- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
50 Customer Reviews
"Accommodation clean and spacious and we loved the hot tub."
Unfortunately we could clearly smell the dogs of previous occupants and barking dogs at No 2 disturbed us - the occupants at No1 had to curtail their stay because of this and were VERY unhappy. Directions to the Old Barn were poor - we were walking from Church Stretton train station and getting there was stressful although we got to know the buses. Also we couldn't work out how to use the microwave. Old Barn is very much for car owners. However the Long Mynd and surrounding area was spectacular.
"Very good standard of accommodation in a lovely spot."
Ideal for a short break and extremely dog-friendly: good value for money. Our autistic son (22) loved the hot tub, reliable wi-fi and comfy beds! Second visit in three years and everything remained at the same high standard.
"The property was not up to standard with cleanliness."
Towels smelt strange, sink hole was brown, shower cubicle had black mould inside. The Duvet’s and pillows were of poor quality compared with other cottages we have stayed at. Needs a dressing table where you can plug in a hairdryer. A welcome pack with some basics like milk etc is what we are used to and nothing was left. Hot tub area was really in a sad state so we didn’t use it. The place felt tardy needs updating in our opinion. We left a day early which was a real shame. Price doesn’t reflect what we paid for.
"Lovely barn conversion, very cosy and more spacious than the pictures give it credit for."
Had a wonderful break, gorgeous hilly walks followed by a pint at the very close local and then a dip in the hottub - which although outside the front door in the courtyard was very private still. Felt like we were away from it all even though just over am hour away from home, will definitely be back to discover more of this amazing part of the country.
"Lovely holiday place with character and charm in a beautiful setting."
Dog friendly but visitors should be aware that 2 of the 3 bedrooms are out of bounds to dogs. Could do with a grater and another oven tray but probably most people eat out as the friendly pub is only a few minutes walk away and Church Stretton has delightful eateries.
"We had the loveliest break, beautiful scenery all around and a comfortable place to stay."
The hot tub was a big hit! We will be back.
"A very pleasant barn conversion in a beautiful part of England."
A good supply of information about the property and the locality, was on hand. The owners were easily contactable - we had a concern about the jacuzzi settings. Some of us missed having more surfaces and hooks to put washing paraphernalia on / hand clothes from in the downstair bathroom. Others were more relaxed - and who could blame them for being so. Staying there was a real treat in terms of getting away from the crazy city life elsewhere.
"We had a fabulous stay at number 4."
The accommodation was in a fabulous position with fields and rural views and the sheep were a bonus. The found it was a fantastic spot for exploring the surrounding areas of Ludlow and enjoyed Carding Mill Valley. The accommodation was dog friendly and we would certainly recommend to others. The hot tub was the icing on the cake.
"Although we very much enjoyed our stay at Old Barn 4 maybe a couple of chests of drawers to store clothes in during our stay might have been useful."
I appreciate that the walls in the two upstairs bedrooms are sloping but you can get low chests of drawers which would have fitted in well. Also whilst I appreciate the difficulties of covid etc, a few old books and games might have been useful. Finally, the instructions on waste and recycling were extremely vague or non existant so we didn't really know what went where with what. Apart form that, we had a lovely time and would recommend the cottage. Thank you
"Beautiful place set in fantastic scenery."
Hopefully return soon
"Great location for a lovely getaway with a group of friends."
A beautiful converted barn with original features to enjoy. The hot tub was an added luxury and having the pub only 500m away was brilliant too! The Long Mynd is literally on the doorstep so great for those that like to walk and appreciate the Shropshire hills. Would definitely visit again.
"Nice long weekend away."
Cottage was nice as was the hot tub!! Everything was ready on our arrival, only negative is lack of storage in bedrooms and kitchen cupboard space. Only 1 cupboard free in kitchen for door and no drawers in the bedroom for clothes Other than that, nice cottage in a lovely location, and the Yew Tree pup 400 yards away is amazing
"Lovely barn and very well presented holiday let."
