Birchope Byre - Shropshire, Sleeps 5
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Birchope Byre - Ratlinghope, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England - Sleeps 5

Birchope Byre

Birchope Byre is an idyllic peaceful retreat in the grounds of the owners former farmhouse.

Situated half a mile up a farm track on a hillside surrounded by rolling farmland, the cottage offers stunning views from the paved and gravel garden which is surrounded by shrubs and flowers - the perfect place to relax and unwind.

This recently converted stone byre with slate roof has been renovated to the highest standard whilst retaining lots of original character with oak beams, hand crafted oak and elm furniture and fittings, exposed stone wall and Cotswold flagstones in the kitchen/dining area.

The cosy log burning stove and full central heating make Birchope Byre ideal at any time of year - whether you are looking for a family holiday, a romantic break, or just somewhere to relax this is the ideal place.

Located in the South Shropshire Hills in an AONB, the village of Ratlinghope sits amongst a tranquil lush valley between Stiperstones (a dramatic quartzite ridge) and the Long Mynd (beautiful heather clad moorland owned by National Trust) - a perfect place with much to offer whether you are looking for a restful break or active holiday.

Its position is excellent for visiting Shrewsbury to the north, Ludlow to the south (with its fine selection of restaurants), Ironbridge Gorge to the east and the hills of Wales to the west.

The cottage may be unsuitable for the elderly, infirm or very young children due to the nature of stairs/steps inside, and garden steps down to the cottage. Please enquire for further details.

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  • Converted stone byre with slate roof.
  • Vaulted ceiling of kitchen diner.
  • Well equipped kitchen.
  • Living room with cosy log burner.
  • Beamed family bedroom.
  • L-shaped family bedroom.
  • Bedroom with hand crafted furniture.
  • Bathroom with gothic style carvings,and hand crafted oak door.
  • Garden with lovely views.
  • Garden with seating and table overlooking fields.
  • Victorian style roll top bath and shower
  • Reclaimed carvings from an old church feature around the mirror.
  • Locally made Clearview stove.
  • Hand crafted coffee table made from reclaimed wood.
  • Open plan living room showing steps up to kitchen.
  • Stunning in the snow, looking towards Stiperstones. Barn garden on the right.
  • View towards the Long Mynd from above Birchope
  • The setting of Birchope,(centre)with views towards Stiperstones.
  • View from above Birchope towards Stiperstones.
  • Steps from kitchen lead up to the bathroom.
  • 3 steps up to landing area with reclaimed metal hand rail.
  • Handrail made from reclaimed wood with extra reclaimed metal hand rail higher up


  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot

Birchope Byre Continued

Accommodation comprises:-

  • Open plan living room with lovely wood burner, (first bag of logs included in the price; further bags can be purchased from the owners). A selection of books about the local area, magazines, and leaflets are also provided.
  • Steps up to a lovely kitchen/dining area with fitted pine kitchen, granite worktops and antique pine dresser. There are also lots of antique items which add to the special atmosphere and character including reclaimed timber, a church pew and farming implements.
  • Steps take you up to the bathroom with lovely Victorian style roll top bath, WC, washbasin, separate shower and heated towel rail.
  • From the living room a double staircase leads to two bedrooms located in the eaves: - The family bedroom has a four foot small double bed and a single bed, with exposed beams. The other is a double bedroom with hand crafted furniture of an Eastern influence. There is room for a cot / small child's bed by arrangement (cot linen is not provided so please bring your own). Both rooms are full of character with access to beds from one side only.

Additional Facilities: Duvets, linen, towels, electricity, central heating included in the price. Private paved and gravel garden with garden table and chairs for relaxing. Parking for two cars. Indoor lockable storage for bikes on request. Birchope Byre is located half a mile along a farm track, which may only be accessible by a four wheel drive vehicle in the event of snow or severe frost.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £230
Mid Season from £390
High Season from £440
Peak Season £540

Key details:
Pets: No
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Friday
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms (Double, Family rm with double and single)

Owner's details:
Owner: Alison Hazell, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Birchope Byre joined Independent Cottages in Aug 2006

Owner Noticeboard

For exact location/ariel view search,-2.9256495,58m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-US Circular walk to the Bridges pub across the fields. Saturday start in October.

Last Minute / Late Availability Offers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 for 7 nights - £430
 4 nights-£340. 3 nights-£258.

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 for 7 nights - £390
 Saturday start.

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 for 7 nights - £390
 Saturday start.

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 for 6 nights - £400
 4 nights-£328. 3 nights-£246.

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Calendar last updated: 18th September 2017

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Owner Notice Board

For exact location/ariel view search,-2.9256495,58m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-US
Circular walk to the Bridges pub across the fields.
Saturday start in October.