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The Old Forge

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Knockin, near Oswestry, Shropshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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Ironbridge and Poncysylte Aqueduct nearby, with white water rafting, canoeing and paintballing all available.

This beautiful detached holiday barn has been restored from a former cow shed and pig sty. Situated in the garden of the owners’ home, formerly the blacksmith’s forge, it enjoys views across countryside. Visit castles, lakes, canals, steam railways and World Heritage sites such as Ironbridge and Poncysyllte Aqueduct. Why not try canoeing, paintballing or go-karting, and over the border into Wales, white water rafting or sailing. Fishing, cycling (bikes available to hire nearby), walking, golf and horse riding locally. Shops 200 yards, pub 20 yards, restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (external utility room). Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/12/2017
    Loved the barn. Also the sheep in the field next door who came to visit each day. The welcome pack was much appreciated. The Bradford Arms pub next door was a good place to eat and drink. Very welcoming.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2017
    we were looking for a quiet peaceful few days and this is what we got with this cottage.the pub next door was very useful with a varied and not too expensive menu.we found it ideal for visiting nearby busier towns and places of interest.the cottage was spacious clean and warm with the choice of the log burner or conventional central heating.the hosts colin and wendy were very welcoming with a hamper of goodies delivered to the cottage.we would stay again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/04/2017
    Stayed at the old forge for 2 weeks, fantastic accommodation, great facilities, spotless cottage. Would definitely recommend and we will certainly be returning in the future.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your feedback - we look forward to welcoming you back.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2017
    The welcome pack was much appreciated. We loved the views over fields, and enjoyed the quiet.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2017
    Overall not very clean cobwebs dust cooker greasy ,twin room cold and bathroom mouldy ,no soap and spare toilet roll

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We are a small family business and take pride in what we have to offer and how we serve our guests. We are sorry our guest experienced our barn the way he so negatively described. Previous guests who have stayed in our barn have evidenced quite the opposite experience in their feedback. We have a consistent 9.3 score on all aspects that we offer. The barn is fully central heated and guests who stay in it have full control of putting the heating on or off to suit their own personal needs. Our barn offers self-catering facilities, as the person who has made these comments would have received on arrival some complementary essentials and some luxuries. Soaps for all guests, towels, and a welcome hamper of tea, coffee, bread, eggs, milk, wine, cake and fresh flowers, toilet tissue and washing-up liquid. What we provide is not compulsory but offered as a goodwill token, thereon, our guests provide their own essentials. We are very puzzled why this guest chose to vent their unjustified comments viral, rather than speaking to us personally to discuss and evidence exactly what they were unhappy about, therefore giving us the opportunity to see for ourselves.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2017
    The Old Forge was probably one of the best cottages we have stayed in. It was cosy, but spacious at the same time, and was excellently placed for touring around National Trust and English Heritage sites and the like. The beds were comfortable, it was well equipped and although we did not use the wood burner as the weather was so mild and we were not back until late most evenings one imagines that that lit would make the place even cosier. We were actually able to sit outside once but in the summer it would be a delight. The owners were friendly and very helpful without being obtrusive - and the lovely welcome pack was much appreciated. There was a little traffic noise, but most certainly nothing really noticeable or disturbing as the cottage is set back from the road - and in any case a minimum of research would establish the fact that there might be some. We can recommend the Bradford Arms next door - there was no noise from that at all - where we had two excellent meals. It is certainly somewhere we would return to if looking for a place in the area.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Many thanks for very positive feedback, it’s much appreciated. We will pass on your comments to the landlord of The Bradford Arms pub.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/02/2017
    Lovely cottage excellent location everything we wanted 😊 A bit surprised that the toilet seat in upstairs bathroom was broken and had been taped up! Guessing that this may have been recent and hadn't had time to replace as attention to detail elsewhere was second to none. Friendly obliging owners!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/01/2017
    A lovely cottage, very comfortable, ideal for 2 couples. Pub next door an added bonus, very welcoming and good food. The only criticism we had is in need of more regularly used crockery ... only 2 wine glasses, 1 pint glass and a brandy glass.... didn't spoil a wonderful stay tho... would definitely recommend for a get away

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2017
    My husband daughter and myself stayed from28th December to the 3rd of January. We had a great welcome from Colin and Wendy, very friendly and helpful. We appreciated the welcome pack, (carrot cake was lovely as was the wine), and that they had left up the Christmas tree and decorations. Everything we needed was provided. Beds very comfortable had the best nights sleep we have had in ages. We would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to anyone. We will be returning but this time in the better weather, we will then have the opportunity to sit outside and admire the fabulous views.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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