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Pool Barn

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Craven Arms, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (6)
  • hosts (5)
  • comfortable (5)
  • helpful (5)
  • clean (5)
  • barn (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "We found the owners very helpful."

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2023

  • "The warm and friendly welcome from Jan and Des ensured we felt relaxed and happy to be here from the outset."

    They were helpful and concerned that we had everything we needed. Pool Barn is a tastefully and beautifully furnished and decorated barn conversion in a stunning setting with the pool, garden and extensive grounds. It was clean, cosy, warm, comfortable and well equipped. The view through the lounge French window as we relaxed with a coffee after our days out was truly lovely. Close by in Craven Arms is the excellent Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, offering lots of information, good facilities and food and a starting point for a variety of walks. A lovely, unspoilt area with lots to see and do – a highlight for us was our Long Mynd walk starting and finishing at the National Trust visitor centre in Carding Mill Valley. A brilliant area to visit and Pool Barn was the perfect base for our week in Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2023

  • "Immaculate property with lovely friendly and helpful hosts"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the world; Ludlow close by and the owners whilst kind are not imposing."

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2023

  • "Pool barn is perfect."

    Clean warm and very well maintained. The location is idyllic surrounded by fields of sheep a beautiful pool full of fish. Just sit relax and listen to silence. The host Des is very friendly, a pleasure to meet.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jul 2023

  • "We arrived late Thursday evening and was greeted by the hosts/owners of the barn a fabulous couple that really care about your stay and experience."

    They even helped us in with luggage etc.. the barn is amazing, everything that you need, very, very, very clean and very well maintained. Ample hot water, all things you would need home from home. The barn is situated just outside Ludlow which is a fab market town, and within an hour of Worcester / Hereford etc. The gardens of the barn are amazing all very peaceful and tranquil to relax after a busy day out and about. Ample car parking. We had a dog with us that loved the barn and the driveway down as grassed area to smell and walk overlooking a fishing lake. All very private and very perfect. If you book the barn don’t use the postcode as it will take you miles down a one car track, go to cravens arms first then put the postcode in, which the host told us when we arrived, I wouldn’t worry about the track either as the track only houses 4-6 houses and you would go down the track to anywhere else, in other words you don’t meet traffic. All very, very perfect, I wish the hosts best of luck. And many thanks for our short notice stay.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely place, well looked after and well appointed, comfortable but tight living space for 6 adults to be fair."

    ...a conservatory would help maybe. The road is a bit lumpy down to the property so glad I didn't have a Porsche

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage furnished in contrast with cottage ,lovely surroundings Host was very friendly and helpful ."

    Reviewed by Robina5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property and very welcoming hosts; clean and comfortable throughout."

    Property would benefit from investing in a washing machine and dishwasher but would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2022

  • "Our hosts were absolutely lovely."

    5* for them and across the board. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Tania5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent hosts, fab garden, easy for local places to visit, highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Pool Barn is located in a very quiet and beautiful setting close to a lake a couple of Craven Arms surrounded by glorious countryside."

    The only downside for us was synthetic bedding but otherwise it was very comfortable and clean. It was was a great location for the Shropshire Hills Doscovery Centre, Stokesay Castle and Ludlow and made a perfect weekend getaway.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay at Pool Barn, it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    On the way, missed the turning to the property and car got stuck due to bad weather. The owners and other locals were very helpful in getting the car back on the road. Our daughter and her friend loved the barn and meeting the resident dogs! Remote location great for a quiet few days away but still within reasonable distance of things to do.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Feb 2022

  • "Superb get away from it location."

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Aug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV
  • Fuel, power included in the rent, Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Large garden with patio, seating, gravel and lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: This property is located next to the owner's home
  • Note: No children at this property under 12 due to large unfenced lake in the garden

The property

Craven Arms 2.8 miles.

Nestled in the small hamlet of Bache, just on the outskirts of Craven Arms in Shropshire, is this splendid detached barn conversion, Pool Barn.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to six guests, Pool Barn is ideal for a refreshing break with loved ones, enjoying a spacious garden with access to a lake which is available for fishing and close proximity to the Shropshire Hills.

Ample off-road parking with greet you on your arrival at Pool Barn, located outside of the holiday home and owner’s property.

Step into the homely kitchen/diner where you will have all you need to prepare tasty home-cooked meals for your guests, as they gather around the dining table to discuss plans for the days ahead.

After a delicious meal, retire to the sitting room where you can put your feet up on the plush sofa and cosy up with a glass of wine whilst enjoying your favourite film.

Completing the ground-floor is the convenient twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, ideal for those with limited mobility.

Climbing the stairs, you will find two additional bedrooms, a double with Velux windows allowing natural light to flow in, and a double with en-suite cloakroom.

Prep for the day with a refreshing shower before joining your guests for an alfresco breakfast in the stunning gardens.

Grab your walking boots and head to the nearby market town of Craven Arms, where you will find a small selection of shops, convenience stores, pubs and restaurants serving fresh produce and local ales.

Make a stop at the quirky museum, Land of Lost Content, which houses an array of items stemming from the Victorian era up to the present and enjoy a moment of nostalgia.

Take the short drive to the delightful market town of Church Stretton, where you can enjoy a myriad of scenic walks through the nature reserves of Devils Mouth, Long Synalds and Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, which also has paths available for cyclists and horse riders.

Unleash your inner historian with a trip to the medieval town of Ludlow, home to the remarkable Norman Castle which frequently holds markets and fayres for the locals and visitors.

Learn more about Ludlow at the Ludlow Museum which details the towns history and architecture, as well as historical items on display.

Nearby is the Whitcliffe Common Nature Reserve, a beautiful spot for enjoying a picnic alongside the River Teme.

For an idyllic getaway to the Shropshire countryside, choose Pool Barn.

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About the location


Church Stretton 7 miles; Ludlow 8 miles.

The small market town of Craven Arms, known as The Gateway to the Marches is conveniently located between the beautiful medieval town of Ludlow and delightful Church Stretton. Craven Arms is an ideal base, which nestles close to the scenic Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley with fine walks from the town to lovely Stokesay Castle, one of England's finest fortified manor houses, or the very popular Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The town also has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys and the fascinating 'Museum of Lost Content'. Church Stretton is close by and nestles between the Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills, renowned for their scenic walks and excellent golf course. The historic towns of Bishop's Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are a short drive away, and offer magnificent castles, riverside walks, wonderful shops, pubs, restaurants, exciting theatres and a variety of festivals. This is a perfect base for touring all of beautiful Shropshire at any time of the year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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