Smethcote BarnShrewsbury, Shropshire
- 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 BarnA 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.
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* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ available
Hallway leads to downstairs WC, kitchen, and separate sitting room with dining area.
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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