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The Wain House

(Ref. 1863)

Westhope near Church Stretton, Shropshire Show on map

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect cottage to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday."

    Welcome pack a lovely gesture, very clean, hot tub was the best I've been in. Only negative was the directions, all in our party got lost and we also found out the people in the other cottages also found it hard to find.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great property for my family stay of 5 adults, an infant, a baby and dog."

    Lovely warm property for this February stay (2024). The hot tub was very clean and we used it each day. Plenty of hot water and good showers. My recommendation for the property would be to increase the freezer size in the kitchen which limited our storage a little bit, but not too bad.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely house with a cottage feel."

    Lots of space for 6 and enough wardrobes etc. We only stayed for 2 nights but a week would be great. Lots of utensils and pans etc in kitchen. Bathroom and kitchen tiles need a bit of TLC but all areas were clean. We didn’t use the games room but the hot tub was really nice and the temperature was perfect. There are quite a few holiday lets on the farm so quite a few other people around the car park areas but once inside the house you don’t notice. It was very warm and snug. Nice welcome with cake and wine. We would come again with friends or family . Such a lot to do in the area. Very good contact from owner/ management team with useful information and quick responses. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Jan 2024

  • "I've stayed here 3 times now."

    Hot tub is the best we've ever used very clean and they check on it/top it up etc every day. Kids loved all the lights outside the house driving up. Homemade mince pies were amazing.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic property and a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was good set up as usual with lovely wine and cake on arrival."

    Hot tub was excellent. However the games room is rubbish with most things broken and unusable. Unfortunately the holiday was ruined with all the wasps and massive hornets surrounding the property Site stores the waste bins for the complex 5m from the property and this caused so much distress. Wasps bombarded the property during the day that much we couldn’t sit outside. Then at night it was the hornets turn to come say hello attracted by the lights.

    Reviewed by Allan3.4Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable clean and very welcoming - hot tub excellent - the only disappointment was the games room for the children - the football game was broken and the small poole table not level and worn - we took ages to find a ping pong ball for the table tennis on the very messy shelves which were such a muddle - it wants a good tidy up with some decent games and up to date books - and a specific storage spot for ping pong balls well labelled- I think if it was tidier guests might keep it tidier too - finally we were not too clear on where to put the food waste as could only find bins marked recycling?"

    Reviewed by C A4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a really lovely week , the cottage was well appointed and its in such a tranquil location !"

    Chloe the housekeeper was friendly and really helpful . Lots of lovely touches eg , the cake , milk, tea, sugar etc ! Thank you for a really fabulous holiday , we can’t wait to come back !!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Property wasn't clean I did email them ,food and spillages down the wall ,hairs ..."

    Property wasn't clean I did email them ,food and spillages down the wall ,hairs in the oven and all over the furniture, skirting board filthy , mouldy areas and broken tiles in the bathroom definitely over rated , garden no privacy pictures make the property look totally different from reality Wouldn't recommend it at all very overpriced and felt a complete waste of money

    Reviewed by Lisa2.5Dec 2022

  • "Very nice clean comfortable accommodation."

    Peaceful location,and near to many areas of interest for walking and sightseeing. Nice walks from the doorstep. Cupboards were well stocked with lots of kitchen essentials, and crockery which left us with the dilemma of where to store our food! ( Maybe a larder cupboard would be helpfull) Mismatched cutlery was a bit disappointing for a 5* accommodation. Bed linen was to a very good quality, and super comfortable mattress. We enjoyed our stay very much. It's a shame that not all of Sykes accommodation is to the same high standard of cleanliness as The Wain House.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Nov 2022

  • "Lovely stay at wain house our 2nd time visiting the place nice to get away from ..."

    Lovely stay at wain house our 2nd time visiting the place nice to get away from normal day to day rat run off life and enjoy the scenery and take some lovely walks from your door step, and on return the hot tub and games room are a added bonus would definitely recommend staying there

    Reviewed by Filip3.8Aug 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time."

    House was beautiful and suited all our needs. Beds very comfortable and all rooms were spotlessly clean. The only ask would be for some serving dishes to use at meal times. Would recommend the Wain house. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Aug 2022

  • "What a lovely stay."

    We were a family of six but upon arrival found that there were not enough plates and other items. This was rectified within 30 minutes using the method suggested in the welcome pack. All of the little extras were a lovely touch and it was great to find the ‘essentials’ available too. Would have been good to have somewhere to run the dog but otherwise perfect

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, plenty of room for us all."

    A nice touch was the cake, chocolate and wine when we got there The hot tub was lovely to relax in and watch the sheep in the fields The gym was a big hit with my son and we used the games room . Our first holiday with 4 week old grandchild and we made some lovely memories. If i had one negative it would be the very narrow road, but we got used to it and people were very courteous. Would defintely recommend

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great facilities (hot tub, pool, table tennis, gym) in a beautiful tranquil valley"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed it ."

    Location is quite remote and very peaceful .

    Reviewed by Kyrene5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Wain House is beautiful, comfortable in a quiet location with lots of amenities."

    The Games room and hot tub were brilliant for all the family, we really enjoyed them. Chloe the manager very approachable, we had a small issue with the oven which was quickly rectified. Only one issue we found was that the dining chairs in the kitchen were a little big for the table which meant some members of the family found it tight on there legs. Overall a wonderful place to have a stay cation.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Feb 2022

  • "Loved it so much we have already booked again for next year L Loved it so ..."

    Loved it so much we have already booked again for next year L Loved it so much we have already booked again for next year

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Nov 2021

  • "This is my third stay at this lovely cottage, the welcome gifts are such a personal touch, the house is immaculate and the hot tub is fabulous!"

    I have recommended to friends and they also love their stays here! It’s in a remote location so perfect for a getaway into the country to recharge

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a great time loved the hot tub and games room and the house was amazing,in lovely country side"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really nice accommodation, with good facilities including games room."

    Great location to explore Shropshire and surrounding areas. The garden in the Wain House could be a little more private, a higher fence would make it more secluded. The hot tub is visible from from the drive / road.

    Reviewed by Nick4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lots of dust and cobwebs but nice little touches on arrival the roads up to the ..."

    Lots of dust and cobwebs but nice little touches on arrival the roads up to the cottage s very winding and only enough space for one car can be hard to get up and down the road

    Reviewed by Melanie3.1Aug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in Shropshire and the cottage had the best hot tub I've ever been in."

    It was so nice to be able to look out over the fields from the water. Beautiful cottage, would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great holiday."

    was a lovely touch to have wine, milk, home made cake, choc. Lovely and clean.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2021

  • "An unusually hot week so evenings spent relaxing in the hot tub-wonderful!"

    The layout of the complex has been carefully thought out with privacy and parking respected. A lovely welcome of wine, cake and milk for the first cuppa.

    Reviewed by Jeanine5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have been twice before to this property and we love it."

    The furnishings had been improved since our last visit, the lounge looked cleaner and brighter. We will return again.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely stay, everything was clean and tidy."

    Beautiful location. Owners were only a phone call away.

    Reviewed by Abi4.7Sep 2020

  • "We loved the peace and tranquillity of the Wain House."

    It was beautifully presented and very comfortable.waking up to the alpaca in the field opposite was a treat and I’d highly recommend the alpaca walk.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jul 2020

  • "What a lovely stay we had!"

    Hot tub was amazing, lovely fields to walk across. Not far from the nearest pub with lots of shops at hand and restaurants. Chloe, is a fantastic host and would 100% love to come back!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, in a great location and well-looked after."

    The welcoming touches like cake and milk in the fridge was very thoughtful. The owner was on hand at the start to cover any questions and show us how to use the hot tub. Have stayed in several cottages and this I would put high on the list, cosy and warm.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent equipped cottage with all the little lovely touches to make you feel special."

    Cake and a bottle of wine on arrival too!! Owners of cottage were brilliant and reacted to issue where hot tub controller was broken. Fixed within 24hours and a bottle of wine for our troubles too. Cottage is lovely and so quiet. Can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Amazing stay @ Wain house the facilities are fantastic would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Wain House is a clean comfortable cottage in lovely countryside not too far from Ludlow."

    The hot tub was very relaxing. The children enjoyed the games room and we all loved watching the alpacas in the field opposite. The welcome package was a nice gesture and much appreciated. The directions were helpful as it is in a rural position.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2019

  • "Our second visit to the Wain House, as delightful as we remembered with the added bonus this year of a field of 9 Alpacas opposite."

    The hot tub is a wonderful way to round off the day even in the rather chilly late spring evenings. The four of us, plus small dog, cannot recommend this cottage highly enough, an absolute gem deep in the Shropshire countryside but only 10 minutes drive from the lovely town of Ludlow.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay, a lovely warm welcome with cake and wine."

    All the basics were available including bedding. Hot tub was lovely. Everything we needed for a relaxing 40 th birthday weekend. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Dyan5.0Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage and area."

    Welcome package was excellent.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2018

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage, the hot tub is great and well maintained."

    When we arrived the cottage was very tidy. We loved all the extras...especially the lemon drizzle cake! that was amazing!! the little touches like the cake, milk etc was a great touch as helps you settle in to the cottage. great location, so peaceful and nice to see the Aplacas in the morning

    Reviewed by A5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic location beautiful cottage and welcoming owner."

    The only issue we had was trying to regulate the showers they were either very hot or very cold but we were only staying for two nights so no worries. Hot tub was fab, as was the welcoming cake and wine. Very relaxing and easy access to local amenities found a great curry house in Craven Arms and Church Stretton lovely town to visit.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2018

  • "A very pleasant cottage deep in the countryside."

    Very peaceful and wildlife aplenty. A lovely, relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Antony4.7Apr 2018

  • "Well equipped holiday cottage, with some lovely home touches."

    The cottage was clean and tidy . Hot tub was fab

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Mar 2018

  • "The host was lovely and made us feel very welcome."

    The place was overall very comfortable - we slept well, the kitchen was well equipped and the Jacuzzi was amazing. The only slight discomfort was on Friday as it was quite cold in the lounge - there is no radiator in the lounge so it took a while to heat up that room. All in all a fantastic stay in beautiful surroundings!

    Reviewed by Chiara4.4Jan 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Wain House, would thoroughly recommend."

    Reviewed by Gabriella5.0Jan 2018

  • "The cottage is stunning."

    The owners really do go above and beyond in their attention to detail. By far one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and would not hesitate to recommend. The only thing missing was a log burner which really would have made this cottage amazing.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Nov 2017

  • "Such a lovely place, we will be booking to come back."

    In a beautiful part of the country. Very clean accommodation. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Apr 2017

  • "We have just returned from a very enjoyable weekend at The Wain House."

    We arrived to a warm welcome of a freshly baked cake and a bottle of wine. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Very often you need to bring your own items with you such as cleaning products and condiments, the Wain House has all of this ready for your stay, even down to salt and pepper! We took our dog with us and it was lovely to find dog bowels available for use. The hot tub was superb, again it was spotlessly clean and we used it daily, even though the weather was very cold and snowy. The cottage was wonderful and is perfectly situated in beautiful Shropshire countryside. We would definitely recommend The Wain House and hope to return in the next few months.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2017

  • "The Wain House was absolutely beautiful and in a stunning location."

    It is very quiet and quite cut off so if you are looking for peace and quiet and beautiful countryside it is ideal. The extra touches like the homemade cake and bottle of wine are also a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite (separate shower, basin and WC), 1 x first floor double, 1 x first floor super king double zip and link (twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, cafetiere, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 43" Smart TV with freesat and Amazon Alexa, WiFi
  • 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
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, gravelled patio garden with garden furniture, charcoal BBQ (charcoal not included)
  • Private hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shared bike storage
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 4.8 miles
  • Note: There is restricted head height in part of this property due to a low beam crossing one side of the first floor landing
  • 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
  • Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £250

The property

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

Beautifully converted to combine modern living with original character, this charming accommodation boasts en-suite facilities and offers shared use of a games room and gym, a lovely patio garden with a hot tub and country views, making it ideal for alfresco dining.

Note: Cottage is next to Refs. 2913, 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 £250.

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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.

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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