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The Milking Parlour

Westhope near Church Stretton, Shropshire (Ref. 12658)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "House was brilliant for our extended family holiday (4 generations)."

    There was plenty of room for all of us, everything there that we could possibly need. Owners and staff really friendly and helpful, would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday house with outstanding country views."

    The house has everything you need, and you can tell that a lot effort and care is put into running the holiday house. I have stayed here twice! I would recommend staying here. Thank you for the lovely stay.

    Reviewed by HeidiOct 2021

  • "Christmas trees, where a lovely touch and the cake and wine where delicious,and the dogs had a great time too."

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped, can highly recommend"

    Reviewed by PaulaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Very well equipped, clean and spacious

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2020

  • "We had an amazing family holiday!"

    We would defo recommend the milking parlour.

    Reviewed by HannahFeb 2020

  • "A superb property - ten of us spent a weekend at the Milking Parlour for my wife’s 50th."

    Lots of thoughtful touches on arrival (such as milk, wine and a very nice victoria sponge), great layout and fantastic facilities. Dealt with Marianne and Chloe at the site before arrival, their support and advice was spot on regarding taxi and pub recommendations. Overall, very impressed - thanks for a great weekend!

    Reviewed by MattJan 2020

  • "Awesome place, loads of space, all in perfect condition, great communication with owner, delicious cake and wine and chocolate."

    Massive thank you.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJan 2020

  • "I have absolutely no complaints about The Milking Parlour but because I had the property for a week I was having a changeover of guests from family to friends."

    I needed to get a change of bedding for those rooms but I was told categorically ‘No’ by the girl at Sykes who said it would be like having two bookings ( I don’t think so). I later found out - after having the washing machine on several times - that this is a service that the Milking Parlour offer!

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2019

  • "Had a lovely weekend away with a group of friends we had a lovely time."

    The cottage was lovely actually better than I was expecting from the pictures. We had plenty of bathrooms and the homemade cake was a lovely touch! The only few suggestions I have are some of the beds were a bit uncomfortable I could feel the springs in my mattress so wasn’t the most comfy sleep. Also would be useful to provide additional towels to use in the hot tub or alternatively suggest guest bring their own. We would certainly return the cottage was clean and homely and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJan 2019

  • "Excellent. Very clean cottage."

    Lovely helpful staff.

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2018

  • "The Milking Parlour provided a great place for our annual family summer holiday."

    We loved the layout of the property and all the bath/shower facilities. The bedrooms provided a suitable mix of sleeping arrangements for our three generation group. The beds were large but a little too soft for some of us! The kitchen area, though quite compact, was very well equipped. Throughout the property there were plenty of comfortable places to sit; around the dining table, in the lovely open lounge area and outside on the enclosed, private patio. The grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub and the shared games room. We very much appreciated being allowed to walk the dogs in the field opposite our holiday home. There were so many interesting places to visit in the local area that we were never short of something to do and we wished we’d had a few more days to explore this beautiful, peaceful area. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by FredAug 2018

  • "Fabulous house for big family, surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    We all had a great time.

    Reviewed by MoiraMay 2018

  • "Welcomed soon after arriving - and lovely touch to have a homemade cake plus wine and chocolate waiting."

    Everything was exactly as described and very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2018

  • "From booking, to leaving at the end of our break, both Sykes and the owner were fantastic and very attentive to any requests we had."

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2018

  • "We were all really pleased with our holiday cottage and the efficiency of Sykes's organisation."

    We would certainly use you again and recommend you to others but have unsubscribed for now as we found your emails far too frequent.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2018

  • "Fabulous lodge, great for large groups."

    Marianna looks after us very well, from checking in on us the first evening, to the extra touches in the lodge. Our second visit for a pre family Christmas. We also booked the lodge next door, as there were 13 of us. Marianna made contact with us the week before our arrival and made arrangements for plenty of table space, crockery and glasses! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anna-marieDec 2017

  • "Loved it - open plan set up worked well for group of us."

    lovely feel quiet and loved the hot tub

    Reviewed by LisaNov 2017

  • "Fabulous weekend in a beautiful barn conversion that offered everything we needed."

    Reviewed by BeverleyJan 2017

  • "Beautiful barn conversion."

    Very spacious and well kitted out.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2016

  • "Wonderful experience from booking to leaving."

    There was a water leak sadly the morning of our departure which was helped by quick communication & provided with bottled water to help us out as much as possible in this situation. Cake, wine & chocolate was a lovely kind gesture & made us feel very welcome. Great accommodation & Skye's booking and service was outstanding.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2016

  • "We spend three night enjoying our wedding celebrations."

    We had close family and friends with us and the owner of the cottage made our stay just beautiful. I cannot recommend enough! The location is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. Rooms are spacious and there is enough space for the whole family to rest and spend a quality time together. Hot tube night was special too!!

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2016

  • "We recently spent a long weekend at the Milking Parlour with all our family to celebrate a 60th birthday."

    The accommodation was fantastic, everything we hoped it would be and more. Couldn't wish for anything better. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay. The hot tub was brilliant. We definitely would return and are already looking forward to it.

    Reviewed by JudithFeb 2016

  • "We stayed in The Milking Parlour for Christmas 2015 and loved it."

    The house was very well equipped and maintained to a high standard. Would definitely recommend. The dogs enjoyed the multiple walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2015

  • "It was an absolutely gorgeous place to stay."

    We would definitely stay again. There was 10 in our party and there was plenty of space for everyone without us being on top of one another, such a spacious property throughout. It was hard to leave on departure day as we had all become so comfortable there. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2015

  • "The Milking Parlour was excellent."

    Tastefully decorated and the kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of utensils. Very comfortable, we were well looked after.

    Reviewed by Anna-marieDec 2015

  • "The spacious lounge was very good and the property was done to a high specification."

    The decor was lovely, warm and welcoming. The bathrooms were beautiful and everything was immaculate.

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2015

  • "Cannot wait to go again, had an amazing time."

    It was a beautiful place and the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by VickiSep 2015

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at The Milking Parlour."

    There were 11 of us plus 2 dogs, and the property was comfortable and beautifully done. We shall be back!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2015

  • "The holiday cottage was thoroughly enjoyed by all 10 visitors and the 2 dogs."

    It was perfect for dogs as there was an enclosed garden, so it was easy to let them out, and there were two large fields at the back of the cottage for dogs to play. The owners were very kind and helpful if we had any enquiries. Would recommend to all & will be returning next year. There was adequate parking space for all cars. Overall, very much enjoyed it, thank you for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by DanielleJun 2015

  • "We loved everything, there was so much space even when full."

    A bathroom to each bedroom and the hot tub was an added bonus. The surrounding area was beautiful, so many walks to do. The owners were very helpful in pointing you in the right direction for anything you need.

    Reviewed by SamanthaMay 2015

  • "A great property with a lovely open plan living space and plenty of bathrooms!"

    The hot tub and the games room were a brilliant addition. We received a warm welcome and helpful advice from the property owners.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2015

  • "Perfect for a family group to all get together."

    It was well laid out for a large group of guests. Had a large TV and the hot tub was a fabulous addition. All bedrooms were lovely with comfortable beds and pillows. The wood burner was great and made evenings cosy and snug, we all had a great time and would definitely use this house again.

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2015

  • "In a good location with great facilities."

    A very relaxing and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2015

  • "What a great place!"

    Everyone was delighted with the quality and feel of the house. We couldn't fault it in any way and would not hesitate to go back again.

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2015

  • "It was an amazing property, located in middle of fields, so had stunning views and was quiet."

    Decorated to a high standard, each bedroom had it's own bathroom (either en suite or next door) and the lounge/kitchen area was spacious and encouraged socialisation. Had a well equipped kitchen and the hot tub was lovely. All 10 of us loved our Christmas getaway.

    Reviewed by CathieDec 2014

  • "The property was lovely with plenty of space for 9 of us to wander about and not be in each others pockets."

    The games room and gym was excellent for all ages and weathers. Everyone loved the hot tub. The owners were very receptive/welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2014

  • "A great house, comfortable, with everything well planned and thought out."

    There was plenty of crockery, cutlery and a well equipped kitchen. A peaceful location, the hot tub was great after a busy day out. The owners made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2014

  • "Lovely welcome from the owner; bottle of wine and a tasty home-made cake were there to greet us."

    The whole cottage was immaculate. Nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2014

  • "A very relaxing holiday and perfect place to celebrate my wife's 30th with friends."

    The hot tub was the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2014

  • "Beautiful property, friendly owners and very well equipped."

    The standard of furnishings, kitchen and bathrooms was fantastic.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2014

  • "Very good standard of building and equipment."

    Excellent central heating, showers and bath facilities. Games room and hot tub very popular with all the family. We were given use of an adjacent field for the grandchildren and dogs to play - great. Plenty of parking for three cars.

    Reviewed by BrianFeb 2014

  • "This ' parlour' was perfect, great facilities, very comfortable, tastefully decorated and finished to a high standard."

    Three families shared the house for the weekend and never once felt cramped. The kids and adults alike loved the hot tub, brilliant weekend. My only regret is that we could not have stayed longer, maybe next time? Church Stretton is a must to visit, awesome hill walking and some lovely looking shops, pity we went on a Sunday when most were closed!

    Reviewed by JohannaJan 2014

  • "High quality accommodation."

    Reviewed by HazelAug 2013

  • "The property was overall excellent."

    The welcome from the owners was superb and they could not have been more helpful. My grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the games room and the hot tub was a bonus. One excellent feature was the provision of a great supply of crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment. The whole property was way above our expectations and was excellent value for money!

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2013

  • "Beautiful accommodation finished to a very high standard."

    We liked the fact that each bedroom had its own bathing facilities either a en-suite or separate bathroom and there was always a supply of hot water. The hot tub was an added bonus! There were 10 adults and a baby in our party and the cottage was lovely and spacious with plenty of room for all. We would definitely recommend the Milking Parlour to anyone wishing to visit this area. The cake, wine and chocolate on arrival was a lovely gesture. Many thanks!!

    Reviewed by SuzieJun 2013

  • "The Milking Parlour fulfilled our expectations."

    The quality of fixtures, fittings, furniture was excellent as was the gym, games room and location. Overall a fabulous place to spend time with friends/family. The hot tub was the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by PamMay 2013

  • "The barn is perfect, everything is to the highest standard and it ticked all the boxes for us."

    Such a luxury place and kept very nice, it has a great feel to it and we will definitely return. Love the fact it's pet friendly too.

    Reviewed by CayliApr 2013

  • "Absolutely fabulous setting."

    Beautifully and tastefully designed living and sleeping areas. Luxury bathrooms and plenty of space for people to spread their things out. Brilliantly equipped kitchen, great range of technological equipment and lovely, lovely owners who could not have done enough for us. I cannot praise this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by GeorgiaApr 2013

  • "Cottage was open plan it was very warm and cosy, this turned out to be essential as it was so cold outside with snow."

    This was particularly important as we had a six month old baby and 80 year old parents with us who feel the cold. It was good to have a bathroom per couple as well.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2013

  • "Top class accommodation with lovely hosts."

    Reviewed by MandyMar 2013

  • "Everything we were looking for to relax for a few days away."

    I would personally give it a five star rating.

    Reviewed by JeanetteMar 2013

  • "The owners were lovely, very personable and friendly."

    Stunning house, the pictures do not do it justice. Plenty of space and loved the hot tub.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2013

  • "A fabulous cottage."

    A warm welcome from owners. Homemade cake and wine on arrival. would recommend The Milking Parlour to our friends.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2013

  • "A warm and welcoming host who met us with a smile."

    The log burning fire, hot tub and huge television all added to the luxury. I did not want to leave!!! It was perfect!!

    Reviewed by DeanJan 2013

  • "Best self catering property I have ever been to."

    The owners were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. 10/10.

    Reviewed by GrahamJan 2013

  • "Lovely warm welcome."

    The chocolate cake was delicious. Great space - with variety of bedrooms, and plenty of bathrooms, so flexibility for friends and families. Good base for touring the local area.

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2012

  • "Truly well-built accommodation, a delight to stay in."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2012

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Westhope Country Retreats

These five quality brick-built barn conversions are situated in a lovely courtyard setting on the owners' 250-acre farm, on the edge of Westhope village, just six miles from the delightful town of Church Stretton in Shropshire. Originally part of a 19th century stable block, these Westhope cottages have been sympathetically renovated and furnished to a high standard, boasting original, exposed beams and trusses throughout, yet offering all the comforts of modern living. Three of these lovely cottages boast their own private hot tubs, while all five have shared use of the games room and gym, great to while away the hours of an afternoon. Situated at the southern end of Wenlock Edge, the area offers great walking and cycling opportunities and provides a delightful location to relax and unwind. Discover the Long Mynd hills or medieval Ludlow and Shrewsbury with their wonderful architecture, castles, shops and restaurants. Just 3 miles away is Acton Scott Working Farm, as seen in the Victorian Farm TV programme. With day trips to the museums at the World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, scenic rides on the Severn Valley Railway, Stokesay Castle, Wroxeter Roman City and many wonderful country houses and gardens, this great location has plenty to offer all the family.

The property

This charming 19th century barn conversion is situated within 250 acres of farmland, in the scenic Hope Valley.

This Westhope cottage makes a wonderful home for a large family or group of friends.

Lovingly converted to combine modern living with original character, this charming accommodation boasts spacious open plan living accommodation with a woodburner, five bedrooms (three with en-suite bathrooms) and a private rear patio garden with a hot tub, ideal for alfresco dining.

Note: Cottage is next to Refs. 1863, 2913, 12657 & 26471 and 947385 together they sleep 50.

Note: Dogs to be kept on leads at all times outside due to livestock.


  • Five Bedrooms - 1 x super king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with dressing room, 1 x ground floor twin - both beds are 3'6 so are suitable for adults but the room is small, 1 x ground floor family room with 1 super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and 1 single with TV and en-suite bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Hot tub
  • Shared games room and gym with TV.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in living area
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Shared games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, selection of books, CD player and coffee machine
  • Gym with TV and cross trainer, rowing machine, multi-gym and weights
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent with honesty box for extra wood
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed rear patio area with furniture, BBQ and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: For any guests who wish to use the hot tub, the owner requires a disclaimer to be signed before use
  • This will be emailed to you by the owner once you have booked
  • Please note: If you booking is to celebrate a special birthday please notify us before confirming your booking as the owner needs to be consulted
  • Due to the new Government legislation regarding the rule of 6 the prices for this property have been reduced up until the 21st of May in order to accommodate smaller groups of up to 6, the downstairs family room and bathroom/shower, the downstairs twin room and ensuite shower room will not be available until the current guidelines change
  • Please note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £350

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Church Stretton 6 miles; Ludlow 9 miles.

The scattered village of Westhope stands amidst rolling farmland in the scenic Hope Valley, at the southern foot of the famous Wenlock Edge. There are lovely walks with rambling and cycle trails along the local paths and bridleways, whilst many of Shropshire's main attractions are within easy driving distance. Enjoy Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, with its antique shops and tea rooms, surrounded by the beautiful Long Mynd Hills, the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm or the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, Attingham Park, the market towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow with their medieval castles, excellent shops and restaurants are all within easy reach of this lovely part of Shropshire, as are the lovely village of Clun, the market town of Bishops Castle and Carding Mill Valley.

Region Information

Note: Dogs to be kept on leads at all times outside due to livestock.
Note: Due to the new Government legislation regarding the rule of 6 the prices for this property have been reduced in order to accommodate smaller groups of up to 6, the downstairs family room and bathroom/shower, the downstairs twin room and ensuite shower room will not be available until the current guidelines change

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • 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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