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The Old Farmhouse

Westhope, Shropshire (Ref. 947385)



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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay and have already booked for next year!"

    !! Very comfortable and well looked after, our party (aged between 1 and 97!!) all had a great time! It would be nice to have some garden games available to use for next time. Just some bats and balls, badminton etc. also sone more tea towels and a larger pan / wok. But all in all it was great and we can’t wait to come back.

    Reviewed by OliverMar 2022

  • "Great rural location which is so peaceful with very little light pollution."

    Any issues that might arise dealt very quickly by owner and manager of the accommodation.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Well equipped & comfortable cottage."

    Clean, but not spotless given the extended Covid cleaning hours. Dining room had an unusual smell, appreciate it’s an old building and can smell mouldy, we didn’t use the dining room because of it. Hot tub is lovely and checked daily . The garden is beautiful and perfect for little ones. There is a builders yard next door which although wasn’t intrusive noise wise, it was very unsightly and not mentioned in the cottage information. The large refuge bins were overfilled, meaning rubbish was left on the floor beside it, attracting lots of wasps and flies. The information regarding recycling was unclear. There should be more bin space for the amount of cottages on site. That said we had a very relaxing few days. I probably wouldn’t rebook this cottage, mainly because of bedroom layout with toddlers, but it does have a charm, and I can see how other people revisit.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2021

  • "The property was as described,which was spacious,clean and well appointed."

    The lady in charge was helpful and always available if any problems.The general maintenance was a little lacking,light bulbs not replaced,a bedroom door not closing properly,shower rail broken.

    Reviewed by KelvinJun 2021

  • "On your original site you stated that the four poster room had an en-suite shower room which made 5 bathroom/shower rooms."

    When we arrived, we could not find a shower room in the four poster room? On speaking to the owner we were told that this room did not have an en-suite? One of the main reasons for booking the farmhouse was the bedroom/bathroom configurations for our family. I am sure I have a print out of the original front page of your site showing that the four poster room has an en-suite? You have since amended the info, I suspect after a phone call or email from the farmhouse owner who was very kind? We did enjoy our week, after not seeing family for over a year, but it was blighted by this. The donkey shed was unusable because of a broken bed so we couldn't really use the shower room as it's at the bottom of the garden, leaving one bathroom and 2 en-suites. Will we book with you again?...not sure? :(

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2021

  • "Great property, helpful staff, enjoyable week"

    Reviewed by EdwardOct 2020

  • "Fabulous space for family group of different generations."

    Very clean and well kept. Staff helpful and friendly. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2020

  • "In our party of ten we had four children between the ages of 4 and 10."

    The very large garden provided the opportunity for them to explore their imagination with hide and seek, kickabouts, making camps and generally running around letting off steam.

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2020

  • "The Old Farmhouse was a great location for our family group ranging from 75 to 22 months."

    The outside space was excellent and safe for the children to play. The interior was also spacious . Plenty of storage and 3 fridges in the kitchen. Barbecue was excellent as well. The hot tub was a great hit! The location is quite isolated but not far from Craven Arms for shops. Lovely having the alpacas opposite and were enjoyed by all, in spite of the rain! A great week enjoyed by everyone. The cake and bottle of wine appreciated by the adults.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2020

  • "It delivered everything we hoped for and more."

    There were a couple of door latches that were missing but this just added to the old world charm. We had an age range from 7 months to 70 years and all were easily catered for.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2020

  • "It was a great place for a family to get together for a 60th birthday"

    Reviewed by BeverleyJan 2020

  • "Amazing property, stunning location, we all had an amazing experience and would come back ."

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

  • "The Old Farmhouse is Wonderful."

    Everything you need to make your holiday special, plenty of seating in the large living room, underfloor heating is not for me but the rest of the group loved it. Lovely comfy beds and clean bedding. Hot Tub was great and a large lawn to play games on, we had mixed weather but it didn't stop us getting out there and enjoying ourselves. Thank You

    Reviewed by JacquiJun 2019

  • "Stopped here for a family weekend away - would highly recommend the Old Farmhouse."

    Huge garden and lounge areas for all the family to relax including the private hot tub. Would definitely stop here again!

    Reviewed by JamieMay 2019

  • "The house is beautiful, it had everything we needed and was lovely and clean."

    It was great to be able to bring our dogs and loved the garden. The hot tub was a real bonus we made good use of that!

    Reviewed by GeorgiaApr 2019

  • "The cottage exceeded expectations!"

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "House was beautiful and clean, lots of space for us all to spread out."

    Would highly recommend this house even for the welcome cake alone.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2018

  • "We were celebrating Golden Wedding Anniversay with family, The cottage was so delightful, it was very well equipped, on arrival we were greeted with a beautiful cake and wine."

    Tea, coffee, sugar, and cleaning materials were plentiful, the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The hot tub was a great hit with all of us, it was one of the nicest holiday weeks we've had. Would love to return

    Reviewed by MarilynOct 2018

  • "Very friendly welcome and prompt attention when we had a problem."

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2018

  • "Our holiday with our children and grandchildren was wonderful."

    The lovely welcome with the large cake we enjoyed eating all week and bottle of wine was really appreciated. The living room opening out onto a really lovely garden was great, especially for the family and grandchildren to enjoy. The facilities in the kitchen, meant big family meals could be cooked. Would really recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2018

  • "We enjoyed an annual family get-together in beautiful Shropshire."

    The house was luxurious and we were made very welcome. The dining room, sitting room, kitchen, bedrooms, garden and hot tubs were all great. There was plenty of room for all eleven of us. There is little to improve - perhaps a few larger cooking pots and more cutlery. The games room had obviously been badly treated by previous guests but was being renovated as we left. All in all the owners should be proud of this excellent holiday home. Thank you.

    Reviewed by TerenceMar 2018

  • "This property was fantastic."

    It was beautifully presented and was extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It also has a lovely garden with the hot tub which is a bonus. The Old Farmhouse is in a beautiful location with easy access to good walks and the lovely town of Ludlow. We thoroughly recommend this property. In addition we found the owners extremely helpful helping us get to the property in very difficult weather conditions.

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2018

  • "Very well thought out holiday cottage with lovely personal touches from the owners."

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2017

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  • Main building: Five bedrooms: 1 x four poster super king-size double with 49'' TV, 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 4) and church pew (seats 4)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 12) with piano and woodburner
  • Sitting room (seats 12)
  • Boot room
  • Separate studio with one super king-size double bedroom with TV, kitchenette and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • External shared games room and gym with TV.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in sitting room and woodburner
  • Range cooker with electric hob, 3 x fridge, dishwasher
  • Under counter freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, 4 x TVs (1 50'' Smart with Freeview, 1 TV with Freeview, 2 with FreeSat), DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Extra fuel for woodburner supplied via an honesty box
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars to front of property
  • Lawned garden, patio with furniture, BBQ and hot tub to rear
  • Shared games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, selection of books
  • Gym with TV and cross trainer, rowing machine, multi-gym and weights
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • 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
  • Please note: This property has a goodhousekeeping bond of £450

The property

A luxury detached cottage set in the delightful village of Westhope in Shropshire.

Set in a beautiful location with a sufficient space inside and out, this property is perfect for big groups in the stunning countryside.

The inviting exterior with stone walls and oak...

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

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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.

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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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