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Barn Conversion In Shropshire Hills

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Barn Conversion in Richards Castle, - Quiet Village Location 3 Miles From Ludlow

The barn is situated in the small village of Richards Castle along a quiet lane leading to Hanway Common with direct access to The Shropshire Way & Mortimer Trail. The ruins of the castle and the old church of St Bartholomew are close by. The village pub is within walking distance. The market town of Ludlow is approximately 2 miles away (5 mins by car). Walking distance to The Mortimer Forest & Shropshire Way

Chris Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 2017

About Chris Smith

We originally purchased Church House Barn as a derelict shell in 2005. We spent the next 3 years converting it, trying to retain as much of the original building as possible. Parts of the barn date from 17th century and it is built on the ramparts of the settlement of Richards Castle in the grounds of the old Church House. Having stayed in several holiday cottages ourselves, we knew what we wanted -somewhere cosy and comfortable with all the necessary equipment and furnishings to make it feel like a real home - not simply a rental property. We hope you like it.

Chris & Liz Smith

Chris Smith purchased this barn in 2005

Why Chris Smith chose Shropshire

The location is part of the Barn's charm. Its quietly located and yet has easy access to Ludlow, The Welsh Marches and the Wye Valley.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Ludlow in Heart of England

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet Room walk in shower
  • 1 first floor en-suite toilet & sink. 1 ground floor en-suite toilet, sink & wet room shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 en-suite first floor double bedroom with kingsize bed & DVD Player. 1 en-suite ground floor bedroom with twin single beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Unfortunately, we are unable to accept pets. Outside: Garden, ample parking for 2 cars, barbecue, table/benches and garden umbrella. Utility Room: Freezer and washing machine. Bike/Wet Weather Gear storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, bedlinen provided. Other: Games, Books and Tourist Information/Guides Collection. Free Wi-Fi

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Such a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week here and can't fault the property nor the friendly and very helpful owners. The barn is so cosy. We stayed in February and it was always such a surprise to walk out to a freezing cold morning when we had been so warm inside! The beds are very comfortable, wet room shower powerful and always hot, the kitchen had everything we needed and lounge made all the more cosy by a wonderful log burner. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and as a lover of landscapes and woodland I was spoilt for choice in the list of places to admire. The view from Titterstone Clee Hill was breathtaking! The boys loved visiting Ludlow castle and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and enjoyed spotting all the Tudor houses.

We have stayed in many holiday cottages and there's always something that stops us from wanting to go back but that is not the case this time: we really hope to return next year. Thank you Chris and Liz for providing such a lovely holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful barn in a beautiful location. Everything you could wish for and immaculate. We loved the log burner. No need to go out in the evening! Wonderful welcome pack and more besides. We only stayed 2 days but found the barn to be in a great location to visit Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton. Hope to return with more family members next year and to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We have stayed in lots of rental properties and have tried to make the barn feel homely and somewhere we would actually want to stay ourselves. We're glad you had a great time. Thanks once again. Chris & Liz
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 5
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please phone or email with booking requirements. A £100 deposit will secure your booking with the balance payment due one month prior to arrival. Payment can be made on line or by cheque. Should you need to cancel, we will return any deposit/full payment you have made if we are able to re-let the Barn.

Changeover Day:
Flexible- please call or mail with your requirements.

Notes on prices:
Please see web site calendar for up to date availability. Minimum 2 nights available from £85- £100 per night. Christmas, New Year and Easter at £625 per week or short stay at £100 per night - minimum 2 nights. Rental periods and arrival/departure dates can be flexible, please call us to discuss your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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