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Birchope Byre, Ratlinghope.

Stone built byre with private paved and gravel garden, surrounded by shrubs and flowers.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
2 reviews
Stone built byre with private paved and gravel garden, surrounded by shrubs and flowers.
Unwind and relax in the Victorian style roll top bath.
Old reclaimed church carvings surround mirror above the basin.
Well equipped kitchen diner with custom made pine fittings,Belfast sink,and beamed vaulted ceiling.
Kitchen has character with antique sideboard,reclaimed church pew and old farming implements.
Open plan living room.
Open plan living room with leather and cotton covered sofas.Light fittings made by local blacksmith.
Relax infront of locally made Clearview wood burner, first bag of logs included in the price.
Beautiful views across peacefull farmland, looking towards the Long Mynd.
Unique bathroom fittings and door hand made by the owner, with reclaimed gothic church carvings.
Double bedroom has eastern influences with hand made furniture in unusual brown oak.
Family bedroom with exposed oak truss and handmade elm beds.
Single bed and antique painted chest of drawers in L shaped family bedroom.
View from the garden looking towards Stiperstones.
Beautiful in the snow looking towards Stiperstones,(barn garden on the right).
Enjoy meals outdoors, gazing across fields towards rocky Stiperstones outcrop.
View of the cottage from our garden that separates the properties. This door not in use.
View leaving Birchope looking towards Ratlinghope and the Long Mynd.
View from the hill above Birchope.
View from the hill above Birchope looking towards the Long Mynd.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Ratlinghope, Shropshire, England
"Off the Beaten Track" - Birchope Byre is a lovingly converted stone byre made of local stone with a slate roof. Situated on a hillside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with glorious views across fields to the rocky Stiperstones ridge.The open plan living room has steps up to a well equipped kitchen/dining area with Belfast sink, granite worktops and Cotswold stone floor.<BR>The luxury bathroom features a Victorian style roll top bath, separate shower, toilet,heated towel rail and hand made oak fittings and reclaimed gothic carvings, perfect for unwinding after a day on the hills.<BR>Two bedrooms in the eaves are full of character with reclaimed pine floors and oak beams.The family bedroom features a 4 foot double and a single bed. The other is a double bedroom with the option (on request )of a cot. Both be... Read more
About the Owner, Alison H
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago for a stay in April 2017

My family (2 adults and 2 kids aged 13 and 17) have just had a wonderful stay at Birchope Byre. The cottage is small but has everything you need and more. It's up a half mile track so off the beaten track and although it's next door to the owners' house we did not see them once during our week-long stay. There are fantastic walks right on the doorstep (including a great one to a local pub) and the view from the hill behind the cottage has to be one of the best in England. Highly recommended and we hope to go back someday.

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely comments, we really appreciate them. So glad you enjoyed the fantastic setting of Birchope. Many thanks for choosing Birchope Byre and hope to see you again sometime.


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Sue K
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Gorgeous cottage set in beautiful surroundings.The cottage is done to a very high standard and was very welcoming and exceptionally clean .The bathroom is to die for! There are 2 sets of stairs which are are open plan that lead to the bedrooms.The stairs could do with a handrail as I personally found them quite difficult to climb. I have joint problems and a handrail would have made them a bit easier to manage.Alison,our host,was so friendly and made us feel at home.
The surrounding countryside is amazing with stunning rural views in every direction.Views of the Stiperstones can be seen from the cottage garden.
If you're looking for a peaceful haven off the beaten track then this is THE place to be!

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to have you staying with us. We will look into improving the handrail situation, giving extra support to complement the exisiting rail between the stairs and adding a rail for the bottom 3 steps. So glad you enjoyed your visit to Shropshire.


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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1 Jun 2017
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About the neighbourhood
Birchope Byre is situated 14 miles south of Shrewsbury in The South Shropshire Hills, an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' that many people have yet to discover, so is ideal for a relaxing holiday without the crowds, yet with plenty to do. The stunning upland moorland of the Long Mynd is spectacular when the heather is in full bloom, and the drive over The Burway from Birchope Byre in Ratlinghope to the 'Little Switzerland' of Church Stretton is unforgetable. While there, visit the National Trust Carding Mill Valley where children (and adults!) can play in the stream, walk to the Light Spout waterfall and enjoy teas and ice creams in the Pavillion cafe. Not far away is Acton Scott Farm museum featured on the BBC t.v. programme.<BR>To the west of Birchope Byre the r... more
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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