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Magnificent 17th Century timber framed barn set in lovely countryside

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Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Ludlow Barn Rental Photos and Description

6 - 7 bedroom property near Ludlow providing accommodation for up to 16 people

Wandering William is an ancient farmstead comprising a magnificent timber-framed barn dating back to the 17th Century which provides fabulous self-catering accommodation for up to 16 people, and an adjoining stone barn (Owl Barn) which provides versatile workshop space.

Tastefully and imaginatively converted in 2002, Wandering William is equipped to a very high standard and offers spacious and comfortable 4 Star accommodation. The property features five oak staircases, two lounges with wood-burning stoves, a large kitchen/dining room, six bedrooms, an additional gallery bedroom and a large courtyard garden.

The Owl Barn, rented separately, is an old stone barn, which has been sensitively restored to create a light, airy space for group activities.

Set amidst pretty countryside, yet within a mile of the historic town of Ludlow, this property provides an ideal venue for extended families or groups of friends to get together for a holiday or celebration.

In addition to the accommodation, we have created two unique and beautiful spaces at Wandering William - the Owl Barn and the Yurt. Both are versatile spaces which can be used for any number of activities including yoga, pilates, tai-chi, art, singing, music and dance, as well as being suitable for lectures, seminars, discussion groups and performances. These spaces may be rented along with the accommodation, making this a fantastic place for a group of people to get together to work on a project, develop new skills or pursue artistic, creative and holistic interests in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere away from the stresses of day to day living.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Richard Maddicott
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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September 13, 2016
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1 traveler review

Magnificent 17th Century timber framed barn set in lovely countryside
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect family getaway!

  • 4 of 5

This house was the perfect place for a big family get together and weekend in the countryside. It has the ideal location with a short walk in to town, a pub down the road and a supermarket at the end of the road whilst still remaining to feel rural. Perfectly equipped for cooking and BBQs with plenty of space and comfortable lounge areas. Added extras of ping pong table & lots of games for some family fun. We had a super stay! This place has both character and comfort!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M5 Droitwich
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

With the beautiful hills of South Shropshire framing the town, Ludlow is a gem. Described by the poet John Betjeman as 'the loveliest town in England' , Ludlow is renowned for its narrow streets and pretty historic buildings. Standing in the centre of the town in an elevated setting above the River Teme is the splendid medieval ruin of Ludlow Castle, which plays host to to open-air theatre during the Ludlow festival in June and July as well as being the main venue for the internationally acclaimed Ludlow festival of food and drink in September. Ludlow is also renowned for its food shops and award winning restaurants.

The surrounding countryside is rich in history with a wealth of castles and magnificent National Trust properties to visit. This is also a fantastic area for walking and cycling with the Long Mynd (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) Offa's Dyke long distance path, and the Black Mountains all close by.


Rates & Availability

Ludlow Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn Half-Term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

We are sometimes able to offer a discount for midweek and last minute bookings. The Owl Barn, situated across the courtyard garden from Wandering William, provides additional workshop space plus an extra twin bedroom, shower room/wc and kitchen. It is available to guests renting Wandering William for an additional cost of £200.00 for a weekend or midweek booking and £300.00 for a one week booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ludlow Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 242 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En-suite Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En-suite Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Only rented with Owl Barn
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Self-contained gallery bedroom with double sofabed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Increases capacity to 18 but only rented with the Owl Barn
  • In bedrooms 3 & 4, the single beds can be linked to form double beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 16 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
The property has a table tennis table situated in a covered barn in the courtyard garden

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