Forge Barn

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
The sitting room at Forge Barn, Shropshire
The open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room at Forge Barn, Shropshire
The king sized bedroom at Forge Barn, Shropshire
The twin bedroom at Forge Barn, Shropshire
The shower room at Forge Barn, Shropshire
The outdoor seating and shared garden at Forge Barn, Shropshire
The exterior of Forge Barn, Shropshire
The surrounding area of the Berwick Barns, Shropshire
The retail shop at Attingham Park, Shropshire
The surrounding area of the Berwick Barns, Shropshire
The surrounding area of the Berwick Barns, Shropshire
The sitting room at Forge Barn, Shropshire The open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room at Forge Barn, Shropshire The king sized bedroom at Forge Barn, Shropshire The twin bedroom at Forge Barn, Shropshire The shower room at Forge Barn, Shropshire The outdoor seating and shared garden at Forge Barn, Shropshire The exterior of Forge Barn, Shropshire The surrounding area of the Berwick Barns, Shropshire The retail shop at Attingham Park, Shropshire The surrounding area of the Berwick Barns, Shropshire The surrounding area of the Berwick Barns, Shropshire

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 018014

About Forge Barn

A newly-converted accessible barn with countryside views.

Forge Barn is one of five newly-converted barns in the quiet northern part of the Attingham Estate. It is surrounded 4,000 acres of park, farm and woodland. Built in the first half of the 1800s as a cowhouse, the barn is now a light and comfortable space with plenty of character and charm.

Forge Barn is all on the ground level, with the hallway leading to a double-height, open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room area with exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and a woodburning stove.

There’s a wet room with shower, and two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one with two singles.

The five barns share an enclosed garden, with a lawn, a firepit ready for barbecues and a dining patio. Outside the barns you’ll also find car charging points, a bicycle store and a dog shower.  

There are a great many walks, cycle routes and waterways on the estate. A canal leads from the bottom of the drive to Berwick Wharf. You’ll have free entry to the Attingham Park’s Regency Mansion, Walled Garden and Field of Play, as well as other National Trust properties in the area during opening hours. There is access to the parkland anytime during your stay.  Attingham’s Carriage House Café, Stables Shop and second-hand bookshop are open every day.

The village of Atcham and local pubs are 3 miles away, with the vibrant town of Shrewsbury a 15-minute drive. Close by, there are canals, the rivers Severn and Tern, great Shropshire walks, and attractions including Wroxeter Roman City and World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge.

Larger groups can also book neighbouring barns Wharf Barn, Canal Barn, Severn Barn and Tern Barn.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available

Accessibility

Wheelchair friendly

Layout

  • Ground floor

    The hall leads to an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, a wet room with shower, sink and toilet, a king (6ft) bedroom and twin bedroom with two single (3ft) beds.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Heating: Air source heat pump with underfloor heating throughout. A woodburning stove is provided in the open plan room in the seating area.

Parking: There are two parking spaces for Forge Barn directly next to the entrance to the cottage in the shared parking area. There are shared electric vehicle charging points.

Garden: There is a shared enclosed garden between the five cottages, this is fairly level and laid to lawn. Outside the cottage there is a patio with table and chairs to seat four people. 

Wifi: We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT. Please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur so it should not be relied upon.  

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Attingham including the Mansion and Walled Garden during opening hours, but also have access to the wider parkland out of hours. Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm. 

Please note: At the bottom of the drive on the roadside there is a Canal leading to Berwick Wharf, this is addition to many waterways on the estate, please supervise children walking on the parkland. The cottage is part of a group of five holiday cottages, as well as a tenanted house, so there maybe noise from other guests during your stay.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level.

The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions (stated on the cottage's webpage). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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