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The Elms

Highley, Shropshire (Ref. 957551)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Great house with we were there longer"

    Thank you very much for your review. You are welcome back at any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by GregoryNov 2021

  • "The Elms is in a wonderfully peaceful spot well away from busy roads."

    The patio and lounge windows face towards the morning sun and we enjoyed breakfast outside on the terrace on several days. We counted more butterflies than we had seen all summer at home. Being close to the steam railway is an added bonus for enthusiasts. The 'cloakroom' upstairs is a WC with washhand basin so there are in effect two toilets which is good for 6 people.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "The house was lovely, in the reviews and description it does advise steps are steep to bedroom on top floor, however the steps are very steep to both floors, at the top of the first lot of steps up to bedrooms it has a very small landing with step into either bedroom the step is very deep, we all really struggled with this, had my dad of come with us, which was the plan, he could not have slept upstairs at all."

    The garden is lovley, presumed it was private, as it does not mention that the neighbours can walk through it at any time, which happened several times we were there, think it needs advising in prpoery description as it would have put us off booking, on a plus side it was quite peaceful and hearing the steam train passing was nice, nice walk to pub, house is very well equipped.

    Reviewed by JanineJul 2021

  • "Oasis of tranquility in a world of turmoil with only the occasional steam locomotive disturbing the peace."

    A short walk over the railway to pleasant riverside walks and a splendid pub with both good beer and food. Trips to Ironbridge, Ludlow, Bewdley and Clee Hill a dawdle from here. House incredibly clean, well-equipped and comfortable. Ample and safe parking.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "A great location that met all our needs for a family."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "Had another lovely week at this amazing cottage."

    So homely and everywhere so clean. Never want to leave so relaxing and peaceful. Enjoy watching the old steam trains going by. Can't wait for another holiday at the Elms.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2020

  • "The elms is a beautiful cottage."

    We were impressed the moment we drew up in front of the house (- the location is perfect) And things just got better as we explored inside. It’s bright and beautifully laid out and the furnishing and facilities are excellent. The bi-folding g Do ours from the lounge open out onto the perfect view (and great for watching the monkjack deer that appeared twice during our stay. The house was also spotless on arrival. The location is great for walking and exploring from the house as well as easy drives to some great little Shropshire market towns. It has everything and I’m sure we’ll be back at some time

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "Lovely, tasteful, well-equipped and well-maintained cottage in a very interesting location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The only downside is that the stairs really are - as warned - very steep indeed, allthough despite advancing age and dodgy knees, we just about coped with them.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2020

  • "Great last minute booking in this beautiful cottage in a lovely location, with the added bonus of the proximity of the Severn Valley Railway, which was running for 3 days of our stay."

    Very comfortable and spacious. Do remember to take torches for the evening walk down the roadway, across the railway, and down to the Ship Inn, which serves good food at reasonable prices with friendly staff. Note that the stairs are steep as indicated in the listing, Recommended.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2020

  • "This is our second visit at the Elms Absolutely love staying here."

    Feels like home when you stay here.My son has Autism and loves steam trains.Its so nice to see him enjoy the trains going by the house.Feels so relaxing here knowing that he is so happy.A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.Looking forward to another holiday here.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "The cottage was clean bright and comfortable,well equipped, and in fantastic location in the Severn valley."

    It proved to be an ideal location for touring the Shropshire towns and countryside. An added bonus for us was the ‘1940’s’ reconstruction event, held at Highley train station.all in all a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect in such a gorgeous location!"

    The only downside was there was lots and lots of wardrobes but no dressing table to get ready. Thank you so much for a great stay!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2019

  • "I have rented cottages and apartments all over the world and this is the best I have ever had."

    The place is just outstanding , clean , comfortable and all the appliances you could ever want. It is a real home from home and even has a slow cooker. Great to make a casserole and the spend the day on the Severn valley railway which is literally less that 5 mins walk down the track. The photos on the web site are completely accurate the place certainly has the wow factor even without the steam trains passing by the bottom of the garden Communication with the owner is first class. I really cannot find fault with this home and definitely will rent again.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "The proximity to the train station!"

    The kitchen was very well equipped and the house very roomy for five adults and a toddler. My only suggestion would be an additional armchair or two in the main living space. We loved our visit and hope to return again!!

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2019

  • "I was most impressed with the standard of cleanliness and the presentation of the property."

    Reviewed by GlendaMar 2019

  • "This accommodation was amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone."

    The communication from the owner was fantastic too.

    Reviewed by MariaMar 2019

  • "Underfloor heating only on the ground floor isn't good enough in winter months will not stay there again."

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you did not feel the heating was good enough. I have looked in to this and can see that the underfloor thermostat was 25 degrees, 26 degrees and 31 degrees which is very warm, Also we noticed that it appeared you may have turned a couple of the radiators off. If you had any difficulties or concerns during your stay we would have been happy to assist. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was really warm and welcoming and in a lovely location."

    All the rooms were very comfortable. This was our first time staying away over the festive period and we really appreciated the homely, Christmas-y touches.

    Reviewed by MoiraDec 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and it was decorated for Christmas."

    Even the table was set for Christmas too. It felt so homely that I could have stayed forever.Thank you so much for making our holiday so lovely

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2018

  • "4 The Elms is an immaculate property of a very high standard."

    Its location is magical with the wildlife and Severn Valley Railway running alongside the property. We cannot recommend it highly enough for an 'away from it all' experience.

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2018

  • "This letting is has good if not better then pictures show."

    Very warm welcome from owners with blackboard message and tea, coffee, milk and a nice cake for our arrival. (Nice touch) Very clean stacks of reading material as well as games if you have time. The view from living room over valley is stunning. Regards, From a very satisfied customer.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x double, 1 x second floor king size double
  • Ground floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, first floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Second sitting room.
  • Oil central heating, underfloor heating in large lounge, kitchen and dining room with gas fire
  • Gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV/DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVD's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with gravelled area and patio with brick built BBQ, garden tables, chairs and parasol
  • Please note the neighbours have a right of access across the gravelled area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: the property staircase is steep, please take caution
  • Please note: there is a small annex for two guests next to the main house that is advertised separately which may be booked at the same time as the house
  • However, the garden is solely for use by the main house.

The property

Resting on the west bank of the River Severn, with picturesque views from almost every window, and a remarkable, spacious interior, is this lovely, end terrace cottage enveloped by a fantastic stretch of beautiful Shropshire countryside.

This idyllic holiday let rests in an unusual location, with the Severn Valley Railway line resting adjacently, perfect for lovers of the country and an admiration for historic steam trains.

The lounge offers a gas fire, with the addition of underfloor heating in the large lounge, kitchen and the dining room, keeping your feet toasty and warm during the winter season.

A second sitting room graces the ground floor, as well as a dining room, so you have plenty of space to spread out.

The kitchen is rather modern in style, well-sized with quality equipment to be used at your leisure.

Completing this level is a shower room and a utility which benefit fixtures and fittings of a good standard, getting you pleasantly through your holiday.

A double and a king size bedroom rest on the first level, reached by a carpeted staircase, served by a small cloakroom for your convenience.

Up on the second floor is the master bedroom brought together with a bright, lemon yellow colour scheme and king size bed wrapped in a set of fully-fitted wardrobes and sleek wall units.

4 The Elms is within walking distance to the famous River Severn, which also has fishing available.

Admire more of the wonderful views stretching out across the verdant landscape towards the Severn Valley Railway, and wallow in the peaceful sounds of a steam engine drifting through a plethora of natural wildlife.

The south-facing garden to the exterior offers a wonderful suntrap, bordered by trees and hedges for added privacy.

This secluded location is just minutes from the local shops and eateries with the lovely Ship Inn pub being only five minutes walk from the property, set within a vast region of vibrant grassland and ancient woodland, it offers many walking opportunities from the doorstep.

Nearby is the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve offering fantastic fun to be had with the whole family outdoors, with Shropshire Hills AONB, Worcestershire and The Cotswolds further afield.

A delightful getaway in the most perfect, family-friendly location.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bridgnorth 8 miles; Kidderminster 11.9 miles

A large village and civil parish located near Kidderminster and Shropshire Hills AONB, on the west bank of the River Severn. Boasting pubs, cafes, take-aways and shops, this delightful village provides everything you might need for a comfortable holiday in Shropshire. Most of the village is idyllic farmland and ancient woodland, set in rolling Shropshire countryside, close to the large Wyre Forest. It rests on the famous Severn Valley Railway offering a plethora of walking, wildlife, local history and quiet places to relax. Within easy drive is the market town of Bridgnorth with castle ruins, which lean at a greater angle than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, riverside walks and a wealth of country parks, impressive houses and museums, in and around the area. With numerous other picturesque towns and villages to be explored in the surrounding area, and with Worcestershire and the beautiful Cotswolds further afield, consider this as your base for a quality break away from home.

Region Information

Please note - both stair cases are quite steep due to the age of the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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