Place To Stay Category: B and B
Converted barn on a working farm. Spacious gardens overlooking beautiful countryside. Peaceful rural location. Good home cooking. All bedrooms ensuite and two on the ground floor.
This delightful home has been converted out of a barn and outbuilding, part of the Coombe Farm next door and provides well appointed double bedrooms with ensuite facilities and central heating and can be enjoyed in any season of the year with good home cooking to make your stay a memorable one. The house known as Cox’s Barn is situated in the beautiful countryside of South Shropshire in the incomparable Welsh Borders, an excellent centre for you to explore the many areas of great natural beauty, historic towns, unspoilt villages and centres of cultural interest with specialised leisure activities. Cox’s Barn nestles in the lea of the Clee Hills and the Brown Clee, the highest point of the Midlands, with unrivalled distant views of the Long Mynd, the Wrekin and Dudley Town, Queen of the Industrial Midlands. Closer at hand are the historic towns of Ludlow, with its Castle and beautiful parish church and half timbered buildings, Bewdley the perfect Georgian town on the River Severn where you may wish to visit the craft museum or perhaps hop aboard the steam train to Bridgnorth or riverside villages on the way. Should you decide to go the full journey you will be delighted to wander around this unique market town of great character.
A little further afield are the towns of Worcester, with its great Cathedral and Royal Worcester china works and museum. Shrewsbury, famous for its school and summer flower show not to mention its wonderful collection of early English architecture and Stratford, the home of William Shakespeare and the theatre dedicated to his great works or Hereford Cathedral with its chained library and Mappa Mundi. An experience not to be missed is a visit to the Ironbridge Gorge and to stroll over the magnificent iron bridge and spend a day in the vast industrial museum, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the historic china works. A visit to Dudley and its smaller ‘towns’ is of great interest, particularly to those having an interest in cut-glass where the factory shops and museums will tantalise the eye and burn a hole in the pocket. If you have time why not visit the West Midland Safari Park near Bewdley where there is a comprehensive collection of animals, or perhaps you crave for more excitement, then why not pluck up the courage to take a ride on one of Europe’s most exciting rides in the entertainments area. On your drive to Bewdley and the Safari Park, you will pass through the Wyre Forest where you may wish to picnic or walk in this beautiful area, and with a little luck perhaps you will catch site of some of the many fallow deer that inhabit this forest.
There are also several National Trust and English Heritage properties to visit, such as Croft Castle, Berrington Hall and Witley Court and Church (not to be missed). The Simon Evans Way and the Jack Mytton way are within walking distance from Cox’s Barn. A little further afield is Mortimer’s Forest with a variety of walks to suit all needs. The Secret Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms is a must including a simulated balloon ride. There are several walks from the centre too – route leaflets are available at the centre. All three double guestrooms are en-suite and two are to be found on the ground floor, 2 of these are annexed to the property with their own private access. They are all maintained to a high standard and offer full central heating, tea and coffee making facilities, colour TV, clock radio and a hairdryer. Cox’s Barn is a non-smoking establishment for the safety and comfort of all our guests. Wholesome full English breakfasts provide the perfect start to the day. We use our own free-range eggs, locally produced bacon and sausages. An optional evening meal is available cooked using home and locally grown produce.
A warm welcome awaits you, tea or coffee and home made cakes are served on arrival either in the lounge, conservatory or garden weather permitting. OS maps and a variety of leaflets are available for your use during your stay. Local sports amenities include golf, fishing and horse riding. We hope to make your stay with us an enjoyable and relaxing experience.