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Tern Barn

The outdoor seating at Tern Barn, Shropshire
The outdoor seating at Tern Barn, Shropshire | © National Trust / Mike Henton
The sitting and dining room at Tern Barn, Shropshire
The exterior of Tern Barn, Shropshire

Tern Barn

A newly-converted barn on the Attingham Park Estate.

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The sitting and dining room at Tern Barn, Shropshire
The exterior of Tern Barn, Shropshire
The outdoor seating at Tern Barn, Shropshire
The kitchen at Tern Barn, Shropshire
The king bedroom at Tern Barn, Shropshire
The twin bedroom at Tern Barn, Shropshire
The exterior and shared garden of Berwick Barns, Shropshire

© National Trust / Mike Henton

A newly-converted barn on the Attingham Park Estate.

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About Tern Barn

Tern Barn is one of five newly-converted barns in the quiet northern part of the Attingham Estate. It is surrounded by 4,000 acres of park, farm and woodland. Built in the first half of the 1900s at the former farm of Berwick New House, this was the barn where the wagons were loaded. It is now a light and comfortable space with plenty of character and charm. You’ll find exposed beams, original brick walls and floor to ceiling windows.

On the ground floor, the hallway leads to an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room area with a woodburning stove. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and the bathroom.

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 electric 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 Forge Barn.

Features and facilities

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



Shared enclosed garden, fairly level. Canal at end of driveway. Find more information in the Accessibility Guide. Accessibility questions? Email or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 


Ground floor layout

The entrance hall leads to an open plan kitchen with connected sitting and dining room.

First floor layout

The landing leads to a bathroom with shower over bath, a king (5ft) bedroom and a twin bedroom with two single (3ft) beds.

More information

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 Tern Barn 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 benches 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 in 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.