- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
46 Customer Reviews
"Comfortable, well appointed, surrounded by beautiful countryside and within easy reach of many attractions."
The upper patio was a particular delight!
"Lovely cottage (small barn conversion) full of character in a pretty hamlet within easy reach of Church Stretton, Ludlow and Shrewsbury and all that they offer."
Ellie is extremely friendly and on hand with any queries. We appreciated the massive fresh eggs! The garden (although not suitable for those with restricted mobility) is very pleasant with a large sun-terrace fully equipped with BBQ etc. and there is easy parking outside. Would certainly recommend this property especially to keen walkers.
"Ellie was extremely helpful, and responded immediately to any issues we raised with her."
The welcome pack was much appreciated. The barn is in a lovely peaceful location with walks from the door. It is perfect for accessing many areas of Shropshire - Stokesey Castle is well worth a visit. Note that access to the property is via single track roads with some passing spaces, although these seemed to be quiet. The kitchen is well equipped, but a family of four may struggle with the amount of crockery available - 5 dinner plates, 5 side plates, 5 bowls. It took us a few days to manage the temperature of the cottage, but finally worked a combination of under floor heating and wood burner. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would return in the future.
"Lovely cottage in a beautiful, blissfully quiet area."
Ideal for two couples. Had everything we needed, including a very nice Christmas tree and delicious Christmas cake and Shrewsbury biscuits!
"Lovely cosy cottage with great facilities."
Our host Ellie was always contactable and very helpful. Will definitely be wanting to stay there again sometime
"This was our fourth visit."
A very compfortable and warm property. Ellie is an excellent hostess.
"Lovely part of the country to stay, so quiet you could hear the bees, birds and the gentle breeze."
A few things about the cottage: It was welcoming and every where was clean and tidy, however, the sofa nearest the window desperately needs replacing, very uncomfortable, there are some screws missing on the door coat hooks so you can't hang anything up there, there were no locks on the bathroom doors and disabled people beware the steps to the cottage are steep.
"This was our third visit."
Ellie, the owner, has gone out of her way to provide a comfortable and welcoming cottage. Delightful surroundings and within easy reach of towns, castles, etc.
"Owner very pleasant and all in good order throughout."
Very quiet position
"Lovely cottage in a beautiful location with lots of great walks, castles and villages."
Ellie was a friendly and very helpful host. Highly recommended
"Lovely cottage in tranquil surroundings."
The cottage was very well equipped and the owner both friendly and helpful, we had a great time.
"Upper Farm Barn exceeded expectation, with lots of great amenities, particularly nice was the wood burning stove."
It was the perfect location for a countryside retreat! We wouldn't hesitate to return.
"The cottage is great, if anything the photos don't do the place justice."
There was a lot more space than we were expecting, and due to the underfloor heating it is very warm. Would love to go back in Summer to fully enjoy the balcony garden. With zero light pollution the sky at night was truly spectacular. Ellie is a great host, and went out of her way to help us. The countryside is beautiful, with plenty of nice walks close at hand. We would recommend Bury Ditches with it's incredible panoramic views.
"Great find village location very quiet Equipment was good Location good Friendly owners Parking"
"Very comfortable, nicely furnished and spotlessly clean cottage in the hamlet of Woolston."
A truly peaceful and very rural spot. Loved the woodburning stove, that and the underfloor heating kept us warm. Ellie has equipped the house generously, we didn’t miss anything in the kitchen in a week of self catering. We left feeling relaxed having had an excellent weeks cycling and walking-much needed in these times. Thanks Ellie
"The cottage was amazing lovely and quiet."
lots of nice pubs and lots of things to do, the cottage itself was clean and it was just a little touches that made such a big difference. Would like to return.
"Excellent, host really thoughtful, provided additional extras ie."
Bread, eggs, milk, tea coffee, sugar, condiments and carrot cake! House in amazing setting, and spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and decorated. Would definitely visit again
"We thought Upper Barn Farm was one of the nicest cottages we’ve ever stayed in."
If we haven’t given it 5 stars that’s because there was no hamper of local food on arrival - although there was bread milk and eggs and an Aldi carrot cake! Also there were some small things which could have improved our stay and we communicated these to the owner. Otherwise the property was actually bigger than it appeared on the website and the upper patio was a lovely private area for sun-bathing. The decent site fridge freezer was a real bonus. We’ve re-booked for next year.
"Lovely cottage in a quiet hamlet, with all the delights of the beautiful Shropshire Hills to explore."
We loved it. Very comfortable beds and furniture, large good quality towels, everything you need. We recommend this cottage highly.
"The owners Ellie and Joe are a delight, very helpful"
"The cottage was so cosy and welcoming!"
"The hot water for showers and bath didn’t quite meet expectations"
"Beautiful cottage with in a peaceful part of Shropshire."
Very dog friendly and an escape from the noise of Bonfire week.
"This is a delightful cottage."
Very comfortable, lovely hosts. Am very likely to use again. Also it's in a lovely area. Extremely quiet
"Ellie provides a comfortable and welcoming environment, including a welcoming package of bread, milk, scones, butter and jam."
She ensured that we had logs for our stay. A perfect hostess. We intend to return next year.
"The owners are delightful and so helpful."
The cottage was very well placed for all the places we wanted to visit. We all felt it could have been a bit cleaner.
"Upper Farm Barn is a quiet secluded location, with the noise of birds singing in the morning, and the smell of woodland flowers, beautiful."
"Well equipped, nicely furnished cottage, remote- well mile and a half to pub !"
"We loved Upper Farm Barn."
It was beautifully furnished, very warm and cosy. There was a welcome pack when we arrived which was much appreciated. There were also basics like tea, coffee, sugar oil and condiments supplied. The cottage was very well situated for seeing the local sights and enjoying beautiful the beautiful countryside.
"Our first visit to Shropshire and we were well impressed."
It will not be our last. An excellent barn conversion - comfortable, warm, beautifully decorated and with all requisite "mod cons". Brilliant base for a walking holiday. Nice quiet location but within easy driving distance of shops, pubs etc. Well done Ellie for taking this on and setting it up so beautifully. A real gem - please don't tell everyone!
"Beautiful cosy cottage ."
Very clean and tidy with everything you need. Luxury towels and bedding were excellent. The cottage underfloor heating was especially appreciated after a long walk . Ellie welcomed us with a lovely package of Bread , Milk and homemade jam and scones which went down a treat. Would definitely recommend this cottage for either a short break or a longer holiday as the surrounding area was very scenic and there are plenty of places to visit . With Ludlow and Church Stretton well worth a visit
"Lovely place to stay in a stunning location with fabulous walks close by ."
Perfect week for us and our dogs. Oh and very nice welcome scones when we arrived along with delicious bread and butter and jam. Thanks Ellie
"Very comfortable cottage, wonderful welcome from the owner."
Situated in beautiful countryside.
"Lovely cottage in a peaceful location."
One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Ellie had thought of everything that would be needed and we had a lovely welcome box of food when we arrived which included the soya milk we use and homemade scones and jam! Lots of information for exploring the area. Ellie had left a chalk board with a welcome on and also came around to personally welcome us. We would definitely visit her again if we get back to Shropshire.
"Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location."
Ellie the owner was so welcoming but not overpowering. Hope to return in the future.
"Friendly and welcoming, flowers and food waiting for us."
Modern yet homely. Nice fittings. Dog friendly, lovely stay, ideal.
"The welcome was great with extra goodies on the table too."
Owner Ellie very kind and helpful. Good to be able to sit out in the sun as wished. Countryside wonderful. We had everything we needed and more. Everything was comfortable. Heating as needed, but we had good weather. Quick drive to amazing supermarket in Craven Arms. Abundance of hedgerow flowers. Ongoing improvements being done outside to garden etc.
"Upper Barn Farm is a very sweet cottage, that is beautifully decorated."
The location is peaceful. Ellie was extremely friendly and welcoming. We had a lovely few days there.
"The cottage was clean, comfortable and extremely well equipped."
Ellie was very welcoming. We very much enjoyed our stay. The property description indicated a raised front patio, it would have been helpful to know that this was the access to the property, as 12 months ago this would have made accessing the property for my father almost impossible
"Ellie works hard and was very helpful"
"We got exactly what we expected, a comfortable, pretty, well appointed coottage."
What added to the pleasure was the welcome pack and Ellie’s personal welcome and quick response to the one problem encountered.
"Lovely property and very tastefully decorated."
It snowed the week we were there (very picturesque) and the owner Ellie was great at making sure we had everything we needed to make ourselves comfortable and see us through the snow days. Would highly recommend.
"A lovely cottage in a beautiful location, immaculately clean, with numerous personal touches by the host to make staying there an absolute pleasure."
"Ellie was very helpful in providing a small hamper of local goodies and assisting with wood etc."
for the fire. She also offered guidance on local eateries and walks.
"An amazing barn conversion, extremely well equipped, clean and comfortable, in a beautiful part of the country."
The owners of the property are very friendly and on hand if any assistance is required. We definitely intend to return!
"It's a lovely cottage, warm, welcoming and with lovely owners who are very helpful."
Very handy for local walks and places to visit whilst also being quite a way off the main road and peaceful. Will definitely return.
- All ground floor
- Two bedrooms
- 2 x king-size double ( 1 x en-suite shower, basin and WC)
- Bathroom with roll top bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
- Oil underfloor heating and woodburning stove
- Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TV's (one in living room and one in the en suite bedroom) with DVD player and Netflix, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
- Off road parking in communal parking area with property 950759 for 2 car
- Front patio area and private terrace to the rear with barbecue and furniture
- Two well-behaved pets welcome
- BBQ available on request
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 2 miles, pub 1.3 miles
- A welcome hamper is provided with local milk, butter, eggs & bread Note: There are three steps to access the bathroom from the living area an steps in the garden area, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
- Note: There are steps leading up to the property.
A beautiful detached character cottage with exposed oak beams.
This wonderful property offers open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
There is a well-appointed ground floor king-size bedroom which has its own en-suite shower and basin and a further ground floor twin bedroom.
Three steps lead up to the modern family bathroom.
Outside you can relax in the rear patio garden which has further steps leading up the terraced wooded garden.
A lovely base.
Note: This property is adjacent to Ref 950759, together they sleep 6.
Wistanstow 1.3 miles. These two first-class properties are situated down a small country lane, on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Woolston near to the village of Wistanstow, in the heart of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beautifully furnished throughout both properties offer delightful accommodation with the larger Upper Farm Barn being able to accommodate up to four guests and the smaller Goosepond able to accommodate two guests. Both properties have an open plan well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and comfortable sitting area with woodburning stove and the luxury of underfloor heating throughout to ensure you have a cosy stay whatever the time of year. The properties are accessed down a shared driveway and there is off road parking in a communal parking area. The smaller Goosepond property has its own private patio with furniture for relaxing after a busy day out and there are plenty of herbs which you can help yourself to. The larger Upper Farm Barn has a front elevated cobbled patio and to the rear a small private patio area with steps leading up a terraced wooded area. Situated in this picturesque area there are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities. Visit the nearby village of Wistanstow where you can enjoy a hearty meal in the Plough Inn and sample some of the local ales brewed in the village’s Wood Brewery. The Station Inn at Marshbrook is a short drive away or can be accessed via a pretty walk over the fields via Bushmoor Coppice: a Wildlife Trust woodland. Craven Arms has shops, a hotel with bar and restaurant, takeaways, cafes, as well as the lovely Stokesay Castle and the exciting Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. A little further takes you to Church Stretton known as, Little Switzerland, with its beautiful Shropshire Way and Jack Mitton paths all within a couple of miles. In the summer there is open water swimming at the reservoir. Alternatively explore the market town of Ludlow with its independent local shops and medieval castle. These wonderful properties are ideally located, whatever you choose to do.
About the location
Craven Arms 2.2 miles; Church Stretton 6.6 miles; Ludlow 11.8 miles.
Wistanstow is a small picturesque village in Shropshire situated approximately 2 miles north of Craven Arms and 6.5 miles south of Church Stretton. The village is named from the Anglo-Saxon saint Wigstan who was the grandson of the king of Mercia. The main lane running through the village is a Roman road, which ran between the Roman settlements and forts at Leintwardine and Wroxeter. This beautiful village is home to a community village shop and a local pub serving real ales from the local Wood Brewery which is situated just behind it. Wistanstow village is located on the edge of the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which offers plenty of walking opportunities. Visit the nearby small market town of Craven Arms, known as The Gateway to the Marches located between the beautiful medieval town of Ludlow and delightful Church Stretton.
This town is the main centre for Shropshire’s hill country and home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Carding Mill National Trust Centre has plenty of activities for children with shrot trails and longer walks and in the summer there is open water swimming in the reservoir. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd, Shropshire Way and Jack Mitton paths, the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and Stokesay Castle. Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley offer fine walks and the lovely Stokesay Castle, one of England's finest fortified manors, or the very popular Shropshire Hill Discovery Centre are well worth a visit. The surrounding area 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'. Winstantow is an excellent location for exploring this region of Shropshire.
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