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The Granary

(Ref. 15553)

Rowton near Craven Arms, Shropshire Show on map

4.8

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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "We were very happy with the Granary property overall, It was very clean and well equipped, Everything was as advertised."

    It was in a lovely location and easy to get to interesting places to visit. Our only issue was the size of the bed, It was a double bed as stated but seemed really small to us as we normally sleep in a super king size bed, The bed was comfortable but people who usually sleep in a bigger bed like us also may have the same difficulty as us, The owner of the property who lives adjacent was very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great location for exploring the county."

    Friendly and engaging host. Plenty of space, especially the roomy living room. Enjoyed staying at a working farm and meeting the four legged residents added to our enjoyment.

    Reviewed by Damian4.7Jul 2023

  • "This cottage suited our needs perfectly for 2 adults +dog Very welcoming host."

    Lovely setting in unspoiled location, many good walks from property including walking to nearby beauty spot Croft Castle. We would love to return sometime.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very welcoming owner, great location, middle of a working farm & couldn't recommend it more."

    We were lucky enough to be there at Easter during lambing season were surrounded by lambs and their nursing ewes. The farm is very dog friendly with plenty of hills around to walk up. We'll definitely be making an effort to return there.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely spacious well equipped cottage."

    Everyone was very welcoming, pleasant and helpful, including Lottie who soon made friends with my puppy. A great holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Mar 2023

  • "A great Cottage with everything we needed."

    Its in a great location that is handy to visit local castles and towns. We also did a few walks from the cottage, the best being the walk to Stokesay castle from the cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Granary is a superb place to spend time relaxing and makes a great base for exploring the area."

    The host is friendly and welcoming. Helpful but not intrusive. The accommodation is comfortable and very well equipped. We look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Feb 2023

  • "Great property."

    Large and comfortable. Well equipped. Enjoyed meeting you and Lottie. Great base for visiting area. Enjoyed our walks around your fields. Definitely coming back.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very welcoming extremely happy during our stay would deffinately recommend and hope to return again in the future"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at The Granary, The kitchen was very well equipped and everything worked."

    Same goes for the bathroom. A very peaceful location with plenty of land/paths to walk the dogs that we had with us. Had a minor problem with the TV upon arrival, But after calling the owner Frank, it was very quickly put right. No problems after that, but Frank was only a phone call away if we needed anything. A lovely well maintained cottage, would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mahesh5.0Nov 2022

  • "We stayed in the Granary a number of times some years ago, but stopped because of my increasing mobility difficulty."

    Now that there's a walk-in shower and two handrails to reach the front door, I can manage very well. We had a lovely time, and the views of hills and birds through every window are uplifting. We'll certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the Granary."

    It was just what we needed.The owner Frank was very welcoming and helped us enjoy our stay at the farm. Keith and Angela

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very spacious and comfortable property with well equipped kitchen."

    Lovely views all round. Need to be mobile enough to negotiate the 6 steps up to the door. The owner was very helpful and considerate and the dogs were friendly too! Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Aug 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, we love it on Frank’s Farm and he is a great host."

    Stunning countryside, great walks and The Granary has everything you need.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2022

  • "A little spartan."

    Though good quality furniture. Very hard mattress. Need a table and chairs outside. But overall great place to stay. So peaceful and quiet. Beautiful scenery. Added bonus of so much wildlife especially birds which was fantastic to see and hear. Lottie is a surprise and delight. As were the horses and wandering sheep. Its a little piece of heaven. The surrounding area, towns and villages are stunning. Highly recommend Clun, Ironbridge, Ludlow, leintwardine and little Stretton. Some fantastic cafes and bars in all of these places. They all work so hard on the farm. Frank and his family were lovely and so helpful. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Aug 2022

  • "Extremely interesting area and a very comfortable cottage where we were made very welcome by Frank and his family."

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jul 2022

  • "Our stay at the Granary really worked its magic and we have come back feeling refreshed."

    The accommodation is spacious and comfortable and good to come back to after a good walk and visits to the many things to do in South Shropshire. We enjoyed staying on a working farm and chatting to the friendly owners who gave us very helpful information about the local area. The Granary is set in a peaceful and beautiful location, yet many interesting places like Ludlow and Stokesay Castle are very near. We usually prefer to explore new pastures when we go on holiday but we would definitely consider returning as we had such a good time and there is still so much we didn’t have time to fit in!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2022

  • "All good. Only problem was steps for an elderly dog."

    Reviewed by David3.8Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful getaway retreat in a beautiful locality."

    Really appreciated the warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was just as described and more."

    The family were very welcoming and made many suggestions for where to go and what to see. The cottage was lovely and well equipped and the setting was beautiful with great views and very peaceful. Our dogs loved their little garden, which was totally secure, and enjoyed meeting the farm dogs. We had a really lovely week. Thank you Frank and family.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage with good size rooms, Great for access to walks."

    Family there are fantastic alway so polite and helpful! highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect for familys."

