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The Dovecote

Wistanstow near Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 8DQ (Ref. 982290)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Ford

    “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!

    - Mrs Ford, July 2021

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.

About 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.


  • 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 and outdoor furniture with bbq and pizza oven
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Please note: only one infant at the property. This property has started accepting pets from the 21st September 2021

Note: This property has a 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.

Region Information

Please note: This property has 1 bedroom sleeping 2.

No Stag/ Hen parties or similar.

Please note : only one infant allowed at the property

This property has started accepting pets from the 21st September 2021

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas