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Northwood near Wem, Shropshire (Ref. 913332)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    1 Customer Review(s)

    July 2014
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    “Sweet retreat”
    After a horrendous journey of 13 hours we managed to arrive at 1am and easily found it thanks to the good directions. Joy to find teabags and milk all waiting! Lovely location with excellent attached field walks for the dog. Lovely friendly couple who made us feel very welcome. Small, compact and just ideal for two. Very well furnished and decorated. Will come back again!


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Sky TV

The property

A beautifully restored semi-detached barn conversion cottage on a working farm, just half a mile from the village of Northwood, on the border of England and Wales.

Offering all ground floor studio accommodation, this delightful Northwood cottage is perfect for a rural romantic retreat.

The accommodation in this cottage near Wem is all open plan and consists of a double bed, which is accessed from one side only, a fitted kitchen and a comfy sitting area where you can sit back and catch up with Sky TV including Sky Sports.

To the side of this cottage near Ellesmere is a patio and lawned garden with outdoor furniture, a lovely spot to sit and watch the world go by.

Stroll to the pub in the village, or take a walk through the owner’s 20 acres of farmland.

The village of Northwood is situated right on the border of Shropshire and North Wales, and is just a short drive from the popular towns of Wem and Ellesmere, famous for its nine meres or lakes.

Discover the nearby market town of Whitchurch or venture a little further south to spend a day in Shrewsbury with its extensive range of shops and restaurants.

Within an hour’s drive of this Shropshire cottage, you can be visiting the Roman city of Chester, the watersports centre of Llangollen or discovering the Snowdonia National Park.

No matter what you want to do on your holiday, this cosy Northwood cottage will provide a superb base for a memorable holiday all year round.


All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with one double bed (accessed from one side only), kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.


  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Sky Sports, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Private patio and lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

About the location


Wem 5 miles; Ellesmere 6 miles.

The small, scattered village of Northwood nestles between the pretty Shropshire market towns of Wem and Ellesmere, and consists of a handful of houses and an excellent pub with adjoining restaurant. Historic Wem, home of the infamous Jeffrey's “the hanging” Judge and renowned for its real ales and the modern Sweet Pea flower, has provided a central point for local trade since Saxon times and its weekly market still holds this tradition, attracting visitors from across the county. The beautiful town of Ellesmere, with its Medieval streets littered with Georgian and Victorian houses and quaint, half-timbered buildings, is situated just 6 miles away, amidst an area known as Shropshire's Lakeland, and offers an abundance of shops, pubs and fine restaurants. Take a boat trip across the magnificent glacial mere out onto the Llangollen Canal or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Aboretum and Cremorne Gardens with its wonderful wildlife and scenic walks. Stokesay Castle, medieval Shrewsbury and Ludlow and the fascinating museums at Ironbridge are all within easy reach. A lovely location, with something for everyone.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas