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The Gallery

Strefford near Craven Arms, Shropshire (Ref. 923765)

5.0

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Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Hosts very friendly, property clean, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Property a short distance off the A49 so well connected to nearby towns and villages but a very peaceful location. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2022

  • "Harry and Pat made us totally welcome and where readily on hand if we needed them."

    The accommodation is quite "oldy worldy" but stunningly up to date.I would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday let.

    Reviewed by ReginaldJul 2022

  • "The owners and property were delightful."

    The Gallery was very comfortable and clean accommodation with everything there that was needed. The homemade cake was delicious.

    Reviewed by GarethJul 2022

  • "Superb property in a peaceful location."

    Everything you could want was included in the apartment. Pat and Gary are very friendly and helpful hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MadeleineJun 2022

  • "A beautifully converted property."

    Very comfortable and a wonderful location. We had a great few days....

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022

  • "Our second stay, and The Gallery is just as good as we had remembered it."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "We had a great stay at the gallery, Gary and Pat were very friendly and full of information about the local area."

    The Gallery was comfortable well equipped and the bed was cosy. A great place to stay, we shall be back.

    Reviewed by BryanMar 2022

  • "Just returned from a wonderful week at the Gallery."

    It was perfect, very comfortable, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The owners were very friendly and helpful with suggestions of recommended walks and places to eat and had left a very nice welcome pack with a delicious cake, juice and milk. There is lots of information on walks, including walk books and an OS map which are extremely useful. Thank you so much Pat and Gary . We would love to come back.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2022

  • "Lovely historic cosy accommodation with everything you could need."

    Fantastic location. Would stay again

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to have a holiday, the owners were really hospitable and they had everything on hand from a home made cake on arrival to games you could borrow."

    Beautifully furnished and completely spotless. Would definitely return as it was so nice!

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2021

  • "We stayed here with our 2 young children for Christmas with having a large family Christmas can be quite hectic so this year we wanted a quiet and relaxed one and we definitely got that this cottage is beautiful everything about it is perfect it had been decorated with lights all around the beams, a tree had been put up for us homemade mince pies and a chocolate cake had been made by the lovely owners."

    we had quality family time playing game after game watching films we made the best Christmas dinner and that wasn’t even stressful we would definitely go back here it was faultless and such an amazing building my husband is a builder and he was just in ore of the place it’s lovely. The best Christmas thank you pat & Gary x

    Reviewed by ChelseaDec 2021

  • "We first stayed here several years ago and had enjoyed it so much that we chose it for a second visit without hesitation."

    The Gallery is a perfect place for two people. It is well appointed and the kitchen in particular has obviously been equipped by someone who has an intimate knowledge of cooking! What makes the accommodation even better, are the extra little touches - the tasteful welcome pack, the provision of flannels, soap, shampoo and plenty of toilet rolls in the bathroom and a hairdryer (with a plug point next to the mirror)! The only downside for us, was that there were two flights of steps to carry things up and down. Not a problem for most but for those of advancing years, it was more of a chore.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "The whole experience was just what we needed."

    Warm welcome was greatly appreciated as were the biscuits, cake and juices. We enjoyed our walks in the area and found the books very helpful. Hope the next visitors find their stay as enjoyable as we did.

    Reviewed by Veronica AnnOct 2021

  • "One of the best properties we have stayed in, whether in the UK or abroad."

    Superb quality conversion of an historic building. The apartment contained anything one could possibly want and the location was both rural and easy to access.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "This apartment is wonderful."

    . .clean, spacious and comfortable. It is in a very quiet area with easy access to walks from the door. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and have thought of everything. It was also a great welcome pack, thank you!

    Reviewed by CathrynSep 2021

  • "Really lovely accommodation with everything you can think of!"

    Great hosts and beautiful location. Would def recommend

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "The property is in a small village central for all of South Shropshire attractions."

    it was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The owners were very attentive and helpful. We would like to return.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "Fabulous"

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "Excellent stay in a lovely apartment in Shropshire."

    Pat and Gary were very welcoming and helpful. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "Excellent could not be faulted both the accomodation and the hosts."

    Reviewed by VivienneJun 2021

  • "Amazing property run my amazing hosts."

    Pat and Gary were the perfect hosts and their wonderful Mill was a joy to stay in. It’s peaceful and scenic and minutes from the Shropshire hills if you’re walking and Ludlow if shopping and leisure time. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Beautiful place and very welcoming couple."

    Very helpful and informative with beautiful settings and facilities. Couldn't have asked for anymore.

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2020

  • "A beautifully converted apartment, with bags of character, and a lot more space than many."

    The owners told us it was done 5 years ago but it's still pretty immaculate and could have been brand new. Set in a quiet small village with walks to Wenlock Edge starting from the doorstep and the rest of the Shropshire Hills short drives. If one was being really fussy, one could note that the WiFi was a bit slow, and the freezer is in the utility room downstairs not the apartment itself. But it would be churlish to let those distract from the peaceful calm and excellent fitting out and cleanliness of this place. We are very pleased we chose it.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Had a lovely relaxing weekend in the beautiful; quiet and peaceful Gallery."

    Reviewed by MartinaOct 2020

  • "Very relaxing holiday in a home from home."

    Everything you could need is provided in the well equipped kitchen and the added bonus of full caddies of tea, coffee & sugar. There is also a separate utility room for washing and drying and a freezer with 2 drawers allocated to each of the 2 apartments. Really lovely building, huge comfortable sofas, powerful hot shower. Had a lovely walk from the door to Flounders Folly on Wenlock edge and a great base for visiting Ludlow, Church Stretton & the Shropshire hills. Would thoroughly recommend just for the homemade welcome brownies

    Reviewed by SallySep 2020

  • "Great everything, location, apartment, hosts, lots to do within 20mins drive and perfect weather in September"

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Top quality accommodation, in a lovely converted mill, and excellent hosts in Gary and Pat, friendly and informative."

    Ideal base for touring the Shropshire Hills and the Welsh Marshes.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2020

  • "The Gallery is a beautifully presented apartment, retaining many original features of the old Malthouse."

    We found it to be extremely spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Outdoor seating was available in the patio garden which was a real sun trap, attracting lots of butterflies. Pat and Gary, the owner's, were very welcoming and helpful. Strefford provided us with a peaceful base from which to explore the surrounding area. An excellent choice and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2020

  • "The barn was very attractive spotlessly clean and comfortable it looked bran new ..."

    The barn was very attractive spotlessly clean and comfortable it looked bran new and everything you could possibly want was provided

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation and equipped to a very high standard."

    Spotlessly clean, spacious and bright throughout. Pat and Gary the hosts were warm and friendly, nothing was too much trouble, which included being rescued from being locked in the Park and Ride at Bridgnorth. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2019

  • "Wonderful accomomodation."

    Very well and nice equipped. Courtyard und garden invite to stay. Pat and Gary are very nice and helpful. We have felt as snug as a bug in a rug. Weekend was too short. We like to come back.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "The Gallery is beautifully presented and the owners, Pat and Gary were so welcoming and helpful."

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2019

  • "Pat and Gary were very welcoming and helpful"

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2019

  • "Everything was as it was advertised."

    Very good condition and facilities

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2019

  • "The Gallery was larger than it appeared on the website, really well thought out accommodation with attention to the details that made for a lovely relaxing stay."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "The Gallery is highly recommended."

    Lovely location convenient for Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge and local facilities. Beautifully and comprehensively equipped and with friendly helpful owners.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2019

  • "Superbly appointed accommodation in beautiful area."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous!"

    We loved staying at the gallery. It’s light, airy and beautifully decorated as well as being spotlessly clean. Strefford is a delightful place with lots of good walks from the doorstep. Thank you for a great stay

    Reviewed by EllieMar 2019

  • "Well equipped & spotless accommodation."

    High spec everything. We loved our stay here & would highly recommend. Hosts couldn’t have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by MarinaFeb 2019

  • "The Gallery was a really lovely place to stay and ideally situated to explore the county of Shropshire."

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2019

  • "Well placed for exploring shropshire, whether walking the hills or visiting national trust properties etc."

    Lovely towns to visit too with interesting shops. We will definately be coming back to this lovely county.

    Reviewed by JinnyOct 2018

  • "Our stay at The Gallery was absolutely delightful."

    We received a warm welcome from Pat and Gary, who took the time to show us how everything worked and let us know where they were if we needed anything. There was also homemade cake, teabags, coffee and milk waiting for us. The accommodation was absolutely beautiful: immaculately clean, bigger than it had appeared in photos and a gorgeous blend of modern and traditional. The kitchen and bathroom equipment seemed very new and of a very good quality. The kitchen was well stocked with high quality pots, pans and pretty much everything else you could need! The information booklet was very handy, and I felt like Pat and Gary had taken the time to think of everything a guest could want or need and cater to it. This stay was excellent value for money. The Gallery has a lovely atmosphere, and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. This really is the ideal place to get away for total relaxation and I cannot recommend it highly enough. As for Sykes, the site was very easy to use and clear about what you could expect from where you were staying. The app is also a great feature!

    Reviewed by MadeleineOct 2018

  • "Wonderful apartment in a lovely setting."

    Great mix of modern with the grade listed features. Friendly welcome. Only wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "The Gallery was a lovely place to stay; a thoughtful and interesting conversion of an old building which retains the best of the original features whilst providing all the comfort and convenience of modern living."

    Pat and Gary were friendly and knowledgeable hosts and the area is beautiful - even on a showery day there is still plenty to see and do!

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and was in a fantastic area for walking."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful in providing information about the area.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2018

  • "The accommodation was absolutely stunning."

    Beautifully presented, clean, spacious and comfortable. Equipped with everything you needed and more. Shropshire was superb for family time . With three children age 6 and under we found no shortage of things to do. All topped off with fabulous weather - it felt like we were in France. We will definitely be back and would love to stay at the Gallery or the Barley Store again!

    Reviewed by LeaAug 2018

  • "It was a privilege to stay in this beautiful barn."

    The architectural design is amazing, the fixtures and fittings are of the best quality - it had everything we needed and more for a one week stay. There are good walks from the door and many interesting places nearby. The owners, Pat & Gary, did everything they could to make our stay memorable and we would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2018

  • "We had such a lovely holiday at the Gallery."

    It exceeded the pictures on the website - it was a lovely airy space with a beautiful large window looking out towards Wenlock Edge. The owners were very friendly and gave us advice of where to visit locally. There was also a nice area to sit outside and listen to the birds. A lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by DianaJun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, fabulous location."

    Cottage was spotless, well equipped. Everything was to a very high standard. Owners were helpful with info such as walks, shops and local pubs.

    Reviewed by MichaelaMar 2018

  • "The accommodation was beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and the attention to detail was outstanding."

    The property is ideally located for visit to Shrewsbury and Ludlow as well as beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2018

  • "We had a wonderful and a very relaxing stay in The Gallery, just what we were looking for."

    Good base and location to visit Shropshire. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MeinirOct 2017

  • "This is a lovely, well equipped, beautifully presented, well located holiday property."

    The hosts are onsite, very friendly and helpful, but not invasive. We loved our time in The Gallery.

    Reviewed by LizaJul 2017

  • "The apartment was perfect for what we wanted, so clean and beautifully renovated."

    The owners are such lovely people and really made us (and our 11 week old baby) most welcome.

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2017

  • "Superb accommodation ."

    Good location for touring Shropshire and Welsh borders.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2017

  • "It's a great location and the hosts are very welcoming and friendly."

    Reviewed by DuncanMar 2017

  • "Truly excellent and stylish cottage."

    One of the best holiday cottages that we've ever booked.

    Reviewed by JeffreyMar 2017

  • "Gorgeous cottage, easy to find and felt like a little haven."

    We both felt so very relaxed, it was exceptionally clean and tidy and we really couldn't have asked for a better weekend. Lovely owners too. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2016

  • "We LOVED staying at the Gallery."

    Upon our arrival we were completely blown away with the beauty of the property, and the location. It is even more lovely than the pictures. The property itself is tucked down a little country lane with some beautiful heritage properties around it. I would say it is the perfect place if you are looking to get away from it all. Craven Arms itself does not have much to offer, but it does have some beautiful, proper country walks and also a really nice Italian Restaurant (The White House) We had a car so we spent a couple of days exploring the surrounding areas and then just had a lazy day in. We have super fast paced lives, so switching off for us can be difficult… but it is fair to say we have come home feeling completely rested and rejuvenated. The Gallery was so cozy and homely, we just felt like time had stopped. Gary and Pat the owners are lovely!!! They made us feel so welcome and even left home made cake on the side for when we arrived. It went down very nicely with a cup of tea after a long drive. If we had to be REALLY picky and give a negative… the only thing we would say was the master bedroom mattress was a little too hard for our liking. But, we still slept like babies. Overall… We highly recommend this property!

    Reviewed by LaurenSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and all facilities you could ever need."

    The owners were very friendly and the location was stunning. Highly recommended!

    Aug 2016

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Summary

  • All second floor
  • One family bedroom with 1 king-size double and 1 single with additional pull-out single bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared external utility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, with further roadside parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed, shared front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub/brewery/restaurant 1 mile
  • Note: A curtain can be drawn to separate the king-size double bed and single bed if more privacy is needed
  • Note: Apartment accessed via 12 external steps and a further internal staircase
  • Note: Utility shared with other property on site
  • Note: The internal staircase has no baby safety gate.

The property

The Gallery boasts many original features, including the malt house winding gear and wall and ceiling beams.

This superb second floor apartment provides spacious accommodation, with a family bedroom that has a king-size double and a single bed, along with a second, full-size single pull-out bed stored under the first.

This room also has an en-suite.

The open plan living area exudes quality and style with a well-equipped kitchen and luxurious sofas, whilst outside is a shared front patio area and utility room.

This quality apartment is a convenient base at whatever the time of year you decide to stay.

Note: This apartment can be booked with Ref. 923764, together they sleep 8.

Malt House Apartments

These two Grade II listed apartments, adjoining the owner’s original malt house, date back to 1740 and are surrounded by unspoilt Shropshire countryside in the pretty hamlet of Strefford, just two miles from the market town of Craven Arms. Both of these luxurious apartments provide ideal accommodation for couples and families who wish to explore all that Shropshire has to offer, with plenty of attractions and places to visit nearby. Beautifully furnished throughout, these two superb apartments, one located on the first floor and one on the second floor, offer character features and charming bedrooms with sumptuous beds, crisp bed linen and en-suite facilities, along with a quality open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen and homely sitting area. Outside these wonderful holiday homes is a shared front patio area, where you may wish to enjoy a good book in lovely surroundings or an alfresco meal after a day exploring one of the many wonderful attractions, towns or villages that can be found in the area. Enjoy many walks and cycle rides from the doorstep, and the local pub is just a mile away. Many amenities can be found in charming Craven Arms that is only two miles away, or you can visit the nearby National Trust properties, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the pretty town of Ludlow with its many timbered buildings. The historic town of Shrewsbury is also within driving distance. Two wonderful apartments that provide a perfect retreat at any time of year.

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About the location

STREFFORD

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