Self Catering in Shropshire - Westhope
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Pricing From: £909.00
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.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
We stayed last year, and obviously enjoyed it so much we came back, this accomadation is every thing you could ask for, the owner popped in to make sure we were ok such a lovely lady. We will definitely be booking again.
Excellent accommodation & location
We arrived at Troopers Barn where the owner Marianne had put in place as a welcome, chocolate, wine and a home made Victoria sponge which was delicious. Our family who joined us from various parts of the country were impressed with the accommodation and the location being about 3 miles from Craven Arms in a quiet scenic part of Shropshire and midway between Ludlow and Ironbridge about 10 miles away. An alpaca farm was next door and you could even take them for a walk.
Unfortunately we had 7 days of rain and apart from a walk along the picturesque Cardingmill Valley we were mostly confined to sightseeing but there is much to see and it didn?t dampen our enthusiasm but it was nice to come back to the warm spacious Troopers Barn and indulge in the hot tub for a while. We will return someday, hopefully with better weather. There are some super old inns for dining out within a short drive if you didn?t want to take advantage of the excellent kitchen facilities as it is very well appointed.
Snowy weekend break
We are currently staying at Troopers Barn with family members from across the country (the furthest travelling from Southampton) We made the decision to travel despite the weather, as the owners had sent an email to advise that they would be around to provide any support required. We are so glad that we braved the snow as we have had a fantastic weekend. Some members of our party were diverted because of an accident and became stuck on a difficult piece of road, including myself, partner and 8 week old baby, but as soon as we called Marianne and Stuart, they reassured us that they would come and find us and take us to the property. Stuart then returned to our cars, moved them to a place of safety and then drove us to collect them Saturday morning once conditions had improved. Some of our party decided to travel Saturday morning in light of the conditions becoming worse late Friday night so nobody had to miss out on the fun!
We have had a great weekend and made use of the sledges provided in the games room! Sitting in a lovely warm hot tub in minus temperatures was also great fun!!! There was a homemade chocolate cake, bottle of wine and fresh flowers on the table when we arrived and the cottage is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are immaculate and finished to a lovely standard. I would highly recommend Westhope retreats and we will definitely be back (hopefully it will be warmer so we can make use of the BBQ!!)
Many thanks again to Marianne and Stuart for all of their help and ensuring that we had the best weekend! Xx
Perfect getaway for a large group.
We spent a fantastic weekend here with friends to celebrate a special birthday.
The cottage is spacious, stylish and well furnished with a perfect mix of modern and traditional; it has everything you could possibly need and the personal touches of flowers, wine and cake made it that extra bit special. We were very appreciative of the basic provisions too, such as loo roll, soap and cooking oil. The cottage was clean, apart from a few cobwebs (in an old converted barn this is inevitable) but we would have benefited from having some sort of kitchen cleaner available in the cupboard in order to aid the cleaning up after food had been cooked, eaten and prepared.
The cottages are located in a remote hamlet near to Craven Arms - as a consequence, you have no phone signal, so keeping in touch with loved ones back home is reliant upon the WiFi; unfortunately while we were there we did experience some connection issues. That said, Marianne was extremely helpful and explained what to do if the WiFi signal goes - she was helpful (and friendly) before and during our stay. We didn't move our cars throughout the weekend and instead enjoyed the various walks that are easily accessed from the complex, thus making the most of the stunning scenery.
The only thing to be aware of is that the cottages are all adjacent to eachother in a small complex, and whilst the back garden is fenced off in this cottage (resulting in Troopers Barn enjoying privacy where the hot tub is) other cottages (and hot tubs) are overlooked, so if you want to experience complete privacy this is not the place for you. Also, we found that the curfew of 10pm for the hot tub a little inconvenient - other places we have stayed as a group, due to being private, have had no time restrictions with hot tub use.
If you did want to explore further then there are plenty of places easily accessible by car (Ludlow and Ironbridge for example), but as this is an area we are very familiar with, we chose to 'stay put'.
I would definitely recommend a stay here.
Amazing weekend - group booking
If you are looking for a venue for a large family celebration, then look no further! This cottage along with the other 4 are all finished beautifully and packed with character. The provisions in the kitchen were excellent and the home made cake and wine were a lovely special touch! The games barn or the 'party room' as we called it - is where all 38 of us joined together in the evenings to celebrate my 40th birthday, which was ideal and then the hot tubs were the cherry on the cake. Set in an idyllic location surrounded by countryside and has lots of lovely walks to blow the cobwebs away! The owner, marianne was so helpful throughout the lead up to the weekend- answering all the little questions I had. I can't recommend this place enough - don't think twice about booking your break here.. you won't be disappointed.
Oil central heating with woodburner
Belling electric range cooker with 5-ring hob, microwave, cafetiere, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVDs, iPod dock, WiFi
Shared games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, selection of books
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
Note: For any guests who wish to use the hot tub, the owner requires a disclaimer to be signed before use
This will be emailed to you by the owner prior to your stay
Please Note: Due to the new Government legislation regarding the rule of 6 the prices for this property have been reduced in order to accommodate smaller groups of up to 6, the ground floor family room, wet room and the first floor super king bedroom and bath/shower room will be unavailable until current guidelines change
Situated directly opposite our cottages you will see the most delightful Alpacas you have ever set your eyes on! To top it all off Betty and Sue will be offering a unique ?Walking with Alpacas experience for everyone to enjoy!
You can expect to get up close with your Alpaca, head off for a delightful walk in scenic countryside and enjoy a well earned refreshment whilst browsing a range of Alpaca themed novelties in the shop!
Walking Experiences range from
Alpaca walk with 1 adult or 1 child aged 12yrs 1 Alpaca
Alpaca walk with 1 adult 1 Alpaca plus 1 spectator 12yrs
Alpaca walk with 2 adults or 2 children aged 12yrs plus 2 Alpacas
Cream tea, glass of Prosecco cream tea or full afternoon tea options available
To pre book for your discounted rates call Sue for prices and availability on 07494 884050
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