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“Home from home!”
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Stone built byre with private paved and gravel garden, surrounded by shrubs and flowers.
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Stone built byre with private paved and gravel garden, surrounded by shrubs and flowers.
Unwind and relax in the Victorian style roll top bath. Old reclaimed church carvings surround mirror above the basin.
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Stone built byre with private paved and gravel garden, surrounded by shrubs and flowers.
Unwind and relax in the Victorian style roll top bath.
Old reclaimed church carvings surround mirror above the basin.
Well equipped kitchen diner with custom made pine fittings,Belfast sink,and beamed vaulted ceiling.
Kitchen has character with antique sideboard,reclaimed church pew and old farming implements.
Open plan living room.
Open plan living room with leather and cotton covered sofas.Light fittings made by local blacksmith.
Relax infront of locally made Clearview wood burner, first bag of logs included in the price.
Beautiful views across peacefull farmland, looking towards the Long Mynd.
Unique bathroom fittings and door hand made by the owner, with reclaimed gothic church carvings.
Double bedroom has eastern influences with hand made furniture in unusual brown oak.
Family bedroom with exposed oak truss and handmade elm beds.
Single bed and antique painted chest of drawers in L shaped family bedroom.
View from the garden looking towards Stiperstones.
Beautiful in the snow looking towards Stiperstones,(barn garden on the right).
Enjoy meals outdoors, gazing across fields towards rocky Stiperstones outcrop.
View of the cottage from our garden that separates the properties. This door not in use.
View leaving Birchope looking towards Ratlinghope and the Long Mynd.
View from the hill above Birchope.
View from the hill above Birchope looking towards the Long Mynd.
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Barn -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Ratlinghope, Shropshire, England

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Excellent - based on 4 reviews
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Chris_Pal...
Linz
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Home from home!”
Reviewed 3 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We spent a week over New Year in this beautiful Cottage in the middle of this magnificent landscape and nature. We were greeted by the friendly owners who showed us round the converted barn and made us feel at home immediately - the conversion was actually done by them and you can see and feel the detail and love that's gone into it!
There are two bedrooms with room for up to 5 People, a stunning bathroom with shower and bathtub and some extraordinary woodwork. The kitchen / Dining / Living room area is on the ground floor and boasts with tasteful furniture and offers everything you could need (TV, Wi-Fi, Microwave, Oven, Fridge,...).
There a more than enough walks to take directly from the barn through this quiet and unique part of England.
We enjoyed trips to Church Stretton (Antiques!) and the Carding Mill Valley as well as Shrewsbury & Ludlow (beautiful City centres) and Montgomery (just over the Welsh boarder).
We defenitely have to come back - it's the perfect retreat for a break from everyday hussle and bussle!

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Management Response
5 Jan 2018
Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you stay in the cottage and we hope you will choose us once again when you next visit England. Happy 2018!
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HelensFam...
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Idyllic Cottage Holiday”
Reviewed 19 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We stayed for a week in this lovely cottage. It is full of character - beautifully converted, brilliantly maintained, spotlessly clean and well equipped. It is in a peaceful location up a track and surrounded the lovely Shropshire hills. I watched the sun rise over the hills on our last morning there and wanted to stay forever.
There are great walks from the door, good pubs nearby and lots of activities in the local area - our children did paragliding and a day riding.
I know some people don't like the idea of ownders being on-site but the position of the houses and gardens means that there is complete privacy. After we arrived we didn't see the friendly owners again other than when I knocked on their door to ask for directions somewhere - it was great to have that local knowledge on-hand as sat-navs and Shropshire lanes aren't always compatible!
I think this is the best uk cottage we've ever stayed in and I would go back tomorrow if I could! Can't recommend highly enough.

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Management Response
21 Aug 2017
Wow! Thank you for your fantastic review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family staying in the cottage. We hope you will visit again and enjoy the beauty of the Shropshire hills once more. Best wishes to you all.
Alison.
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Catherine...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage for a relaxing break”
Reviewed 24 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

My family (2 adults and 2 kids aged 13 and 17) have just had a wonderful stay at Birchope Byre. The cottage is small but has everything you need and more. It's up a half mile track so off the beaten track and although it's next door to the owners' house we did not see them once during our week-long stay. There are fantastic walks right on the doorstep (including a great one to a local pub) and the view from the hill behind the cottage has to be one of the best in England. Highly recommended and we hope to go back someday.

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Management Response
26 Apr 2017
Thank you for your lovely comments, we really appreciate them. So glad you enjoyed the fantastic setting of Birchope. Many thanks for choosing Birchope Byre and hope to see you again sometime.
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Sue K
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely cottage with stunning views”
Reviewed 6 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Gorgeous cottage set in beautiful surroundings.The cottage is done to a very high standard and was very welcoming and exceptionally clean .The bathroom is to die for! There are 2 sets of stairs which are are open plan that lead to the bedrooms.The stairs could do with a handrail as I personally found them quite difficult to climb. I have joint problems and a handrail would have made them a bit easier to manage.Alison,our host,was so friendly and made us feel at home.
The surrounding countryside is amazing with stunning rural views in every direction.Views of the Stiperstones can be seen from the cottage garden.
If you're looking for a peaceful haven off the beaten track then this is THE place to be!

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Liked best: The cottage and the surroundings
Liked least: The stairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Nov 2016
Thank you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to have you staying with us. We will look into improving the handrail situation, giving extra support to complement the exisiting rail between the stairs and adding a rail for the bottom 3 steps.
So glad you enjoyed your visit to Shropshire.
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