Trooper's Barn Sleeps 11+1, 5 bedroom
This charming 19th century barn conversion is situated within 250-acres of farmland, in the scenic Hope Valley. This Westhope cottage makes a wonderful home for a large family or group of friends. Carefully converted to combine modern living with original character, this delightful Westhope cottage boasts a spacious sitting room with dining area and woodburner, quality kitchen, five bedrooms (three with en-suites) and a large private rear patio garden with a hot tub, ideal for alfresco dining. There is also a shared games room and gym.
Welcome to Westhope Country Retreats. Self Catering Holiday Cottages in rural Shropshire. Middle Westhope Farm has been in the Manley family for over 100 years. It is still a working farm but have carefully converted some of the old farm buildings into self catering accommodation. The Westhope valley is a well kept secret being just 5 miles from the main A49. The valley is a delightful hideaway with few dwellings, beautiful scenery and a wide range of walks. We are just a few miles from Church Stretton to the North and Ludlow to the South. Church Stretton lies on the edge of the Long Mynd and boasts many interesting antique shops and some breathtaking views. Ludlow has a reputation for good food, unique shopping and regular race meetings at it's racecourse. Nearby is the Acton Scott historic working farm. Craven Arms hosts the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. We are just 4 miles from Acton Scott the film location for BBC TV's popular 'Victorian Farm' series, broadcast in 2009. It's well worth a visit. In nearby Bromfield is the new Ludlow Food Centre which will have quality local foods on sale, cookery demonstrations plus many interesting activities centred on Ludlow's reputation as a good food centre. We currently have three delightful properties to let. Sorry no smoking in all our proerties. All properties are doggy friendly. Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles. Mobile signal is reduced at Westhope.In each property we a land line phone with a trust box which means that you will be able to make and receive calls during your stay. WiFi is available in all properties. Cots and High chairs are available on request. Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service for 2010 / 2011. The Wain House (sleeps 6). Visit Britain 4 Star award. A delightful 19th Century barn conversion, situated within 250 acres of farmland, in the scenic Hope Valley. Beautifully converted to combine modern living with original character, this charming accommodation boasts ensuite facilities and offers a lovely patio garden with country views, ideal for alfresco dining. The property has a wealth of original beams and a very striking vaulted staircase. Accommodation (Sleeps 6) Three bedrooms:1 - Ground floor kingsize double with ensuite (separate shower, basin and WC) 1 - First floor double 1 - First floor twin. Bathroom with bath, seperate shower, basin and WC. Hall way Dining area Fitted kitchen Sitting room with leather reclining suite Amenities Full oil central heating throughout. Double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer washing machine, colour TV with basic Satellite, video, DVD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot available. Off road parking for 3 cars. Enclosed, gravelled patio garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Two well behaved dogs welcome. A new hot tub has been installed. Note: There is restricted head height in part of this property due to a low beam crossing one side of the first floor landing. Trooper's Barn (sleeps 11 +1). This charming 19th century barn conversion is situated within 250-acres of farmland, in the scenic Hope Valley. This Westhope cottage makes a wonderful home for a large family or group of friends. Carefully converted to combine modern living with original character, this delightful Westhope cottage boasts a spacious sitting room with dining area and woodburner, quality kitchen, five bedrooms (three with en-suites) and a large private rear patio garden with a hot tub, ideal for alfresco dining. There is also a shared games room and gym. Accommodation Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower and basin, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor family room with TV and 1 super king-size double and 1 single (zip/link, can be 3 singles on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Two ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast table (seats 6). Sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Child's sofa bed on first floor landing. Shared games room and gym with TV. Amenities Oil central heating with woodburner. Belling electric range cooker with 5- ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVDs, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi. Shared games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, selection of books, CD player and coffee machine. Gym with TV and cross trainer, rowing machine, multi-gym and weights. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Honesty box for extra wood. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 5 cars. Enclosed patio garden with furniture, BBQ and private hot tub. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles. The Olde Cowshed (sleeps 4). Visit Britain 4 Star award 2011/12. ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL 19TH CENTURY BARN CONVERSION. SLEEPS 4 THE OLDE COWSHED has been converted, again by master craftsmen, into a beautiful holiday cottage. Accommodation Decorated and finished to a very high standard, this 2 bedroom barn conversion boasts ensuite facilities, oak doors and floors and combines modern living with original character and old timbers. All bed linen and towels included in rent. A lovely oak fitted kitchen with electric cooker, hob, microwave,fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. A separate dining area with glass door opening onto private enclosed patio garden with furniture and barbecue. Leading from the dining area through an oak archway is the lounge with comfy sofas, flat screen colour television and DVD player. Downstairs twin room with en-suite facilities, large shower, w.c. and washbasin. Upstairs bedroom with super kingsize bed and a beautiful fitted bathroom, with large shower, bath, w.c. and washbasin. A very spacious landing, with space to put single Z-bed. Amenities Full oil central heating, all electric and heating included in rent Travel cot available. This is the old cowshed where our Frisian cows were originally milked by hand and then by electric machines before progressing to our milking parlour in 1972. We provide a welcome pack of wine, flowers, choc, milk and homemade cake.
About the Owner
About Marianne Manley
Stuart and Marianne have been running the family holiday let business on the farm for over 5 years. We work and live on the same site as the cottages and are repeatedly trying to achieve happy contented guests.
A 20% deposit is required to confirm any bookings, once the deposit is recieved confirmation booking form will be sent out, all provisional bookings will be held for a time of 24hrs up to a week or to be arranged.
A damages deposit of £250 will be required for large parties. This will be refunded if there is no damage to the property.
All properties will be available from 3pm on the day of your arrival and should be vacated by 10am on the day of your departure.
Notes on prices:
Cancellation / Change of booking
Only if we managed to fill the holiday booking will we consider a refund on the balance, the deposit will not be returned but could be transferred to another booking at a £20.00 charge.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The scattered village of Westhope stands amidst rolling farmland in the scenic Hope Valley, at the southern foot of the famous Wenlock Edge.
There are lovely walks with rambling and cycle trails along the local paths and bridleways, whilst many of Shropshire's main attractions are within easy driving distance. Enjoy Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland, with its antique shops and tea rooms, surrounded by the beautiful Long Mynd Hills, the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm or the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.
The World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, Attingham Park, the market towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow with their medieval castles, excellent shops and restaurants are all within easy reach of this lovely part of Shropshire, as are the lovely village of Clun, the market towns of Bishops Castle and Carding Mill Valley.
From Craven Arms take the B4368 road signposted Bridgnorth. After approx 3 miles turn left for Westhope/Ticklerton, (This turning is just after a left hand bend with a dip in the road). Proceed to the village of Westhope (approx 1.5 miles), go straight through the village and you will come to our holiday cottages on the right.
From Shrewsbury take the A49 south to Church Stretton. At traffic lights turn left taking the B4371 for Much Wenlock. Approximately 1.5mile you entrer Hope Bowdler on the sharpe left bend turn right for Ticklerton.Travel approx 1.5 miles until you reach a T-junction in the village of Ticklerton. Turn right travel 50 yards and turn left at T-junction for Westhope. Travel approximately 3 miles and you will enter the village of Westhope. The courtyard of Shropshire Holiday Cottages and Westhope Country Retreats is on the left hand side.
From Much Wenlock Take the B4378 sign posted Craven arms towards Shipton. Turn right on to the B4368 toward Craven Arms. Pass through the village of Diddlebury and pass the left turning for Ludlow. Take your first turning right signposted Westhope and Ticklerton. Proceed to the village of Westhope (approx 1.5 miles), go straight through the village and you will come to our holiday cottages on the right.
- pets considered
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- ice skating
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Toilet 2 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: We now have a shared gym and games room available to all our guests. The gym consists of cross trainer rowing machine multi gym pilates ball weights TV with freeview water cooler. The games room consists of: pool table table tennis table football children pool table chessboard, games and table stereo mini book library hot drinks machine. Outside: We have built a wildlife pond in the grounds with a seating and picnic area and all around are the woods, fields and hills of the farm. We encourage you, as our guests, to explore the area and make the most of your break. Within the farm we have designated walks which vary in distance - we hope you'll explore the area. The Westhope area has a network of public footpaths, woodlands and meadows; an ideal base for walkers.