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Foxholes Barn

Farlow near Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire (Ref. 1061883)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent hosts."

    Really well equipped cottage in delightful surroundings.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2022

  • "The accommodation was excellent, both comfortable and attractive and very well equipped."

    The gardens were a delight and very much a bonus. The rural setting is beautiful, ideal for walkers but also tranquil for simply relaxing with many historic towns nearby. Last but not least - Chris and Clare were fantastic hosts very welcoming and helpful throughout the week.

    Chris and I very much enjoyed meeting you both. Thank you for your kind commments and also for leaving the annex so clean and tidy. It was very much appreciated. Look forward to welcoming you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by YvonneMay 2022

  • "The hosts were very friendly and welcoming."

    The property is in a quiet rural setting. Very happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by AllynMay 2022

  • "We (2 + a large labrador) had a lovely stay at Foxholes Barn."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage was very clean and the homemade bread and honey was a lovely surprise. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KApr 2022

  • "Thank you so much to Clare, Chris and Gus for an absolutely wonderful stay!"

    Location is absolutely beautiful, cottage is stunning and has everything needed for a short stay in the beautiful countryside! Would 100% recommend and will definitely be back!! Thank you!

    Thank you for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us Heather and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2022

  • "The warmth and hospitality of the owners, Clare and Chris, was great - the homemade cakes and home baked bread provided on arrival were lovely treats."

    And Gus, their friendly dog, readily accepted out small terrier. There are walks nearby and we were welcome to walk through their garden to their large field. We also took advantage of Clare's offer to provide very tasty meals for us, for a modest cost, on two evenings. A couple of minor tweaks needed maybe, in that the bedroom radiator didn't turn off properly and the shower control was stiff to turn on, but the helpfulness of Clare and Mike easily compensated for this. They also keep chickens in a very upmarket hen house - a Hilton hotel for chickens - so on leaving we bought a dozen eggs to take home. A memorable stay and the owners being on site meant there was a lovely personal, but not intrusive, touch.

    It was lovely to meet Adrian, Jill and Skip during their stay. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. Chris and I were only too happy to help you out and make you feel welcome. The radiator and shower are due to be looked at this week when the plumber can make it to us and will be changed in due course with our planned renovations. My apologies for these issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2022

  • "A wonderful stay, warm and welcoming hosts and a beautiful spot."

    It is “away from it all “ with plenty of places to visit by car. There are many walks in the area too. The barn is comfortable with a lovely spot to sit outside. Highly recommended.

    Thank you Gail. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your wonderful poem in the visitors book. It was lovely to meet you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailMar 2022

  • "What a perfect stay we’ve just had a Foxholes Barn."

    The location was great for exploring the area. The barn was lovely, very comfortable and perfect for relaxing in the evenings. Clare and Chris were brilliant hosts and made us feel so welcome with lovely gifts on arrival and very helpful throughout with suggestions and local knowledge. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Foxholes Barn it is perfect in every way.

    Thank you Tracey and Adrian it was lovely to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TraceyFeb 2022

  • "Really enjoyed my weeks stay at the foxholes."

    Clare and Chris were really welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. The foxholes was extremely clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend and I will definitely go back!

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely and relaxing break at Foxhole Barn ."

    The hosts Clare and Mike made us feel very welcome and the dog treats that were in the welcome pack were very much appreciated by Pippa . Thank you very much

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2022

  • "Foxholes barn is a lovely property and has everything you need for a staycation."

    The owners are onsite if you need anything and are a lovely couple with their friendly dog Gus. We enjoyed our stay and if back in the area would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by PaulineDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay over Christmas at Foxholes Barn, exactly what we wanted, somewhere quiet and peaceful."

    Thank you Clare and Chris for your hospitality & welcome goodies including homemade bread, mince pies and the Christmas tree! We had a meal provided for us for our arrival on Christmas eve which was delicious, highly recommend trying something from the menu provided. Fabulous stay despite the weather.

    Reviewed by AndreaDec 2021

  • "Excellent Property!"

    Will be back again for sure. Clare and her husband were very helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Tan JiaNov 2021

  • "Friendly welcome from owners and Gus the dog!"

    Lovely, thoughtful homemade treats. Nice and quiet. Located well for exploring Shropshire and Herefordshire.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "We spent a fabulous week in this lovely barn conversion, with our 2 dogs."

    The accommodation was spot on - comfortable, warm and relaxing and the kitchen was really well equipped. Ideal for the dogs as there are plenty of walks to be enjoyed in neighbouring fields. Ideally placed for trips into both the local towns and the beautiful Shropshire Hills. Clare and Chis made us feel very welcome (as did their dog, Gus) and suggested places to visit in the area. We would definitely recommend this property to those who enjoy a peaceful, relaxing break.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "Foxholes barns was ideal for myself my wife and the dogs, Claire & Chris gave a very warm welcoming and very good knowledge."

