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Garden Barn
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Garden Barn

Garden Barn is a truly gorgeous stone-built rural cottage sitting on a large farm near Billingsley in Shropshire. The pet-friendly cottage promises rustic charm and modern comforts as well as large gardens, a summerhouse, an open fire and endless views.

The expansive garden includes a furnished patio area with BBQ, which invites dining and entertaining in the warmer months. When the weather cools, the summerhouse catches the sun and the views.

Guests will observe rustic charm in every corner of the cottage, including in the dining area and sitting room, which includes French doors to the patio and a cosy open fire. The modern, well-equipped kitchen allows for easy preparation of meals and includes a breakfast table.

The character-laden bedrooms include a super king-size zip and link bed, and a double room with a door to the garden. The modern bathroom contains bath with hand-held shower, separate shower and basin, WC.

Guests at Garden Barn enjoy authentic country charm and beautiful views, and can count on WiFi, amenities for young children, parking, central heating, laundry facilities and lockable bike storage, as well as TV with Freeview, video and DVD.

Fishing is available on the property, and Garden Barn is also close to the small village of Billingsley. Also nearby are Bridgnorth, the Royal Airforce Museum at Cosford, Ironbridge Gorge and many excellent walks.

To make an enquiry or book Garden Barn, please use the Visit Website buttons for further information. When making an enquiry, please tell us that you found this rural holiday cottage in Shropshire on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.




The peace and quiet! The cottage was much better than we expected. The owners were friendly and helpful. We hope to return and will tell our friends about it too.

Mr Rowe

The best equipped cottage we have stayed in. Very peaceful location with super views. Good facilities in the surrounding area with good road links even though they were mostly B roads.

Mr Bolton

The accommodation, the owners and the scenery were really wonderful.

Mrs Hinns

We absolutely loved this property and the setting was beautiful. The barn was so nicely converted and a real home from home. The owners were kind enough to share the new animals on the farm with our kids, who had the time of their life running around in a really safe environment.

Mrs Ames

We had an excellent holiday. The cottage and it's location were lovely. We were made most welcome by the owners and Sykes' booking procedure was faultless. Top marks all round.

Mr Walker

Very nice Cottage!

Mr Paul

The cottage was a tastefully furnished and superbly well equipped barn conversion. It was in a stunning position with a lovely verandah. The location was a perfect base for exploring the local area.

Mrs McKenzie

Beautiful, cosy cottage in fabulous surroundings with a great wood burner.

Mr Bennett

Very comfortable - just like being at home. Everything you needed was there.

Mr Kay

Very restful location with beautiful views. Plenty of space to sit and dine. Good sized bathroom.

Mrs Chamberlain

The cottage itself was a romantic, peaceful style cottage - we just fell in love with the layout and comfortable feeling we got from being inside the cottage.

Mr Roberts

The accommodation was the best we have stayed in!

Mrs Baylis

Outstanding location and views.

Mrs Walsh

The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. It was very quiet and peaceful and there was nice outside space. We found plenty of things to do and see and really enjoyed going around the countryside.

Ms Snelson

Fantastic location, very well equipped property.

Mrs Harding

Wonderful, peaceful location, first class accommodation. Breathtaking views all around the barn.

Mrs Griffiths

We loved the open fire and very efficient central heating. It was warmer than our own house!

Ms Scales

This property was fabulous and in a wonderful country location too, our 2 children aged 4 and 5 loved every moment and I must say that during our stay the owners were so kind and caring. We had a very high level of privacy and the cottage really was super clean in every way possible! I fully recommend this country cottage to anyone, the children want to return to this stunning place as soon as possible.

Mr Smith

The Garden Barn was warm and cosy with a good log burner and lovely views from the patio. Tastefully furnished and well equipped, very nice enclosed garden with summerhouse and lovely walks along the brook for the dog.

Ms Caudron

An excellent secluded farm location with lovely views, complete with sheep and new-born lambs. The accommodation was well beyond our expectations and the owners very helpful and friendly.

Mr Fulton

Great place to chill out. Staying on a working farm was a new and enjoyable experience. Beautiful views and great location to enjoy the Seven Valley area. Will revisit again soon.

Mr Murphy

The property was an excellent conversion and overall very snug and a comfortable accommodation. We loved the extremely comfortable beds and top quality bedding.

