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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Shropshire Hills

Trooper's Barn in Shropshire Hills, Shropshire

From: €1,029 weekly Guests 11 Rooms 5 Bathroom 5

Trooper's Barn Self-Catering

Holiday home
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 eleven 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.

Area
The scattered village of Westhope is located amidst rolling farmland at the southern foot of the famous Wenlock Edge in Hope Valley. The area is home to numerous walks, rambling trails and cycle routes whilst many of Shropshire's main attractions are within easy driving distance of the village itself. Visitors can enjoy Church Stretton - known to the Victorians as Little Switzerland - with its antique shops and tea-rooms, in the midst of the beautiful Long Mynd Hills and close to the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The World Heritage Site at Ironbridge, Attingham Park, the market towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Ludlow are all within easy reach, leaving visitorsto the area spoiled for choice.

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.

Cottage amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Table tennis
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Povey
August 2020
The accomodation was lovely and exceeded my expectations.. The games room could benefit from some updating (equipment and games are not in great condition), but it was still very enjoyable and I would stay there again.
Mrs dalling
December 2019
Fabulous place - We were so pleased that Troopers Barn lived up to our expectations for our family Christmas gathering.. Lovely accommodation and plenty of room for all. Very well stocked kitchen cupboards -they think of everything. The hot tub was very well maintained throughout our stay .
Mrs dalling, December 2019
November 2019
Well equipped, warm and comfortable, perfect location for exploring the Shropshire hills.. Very positive experience.
Carol C
September 2019
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.
Mrs Spencer
May 2019
Very well appointed accommodation that was comfortable for eight adults.. We had one dog and the field opposite was very handy to exercise him in. The property owner was friendly and accessible without being intrusive. Although Troopers Barn is in a complex with other properties but there is plenty of car parking and there is a private patio at the rear with a hot tub. The location is rural, needing a vehicle to go to shops, pubs or restaurants so we’ll worth taking supplies with you.
Mr Barker
April 2019
Lovely converted barn in a rural location.. Cottage was well equipped and clean, with plenty of space for all 11 of us. The hot tub is great to wind down at the end of the day too. The cottages are quite remote, but only 30-40 min drive to a whole host of good attractions and beautiful countryside. The owners and staff at the holiday homes couldn’t have been more helpful. Would 100% recommend to anyon
Mr Dawson
February 2019
Excellent location peaceful hot tub and games room added bonus
Mrs Dutton
February 2019
Fantastic cottage.. Absolutely beautiful. Only thing I would fault is that a number of us had to have freezing cold showers :-(
Mrs Mapp
February 2019
Idyllic setting and very comfortable well appointed holiday recluse.. Great for a big family like ours would highly recommend
Kirkham
January 2019
We had a fabulous family long weekend break.. Perfect size for us. Lots to do nearby. Great space for the dogs (although we didn’t take ours on this occasion). Would recommend!
Mr Ryder
December 2018
Friendly, exactly as advertised and more, 3rd stay, and same each time, brilliant
Mrs Talbot
November 2018
The cottage was clean, warm & spacious.. It had everything we needed for a great family weekend . The owners were very friendly & helpful & left us a lovely cake & wine on arrival! The hot tub was a success. Could do with more outside lighting. Thankyou.
Mr Schofield
October 2018
The hosts were fantastic and the accommodation was brilliant.. Located in beautiful countryside and plenty to explore locally.
Ms Ryding
September 2018
Lovely cottage.. The little touches such as tea, coffee, cake and wine on arrival were great. The cottage was stunning and all of our party were delighted with the rooms and facilities.
Mr Morris
August 2018
Troopers barn was a superb base for the three generations of our family.. The facilities were excellent and we all loved the hot tub! Shropshire had plenty of places to visit all of which we enjoyed, but the best of all was the Victorian village. We had a fantastic family holiday and I would highly recommend Troopers barn to anyone looking for a place to stay.
Mr Clark
July 2018
An excellent base to visit Shropshire.. ......welcome,facilities and comfort all first class and for a large group or family it is ideal
Louisamay92
March 2018
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
Mr Clark, July 2018
March 2018
We had a wonderful time in a lovely cottage
sarmac
January 2018
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.
sarmac
January 2018