    Overall a very nice place to stay in a nice area.

    Reviewed by DeneSep 2021

  • "I’d agree with all of the previous published reviews."

    We were looking for a comfortable secluded week away and the barn provided that. The hosts manage the arrangement very well as does ‘Gus’. I recommend at least one trip to the local for a well kept pint.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "The hosts Chris and Clare were such a lovely friendly couple and made us feel very welcome from the start to the end of our stay at Foxholes."

    If you love gardens Wollerton Old Hall is a must to visit, and for the rose lover go to David Austin.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "We have just had a fabulous weeks stay at Foxhole Barn."

    Clare and Chris (and Gus the dog) gave us a warm welcome, leaving us homemade biscuits, bread and fresh eggs. Absolutely everything is provided, even dog treats. The accommodation is perfect for a couple with many walks from the doorstep, we took our dog who loved playing with Gus. We definitely recommend you book this barn. Alison, Richard and Leo

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "Extremely friendly hosts who went the extra mile to ensure we had everything we needed."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the peace and quiet this cottage offered along with the warm welcome, helpfulness and hospitality of Clare and Chris."

    The freshly cut flowers and delicious meals were a bonus!

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "Thank you to Clare, Chris and Gus the dog for their warm welcome and in providing a beautiful, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Farlow is a hamlet off the beaten track but within reach of Georgian Ludlow with its much older castle, the Hereford Black & White village trail and splendid walking on the Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge. Highly recommend this wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely few days at Foxholes Barn."

    The property was comfortable and clean, with all necessary equipment. Also a nice treat of freshly made bread, biscuits and eggs on arrival. Clare and Chris were great hosts and obviously care about the quality of their guests experience. We had a superb meal cooked by Clare as well. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by PatrickMay 2021

  • "My husband and I had a two night stay at Foxholes Barn."

    We had a very warm welcome from Clare along with fresh bread and eggs! The accommodation was just what we needed; clean, plenty of space, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by BethanyMay 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with BT TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, and a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Use of owner's large garden with seating areas
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 1.9 miles

The property

Cleobury Mortimer 4.5 miles.

This charming, semi-detached barn conversion is situated in the grounds of the owner's home, in the rural hamlet of Farlow, surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside.

Boasting rural charm throughout oak floors, vaulted beamed ceilings and its stunning exterior, Foxholes Barn is an ideal base for a romantic retreat.

Step inside to the amply-equipped kitchen/diner to find all you could need to prepare a romantic meal for two amidst sleek and stylish worktops; take a seat at the table or carry the conversation outside and enjoy the summer breeze amidst your serene surroundings from the comfort of your very own patio area.

An oak staircase leads from the kitchen up to the first floor where you will find the sumptuous sitting area offering the best views in the house; here you can kick back and relax with a film on the television, with a wide selection of DVDs provided to choose from, or simply relish in quality time with your loved one.

Also on the first floor is the welcoming double bedroom, beautifully furnished by the owner, with plenty of personal touches to offer you a homely setting for your stay.

Begin the day with a refreshing shower in the ground-floor shower room, the heated rail keeping your towel toasty before putting on your walking gear and setting out to explore the owner's large garden which offers further seating for relaxation.

Sitting on the fringes of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can expect to find a variety of walks to be enjoyed from the doorstep too, with the Shropshire and Jack Mytton Ways running close by, with plenty of opportunities for cycling, fishing and golf too, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.

Just over four miles away is the pretty town of Cleobury Mortimer, with stunning Georgian and Tudor architecture, many individual shops, tea rooms and traditional pubs, it offers all you could need for a self-catered stay, as well as Ludlow, with its Michelin-starred restaurants being well-worth a visit for a tantalizing dining experience like no other.

Spend a day in Church Stretton to see the renowned Stretton Antiques Market where you're sure to find the perfect souvenir to take home, while Kidderminster boasts a wide range of high street stores making a lovely place to while away the hours on a more leisurely day out.

Ideally situated for a romantic retreat filled with outdoor adventure, Foxholes Barn provides a beautiful base from which to explore this exciting area of Shropshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bridgnorth 10 miles; Ludlow 12 miles.

The pretty little town of Cleobury Mortimer is situated in the rural heart of South Shropshire. The town offers a refreshing selection of individual shops, pubs and restaurants, but is most famous for its unique church, which has a peculiar crooked steeple. The historic market towns of Bridgnorth and Ludlow (with its superb castle) and the famous World Heritage Site of Ironbridge are all within easy reach. There is excellent walking locally in the Clee Hills and the Wyre Forest, and horseriding, golf and fishing are available close by.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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