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Situated on the Downton Estate, four miles from Ludlow, Wassell Barn offers spacious accommodation f

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms , three en-suite shower rooms. Car port for two vehicles.

The Downton Estate extends to nearly 5,000 acres and is located in the spectacular, wooded and hilly countryside of the Shropshire/Herefordshire borders, close to the Welsh Marches. Ludlow, just four miles away, is a thriving medieval market town, an architectural gem with a splendid castle, situated on a cliff above the River Teme. The town has an unusually high concentration of top quality restaurants, an impressive variety of specialist food shops, ancient buildings and the celebrated Broad Street is a must. During the year, the town is busy hosting an array of events and festivals.

Wassell Barn is ideal for those wanting to get away from it all, occupying a splendid rural setting with lovely views. Completely refurbished during 2015 to an exceptional eclectic and contemporary style, here is a lovely base, not only for walkers, but also those wanting to explore all of the many interesting towns and villages, as well as historic houses and gardens that Herefordshire and Shropshire have to offer.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps six guests

Three bedrooms

Three en-suite shower rooms

Outside seating area with garden furniture


Car port for two vehicles

Sorry, no children. Baby in own moses basket welcome.

Sorry, no pets.

Minimum stay of three nights.

Additional features

Air sourced heating.

Walnut hardwood flooring.

Fitted electric oven and separate ceramic hob, microwave.

Fridge and separate freezer.

Washing machine and tumble dryer.

Television, Bu-ray DVD player and Sonos sound system.

Attractions and nearby amenities

The fine Georgian town of Ludlow is only a 20-minute drive and is one of the gastro capitals of England with an array of restaurants, secluded gastro-pubs, a historic market square and famous castle ruins.

Visit the medieval ruins of Ludlow Castle a 20-minute drive, or Stokesay Castle a beautiful 13th century Manor House and moat.

Enjoy a round of golf at Ludlow Golf Course formed in 1889 is the oldest course in Shropshire.

Explore the National Trust properties of Berrington Hall and Avebury.

Take in the history at the Ironbridge a wonderful base for all ages whether you are interested in art or engineering.

Visit Tenbury Wells, an attractive riverside spa and market town in the Teme Valley.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018


Leintwardine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Farm Holidays
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: En-suite shower room - toilet , shower , En-suite shower room
    Ground floor: En-suite shower room - toilet , shower , En-suite shower room
    Ground floor: En-suite bathroom - toilet , shower , En-suite shower room
  • Fully tiled en-suite shower room comprising large walk in shower, wide sink unit with drawers under and separate wc. Two impressive en-suite shower rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ground floor: King size double bedroom - 1 king , Double bedroom with 6' bed
    Ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 double , Double bedroom with a double bed
    Ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 double , Double bedroom with double bed
  • Kingsize double bedroom with 6' bed. Two further double bedrooms each with 4'6" beds.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Air sourced heating. Fitted electric oven, induction hob and microwave. Fridge and separate freezer. Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. WiFi.* Television, Blu-ray DVD player and Sonos sound system. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Other Activities:

Tourist Information

Ludlow Visitor Information Centre 01584 875053

Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9AH. 01588 672544

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Rd, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9RS. 01588 676060/ 01588 676998 An award winning visitor attraction with café, 30 acre ‘Onny Meadows’, meet the Shropshire Mammoth and partake a virtual balloon ride.

Fordhall Organic Farm, Ternhill Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3PS. 01630 638696 A small but beautiful farm with three free farm trials, picnic area, farm shop, tea room and evening restaurant.

Battlefield 1403, Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DB. 01939 210905 Visitor Centre with a Farm shop and Café.

Ludlow Castle, Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY. 01584 873355 A fine medieval, ruined castle set at the heart of the market town of Ludlow.

Ludlow Racecourse, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2BT. 01584 856221

Special Events in the Area

‘Lionstock’ at The Lion at Leintwardine, Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 0JZ. 01547 540203

Battlefield 1403 – September - Annual Harvest & Heritage food fair

Christmas Gift Fair at Dudmaston Estate – November

Church Stretton Arts Festival in July and August

Bridgnorth hosts the English Haydn Music Festival in June

Shrewsbury summer season which includes music, visual arts and a cartoon festival

"V" Festival at Weston Park, Saffordshire

Walks and Other Activities


South Shropshire Leisure Centre, Bromfield Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1DR. 01584 874620

Teme Leisure Church Stretton, Shrewsbury Rd, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6EX. 01694 720051

South Shropshire Leisure Centre, Bromfield Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1DR. 01584 874620

Teme Leisure Church Stretton, Shrewsbury Rd, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6EX. 01694 720051


Barron Lodge Fishing Pool, Boraston Lane, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. WR158LH. 01584 819990

Froggatts Pools, Featherknowle Farm, Ashford Bowdler, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 4AQ. 01584831232

Ludlow Golf Club, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2BT. 01584 856285

Knighton Golf Club, Ffrydd Rd, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DB. 01547 528646

Elm Lodge Golf, Fishmore, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 3DP. 01584 872308


Teme Leisure Church Stretton, Shrewsbury Rd, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6EX. 01694 720051

Ludlow Castle Tennis Club, The Gables, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, SY8 1SD. 01584 878235

Horse Riding

North Farm Riding Establishment, Whitcliffe, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2HD. 01584 872026

Grafton Farm Riding Centre, Grafton Farm, Bockleton, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8PT. 01568 750602

EJ Barrett & Sons, Noakes Farm Riding Centre, Bredenbury, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4SY Tel 01885 483467


Shropshire Sailing Club, Whitemere, Near Ellesmere, SY12 0HU. 07826 655245 You will need to become a member.

Cycling/Mountain Bike Hire

Plush Hill Cycles, 8 The Square, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6DA. 01694 720133

Wheely Wonderful Cycling, Petchfield Farm, Elton, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2HJ. 01568 770755


Please see:


Griffin-Lloyd Shooting Ground Llangunllo Knighton Powys LD7 1SL 01547 550 634

Mid Wales Shooting Centre Ffinnant Trefeglwys Caersws SY17 5QY 01686 430654/01686430732

West Midlands Shooting Ground Hodnet Market Drayton Shropshire TF9 3LH Shop:01939 200 344

Grounds: 01939 200 644

Goods Pubs/restaurants

Old Downton Lodge, Downton-On-The-Rock, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2HU. 01568 771 826

The Jolly Frog, The Toddings, Craven Arms SY7 0LX. 01547 540298 For a land locked county this gastropub does great seafish - the dressed crab is just amazing.

The Lion at Leintwardine, Leintwardine, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 0JZ. 01547 540203 Great refurbished pub and restaurant. Excellent food and it’s a lovely place to sit by the River Teme on a summer's evening.

Bistro 7 of Ludlow, 7 Corve St, Ludlow SY8 1DB. 01584 877412

The Stagg Inn, Titley, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3RL. 01544 230221 High quality restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Much written about in the national press.

The Clive Restaurant, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2JR. 01584 856665 Buzzy modern restaurant next to the new Ludlow organic food Centre. It is worth visiting both.

The Riverside Inn, Aymestrey, Herefordshire, HR6 9ST, 01568 708440. Attractive riverside pub with good food - try and dine in the pub rather than the restaurant as ambience is better. Near Wheely Wonderful Cycling if you wanted to combine activity with lunch.

Jules's Restaurant, Portland Street, Weobley, Hereford, HR4 8SB. 01544 318 206 A more old fashioned restaurant and the chef and owner is very charismatic (Herefordshire's answer to Basil Faulty). Never disappointing.

The Garden, Stoneleigh, Kingsland, Leominster HR6 9QS. 01568 709142 Coffee/tea room which also serves lunches. Run by Sam from Scrummy bites in his own house - an excellent and really enthusiastic caterer

The Green Café, Linney, Mill on the Green, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1EG. 01584 879872


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent