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Peaceful and Isolated

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Barn Conversion located Nr. Clun and Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England - Single Storey, Fully Accessible

Sleeps 8. Recently converted spacious single storey barn with four bedrooms and full wheelchair access. Located in a rural position on the Shropshire border between Clun and Bishops Castle. Furnished to a high standard, with two king sized bedrooms each with their own large en suite wet rooms, a third king sized bedroom and a single bedroom with an additional pull out bed, sharing a separate wet room. Open plan kitchen/lounge with cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, TV, free WiFi, wood burner, BBQ and many thoughtful extras. Set in beautiful, peaceful surroundings with lawns leading to a stream, Alder Barn has a tranquillity that is addictive.

Matt Ellison
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 January, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Perfect for a weekend away

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to stay for a weekend away. The barn is very comfortable and cosy. So peaceful and wonderful to look up at the stars at night. Great for cycling and walking. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review we're glad you enjoyed you're stay with us and it would be great to see you again. Thanks Matt
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Just keeps getting better!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our fourth visit to Alder Barn and each time feels better than the last. We arrived to a beautifully clean and welcoming space and Matt had even turned on the underfloor heating in time for our arrival, ensuring the house was warm and inviting!

Not one for clichés but I have to say that Alder Barn really is the "complete package" for the abled and disabled alike. A rare find, nothing has been forgotten to make the house accessible and easy to enjoy. And of course the peace and quiet of its surrounds is a constant delight! We would not hesitate to highly recommend Alder Barn.

Thank you Matt and Miriam for your wonderful hospitality. We look forward to seeing you again in July!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect home from home!

  • 5 of 5

I have never written a review on a property before but this house was so lovely that I just had to. As soon as we walked in we felt so at home as did our dogs. Trust me when I say that the photographs do not do the place justice. In summary, a peaceful location and a beautiful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words we are glad you enjoyed your stay Many thanks Matt
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  • 5 of 5

What a perfect house for 7 adults to celebrate a 50th birthday. Thanks Matt for making the whole weekend so straight forward, from booking to arrival and during our stay. The house is of the highest quality and fully equipped. Fresh bread, milk, and eggs a welcome surprise. The beds are so comfortable, only noise was bird song and wild life. Matt couldn't be more accommodating . Only complaint we couldn't stay longer !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for such a nice review Matt
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Luxury stay in peaceful rolling countryside

  • 5 of 5

We were a three-family get-together, 8 people in total. Alder Barn was really spacious and extremely well equipped with everything being of very high quality. Everything, including the wet rooms was extremely clean and the place is very suitable for people with mobility difficulties. The garden included a wonderful large patio area with good seating and lovely views with sheep and many varieties of small birds. The spacious grass areas around the barn and the shallow clear brook alongside it provided plenty of entertainment for the kids.The barn was very comfortable, warm and light. Matt was extremely friendly and helpful and very informative about places to visit in the local area. We took his advice and had Sunday lunch in the Three tuns pub/brewery in nearby Bishops Castle and it was absolutely delicious. There are many lovely official walks in the local area with splendid views and even straight from the barn. We all left there planning our next visit and whom to take there.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it would be lovely to see you again. Matt
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Just superb for kids (and adults).

  • 5 of 5

I think everything has been covered in other reviews regarding the fabulous, airy, spacious accommodation which comfortably allows for 8 (4 adults, 4 kids (10-15 yrs) without in any way feeling trapped, even on a rainy day!

What we found delightfully surprising was the incredible outdoor space. A significant length of a wonderful stream is yours for the stay which allowed for hilarious 'bath duck' races, and would almost certainly be great for pond-dipping etc for youngsters. The 'garden' isn't so much a garden as a large, very lovely wooded space. Our stay was pretty rainy and we still made much use of this area. In good weather it would be amazing. Huge red kites regularly sat in the 'garden' eyeing us sinisterly.

Walking in the area is brilliant; again, even in the rain we had really good mile walking every day.

We rent cottages etc regularly for family holidays, and this is above our normal budget. It is testament to the outstanding quality of the accommodation, external space and the Shropshire countryside that we will certainly return (if allowed!).

Really wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half term
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
14 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New year
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking confirmed with 25% deposit

Changeover Day:
Check in from 4.00pm - Check out 10.30 am

25% to secure the booking
The remainder to be paid one month before arrival
Also a returnable damage deposit of £100 to be paid with the 2nd payment, this is returned a couple of days after you leave.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Bishops Castle in Heart of England

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite wet rooms have fixed head and hand held shower, wc and basin. Under floor heating and heated towel rails.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king size double bed with large en-suite wet room Bedroom 2 King size double bed or twin single with large en-suite wet room Bedroom 3 King size double bed with shared wet room Bedroom 4 Single bed with pull out bed with shared wet room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: Alder Barn has been designed specifically for full wheelchair use and subsequently provides accommodation for all. Outside: Large bi-fold doors open onto a large decking looking out onto a wooded area with stream. Plenty of parking space. Utility Room: Iron, Ironing Board, vacuum cleaner, broom etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included

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