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The Dovecote

(Ref. 982290)

Craven Arms, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Dovecote is just a beautiful cottage in a peaceful village location."

    Just perfect for a relaxing holiday, pretty garden with of course the hot tub! Looks so nice with the outside lighting all around the garden. Thanks to Wayne and Julie for making it a lovely place to stay. Roger, Cindy and of course Daisy

    Reviewed by Cindy5.0Jun 2023

  • "The photographs of this property do not do it justice."

    It is a beautifully kept property, the cleanliness was outstanding. Both Julie and Wayne did everything they could to help us out. Thank you so much. We'd definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our Stay was just what we needed, a beautiful converted property with some original features retained, private garden had been thought out and had lovely plants and night lights."

    Hot Tub amazing with private area and blue tooth audio! The lovely owners were both on hand and at arms length. The local village is very quaint and locals were very friendly to us. What an amazing part of our country, we so enjoyed out week spent here.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Sep 2022

  • "Couldn’t fault it."

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Dovecote is a real hidden gem, we loved its charm and it has clearly been carefully and lovingly crafted by the owners, Wayne and Julie, who couldn't have been more helpful!"

    When we did manage to steal ourselves away from this gorgeous cottage (and the hot tub, log burner, roll top bath, etc., etc.) we enjoyed walks around the local countryside, live music at The Ludlow Brewing Co., and a fab Sunday lunch at the Ragleth Inn (thanks for the tip, Wayne!). There's so much to love about this place, we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Apr 2022

  • "An absolutely perfect place to stay for a relaxing break."

    The photos do not do justice to how lovely the property is. Everything is finished beautifully. The owners dealt with any queries we had promptly. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great experience from start to finish."

    Booking process and information very easy. Accommodation was beautiful, really couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Such a gorgeous cottage in a lovely location!"

    Owners were so nice & helpful with any questions we had. Would highly recommend this stay. No complaints at all. Unfortunately the weather was so rubbish due to a storm but we didn’t find this an issue at all with it being such a lovely, cosy and homely place. Hot Tub was the cherry on top which we used in every break-in-the-rain that we could!!! Lovely and private - made better by the lovely fairy lights and decor outside! Perfect romantic getaway

    Reviewed by Steph5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had the best time staying at the dovecote!"

    It was perfect, the host’s were amazing, the accommodation was first class. We would highly recommend staying there and so would our dog Casey, he loved it also.

    Reviewed by Declan5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend at The Dovecote."

    The barn has been sympathetically converted retaining elements that hint at its former usage. The property is peaceful, cosy and elegantly decorated. Although there is an adjoining cottage The Dovecote feels very private. The hot tub was much appreciated after a long walk in the stunning Shropshire hills. The owners, Julie & Wayne were extremely welcoming and it was a joy to stay at their property.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location."

    Highlights - log burner and fireplace were stunning. Spacious bedroom and bathroom. Hot tub was great. Negatives - limited space in kitchen to store food and drinks. All the cupboards were full of utensil’s and cookware. Also oddments of glasses, one of a type and 3 of another. No pint glasses.

    Thank you for your excellent review, we love that you thought our cottage was stunning! We’ve never been asked for additional glassware however we’re happy to add pint glasses to the sets of martini, champagne flutes, gin glasses, red wine, white wine and half pint high ball glasses that were available for you in The Dovecote. We always leave two empty cupboards in the kitchen units along with a spacious under stair pantry for food storage, the pantry also houses the sets of drinking glasses. We look forward to welcoming you back again when you’ll definitely be able to enjoy your beer in a pint glass! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy3.8Dec 2021

  • "Had a lovely few days at The Dovecoat."

    A lovely cosy cottage which has been updated beautifilly. Fabulous bedroom with roll top bath, great wood burner downstairs which was well needed & used & the hot tub was fantastic. Our German Shepherd enjoyed the cottage too..!! Only one point - the cottage is listed as having a pizza oven which it doesn't - the pizza oven is next door..!! Thoroughly recomended cottage.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. Its great to know that the extra touches we have added make our guests stay even more special. The pizza oven shown on the website is available on request as outlined in our welcome pack. Also our information pack mentions we can also provide a wood fired out door pizza oven for your convenience anytime it is required, at no added cost. We look forward to welcoming you again In glorious Shropshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2021

  • "Romantic cottage for 2 - beautifully decorated and in a peaceful location!"

    Hot tub and bath were great features - highly recommended!

    Thank you Lucinda, we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in the romantic Dovecote. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future for another peaceful and relaxing break. Best wishes, Wayne & Julie. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucinda5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a treat - utterly glorious & even lovelier than the photos suggested."

    Charming hosts with a well-appointed, immaculately clean and super stylish barn in a stunning rural village setting, complete with chiming church bells and village pub. So many fabulous walks right on the doorstep & a secure garden meant our Labrador enjoyed it just as much as we did. Can’t wait to return!

    Hi Amy, thank you for your wonderful review. We LOVE that you love are cottage so much. We look forward to seeing you next time…there are so many more gorgeous walks to be had! Best wishes, Wayne & Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners were very welcoming and friendly."

    The cottage was even nicer than the pictures, the hot tub was really great, it was a beautiful place. We had a fabulous holiday and would highly recommend the cottage!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely peaceful village setting."

    The benefit of the hot tub is a real bonus. Perfect for a relaxing romantic holiday

    Hi Angela, thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you loved the Dovecote and had a relaxing and peaceful holiday. The Dovecote will be ready and awaiting your next romantic getaway! Best wishes, Wayne & Julie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful place and very romantic"

    Thank you Kelly, for your lovely review. We love to hear that are guests have experienced the romantic ambience of the Dovecote. This is why it’s so often chosen by honeymooners and who doesn’t need a little bit more romance in their lives! Best wishes, Julie & Wayne. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly-jodene5.0Jun 2021

  • "Sykes advertised the property incorrectly, stating that it could accommodate up to 3 adults, as opposed to 2 adults and an infant."

    We therefore booked it for 2 adults and a child and found out the night before our arrival (from the owner) that it had been incorrectly advertised. The owner was fantastic and moved a sofa bed in to the property for our son to sleep on. It was just lucky that the other property didn't need the sofa bed for the duration of our stay. Nobody has bothered to contact us from Sykes to apologise for the mistake and I will definitely not be recommending or using your company as a result of this experience. The cottage itself was lovely and very well maintained. The owners were wonderful. They were very responsive and gave some great suggestions for activities in the local area.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1May 2021

  • "Lovely, friendly hosts."

    Thoroughly would recommend anyone to stay here.

    Hi Sam, thanks for your lovely review! It was lovely to meet both yourself and you your wonderful fiancé. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Wishing you every happiness for your future wedding and we look forward to welcoming you once again! Best wishes, Julie & Wayne. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage we hired was incredible, perfect for a romantic mini-break away!"

    We loved all of the extra details that had been put in the cottage - it really made the holiday. Our hosts were great and were on hand for anything we needed. We can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2021

  • "The hosts were most accomodating as they couldn't do enough to make our stay most pleasent and enjoyable."

    Would highly recommend this property to anyone in the future.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Apr 2021

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  • One king-size bedroom with roll top bath with hand held shower and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Note: Smart TV with Freeview and access to Amazon and Netflix Apps
  • WiFi and Sonos music system
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Starter pack for woodburning stove provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Front garden with lawned area and patio featuring hot tub with a Bluetooth music system, outdoor furniture and a pizza oven
  • One well behaved dog welcome, Dogs not allowed upstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Village shop, pub 5 min walk, country supermarket 2 miles
  • Please note: only one infant at the property
  • Please enquire about special 7 night rates

The property

Craven Arms 2.1 miles.

Tucked away in the sleepy village of Wistanstow is this picturesque property, The Dovecote.

The Dovecote is built over an 18th century coach house and livery stable for one of the village inns on the Roman Rd.

The original dovecote structure is a feature of the upstairs bedroom.

Surrounded by the luscious open fields of the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this restful abode offers the ultimate setting for a romantic retreat for two.

Step inside this homely cottage and discover a large open-plan living space, adorned with high beam ceilings and a magnificent inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, an ideal space to relax and unwind as you cosy up on the blue velvet sofa and spend quality time with your significant other as you discuss all of your upcoming adventures exploring the area.

Cross the beautiful oak floor to the quaint yet well-equipped kitchen and prepare a delicious dinner for two, to enjoy at the gorgeous wood dining table.

Climb the staircase to the first floor and be welcomed into chic master bedroom boasting a spacious king-size bed and striking roll top bath with hand held shower, as well as benefitting from a sophisticated en-suite shower room.

Spend warm summer nights out in the garden, where you can admire spectacular views of the countryside right from the hot tub, or kick-back outdoor furniture as you indulge in a large glass of crisp white wine.

With all this to look forward to and so much more, be sure to book a stay at The Dovecote.

Note: this property can be booked with ref. 984095, 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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Please note: This property has 1 bedroom sleeping 2.

No Stag/ Hen parties or similar.

Please note : only one infant allowed at the property

Please enquire about special 7 night rates

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season