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Converted Coach House nr Ludlow, great for walkers, country lovers & pet owners

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroomed, 4 person accomm set in idyllic rural Herefordshire close to Ludlow

The barn is a converted coach house originally built in the 1850's, with a wood-burner and exposed original stonework and slate floors.

Our place is in The Marches with historical interests like castles and the town of Ludlow nearby. Stunning countryside is all around. You’ll love our place; its location being perfect for hikers, bikers and our local river for wild swimming.

Guests sleep well and comment on the cosiness, setting & the clean air. The night skies are something special if lucky.

Being popular with families and dog owners for walking, it may be useful to know that there is a place to walk your pet on our land 50m away, for the early and late 'duties'.

The barn has a fully equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave, tea and coffee and milk is provided on arrival. Cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and sufficient utensils are in the kitchen for guests use.

Bed linen and towels are also provided so no need to bring with you.

We live next door so should be available to welcome you. Mobile reception is patchy in the area at best (one of the delights of where we live sometimes) so please let us know on our landline 30-40 mins before you arrive so we can make sure we keep an eye out.

You also have full and private access to a courtyard with seating and furniture for 6 people plus a BBQ and tools. See the photos for more information.

You will have access to the whole property and have your own key to use as needed.

There is a separate access to the main door so you will remain independent during your stay and we will leave you to your own devices in your space or engage as much as is desired.

If late access is required on first arrival please call ahead to arrange.

There is plenty of parking for two cars and extra cars can be accommodated if needed.

It is possible to squeeze a small fifth person on a mattress and we have also managed to host infants safely though not all baby equipment is available.

More Details

Peter & Fiona
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Peter & Fiona

We are smallholders who have 15 years experience of growing and harvesting the home grown vegetables, fruit trees and the odd dabble into pigs. We have dogs and enjoy walking the beautiful hills, with the views that are offered, in the immediate vicinity of the barn.

Having moved to Leintwardine 19 years ago, we have been warmly accepted into the community, a place that we definitely now call 'Home'.

Peter & Fiona purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Peter & Fiona chose Craven Arms

It is a small piece of history, fantastically renovated and offers us the chance to share the wonderful place that is Leintwardine within The Marches.

On the Shropshire & Herefordshire border, we are surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful, unspoilt country vistas. The nearest motorway is an hour's drive away so the area is quiet, friendly and comes with a pace of life suited for a holiday. It is a region yet to be widely known and therefore is not yet too popular, but has lots to do and entertain the family.

What makes this cottage unique

The log burner on a cool autumnal evening lends itself to a feeling of cosiness. The location of the barn is perfect for easy walking to three local hostelries and the rest of the amenities that Leintwardine has to offer including a village stores and amazing walking and scenery for miles around.

Being pet owners we welcome well behaved 4-legged guests for an additional cleaning fee.


Craven Arms Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Well-behaved pets welcome for £5 additional fee per pet per night.
  • A fifth guest (child) can also be accommodated on a removable mattress if required.
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Converted Coach House nr Ludlow, great for walkers, country lovers & pet owners
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

perfectly stunning

  • 5 of 5

what can we say about this hidden jem. couldn't fault it at all. on arrival we met peter and fionas daughter who made us feel very welcome and gave us a lovely tour of the cottage and was very helpful with all aspects of the property. the property is out of this world and fully fitted to all your needs, ideally located for all areas but well hidden enough to have a relaxing time too. The property is nicely presented and decorated, very clean. It was so cosy, especially with the log burner on. everything you need is there, including all the kitchen utensils, towels, flannels, shower gel, shampoo, and even biscuits on arrival. We never needed for anything, peter was very helpful and informative about the local area. cant wait to return in may for our 1st wedding anniversary.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind comments Aaron. You and the three 4-legged guests were most welcome and treated as all our guests are, as valued customers'. I am glad that you enjoyed the break away. Hope to see you in May and maybe also with family to celebrate your anniversary? Peter & Fiona
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Sun Inn
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Jolly Frog
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Borth, Ynyslas, Aberdovey

Leintwardine is blessed with amenities unusual for such a small village, including village stores, traditional butchers, fuel station and the hostelries mentioned below.

There are three places to eat within the village, all walkable, but a good idea to have a torch. Each brings its own appeal.

1. The Sun Inn - old fashioned, CAMRA Protected and listed, parlour bar converted into a clean, high quality real ale / cider place where freshly cooked fish and chips from the chip shop next door can be delivered to for you to eat and drink. Chip shop is closed on Sunday and Monday. 10% discount offered at chip shop if mention guests at High Tree.

2. The Jolly Frog - suggest you book, specialises in seafood and wood fired pizzas from their own oven. Pub is closed Monday's.

3. The Lion @ Leintwardine - high quality pub food situated beside the river. Great for lunches on a clear day. Again, worth booking ahead.

Other places nearby include The Oaks at Wigmore, Old Downton Lodge (very high standard) and all the places in and around Ludlow famous for food.

The walking from the barn is also great for 2-3 hours, but not far away is Offa's Dyke, The Long Mynd at Church Stretton and so on. Lots of forest walks and biking opportunities, along with wild swimming in The Teme at Leintwardine, possibly meeting a traditional coracle if you are lucky.

Neolithic sites and significant hill fortifications within 30 min drive include: Croft Ambrey, Bury Hill Ditches, Wapley Hill Fort & Mitchell's Fold stone circle.

There are lakes and reservoirs within 80-90 min drive - Elan Valley, Lake Vyrnwy & Lake Balla - all great for walking and also the Victorian engineering to admire.

There is the Black & White village trail of Herefordshire taking in 5-6 villages all with amazing Tudor houses, common in the region.

The bird life is fantastic if this is of interest to you with Red Kites & Buzzards aplenty, Sparrowhawk if lucky, Tawny and Barn Owls, Woodpeckers, the odd Kingfisher, Nuthatch, Tree Creeper and many more including Sparrows and Thrushes that are seemingly becoming scarce.

Museums within a 45 min drive include: Blists Hill & Ironbridge (home of the Industrial Revolution) -there are 7 museums in total @ Ironbridge, Black Country Living Museum, Ludlow museum (small), The Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral (thought to be the first ever map of the world). The Museum of Ironworks near Shrewsbury and Acton Scott working Victorian Farm near Church Stretton.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.85
Cleaning fee $27.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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