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Wash House Cottage

Much Wenlock, Shropshire (Ref. 974761)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A great location with parking, a bonus in Much Wenlock."

    Lyn, the owner, is extremely helpful. The kitchen, whilst small , is very well equipped.Bed is comfy. Much Wenlock is a joy to visit with good local walks and friendly hotels and pubs, our dog loves it.Our second stay at Wash House and hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2022

  • "Excellent.not a single complaint."

    Wonderful hostess.lovely cottage.nice village.plenty to see and do in surrounding area.would not hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMay 2022

  • "Absolutely delightful cottage with everything that you could need."

    All furnishings, appliances and equipment is of the highest quality. The location was perfect, just a 2 minute walk and you are in the town. We loved it so much that we have booked again for later in the year.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2022

  • "The cottage is a gem."

    It was very clean & very comfortable. Lynn, the owner, was very helpful & told us where everything was, places to visit & where to eat. Much Wenlock is a lovely place & the locals were very friendly & made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2022

  • "Everything was as advertised."

    Lovely cottage, although part of the owners area it was private and Lynn provided a tour on arrival to let us know where everything was and how things worked, then we were left to enjoy our stay. Although Lynn does have a system of a bell to ring if we had needed anything else. The bed was very comfortable and the cottage was warm and cosy. Very nice to come back to after a long cold day out. The town of Much Wenlock is lovely and the people are friendly. Enough facilities if you didn't feel the need to venture far but the area of Shropshire has so many historical and AONB to visit. Would definitely recommend the Wash House Cottage and would consider for a summer (warmer) break just so we could use the secluded courtyard for an evening of wine and star gazing. Thank you Lynn

    Reviewed by DebbiFeb 2022

  • "A lovely little hideaway and perfectly located very close to local amenities (30 sec walk to the high street) but in a tucked away quiet position, Lynne is a lovely lady and a welcoming host."


    Reviewed by NickDec 2021

  • "The Wash house, Much Wenlock is an immaculate property, street parking was not a problem."

    Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by TerenceNov 2021

  • "Wash House Cottage is delightful."

    Lyn, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. There is a tabletop freezer. We love Much Wenlock, the only drawback is that only one hostelry allows dogs inside.Hope to return.

    Reviewed by CaroleSep 2021

  • "This is a lovely clean cottage in a great location,well appointed tho a few tea bags and a jug of milk on arriving would have been welcome, with a lovely large comfy bed."

    The one annoying thing was on our only sunny day our after last afternoons laze on the patio was ruined by the family dog yapping hysterically for one and a half hours in the yard at the side of us so we had to bring our meal inside and close the doors. Much Wenlock is a lovely place to wander round .

    Reviewed by Jean MAug 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing, everything had been thought of in the kitchen and beyond."

    The enclosed garden was excellent for our dog and was very quiet and private. The bed was very comfy and the whole place was extremely clean. A perfect week away for us and we are looking to return. Thank you Lyn.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage, extremely clean and very well equipped."

    The private courtyard was a real sun trap. Lyn, the owner. was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Would definitely recommend Wash Cottage.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2021

  • "The owner was lovely."

    Made us feel very welcome. Much Wenlock is a lovely place to stay. A great base for a walking and sight seeing holiday.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, beautiful scenery and comfortable cottage, the owner is very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage and Lyn (the owner) was very friendly and accommodating."

    The only downside was the sofa bed was not very comfortable for the kids, but other than that it was a great base for exploring the countryside.

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2021

  • "Great quiet location at the centre of the town."

    The owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Nothing wrong with The Wash House as Lynn's a great host!"

    , our second time visit, the problem is Sykes - a total jerk of a company; they issued a statement on the website reading 'an email will be sent to patrons on holiday in due course' (due to the covid situ. and lockdown alteration in the country), we effectively couldn't 'enjoy matters and have total relaxation' thereafter, as no communication ie 'said email' materialised.. Very poor show from Sykes, the management must only be interested in the cash they're making!

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2020

  • "Lovely quaint cottage ,nice safe patio for dog owners warm welcome from owner ..."

    Lovely quaint cottage ,nice safe patio for dog owners warm welcome from owner ,central location in the town and for touring Shropshire

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2020

  • "Wonderful relaxing cottage."

    Close to centre of town , walking distance from many sights and shops.Nice and warm during a cold wet October week. Set back from the main property belonging to the owner so nice and quiet , especially at night. Deceptively spacious,and larger than I expected.The owner very nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend and hope we can return one day.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2020

  • "As much hemlock is my home town it was nice to find wash house cottage situated in the middle of the town."

    Well situated for all local sites including ironbridge,Shrewsbury and ludlow. Ideal base for walking and sight seeing.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2020

  • "The situation of the cottage in centre of Much Wenlock is very convenient for everything and we could walk to shops, interesting historical attractions, and local countryside footpaths."

    All local people were welcoming and friendly. Central for exploring the area, Church Stretton/Long Mynd and Stokesay castle, Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Wenlock Edge, etc. Due to being an old stone cottage, the windows were small so quite dark inside but otherwise it was just what we wanted. The owner was delightful and we would go back without hesitation.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "The Wash House Cottage is a beautiful retreat so conveniently situated in the village centre, but wonderfully quiet."

    The very private terrace area is a real suntrap in the afternoon, with many potted plants and a climbing rose - and completely dog proof! The cottage itself is roomy with plenty of quiet sitting areas, a massive comfortable bed and very well equipped kitchen. We would heartily recommend staying here - Lyn the hostess is very approachable, friendly and helpful. Thank you!

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "Extremely welcoming and attentive hosts."

    Cottage was impeccably clean, very well equipped and in an ideal location. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by NatalieFeb 2020

  • "It was very comfortable and clean, we enjoyed our holiday very much."

    A little bit of feedback. The utensils in the kitchen could have been better, there was no sieve for example, and a hoover would've been nice, otherwise everything was fine.

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2019

  • "Lyn and Keith the cottage owners could not have been more friendly or helpful."

    Lovely cottage, very clean and well maintained. Peaceful yet central to everything.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2019

  • "No ironing board but this is now being addressed."

    Otherwise a great base for a very interesting area with much to explore. Would recommend a stay of at least one week. A Wilson

    Reviewed by AlexanderOct 2019

  • "A warm, comfortable cottage with easy access to all the local facilities"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "A delightful, if quirky, cottage and very peaceful and quiet even though right in the centre of town."

    Beds are comfortable, sofa is comfortable and plentiful hot water for showers. Mr and Mrs Pope were friendly and helpful. Much Wenlock has a lot to offer and much to do in the area. Would happily return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2019

  • "This property is in the grounds of the owners property."

    You see them on a regular basis as it over looks onto their patio and their “washing”. You share the entrance and it is kept locked at all times. You pass their patio as you walk up path to Wash house. Two big steps down into dining room and then into kitchen. Several big steps up into corridor leading to lounge to the right and downstairs shower room to left. Tight split turn staircase up to bedroom and upstairs shower room. Both these rooms have one velux type window each the rooms do get very hot in warm weather. Did not have potato peeler or clothes pegs despite washing machine and outdoor washing line. being pointed out to us. Private patio with chairs accessed by two big steps from kitchen. Bed was very comfy as super king size. TV in bedroom. Hot water is plentiful and very hot. Fridge is only larder fridge and no freezer so couldn’t have ice cubes etc. Or use freezer blocks for return journey home. It is very convenient for the centre of town. Great walks for dogs nearby. Lots of National Trust properties to visit within reasonable drive. Bridgnorth and Ludlow wonderful places to visit. The owners kindly left a loaf a jar of marmalade and 6 eggs when we arrived. Parking bay at front of owners house was allocated for our stay. Not sure if suitable for people with mobility issues because of steps/ staircase. One well behaved dog allowed. Would definitely consider staying again if wanting to visit the area Much Wenlock is a pretty historic small town.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJun 2019

  • "The cottage feels safe and secluded."

    The shops feel back to back with the cottage. Just round the corner with a lovely traditional pub restaurant.

    Reviewed by SoniaJun 2019

  • "So pleased we opted to stay here in Much Wenlock."

    Cottage was situated in walking distance of the shops, cafes and pubs. Had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Owners very welcoming. Well placed for local amenities. Much wenlock has good pubs and restaurants and lots to see. Well placed to visit Shropshire hills.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2019

  • "Beautiful old cottage in perfect location."

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2019

  • "We were welcomed very warmly by the the owners on arrival and kindly given a farewell departure."

    We felt relaxed with having a small dog which the owners were pleased to meet. Throughout the week we enjoyed the contact. Suitable for two people, the Wash House is a small place but with two toilets, two showers and two televisions ! The Wash House is tucked away behind the high street so convenient for shopping and we felt very secure. Much Wenlock is suitably placed for the Shropshire hills and old towns. Our holiday included visiting family and friends both in Wales and in the West Midlands. We would recommend this place for a holiday, a good base with a kindly atmosphere behind the small door.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x twin (zip/link) with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with double sofa bed.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private patio with furniture
  • 1 well behaved dog allowed
  • sorry, no smoking
  • Roadside parking
  • Shop and pub 50 yards away
  • Note: As there are steps between some rooms on the ground floor, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or the elderly

The property

This stone cottage is situated in the town of Much Wenlock, a glorious old market town in the heart of Shropshire countryside.

Tucked away to the back of the owner's property, this hideaway is suited for couples wanting to truly escape from the hustle and bustle, a peaceful destination for two.

Following the plant sheltered walkway to the...

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About the location


Bridgnorth 8 miles; Shrewsbury 12 miles; Ludlow 21 miles.

This delightful 700-year old market town lies on the north east end of the famous Wenlock Edge, in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Considered the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games, the town is filled with a patchwork of twisting streets, black and white half timbered buildings, limestone cottages, speciality shops, quality pubs and restaurants. Stroll round the remains of the magnificent 12th century priory, 16th century Guildhall, the interesting Norman church and the Old Gaol House. Above the town rises the 15 mile long Wenlock Edge, boasting glorious views and excellent walking, cycling, and riding. Nearby are the wonderful medieval towns of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, the World Heritage Centre of Ironbridge with nine museums and Blists Hill Victorian Village, plus the amazing Wroxeter Roman City and Stokesay Castle.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas