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The Olde Cowshed

(Ref. 2913)

Westhope near Church Stretton, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "All was pretty much as expected and we have used Sykes numerous times so have trust with the name and quality of accommodation and will continue to do so."

    A few things fall outside of Sykes' control. One being noisy neighbours! They had a riot in the first proper sunshine of the year which kind of ruined our hot tub quiet until they left on the Monday. Also they parked in the Cowshed allocated parking spot. We parked elsewhere but it was inconsiderate for my 87 year old father. Note the lanes are a bit precarious for nervous (or impatient) drivers. It was difficult adhering to keeping the dog off furniture and downstairs. There's a door to stop him going upstairs (which we managed) but off furniture during the night would be impossible as its open-plan. Hence we always travel with throws to amply cover a small area of a sofa and protect it well. We move cushions to stop him jumping on elsewhere. This works when we can't watch him. We thankfully gave my recently widowed father a great holiday. The ground floor facilities suited him; we visited so many places and all had a holiday to remember.

    Reviewed by Kay4.7May 2024

  • "Everything about our stay was great - the cottage was lovely, in a great location and had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean."

    The manager was really helpful and replied to queries super fast. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Hi, thank you for a lovely stay."

    The property was clean and comfortable and ideally situated in a very quiet rural location. Excellent heating system, which we actually had to turn down!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a great stay in the Olde Cow Shed, the wine, chocolates and homemade cake on arrival were a lovely touch."

    My daughter said it was the nicest cake she'd ever had! The property was bigger than I was expecting, lots of room for just the 3 of us and lots of outdoor space too, with the added bonus of the hot tub. The property was spotless and had everything we needed. It was great location for a Shropshire base, we visited Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Iron Bridge and Oswestry...all beautiful places. I would definately recommned staying here to anyone.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely week accommodation was lovely."

    Welcome pack was was great didn’t realise how isolated it was .The roads could be scary very narrow and bendy was glad I didn’t have to drive .

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay in lovely location."

    Property was perfect and welcome pack greatly appreciated. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2023

  • "There were 4 adults in our party, which despite this accommodation not being very spacious on the ground floor, only presented an issue in the kitchen, where 2 was pretty much the limit."

    Everywhere was very clean and well equipped. It was nice having a games room where we played table tennis (the table badly need a new net), pool (50p per play), and table air hockey (the table is very tired). I recommend taking your own table tennis equipment though, as the supplied equipment was extremely basic. The hot tub was great, but for some reason would not allow us to set a temperature over 37 degrees, but as the weather was sunny during our stay, wasn't an issue. There really isn't an views from the property, unless you look over the roofs from the 1st floor, as it is surrounded by large farm buildings. But if it is peace and quiet you seek, you'll get it here.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and the location, it was a real good relaxing holiday that we all enjoyed."

    It was central to many areas of Shropshire, which befitted our daily routine. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic stay our second visit great surroundings very peaceful n relaxing."

    Hot tub a added bonus, very helpful staff nothing to much for them. Very welcoming touch with wine n cake left. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, everything that we needed was there."

    Very comfortable and the hot tub was great.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Amazing property in a great location, so easy to get to Ludlow, Shrewsbury and sone beautiful local villages."

    The property was perfect, loved the hot tub. Will most definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property, great area."

    Well equipped and nice touches, eg. cake, wine, chocolate. Spotless on arrival, everything working as it should. Only slight minus was the lack of a smart TV but we borrowed some DVDs from the games room. Had a lovely stay, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable, spacious and had a well equipped kitchen."

    Dishwasher tablets were provided by the owner and there were plenty of them for our weeks stay. There was also a large Games room on site which we used once during our stay. You will need 50p's to use the pool table. The cottage is in a very peaceful location. There are other cottages available on the same site which would be useful if booking a family get together.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property the owners have thought of everything their guests might need even down to cling film!"

    We had an amazing few days relaxing, I can't praise this place enough. The lady who came everyday to check on the hot tub was very helpful and friendly and I can't wait to go back. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have just returned from a 3 night stay in th Olde Cow Shed."

    The accommodation was wonderful. It was well designed, spacious, well equipped, spotlessly clean and the location perfect. We had a lovely time walking in the hills and the local area. To come home to a soak in a hot tub to ease aching muscles was the icing on cake. It was all absolutely perfect and we would really like to visit again!!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Apr 2022

  • "ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL perfect holiday!"

    So clean and lovely accommodation. Made perfect with the shared games room (note to others take 50p lots of them to play pool) and then topped with the cherry on top of the cake that they now have a hot tub! Honestly just what we needed lovely and quiet nice relaxed time away. Thankyou so so much

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful place very cosy and warm can’t fault it"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was so lovely, warm & cosy We had a fabulous stay there in beautiful surroundings!"

    We particularly enjoyed the museum in Craven Arms called The Land of Lost Content well worth a visit if you want a reminder of days gone by!! The complimentary wine & delicious cake along with all the other basics were a lovely touch too!! We would definitely book to come again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "The owners left us a bottle of wine , a homemade cake, a bar of chocolate and milk in the fridge it was so thoughtful."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect relaxing stay everything you need in the cottage, very enjoyable ..."

    Perfect relaxing stay everything you need in the cottage, very enjoyable relaxing place just what we needed, relaxing beautiful countryside plenty of wild life around the area, we will definitely be going again next year

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Old Cowshed was a lovely cottage, everything we hoped for, accept for one thing, very disappointed in the fact that if there are a lot of young adults staying in the adjoining cottage, " Turnip Cottage " who have no thought for other people, they were partying to 3 in the morning, which would cause me to never recommend this cottage to anyone, as i noticed from the visitor book, this was not the first time someone has experienced the same problem, so either the owners of the cottages or Sykes Holidays have taken no notice of the comments before and put a warning that this can happen."

    Ruined the weekend away for both my wife and myself. Such a shame because somebody has work hard to provide very good quality cottages. I have used Sykes Holiday Cottages many times to book cottages and have always been pleased with the cottages we have booked, but this was a real disappointment. Stephen. Pembrokeshire

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable in a super location."

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great venue."

    Lots of room for 4. Well managed by friendly people. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Just what was needed to get away from the stresses and strains of city life.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Old Cowshed looked very interesting on the details - in fact it exceeded expectations."

    Very comfortable and clean with a lot of thought having gone into the whole set-up. We did feel it was somewhat isolated and may have been a small problem if the weather had been bad (which it was not!). Also the TV reception was very poor but did not spoil the very enjoyable stay; Thank you.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a very peaceful location."

    Perfect for our family with our little one. There is a group of about 4-5 cottages so would be great to go as a big group of you. We had a very comfortable stay with lots of exploring to do all around. A car is essential as it is very isolated. The only thing we would suggest is the kitchen was a little under equipped.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Aug 2018

  • "The Olde Cow Shed was fabulous 5 star accommodation."

    We had a amazing holiday and will book to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Jul 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    A very welcome cake, bottle of wine and chocolate greeted us on arrival. The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. We have already booked to return in October!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2018

  • "For.a late booking they were fantastic"

    Reviewed by Del4.4Jul 2018

  • "Location for touring Shropshire very good."

    standard of construction and furnishings excellent. access roads narrow and winding.

    Reviewed by David4.8Sep 2017

  • "Very welcoming and friendly people, lovely accommodation in very nice area all four of us enjoyed our stay enormously"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2017

  • "Amazing property."

    Lovely location. Exceeded our expectations by a long way. Super clean. Very cosy and warm. Fantastic location. Lovely bottle of wine, home made fruit loaf, flowers and chocolate when we arrived. Linen and towels included - which reduces a lot of packing space and hassle. Enclosed back courtyard was great for our dog. Free BBQ starter pack was way and above our expectations. Fantastic kitchen and cooking facilities, pots, pans and utensils, including washing machine, washing up liquid, dishwasher and tablets, foil, cling film, tea, coffee, sugar!!! Books, DVDs, and leaflets about local areas of interest. Games room for the boys. Brilliant king size bed with dressing area and ginormous bathroom, with double shower and bath. Love, love, loved it.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2017

  • "Have answered 'no' to the question 'would you re-book?"

    '. This is not related to the quality of the accommodation, merely that we don't go to the same place twice.

    Reviewed by Peter4.0Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size & TV, 1 x ground floor twin ( zip and link, can be a super kingsize on request)
  • Luxury bathroom with bath, shower, basin, WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin, WC
  • Fitted oak kitchen leading to dining room with doors to rear patio, oak beamed arch to sitting room with 40” smart tv, courtyard and farmland views
  • Sofa bed on the first-floor landing, please note not suitable for adults and extra linen can be provided at an extra charge
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, cafetiere, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TVs, WiFi
  • Shared games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, selection of books
  • Gym with TV & cross trainer, rowing machine, multi-gym & weights
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture, charcoal BBQ (charcoal not included)
  • Private hot tub
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair by arrangement
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared bike storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 4.8 miles
  • Please note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £200

The property

A lovely 19th century barn conversion in a courtyard location on 250 acres of farmland in the scenic Hope Valley.

Beautifully converted, combining modern living with original character, with exposed oak and pine beams, oak floors and a luxury bathroom, as well as shared use of a games room and gym.

A lovely Westhope cottage, perfect for a romantic or a family holiday.

Note: Cottage is next to Refs. 1863, 12657, 12658, 26471 and 947385, together they sleep 50.

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

Westhope Country Retreats

These six 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. All six of these lovely cottages boast their own private hot tubs, and all enjoy 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 £200.

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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.

Additional dogs up to the maximum of 4 in total at the owners discretion.
Note: Dogs to be kept on leads at all times outside due to livestock.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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