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Spinney Retreat
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Spinney Retreat

Make your holiday in the West Midlands a sumptuous and luxurious one with a stay at Spinney Retreat in the quaint village of Plaish, Shropshire.

Spinney Retreat is one of four countryside cottages on or next to the owners’ 700-acre farm, a lovely semi-detached stable conversion turned into an ideal home base for families or groups of up to four. The cottage maintains its original character, with exposed beams and wood-burner stove, and comes with a well-equipped kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms, and washer/dryer combo.

A stay at this pet-friendly cottage also comes with plenty of perks, including access to an indoor swimming pool, full-size tennis court, children’s play area, two games rooms, go-karts and pony rides for the children.

Plaish is part of Cardington parish, which lies in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and also boasts the oldest pub in the county, The Royal Oak. The region offers miles of country walks in all directions – a draw for hikers, bikers and nature lovers alike.

To make an enquiry or to book Spinney Retreat, please use the Visit Website buttons for further information. When making an enquiry, please tell us that you found this Shropshire Farm Cottage on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.




Extremely clean, relaxing and amazing amenities for our 13 year

Firstly I would like to say thank you to the agent and Sara the owner as we were let down by somebody else and this was done in extreme late notice! The cottage is extremely clean with all the amenitites you need, we were 4 minutes away from Plaish Farm where we enjoyed playing tennis, go karting (adult ones too), cycling and football. This is an ideal place for a family especially if you have 1 child, they will make friends in the play barn so you can enjoy a glass of wine by the wood fire like myself and my partner!
Will definately return.

Heidi M

absolutely first class

Extremely friendly contact with owner by phone in

no way intrusive but obviously very thoughtful.
The cottage was so cosy and welcoming, just felt like home from the moment we arrived.All the lovely nick nacks and pictures around the property
were remarkable, never been to a holiday home as nice as the spinney before .
The location is lovely we know the area very well from childhood days.
Loved everything about it complete privacy,log fire and lovely for our 16 year old blind dog
plenty of freedom for her thank you

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Rural Shropshire at its best

My husband, myself and our two labradors enjoyed a
very pleasant short break at this very pleasant
cottage. The property was great if you have dogs
as there was abit of rough ground opposite for late
night and early morning outings and some fabulous
and interesting farm walks. Cottage was well
equipped ideal if you'd had a less abled guest as
there was a wet room and only one or two steps
between the rooms.

Our only excitement was when the smoke alarm went
off and positioned up in the rafters we couldn't
switch it off! Luckily help arrived in the form of
the landlord!

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Lovely cottage in peacefull surroundings

Excellent converted stables block, very comfortable bedrooms and lounge and well appointed bathroom and kitchen with everything needed for self catering holidays. Location is extremely peaceful and the surrounding area is beautiful, plenty to do with lots of good places to eat, nice pubs, etc. Very narrow lane to get to the cottage but good fun to drive, and you do need transport as it is two miles from the main road. Excellent holiday, everything went smoothly right from the initial booking.

Eve and Pat

Best all round

In an ideal location for visiting the many varied attractions and historic towns of Shrewsbury,Ludlow, Iron Bridge. Good local pubs and eating out. Accomodation was spacious, well fitted, clean and quiet in this country estate even the local dogs came to see us and make a fuss. The on-site wildlife ponds etc were a haven of tranquility and peace far away from the stresses of life. A great pity we only stayed a week, will be back.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Home away from home.

It was a wonderful experience staying in this cottage, very well equipped, warm and welcoming decor and had pratically everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A delightful week in Shropshire

We had fabulous weather for the time of year which probably enhanced our stay in this beautiful area of England. The cottage we rented was owned and run by a very friendly family, they invited us to be hands on with feeding their pigs and collecting fresh eggs from their chickens, this all added to our enjoyment. The little we saw of the other of the cottages they had for rent only confirmed that these owners were dedicated to ensuring their guests enjoyed a true country cottage experience. Our cottage was well equipped and more than met our expectations.I would highly recommend this area and these cottages to anyone, they were suitable for all ages and abilities.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Extremely clean, relaxing and amazing amenities for our 13 year old!

