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The Hay Loft

Craven Arms, Shropshire (Ref. 963230)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Hot tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "The Hayloft was a lovely place to stay, fantastic views and peaceful surroundings."

    It was well equipped, clean and kept well. Linda was very welcoming friendly and helpful, she even left us a bottle of Prosecco on arrival, which was a nice touch. The private garden and hot tub made our stay for us. We were looking for a quiet getaway to relax and rejuvenate and the Hayloft delivered. We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by KellyJun 2022

  • "A really well designed and furnished holiday home, with gorgeous views as well as privacy."

    Thank you again Linda.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2022

  • "What can I say WOW absolutely beautiful place, everything you need for a ..."

    What can I say WOW absolutely beautiful place, everything you need for a relaxing stay , all you can hear is the birds and sheep

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2022

  • "Wonderfull cottage and host Super location Perfect country retreat."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Wow what can we say!"

    The hayloft was the best and was amazing and peaceful! Linda was an amazing host and was there when we needed her. We stayed for 4 nights and we didn’t want to leave:( It was effortlessly beautiful; along with the cutest lambs on the field opposite us in the spectacular hot tub! I would recommend if you want that perfect getaway to relax and take in how precious life is! Thanks to Linda and the Hayloft! We will sure be back, hopefully sooner than we think! 5/5 for everything!!!!

    Reviewed by MayaApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time staying in the Hay Loft!"

    The place was really clean, cosy and comfortable and watching the lambs spring around outside was an extra bonus! Stargazing in the hot tub was really special. The perfect base from which to explore lots of fascinating places (would thoroughly recommend the walk through the hills to Stokesay castle). Some great pubs around but also a very well-equipped kitchen for cosy nights in. Thank you for such a brilliant stay!

    Reviewed by EllieApr 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay at the Hayloft."

    Very cosy, comfortable and peaceful. Stargazing in the hot tub was pretty special! Would definitely recommend and return. Had a lovely day out in Ludlow which is about 20 mins away.

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2022

  • "Very nice and relaxing retreat!"

    Reviewed by RaeesFeb 2022

  • "Just returned after a lovely country break in an immaculate cosy well furnished cottage."

    The added bonus of the Juliet balcony and the wood fired tub made it perfect for my birthday break!

    Reviewed by LanaJan 2022

  • "Me and my boyfriend had an amazing stay at the Hayloft."

    It was homely and cozy and had everything we needed. The hottub is a lovely bonus. Linda is a great host, she went above and beyond to ensure we had the best stay. She was so friendly and welcoming. We would definitely reccomend staying here and would like to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by EllieJan 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful location and a very welcoming and helpful host."

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2022

  • "This was our 3rd visit to the Hayloft, we love stopping at this delightful cottage, you have everything and more to have a lovely stay wether it’s for a couple of nights or weeks, it’s ideal for visiting the various areas of Shropshire, and so peaceful when you get back from your day out, and also having the hot tub makes it ideal to soak your weary limbs after a day out walking, or for just a nice time to relax."

    Linda and Charlie are perfect hosts, they are friendly and nothing is to much trouble for them if you need help with anything. We highly recommend the Hayloft and will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "The Hayloft is absolutely beatiful, very cosy and has everything you may need during your stay; the hot tub is just great."

    The owner is kind and helpful. The surrounding area is peaceful and perfect for a relaxing getaway. I would highly recommend

    Reviewed by MarlenaDec 2021

  • "This was without doubt one of the loveliest places we could have wished for."

    It is the perfect country retreat, so warming and cosy, and so clean that Anthea Turner would have been impressed. Linda & Charlie are very attentive and have filled the place with love. I would recommend the Hayloft to everyone.

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2021

  • "Lovely cozy environment would definitely recommend & stay again"

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2021

  • "We are so pleased we chose the Hayloft for our holiday in Shropshire."

    It was immaculate, warm and cosy and had everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay, so much attention to detail. We particularly loved the Hot tub which Linda kindly lit for us everyday, such a relaxing way to spend the evening after a days sightseeing. We would love to return again soon and highly recommend it for a wonderful break in stunning countryside.

    Reviewed by MeganOct 2021

  • "We had a really lovely week in the Shropshire countryside at the Hayloft."

    The cottage was Immaculate, very warm and comfortable and had everything we could need. Linda made sure we were well looked after and we made good use of the hot tub every day. It is also well situated, secluded and quiet with great views but also reasonably close to many local areas of interest. Absolutely ideal to get away for a week of relaxation in a home away from home 5*.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay and The Hay Loft is perfectly placed for getting out and about around Shropshire."

    Linda is a terrific host and lit the hot tub everyday for us.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "The Hayloft was a fantastic place to stay and Linda, the host, was extremely welcoming and helpful."

    The accommodation was beautiful inside, had wonderful views, and contained everything that we needed. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hayloft."

    It is well situated to explore this lovely area of the country and the property itself goes above expectations. Linda is very welcoming and the Hayloft has everything you need for a holiday let. Also there are lots of other thoughtful extras. Examples being dressing gowns for after the hot tub, extras in the bathroom, enough storage and it did feel homely quickly. LInda warmed the tub up for us twice ready for our return after a day out and there was even a bottle of fizz on our arrival. The hot tub is a really lovely way to relax after a day walking or exploring. I would be very happy to stay here again if I had the opportunity.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated, comfortable and practical."

    Situated in a great location, close to many places of interest. The hot tub made the experience even more enjoyable. The hostess was very helpful and friendly and left for us a very nice welcome pack.

    Reviewed by LuciaJun 2021

  • "What a fabulous find in the heart of rural Shropshire."

    Linda was very accommodating in our week stay. The Hayloft was a fabulous place to stay, very comfortable and so peaceful and quiet, except for the sheep in the next field, lol. The position was quite central to Ludlow and various other towns of interest, also a stones throw from the welsh border. Overall we were extremely happy with our stay, oh and the hot tub was a massive bonus to my wife. We will definitely go back. John & Steph

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "We had a very relaxing and comfortable stay in the hay loft, we had everything we needed plus more."

    Linda was very helpful, lighting the hot tub for us while we where out, we would definitely go back, the hayloft is in the perfect position to visit all the beautiful spots in Shropshire.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2021

  • "We had an amazing 3 night stay for my partners 40th."

    Linda is a lovely host and the Hayloft was spacious, well equipped, clean and in the perfect location. It was a much needed trip away after the last year. Hot tub was lovely and we enjoyed watching the sheep and pheasants. We are looking forward to returning next year as so much to see in the area.

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2021

  • "Generally excellent."

    The cottage was lovely and hot tub was excellent. Linda, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. Dishwasher didn't really work and the farm in which the cottage was situated had a dilapidated barn which we overlooked. Apart from those minor things, we loved it.

    Reviewed by MatthewApr 2021

  • "Peaceful, great views and everything you need for a relaxing stay."

    A perfect place and thank you Linda for the welcome tipple. Top visiting highlights include the British Ironwork Centre, Shrewsbury river walk and Church Stretton (Ragleth Gallery has some lovely artwork pieces) and Carding Mill Valley (National Trust) has numerous walks.

    Reviewed by DorotaApr 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location, the host Linda couldn’t have been more helpful and had dressed the property for Christmas with decorations which was a lovely added touch."

    The interior is very tastefully decorated and the kitchen has everything you would need and spacious, enabling us to have a Christmas dinner. Hot tub was perfect and again Linda was very helpful, even getting it started for us while we were out walking etc. Hope to go back again some time this year.

    Reviewed by CraigDec 2020

  • "The Hay Loft is perfect!"

    Linda was an excellent host and even lit the hot tub for us each afternoon so it was hot in time for us to relax in after spending the day out exploring. She even provided us with a bottle of Prosecco and some chocolates as a welcome surprise The place has everything you could need for a weekend or week-long stay with an excellent kitchen, lovely living room area to relax in and a very comfy bed - the highlight was the brilliant hot tub, perfect for stargazing if you're there on a clear night. Location wise it's just a short 20 minute drive (or hour long cycle) for walking on the Long Mynd near Church Stretton or visiting the castle at Ludlow. We can't wait to come back :)

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2020

  • "Perfect getaway for a couple, layout of the conversion was really good and nicely furnished and Hot tub was great once up to temperature!"

    The host was very helpful!

    Reviewed by DeanDec 2020

  • "Superb apartment and nothing was too much for Linda would highly recommend for anyone wanting a couples weekend away"

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2020

  • "We have stayed at the hay loft twice now, and loved it."

    It’s in a lovely location with plenty of walking right on the doorstep of the Shropshire way and many other footpaths. Near town, within walking distance probably around 30 mins. 5 mins in car. Close to Ludlow which is a lovely town with independent shops and gallery’s and the castle. Absolutely love it. We’ll definitely be back again

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2020

  • "Lovely little break away, Linda the owner was very welcoming and accommodating to whatever we needed."

    Views around the property are amazing and the cottage was comfortable and extremely clean. Will hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by EmilyOct 2020

  • "Truly wonderful break."

    Super relaxing so quiet. If you want some peace with the stars this is the place for you. Linda has this set up just right and is always there if you need anything without being intrusive. A very quiet part of the country - normally would explore local walking routes but didn't as we were so comfortable in The Hay Loft. Plenty of wood for the hot tub and my partner loved playing with fire!

    Reviewed by EmilieSep 2020

  • "Simply idyllic."

    .the images showing the property did not disappoint on arrival. The facilities the quality of the accommodation and the views where lovely, and Lynda was the perfect hostess. Would recommend this as a great getaway from it all location.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "Fabulous find."

    Quirky little hayloft full of character. Comfortable and clean. Perfect for a peaceful weekend enjoying good food from the local pubs near Ludlow and lazy evenings in the hot tub watching the bats and listening to the owls. Linda, the host, was lovely and ensured the tub was lit and ready to go even if we weren’t around. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CarrieSep 2020

  • "Amazing stay at the Hay Loft!"

    Beautiful cottage and location, Linda was lovely and the wine was a nice touch. Hot Tub was gorgeous and was just the Relaxing break we needed. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by KateAug 2020

  • "This little cottage is absolutely first class."

    We were made so welcome on arrival by Linda and the cottage was exceptional. It was finished to a very high standard and very well equipped and so comfortable. The hot tub was an extra bonus which we enjoyed to the full. The surroundings are so peaceful and quiet and made a wonderfully relaxing four night break.

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2020

  • "Loved every second of our anniversary weekend, So thank you."

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2020

  • "Had an amazing 3 nights at the Hay Loft, the cottage was spotless and so comfortable."

    Linda was an excellent host, very welcoming and helpful when we needed more wood to get the hot tub fire started. The location is beautiful, so peaceful and full of wildlife including red kites which were amazing to watch! Couldn’t recommend this cottage enough and we’d love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by AbigailJul 2020

  • "The owner of the cottage, Linda, was so lovely and accommodating."

    She couldn’t have been more helpful and always made sure we had enough wood for the hot tub and even picked us up from the train station. On arrival we had a lovely homemade cake and bottle of Prosecco waiting for us, this was a lovely touch. She really went above and beyond to make sure we had the most relaxing trip. The cottage itself was lovely, had everything we needed in it and was very comfortable! We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by MandieJan 2020

  • "Had a lovely break, however, the hot tub facility was fire powered and was an inconvenience to heat up (took 3 hours)."

    This was a real shame and put a dampener on the holiday as we didn’t get to use it once for this reason, especially as I paid that extra amount for the hot tub usage. If it was stated more clear in the description then I would’ve chose another holiday home! Secondly, there was not enough fire wood available to use the hot tub, this was a real disappointment as we intended to use it later on in the evening, when we eventually tried to heat it up, there was not enough wood and it was too late at that point to notify our hosts as we didn’t want to disturb them. This made it more frustrating as we never got to use it the other nights and eventually when we tried to on our last night, there was not enough wood provided :/ Overall the place was nice and id recommend it for a relaxing break away, but the hot tub was a real shame.

    Reviewed by TaylaJan 2020

  • "Everything and more you could expect with this property, especially the owners Linda and Charles, we have stayed here twice now, we always get a warm welcome and nothing is to much trouble if you should need anything."

    The property itself is in a lovely location, peaceful and quite, it’s central for visiting a lot of the attractions the beautiful Shropshire area as to offer. I would recommend this property to anybody wanting a quite getaway.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "The Hay Loft is a beautiful holiday cottage in a stunning setting – you really feel that you're in the middle of the countryside."

    The hot tub is great and, however cold it may be outside, you immediately warm up again once you get back inside, as the cottage is so well-insulated. Linda is the perfect host - very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by BenOct 2019

  • "Cottage excellent, nicely furnished."

    comfortable, warm, everything we could wish for - but the addition of a radio would be great. I know you can get radio reception on the TV but it's nice to have a radio in the kitchen too! Anyway, the lack of a radio made only a small difference to the overall enjoyment we experienced.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2019

  • "Linda and Charlie were very welcoming and very thoughtful myself and my wife went to have a couple of days away for anniversary here."

    Very beautiful setting very quiet. Will definitely booking again next year. We even had a card, cakes and a bottle of wine to celebrate.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely but lacked some utensils in the kitchen to use in the microwave, e."

    G. bowls etc. It would have been nice to have some basic provisions like tea, coffee and milk provided on arrival.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with beautiful surroundings, linda was very welcoming and gave ..."

    Beautiful cottage with beautiful surroundings, linda was very welcoming and gave us some useful info along with delicious baked cakes we would recommend to anyone thinking about staying here we would love to come back 5*

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2019

  • "The Hay Loft is an ideal place for a relaxing get away!"

    Ideally located for Visits to Ludlow, Ironbridge and surrounding areas, this tastefully decorated cottage will not disappoint!

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2019

  • "The location shown on the Sykes map is not correct."

    On Google maps the property is shown as Shropshire Glamping. The directions assume you are coming from Craven Arms. We were arriving from the opposite direction and could not find the property. A call to the owner sorted it but it would benefit from an update. The location was ideal for us to explore Shropshire being central to a range of National Trust properties and superb countryside. The Hayloft was lovely with goldfinches, red kites, hares and rabbits all around. Cannot think of anything that could be improved on for a couple.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "Beautifullly thought out cottage."

    Absolutely top of my list. Lovely surrounding, stunning countryside.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed from a home away from home."

    The owner was lovely and met us on arrival to show us round and discuss when we would like the hot tub set up. The location is peaceful and relaxing and watching the sheep in the field next to be cottage was lovely. A short drive away is Ludlow which was a lovely town to wander, explore the castle and have afternoon tea. Church Stretton has some lovely walks and Shrewsbury was lovely to visit on our way home. A lovely long weekend had and would recommend for anyone to stay and use Hayloft as there base for the area.

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2019

  • "A great facility, everything we needed, lovely views and a very friendly landlady"

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "The building work going on in the connected barn was absolutely no problem whatever."

    The builder ( only one man incidently ) came over and apologised just in case but on the days that he was around it was only from 9am until 4pm - mostly whilst we were out. The service from the owner was exceptional, with a cake and wine to greet us opon arrival.

    Reviewed by DennisMay 2019

  • "The stay at Hay Loft was amazing and we really enjoyed our little break away."

    Thank you to Linda for accommodating us at such short notice too. The property was beautiful and decorated to the highest standard. The hot tub when we got there was a lovely suprise as we werent expecting that!! Linda also provided us with robes which was lovely touch. Lovely, peaceful area to stay. Diolch/Thanks

    Reviewed by GApr 2019

  • "Because of my wife's mobility problems she had trouble with the stairs but this could have been our mistake if we didn't read the details correctly."

    Other than that we would gladly go back as it is a beautiful area to explore with lots to see and do. Mr A Dawson.

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2019

  • "Excellent cottage for total peace and relaxation, everything in the cottage was well placed, and we'll thought out."

    ..would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by TimMar 2019

  • "Hosts are exceptional in their ability to make you welcome"

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2019

  • "It was a lovely relaxing break in a gorgeous cottage."

    It was so homely and decorated beautifully and there was lots of activities to do around the local area.

    Reviewed by IsabellaJan 2019

  • "Me and my partner had a lovely Christmas at the Hay Loft."

    Linda was very accommodating and the facilities were above and beyond the advertised expectations. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2018

  • "A lovely welcome on arrival, with home baked cake and a bottle of wine."

    Accomodation was spot on for a restful break. Excellent base for exploring both the Shropshire Hills and mid Wales - the Elan Valley was particularly scenic - of course, sunshine helped!

    Reviewed by DaveSep 2018

  • "A great barn conversion, ideal for a really peaceful break in a quiet location."

    Very comfortable and equipped with everything you need. The owners were friendly and happily offered advice about the area and places to visit. Would certainly stay here again if I return to Shropshire.

    Reviewed by NicholasJul 2018

  • "FANTASTIC!!!"

    Stayed 29/6/2018 - 06/07/2018 and loved it. Owners are very accommodating and friendly, facilities were excellent. Have booked again for next year and can't wait to come back. Would recommend to anyone to book up here for a relaxing stay in a lovely environment.

    Reviewed by SJun 2018

  • "This cottage has been beautifully converted from a Barn and lacks for nothing."

    Work is in hand to complete the outside sitting area with fence and planting. The owners, Linda and Charlie, were excellent hosts and welcomed us with wine, a homemade cake and flowers from the garden. The location is idyllic with a wonderful dawn chorus and plenty of sheep to keep the birds company. The two resident ducks on the duckpond were fun to watch as they strutted around together. It was a lovely area and the nearest small town, Craven Arms, had a wonderful independent Supermarket called Tuffins, which sold just about everything under the sun!

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "It was a delightful property , the owner was lovely and friendly ."

    The weather ad been awful but it was great to come back to in the evening . The only downside being that it was a little remote but there was a great community shop nearby .

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2018

  • "Perfect holiday - everything was as described."

    A new renovation that was beautifully done. Decoration was done very well - we wanted for nothing. We spent a very relaxing week although the weather was poor for the whole week we didn't seem to mind. Kitchen well equipped - lovely welcome by the host Linda and a homemade cake and wine for our arrival. We were left alone to our own devices which suited us but knowing that we could always call upon her if needed. Shower was lovely - the whole cottage was very cosy. Lots of plans for further renovations so we wish them all the very best as I'm sure they will reap the benefits once people pass on their recommendations.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2018

  • "This is a new development so everything is new , the kitchen diner was very spacious and well laid out , the bed was very comfortable and big ."

    The shower was good .the lounge area had 2 settees and a large TV with freeview . outside is still under development but I am sure it will be very nice when finished , maybe somewhere to sit out when its nice

    Reviewed by ThomasApr 2018

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  • One first floor double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs.Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wood fired hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub with restaurant 1 mile
  • Note: There are four steps leading from the sitting room to the bedroom
  • Hot tub

The property

The Hay Loft is part of a stone-built barn conversion located near the town of Craven Arms in Shropshire.

The idyllic countryside location, spacious accommodation and balcony with views make this property the perfect spot for a romantic retreat.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 9024,...

Rowton Cottages

A group of two charming, homely barn conversions in a beautifully rural spot, near Craven Arms in Shropshire. The Rowton Cottages are graced with delightful views across the surrounding countryside, making it the perfect location for a relaxing retreat with friends and family. These stone-built cottages still showcase the barn's original wooden beams to create a real sense of character. The living areas are cosy and warming set with homely seating, TVs and WiFi The kitchen's are stylishly finished with all of the necessary equipment. They both come with delightful outdoor sitting areas, great for taking in this wonderful surroundings with a lovely drink. Craven Arms is a great base for a Shropshire holiday, this delightful village provides you with a delightful range of shops and cafés, as well as easy access to the stunning Shropshire Hills should you want to explore its incredible features. This pair of barn conversions are perfect for a countryside break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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'. 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.

Region Information

The wood fired hot tub is supplied with 5 free packs of timber, additional packs can be purchased for £2.00 per pack

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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