    With it being a working farm it is great to see farm animals. Owners are very friendly and told us when it was safe to walk freelyin their farm.

    Reviewed by Dina5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous peaceful and relaxing break, Frank and his family made us very welcome."

    Accommodation was very spotless and had all you needed. The enclosed garden was great for our dog to play in too. Would highly recommend a stay and we will be going back in the near future. First class holiday!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, friendly hosts, beautiful views and lovely relaxing atmosphere."

    Warm cosy well equipped cottage, with milk and fresh eggs in the fridge and the biscuits were excellent:) enjoyed walks around the farm with our dog and often Lottie the farm dog joined us:) and plenty of places to visit nearby. Hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Granary is a super holiday cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. In a wonderful setting very peaceful and relaxing. Frank was a great host making sure we had what we needed and were comfortable during our stay and had lots of recommendations for places to go and walks to try.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Super host."

    The property was excellent. Spotless clean, with everything we needed. Will return as soon as possible. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful location, wonderful host, couldn't have asked for a better week."

    Would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable accommodation with everything we needed."

    Relaxed atmosphere with our dog and lots of walking on the farm (accompanied by Lottie their lovely Huntaway cross collie, she seemed to appear from nowhere when we set off). The whole family were friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a stunning part of Shropshire."

    Frank the host could not be more welcoming, accommodating and regularly checked on our needs. Already booked for next year and cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very friendly, helpful farming family."

    Small enclosed garden for our dog, with comfortable swing for us to relax on in the sunshine. Situated in beautiful Shropshire countryside.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jul 2021

  • "The Granary was very comfortable and spacious."

    It made for a very relaxing holiday. It really is away from towns and traffic and was very quiet although getting to Ludlow and Craven Arms only took a few minutes drive. Our host, Frank, was very welcoming and had provided tea, coffee, biscuits and milk upon arrival. We would definitely recommend The Granary if you want somewhere relaxing to stay.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Have booked it again!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2021

  • "Comfy, cosy cottage on a working farm, surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    Hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Great location for exploring the many public footpaths and walking routes with our two dogs. Enjoyed our stay and hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8May 2021

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

    We felt like it was a home away from home and will definitely be going back. Our dog was made as welcome as we were and was quite reluctant to leave.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2021

  • "Yes. Frank and his family are always friendly and welcoming and go out of there way to be helpful if needed."

    The area of Shropshire where they live is really beautiful. It is a working farm so if it rains take wellies. We will be booking again for next year as we always have a peaceful relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent little bolthole for exploring, fabulous scenery and great for the dogs."

    Reviewed by Dana3.8Sep 2020

  • "Very clean and comfortable, well equipped, spacious kitchen, delightful spot, friendly host."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very warm welcome by the owner and his family."

    The Granary is spacious and well equipped. Lovely to stay on a farm and enjoy evening rural walks. Our 9-year old partuculatlt enjoyed meeting the dogs, cats, horses, cows and sheep. Good location for exploring the marshes and can recommend the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms, Clun, Ludlow, Croft Castle and Powis Castle. All in all an excellent week and would be happy to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2020

  • "The owner lives next door and is exceptionally helpful in wanting to ensure you have everything you need."

    On arrival we were greeted with a bunch of flowers, really tasty biscuits and the essential bottle of milk which was a lovely gesture, The Granary is really lovely accommodation and there are lots of things to do in the area. We will be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Brigid5.0Aug 2020

  • "Peaceful location on a lovely working farm."

    We were made to feel most welcome by Frank and his family. Lots to see and do in this beautiful part of Shropshire. We would definitely stay here again..

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2020

  • "Felt at home as soon as we stepped in the door, owner was friendly and very helpful with suggestions of things to do."

    Accommodation is bigger than it looks in the pictures and very comfortable. It was very quiet considering you are on a working farm and would stay again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    the owners were friendly. it was like home from home

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Enjoyable and very relaxing holiday."

    Facilities were very good and the owner and family were extremely welcoming. Our sincere thanks to them. Great views from the Granary and lovely are for walking and chilling out. Birdlife fabulous.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2019

  • "Staying on a Shropshire farm was a real treat, surrounded by animals and welcomed by the helpful farmer."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2019

  • "Made to feel very welcome."

    The accommodation far exceeded our expectations and we will definitely return. Cannot recommend this holiday enough to anyone wanting a peaceful week in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2019

  • "We were made most welcome, and had a lovely time, we arrived at lambing season, ..."

    We were made most welcome, and had a lovely time, we arrived at lambing season, etc, so great to see the young ones in the fields, very peaceful

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was a truly magical place to stay, adjoining a beautiful historic hall and surrounded by a working farm including all manner of farmyard animals, such as newborn calves and lambs- so cute!"

    Woke up every morning to the sound of chirping sparrows . Lovely quiet dog walks straight from the door. The owner was extremely friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. A really relaxing holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic host, great accomodation and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break away from the hussle."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jan 2019

  • "Very friendly and helpful owner."

    Lovely place for a short break and to explore Shropshire. The mattress could do with renewing though, not very comfortable. But otherwise we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.1Dec 2018

  • "Wonderful location x fabulous hosts x"

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great setting on the farm. Family made us feel very welcome. Great walks for us and the dog. Lots in the area to see and do. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely, well-presented cottage situated on a farm."

    Spacious accommodation included everything one needs for an enjoyable stay. Friendly owner who was very helpful in recommending local eating places and things to do in the area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and well appointed and Frank was very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2018

  • "Never been to Shropshire before."

    Really beautiful county and the holiday stay at the Granary was so lovely. Frank was really great, he even came to find us when we got lost arriving. The Granary was lovely, everything on one level and the surrounding country side was lovely and quiet. Just what we needed to get away from the rush of every day life. The dogs just loved it. Unlike other farms they were able to run in the fields ( away from sheep of course). Also having Frank's dogs to visit for evening biscuits was great. To sum up, it's the first holiday we have had where we did not want to go home. In fact, it was LOVELY!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very friendly neighbours in the farmhouse - especially the dogs!"

    Gorgeous location on a working farm and the cottage was spacious and comfortable. The directions to the farm were good. We suspect the lack of loo paper on our arrival was an oversight. A couple of teabags would have been nice too. We failed to notice that there is a fridge but no freezer in the description. The dishwasher didn't seem to want to work, but washing up for only 2 was not a problem - once we'd bought more washing - up liquid, and a dish cloth etc. Excellent local supermarket in very nearby Craven Arms. The heating in the house was excellent, and we were able to dry our washing in the spacious airing cupboard ( the dryer with the washing machine did not seem to be effective) For the price, lack of things like loo roll, adequate washing-up liquid etc is not unreasonable. I suppose it's just that we've come to expect it in previous similar holiday cottages we've stayed in, and when you are only away for a week or less then you don't really want to have to buy or bring those sort of things with you; it just feels a bit stingy and unwelcoming on the part of the owners, which is a pity as they were very warm people. I wouldn't mind paying a little extra to be sure basic things like this are provided.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Apr 2018

  • "Beautiful location, a cosy, lovely cottage ona working farm."

    Lovely to see the sheep and cows. Frank was an absolute star, helping us with the snow and stuff. Great area of the country for walks and views. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2018

  • "Thank you to Linda and Frank Morgan for letting such a lovely and friendly cottage."

    ...the perfect place to escape the rigours of 21st century life.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Dec 2017

  • "It is fantastic cottage close to great towns/ villages to explore."

    Ludlow castle is a must.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Oct 2017

  • "The Granary was a peaceful &tranquil location with a high level of cleanliness, quintessentially country farm environment with a very friendly owner who showed great care and consideration during our stay."

    A superb piece of Shropshire county.

    Reviewed by Roger4.8Sep 2017

  • "The only reason we would not re-book this property is that we never go to the same place twice."

    Reviewed by Peter4.8Jul 2017

  • "DELIGHTFUL RUSTIC AND CHARMING ACCOMMODATION."

    WE WERE MADE VERY WELCOME AND GIVEN PLENTY OF IDEAS FOR VISITS AND EATING OUT.WE CERTAINLY WOULD LOVE TO RETURN.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2017

  • "This was the 3rd time we have used this property, it will not be the last."

    Lovely location, friendly welcoming owners. we will be back.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2016

  • "Lovely quiet property."

    Owners went the extra mile for my 7 year old granddaughter retrieving toys from storage! Great place, nice people- couldn't wish for more.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with sofa bed.
  • Electric storage heaters with additional electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with swing seat and BBQ
  • Private woodland walk over hill overlooking Ludlow
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pub 3 miles
  • Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 2 adults, with 2 children on the sofa bed
  • Note: Although the property is all ground floor, there are 6 steps up to the cottage front door.

The property

Craven Arms 3 miles. This semi-detached, brick-built 18th century barn conversion adjoins the owner's delightful 16th century black and white farmhouse on a 300-acre working farm.

Set amidst the beautiful South Shropshire countryside, this cottage is just three miles from Craven Arms.

This Craven Arms cottage provides ground floor accommodation with a wealth of character beams and trusses, which help create a homely atmosphere in the delightful sitting room and the comfortable double bedroom.

Situated on a working farm, this Craven Arms cottage has a pleasant lawned garden and a private woodland walk with views over Ludlow.

From this Craven Arms cottage, you can explore the lovely towns of Ludlow, Church Stretton and Shrewsbury, and the wonderful scenic walks amidst the Long Mynd and Stiperstone Hills.

Enjoy the nearby attractions of Acton Scott Historic Farm, Stokesay Castle, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the Ironbridge World Heritage Site.

After a day spent exploring this fascinating part of the country, you can return to this welcoming Craven Arms cottage and unwind in relaxing surroundings.

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About the location

CRAVEN ARMS

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'. Just two miles away in the village of Wistanstow is the Plough Inn, a good local wood brewery. 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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas