The Hayloft is within the grounds of Sleapford Farm, which was part of the Duke of Sutherland Lilleshall Estate and dates back to the late 18th Century / early 19th Century.  James Loch, Land Agent for the Duke of Sutherland, made improvements to many of the cottages and farms on the Lilleshall Estate around 1820 and the surrounding land (The Weald Moors) was also extensively drained at this time. The Hayloft was originally the old brick built cowshed to Sleapford Farm with Hayloft above and had stalls with tyings and mangers for 4 cows and it is thought it dates back to around 1820 when James Loch made these improvements.  It was sympathetically renovated and extended by the existing owners in 2008 when the oak timber frame section was added to the original brick building on the footprint of what had been a corrugated iron extension to the original cowshed with stalls and tyings for a further 8 cows.

What Our Guests Say

"Fabulous house - spotless.  We enjoyed our stay and visited RAF Cosford Museum, Attingham Park, Weston Park along with Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock.  Thank you David & Carole."

Deryck & Chris - North Yorkshire

July 2020

"We've had a wonderful Christmas in the very comfortable & well appointed cottage.

The decorations were beautiful.

We had an excellent meal at the Ugly Duckling pub."

'Judy, Ian, Nina & Hannah

Christmas 2019

"Lots to do in the area, we had never visited the Iron Gorge Museums and used two of our days exploring the various attractions at these interesting museums. Lovely unspoilt villages and countryside with good pubs for meals.

David and Carole, the owners of The Hayloft, have created a beautiful house, the best Viv and I have rented. The property is in a splendid location and the nearby Ugly Duckling pub provides great food in a posh bistro setting."

'David & Viv' - Hinckley

October 2019

"We have enjoyed our week in the Hayloft - the best property we have stayed in.  Carole & David are excellent hosts.  Don't miss Powis Castle or Attingham Park.  Loved the alpacas.  Thank you."

'Ann & Bob' - Chesterfield

October 2019

"Thank you Carole and David for your friendly welcome and outstandingly comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage.  Despite the poor weather we have visited lots of interesting places, Ironbridge Gorge, Shrewsbury, Attingham Park, Powis Castle, World of Wedgewood.  We love Shropshire and hope to be back next year."

'Deidre, Jim & Catherine', London & Reading

October 2019

"Thank you Carole & David for the warm welcome & the help that you gave us.  The cottage is spotless and so well equipped. We've had a great stay.  In particular we enjoyed the Severn Valley Railway; Bridgnorth; Ironbridge & further afield, Llangollen.  We have had a very relaxing stay."

'The Whitears' Eastleigh

August 2019

"Wonderful stay, so comfortable.  Fantastic cycle routes, the Wroxeter Vineyard, Bridgnorth and Wenlock Priory are all worth a visit and the Ugly Duckling does great food.  Had breakfast outside every morning enjoying the views.  Thank you."

'The Prebbles' London

August 2019

"Lovely cottage.  Everything clean and new. Great place to stay."

'Saskia & family' - The Netherlands

July 2019

"Immaculate, comfortable very well equipped cottage. Comfortable beds, great shower and super thick towels. Totally equipped kitchen, smart TVs in every room. My daughter said it was like a posh hotel (although self catering obviously).
South facing decking with chairs and table. Very quiet immediate area and pub in walking distance which served a great Sunday lunch (need to book) and were great with allergies if you need that.
The owners were very helpful if needed and full of local information but equally left us to our own devices.
Lots of places to visit within a 30 min drive.
Would thoroughly recommend." 

'Alison (family)', London

July 2019

"A very warm welcome on arrival from our hosts, Carole and David.  Everything you could possibly wish for at the Hayloft to ensure a most enjoyable holiday - with so much attention to detail in an exceptionally well equipped holiday home - by far the best holiday accommodation we have experienced, being so beautifully and tastefully furnished.  We thoroughly recommend this delightful holiday home.  Thank you Carole and David."

'Robert & Sue' - Cornwall

June 2019

"Superbly furnished, comfortable accommodation with a warm welcome from Carole and David made for a great week exploring Shropshire. Thank you."

'Liz & Gerry' - Berkshire

June 2019

"This is our second visit to this lovely cottage. It has all the amenities you could want. Carole and David are excellent hosts. We visited the Fox and Hounds at Shawbury for a lunch and also a supper, both were excellent.
We hope to return again."

'Steve & Helen' - Swindon

June 2019

"We have stayed in many cottages over the years and The Hayloft comes close to the top.  It is spacious and very well appointed. The owners, Carole and David, are very welcoming and helpful. There are beautiful views from the terrace where you can see the local wildlife. There are many sights to see within a relatively short drive. All in all, an excellent place to stay."

'Robin & Sarah' - Bristol

May 2019

"This is our second visit and we are so pleased to return.  We so enjoy this comfortable, superb accommodation and the warm & generous hospitality of Carole and David.  Truly exceptional!  We look forward to returning in September!"

'Rodney & Christine' - Cornwall

April 2019

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The Hayloft at Sleapford Farm

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The Hayloft at Sleapford Farm, Sleapford, Wellington, TELFORD, TF6 6HQ

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