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“Perfect Escapism”
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Light, spacious open plan living. The Shippen has been thoughtfully renovated & generously equipped.
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Light, spacious open plan living. The Shippen has been thoughtfully renovated & generously equipped.
The drive, The Shippen and the view. Kind size bed, beautiful bedside chests, bespoke blackout curtains and a spectacular view.
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Light, spacious open plan living. The Shippen has been thoughtfully renovated & generously equipped.
The drive, The Shippen and the view.
Kind size bed, beautiful bedside chests, bespoke blackout curtains and a spectacular view.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Shippen in context with the valley and the paddock.
Plenty of sofas and blankets to snuggle up in and enjoy the view.
The Shippen and the stunning view behind.
The Shippen from across the valley, nestled amongst the hills.
A generous outside veranda provides space for sitting and admiring views across the valley.
Snuggle up by the wood burner and watch Netflix or FreeSat or play a PlayStation game.
Spacious, open-plan interior with contemporary styling.
Well-equipped, modern kitchen with cosy breakfast bar for two.
Everything you need for cooking evening meals.
A cosy bed with a stunning view.
Spacious, light, open-plan living.
Open wet room with under floor heating.
The Shippen in the sunshine after a shower.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
A neighbouring farm with the Linley Valley in the distance.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
The stunning landscape of the Linley Valley for walks in the Shropshire Way, a designated AONB.
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Barn -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England

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PeterWalk...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Perfect Escapism”
Reviewed October 14, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We had a well needed break in this beautiful little barn conversion. We'd never been to Shropshire before and the Linley valley (in which The Shippen sits) is unspoilt and stunning.

Jeannie was a perfect host, on hand for queries and very helpful. The barn is kitted out with a proper kitchen, log burner, TV (with netflix!) and a map of the local area. We went for a walk just out the back door which was excellent and there are quite a few local pubs which are good too.

Would definitely love to go back.

Date of stay: September 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 18, 2017
Thanks so much for choosing The Shippen, and for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that we can welcome you again sometime. All the best, Jeannie
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Canterbu
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Middle of nowhere - beautiful and quiet”
Reviewed November 18, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Lovely barn conversion. One room with walk in wet room. Beautiful large windows with a fantastic view. Very well equipped, great wi-fi.
Very comfortable bed, sofas and chairs. Nice and cosy, especially with the wood burner.
Kitchen area a little small, okay for 2 people but I wouldn't like to have 4 in there.
Dogs loved the garden and all the smells and walks.
Excellent location

Date of stay: November 2016
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Having to wait for the security deposit!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
Dec 18, 2017
Thanks so much for coming to stay in The Shippen and taking the time to give us a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that we can welcome you again sometime. Warm regards, Jeannie
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Graceonto...
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful location, comfie stylish romantic interior.”
Reviewed September 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Enjoyed sitting on the balcony overlooking lovely, herbaceous garden with fields and hills beyond. Walks from the door to heathery covered hillside. Plenty for privacy. Loved the two sweets tabby cats who came to look at us. Seeing the bats fly from the eaves in the evening and watching the moonrise was a joy. A very special place.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 12, 2016
Hi Grace, Thanks so much for taking a moment to give us a review. I'm so glad that you had a lovely time... and that you truly appreciated the peace and privacy of this hidden gem in Shropshire.... and, of course, that you welcomed and enjoyed your visits from Beau and Luna while we were away! Warm regards, Jeannie
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KevinBall...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely Stunning!!”
Reviewed June 4, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Beautiful barn conversion equipped to a very high standard and stylish in design. Luxurious oak flooring and the log burner is great for a cozy night in. The views across the valley are stunning and surrounding area is great to explore on foot or cycle. The best 3 night stay we could have wished for and the hosts played a big part in that too. Thanks for everything Jeannie and Paul.

Kevin & Zuzana Greenwich, London

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: The area, the quiet, the open beams, the stars at night, the view in the morning, Everything!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Jun 7, 2016
Thank you so much guys! We LOVED meeting you and really hope to see you again. Sending much love and best wishes from the three of us.
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Colin7045
West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Location”
Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had a great stay, such a beautiful and peaceful location. Do take the footpath behind the Shippen, well worth the effort
My wife was woken up on her birthday to the dawn chorus accompanied by the sheep and lambs, a really baaaaaarmy time!.
Jeanie & Hubby are such a welcoming couple, thank you.
Colin & Angela

Date of stay: May 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 22, 2016
Thank you so much Colin! It was a delight to welcome you both to The Shippen and we hope to see you both again one day soon.
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LuciJohns...
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A wonderful getaway with fantastic views!”
Reviewed April 17, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Thank you Paul & Jeannie for being such great hosts. We really enjoyed our magical stay at The Shippen it was so relaxing and just what we needed before our wedding in June. The countryside surrounding the Shippen is beautiful and we really enjoyed exploring it! Look forward to staying again & would 100% recommend to all our family and friends.

Lots of Love
Luci & Jonathan xxx

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: the beautiful scenery from all the windows.
Liked least: everything was perfect.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 18, 2016
"Thank you so much for your lovely review Luci! We really enjoyed welcoming you guys and looking forward to seeing you again soon."
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Les1ey
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wow”
Reviewed March 23, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Wow great place to stay beautiful surroundings and everything we needed for a long relaxing weekend away. Jeannie & Paul the owners were welcoming and nothing seemed to much trouble and gave us lots of tips on the surrounding areas. It's not far from Bishops Castle which is worth a visit and I would recommend the breakfast at Poppy's House. Worth going for walks as the scenery is breathtaking. We will be returning again and would recommend The Shippen to family & friends.

Date of stay: March 2016
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 24, 2016
Thank you Lesley! So enjoyed welcoming you guys and looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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