Set on a working farm, this detached stone barn is located just 6 miles from historic Ludlow and lies on the edge of the village of Stoke St Milborough, which nestles between the Clee Hill and the Brown Clee Hills in south Shropshire, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stoke Court farm Barn is decorated and furnished to a high standard, whilst retaining many original features including beams and stable walls. It offers beautiful family accommodation with additional facilities for disabled guests, and makes an excellent holiday base for exploring the local area.
The 200-acre farm is a working beef and sheep farm, and within the grounds of the holiday barn is a newly discovered 17th-century formal garden with its prospect viewing mound. There is also a Sensory Garden to stimulate sound, sight, touch and smell. The latter has been developed in association with DEFRA.
Nearby, historic Ludlow provides a wealth of interest for any visitor. John Betjeman described it as ‘the loveliest town in England’. Country Life also paid tribute, calling it ‘the most vibrant small town in the country’. It has lively markets, food fairs and speciality shops. There are many Michelin restaurants and Ludlow has rightly become known as the gastronomic capital of Shropshire. The Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival is held every September. The town boasts over 500 listed buildings, mostly Georgian or half-timbered houses as well as a castle, once the home of kings, now a centre for festivals, events and open-air theatre performances.
An unusual day out can be enjoyed at the Secret Hills Discovery Centre, which traces the geological history of the Shropshire Hills, and is housed in an unusual turf-roofed building designed to echo the hill forts found in the surrounding countryside. A simulated hot air balloon flight over the Wrekin in the north to the Stiperstones in the south forms the central attraction of the Centre. A good day out can also be had at the Acton Scott working farm and museum. Leominster, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ironbridge and mid-Wales are all within easy driving distance. Fishing, walking, horse riding are all available and Ludlow golf course incorporates the Ludlow National Hunt Racecourse. Shop 6 miles.
Living/dining room with gas woodburner. Beamed, well-equipped kitchen. Ground floor double bedroom with electrically-operated bed (top half raised only), and immediately adjacent, wet room with toilet (facilities for the disabled). Wheelchair access from bedroom to garden. Family bedroom with double bed, two additional single beds (each for +1) and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Two beamed double bedrooms, one with 6ft 6in bed, sloping ceiling, en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom. Large bathroom, shower attachment, toilet.
Gas wood burner inc. Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc. Additional Z-beds (for +2). Cot. H/chair. TV/DVD. Stereo/CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed gardens, patio, furniture. Grounds. BBQ. Parking. Paddock for soft ball games avail. No smoking. Wheelchair access (some facilities for disabled on ground floor). Ground floor facilities. Please note: Couples and family bookings only. Unfenced pond in grounds.