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The Cow Byre, Heath Farm

Ludlow, Shropshire (Ref. 935353)


(47 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "The cow byre was wonderful and had everything you could ask for in a holiday cottage."

    The location was perfect to with ample parking for 2 cars. Rosemary the proprietor was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to help us, a very nice lady. We will definitely be back here and would highly recommend it to anyone, we just wished we'd had longer here as we were only here for a weekend. Can't wait to come again Kathleen Wardle

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2022

  • "Its a lovely property in a beautiful location quite remote."

    I felt that the down stairs worked really well. Upstairs was equally comfortable. I think the bath/shower would benefit with a bigger screen or curtain as the water went everywhere whilst having a shower. In some of the bedrooms it might be nice to have hanging space maybe more hooks or a hanging rail. These are very minor things and would make life a little easier. In terms of the style it was in all keeping with that type of property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner was very welcoming and easy to talk to and his dogs were lovely too and the highlight of the holiday for our boys!

    Reviewed by AndreasMay 2022

  • "Had a lovely family weekend here (7 adults)."

    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area. Lovely and clean and Rosemary was very helpful!

    Reviewed by HollyApr 2022

  • "A beautiful location and beautiful property."

    We booked this place for a reunion of close friends after multiple years apart, and couldn't have thought of a better place. Really appreciated the Ludlow specialities that were offered during our stay - the biscuits went down a treat! The house is also modern and warm, and very clean. The peekaboo door was used a lot for pranks! Also well located with easy access to Ludlow town, and to some really nice hiking routes!

    Reviewed by KrishnaMar 2022

  • "The location and the property were exactly what we thought we were getting, the roads can be a challenge, but to be expected!"

    Rosemary providing updates before our arrival and allowing us to stay longer at the end of our stay, showed she has the upmost thought and care for her guests. We would highly recommend to others, and if the opportunity ever arises again, we would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "Amazing stay, beautiful lodge to a very high standard."

    Can tell a lot of effort has been put it to making it beautiful. Really nice surroundings will defiantly be back

    Reviewed by JordanFeb 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay with 8 adults for a birthday weekend."

    The barn was in great condition and had everything you need (although another frying pan wouldn't go a miss!). It is a but in the middle of nowhere, so just a heads up! Great to have the fire and plenty of space. Only downside was the 8th bed, it might be suitable for a small child, but not okay for an adult. However, would love to stay again and will definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by AliceDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage ,clean ,comfortable,well equipped and plenty of room for our party of 6 adults and 2 children."

    The children especially loved finding the secret passage between 2 bedrooms ! Lovely welcome pack ,thank you. Our only suggestion would be to have outside lighting . With the arrival time of 4 p.m it was almost dark by then and satnav’s sent us past the property ,if the Cow Byrne sign was lit up it would have helped a lot . Would certainly recommend to anyone and for once the photos don’t do it justice ,it actually is bigger and better.

    Reviewed by PaulineNov 2021

  • "We loved this house."

    The setting is beautiful and quiet. The property was plenty big enough for 8 of us and has been sympathetically renovated to a high standard. Everything we needed was there - towels, bedding, cutley and cooking equipment a plenty. It's a bit of a trek to Ludlow but close enough for a taxi ride and the location more than made up for this. We all said we'd return without a second thought. The owners were very friendly but not intrusive. 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by BeckyNov 2021

  • "Really interesting conversion right in the middle of beautiful countryside with walks from the door."

    Most pleasant and accommodating hosts - many thanks for your help.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "The cow byre is an absolute dream of a holiday rental."

    Everything you could need to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay had been thought of. Rosemary and her family were very helpful and made us feel very welcome.I would recommend this property to my friends and family as a woderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by WalterOct 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning house and location, just wish we could have stayed longer."

    Reviewed by ShavarnahSep 2021

  • "Great place to stay in Shropshire."

    Had a brilliant time in this lovely comfortable home. So peaceful and the hosts were lovely and accommodating. Lots of room, except the 4th bedroom is a squeeze so would be better for a group of 6 or 7 adults.

    Reviewed by OliviaAug 2021

  • "It was such good accommodation for a large family with enough room so that we were not on top of each other and in a great location."

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at The Cow Byre."

    As two families of four, we were able to have half of the bedrooms each and split the upstairs property in two with our own bathrooms and bedrooms, coming together downstairs in the communal kitchen diner and living room. The outdoor space was fantastic and the inclusion of a gas barbecue for use was most welcome! I would recommend that if you’re not comfortable driving on narrow country roads that you perhaps give the property a miss as the access to the property is via single track roads. Overall we had a wonderful holiday and would return again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Cow Byre."

    Lovely hosts, and we appreciated the welcome basket of goodies. The property was very clean and very well equipped . Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "Lovely clean barn, could not fault downstairs at all."

    All bedrooms have sloping ceilings but we already knew that. Bathroom/shower also have sloping ceilings which was more of a challenge! Lovely hosts, great welcome gift of local produce. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DonnaMay 2021

  • "Cottage was great with plenty of essentials throughout."

    Was a really nice space with what felt like 2 wings upstairs. Really spacious kitchen dining area for cooking and eating and a nice relaxed living room with fire. Really appreciated the welcome pack of goodies and fire wood. Location is really quiet and remote surrounded by farms and little villages. We headed to Charlton Arms for lunch on Saturday and The Crown Inn for Sunday roast. Would recommend both places to eat. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by DamonDec 2020

  • "The Cow Byre is a fantastic property in a great location."

    It has real character and is very spacious and comfortable. It is a great base for exploring the Shropshire hills with most of the major attractions within a short drive and many great walks right from the door. The owners were great and gave us a lovely welcome pack. I would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Gréât spacious accommodation Really well equipped and clean Highly recommend"

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2020

  • "Fab cottage, but is remote, so make sure you go prepared with food."

    Cottage is beautiful, we all had a great time.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "Beautiful accommodation in the countryside, very clean and well equipped with a lovely welcome basket and excellent communication with the owners."

    A fabulous weekend!

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2020

  • "The property was spotless and the owners had made every possible effort to make the accommodation as safe as possible prior to and during our stay."

    We really appreciated the peace and quiet of this lovely barn conversion which, even though it has a rural location, allows easy access to the many delightful attractions of this part of Shropshire. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and we appreciated the basket of local produce waiting for us on our arrival. The Cow Byre represents excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2020

  • "Very happy stay with teenagers in this beautiful old cow byre conversion."

    Lots of character, spotlessly clean, good facilities for a family or group of friends. Bedrooms comfortable, with good blackout blinds, although ceilings are low and our 6ft son did have to take care not to bump his head! Bathrooms modern: large shower heads with enough water pressure to have a really good drenching shower (lovely after a day walking the hills). Plenty of space downstairs, the little extra sofa provides somewhere to sit & chat to others in the kitchen or dining area. The utility area is useful for boots etc. and has a washer/drier. No games room (as mentioned in the Sykes description) but board games, puzzles, DVD player & smart TV with Netflix. Paved area outside to sit/eat or play with small kids (although no grass). Lots to do locally for all ages, selection of local books, leaflets & maps. Lovely basket of goodies on arrival with tea, coffee & milk provided - very welcome after a long journey. The owners are friendly & helpful, but unobtrusive. Another review mentioned noisy dogs: we heard no more than the occasional bark and were never woken by them. The lanes to get to the property are narrow, as it is a little remote, but we have a people carrier and had no difficulty negotiating them to get there. Very highly recommended, we would love to return!

    Reviewed by Anne-marieJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, so well laid out, immaculately clean, fantastic week break for 8 of us"

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2020

  • "Everything we wanted and more was provided by this property."

    The owners were very helpful when we run into an issue with the car. Could not thank them enough.

    Reviewed by JudithJan 2020

  • "A really nice barn conversion well presented and extremely clean on arrival."

    The collection of goodies including non alcoholic drinks on arrival was a nice surprise. It offered plenty of space for our three grownup (and also not so grown up) families experiencing an early Christmas get together since we are spread around the country. The owners, who live onsite, were extremely helpful with a problem with one of the showers. The log burner in the lounge was a welcome treat at this time of year, complete with fuel. Would consider for a visit at a different time of year.

    Reviewed by IDec 2019

  • "Great comfortable accommodation."

    Quite remote but well worth it. Enjoyed a family get together.

    Reviewed by DianaNov 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage."

    The cleanliness of the place was phenomenal. The beds were the most cosy beds I've ever slept in. The owner greeted us, who was very polite. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone. Thank you for the brilliant stay!

    Reviewed by GeraldineNov 2019

  • "Perfect accomodation and area for a relaxing and restful holiday,with places of interest very closely by."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "This truly is a rural hidden gem."

    Sat 4 or so miles from B roads you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its tranquil beauty. The cow byre is very well kitted out with good lighting, fresh and modern decor complimented by some true farm features. The lay out of the bedrooms is also pretty handy if you are looking to have family members who retire early for bed as the byre boasts two upstairs area with two bedrooms either side. My recommendation would be for Sykes to give floor plan as this is ideal for large families and groups. My only negative is that we didn’t get to stay very long in such beautiful surroundings. Well worth a visit and a stay. Lots to do but even better for a chillax.

    Reviewed by BenSep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed the house and the remoteness."

    It was a very relaxing holiday. Martin

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2019

  • "Superb cottage with everything you could need and more!"

    Lovely location but some narrow roads to reach it, central to all the attractions we wanted to visit. A lovely touch was the welcome pack we received from the owners who were very friendly. On a clear night the skies were amazing. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2019

  • "Super holiday cottage."

    Everything we needed was there, including a newly acquired gas bbq. Sleeping arrangements perfect for my family. Short distances to places of interest, and walks from the cottage. Cottage owners were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2019

  • "Cottage was newly converted and very clean and fresh."

    It is accessed along 3 miles of very narrow roads so not suitable for nervous drivers. Nice that it is on a working sheep farm; not so nice was the cacophany of barking from the sheep dogs as they were let out at 5am every morning. Nice log burner, comfy sofas in the lounge. Good heating and hot water. Mattress quality not so great, kitchen could do with a few more pans. Plenty of stuff to do within 15 miles.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2019

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely area , wouldn't hesitate to go back in the future"

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2019

  • "We went away for 2 birthdays with a group of 6 friends and 2 children under 3."

    The house was absolutly BEAUTIFUL! It had everything we could ever need and the owners clearly go out of their way to make it a very comfortable stay. They were so friendly and also the owners daughter, who manages the bookings was also very helpful. Ludlow was beautiful and we had a thoroughly lovely stay. Thank you so much for making our stay so memorable!

    Reviewed by SophieMay 2019

  • "Not that it was a problem for us, but more clarity on just where the cottage is would be appropriate."

    It is in a fairly remote location, further from a town or village than we had expected - this was fine with us, but wasn't clear until we investigated further.

    Reviewed by JeremyApr 2019

  • "A lovely stay in a beautifully rural setting."

    The property was modern, clean and comfortable with a lovely log fire in the sitting room. Plenty of space to relax indoors and out with a nice patio facing the afternoon sun.

    Reviewed by AmeliaApr 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely superb."

    So spacious, that it soaked up two families with no problems. Huge table catered for all 8 of us, with a fantastically sized kitchen, which had everything you needed, plus more. The cottage is beautifully presented too, and nicely furnished. Kids loved "the secret door", which gave them endless fun! Owbers were superbly friendly abd helpful prior to arrival, making sure we had a pleasant stay. I am sure this will become an annual meet up location with friends. Thank you!

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2019

  • "The Cow Byre is very cosy and comfortably furnished, we spent a very enjoyable few days there with our children and grandchildren."

    It has been thoughtfully converted and is surprisingly spacious, and due to it's layout it is ideal for a multi-generational holiday. Very quiet location with some lovely walks in the area.

    Reviewed by JuliaFeb 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage."

    Facilities were all excellent, suited our party (which included 6 adults, 3 toddlers and a tiny baby) perfectly. There are two bedroom areas accessed by different staircases which is handy for family groups travelling together. Lots of useful things provided in the cottage for kids. Spacious living areas. Kitchen was great, everything you need to actually cook meals for a group. Very peaceful location, but only 30 mins to lots of different attractions/places to see. Baby lambs in the field outside a bonus! We had a brilliant stay and hope to return.

    Reviewed by KatherineFeb 2019

  • "A really lovely property and great for a weekend break as lots to see within a 40 minute drive."

    Well furnished and comfortable. Excellent seating for up to 8 and loads of space downstairs although bedrooms a little more cramped. We all slept well as beds extremely comfortable. Enjoyed cooking in the kitchen with new appliances and ample cooking utensils and crockery. The welcome basket of goodies was a thoughtful touch.

    Reviewed by MaggieJan 2019

  • "The Cow Byre is situated in the depths of the Shropshire countryside."

    A very peaceful location. The accommodation was spacious and well appointed with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The wood burning stove added to the cosy ambience. The hosts provided a welcome food pack which had good quality local produce and were on hand but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by IreneDec 2018

  • "This cottage has been tastefully and thoughtfully prepared for visitors."

    The owners had included everything you could wish for in a holiday home. We felt very comfortable there and it really did meet all our needs (and that ranged from a 90 year old to an 8 week old baby!). There was even a Christmas tree with lights and exterior coloured lights which made the stay even more exciting for a three year old. It is ideally placed for a trip to Ludlow and in a good position for endless walks in the beautiful Shropshire countryside.

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2018

  • "Welcome Christmas tree, large and lit."

    Welcome pack. Accommodation information and local area information. Good WiFi, great TV Netflix etc. Ludlow a real gem of a country town. At 810 feet above sea level it really feels away from it all. Perfect country hideaway. Friendly and helpful owner in nearby farmhouse.

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be a twin on request), 2 x Double bed, 1 single bed (with z-bed, available on request)
  • Walk-in shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen/diner with electric fire
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating, woodburner and Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 2 x TV with Freeview (one smart TV), DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Gravelled patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Note: due to bedrooms being in the eaves there are sloping ceilings so care should be taken
  • Note: Two separate staircases lead up to the bedrooms
  • Note; Barn is on a working farm, livestock in the area
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 8 adults and 1 child.

The property

Discover this characterful barn conversion, tucked away beyond country lanes in the heart of Shropshire.

Designed with families and friends in mind, this stone-built barn conversion is wonderfully presented from the outside in, commencing with a beautiful diner with an extra seating area.

Underfloor heating graces the property, bringing warmth to those cooler nights, with beams overseeing the layout and spotlights that give off a cosy glow.

There is a sofa and a TV so you can relax here whilst preparing those home-cooked meals, with seating at the table for eight people to come together.

If you can steer yourself away from the comfy set-up, why not settle down in the separate lounge; a spacious arrangement finished with homely features.

A wood-burning stove and a sumptuous corner sofa provide all the seating you need for a lovely night in.

The first floor continues the characterful features of this barn conversion, two stairways lead up to the bedrooms; one side houses a walk-in shower, whilst the other is presented as a bathroom with a shower above.

Under exposed beams and Velux windows, the upper level offers somewhere charming to escape to after a day of sightseeing and adventure.

The suntrap patio area is a lovely chance to enjoy the fresh air, reflect on your journeys so far, and of course, make more plans.

There are many things to do within walking distance of the property.

4 minutes walk from the barn is Heath Chapel; a 900 year old Anglican Chapel on the National Heritage list for England due to it's ancient wall paintings and faithfulness to it's original construction.

If you are slightly more active around a 30 minute walk away you could visit the Nordy Bank Iron Age Hill Fort then onwards up to the top of the highest hill in Shropshire The Brown Clee, worth a visit even if it is just for the views of the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Ludlow, a historic market town, is a shopper’s dream.

The town has many places to eat and drink, including Michelin starred pubs and restaurants as well as a number of exclusive boutique style clothes and gift shops.

With more than 500 listed buildings, the town provides a fascinating range of architecture including Ludlow Castle.

The Cow Byre is within easy reach of Church Stretton (described as little Switzerland by the Victorians), Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as the World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge, birthplace of the industrial revolution, and the worlds first iron bridge.

The Severn Valley Railway in Bridgnorth, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Cardingmill Valley and Much Wenlock are also all within a 30 minute drive.

This area has a wealth of things to do and will be a holiday to remember.

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About the location


Church Stretton 15 miles; Hereford 25 miles; Shrewsbury 28 miles; Worcester 33 miles.

The historic market town of Ludlow is situated on the River Teme, amidst the outstanding countryside of the Welsh Marches. With more than 500 listed buildings, the town provides a fascinating range of architecture including Ludlow Castle which is over 900 years old and is one of the first stone castles to be built in England. Today the castle is open all year round and hosts a wide range of events including outdoor theatre, food, art and literature festivals and many antique and art fairs. Below the castle, Millenium Green offers a large public riverside green and weir and provides excellent indoor and outdoor dining facilities via the Green Cafe located right on the riverside. Ludlow has held street markets since the twelfth century. Nowadays, a traditional open-air market takes place in the town square every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. More than forty stalls selling a range of goods including fresh produce, cheeses, books and a selection of local crafts are on offer with the 'Local to Ludlow' produce market some Thursdays and an Antique & Flea market some Sundays. Ludlow is also a gourmet’s paradise and a shopper’s dream. The town boasts many places to eat and drink, as well as a number of exclusive boutique style clothes and gift shops. Ludlow is within easy reach of Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Cardingmill Valley. Ludlow is a superb destination for a relaxing all year-round break.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas