You know that feeling you get when someone hands you an unexpected parcel? A thrilling mixture of anticipation and excitement fuels your eagerness to tear off the wrapping to find out what’s inside.
Entering The Barn Studio is a lot like that. One access is via a huge barn in which horses are stabled and equine paraphernalia lines the walls. Search amongst the riding tack, horse blankets and nosebags to find the door. What lies behind will blow your mind.
The sweetest little studio beautifully fitted out with a spacious kitchen/dining room, a sumptuous sitting room with over stuffed settees, colourful squishy cushions and a log burning stove, an adorable ‘come to bed’ sanctuary and a fully fitted bathroom overlook the gorgeous gardens beyond is awaiting some lucky couple.
A second door leads out to the green haven of mature shrubs, trees and flowers with wonderful bucolic views. The grounds are frequented by a miniature fairy pony, a retired show horse, a little black lamb called Henry, a couple of small dogs and a cheeky rescue hen.
The Barn Studio stands in rural Shropshire just 15 miles north of the lively characterful county town of Shrewsbury with shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and theatre occupying a variety of historic black and white timber framed buildings bedecked with flowers beside the river Severn. Exploring the narrow lanes and alleyways reveals over 600 listed buildings including the castle, Shrewsbury Abbey and once home of Charles Darwin. Riverside walks and pleasure cruises along the river are a joy. When planning a visit you may like to consider attending one of Shrewsbury’s vibrant festivals such as Shrewsbury Flower Show, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Darwin Festival, Shrewsbury International Comic Art Festival, Shrewsbury Fake Festival, Shrewsbury Food Festival or Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival. The place is buzzing.
Less than 5 miles from The Barn Studio are The Leaking Tap and The Red Lion Coaching Inn at Ellesmere, The Horse and Jockey at Northwood, The Sun Inn at Welshampton and The Burlton Inn at Burlton. Take your pick for food, ale and convivial company.
Head for Colemere Countryside Heritage Site, a haven for wildlife, for woodland walks and picnics in the hay meadows surrounding one of Shropshire’s most beautiful meres.
Garden lovers or not, most visitors to Old Wollerton Hall Garden are moved by its captivating beauty. The estate is divided into small garden areas including the Old Garden, The Rill Garden, Yew Walk, Alice’s Garden, Rose and Sundial Garden and lots more. There is a tearoom and a Plant Nursery too. A rolling programme of open days and events take place throughout the year. It is 13.5 miles from The Old Barn.
Glamping Shropshire gives plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, wild activities, bushcraft, falconry, farmers markets, live music and more. Book The Barn Studio and enjoy a really special holiday with a difference.