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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Craven Arms, Shropshire, England

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Christine...
Townsville
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Shropshire”
Reviewed 3 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We booked for a five night stay in the The Byre at Highgrove Barns. Chris met us as we arrived and settled us in to our accommodation. We were warm and comfortable. Careful thought has been given to the needs of guests and we lacked for nothing. We really appreciated the underfloor heating. One day somebody will do the same for toilet seats, won't that be heaven? Craven Arms village has an excellent supermarket, stocking a wide range of tasty fresh and frozen food. It is also located within comfortable travelling distances to the many attractions of Shropshire, Hereford and Wales. This is a lovely part of our world and we are so pleased to have chosen The Byre for our temporary home. Many thanks to Chris and Rob for a beaut stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 May 2017
Thank you Christine! We were asked to review our guests before we were able to read your kind testimonial. Guest reviews are the latest innovation on TA and could be a bit nerve-wracking if there have been problems! Anyway not a concern for you or us as we found so much common ground and you were exemplary guests. Hope to welcome you back when you are over from Oz.
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Bruce B
Bel Ombre
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Couple of Days”
Reviewed 3 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

A lovely relaxing place to stay. We stayed for a couple of days as a base for mountain biking. They have secure storage for the bikes as well.
Chris and Rob were great hosts, making sure we had everything we needed even some homemade flapjack to go with a cup of coffee. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable with some cracking views.
It was great to get back after a days riding to sit out front of the cottage and enjoy the late afternoon sun.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
15 Oct 2015
Delighted to hear you had a great time.
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Alison C
1 review
“A wonderful retreat ....”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A wonderful idyllic retreat, which offered everything we wanted and more ....
From fabulous home baking to a perfect location....
Really looking forward to next time....

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Liked best: Really comfortable ... home from home ....
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Oct 2015
Glad you found us. Best wishes.
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Emily W
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Valentine secret getaway”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I am so happy we stumbled across Highgrove barns, such a lovely place to stay.
Everything you needed. From baking trays to make cookies to heated flooring. We had such a lovely weekend. The company obviously makes a special holiday but we couldn't have found a more lovely place to stay. Such kind owners to the extent of sending me my charger through the post due to leaving it behind after our short break. The cake was lovely and having milk fresh in the fridge was perfect for our cup of tea we were ready for on arrival :-) shops close by and a lovely Chinese. You are surrounded with stunning views.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
Sorry so late responding. Only just picked up your lovely comments which make all our efforts worthwhile. We love it here and do all we can to give our guests a wonderful experience.
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Danielle...
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cosy, quiet and relaxing stay in converted barn.”
Reviewed 16 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Owners were very friendly and welcoming but also stayed out of your way.

Cottage had amazing underfloor heating throughout which as great for a winter stay. The kitchen was kitted with everything you need to make meals. The cottage was surrounded by fields and rolling hills, very therapeutic. We had Freeview and no issues with the wifi, I connected my laptop fine all weekend. My only negative was that the shower could have been more powerful.

Village centre with supermarkets/pubs etc was a 10 min drive away. Having a car is useful but not necessary if you enjoy walking. One evening we ate at The Lion in Leintwardine, Craven Arms where the food was delicious, they offered cocktails and we got chatting some locals.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Feb 2015
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for pointing out the shower. As we don't use it ourselves we rely on guests to alert us. Its probably caused by lime in the water around here. Will check it out.
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Hawkins12...
Saint Gervais les bains
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Charming, well presented and tranquil cottage.”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Lovely owners who offered a very warm welcome, including a tray of tea and coffee fixings; welcome after a long drive! The cottage was immaculate, very artistically decorated and had everything one could possibly need for a self-catering stay, truly a home from home.
Owners Rob and Chris Tromans provided plenty of tourist information and were happy to advise on the area if I needed it. The Barns are situated in a beautiful and tranquil area ideal for local exploration. Many thanks! I hope to return.

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Liked best: Owners and décor of the cottage.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Sep 2014
Thank you for your kind review. It makes all our efforts worthwhile.
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Jon H
1 review
“Fantastic little cottage in beautiful rural surroundings”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Lovely little cottage in a idyllic location. Had everything that we needed for us and our 5 month old baby. Welcome pack including homemade treats was just what was needed after the long drive. Within touching distance of some great villages/towns/local attractions. Cant recommend highly enough.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
9 Sep 2014
Happy guests make us happy hosts. Glad you were blessed by your stay.
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