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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Strefford, Shropshire, England

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kimstone2
midlands UK
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“All you could wish for”
Reviewed November 1, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We booked Troopers Barn (and The Wain House - see Westhope Country Retreat website for details of all the properties in the barn conversion) for a weekend for a large family celebration. The location is very quiet and peaceful, a mile or so on a very minor road off the B4368. The nearest pub is about 3 miles and shops about 6 miles away. Marianne, whose place it is, is a lovely person with a warm welcome and capable management for whatever you might need. That welcome is enhanced by the delightful home baked cake (mother-in-law's department I believe), the bottle of wine, and the impressive flower arrangement on the table waiting for you inside. The barns themselves have been converted to a high standard in a country style with modern en suite facilities. Troopers Barn is spacious (18 of us for dinner on Saturday night were easily accommodated) and all the bedrooms were a good size with comfy beds. The large kitchen is very well equipped including little things like a supply of tea/coffee/sugar, salt and pepper, dishwasher tablets, etc available which you don't necessarily expect. It's all been well thought out to ensure you enjoy your stay. The hot tubs, a new experience for some of our family, went down a storm and were great fun. It would be easy just to chill out in the place for a few days but there's plenty to do not far away particularly if you like outdoor pursuits or visiting castles and interesting places such as Much Wenlock. A couple of other points to mention. Whilst you'll be lucky to get a mobile network signal, the wifi works quite well (and there's a landline in the property if you need to phone). We also used the catering service (Oak Apple Catering) on a supply only basis and can recommend that as well. Food was delivered pre-cooked/prepared with instructions about heating times etc.. Most importantly, the quality of the food was very good and quite reasonably priced. Overall a lovely place with just about everything you could wish for and you would almost certainly enjoy a stay there.

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked best: The overall standard and attention to detail
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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Alan_Lind...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous!!”
Reviewed August 29, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Stayed in Troopers Barn - the biggest of the properties in this complex. Plenty of space for 8 adults, 1 child and 2 infants (cots and high charis provided). Very spacious and well maintained. Marianne and her team are to be commended. Nice touch having the flowers, wine a a scrummy cake on arrival.
Need to take care along the windy, single track (with passing places) road leading to Westhope College and the property - nearly took out the postie one day!
Recommend The Plough at Wistanson for a great meal.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 2, 2016
We are so pleased your stay in Trooper's Barn was such a success! Those goodies on arrival sound like a wonderful way to settle in, a welcome to set the tone for what proved to be a great holiday! We will be sure to pass your comments along to the owner and hope you return to enjoy the place again soon.
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Sturdygir...
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed April 2, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Stayed here in early December for 3 nights (Fri-Mon) to celebrate my mum's surprise 70th birthday with family. 22 in all ranging from a few weeks old to 70, oh and a dog! We stayed in Troopers Barn and also the 3 bed houses, Wain and Turnip and it was absolutely amazing, and between us all it was a bargain too. Depending on your sat nav depended on whether you ended up down a farm road but we got there in the end. The host Marianne was fantastic, from the booking stage until departure. There was the most gorgeous homemade cake, chocolates and bottle of wine on arrival (in each house!). We organised a Tesco delivery for the afternoon too which all went smoothly considering it is out in the sticks a bit. Everything was spotlessly clean and spacious and there wasn't a single appliance/implement that wasn't available. We bought our own dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid etc but even that wasn't necessary. We stayed on a very windy and fresh weekend but we didn't need to use the lovely log fire. We made full use of the hot tub which everyone loved. The kids used the communal games room although not for long as it was quite chilly in there. We basically entertained ourselves for the whole time by doing lots of eating, drinking and playing games. We went for Sunday lunch at The Green Dragon in Church Stretton which I can highly recommend (only a 10 minute drive away). Mum had the best surprise ever seeing family she doesn't get to see that often. It was fabulous and you won't be disappointed. My sister has booked again with friends and no doubt we will do another family event there, maybe in the warmer months though to enjoy the outside a bit more.

Date of stay: December 2015
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Jane M
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fabulous family weekend”
Reviewed March 7, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We have just had the best weekend staying in Troopers Barn and the Olde Cowshed.
Marianne is such a great host. My husband was thrilled to be taken on a tour of the land with Brian on his Mule!
The accommodation is first class, our cottage was set up for 17 people to eat comfortably. Lots of bathrooms so no waiting for a shower! Plenty of seating, too, DVD player, games, books. Kitchen is great, very well equipped including a beautiful cake on arrival and wine!
The hot tub was a real highlight. The younger generation made use of the gym and games room. We walked in the muddy fields, ran along Wenlock Edge with our dog, visited local towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury.
Our only dilemma is when to come back....

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Susan E
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed August 21, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Stayed with a party of 11, which included 5 children. We all agreed we had a wonderful stay. The barn lacked nothing!! It was spotlessly clean and very well maintained. We loved the hot tub and children loved the outdoor shower ( they've never been so clean) beautiful walks and scenery and not too far away from places to eat and shop. Highly recommended

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: The size was great
Liked least: It's a working farm so flies were annoying
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Jill S
Skipton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“fantastic property for a girlie weekend!”
Reviewed February 22, 2015 for a stay in October 2014

One of the best properties that our girlie group of 7 have stayed in - we were greeted with flowers, wine and home made cake! The property was spotlessly clean and decorated to a very high standard. The owners were lovely and we had a fantastic stay. The hot tub was lovely as well as the roaring fire! We will be going back again.

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: All of it!!
Liked least: Didn't really have any major dislikes
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Feb 27, 2015
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so glad you had a great time with your friends. It's great to getaway for a short break over winter to unwind and the hot tub along with the complimentary wine really helps I'm sure! We hope you book another break again soon.
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