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.
Julie M
January 2017
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.
Mrs Edwards, February 2017
January 2017
My house felt VERY small afterwards! It was a lovely barn with everything and more that you could wish for. Very well appointed as they say! I would thoroughly recommend for a large group.
kimstone2
November 2016
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.
Mrs Morgan, January 2017
November 2016
The acamodation was fantastic.. So clean , just perfect. My self and my family had a fantastic time at Troopers Barn.
Alan_Linda_W
August 2016
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.
Mrs Barton, September 2016
August 2016
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.
Sturdygirl6971
April 2016
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.
Jane M
March 2016
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....
Mrs Klasell-Clewer
February 2016
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.
Mr Mitchell
January 2016
Trooper's Barn is an excellently furnished, comfortable house which provided a great base for our family birthday celebration.
Mrs Klasell-Clewer, February 2016
January 2016
Trooper's Barn is an excellently furnished, comfortable house which provided a great base for our family birthday celebration..
Mrs Hayward
December 2015
Trooper's Barn is perfect for a family getaway. Plenty of walks and beautiful countryside to explore and only a 15 minute drive away to the nearest town. Nestled in Westhope, it catered for all our needs; family time, disabled access, small children, older children with the games room, pets and a hot tub for the adults. The staff and owner were very friendly and pleasant. We highly recommend this place and would definitely go back.
Mr Mitchell, January 2016
December 2015
Trooper's Barn is perfect for a family getaway.. Plenty of walks and beautiful countryside to explore and only a 15 minute drive away to the nearest town. Nestled in Westhope, it catered for all our needs; family time, disabled access, small children, older children with the games room, pets and a hot tub for the adults. The staff and owner were very friendly and pleasant. We highly recommend this place and would definitely go back.
Mr Levy
November 2015
The Cottage was the ideal base for our large family of mixed ages, isolated and cosy, a Great Holiday was had by all.
Mrs Hayward, December 2015
November 2015
The Cottage was the ideal base for our large family of mixed ages, isolated and cosy, a Great Holiday was had by all..
Mrs Cooper
October 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience thank you.
Mr Levy, November 2015
October 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience thank you..
Mrs Greaves
September 2015
Trooper's Barn was a beautiful property which suited all our needs. We were very comfortable in the spacious surroundings and the owners and staff made us very welcome. We would certainly recommend it to others.
Mrs Cooper, October 2015
September 2015
Trooper's Barn was a beautiful property which suited all our needs.. We were very comfortable in the spacious surroundings and the owners and staff made us very welcome. We would certainly recommend it to others.
Susan E
August 2015
Stayed with a party of 11, which included 5 children. We all agreed we had a wonderful stay. The barn lacked nothing!! It was spotlessly clean and very well maintained. We loved the hot tub and children loved the outdoor shower ( they've never been so clean) beautiful walks and scenery and not too far away from places to eat and shop. Highly recommended
Mrs Greaves, September 2015
August 2015
Would definitely go back and will definitely recommend to friends and family.. Had an amazing time, lovely. Had high standards all round, from accommodation to people.
Mrs Edgley
June 2015
Would definitely go back and will definitely recommend to friends and family. Had an amazing time, lovely. Had high standards all round, from accommodation to people.
Mr Beech
April 2015
The cottage was lovely and warm with oodles of hot water. The hot tub was a real bonus! The lounge seating was brilliant and the TVs, games room, gym and WiFi were great. Can't understand why it isn't rated 5 Star! The owners were lovely and helpful. Can't recommend Trooper's Barn enough. A beautiful setting for our walking group and great weather (just lucky on that one) made for a great week away.
Mrs Slowey
April 2015
It was a lovely cottage to stay in with everything we needed. The hot tub was fantastic and we made use of the two barbecues as well. Would definitely stay there again!
Mrs Edgley, June 2015
April 2015
The cottage was lovely and warm with oodles of hot water.. The hot tub was a real bonus! The lounge seating was brilliant and the TVs, games room, gym and WiFi were great. Can't understand why it isn't rated 5 Star! The owners were lovely and helpful. Can't recommend Trooper's Barn enough. A beautiful setting for our walking group and great weather (just lucky on that one) made for a great week away.
Mr Beech, April 2015
April 2015
