Lounge area
Lounge area leading to the dining area
Cosy woodburner
Dining area
Snug which can be made as an additional bed at a charge
Cosy area under the stairs for dogs
Downstairs toilet
Super Kingsize bed that can be made into a twin room
Ensuite with Super Kingsize/twin bedroom
Kitchen area
Kingsize room
Ensuite with Kingsize
External image of property
Patio area
View towards property
Owners field with access, keep dogs on a lead if livestock in the field
Clee Hill a short drive away
1 / 17  Lounge area
2 / 17  Lounge area leading to the dining area
3 / 17  Cosy woodburner
4 / 17  Dining area
5 / 17  Snug which can be made as an additional bed at a charge
6 / 17  Cosy area under the stairs for dogs
7 / 17  Downstairs toilet
8 / 17  Super Kingsize bed that can be made into a twin room
9 / 17  Ensuite with Super Kingsize/twin bedroom
10 / 17  Kitchen area
11 / 17  Kingsize room
12 / 17  Ensuite with Kingsize
13 / 17  External image of property
14 / 17  Patio area
15 / 17  View towards property
16 / 17  Owners field with access, keep dogs on a lead if livestock in the field
17 / 17  Clee Hill a short drive away

Caynham Forge East Barn,

Ludlow, Shropshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Attractive cottage sleeping up 4+2 guests
  • Two en-suite bedrooms
  • Quiet rural location in the Shropshire Hills
  • Lovingly styled in an elegant contemporary fashion
  • Pretty courtyard garden, perfect for al fresco dining
  • Just three miles from the popular town of Ludlow
Property code: CHL38

Stylish cottage located in the beautiful Shropshire Hills surrounded by rolling countryside, and yet just three miles from the attractive foodie haven of Ludlow.

This property enjoys a fantastic countryside location in South Shropshire, with miles of country walks accessible directly from the front door. The area around the property has many lovely villages to discover, many of which have welcoming country pubs. If food is your thing, then this cottage is in a fantastic location thanks to its proximity to Ludlow, which lies just three miles away. Famed for its annual food festival, the town remains a popular foodie destination all year round, thanks to its numerous well-regarded eateries, many of which specialise in local produce. The town is also home to a good range of shops, as well as to Ludlow Castle, a medieval fort which dates back more than 900 years, Clee Hill is a short drive away from the property which boasts stunning views.

On entering this attractive cottage, guests will immediately gain a sense of just how much time and love has been put into creating a welcoming holiday home. The open-plan kitchen/diner not only offers a great place to enjoy meals together, but is also well-equipped with an electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, larder cupboard, drinks cooler and dishwasher, plus a beautiful dining table and chairs to seat up to six people. The washing machine , freezer and tumble dryer, meanwhile, can be found in a separate laundry room, which is housed in a separate building just next to the cottage. Moving on from the kitchen/diner, guests will come to the delightful lounge, where they are able to relax in front of the cosy wood burner and catch up on their favourite TV programmes, or perhaps enjoy a DVD. This room leads through to a snug which can be used as an additional bedroom for up to two people, for parties exceeding four guests. There is also a convenient cloakroom with WC located on the ground floor. Stairs lead from the dining area up to the first-floor accommodation, where there are two bedrooms: one of these is a restful king-size room, whilst the other is a pleasant twin room (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request), both of which benefit from en-suite facilities, one with a bath, rainfall shower with hand-held shower and WC, the other with a rainfall shower , hand held shower head and WC.

Outside, there is a sheltered courtyard with garden furniture which makes a wonderful place to enjoy al fresco meals. There is off-road parking provided. There is also access to the owners fields just off the property, dogs must not worry the Livestock if they are in the fields.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • Two bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king-size on request when booking)
  • Additional bed available in the snug room, sleeping up to 2 extra guests
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC
  • Smart TV, Netflix and DVD
  • Wood burner
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge,  dishwasher, drinks cooler, microwave, washing machine, freezer and tumble dryer (available in the laundry room)
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking Shops, pubs, and restaurants 3 miles
  • Arrival 4pm

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Gemma.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael, 14th December 2018

The cottage was lovely - it was fascinating seeing where it had been rebuilt and adapted from the old forge. The furniture was comfortable and both bedrooms were very well appointed. The kitchen had a decent amount of equipment and the oven and hob did the job when we ate in. Having access to a field next to the property was really useful in the evRead moreenings to give the dogs a final run around. Overall, a very good property for a break. Hide

Reviewed by Bruce, 20th October 2018

Caynham Forge is a wonderful bolt hole for those who want a cosey retreat. Yet it is only 3 miles from the wonderful centre of Ludlow. Tastefully decorated and equipped - I unconditionally recommend a stay here

Reviewed by Hilary, 5th October 2018

Lovely spacious cottage, clean comfortable and warm, in an ideal location for Ludlow and surrounding area.

Reviewed by John, 21st September 2018

This is a stunning cottage in a good location close to Ludlow.

Reviewed by Jenny, 7th September 2018

Thoughtfully furnished to make it comfortable and relaxing with everything you could need.

Reviewed by Joy, 2nd September 2018

Well equipped cottage, well thought out design and layout. Ideal if you have dogs. We had a lovely 5 days here, some lovely walks and only 15 minutes from Ludlow.

Reviewed by Gillian, 3rd August 2018

Fantastic cottage with very helpful and friendly owners. Above and beyond expectations. Cottage fitted out with games, books, DVD's and much more for all ages for when you just want to chill. Not too far for places to visit and lots of places to visit.

Reviewed by Wayne, 20th July 2018

Brilliant location for our family holiday, it had everything we needed and more! Ludlow is a great place to visit and this was the ideal base to allow us to explore.

Reviewed by Gail, 1st June 2018

Absolutely wonderful cottage, exceptionally well equipped. You could see so much thought had gone into this beautiful cottage to make it a home from home! Everything in the cottage was to an high standard too. Thank you Alison and Keith for the little extras, wine, shortbread etc. It was such a lovely touch and very thoughtful for your guests.

Reviewed by Christine, 10th May 2018

We stayed at Forge Cottage with two friends and their dog. One of our criteria was to have two bedrooms and two bathrooms which we achieved here. We could not find one thing the cottage did not have, so very well equipped with quality items. We found two pubs in Ludlow for dinner, a short car journey away, which were dog friendly and the third evenRead moreing we had an Indian take away delivered. Super cottage Hide

Reviewed by Marnie, 4th May 2018

Beautiful cottage so close to Ludlow

Reviewed by Judith, 27th April 2018

Lovely cottage in a delightful area. Every mod con you could possibly want, all you need to take is food for when you want to eat in!

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 8th April 2018

Brilliantly equipped and designed to the last detail and with so many thoughtful touches, including milk, butter, marmalade, honey, wine and other welcome supplies, we were immediately at home. The weather wasn't great but with a plentiful supply of logs and a really handy laundry and boot room, we were very comfortable and well equipped for all weRead moreathers. A short drive to Ludlow and with easy access to spectacular walking country, a great place to spend a week or longer if you're lucky! Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra, 9th February 2018

What a fabulous property! We had a brilliant 6 days at Caynham Forge. The house is lovely and has been beautifully decorated. Everything was thought of and it was lovely to arrive on a cold Friday evening to find a fire made up and ready to light, along with biscuits, tea, coffee and the essential bottle of red! It's a great base to explore South SRead morehropshire and beyond. Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st May 2017

Re our holiday at Caynham Forge (East Barn) we could write lots but will just say it was the BEST self-catering accommodation we have ever had, in a beautiful setting and two of the nicest owners (Alison and Keith) we have ever dealt with!

Reviewed by Guest, 1st September 2016

East Barnhas been beautifully renovated to a very high standard. It felt like a home for home with all the creature comforts you could wish for. We like staying outside the cities/towns, when holidaying, as we find it more peaceful and relaxing and Caynham didn't disappoint in that respect. However Ludlow is only a few miles away so it's an easy trRead moreip into town whenever you need to. Shropshire is a lovely county with lots to see and do. We will definitely stay at East Barn again when we decide to explore some more. Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st August 2016

Just to say we had a wonderful stay atEast Barn, last week. The barn conversion has been completed imaginatively and to a high standard; it provided excellent accommodation for the five of us. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and there were so many thoughtful little touches that made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable. Read moreWe have been lucky enough to travel extensively in recent years and have stayed in rented accommodation throughout the world, some wonderful and others much less so! East Barn is one of the very best places we have stayed and we would recommend it without reservation. We hope to return in the new year. Thank you for your help with the booking and for drawing our attention to East Barn through your web-site. Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st June 2016

We have nothing but positive feedback about East Barn. I actually tried to leave feedback on trip advisor but it couldn't seem to find 'East Barn'. The cottage was absolutely beautiful. Very well appointed with lots of lovely touches. The owners were extremely helpful. Don't think I've ever slept in a more comfortable bed! You could tell that a lotRead more of thought had gone into the planning and purchasing of fixtures and fittings. Think we'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else that ticked all the boxes. Hide

Reviewed by Guest, 1st April 2016

We have just returned from a wonderful 11 night stay at East Barn. We cannot speak highly enough about this property. It is well situated for visiting this lovely area of Shropshire and Herefordshire.Something for everyone. It is a fantastic conversion of an old Forge completed to a very high standard. It is warm and cosy at all times. All the fixRead moretures and fittings are top quality, as are the furnishings. Very comfortable beds with lovely crisp white bed linen. The en suite bathroom and shower room are really appreciated, as is the downstairs loo. Every convenience in the kitchen with plenty of crockery, glasses, pots and pans etc, etc. A separate laundry room. A very comfortable spacious lounge with a little snug off it, ideal for when one of us wanted to watch TV and the other wanted to read. For us the main feature of the lounge was thefantastic log fire, so easy to light and very efficient. A generous supply of dry logs and kindling, fire lighters and paper. The owners really have put a lot of thought into the fitting out of this cottage and they have supplied so many thoughtful extra touches, the floor lighting on the stairs, the beautiful wooden blinds and many others too numerous to mention.Everything we could possibly need was supplied. Having stayed in numerous holiday lets over 40 years, it really does stand out as one of the best places we have stayed in.When choosing a holiday property we have a check list of our requirements, East Barn ticks all the boxes and more. We booked with the agent over the phone. He was very helpful and efficient. It was good that he knew the property and was able to answer a couple of queries I had. We received prompt confirmation of the booking and the owner quickly got in touch with location details etc.They were easy to follow and for once we didnt get lost and found the property very easily. So many owners do not give easy to follow instructions. When I contacted her by phone she was very helpful and friendly,suggesting we could enter the property early on the arrival day and leave later on the leaving day. This was very helpful and much appreciated. We would like to say a very big THANK YOU for giving us the opportunity to stay in this gem of a find . We have no hesitation in recommending East Barn and hope to return at some time in the future if we have another holiday in Shropshire. Hide

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Lounge area
Lounge area leading to the dining area
Cosy woodburner
Dining area
Snug which can be made as an additional bed at a charge
Cosy area under the stairs for dogs
Downstairs toilet
Super Kingsize bed that can be made into a twin room
Ensuite with Super Kingsize/twin bedroom
Kitchen area
Kingsize room
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