|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural|
Description from the owner
Surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views up to 20 miles along Wenlock Edge, Clee Hill and towards Ludlow, our 18th C stone and wood framed barns are a peaceful countryside haven yet only a mile from the nearest town.
Halfway between Spa town Church Stretton, (known as Little Switzerland) and Ludlow (regarded by many as the finest Medieval town in Britain) they are ideal for touring Shropshire and the Welsh Marches border area with its wealth of ancient castles and churches.
Recently converted and rated 4 Stars by Visit Britain, they feature underfloor heating, woollen carpeted bedrooms and natural slate floo...Read more
Ludlow, Heart of England, England
Additional Location Information
Although away from it all and rural we are only one mile from the centre of Craven Arms where there are shops, banks, gas station, pharmacy and a main line rail station on the Manchester to Cardiff route.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$61||$61||$296 - $531||$0||2 nights|
|Apr. 27 2012 - Jun. 1 2012
|Jun. 1 2012 - Jun. 8 2012
|Jun. 8 2012 - Jul. 20 2012
|Jul. 20 2012 - Sep. 7 2012
|Sep. 7 2012 - Oct. 5 2012
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Sep. 30 2012 - Oct. 2 2012
|Oct. 5 2012 - Oct. 19 2012
|Nov. 2 2012 - Dec. 21 2012
|Dec. 21 2012 - Jan. 4 2013
|Jan. 4 2013 - Feb. 10 2013
|Feb. 10 2013 - Feb. 24 2013
|Feb. 24 2013 - Mar. 30 2013
|Mar. 30 2013 - Apr. 13 2013
|All Other Dates||$61||$61||$425||-||2 nights|
|View all 14 Rate Periods|
Additional notes from owner
Short Breaks (subject to Season & availability)
Price per Week 5 Nights 4 Nights 3 Nights 2 Nights
195 166 146 127 107
280 238 210 182 154
330 280 247 214 182
340 289 255 221 187
350 297 262 227 193
6 Nights charged as one week. 2 Nights is our minimum charge.
Occasional gaps between bookings may allow a special offer price.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Saltash, United Kingdom
The living accommodation in the Dairy is not suitable for the le
We arrived at the Dairy for a 4 day stay and the owners made us welcome. The kitchen area was lovely and well equipped as were the bedroom and bathroom and the welcome tray was a lovely touch.. However, there was no mention in the brochure that the only dining area was a breakfast bar with very uncomfortable high stools, which as I have a slight disability problem could not use, we had to rely on the lap trays which were provided, to eat our meals off.. The lounge chairs are Ikea rocker chairs and although fairly comfortable were impossible for me to get in and out of, we ended up taking in a Lafuma chair which fortunately we had taken with us for me to sit on. Unfortunately the underfloor heating in the living room had broken annd although the owners had provided an extra electric fire.the slate floor was very cold. I would recommend this cottage for the young and for the older agile, but not for anyone with any slight disabiility..
We arrived to a kindly welcome with a Christmas tree and crackers (over holiday period). Everything was provided -towels, tea towels washiing up liquid etc; often missing in other lets-and the underfloor CH was a joy to return to after a wet day. The Ironbridge entry pass was very useful and The Byre is well placed for Ludlow,Shrewsbury and The Long Mynd. The barn is quietly situated outside a small town-Craven arms- with useful ameneties.
Great for Shropshire walks.
What a find! We stayed in the Dairy for 3 nights and we had a great time. The cottage was tiny but had everything you could possibly want. The kitchen was very well equipped and the bed comfortable. The underfloor heating was great once we got the hang of it. The owners were very efficient with the booking and left us homemade cake on our arrival. The cottage came with a free pass to the Ironbridge Gorge museums which we took advantage of. If we'd been there longer we would have spent a full day and visited more of the museums. Did some great walks from Church Stretton and also round Stiperstones. The Ragleth arms in Little Stretton was excellent for an evening meal. Our first visit to Shropshire and we will definitely return.
Response from Rob & Chris Tromans - 11/29/2012
Thank you for your kind words. It makes all the hard work well worth it. Hope to see you again soon.
lovely cosy cottage adjacent another and joined to the owners house
Lots of extras inluded games cushions for outside chairs etvc
welcome pack of cake and wine tea bags coffee and milk
very warm good central heating
comfortable bedroom with attractive duvet /bedding
Living room chair and settee rather hard tho and t.v needs updating
Complimentary tickets offerd to Ironbridge altho a little distance farther than would have liked
Hope Rob trims the hedge tho as it is hiding the lovely wenlock hills he is advertising
Owners left us alone which was lovely and it is really peaceful and quiet there
Good fish and chip shops pub etc very close with supermarket in Craven arms
Response from Rob & Chris Tromans - 11/29/2012
Thank you for your kind review. Sorry about the hedge, it has bolted this year with the weather. That permitting, it will be done next week, all the garden contractors are running way behind. TV only 8 years old flat screen but outdated by latest digitals. We hate scrapping things that work fine but technology marches on! The Dairy has softer chairs.
We just got awarded our 4 stars again this week by Visit Britain inspector.
cosy and welcoming
An ideal place to stay whilst exploring Shropshire. The welcome tray was a lovely touch and the books of walks and information about places to see very helpful. We really loved the big bath towels, so often they're too small.
Response from Rob & Chris Tromans - 03/24/2011
Thank you Jenny for your TripAdvisor review. We had forgotten you found us through the site. We particularly appreciated your observation on the bath towels as Chris deliberately chose decent size ones as so many places we have stayed at have disappointed in the past.
Grace and Jim
Countryside space, kind people, interesting visits
Not having a sat-nav, we had some difficulty in finding the property when we first arrived. However, once there, our troubles were over. The accommodation was very well appointed, the kitchen well stocked with cutlery, linen and equipment,and our hosts left wine, fruit and cake as well as tea and coffee for us. The surrounding countryside is great for walks, short and long, and we visted National Trust properties and areas. Ironbridge is a 45 minute drive away, and full of interesting museums. We very much enjoyed the gourmet meals delivered to our door - a unexpected and delicious treat.
A cosy and well equipped cottage with a warm welcome
Our stay at the Byre was just what we needed a few weeks after having our first baby! It was really clean and well-equipped, and although smaller than we had expected, it turned out to be just the right size for us plus our small baby. We were warmly welcomed by the owners who provided fruit, cake, flowers, tea/coffee, fresh milk and wine on arrival. We enjoyed having easy access to a range of places to visit, and even managed to enjoy the sunny patio area despite it being april!
Relax in Comfort
This was out second visit to Highgrove Barns - we had spent a 5 day break there the previous spring and were keen to return to what we had experienced as a fabulous holiday facility. The setting is excellent - in what was formerly a farm building in a farm yard. The renovation into first class holiday accommodation has been done with taste and an eye to providing comfort and quality. Underfloor heating, decent sized cooking and washing up facilities, a proper bed room with a good size en-suite give enough room to spread out and make yourselves at home. Nothing seems skimped or cheap and cheerful.
The location too is good: within walking distance of Craven Arms where there is a decent range of shops offering high standard local produce.In the other direction there is a beer lover's paradise with a local Brewery [Woods]with an on site pub which provides a range of spectacularly hoppy , yet well balanced ales. Try Parish or Shropshire Lass.
There is an arrangement with a local visiting chef [Simon] who delivers absolutely top drawer meals. The standard is equivalent to that of an award winning restaurant - the prices are low and the combination is mouthwatering in terms of both food quality and value for money.
The prices for what you get in the way of facilities represent excellent value for money -- we are accustomed to paying more for less elsewhere. Were it not for the fact that we live in the North of Scotland, we would be there even more than we are. We have stayed in dozens of self catering places in Scotland and throughout England. Highgrove has seldom been equalled and certainly never surpassed.
Ducklington, Witney, Oxon
Quaint, peaceful and cosy
From the first day we enqired for availibility to the end of our stay, the service was wonderfull, clear communication by e mail and telephone, personal touch to ensure we were happy and felt home from home. We arrived at this small, warm cosy lit, converted barn, to find a lovely set tea tray, with tea, coffee, suger and biscuits. There was a bottle of wine and fruit also. The accommodation was 1st class! everything you could need including towels etc. Small and cosy, very clean and welcoming, ideal for a short or long stay. The Brye is situated just a short drive from Ludlow and is quite central to lots of beautiful villages and there are plenty of pubs serving good food. There is a shop just down in the village selling all the essential items you may require. The best element of our short stay was the attention to detail and the personal treatment we received. There is not one thing I would want to, or would have wished for... Everything at The Brye was perfect.
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Well specified and comfortable
A good base for exploring the Long Mynd area, a unique geographical area. Very comfortable accommodation - underfloor heating a special treat in December! Well specified cottage and welcoming owners. Excellent walking country. We had hoped to cycle also but furious winds ruled that out. Caer Caradoc a great walk/climb. This is a great part of the country to visit and this cottage is the ideal venue from which to start