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Trooper's Barn

Trooper's Barn, Westhope, Shropshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 12

Pricing From: £740.00 - 2850.00

This barn conversion cottage is located near to Westhope in Shropshire and can sleep up to twelve people in five bedrooms.

Trooper's Barn is a large barn conversion on the owners’ 250 acre farm near to the village of Westhope in Shropshire. The cottage can sleep twelve people and has five bedrooms, three of which are ensuite and two family bathrooms. There is also a sofa bed on the landing. The rest of the accommodation is made up of a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside the cottage is off road parking for five cars and an enclosed patio area with outdoor furniture, barbecue and a hot tub. There is also a shared games room and gym. With its neighbouring cottages, Trooper's Barn can sleep a total of thirty nine people in a lovely rural setting.


All you could wish for
We booked Troopers Barn (and The Wain House - see Westhope Country Retreat website for details of all the properties in the barn conversion) for a weekend for a large family celebration. The location is very quiet and peaceful, a mile or so on a very minor road off the B4368. The nearest pub is about 3 miles and shops about 6 miles away. Marianne, whose place it is, is a lovely person with a warm welcome and capable management for whatever you might need. That welcome is enhanced by the delightful home baked cake (mother-in-law's department I believe), the bottle of wine, and the impressive flower arrangement on the table waiting for you inside. The barns themselves have been converted to a high standard in a country style with modern en suite facilities. Troopers Barn is spacious (18 of us for dinner on Saturday night were easily accommodated) and all the bedrooms were a good size with comfy beds. The large kitchen is very well equipped including little things like a supply of tea/coffee/sugar, salt and pepper, dishwasher tablets, etc available which you don't necessarily expect. It's all been well thought out to ensure you enjoy your stay. The hot tubs, a new experience for some of our family, went down a storm and were great fun. It would be easy just to chill out in the place for a few days but there's plenty to do not far away particularly if you like outdoor pursuits or visiting castles and interesting places such as Much Wenlock. A couple of other points to mention. Whilst you'll be lucky to get a mobile network signal, the wifi works quite well (and there's a landline in the property if you need to phone). We also used the catering service (Oak Apple Catering) on a supply only basis and can recommend that as well. Food was delivered pre-cooked/prepared with instructions about heating times etc.. Most importantly, the quality of the food was very good and quite reasonably priced. Overall a lovely place with just about everything you could wish for and you would almost certainly enjoy a stay there.

Absolutely Fabulous!!
Stayed in Troopers Barn - the biggest of the properties in this complex. Plenty of space for 8 adults, 1 child and 2 infants (cots and high charis provided). Very spacious and well maintained. Marianne and her team are to be commended. Nice touch having the flowers, wine a a scrummy cake on arrival. Need to take care along the windy, single track (with passing places) road leading to Westhope College and the property - nearly took out the postie one day! Recommend The Plough at Wistanson for a great meal.

Stayed here in early December for 3 nights (Fri-Mon) to celebrate my mum's surprise 70th birthday with family. 22 in all ranging from a few weeks old to 70, oh and a dog! We stayed in Troopers Barn and also the 3 bed houses, Wain and Turnip and it was absolutely amazing, and between us all it was a bargain too. Depending on your sat nav depended on whether you ended up down a farm road but we got there in the end. The host Marianne was fantastic, from the booking stage until departure. There was the most gorgeous homemade cake, chocolates and bottle of wine on arrival (in each house!). We organised a Tesco delivery for the afternoon too which all went smoothly considering it is out in the sticks a bit. Everything was spotlessly clean and spacious and there wasn't a single appliance/implement that wasn't available. We bought our own dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid etc but even that wasn't necessary. We stayed on a very windy and fresh weekend but we didn't need to use the lovely log fire. We made full use of the hot tub which everyone loved. The kids used the communal games room although not for long as it was quite chilly in there. We basically entertained ourselves for the whole time by doing lots of eating, drinking and playing games. We went for Sunday lunch at The Green Dragon in Church Stretton which I can highly recommend (only a 10 minute drive away). Mum had the best surprise ever seeing family she doesn't get to see that often. It was fabulous and you won't be disappointed. My sister has booked again with friends and no doubt we will do another family event there, maybe in the warmer months though to enjoy the outside a bit more.

Fabulous family weekend
We have just had the best weekend staying in Troopers Barn and the Olde Cowshed. Marianne is such a great host. My husband was thrilled to be taken on a tour of the land with Brian on his Mule! The accommodation is first class, our cottage was set up for 17 people to eat comfortably. Lots of bathrooms so no waiting for a shower! Plenty of seating, too, DVD player, games, books. Kitchen is great, very well equipped including a beautiful cake on arrival and wine! The hot tub was a real highlight. The younger generation made use of the gym and games room. We walked in the muddy fields, ran along Wenlock Edge with our dog, visited local towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Our only dilemma is when to come back....
Jane M

We particularly liked the excellent location of Trooper's Barn and how spacious the property was. Our 11 year old daughter particularly liked all the mirrors (especially the glamour mirror that lights up) and the hot tub.
Mrs Klasell-Clewer



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds

Family Beds


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 with Freeview and cross trainer, rowing machine, multi-gym and weights
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner included in rent
Honesty box for extra wood
Bed linen and towels included 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

Changeover Day

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Stanton Lacy, St Peter's Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Stokesay Castle - 5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Wilderhope Manor - 6.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Shipton Hall - 6.6 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Ludlow, St Laurence Church - 7.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Walcot Hall - 7.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Ludlow Castle - 7.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Leintwardine, St Mary Magdalene Church - 8.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Pipe Aston, St Giles Church - 9.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Langley Chapel - 9.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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