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The Old Dairy
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The Old Dairy

Charming reminders of The Old Diary’s past life permeate this semi-detached barn conversion near Stapleton, which promises families a peaceful and delightful holiday in Shropshire.

Set on 200 acres, the traditional cottage contains one double bedroom, one single room and a single with en-suite – all located on the ground floor. The second bathroom contains a bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Stone-flagged floors and exposed beams highlight the well-equipped kitchen which leads to a dining area and sitting area. The sitting area provides TV with digital box, radio/CD and DVD and is delightfully cosy in any season courtesy of the woodburner.

Storage heaters complement the woodburner and guests are also provided with laundry facilities, WiFi, amenities for young children and off-road parking.

The charming spaces continue outside the cottage. There is a front patio with furniture and a small rear walled patio with furniture, giving guests enough space for the kids and the dogs and for pleasant sunny afternoons.

Cross the road and walk a short distance to the pub, travel a little further to Church Stretton, also known as Little Switzerland, and head just a little bit further to sample the delights of the Shropshire region, such as the walks of Long Mynd, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and Stokesay Castle.

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affordable barn conversion

left very much alone by owners, just how we like it. nice arrival pack, house clean and well stocked with equipment. cottage is a barn conversion with some nice features created from the original structure giving the place a lovely specious feeling. only gripes are the ancient sofa which was on its last legs and the storage heaters are not very warming, ok for us but a bit cold for our daughter who was only 7 months at the time.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Well equipped cottage in lovely area

The cottage is located in between Shrewsbury and Church Stretton in a lovely rural area. We loved the way the roads in Shropshire were so quiet.

The cottage is really well-equipped and had everything we needed. The games barn is just fab, our boys loved it and would have spent all their time there.

Overall a great holiday with great accommodation.


wonderful country retreat

The Old Dairy is a fantastic country holiday retreat. You can walk for miles and miles without even getting in your car,,, our dogs loved it. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable, warm and inviting. We spent our days walking our dogs, coming back, lighting the fire, making dinner and cozying up in front of the fire and a DVD. It was our idea of heaven for our Xmas break. No stress and wonderful hosts,


Not impressed

The cottage on first view seems impressive, on closer inspection the property is covered in cobwebs these are not newly spun ones but instead old as they are covered in thick layers of dust. The serving dishes and the chopping board when removed from the cupboard were covered in cobwebs and had dead insects in them. The play barn and recycling area were infested with large rats entirely unsanitary and inappropriate for children. We live on a large working farm ourselves and know what to expect from a farm but this goes way beyond farm life, the rats seemed undisturbed by humans. There was hardened aged cow dung on the floor of the play barn this could've easily been power washed off prior to this being converted into a play area for children but attention to detail was obviously not a high priority! The cottage itself was in a great location and had it had a thorough regular clean and a new sofa it would have been quite beautiful!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Delightful cottage; in a great area of outstanding beauty; a rel

A lovely welcome awaited with tea/coffee/sugar/milk/flowers, and best of all - home made cake! The rustic charm of the cottage and the decor just made it feel so relaxing, and having Teeny Bop the cat to stay was such a bonus. She's getting older and not having to put her to the cattery was great! She had a great time exploring the cottage and loved the little chair by the back door! The cottage is well situated to allow travel to many interesting places, and even a few trips into Wales. Loved the scenery; the location; the family couldn't be nicer, and the play barn was great - even for us older kids! We will definitely be back as there's still so much to see on the doorstep. A week was no where enough!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Superb stay in beautiful Old Dairy nestling under the Shropshire

We would greatly recommend a stay in this beautifully furnished cosy Old Dairy in Shropshire. After travelling it is great to arrive to find fresh flowers, a homemade cake and a log fire waiting. The cottage is in a a very quiet and restful setting with lots of good varied walks and good pubs and restaurants nearby. Shrewbury is close, as it the lovely town of Church Stretton, and lots of National Trust land, including the Long Mynd and also the Carding Mill valley which has a great National Trust tea room.
The accomodation includes a good kitchen, dining area,lounge and two bedrooms and a bathroom all of which are well appointed.
The owners live on the farm next door and are exceptionally friendly and helpful

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Bees knees

Loved it.

Extra effort by owner really sealed the high quality.



Beautiful barn conversion

Just had the most fantastic week in Shropshire - fantastic weather , recent flooding had no impact on the cottage or immediate area.

this is our 7th visit to this cottage which I think says it all about the standard of accommodation. The Old Dairy (and adjoining slightly larger Granary) have been beautifully converted into comfortable and practical accommodation of a high standard with furnishings that suit the dwellings. the log burner is incredibly effective in heating the cottage and lovely to relax by after a day out . the layout of the Old Dairy is very practical if you have young children - you can keep an eye on them in the sitting area from the kitchen. this year another bedroom (with ensuite) was added which is great for older and/or different sex children. We have stayed in many cottages, hotels and B&Bs since having children and this is by far the best in terms of quality.

the owners , who live on the farm, are incredibly friendly and helpful, they always leave fresh flowers and home made cake in the cottage and some basic essentials such as tea bags to get you going. they strike that rare balance which we have never found elsewhere of being helpful and friendly when needed but unobtrusive if you just want to be left to get on with your holiday. they genuinely want guests to enjoy their holiday .

our boys love the play barn with its football goal and balls, snooker table, trampoline, bowling area, cricket nets and bats, badminton/volley ball net with cocks ,racquets and balls, ride on tractors for toddlers.......and if that doesn't do it for you there are very friendly cats and a dog to play with and in the past the boys have enjoyed feeding the cattle.It has suited us from when the children were 4 and 5 and as teenagers now they still love going.

its also a great place to be based - we have walked the hills above Church Stretton as well as walking up the Wrekin and the Lawley,, visited the Ironbridge museums (buy a family passport ticket - great value ), been to the welsh coast, the castle at Ludlow, shopped in Shrewsbury and this year had a great day out at RAF Cosford (free entry).

we couldn't recommend it more highly

bridget m

A very enjoyable stay

The Old Dairy conversion was a very open plan cottage on one floor.
Travelling with my elderly mother it suited us as we had 2 bedrooms with our own bathrooms.
The directions to get there were easy to follow.the location of this property was wonderful for visiting most of the attractions in Shropshire
The owner was welcoming and knowledgable and we had a tasty home made cake ,fresh flowers and tea/ coffe and milk on our arrival .the gardens surrounding the property were beautiful and the scent from the flowers were intoxicating.plenty of pubs in the area for meals.
I would recommend this property to people who want to go to the countryside and enjoy a home from home atmosphere in a well equipped property. The cats were adorable!

Dianne G

Nice quiet/secluded position. Excellent villages nearby -- Much Wenlock and Ironbridge. Also many historic houses -- e.g. Boscobel House with the Charles 2 Oak tree.

Mr Seyb

Accommodation excellent The most well equipped accommodation we have had for years. Freshly baked cake and vase of flowers on arrival a nice welcome. Well recommended, 5 stars

Mr Maguire

The cottage was a great base for local attractions and a great place to come home to at the end of the day. It was well kitted out and extremely comfortable and relaxing.

Mrs Parkinson

We enjoyed the welcome given by our hosts: flowers, a cake and some milk in the fridge. We enjoyed the countryside around the cottage, and all the info in the cottage about the area. The beds and bedding were excellent. The kitchen was lovely and had excellent equipment.

Mrs Wallbank

Great attention to detail - welcoming cake and milk, fresh flowers, firewood, etc.

Mr Wright

Beautiful conversion of an old barn, very spacious and impeccable throughout. Lovely rural feel but so easy to get to.

Mr Stamp

A very pleasant break in a very good barn conversion, just what we wanted.

Mr Moore

A fabulous conversion. The accommodation was clean, comfy and well laid out. Well situated for walking and easy access to Shrewsbury. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely go back.

Mr Hawley

Everyone we came into contact with in Shropshire were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The property was delightful and peaceful.

Mrs Butler

This was the best character cottage we have every stayed in, and the whole area was excellent for walking with Shrewsbury centre a shoppers paradise.

Mr Owen

Owners were very friendly and helpful.

Mr Bowers

Beautifully decorated with lovely soft furnishings. The games barn was great.

Mrs Shand

Excellent location, beautiful cottage, comfortable and very well equipped. Welcome pack left for us when we arrived. Really could not fault anything and excellent value for money.

Ms Harratt

Loved the conversion - very clean and comfortable.Had everything you could need on holiday. In a lovely position for exploring the area. Especially enjoyed the games provided in the barn area - we all spent some time playing in there! Owners friendly but not intrusive. Overall a very enjoyable holiday, thanks.


What a fantastic time we all had.The owners were so nice and friendly and made us really welcome. Small touches like making the fire and a welcome pack make all the difference. The games barn was a real hit with our two boys and they played in it for hours EVERY day. The area itself was gorgeous and Shrewsbury itself was fabulous.

Mrs Hume

Best converted cottage we have stayed in for standard and decor. Play barn a great addition for children. Church Stretton great for walking.

Miss Makins

We all had a really great holiday, the holiday cottage was lovely, clean and inviting, especially the play barn, the children enjoyed the trampoline after a day of trips. Fantastic places to visit, well recommended.

Mr Dobson

Good cottage in a good location. Owners friendly but unobtrusive.

Dr Giles

It was very homely and relaxing. The scenery and the area was really good. Plenty to do in the area. The play area was good for all ages. The owner was pleasant and friendly.
The cottage had all you could want.

Mrs Kilsby

Games barn a real hit with the kids. Lovely owners and people in and around the area. A real "get away" type feeling.

Mr Pitman

Friendly owners, lovely location and there was a brilliant games area for children.

Ms Mallinson

This cottage is very cosy and warm, we will recommend to our friends.

Mr & Mrs Canard

Owners were very friendly. Games barn was interesting and good for teenagers.
Excellent and friendly service at the Bridge Inn.

Mr Loxton

Very friendly owners.

Miss Tymms

The owners had thought of everything including the welcome pack. The cottage contained everything you would have at home; highly recommended.

Mrs Rossiter

A great location and the best kitted out self catering cottage we have ever stayed in.
It was a real home-from-home, in the best sense.

Mr Walsh

We have stayed in many cottages and we think this was the best one!! More cooking equipment than most, and better value than most. Excellent! Wonderful area for scenery, walking, Ironbridge worth more than one visit.

Mrs Williams

Very friendly, family run cottage.
Great location. Games barn for outdoor activities for the boys. Authentic features for a country cottage. Efficient booking service.

Mr & Mrs Rees

The peace and quiet.. The property was superb, probably the best rented accommodation we have stayed in.

Mr & Mrs Anderson

The games barn was great for the children. A good location. 'The Bridge Inn' serves very good food.

Mr Bridle

The cottage was sensational, the wood burner in the lounge was great, the kids found the barn with all the games in fantastic. They even requested a day in at the cottage so they could play there all day! The cottage was excellently set up with lovely extras of milk in the fridge and a homemade cake and flowers on arrival. We would love to go there again.

Mrs Cox

This was our 3rd visit - there will be more I hope!

Mr Swanson

Lovely peaceful location. Owners were very friendly - they showed the children round the farm and liked a chat. Games barn was a very good touch. So many attractions in the area.

Mr Leversha

The cottage was really well equipped. The games barn was fantastic, our boys really enjoyed it. Lots of nice things to see and do in the surrounding area.

Mrs Welch

A lovely welcoming holiday home meeting all of our requirements, we would recommend it. We were made very welcome and the cake and flowers that awaited us was a lovely touch and a nice gesture. A very relaxing 'away from it all' beak, we will certainly book through Skyes Cottages again.

Mr Lee

Great cottage and quiet location with off road parking. Good base to see attractions without travelling too far.
Welcome pack was a nice touch.

Mr Hatley

So welcoming (flowers and home-made cake kindly provided). Best holiday home we've ever stayed in, so cosy and beautifully furnished. Loved it!

Mrs Toomey

This was a wonderful, homely and cosy cottage which was very well equipped. It was in a fantastic location for exploring Shropshire. The play barn was excellent for the kids and they loved it!

Mrs Hill

The cottage was lovely and in a central position to lots of places we wanted to visit.

Mrs Matthews

We had a wonderful Xmas at the Old Dairy, a fantastic walking area. We enjoyed cooking in the evening then watching a DVD in front of the wood fire which was so nice. Thank you for the extra logs. Overall it was perfect; friendly and helpful owners, beautiful cottage, warm and cosy.

Ms Sheldon

Quiet location but close to Shrewsbury and other attractions of the area. Cottage was very comfortable with plenty of space for 2.

Mr Pritchard

Warm, cosy cottage. Well equipped & furnished. Comfortable beds and feather duvets. Home made cake & flowers on arrival. Peaceful location yet handy for many interesting places.
Games barn superb if children present. Quality furnishings. A great holiday home.

Mrs Wilkinson

The best thing in my case is that they allowed my house cat Teeny Bop to visit too!

Added to that there is so much to see and do on the doorstep! A week wasn't enough time to see and do all we wanted to do, so I'd love to go back next year. The family couldn't be nicer in regards to giving you space or chatting in the passing. We loved it!

Mrs Paris

It was a very quiet, rural location which was lovely and a unique building.

Mrs Tree

I was looking for peace and quiet and a complete rest, which was exactly what I got. The cottage was lovely and comfortable in really pretty, well kept surroundings. I would certainly book again and recommend the cottage to family and friends.

Mrs Lawrence

The cottage was absolutely lovely. Perfect location for getting away from it all. Everything was to a high standard and the owners couldn't have been more helpful. Will definitely be re-visiting.

Mrs Paxton

This is a beautiful cottage which we will return to whenever we can. Beautifully furnished with a log burner to make for cosy nights in. Great location too...perfect for exploring the Long Mynd, Shrewsbury and the Welsh borders. Owners exceptionally helpful.

Mrs Avery

Lovely cottage, great location, friendly holiday owners.

Mr Marsden

The cottage was spotlessly clean, not even a cobweb to be seen. The log burner was set and ready to be lit. I would recommend this place to anyone, and will be going back again.

Mrs Robinson

Lovely warm property, close to main roads but far enough away from road noise. Good place for getting to lots of places. Warm welcome from owners who were there if needed, but not intrusive. We had a really lovely time and hope to go back very soon.

Mrs Nicklin

Great location, lovely property and really helpful and friendly owners.

Mr Unsworth

It was a lovely, well equipped cottage. The children really enjoyed using the games room.

Mr Mayall

Our second visit, so easy to find and really good for getting to lots of places both in England and Wales! Very quiet, non intrusive owners who are happy to help with knowledge of where to go and how to get there. The barn is great for kids, plus some larger kids too! We intend to return again.

Mrs Nicklin

The cottage was in a great location and was cosy and warm. The play barn was thoroughly enjoyed by our two grandsons and a bonus in wet weather. The owner was helpful and friendly, even letting us help with feeding the cattle. Our grandsons thought this experience was awesome!

Mrs Bell

Liked the comfort of the cottage and the log fire. The locality was handy to eating places and shops.

Mrs Irvine

The Old Dairy provided fabulous accommodation. Peaceful, beautiful surroundings, ideal to access so many places. The cottage was first class, beautifully decorated and furnished, great facilities. We wanted for nothing and would definitely recommend it and hope to return again sometime.

Mrs Pickering

It was a very cosy cottage on a very friendly farm. It was fascinating being able to see pictures of what the place looked like before the conversion and the owners have done a fantastic job! All in all, a very good base for exploring the area.

Mr Warburton

Great location to visit Shropshire. Wonderful work on this old building which gives a terrific character to the cottage. Cosy evenings near the wood burner and good nights in the comfortable beds. Wished we could have stayed longer. Thanks to the owners for a warm welcome.

Mrs Ansart-crane

A fabulous cottage, wonderful friendly owners and a great location. We would definitely return there and would recommend it to everyone.

Miss King