The Hollins Barn

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

A stunning old converted granary down a mile long track on an organic farm. Walk, cycle, wild swim, play tennis or simply revel in the peace


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 7

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

It’s quiet here – apart from birdsong and the humming of thousands of bees in summer. Open the doors and spill out to east and west facing terraces, a herb garden, mature trees, a tennis court (bring your own racquets and balls), a thriving wildflower meadow and a pretty brick path which wiggles down to a huge pond for swimming – there’s even a ladder into the water and a grassy bank for picnics.

Indoors is thoughtfully kitted out: a large sitting room with an L-shaped sofa, plenty of space and a wall of books for all ages plus games and a big TV. Underfloor heating keeps you comfortable but there’s a wood-burner for extra cosiness. The kitchen is lofty and swish with all the basics for cooking along with a welcoming bottle of wine; bedrooms have gorgeous views.

Walk along a footpath to the pub, or explore Pimhill woods and land owned by Shropshire Wildlife Trust. It’s so utterly rural city dwellers will feel transported.

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We think you'll love

  • Feeling very far away from cars, noise, shops, crowds and anything related to city life
  • Watching your children romp freely in so much safe space
  • Feeling at home in such cleverly thought-out and comfortable interiors
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You should know

  • It isn't really the best place for toddlers - what with all that open water and the walkway between the bedrooms
  • You can't just nip to the shops so you need to be fairly organised


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £171
Weekly price
from £1200
Damage deposit
Sofabed available. Christmas & New Year, £250 per day.
1 Barn for 7
From £1714 beds3 bedrooms


The Hollins Barn is truly superb! We came for four days with four friends and I can honestly say we couldn’t fault it in any way. It is beautifully and tastefully furnished and decorated, the kitchen extremely is well equipped and it was very comfortable. We are a group of tennis playing/walking/eating and drinking friends and this ticked all our boxes. The tennis court is in mint condition, there are some truly stunning (and uncrowned) walks to be done and we ate out at some good pubs and restaurants when we weren’t cooking in the barn. Ginny and Ian were very helpful and friendly.

Victoria, London

We had the most glorious week staying at Hollins Barn and we couldn’t recommend it more highly. It has been beautifully and thoughtfully renovated, has a fabulously equipped kitchen (so rare in holiday homes!) and had everything we could possibly need for a truly comfortable stay. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking and it was wonderful to be able just step out and head off for glorious walks. We didn’t make use of the wild swimming - but such a pretty spot and a great option for those less wimpy than us! We also had some lovely days out and really enjoyed Ludlow and Shrewsbury.

Hettie, London

We had a fabulous week’s holiday at Hollins Barn. It was even more beautiful than the photos, so well equipped and comfortable. The countryside was beautiful and the surroundings peaceful. Ian and Ginny have thought of everything down to a welcome pack which included their own organic produce. Highly recommended.

Nigel, London

Gorgeous bolthole for a group of friends or family who seek perfect peace, the total absence of cars, much comfort indoors and a rural idyll outside with bursts of birdsong - and the humming of thousands of bees in the wildflower meadow in spring and summer. Picnics by the wild swimming pond too.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

We had a fantastic stay at Hollins Barn. My family stayed at the barn for a week and couldn't have asked for a more comfortable stay. The barn itself has been beautifully renovated to a high standard and it was bliss to be surrounded by such idyllic countryside. We would definitely recommend.

Hannah, London

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The neighbourhood

From the garden you can walk through magical countryside to the tiny village of Myddle where you'll find a decent pub, a church with Saxon beginnings and the ruins of an ancient castle - probably erected to protect the owners from the marauding Welsh! Nearby Bomere Heath has an excellent chippy and a village shop, Shrewsbury is six miles for bigger shopping and lots of superb half-timbered houses.

Local points of interest from Ian Anderson

  • There are lovely footpaths within 200 metres of the barn. Turn left for a walk to the village pub, turn right to land cared for by the Shropshire Wildlife Trust
  • Nearby Shrewsbury has a fascinating history, a wealth of independent shops, cafes , restaurants and an award winning market hall.
  • Only a thirty minute drive away to the South Shropshire hills an area of outstanding beauty and to the North, The Mere and Mosses rare lowland peatbogs


Ian Anderson

Ginny's family have been farming here since the 1920s and her grandfather was one of the first to convert a farm to organic methods back in 1949. Although they farm here they live a few miles away. She and husband Ian are very careful of the environment and also provide an electric car charger.