Getting here - We are located just outside the river loop to the Southwest of Shrewsbury Town centre.
We are about 20 minutes walk from the Rail and Bus Stations or about £4 in a taxi with cases.
Red barn lane is a short but moderately steep hill, the last 100yds to the cottage is down a lit gravel drive.
There is parking for one car outside each cottage, your vehicle is not visible from the public road and outside lights with movement sensors illuminate the area, extra parking can sometimes be provided for visitors or second cars but notice is required.
Unless otherwise agreed your cottage will be ready from 3.30 pm onwards. Please check your confirmation email for key collection.
Departure by 10.30 am please (so we can prepare for our next guests)
You may leave your vehicle if you wish to arrive/depart earlier later.
Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or Paypal invoice, a deposit of £100 per week will be required to secure your booking, full payment becoming due 8 weeks before arrival.
Paypal Invoice, allows you to make a secure payment using your credit card. You do not need a paypal account, on request we will email you an invoice that you enter your card details into to. This method is covered by Papal terms and conditions. We pass on the charges of £3.40/£100 for this service.
Your deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel within 8 weeks of your stay you will still be liable for full payment.If you cancel before this period we will waive the outstanding payment.
Sorry no pets to be brought onto the property and no smoking inside the cottages
Small Children & Babies - a travel cot, high chair and stairgate are normally available upon request at no charge (please note that you will need to bring your own linen and bedding for the cot)
The Garden is bordered by a stream, this is some 50 Metres from cottages and is shallow but unfenced.
There is a Public House serving food at the top of the Lane
Or venture into town for a wonderful choice of restauarants, pubs, Tearooms and Coffee Shops.
Whatever you fancy there is a wide choice of cuisines in lovely old settings or smart contempary with fine dining, 'two meals for £10' and lots inbetween.
If you want to eat in, try the wide range of foodstores, the indoor market or specialist shops including South African and Japanese/Asian.
If you want an evening in but don't want to cook - there is a wide variety of Takeaways.
for the Norman Castle, Independant Shops, Tudor Buildings, Markets, Tearooms, Restaurants, Wine Bars, Pubs etc.
Throughout the summer Shrewbury and Shropshire hosts several notable shows and events:
17th June - fabulous 1 day air show.www.cosfordairshow.co.uk
6th-7th June 2015www.midshropshirevintageclub.co.uk
Saturday 13th June 2015www.midshropshirevintageclub.co.uk
Thursday 6th August 2015
The archetypal village show held in rolling meadows under ancient Oak Treeswww.burwartonshow.co.uk
14th and 15th August 2015
The largest horticultural show in the area for over 150 yearswww.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk
August Bank Holiday
A major event. Feeling nostalgic? A fantastic line up of traction engines, tractors, lorries, cars, motorcycles, Fairground and a massive working field.www.shrewsburysteamrally.co.uk
28th-31st August 2015www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk
Currently scheduled for 27th-28th June 2015www.shropshiretourism.co.uk
Shrewsbury is excellent for walking; We have several suggested routes for circular walks of varying length from the door. Otherwise spend a day wandering around the Shuts (ancient passageways) and stroll along the river watching the boats and the wildlife.
The notable Shropshire Hills 'Housemans Country' are 20 minutes by car or rail. Walk or drive over the magnificent Long Mynd. Walk up Carding Mill Valley, or climb up to Caer Caeradoc and the remains of the hillfort. On summer weekends and Bank Holidays many of the walks are linked by a shuttle bus.
Haughmond Hill, has a varety of clearly marked level walking routes around the woodlands, the longer ones take about 1 hour and take you to the summit for superb views across Shrewsbury.
The Wrekin, this is about 20 minutes by car just off M54 junction 7. It is a fairly steep walk but you are rewarded with wonderful views across the whole county.
Travel to Bishops Castle ( 30 minutes by car) and visit the ancient earthworks at Bury Ditches and follow up with a pint in the Three Tuns Brewery.
We've spent many a happy afternoon just wandering the lanes in Shropshire and Mid-wales by car or motorcycle discovering 'Hidden Shropshire'
We have a variety of suggested routes for motoring tours from the door taking you around the area. Alternatively strike out for the welsh coast, the nearest seaside town Barmouth is 70 miles away, it takes about 1 hour and a half through lovely countryside but you will stop off probably more than once.
A major tourist attraction; The worlds 1st Ironbridge, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Tileworks, Coalport China Museum, Enginuity.www.ironbridge.org.uk
A great choice for a rainy day 30 minutes by car or train and free entry.www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford
for walks through glorious parkland/woodland with obelisk and the caves from the 'Chronicles of Narnia'. 30 minutes.www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk
The following are within a short drive 15-45 minutes :
Shropshire is particularly well blessed with gardens that are open to the public, frequently villages open up to 20 gardens for a weekend. some are open constantly and others on specifc days. These websites may be useful:www.ngs.org.uk
Otherwise we normally know whats on for the following week so please feel free to email.