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The Old Byre

(Ref. 920667)

Caynham near Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "Having suffered a great deal of stress and heartbreak, my son and I really needed a time of peace and quiet."

    We could not have chosen better. The owners of the farm, Mr and Mrs Bufton were so welcoming and kind. we had everything we needed and more. The views from the Brye were spactacular, nothing but countryside and the Hills beyond. We could sit in the lounge and watch the wild life, squirrles, pheasents, kytes, buzzards, foxes and all manner of birds, even a Jenny Wren, and much more. The town of Ludlow was just a short drive away and is full of history including the Castle and many timbered buildings dating back to the 14th centuary. The autumn colours down by the river were amazing and there are lots of lovely places to eat. and many trails to walk. WE WILL BE BACK SOON WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY TOO . Thank you so much, just what we needed and more. Home from Home.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely clean, warm and well equipped property in a great location."

    Close to amenities yet in a quiet countryside setting on the owner's small holding. Lots of places of interest to visit. We enjoyed our short autumn break here.

    Reviewed by Milly4.7Oct 2023

  • "Perfect ! Owners so welcoming a lovely relaxing week,wish could of stayed longer,everything there needed to make our stay as I said perfect,so clean comfortable peaceful and the view icing on the cake,just what the Dr ordered !"

    Thank you for a lovely week x

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely and cozy barn conversation with everything you could require, set in beautiful surroundings with stunning views across to the Welsh border."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely clean and comfortable property in a quiet and beautiful location."

    It is very well equipped and has more kitchen utensils than you will ever need! The owners are very friendly and helpful and Jill makes wonderful marmalade!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "What a lovely accommodation."

    So well equipped in the kitchen. A lovely bottle of wine to welcome you and a fantastic view from the lounge over the fields. Brilliant stay

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely holiday property, clean and very comfortable ."

    Good location.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Old Byre is a little gem of a property."

    Fabulous views. Peace and quiet. The property is so warm and cosy, the bathrooms are lovely with great showers. Really clean throughout and lots of plug sockets in convenient places. The owners, on site, are very friendly. We had a fantastic stay and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was well furnished, well equipped and immaculate upon arrival."

    It had pretty views and amazing sunsets from the terrace and living room windows. It’s in a beautiful area with lots of lovely walks from the front door. It’s a very peaceful area and you can really relax and get away from everything (more so as the Wi-Fi isn’t very powerful but this was a very minor problem as there is so much to do). There is a DVD player so it’s handy to take along one or two for wet evenings if you don’t feel like playing the games or doing the jigsaws provided. The owners are very helpful and recommended an excellent restaurant nearby to go to for a celebratory meal. There are lots of great places to eat locally and lots of fabulous villages and towns to explore within an hour of the cottage. Our super holiday was made perfect by the fact that we had sunshine every day of the week which we hadn’t expected in February. We will definitely return – there are lots more restaurants for us to try and places to visit!

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Feb 2023

  • "Very comfortable, very clean and in a lovely position with friendly, helpful owners."

    We very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the old Byre a lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    The hosts who lived on site were friendly and welcoming and gave advice on places to visit in the local area. We will certainly be back again Michael

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely, clean cottage with beautiful views, and it contained everything that we needed."

    Great countryside location with so many lovely places to visit nearby, and supermarket etc just a very convenient few miles away.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Old Byre is a lovely property in a peaceful location with access to many walks in the Shropshire countryside."

    It was ideal for a family holiday with good sized bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and living space.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2022

  • "We (3adults) had a great stay at The Old Byre."

    The cottage was so comfortable and clean. Our hosts were welcoming and so helpful. Would recommend the property highly.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "We (four adults) were very comfortable in the cottage and we were welcomed by the friendly owners and a lovely bottle of wine."

    There was everything you could want in the kitchen and the views from the living room and dining room across the fields of ripening yellow rape seed were fantastic. The beds were comfortable, the showers hot and refreshing and the accommodation was spacious. I would have liked an instruction book for the kitchen hob as I had never used one like it before. It was state of the art and very efficient. Luckily my brother-in-law has used one like it, he saved the day and breakfast was served on time. I was impressed by the degree of recycling of waste materials that was requested. So important these days. All in all, a wonderful holiday in a wonderful location

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful Byre containing everything we could possibly want and more."

