General Information

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.

Pushchairs/ Wheelchairs

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.

Arrival & Departure Times

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.


If you are unable to take up your booking because of travel restrictions caused by Covid 19 we will offer the option of a postponement or refund.We will review this as the situation d evelops and make all reasonable efforts to ensure that our guests are treated fairly

At all other times the following terms apply.

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

Eating Places

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:

RAF Cosford Air Display

14th June 2020 - fabulous 1 day air show.

Shropshire Vintage Rally

4th-5th July 2019

Shrewsbury Carnival

Saturday 20th June 2020

Burwarton Show

Thursday 6th August 2020

The archetypal village show held in rolling meadows under ancient Oak Trees

Shrewsbury Flower Show

14th and 15th August 2020

The largest horticultural show in the area for over 150 years

County of Shropshire Steam Rally

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.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

28th-31st August 2020

Shrewsbury Food Festival

27th-28th June 2020


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.

Cosford Aerospace Museum

A great choice for a rainy day 30 minutes by car or train and free entry.

Hawkestone Follies

for walks through glorious parkland/woodland with obelisk and the caves from the 'Chronicles of Narnia'. 30 minutes.

National Trust

The following are within a short drive 15-45 minutes :

  • Attingham Park - Stately Home with deer park - 15 minutes
  • Sunnycroft - untouched Victorian Villa - 20 minutes
  • Dudmaston - 17th Century Mansion, Extensive Art Collection - 30 minutes
  • Powys Castle - superb setting with wonderful gardens - 30 minutes
  • Kinver Edge - Rock Houses - 30 minutes.
  • Chirk Castle - Marches fortress with gardens - 40 minutes
  • Erddig - timewarp stately home with large gardens - 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:

Otherwise we normally know whats on for the following week so please feel free to email.