Welcome

Welcome to our website which we hope will give you all the information you need to know before booking your holiday.  If there is anything not covered, please feel free to contact us.

We are Jan & Steve, the owners of Glebe Barn, a former dairy now converted to create a DETACHED, quaint, pretty 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (1 with bath & shower over, 1 with shower only) single storey barn conversion which forms part of The Glebe Farm, situated in the heart of the countryside, just on the edge of the ancient village of Farlow, in The South Shropshire Hills.  It's a delightful, cosy comfortable rural retreat, a place to unwind, relax and enjoy the views from the back garden which can be reached via a private raised terrace that looks across the lawned cottage garden and open farm land, towards Brown Clee, the highest point in Shropshire.  The wrap around gardens are secure and private.

The barn sleeps up to 4 people (1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom).  Since buying Glebe Barn in May 2017, we've been working to upgrade and improve the lovely old building.  Whilst retaining it's original charm, the stone and brick barn conversion, with vaulted ceilings and oak beams, also has some modern additions such as an air source heat pump providing hot water and heating and double glazing. Glebe Barn provides a real home-from-home experience and offers -

  • Fully fitted kitchen, including fan oven, hob, 60/40 fridge freezer, micro-wave and a dishwasher.  
  • Smart TV in the living area and flat screen TV's in both bedrooms with Freeview, one with built in DVD player.  There's a selection of DVD's too.
  • Well fenced front and rear private garden areas, along with a raised enclosed terrace accessed via French doors. 
  • BBQ, patio table & chairs
  • Aga Log burner with free logs for the duration of your stay and of course there's no costs for central heating/electricity.
  • All bedding & towels provided, including tea towels.
  • A washer, dryer and an iron & ironing board which may prove useful for longer stays.
  • If you're bringing a baby/toddler, there's a travel cot, bedding, a baby bath, a high chair and a fire guard that attaches to the wall to make the log burner safe.  For older children, there's a selection of board games and DVDs to keep them occupied.
  • Parking for 2 cars easily, off road outside the cottage, although more can be accommodated in the main farm yard.
  • 2 bathrooms, one off the hall with a shower over the bath and one is an en-suite with a walk in shower in the twin bedroom.
  • Dog crate - 31" long x 21" wide x 24" high. 
  • Click on the 'Details' tab at the top of this page, you'll find a floor plan to give you an idea of the lay-out of the cottage.

We accept up to 3 well behaved dogs free of charge, more by prior arrangement.  Just contact us. 

We self cater ourselves and know how frustrating it can be bringing so many things with you, especially if it's only for a long weekend away, which is why we provide for the convenience of our guests the following -  OS maps, along with many guide books and leaflets to help you make the most of your stay.  We also leave dish washer tablets, washing up liquid, J-cloths, kitchen roll, tea towels, aluminium foil, cooking oil, herbs, salt/pepper/vinegar and enough tea, coffee & sugar to get you started.  There's also a hair dryer, plenty of toilet rolls and a selection of toiletries too and a portable fan in each bedroom.   If you’re bringing dogs, there’s spare dog dishes, leads, old towels, blankets and a large dog crate.  Hopefully that will lighten the load when packing! 

For video tours, click the links below (or cut and paste to your browser)  which will take you to our Facebook page -

Inside the cottage  -  https://www.facebook.com/ShropshireDY14/videos/2169035646797497

Front garden & parking area - https://www.facebook.com/ShropshireDY14/videos/1682891099187567

Terrace & rear garden -  https://www.facebook.com/ShropshireDY14/videos/1165384731270059

THE AREA

Positioned on the edge of the South Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) you’ll discover a special and varied landscape with stunning views, an abundance of wildlife and a wide range of activities. For those wanting to step out, there’s a network of footpaths direct from the door.  Within easy walking distance you’ll find the open areas of Silvington & Catherton Commons, the Clee Hills, nature reserves and even a small pub that used to be the local jail. 

BE AWARE that we are very rural, in the heart of the countryside, with quiet country lanes, some narrow and single track.  This is part of the charm of the area and you'll be rewarded with gorgeous views, very little traffic and a peaceful stay.

The Visit Shropshire Tourist Board say "Shropshire ranks as the sixth least densely populated county in England, and for most of its length and breadth you’ll find sleepy market towns and little-trod countryside. The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty competes with England’s national parks in the beauty stakes, yet receives a fraction of the number of visitors of, say, the Lake District or Peak District."  You'll find a link containing information with things to do in Shropshire below.

https://www.visitshropshire.co.uk/articles/shropshire-welcomes-off-the-beaten-track-explorers/?fbclid=IwAR3EZhPm2p_MtcqH52k4NIjzT0hEJ4Ddoa6JtUVezPy7t4hHJH0JK5Tw8_w

We promote Glebe Barn through various sites such as Airbnb, but it's always cheaper to book direct.  Here's just a couple of the great reviews we've received from  guests who booked through Airbnb - 

"What a great find Glebe Barn was! It was perfect for our family of four; cosy, homely and well equipped. The location is beautiful, and just a short stroll uphill through Jan & Steve's woodland delivers lovely views across the Shropshire countryside. With a wealth of local information, can-do attitude and thoughtfulness Jan and Steve are wonderful hosts. Our highlights were walking with the lovely Bella (Jan let us borrow her dog as our kids were smitten!), a wonderful day at Blists Hill and our last day exploring Bewdley. Lots to do and see in the area and 3 night just not enough, would love to come back and can highly recommend a stay at Glebe Barn. Thanks so much Jan & Steve :-)" Nicola, Richard & Family 

"Glebe Barn was like a home from home during our stay. On arrival we were given a detailed tour by Jan to show us what was what, which is more than has happened at other properties. All rooms were exceptionally clean and tidy, with some unexpected touches to make us feel more at home such as the abundant supply of towels, dressing gowns and even a drawer with treats for the dogs! All rooms are modern and spacious with plenty of room for changing or relaxing without feeling cramped or enclosed. The kitchen is modern and well supplied with equipment of all sorts and was ready for use with tea and coffee available and some fruit left out too. A plentiful supply of wood and kindling was by the fire making the task of lighting up far more simple. There is a good supply of literature on local attractions to visit and maps for walkers in the hall. Jan and Steve make excellent hosts who treated us more as friends staying next door and let us know we were free to relax and take things as easy as we needed. They were frequently on hand to give guidance on local matters such as which pub to eat at or what certain places are like or just to have a chat on how the day went. Our thanks go to both of them for a great break in Glebe Barn."  Richard & Glynnis
"We were able to get away from everything and relax in such a peaceful location - there can't be many places still as quiet as this in the UK! The view from the balcony door was idyllic and perfect with the fairy lights whilst sitting in front of the log burner at night. Loved the local cider and the fluffy bath robes, the fresh eggs from the farm were absolutely delicious, and wonderful to have such comfy beds, sofas and such good washer, dryer and lovely rain shower. We could let our dog out in the enclosed garden and she loved the treats drawer! It's clear Jan knows what self caterers need - I have never stayed anywhere where literally everything was provided. Jan was really friendly, provided a thorough tour of the place on arrival and gave us tips on things to do. We were able to exercise our dog across their fields and woodland with wonderful views across to Titterstone Clee. We enjoyed a lovely walk around the fort and village of Clee St Margaret, and Jan's tips for free parking in Ludlow with the most perfect castle view were spot on. Glebe Barn is top of our list to return to when we next need a recharge." Suzie & family