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Cow House

Church Stretton (3.5 mls E), Shropshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fantastic barn conversion offers a spacious rural retreat for the whole family 
  • Nestled in rolling Shropshire countryside with an enclosed garden, perfect for al fresco dining
  • A tranquil and cosy haven with exposed beams, wood burner and underfloor heating
Property code: 87695

This stunning barn conversion sits near Church Stretton, within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and only 0.5 miles from the peaceful village of Cardington. An idyllic location with much to offer within 15 miles: ride a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway, visit Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, or numerous National Trust properties. Explore the Shropshire Hills including the Long Mynd, renowned for gliding, the dramatic scenery of the Stiperstones, walk or cycle the Shropshire Way or enjoy a game at the second highest golf course in England. The market towns of Much Wenlock, Ludlow and Shrewsbury have independent eateries, shops and events celebrating good food, arts, crafts, horticulture and theatre.

This creatively designed barn has been awarded M3a status by the National Accessible Scheme, meaning there is superb access. It is full of interesting features and all the thoughtful little extras to enhance your stay, including bio-mass underfloor heating and a cosy wood burner. Come through the porch with plenty of space for your outdoor attire, leading to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a lovely sociable space. Open the feature doors and let the outside in. Relax in the sofas, watch the Smart TV or light the wood burner for cosy nights in. Exploring this delightful property further, you will find four bedrooms. There is an M3a twin zip-and-link room (which can be prepared as super-king-size upon request) with Smart TV and sliding door to the M3a wet room, and a king-size with a Jack-and-Jill shower room that can also be accessed from the hallway, then head down a few steps to the twin room with an en-suite shower room. Upstairs is the super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be prepared as a twin on request).

Heading outside, you are in for a treat in the enclosed garden with feature railings and gate to a paddock to exercise the dog. Relax on paved areas with feature planting for morning coffee, enjoy al fresco dining at the table and chairs or just sit back and enjoy the water feature and sounds of the local wildlife. Why not plan your visit for lambing season to experience farm life to its fullest and feed baby lambs.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 twin zip-and-link (can be made into super-king-size on request), 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be made into a twin on request), 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms –1 wet room with shower and WC, 1 Jack-and-Jill shower room with WC and 1 en-suite shower room with WC Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher and washer/drier
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Smart TV in lounge and 3 bedrooms
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • Paved enclosed garden, with two seating areas with table and chairs, gate to paddock
  • Undercover storage for bicycles and paddleboards
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • Pub 0.5 miles, shop 1 mile
  • Private water supply
  • Contact us to arrange a booking around lambing season
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hayley Hammersley

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Hayley.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sam, 17th May 2024

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We loved our time at Cow House. The hosts were so helpful and were really great at sharing accessibility information as well as making it an easy process for our arrival. The house itself was beautiful and brilliant for me as the wheelchair user in the group. Really easy and made me feel as relaxed as my non-disabled friends for our long weekend stRead moreay. Gorgeous surroundings too and some of my friends even got to feed the lambs both mornings which was a real treat. Would really recommend Cow House Hide

Reviewed by Kim, 10th May 2024

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We loved staying at this cottage with our elderly mothers. They both use walking frames so the downstairs was perfect for them and having their own wet rooms was a real help. The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and immaculately clean. We enjoyed good weather and enjoyed sitting outside watching the sheep birds and rabbits. We particularly enRead morejoyed feeding the lambs. The owners are helpful but not at all intrusive. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola, 26th April 2024

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Outstanding holiday cottages in an idyllic location. If you are looking for peace and quiet and a place to relax and get away from it all,then this is the place for you. It's very private yet not too far away from the nearest town Church Stretton with wonderful eateries,shops and public houses. Alison and Jim are great hosts and our granddaughter wRead moreas thrilled to see the farm animals and feed the lambs. Thank you again for a wonderful stay Hide

Reviewed by Lisa, 12th April 2024

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Alot of care and consideration has gone into this characterful, spotlessly clean and cosy accommodation. It is ideal for those with mobility issues and Alison was happy to help with my moving of furniture and extra equipment requests. It really is a lovely place to stay on a working farm (Alison was kind enough to take us to see the young lambs, whRead moreich was a delight, and chat about the farm) set in beautiful countryside but not far from many tourist attractions and places of interest. A real gem Hide

Reviewed by Kate, 28th March 2024

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The cottage was ideal for several members of our family who had mobility issues. The layout and organisation was well thought out and it was great to know that everything was ready and in place for everyone when we arrived. Alison and Jim were super hosts and made us feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Tom, 22nd December 2023

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The Cow House was excellent - well designed, clean and comfortable. Exactly as advertised; worked well for all of us including my 86 year old mother who has limited mobility. And in a really nice part of rural Shropshire.

Reviewed by Rosemary, 15th December 2023

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Lovely cottage. My husband is severely sight impaired and needs aids to walk. The set up was perfect for him and it was clearly evident that a great deal of thought has been given to accessibility . Thank you Alison and Jim.

Reviewed by Dianne, 22nd October 2023

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Beautiful barn conversion which had everything we needed. Great location.

Reviewed by Patricia, 25th September 2023

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Absolutely fabulous. This is a beautiful cottage with all amenities for a lovely stay. Alison and Nigel provided milk, bread, butter and homemade cake upon arrival and ice-cream in the freezer. The cottage is excellent for people with mobility issues and/or those needing adaptations. The cottage is clean, comfortable and has all the furnishings andRead more equipment needed. Communication from the hosts is great with an email and texts. We would love to return to this beautiful place. Hide

Reviewed by John, 15th September 2023

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Outstanding. Spotlessly clean on arrival, well-equipped and very comfortable. Eight adults and two dogs accommodated with ease. Quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance of the local hostelry. Approaching perfection.

Reviewed by Dawn, 8th September 2023

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This cottage is of a very high standard and really does allow those with access issues to holiday here. This is not always the case: some just pay lip service to the issues facing those with reduced mobility , but a lot of thought has been given to make this a safe environment. In turn that means, the other family members can relax and enjoy their Read moreholiday too. Alison and Jim were exceptional hosts and addressed any issues we had- but they were few. We loved the cottage and will return. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne, 1st September 2023

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Excellent pre holiday contact and directions. We were a family of adults celebrating a birthday and the property was perfect. Spotless, well equipped, very comfortable. The owners left us to ourselves but were available if needed. Setting was beautiful. We plan to visit again

Reviewed by David, 11th August 2023

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The Cow House is a very high quality cottage that is exceptionally well equipped, especially for anyone with mobility problems. It is located in a quiet area of beautiful Shropshire farmland - however, this does mean that most of the surrounding lanes are very narrow and can be busy with farm traffic at certain times of the year. There are plenty oRead moref interesting places to visit within a 40 minute drive - we especially enjoyed the RAF Museum at Cosford, Stokesay Castle and Carding Mill Valley. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 4th August 2023

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Great venue suited our needs perfectly, good adaptive accommodation, thank for a great stay

Reviewed by Kim, 28th July 2023

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Lovely holiday accommodation, amazing facilities making it accessible and useable for everyone without feeling clinical. The Cow House had a home from home feeling and was a lovely base to explore Shropshire from. It was very clean and tidy, having everything you needed. Bedrooms were lovely and spacious and a very large communal space for everyoneRead more to gather together. The enclosed patio area was a great space for alfresco dining. The children loved spotting the tractors! Definitely recommend Hide

Reviewed by Alistair, 14th July 2023

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Lovely barn conversion, great location, quiet & very rural. Within 30 minutes of most of the local attractions Attingham Hall, Wroxeter Roman city, the medieval town of Ludlow and the excellent market town of Shrewsbury

Reviewed by Ivan, 7th July 2023

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This was our second visit, and the high standards of cleanliness and comfort were every bit as good as last year. You can't beat this property for peace and quiet, unless you are bothered by humming bees, the calls of swallows and jackdaws, or bleating sheep. The area is lovely, so even a trip to the shops in Church Stretton is a pleasure. The laneRead mores are quiet - great for walking, running and probably good for cycling too. Very safe for frail, elderly visitors. A winner. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 9th June 2023

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The house was extremely thoughtfully designed with attractive decor and a modern look. I was impressed by the high quality fittings in kitchen, shower rooms etc. Cleanliness was 5 star. Alison and Jim were happy to help when needed and knowledgeable about shops, pubs etc in the area. It was a pleasure to meet them and understand the passion behind Read moretheir project. Hide

Reviewed by Madeleine, 26th May 2023

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I would recommend Cow House to anybody, the furnishings and fittings are all very good quality, a very well thought out property. The facilities for disabled access are the best we have come across, we took our disabled grandson who is permanently in a wheelchair and has very limited mobility, we have hired several properties and can honestly say tRead morehat this is the most accessible ana well thought out of all of them. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine, 12th May 2023

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Excellent multi generational long weekend break. Everyone had a great time. Hosts were very helpful. Lovely quiet part of Shropshire. Would strongly recommend.

Reviewed by Lucy, 24th March 2023

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We had a fantastic weekend at Cow House for my parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. The house was beautiful and clean, with everything you need for a weekend away, plus some lovely extras. We especially enjoyed the underfloor heating! Our hosts were really helpful. It's situated in a beautiful area, really easy to get to Church Stretton. We'll definitRead moreely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Maria, 16th February 2023

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What a lovely little break we had at The Cow House. We stayed with another family and the house didn't feel crowded at all. It was spotlessly clean and well appointed. There was plenty of space both in and out for the kids to run about and Alison arranged for us to see the new lambs which was a lovely touch. Alison and Jim were so helpful, but in nRead moreo way intrusive and we all managed a lovely relaxing and comfortable break (in the lovely beds). There is loads to do nearby so a great location too. Hide

Reviewed by Mandy, 10th February 2023

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We cannot recommend this property enough, especially for guests in a wheelchair. We were a party of 6 adults, 1 having mobility issues whose needs were fully catered for. Everyone in the party thoroughly enjoyed their stay and want to return. The cleanliness of the property and quality of furnishings was excellent. The property was very warm througRead morehout and cosy, especially with the log burner as well. Alison & Jim even providing thorough information on room/door sizes. Don't hesitate to book. Hide

Reviewed by Claire, 23rd December 2022

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We had a wonderful stay over Christmas at the Cow house . The barn had all the amenities we needed and has been renovated to a high standard. Lovely views and great space to walk the dog. The barn was decorated for Christmas and the hosts left us some lovely gifts . We had Carol singers on Christmas Eve which was lovely. Church Stretton is about 10Read more min drive away lovely little town ,nice shops and pubs we would recommend the kings arms , food was lovely . Definitely would stay again Hide

Reviewed by David, 18th November 2022

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Occasionally one comes across somewhere that is so special that it is simply unbelievable. Well people, what Alison and Jim have done at the Cow House is that exception to the rule. Their holiday let is brilliant in too many ways to list in the space allowed for this review. The photographs do accurately represent the spaces but do not convey the lRead moreuxury of the fixtures and fittings. What makes this place unique is the heart felt desire to make the perfect holiday home for the disabled. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by gabriela, 1st October 2022

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Visited in October with two very elderly parents, both with restricted mobility. They both appreciated the features that made moving around the house & using the shower so safe and easy. All four of us found the property to be very peaceful and quiet. Inside, it is very comfortable and the wood stove blasts out extra heat when needed. There are difRead moreferent seating areas outside, so you can chase the sun. The waterproof cushions provided kept us comfortable even on a windy day.We expected much more farm noise, but there was very little disturbance. I expect that other potential visitors would be reassured to know how peaceful it was at the property. Hide

Reviewed by Sonja, 2nd September 2022

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Alison and Jim are welcoming and keen you have the best stay at Cow House. They have put much consideration into making the place both able and disabled body friendly. Alison approached us in advance of our stay to establish our specific needs. We appreciated that all facilities were on one level and having 3 bathrooms was a bonus. If you want to eRead morescape to the country then this place is ideal. You are on a working farm with minimal noise. Sheep graze in the fields and the pub is 1/2 a mile away Hide

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