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The Willows

(Ref. 950084)

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  • 20 Guests

  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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89 Customer Reviews

  • "Once again we had a fabulous week at The Willows."

    There was something for everyone, with the pool being a very popular attraction. The updated lounge/dining room flooring/decoration and new pool lining were done very well and demonstates the commitment of the owner to provide high quality accomodation. We all had such a great time we've already booked to come back again next year, which will be our fourth visit to The Willows.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Mar 2024

  • "Was perfect for our family group of 20 and 2 dogs."

    All very clean,pool brilliant,loads of room,all the kitchen equipment for big groups,lovely quiet area with safe walks from site,very modern tv and sound system,3 big fridge freezers and a wash house at back. Ideal place we will use again. We went mid March and it was always warm in side. Bet the gardens look great in Summer and offers loads, including small football pitch,swings and slide and the pool. The owner mentioned adding a filter coffee machine soon, which would be perfect as we all spent alot of time catching up, sat mainly around the massive dining table on very comfy chairs. Congratulations to the owners,they have a very affordable and decent property for large groups.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage."

    It exceeded all expectations and we, as a large family cant wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Bronwyn5.0Mar 2024

  • "The photos on this listing need updating, they do not do the place justice."

    It is lovely, homely and comfortable and well equipt. Plenty of space, we knew we had extras rooms but needed a house big enough for family and pets. There were 12 of us and 2 dogs who attended in the end. The kitchen has everything we needed, large table and lounge with space for all of us. Outside area is lovely, we made the most given our visit in February, kids playing on football pitch, lovely seating area opposite and the pool in our building was added bonus (take flip flops for transport!) Would definitely recommend this place and visit again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Feb 2024

  • "Perfect getaway."

    Lovely spacious bungalow, great grounds outside and the pool was such a bonus!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Had a long weekend to celebrate my husbands 80th birthday."

    16 adults and 4 children were well accommodated. The indoor pool was a hit with the kids (and some adults) and the property itself was well equipped and very clean. Being winter, wet and windy, we sadly couldn't use outdoor space available, as expected, but would be great for the summer months too. Would fully recommend.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2024

  • "We’re a large family with grandparents, grandchildren and dogs and The Willows was perfect for us to celebrate an early Christmas."

    There was plenty of space, the grounds were lovely and the pool a bonus for us all! The parking was perfect for our 5 vehicles and the open plan living was ideal for us all to be together without feeling cramped. Plenty of seating, toilets in every bedroom and very accommodating hosts for our needs. I would 100% recommend to anyone and we’re hoping to book again for next year. Our only feedback would be some additional sharp knives for prepping our Christmas dinner! But otherwise a lovely stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2023

  • "I have just spent a wonderful birthday weekend with my family at The Willows."

    It is a weekend I shall always treasure. The homeliness and wonderful facilities were a great part of the memories we have made. Everywhere was spotless, plenty of fridge/freezer and cupboard space for our gathering of 11. The bedrooms and en-suite facilities were great too. We had a wonderful time sitting around the huge table to eat and play games. The lounge was very comfortable too with plenty of comfortable settees and chairs, and a huge TV! I certainly would recommend The Willows if you want to share a large family celebration. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2023

  • "The photos do not do this property justice."

    It has fantastic facilities and comfortably housed our Christmas gathering of around 20 people, with plenty to do for the little ones and older ones alike. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Nov 2023

  • "We spent the time together as a family, it was clean and comfortable, it was a great place where we could meet up and celebrate my wife and there Mothers 70th birthday."

    The pool was a great place for the children to swim. I would recommend this cottage the surrounding was great quite and lovely.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was the perfect size for the shape of our 3 families."

    The kids loved the pool and the play station, when it wasn’t raining we played football, cricket and badminton. The barbecue was very easy to use and the undercover area very useful. The kitchen table was also the perfect size for 14. We would love to come back again another year.

    Reviewed by Linsey4.7Jul 2023

  • "Our 2nd time staying here and we will 100% be coming back next year, i think thats all i need to say."

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Willows was perfect for our stay."

    Lots of comfortable bedrooms, plenty of showers and toilets, large dining area and lounge, an enormous television and just about everything you might need for your stay. The swimming pool was just what we needed in the hot weather and there was even a small football pitch. Marvellous. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Willows we were a mixed party of 13 elderly friends, accommodation was very comfortable in a beautiful area, our only 2 negatives were When preparing food In the kitchen on a sunny day there was no blind up and you couldn't see, on to the only worktop."

    The lounge was comfortable but if all 13 of us wanted a comfortable chair then we all had to watch the same TV program, or sit on a dining chair and watch the other TV and with no door in between wasn't a good option. The beds and garden and pool were very good positives and we would book again.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2023

  • "Well, what a lovely cottage, could not fault it."

    Beds very comfortable and nice rooms. The conservatory where we all sit and relax have sofas for everyone to sit on to watch a huge TV. The dining area also had a very long table that could seat everyone and a modern kitchen. Everyone had hours of fun in the heated swimming pool. A really nice seating area outside. We all really enjoyed our week there.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2023

  • "A great venue for a family reunion."

    Everything we needed and lots of space inside and out for our 7 couples and 4 children plus 2 little dogs. Lovely outdoor areas and playground, and they loved the swimming pool. Great walks at Ellesmere and an amazing Sculpture Park at The British Ironwork Centre.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place."

    The beds were comfy. There was a play station 5 for the kids. Our boy Frank(the Dog) had the best time of his life, properly dog friendly. There's an awesome outdoor BBQ area with loads of seating. A huge TV with sky tv. They have thought of everything to give you an awesome stay. There were a couple of downsides to the stay but they weren't bad enough to stop us returning. The toilets were all blocked when we flushed the toilet in our room water came up the shower drain hole. All of the toilets in every room filled with water and took an age to empty, also you couldn't shower for long because of the shower tray filling up with water. During the night the water pipes made a horrendous screaming noise, the only way to shut them up was to run the tap on the bath for a few seconds, probably happened about 5 time a night. There were Ants in the kitchen cupboard next to the cooker, we only found out the next morning when we went to have breakfast. One last thing was the swimming pool. There was far to much chlorine in it. To the point your eyes stung as soon as you walked in, within 15 mins or so it was difficult to stay in the pool because of how much your eyes stung. These things are easily fixable and is by no means a horrible review. We all thoroughly enjoyed it there. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Mar 2023

  • "Had another fantastic break at the Willows, nothing too much trouble for the owners, everything about this place is fantastic for our."

    Large family break something for the whole family especially the indoor pool and play station 5 , cant wait for next time kind regards Cherylx

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jan 2023

  • "We all had a wonderful time at The Willows."

    The property had everything we needed and the swimming pool was a bonus. The Christmas tree and decorations were lovely and a nice touch. Would certainly stop again.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Nov 2022

  • "The Willows was just what we needed for our ever-growing family."

    There was plenty of room inside and out. The area inside and rooms was lovely and spacious but had all that was needed, with plenty of bathrooms for everyone. The kids had a blast in the swimming pool and the garden, which were both used daily, the pool was even warm enough for the grown-ups. I would highly recommend The Willows to a large family as it meet all requirements for all ages. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is our second stay at The Willows as a family getaway, 17 of us."

    There is plenty of room for all of us. And being able to sit at one table to eat and fit all of us in the lounge is something we have had trouble with at other properties. The garden is fabulous, we enjoyed a bbq, games, relaxing and playing with the dogs all at the same time. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is the second visit and everything was great ,maybe few more lge plates more cutting boards [as several want to help !"

    } ,and some smaller serving dishes would be perfect . We did use the plasters out of the first aid box so will need replacing .Our family love having our time at the Willows so thank you Ann and Roger Fish

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "We spent a wonderful family holiday week at the Willows."

    9 adults. 10 excited grandchildren and 2 dogs. The pool, football pitch, play area and beautiful garden were very popular and as we were blessed with sunny weather, had a barbecue and other meals outside. Bedrooms spacious and comfortable and sky TV, Netflix and PlayStation 5 loved by adults and children. Kitchen is too small with only 1 sink but we managed. Our youngest children and the dogs loved the freedom while adults and teens could always find a quiet space to escape. Thank you for a Happy, memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Aug 2022

  • "Some more lightening outside, especially to pool area and bigger outside bins."

    PlayStation and BBQ added bonus. We had a brilliant family holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Aug 2022

  • "The Willows was perfect for our 3 generation family holiday."

    The outside space was fabulous and had everything we could need. The weather was beautiful and the children would have been happy just being in the garden all week on the play equipment, the football pitch and in the swimming pool. I would definitely recommend it for large family holidays.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely holiday enjoyed by 10 adults, 7 children and 2 elderly dogs, brilliant family reunion."

    Great property, better than pictures indicate. Pool was a big hit and 4-year old twins could each swim a width by the end of our stay. Very well equipped overall but bathrooms would benefit from shelves/ hooks. We’d love to return one day and explore more of the area.

    Reviewed by A5.0Jul 2022

  • "My family and I have just spent a lovely week at The Willows celebrating my 60th Birthday with my twin brother."

    The accomadation and facilities were ideal for this type of event. The grounds particularly helped the celebrations with bar b q's and the lovely swimming pool. The gardens were well maintained and well used. The indoor setup worked well for this type of event.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the willows, the children really enjoyed having the pool."

    The outdoor space was great, having the bbq was brilliant when catering for so many. Although not all bedrooms had a shower it was good to have a wc in every room. A lovely house, we will visit again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and enjoyed the property , swimming pool and beautiful gardens and surroundings very much."

    The only downside was a smell from the drains. Hopefully this is only a temporary issue that will be rectified.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "This is our 2nd time staying at The Willows, what a beautiful property and garden."

    Great seating outside. Everything was clean and ready for us on arrival. Tap in kitchen could do with new sealant as it’s looking rather brown (not leaking) We found the sealant around the cream box attached to the pool may need reapplying as some water was leaking but nothing major Apart from that everything was just perfect. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay at The Willows."

    Once again we had a fantastic time, making the most of the facilities especially the pool and garden. There was something for everyone with plenty of space to rest and relax and for the children (of all ages!) to run around and play. Can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay at Willows, couldnt fault it at all, facilities were top standard, play station 5 was a bonus plus tv in every bedroom, grounds were lovely and children loved the climbing frame etc, hope to be back soon."

    Kind regards cheryl

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have been here before and it didn’t let us down again."

    Great place for a get together with ample space for everyone. Loving the new seating outside. Have already booked for next year

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had an amazing week."

    Property perfect for a large family spanning 4 generations plus four legged friends. PlayStation 5 went down a treat with the teenagers and adults on what was a rainy, windy week. Everyone enjoyed the swimming pool and the inflatables were a bonus. Any problems we encountered due to storm were dealt with efficiently and nothing was too much trouble. The man on the end of the phone even arranged for the boxing to be on TV Saturday evening for us. Only one suggestion would be that the secure area outside conservatory could be slabbed, as grass was extremely boggy due to excess rain and this caused us a worry over dogs muddy footprints when we let them out, in the dark on first night not realising that the slabs we saw became grass. This is by no means a criticism as we realise the weather was extreme but maybe worth considering. We had a very enjoyable week and will definitely be back thank you!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a fantastic house for a family/friends get together."

    The photos really don't do it justice for the size of the property. Everywhere was lovely and clean and the garden area and pool are a real bonus. We had a fantastic time here, my only drawback would be the size of the kitchen and cooker when catering for a large group.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at the willows, the kitchen was modern and bright and well stocked, lots of lovely fridges for food and drinks, the large TV and latest play station 5 was a bonus for the grandchildren."

    The bedrooms and on suites were all adequate, but probably in need of a bit of an up grade and the pool housing doors were in need of replacing as they didn’t shut properly letting precious warmth out, especially in December ! Overall it’s a generously large holiday cottage, neat tidy and clean set in the countryside, our family of 8 adults 6 children had a great weekend, thank you to the owners for the lovely Christmas tree, Christmas cushions throws and decorations especially in the children’s bunk room with the big Elf !

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic family weekend in The Willows, what an amazing property!"

    So much space, so many showers and bathrooms, plenty for 18 people. A grand dining table and well equipped kitchen. All on the ground floor so no access issues. Great garden and swimming pool. Good central heating system. Very clean and tidy, lovely decor and Christmas decorations! We would definitely recommend and will definitely book again for another special occasion.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2021

  • "This the 4th time we have stayed at the willows."

    This place is perfect and very comfortable, would highly recommend. The owners constantly make improvements, love this place xx

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2021

  • "Single beds TOO small."

    Reviewed by Stan3.8Oct 2021

  • "Everything needed for a perfect getaway with family and friends."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2021

  • "The swimming pool and outside space were brilliant!"

    ! A lovely gas BBQ as well. There was plenty of space indoors as well. A lovely dining area and plenty of fridges and freezers. The kitchen was small in comparison and difficult to work around. The sofas are not the most comfortable though. Frying pans need replacing, also some extra utensils would be nice. There are some small general maintenance issues which could easily be put right. The toilets looked very stained. Just small things really to make this property better. We would stay again as the Family seemed to really enjoy their stay, just could be improved easily.

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.8Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week staying here."

    We would like to go back next year. The accomodation is really well equipped,you only need to take yourselves and clothes. The garden is fantastic for kids and adults with the bonus of the pool. The pictures don't really do it justice. Very quiet, just what we needed. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2021

  • "The willows is spacious and set in the beautiful country side of Shropshire."

    We have had a fabulous time with family and friends and have already booked for next year. We cannot fault The willows, this is an exceptional place and would highly recommend this place to anyone. Thankyou Michelle

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2020

  • "The space was amazing and the entire plan and arrangement of The Willows was fantastic!"

    !!!! Thanks for offering my family and friends a fabulous time. Will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was a family celebration for my 60th birthday."

    Everyone had a absolutely wonderful time. The property certainly lived up to its expectations and catered for us all. Ample room for 20 people both inside and outdoors. We were pleasantly surprised to find a little playground for the youngsters and the swimming pool was a plus. Lots of space outside for children and pets to 'let off steam'. Would certainly recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a fantastic weekend."

    17 people and there was plenty of room for all of us. The kitchen was really well equipped with condiments, dishwasher pills, tea towels and fairy liquid (we needn’t have taken our own). The bedrooms were really nice and comfy and the bathrooms clean, with toilet rolls. It was wonderful to be able to sit round the same table for meals and games. A fabulous property

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Jan 2020

  • "A great place for a large family to get together to celebrate an occasion."

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jan 2020

  • "We found this to be a great place for a large group with ages ranging from 16 months to 70."

    The pool was very popular!

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had an amazing week with the children, their partners & our 7 grandkids."

    The pictures really dont do the property justice, the grounds are great, the play area is fab for the kids and the fact that everything is on 1 floor makes it even better when toddlers are around. Very spacious and everything you could wish for. BBQ and outdoor seating area with loads of room , although the weather wasnt on our side this week. The pool is a godsend. We used it every day, heated to a nice temperature that suited all of us, theres ample room for large parties and plenty of inflatables to use. I do have a couple of negatives, the building has the feel of an old people's home and the decor is a bit dated compared to some of the other places we have rented from sykes , BUT in no way would this stop us from booking again.............. in fact we are getting together in a couple of weeks to thrash out some dates to check for availability. Price wise , extremely reasonable for what is on offer

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2019

  • "It would be good to have a mirror in the bedroom as although there was one in the bathroom the hairdryer would not reach."

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything about it was of the highest quality including the information and directions given beforehand."

    Very professional. The property was super and everyone on the holiday felt the same. We take holidays together, 20 or so of us, every year and all felt this was the best we had been to of very many. Well done.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Willows far exceeded our expectations."

    We are a large family of 19, ranging from 4 months to 84 years, each and everyone of us had an amazing time. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and exceptionaly well equipped. The grounds are beautiful and safe for the children to play in with a football pitch and safe climbing equipment. The icing on the cake is the swimming pool which was enjoyed daily by us all. Would recommend the Willows to any family wanting to holiday together.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2019

  • "As a group meeting up for a reunion along with babies, children, and dogs this property was brilliant."

    There were enough bathrooms and en suites that we did not feel on top of each other. It is possible to fit two travel cots in a room but will not be able to get to the wardrobe etc. We appreciated being able to all sit down to eat together in the dining room, and in the conservatory/living room. The outside space was great with a gas bbq and children’s climbing frame, slide and swing for older children, and small sectioned off field for ball games. Agree with a previous reviewer that the photos of the outside space do not do it justice. The pool is not as warm as a public pool and is more a playing size than swimming size. The floats are provided. There were two fridge freezers so plenty of space for our large food delivery. Washing up materials were provided and there was foil, cling film etc. We did not find any bbq utensils. There was some oil and salt. Towels and tea towels were provided but need to bring extra towels for the pool. There was hand wash in some of the en-suites but not all. The only small issues we found were that there were flies in the communal areas especially which seemed to bite, there were insufficient bin bags for a week, there were some flashing lights in the garden that kept us awake at night until we managed to switch them off, and the parking required some cars to be blocked in. We put the rubbish bin out one day as we noticed the neighbours bins out and it was not in the instructions whether that would be done and it was full. We were grateful for the use of this excellent large group property and would rebook this property.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were so happy with our stay at The Willows."

    We were a large group ranging from 3years to 87years and every member of the group had a thoroughly enjoyable stay, especially our 12year old and 10year old who spent most of their time in the lovely swimming pool. We found the beds to be really comfortable and there was ample seating for everyone, including plenty of seating outdoors. The dining area was brilliant as it allowed us to all seat together at mealtimes which is something we don't get to do very often. The living room area was also brilliant with the extra large T.V. which we used to play games as a family through a playstation that we took with us. I have already recommended The Willows to several people and really couldn't fault any part of our time there. We really hope to visit again sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Rhianna5.0Jun 2019

  • "The building is great very spacious."

    It would benefit from a couple of rooms having grab rails to assist getting up off the loo. Especially as lots of large groups are family ones with some seniors. The pool was lovely it was warm and fun to go in. The entry into the pool is quite difficult as the wooden steps touch the side of the building and can be slippy once wet (take care). We found most of the furniture fine and comfortable but one of the black leather 3 seater sofa desperately needs replacing. Overall we 9 senior ladies enjoyed staying at The Willows it was very easy to find and convenient base to get around the local areas to sight see. We would highly recommend the property to others . Many thanks to the owners

    Reviewed by June4.7May 2019

  • "The cottage was huge, perfect for a large group."

    We decided to book for my mum's 70th birthday. It was a mix of mums friends and our family - partners and children aged 1- teenager. There was plenty of space throughout the house. A large conservatory with plenty of seats, a large dining table that we could all eat at. Each bedroom had an ensuite with shower or just a toilet with other bathrooms/WCs on the house too. There was plenty of fridge and freezer space too which was great for a large group. The pool was brilliant. It kept kids and adults occupied and the extra inflatables was brilliant. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and my parents enjoyed the rest of the week at the house too. It was handy that dogs were welcome too.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7May 2019

  • "My family had an amazing time there was everything we needed and more definitely having a return visit have already recommended this property to our family and friends a truly lovely weekend."

    Reviewed by Chrsitine5.0Apr 2019

  • "Our family group ranged in age from 4 to 70+ yet there was something at The Willows for everyone (especially the pool) There are lots of things to do in the area including hiring a narrow boat on the canal (something that we have never done before but will definitely do again)."

    An excellent holiday and we were so impressed that we've already booked to go back next year.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2019

  • "A fabulous place!"


    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is our 2nd time at the Willows, we have had a fabulous time."

    Warm and extremely comfortable, this cottage is great and the surrounding area. So quiet and peaceful. And the added bonus of the heated pool, we are already planning our return visit to the Willows next year. Slight grumble water pressure is unpredictable when showering, but this won't put us off returning. Great Cottage

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2019

  • "It’s a great place for a big family get together."

    Clean, tidy and warm but could do with bigger towels and more of them.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Mar 2019

  • "Only 1 difficulty with property - the American Friidge although fantantic is in a very awkward position and makes it very hard work if more than one person is working in kitchen."

    Could it be moved in breakfast room area where trunk is at present?

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Feb 2019

  • "The Willows was again perfect for our annual uni catchup- everyone was comfortable - loads of space for the kids to play and the climbing frame is a great addition!"

    Only two minor points - some new sharp knives would be a great update in the kitchen and the pool was very chemically - we had lots of sore eyes.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2019

  • "The Cottage was great, everything was spotless, all the equipment we need it was there."

    Definitely would like to return to the same cottage in this summer .

    Reviewed by Cvetomila5.0Dec 2018

  • "The house was excellent for a large group of people."

    The layout of the kitchen was not very good and there was a lack of sufficient cooking utensils. Just a few smaller saucepans would have been very useful. However, overall everything was great, especially the heated swimming pool.

    Reviewed by Lilian4.4Nov 2018

  • "This is our second visit to the willows and we all enjoyed it just as much this time"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Willows was just as described and was extremely comfortable, clean and welcoming."

    The gardens are amazing and we had beautiful weather which helped. Sadly, which was nothing to do with the Williws, someone crashed into our car on the way so we didn’t arrive until very late and we had to spend a lot of time during our holiday making phone calls to the insurers/car hire etc, but bring in the gorgeous surroundings helped. I would certainly recommend Sykes cottages if they’re all like the Willows!

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Oct 2018

  • "We were a family party of 15 & 2 dogs, who were celebrating a special birthday."

    The bedrooms were a good size, the beds were comfortable and all had some form of en-suite facilities. The dining room accommodated us all easily and there was plenty of seats in the lounge. The kitchen was well stocked including cleaning materials and cling film etc. We were especially impressed with the supply of sharp knives. The kitchen layout could be improved. The outside area is impressive, with some play equipment (which we weren't expecting) and loads of space for children and dogs. There are even some fruit trees, which is good at this time of the year. The swimming pool was well used especially by the younger members of the party. All were impressed with Willows.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2018

  • "The communal areas were large and spacious."

    The bedroom were ideal. The garden was beautifully. We used the pool and had a bbq. It was loved by all.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2018

  • "Our party of 11, ages 5 to 75, thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Willows."

    The rooms were all very comfortable with en suite facilities although some rooms did not have a shower. The younger members of our party took full advantage of the football pitch complete with goalposts and the very large lawned area for rounders, cricket and other strenuous activities while the olds could sit under the gazebo enjoying a drink or two and prepare the gas barbeque. There was plenty of storage space in fridges and cupboards and plenty of glassware and crockery for us all. It was also good to find general cleaning products provided. The swimming pool was well used every day but access for the older members was somewhat difficult, having to climb up the wooden steps with not much space to manoeuvre. We had been concerned beforehand that there would not be much to do in the area, particularly if the weather had been poor. In the event, we had a week of sunshine and found zoo parks, boat rides on the river Severn, the Ironworks, canoeing, quad biking and segwaying, all within 30 mins drive and all great fun and new experiences.

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Aug 2018

  • "This property was ideal for families wishing to have a get together."

    The accommodation was spacious, the garden was huge with a footballing area, childrens play area and loads of comfortable seating for the adults. There were 18 of us in our group but because the property was so big we didn't feel on top of each other. A great time was had by all our family. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Jul 2018

  • "10/10. We have just had an absolutely amazing week away at The Willows."

    Booked a year ago for a 30th birthday celebration with family ageing from 2 years old to mid-80's. We were all hopeful for a good week, and we certainly weren't disappointed. The place was really clean and tidy, and there were even added extras we weren't expecting, such as loo rolls already in all of the toilets, and dishwasher tablets. The number of rooms and showers and toilets is brilliant. The pictures of the living areas don't do it justice because there was more than enough room for us all (18 in total). It was lovely to be able to all sit down and eat together also. The outside area had us though. We had the most amazing weather, and pretty much all lived outside! The football area was a hit, and it is great that it was away from the rest of the garden so the boys could all run themselves silly, while the rest of us could chill in the sun. The shaded area was also a great touch for those of us who can't face the sun! The horses were a hit with the kids - a lovely added extra to be able to see them. The pool was fab, and added another activity to do for us all. Loads of games and bits to do - impossible to get bored. Loads of little extras, like the outdoor speaker for example, were the cherry on the cake for us. We all had an absolutely amazing time and would 100% recommend this to anyone - we might even book ourselves again at some point in the future. A massive thank you to the cleaners and owners for making everything so perfect for this special family celebration. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2018

  • "Really great place!"

    Big, plenty of space for everyone involved (we had a party of 12). Communal dining area was perfect for lots of people to sit down for meals and games together and the swimming pool was always really warm! Kept in an out house a short walk (20 seconds) from house itself the owners keep it clean and serviced. I would happily recommend this venue for anyone who has extended friends or family and want time away together without the expense and hassle of going abroad. Oh and the beds where probably the most comfortable sleep I have had in years!

    Reviewed by Thomas4.4Jun 2018

  • "Microwave was very complicated to operate."

    No place to put recycling when the small kitchen bins were full. Needs more hooks in bathroom plus a towel rail A long mirror in bedrooms would be good. we were surprised not to receive a message from owner during the entire stay.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4May 2018

  • "The photos online do not do justice to the Willows, the field behind was huge and the kitchen / lounge area were really nicely decorated."

    All of the rooms had en-suite and half of them had showers making our stay very comfortable. Had a great time, BBQ and outdoor speakers provided and the pool was great for the children

    Reviewed by Katya5.0May 2018

  • "We had a fantastic long weekend at the willows."

    The facilities were fantastic. We were a mixed age group of 20 people aged 1 to 70 and we all loved it. The pool was great and the kids loved the play area and having goalposts set up meant they could play football and we also managed a couple of games of rounders as the garden was huge. The rooms were all clean and spacious and the willows is very well laid out so you don't feel on top of each other. We took 2 dogs and the willows provided dog towels which was a nice touch. We would highly recommend the willows and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0May 2018

  • "Fabulous place for large family gatherings with activities for the children."

    The only thing I could see to make an improvement was to make the kitchen bigger. The grounds and environment were superb and it was so peaceful with fabulous views. Thank you Owners for such an enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2018

  • "Facilities excellent though kitchen area small for size of party."

    Ground floor ensuite bedrooms very good. Heated pool loved by 5 children May well come here again!

    Reviewed by Cameron4.7Mar 2018

  • "This was a well-priced property for our large group of friends."

    We had a lovely week and the children loved the warm swimming pool. The beds were very comfortable and the showers were hot. Couple of comments: some of the bathrooms were a bit musty smelling and the kitchen was smaller than we’ve been used to for our group of 16 so we did find ourselves getting in each other’s way.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had the best time, house was beautiful and spotless, we're are coming back for sure"

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jan 2018

  • "Just returned from a great family,fun filled, post Christmas weekend at the Willows."

    The property, directions and key collection were great. The property was clean with lots of cleaning extras like washing powder and fabric conditioner available. The pool was good but in a rather uninviting barn where condensation was dripping from green slimy beams into the pool itself. A great outdoor space for dogs to run around and even dog towels provided which was a nice touch. Our only problem was the kitchen electric kept tripping when the oven was on as we tried to cook a meal for 15 hungry adults. Easily fixed but inconvenient! Another useful extra could be a hose pipe outside for washing muddy dogs and boots. Otherwise nice location, helpful owners and good car parking.

    Reviewed by Jim4.0Jan 2018

  • "The house was perfect for a large family gathering."

    The communal spaces are large and plenty of seats to allow us to all sit together. We were there in the depths of winter but can imagine the garden being beautiful and peaceful in the summer. The owners were very helpful. I feel the pictures don't do it justice.

    Reviewed by Frances4.8Jan 2018

  • "Thank you to The Willows for a fantastic 4 night stay."

    We were a family group of 18 people ranging from teenagers to grandparents spending christmas together. Everyone absolutely loved the place and it was more than what we had expected. The bedrooms are spacious and most importantly the beds were extremely comfortable and all had a good night's sleep. As it was all on the ground floor, access for grandparents was brilliant. Living room, dining room and kitchen areas were also very spacious which meant that we could all sit together and enjoy the time together. The christmas decor made the occasion more real. All rooms were cosy and warm and there was no shortage of toilets or showers. The swimming pool area was thoroughly enjoyed by teenagers and adults. It was brilliant that there was a dryer as we were able to dry everything off as it was winter season. As a family we would definitely like to come back in the summer months to enjoy more of the outdoor area. It was a perfect stay!

    Reviewed by Punam5.0Dec 2017

  • "Perfect property for large group with several young children."

    As this was an early Christmas celebration weekend, the owners very kindly decorated the property for our group with lots of lovely Christmas decorations. We will be booking this property again for next years get together.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Nov 2017

  • "We had a brilliant weekend at the willows everyone enjoyed it and we would all live to go again one of the best we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2017

  • "A great family holiday at The Willows."

    We created wonderful memories that we will cherish for many years to come. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mohammed4.2Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    Perfect for a large family, lovely garden, comfortable large rooms, fantastic pool. We had a great time. Thanks

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was wonderful, it was fantastic to have the pool so close by and it was lovely peaceful and quiet."

    We would love to go back again and would highly recommend the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Jason4.8Jun 2017

  • "We had arguably the best week of our lives and we're very grateful to Sykes and the Owners for making this possible."

    On this trip, 20 people came together as a family and got to know each other and you can't put a price on that. 12/10.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Jun 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Nine bedrooms with TV: 4 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2'6" twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 3 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2'6" twin on request) with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x Twin room with WC and 1x Bunk bed room with 2 bunk beds and WC
  • Bathroom with small bath with hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room
  • Basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar (seats 2) dining area and sitting area (seats 5)
  • Conservatory (seats 13)
  • External utility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric range cooker with oven and hob, 1 x fridge/freezer and a small chest freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cot and 2 x highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio area
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (approx 8m x 6m x 1.4m)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: This property has a 4pm arrival
  • Note: this property does not accept stag/hen parties or similar
  • Three very well-behaved pets welcome
  • This property is for holidays only
  • No worker or company bookings
  • Please note, there is to be no electric vehicle charging at this property

The property

Cockshutt 3.6 miles.

This expansive property is set across the ground floor in a rural location outside the village of Bagley Marsh.

With two ponies in the adjacent field and a heated swimming pool, this is a lovely property for families looking to spend quality time together at any time of the year.

The main sitting area is found in the conservatory which is bright and spacious and has doors out to a patio and small lawned area.

The open plan living area has a modern kitchen area, a dining area with space for the whole group to gather together and a smaller sitting area with comfortable sofas.

The bedrooms are well-equipped with a TV and en-suite facilities and there is an additional bathroom, shower room and cloakroom available.

Outside, children and adults alike will enjoy the swimming pool, located in its own cabin, which is heated all year round and provides entertainment no matter what the weather.

There are a number of exciting activities available just a short distance away with paintball, go-karting and even hovercraft racing on offer.

This is an ideal location for anybody looking to explore Oswestry, Ellesmere and Shrewsbury which each offer a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

With a number of National Trust properties in the area and charming walking routes, there is something to suit all tastes.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Ellesmere 5 miles; Shrewsbury 12.5 miles.

The small village of Cockshutt is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and has many of the features of a traditional village with a pub, village hall, primary school and a parish church. Just five miles away is the pretty market town of Ellesmere, which offers Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings, a lovely church and a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, and is surrounded by its famous meres or lakes. Close by is the delightful Colemere Country Park, which when taking a scenic walk you will discover wonderful wildlife. Twelve miles south of Cockshutt is the county town of Shrewsbury, set within a giant loop of the River Severn. There’s something for everyone here with over 600 listed buildings, picturesque cobbled alleys and squares, a superb selection of independent and high street shops and plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. With the National Trust owned Attingham Park, Wroxeter Roman City and Acton Scott working farm, along with a number of charming villages and towns in the area, makes Cockshutt a convenient base.

Note: this property does not accept stag/hen parties or similar

This property is for holidays only. No worker or company bookings

Please note, there is to be no electric vehicle charging at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas