which made our entrance nice and welcoming. There were plenty of logs for the log burner, and everything we could possibly want was catered for. Really comfortable bed with luxurious bed linen and duvet. It really is the little things that go a long way Really home from home :)

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "After nearly 4 1/2 hours on the road with 2 small children, it was so nice to reach our destination, away from the rat race and our jobs as key workers."

    When we arrived, the place was spotless and smelt so clean. We have been to other types of accommodation, which have been ok, but The Old Dairy exceeded our expectations. The Old Dairy provides much needed respite and the cake went down very well. The play barn was a fantastic for 2 active children, who were happy to bounce on the trampoline. Beautiful area, and so peaceful. Our children slept so well, much better than at home. The area is beautiful and fantastic for walking. We can't wait to book again and will hopefully book the granary too, for cousins and grandparents. Lots of happy memories made here. Thank you, Jeanette, Nick and Tom for such a great holiday. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2020

  • "There is nothing we can think of to improve the Old Dairy."

    It was beaitiful and we were gutted to leave. The Mary Poppins of holiday homes, Practically perfect in every way. Oh and the play barn was epic!!

    Reviewed by Mary-esther5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Old Dairy."

    First of all the location was perfect for us. The cottage is in a quiet small village but is only a few minutes away from Shrewsbury with a large Sainsbury's and the wonderful Church Stretton. The cottage is beautifully decorated and is ideal for a family stay with all the equipment that you would want. We arrived to find flowers and cake as well as a wonderfully clean cottage.The bed linen was great and the beds were very comfortable. We felt very welcome and immediately relaxed knowing that we were safe and secure (in these days of Covid-19 this is very important). We absolutely loved the games barn and spent hours playing badminton. As cat lovers, we really appreciated the warm welcome and cuddles from the farm cats Jet and Benny. All in all this was one of our best cottages holidays and I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "A perfect and beautifully presented holiday property."

    It was lovely to arrive to find a fire lit, the lights on and a tray set for tea with a home made cake. It was very welcoming. This is a spacious and comfortable place to stay and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Mar 2020

  • "Very cosy barn conversation in lovely location"

    Reviewed by Maya5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, in a lovely small village."

    One of the nicest we've stayed in. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2019

  • "Despite the disappointing weather, all of us thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Old Dairy."

    Our final day was dry with a beautiful blue sky - but quite frosty. The log burner rose to the occasion and kept us all warm and cosy regardless of the dipping outdoor temperatures. Requests already to return there in spring or summer. A lovely place in an interesting area with owners at hand but never getting in your way - just the way we like it!

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, friendly owners and great location"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2019

  • "There are so many places of interest within 30mins drive of the old dairy we were spoilt for choice ."

    The old dairy has been so beautiful converted to a holiday cottage it was a pleasure to stay in.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a great time, met very nice people and would love to come back."

    Reviewed by Peer5.0Jun 2019

  • "A beautiful well designed barn (cow shed) conversion and a credit to Jeanette and Nick."

    Off the beaten track but an ideal location especially for a family, with the play barn a real delight for children.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2019

  • "A splendid property and location within easy access to Shrewsbury and Church Stretton."

    very comfortable especially the beds. Areal highlight was going to see farms calf's being fed ,quite something as there was over 40 of them. A lovely chilling out break in very good accommodation and amenities. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2019

  • "This was our 5th visit to The Old Dairy."

    Love the quiet setting and friendly owners of the farm.Easily accessible to many places of interest in the area,and handy for trips further afield into Wales.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2019

  • "Such a relaxing and cosy barn with a friendly and welcoming family on the farm."

    Reviewed by Marianne4.1Apr 2019

  • "We took are 2 four year old grandson s for 2 days when are friends had to leave ..."

    We took are 2 four year old grandson s for 2 days when are friends had to leave early Nic could not do enough to make them welcome taking them to feed the farm animals and around the farm nothing was to much trouble

    Reviewed by David4.1Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderful, clean,comfortable and a great place to stay, certainly go back"

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent location Very helpful hosts who are on site."

    Comfortable bed, well equipped Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by L G4.7Mar 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage in a small hamlet only 15 minutes from Shrewsbury town."

    The cottage is nice a quiet and the owners and family made us really welcome, even offered to let us take their dogs for a walk. There was fresh flowers, cake, tea, coffee & milk left for us. The reviews in the visitors book at the cottage was full of glowing feedbacks. We were even lucky with great weather. We will definitely return to The Old Dairy.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful the pictures do not do it justice"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2018

  • "Owner was very helpful along with there family Comfortable property I would ..."

    Owner was very helpful along with there family Comfortable property I would recommend this property to anyone who appreciates a quiet rural setting Very convenient for Shrewsbury & Church Stretton Our kids 6 & 8 loved the play barn + cows + cats & dogs

    Reviewed by Geoff4.4Oct 2018

  • "This property was very attractively arranged inside, we found it both cosy and comfortable, the location was ideal, we had a lovely holiday."

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Oct 2018

  • "No mention of the amount of agricultural traffic using the road, less than 10mtrs from the cottage, from 7am to after 10pm."

    Also the onsuite shower room has a mini triton water heater which is the hot water supply for the sink, disappointing as there is a LARGE immersion heater some 25ft away. Main thing is the traffic, as this was not mentioned in the information supplied.

    Reviewed by David2.8Sep 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our week here."

    Kids (14 & 11) enjoyed the play barn. The farmer, Nick, was really good with the kids and let them help him feed the cows and take the dog for a run even though he was busy. The cottage was really comfortable especially the beds. Loads of leaflets of things to do so will always find something. Kids are wanting to go back so we are looking to book again next year.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was just as described and the owners were lovely."

    Really enjoyed the fact it was on a farm and the farmer let my son feed his cows. Excellent experience and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Saskia4.7Aug 2018

  • "Really beautiful barn conversion on the owners farm which was perfect for myself and my two grown up children."

    The farmer was really helpful and friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. We had a beautiful lemon cake on arrival and the cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. We cooked and ate in most evenings as my younger son enjoyed a few games of pool. We organised a tesco delivery shortly after we arrived which made everything much easier. We visited the West Midlands safari park which was amazing and although this was an hours drive it was well worth the visit. It was also an excellent base for exploring Shrewsbury, and the local area including some nice walks. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Old Dairy is in a quiet location a few miles north of the Shropshire Hills for which it provides a good base."

    The accommodation is spacious and architecturally interesting with exposed beams and some really attractive features such as the stained glass panels in the breakfast area. We had a very pleasant stay and enjoyed talking to the owner on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2018

  • "The directions to the cottage need to be updated."

    There are 3 roads into Stapleton, and the one mentioned in the directions is the middle one which is not the widest road also the petrol station is closed. The information states that there is a pub nearby - this has also closed. The nearest pub/restaurant is now in the next village (Dorrington) but the nearest dog friendly one is further away. Given that the cottage is pet friendly, I think it would be useful to know where the nearest dog friendly pub is! Otherwise no complaints.

    Reviewed by Terence4.7May 2018

  • "Cosy cottage for three adults."

    Woodburner and storage heaters kept a comfortable temperature despite the snow and cold. Kitchen facilities fine, but take a good knife. No freezer. Bathrooms and bedrooms fine, slept well.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Mar 2018

  • "The cottage has a garden front and back but check that gates are closed if you have dogs or young children."

    There are plenty of cooking facilities and the cottage was well heated.The location close to A49 is excellent for getting about and there are dog walks close by.The owner told us we could take the dogs in fields so long as animals were not oresent.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2018



    Reviewed by Lyn Marie3.8Jul 2017

  • "We all enjoyed this stay very much it was ideally described and the owner was an amazing host"

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2017

  • "Brilliant, lovely accomadation, Mr."

    and Mrs Fox are lovely, would stay there again. Very clean barn convertion ' highly recommended

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2017

  • "Been using Sykes for years but this is the nicest place we've stayed."

    Felt so welcome. The owners are so friendly and helpful. The cottage we stayed in was big and very spacious. Our kids loved the barn that they could play in. The homemade cake was a nice touch. My daughter loved the tractor ride one of the owners took her on. In a lovely peaceful setting. Cannot recommend this place highly enough!

    Reviewed by Gareth4.6Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x single with en-suite shower, basin & WC
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin & WC
  • Well-equipped fitted kitchen with exposed beams leading to open plan dining area and sitting area with woodburner, stone flagged flooring & exposed beams throughout.
  • Electric heaters with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer, Fuel, power & initial supply of wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair available
  • Front patio with furniture, small rear walled patio with furniture
  • Ample off road parking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 1 small, well-behaved dog welcome by arrangement
  • Note: The Games area is shared with the owner's other property 1146
  • Please note that the property is for holiday lets only

The property

Church Stretton 7 miles. A lovely ground floor barn conversion on a working farm, wonderfully sited in 200 acres of the owner's land, just opposite the medieval church in the pretty rural village of Stapleton.

This semi-detached property still retains a wealth of features from its original use as a dairy house, such as exposed beams and an original cattle stall, which now separates the dining area from the cosy sitting area.

Furnished to a high standard, the property boasts stone flagged flooring and makes an ideal romantic retreat.

The amenities of Church Stretton and Shrewsbury are within easy reach, as are the rest of Shropshire's attractions and superb walking country.

A lovely base at any time of year.

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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