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The Old Mill

(Ref. 937030)

Stockton near Welshpool, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The mill was perfect!"

    The mill itself is lovely, well equipped and a home from home. It’s amazing what the owners have done to retain some of the mill workings and this was a huge attraction for us. The gardens and surroundings are amazing and the owners incredibly friendly, helpful and welcoming. One sofa was quite uncomfortable but I think it was perhaps a sofa bed as you could feel the springs, but it wasn’t a problem at all. We arranged for a Tesco shop to be delivered from Welshpool, which was handy as we were looking for a relaxing stay with our dog and didn’t plan to venture too far for dinner etc. There are some lovely walks from the property and our son (a scout) loved the novelty of crossing the Shropshire/welsh boarders. We really loved our stay and were sad to leave. We have already shared the details with friends and aim to return ourselves! Thank you

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Mar 2024

  • "Just to say that we had a great time at The Old Mill."

    Relaxing, superb walking in the Shropshire Hills and the surrounding areas. The accommodation itself lived up to expectation simply immaculate. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. It is the ideal base to explore the abundance of walks in the area. Cannot fault in any way.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week's stay in the Old Mill which was very cosy, clean and secluded, lovely to wake up to birdsong and no traffic noise, and it is perfectly situated for exploring the area, both Powys Castle and Attingham Park are a short drive away and an absolute must to visit, dog-friendly within the grounds."

    We honestly could not find fault with anything within the property as everything was provided and would therefore definitely recommend a stay here to our family and friends!

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Owners attention to detail & friendly welcome (handwritten note, milk in fridge & Welsh cakes) made us feel at home."

    The cottage is very comfortable and it’s a great base to see the area.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic properly."

    Quite and peaceful place really a relaxing place to stay. Owners very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "This is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    The Old Mill is a very interesting and special place. The accomodation is comfortable and cosy and oh so quiet. Beautiful dark skies, a river running by and perfect hosts. The owners allowed us to enjoy their own beautiful 4 acre garden with our dog but you also have your own private and secure garden. Thank you for a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "One of the best, if not the best cottage I have stayed since I began using Sykes Cottages a few years ago."

    The mill has been sympathetically converted to a very high standard and equipped and furnished to a high standard. It is in a great setting and the hosts, Steve and Caroline are lovely people who even allow the use of their own massive garden to exercise your dog, Kaz my GR loved it. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a wonderful property that has everything to make your stay relaxed and comfortable The Mill was clean and welcoming, the enclosed garden perfect for dog The gardens belonging to the attached house were wonderful and the owners generously allowed us to explore them."

    Nothing was to much trouble and any request dealt with immediately . I will certainly recommend The Old Mill or Stockton Mill B&B

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lighting a little more downstairs, especially kitchen."

    Fence on right to make garden a little more secure for dog, socket near dresser for hairdryer.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Sep 2022

  • "Very interesting building with a very beautiful garden."

    I can imagine it would mean different things to different people at different times of the year & for our visit in a dry early autumn it hit the spot bang on. I'm 6'2" & never banged my head once or failed to find a lightswitch, such is the amount of thought & effort that must have gone into the restoration. We have many positive memories of our stay, the kingfisher, the bats. our dog tearing up the big lawn with the sheer joy of running free & just generally relaxing while listening to the sounds of the countryside.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the Old Mill made exceptional by the kindness and attentive behaviour to any request by the owners."

    They generously let us walk along the river through their beautiful garden and left milk and local goodies for us. Nothing was too much trouble and our puppy loved the enclosed garden and great walks. Could not recommend this as a holiday destination any more highly.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Spotlessly clean and everything that's needed to be a home from home. It's in a great little spot for sightseeing and walking. We had a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely quiet property."

    Helpful owners. Safe enclosed garden for dogs.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Jul 2022

  • "A bed side light would be good in the twin bedded room."


    Reviewed by Marjorie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, very quiet, clean and very well equipped with everything we could possibly need…"

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Mill was great."

    We stayed over Christmas. The owners had put up decorations and a large Christmas tree witch made it very cozy. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need. I did the full Christmas dinner and it wasn't a struggle. There are loads of nice features in the cottage and the owners were very welcoming. My elderly parents loved it. My Dad ( doddery on his feet ) managed OK with the stairs and beams. The WiFi and phone signal is not the best but what do you expect when surrounded by lovely countryside.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great holiday spot away from all the noise, so quiet and peaceful, will plan another trip there."

    Hosts couldn’t do enough for us. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful Old Mill

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely, characterful and very clean “cottage” the Old Mill was a charming and spacious retreat."

    A great base for exploring Shropshire and mid Wales. Dog friendly garden, but we were glad to own a small working cocker as many walks in the area involved lifting her over stiles which would be difficult with a larger breed. Be wary of the river if you have young children, and next door is a working farm so early morning animal noises may wake you! The mill has low beams, with measures taken to avoid nasty bumps but might be tricky for very tall guests. Our hosts were friendly and available but not over attentive, and I’d recommend buying some jars of the locally produced jams they have available. We all enjoyed our stay and may be back before long!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2021

  • "The venue was spot on!"

    On arrival every care and consideration was evidently taken to give myself and my family a warm welcome. Steve and Caroline were so friendly and inviting it was a lovely addition to the beautiful venue and its peaceful surroundings. The only issue i had was with the original confusion over my booking through Sykes cottages but the staff representing the company did a wonderful job in handling this and i have no complaints. Thank you to both; the staff at Sykes and Steve and Caroline for their efforts in making our holiday a success.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jan 2021

  • "Such a quirky and interesting property but beautifully cosy and welcoming (house and owners) and equipped to a very high standard."

    Gorgeous private garden with access to river and footpaths from the door, perfect for dogs, walkers and nature lovers. Great location to explore Shropshire and to be able to dip in and out of Wales at will.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very difficult to get hold of Sykes suring the virus but the mill cottage was really lovely"

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "A wonderful peaceful environment with only the cows mooing and the stream bubbling away to be heard."

    A great area for visiting Wales and Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "We are regular users of uk holiday rentals."

    Why do so many places fail to equip the kitchens with SHARP knives and a tin opener that works. We chose holiday homes as self catering is our wish,and therefore the aforementioned are essential.Everything else was perfect.A superb rural retreat,with a fab interior.5 star. Mike.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2020

  • "Spent a few days in this lovely property ."

    Highly recommended to all. The owners were very welcoming when we arrived .property well equipped, homely, clean and comfortable .

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2020

  • "It can be a little cold in the winter, however the owners were very helpful in providing electric heaters - we just felt guilty using them so much."

    The owners are lovely and we hope to revisit in the warmer weather as the surroundings are beautiful.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Nov 2019

  • "The Old Mill is a unique property if you are looking for something slightly out of the ordinary."

    Seeing how the property was renovated around the mill equipment was a treat. There is a booklet at the property created by the owners detailing the renovation and we found it interesting to see how the property was turned into a holiday property from almost nothing. The property is across a yard from the owners. We heard no noise from the owners or anyone else - just some cows mooing occasionally. So this was great for us as we do like peace and quiet when we are away. We found the main bedroom bed comfortable - we slept well in it. The bathroom and shower both had good water pressure and plenty of hot water. The kitchen was well-equipped with all of the cooking implements and utensils that we wanted. We were provided with items such as liquid hand soap, dishwasher tablets, tin foil and kitchen roll (which not all cottages provide!). The only thing that was disappointing was that the fridge was the smallest fridge we have experienced in a property. We found that it was big enough to contain two days' worth of food (for only two adults). So we had to plan to go to the supermarket every couple of days - otherwise all of the food might not have fit into it. The property was also clean and tidy. We stayed in the property in November and there were a couple of mornings and evenings when we found it quite cold. There is a log burner in the lounge and the owners provided two electric heaters and we did use all of these; however, the property did take a while to heat up and I'm not sure that I would describe it as the warmest place we've stayed. We had a small problem with the wifi, but Steve was ever so helpful. He had a lovely attitude and was responsive and positive - he genuinely seemed to care whether we were enjoying our stay - so thank you for that! Overall, it's a great property if you are looking for peace and quiet in an unusual building.

    Reviewed by Rob4.1Nov 2019

  • "Characterful, comfortable cottage."

    Well equipped and peaceful surroundings, friendly & welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Sep 2019

  • "An ideal cottage for a very hot bank holiday weekend."

    Lovely setting with riverside walks and well positioned for visiting many local attractions. Very interesting and well converted mill, beautiful surroundings and very quiet.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Old Mill is a stunning property in an un-spoilt area."

    The area is peaceful and so beautiful - excellent walks and pubs for food. The owners are lovely lovely people, and we had an amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2019

  • "One of the best cottages if not the best one we have stayed at."

    Everything we needed was there. The location was perfect for travelling between England and Wales. There were lots of dog friendly places to visit and perfect for walkers as well. The owners were lovely, attentive but not intrusive and we were fortunate to enjoy dry often very sunny weather the entire week. We spent half of our time exploring the picturesque area and the other half enjoying the beautiful cottage with it's own garden set in the owners beautifully landscaped grounds which we were also allowed to roam and explore. A haven of peace and tranquillity.

    Reviewed by A5.0Jul 2019

  • "The mill is an interesting and comfortable cottage."

    There is a heat pump system that provides hot water and heating from the nearby river.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2019

  • "We've never had a Sykes holiday property that has disappointed."

    True to form The Old Mill was quirky but very comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. It was well appointed. Attention had been given to every detail. Nice place!

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautifully restored mill making a feature of the workings."

    Comfortable and well equipped. Surrounded by fields with plenty of footpaths for walking, with or without dogs, although ther are sheep or cattle in many fields. The nearest towns, Welshpool and Montgomery, are both pleasant places to while away a few hours and Powys Castle is worth a visit. Unusually for te National Trust, it is open all year.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Dec 2018

  • "The house suited us and my dogs perfectly !"

    The river and use of the owners gardens made it doggies heaven! Very central location with loads of walks and shopping not to mention yes shops!

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is our 2nd visit to this property in the last 3 months."

    It is a lovely property set in beautiful gardens. The hosts Caroline and Steve are lovely, friendly people who care a lot about this property. It is very clean, warm, comfortable and quiet. It is dog friendly which is very important to us. I'm sure we will be back there soon. Absolutely love it and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2018

  • "A super cottage with loads of character and a very warm welcome from hosts Caroline and Stephen."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and is well insulated."

    Although we didn't use it, it has an efficient heating system and a log burner, so would be suitable for a winter getaway.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 2018

  • "We stayed at the Old Mill with our dog for a few days."

    The building is beautiful and the gardens we had access to were a joy to walk in. The owners Caroline and Steve are the perfect hosts and very welcoming. The welcome pack was delicious. The building itself is comfortable, very clean, spacious and filled with everything needed. Being dog friendly was a must for us and our dog had lots of fun running in the gardens. Overall the holiday was just what we needed, peaceful and restful. We hope to visit again and I'm sure we will. This place is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2018

  • "We have been using Sykes Cottages for the past three years and have loved all the places that we have stayed in but this cottage was exceptional."

    It gave us the wow factor the minute we stepped into the cottage. It was comfortable, cosy, clean and welcoming. The owners were friendly and left you to your own devices but when you saw them they were very friendly and had time to chat to you. There are walks on the doorstep and the small stream running at the side just made the holiday especially for our dog. We are definitely going to be rebooking this cottage again. Many thanks to Stephen and Caroline for making this such a wonderful break for us.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2018

  • "A beautiful and peaceful place to stay, the owners were welcoming and very helpful, I highly recommend this place."

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Jun 2018

  • "The location is listed as Stockton Mill, Stockton."

    I checked the AA map for Stockton, Shropshire and the only one listed is between Telford and Bridgenorth, which was perfect. Unfortunately when I received the address and postcode it was Stockton Mill, Marton, which was a totally different location. Apart from that the Mill was beautiful, in a lovely location, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. I would highly recommend it and hope we can return soon.

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is really charming, relaxing and well equipped."

    The owners were also very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend it and would like to go back .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2018

  • "Stunning cottage, with everything & more for a great stay."

    Lovely quiet country location. Had a great break their.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2018

  • "Every was lovely,enjoyed our break."

    Would go again.

    5.0Apr 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Mill."

    Beautiful converted mill in a beautiful setting with lovely views from the bedroom. Pubs and shops within a short driving distance. Lovely country walks right on the door step.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2018

  • "A spacious cottage, beautifully renovated, with everything you could need for a peaceful and relaxing week's holiday."

    Lovely huge and comfy double bed. Great to find a dog-friendly house which had not the slightest doggy smell! Owners very helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2017

  • "Comfortable cottage in a quiet and peaceful location."

    Well situated for places to visit. Excellent walks close by.

    Reviewed by Karen4.8Nov 2017

  • "Excellent cottage with a lovely garden leading onto a stream."

    Hosts were extremely helpful and friendly. We had a lovely 4 night stay and was everything we wished for.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Aug 2017

  • "Excllent place to stay, very clean, well equipped and fantastic views."

    I would give it 10/10 and we will definitely be back soon.

    Reviewed by Andrew Kevin5.0Jan 2017

  • "This cottage holiday was simply fantastic, the owners were lovely and really welcoming, the facilities were better than expected, as too were the surrounding gardens and wildlife, and character features in the cottage, we will return again for a long weekend break in the future."

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Eco-friendly heating with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and DVD player with Freesat, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture and gated access to river
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Low beams and limited headroom to first and second floor
  • Note: Children aged 8 years or over, due to steep staircase and river location
  • Winners of Channel 4's competition Four in a Bed December 2016!

The property

The Old Mill is a delightfully restored listed mill set next to the owners’ own home in four acres of land adjacent to the River Camlad in the Vale of Montgomery.

Surrounded by lovely countryside, there are far-reaching views in every direction, including the Kerry Ridgeway and the Long Mountain, a perfect location to sit back and relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere.

Immaculately presented throughout, with many thoughtful finishing touches, this cottage is ideal for friends and families wishing to spend some time together in this peaceful location close to the Welsh/Shropshire border.

The cottage has been carefully and lovingly restored with the impressive old mill workings retained as its centre piece, rising throughout the cottage.

The property oozes charm and character and boasts an abundance of exposed beams, oak doors and frames and a winding staircase, flagged floors and sloping ceilings.

Set over three floors, the cottage boasts lovely countryside views from the second floor bedroom.

Step into the welcoming, fully-equipped country-style kitchen with dining area, with the old mill workings cleverly displayed.

This leads into the spacious and light sitting room with comfortable sofas and a warming woodburning stove for cooler days, together with French doors out to the secluded garden.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, both with their own facilities.

On the first floor the twin room has an en-suite shower room and on the second floor is the spacious double room with king-size bed and Juliet balcony, low ceilings and character beams and Jack-and-Jill access to a lovely bathroom.

To the rear of the cottage is the private lawned garden and patio area, beyond which there is access to the river where visitors can look out for kingfishers and other wildlife.

The garden is enclosed by fencing and hedges and is a secluded spot for enjoying the peace and tranquillity with the river gurgling in the background.

An interesting feature of the Old Mill is that it is heated with a modern, eco-friendly heat-pump, which takes heat from the nearby river.

This provides underfloor heating on all floors, and hot water for the whole house; a modern twist on its earlier heritage.

Delightful walks and cycle rides are on your doorstep with Offa’s Dyke close by.

There is plenty to do and see in this lovely area on the borders between Wales and Shropshire with market towns, castles and delightful country pubs all within easy reach.

The popular village of Marton which lies on the Montgomeryshire/Shropshire border is 1.5 miles away and offers a village shop and two renowned pubs.

Historic Montgomery is within five miles, Welshpool six miles, and Shrewsbury within 25 minutes’ drive.

Nearby attractions include the stunning Powis Castle and Gardens, the beautiful series of gardens at Glansevern Hall and the Montgomery Canal which runs close to Welshpool.

Shropshire attractions include the majestic Stiperstones and many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This delightful, historic cottage is situated in a lovely peaceful location, to be enjoyed whatever the season.

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About the location


Marton 1.5 miles; Welshpool 6 miles.

The rural hamlet of Stockton is situated close to Offa's Dyke on the Wales/Shropshire border approximately 1.5 miles from the village of Marton and six miles from Welshpool, and has a smattering of pretty cottages and farms. Situated in the Vale of Montgomery it is surrounded by unspoilt countryside. The nearby village of Marton boasts two pubs and a village shop, whilst the nearby border town of Welshpool has a wide range of amenities. Altogether a lovely peaceful location for enjoying all that this area has to offer.

Note: Children aged 8 years or over, due to steep staircase and river location.

PLEASE NOTE: This property is unable to accept a short break between 21-28th July 2023 - any bookings taken for this period must be a full week stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas