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Wyvern House

Loton Park near Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Ref. 911960)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is in a beautiful location, however it needs some modernisation."

    The furniture is outdated and not very comfortable, the bathrooms need some clothes pegs and shelves just small things that would improve the house.

    Reviewed by GaynorMar 2022

  • "The accommodation location is fab, and the place itself is lovely for a large family."

    Beds are comfortable, but some things could do with a bit of a update, like towels and bedding (replacements can be purchased at low cost). We stayed for one week with no towel change over mid week and only 3 tea towels provided. No washer or hoover. The sofas are very bad, you can feel the wood coming through, and very uncomfortable, a purchase off eBay could resolve very cheaply. We arrived for Xmas and obviously temperatures are cold, the thermostat was set to 9 degrees so we had to constantly turn it up. Could do with warming the place before guests arrive and maintaining a reasonable temperature, because once the house felt warmer it was a far more enjoyable stay and you could look past other bits (except the sofa!)

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2021

  • "Wyvern House was a lovely cottage on the Loton Park Estate."

    We loved visiting the deer park and hearing the owls at night. We knew from the listing there was no WiFi which allowed us to disconnect from all the daily news and enjoy our surroundings. Lady Leighton was lovely when we arrived showing us around the cottage and telling us it's history as a kitchen and laundry for the main house. The sculpture on the top of the laundry one of the bedrooms was beautiful.

    Reviewed by LyndseyAug 2021

  • "Great accommodation and we really enjoyed our stay."

    Our only reservation was that the Wifi never worked once, just kept saying we were inputting the wrong password. When I asked for the correct password, I was told it was the correct password. All our mobile phones have their own hotspots, but we had to put them on a window sill and tether to our laptops to get a signal. First world problem but our City kids are used to 5G and fast download speeds. Did not spoil the holiday as it was great to stay in the countryside, just know in advance that you will struggle for a decent Wifi signal or phone signal.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2021

  • "Beautiful surroundings and a charming Manor."

    we stayed in the right wing which used to be the Laundry building. nature lovers paradise. wifi and a washing machine would have been an excellent addition but we had a fab stay!!!

    Reviewed by NalikaJul 2021

  • "The location was perfect, we spent all weekend walking around the deer park, eating in the local pub and enjoying the peace and quiet with such beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage was large and well-equipped and our host was most welcoming. Thank you so much for such a lovely weekend

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "This was our 4th stay, and it did not disappoint, infact was better as we found the deer park!"

    Love how you have the gardens to yourself, a lovely walk round the estate each day. lord and lady Leighton were so welcoming by far our favourite holiday, can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "Fantastic stay, felt like we were staying in a National Trust property."

    Large rooms, very comfortable, three bathrooms, plenty of space for the five of us Very quiet and peaceful, a getaway from it all place. Plenty of places to visit that are not too far away. We can recommend the local pub in Coedway, we ate there 4 nights out of 7. Met Baronet and Lady Leighton a few times and both were lovely and both chatted to us about the history of Loton Park and the ‘big house’. Wifi would have been nice but didn’t spoil our stay.

    Reviewed by SuzanneMay 2021

  • "Wyvern house was a perfect base for us, with a few local footpaths nearby and beautiful surroundings, it made our first holiday, post lockdown, really special."

    The house had pretty much everything we could have wanted and was big enough for us as a family of 8 to never feel cramped, everyone had their own space when they wanted it. Lady Leighton showed us around and gave us a bit of info on the history of the building, she was always on hand if we had any questions too. We visited a couple of local national trust sites nearby and both were lovely, Powys Castle just across the border in Wales was great. Attingham Park was the real stand out for the children with lots for them to do in the field of play.

    Reviewed by LukeApr 2021

  • "We as a family both parents , grandparents and two boys under 3 enjoyed very much staying at this location in the middle of the Shropshire countryside."

    There was plenty of room for all and we did not feel that we had to keep watching the boys at every verse end , what they were doing or where were they. two stairgates were provided and one cot which was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Cottage very good ."

    A little bit isolated car needed and had problems with taxi. Beautiful setting and countryside. Very well equipped and comfortable. But as a group with friends really enjoyed.

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2020

  • "Very spacious, comfortable and well-equipped house in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    Lady Leighton kindly told us about the interesting history of the building, it's character having been retained while being converted into a lovely home. Shropshire is a beautiful county, as is Powys just over the border with Wales, where we also had very enjoyable walks. I would be very happy to stay in Wyvern House again.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2020

  • "We would have been very happy with the house but for 2 issues - no washing machine and no WiFi."

    These are, today, very basic facilities for a holiday cottage, and I was rather taken aback to find that they were not provided.

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2020

  • "Really great holiday cottage, suited our needs exactly, the two lounge areas were well used and essential for adult time and allowing the children still to play or watch a film."

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2020

  • "A lovely cottage set in stunning grounds in a beautiful part of the country."

    The owner was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by MaureenNov 2019

  • "Lovely property in fantastic setting - very spacious rooms, with good facilities."

    One of the double beds is said to be 4 foot but it's bigger than that and wasn't a problem. Couple of really nice pubs within short drive distance. Excellent Indian restaurant that you can order a takeaway in next village (sadly doesn't deliver!) Can't praise this property enough - would love to go again!

    Reviewed by NevilleOct 2019

  • "This spacious property had plenty of parking and a wonderful garden/woodland for walks and play."

    We made use of the BBQ and the outdoor seating. Wyvern House was in a great location and easy to find . The family really enjoyed their stay.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2019

  • "The owners were friendly and welcoming."

    Wyvern House is a lovely holiday base. We enjoyed having morning and evening walks on this private site. The house was lovely and clean, with plenty of room for our party of 6. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2019

  • "This cottage is in a lovely setting with a deer park across the road."

    The building is a converted laundry room to the main Manor House. It is well appointed and comfortable but (as listed) does not have internet or a washing machine in the property which with two young children and two babies would have been helpful. The owner is very helpful and kindly returned a item we had left behind. The road through the village is fast with limited pavements so you have to drive to the local pubs. However there are many properties and museums to visit in the locality which made for a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Wyvern house was all you could expect."

    the house was very spacious; all the rooms were large and there was plenty of room for 3 adults and 4 children. the kitchen was well stocked with all the equipment we needed for cooking. we knew there would not be a washing machine but there was room to hand wash the few things we needed and they dried on the airer overnight. the setting was stunning and so quiet. it was a perfect place for trips into Wales and down to the Ironbridge Gorge. our hosts were friendly and made us welcome; we were free to wander around the grounds. All in all we had a wonderful time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wyvern House.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "Beautiful setting, wonderful accommodation, everything provided - just bring food."

    Reviewed by AdamMay 2019

  • "House and grounds extremely comfortable."

    Well equiped for a large party. Our party was mixed age, grandparents, son and his family of 3 daughters aged 11, 8 and 5. The girls enjoyed the spacious bedrooms and downstairs snug. Lady Leighton was very welcoming. This was the first time we had visited Shropshire, and there was certainly enough to interest the girls. They enjoyed visits to Powys and Ludlow Castles. They found the various activities associated with the Irongorge particularly interesting. The only downside was the lack of a washing machine, essential for parties with young children. I assumed there would be one, but we managed, and had a lovely Easter break. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2019

  • "A truly relaxing Easter break!"

    Yes we were very lucky with the weather, but even so, Wyvern House was lovely, in extremely beautiful surroundings.Lots to do in the area. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by GillApr 2019

  • "Wyvern House is in an exceptionally beautiful setting and Lord and Lady Leighton are a pleasure yo meet."

    It's the old bakery and laundry so not in the 'big house' but it is lovely with access to your own woodland garden. Think Downton and you are not far out. We loved it although you do need to enjoy walking to get the best of the location.

    Reviewed by NicholaApr 2019

  • "It's the third time we have visited this cottage and it still has not disappointed us."

    We love the size of the cottage but especially the walks literally from the door, without a doubt the best cottage we have ever been to and we have been to a lot!

    Reviewed by ElizabethJan 2019

  • "The property was very nice, more than enough room for every body, showers very hot, beds very comfy, games for the small children."

    With a lovely pub just down the road what more could you ask for. They seem to have taken notice of any past feed back, one comment was that there were not enough fridges, I can say there were two good fridges and a freezer now in place

    Reviewed by ColinNov 2018

  • "Bedroom walls very thin."

    Family bedroom directly above tv room and noosy due to floor construction around ‘’feature’.

    Reviewed by SandraNov 2018

  • "Stayed at Wyvern House with extended family whilst attending our son's wedding."

    Due to guests travelling from South West Wales and Scotland it was all a bit fraught timewise. Lady Leighton was very helpful and most accomodating to our needs and requests. Being country lovers we soaked up the beauty of the historic estate and stunning local area. The little ones enjoyed running around in the wood playing hide and seek, kicking up the leaves, collecting conkers and tree hugging with the Grandparents. The middle generation being younger and fitter, siezed the opportunity of being child free and took to the hills! Great for star gazing too, due to little light pollution. The icing on the cake was the spectacular Hunters Moon. After the wedding day and lots of walking in the crisp, fresh, country air , it was lovely to come back to the warmth of the fascinatingly, quirky house. To enjoy a hot, home cooked meal with those you love , all sitting around the same table, was bedlam and very noisy, but a memory I will always treasure! I would love to have stayed longer as I didnt get to see the deer. There was so much more to see and experience. Highly recommended...Only one suggestion. A coat rail in the hall would be useful.

    Reviewed by JanOct 2018

  • "What a delightful house with history, in a beautiful setting, quiet, peaceful location."

    The property was well equipped and an excellent place for a family holiday of 3 generations.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2018

  • "A lovely quiet location for touring the borders of England and Wales ..."

    A lovely quiet location for touring the borders of England and Wales Highlights of the holiday are Powys Castle and the barge trip over the aqueduct at Llangollen

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2018

  • "Beautiful location surrounded by park and meadow garden."

    Host most helpful and accommodating would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2018

  • "Great house in lovely surroundings."

    Reviewed by HarrietApr 2018

  • "Lovely house with beautiful surroundings."

    The kitchen was well equipped, however, as mentioned by other guests, the fridge is far to small for a property that sleeps 8 people and there is room for another fridge. There is plenty of space for sitting in the lounge & snug, the sofas in the snug are comfortable, but the chairs & sofa in the lounge less so. Beds were ok, but one (the double with no en suite) had a shower curtain as a mattress protector & this caused the sheet to slip during the night. You definitely need a car and there are lots of places to see on "day trips". The heating seemed to have a mind of it's own.

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2018

  • "Owner was lovely & very welcoming, available if we needed her."

    The property was brilliant for a family get away and had all the equipment needed for the baby & toddler. Beautifully maintained & very clean, everything you could ever need was provided.

    Reviewed by Deborah JFeb 2018

  • "Hopefully return again"

    Reviewed by ClareDec 2017

  • "Lovely property in quiet location."

    Plenty to do in surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JocelynAug 2017

  • "Lovely house, very comfortable but we found the fridge very small for our party of 7 and wi-fi would have been nice"

    Jul 2017

  • "Overall great experience"

    Reviewed by DanielFeb 2017

  • "Brilliant weekend away with friends."

    Cottage had so much room! Perfect for a quiet weekend away. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by KellyFeb 2017

  • "The property was ideal for us as we were having a houseparty for a group of friends."

    The accommodation was great, and in a beautiful setting, on a large country estate. Thinking of return again at a later date.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2017

  • "This was a family holiday in which we met up from different parts of the country."

    So much room for 4 children to have all the room to run around and be nosy. So near lots of places we wanted to visit, as we don't know this area of England/Wales very well and we were not disappointed. Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, little trains of Wales so much to do and see, a week is not enough. Then relaxing in the evenings in the house, icing on the cake. Thank you will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DoreenOct 2016

  • "This was a brilliant place to stay, the setting is perfect."

    The house was comfortable and warm, very clean with everything that we needed. Lady Leighton was charming and very helpful. The location is perfect for Shropshire and trips over into Wales.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x 4’ double, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 8)
  • Snug (seats 5).
  • Electric central heating
  • Belling electric range cooker with double oven and 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with Freeview, one for DVDs only), DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Side lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Max 8 adults and a child 5 years and under
  • Please note: This property does not accept last minute bookings, if you are looking at starting your booking within a week please get in touch before booking

The property

Wyvern House was originally part of the old working buildings adjacent to the magnificent Loton Park mansion house, which stands in a 3000 acre estate, and is the ancestral home of the Leighton family.

Close to the village of Alberbury, this semi-detached Shrewsbury cottage offers the rare opportunity to enjoy life on an historic country estate, which is also renowned for its deer park.

This Shrewsbury cottage boasts spacious, character accommodation, along with modern facilities to provide a very comfortable holiday home, suitable for either a family or group of friends.

This cottage near Shrewsbury boasts many original features, including impressive wooden beams and trusses, a bread oven in the snug room and in the sitting room and the family bedroom above, the old laundry furnace and cauldron has been retained.

From your Shropshire cottage you can enjoy walks through The Shrubbery, which leads to the old village church, or take a short drive to Rodney's Pillar or Offa's Dyke Path.

Visit Powis Castle and Gardens, the historic towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, the Ironbridge World Heritage Site and much, much more.

This Alberbury holiday cottage offers charming accommodation in a very historic and special location.

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About the location


Shrewsbury 9 miles; Powis Castle 10 miles.

Loton Park is the 3000 acre ancestral home of the Leighton family, and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. The magnificent Grade II listed mansion is surrounded by lovely gardens and views over rolling farmland, and is home to a renowned deer park and the annual British Hill Climb Championship. The small rural village of Alberbury borders the estate and boasts a village pub, and is only 4 miles from the Offa's Dyke Pathway and 9 miles from historic Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury has been called England's finest Tudor town, with its timber framed, black and white buildings, as well as the ancient 'shuts' or passageways which connect them. There is a superb selection of shops, along with cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. Visit Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury Castle, the NT's stately Attingham Park and Mansion or Powis and Chirk castles with their lovely gardens. Explore Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge World Heritage Site, or the castle and Michelin starred restaurants of Ludlow. Enjoy golf on the 9 hole course, paintball or quad biking, only a short drive away, or visit Acton Scott Working Farm, as featured in the "Victorian Farm" TV series.

Region Information

Note: Max 8 adults and a child 5 years and under.

Please note: This property does not accept last minute bookings starting within a week.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • 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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