The Old Cwm Barn

Mainstone near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire (Ref. 1955)


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful 18th century, stone-built barn conversion is situated close to the owner's farmhouse on a 4.5 acre eco-friendly smallholding.

Specialising in rare breed pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens, the farm is also home to a wildlife pond and is set on the outskirts of the hamlet of Mainstone.

The property itself is surrounded by wooded pastures and offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation.

This includes a spacious, triple aspect sitting room with superb views, three lovely bedrooms and a cosy lounge.

The large garden boasts a spring-fed stream with decking across it, making this an incredibly relaxing outdoor space.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with spacious rectangular shower cubicle and power shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Large entrance/utility. Sitting room.


  • Oil central heating
  • LPG oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, telephone (honesty box)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with a fenced off natural water feature and decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Child's Wendy House
  • Wildlife pond
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops/pubs/restaurants 5.5 miles
  • Minsterley shooting ranges and trout/carp fishing 10 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 and children to be supervised by the wildlife pond
  • Note: There is a spring-fed water supply to the property which is tested regularly
  • Note: Dog owners should be aware there are sheep in the paddock next to the cottage garden.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Bishop's Castle 5.5 miles; Clun 6 miles; Ludlow 16 miles.

A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.

Located in beautiful countryside known as the Marches, the hamlet of Mainstone is located on the border between England and Wales. This charming settlement is less than six miles from the fascinating market town of Bishops Castle, situated in the outstanding natural beauty of the south west Shropshire Hills. The town of 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. These include the famous Three Tuns Inn Brewery, which produces traditional real ales. The town enjoys weekly markets, festivals - such as the famous Annual Real Ale Festival - and regular fairs including one at Michaelmas. The area is ideal for walking, cycling and for touring the Welsh Marches whilst the towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are also within easy reach to provide some cosmopolitan contrast.