Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Church House Barn - Recently Converted Oak & Stone Barn In The Shropshire Hills

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Barn Conversion in Richards Castle, - Quiet Village Location 3 Miles From Ludlow

The barn is situated in the small village of Richards Castle along a quiet lane leading to Hanway Common with direct access to The Shropshire Way & Mortimer Trail. The ruins of the castle and the old church of St Bartholomew are close by. The village pub is within walking distance. The market town of Ludlow is approximately 2 miles away (5 mins by car). Walking distance to The Mortimer Forest & Shropshire Way. Don't hesitate to contact us on 07765881544 or email if you have any questions about the property or wish to book directly.

Property Manager
Chris Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Chris Smith

We originally purchased Church House Barn as a derelict shell in 2005. We spent the next 3 years converting it, trying to retain as much of the original building as possible. Parts of the barn date from 17th century and it is built on the ramparts of the settlement of Richards Castle in the grounds of the old Church House. Having stayed in several holiday cottages ourselves, we knew what we wanted -somewhere cosy and comfortable with all the necessary equipment and furnishings to make it feel like a real home - not simply a rental property. We hope you like it.

Chris & Liz Smith

Chris Smith purchased this barn in 2005

Why Chris Smith chose Ludlow

The location is part of the Barn's charm. Its quietly located and yet has easy access to Ludlow, The Welsh Marches and the Wye Valley.


Ludlow Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Wet Room walk in shower
  • 1 first floor en-suite toilet & sink. 1 ground floor en-suite toilet, sink & wet room shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 en-suite first floor double bedroom with kingsize bed & DVD Player. 1 en-suite ground floor bedroom with twin single beds. (Please note there is one step down into this bedroom).
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Unfortunately, we are unable to accept pets. Outside: Garden, ample parking for 2 cars, barbecue, table/benches and garden umbrella. Utility Room: Freezer and washing machine. Bike/Wet Weather Gear storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, bedlinen provided. Other: Games, Books and Tourist Information/Guides Collection. Free Wi-Fi Booking Enquiries Please don't hesitate to contact me on 07765881544 or email me at if you have any questions


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
20% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Church House Barn - Recently Converted Oak & Stone Barn In The Shropshire Hills
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We met friends here & hadn't explored the area previously. Wow we were so happy with our choice. The barn was perfect, extremely well equipped with lovely décor etc. It was soooooo peaceful and the beds very comfortable.

Great welcome from the owners who were also extremely helpful with advice for exploring/walks & Restaurants. We will certainly return! Thank you again Chris & Liz

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed your few days at the barn. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to stay again. Cheers Chris
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The gem of a barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Church House Barn. The accommodation suited us just fine. The location is ideal for visiting most places and be able to return to peace and tranquility.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Spacious accommodation in a fabulous location

  • 4 of 5

Church House Barn is fabulously located on a hillside above the village of Richards Castle. It's surrounded by beautiful countryside and it's only a short drive from Ludlow. The barn is comfortable, well furnished and well equipped and features original stonework and timber beams internally.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Such a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week here and can't fault the property nor the friendly and very helpful owners. The barn is so cosy. We stayed in February and it was always such a surprise to walk out to a freezing cold morning when we had been so warm inside! The beds are very comfortable, wet room shower powerful and always hot, the kitchen had everything we needed and lounge made all the more cosy by a wonderful log burner. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and as a lover of landscapes and woodland I was spoilt for choice in the list of places to admire. The view from Titterstone Clee Hill was breathtaking! The boys loved visiting Ludlow castle and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and enjoyed spotting all the Tudor houses.

We have stayed in many holiday cottages and there's always something that stops us from wanting to go back but that is not the case this time: we really hope to return next year. Thank you Chris and Liz for providing such a lovely holiday home.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
West Yorkshire


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful barn in a beautiful location. Everything you could wish for and immaculate. We loved the log burner. No need to go out in the evening! Wonderful welcome pack and more besides. We only stayed 2 days but found the barn to be in a great location to visit Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton. Hope to return with more family members next year and to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We have stayed in lots of rental properties and have tried to make the barn feel homely and somewhere we would actually want to stay ourselves. We're glad you had a great time. Thanks once again. Chris & Liz
Did you find this review helpful?
8 0


Nearest Train
3 Miles
Ludlow Station
Car: necessary


2 hours driving time to the Welsh coast.


Birmingham Airport one and a half hour drive, use of a car essential.


Ludlow - 2 miles.

Further Details:

There is a good selection of Local Pubs and Restaurants offering a wide range of food from Bar Snacks through to Michelin Star Cuisine. For those guests wanting to cater for themselves, Life in Ludlow is all about fresh produce sourced locally. Ludlow Food Centre (3 miles) was recently voted the UK's top Food Hall/Farm Shop for the third year running. Ludlow Market in The Square offers a good range of local produce and is open 5 days a week. There are 3 local butchers and a Fishmonger in Ludlow.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please phone or email with booking requirements. A £100 deposit will secure your booking with the balance payment due one month prior to arrival. Payment can be made on line or by cheque. Should you need to cancel, we will return any deposit/full payment you have made if we are able to re-let the Barn.

Changeover Day:
Flexible- please call or mail with your requirements.

Notes on prices:
Please see web site calendar for up to date availability. Minimum 2 nights available from £125 per night. Christmas, New Year and Easter at £695 per week or short stay at £125 per night - minimum 2 nights. Rental periods and arrival/departure dates can be flexible, please call us on 07765881544 or email to discuss your stay.

Manager'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.