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Trooper's Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage in Westhope, Shropshire

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sleeps 11
5 rooms
5 bathrooms

Trooper's Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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.

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.

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. 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.


  • 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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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
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.
Mrs Cooper
October 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience thank you.
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
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.
Miss Timmis
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.
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.
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 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.
Mr Conway
November 2014
Everything was amazing. The owners were very friendly and nothing was a hassle. Perfect for a winter getaway.
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
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!
Mrs Thompson
March 2015
Absolutely beautiful house in stunning surroundings. Couldn't fault anything. Thank you so much.
Mrs Wilkinson
January 2015
Everything was first class!
Ms Hewett
January 2015
Fabulous property and friendly owner. Will be returning at some stage this year.
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
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 Taylor
March 2014
It was a lovely property, decorated to a very high standard.
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
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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
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