Craven Arms, Heart of England

The Milking Parlour





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Open Fire / Woodburner

Hot Tub

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

This charming 19th century barn conversion is situated within 250 acres of farmland, in the scenic Hope Valley. This Westhope cottage makes a wonderful home for a large family or group of friends. Lovingly converted to combine modern living with original character, this charming accommodation boasts spacious open plan living accommodation with a woodburner, five bedrooms (three with en-suite bathrooms) and a private rear patio garden with a hot tub, ideal for alfresco dining. Note: Cottage is next to Refs. 1863, 2913, 12657 & 26471 and 947385 together they sleep 50. Read More

Property Info

Five Bedrooms - 1 x super king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with dressing room, 1 x ground floor twin - both beds are 3'6 so are suitable for adults but the room is small, 1 x ground floor family room with 1 super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and 1 single with TV and en-suite bath with shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Hot tub. Shared games room and gym with TV. Read More


Oil central heating with woodburner in living area. Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Shared games room with pool table, table football, table tennis, selection of books, CD player and coffee machine. Gym with TV and cross trainer, rowing machine, multi-gym and weights. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent with honesty box for extra wood. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Enclosed rear patio area with furniture, BBQ and hot tub. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: For any guests who wish to use the hot tub, the owner requires a disclaimer to be signed before use. This will be emailed to you by the owner once you have booked. Please note: If you booking is to celebrate a special birthday please notify us before confirming your booking as the owner needs to be consulted. Due to the new Government legislation regarding the rule of 6 the prices for this property have been reduced up until the 21st of May in order to accommodate smaller groups of up to 6, the downstairs family room and bathroom/shower, the downstairs twin room and ensuite shower room will not be available until the current guidelines change. Please note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £350 Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 6 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



Cannot wait to go again, had an amazing time. It was a beautiful place and the owner was very helpful.

We recently spent a long weekend at the Milking Parlour with all our family to celebrate a 60th birthday. The accommodation was fantastic, everything we hoped it would be and more. Couldn't wish for anything better. We thoroughly enjoyed out stay. The hot tub was brilliant. We definitely would return and are already looking forward to it.

The Milking Parlour was excellent. Tastefully decorated and the kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of utensils. Very comfortable, we were well looked after.

The spacious lounge was very good and the property was done to a high specification. The decor was lovely, warm and welcoming. The bathrooms were beautiful and everything was immaculate.

What a great place! Everyone was delighted with the quality and feel of the house. We couldn't fault it in any way and would not hesitate to go back again.

We had a fantastic holiday at The Milking Parlour. There were 11 of us plus 2 dogs, and the property was comfortable and beautifully done. We shall be back!

The holiday cottage was thoroughly enjoyed by all 10 visitors and the 2 dogs. It was perfect for dogs as there was an enclosed garden, so it was easy to let them out, and there were two large fields at the back of the cottage for dogs to play. The owners were very kind and helpful if we had any enquiries. Would recommend to all & will be returning next year. There was adequate parking space for all cars. Overall, very much enjoyed it, thank you for a lovely break.

We loved everything, there was so much space even when full. A bathroom to each bedroom and the hot tub was an added bonus. The surrounding area was beautiful, so many walks to do. The owners were very helpful in pointing you in the right direction for anything you need.

We stayed in The Milking Parlour for Christmas 2015 and loved it. The house was very well equipped and maintained to a high standard. Would definitely recommend. The dogs enjoyed the multiple walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

It was an absolutely gorgeous place to stay. We would definitely stay again. There was 10 in our party and there was plenty of space for everyone without us being on top of one another, such a spacious property throughout. It was hard to leave on departure day as we had all become so comfortable there. We will definitely be returning!

Perfect for a family group to all get together. It was well laid out for a large group of guests. Had a large TV and the hot tub was a fabulous addition. All bedrooms were lovely with comfortable beds and pillows. The wood burner was great and made evenings cosy and snug, we all had a great time and would definitely use this house again.

A great property with a lovely open plan living space and plenty of bathrooms! The hot tub and the games room were a brilliant addition. We received a warm welcome and helpful advice from the property owners.

In a good location with great facilities. A very relaxing and comfortable stay.

The property was lovely with plenty of space for 9 of us to wander about and not be in each others pockets. The games room and gym was excellent for all ages and weathers. Everyone loved the hot tub. The owners were very receptive/welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.

It was an amazing property, located in middle of fields, so had stunning views and was quiet. Decorated to a high standard, each bedroom had it's own bathroom (either en suite or next door) and the lounge/kitchen area was spacious and encouraged socialisation. Had a well equipped kitchen and the hot tub was lovely. All 10 of us loved our Christmas getaway.

Very good standard of building and equipment. Excellent central heating, showers and bath facilities. Games room and hot tub very popular with all the family. We were given use of an adjacent field for the grandchildren and dogs to play - great. Plenty of parking for three cars.

A great house, comfortable, with everything well planned and thought out. There was plenty of crockery, cutlery and a well equipped kitchen. A peaceful location, the hot tub was great after a busy day out. The owners made us feel very welcome.

Lovely welcome from the owner; bottle of wine and a tasty home-made cake were there to greet us. The whole cottage was immaculate. Nothing was too much trouble.

Beautiful property, friendly owners and very well equipped. The standard of furnishings, kitchen and bathrooms was fantastic.

This ' parlour' was perfect, great facilities, very comfortable, tastefully decorated and finished to a high standard. Three families shared the house for the weekend and never once felt cramped. The kids and adults alike loved the hot tub, brilliant weekend. My only regret is that we could not have stayed longer, maybe next time? Church Stretton is a must to visit, awesome hill walking and some lovely looking shops, pity we went on a Sunday when most were closed!

A very relaxing holiday and perfect place to celebrate my wife's 30th with friends. The hot tub was the icing on the cake!

High quality accommodation.

The property was overall excellent. The welcome from the owners was superb and they could not have been more helpful. My grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the games room and the hot tub was a bonus. One excellent feature was the provision of a great supply of crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment. The whole property was way above our expectations and was excellent value for money!

Cottage was open plan it was very warm and cosy, this turned out to be essential as it was so cold outside with snow. This was particularly important as we had a six month old baby and 80 year old parents with us who feel the cold. It was good to have a bathroom per couple as well.

Beautiful accommodation finished to a very high standard. We liked the fact that each bedroom had its own bathing facilities either a en-suite or separate bathroom and there was always a supply of hot water. The hot tub was an added bonus! There were 10 adults and a baby in our party and the cottage was lovely and spacious with plenty of room for all. We would definitely recommend the Milking Parlour to anyone wishing to visit this area. The cake, wine and chocolate on arrival was a lovely gesture. Many thanks!!

A fabulous cottage. A warm welcome from owners. Homemade cake and wine on arrival. would recommend The Milking Parlour to our friends.

The barn is perfect, everything is to the highest standard and it ticked all the boxes for us. Such a luxury place and kept very nice, it has a great feel to it and we will definitely return. Love the fact it's pet friendly too.

Excellent on every level, all we wanted for our relaxing weekend away. Beautiful accommodation. Friendly family run holiday home. Vendors very helpful when we asked for anything. Fantastic hot tub.

Everything we were looking for to relax for a few days away. I would personally give it a five star rating.

The Milking Parlour fulfilled our expectations. The quality of fixtures, fittings, furniture was excellent as was the gym, games room and location. Overall a fabulous place to spend time with friends/family. The hot tub was the icing on the cake.

A warm and welcoming host who met us with a smile. The log burning fire, hot tub and huge television all added to the luxury. I did not want to leave!!! It was perfect!!

The owners were lovely, very personable and friendly. Stunning house, the pictures do not do it justice. Plenty of space and loved the hot tub.

Absolutely fabulous setting. Beautifully and tastefully designed living and sleeping areas. Luxury bathrooms and plenty of space for people to spread their things out. Brilliantly equipped kitchen, great range of technological equipment and lovely, lovely owners who could not have done enough for us. I cannot praise this cottage enough.

Top class accommodation with lovely hosts.

Best self catering property I have ever been to. The owners were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. 10/10.

Lovely warm welcome. The chocolate cake was delicious. Great space - with variety of bedrooms, and plenty of bathrooms, so flexibility for friends and families. Good base for touring the local area.

Truly well-built accommodation, a delight to stay in.


Booked for my friends hen weekend. We were greated by Marianne on arrival and from there on it was a brilliant weekend. Only wish we could have had the Monday off work and stayed the 3rd night. Would recommend the barns.

Excellent Stay at the Milking Parlour

Although a little isolated from shops, The Milking Parlour is in a great location to explore the countryside and is situated next to an alpaca farm! The accommodation was spacious and clean and perfect for our weekend group stay. The hot tub was a great addition and was much enjoyed. I would be very happy to visit again.

Lovely countryside, accommodation & hot tub.

We travelled from the Falkland Islands to spend Christmas in UK with family. This property was perfect for this, plenty of space and lovely scenery. We enjoyed our stay very much and the hot tub.

Amazing weekend!!

If you are looking for a venue for a large family celebration, then look no further! This cottage along with the other 4 are all finished beautifully and packed with character. The provisions in the kitchen were excellent and the home made cake and wine were a lovely special touch! The games barn or the 'party room' as we called it - is where all 38 of us joined together in the evenings to celebrate my 40th birthday, which was ideal and then the hot tubs were the cherry on the cake. Set in an idyllic location surrounded by countryside and has lots of lovely walks to blow the cobwebs away! The owner, marianne was so helpful throughout the lead up to the weekend- answering all the little questions I had. I can't recommend this place enough - don't think twice about booking your break here.. you won't be disappointed.

Fantastic place !!!!

We recently holidayed in the milking parlour - 10 adults and one child. The barn is very very comfortable with loads of space, a bathroom for every room which is fantastic !!!! The hot tub was so relaxing after spending all day walking all the fantastic trails all on your doorstep. Flounders folly is a must, the views are fantastic!!!! We were even welcomed with a freshly made cake ! All in all this is a fantastic barn with loads of space and very warm and cosy !! Definitely worth a revisit in the future !

Beautiful Cottages

We stayed here over New Year with friends. We had two families in the Milking Parlour and another family in the Cowshed. The cottages were beautiful and spotless. I hate the cold and had packed lots of warm clothing but these cottages were very warm and cosy. The owner is very accommodating and set up our dining area so that all three families and children could eat together. Our dogs were also made welcome. The location is lovely and rural and with no mobile signal you really do get a chance to relax away from the outside world. The weather was not kind to us but there was plenty of room to relax in the cottage and the kids made use of the barn play room. We really did have a lovely time and the cottage is so perfect I would love to have a home just like it! Thank you to Marianne for making us feel so welcome and the homemade mince pies were amazing 🙂

Stunning property.

10 of us stayed in the milking parlour for our annual Christmas getaway. It is isolated surrounded by fields, stunning views and blissfully quiet (until we arrived!!) exactly what we wanted. The accommodation is finished to an extremely high standard. Every room has it's own bathroom, either em suite or next door to bedroom. Well equipped kitchen. All of us loved the house, it was so beautiful and exceptionally designed. The service was amazing, welcome gifts and the owners were accommodating and friendly. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Girlie weekend away

This is an excellent property if you want a break away from it all, surrounded by beautiful countryside, a place where you can fully rest and relax. The standard of the property was high with everything you need. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The weekend was made perfect by the brilliant sunshine and the outside Hot Tub.

Perfect hidden haven

This place is beautifully finished, handsomely decorated and the perfect place for our great weekend away with friends including children from 4 up to 15! Facilities amazing, nothing left unthought of, clean and spacious, the hot tub a particular favourite! The beds are the only bed I've slept in which matches the comfort of my own. Could not fault it and the wine, flowers, chocolate and homemade cake a gorgeous touch! Church stretton close by provided the perfect place to hill walk, beautiful scenery and a waterfall included, so much fresh air and great to come back to the log burner and fire. Would love to return!

Fantastic cottage

Went to the milking parlour for my 30th 8 of us. Beautiful barn conversion finished to a high standard. Each bedroom having it's own bathroom. Very clean and tidy and plenty of crockery. The hot tub was amazing as the gym and game room too. The barn was so warm too will definitely be back a great place to stay.

Fantastic place for all the family

Cottage in very good condition. Clean and tidy and good value for money. Owners are very friendly and hot tub is a great addition.

What more could you want?

The Milking Parlour is a little difficult to find along a narrow lane but when we got there it was well worth it. The place is fabulous! The welcome is warm and friendly with a bottle of wine and a huge, homemade cake. We were on a family holiday 6 adults, 2 children(14 and 10) and 1 baby. The facilities were exellent and cannot be faulted. Enough bathrooms for everyone and more crockery than you could ever need. Some holiday home say they sleep 10 people but only have crockery for 8! The location was just what we were looking for Ironbridge and Ludlow are lovely places even for children. There is plenty to do snd see but the house is large and comfortable enough to spend the day there and the games room and play field kept the children occupied. We couldn't get a mobile signal which suited us but there is a land line and broard band in the house. As for the sleeping fabulous bedrooms. Large rooms all with proper hanging space and hangers!! This was one of the best holidays we have ever been on. One week and we were all totally relaxed.

fabulous cootage and location

Stayed for a weekend with friends and had the most wonderful weekend. We received a very warm welcome.Homemade cake and wine which was a lovely touch.Cottage very luxurious.Bed and bedding so comfortable.Had the best nights sleep.Hot tub also made it special.Will definetely be staying again and would highly recommend The Milking Palour

Amazing relaxing place, every detail thought of!

We were lucky enough to have found this place for my mums 60th, we consisted of 2 families with children and a grandmother. Every detail had been thought of the accomodation was luxury, so comfortable. The place was beautifuly quiet, surrounded by great countryside. we could walk our dog from the door and there was a lovely enclosed outside area with the hot tub. sadly the weather did not allow outdoor entertaining although we made good use of the hot tub!. the owners and family were so welcoming and helpful if needed. It was so nice to go to a luxury cottage with our dog who are so often excluded. However dont be put off if you are not a dog owner the cleanliness and standards of the place are incredible and dont suffer from the use by the furry friends. (unlike some places i have been to before). Dont be put of by its quiet area, thats its charm and i cant recommend this place enough

Great place for the family to get together

This holiday cottage was a fabulous place for the family to get together, some from Wiltshire and others from Lancashire, everyone had plenty of their own space in this well converted milking parlour which is well maintained and includes everything you could want for on a home from home holiday. We got a very warm welcome with a lovely homemade Easter cake waiting for us on arrival. Information pack gives plenty of ideas for those that want to explore the area and for those lazy days, the hot tub was great, even the cold weather didn't put us off using it everyday. The newly converted games room is also a great idea, providing that extra available activity if you don't want to go on the fabulous walks in the area. The owners live on site at the farm and are 'there if you need them' lovely, friendly hosts - Thankyou. Founders Folly is definitely worth a visit the views from the top are Not to be missed. We have definitely got the Milking Parlour on our list for a revisit (looking at the availability for the year ahead it's a very popular place and will need to be planned well in advance) 🙂

Terrific place

This place is great, as long as you know how to entertain yourselves. Very well appointed with plenty of space, although it has 5 bedrooms I would suggest only 3 are suitable for adults, 2 are very small with twin beds.

Very Enjoyable

Superb quality build for the barn conversion. Also, plenty of room, and nicely laid out. Very pleasant hosts. Location good - lots of footpaths to choose from, or even the roads as it's an isolated valley. Plenty of places to go within 10-50 miles.

The perfect east coast cottage.

My wife and I along with Izzy our black Labrador stayed at the Milking Parlour in February. The cottage is well placed for visiting the east coast towns of Bridlington ,Scarborough and Filey. As well as all the other little places in this beautiful area. The cottage is one of a small number of cottages all of the same high quality run by very nice and friendly owners. I would and have recommended these cottages to anyone wanting a home from home short break or longer holiday in this area. We will certainly booking again.


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