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The Old Workshop
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The Old Workshop

The Old Workshop treats couples to contemporary elegance and traditional charm. The 19th century, stone-built barn conversion lies on a farm in Picklescott in Shropshire and boasts original features, a lovely garden and grand views.

The generous garden is a delight for couples and pets and includes a private patio with garden furniture, plus beautiful views of the Shropshire region. This space will tempt guests at any time of the day.

The interior of the cottage offers exposed beams and trusses and tiled floors as well as contemporary comforts. The open-plan living area benefits from natural light and includes the fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and French doors connecting the room to the garden and the view.

The large galleried bedroom features a pitched roof and subtle elegance, and includes a king-size bed. The modern shower room contains shower, basin and WC.

Couples enjoying The Old Workshop are spoilt with seclusion and elegance, and can count on WiFi, laundry facilities, central heating, parking and lockable bike storage.

The Old Workshop lies just moments from delightful Picklescott, and is also within easy reach of Church Stretton and walking and cycling trails in locations such as the Shropshire Hills and Stiperstones Nature Reserve.

To make an enquiry or book The Old Workshop, please use the Visit Website buttons for further information. When making an enquiry, please tell us that you found this Shropshire holiday cottage near Church Stretton on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.

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Reviews

An idylic retreat in an idylic location!!

I absolutely loved my stay and would highly recommend it. It was so comfortable and homely and the owners were an absolute pleasure to deal with, being very friendly and easy to approach. The location was fantastic, being in the middle of no-where but the places to visit were only a short car ride away, and there were plenty of places to visit. The walking was wonderful. There is nothing that I didn't like, I loved everything about it. I was on my own and felt safe and happy to be, but I also think it would be a very romantic place to stay for a couple.

Janet F

Fabulous location, wonderful barn conversion and what lovely peo

My husband and I stayed here in June 09. We arrived somewhat bereft having put to sleep our wonderful old goldie, Heidi the day before. What a fabulous place. Fantastic views, fantastic barn conversion, just superb. The couple who owned the property were just lovely, left us fresh eggs from the hens and Nel the farm dog - restored our hearts and helped the healing commence. The surrounding area is just beautiful and we walked to the local pub (quite a hike) with Nel and what a great place. Overall cannot recommend this place highly enough. The overall surrounding area is just so beautiful. We will return, having now rescued another dog a few months later!

Carole

A Quiet Countryside Holiday

An excellent stay with everything provided without any intrusivness.
A beuatifull and tastefull accomodation that is a pleasure to be in.
Rural location, very quiet and a good location for exploring Shropshire.
The high standard of the accomodation was a delight and the location was ideal for a very quiet holiday. The location is approached by winding, narrow lanes which are not for the faint-hearted!

Ralph & Jenny

The Old Workshop, Picklescott.

We found the cottage to be very comfortable for two people. The accomodation is well laid out, clean and tidy, and having most of what you may require for your stay. It was nice having a log burning stove in the living room for chilly evenings, the logs being provided.The cottage is located in beautiful country side, but the lanes to access it are very narrow, and must be treated with great caution. Fortunately, traffic is light. There are many interesting places to visit nearby, both within Shropshire and over the border in Wales. If you and your loved one are considering visiting the Old Workshop, our response would be, GO FOR IT!

Kath and John

Peace in Picklescot.

Very nice cottage with a beautiful garden. Ideal for sitting out in during the evening after a long walk. Ideally placed for couples wanting a quiet holiday with access to plenty of walks. Cottage bedroom layout was exceptional. Just beware of the very narrow roads in the area, until you reach Church Stretton.

Michael Search.

Unforgettable

This was the most wonderful cottage to stay for a holiday in the most beautiful of settings.
Unfortunately my husband fell down the stairs during the night on our 3rd night which disrupted our plans somewhat as he sustained severe bruising to his back and shoulder.
This has, however, not put us off from staying there again sometime in the future.

Sue

The Shropshire Retreat

If you really want to unwind away from the city, this is the place to go. Surrounded by pure nature, it is the perfect place to relax. There is a lot to do just a few miles away. On our stay, we actually never left the Shropshire borders. The only thing that was a bit too exciting was the drive to the house. Be aware of oncoming farm traffic on the 2.5 miles single track to the house. But if you are trained in reversing around bends, this is not really a problem, just charming. My driver disagrees ;-) He did not like it.

Mr & Mrs Ascott

Old Workshop review

For those people who like remote quiet places then this location fits the bill.
A 2 mile slow drive down a relatively quiet, single lane/track with twists & turns, blind corners, agricultural machinery, cows etc but the location is well worth the drive.
There is a quieter route across country to Church Stretton which I do recommend.
This area is great for those that like walking; too many to chose from.
Owners of the Old Workshop were helpful & friendly.

K.P (Cambridgeshire)

a well deserved break

cottage was perfect, peaceful surroundings, an ideal spot to explore shropshire.

chrissie

Very peaceful lovely views and country walks

The only down side was the two local pubs which were meant to be very good wer both closed :( but if you love walking and not afraid of the dark this is the place for you :)

Bouncer

So peaceful

We absolutely loved staying here.One of the things we loved was how remote the cottage seemed yet it wasn't actually that far away from the towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow.We also liked looking at the stars on a night which were so clear due to the lack of street lights.The road from the a49 is really winding and very narrow but if you take your time and are patient it is not an issue.The log burner makes the cottage very warm and cosy and the whole cottage is built beautifully especially the woodwork.If going to Ludlow try the Courtyard Restaurant which serves great food and also The Ludlow Food Centre on the a49.We hope to return someday to the beautiful area.

Dadie77

I liked the old workshop very much

It would be good idea if a night light was installed on the stair case
as the toilet on thr ground floor for ssfety if you have to get in the night thank you Lawrence .

LAWRENCE

So quiet

We absolutely loved our stay here.We could not believe how peaceful the surroundings were.Just a short drive to Shrewsbury with a very handy Sainsburys.About 20 mins to Ludlow which really is lovely.The cottage had everything you could possibly need and the view out the windows and from the patio was amazing.The log fire made it so cozy on winter nights.Would definately stay here again if we return to Shropshire.

Scott

An idylic retreat in an idylic location!!

I absolutely loved my stay and would highly recommend it. It was so comfortable and homely and the owners were an absolute pleasure to deal with, being very friendly and easy to approach. The location was fantastic, being in the middle of no-where but the places to visit were only a short car ride away, and there were plenty of places to visit. The walking was wonderful. There is nothing that I didn't like, I loved everything about it. I was on my own and felt safe and happy to be, but I also think it would be a very romantic place to stay for a couple.

Janet F

Fabulous location, wonderful barn conversion and what lovely peo

My husband and I stayed here in June 09. We arrived somewhat bereft having put to sleep our wonderful old goldie, Heidi the day before. What a fabulous place. Fantastic views, fantastic barn conversion, just superb. The couple who owned the property were just lovely, left us fresh eggs from the hens and Nel the farm dog - restored our hearts and helped the healing commence. The surrounding area is just beautiful and we walked to the local pub (quite a hike) with Nel and what a great place. Overall cannot recommend this place highly enough. The overall surrounding area is just so beautiful. We will return, having now rescued another dog a few months later!

Carole

The Old Workshop, Picklescott.

We found the cottage to be very comfortable for two people. The accomodation is well laid out, clean and tidy, and having most of what you may require for your stay. It was nice having a log burning stove in the living room for chilly evenings, the logs being provided.The cottage is located in beautiful country side, but the lanes to access it are very narrow, and must be treated with great caution. Fortunately, traffic is light. There are many interesting places to visit nearby, both within Shropshire and over the border in Wales. If you and your loved one are considering visiting the Old Workshop, our response would be, GO FOR IT!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A Quiet Countryside Holiday

An excellent stay with everything provided without any intrusivness.
A beuatifull and tastefull accomodation that is a pleasure to be in.
Rural location, very quiet and a good location for exploring Shropshire.
The high standard of the accomodation was a delight and the location was ideal for a very quiet holiday. The location is approached by winding, narrow lanes which are not for the faint-hearted!

Ralph & Jenny

Peace in Picklescot.

Very nice cottage with a beautiful garden. Ideal for sitting out in during the evening after a long walk. Ideally placed for couples wanting a quiet holiday with access to plenty of walks. Cottage bedroom layout was exceptional. Just beware of the very narrow roads in the area, until you reach Church Stretton.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Unforgettable

This was the most wonderful cottage to stay for a holiday in the most beautiful of settings.
Unfortunately my husband fell down the stairs during the night on our 3rd night which disrupted our plans somewhat as he sustained severe bruising to his back and shoulder.
This has, however, not put us off from staying there again sometime in the future.

Sue

The Shropshire Retreat

If you really want to unwind away from the city, this is the place to go. Surrounded by pure nature, it is the perfect place to relax. There is a lot to do just a few miles away. On our stay, we actually never left the Shropshire borders. The only thing that was a bit too exciting was the drive to the house. Be aware of oncoming farm traffic on the 2.5 miles single track to the house. But if you are trained in reversing around bends, this is not really a problem, just charming. My driver disagrees ;-) He did not like it.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Old Workshop review

For those people who like remote quiet places then this location fits the bill.
A 2 mile slow drive down a relatively quiet, single lane/track with twists & turns, blind corners, agricultural machinery, cows etc but the location is well worth the drive.
There is a quieter route across country to Church Stretton which I do recommend.
This area is great for those that like walking; too many to chose from.
Owners of the Old Workshop were helpful & friendly.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

a well deserved break

cottage was perfect, peaceful surroundings, an ideal spot to explore shropshire.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Very peaceful lovely views and country walks

The only down side was the two local pubs which were meant to be very good wer both closed :( but if you love walking and not afraid of the dark this is the place for you :)

A FlipKey verified reviewer

I liked the old workshop very much

It would be good idea if a night light was installed on the stair case
as the toilet on thr ground floor for ssfety if you have to get in the night thank you Lawrence .

A FlipKey verified reviewer

So quiet

We absolutely loved our stay here.We could not believe how peaceful the surroundings were.Just a short drive to Shrewsbury with a very handy Sainsburys.About 20 mins to Ludlow which really is lovely.The cottage had everything you could possibly need and the view out the windows and from the patio was amazing.The log fire made it so cozy on winter nights.Would definately stay here again if we return to Shropshire.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Peace and solitude

Perfectly equipped and proportioned holiday let for two people. Tucked away in the middle of the Shropshire countryside it feels remote and isolated, but is only a short drive from a couple of villages with a choice of decent pubs nearby. Well placed for access to the Long Mynd, Stiperstones, and Wenlock Edge, it makes a good base for a walking holiday. If you are looking for some quiet down-time then this is the place to stay, but be prepared to wash your car at the end of the week - the local lanes get very muddy from the farm traffic!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Very rural, very peaceful and beautifully designed conversion.

This was a last minute booking for us - we did not know the area at all. We were assured that it was a lovely location for walking and just relaxing. Completely accurate! In fact probably better than anticipated. The conversion of this old workshop has been done beautifully - real quality carpentry. The bedroom with huge exposed beams is something to behold!
It is a very rural location which is great for the peace and quiet - but the lanes are very narrow and the first approach was a bit daunting but the directions were accurate - we just needed to trust them!!
It was a pity that one of the local pubs had closed recently but another had reopened and the young couple running it deserve to do well.
If you love the peace and quiet of the country this is for you!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Fantastic get away from it all retreat

Fantastic cottage very modern but old at the same time, ideal location for a romantic getaway, ideal to lie in bed and look at the stars, fantastic walking with the dog and good pub about 1mile walk away to work up a thirst. Would like to go again soon

Sarah L

A lovely little cottage. Perfect for getting away from it all!

So I read some reviews prior to booking and yes the cottage is down some single track roads but wasn't really a big deal.

The cottage is beautiful. A great combination of old stone character with more modern fixtures and fittings. Very well kept, peaceful and the wood burner was a real treat for a couple of lazy and cooler evenings and the owners kept us well stocked.

Nearby we managed to squeeze a few things in in 4 days, namely Shrewsbury town centre, the local pub for a lovely lunch (The Bottle & Glass) around 1.5 miles away (a nice fresh walk), Church Stretton (Long Mynd walk) and the Ragleth Inn (Little Stretton)for another nice lunch.

I would highly recommend this cottage.

dazzling600

A great place to relax and unwind

A delightful cottage in a quiet spot. Great for getting away from it all. Well equipt with all you need. The log burner was great on cold January evenings. Comfortable bed. A nice base to visit some of the area's beauty spots. Church Stretton and the Long Mynd are great places to visit, The Bucks Head in Church Stretton is a nice place for a meal and a pint or two of real ale.
We had a nice stay and were pleased with all aspects of our accommodation.

Colin S

Peace and quiet.
The owners were wonderful hosts.

Mr Waldron.

Lovely decor - fantastic secluded spot. Great base for exploring South Shropshire.

Mrs Bartlett

Very nice place, beautifully restored, quiet, peaceful, everything we needed. Location good.

Mr Hughes

Beautiful property with many personal touches that makes the break away so nice. High class quality cottage, friendly and helpful owners.

Ms Hind

Very relaxing, perfect if you want to be away from everything.

Miss Eyles

The best UK cottage holiday we have had. The dog enjoyed it as well!

Mrs Stow

Great cottage, brilliant accommodation, fantastic location and a home from home.

Mr Reed

Rural setting. Friendly owners but alway allowed guests privacy.

Mr Moore

Brilliant time had by all! Will be looking to come next year.

Mr Thorpe

The peace and quiet. The cottage was ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of a town. The shower room was excellent and the bedroom with views was lovely.

Mr Wood

It was lovely and quiet. The cottage was comfortable.

Mrs Lineham

This is such an excellent property with its superb location and excellent standard of the conversion. We would be willing to book it again ourselves, and we certainly would recommend it to others.

Dr Burke

Best shower we have had in any property we have had holidays in.

Mrs Williamson

Very warm welcome by owners. Some lovely walks in the immediate area without the need to use a car.

Mr & Mrs Watson

Everything - it was fab!

Ms Howe

The cottage was perfect. The owner was very friendly and approachable.

Ms Seibert

An excellent location and much needed bolthole. Owners were very helpful and considerate without being at all intrusive. We really enjoyed our stay.

Mr Johnstone

Very clean and comfortable cottage.

Mr Munslow

Terrific location for an 'away from it all' holiday. Good walking, delightful cottage and we could take the dog too!

Mrs Spencer

The cottage was lovely, peaceful and stands in an area of stunning scenery.

Ms Figg

A good base for walking and touring. Owners kind and hospitable.

Mrs Menzies

Peaceful and quiet. The cottage was lovely and has been refurbished to an extremely high standard. We enjoyed our stay here very much.

Mr Looman

Perfect for two and a dog. Fresh eggs for breakfast from their chickens. Overall really lovely little cottage with modern amenities, tradition and character.

Mr Malinak

The cottage was decorated and fitted to a very high standard, the location was beautiful and the owners were very helpful and there if we needed them. We would strongly recommend this this cottage to anyone wanting a peaceful relaxing holiday.

Mr Nesbit

The Old Workshop was a beautiful conversion in a fantastic setting. The owners were friendly but didn't intrude. The setting of this holiday home is superb, the views to die for and overall I would highly recommend this property.

Mrs Hughes

Great location in the heart of Shropshire. Very easy to reach all attractions in the area. Cottage was beautiful in a quiet location. Well worth a visit!

Mr Thomas

A lovely cottage close to a lovely countryside. A very peaceful holiday.

Mr Malin

Location was very good for long walks around the northern Long Mynd and nearby hills.

Mr Shephard

A peaceful, delightful bolthole for couples wanting quiet, beautiful scenery and lovely walks.

Mrs Jackson

Superb cottage, Wonderful views. Very nice owners. Easy to visit all the towns, villages and attractions. Lovely walks with the dog. Oh! and eggs to die for!

Mr Seymour

Have never been to a better appointed cottage! Should have 5 stars!

Mrs Blackburn

This property is very quiet, great for relaxing. It is 1/2 hour from civilisation and in first class condition.

Mr Search

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet. There were blue tits nesting in the eaves and we enjoyed watching the parent birds fly back and forth with food.

Mr Tyzzer

Nice barn conversion, probably one of the best we have stayed in. Made very welcome by the owners. Beautiful area with countless good walks and interesting industrial archaeology.

Mr Collins

The quiet of the countryside, views spectacular and plenty of places of interest. The standard of the accommodation was excellent and people in the area were very friendly and helpful.

Mr & Mrs Chapman

The quiet of the countryside and the views from the cottage windows. Good sightseeing, lots of history in Shropshire. People very friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

Mr & Mrs Chapman

Great place to relax in the evenings. Patio arrangement very enjoyable. Two good pubs in short drive, but a 'longish' walk.

Mr Thompson

Very quiet and sensibly furnished cottage. Owners present and helpful but not intrusive. Woodfire a bonus on chilly evenings. Highly recommended. The cottage exceeded my expectations.

Mr Miller

Our 3rd visit! Perfect place to stop, perfect countryside.

Mr Malin

The cottage was outstanding; very cosy and ideal for a romantic weekend away!

Mrs Quinlan

The holiday was exactly as promised. Beautiful location, extremely peaceful and numerous walks without having to use the car. The accommodation was immaculately clean - perfect in every way. The owners were there if we needed them but they gave us total privacy to enjoy our stay.

Mrs Ashley

The whole family was very welcoming and helpful but not intrusive at all. The property was spotlessly clean and fresh and felt really homely. We had the best holiday ever and will definitely consider going back there. We cannot recommend or praise it highly enough. Thank you.

Mrs Pettitt

It was a very peaceful, secluded spot to have a holiday cottage. The hosts left us in peace and it was really wonderful.

Mr Stenson

The cottage was even better than we expected; so clean and cosy. We were left to enjoy a peaceful holiday but when we did request anything our request was dealt with straight away. Loads of information in cottage about things to see and walks to do - all vital when new to an area. We would love to stay again.

Ms Murphy

Quietness and surrounding countryside, lovely views.

Mr Ascott

The location is excellent with lovely views. Sadly the local pub's closed down but there are plenty of others a short drive away. The cottage is near to lots of attractions but based in the heart of the country. Who can ask for more?

Mr Pledger

The Old Workshop was excellent and the location was exactly what we wanted.

Mr Tobin

The cottage was very cosy even in November. In the middle of nowhere so very peaceful. Excellent walking nearby.

Mr Hall

Peace and quiet, beautiful decor, everything as described and to a very high spec.

Mr Humphreys

The peace and quiet and the total lack of street lighting around the cottage made it feel that you were in the middle of nowhere although it is not far to the lovely towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury. We loved the log burner which kept the cottage cosy and warm. We loved looking at the shooting stars in the sky on clear nights. Good walks from the cottage. Loved it.

Mr Codd

In a great location if you like total peace and quiet. The Ludlow food centre on the A49 has some wonderful local produce.

Mr Codd

Situation of the cottage for walking. Being able to bring the dog with us. Wood-burning stove was excellent. Friendly, helpful owners.

Mr Foster

Excellent location and tranquillity.

Mr Jelbert

It was quiet and secluded and felt like the middle of nowhere, yet it was only a short drive from 'civilisation'.

Mr Burgin

Lovely open plan cottage was decorated and fitted out just right. Everything was perfect - we wished we could have stayed longer!

Ms Cooper

The cottage was probably the best we have ever had, we had a lovely week.

Mrs Robertson

The cottage was excellently specified and in a very peaceful location. We had a very good break.

Mr Dumbreck

The cottage was lovely, in a good rural location. It was well appointed and just right for 2 people. The wood burner was excellent and once we got the hang of the electric heating, the cottage was warm and cosy. The area is great, very attractive with plenty to do. A good set of walking information was provided at the cottage.

Mr Anstey

An exceptional spot to spend a few days whatever the weather. It was worth every penny!!

Mr Musker

The cottage excellent,the location quiet and beautiful. The owners are friendly, helpful and welcoming.

Mrs Clarke

Beautiful setting, so peaceful. Accommodation perfect for two.

Ms Shepherd

Very relaxing and peaceful surroundings. A very friendly family that own the cottage. The cottage is very cosy and inviting, and we spent many an hour sat in the garden enjoying the view.

Mrs Carroll

Beautiful setting in beautiful countryside.

Mr Housby

Lovely cosy cottage in tranquil surroundings. It was secluded yet near enough to local attractions.

Mrs Shirley

The Old Workshop is a really lovely cottage for a relaxing break. It is in a wonderful location. We went for a winter break, and it could not have been better, cosy and warm, the log fire a real attraction. The owners are very warm and welcoming.

Mr Doughty

It was a fantastic location and an immaculate property - lovely beams and wood everywhere, very well kitted out, we had everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we found the cottage cosy and welcoming. It was lovely to arrive and find the stove lit and snowdrops on the windowsill, small touches that made us feel very welcome.

Mrs Parrish

The simple and tasteful decor was lovely. The setting was very peaceful. The owners were friendly and accommodating without being intrusive.

Mr Ellison

Location and quietness of the cottage and the beauty of the Shropshire countryside

Mr Tucker

The cottage was beautiful - a good size for two people. The sitting area was spacious and the bedroom took up the whole of the upstairs floor with a lovely exposed beamed ceiling. Everything was spotlessly clean, and the cottage was well-equipped without being cluttered. The wood burner made it really cosy, and the location for walking is superb. The owners were very helpful and welcoming.

Ms Fletcher

Superb accommodation with very helpful but not intrusive owners next door. We would recommend without hesitation and return should we go back to this area.

Mr Whitfield

Liked the cleanliness, the owners and the perfect and idyllic surroundings. Simply wonderful, we can't wait to return.

Mr Sargent

It was a great relaxing break. A home away from home, I arrived late at night to a toasty warm cottage. The owners allowed me to get on with my stay and did not disturb, only to check in to see if more fire wood was needed. An excellent cottage that I will recommend highly to all.

Miss Chhokar

I liked the location of the cottage, there was no one about for miles.

Mr Winter

Liked being welcome in a quiet, remote part of beautiful Shropshire, with good pubs for evening meals when we wished to do that. The cottage was comfortable and provided everything we needed.

Mr Hunter

If you want to get away from it all this is the cottage for you.

Mrs Palmer

Everything was perfect! The high standard of the cottage, the surroundings and the owners help and consideration.

Mrs Brent

The cottage is beautiful. A great combination of old stone character with more modern fixtures and fittings. Very well kept, peaceful and the wood burner was a real treat for a couple of lazy and cooler evenings and the owners kept us well stocked. Nearby we managed to squeeze a few things in in 4 days, namely Shrewsbury town centre, the local pub for a lovely lunch (The Bottle & Glass) around 1.5 miles away, Church Stretton (Long Mynd walk) and the Ragleth Inn (Little Stretton) for another nice lunch. I would highly recommend this cottage.

Mr Halket

Lovely location to get away from it all and there were some really nice welcome touches at the cottage.Owners were on hand if we needed anything but not at all intrusive.

Miss Cockitt

The cottage is furnished to a high standard and was cosy and welcoming. The wood burner was very efficient and kept the cottage warm, even upstairs so the insulation was amazing. It had everything you need for a short stay and the hosts made sure everything was satisfactory. Nearby pubs served delicious food and the local people were friendly everywhere we went. It was a fabulous location for walking and getting away from it all. We can highly recommended.

Ms. Blezard

The wood burning stove and unlimited logs were very welcome. The cottage is situated in beautiful countryside, with no light pollution or road noise, yet close to everywhere. The cottage is lovely and well thought out with absolutely everything you might need provided.

Ms Sciepko-cram

The Old Workshop was lovely & had everything we required. We definitely would return. There were plenty walks in the surrounding area & many nice pubs.

Mr Palethorpe

The cottage was beautifully furnished and was set in a peaceful location. It was excellently equipped in every room. It was a pleasure to stay there and we could not fault anything.

Ms Rees

This is a delightful place to stay with great ambience and facilities which meet all practical needs. The hosts are most hospitable. Caerleon and the surrounding district offer a wealth of historic sites and outstanding natural beauty.

Mr Withers