It was a lovely cottage to stay in with everything we needed.. The hot tub was fantastic and we made use of the two barbecues as well. Would definitely stay there again!
Mrs McGuane
March 2015
The property was of a high standard, very spacious very well equipped for 11 people. The owners on site were very welcoming.
Mrs Thompson
March 2015
Absolutely beautiful house in stunning surroundings. Couldn't fault anything. Thank you so much.
Mrs Slowey, April 2015
March 2015
Absolutely beautiful house in stunning surroundings.. Couldn't fault anything. Thank you so much.
Mrs Thompson, March 2015
March 2015
The property was of a high standard, very spacious & very well equipped for 11 people.. The owners on site were very welcoming.
Jill S
February 2015
One of the best properties that our girlie group of 7 have stayed in - we were greeted with flowers, wine and home made cake! The property was spotlessly clean and decorated to a very high standard. The owners were lovely and we had a fantastic stay. The hot tub was lovely as well as the roaring fire! We will be going back again.
Mrs McGuane, March 2015
February 2015
Fabulous property and friendly owner.. Will be returning at some stage this year.
Ms Hewett
January 2015
Fabulous property and friendly owner. Will be returning at some stage this year.
Mrs Wilkinson
January 2015
Everything was first class!
Ms Burn
November 2014
Fantastic location and house, very spacious and suitable for a large group. Enjoyed everything about the holiday and the owners were very helpful.y
Mr Conway
November 2014
Everything was amazing. The owners were very friendly and nothing was a hassle. Perfect for a winter getaway.
Ms Hewett, January 2015
November 2014
Fantastic location and house, very spacious and suitable for a large group.. Enjoyed everything about the holiday and the owners were very helpful.y
Ms Burn, November 2014
November 2014
Everything was amazing.. The owners were very friendly and nothing was a hassle. Perfect for a winter getaway.
Mrs Skelton
October 2014
A beautiful property and the owners were very helpful with any requests. A lovely place to stay and plenty of room for the 12 of us.
Mrs Smith
October 2014
The little touches such as the flowers, wine, cake and milk in the fridge were so welcoming. The decor and furnishing were lovely and we felt we were staying in someone's home, not just a let-cottage. It was a girlie weekend, and we have been going away for 20 years now, and this was one of the best!
Mr Conway, November 2014
October 2014
The little touches such as the flowers, wine, cake and milk in the fridge were so welcoming.. The decor and furnishing were lovely and we felt we were staying in someone's home, not just a let-cottage. It was a girlie weekend, and we have been going away for 20 years now, and this was one of the best!
Mrs Smith, October 2014
October 2014
A beautiful property and the owners were very helpful with any requests.. A lovely place to stay and plenty of room for the 12 of us.
Mrs Edwards
September 2014
We went for a family big birthday celebration. Eight adults, four children and a tiny baby with the older ones staying all week. The living/dining area is very spacious. The kitchen is huge and has everything you could need. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub. There was a field leading to woodland walks for our dog. We were all impressed with the standard of the barn conversion and would definitely recommend it to our friends. Lots to do in Ironbridge and several NT properties nearby.
Mrs Skelton, October 2014
September 2014
We went for a family "big" birthday celebration.. Eight adults, four children and a tiny baby with the older ones staying all week. The living/dining area is very spacious. The kitchen is huge and has everything you could need. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub. There was a field leading to woodland walks for our dog. We were all impressed with the standard of the barn conversion and would definitely recommend it to our friends. Lots to do in Ironbridge and several NT properties nearby.
Mrs Munday
June 2014
One of the best holiday lets we have used in the last 10 years and in an excellent location for exploring Shropshire. Helpful and friendly staff.
Mrs Edwards, September 2014
June 2014
One of the best holiday lets we have used in the last 10 years and in an excellent location for exploring Shropshire.. Helpful and friendly staff.
Mrs McDonald
April 2014
Excellent throughout. Lovely welcome with some nice personal touches. Hot tub and games room a real hit, made it perfect for our family group which were aged between 4 and 78! Would have no hesitation in recommending to others or revisiting.
Mrs Munday, June 2014
April 2014
Excellent throughout.. Lovely welcome with some nice personal touches. Hot tub and games room a real hit, made it perfect for our family group which were aged between 4 and 78! Would have no hesitation in recommending to others or revisiting.
Mrs Taylor
March 2014
It was a lovely property, decorated to a very high standard.
Mr Castle, April 2014
March 2014
It was a lovely property, decorated to a very high standard..
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