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Whitchurch 4 miles; Ellesmere 14 miles.
The rural scattered village of Whixall lies between the historic market towns of Whitchurch and Wem, and is close to the medieval town of Shrewsbury, and the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge. Part of the village borders the Llangollen Canal, as well as being in the boundaries of the 948 hectare Whixall Moss National Nature Reserve, one of the "jewels in the crown" of British wildlife. There are lovely walks along the canal and throughout the reserve, which is alive with bog plants and wildlife. Whitchurch is a delightful town which has many splendid buildings, from Medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, all dominated by St. Alkmund's Church, and is internationally renowned for its clock production dating back to the 1650s. There are many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants in the town, which is perfectly placed for touring all of Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales. Close by is Ellesmere, with its beautiful meres (lakes), a variety of National Trust mansions and gardens including Attingham and Tatton Parks, the wonderful shops and zoo at Chester, the Wroxeter Roman City, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge with its famous museums and the lovely medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow.
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A mid 19th century, detached, brick-built farmhouse, in a pretty, rural location beside the Llangollen Canal and Whixall Moss National Nature Reserve, one of the "jewels in the crown" of British wildlife, on the edge of the scattered village of Whixall. The cottage retains original character, including quarry tile floors and old fireplaces, and offers comfortable, cosy accommodation. The spacious lawned garden is ideal for dining alfresco or just relaxing. There are lovely canalside walks and cycle rides from the cottage, to either Whitchurch or Ellesmere if you wish. Discover the World Heritage Sites of the Llangollen Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Ironbridge Gorge, the Wroxeter Roman City and Vineyards, the Severn Valley Railway, an array of National Trust mansions and gardens, or Whitchurch, Shrewsbury and Ludlow. An ideal location for an interesting year-round break.
Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, hand shower, basin, WC. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin, WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with multi-fuel burner. Living room with sofa bed & woodburner.
Oil central heating with multi-fuel burner, woodburner plus solar panels contributing to hot water production. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, 2nd combi TV/DVD, internet access, books/DVDs. Fuel, power & starter packs for burners inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed lawned garden, large back yard & side area with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 4 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: Adjacent farm buildings & canal approx. 20 yards from property; children to be supervised.
Previous visitors' comments about Canal Cottage:
Really nice cottage. We did really enjoy our stay.
Mr Gibbons, Ware, July 2012
Very much secluded which was what we were after.
Miss Byron, Twickenham, March 2012
The location was very good as we could take nice walks along canal. It was very nice to see the cows outside the back door. The locals are very friendly.
Mrs Stone, Fareham, February 2012
A quiet location with lots of wonderful walks from the cottage. The beds, linen and towels excellent.
Mrs Duckworth, Tyn-y-Gongl, September 2011