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Magnificent 17th Century timber framed barn set in lovely countryside

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 2,626 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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 an additional twin bedroom, shower room and small kitchen, plus a versatile workshop space for indoor activities.

Tastefully and imaginatively converted in 2003, 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 warm, light and 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.

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Richard Maddicott
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Ludlow Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2626 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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 - 2 twin/ single , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , En-suite shower room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofa Bed in self-contained Gallery Bedroom
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Increases capacity to 18 but only rented with 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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • 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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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: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M5 Droitwich
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 festivals of food and drink in May and 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.




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 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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