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The Coach House Barn

(Ref. 984095)

Wistanstow near Craven Arms, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay, lovely house, host was very helpful and accommodating."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Simply perfect."

    Between our 3 couples, we have stayed in a number of sykes properties over many years, this is the best. Spotlessly clean throughout, beautifully decorated with great taste. Stunning property in a beautiful location. Very high quality linen, interior, hot tub. The garden is beautifully thought out with hot tub, pizza oven, decking, fairy lights and seating. The kitchen is very high spec with all the equipment you could need. Lounge is perfect for a cosy night in around a roaring log fire. Bedrooms are decorated beautifully with very comfortable beds, quality linen and great wet rooms/bathrooms. Our hosts were superb, very welcoming and a great knowledge of the area, where to eat and drink etc. Very dog friendly. A dog wash in the garden and a boot room as you go in, to clean them down and dry them off. We could not find fault with this property at all. Higher than 5 star. Already looking to go back again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2022

  • "We stayed for a weekend at The Coach House Barn and it just wasn’t long enough."

    The barn itself is just stunningly beautiful - from its decor to its setting. It’s incredibly comfortable and well proportioned. The outdoor area was just as comfortable as indoors and we took advantage of the hot tub and the pizza oven (thanks Wayne). Our hosts were superb and nothing was too much trouble. Quite simply - we loved it.

    Reviewed by Su5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely weekend break with family at Coach House Barn."

    The owners were really lovely and made us feel very welcome and relaxed. The cottage was exactly as described, very comfortable and perfectly decorated. Ideally located for a few short trips out to the local area, and we took full advantage of the BBQ and the hot tub, which was a fabulous treat, especially for our grandchildren who loved it ! Perfect family weekend get together- will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had an amazing Easter weekend at The Coach House Barn!"

    The property was beautiful and spotless throughout, cosy cottage feel but had all the modern amenities. Made use of the pizza oven on the sunny evenings we had which was impressive and the pizzas were delicious. The hot tub was such a treat, especially after doing some of the stunning walks around the area. The owners were absolutely lovely and so helpful before and during our stay. We will definitely be back! Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Polly5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is well-equipped, attractively decorated and comfortable, with high-quality furniture and fittings, and in a quiet, pleasant setting."

    Our granddaughters loved the hot tub - and the owners' dogs and cat! The owners are charming and helpful and we would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay for our friends birthday."

    A weekend spent eating good food, lazing around the cottage and enjoying the sun. The barns are decorated perfectly, Wayne and Julie couldn’t do enough to help us and really made us feel at home. So lovely! The area is gorgeous and peaceful, the perfect relaxing break! We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Ashlea4.1Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage with everything we needed."

    Comfy beds, settees and fabulous bathrooms. We really enjoyed the hot tub too.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing hosts!"

    We were made to feel so welcome and there was not anything the hosts could not do for us. House is so luxurious and was a great place for a family get together. Will definitely be booking up again soon.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2022

  • "Such a lovely stay."

    Amazing facilities and our hosts were great at getting us anything we needed. Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Jan 2022

  • "An absolutely perfect break… please see review below: Just back from a lovely stay at the Coach House Barn for New Year… simply WOW!"

    The barn itself is total luxury, providing everything we needed and exceeded our expectations by a mile… the Church bells and festive lights twinkling in the garden on arrival were very magical. The owners Wayne and Julie are quite simply the loveliest couple, so welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Great village location next to a beautiful church and The Plough Inn a few mins down the road serve great food too. We very rarely stay in the same place twice but we cannot wait to return. Thanks so much for having us - we couldn’t recommend more highly. Lou & Paul

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2021

  • "For us this holiday cottage was all we wanted and more."

    It offered quiet seclusion without complete wilderness and was so well placed to visit some stunning locations. We visted Ludlow on the first day and trecked up Carding Mill Valley on day 2. Both a short distance from the cottage. There is so much to do. We couldn't fit it all in and plan to return to take in more of the countryside and local history. The cottage was beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean and well equipped. The bath in the bedroom was ridiculously comfortable! Tea and coffee was provided but you need to bring your own coffee pods and milk. The welcome hamper was such a nice touch on arrival. Wayne, our host, was so friendly and accommodating when we asked for help but gave us complete privacy at all other times. He recommended an excellent gasro pub near by in Little Stretton which provided the perfect hearty lunch after a morning of hiking up waterfalls. The village of Wistanstow itself is charming and perfectly quiet and rural - just what we like. The pub was closed when we were there but we didn't mind as we found the hot tub, the wood burner and Netflix or reading was all the relaxing entertainment we needed. We will definitely be back and have recommended it to several friends already.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was a fantastic property - perfect blend of modern and traditional."

    The bedrooms and bathrooms were very luxurious, however it was still cosy and comfortable. We loved the hot tub - the outdoor area would be perfect for summer evenings. The locations was quiet and peaceful and the surrounding countryside is a completely hidden gem. Wayne and Julie the owners were very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "The coach house barn was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend with the girls."

    Top of the range facilities with very welcoming hosts. Julie & Wayne have thought of everything. A very pleasant stay, we would love to return in the future - thanks for having us!

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Julie and Wayne were very welcoming."

    The Coach House Barn exceeded expectations. We loved the hot tub and pizza oven!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2021

  • "8 of us, 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 4 kids under 7, booked the coach house at Wistanstow for a week."

    We had a super time. The hot tub, the pizza oven, bbq and grassy area all had plenty of use. The cottage was roomy and comfortable and the facilities were all good quality. The owners, who lived next door, were friendly and helpful. Nice to hear the church bells ringing too. Only negatives were poor WiFi and a surcharge to use the bbq. We would definitely recommend this property and we will probably book again in future.

    Reviewed by Bob4.7Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic Cottage and facilities and top draw hosts in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Derwyn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent facilities and location apart from the TV/WiFi which continually broke up when watching tennis and football, particularly during penalty shoot outs!"

    local pub was closed most of the time, could only eat there twice in 7 days and church bells (very close to property) ringing every 15 minutes all through the night made sleeping very erratic

    I am sorry you found the church clock chimes a bother to you. Previous guests comments have always been positive. The church is at the heart of the village with the property located on the outskirts of Wistanstow. The church is almost 1,000 years old with many of the residents having lived in the village for generations. We have many wonderful comments on the location and people coming to the area to visit the church and the rich history in the area. The tv is terrestrial and not WiFi so as you didn’t mention it to us at the time we’re unsure what the issue might have been and could have dealt with it right away. We’ve had no other complaints about the tv or WiFi, there is a dedicated WiFi access point in each cottage. Again we weren’t aware of your requirements for a local pub but there are several listed in the welcome pack which even lists the ones with beer gardens in these socially distanced times. As with many rural areas many pubs are still recovering from Covid even so our village pub is still open 4 days out of 7 and has been enjoyed by previous guests. Thank you for your feedback and if it helps us to improve the holiday experience of our guests we’re very grateful. Wayne & Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray4.4Jul 2021

  • "Could have done with more cutlery, cups, plates etc."

    Only 1 per person so felt was constantly washing up items to reuse. Could have done with more hanging space in bedrooms for clothes and in bathroom for towels. Over the door hooks or coat hooks on back of door would have been useful. Otherwise lovely property, with excellent outdoor facilities, would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you for your feedback, if it’s possible to enhance the holiday experience of our guests we will do so. Most people on holiday like to use the dishwasher rather than was up by hand. The dishwasher provided has a handy 15 minute fast wash cycle which is particularly useful and all tablets and liquids are provided. Each of the en-suites has a heated towel rail for up to 4 towels however we will look at adding an extra hook to the bathroom door. The annexe boot room also has coat hooks for eight or more coats. The cutlery/crockery quantity is standard requirement throughout Sykes cottages. Had you let us know we would have gladly provided you with more crockery and cutlery for you. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Shropshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Booked the Coach House for a get together to celebrate my husbands birthday and this exceeded or expectations."

    The accommodation is beautiful and spacious. Outdoor area with hot tub was also lovely. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The hosts were amazing as was the property."

    You cannot go wrong if you book this property, it was perfect. Unbelievable value for money for the luxury on offer.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Family of 6 and 2 dogs, amazing break."

    The cottage had everything you could possibly need. The pizza oven and bbq were brilliant. Were already thinking of booking next time. The owners were extremely helpful also

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a beautiful holiday home."

    The welcome pack was such a lovely touch and all local produce so thank you to the hosts for that. The cottage had everything you needed and was so clean and done to such a high standard we loved the roll top bath. The hot tub was great, lovely garden furniture and so peaceful. The local pub is well worth a visit and the food was great. Lovely areas all around. Definitely worth a visit

    Reviewed by Anita5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay at The Coach House."

    Its a fabulous property in a beautiful location. The house was done to such a high standard and had everything you could possibly need. The hot tub was a real plus point for us, so relaxing and very well maintained. The owners were very friendly and communicated regularly with us. We look forward to returning!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2021

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  • Special 3-night offer for 9th-12th August £731 rental + booking fee, please call the office to apply this discount
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with roll top bath, hand held shower and en-suite double shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, hand held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Boot room with exterior warm water dog wash station.
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview and access to Amazon and Netflix Apps
  • Sonos music system and WiFi
  • Fuel and Power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack for woodburning stove provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available for extra charge
  • Off-road parking available for 4 cars
  • Front garden with lawned area
  • Enclosed back garden with patio featuring barbecue, pizza oven, hot tub with Bluetooth music system, outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • One well behaved dog welcome at a charge of £60
  • Warm water dog wash station
  • Owner may accept a second dog on request at the time of booking Sorry, no smoking
  • Village shop, pub 5 min walk, country supermarket 2 miles
  • Please enquire about special 7 night rates

The property

Craven Arms 2.1 miles.

Nestled amongst a cluster of idyllic cottages in the peaceful village of Wistanstow lies this beautiful dwelling, The Coach House Barn.

Adorned with exposed brickwork and decorative beams, this charming and charismatic cottage is sure to add a touch of luxury to any self-catering stay.

Make yourself feel right at home as you relax and unwind on one of the two crushed velvet sofas, keeping your feet nice and toasty from the heat of the woodburning stove.

Tuck into a delicious home-cooked meal at the beautiful wood dining table, lovingly prepared in the well-equipped country kitchen, or make the most of warmer weather with a tasty family barbecue in the back garden.

Pour yourself a refreshing glass of wine as you lounge on the plush outdoor sofa, or take a long dip in the hot tub and watch as the sun sets on another glorious day.

Retire indoors to the stunning ground-floor king-size bedroom with a contemporary en-suite shower, or venture up the staircase to the first floor and discover two further king-size bedrooms, one of which can be found boasting an eye-catching roll top bath and gorgeous en-suite shower room.

Completing this breath-taking abode is a luxurious family bathroom with a chic roll top bath with hand held shower and a spacious walk-in shower, allowing you to choose how to best prepare for the day ahead.

Live many happy moments with your loved ones on an escape to The Coach House Barn.

Note: this property can be booked with ref. 982290, together sleeping up to eight guests.

Glebe Barns

Two remarkable barn conversions set within the quaint village of Wistanstow, within the magnificent Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each styled with chic and contemporary furnishings that perfectly compliment the character and charm of the properties' exposed brickwork and decorative beams, and boast a large open-plan living space hosting a kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with woodburning stove, guests have access to all the essentials for a smooth-sailing self-catering stay. Both cottages are complete with a fabulous garden space featuring plush outdoor furniture and a luxurious hot tub, as well as ample off-road parking. The village of Wistanstow can be found hosting an idyllic 12th century Church (popular for weddings) on the Roman Rd in the village. This is in walking distance to the cottages making them ideal for wedding parties. There is also a village smithy shop, a quaint village hall and a quintessential pub, which is a quintessential boutique brewery and restaurant, where you can enjoy a quick pint with some of the locals. Just a pleasant stroll away in the town of Craven Arms, guests can grab a coffee at one of the many picturesque cafés or delight in an evening on the town with dinner and drinks in one of the many restaurants. Also at the heart of Craven Arms lies a handy train station, providing easy links to many local towns and villages, such as the medieval town of Ludlow where you will find the fortress ruins of Ludlow Castle and the wonderful landscapes of Whitcliffe Common Nature Reserve as well as Michelin starred restaurants, and the nearby town of Shrewsbury with an 18th-century prison and 11th-century castle all waiting to be explored. Be sure to visit the the grand and medieval manor of Stokesay Castle and Stokesay Court, or step back in time at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. No trip to Shropshire is complete without a day spent hiking through the luscious green landscapes of Ragleth Hill, Carding Mill Valley and Rectory Wood, and embracing the awe-inspiring views from High Vinnalls. Enjoy the famous Long Mynd for walking, mountain biking or gliding sports as well as being a haven for birdspotting. Two superb dwellings, Glebe Barns, offering the perfect backdrop for a family or group getaway to the stupendous Shropshire countryside.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


  • Church Stretton 7 miles
  • Ludlow 8 miles

The small market town of Craven Arms, known as The Gateway to the Marches is conveniently located between the beautiful medieval town of Ludlow and delightful Church Stretton. Craven Arms is an ideal base, which nestles close to the scenic Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley with fine walks from the town to lovely Stokesay Castle, one of England's finest fortified manor houses, or the very popular Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The town also has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys and the fascinating 'Museum of Lost Content'. Just two miles away in the village of Wistanstow is the Plough Inn, a good local wood brewery. Church Stretton is close by and nestles between the Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills, renowned for their scenic walks and excellent golf course. The historic towns of Bishop's Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are a short drive away, and offer magnificent castles, riverside walks, wonderful shops, pubs, restaurants, exciting theatres and a variety of festivals. This is a perfect base for touring all of beautiful Shropshire at any time of the year.

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Between the 16th-23rd of December, this property will only accept either a 3 night or 7 night stay.Please note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6.

No Stag or Hen parties or similar.

Please enquire about special 7 night rates

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season