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Hope Hall Barn

Hope near Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Ref. 26775)



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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation if outside is your requirement."

    Terrific hill top location. Property was very clean and if we needed any help or advice, it was always available.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "Another great stay here at hope hall barn, Anna very welcoming."

    Will return again next year thank you

    Reviewed by LorraineNov 2021

  • "My third stay, amazing cottage with spectacular views, very very peaceful , wonderfully helpful owner, fantastic for dogs and a marvellous little PH with food at the end of the drive."

    Perfect in every way

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2021

  • "Situated in the heart of the countryside, in Shropshire, Hope Barn is a perfect place to stay for visiting this beautiful area."

    Hope Barn offers everything we could think of and Anna, the host, couldn’t be more helpful, we were certainly made to feel most welcome. The secure garden was also a bonus to let our dogs exercise without us having to watch them all the time. The views are stunning so making this a great place to totally unwind and relax. Would definitely recommend and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "ANNA was very welcoming and helpful suggesting places we might like to visit and useful shops and pubs."

    Reviewed by CSep 2021

  • "Lovely barn, basic but pretty."

    The garden is beautiful and perfect for dogs and safe for children. The barn is also pretty. We struggled without clothes drying facilities as in a tumble dryer with a family of four. The double bed we found uncomfortable but the two single beds in the other room were lovely. We regularly stay in cottages and barns across England and Wales and think that a gesture of milk and bread is often much appreciated especially when accommodation is so far from local shops. The host Anna was lovely and helpful, there if you need advice. The area is lovely for walkers, for the children and more active days out such as theme parks and similar we often went back to Wales and enjoyed a day out in Bewilderwood in Chester as well. The local Ludlow Castle was lovely and Shrewsbury Town is pretty. There are lovely walks on the grounds of the barn. There is a pub within a 10 mins walk from the barn, it wasn't for us so we often went to the Nags Head in Pontesbury, food was lovely and drinks lovely. Lovely stay but with a few changes recommended as above.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    Spacious and clean with all the facilities you need and super cosy. Beds were extremely comfortable! Huge garden which is enclosed and perfect for our dog who could run about without us having to worry where he was. The location is perfect, hidden away with fantastic views of the countryside, but also only 10 mins drive from the local shops and some really nice pubs that serve great food. Anna was a lovely host and welcomed us when we arrived, was there when we needed anything, but also left us to our own devices. Perfect for adults, kids and dogs. We will absolutely return again.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "A fantastic and beautiful location with stunning views and lots to do in the area."

    It was a fantastic base, incredibly quiet but with the amazing Stables Inn just 10 mins away. If you like local produce really well cooked in a friendly atmosphere with good beer this is for you. The barn had everything you could want, would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Cottage in fantastic surroundings,perfect for dogs and good walks."

    . peaceful far from the madding crowd, would recommend to anybody who loves the countryside

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Comfort inside and brilliant location."

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "This was our second stay at the cottage and we would love to return."

    If you are looking for the ideal base to explore Shropshire, this is it, especially the large secure garden to allow your dog to play. Your host is there if needed but not intrusive, perfect.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2021

  • "Beautiful setting, very cozy and comfortable, loved the wood burner, well our dogs loved it, very well equipped, pity about the weather but didn't keep us in, would recommend this little haven."

    Linda, Graham, Cassy & Clay (our two dogs)

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday,the cottage was clean with comfy beds and lots of space."

    You could not ask for anything the kitchen was well equipped and the Host was very friendly and helpful.The area was beautiful it was just a shame we didn't have the weather but it didn't stop us from getting out and about and enjoying ourselves.We would most certainly return.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2021

  • "The barn was beautiful and the garden was perfect for us and our dog and we would thoroughly recommend it"

    Reviewed by JaniceApr 2021

  • "Owner looked after us very well."

    Lovely location and beautiful scenery and barn was lovely with log fire burner. Had good relaxing holiday with the family and would definitely go again

    Reviewed by ReshmaOct 2020

  • "Perfectly located for exploring Shropshire and the surrounding areas."

    The photos do not do the barn a full justice. It is far more spacious and extremely well equipped. The grounds are kept lovely and have a very large safe enclosed garden. Anna the host is very welcoming and on hand for any queries that you may have.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and host, great surroundings ."

    The only thing to impacted the holiday was the covid restrictions. The most comfortable cottage we have stayed in. We will stay there again if we have another holiday in the area. The local pub was great, the meals were fantastic, we eat there 3 times over the stay. Would have been more but once again covid caused problems with a reduced menu. One of our party is latouse intolarent. We had to find something different else where.

    Reviewed by MartynSep 2020

  • "This is a beautiful cottage inside and out."

    Inside it is spacious, clean and comfortable. Outside is a lovely, large secure garden. If you want to get away from it all, this cottage is ideal. The Stables pub is 10 minutes walk away and serves good beer and good food and is dog friendly.The area is great for walking and cycling and a lovely walk into Hope Valley Woods is virtually on the doorstep. Anna, the owner, lives opposite and is on hand for advice and information. She is very knowledgeable about the area and she made us feel very welcome. We loved our week in the Shropshire Hills and our two dogs were in doggy heaven.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped and bigger than what we thought."

    Anna is such a wonderful hostess providing us with plenty of activities for the kids allowing us to enjoy the garden and the views. Would definitely recommend Hope Barn !

    Reviewed by BenoitJul 2020

  • "A lovely barn conversion in beautiful Shropshire countryside."

    Excellent walks, some right from the cottage. Fantastic 4g phone signal, and strong WiFi , and tv reception kept us entertained in inclement weather and cosy nights by the brilliant wood burner. Owner Anna is very charming and helpful and always available if needed. A lovely break away from it all. Thanks Anna! Bob and Judy Askew, Leamington Spa.

    Reviewed by BobJan 2020

  • "Lovely clean cottage great location lovely owner"

    Reviewed by LorraineNov 2019

  • "We returned yet again to Hope Hall Barn, this perfect holiday retreat."

    Everything was as satisfactory as ever, the accommodation comfortable, spotlessly clean, peaceful and relaxing. Our dog is happy and safe in the secure garden, we go for enjoyable walks in the Shropshire hills, and are so grateful to Anna who goes that extra mile to ensure a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2019

  • "Just to say the barn was spacious and extremely comfortable, definitely a place we would visit again."

    It had everything we required up to a very high standard. The position was good for exploring places and we would recommend a visit to Ludlow and Montgomery.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2019

  • "Hope Hall Barn is a delightful, tastefully furnished cottage with beautiful views."

    Anna, the host, made us very welcome and everything we needed was in the cottage. The enclosed garden is perfect for kids and dogs with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. We had a very relaxed and enjoyable holiday and would recommend this lovely cottage as the best we have stayed in during our 30 odd years of cottage holidays in England, Scotland and Wales. A nice bonus is the country pub, which is a gentle 10 minutes walk down the lane, serving food and allowing dogs in.

    Reviewed by MSep 2019

  • "Lovely property, very well equipped/comfortable and friendly host."

    Loved the secure garden for the dogs. Only slight downside was no pets upstairs/on furniture and no tumble drier but otherwise excellent. Well situated for lots of country walks and very well maintained. They have very friendly dogs too! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2019

  • "Beautiful views, very clean, well stocked, lovely welcome pack with eggs, teabags, milk etc and friendly owner!"

    Reviewed by ClarissaJun 2019

  • "Great location large bright accommodation."

    Garden ideal for 2 large dogs. Host friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2019

  • "The Barn was so spacious and comfortable, warm and welcoming."

    The garden was perfect for our two dogs. The views are to die for. The surrounding fields gave us and the dogs wonderful freedom in secure surroundings. We had lovely days out in Shrewsbury and at Ironbridge. Anna was the perfect host and went the extra mile to make us welcome leaving us lovely cake,eggs, tea and milk for a starter pack for our arrival, very much appreciated. All in All a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by CeliaMay 2019

  • "Hope Hall Barn is a perfect place to stay in Shropshire."

    It's in a brilliant position standing at the top of a hill reached via a very long private drive. The views are spectacular and the silence makes it a very peaceful retreat. Anna has thought of everything to make the cottage so welcoming and its extremely well equipped. There are so many places to visit within just a short drive. The surrounding countryside gives many walking opportunities. Anna is a perfect hostess and we will certainly visit Hope Hall Barn again.

    Reviewed by MarilynMay 2019

  • "Sykes; booking and communications throughout the process were second to none."

    Excellent cottage, well equipped, superb location and lovely enclosed garden. Had a great time, really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "Had a lovely break , with two dogs ."

    Garden was amazing and vast . Lovely and peaceful with amazing views. Had a lovely welcome with cake and fresh eggs. Thank you Anna

    Reviewed by TebeccaApr 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay for peace and quiet."

    Host is very welcoming. Cottage is lovely and clean will be back next year

    Reviewed by LorraineNov 2018

  • "Hope Hall Barn gave us everything we needed."

    Peace, quiet and terrific open spaces. Even though the internet was hit and miss it actually made our holiday perfect as we could shut out the world and totally relax and embrace an absolutely stunning part of our country. Thankyou for allowing us the chance of this experience.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2018

  • "This was our 5th visit to Hope Hall Barn so we knew what to expect and were not disappointed."

    The "cottage" is perfect for our requirements, so relaxing, up in the Shropshire hills with wonderful views across to the Stiperstones, a completely secure large garden for our dogs, and a friendly yet unobtrusive owner who has gone the extra mile in making this the perfect holiday retreat.

    Reviewed by JillSep 2018

  • "Anna had thought of everything to make the cottage as completely equipped for any situation."

    Ample logs for the woodturner,Towels for the dogs to be dried.Kitchen had all the necessary equipment and more.Welcome cake and eggs.Nothing too much trouble.Lovely location.Maps and walks all supplied plus suggestions for pubs and other activities.Lovely fenced garden for the dogs.One of the best cottages we have stayed.We have used a lot of cottages!Beautifully clean.Cosy and warm.Perfect!

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a peaceful,stunning location."

    The cottage was very well-equipped and was a very good size. Everything was clean and comfortable. It was a great base to explore the beautiful local area. Our children did not want to leave. Thank you!

    Reviewed by EdwardAug 2018

  • "What a lovely cosy, peaceful and spacious cottage this is."

    We were met with chocolate brownies which went down well with the kids, milk and eggs, thank you! The cottage catered very well for our two dogs (Pepsi & Bree), the boot room was a must with the occasional shower we experienced most of the week. But putting the weather aside we enjoyed the walks around the cottage, some ending up at the local pub! Anna made us feel very welcome and whilst she went on a well deserved holiday the in-laws ade sure we were okay at all times. The cottage had everything we needed, the card table got a lot of use each evening. An enclosed garden for the dogs was a delight. We’ve always struggled to have a fully enclosed garden and we’re relieved this wasn’t something we had to watch out for for the full week. The log burner was also great a couple of cold evenings. All in all, we would recommend this cottage to anyone, it was a great relaxing week. Thank you

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "Hope Hall Barn is a great base for exploring the beautiful Shropshire countryside."

    It is within half an hour of Shrewsbury which is great if you want to do a bit of shopping but also there are villages all around if you just want to have a few nice walks and stop off at the village tea room. The barn is so homely with everything that you need to make your stay comfortable and we settled in within the first day. There is a lovely pub just down the road which offers great food if you don't want to drive out to eat which is great if you have had a long day out. A lovely holiday which we all enjoyed, especially the dogs who loved the freedom of running around the enclosed garden.

    Reviewed by DaliaJul 2018

  • "Cottage was everything we hoped for set in a fantastic countryside location."

    Views from garden were fabulous.Cottage was well equipped and very comfortable.Wouldnt hesitate to go back or recommend and Asda deliver.

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2018

  • "Excellent holiday cottage in the most beautiful location with gorgeous views."

    Owners very friendly, helpful and were able to recommend lovely dog walks directly form the cottage. Garden was really relaxing and very dog friendly. Our dogs were in heaven in the garden ! Cottage had everything you could want and the extras were a lovely bonus after our long trip. We will look back on this holiday as one of the best cottages we have stayed in and the most dog friendly. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "This is definitely one of the best holiday experiences we've had."

    The barn is spacious, comfortable and extremely clean. You can see that the owner has put a lot of care and effort into furnishing it. The whole place smelt fresh and clean. We took 2 dogs with us and felt they were as welcome as us and not just tolerated. There is plenty of room for dog crates and all the stuff dogs seem to need when you go on holiday!! The best thing for me (And the dogs) was the large fenced- in garden which was full of wild flowers when we visited. We could sit there looking at the amazing view in total peace and quiet. The owner is so helpful and friendly and we really enjoyed our stay. Absolutely brilliant!

    Reviewed by KathyJun 2018

  • "Peaceful location with beautiful views."

    Secure, dog-friendly garden with lots of space to run; ideal for our two energetic Labradors. The barn is well equipped and comfortable and there are walks from the doorstep. Only 10 minutes walk to a welcoming pub too. There is a lot to see in the are and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJun 2018

  • "Hope Hall Barn was delightful, from the well equipped kitchen, cosy living room and comfortable beds to the large fenced garden, our two labs enjoyed exploring."

    We were warmly greeted by Anna and made to feel thoroughly at home. There was lots of information on days out to suit everyone and the local pub, The Stables Inn, was a short stroll away where the food was delicious and plentiful, just what was needed after a long day exploring the local nature reserves.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hope Hall Barn."

    Our host Anna was very helpful and welcoming. The cottage was cosy and had everything we needed. There are plenty of lovely walks right on your doorstep. The local pub, the stables inn, is less than a 10 minute walk away and has a great atmosphere and local beer and food!

    Reviewed by FreyjaMar 2018

  • "Cottage was beautiful and couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable stay."

    Gorgeous surroundings and a lovely host - the yummiest lemon drizzle cake for us on arrival :) Did try and make an amend to the booking and had contacted Sykes a few times and never had anything back... looked like they may had amended my booking request just didn't inform me it had been done, so maybe better communication from Sykes but apart from that everything was great.

    Reviewed by VickyJan 2018

  • "Very dog friendly with large enclosed garden, bowls ,dog towels etc."

    Long, muddy and bumpy approach track- wouldn t suit low slung cars. Very helpful owner. Property was spotlessly clean with a good supply of logs for the woodburner.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2017

  • "The cottage was beautiful in every way."

    Well equipped, comfortable and really clean. Beautiful private garden.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2017

  • "My expectations were high from the description given and I wasn't disappointed."

    Reviewed by MervynMay 2017

  • "Very well appointed cottage, cosy log burner, great location and helpful friendly owner."

    Couldn't ask for more - the week went too quickly!

    Reviewed by ShelleyJan 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage, much better than it looked in the photos."

    Plenty of room for two young families & great outdoors space with stunning views. Will definitely look to come back in the summer. We had a wonderful break seeing in the New Year.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2016

  • "Excellent location, peaceful, friendly but unobtrusive hosts, very dog friendly; we would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by DominicDec 2016

  • "The quality of the accomadtion was outstanding the barn was well equipped, perfectly set up For dogs because of the boot room,loved to light the log burner in the evening and relax The local pub and Chinese restaurant were outstanding we got a very warm welcome."

    This was a treat for my birthday and we had a great time

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2016

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2016

  • "Fantastic holiday property."

    Very comfortable & every need catered for. Lovely enclosed garden - a real bonus with the dogs. Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2016

  • "The garden was fully enclosed and ideal for our dogs and the location of the property was very tranquil which enabled us to relax and enjoy the holiday."

    Reviewed by IanJun 2016

  • "Hope Hall was a lovely barn conversion in a beautiful location."

    The barn was very clean and comfortable and the garden was amazing; our dogs had a wonderful time. The views from the property were stunning and there were lots of interesting places to visit nearby. We had a fabulous time and would return.

    Reviewed by SJun 2016

  • "This cottage was in a very peaceful and beautiful location and it was ideal for a walking holiday."

    The cottage was very good for dogs with a large enclosed garden. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful. The log fire in the lounge was much appreciated in the chilly May evenings.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2016

  • "The cottage was the most well equipped we have ever stayed at, it was extremely clean and airy."

    The enclosed garden was ideal for the dogs. There were the usual leaflets available for attractions in the area, but the provision of local OS maps was a well thought through idea. The location is ideal for getting to the majority of places and the views were beautiful.

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2016

  • "The cottage catered exceedingly well for the four of us with good quality crockery, cutlery, pans, bedding and much more."

    The beds were also extremely comfortable and it was very convenient to have a washbasin in each bedroom. We loved the size the rooms - the utility room was a great size and perfect to leave our wet coats and muddy boots!

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2015

  • "Superb accommodation and facilities for my dog, we received a warm welcome from the helpful owner."

    Reviewed by KathleenJul 2015

  • "The garden of the property was excellent and the fact that it was enclosed was perfect for our two dogs."

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2015

  • "A very well equipped property with comfortable beds and lovely bedding."

    The surrounding countryside was idyllic and very relaxing. Would definitely like to visit again.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2015

  • "The cottage was set in beautiful countryside with lovely views."

    The owner was very welcoming without being intrusive. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and the dog was welcome. Really good value for money.

    Reviewed by KeithMar 2015

  • "Hope Hall Barn is a beautifully appointed property."

    The owner has decorated and furnished it to the highest standard and much thought has gone into equipping it with everything needed for a lovely relaxing break. The large garden was completely enclosed and escape proof for your dog, and the Barn is surrounded by fields and woods in which to walk straight from the door. The beds were comfy, the log fire welcoming after a cold day out, and all in all a fabulous place to stay. We have stayed in cottages all over the country and can truthfully say this is the BEST we have ever been in. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who wants a relaxing, ultra-comfortable holiday in beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2015

  • "The location of the cottage was perfect, with excellent views of Stiperstones and in easy walking distance from a good pub."

    The cottage was incredibly well equipped, there was nothing that hadn't been thought of. The general comfort and decoration of the cottage was great. The owners were friendly without being obtrusive and the arrangements for getting there and getting in were straight forward. Nothing could have been improved on.

    Reviewed by LoreleiFeb 2015

  • "A lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    Immaculately presented, comfortable, and well equipped. We particularly loved the wood burning stove and the Rayburn which kept the cottage beautifully warm. The garden was perfect for our very energetic dog and is spacious enough to throw a ball for her to chase.

    Reviewed by GlynFeb 2015

  • "It felt like a cosy cottage but somehow was also very spacious!"

    Beautiful views, lovely log-burner and charming host, everything was easy!

    Reviewed by CharlotteDec 2014

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The property

Hope 0.5 miles.

A lovely rural detached cottage situated within the owner's grounds, surrounded by Shropshire’s stunning hills and beautifully positioned to enjoy the great outdoors and the charming towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

Cosy and welcoming throughout to provide comfortable accommodation and flexible sleeping options, this remote Minsterley cottage is ideal for couples or small families wishing to spend time in the beautiful South Shropshire Hills.

With exceptional far-reaching views, a warming woodburner in the sitting room and the added cottage character of open stone walls, this holiday home near Shrewsbury is a wonderful retreat to return to after a day of exploration.

Outside, views extend over the rocky crags of the Stiperstones and the Shropshire Plain and there is a large enclosed lawn where little ones and pets can run off energy, and everyone can simply sit and relax together whilst taking in the beauty of the surroundings.

The small village of Hope, less than a mile away, has two pubs, one of which serves food and guest ales.

A short drive away are the thriving villages of Minsterley and Pontesbury providing a good selection of further amenities including an award-winning butcher and bakery, and Pontesford Hill, Eastridge Woods, the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones offer stunning views, circular walking routes and many cross-country trails for all mountain biking abilities.

The perfect Shropshire cottage near Minsterley for a wonderful holiday all year round.


  • Two bedrooms with basin: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility with basin and WC
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Electric storage heaters with first floor electric panel heating and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk.

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About the location


Minsterley 3.8 miles; Shrewsbury 15.2 miles.

The small village of Hope near Minsterley lies in the beautiful South Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 12 miles from the medieval town of Shrewsbury. Hope boasts two pubs, and close by in Bishop's Castle is the oldest licensed brewery in the UK. The village of Minsterley is just 2.5 miles away offering many amenities including a small Co-op, petrol station, Post Office and a butcher. Nearby Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings nestles on a loop of the River Severn. Admire pretty cobbled alleys and squares and enjoy the many festivals on offer including Shrewsbury’s Summer Season, plus the town has a magnificent 11th-century Abbey, as well as a castle, which is home to the Shropshire Light Infantry Museum. There are plenty of interesting things to do in the area with the National Trust’s Attingham Park and Powis Castle, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums and World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, and the castle and timber framed buildings of Ludlow. All this, plus wonderful walking country over the South Shropshire Hills and many mountain biking trails nearby, makes the village of Hope the perfect starting point for your Shropshire adventure.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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