Firstly I would like to say thank you to the agent and Sara the owner as we were let down by somebody else and this was done in extreme late notice! The cottage is extremely clean with all the amenitites you need, we were 4 minutes away from Plaish Farm where we enjoyed playing tennis, go karting (adult ones too), cycling and football. This is an ideal place for a family especially if you have 1 child, they will make friends in the play barn so you can enjoy a glass of wine by the wood fire like myself and my partner!
Will definately return.

Heidi M

An Excellent Retreat

Spinney Retreat is an excellent holiday let. It has everything a family of four would need and more. Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, comfortable lounge. That last mile and half down the single track road proved annoying at night but fine during the day. Highly recommended.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Superb attention to detail

This was our first cottage holiday rental and we feel that the bar has been set so high that another won't ever be as good. Within minutes of arriving we were contacted by the owner and given local advice. The cottage was very well equipped. We were even given 2 vases of fresh flowers. We had access to the farm and were fortunate to see lambs born and bottle feed the orphans. If you wanted eggs, you helped yourself from the chickens.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

What a lovely property and what a stunning area

Booked this stable conversion for a week in May. We were delighted with the property - much larger than we had expected with lots of thoughtful and kind extras from the shortcake biscuits and jar of wild flowers on arrival to the coffee/tea/milk supplies (very unusual for holiday cottages and much appreciated for an immediate cuppa and biscuit). Very quiet location in absolutely stunning countryside around Church Stretton which also can as a wonderful surprise to us as we did not know the area at all. Would recommend without hesitation but do look out for those narrow lanes in the area.


Home from Home

Travelled with my husband and two teenagers - 13 and 16 year olds. Packed my tiny car full to bursting only to find a well equipped cottage on our arrival. Gorgeous setting, lovely cottage, absolutely everything there that we needed and then some. The tennis court, pool tables and table tennis were an added bonus. There was a CD player in each room and a piano in one and my daughter felt it necessary to play her limited amount of tunes (about six) to us repeatedly although it was good practise for her upcoming exam! The go-karts were a huge success. My 16 year old son is extremely tall and we doubted there would be one to fit him but there was - they catered from the very tiny to the very grown-up big kid! These facilities are just a two or three minute walk from the cottage. When leaving the driveway, turn right and follow the road around the corner and the owners other rental properties are there along with the games - just go through the huge gate. We made the mistake of turning left the first time, I would definitely book here again and have no hesitation of recommending it. Thank you for a lovely vacation.


A perfect place for the dog. The walking and scenery are very good.

Mr Horton

A peaceful retreat. Wonderful to wonder over the 700-acre farm. Spent a day by the pools watching the bird life! Great food at the Royal Oak Cardingdon.

Mrs Wheeler

The location of Spinney Retreat is rural and quiet without being isolated. The accommodation was well laid out. It was clean and well appointed with plenty of utensils in the kitchen. There are plenty of walking opportunities in the locality and lots of maps and information from the owners with advice on walks. Our three dogs were made very welcome and loved the area as much as we did. I'd certainly like to return for another stay.

Miss Compobassi

This property is so nice and so well appointed that one is tempted to try to stay there permanently! The owners were incredibly helpful and nice as were the other residents. The dog loved the farm and surrounding environs.

Mr Morris

Lovely quiet setting near to plenty of attractions. Excellent standard of decor and comfort in the cottage.

Mrs Lowe

A lovely area for walking - superb views.

Dr Woodcock

The cottage was the best we have stayed in - a very relaxing place. The standard of the cottage was fantastic, it was really well maintained and very comfortable. The unusual linear layout just added to the appeal. The Joneses were very helpful and sorted a couple of queries promptly, and kept us supplied with wood for the log burner! There was lots of information about the surrounding area supplied which was very useful. The surrounding countryside is superb, and it is an ideal base for walkers and nature lovers - or if you just want to get away from everything.

Mr Hortin

The cottage was like home from home. We all really enjoyed our stay.

Miss O’Grady

The cottage was excellent, everything was there, also plenty of wood for the woodburner. The surroundings are beautiful and as frequent GB visitors, Shropshire is a paradise for churches, castles, little country roads, nice pubs, car boot sales. We will recommend this property to everybody who asks us for a good cottage in England.

Mr von Ommeren

Everything was of a very high standard, from the decor to the fittings. Even though the location is a little further out than what we would normally choose it was excellent. The setting, on the farm, was perfect for the family with the lovely pools etc. A great base for exploring the surrounding areas, such as Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ironbridge.