Loved the hot tub and the location and well presented and very clean & tidy. A few spot lights were out and a couple flickering so on the way out so need to keep an eye on those. Hope to be back in the future
"Great place to stay Hot tub was a bonus"
"We ended up checking out five days early because the wifi wasn’t very good and e we wouldn’t be able to work there."
The bed was uncomfortable also, and not as advertised. It stated that the room with ensuite was a king but it wasn’t, it was a double.
"A great place to stay."
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience
"The stay was fantastic, it is a great location to use as a base to explore Shropshire, and the local pub is 400 yards away, which always helps."
The barn ticked all the boxes, thank you.
"A great place to stay for our walking break, clean, warm and comfortable cottage with a very good local pub close by."
The hot tub was luxury after a day's walking.
"Lovely property, pleasant owners, Plenty of walks in the local area for the dogs with great scenery."
"Thank you for a wonderful stay and attentive nature!"
We had a lovely week! Richard was on hand whenever we needed him. The property is a lot more spacious than the photos suggest. The hot tub was a wonderful addition and the local areal is gorgeous. Church Stretton is beautiful with some lovely food places, highly recommend Berry’s if you stay. Thank you again!
"Me and my family have just got back after 7 nights the barn is beautiful and ..."
Me and my family have just got back after 7 nights the barn is beautiful and cosey the views are lovely and it’s in the perfect spot from the local town and some great walks with amazing views the guy on site was great will definitely go back ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Lovely and clean, great facilities, could do with a few extra chests of drawers in the upstairs bedrooms and towel rails in the bathrooms."
Would stay again.
"It was such a lovely place to stay, one of my favourite holidays!"
"A beautiful barn conversion, decorated well and cosy."
Had everything we needed and the hot tub was a bonus. The short walk to the local pub was good, we even saved a baby lamb from running into the road. Would highly recommend as was such a beautiful setting.
"Lovely little spot, we’ll kept, very clean and friendly hosts nearby."
We really enjoyed our stay.
"We had a lovely visit to the old barns."
The barn was relaxing and just like a home from home with all the facilities we needed. We especially loved the hot tub, this was a great way to relax after a day exploring the area. We will definitely be returning
"Lovely place, beds are comfy and hot tub was a huge bonus."
Lots to see and do in the area. Thanks Richard.
"Thank you so much Richard, the cottage was lovely and more than expected, everything was lovely and clean and in perfect working order, their is plenty of facilities too use and it is so close too the carding mill valley and Caer Caradoc, I will definitely be returning in spring, Thank you so much!"
"The bedding and linen is of poor quality which spoils the cottage itself - in addition the heating and hot water are unpredictable again spoils things."
Cutlery and cutting knives very poor quality. Location good, layout good she about the rest. Also dirty rims around hot tub. Could and should be so much better for the price.
"Lovely cottage, everything you needed to be comfortable for a break."
Beds were comfy after a long day walking. Hot tub was great only thing to improve there would be a gate or curtain to cover the gap from the front door to hot tub, when over residents were in court yard they could look right at you. Only other thing that would improve the cottage would be a proper welcome leaflet with things like heating controls, as for is was to warm. Also about resetting the hot tub on rcd after powercut! Luckily I'm a sparky so checked it but other people might not think. But that's me being picky. Overall lovely place we will be back in 2022 if not before if we can get a weekend.
"Second time stayed here still excellent great location for walking and town Barn ..."
Second time stayed here still excellent great location for walking and town Barn has all the facilities you need People are lovely can’t do enough for you
"Really good quality accommodation providing home from home comfort."
Expensive perhaps but in this case you get what you pay for: beautifully converted barns: lovely spot: plenty of space and opportunity around for both being active and relaxing (including hot tub). A littler dark (but it's a barn conversion!). Would return and can certainly recommend. Owner is friendly, close by but totally unobtrusive. We had a great break with our autistic son.
"Accommodation was ok."
Was very dark inside which wasn't pleasant especially when sunny outside and no private outside space (would feel cosy in winter though in the flip side). Was a little shabby & in need of updating eg tap was broken in kitchen and we had to fix it. Not worth £200 per night although appreciate prices are possibly high right now due to covid. Hot tub was great but had a layer of scum in it. Accommodation itself was clean. Great location.
"Throughly enjoyed our stay."
The host was brilliant, cottage clean, tidy and we'll equipped. We will be sure to return again.
"Hi there. As I reported on our first night, the hot tub was not hot so we could not use it until the following day."
Glasses and crockery were also smeared and appeared to have been hand washed in greasy water even though a dishwasher was available so it was clear the cleanliness had not been adequately inspected and addressed. The silicone oven mitt was also covered in food! So overall, this reduced our confidence in the cleanliness of the cottage even though it seemed good in general. The hot tub was spotless so that was a plus. Overall all this is a great cottage in a great location with great facilities, just a bit more attention to cleanliness required especially during the current pandemic.
"Lovely barn conversion."
Clean and tidy with lots of room. Close to many attractions. We really enjoyed our stay and would like to return.
"Had to cancel in May due to virus was very lucky to rebook for September Sykes ..."
Had to cancel in May due to virus was very lucky to rebook for September Sykes very helpful Barn really lovely extremely clean and well maintained
"Overall an enjoyable break and lucky with the weather-hot tub was a bonus which was well used by all of us disappointing to have to clean glasses and cutlery prior to using and shortage of clothes storage area in upstairs twin room however the major problem, nothing to do with the property, was the noise from the dog in the house opposite-let out at 6."
30 every morning and proceeded to bark continuously at everyone passing by the front garden!
"We were a group of 5 and had an amazing stay at the cottage."
Everything we could have wanted was at the barn- we just took food and board games! The hot tub was great fun, the walking nearby was beautiful, the local pubs were 10/10 (highly recommend the Kings Arms for food and drinks) The hosts were always very quick to get back to messages and did everything possible to make it a nice stay for us! Thank you so much, we had a great time!
"What a wonderful, peaceful weekend spent for my partners birthday."
Cottage was perfect. Spent the days out walking with the dog. Had a dip in the hot tub upon our return. Can not fault the place. Highly recommend
"Just come back from a 2 night stay in this fabulous cottage."
I could not fault my experience with Sykes and the cleanliness and facilities at the cottage. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Definitely recommend staying here.
"The hot tub was a great asset."
THe kitchen is quite small.
"Lovely cottage with everything we needed."
Really clean and very comfortable. Lovely places to visit nearby. The field with the stream next to the cottage was perfect for the dog to run around. A really peaceful and beautiful place.
"Everything was as advertised, the owners were super helpful and the fishing was a great plus point, we had a great family break."
"Excellent cottage in beautiful location."
Received excellent welcome from owner and ongoing friendly contact throughout our stay. All in all, a happy & relaxing holiday
"Beautiful cottage and lovely location !"
"Everything you could need was provided in the house, the beds were comfortable and it was always warm."
The Jacuzzi was beautiful and exactly what we all needed after a long walk in the hills. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a comfortable weekend away in the countryside.
"Very impressed with this recent adaptation to an old barn."
The owners were very helpful. Turned the heating on, welcomed us with a home made cake, helped us understand the way the television operated, etc. Great location. Very comfortable. Would certainly recommend this property.
"We had a good time at the old hall barn very omfortable no lovley and warm beds ..."
We had a good time at the old hall barn very omfortable no lovley and warm beds very omfortable not enough pots and pans and large dishes to cater for Christmas but we managed other wish very good enjoyed having the hot tub hazel
"Beautiful place we really enjoyed it, only a couple of things we didn't like the ..."
Beautiful place we really enjoyed it, only a couple of things we didn't like the hot tub wasn't very private and the gas hob was working didn't have a plug on or anything so struggled to cook but other than that it was lovely and we would defo stay there again
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- Two-storey property
- Three bedrooms; 1 x king size bedroom with en-suite, featuring a bath, shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
- A downstairs shower room boasting a walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Two living room areas
- Gas heating
- Dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, microwave, toaster, gas oven and hob, TVs and WiFi
- Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Cot, highchair and stair gate available
- Hot tub
- No private outside area
- Off-road parking available
- Two well-behaved pets allowed
- Sorry, no smoking
- Closet pub is within 500m and the local shop can be found within 1.5 miles
- Note: There is a fishing pool available with carp
- The owner provides a day ticket at an extra cost
- there is no requirement to book for fishing.
4 Old Hall Barn is an end terrace barn conversion, nestled in the market town of Church Stretton.
The property is filled with character and is located in a picturesque area making it the perfect base for a walking holiday.
Upon entering the property, you can take a right turn to be greeted to the small living area which poses a cosy sofa with TV.
The ground floor also plays host to a beautiful king-size bedroom displaying a spacious and elegant interior design.
Next to here is a sleek shower room, boasting a walk-in shower, basin and WC.
From here, you will walk down the corridor to find the modern kitchen/dining area.
Although modern in design, the exposed beams truly adds character to the room and quietly reflects the history of the building. Finally, on this floor is the largest of the two sittings room.
This room is filled with charm with its elegant wood flooring and cosy sofas, making this the perfect area to snuggle up with your family during the evening to watch a film.
Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with en-suite.
The interior design of this room oozes luxury, with carefully selected furniture to blend with the breath-taking exposed beams.
You can enjoy a deep-soak after a long day of exploring the area in your own quirky en-suite which boasts an inviting bath tub.
Up the second set of stairs, situated within the small lounge area, you will discover the charming twin bedroom filled with character and a seamless blend of new interiors.
This property is perfectly situated, within a 5-minute walk you will discover the local pub and the nearest shop is a mere 5-minute drive away.
During your stay be sure to explore Long Mynd, a heath and moorland plateau, providing fantastic walks and views.
For panoramic views head up to Caer Caradoc, which has overlooking views of Church Stretton.
4 Old Hall Barn is the ideal property for relaxing of an evening after a long day exploring the area.
It is a welcoming property with charm for you and your loved ones.
Old Hall Barns
The Old Farm Barns are based in a terrific area for roaming the lands of Shropshire. Found in the idyllic settings of Church Stretton, known as ‘Little Switzerland’ due to its beautiful settings, these properties are surrounded by the luscious lands of the countryside and the Stretton Hills. Perfect for walking and hiking, the area of these four charming properties is ideal for nature spotting and simply taking in the fresh countryside air on a leisurely stroll; there's something for anyone seeking a scenic and rural experience away from the bustle and bustle of a busy city centre life. The local area of All Stretton is a great place to spend your evenings, with the Yew Tree Inn just a short stroll away from the properties, take in the views before heading here for an indulging beverage or dining experience. Hop in the car and head to the centre of the village of Church Stretton, hosting a fabulous array of amenities including a golf club, an archery club, a wide variety of shops and eateries, and even its own train station where you can jump on a train to explore even more wonders of Shropshire. The main town of Shropshire itself is easily accessible and makes a wonderful day out for all the family, here you can find tourist attractions such as the historic Town Walls Tower, a castle, and a handful of museums and art galleries, and depending on the time of year you visit, you may even be lucky enough to attend the bright and beautiful Shrewsbury Flower Show. With each property holding its own unique character and quirks, they make a wonderful stay for a family gathering in the tranquil settings of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
About the location
Ludlow 15 miles; Shrewsbury 15 miles.
The pretty market town of Church Stretton lies in the heart of south Shropshire. It sits amidst striking scenery and has often been described as "Little Switzerland". The town is the main centre for Shropshire’s hill country and home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd and Stokesay Castle. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short journey away, making Church Stretton an excellent base for your Shropshire escape.
Please Note: This property does not accept Sunday Check ins. Any bookings made on Sundays will be subject to cancellation. This includes short breaks
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute