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Bank House Barn

Hanwood, Shropshire (Ref. 1057655)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Hot tub
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Bank House Barn was a good place to stay for touring the local area."

    We did lots of walks including the Stiperstones Circular which is not to be missed and had a great day out on the Severn Valley Railway Bridgnorth, which we highly recommend! We got the Freedom tickets and hopped on and off, discovering some lovely towns and villages along the Severn. The local pub was unfortunately not a great place to eat but we did find a lovely authentic Italian restaurant, La Laterna in the Vestry in Shrewsbury which we would highly recommend and a lovely old country pub called the Stable Inn near Minsterley which serves delicious home made food from 5pm. As for Bank House Barn we were a little disappointed. It felt unloved and tired round the edges with a lack of attention to detail. The court yard felt a bit neglected which was a shame as it could be such an asset to the property. We could only assume Bank House Barn is a work in progress. The owners gave us fresh eggs from their chicken. This was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2022

  • "Had a lovely few days at the Barn."

    Chris could not have been more helpful. Hot tub was great and the fresh eggs were much appreciated.surrounding area was beautiful. Would definitely return.

    Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, it was lovely to meet you both, Thankyou for staying with us. Sonya & Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by MandyApr 2022

  • "This is a gem of a property."

    The cottage is attractive and very comfortable. After a long days walking on the Shropshire hills it was great to return to the relaxing hot tub and a glass of Prosecco. Chris, the owner was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much bother. The icing on the cake were the lovely family dogs and the four adorable teddy bear sheep. We had such a good stay there we would like to book again later in the year.

    Thanks so much Sally, glad you enjoyed it, the bears are super spoilt! Lovely to meet you both. ….chris n sonya Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2022

  • "Great stay, sheep were brilliant!"

    (Make sure you bring rich tea biscuits to feed them, and ensure Daisy gets her fair share… she was my favourite!) Hot tub was fantastic Great walks and you will be accompanied by the owners 2 dogs! They’re very friendly Good pubs and places to eat If you’re lucky enough to try the blue eggs that the owners chickens lay, you won’t regret it!

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weekend here, really relaxing, an absolutely delightful little retreat, which has everything you need."

    We enjoyed a walk around the owner’s property and along the river. We met the gorgeous Ryeland teddy bear sheep and fed them the obligatory rich tea biscuits, which they loved! Several long soaks in the hot tub topped off the weekend for us.

    Thanks so much for the feedback & we so glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks for walking the twins & feeding the bears. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CathyMar 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay here."

    Would recommend to anyone :)

    Thanks so much Molly, glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MollyFeb 2022

  • "Attentive host, nicely refurbished property."

    The hot tub is a winner.

    Thankyou for your feedback Dr. pete, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeteFeb 2022

  • "Lovely property close to Shewsbury town centre which is gorgeous sitting on the banks of the river Severn."

    Host Chris very helpful even giving us a lift into town. Would love to return in the summer. Hot tub was great as well

    Reviewed by LeeFeb 2022

  • "Barn was much larger than expected , well equipped in a great location for exploring Shropshire ."

    Hot tub was used twice daily . Chris was an excellent host from pre arrival email to meet & greet along with restaurant recommendations and checking on us throughout our stay . Thank you

    Reviewed by SandraJan 2022

  • "What a Stunning little cottage!"

    More than what i expected! Talk about Comfort! We didn't want to leave! Hot Tub was stunning under the canopy! Bed wast the comfiest we've ever slept on, as comfy as the premier inn beds! Perfect for a honeymoon getaway! So Cosy and perfect! Lovley journey up from Pembrokeshire west wales, and will definitely return! Love Rach and Tom xx

    Thanks so much Rachel &Tom, so glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the bickies!, Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2021

  • "Delightful cottage which was very well presented."

    The property owner was extremely helpful and was always willing to make sure our stay was pleasent.

    Thankyou Andrew for your lovely feedback and we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately we’re not able to have a dishwasher because the property is completely off-grid & runs on solar panels & batteries, the hot-tub takes a good chunk of this energy which makes it a choice between a dishwasher and a Thanks again. Chris n Sonya Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "Another memorable stay at Bank House Barn."

    Cosy, warm and very comfortable, we made good use of the wood burner and hot tub in the evenings. Chris and Sonya made us welcome and made sure we had everything we could possibly need. The weather was extremely kind to us during our stay so we had days out visiting Shrewsbury, wandering the picturesque streets and visiting the outdoor Market. A great place to eat is CSONS on Milk Street, the food was delicious and the young people who work there were lovely. We enjoyed visiting Tipples just long the road from Bank House Barn. A small business selling locally made spirits, wines, beers etc, plus local cheeses and all manor of delicious treats to tempt everyone who visits. Every morning we would walk along the river bank with the two dogs who live at Bank House. But first we took great delight in giving the four friendly teddy bear sheep a Rich Tea biscuit. Another fabulous stay at Bank House Barn, looking forward to the next time. I highly recommend staying at Bank House Barn, it's a wonderful place. Thank you, Chris and Sonja xx

    Thanks Tim & Alison, lovely to see you both again & we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we both enjoyed having you. Chris n Sonya Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "What a fantastic little cottage this is, Chris was brilliant and so attentive ..."

    What a fantastic little cottage this is, Chris was brilliant and so attentive making sure everything was ok and we were well looked after, clean cosy great location would definitely come back

    Reviewed by NickyNov 2021

  • "We had the most amazing time away at Bank house farm, Chris & Sonya was lovely, the dogs were so friendly and wow!"

    the Sheep were so cute! We took a five month old and Chris was very accommodating and allowed us to use his washing machine when needed. The hot tub was beautiful and we used it most nights. Only thing we found was the kitchen didn’t have some of the kitchen utensils we needed so we had to go out and buy them. Thank you for a fab week xxxx

    Reviewed by EmilyOct 2021

  • "The host, Chris couldn’t do enough for us."

    He was extremely helpful and sent through lots of links to local places to visit and eat. The barn was lovely and provided a much needed relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2021

  • "Wow, fantastic place - we loved it and was perfect for our needs: hot tub, large TV, comfy bed, modern kitchen & bathroom & private garden area."

    Chris was great and recommended places to visit and eat, he also took us to visit his sheep which were so friendly and loved eating fruit! The dogs were gorgeous and entertaining, especially the Dachshund puppy who I fell in love with. The cottage is a brilliant base for visiting Shrewsbury, castles, ruins & the Shrewsbury Hills. I definitely recommend staying here and we hope to be back at some point too.

    Reviewed by JoSep 2021

  • "Wonderful facilities, hosts and everything you could need."

    Chris and Sonia went above and beyond to ensure we were very well looked after. Wonderful walk on their land with the dogs and 4 sheep! All recommendations were spot on. Not only provided a hairdryer but straighteners and shower caps too. Better than many 5 star hotels we have stayed in, thank you.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "Really nice stay at Bank house barn, welcomed by Chris who was really easy to talk to and very informative."

    Nothing was too much trouble. Shrewsbury is a lovely place.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "Chris and Sonia were great, very friendly and helpful."

    The property was clean and comfortable, there were just a few minor ‘nice touches’ that were missing: - complimentary toiletries in the bathroom - the price we paid was comparable with a boutique hotel where toiletries would have been provided. That said I appreciate that Covid guidelines may have prevented the provision of toiletries and luckily we brought our own anyway. So just an observation rather than a complaint. - The shower was very chintzy but not overly practical for ladies with long hair that does not need to be washed every day. It was difficult to shower effectively without hair getting wet. A separate shower wand which could be used instead of the overhead shower would be useful. Failing that, the provision of disposable shower caps would be a nice touch. Again just an idea, I managed for the few days I was there. -The bathroom bin did not have a bag/liner in it which I found strange and not overly hygienic so I put my own in.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2021

  • "Really lovely property."

    All very modern with comfortable furniture and spotlessly clean everywhere. The hot tub was brilliant (even in the rain !) Chris and Sonya were very welcoming and helpful with local places to visit and restaurant recommendations. Shrewsbury with all its amenities is close by as well as lots of great walks and National Trust places to visit. Highly recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "We have just had 7 days at this wonderful little cottage, the sun shone down on us the whole time which is always a bonus."

    From start to finish it was a lovely experience, Chris and Sonya were very helpful from giving ideas of where to visit to even getting us switched on with new technology. The cottage has absolutely everything you need, the area is great, Shrewsbury gave more than we ever expected. The dogs and sheep were an added bonus. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting either a few days away or longer, the hot tub was just what we needed at the end of a full day. Cannot praise this place enough.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Lovely place everything we needed and it was spotless it was in a quiet secluded place whilst being only being 10 minutes from the town We loved Quarry park with river running alongside plenty to do and see in the town centre with lots of pubs and restaurants."

    Also Chris the owner was more than helpful and very friendly telling us all the best places to eat out,also their two dogs were so funny and friendly and entertained us.Would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2021

  • "AMAZING from the day we got there to the day we left we were made to feel very welcomed."

    Chris and Sonia have a lovely cosy, comfortable accommodation that has everything you need with the added bonus of the animals, chickens, dogs and teddy bear sheep. Hot tub was a bonus wether you went in day or night, lovely and warm. Lovely area to be in, not far from visiting different towns, Shrewsbury, iron ridge, Ludlow.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "A great 7 days stay at this cottage."

    Had everything you needed in the cottage, local shop 5 minutes drive, or the retail park 10 minutes away so anything you need is close by. The town of Shrewsbury was close by also so you get the countryside feel but also being close to Town benefits. Chris was never fair away for any assistance or advice on where to visit and eat. There 3 dogs are great fun, and there teddy bear sheep are friendly and photo happy!! The cottage was comfortable and really has an at home feel. If you are looking at a place to stay look no further. 5*

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2021

  • "Highly recommend staying in this lovely barn conversion with hot tub in a private courtyard."

    Our host Chris met us on arrival and despite sending us detailed directions the day before, we still managed to miss the turning for the property which is well hidden from the road! Chris telephoned us and guided us to the property and gave us a full tour of the property. We were greeted with the log fire burning and warm baguette, milk and tea/coffee left for us. The property is well appointed with everything you need in the kitchen if fully self catering. Exceptionally clean, lovely furnishings and a great location. Chris was extremely helpful and nothing too much trouble to make our stay one to remember. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly return here again if in the area.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2021

  • "Bank house barn is fantastic !"

    Everything you need and more for a really comfortable stay, me and my wife stayed for 3 nights and could of done with a lot more. The property was very clean and modern and a nice hot tub aswel. The barn is located a 5 min drive outside Shrewsbury. You are met on arrival by the property owner Chris and given the guided tour and explained how everything works then left to it, if you ever needed anything Chris was only a phone call or txt message away. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "The Bank House Barn is a superb place to stay."

    There are not many holiday cottages where you can stay totally off the grid but holiday in complete comfort. The barn is extensive in size for two people and we felt totally relaxed, especially enjoying the twice daily dips in the hot tub! You have totally privacy but the owners are next door and Chris responded instantly to queries and offers of help with insider knowledge of the local area. We particularly enjoyed our daily walks along the private riverside with Archie, Bruce and the very friendly teddy bear sheep. The local area is great for walking, visiting the historical towns and villages which are all located within thirty minutes drive. Thanks to Chris for being a wonderful host.

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2021

  • "Recently returned from a week at Bank House Barn."

    Everything was delightful, even the beautiful weather. The barn was quirky, comfortable, warm and cozy, and equipped with everything you need. The property owners were so helpful and friendly, ensuring that we enjoyed our stay, even allowing us to jog along the bank of the river which runs through their land. We very quickly made friends with their dogs, sheep and hens. We visited Ludlow, Shrewsbury, where we took a boat trip along the River Severn, and Ironbridge. We enjoyed walking in Rectory Wood at Church Stretton. The hot tub was a great way to relax after all our activities. We had the most enjoyable experience. Would we stay again? We have booked to return in November.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2021

  • "A truly fantastic place to stay in a beautiful location."

    Exceptional comfort and an all-round fantastic cottage to relax with everything you could ever need for a restful break away. The owners go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible (baking bread on arrival, lighting your wood burner, providing walking routes) - a stay that is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2021

  • "My girlfriend and I spent 4 lovely nights here."

    The moment you enter the property it felt comfortable and cosy. The private Hot tub is conveniently placed outside the front door, once finished you can walk straight into the living room In front of the wood burning fire which heats the room quickly once lit. The kitchen had all essential appliances, we managed to cook a full roast dinner without missing anything. The bed was extremely comfortable. The owners were very accommodating. Chris was only a phone call away if anything was needed but left us to the privacy of our own space. The grounds of the house is great for a pre dinner walk along the river and saying hello to the friendly sheep. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LiamDec 2020

  • "We have recently enjoyed a weekend away at Bank House Barn."

    On arrival we were greeted by Chris the owner who showed us around. He had been kind enough to get the log burner going for our arrival. The property was very clean and well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub and log burner. The property is very cosy and perfect for couples. We enjoyed a local walk in Church Stretton. Walking along the National Trust route on the Long Mynd. If it wasn’t for COVID we would have been visiting Shrewsbury as it’s only a short drive away. Overall a brilliant little property in a great location for visiting Shrewsbury. The built in sound system was a nice touch to the cottage. We would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by JessDec 2020

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    Reviewed by PaulaDec 2020

  • "We stayed here as a couple wanting a relaxing, get away from it all weekend, we couldn’t have asked for more."

    Firstly the location of the Cottage was perfect, it’s set in the grounds of the owners home and offers a multitude of walks from right outside your door, and much to our feet,IG hot we had the privilege of walking with sheep! Within a short driving distance is probably our most favourite Market Town, Shrewsbury with its amazing indoor Market and an abundance of independent shops and eateries. Closer to home there are quite a few pretty villages with pubs too, but during COVID restrictions, recommend booking. Most importantly the Cottage itself was beautifully appointed, modern, contemporary, and cleaned to a very high standard, it has all you’d need for a cosy night in. Every convenience to prepare a meal, a very nice coffee maker and wine fridge. It made for a perfect evening snuggled up next to the log burner, watching the smart TV or listening to the blue tooth music system. Alternatively, it’s a couple of steps from the door into the bubbling hot tub, completely private and set in a very prettily decorated outdoor area with an overhead pergola and lights, perfect even on a cold winter night, we relaxed in it to our hearts content. The host was exceptionally welcoming, the Cottage festively decorated, there was a delicious welcome pack, the bread was still warm and delicious! and the fire was lit. He was on hand with very helpful advice of local area, and for any queries we had, nothing was too much trouble. For us it was a 10/10 experience and if we are planning to return, it will be the first place we look for availability.

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2020

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  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with stylish efficient radiators and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard seating with hot tub
  • Shared 4 acres of private land with a Rea Brook flowing through the middle
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property is on the owner's grounds, guests can access the grounds, please be aware the owners have their own dogs, chickens and Ryland sheep
  • Please note: no children, infants or animals allowed at this property
  • Please call our team if you are planning to book more than 12 months in advance

The property

This beautifully presented detached barn conversion is an ideal choice for a romantic break away, or for close friends to unwind together.

Take in the wide stretch of fields rolling out towards the Shropshire hills and watch the sky light up with stars at night, one of the many benefits of being in such a rural location.

What could be better than enjoying the tranquility from your own private hot tub.

Simply soak in the bubbles and relax.

You can see why this is so popular with honeymooners, as well as couples celebrating special birthdays and anniversaries.

Once inside you will discover a stylish and welcoming interior, designed to provide you combines the traditional features of the barn with the contemporary spacious open plan interior.

Detached from the main property with its own private stylish courtyard entrance featuring the spacious hot tub, patio seating and planting, a fabulous space to enjoy evening drinks with your partner under pagoda and patio lights.

The interior is stylish open living, with features for you and your partner to enjoy.

The property boasts full amenities for your weekend away, with a fully equipped kitchen area with built in speakers for sociable cooking and dining.

After dinner you can relax in the open plan living area with classic oak flooring, 2-seater sofas, positioned comfortably in front of a modern wood burning stove for those comfy nights in, after a long day of walking in the Shropshire hills or exploring medieval Shrewsbury.

The property is conveniently located 3 miles from this beautiful town and less than a 15-minute drive to fabulous walk around Church Stretton.

Upstairs it’s a large characterful king-size bedroom, featuring lovely sloped ceilings and a Velux window, exposed beams and the metal chimney from the stove running through providing extra warmth in the winter.

Through an original stable door, the en-suite bathroom provides full amenities and features a walk-in rainfall shower plus additional space for clothes storage.

Bank House Barn offers a unique experience for couples to spend quality time together in an amazing setting.

One of the most exciting aspects of this property is the chance to explore the owner's impressive grounds, throughout four acres, you can take a refreshing morning stroll across the fields, stroll along the rea brook, or just sit a relax watching the local wildlife.

If fishing is your thing then we have full fishing rights.

Come and say hello to our extended family, Bumble, Scruffy, Elmo and Daisy, our little wooly gang of Ryeland Sheep, known commonly as “Teddy Bear Sheep”, will be happy to take any treats you have to offer, their favorite being Rich Tea biscuits!

Shrewsbury boasts many attractions such as a beautiful theatre, historic castle, medieval high street shopping, marvelous restaurants, and a museum, as well as giving you the chance to roam around the picturesque River Severn, next to an array of pretty gardens.

Whether you are looking for a day of pure adventure or just wanting to enjoy this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the location and property will not disappoint.

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About the location


Bayston Hill 3.8 miles; Shrewsbury 3.9 miles; Church Stretton 12.4 miles; Telford 17.2 miles

The beautiful village of Hanwood is situated in the county of Shropshire, just a few miles away from Shrewsbury town centre. Running through the village is the Cambrian railway line, however, the town's train station was closed down in 1964 due to the Beeching Axe, a plan to make British railway systems more efficient. The village is home to a Post Office/shop, country pub, a primary school, and a parish church. The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty rests below Hanwood, with 802 square kilometers of stunning scenery extending to the border of wales, and opportunity to explore rare wildlife, difficult walking trails, and historic attractions. The towns of Shrewsbury and Telford are in reach, with Shrewsbury lying next to the River Severn, and Telford boasting a large selection of high street shops, bustling pubs, lively restaurants, and tasty takeaways. Hanwood is a tranquil destination to enjoy the beauty of Shropshire.

Region Information

Please note: no children, infants or animals allowed at this property. Please call our team if you are planning to book more than 12 months in advance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas