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The Wainscott

(Ref. 2602)

Great Lyth near Shrewsbury, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay at The Wainscott and it's beautiful idyllic rural setting so close to Shrewsbury."

    The baked goodies and fresh eggs we ordered were an additional treat. We'll definitely return next time we're in the area!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful property!"

    Stunning location and grounds My only complaint is that we only stayed two nights and didn’t get enough time to properly explore the ponds, walks and find the tree house!!! Will definately return!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very lovely place to stay."

    Very peaceful and quiet. Lots of birds to watch while sitting eating. Lovely garden to sit in and would be great for children. Host very friendly (but unobtrusive!) Hoping to rebook soon.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage set in gorgeous grounds with plenty to keep us all busy."

    The supplied logs for the burner was appreciated as was the welcome treat to have with a cup of tea when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and well maintained."

    The facilities were excellent and we enjoyed our stay immensely.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage in beautiful grounds - our second stay at the cottages."

    Wonderful to spend Christmas with our family this year. The cottage was decorated for Christmas and Helen's cakes were delicious as ever. Lovely grounds to walk round. Many thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect for a pre-Christmas break!"

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Dec 2021

  • "The Wainscott was a fabulous place to stay When we arrived it was nearly dark, but we had a quick walk around the garden and grounds and were thrilled to discover the many and various super aspects - the large pond, the tennis curt, the swings on the beautiful oak tree, the paths and the fabulous tree house."

    The children - 8 and 10 years old - thoroughly enjoyed exploring, fishing and playing and we didn't need or want to go anywhere else over the entire stay. Inside, the property is warm and cosy, and the kitchen was particularly well equipped - a good choice of pans, and details like scales, a potato peeler, measuring jug and so on. The living room area is spacious and comfortable. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Nov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at The Wainscott!"

    Great location with stunning scenery, lots of open land for the boys to run around and explore. The property is extremely homely and we didn’t want to leave. Brilliant hosts we really can’t fault the place and we can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2021

  • "A pleasant & lovely place to stay, quiet relaxing"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay so much in the spring, we came again 6 months later."

    Twice in one year! The Wainscot ticked all of our boxes. The fish pond being the icing on the cake. My small children loved the garden, the chickens, the rope swing and the bees. The house was lovely and comfortable with everything you need in the kitchen. You’ll need a car as there isn’t much close by to walk to. But that suited us. There’s plenty to do in the grounds.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Very clean and comfortable, owners friendly and helpful throughout. The fishing lake was great and tennis court much used.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "Second stay at The Wainscot."

    We love the view and the peace and quiet. Comfortable property. Lovely garden and outdoor eating area. With added bonus of tennis court and fishing pond.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2021

  • "What a lovely place this is!"

    A fantastic cottage, beautiful views, so much to do you don't need to leave. We could relax in the garden or at the fishing pond, while the kids had a great time on the tree swings, well we had a go too! We really enjoyed the tennis court too and exploring the woods and the tree house. If you love a bit of wildlife you'll love it here. Peter and Helen were so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. The night sky was amazing, which is such a bonus when you live where there is a lot of light pollution. Let's just say we didn't want to go home and can't wait to go back, thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Wainscott made a great base for the week."

    We enjoyed having a great place to share, eat and feel at home. We had a chance to fish and that was great fun too. The cottage settee and chairs lack firmness and are a little uncomfortable for sitting each evening, especially now that eating out and being out in the evening is not a every day option. We didn’t let this spoil our week though.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Sep 2020

  • "The Wainscott at Great Lyth is a comfortable place to stay with tennis courts, fishing lake and well kept garden."

    As a family we loved our stay and hope we get an opportunity to return. The place and the facilities means you can have a relaxing time with great views of the countryside but also within easy reach of Shrewsbury and other Shropshire landmarks.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Friendly owner cakes and jam most welcome."

    Very warm and comfortable and a great lay out. Lovely big kitchen will all accessories needed for a great stay. Even a cupboard full of good quality toys for the kids. Thankyou...

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Nov 2019

  • "I booked both cottages and I will say the same as the place, views, accommodation are superb and the hospitality of owners exceeded out expectations."

    Thank you for helping us creating memories that will last with us for the years to come

    Reviewed by Mansour5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was a perfect getaway for family & friends."

    We all had a most wonderful experience in this idyllic setting...definitely more than expected. The owners were very friendly and ensured that we lacked nothing. Most of all the children had so much fun they did not want to leave! Will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting, peaceful and relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Jul 2019

  • "What a wonderful holiday we had."

    The property was perfect for a family of 5 and the outdoor space was amazing. Our children loved the tree swings and the treehouse in the woods, so much space for them to run around and explore. We enjoyed playing tennis and even had a barbeque in the garden enjoying the April sunshine! It was a perfect break away.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "Tennis court and grounds excellent."

    Cottage well equipped and generally comfortable (double bed less so). Nice location and hosts good. Would certainly consider going again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Jun 2017

  • "Absolutely lovely weekend break here ."

    .. We were made very welcome and we are already making arrangements to revisit as soon as we can ... maybe for longer next time

    Reviewed by Tracy4.8Mar 2017

  • "We enjoyed our stay here and it was a really nice place and location."

    Reviewed by Chris4.8Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x double, 1 x children's bunks (5'4" x 3')
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Ground floor basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, Wifi, Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Shared year-round hard tennis court
  • Coarse fishing (inc. carp) in owner's private 1 acre lake
  • Travel cot, highchair & stairgate by prior request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage shed for bikes
  • Pretty, fenced lawned garden with patio, furniture & BBQ
  • Shared picnic table by lake
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Unfenced pond 100 yards away - children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Tennis & fishing by arrangement with owner & only for guests staying at Great Lyth Farm Cottages
  • Note: This property accepts max. 4 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 due to the size of the bunk beds

The property

Lovely semi-detached 18th Century Grade II listed barn conversion on a 22 acre smallholding.

Traditional and well-equipped accommodation for a real "cottage" holiday, ideal for families or friends to relax in an idyllic rural location.

Great Lyth Farm Cottages

A wonderful opportunity to enjoy two delightful 18th century Grade II listed barn conversions, which have been sympathetically developed to offer well equipped accommodation in an idyllic rural location, 5 miles from medieval Shrewsbury. They stand close to the owner's farmhouse, surrounded by lovely grounds, within a 22 acre smallholding which is home to sheep, chickens and an extensive organic kitchen garden from which eggs and seasonal vegetables are available. Both cottages have a pretty, fenced garden; perfect for dining alfresco. Guests have use of a year-round hard tennis court and coarse fishing (including carp) on the picturesque and well-stocked 1 acre pond, only 100 yards away. Enjoy walking and cycling in the stunning Shropshire Hills, or discover the Ironbridge World Heritage Site, Stokesay Castle and Acton Scott Historic Farm. Booked together, Ref 2601 and 2602 can accommodate 11 people.

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About the location


  • Shrewsbury 5 miles
  • Church Stretton 10 miles

The pretty hamlet of Great Lyth stands in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is close to the beautiful Shropshire hills of the Long Mynd, Stiperstones and Caradoc, which can be explored on foot, or by bike, horse or car. Five miles away is the wonderful medieval town of Shrewsbury, set into a loop of the River Severn. Shrewsbury is famous for its timber framed black and white buildings, and offers a wonderful selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as picturesque riverside walks and boat trips, and Shrewsbury Abbey and Castle. Within a few miles discover the World Heritage Centre of Ironbridge, the Wroxeter Roman City, Attingham Park, Stokesay Castle, the lovely town of Church Stretton and historic Ludlow.

Note: This property accepts max. 4 adults and 2 children under 12

1 x children's bunks (5'4" x 3)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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