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Glebe Barn Family Cottage in Caynham, Shropshire

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sleeps 7
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Glebe Barn Family Cottage description

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.

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.

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.

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.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Meredith
November 2013
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.
Mr Margerison
December 2013
Nice and spacious. Handy for Ludlow.
Mr Stevenson
February 2014
Home from home, very relaxing. First time we've done this but would definitely do it again.
Mrs Morgan-Jones
April 2014
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.
Mrs McConaghy
August 2014
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.
Mr Wilson
December 2014
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!
Mrs Gore
December 2014
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.
Mr Weaver
February 2015
Fantastic hosts and a divine place to stay. Next time we won't wait six years before returning.
Mr Hounds One
April 2015
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.
Mrs Timson
November 2013
It was spacious yet warm and cosy. Very tastefully decorated to a high standard. A beautiful barn conversion. The owners were charming and friendly.
Mr Stein
August 2013
Perfect place for a perfect holiday!
Mrs Fear
July 2013
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.
Mrs Trattles
June 2013
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.
Mr Osborne
April 2013
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.
Mrs Spittle
October 2012
Many beautiful and interesting places to visit and always the lovely, spacious barn to return to.
December 2012
Fantastic property. Loved the wood burning stove and large live in kitchen. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly.
Mr Rosemeyer
October 2012
The barn was lovely, very child friendly. The owners were wonderful, very helpful and friendly. Would recommend this cottage to friends and family.
Mrs Godlington
August 2012
Friendly welcome. Spacious layout.
Mr Povey
September 2012
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.
Mr Howell
August 2012
The owners were very friendly and helpful. A convenient venue for meeting up with our family. Plenty of interest in the area.
Mrs Robinson
August 2012
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.
Mr Stern
July 2012
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.
Mr Shepherd
January 2012
A very convenient cottage, well equipped and comfortable.
Mrs Davies
August 2011
The owners were really helpful and accommodating. The location was excellent and the barn conversion was impressive.
Mrs Stevens
September 2011
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.
Mr Wooff
December 2010
Excellent accommodation-would definitely stay again!
Mrs Allam
March 2011
Lovely peaceful location, comfy property and welcoming owners.
Mrs Brough
June 2011
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.
Mrs Donkin
November 2010
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.
Mr Sizer
November 2010
A very comfortable, well-equipped house in a great part of England. The owners were so obliging and welcoming. We will be coming back!
Mr Robinson
July 2010
Property good for young children. Property in lovely countryside - many places to visit within 30-40 mins by car.
Mr Muller-Braun
August 2010
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.
Mr Lindley
March 2010
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!
Ms Waterfall
May 2010
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.
Dr Chambers
February 2010
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
Mrs Patel
December 2009
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.
Mrs Greswell
October 2009
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.
Mrs Giovanardi
September 2009
The owners were delightful and gave excellent tips for things to do and see. A wonderful garden.
Mr Thomson
August 2009
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.
Mrs Hodge
June 2009
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.
Mrs Oakley
June 2009
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!
Mrs Williams
May 2009
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.
Mrs Barker
March 2009
Excellent venue. Close to Ludlow.
Mrs Stephens
March 2009
Fantastic property, really nicely renovated to provide top-class holiday accommodation. Lovely area with lots to do in the area. Would definitely return.
Mr Chapman
March 2009
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
Mr Bussell
February 2009
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.
Mrs Johnson
December 2008
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.
Ms May
November 2008
A spacious and beautifully presented barn, modern and well-equipped. Perfect. Walks straight from the door.
Miss Ellis
October 2008
I thought this property was excellent. The owners were very friendly and the property was presented in great condition. Top marks!
Ms Benn
November 2008
A lovely converted barn, clean, modern and bright. Would definitely go again and would recommend it.
Mr Lomas
September 2008
The occasion was my wife's 70th birthday. We arrived to find a bowl of flowers together with a card.
Mr Mrs Jobson
October 2008
A really spacious, clean and comfortable property. It was really nice that a 'proper' cot had been set up with plenty of bedding.
October 2016
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.
March 2016
Beautifully appointed barn conversion. Well equipped kitchen. Lovely airy rooms with nice comfortable beds. Great location for exploring Shropshire and North Wales. Friendly owners.
January 2014
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. Highly recommended.
October 2013
I cannot rate this barn highly enough - it is large , comfortable and is as plush and luxurious as is reflected in the photos.
June 2013
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 !!
December 2012
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.
Garth W
April 2012
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 day.....
January 2012
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.
January 2011
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 !!!
May 2011
Really enjoyed out stay , friendly owners conformtable and the wood burning stove was cosy.
December 2011
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.
December 2009
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 Thank you
Garth W
April 2012
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 day...
Mr Morgan
June 2015
A great, quiet location with friendly owners. The property is spacious and well equipped, and we would thoroughly recommend it.
Mrs Bickerton
July 2015
The Barn provides total relaxation in a beautiful setting. Everything you could possibly want is available.
Mr Sear
November 2015
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.
Mr Vrij
December 2015
A lovely comfortable and well appointed house in a quiet location. Would happily go back again in the future.
February 2016
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!
Mrs Pullen
June 2016
Glebe Barn is the best self catering property that we have rented so far, must be a first as we can be fussy.
Mr Watson
July 2016
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.
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