    Very comfortable too. Views to die for. Perfect and quiet location. Great hosts, there if needed. Lots of great places to visit within easy reach along empty roads.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed in, so comfortable and convenient."

    The owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful. The view from the outside patio is stunning, and there are walks from the door. There are many places of interest within a small area so there is plenty to do. However the cottage is so restful that it doesn’t encourage rushing about! We will return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Peaceful barn conversion ."

    High quality furnishings and bedding . Had everything we needed for a restful and comfortable stay . The bottle of wine from the owners was a thoughtful touch . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautifully furnished, warm and comfortable."

    A peaceful getaway to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in The Old Byre."

    The cottage was warm, comfortable, clean and very well equipped. We even had a great amount of sunshine! We loved the area and found wonderful places to eat in Ludlow. We would return!!!

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Old Byre."

    Warm, comfortable, well equipped, picturesque, friendly and welcoming owners. Great location with plenty to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage, well equipped and very clean."

    The owners were friendly and helpful but not at all intrusive. We were given a lovely bottle of wine. The countryside is stunning and the view from the lounge windows was beautiful. We felt relaxed as soon as we arrived. We’d certainly like to return.

    Reviewed by Janella5.0Nov 2021

  • "Comfy interior and spotless."

    Cottage met our expectations and we'd happily recommend to friends and family visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2021

  • "An amazing cottage which is well equipped with everything you need provided."

    We have previously visited the old cider mill twice but we just missed booking that this time so booked the old byre instead and if anything we liked that even more. My sister and I both enjoy cooking and were able to produce some fantastic meals with the wonderful ingredients available in the area together with the great range of equipment in the kitchen. The owners are on hand next door should you need them. Another fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2021

  • "This property and the owners are perfect can not fault anything about it they are always on hand if you require any help."

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2021

  • "The reason met expectations is identified above is that we have stayed at the cottage twice before."

    It’s probably the easiest cottage to stay at of all the Sykes cottages we’ve booked. It’s clean and everything you require is available. We try to leave it in the same condition as when we arrived, within the time required, and don’t need Sykes to remind us of this prior to the end of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very well-equipped and comfortable. Owners next door helpful and very kind and concerned when our car broke down. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Having stayed at The Old Cider Mill previously we looked forward to our stay in the adjacent Old Byre."

    We were not disappointed. The property proved to be a comfortable and peaceful retreat with a magnificent view. Whilst the undoubted attractions of Ludlow are on the doorstep, the location of The Old Byre allows easy access to the delightful surrounding rural area. There are many interesting towns and National Trust properties within easy travelling distance. Walkers are spoiled for choice. The Long Mynd, the Clee Hills, riverside walks and many others are close by.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very good location for touring the Welsh Marches"

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a great experience."

    Everything about this property and subsequently our holiday was spot on! The owners were a lovely, helpful and relaxed couple and the cottage beautifully appointed, clean and warm. Not too far to pop into Ludlow and/or enjoy walking in the area. Have already recommended to friends without hesitation!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful barn conversion in an excellent location - wonderful west-facing terrace with huge views."

    Furnishing and equipment very good (perhaps firmer mattresses on single beds better for adults) and The Old Byre is very well-presented - lovely wooden doors and floor, restful decoration in an idyllic setting.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage is in a wonderful location with everything you need and more."

    Very comfortable indeed ..... owners very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2021

  • "Peaceful village location with open fields at the rear leading up to Caynham Camp (bronze/iron age fort), yet less than 10mins drive to the shops, pubs and restaurants of Ludlow."

    As a family of 4 with boys aged 14 and 11 we couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect for a week’s retreat in rural England. The building is a historical stone/brick barn that has been beautifully restored with all the modern conveniences. We wanted to maintain good social distancing from the owner’s adjacent farm house and this was easily accommodated by the layout of the separate buildings. Nice and clean with decor and fittings all working well and still retaining a new feel (a small plumbing issue was quickly fixed so the owners are clearly keeping on top of things). An information folder gave plenty of guidance on local walks etc. Our only criticisms were a lack of external storage for muddy boots (a very minor point since we simply brought them inside and the wood flooring ensured no carpet stains to worry about) and rather light weight duvets (the underfloor heating kept the whole place warm and toasty but we have got used to sleeping under heavier ones). BBC iPlayer was a bit slow on a couple of evenings but whether the BBC’s fault or not we couldn’t guess. All in all, the Old Byre is probably the nicest holiday home we have stayed in for many years over several continents and we cannot recommend it more highly for a peaceful getaway with all the comforts of home.

    Reviewed by Sanjit5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    Comfortable beds and sofas. Very clean. Lovely view and friendly owners. Plenty of room and a bonus to have two ensuite rooms. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2020

  • "So relaxing, the peaceful location was delightful."

    The view from the cottage was superb, and the helpful owners next door told us how to walk to the hill fort nearby. Could not have enjoyed our week more.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was really lovely a home from home."

    It was clean and tidy and everything we needed for our stay. Beautiful countryside views and very peaceful. The sign for the cottage was a little hard to see from the road but that was the only thing. Not far from Ludlow and other places of interest. A co/op store was only a short drive away. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Feb 2020

  • "Booking was very quick and easy."

    The cottage was great and the area was excellent. The owners were very nice easy to contact and very friendly. We would definitely recommend the cottage. Thank you

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jan 2020

  • "A fabulous cottage in a lovely area."

    Very cosy, comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very well presented property, clean, well furnished, fitted to a high spec."

    Ideally located for a quiet break in the countryside

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2019

  • "The owner was helpful and the cottage immaculate thus allowing us to have a very pleasant stay"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage warm and cozy."

    Lovely quiet outlook. Will recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage, and won’t be the last."

    It’s a pleasant area of Shropshire and it’s location makes it easy to move around to surrounding area, up to at least 50 miles.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Old Byre was exactly what we needed."

    Had everything to help have a great relaxing week. The view was amazing & the barn was perfect. Ray was lovely & helpful. Location was spot on for exploring the area. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Kelley5.0Aug 2019

  • "A superb holiday cottage with excellent facilities in a lovely location."

    We enjoyed a very relaxing long weekend and would not hesitate to recommend The Old Byre.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2019

  • "What a lovely property and perfect hosts"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2019

  • "This very comfortable holiday accommodation was well suited to explore the area around Ludlow."

    It's peaceful location with wonderful views across the countryside provided a haven to relax and unwind!

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely little holiday cottage in very quiet village."

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Jun 2019

  • "We have rented cottages in many parts of the country, and this is the best one so far."

    Every care has been taken to ensure a really comfortable stay. The cottage is fitted out to the highest standard throughout, and the owners are so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much Jill and Ray, hopefully we will return again soon. From the Dorset Three.

    Reviewed by Don5.0May 2019

  • "Superb property - very comfortable with all that you need."

    Fantastic views and walks on the doorstep. Friendly hosts who are there if you need them but not intrusive. Ludlow is delightful with lots of character

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2019

  • "The property was excellent very comfortable, clean and to the highest spec."

    you could want or need for your holiday break. Good location for visiting surrounding areas as all within easy reach. The hosts Ray and Jill very accommodating as nothing was any trouble and always on hand if you needed anything but not intrusive, would highly recommend this property to friends and family and hopefully we will return/ book this property again

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Peaceful surroundings in a beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2019

  • "We have an amazing Christmas in this cottage with our children."

    Perfect location and we will be returning

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a warm welcome from the owner."

    The cottage is immaculate and spacious but comfortable and cosy too with excellent facilities. It's in a beautiful location. One of the best we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday (in spite of the rather damp weather)."

    The cottage was very comfortable and we really enjoyed exploring an area we hadn’t visited before.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Oct 2018

  • "This is a place which I would readily recommend."

    I think that an individual would need to be particularly pedantic to find fault with the "Old Brye". It's location is ideal for exploring Shropshire and adjoining counties. Shopping facilities, petrol station and the "Squirrel" pub are only two and a half miles away and nearby is the Ludlow Park and Ride, which I would recommend the use of for visits into Ludlow town. The owners, Ray and Jill, were both friendly and helpful and not intrusive. My wife and myself really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Very warm and comfortable, lovely location, walks from the cottage. Friendly cow’s in the barn. Very friendly and helpful owners. Nearby Ludlow has lots of nice bars and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    It was conveniently situated for Ludlow and for travel around the area where there are many places of interest to visit and beautiful scenery and walks.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2017

  • "The Old Byre is a lovely cottage in beautiful countryside with everything you could possibly want supplied in the cottage."

    It is very close to Ludlow which is a lovely old town.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2017

  • "Just wanted to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The property was perfect, a real home from home.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2017

  • "Fabulous place."

    Lovely host and hostess. Great area. Definitely a find for cottage lovers!

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything we needed and more."

    Great for two couples or a family and very child-friendly. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by James4.4Mar 2017

  • "Excellent other than WIFI not good at times, but this is due to internet coverage in this area, not the fault of the owner."

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jan 2017

  • "The cottage is an absolute delight and in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Delma5.0Dec 2016

  • "Superb 5 star cottage very high standard of furniture and fittings."

    Very good view from cottage .owners extremely helpful Nice walks. cottage within three miles of Ludlow This is a working farm with animals about but not a problem as in a large barn close by.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.6Sep 2016

  • "We know the area well,we have been once before to this cottage."

    and find the owners very pleasant and friendly and feel as we have known them for a long time.

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Sep 2016

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need for a quiet relaxing holiday in peaceful surroundings."

    the twin bedroom was a bit small for two adults but as you don't spend much time in it, it doesn't matter. the only other gripe was that the towels were smaller than we are used to but we managed. would definitely go back as everything else is so good including the friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas stove.
  • Underfloor heating with gas stove
  • Double electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Paved garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

The property

Ludlow 3 miles.

A delightful barn conversion cottage on a smallholding in the grounds of the owner's home, just outside the village of Caynham, three miles from Ludlow.

This superb property is an ideal location for friends or families to enjoy walking, cycling, fishing or birdwatching right on the doorstep.

The property benefits from underfloor heating throughout with each room being individually controlled, and it retains many features such as original beams and arrow slit windows.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with an American fridge/freezer, together with a dining area and sitting area with reclining sofas and a gas stove, making it the perfect place for relaxing after a day out and about.

The two stunning bedrooms both have en-suite facilities and also have the luxury of a TV and DVD in each room.

Doors from the sitting room can be swung open in the summer onto a rear paved area where you can dine alfresco or just sit and enjoy the distant views to Mortimer Forest.

Medieval Ludlow is a delight to spend time ambling around and is only a few miles from the cottage.

Discover its listed buildings, 11th century castle, famous food and cultural festivals, excellent restaurants, pubs and tea rooms.

Explore the historic market town of Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, with wonderful walking on the surrounding Long Mynd hills, as well as the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway, Stokesay Castle, the Acton Scot Historic Working Farm and many National Trust houses and gardens.

A charming cottage for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 16683, together they sleep 8.

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About the location


Ludlow 3 miles; Church Stretton 15 miles.

This historic, picturesque village lies in the heart of the beautiful South Shropshire countryside and is set amidst renowned scenic walking and cycling country. The village's outstanding landmark is Caynham Camp, a huge Bronze Age/Iron Age earthwork which covers a site of eight acres at the summit, from which wonderful views can be enjoyed. Only 3 miles away is Ludlow, whose medieval street pattern remains almost intact, and provides a fascinating backdrop for the town's regular street markets, held in the shadow of the castle. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping, and has several Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as numerous tea-shops, pubs and inns. Below the 900 year old castle, the Linney Riverside Park offers boats for hire, a putting green and children's play area. Within easy reach of Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and Cardingmill Valley, Ludlow is a superb destination for a relaxing break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas