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The Old Mill

Stockton near Welshpool, Shropshire (Ref. 937030)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

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

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    Reviewed by MarjorieApr 2022

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

    Reviewed by DanielApr 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 EmilyDec 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 JamesNov 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 RachelAug 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 AndyJan 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 SallyOct 2020

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

    Reviewed by AnneAug 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 SarahAug 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 MichaelJul 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 PhilipJul 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 MaryNov 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 RobNov 2019

  • "Characterful, comfortable cottage."

    Well equipped and peaceful surroundings, friendly & welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by AnnetteSep 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 ClaireAug 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 GaryAug 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 AngelaJul 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 ThomasJun 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 VeronicaMar 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 GrahamDec 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 PennyNov 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 RachelOct 2018

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

    Reviewed by KeithSep 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 ClaireSep 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 RachelAug 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 TracyJul 2018

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

    Reviewed by MiriamJun 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 MaryJun 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 JaneMay 2018

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

    Lovely quiet country location. Had a great break their.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2018

  • "Every was lovely,enjoyed our break."

    Would go again.

    Apr 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 JanetFeb 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 ChristineNov 2017

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

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

    Reviewed by KarenNov 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 NickyAug 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 KevinJan 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 LeeOct 2016

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Summary

  • 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...

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About the location

STOCKTON

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.

Region Information

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas