Holiday home Three miles from Ludlow, across the courtyard from the owner's impressive country house, in the picturesque rural village of Caynham lies this wonderful detached nineteenth century barn conversion. Blending the building's period features with modern fixtures gives the property a sleek feel without losing any of its old world charm. The cosy living room opens onto the pretty garden, which offers a great opportunity for a summer barbecue, al fresco dining, or simply relaxing with a good book. No matter what time of year you've planned your visit, this property will make an ideal base from which to explore the region.
Accomodation Details Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single. Bathroom with bath, double shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area, beams and exposed stone walls. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner.
Area In the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside, amidst the renowned walking and cycling region, is the historic village of Caynham. With evidence of early dwelling on the site, in the form of the outstanding landmark, Caynham Camp, visitors can see this huge Bronze Age/Iron Age earthwork which covers a site of eight acres at the summit, from which wonderful views can be enjoyed. Three miles away is Ludlow where slightly more recent building work can be seen in the intact medieval street patterns of the town. Renowned for several Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as numerous tea-shops, pubs and inns, Ludlow is a great destination for gourmets and food enthusiasts whilst nearby, visitors can enjoy such diverse activities as Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall and Cardingmill Valley.
Region A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Ludlow's castle and restaurants 3 miles.
This is a beautiful property set in a lovely rural location.. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and intend to return. It is spacious and well planned. The owners live next door and were most welcoming. A perfect choice for a rest but with lots of local places of interest to visit and lovely walking close by. Thank you.
Mr Lake, August 2020
Lovely property, well appointed and ideally located with country walks straight from the door, yet only a short drive to Ludlow.. Plenty of space to relax with family, which was our main aim as it was our first get together since lockdown ended. Excellent communication from Sykes throughout the booking process, and although Ian the owner wasn't around during our visit he was very welcoming on the phone & made sure we had his contact details if needed.
Mr Hill, September 2020
We spent a week here in July probably one of the hottest weeks for years! The cottage was lovely, spacious, clean and well equipped. It’s in a quiet village only a few minutes drive away from the nice town of Ludlow which has good supermarkets etc. You’re well placed for days out as well as you have access to main roads quite easily. The owners live just next door and were friendly and helpful, not that we had any issues though. Recommended if you’re looking to holiday in this area.
Mrs Mckie, August 2020
We have stayed in over 30 cottages over the last 10 years across 13 countries and this is by far the best.. .... and this was a repeat or our second visit. Very spacious, light and airy with great beds and showers which, in other cottages, are often sub par instant electric units over baths. These showers are dedicated units with nice pressure. It is a barn conversion with all the beams you could hope for!
Mr Watson, January 2020
We lucked out with Glebe Barn; the photos do not do it justice! A great space for a weekend break and easily accessible to Ludlow. We also did a walk recommended in the house folder and the surrounding countryside is beautiful.
Mr Newbold, December 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our break.. The host Ian was very welcoming. For extra luxury a bit more crockery/cutlery would be welcome in order to cut down on needing to use the dishwasher after every meal rather than just once a day, but this is a small thing and in no way detracted from our lovely break.
This property is brilliant in that the reception rooms are very large making it great for a group. Would definitely recommend it and hope to stay again sometime.
Despite the very heavy rainfall as experienced by most of the UK during our week's holiday (7th-14th June 2019) , thankfully, Glebe Barn offered a very welcome retreat, being warm, very clean, spacious, extremely well equipped, full of character yet with a contemporary finish.. The owners were very welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. A bedroom TV would have been appreciated, however, the new lounge TV is a good plus point. The property's situation made it very easy to get to Ludlow ( a gem of a town), Blists Hill museum, Powys Castle & gardens, Hampton Court gardens, Hergest Croft gardens, the S.V.R and Burford House & gardens, the latter being exceptionally good value. Clearly, the bad weather did create problems, yet this area offers so much and we did manage to get out every day. Ludlow is a charming town ,full of small independent shops, many of which offered very unusual products. The town has lots of period properties, with Victorian style lighting and is very clean and well maintained.
Our second visit to this fabulous cottage and location.. Peace and quiet if you wish, but near so many beautiful places to visit. We also had fantastic weather, which was lucky.
We had a wonderful stay at Gelbe Barn.. This is the second time we have visited and it worked perfectly for getting my family all together. The barn is beautiful and has lots of space. The location is good and there are lots of places to visit nearby. My only slight comment is that the cot they provided wasnt very good but we had brought our own anyway so it was no problem.Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Owners very friendly willing to advise, help etc, made us welcome..
[From Tom]: Lovely place in a very nice Shropshire village.. Only thing I would ask to be addressed is to increase the amount of cutlery/crockery etc. to facilitate larger family groups.
Owner [Ian] was very helpful indeed.
It was our Golden Wedding Anniversary, we were married in a local church 50 years ago, so we decided to celebrate the weekend in Shropshire with our family.. This cottage was ideal for needs, and it met our expectations.
We had a lovely meal at Bistro7 in Corve St Ludlow, if you decide to use taxis to get there and back suggest you book WELL in advance.
Glebe Barn is a stunning property, inside and out.. So much space and a perfect base for exploring Shropshire. We were warmly welcomed and nothing was too much trouble for Ian. The use of the trampoline was a mega bonus for our little chap, his day wasn't complete unless he'd had a bonce! Thank you for making our stay such a happy one. We will be back!
Fabulous barn conversion, warm and cosy with spacious accommodation, lovely area to stay
A lovely property in a beautiful location only 3 miles from Ludlow.. The weather over our Easter break was terrible but we had a great holiday with friends and really enjoyed cosy evenings with the wood burner. Ian and Juliet could not have been more helpful or attentive when we had a small problem and we would not hesitate to recommend this property. We hope to return for a family holiday in the future when the sun is shining!
It was a happy comfortable week.. Ian and Juliet couldn't be more welcoming! A lovely house for holiday with my grandchildren!
The space in the barn was fantastic and everything was very comfortable.. The owner was very helpful and there were clear instructions on how to operate everything. Plenty of towels and the small touches made all the difference.
Glebe Barn was beautiful and in a superb location.. Much more spacious inside than we were expecting and with a warm welcome from the friendly and likeable owners. Cleanliness was first class throughout, and the kitchen large and well-equipped enough to easily cope with us catering for ourselves over the Christmas period. Perhaps consideration could be given to upgrading the TV in the lounge as with several in our party used to 4k TV's and old pre-HD CRT TV is rather behind the times. Given that the property can accommodate up to 7 people a larger refrigerator in the kitchen, or a second one in the utility room, would be useful as our party of 6 struggled for space in the under-counter unit that's there currently. We all also struggled to sit comfortably for any length of time on the sofas in the lounge so maybe these needing replacing too. These really are minor points though and I'd certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for a stay in Shropshire.
Very nice property.. Lounge furniture not very comfortable. Towels hard
Fab place. Location so beautiful.. Accommodation spacious and so clean
This barn is excellent, everything you need is on site, the owners are on site to give assistance if needed but not watching over us. Would certainly recommend and a lovely place to share for a family occasion.
Just got back from a family weekend at the barn and I have to say the place was superb.
There were 6 adults and 2 children in our party (4 year old and 7 month old boys)
The views from the barn are stunning, open fields for miles around.
There's a nice big area for children to play inside the barn gates but over the field is a swing, chickens and a trampoline.
The people who own the property are very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble.
They made sure the BBQ was available for us and we were lucky with the weather so all went well.
The living room is very spacious with 3 sofas and 2 single seater, the kitchen is huge with a massive dining room table.
The bedrooms were nice and big and the main bathroom was nice and big with a bath and walk in shower.
The tv is a bit old BUT we only put it on for dvds for the kids so this didn't effect our stay at all.
There is a log fire which was nice on the first night.
I couldn't fault this place and would definitely love to go back. I can imagine it's gorgeous at Christmas time.
Location is ideal only 2 miles from Ludlow.
All in all we had a brilliant time and I cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Great for a family weekend or week holiday.
We had a lovely fortnight at the Glebe Barn with our two young children aged 2 and 5. It is beautiful, spacious, well-equipped and well-laid-out; great for playing hide-and seek!
There is a lovely lawned garden with table and chairs, a large umbrella and clothes airer; and 'field' beyond that has a trampoline, swing, chicken coop and tons of space to run around.
The owners and their parents were very friendly, lending us some garden toys, giving us fresh eggs and clean linen and towels during our stay.
We really appreciated having the dishwasher, washer/drier and wonderful power showers! We cooked many meals in the huge kitchen - Ludlow is a real foodie place and we enjoyed buying some lovely local produce. There is a market nearly everyday, farmers market and well-priced butcher.
The barn has a small selection of books, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and a few games. We found the local info. pamphlets very useful. The recently installed wifi was great with a good, strong signal, mobile phone reception is good here too. The TV has freesat, but unfortunately didn't have the CBeebies channel :-(. There is no CD or MP3 player, but there was a DAB radio in the kitchen.
The 3 sofas and 2 chairs in the living room were practical but not comfortable and the plastic material left us feeling rather sweaty. There were also many cobwebs throughout the barn. However, the Glebe Barn is well set up for families. Our youngest was comfortable in the large wooden cot. The highchair was a bit tired, but invaluable once we figured out how to strap him in! I should also mention that there is black-out lining on the curtains in the two double rooms, which we really appreciated, but not in the family room.
There are some great local attractions that proved to be good places to visit with the children:
Ludlow Castle, Croft Castle, Hampton Court Castle, Severn Valley Railway, The Waterworks Museum (Hereford), shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, swimming at Teme Leisure, local playgrounds in Ludlow and Tenbury Wells.
Glebe Barn was probably the best cottage we experienced .... and that's across western Europe and UK. We still return to Ludlow when passing through, the owners were kind and helpful.
Glebe Barn is the best self catering property that we have rented so far, must be a first as we can be fussy.
Beautifully appointed barn conversion. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely airy rooms with nice comfortable beds. Great location for exploring Shropshire and North Wales. Friendly owners.
Glebe Barn was excellent. The barn was brilliantly located and ideal for walking, exploring and relaxing!
The barn was beautifully clean, modern and had everything we needed for a great holiday. I'm sure we will be visiting again and would definitely recommend!
A lovely comfortable and well appointed house in a quiet location. Would happily go back again in the future.
Everything was pretty perfect, the property was very clean and easy to find, situated in a very peaceful location and with the friendly owners nearby.
I would happily stay there again and recommend it to my friends and family.
The Barn provides total relaxation in a beautiful setting. Everything you could possibly want is available.
A great, quiet location with friendly owners. The property is spacious and well equipped, and we would thoroughly recommend it.
Mr Hounds One
Me and my friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Glebe Barn. The Barn surpassed all our expectations and the owner and their family couldn't have been more welcoming, ensuring we all had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing break in breathtaking scenery.
Fantastic hosts and a divine place to stay. Next time we won't wait six years before returning.
Liked the scenery. A modern property but with original barn features, very well presented property with everything you could need; lovely log burner, excellent bathrooms and comfortable beds.
Great size for 2 families to meet up for a pre-Christmas break. We're considering booking again for 2015. Very friendly owners! Great property, great location, very peaceful but close enough to Ludlow. Lovely walks, beautiful countryside location. Fab break!
A beautiful house with lots of space for 6 adults and 2 babies. Everything was in working order and in excellent condition. Plenty of space to park 3 large cars.
Great property and the owners were really friendly. There was so much outdoor space for the children to enjoy. Great property for families or small groups.
Home from home, very relaxing. First time we've done this but would definitely do it again.
We stayed here for a few days in autumn and loved every minute of it. The barn is wonderfully spacious, warm (too warm? That underfloor heating was so efficient! This was a bit upsetting as it meant we couldn't use the fire!) and nicely situated a short drive from Ludlow.
We stayed during a half term so we paid a bit more than it's usually available for, but that's my own fault for marrying a teacher. A week's stay out of term time is very appealing.
The owners were on hand for any questions we had but we tried our best to leave them alone. Lovely couple. Only slight drawback was that there wasn't a pub within walking distance but not a problem really as we were more than happy to stay tucked up in the house after dark.
Nice and spacious. Handy for Ludlow.
Glebe Barn is a spacious and well-appointed place for a holiday. The area around Ludlow is really interesting, even in mid November and we found plenty to do. There are beautiful local churches, good walks and a range of good restaurants. Ludlow Market was a good place to browse and buy. The owners are really friendly and helpful and made our stay a relaxed and pleasant one.
It was spacious yet warm and cosy. Very tastefully decorated to a high standard. A beautiful barn conversion. The owners were charming and friendly.
I cannot rate this barn highly enough - it is large , comfortable and is as plush and luxurious as is reflected in the photos.
Perfect place for a perfect holiday!
It is certainly the best self catering property we have had. Just being able to ask the owners questions on things in the local area was a big bonus.
The property exceeded our expectations in terms of it's size and quality. The kitchen was very well equipped and we were particularly pleased to have a barbecue provided. We were made to feel welcome by the owner who kindly allowed our granddaughter to use the trampoline. The location was excellent for exploring the lovely countryside and towns in the surrounding area. Overall the experience was superb.
All aspects of this cottage rate as excellent. Luxurious accommodation, peaceful location and wonderfully helpful owner/neighbours.Everything was carefully thought out and well furnished. The wood burning stove, underfloor heating, fabulous showers, fantastic kitchen and dining room, comfy beds ... Just wonderful !!
Everything about this highly appointed property leads to relaxation, the main focus of our stay. The owners were particularly welcoming and very helpful, but unobtrusive. The quietness of the location was amazing, again conducive to a thoroughly enjoyable stay.
Fantastic property. Loved the wood burning stove and large live in kitchen. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly.
All round excellent stay. Spacious accommodation and very well equipped. Lovely countryside and yet also close to local towns with places of interest and NT properties etc.
Very friendly owner.
Would thoroughly recommend it.
Many beautiful and interesting places to visit and always the lovely, spacious barn to return to.
The barn was lovely, very child friendly. The owners were wonderful, very helpful and friendly. Would recommend this cottage to friends and family.
Everything was really good about this property. It was well equipped and spacious providing plenty of room for the 6 adults and 2 young children! The owner was very welcoming. The setting was convenient for lots of places of interest. We would fully recommend it.
Friendly welcome. Spacious layout.
The owners were very friendly and helpful. A convenient venue for meeting up with our family. Plenty of interest in the area.
The property and its location was central to a number of attractions that we wanted to visit. It was very nicely decorated and homely, we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend. Very clean.
A very nice property in a good location. The owner who lives next door was always on hand if needed, we could not wish for more.
A year later and we are still re-living the holiday, and accommodation itself holds special memories for us. My 18 yr old daughter says it was the best holiday of her life. We travelled from Australia to stay in Ludlow and it was magic. The barn is huge inside and gave more than enough space for 8 people which included grandparents. We loved the character features, the huge kitchen layout with every utensil you could wish for. the bathrooms were high spec and well done too. Its the kind of place you can hang around in the day time if you are too tired of sight seeing and just kick back. This was the highlight of our 6 months journey. And a big thank you to the owners for your kindness to us! We'll be back ....one day.....
A year later and we are still re-living the holiday, and accommodation itself holds special memories for us. My 18 yr old daughter says it was the best holiday of her life. We travelled from australia to stay in Ludlow and it was magic. The barn is huge inside and gave more than enough space for 8 people which included grandparents. We loved the character features, the huge kitchen layout with every utensil you could wish for. the bathrooms were high spec and well done too. Its the kind of place you can hang around in the day time if you are too tired of sight seeing and just kick back. This was the highlight of our 6 months journey. And a big thank you to the owners for your kindness to us! We'll be back ...one day...
A very convenient cottage, well equipped and comfortable.
Really spacious and clean barn. Underfloor heating useful with cold weather. Having all mod cons helped as well. Owners decorated for Christmas which was nice. Close to Ludlow and nice Shropshire surrounding area.
We loved Glebe Barn. It was ideal for a family get together. The location was good for all ages, near Ludlow and many National Trust properties.
The barn had all the facilities you require,with large modern kitchen where we could all gather.Light and spacious, we especially liked the modern en-suite to master bedroom, and lovely lounge.
The cottage was amazing. There was plenty of room for all of us without feeling crowded. It was brilliant to have stairgates already installed and, although we didn't need to use the cot, it was very good quality.
The owners were really helpful and accommodating. The location was excellent and the barn conversion was impressive.
We were absolutely delighted by this cottage for our family of 6 adults and a baby.There was plenty of room to be comfortable and we loved our dinners round the large table. It is set in a beautiful area with plenty of things to do. The owners were very friendly and helpful with good recommendations for restaurants.
Really enjoyed out stay , friendly owners conformtable and the wood burning stove was cosy.
Lovely peaceful location, comfy property and welcoming owners.
Glebe barn was a beautifull place to stay (even better than the pictures) the surrounding area was lovely and the owners who live across the drive were very helpfull. I would definatly recommend this to friends and family. Brill !!!
This was a lovely place to stay, a real 'home from home', it had everything needed on holiday. The surroundings were beautiful. I would definitely recommend Glebe Barn to friends and family. The owners were friendly and helpful, a real joy.
A very comfortable, well-equipped house in a great part of England. The owners were so obliging and welcoming. We will be coming back!
We had two wonderful weeks in Glebe Barn. The owners were very friendly and helpful with everything. The location is great to explore Shropshire and we will recommend this property to everybody, who likes to travel in this beautiful part of England.
Property good for young children. Property in lovely countryside - many places to visit within 30-40 mins by car.
We received a very warm welcome to the property with lots of helpful local tips and advice. I would recommend this to couples and families with easy access into Ludlow and the surrounding beautiful countryside.
We liked the area; excellent for walking and scenery. The cottage was one of the best we have been in. Thanks for a lovely holiday!
Fantastic property in a spectacular location, both remote yet easy to access. The Barn was fantastic, having all the essential amenities and more, the views being unparalleled. The owner, was welcoming and very friendly. One of the best holiday lets that I have ever rented! Thank you
The barn was perfect. I booked this for my dad's 60th birthday and he loved it. The owners were brilliant and made sure that we had everything we needed. This is a first class barn and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone else.
I have already given my opinion on this property and checked in your online brochure and the comments are already there. Once again I would say this is a wonderful holiday accommodation which I would recommend to anyone
The welcome and accommodation were both brilliant. Excellently placed for the wonderful walks in the area. It was lovely having a wood burner. Overall a very good place to stay and would recommend it to anyone.
The owners were delightful and gave excellent tips for things to do and see. A wonderful garden.
This is a fine property with generous accommodation well situated in a lovely county with lots to do for both children and adults.The kitchen was beautiful and well supplied.We had a very happy time there with the family.
Glebe Barn was the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. The facilities were terrific and the owners, made us more than welcome. The milk, tea and biscuits waiting for us when we arrived were appreciated as was their kindness shown on the birthday of two of our party. There are so many lovely places to visit and we all loved Ludlow which is very close.
Wonderful conversion greatly admired by us, living as we do in the beautiful Cotswolds. The family were super to and the barn was beautifully presented for us. We had a perfectly lovely time and the quality of the Barn and its contents were indeed five stars. Wonderful!
The size of The Barn was perfect - enough room to feel like we weren't all on top of each other. Really good location for nearby Ludlow, National Trust properties and walking.
Fantastic property, really nicely renovated to provide top-class holiday accommodation. Lovely area with lots to do in the area. Would definitely return.
An excellent property in a beautiful part of the world. Whilst being extremely spacious the property also managed to feel warm and cosy. Thoroughly recommended
Excellent venue. Close to Ludlow.
The owners were great hosts. The barn was warm, morning and night. The wood burner. The showers. Barn in lovely setting. Barn conducive to accommodating young children.
The couple welcomed us with a homemade fruit cake. The barn is stunning, beautiful and unique. It was a pleasure and treat to stay there.
A lovely converted barn, clean, modern and bright. Would definitely go again and would recommend it.
A spacious and beautifully presented barn, modern and well-equipped. Perfect. Walks straight from the door.
Mr Mrs Jobson
A really spacious, clean and comfortable property. It was really nice that a 'proper' cot had been set up with plenty of bedding.
I thought this property was excellent. The owners were very friendly and the property was presented in great condition. Top marks!
The occasion was my wife's 70th birthday. We arrived to find a bowl of flowers together with a card.
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