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.
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Barn Conversion in Richards Castle, - Quiet Village Location 3 Miles From Ludlow
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Sep 2018
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.
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Well equipped, designed and fulfilling.
A superb cottage to hire with a very large garden with hammock! The inside is furnished well with all requirements met. The welcome pack was very well received. It is set in a very peaceful area. Overall a very nice place to stay with young children (6 + 9).
Thank you Dorian. Thanks a really lovely review. We’re pleased you enjoyed your time at the barn. It’s a pleasure to have guests like you and your family. We’d be pleased to welcome you back at anytime. Many thanks. Chris & Liz
Lovely barn similar to one we lived in. Perfect location and weather
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
Really glad you enjoyed your few days at the barn. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to stay again.
The gem of a barn conversion
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.
Spacious accommodation in a fabulous location
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.
Such a wonderful place to stay!
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.
2 hours driving time to the Welsh coast.
Birmingham Airport one and a half hour drive, use of a car essential.
Ludlow - 2 miles.
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.
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.