Mrs Stannard

This was the best equipped cottage that we have stayed in, and the facilities were excellent. The owners were particularly friendly, and the views were brilliant. A peaceful relaxing hideaway.

Mr Robinson

A lovely cottage situated in a delightful area with a layout that works well with good space. It is furnished comfortably with plenty of appliances and amenities. The owner is very nice, welcoming and allowed our children to use the fields to see the animals, which was something they really enjoyed.

Mr Voice

Loved the area and the cottage.

Miss Ainsworth

The Cottage was a lovely building with great character from the outside, and the inside had an excellent finish, with a lovely homely feel. Great views and was very quite. Ideally situated for the National Trust properties and West Midlands WildLife Park.
Friendly owners, just what we wanted from the site.

Mr Hunt

A lovely cottage in a great location. There were lots of places to go and see.

Mrs Cavie

The cottage was really lovely, very warm and very comfortable, everything you might need provided, the furnishings were really good quality, no feeling of scrimping, a lot of thought and care has been put into making it feel welcoming and homely.

Ms Grainger

The views from the cottage were spectacular, even though this is on a working farm we were not disturbed by the daily routine. The owners house is opposite the cottage, but after greeting us they didn't intrude on our space. The wood burner was a treat for us and was made up ready to light with a basket of logs to hand.

Mrs Thornton

The cottage was homely and very comfortable ever thing you need. The Owner was very nice and accommodating.

Mr Ollier

Had a nice relaxing holiday, this was a fabulous base. Our second visit was just as good as the first. It was quiet, very comfortable and close enough to other attractions for a great holiday. The views were great and it was an extremely chilled place.

Mr Murphy

The very best accomodation

This barn conversion is a delight, and the Williams could not have been more helpful. We fell in love with their wonderful friendly dog!

The accommodation was extremely comfortable and very well equipped.There is a great view over a lake and a valley from the sittingroom or the deck outside

The location is very convenient for a lot of the South Shropshire attractions, near the Severn Valley Steam Railway and many grand country houses. We really couldn't find fault with anything and look forward to going back there one day.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Most relaxing, perfectly placed holiday home

We had a week at Billingsley and the cottage was excellent. The owners couldn't have been more helpful or friendly (as were the dogs)! The home was of an excellent standard, extremely comfortable and superbly furnished - I'd recommend this to anyone wanting an out of the way, peaceful break where you can sit on the decking and watch the birds and wildlife with a glass of wine. The location was perfectly situated for surrounding villages/towns in Shropshire. We'll certainly return :-)

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Great holiday experience

Lovely place, setting, people.
Only reservation is the single loo in the bathroom.
Otherwise beautiful , tranquil spot, ideal for a peaceful holiday, but in an area where there is lots to do.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

we could live here

Perfect in all aspects, could move in tomorrow. Setting tranquil and so much to see across the valley. So quiet it really made the ideal holiday spot for us. The nearby pub served super food and great beer, Town Crier was a real choice ale. Also so close to Bridgnorth, not to busy but everything available, especially the amazing Severn Valley Railway. Hidden Gem!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A wonderful way to see 2011 in

A cosy little place to stay. The owners are more than helpful with anything that you need. The cottage itself is full of character with the fire and beams in the ceiling. It is certainly somewhere i'd consider returning to.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

lovely accommodation, shame about the lack of welcome!

Garden Barn is a beautiful, homely conversion, well equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings. However, despite reading reviews to the contrary, we found the owners rather unfriendly and cold in their manner towards us which left us feeling distinctly unwelcome.
I presume the problem was the fact that we had our dog Milo with us.This property was advertised as dog friendly but the owners attitude would suggest otherwise.
In conclusion we would recommend this property to those without dogs only or those who can ignore scathing glances from the owners every time they step out of the door!


A peaceful countryside location.

The cottage was very well equipped and very tastefully decorated.
On arrival, the owners were a bit disconcerted by the size of our dog. (a very laid back Great Dane) and there wasn't an overabundance of warm welcomes.
The driveway to the cottage had quite a few potholes as it was on a working farm. However the quality of the accommodation and the surrounding countryside more than made up for any shortcomings and we had a lovely stay.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

fabulous barn with excellent views

First class property in a very private location. The barn had everything that was needed to enjoy a escape from everyday life. Any help and advice was available just across the courtyard at the farmhouse. Superb countryside, fantastic wildlife and views. Highly recommended escape!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Lovely quiet location

Lovely cottage very well equipped owners on site and very accommodating. Private garden and decking great for relaxing. Near Severn valley railway and Bridgenorth which we fell in love with.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Wonderful restful holiday cottage

This cottage has everything you could possibly need. It really is a home from home. My son enjoyed the fishing very much and it was easy to keep an eye on him from the cottage.

There are so many things to see and do. Close to many beautiful areas for walking and exploring. Shops are not too far away. Lots of nice pubs in the area to eat out .. we managed to eat out every day!

We had a totally relaxing holiday, going somewhere different every day and relaxing in the evening. Highly recommended.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Garden Barn, Billingsley

A venue which exceeded our expectations, starting with friendly and helpful directions, a great welcome and even new-born lambs! Ideally situated for the Severn Valley Railway and key Shropshire tourist spots, with lovely hidden village pubs. High class furnishings, scrupulously high standards of cleanliness, ample supplies of kitchen utensils and comfortable bedrooms, not to mention the longest lounge/dining room area we have seen. No wonder many guests regularly return. We can unreservedly recommend this venue.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Lovely cottage. Quiet, deep in the countryside

This is a very nicely appointed cottage. Two couples, plenty of space. Equipment level was very good, plenty of crockery and pots and pans. We wanted for nothing. Outlook from the patio over the fields was smashing ... We didn't have the weather when we where in the cottage, in the warmth and sun, this would be a lovely place to eat.

Mrs Williams was unobtrusive in her welcome and quickly had us in the cottage and settled down. Accessible across the yard in the farm office had we needed anything.
The cottage is fairly isolated. 15 minutes drive on B roads into Bridgnorth. Cape of good hope pub is shut in Billingsly. Need to travel into Highley ( across the ford) for options. Main bedroom is spacious. Second bedroom a little cramped. Living/dining space is big and supporting logs for a fire is a nice touch. Bathroom well maintained. The cottage is warm, the heating works well. Wifi, was hit and miss for us. Not an issue, if you were staying a full week, you'd probably check it out with the owner. We would stay again.


Nice place but definite room for improvement..

Review based upon a family of four with 2 young children aged 3 and 1.

Firstly, I must mention that that we had a lovely time during our stay at the Garden Barn as there is so much to do in the area. We will definitely be returning to Shropshire however we would be unlikely to stop here again, certainly not until our children are older.

The cottage / barn conversion has pretty much everything you would need, whether you are staying for a weekend or a full week. However the quality of some aspects does let it down somewhat. Firstly I must stress (as advertised) this is situated slap bang in the middle of a working farm, and as mentioned by previous reviewers the front door is opposite the farm office where there are people coming and going regularly. It is not just a working farm but they also run an equestrian centre there also, and again as advertised if you have children or pets for that matter do make sure they are supervised at all times. The space between the cottage and the farm office serves as a car park (sometimes a rather busy one) and a thoroughfare for the owner of the farm who regularly comes hurtling past on his ATV, which can be annoying in the evening when trying to get little ones to sleep.

Inside the barn things are comfortable and certainly very clean. All furnishings and utilities are as advertised and you will not want for anything, although the wifi is pretty much none existent, the only place I could get a signal was sitting at the kitchen table which was ok as we only needed it for a planning our days out. Oh and there is absolutely ZERO phone signal anywhere within the cottage(we are both on EE, not sure what other providers are like).

So on the whole, the location (in proximity to exploring Shropshire and the surrounding area) is fantastic and the cottage would certainly serve most visitors to the area as a great base to go from. However if you were looking for somewhere to relax and unwind / put your feet up I would look elsewhere as I would want somewhere a bit nicer if I was going to spend more time at the property itself.

*We also found the owners to be rather cold upon arrival, and upon departure she seemed more bothered about us writing in her visitors book than actually asking us if we had enjoyed our stay.


We arrived to an open fire a tray of tea and biscuits and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge - The owners were the perfect hosts and I look forward to our next stay - the countryside surrounding was absolutly idyllic and we enjoyed some stunning walks. The cottage is perfect and having looked through your brochure I feel that Sykes are the best value for money cottage company I have ever used.
I have already recommended you to everyone I come across!

Mrs Binley

Ideally situated for a relaxing away-from-it-all break. Beautiful scenery. Cottage straight out of Home and Gardens.

Mr Bale

Beautiful views and surrounding area, friendly owners, and a close pub with very good food and beer.

Mr Nelson

The oppotunity to get away to a beautiful quiet and peaceful retreat.The cottage made us feel so relaxed and time stood still, it was so well equipped and we wanted for nothing, there was a very welcome bottle of wine in the fridge on arrival too.

Miss Healey

An excellent barn conversation which was exceptionally clean and very well equipted and excellant for a relaxing break.

Mrs Grundy

The property and location exceeded what we had hoped for, a country break away from everything. The owners were on hand if needed, but not intrusive, and made our arrival very welcome with a tray set out for tea and biscuits and a bottle of chilled wine waiting in the fridge, a very nice touch, after a very long 10 hour journey from the North East of Scotland.We had access to surrounding fields to walk our dog which she, and we greatly appreciated. I am sure we will return to this property in the future.

Ms Moremon

The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. A real home from home.

Mrs Williams

The property was delightful and very well equipped. This is our second holiday with Sykes and the quality and value have exceeded our expectations on both occasions.

Mrs Miller

The welcome we received on a very cold, foggy day was warm and genuine. The owners were friendly and very helpful. We couldn't have asked for better. An ideal rural retreat.

Mrs Jones

A very high standard of accomodation - would recommend to anyone. Very well equipped and in a lovely spot to visit lots of local attractions.

Mrs Salt

A very nice and comfortable cottage in a very quiet countryside. The scenery is beautiful and the area is perfect for long walks.

Miss Le Touze

A beautiful property in outstanding surroundings. A perfect romantic getaway.

Ms Richardson

Very comfortable beds, good quality linen and towels.Thoughtful owner.

Mr Noble

Everything was just right. The views were outstanding!

Mrs Massey

A lovely spacious property. Everything we needed, and lovely views.

Mrs Thorold

This cottage was amongst the best, if not the best, we have ever stayed in.
It was extremely well appointed and very clean. We give this place 10/10!

Mr Chadwick

Plenty of activities and tourist attractions within easy travelling distance of cottage.

Mr Blunt

Perfect accommodation in peaceful location.


During a very cold weekend, the cottage was beautifully warm and cosy. Lovely views across the frosted countryside.

Mr Bashford

The cottage was cosy and warm on arrival. It was wonderful to know that the owners were there if we needed their help, but also great to be left to relax and we all felt that this property was like staying in one of our own homes as a result. We enjoyed the various and interesting local walks accessible from the cottage.

Mr Thackray

More like a home than a holiday home.

Mr Masters

The general friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. This was the best self-catering situation we have ever experienced and we have been going on this sort of holiday for many years.

Mr & Mrs Harbottle

A fantastic location, quiet and relaxing, one of the best places I've ever stayed, and would return again.

Mr Mulheron

This was the most excellent accommodation in every possible respect and the price was very reasonable. A great area to explore.

Mrs Gardner

Quiet & tranquil. Plus beautiful scenery.

Mrs Schoof

This was one of the best properties we have visited, very comfortable and peaceful, friendly owners, nice area.

Mr Munton

Beautiful countryside, and friendly and helpful people.

Mrs Dziedziela

Overall the property was excellent, the views were superb. The owners were helpful and friendly - even the farm dogs were friendly. Ideal base from which to explore Shropshire. Probably the best cottage we have yet stayed in.

Mr Kill

The owners were very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was equipped more like a home than a holiday rental. Lots to see and do in the area.

Mr Page

Property great for families.

Mrs Barnes

The peace and quiet; complete relaxation. Extremely nice area of England. Good days out, nice pubs, everything we wanted. Great scenery also. Would recommend.

Mr Murphy

Such a good cottage, could live in it. The owners were so good, warm welcome and care as we stayed. Thoughtful hosts and kind. Location was awesome.
Definite return venue for us.

Mr Munroe

The setting on a farm - the fact we were left to our own devices - the wonderful quality of the furnishings.

Mr Whittingham

Never stayed in such a well furnished, nicely decorated and well looked after holiday property - and I have been in many.


Mrs Grossheimann

This is the only property we have been to twice in seventeen years. It was just as good this time as last time - just the place for peace and quiet and relaxing in, with good surroundings.

Mr Munton

Beautiful cottage, stunning location. So thoughtfully equipped - a real 'home from home'.

Mrs Skelton