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Castle Keep Barn

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7 Nights  

  • £565  to  £1390

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Short Breaks From

  • £153 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £225 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Castle Keep Barn

Castle Keep Barn is a beautiful barn conversion in Pontesbury village in the Shropshire Hills. The spacious holiday rental comfortably sleeps eight people in four bedrooms with two bathrooms and a layout that works for families, extended families and friends. It's a lovely holiday home with stunning views and a history dating back to the 12th Century. The barn, which is set within the owner's grounds, is within walking distance of a busy village shop and a small supermarket, cafes, takeaways, and The Nags Head pub, where the beer garden has some of the finest views in the county and the menu changes with the seasons.

Pontesbury gives you the convenience of a village location with the benefits of having a huge designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as your neighbour. The Shropshire Hills, Offa's Dyke, and facilities like those at Eastridge Woods make this area a paradise for walkers and mountain bikers. Fuel yourself with a rib-sticking breakfast for a ten-mile Chris Bagley circular walk from the green by the village school. Other local routes go up Earls Hill and Pontesford Hill Nature Reserves, along the Old Railway Line, and Pontsbury Brook.

The medieval market town of Shrewsbury is only seven miles from Castle Keep Barn. Shrewsbury is a fantastic place for shopping and eating, with a mix of independent businesses to tempt your wallet and your tastebuds. It's a sociable town with live music and other performances and events like the Shrewsbury Food Festival. Attractions include Shrewsbury Castle, the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, and the picturesque gardens at The Quarry. Sail down the River Severn, and scare the kids into good behaviour with a tour of Shrewsbury Prison. Ironbridge Gorge, the UK's first UNESCO World Heritage Site and a lasting symbol of the Industrial Revolution, is half an hour's drive from Castle Keep, Ludlow is 45 minutes away, and you can reach Birmingham in around an hour.

Castle Keep Barn is available all year round for a relaxing holiday with your family and friends. One well-behaved dog is welcome, with two possible by arrangement.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Sian & Darren Mitchelmore joined Independent Cottages in September 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Shropshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Castle Keep Barn is a traditional brick cottage with accommodation over two levels.


  • Open plan living/dining room with multi-aspect windows and beautiful oak floorboards. There's a comfortable seating area with a TV, DVD player and a Sky box so owners can bring their own Sky card, a games console, books and board games. Light the log burner in winter and keep the French doors open onto the terrace in summer. The dining table seats eight people.
  • Large, sunny well-equipped kitchen with an electric oven and stove, microwave, dishwasher, and all of the utensils, crockery, and bits and pieces you'll need to cook and serve meals for eight hungry people. There's also a washer/dryer for your convenience, and a drying room next to the kitchen.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and a chest of drawers. This room also has a TV with a Sky box so you can escape to the peace of your bedroom to catch up with your favourite show.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds, dual aspect windows with fantastic views, and hanging storage.
  • Third bedroom with single bunk beds suitable for children or teenagers, and a window seat with garden views.
  • Fourth bedroom with a single bed Guests and a pull-out bed, a chest of drawers, and hanging space.
  • Two family bathrooms, each with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: New for summer 2023 Hobbit style hut, seats 8 with a very efficient cute log burner. There's lots of board games to dispute over, a beautiful rustic table to play on. Fairy lights and LED lighting with electric hook up. Ideal for for quiet work space. Come and have a hot chocolate or something stronger with lovely cosy blankets. Sitting area with lovely  view and smells of the rock garden. There's an enclosed court yard with herbs and plants with a patio barbecue area and an outdoor raised area to sit. Guests have off-road parking for two cars with more available a short distance from the cottage. There is also storage for bicycles.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels, and an initial supply of fuel for the log burner are included. One well-behaved dog is welcome, with two dogs possible by arrangement - please speak with the owner when booking. At least one guest must be at 25 or over. Smoking is not permitted.

Castle Keep Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 7+1 in 4 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin, 1 Bunks, 1 Single + Trundle)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £565
To £1390
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7890 175036 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Sian & Darren Mitchelmore
Member Since September 2021

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Castle Keep Barn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th April 2024
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