Just 10 mins drive S of Ludlow on a small working stock farm this fantastic barn conversion is just oozing charm & practicality for big groups - like our family birthday get-together of 6 adults & 3 young children. The Barn is on 3 levels (2 lots of stairs) & has everything needed & the attention to detail means all those culinary knick-knacks are there, plus full toiletries, towels flannels etc in all 4 en-suites (but the dishwasher is a bit small). The old-beams in the open plan living, dining & kitchen is very attractive & works brilliantly well for socialising. Pictures & news cuttings show just how much the owners have put into developing the farm & converting the buildings - Caroline, Mary and Edwin were happy to show us the farm, horses, cattle, sheep & pigs, and the 3 dogs & ginger cat were always waiting to greet us in the morning. We were lucky enough to have balmy Sat evening for a BBQ on the patio - then chucked a few logs on the coals & watched the stars - magic! Thoroughly recommended - we will be back!
We have stayed at this property four times now. Both as a couple and as a group of friends. Every time has been a delight.
The family are friendly and helpful. In fact you cannot hope to find more genuine and welcoming people.
The properties are light and airy and are well equipped with almost every convenience that you can think of. All of the bedrooms are clean and comfortable with well maintained en-suite facilities. Every effort has been made in the kitchens to provide you with everything you need to cater for yourselves. All the apparatus is in good condition – in fact most of it looks new. If we have any criticism it is that the Wainhouse has a half-size dishwasher which provides quite a challenge when washing up 3 courses for 5 people (never mind 8!). And the BBQ furniture could do with a new coat of varnish.
The location is a remote one. It is quite a hike on foot to the nearest pub and uphill all the way back. And, be mindful that you are staying on a 24/7 working farm. You will need to respect that and you can expect to see, hear and smell cows/sheep/pigs/cats/mice/cockerels/hens/horses and lots of dogs.
We love it.
Location is amazing and so relaxing. Hospitality was fantastic and the children loved being able to meet the animals. Facilities are perfect. Couldn't wish for anything more. We'll definitelty visit again and recommend to friends.