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From ourguest book...
  • 5 May 2017 - Thank you for such a blissful week - this barn is incredible and will now also hold very special memories for us... As you can see by the picture, Rob proposed to me by the campfire on our very first night ♡ I was both thrilled and surprised - I said yes of course! We have had such a brilliant time and hope to be back again! Za + Rob xx
  • 25 April 2017 - An idyllic place for birdwatching in Herefordshire. This Western Oak woodland is full of the spring sounds of Willow Warbler, Wood Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Nuthatch, and many more. Red Kites and Buzzards glide majestically over the view, swallows nest in the eves... you don't have to go far to enjoy a lot of bird life! And what a great place to retreat to when the weather turns. The barn is warm and cosy. It has a fantastic walk-in shower and bath-with-a-view. Just as high quality as Janet & John's nearby B&B, which is also worth a stay! Mark, Simon, David, Huw, Jamie & Santi
  • 21 April 2017 - Super break and the kids had an awesome time in the woods, and learned to beat their parents at Ludo! :0 A great spot and a lovely place to stay to get away from it all. P.S. The rhubarb cake was delicious!! Neil, Evie, And & Muriel
  • 17 April 2017 - We spent an amazing 3 days here in the cottage, lighting fires on two of them. I loved toasting the marshmallows and watching them turning gooey (on a fire I lit myself with no matches!). On Easter Sunday, which was my brother's 7th birthday, we visited a castle and an owl breeding centre! This place is AMAZING and I really want to come back. :-) Ed (age 9), Rob, Nicola and James
  • 14 April 2017 - Such a lovely place to spend 3 fantastic days. Really enjoyed roasting marshmallows, making fires, beautiful views, awesome swing for the boys in the woods, long walks, pub lunches, playing Ludo and I even did a puzzle! :) Thanks so much for thinking of everything, we hope to be back. Amy & Jason, Charlie & Dylan (age 7 & 5)
  • 10 April 2017 - Had an amazing three days, blessed with wonderful weather and a fantastic 'home from home' to enjoy it in. The barn truly is a wonderful place, won't forget the fantastic views, waking to the sound of bird song, and deer in the woods, and cooking sausages on the fire pit with bats flying around. Loved every minute and hope to one day return! Rich, Lisa & Jak (Jak, aged 7: We all loved roasting marshmallows. We loved all of it.)
  • 6 April 2017 - Wow - where do we begin! What an amazing building to borrow for the week - there is no need to go out! What beautiful 360 degree views - my fave - sunrise from the master bedroom - spectacular. We did however venture out. Walks in the wood, day out in Ludlow, Elan Valley Dams and 'The Ironbridge'. Sad to be leaving but departing happy and relaxed and armed with lots and lots of cake!! THANK YOU. Chris, Em, Stella, Celeste & Xavier
  • 31 March 2017 - We have so enjoyed the peace and quiet in your wonderful barn. The views are stunning and we've seen and heard so many birds! We really appreciate all the considerate extras - the cake, marshmallows and the redbush tea - and the beautiful touches around the place. Like the handrail and the copper finishes on the lights in the bathroom. We had a fantastic lunch at The Green Cafe in Ludlow - would highly recommend it. Try their strawberry and rhubarb cordial. The Oak in Wigmore is also very good, particularly for local foraged food. Melanie & Mark
  • 27 March 2017 - A very enjoyable week. Loved the peace and quiet and the wonderful view. Managed coffee outside several days - not bad for March! A very comfortable house in a lovely area - thank you. xx Prue and Tony
  • 19 March 2017 - Thank you for a perfect weekend of den building, toasting marshmallows and quiet. A beautiful place. Carrick, Sophie, Nellie & Margot
  • 17 March 2017 - What a perfect retreat from our working lives. Which is exactly what we were looking for! The Barn is an incredible work of art. Luxurious and cosy and charming - but also really practical and easy to 'live in'. We went further afield a couple of times, but really our best bits were spent either enjoying the utterly charming, higgledy-piggledy Wigmore or just here. Wood-burner, campfires, those walks and woods... Thank you Janet & John! (And for the lovely arrival treats and sweet message). Fiona & Beck
  • 10 March 2017 - A perfect relaxing environment - Beautiful Barn - what an achievement! We loved the area - lovely sunny mornings just enjoying the scenery. Thank you! The welcome extras were very enjoyable. I do believe we will 'be back'. Ian & Gilly.
  • 18 February 2017 - Just what we wanted. Peace and quiet, away from everything. Loved the views and listening to Michael Chapman on vinyl, having seen him in London in 2015! The barn is perfection, and this from an architect and a town planner where, between us, we have seen many designs! Thank you. We will be back. Eveleen and Tony.
  • 5 February 2017 - A well-designed, cosy retreat with plenty of thoughtful touches, such as the cake! Well worth the walk over to Wigmore Castle. Walk down to the main lane, turn left, take the Public Footpath (over the stile) down the field until you reach the castle ruins. Steep but beautiful! Julie and Pete
  • 13 January 2017 - A little piece of heaven - couldn't have asked for any more. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Sarah & Matt
  • 13 January 2017 - Fantastic place! Especially when watching the winter storm - high winds and snow. Quite magical for Jan's birthday. Thank you for a greet week. Dave, Jan & Ellen
  • 2 January 2017 - An idyllic way to see in the New Year. Only when you visit Cruckbarn, do you fully appreciate this labour of love. Many thanks. x David & Ally
  • 30 December 2016 - A beautiful enchanting place. 3 days was not enough! -5°C outside, crisp frosty surroundings, perfect for photography and walking. Inside with the burner, cosy and warm. We will visit again. Thank you. Nigel & Tracy
  • 5 December 2016 - What a fantastic place! So comfortable and cosy. We have all had a thoroughly good time. Thank you. :-) Andrew, Helen, Ed and Oliver
  • 28 November 2016 - Loved it! Had such a great weekend and will def come back. Recommend Richard's Castle and Offa's Dyke for great walks (the latter's quite challenging!). Also had dinner at The Stagg at Titley, which was lovely - recommend. Will, Claire, Matt & Sarah
  • 21 November 2016 - Heated floor. Record player as well! Lewis loves it! (baby). Stefan (bro) loves it! I love it (Lauren). Anna loves it! (Mummy) Martin loves it (Daddy). 1st day: When we arrived we were very excited because it was dark and we didn't know what it looked like! We love it! Me and Stefan went exploring and found a rope swing in the woods. We made a bonfire and cooked some giant marshmallows! 2nd day: Daddy, Stefan and I made a den. It's still out there! Then we went out to eat at The Oak. ****** The Oak's great! 3rd day: We are leaving. :-( Bye bye. It was amazing. Thank you. 100,000 / 100,000!
  • 18 November 2016 - Baguley Hall, Wythenshawe: Finest timber frame in N. England. See J.T.Smith + C.F.Stell (1960s) for inspired interpretation of the heroic build. Later denied by mechanistic approach to further investigation. They missed the point. CRUCKBARN will confuse and please building archaeologists in future. SHIPS OF OAK. MEN OF IRON.
  • 15 November 2016 - What an incredible work of art and a true grand design. How talented and lucky you are. Thank you for sharing. xx - El + Neil
  • 11 November 2016 - What a relaxing and pleasant stay in this beautiful barn and lovely surrounding. The view can be seen from all the rooms and is always breathtaking. Visit the local AH Griffiths for some lovely bread and meat, and do not miss a dinner or lunch at the Riverside Inn, phenomenal food! See you soon, Dragutin, Kirsten and little Tanya
  • 28 October 2016 - A beautiful setting and extraordinary barn. We have thoroughly enjoyed it - not really going far, just relaxing in the barn and wandering locally. Thank you for a lovely break.
  • 24 October 2016 - Came here for a bit of peace after our wedding and now feel so relaxed! Had a great time visiting Ludlow and watching the wildlife. The barn has been superb and spent every night cuddled up in front of the fire. We'll definitely be back! :-) Aaron + Vicky
  • 21 October 2016 - We have had a perfect week in your beautiful barn - it's been exactly the retreat we needed! I knew it was going to be a good week as soon as I spotted the chocolate cake you very kindly left for us (scrummy, thank you!) and it only got better from there. Thank you both so much. We'll be heading straight back up north to recommend Cruckbarn to our friends and family. J and J
  • 11 October 2016 - Had an amazing two nights in the barn. Loved walking in the forest and toasting marshmallows by the fire, plus think we are now Inkspot fans!! Beautiful place, thanks John - Jo and Keith xx
  • 10 October 2016 - Such a beautiful retreat. We felt so relaxed and enjoyed every minute playing records, toasting marshmallows and lighting the fires! My sister and brother-in-law are visiting next month with some friends - hello Clare and Will and Matt and Sarah! :-) We recommend The Riverside Pub too for lunch (thanks John and Janet!) Sarah x
  • 2 October 2016 - The hours we have spent looking at every beam...! Such a beautiful space to spend the week in, both outside, with the fire, woods and views, and inside with the fire and tasteful simplicity. We loved Ludlow, especially the castle and amazing food at The Green Cafe. Beautiful walks at Mortimer Forest and quirky Water Gardens at Westonbury. Also a hidden gem of a tearoom just past Clun called Tea On The Way (call first as very limited parking and opening). What an amazing week! Thanks John! - Naomi, Ryan & Rupert
  • 25 September 2016 - What an absolutely beautiful place to be!! Although our stay was very short it was truly wonderful to relax and admire the views, play in the woods and enjoy the luxury of your beautiful barn. Thank you - we will be back!! Janis & Roger
  • 23 September 2016 - Such a lovely warm welcome upon arrival. We've enjoyed every minute of our stay. It's been great to slow life down a little. Your barn is truly beautiful - down to the very last detail! It's a real inspirational retreat. Thank you, Annabel and Nick.
  • 11 September 2016 - We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The Cabin is stunning and we admire every little thing about it. We will definitely love to come back. Ollie & Stephanie
  • 4 September 2016 - The most beautiful self-catering place we've ever stayed in. The barn is a work of art and we only wish we could stay a little longer! Will definitely be back soon. Janet, Alan, Jack & Barbara
  • 27 August 2016 - We've had a magical 5 days here. The barn is beautiful and a real credit to John and Janet's talents. We cooked over the open fire most nights, listening to the owls and spotting satellites and shooting stars. Berrington Hall (about 40 mins) is beautiful with Capability Brown landscapes. Even space for football! Go Ape was fun at the Wyre Forest (50 mins). Nice strolls too... Look out for Red Kites on the drive to Ludlow (20 mins) and River Swim at Leintwardine, and finish your book in the hammock and drink G+T's in the middle of the field...!
  • 25 August 2016 - Only one night, but enough to enjoy the peace and appreciate the style of the barn. It certainly has changed since my walk past 10 years ago. I think the best way we can sum it up is by saying if we ever get the chance to have our barn conversion, this is exactly how we would like it to look. Thank you.
  • 20 August 2016 - We have had a wonderful time. The Barn is beautiful and has everything you could possibly want. Favourites: opening both sets of doors on lovely evenings, BBQs on campfires, cosy lighting, the beauty of the building itself. Magical... Thanks a lot, John and Janet.
  • 18 August 2016 - Absolutely stunning barn in a beautiful location - made for a perfectly relaxing short break. Cosy log fires and scrabble tournaments each evening took us away from everyday life - just what we needed! Andy, Sarah, Joseph, Sam.
  • 5 August 2016 - This barn is a work of art, from its huge oak frame, down to every little detail. It is a credit to John and Janet's creativity and vision. A unique place to stay in a stunning location. Couldn't ask for more! Many thanks, Alex.
  • 3 August 2016 - Just spent 10 nights at this beautiful, magical barn to celebrate our wedding. It has been perfect in every way. Thank you, John and Janet, for a lovely stay.
  • 11 July 2016 - We feel very privileged to be the first to record our stay at Cruckbarn. Every aspect of the property has exceeded our expectations and although our stay was brief we seem to have absorbed a goodly amount of its charm in this beautiful rural setting.