Highgrove Barns, Sibdon Carwood, Craven Arms, Shropshire
The Byre & the Dairy, recently converted, well appointed, 18th Century barns adjoining the owners house. The self catering accommodation is on the ground floor with only shallow steps to the front doors. In an area of outstanding natural beauty in an elevated position halfway between Ludlow and Church Stretton and 1 mile from Craven Arms they are very cosy, with underfloor heating and log fires.
The holiday cottages, each with one double bedroom/ensuite shower room, are south facing on a level site with a large parking area and secure garden. Under a mellow Welsh slate roof they have waney edged timber in the local style, exposed stone walls, vaulted ceilings with many original oak beams, oak kitchen units, slate floors in the living areas and carpeted bedrooms. Separate patios with Coalbrookdale furniture overlook the stunning views.
The Byre (sleeps 2 + cot + toddler bed) looks out over the whole twenty mile length of Wenlock Edge from the Corvedale nearly to Ironbridge with a splendid view of Sir Benjamin Flounders folly once owned by the actress Julie Christie and recently fully restored. The Dairy (sleeps 2 + cot) looks out over the former farmyard and beyond over Stokesay to Whitcliffe and the Mortimer Forest.
Places to Visit:
The unsurpassable 12th Century fortified manor house of Stokesay Castle is close by and Craven Arms, one mile away is home to South Shropshire's award winning Secret Hills Discovery Centre and the Land of Lost Content Museum as well as providing shops, post office and a main line rail station on the Manchester - Cardiff route. Much Wenlock, a scenic country drive away, was recently named by Sunday Times and Savills Estate Agents, as one of the best British villages to live in. Right outside the gate to Highgrove and into Long Lane, the old Turnpike road is now a quiet byway and turning in either direction leads to wonderful walks or cycle rides up to Wart Hill and beyond or down to the River Onny meadows.
Within a few minutes drive are Cardingmill Valley and Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland and Ludlow, reputed by many to be the finest medieval town in England. Famed nowadays for its Michelin starred restaurants it still holds its ancient street markets several days a week and annual culture and food festivals centred around its magnificent lofty castle. There is however, no necessity to travel far for good food as pubs and restaurants serving a range of mainly locally sourced foods are within easy reach. A Rare Breeds Society butcher, a rarity in itself, is based in Craven Arms. Ancient churches abound in idyllic towns and villages as well as modern, lively places of worship in local communities. Ironbridge's World Heritage sites are a half hour drive away close to Telford, with its shopping malls and large town attractions. North and South along the A49 are the county towns of Shrewsbury and Hereford respectively. Craven Arms itself is known as the gateway to the Marches, as this Welsh border country has been referred to over the centuries, and many villages have Welsh names although nowadays firmly in England.
Children are welcome.
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Disabled facilities - please enquire for exact details.
Telephone: 01588 673113
Email: [email protected]
Sleeps: 1 to 2