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The Cart Shed (Shropshire)

Downton-on-the-Rock, Shropshire (SH050)
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The Cart Shed (Shropshire) holiday home details

Available to book from February 2020!

The Cart Shed is a charming barn conversion that has been refurbished to an exceptional standard while still retaining its original charm and character.

A luxury country retreat for up to four people, The Cart Shed is a barn conversion on the Downton Estate, a magnificent stretch of countryside that straddles the hills of the Shropshire and Herefordshire border. The single-storey accommodation has a spacious kitchen, dining and sitting room with a wood-burning stove, with access to the patio area and the views of the rolling countryside. Both double bedrooms are also en-suite.

Stay at the Cart Shed and you really will feel like you’re getting away from it all. The 5,000-acre Downton Estate is magical, and the River Teme cuts a deep limestone gorge through the beautiful landscape. There are lots of charming village and market towns to explore in the area, including Ludlow, world-famous for its excellent restaurants.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps four guests.
  • Bedroom with 5' kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom with 5' kingsize zip and link bed and en-suite shower (see notes).
  • Wood burning stove.
  • Secluded garden.
  • Within two minutes walking distance to an award winning restaurant.
  • WiFi.
  • Private parking.
  • Children and infants (in own travel cot) welcome.
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
  • Minimum three night stay.

Additional features

  • Electric oven and hob.
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Three Freeview televisions.
  • Garden furniture.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Ludlow is a buzzing medieval market town with beautiful architecture, lots of top-quality restaurants and plenty of shops to browse through too. If you’re here in September, the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival showcases some of the best fresh produce from across the area and further afield.
  • While you’re visiting Ludlow, the Castle is a must-see. Perched on a cliff overlooking the River Teme, the castle dates back to the eleventh century. It’s open to the public throughout the year, and hosts festivals and events too.
  • The Ironbridge Gorge is hailed by many as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The town of Ironbridge is home to ten museums and attractions, including the bridge itself and the fascinating Blists Hill Victorian Town, where you can step back in time and experience a high street Victorian-style.
  • The Severn Valley Railway runs for 16 miles along the river valley, from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. It’s a wonderful day out for all ages, with superb views of the river.
  • Hay-on-Wye is a bustling market town that is famous mainly for one thing: books. The town is home to 20 bookshops, and every year the literati descend on the town for the Hay Literary Festival. There are plenty of other reasons to come, including the river itself. Hire canoes or kayaks and make your way along the water at your own pace.
  • Croft Castle is a castle, church and gardens owned by the National Trust. The grounds stretch for 1,500 acres, and during the summer months the walled garden is a riot of colour.
  • Witley Court is a ruined mansion, originally built in the Italian style. It was one of England’s greatest houses, the site of many raucous parties, and is now a magnificent ruin. There’s nothing ruined or neglected about the gardens, with their intricate designs and magnificent landscapes. Come and see the spectacular firing from the fountain as it comes to life!

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

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