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The Hayloft

(Ref. 916697)

Stiperstones, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent an excellent week at the Hayloft which had everything we needed."

    Phil and Lara were away but the Inn staff looked after us and our take-away meals very well indeed. The weather didn’t materialise to be quite as awful as forecast and we were able to do long walks every day to discover this beautiful part of Shropshire we didn’t know before such as walking the ridge, the impressive Devil’s Chair, the Bog (lovely tea room) to Rhadley Hill, Clun and Bury Ditches Iron Age settlement, Haughmond Abbey, etc…The lemon drizzle cake was so good and milk and bread left for us was a thoughtful touch.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Hayloft!"

    !! It had everything we needed and the owner had provided loads of great info and local tips. Lovely enclosed garden for the pooch, with the highlight being the hot tub. Stipingstones is a beautiful village with lots of scenic walks and lots to do in the area. I definitely plan on visiting again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2023

  • "Brilliant place to stay , ideal location to head out on walks or to drive to local attractions."

    So handy having the pub and shop opposite. Pub really welcoming and friendly

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely weekend break at the Hayloft."

    Nice and cosy and great location close to pub and shop. Property is very well maintained, clean and tidy with everything we needed. We will be back next year sometime. Highly recommended holiday home.

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage situated in a lovely area."

    The cake, bread and milk were a nice touch. Nice to find a proper pub selling good food and beer at reasonable prices. We were made to feel very welcome by the local clientele and the dogs loved the sausages!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing holiday the house was amazing really friendly people would definitely recommend to everyone"

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Aug 2023

  • "Can't find anything negative to say - lovely cottage, lovely pub, lovely people."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property is a gem."

    The hot tub is a lovely extra. The property is set in a lovely village, the pub serves food, the food is gorgeous and great value for money. Staying at the Hayloft you get 10% discount at the pub. Walks for Milo where on the doorstep. The views are spectacular. The cottage was immaculate, home from home. On arrival into the cottage the owners had left a beautiful cake, milk and bread. I will be booking again for next year. Highly recommended. The shop next door sells everything you would ever need on holiday. Definitely the wow factor

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Hayloft."

    It had all the amenities we needed, including a washing machine and dryer. The hot tub was perfect after a long trek. A bonus is the inn next door that has amazing food, and also a small shop. There's a nice enclosed garden for those staying with pooches as well.

    Reviewed by Deepika5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cosy conversion is ideal for a couple."

    The kitchen/dining area is well equipped, the small sitting room is comforting and the bedroom has ample drawer space and an adequate built-in wardrobe. The bed itself is large and comfortable and the room has a good view. The secluded hot tub and contained patio garden with barbeque is a bonus. There is a welcoming pub right across the road  serving excellent food and its adjoining tiny shop is a department store in miniature. The setting is dramatic and the surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty invites exploration.  But don't just believe this... try it for yourselves.  

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Hayloft was perfect for a relaxing getaway."

    Really attentive hosts, we arrived to find milk, bread, and cake left for us which was incredibly thoughtful. We spent every evening in the hot tub, just enjoying the peace. Some of the towels left for us were stained which was disappointing, but overall the cleanliness was good, and the bedroom is so gorgeous. The pub across the road is so friendly, with an unexpectedly large vegetarian menu. I spent all week drinking whinberry gin, so lovely! We took our dogs for beautiful walks right on the doorstep, no need to drive anywhere. Such a lovely area. We fully utilised having the shop across the road, and again were pleasantly surprised at how well stocked it was and the variety of products. We were, however, quite shocked to walk in one day to hear a conversation between a shopkeeper and some locals that was transphobic and quite homophobic. It was made even worse when they tried to include us in this derogatory conversation. Though this has nothing to do with the holiday property, it may be worth noting if you're planning a stay. Again, this is of no fault to the hosts; we loved staying at the Hayloft and were sad for our holiday to end. We had such a great time

    Reviewed by Holly4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely haven for two with the added luxury of a hot tub."

    Basics provided Tea , coffee etc. Milk and homemade cake extra bonus. Pillows were a bit soft personally, so would have liked a firmer choice. The Stiperstones Inn is across the road (owners) serving fine ales and good food at a reasonable price. Good area to walk or explore by car.

    Reviewed by Elsie3.8Apr 2023

  • "Well proportioned and well equipped, perfect stay for a couple."

    Hot tub very convenient and ideal for two. Host and pub staff are very helpful and the village shop just opposite is amazingly well stocked. Plenty of stunning views from the surrounding hills. Even a car is not essential as with planning the local bus service and bus stop next to the property can be used.

    Reviewed by Erich5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a beautiful place with everything you need on your door step,we will be returning"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay, absolutely loved it, nice and quiet, very peacefull, everything you need to have a great relax, hot tub is awesome, in all weather, great walks on your doorstep."

    The pub is literally 20 steps away and have a great menu, and very nice ales and ciders too, very well priced, the shop is also extremely well stocked and again extremely well priced. The locals are very friendly, overall a gem of a place to visit, I would not hesitate to return here again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "Hayloft great place & great people well done"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great accommodation."

    Comfy compact with everything you need including a great hot tub. The area is great for walking and driving and the pub run by the Hayloft owner Lara has great and reasonable food. Everything about it fits together well.would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Errol5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely break and having a friendly pub right opposite no need for cooking!"

    Stunning area lots to see and walks available ideal if you have a four legged companion too! Comfy bed in a spacious bedroom and added bonus of a hot tub although we only got to use it once weather turned chilly us oldies not quite brave enough !

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2022

  • "Just got home from a 5 night stay in The Hayloft."

    I couldn’t say a bad word about the place it was perfect just what I needed to recharge my batteries. Some lovely walks on your doorstep and the pub across the road is great with lovely food too. The locals also very friendly.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well appointed cottage across the road from the excellent Stiperstones Inn which does food sufficient not to want to cook in the cottage during your stay."

    Close to some lovely scenery and with a bijou hot tub to relax in after a day out.

    Reviewed by Alfred5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the Hayloft."

    Cottage was lovely and clean with great facilities. Pub and shop over the road is perfect. Ideal to get away and relax. We've recommended the Hayloft to our friends and we will no doubt book it again! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need."

    Comfortable beds and hot tub a bonus. Great location with fantastic walks onto the stiperstones from the door. Pub across the road, the stiperstones inn is great. Good value food and really friendly staff. Run by Phil and Lara who own the cottage. Well worth a visit. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2022

  • "The Hayloft was everything we expected and as described."

    Phil & Lara we’re most welcoming and there was a most welcome home made sponge waiting for us on the kitchen table in a cake stand, which was soon devoured. Hayloft residents also benefit from a discount if you dine there. The staff and local villagers are very friendly, the community spirit can be heard throughout their banter

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Really great cottage for a break."

    Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Place was just right for the two of us. We had all we needed. The area is stunning. Thanks to everyone there.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a superb setting, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Hosts were friendly and welcoming.After exploring the countryside, a chill in the hot tub followed by a scrumptious meal in the pub opposite rounded off the days perfectly. Shall definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely stay for 2 people, across the road from a pub that serves lovely food."

    Hot tub for the end of the day.what else could we ask ? Thank you

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Feb 2022

  • "I have just returned from a short break at the Hayloft with my daughter."

    Truly lovely, very relaxing, and everything provided that you could need! The kitchen is well equipped, the bed so comfortable with lovely bedding, comfortable sofas, games and DVD's ... everything you would want for a relaxing break in that beautiful part of the UK. And to top it off, the pub is literally a 30 second walk away! And it's a country pub, so not loud or rowdy, but just friendly with amazing food! And there is a little shop next door to the pub which appears to sell everything! Yes, I would thoroughly recommend a stay in the Hayloft, it's amazing!! Oh, and the hot tub is pretty good too!

    Reviewed by Francine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Not happy at all with this property."

    Central heating was abysmal, was constantly switching off due to the boiler switch being flicked overnight. This occurred every night we stayed. I specifically requested the hot tub area to be prepared for use upon arrival, hot tub was prepared but there was no garden light whatsoever so hot tub was rendered useless at night time. No TV in the bedroom, had to borrow the TV from the living room. Toilet seat was cracked, and bathroom was too cold to use at times due to the central heating issue. I booked my stay for 7 nights, but cut it short to just 4 nights because of the terrible experience - requested a full refund from the owner but that was denied - was only compensated less than half of what I originally paid for the booking (even though the property owner constantly had to come and sort out the heating issue) so was not happy at all about the experience overall. I will never be booking here again, and I would never recommend anybody to stay here (unless you like living in a fridge-freezer). Horrible, horrible experience. 0/10.

    Reviewed by Awais1.6Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect property, location and hosts."

    This superseded all expectations! Will definitely be returning, as we fell in love with the place.

    Reviewed by Chantelle5.0Jan 2022

  • "Thr place is amazing, 2nd time there."

    The staff in the pub are fantastic and the village is welcoming. Will book again

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wonderful little cottage, perfect for a mini break."

    Close to wonderful little pub for a quiet drink.

    Reviewed by James4.4Nov 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay at the Hayloft everything you could possibly need was ..."

    Had a fantastic stay at the Hayloft everything you could possibly need was provided The cottage was spotless and very welcoming The Inn staff are all very friendly and the food was excellent We will definitely be going back and will recommend the cottage to friends and family Laura and Phil have thought of everything to give you that homely feel especially the cake

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lara and Phil are great hosts, lovely to find milk, bread and a cake waiting for ..."

    Lara and Phil are great hosts, lovely to find milk, bread and a cake waiting for us Sadly my partner was ill so we had to cut the stay short, but managed to get some days out to see some great places like Llangollen, Ironbridge and Shrewsbury The pub and little shop are great and cover most things you need Lovely place

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Hayloft is in a beautiful location."

    .views as far as you can tub amazing so relaxing the pub had such friendly and helpful staff..the owners were so nice and made sure our stay was enjoyable left us a welcome pack ..bread..milk etc and a beautiful cake..Very private..the community are so friendly too.. definitely recommend to anyone who wants a chilled out getaway

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need."

    Hot tub fantastic. Pub right across the road the owners a really own the cottage made us very welcome left milk, bread and a home made drizzle cake for us. Would def recommend

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of the countryside."

    The owner was welcoming and helpful. We loved the private enclosed garden and hot tub. Location is excellent for hiking and there is a shop across the road that sells anything you could ever possibly need!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "We were thoughtfully welcomed with milk, bread and a lemon drizzle cake."

    The cottage is spacious and homely with an exceedingly well stocked kitchen. The pub is literally across the road with the most amazing little shop to the side leaving you able to get pretty much anything you could need... the hot tub was great. Really lovely few days away. Were discussing our return visit after the first night. Thanks for a lovely few days

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Dec 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in idyllic location allowing rest and relaxation."

    Great food and service in the pub from friendly staff and lovely walks in the countryside

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very nice touches by the hosts were providing milk, a loaf of bread, and delicious homemade lemon cake on arrival."

    The Hayloft is very well kitted out, and the hot tub is a great feature - at night you can sit and stare at the stars with the tubs multi-mode lights giving you the mood you want. With the hosts pub opposite serving good food, and great walks all around, it's a perfect retreat for a few days.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay and visit 2 things though needs a lock on back gate 3 times ..."

    Lovely place to stay and visit 2 things though needs a lock on back gate 3 times it was opened by guy we didn't know and there was loads of flies but we just went across shop and brought fly spray

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic property find in a great place pub over the road run by a great couple and friendly staff."

    The area around makes for an interesting and varied experience. Hot tub was great pub food was excellent

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was really nice and location was beautiful."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage, the photographs don’t do it justice."

    Lots of little extras which really help make a relaxing holiday , such as large carton of milk and loaf on arrival and a lovely lemon drizzle cake. The pub opposite had an extensive menu and was dog friendly and the neighbouring shop was an Aladdins cave. The locals were extremely welcoming and helpful. We had a wonderful holiday which it will be difficult to better.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage and facilities were great, people very nice, including locals, really enjoyed the late break, looking forward to another early next year."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great cottage accurate description and hot tub spot on Pub is functional but if you have a dog then restricted to one small bar where if you eat in that’s where you also eat."

    Reviewed by Vanessa3.8Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage, the owners were fantastic, the pub across the served wonderful food."

    The best bank holiday break we have ever had. The cottage is that good on our arrival home, we have booked it again for next year,

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2019

  • "Just what we needed, such a relaxing break, and the hosts were absolutely superb in every way and made us feel most welcome, i would hoghly recommend to anyone wanting the perfect get away."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and extremely well equipped."

    Wonderful welcome pack. Great location with friendly pub on doorstep serving tasty food.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was so well equipped we could have lived there."

    The pub just over the road was very friendly and the food was good every night, plus a beer and a bottle of wine. Even the wet weather didn't stop us using the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a fabulous area for walking take the right footwear."

    We can't fault the hayloft the hosts and locals were very friendly, definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent (despite having to clean the toilet on arrival !"

    ). Very comfortable, in an excellent location and the shop and pub couldn't be any closer. The hot tub was particularly enjoyable after a days walking. Easy access to surrounding countryside meant we hardly used the car, would definitely consider returning and would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2019

  • "Very clean and tidy cottage, lovely village location and very dog friendly."

    Nice village pub right opposite the door serving food everyday with friendly staff. Perfect for our needs.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Apr 2019

  • "Such a warm welcome from the hosts, with lots of little extras waiting for us when we arrived."

    The cottage is an amazing little get away, and perfect location for those travelling with their pet dogs, with amazing walks right from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent Personal touches were well appreciated 5 star all the way"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2019

  • "Really lovely getaway in a semi-remote location ; great pub and a really convenient shop."

    The hosts are lovely and really helpful.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jan 2019

  • "A very cosy well equipped cottage."

    A lovely, private, hot tub and a pub, that is dog friendly in a friendly village with many good walking areas without getting in your car. A much recommended break.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Jan 2019

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  • 1 x king-size double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stair gate available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1-minute walk

The property

Located in an unspoilt valley, enveloped by the Shropshire Hills and with a shop and pub right on the doorstep, is The Hayloft.

This stone cottage offers a cosy, heart-warming feel, with an eclectic range of furnishings offering you a pleasant stay away from home.

Ideal for couples, this homely retreat invites you in through a post box red front door, leading you into the sitting room.

Inside, the lounge uplifts your mood, with exposed beams, quirky household accessories and royal red armchairs offset with ivory walls.

The kitchen boasts a modern finish with gleaming white tiles and a dining area, welcoming two extra guests to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal with you.

You also have the benefit of a utility housing washing facilities and a large fridge/freezer, and the shower room boasts quality fixtures.

Upstairs, is a large, luxury bedroom with a king-size bed and views over the hills, towards the Welsh border.

To the exterior is an enclosed patio with garden furniture and a luxurious hot tub, perfect for soaking away your troubles after a rejuvenating hike across the hill range.

Adjacent to the cottage is The Stiperstones Inn also belonging to the owners; a traditional pub serving delicious food and real ales!

Located in a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this region is very popular amongst walkers and explorers.

Nearby, is The Bog Visitor Centre, nestled in the shadow of the Stiperstones and staffed by local helpers, happy to share their knowledge of the area.

It also makes an ideal starting point for many walks around the National Nature Reserve and is noted for its warm welcome and local home baked refreshments.

A short drive away is the English heritage town of Shrewsbury, with an imposing abbey, Shrewsbury Castle and the Shropshire Regimental Museum.

There is also Attingham Park close by, along with Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, and the castle and Michelin-starred restaurants of Ludlow.

A romantic pad for two, in a honeypot location!

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About the location


Church Stretton 8 miles; Shrewsbury 12 miles; Bishop’s Castle 12 miles; Ludlow 27 miles.

The village of Stiperstones nestles in an unspoilt valley on the slopes of the beautiful Stiperstones Hill range and is only eight miles from the delightful Church Stretton and 12 miles from the historic towns of Shrewsbury and Bishop’s Castle. This small Shropshire village boasts a shop and charming inn and is a perfect starting point for many scenic trails, with the summit of the famous Stiperstones Hill, a 1.5 mile walk, and the East Ridge Wood mountain bike trails very close by. This area is a designated National Nature Reserve, a SSSI and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is consequently a favourite place for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts. The Stiperstones Hill range is dominated by dramatic quartzite tors, which tower above an unspoilt heathland, the most famous is the Devil’s Chair, whilst Manstone Rock is the highest point at 536m above sea level and offers stunning views on a clear day. A short drive away is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings; Shrewsbury nestles on a loop of the River Severn. Shrewsbury has a magnificent abbey as well as Shrewsbury Castle, which stands in beautiful gardens and is home to the Shropshire Regimental Museum. There's plenty of interesting things to do in the area, with Attingham Park, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, and the castle and Michelin-starred restaurants of Ludlow, all making this hillside village the perfect touring spot for your Shropshire adventure.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas