The Old Cwm Barn

Self Catering in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

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A delightful 18th Century, stone built barn conversion situated close to the owners' farmhouse on a 4.5 acre smallholding with rare breed pigs, sheep, ducks, chickens and a wildlife pond, on the outskirts of the hamlet of Mainstone.

The property is surrounded by wooded pastures & distant views of Stiperstones and the South Shropshire Hills. The cottage offers comfortable, well equipped accommodation including a spacious, triple aspect sitting room with superb views & three lovely bedrooms, whilst the large garden boasts a spring fed stream, with decking over, ideal for dining alfresco. 

This is a great location for walkers, cyclists & birdwatchers with a two hour scenic walk, taking in Offa's Dyke, starting directly from the smallholding. Discover the Clun & Kerry Forests, the South Shropshire Hills, medieval Ludlow & Shrewsbury, Stokesay Castle & the Ironbridge Gorge, all within reach. A superb holiday hideaway for that relaxing break.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with large rectangular shower cubical with power shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin & WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Large entrance/utility area. Sitting room.


Full oil central heating. Gas (LPG) oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, 48 inch colour TV with Sky Freeview, DVD. Telephone (honesty box). All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Large enclosed lawned garden with a fenced off natural water feature & decked area with furniture & BBQ. Childs wendy house. Wildlife pond. Well behaved dogs welcome. Sorry no smoking. Shops/pubs/restaurants 5.5 miles. Note: Property is accessed via farm track with a steep concreted descent at the end - take care during winter weather. Note: Although water feature is shallow, please take care. Children must have adult supervision at all times by the wildlife pond.

Note: Property is accessed via farm track - there is a steep concreted descent at the end - please take care during winter weather.


Mainstone is a tiny, rural hamlet located in beautiful countryside known as the Marches, the English/Welsh borderlands. The hamlet is just 5.5 miles from the fascinating market town of Bishops Castle, which is situated in the outstanding natural beauty of the South West Shropshire Hills. Bishops Castle boasts a medieval castle mound, a wealth of timbered buildings including the unusual Elizabethan House on Crutches, heritage trails and an impressive choice of quality shops, pubs and restaurants, including the famous Three Tuns Inn Brewery, which produces renowned real ales. The town enjoys weekly markets, festivals, such as the famous Annual Real Ale Festival, and regular fairs, with the Michaelmas Fair being particularly popular. The area is ideal for walking, cycling and for touring the Welsh Marches and rural Shropshire. The delightful towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach, while nearby attractions include Powis Castle, Stokesay Castle, Acton Scot Historic Farm (as seen on TVs 'Victorian Farm') and the Severn Valley Railway.

SHORT BREAKS of 3 nights AVAILABLE from £235.



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Room / Unit Price No. Of Rooms / Units Sleeps
Cottage £299.00 - £595.00(Per unit per week) 1 5

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Barbecue Bed Linen Included Free Car parking Central heating Clothes Drying Area Radio Children Welcome Dishwasher Microwave Washing Machine DVD Player Freezer Ironing facilities Midweek breaks Non smoking units Pets byArrangement TV Weekend breaks Garden WiFi Internet Access


Self-Assessed Mobility Level 1

Note: Establishments may self assess themselves for accessibility. You are strongly advised to check directly with operators if you have specific access and mobility requirements.


Leave Bishop's Castle with church on left along Kerry Lane. At end turn left. Follow signs to Mainstone. In Mainstone pass right turn to church. Take next right after 150 yards by Cow Pasture Gate. At end turn rifgt. After 100 yards turn left onto track.

Contact Details

Tel: 01588 640090



Postal Address:


Bishop's Castle



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