Castle Keep Barn
Situated within the heart of a traditional Shropshire village in the grounds of the owner’s home, this spacious converted barn is an ideal base to get away and enjoy the countryside.
Called 'Castle Keep Barn' after archaeological work in the 1960s found a stone and timber structure dating to the 12th century. The largest part would have been an inpressive 18 metre tall square tower keep. Evidence suggested the castle went out of use in the 13th century when the timber buildings were burnt down and the ramparts levelled and used to fill in the ditch.
Pontesbury a large working village offers easy access to Shrewsbury the ancient medieval market town brimming with over 600 listed buildings including the castle and world famous abbey. A haven for those seeking a little outdoors adventure with great mountain biking in Eastridge Woods with trails to suit all abilities, the National Trail Offa’s Dyke also passing through Pontesbury which will take you through the ancient quarries and woodland. A little further afield is the market town of Oswestry with a unique range of shops, farmers market and its well-preserved hill top Iron Age fort, great for walking and marvelling at the surrounding countryside.
Kick off your walking boots and step into the inviting farmhouse kitchen with centre island, the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine whilst making dinner. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, there is also a separate drying room in the kitchen. The light and spacious accommodation continues into the open-plan lounge/dining area, with solid oak floors which further enhancing the soft furnishings.
The small snug area is the perfect place for relaxing with a good book, a large dining table is set within the room and is perfect for gathering around to enjoy a meal. A larger seating area with corner sofa is well placed for sitting in front of the wood burner watching a movie with Smart TV and DVD with a Wii console and balance board.
Head up the hand crafted wooden staircase to the first floor where you will find one king-size bedroom, one twin, one bunk bedroom and one single with additional pull out bed that can be made up on request. There is also two bathrooms with shower over the bath and WC, on this floor.
The paved pathway will take you to your own raised terrace with garden furniture and exclusive use of hot tub that’s just ideal after a day’s adventure.
There is off-road parking for two cars plus additional parking 100 metres outside the property and bicycle storage.