Mr Dallimore

A superb cottage in a lovely hamlet. Pleasant walks.

Mrs Boulter

Great base for exploring and walking.

Mrs Mouland

Beautiful property in a lovely location, the owner was extremely friendly and helpful. I would recommend this property to any one. We will definitely be re-booking.

Mr Tyler

Lovely base to explore Shropshire. Stunning views, beautiful countryside.

Mr Holmes

Good location with walking and wildlife on the door step. Peace and tranquillity was much appreciated as was the friendliness of the locals.

Mr Cogger

Friendly welcome from owners who were very helpful with suggestions for things to see and do both on their farm (where we were free to roam at will)and in the neighbourhood. Extremely comfortable and tastefully furnished accommodation, a real home from home.

Mrs Aitken

Comfortable cottage in very peaceful surroundings. Enjoyable walks in beautiful countryside and plenty of interesting and varied places to visit.

Mrs Hartley

A beautiful 5 star cottage, freedom to roam the farmlands with the dogs, being able to smoke and the peace and tranquility of the area. The owners are admirable hosts who give that bit extra to their guests.

Mrs Jones

Lots of great touches - pen and paper, flowers in cottage, cosy, great location, very quiet, good for dog, open farm land was accessible. I was thrilled when I looked around the cottage by how lovely it was - and I thought that the brochure undersold its location, not mentioning it was right next to a lovely little wood that formed the garden.

Dr Hindley

Location, scenery, easy access to places to visit and and excellent for the dogs.

Mr Whitehouse

Spinney Retreat was very comfortable and met our needs perfectly. It was very peaceful and the birdlife kept us intrigued for ages. The local pubs served wonderful food and everywhere the people were very pleasant and helpful. There were plenty of things to do, Ironbridge was great with loads of interesting things to see but our favourite was Much Wenlock, where we found the best butchers in the country!!

Mrs Ives

Best equipped Cottage we have ever stayed in!

Mr Wingert

In excellent condition and had all the facilities needed.

Mrs Cotton

Peace and quiet and natural surroundings.

Mrs Swindlehurst

Total privacy and excellent accommodation. Many thanks for being on the web which is where we found you and yes, we will be back.

Miss Hinckley

This is a lovely holiday house, Charming, well equipped and in a location which offers many opportunities for holiday makers.

Mrs Oakden

The property was clean and tidy and very well equipped with everything you would need. The landscape was very picturesque with lots to see and visit with ample walks.

Mr Murray

Great all round property in good location with a lovely fireplace. Hope to go again!

Mrs Edwards

A really well equipped cottage in a peaceful location, possibly the best we have stayed in.

Mr Desjardins

Location and the cottage was lovely and everything I expected. I enjoyed having my dogs with me in an excellent area for walks.

Miss Brown

Beautiful countryside. Loved the woodburner!

Mrs Davison

This is a fantastic cottage - absolutely ideal. The family are delightful owners and the pony ride and egg collecting was a big hit with my daughter!

Ms Richardson

Very well equipped cottage, the kitchen in particular. Overall it was well thought through which is not often the case. The owners clearly have made an effort to make the stay as enjoyable and problem free as possible by attention to detail.

Dr Rowe

Spinney Retreat was a lovely, well equipped cottage in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of activities to do in the area with wonderful walks. A great little getaway.

Mr Cross

We were all very pleased with the accommodation. A real home from home with everything you could need and more. Very quiet and peaceful location. Excellent and we will recommend to friends and family.

Mr Ashley

Quiet, tranquil location, best cottage
we have had in terms of space and comfort. Location was superb as all the major attractions; steam railway, Victorian farms, towns and villages and the views, were all within 15 miles. As a disabled person with walking difficulties, I was able to enjoy everything on offer. It was very clean and the people very friendly, chatty and helpful. A real quality holiday.

Mr York

The whole holiday was fantastic.

Miss Redman

The peaceful surroundings and the beautiful countryside. Lots of walking and places of interest to visit. Not many crowds at all. Good to get back to a surprisingly large and comfortable place after a tiring day. Very tranquil and relaxing.

Mrs Seel

Very lovely cottage - well kept. Great if you're not good on your feet - all level.

Mrs Jones

The quality of the accommodation and the location. This property was very good in accessibility for someone with mobility problems. The location gave plenty to see and do within easy reach in beautiful countryside - the farm gave added interest, The accommodation is amongst the best we have had in thirty years or more of self catering holidays.

Mrs Draper

Hosts, location and accommodation
were all lovely. The whole holiday was made lovely by the friendliness and atmosphere created by our host family.

Mrs Holt

The decor of the cottage was very warm, welcoming and made us feel at home.

Ms Geeta Satija

Comfortable property with an excellent woodburner in a quiet farm setting but within easy reach of many attractions.

Mr Woodard

Spinney retreat was exactly what we were looking for - a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle, with a cosy atmosphere, and stunning surroundings. The cottage had so many 'homely' details. The lovely decorated Christmas tree was a special touch too.

Ms Shaw

Always a lovely place to stay. A very cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.

Mr Gibbs

Exactly as the brochure says - the property is in a peaceful location and the friendly owners could not do enough to look after our needs. We liked the fact that pets are welcome, and we have booked again for next year.

Mr Barlow

We have never been to Shropshire before and we found it to be a beautiful county. Plenty of things to do and see and we will certainly be making a second visit.

Mr Gooch

The cottage was comfortable and it had everything we needed. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped, the position was very quiet and secluded, to wake up to birdsong was fabulous.

Mrs Stevenson

The log fire was very much appreciated. We found the owners of the cottage very friendly. The overall impression of the cottage is very cosy and welcoming.

Mrs Panting

It was one of the best holidays we have ever had. Everything has been perfect! Very cosy and the games room, tennis court, playground and the surrounding is amazing.

Mrs Kraft

A lovely place to stay in a very lovely area

Mrs Wise

Excellent accommodation for a family holiday.

Mrs Fazakerley

Activities for children on farm were great. Beautiful setting. Fantastic accommodation, best equipped cottage ever!

Mrs Hardingham

We enjoyed the peaceful location, and comfortable seating, which was enhanced by the cosy wood burning stove! We would be happy to come again. Plenty of local walks, and lots to do for families just down the road. Highly recommended!

Mrs Barnes

We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived, with a phone call from the owner. The play area was outstanding and enjoyed by all 3 generations! During our stay, we were able to bottle feed orphan lambs and the highlight had to be witnessing the birth of some lambs. The children enjoyed collecting eggs and having a pony ride, we enjoyed the wood-burner in the evenings. This was our first Sykes holiday and we all felt that the bar has been set high.

Mr Friendship

Very homely. Nice small touches - fresh flowers etc. Fantastic activities for all ages.
Open access to the farm, grounds etc. good information about walks etc. Having the information as to what to feed the various animals so we could get the fun and pleasure of feeding the pigs and horses.


Particularly enjoyed the location.The more-than- adequately equipped cottage was a bonus.The wood-burner laid and ready to light - with more fuel available-so appreciated.
The presentation of the cottage, with all its extras,definitely enhanced the enjoyment of the holiday.

Mrs Carruthers

The quality of the Spinney Retreat was a pleasant surprise, very comfortable, everything we needed was there.

Mr Rickson

The accommodation was very comfortable, and perfect for our needs.

Mrs Large

Cosy and comfortable cottage which was well equipped. Very friendly people and great local attractions.

Mrs Wejszko

A great location for accessing the many tourist attractions in the area. Had a fabulous on-site play area and great short walks around the farm. It was fab to be able to collect eggs from the chickens, ride the pony, and look at all of the animals - overall a great family break!

Mrs Parkins

Accommodation far superior to what expected. Perfect home from home, lacking absolutely nothing. Owners very friendly and obliging. Perfect stable conversion well done to the owners. Beautiful surroundings. Would highly recommend this property.

Mr Sampson

The cottage and the location are both excellent. We would definitely go back to this cottage.

Mrs Williams

Spinney Retreat was a great situation in beautiful countryside, which was delightful for walking the dog. The owners were very helpful and the cottage was extremely comfortable and cosy

Mr Mills

A lovely cottage which was very welcoming. It had absolutely everything you need and more! The tennis court, karts and pool table were a brilliant touch and the kids loved it. The morning after our arrival the owner rang to make sure everything was OK and to give us some tips which was a lovely touch as well.

Mrs Robson