We hope you'll have an unforgettable holiday in this quiet, hilltop, rural retreat. Enjoy breakfast with beautiful views over Herefordshire and Shropshire, and out to the hills near Ludlow. Roam CRUCKBARN's woodland and field, or explore the country walks beyond. Star-gaze at night by the camp fire, or cosy up inside around the log-burner. Under sumptuous linen, drift off to sleep in one of 2 bedrooms. We built CRUCKBARN by hand from 100 oaks that grew in the surrounding ancient woodland. It has been our "grand design" and something of a labour-of-love. CRUCKBARN sleeps 4-5in a comfortable king, double or single bed.
CRUCKBARN is a unique and special place to stay. It is a luxury holiday cottage providing quality accommodation in a quiet, secluded woodland, and is situated perfectly for visiting Ludlow, or walking in Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh hills.
CRUCKBARN is a recently converted barn with a traditional feel, offering oak beams, quality fittings, a wood burner, outdoor fire pit, open plan kitchen / living space, and beautiful views.
Enjoy an outdoor holiday with the benefit of a bit of luxury. While CRUCKBARN is a self-catering cottage, you can nevertheless treat yourself by ordering cooked meals made with fresh local produce, for when you don’t feel like cooking yourself. And as CRUCKBARN is near Ludlow, you have no shortage of local pubs, restaurants and other places to eat out.
CRUCKBARN has a mezzanine master bedroom with a king-size bed, covered with luxurious linen sheets. A further bedroom with a double bed, and additional single day bed, makes CRUCKBARN perfect for families of up to 5, couples or small groups of friends.
Whether you are after family fun, a romantic getaway, a quiet rural retreat or just somewhere special, CRUCKBARN makes for a holiday to remember.
Young and energetic when we started, we have constructed almost every part of CRUCKBARN ourselves, often choosing manual work over machinery. The oak for the frame came from the local woodland, 100 trees that were growing within just 100 yards of our site – each over 100 years old.
We have tried to create a quality, eco-friendly holiday home. We have used as many local materials as possible, including timber cladding, stone, and reclaimed slates. In keeping with the traditional style of CRUCKBARN, we chose to use breathable lime in the concrete, mortars and plasters, which has the added benefit of using less energy to produce than its modern equivalents.
And when it came to turning it into a luxury holiday home, we again chose to make as many of the fixtures and fittings ourselves as we could: the doors, stairs, kitchen, furniture, and so on.
Renewable energy heats the building. Under-floor heating and hot water are supplied by a ground source heat-pump, while a beautiful Clearview wood-burner can be fed by a plentiful supply of logs, cut from the surrounding woodland.
A bespoke walk-in shower, surrounded by timber beams, is available on the ground floor of the accommodation
To make your holiday as relaxed as possible, all of your basic needs are provided for. CRUCKBARN includes a walk-in shower, a bath, a washer-dryer, an electric oven and 4-ring electric hob, a kettle, toaster, larder fridge with freezer compartment and all the essential kitchen utensils.
WiFi is available (but can be removed on request). Mobile signal is strong for Orange and EE, for both calls and data, but poor for most other network providers. A Bluetooth music system is provided, as well as a vinyl record player.
If you are coming with young children, we can also provide a cot, high chair and all-terrain pram to make walking in the woods easier.
We will always be keen to make your holiday as pleasant and relaxing as we can, so if you have any other needs or requests, don't hesitate to ask.