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Wash House Cottage

(Ref. 974761)

Much Wenlock, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Generally very good, we enjoyed our stay."

    Bed very comfortable. Electric heaters were good. Outside covered area useful for wet hiking boots. Our dog loved the small enclosed yard areas. Handy for town/amenities. Easy parking. WiFi great. Good supply of tourist leaflets. Nice area. Lots of nice cafés and pubs in town, plus a lovely ruined priory. Good local walks from the doorstep. Also near Ironbridge. A few cushions in the lounge would help comfort. One standard shower (with adjustable/detachable head) would be better than two rain showers. Noise from adjacent pie shop? almost every morning 3-5am wasn't great, not recommended for light sleepers. Overall, commendable!

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Apr 2024

  • "Comfortable and well equipped property right in the middle of the lovely town of Much Wenlock."

    Plenty of good walks starting from the front door! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed in many great properties over the years but Wash House Cottage is at the top."

    Sharing a property site with an owner could be problematic but not here, you have your own charming entry and property is self contained, owner is very welcoming but discreet. The cottage is lovely, renovated to a high standard and very clean. Felt very comfortable with our dog. Located in the centre of Much Wenlock you are close to everything you need and lots of local produce and the friendly locals make it very special -- highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wash House Cottage was delightful and we really enjoyed our stay."

    It was well placed in the centre of Much Wenlock and someone with vision had put a lot of thought into the design. Would love to visit that area again in the future.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely and clean. Very comfortable bed. Great having a good wifi Would be helpful to have had a small freezer even just a freezer box in the fridge and a smart TV as we do like to watch a film or series which we could do on catch up

    Reviewed by Deanna4.1Feb 2024

  • "Wash house cottage Was a delightful little cottage."

    And Lyn was friendly and very helpful. It’s close to the shops and some lovely walks. Would highly recommend it. Dave and Jane

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely clean property, well maintained, well equipped, with washer, dryer, oven, microwave, nice bathrooms x2 good hot showers, very comfortable large bed."

    very good position behind the town centre. Friendly owner who is very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wash-House Cottage was absolutely great in every respect!"

    Not only was it very clean, spacious, comfortable, well-equipped and peaceful it is only a stone’s throw from the delightful and characterful town centre and a superb base from which to explore that part of Shropshire! We were also given a warm welcome from the owner Lyn who throughout our stay was kindness itself as well as extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable when we sought advice! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and therefore have no hesitation in highly recommending it!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay even though the weather wasn’t great we still managed to do most of the things we planned."

    Can’t recommend the cottage enough and the welcome from Lyn . Excellent!!!! Lyn was on hand via the bell for anything we needed to ask and we hope to return soon. Much Wenlock is very dog friendly and so is Lyn and her dog Billy

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very comfortable, spacious and quiet location in the middle of town."

    Lyn was very welcoming and informative and because she lives on site was always available if there was any problems or you wanted information. The house is well sited for visiting the Ironbridge gorge museums which were all within 15mins away. We well recommend this venue.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wash House Cottage is a great place to stay because of its position in delightful Much Wenlock."

    Close to shops, pubs, places to eat and with access to some great walks from the door. The cottage is lovely with a sunny courtyard and two immaculate shower rooms. Nothing negative to say except an ice cube tray would have been very useful!

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is very clean and well appointed and the kitchen had everything we needed for the 2 of us."

    The bed is very comfortable, however, in hot weather the bedroom gets very very warm and the ventilator is too loud to have on at night. The cottage is not suitable for anyone who cannot cope with stairs.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.4Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is a delightful,charming, and comfortable accommodation."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you need for a quiet break. Set at the back of the High Street, you are in the centre of a beautiful village with plenty of places to eat and drink. Steeped in history itself and perfect for exploration Shropshire. Lyn is a wonderful hostess very helpful in every way. I hope we can return some day and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Lyn for a fantastic week in a charming cottage in a beautiful village. Steve from Liverpool.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2023

  • "We spent a most delightful week at Wash House Cottage."

    Being greeted by Lyn on arrival was a joy, we get to meet very few owners normally. The cottage is in a superb location nestled just behind the Main Street of Much Wenlock, so handy for the town, yet so peaceful. The cottage itself is lovely, though the big steps into the kitchen and out of the back door could be challenging for the less mobile. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need, the heating system is easy to handle and efficient. The showers, yes two, are of good size with good water pressure. The beds are comfortable as was the seating in the lounge. We had a wonderful time and with the beautiful weather were able to come home on an afternoon and sit out in the sunshine. We visited Ludlow, Bridgend and Shrewsbury all fairly close by, this cottage is so well placed to explore the area. Ironbridge was fantastic with so much more to explore given enough time. It just means we’ll have to return to finish off our adventure! All in all a perfect cottage in a beautiful market town, I’m so glad I chose this one.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent holiday cottage and a very friendly owner."

    We have already passed on details to family and friends!

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful as the wash house always is."

    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2023

  • "The two of us had a great week at the Wash House."

    It's a delightful property - a little quirky, having been (as the name implies) created from the original Wash House. It's clean, comfortable and well provisioned. And of course, so well located - all that the pleasant town of Much Wenlock has to offer is within a few minutes walk, and there's plenty of great walks that you can start from the front door. Lyn was a very pleasant host, meeting us to hand over the keys, show us round, explain things like the recycling and how to work the heating. We plan to return!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wash House cottage is in an ideal position in Much Wenlock."

    The cottage is quirky, quaint & comfortable. We loved it & Lyn the owner met us as we arrived & showed us round advising us how to use all the white goods in the kitchen & the heating. As she lives next door we chatted to her & fused little Billy most days. She also recommended places to visit which was a great help. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Lyn & Billy for a lovely week we will definitely be back again to visit soon.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have been to this property three times, this says it all."

    Warm, comfortable and spotless. Lyn Pope is a very friendly, helpful host.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you Lyn for our stay in your lovely cottage it was very comfortable, well equipped and central to all amenities."

    .. Would definitely recommend a stay in this beautiful little cottage and lovely part of our country with a warm welcome from Lyn.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Wash House Cottage."

    A great property right in the heart of Much Wenlock. Highly appointed and beautifully maintained. Much Wenlock has a number of very good places to dine out.We especially loved the George and Dragon (a 2 minute walk) Many thanks to Lyn for a fantastic time. Highly recommended and we shall return.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lynn the property owner was very friendly."

    She was very approachable. Showing us round the cottage .how to operate the heating.cooker.etc .we have stayed im many cottages using sykes and the wash house was up in the top tier .absolutely spotless .cosy.and comfortable .we have no hesitation in highly recommending the property

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well maintained and decorated."

    Lynn has done a very good job offering this cottage to let in my home town. This was our third stop there and so much to catch up on, will definately need longer next time.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely well maintained and clean and cosy cottage."

    Lynne was lovely. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property was spotlessly clean, with two excellent bathrooms and a very comfortable bed."

    The layout is quirky and well placed being near to the High Street but very quiet. The owner is friendly and helpful but not intrusive. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a early nice time at the warehouse even the weather was good for time of year."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipt.Locations could not be better just off the high st.Could quite easy do different walks from the door each day.Was very conscious of fuel costs and kept a close eye on thermostats.We will be booking early next year.Lyn came across as being very amiable and met her a few times on our walks.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Gem of a cottage."

    Absolutely spotlessly clean, and everything of superb quality. A very friendly owner, who gave us all the information we required, but was not intrusive. Would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "It was a pleasure to stay at wash cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean, and it was extremely well equipped. Lynn the owner was very caring and a pleasure to have met. The cottage was well placed for all the amenities in the village.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another fantastic stay at Wash House cottage."

    A perfect little cottage in a perfect town. Everyone so friendly and Lyn and Billie the dog could not be more welcoming. Everywhere is so dog friendly and so many places to visit nearby and plenty of walks for us and our doggie.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2022

  • "An excellent cottage, comfortable, clean and well-maintained both inside and out, a credit to the owner who was very helpful during our stay."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Delightful cottage in a delightful part of Shropshire."

    Can’t recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay, we were made to feel welcome the moment Lyn opened the door."

    The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable and extremely clean. Lyn shows you how to use everything before leaving you to enjoy the surroundings. We are looking forward to booking again

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "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 Philip4.7May 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 Geoffrey5.0May 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 Angela5.0May 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 Wendy5.0Mar 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 Debbi4.7Feb 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 Nick5.0Dec 2021

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

    Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Nov 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 Philip4.7Sep 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 M4.4Aug 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 Fiona5.0Aug 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 Liz5.0Jul 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 Andrea5.0Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 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 Claire3.8May 2021

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

    The owner is very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 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 Lee5.0Dec 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 Janet5.0Oct 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 Peter5.0Oct 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 Linda5.0Oct 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 Margaret3.8Sep 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 Michael4.7Aug 2020

  • "Extremely welcoming and attentive hosts."

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

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Feb 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 Lee4.7Dec 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 Alison5.0Dec 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 Alexander4.4Oct 2019

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

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 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 Lesley4.7Aug 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 Beverley3.8Jun 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 Sonia4.4Jun 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 Christine4.7Jun 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 Alison5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful old cottage in perfect location."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 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 Stephen4.4May 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, washing machine/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
  • Note: Infants and children under the age of 12 are not allowed at this property

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 entrance, you will immediately feel the layers of charm, setting the scene before you even step inside.

Compact yet inspiring, Wash House Cottage commences with a dining room laid out for four people, your little place to settle down for a mornings breakfast or refreshments after a unique adventure.

The cream-coloured kitchen rests beyond, housing everything you need on a day to day basis, with four steps taking you up to the sitting room, with a large TV and WiiFi.

Simplistic yet carrying a traditional feel, this room is ideal for embracing the peace and quiet come evening, perhaps cosying up with a good book.

Afterwards, the twin bedroom is a characterful place to enjoy a restful night's sleep, a lovely set-up under the eaves, with a Velux window and down-lighters above with it's own en-suite shower room.

A small desk and TV are on the way in.

Attuned to the cottage decor, a second shower room is a pleasant addition to the interior.

What better way to start the next morning than with a warm cup of tea out in the patio area?

A lovely spot surrounded by exposed brickwork, and intertwining flowers.

Above the town rises the 15-mile-long Wenlock Edge, showcasing 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.

A friendly cottage in a delightful location.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas