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Our stay at Redford Farm Barns, Ludlow

October 15, 2017

Redford Farm Barns was our first extended family holiday in quite a long time and with two children I couldn’t think of a better break (childcare anyone)? We don’t live near a lot of our family (bar my sister) so when we get an opportunity to spend a long weekend together it’s amazing.

We recently travelled to Shropshire with my husbands side of the family for a long weekend. His Dad booked what turned out to be one of the most amazing cottages I’ve stayed in.

Redford farm barns


Redford Farm Barns near to Ludlow is the perfect large (or small) family escape. The property is owned by Rupert and Jude who spent five years lovingly rebuilding it (and living in a caravan).

The two luxury boutique barns are set in 12 acres of land, all of which is wonderful to explore for adults, children and dogs!

There were seven adults and two children in our party, which was perfect for the accommodation. Ludlow Barn sleeps up to 9 people and Tenbury Cottage sleeps 4.  They can be rented separately or together for a party of up to 13.

As a family of four it was decided we would stay in the smaller barn so we would be able to get up with the girls and if anyone wanted to stay up late they wouldn’t disturb them. They supplied a fantastic travel cot, a high chair and everything we needed was in the kitchens (including toddler and baby cups and cutlery) which made travelling with the two of them a lot easier.

Redford farm barns

The larger barn was absolutely stunning and as a family we spent most of the time there playing board games, watching TV and eating and drinking. They had lots of books, games and magazines ready – including games for younger members of the party which was a great surprise.

Redford farm barns review

Redford farm barns review

Everything has been beautifully restored and presented, it really is what if class as ‘boutique’ accommodation.

I loved all the touches, the beautiful kitchens, the home made cake on arrival and fresh eggs from a the farm for our breakfast.

Redford farm barns review

Exploring the grounds

We spent most of our time at Redford Farm Barns exploring the grounds. Amelie loved running around, wellies on, seeing what she could find.

There was lots to keep children amused and you could tell that the owners are parents of three children. There are animals, a zip wire and the most amazing kids caravan, complete with games, a tea set and lots of imaginative play opportunities.

Redford farm barns review

Redford farm barns review

We also loved the outdoor table and BBQ area, which was beautifully lit up at night. We were slightly restricted with the girls bedtimes but the rest of the ‘grown ups’ enjoyed watching the sun go down with a G&T.

Redford farm barns review

Redford farm barns review

Ludlow and surrounding areas

Ludlow is a beautiful place to visit, complete with a castle, outstanding restaurants and a great selection of shops. We spent a morning there and had a lovely lunch, but we could have spent much longer there.

Redford farm barns review, ludlow

There are also many more rural walks on the doorstep of the barns, English Heritage properties a short drive away and visits to working farms – we needed a week to take it all in!

Redford farm barns review

We had a wonderful long weekend at Redford Farm Barns and we have already penciled in a date for our reunion next year.

You can see more from our stay over on our Youtube channel …

Have you found an amazing rural retreat? Would love to hear your favourite weekend getaways?

Sarah x

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  • Reply Angelina October 17, 2017 at 5:11 am

    Looks like a wonderful trip! Beautiful family <3

    • Reply Sarah October 20, 2017 at 5:53 am

      Thank you, we had a lovely time x

  • Reply laura stevens October 19, 2017 at 7:33 am

    This honestly looks like my idea of heaven, just beautiful! x

    • Reply Sarah October 20, 2017 at 5:53 am

      Thank you for reading, yes we had a lovely time x

  • Reply Vicky October 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Wow, this place looks absolutely beautiful. I love how they have converted the barn, its stunning. This looks so perfect for a family, I definitely want to rent a property in the U.K. for our next holiday as I want the girls to have their own rooms and for me and my hubby to be able to enjoy evenings chilling out together. We shared a hotel room with our toddler last year for a week and it was a nightmare! X #thursdayteam

    • Reply Sarah October 20, 2017 at 5:54 am

      Yes we have shared a room with our two before and having separate rooms definitely helps! We had a wonderful time here, we are booking up for next year! X

  • Reply Kirsty October 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    This cottage looks beautiful, I was looking forward to seeing more pics. Your vlog for this was lovely too x

  • Reply Hayley's little things October 26, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    This looks so beautiful and I just can’t believe it’s up the road from me!

  • Reply Joanna October 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I would love to spend a few days there as well! How nice of them to welcome you with a homemade cake! The barn is so nicely decorated and it looks very cosy and homey.

  • Reply DASH | MODE LILY ☀️ October 28, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    That cottage looks like something I would enjoy too. No wonder you had a lovely time, I like the cake, what a lovely little touch. We hired a big cottage once too and were welcomed by a massive bowl of scones. I love scones!

    • Reply Sarah October 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Oooh yummy me too! Sounds amazing x

  • Reply Rebecca November 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

    This looks so lovely!

    • Reply Sarah November 3, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you

  • Reply Emma | The Mini Mes and Me November 5, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Oh wow! That really does look incredible. What a lovely cottage x

  • Reply Shivani Sharma November 7, 2017 at 9:27 am

    This cottage would be more of fun and a lot like a countryside. The pictures are amazing and loved the way you greet customers with a homemade cake. The barn is nicely decorated and full of breeding animals. A perfect display of spending time with family and I would love to visit with my family. Thank you for sharing amazing qualities.

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