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Glebe Barn

(Ref. 2540)

Caynham near Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property in a pretty setting."

    The barn is really spacious and comfortable, equipped with everything you need. Ample parking which was essential for us as we had three cars! Owners were lovely.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a very nice week with friends unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind but we loved the barn and the area."

    We did lots of walking and had a lovely visit to Ludlow castle followed by an excellent lunch in the castle restaurant. He barn is well equipped and we’ve had a lovely time there.

    Reviewed by Caroline Ann4.4Mar 2024

  • "Great place, spacious and comfortable."

    Surrounded by beautiful countryside. We did some lovely walks around the area. The hosts were very helpful with all are questions and greeted us on arrival. Explaining little things , that made our stay even better.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jan 2024

  • "A beautiful place warm cosy with everything you could want in a lovely location ..."

    A beautiful place warm cosy with everything you could want in a lovely location highly recommend can’t wait to go back

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable barn in a great location for walks around Ludlow and up to the Long Mynd."

    Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful house with very pleasant and helpful owners."

    ......... we loved it.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2023

  • "We are a group of 7 friends and Glebe Barn was a perfect weekend getaway."

    Also the hosts were very welcoming. A place we all said we would definitely go back to.

    Reviewed by Trudie5.0Nov 2023

  • "A spacious and well appointed property, well located for visiting Shropshire and it's bordering counties."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great holiday location!"


    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent stay in Glebe Barn, with charming and helpful hosts."

    It is in an excellent location for visiting Ludlow and other parts of beautiful Shropshire. We had beautiful weather, which further enhanced Glebe Barn and its spacious accommodation and were able to make full use of the provided bbq. Highly recommend the nearby Ludlow Farmshop for stocking up on food and drink supplies. Really enjoyed Mortimers restaurant in Ludlow.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "Glebe Barn is a very spacious, well equipped, warm, comfortable cottage in a lovely part of Shropshire, just outside Ludlow."

    It's an ideal cottage for a large family wishing to stay in the area and explore the delights of the Shropshire hills, local National Trust sites and Ludlow town. The owners were very welcoming and friendly but not at all intrusive. We had a great time there and would highly recommend it ... it's an excellent place to stay

    Reviewed by Justin5.0May 2023

  • "Glebe Barn is a superb property in a delightful location."

    The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, equipped with fixtures and fittings of the highest quality. Despite fairly bad weather which meant a lot of time spent indoors the seven of us were very comfortable and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity. We couldn’t have found a better place to spend our week in South Shropshire.

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great location, excellent cottage with lots of space and very welcoming hosts."

    We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Mathew4.7Mar 2023

  • "Left my sincere thanks in the visitors book."

    Reviewed by C5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed here in January and the cottage was warm and very well equipped."

    The bedrooms have very comfortable beds and the configuration meant that three couples can stay as well as a large family group. Wi-Fi was good. Both phone and television reception were good - a bonus in a rural area. There are good walks in the immediate area and a large map of the local area is displayed at the cottage. The friendly owners came over and checked all was well and even scrapped the frost off the windscreen of our car one morning. Ludlow is within a ten minute drive offering plenty of eating places, interesting shops, a castle and supermarkets. There are good local pubs at Knowbury and Tenbury Wells. We will happily return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jan 2023

  • "Spent a lovely few days in Glebe cottage, relaxing and enjoying Ludlow and the local area."

    Ian was a great host and very attentive.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very spacious cottage in a beautiful location."

    Cozy log fire in the massive living room. Plenty of room for a large family. Fully stocked kitchen, you won't need to bring any cooking supplies. Beds are very comfortable and towels available. Lots of information available for things to do in the area. We really enjoyed our stay. Nothing negative to say at all.

    Reviewed by Keira5.0Oct 2022

  • "An absolutely lovely spacious barn with everything you need for a home from home holiday in a lovely peaceful setting."

    Property was spotless and owners were friendly and helpful. Have been with Sykes Cottages many times now and would certainly recommend this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our third visit to Glebe Barn and again have enjoyed our stay."

    The barn is large and spacious and is perfect for our multi generational holiday. We love the location that is quiet and peaceful but with lots in the local area to explore. Ian and Juliet are excellent hosts and are very helpful when required. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Alistair4.4Sep 2022

  • "Delighted with our stay at this property."

    Incredibly spacious and well appointed. Lovely and quiet spot with great access to Ludlow and Tenbury. Hosts were very nice too.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property and location are fantastic."

    The issue we had was we did not consider the quality of furnishings (beds in particular) were appropriate for the quality of property. Beds are old and uncomfortable. Also bedding and linen was significantly below the quality expected being very outdated and well used. We also felt that the Barn lacked any real attempt to make it a home from home with miles of empty shelves, no umbrella or cushions for the outdoor patio. No BBQ for use, a welcome pack that failed to welcome, rationed toilet rolls and just two dishwasher tablets made it feel it was being operated on the cheap, despite listing as a luxury property, which it so easily could be. Cleanliness was an issue throughout where there is no attention to detail. Cobwebs everywhere, cuttlerty tray dirty, rusty bathroom caddy etc. It was very disappointing as we had such high hopes.

    Reviewed by Jacqui3.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely spacious, well equipped property in a beautiful setting."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Glebe Barn.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Owner was very helpful. No issues at all, would recommend to others without reservation.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was as described and its location was perfect for us."

    We aimed to walk and to explore Ludlow and its surrounds. Our hosts were very welcoming and even went to the trouble to find me a couple of vases for the two bunching of flowers we brought with us [Mother's day present]

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Property was well kept, clean and very pleasant."

    Owners friendly and welcoming. Location great for peaceful stay with lots to explore from the doorstep and around locality.

    Reviewed by Martha5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay in a comfortable and spacious property."

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Mar 2022

  • "The site is easy to use, informative and keep an you updated regularly in relation to payments been taken and prior to your stay advises directions to the property the hosts contact details and all you need to know about your stay The host is friendly and welcoming on your arrival if he is there."

    Our stay was a family one for a special birthday surprise for my daughter and Ian couldn’t have been more accommodating to our needs and requests. It’s a beautiful homely barn with tranquil surroundings and would recommend for a week end get away with family or friends. I have stayed there before and will return again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "The owners were lovely, very good communication when needed."

    The barn was warm, spacious, great for families.The kitchen was well equipped, nothing was forgotten. There are plenty of walking opportunities and Ludlow a nice town for looking around and shopping for food. I would definitely recommend Glebe Barn and hope to return in better weather!

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Glebe Barn!"

    We have 3 children and found the property to be very child friendly. Beautifully decorated, clean & spacious. Enclosed garden area which our children enjoyed playing in and a log burner to warm up in front of in the evenings! Sure we will return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Feb 2022

  • "Glebe Barn was perfect for our family celebration as my wife and I joined our grown up children for a special birthday."

    The spacious kitchen and lounge gave plenty of room for six adults and could easily have accommodated children too. We arrived on a foggy January night to a very warm welcome from Ian and a cosy house. We enjoyed time in Ludlow wandering amongst the market and old buildings as well as the castle. Brisk walks in nearby Mortimer forest and cosy evenings with the log burner meant that the weekend came to an end all too quickly but we would certainly like to return.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Jan 2022

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a lovely rural situation yet less than three miles from Ludlow."

    Ideal for exploring this lovely town and also nearby attractions.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed a weekend staying at Glebe Barn to celebrate my parents wedding anniversary and we couldn’t have asked for more from a holiday cottage."

    The surroundings were so peaceful and quiet and the cottage itself was beautiful. Plenty of space for our group of 7 and was clean, comfortable and cosy. Ian and Juliet were fantastic hosts and couldn’t do enough for us. Would definitely recommend a stay at Glebe Barn!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely location, Our only observation was that the ..."

    Beautiful property in a lovely location, Our only observation was that the master bed was very low for older customer We would visit again

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Sep 2021

  • "Properly nicely decorated ,allocations very good."

    Owner very responsive

    Reviewed by Hitendra4.4Aug 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Glebe Barn and similar to the first visit, we thoroughly enjoyed our break in a beautiful setting."

    The owner was very welcoming and friendly, we hope to return again when we can!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2021

  • "My husband and I were unable to go to this cottage as we had to quarantine after returning from Tenerife."

    Fortunately my daughter and family were still able to go. They thoroughly enjoyed their stay. The heating had broken down but the owner, Ian, had been out and bought electric fires to keep them comfortable. The kitchen is huge and well equipped and the beds were very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Dec 2020

  • "The house and location were perfect for us as a base to explore Shropshire."

    We had never been to Ludlow before and we are now rather smitten with the area. We will be back and hopefully at Glebe barn again. The house was very clean and very warm. Ian (the owner) was a lovely man and made us feel exceptionally welcome. I could not rate accommodation highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a beautiful property set in a lovely rural location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and intend to return. It is spacious and well planned. The owners live next door and were most welcoming. A perfect choice for a rest but with lots of local places of interest to visit and lovely walking close by. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely property, well appointed and ideally located with country walks straight from the door, yet only a short drive to Ludlow."

    Plenty of space to relax with family, which was our main aim as it was our first get together since lockdown ended. Excellent communication from Sykes throughout the booking process, and although Ian the owner wasn't around during our visit he was very welcoming on the phone & made sure we had his contact details if needed.

    Reviewed by V5.0Aug 2020

  • "We spent a week here in July probably one of the hottest weeks for years!"

    The cottage was lovely, spacious, clean and well equipped. It’s in a quiet village only a few minutes drive away from the nice town of Ludlow which has good supermarkets etc. You’re well placed for days out as well as you have access to main roads quite easily. The owners live just next door and were friendly and helpful, not that we had any issues though. Recommended if you’re looking to holiday in this area.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have stayed in over 30 cottages over the last 10 years across 13 countries and this is by far the best."

    .... and this was a repeat or our second visit. Very spacious, light and airy with great beds and showers which, in other cottages, are often sub par instant electric units over baths. These showers are dedicated units with nice pressure. It is a barn conversion with all the beams you could hope for!

    Reviewed by Garth5.0Jan 2020

  • "We lucked out with Glebe Barn; the photos do not do it justice!"

    A great space for a weekend break and easily accessible to Ludlow. We also did a walk recommended in the house folder and the surrounding countryside is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our break."

    The host Ian was very welcoming. For extra luxury a bit more crockery/cutlery would be welcome in order to cut down on needing to use the dishwasher after every meal rather than just once a day, but this is a small thing and in no way detracted from our lovely break. This property is brilliant in that the reception rooms are very large making it great for a group. Would definitely recommend it and hope to stay again sometime.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Nov 2019

  • "Despite the very heavy rainfall as experienced by most of the UK during our week's holiday (7th-14th June 2019) , thankfully, Glebe Barn offered a very welcome retreat, being warm, very clean, spacious, extremely well equipped, full of character yet with a contemporary finish."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. A bedroom TV would have been appreciated, however, the new lounge TV is a good plus point. The property's situation made it very easy to get to Ludlow ( a gem of a town), Blists Hill museum, Powys Castle & gardens, Hampton Court gardens, Hergest Croft gardens, the S.V.R and Burford House & gardens, the latter being exceptionally good value. Clearly, the bad weather did create problems, yet this area offers so much and we did manage to get out every day. Ludlow is a charming town ,full of small independent shops, many of which offered very unusual products. The town has lots of period properties, with Victorian style lighting and is very clean and well maintained.

    Reviewed by E5.0Jun 2019

  • "Our second visit to this fabulous cottage and location."

    Peace and quiet if you wish, but near so many beautiful places to visit. We also had fantastic weather, which was lucky.

    Reviewed by Rod4.7May 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Gelbe Barn."

    This is the second time we have visited and it worked perfectly for getting my family all together. The barn is beautiful and has lots of space. The location is good and there are lots of places to visit nearby. My only slight comment is that the cot they provided wasnt very good but we had brought our own anyway so it was no problem.Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Nichola4.7Mar 2019

  • "Owners very friendly willing to advise, help etc, made us welcome."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2018

  • "[From Tom]: Lovely place in a very nice Shropshire village."

    Only thing I would ask to be addressed is to increase the amount of cutlery/crockery etc. to facilitate larger family groups. Owner [Ian] was very helpful indeed.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Oct 2018

  • "It was our Golden Wedding Anniversary, we were married in a local church 50 years ago, so we decided to celebrate the weekend in Shropshire with our family."

    This cottage was ideal for needs, and it met our expectations. We had a lovely meal at Bistro7 in Corve St Ludlow, if you decide to use taxis to get there and back suggest you book WELL in advance.

    Reviewed by Alfred Ronald5.0Sep 2018

  • "Glebe Barn is a stunning property, inside and out."

    So much space and a perfect base for exploring Shropshire. We were warmly welcomed and nothing was too much trouble for Ian. The use of the trampoline was a mega bonus for our little chap, his day wasn't complete unless he'd had a bonce! Thank you for making our stay such a happy one. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful location only 3 miles from Ludlow."

    The weather over our Easter break was terrible but we had a great holiday with friends and really enjoyed cosy evenings with the wood burner. Ian and Juliet could not have been more helpful or attentive when we had a small problem and we would not hesitate to recommend this property. We hope to return for a family holiday in the future when the sun is shining!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fabulous barn conversion, warm and cosy with spacious accommodation, lovely area to stay"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2018

  • "It was a happy comfortable week."

    Ian and Juliet couldn't be more welcoming! A lovely house for holiday with my grandchildren!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Feb 2018

  • "The space in the barn was fantastic and everything was very comfortable."

    The owner was very helpful and there were clear instructions on how to operate everything. Plenty of towels and the small touches made all the difference.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jan 2018

  • "Very nice property."

    Lounge furniture not very comfortable. Towels hard

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Dec 2017

  • "Glebe Barn was beautiful and in a superb location."

    Much more spacious inside than we were expecting and with a warm welcome from the friendly and likeable owners. Cleanliness was first class throughout, and the kitchen large and well-equipped enough to easily cope with us catering for ourselves over the Christmas period. Perhaps consideration could be given to upgrading the TV in the lounge as with several in our party used to 4k TV's and old pre-HD CRT TV is rather behind the times. Given that the property can accommodate up to 7 people a larger refrigerator in the kitchen, or a second one in the utility room, would be useful as our party of 6 struggled for space in the under-counter unit that's there currently. We all also struggled to sit comfortably for any length of time on the sofas in the lounge so maybe these needing replacing too. These really are minor points though and I'd certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for a stay in Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.6Dec 2017

  • "Fab place. Location so beautiful."

    Accommodation spacious and so clean

    Reviewed by S4.8Aug 2017

  • "The whole family enjoyed the break."

    The house was warm and well equipped. Plenty of room for all of us and very very comfortable. The owners were so helpful and friendly. Already looking forward to a return visit!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Feb 2017

  • "Fantastic property in excellent location."

    The property was spacious and very well equipped. We will be looking to re-book for next year!

    Reviewed by Alys5.0Dec 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for a get together with friends and/or family."

    Spacious and well looked after. Close to Ludlow. Owners friendly and helpful. Will book again, thank you

    Reviewed by Catherine4.8Nov 2016

  • "A lovely barn conversion with a warm welcome by the owners."

    A most enjoyable holiday, would not hesitate to use again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2016

  • "The owners were friendly, polite and wanted to make sure we had everything we required."

    The location was stunning & very relaxing to look at the scenery. It was perfectly quiet & the price was very reasonable considering the accommodation, the barn itself was incredibly well presented. We had a very relaxing and comfortable stay? A big thank you to Mr Brown!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2016

  • "The perfect place for a wonderful family holiday."

    Spacious, clean,well equipt and child friendly. The welcoming owners went out of their way to ensure we had everything we may need to enhance our stay. Even providing some toys to entertain our young grandson. A quiet tranquil location but plenty to see and do a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2016

  • "Beautiful barn conversion exceeded all of our expectations."

    5 girls (well nearly all in our 50's but still girls at heart) decided to book a weekend away for some girlie time with no children / partners to worry about. we all had a wonderful stay, the barn was so lovely we all decided we could easily live there. Kitchen was to the highest standards as were the bedrooms, bathrooms, en suite & lounge. Lovely views from the barn and so peaceful and tranquil we didn't want to go home. Had a few visits into Ludlow and a walk on the Sunday morning. Can't praise the location & accommodation enough. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, double shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area, beams and exposed stone walls
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Ludlow's castle and restaurants 3 miles.

The property

A delightful 19th century, detached barn conversion, across the courtyard from the owner's impressive country house, in the picturesque rural village of Caynham, 3 miles from Ludlow.

Superbly renovated to perfectly blend original character and contemporary fixtures and fittings, this lovely property boasts a wealth of exposed oak beams, trusses and doors, creating a lovely welcoming atmosphere.

The rooms are spacious and light yet very cosy, and the sitting room has French doors to the pretty garden, ideal for relaxing and dining alfresco.

The surrounding countryside offers fabulous walking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching from the doorstep.

Medieval Ludlow, with its listed buildings, castle, excellent restaurants and pubs is a must, as is the striking market town of Church Stretton, a short drive away.

With wonderful walking on the surrounding Long Mynd Hills, and the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge and Severn Valley Railway within easy reach, this lovely property has plenty to offer any time of year.

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About the location


Ludlow 3 miles; Church Stretton 15 miles.

This historic, picturesque village lies in the heart of the beautiful South Shropshire countryside and is set amidst renowned scenic walking and cycling country. The village's outstanding landmark is Caynham Camp, a huge Bronze Age/Iron Age earthwork which covers a site of eight acres at the summit, from which wonderful views can be enjoyed. Only 3 miles away is Ludlow, whose medieval street pattern remains almost intact, and provides a fascinating backdrop for the town's regular street markets, held in the shadow of the castle. Ludlow is renowned for its shopping, and has several Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as numerous tea-shops, pubs and inns. Below the 900 year old castle, the Linney Riverside Park offers boats for hire, a putting green and children's play area. Within easy reach of Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and Cardingmill Valley, Ludlow is a superb destination for a relaxing break.

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