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The Olde Cowshed

Westhope near Church Stretton, Shropshire (Ref. 2913)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • 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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19 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MelanieApr 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 JennyFeb 2022

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

    Reviewed by DianeDec 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 JulieOct 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 EamonnOct 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 KathleenSep 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 StephenSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2019

  • "Great venue."

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

    Reviewed by GeoffDec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

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

    Reviewed by JulieDec 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 JanetSep 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 HannahAug 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by NatashaJul 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 DianeJul 2018

  • "For.a late booking they were fantastic"

    Reviewed by DelJul 2018

  • "Location for touring Shropshire very good."

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

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

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

    Reviewed by DavidAug 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 KarenAug 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 PeterJun 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double & TV, 1 x ground floor twin ( zip and link, can be a super kingsize double 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 courtyard & farmland views
  • Cosy reading area on first floor landing
  • Shared games room and gym with TV.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven & hob, microwave, cafetiere, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TVs, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Shared games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, selection of books
  • Gym with TV & cross trainer, rowing machine, multi-gym & weights
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair by arrangement
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed rear patio garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 3 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 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 £200.

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About the location

WESTHOPE

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

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute