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The Wain House

Westhope near Church Stretton, Shropshire (Ref. 1863)



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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/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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53 Customer Reviews

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

    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 LorraineNov 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 GraceNov 2021

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

    Reviewed by LindaSep 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 NickAug 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 MelanieAug 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 ClaireJul 2021

  • "Great holiday."

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

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 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 JeanineJun 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 AntonyApr 2021

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

    Beautiful location. Owners were only a phone call away.

    Reviewed by AbiSep 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 JaneJul 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 EmilyDec 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 PaulOct 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 AllanSep 2019

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

    Reviewed by JamesSep 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 AnnAug 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 AntonyApr 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 DyanNov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage and area."

    Welcome package was excellent.

    Reviewed by TerrySep 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 AAug 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 CarolMay 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by AntonyApr 2018

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

    The cottage was clean and tidy . Hot tub was fab

    Reviewed by GeraldMar 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 ChiaraJan 2018

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

    Reviewed by GabriellaJan 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 PhilNov 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 LynneApr 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 NicolaFeb 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 MichelleNov 2016

  • "A perfect break in every way."

    The cottage was more than we could have hoped for.

    Reviewed by PatrickNov 2015

  • "Had a fantastic time at The Wain House, great for family get together's."

    Cottage is very clean and comfortable, everything is there you need. Would highly recommend and looking to return in the future.

    Reviewed by PaulaOct 2015

  • "The views where beautiful the house was lovely, everything had been thought of and accommodated for."

    Everywhere was very clean. I would defiantly recommend The Wain House and cannot wait to go back.

    Reviewed by StevieSep 2015

  • "A lovely cottage in delightful area."

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2015

  • "Lovely setting and the cottage was wonderful, there was plenty of space for all of us and it was very well equipped."

    Would definitely recommend for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2015

  • "Everything was excellent."

    We had lovely welcome gifts and the property was stunning. We had everything we needed, including a games room.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2015

  • "We had an amazing weekend and couldn't fault the property or owner in any way."

    We will definitely be rebooking in the near future and would recommend to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2015

  • "Great holiday let, the owner is very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was immaculate and the beds were really comfy. The hot tub was brilliant and a great bonus. There was lots of seating in the living room with sky and WiFi.

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2014

  • "The hot tub was great and the surroundings were lovely."

    A beautiful cosy cottage, perfect for a relaxing weekend away!

    Reviewed by CareyDec 2014

  • "We had a brilliant time!"

    ! Everything was perfect and the owner was very lovely and made us a welcome cake and we had a bottle of wine waiting for us!! Beautiful cottage!! We will definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by InnaNov 2014

  • "The hot tub at The Wain House was a real treat and made our break special."

    The house itself is lovely, beautifully clean with comfortable beds, nice en-suites and family bathroom. It is very quiet, surrounded by pleasant countryside with lots of walks from the door but within easy reach of places of interest. It is a very professionally run establishment with very helpful and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by VeronicaMar 2014

  • "Fantastic break."

    Made to feel very welcome. Hot tub great.

    Reviewed by KathrynDec 2013

  • "The owner made us feel very welcome and made it known nothing was too much trouble."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and warm, and made our short break special. The hot tub was a welcome addition which we used each evening after a busy day of walking or sight seeing. The cottage is situated in a beautiful area. There was nothing to dislike about our holiday.

    Reviewed by CherylOct 2013

  • "We loved the facilities given to book the cottage."

    It's been an amazing trip to the English countryside that we'll never forget. The house was fabulous. Great job and well done to the owners.

    Reviewed by AnaFeb 2013

  • "The property was brilliant and just as described."

    We had everything we needed and the owners had a home baked cake, a bottle of wine and even some chocolate to welcome us. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a peaceful holiday in lovely surroundings.

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2012

  • "Very quiet with friendly owners and dogs."

    A very enjoyable and relaxing break.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2012

  • "The house was stunning and really comfortable with lovely walks just outside the door."

    Reviewed by GlenysJul 2011

  • "A tranquil setting in a convenient location."

    Friendly, relaxed owners make it an ideal dog holiday.

    Reviewed by HannaApr 2011

  • "Excellent barn conversion."

    Ideal enclosed garden for out two small dogs. Lovely, peaceful setting. Owners very friendly and welcoming. Plenty of places of interest to visit. Although the farm is two miles from the nearest B road, we thought it an ideal setting; very quiet and comfortable at the end of a hectic day.

    Reviewed by PBJun 2010

  • "The area is wonderful for peace and quiet and the owners are most helpful and friendly."

    There is lots to do within easy range.

    Reviewed by PamAug 2009

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely location, lovely owners."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2008

  • "Really comfortable cottage."

    Beautifully fitted out with everything thought of. The enclosed garden was a bonus for the dog.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2008

  • "Marvellous countryside"

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2008

  • "A well decorated and equipped property with friendly owners who provided a welcome cake, wine and chocolates."

    An excellent location for touring the lovely countryside and market towns.

    Reviewed by KenOct 2007

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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

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.


  • 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
  • Shared games room and gym with TV.
  • Oil central heating
  • Double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, cafetiere, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with basic Satellite, video, DVD, CD, iPod dock, 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, BBQ and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 3 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

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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

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
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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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