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Rectory Cottage

(Ref. 1001316)

West Felton, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful place to stay, cosy, clean, peaceful, a very pleasant place to stay, weather a bit disappointing, but on the whole fantastic."

    We would not hesitate to return in the future. G.A.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were pleasantly surprised to be welcomed with gifts of bread, cava, and milk from the owners - how lovely!"

    The cottage is beautifully furnished and the guest towels were soft and fluffy. The cooking facilities were great and everything you needed for making meals. The village is beautiful and perfect for dog walking. The only negatives were a lack of gates/fence to keep our little dogs from straying into owners garden and driveway and the very steep staircase - maybe another rail on wall side please. Otherwise it was a fab experience.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    Everything was immaculate when we arrived and with some nice complementary treats. The cottage was the ideal size for four (we came with our adult-sized teenagers). The facilities were great, the good WiFi and a TV better than ours at home meant we had happy teens. It is in a great position, we enjoyed exploring North Wales, local National Trust properties, Chester and local walks.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback. We’re chuffed you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2023

  • "First the good news !"

    This is a pretty little cottage within the courtyard of a restored & converted stable block. The village of West Felton is a lovely quiet Shropshire village just off the main A5 trunk road but far enough off it to be very quiet and peaceful. All the villagers we met were friendly & chatty and there is a very useful village shop and post office (post office open Wednesdays a.m.only). Sadly the village pub, the Punch Bowl, has seen better times and needs a big chunk of investment to compete with the nearby Queens Head just a mile down the road. Hope it survives ! Oswestry is just a few minutes down the road where there is more choice & several supermarkets. The cottage itself has been updated with new kitchen, bathroom and two very pleasant bedrooms (one with super king bed !). The cottage is small, ok for two but we though four adults would struggle. The refurbished bathroom is downstairs next to the kitchen which can be a bit of a hassle if you need a quick dash to the loo in the night ! This involves negotiating the steep narrow staircase with some strange step arrangements where they meet the bedrooms - needs a lot of care to negotiate safely ! The "not so good" bits ! - We have stayed at lots of Sykes cottages but this is the first one where we almost turned round and left when we saw the lounge carpet. It truly looked as though someone had held a pop festival on it, grubby, badly stained. Only fit for the skip I'm afraid. Really needs a hard floor to be in keeping with the cottage character & to cope with the wear & tear it obviously gets. The place needs a bit of TLC in a few places too - my first shower had to be aborted due to the shower waste not working properly. Had to set to and clean it out which was a bit unexpected. Similar the dishwasher which needed its filters cleaning out to work properly and the detergent dispenser wouldn't close so it was hand washing up - again not a show stopper. To maximise space the lounge has a fold down dining table with some integrated dining chairs - truly the most uncomfortable things we have ever sat on even with the addition of a cushion ! Its a shame that a bit more attention to detail & maintenance hadn't been paid because its a lovely place & could be a lot better. The owners were away when we were there otherwise we would have knocked on the door and explained all of this to them. Don't be put off, its a nice place but bear in mind the downstairs bathroom, steep narrow stairs if you have mobility issues. This is a dog friendly cottage & we had our dog with us - however the two black cats & the free range hens are boss so watch the dog !!

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry we weren’t there to attend to your concerns. The carpets were deep cleaned directly after your stay. The cleaner had made us aware stains had appeared and this was our first gap between guests. Apologies this wasn’t addressed before your stay. However, we will take on board the suggestion of hard flooring. We will also consider other options for how to make the dining room table more comfortable. Apologies for the shower and dishwasher, we will ensure these are deep cleaned. We’re glad you found our lovely village very friendly and hope you enjoyed Shropshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip2.2Jul 2023

  • "Rectory Cottage is a little gem in the peaceful, friendly village of West Felton."

    It was cosy, comfortable and clean, with everything you would require for a wonderful holiday. The owner, Jo, who lives next to the cottage went out of her way to ensure my wife and I and our border collie had a very enjoyable stay. The welcome pack was one of the best we've had with Sykes Cottages. The local pub (Sunday carvery) and the shop (open 7.30 am to 10pm, every day) were only ten minutes walk and the supermarkets were four miles away in Oswestry. There were plenty of places nearby to walk our dog. The cottage was a perfect base to visit Shropshire and NE Wales. A thoroughly enjoyable stay. Thank you Jo.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great property in a good location."

    Well equipped kitchen and relaxing outside seating area. Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Juliet3.8Jun 2023

  • "The property is situated in a great area for walking and exploring."

    The cottage is situated on a country lane which had very little traffic- a very quiet area. However the cottage is within easy access of the A5 making it easy to explore the surrounding area. The cottage is well appointed and the owner is friendly and helpful. A great holiday

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We’re so glad you had a great holiday. It was lovely to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and lovely owners!"

    Left us with some welcome treats as well and had a folder prepared for local dog walks as well which we did and they were fantastic! The cottage was gorgeous and extremely well presented! Couldn't recommend the area, the cottage and the owners enough to others!! Thank you so much

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments ☺️. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Had a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property, great bedroom pillows, we are buying some for home, bathroom is lovely."

    The only thing that could make this better is maybe a doormat on the inside of doors. Will definitely stay here again if it is available. Thanks again Ian

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was very well situated in a lovely quiet village and the owners had left us a nice little welcome pack on arrival."

    The cottage is well situated to visit nearby attractions and towns of which I would recommend a visit to nearby Ironwork centre.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property was clean and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay."

    Jo was brilliant when we had a minor issue, she sorted it straight away and kept me updated throughout the day. There is parking for two cars but one would be better as it is a bit tight. The stairs are quite steep, so probably not suitable for people with mobility issues. I would recommend Rectory Cottage though, we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2023

  • "We enjoyed a fantastic stay in a lovely, clean, modern cottage."

    Thank you so much for our little welcome pack, very much appreciated after a long journey. The cottage is within walking distance of the local pub and close to the Montgomery Canal. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2022

  • "The owner had put a lovely Xmas tree in corner."

    Very welcome as was welcome pack. Warm and comfortable. Local walks and pubs great.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Dec 2022

  • "A very comfortable holiday cottage in a quiet rural location."

    A pub and shop only an 8 minute walk and there are some good walks around the area. All facilities are included and a nice welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean and tidy. Would certainly recommend

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Warm and clean and comfortable. With a generous welcome pack. It has a brand new kitchen which is very well equipped. The owners were lovely and very helpful. Unfortunately we had to cut our stay short because my friend who has dementia wasn’t safe on the stairs, particularly coming out of the bedroom onto the landing. The owners have said they are going to put a handrail in that area.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Sep 2022

  • "Excellent stay lovely cottage great owners left us bread and milk freshly laid ..."

    Excellent stay lovely cottage great owners left us bread and milk freshly laid eggs and doggy treats very homely cottage in lovely area would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2022

  • "Such a stunning property super comfortable beds lots of space for our family of 4."

    We didn't find the stairs an issue our kids are 11 and 6. The cottage has had an upgrade compared to the listing on Sykes. The kitchen has been redone and has everything you could possibly need. At the back there is also a door leading to a lovely secluded patio area. We had a lovely two weeks stay and would definitely return again. Fantastic hosts thankyou both for the lovely welcome basket it was very thoughtful!

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, fitted out and furnished to a very high standard."

    Only note of caution the stairs are steep and may be not suitable for young children or those with mobility issues, although we're not the youngest and managed OK. Great location for touring around North Shropshire and surrounding areas. Would definitely stay here again if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful location."

    Has all the things you could need a real home from home. Thank you for the welcome package it is very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2022

  • "In your write up there was a mention of washing machine and also pictures ..."

    In your write up there was a mention of washing machine and also pictures obvious kitchen has been changed so photos and information need up dating

    Hi there, thanks for the feedback. I have been requesting updates to my description since June 2021, unfortunately this is not something I am able to change myself. However, I'd hope that the new kitchen, and introduction of a back door on to a new patio area, provide improvements to the property. Regrettably the washing machine didn't fit in the new kitchen (I also requested this to be removed from my property details last year). However, as it happens, the washing machine is actually being reinstalled this week, in it's new location under the stairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4May 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and a very warm welcome."

    West Felton is beautiful and a great base for exploring Shropshire and Wales

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, our time was cut short, because of a HOSPITAL appointment, which I forgot about, Our time at the cottage, was Lovely West felton is a beautiful village."

    I recommend walking the dog along the Montgomery Canal, Joe was a fantastic host Couuld not do enough for you, Beautiful cottage, enough said. Mick&Ellen, & noodles

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rectory Cottage."

    A lovely quiet cosy cottage in a great location. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and Jo was a great host. Would love to stay again

    Reviewed by Suzy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very lovely cottage, with everything we needed."

    Jo very welcoming with a surprise welcome pack too. Look forward to visiting again soon.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and really nice owners."

    The cottage has been refurbished in such a way as to not diminish its character but has everything you need. We came to Rectory Cottage to get the pets (and ourselves) away from excessive fireworks that plague where we live and it was a real success - a peaceful comfortable week where we had good weather and got to enjoy some lovely walks with the dogs. All in all, a great stay - thanks

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely little holiday home suitable for our family of 4."

    Nice new fitted kitchen and bathroom, lovely size bedrooms. Overall really good base for a long weekend away. Would return

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Oct 2021

  • "A very nice little cottage."

    we were greeted by the owner, who then left us to it (which we much prefer). Unfortunately, it didn’t stop raining all weekend, so it was difficult to appreciate the abundance of walks directly from the cottage. our only criticism would be a better range of cooking equipment would go a long way.

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Oct 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    Unexpected welcome pack was really great; fresh eggs, (from the owners hens), a crusty loaf, and milk etc. just what we needed before we could get to the shops.... and to top it off, prosecco in the fridge! The owner was very friendly and helpful. The cottage was beautifully decorated and fitted out. Very clean and comfortable. Such a great place for exploring the beautiful countryside and the many walks and attractions in the area. Highly recommend as we had such a great week here!!

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Sep 2021

  • "Cottage exceeded expectations."

    Top quality bed linen and beds. Brand new kitchen was lovely and welcome pack very generous. Area of the cottage is so convenient for travelling to places. So much to see and do. Peaceful area in a beautiful village location. Owners very friendly.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutley fell in love with this little beauty." was perfect for me the dog and my partner! The main bedroom was so spacious with a mahoosive bed, the bathroom was fitted with the new mod-cons looks fab. The living area was a great size and the sofas were compfy. The owners left a little basket of goodies which is always a bonus, overall i loved this place will defo be going again x

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Oct 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage and location."

    A very nice welcome from the owners. We would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great location, very quiet yet close to the A5 with easy access into North Wales, Chester or down to Shrewsbury, Severn Valley Railway etc."

    Cottage in quiet courtyard in village, nice walks to nearby Montgommery canal and pubs within walking distance. Cottage clean and tidy, modern decor keeping original features. Modern, clean shower room and soft towels. Owners very friendly and helpful, giving advice on local area. Please note stairs to bedrooms quite steep for those with mobility difficulties and shower room/toilet is downstairs. No freezer compartment in fridge but small kitchen well equipped to make simple meals. Lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation was excellent as you see from my replies."

    The owner, Jo, was extremely helpful. We took our dogs and they enjoyed their surroundings - Jo had even supplied a jar of dog biscuits! We enjoyed the surrounding area and were sorry to have had such a short stay. Also, the young lady at your office (Karen, I think) drew my attention to Rectory Cottage - I was looking for accommodation for two - and I would like to thank her for the recommendation.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "When we first saw this cottage from the outside we thought this don't look to good, But surprised it was very nice inside and comfortable with everything we needed Good WiFi and nice TV, The owners were very nice people and could not been better, Very quite and peaceful."

    would i use this place again 100% i would.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2019

  • "We stay a lovely week in this beautiful cottage which was spotless & had everything well located ."

    The owners are so friendly & so helpful we would recommend this cottage we would definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2019

  • "We absolutely loved everything."

    The setting was beautiful and the added benefit of the owners cats wandering in and out was home from home. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    The owners are very welcoming and friendly. Everything well explained in a folder provided in the cottage and a very generous welcome pack was provided. Our stay really was perfect and would definitely recommend Rectory Cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Aug 2019

  • "Rectory Cottage suited us perfectly?"

    The ease of access and convenience was perfect for our short stay. The owner was very helpful and didn't mind us sticking two great 4 x 4's in the courtyard.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Everything was just perfect."

    clean tidy and comfortable

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely placer with friendly thoughtful hosts EXTREMELY generous welcome pack Would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Jun 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x super-king-size bedroom (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request), 1 x double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/Dining room
  • Oil central heating
  • Fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, electric hob and oven, selection of books and games, WiFi, smart TV
  • Travel cot, stairgate, and highchair available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden area with table and chairs
  • Well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking within the property
  • Pub 0.3 miles; Shop 0.3 miles
  • Note: The stairs are quite steep and may not be suitable for guests with lower mobility

The property

Tucked away within a secluded location in Shropshire, is the picturesque property, Rectory Cottage.

Nestled within the owner’s cobbled yard with a charming water fountain to admire, this cottage promises an endearing stay for a family to the area filled with history and stunning countryside.

The detached property offers a number of original features, with a blend of contemporary-styling to ensure a tranquil stay.

It comes with a well-equipped kitchen, housing all of the necessities for week long break, as well as a convenient washing machine and dishwasher.

Enjoy your evening meals within the sitting/dining room, where you can plan the days ahead over a home-cooked meal before sinking into the plush sofas which sit in front of the smart TV.

After an adventure filled day, appreciate the refreshing shower, resting within the stylish ground-floor shower room, before drifting off within one of the two brightly-decorated bedrooms, ensuring that you wake up within an uplifting setting.

During the warmer months, step outside to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining within the courtyard area before strolling into the centre of West Felton.

The closest pub is 0.3 miles away, and The Queens Head in the next village of Queens Head, is a 1.2 mile walk away.

If you are visiting with younger guests, they will be delighted with the nearby British Ironwork Centre, where you can explore the numerous sculptures before settling down for a spectacular lunch, or if you are visiting with a keen golfer, you will find the Mile End Golf Club within easy reach.

Alternatively, spend an afternoon at the historic town of Oswestry, where you will find a number of amenities or the picture postcard town of Ellesmere, boasting nine lakes for you to explore.

Rectory Cottage promises a delightful getaway for a family holiday to Shropshire.

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About the location


Oswestry 4.6 miles.

The peaceful rural hamlet of West Felton, with a traditional pub and village store, stands close to the historic border town of Oswestry, the famous village of Whittington (birthplace of the first Lord Mayor of London) and the delightful town of Ellesmere, known as Shropshire's Lakeland because of its nine meres (or lakes). Close by is the original Old Oswestry, the site of a spectacular Iron Age Hill Fort, while today the town offers many historic buildings and a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. There are a variety of shops in Ellesmere, as well as good pubs and restaurants and an abundance of entertainment on and around the nine lakes which surround the town. Stroll through Cremorne Gardens, enjoy fishing and sailing or explore Colemere Country Park with its wonderful wildlife and scenic walks. This whole area has something for all ages and tastes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas