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Robin's Nest

Strefford near Craven Arms, Shropshire (Ref. 24739)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We have stayed here previously and we will do so again."

    We feel at home when we stay here. The barn flat is comfortable, clean and well equipped. The owners, their family and the villagers are friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by YvetteNov 2021

  • "Great location."

    Comfortable apartment. Lovely welcome pack! Note for the owners that a plumber would quickly sort out the bathroom shower issue. Thankyou

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2021

  • "Loved the view of the hills from the balcony."

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021

  • "Whilst very spacious, we could not use the shower due to lack of pressure or hot water."

    The kitchen sink hot tap did not work, so had to heat a kettle,. The small garden is not spacious enough for a dog to run around in, and the staircase, which was mentioned, could be too tough for more infermed people.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "Cosy and relaxing"

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2020

  • "The shower has a quirk in that the flow is very limited unless the showerhead is lowered to the base of the shower and then it works."

    Something to do with a header tank I understand

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Robin's Nest was very comfortable, and a great base for exploring the area."

    Communication from the owners made us feel welcome, and we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "Robins Nest exceeded our expectations very clean, great location, Thank you for ..."

    Robins Nest exceeded our expectations very clean, great location, Thank you for the lovely flowers and the cake was great

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Wren's nest was a perfect little winter retreat."

    I enjoyed every minute. There even was home made cake to welcome me.

    Reviewed by HildeJan 2020

  • "The actual cottage is lovely but unfortunately due to my experience of having stayed the same time another couple in the cottage below, discovered how properties not as sound proof as would have imagined."

    The sound of snoring, albeit quite excessive as the guest did mention he has breathing problems, really alerted me to the lack of sound proofing. Advertised as a 'romantic couple get away' it actually isn't very private in the 'noise' aspect. The walls appear very well insulated, using some of the original walls from previous building? and was exceptionally warm, only needing one of the 2 radiators on to maintain the temperature. However the disturbance caused was irritating and quite embarrassing, as I had to alert the guest to this problem after not able to sleep well for 2 days. He was very apologetic even stating they were leaving early as he didn't want to 'cause any further disturbance. Which I emphatically stated he didn't need to do this. He then suggested he slept on the sofa in the living area which he did for the remainder of their break. I could still hear the snoring, however not as much and peace was almost restored. As I have said it is a lovely place and I only had this experience due to the circumstances at the time. I do think the owners should consider sound proofing the floor in between the 2 properties as I think it would go against what visitors are looking for in this lovely quite part of Shropshire.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order for your comments to be reviewed. To our understanding this issue has not been raised before from previous bookings. It was a stipulation when the property was converted that it was sound proof. The property flooring was fitted with mix wool carpet and good underlay which supports this. If you wish to discuss your feedback further please contact the office. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CaroleDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage on a working farm, set in beautiful countryside"

    Reviewed by NicoleOct 2019

  • "The hosts were very hospitablel."

    When we arrived there were flowers and some cake! There was a laundry room on the farm for the use of guests. Parking was easy and convenient. Good supermarket just a short car journey (2miles) Quiet at night. Comfortable bed and sitting area. Balcony for sitting in the sun. Good views.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2019

  • "Great place to stay, beautiful countryside, cosy cottage."

    I would not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2019

  • "Brilliant Cottage, very clean and comfortable, everything you could need like "home from home" with great views."

    Fantastic comfortable king size bed. Lovely welcome homemade cake, milk, tea/coffee ingredients and fresh apple juice. The fresh flowers made a great finishing touch Many thanks.

    Reviewed by LyndaOct 2018

  • "A lovely comfortable and very clean cottage."

    Great walking area Friendly owners

    Reviewed by BarrieOct 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Everything we needed and more. Very comfortable and we would certainly return. Just perfect!

    Reviewed by James ColinOct 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely, everyone was welcoming, and was great location for the walking and not too far from local amenities."

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2018

  • "Very comfortable accommodation well thought out everything needed for a relaxing holiday."

    The owners made sure that we had everything and were on hand in case of problems though there weren't any. A good location for exploring and walking.

    Reviewed by FrankSep 2018

  • "From the moment we entered it felt like home."

    As we viewed the rest it fully lived up to expectations. The equipment was impressive as was the comfort. The lovely little cakes and the fresh garden flowers were a lovely extra bonus. The cottage is well placed to enjoy the walks in this lovely county, and we certainly enjoyed many, including directly from here. A further bonus was the many villages and pubs, both of which we enjoyed. A really enjoyable week. We will remember it fondly.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2018

  • "The cottage was quiet and in beautiful location but at the same time only a very ..."

    The cottage was quiet and in beautiful location but at the same time only a very short distance to the main road with access to major tourist towns and sites all along the way

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2018

  • "Lovely place, large comfortable bed, well equipped."

    Was advertised as having wi-fi, owners stated trying to upgrade. Not fixed while we were there, not a problem for us. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2018

  • "Spent Xmas at Robins Nest and it was wonderful."

    A lovely Xmas tree was in the lounge and a festive wreath on the door and fresh flowers to welcome us. If you want to get away from the madding crowd this is the ideal place to go. We found some fabulous places to visit and a couple of really old pubs in the area serving great food but we also cooked in our accommodation as it has all the facilities there. There’s a separate laundry room alongside the main house and we were invited to have a look at all the animals on the farm. It is a proper working farm and we took our dog and had some wonderful walks in the countryside. It’s a very picturesque setting and so pleased we found it; it’s a little gem. And the beds are so comfortable too. We had them made up as twins but you can have it as a double if needed. It was very clean and tidy and lovely and warm. Overall this gave us the perfect Xmas break and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it.

    Reviewed by EllenDec 2017

  • "Every thing was sorted out for us and it is in a wonderful area, we have used you before so knew the standard would be to our liking."

    Reviewed by JaquelineOct 2017

  • "A delightful cottage, more spacious than the pictures show."

    Massive comfortable bed. Well equipped kitchen. Lots of lovely walks nearby and pretty little towns to visit.

    Reviewed by HarrietAug 2017

  • "Very comfortable apartment ideal for walking and visiting many National Trust properties"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2016

  • "Booking the cottage was easy."

    Cottage very good value for money. Pluses. Warm and cosy, bags of piping hot water and the central heating system was excellent, comfy sofa and chair, cottage was clean and welcoming, nice touch with a bottle of wine and nibbles on arrival plus tea tray and milk and biscuits all laid up ready. Also great to actually have some cupboard space to store our food, lots of cottages we rent have no storage and we have to leave food out on worktops all week. Masses of wardrobe space too if we had needed it. Also a good vacuum cleaner so we could give the carpet the once over. Great walking from the cottage too, very important for us. Minuses. Very few. The garden furniture could do with being replaced and the cottage could do with a coat of paint to freshen it, however we are at the end of the season so this may be on the to do list for Winter. We would certainly have no hesitation in re booking or recommending Robin's Nest

    Reviewed by SueSep 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Shared external utility
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front balcony with furniture and enclosed front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 30 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the owner's farm opposite, dogs should be kept on a lead when outside the garden
  • Note: There are 14 external steps leading to this apartment.

The property

Craven Arms 2 miles.

This first floor apartment is one of two set within a stone-built converted stable, standing opposite the owner's large farmhouse on a 360-acre livestock and arable working farm in Strefford, two miles from Craven Arms.

Sitting in a delightfully scenic spot at the foot of Wenlock Edge, this picturesque Craven Arms self-catering apartment provides cosy accommodation that is perfect for a romantic break.

This Craven Arms character apartment offers original features that provide a homely atmosphere, including exposed stone walls, wooden beams and trusses.

The king-size double bedroom, which can conveniently be transformed into a twin, boasts an en-suite bathroom, and offers a comfortable place to lay your head at the end of a long day spent in the open, green countryside.

Relax or dine alfresco on the front balcony at this apartment near Craven Arms, and admire the expansive views that stretch as far as the dramatic Long Mynd Hills.

Only two miles away is the small town of Craven Arms which has shops, cafes, a hotel with a bar and restaurant, as well as the medieval Stokesay Castle plus the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre with its virtual balloon ride over Shropshire.

There are many wonderful walks close by including the Strefford Hall Farm Trail available from the doorstep, plus Wenlock Edge and the Corvedale Valley close by, along with the lovely Long Mynd Hills to explore surrounding Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland.

Take your pick of the many impressive NT properties close by; Attringham Park, Croft Castle and Powis Castle can all be reached within easy driving distance.

An excellent Craven Arms apartment for discovering all of Shropshire at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 24740 and 928796, together they sleep 10.

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About the location


Wistanstow 1 mile; Craven Arms 2 miles; Church Stretton 5.5 miles; Bishop’s Castle 11 miles; Ludlow 12 miles; Shrewsbury 19 miles.

Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the historic hamlet of Strefford is situated within the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 2.5 miles from the small market town of Craven Arms. You can also visit the village of Wisantstow, home to The Wood Brewery and The Plough Inn pub. Two miles away is Craven Arms, which is often known as The Gateway to the Marches and is ideally based for walks in the lovely Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley. Craven Arms itself offers historic houses, a number a shops and pubs and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, the Land of Lost Content museum and to the south of the town is Stokesay Castle, one of England’s finest fortified manors. There are number of delightful places to visit within reach, such as the historic towns of Church Stretton, Bishop’s Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Strefford is a convenient base for your Shropshire getaway.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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