Smethcote Barn

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Visitors on a bridge over the weir at Attingham Park, Shropshire
The Walled Garden in September at Attingham Park, Shropshire
The snowy parkland at Attingham Park, Shropshire
The stable courtyard under snow at Attingham Park, Shropshire
View across the parkland at Attingham Park, Shropshire
The house seen across the deer park at Attingham, Shropshire
Exterior of the mansion at Attingham Park, Shropshire
Visitors on a bridge over the weir at Attingham Park, Shropshire The Walled Garden in September at Attingham Park, Shropshire The snowy parkland at Attingham Park, Shropshire The stable courtyard under snow at Attingham Park, Shropshire View across the parkland at Attingham Park, Shropshire The house seen across the deer park at Attingham, Shropshire Exterior of the mansion at Attingham Park, Shropshire

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 018010

About Smethcote Barn

A converted barn with farmland views on the Attingham Park Estate.

Built at Smethcote Farm in the 1700s, Smethcote Barn is now a comfortable countryside retreat for four people. Special features, such as wooden beams and king-post tresses, are highlighted by fresh, light walls, and the original large doors have been glazed for views across the fields.

From the hallway you’ll find the kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area and woodburning stove. There’s also a WC on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a bath and shower.

Outside, the barn shares a large walled garden with the Threshing Barn next door. There is a lawn as well as a wildflower meadow to support local wildlife, and two Dutch barns, built around 1900, provide some shelter and shade. Within the garden, Smethcote Barn has a screened private seating area including a fire pit which has a barbecue grill.  

There are a great many walks on the estate and the national cycle route is on the barn’s doorstep. You’ll have free entry to Attingham Park’s Regency Mansion, Walled Garden, Deer Park and Field of Play, as well as other National Trust properties in the area. 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 the canals, the river Severn and Tern, great Shropshire walks, and attractions including Wroxeter Roman City and World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge.

Larger groups can also book neighbouring Threshing Barn which sleeps six people. 

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

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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* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Hallway leads to downstairs WC, kitchen, and separate sitting room with dining area. 

  • First floor

    Stairs lead to two king size (5ft) bedrooms and a bathroom with separate bath and shower. 

Notes for guests

Access: We are still waiting for a complete accessibility guide and photos for this property, they should be available shortly.

Heating: ​Air source heat pump with underfloor heating throughout. A woodburning stove is provided in the sitting room.

Parking: The parking area is at the front the barns and there are at least two spaces available for the Smethcote Barn.

Garden: There is a very large walled garden at the rear of the property. The garden is open with the holiday cottage next door, but there is a dividing fence part way up the garden, so that they each have their own private section. There is a private external seating area with fire pit near to the barn.

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Attingham during opening hours. Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm. 

Please note: There are two private homes across from the barns’ parking area, and free-range chickens and other birds often roam the lane. 

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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, which are again clearly stated). 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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