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The Big Dingle

(Ref. 1046960)

Leebotwood near Church Stretton, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful house and very spacious, extremely comfortable beds."

    Very central for discovering Shropshire. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2023

  • "The Big Dingle was a great place for our family of eight to get together, coming from Stockport and Coventry."

    It is very spacious and was clean and tidy. However the twin bedroom was quite cramped for two adults but acceptable for our short, three night stay. The sun room is lovely when the sun is shining, (not being centrally heated, there is a plug in radiator) it has a lovely aspect overlooking the lawned garden which is edged with trees. Church Stretton is a lovely village within beautiful countryside it has cafés, a deli, gift, antique and charity shops. We particularly enjoyed drinking Slumbering Monk beer in The kings Arms! Lunch in Jemima’s was delicious as was the evening meal at the Sawaddee Thai restaurant. The weather was wet so we appreciated the choice of eateries. The rain was so heavy on our leaving day we encountered several floods on the roads. All in all I would recommend The Big Dingle as a great place to stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LornaOct 2023

  • "This was our second time at the Big Dingle and we weren’t disappointed."

    There’s plenty of space around the house for everyone to escape each other. The kitchen is a beautiful space and the dining table is ideal for those family dinner times. The large garden and swings are perfect for the kids and kept them entertained for hours. If you like walking there are plenty of local walks that can be done straight from the house and the local pub is perfect for that post walk pint or the Bacon cheesy BBQ fries are kid’s favourite.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2023

  • "I think the property could have been much cleaner."

    It was superficially clean. But the skirting boards were very dirty as were the front of the kitchen cupboards and kickboards. In particular the downstairs cloakroom was not clean. Unfortunately sitting on the toilet you could see the underside of the urinal which wasn’t good. The skirting board, once you closed the door from the inside also wasn’t nice. I understand it’s a big place. And overall the property was lovely. Just a bit more deep cleaning please.

    Reviewed by RJul 2023

  • "We had a great time at this spacious property."

    It is very comfortable and well equipped. Ideal for a larger group with two sitting rooms and a conservatory to relax in. Ideally situated for Ludlow and Shrewsbury.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2023

  • "A spacious, well appointed house with a beautiful garden in a lovely part of Shropshire."

    Also Great value. The owner has put a great deal of effort into ensuring guests' comfort with so many thoughtful touches (too many to mention) which were very much appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this property. Its as perfect as you will find anywhere. An absolute gem. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2023

  • "We had a great holiday and the property had everything we needed for two families of 4 and ample space."

    The furniture was very comfortable, especially the beds. The spectacular gardens were an added treat. We would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by AmyMay 2023

  • "We all had an incredible weekend at the big dingle, thank you so much for everything, including the small thoughtful details like the fresh muffins on the kitchen counter when we arrived."

    The property is so spacious, beautiful and clean and is located in such a pretty area. We easily walked to the local pub, and also did a long walk in carding mill valley when the sun was out. Also, the bed in the master bedroom was unbelievably comfy! I would definitely book this place again. Thanks again! Linzi

    Reviewed by LinziApr 2023

  • "Wow, wow and wow!"

    We booked the Dingle for my mums 80th Birthday, the photos on the Sykes website are very accurate. The house was amazing. Anything we needed was provided from carafes to cafetieres. All the TVs were smart, wonderful bedding, luxurious towels and a well equipped kitchen perfect for large parties. The house is set in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by SaraFeb 2023

  • "Excellent for a family gathering of eight, Spacious and with two lounges if someone got tired of Shaun the Sheep on BBC i player you could go to the other one."

    The property was perfect for our needs and a minor defect was reported and fixed promptly. The location was good it was easy to get to Church Stretton and all the local hills and walks. We were fortunate in that we did not need to use many of the wet weather ie. indoor attractions that were within driving distance.

    Reviewed by KennethJan 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic stay!"

    There were 6 adults and 2 toddlers and the house was just perfect for a big family holiday! We celebrated both a 40th birthday and NYE and are looking forward to coming back again for another visit.

    Reviewed by SakhiDec 2022

  • "Outstanding place to enjoy Christmas,as soon as you walked in you you felt at ..."

    Outstanding place to enjoy Christmas,as soon as you walked in you you felt at home , we as a family with two little children who had a great time , the Dingle is so spacious and the garden is great , Recommend the Dingle to anyone

    Reviewed by NigelDec 2022

  • "We were thrilled with the quality of the facility and the amenities."

    There was immediate friendly support via telephone- which was not required- (just to check on extra wood and say thank you) The house is in a wonderful location We plan to return

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2022

  • "Amazing property, brilliant facilities, the welcome pack was a nice touch and the milk!"

    very pleased with our stay we all had a lovely time, the children's equipment was well though of and makes a nice change to have everything you need and the massive toy box was a useful and pleasant surprise for us and our two boys ! definitely will be back sometime in the future!

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2022

  • "This house is fantastic, spacious and very comfortable."

    Kitchen and utility room has everything needed for a great stay. Including log burner and huge dining table, with French doors leading out on to the garden. All 4 bedrooms are furnished brilliantly and all beds were very comfortable with luxurious bedding. All bedrooms have smart TVs. The main bedroom has en suite bathroom with bath and walk in shower. 3 reception rooms including a lovely conservatory overlooking the wonderful landscaped gardens. Would definitely return. Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2022

  • "Wow - what a place."

    We were a little concerned on arrival as it's very close to the A49. However, needn't have worried! A huge home (just me and my wife on this occasion) and great double glazing. Even sitting in the garden, though, was relatively quiet because of the very thoughtful garden design. The kitchen was well stocked with all the equipment you could possibly need - even for a very lengthy stay. The bedroom linen was good quality and the beds were very comfortable. It's in a great location and just minutes away from the beautiful village of Church Stretton. As an aside - it has one of the best Barbour stockists in the area - Peppers - and run by one of the nicest couples you could ever hope to meet. The description of the house is very accurately described on the website so nothing to add there. All in all a beautiful home and one we would not hesitate to use again.

    Reviewed by JudesSep 2022

  • "Fab week in very nice property."

    Situated perfectly to enjoy the amazing Shropshire hills from the door. Garden was lush. Very relaxing time spent with friends. Best of all though, the downstairs standy up toilet gave the ultimate match day experience whilst watching the mighty Toon on the telly!

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2022

  • "The Big Dingle was a wonderful place to stay and had everything we needed."

    We had a week here with our two adult children and two teenagers and there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. The garden was ideal for playing badminton and football which we took with us although there were some outdoor toys in the shed. The house was lovely and clean and the welcome goodies were much appreciated. The kitchen had everything you could need and had lots of glasses, cups and plates etc. The location is perfect for exploring Shropshire and mid Wales and Church Stretton, which is five minutes down the road, has a co-op, pubs and takeaways. The only slight downside is the noise from the main road and railway. Personally it didn't bother me but my husband and daugther are light sleepers and they were disturbed at night as we had to have the windows open due to warm weather. We have stayed in lots of holiday cottages and this is definitely one of the best and we would all be very happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2022

  • "Lovely stylish accommodation."

    Fluffy and comfortable bedding and spotless towels. Hand towels would be helpful as well as the bath sheets. Downside is railway line behind house that started running before 6am and tooted every time a train passed and the busy road on the other side.

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2022

  • "Overall we had a great week in the Big Dingle."

    Very big and spacious house, comfortable and lovely well-kept gardens. Some garden games provided as well as games indoors. Very close to the main road which is quite loud (quite a few lorries use the road) which may be an issue for some. Also close to the railway line, annoyingly trains use their horns right by the property, some through the night which is not ideal! Tried contacting using the number supplied before we arrived asking for the beds to be made in to doubles, but didn't receive a response. Also messaged about shower blockage in the en-suite but no response received. This lack of response needs addressing in case of urgent issues. Cleanliness generally good, some areas could do with a deep clean though as looks like they haven't been touched in a while. Water temperature dangerously hot, the couple staying in the Little Dingle next door also said the same thing. Needs to be permanently set to a lower temperature to avoid a potential accident. Some sun loungers for the garden would also be a good addition! Enjoyed eating at the Pound Inn up the road, and a walk up the Lawley nearby highly recommended! Despite the above issues we still had a great week, just a few issues off being perfect!

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2022

  • "This is a 'Home from home'."

    There is everything provided for a group or family stay with equipment and amenities. Safe for children, beautiful large garden, and plenty of space inside for a big get together, as well as a smaller room for a bit of quiet/playroom with a box of toys, and a conservatory. The 3 double bedrooms are spacious with very comfy beds, and the smaller twin room ideal for children. Thank you, the stay at The Big Dingle exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "We all love the The Big Dingle!"

    It was perfect for our family get together with spacious, clean and well equipped accommodation, especially the large kitchen and beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by KApr 2022

  • "This is an extremely family friendly property."

    It was cIean, spacious and very comfortable. The beautiful garden is a bonus and our grandson enjoyed plenty of time outside.the house is located in a beautiful area close to walking routes, the village of Church Stretton has a supermarket and many independent cafes and shops. Shrewsbury is not too far away and we all enjoyed a visit to historic Ludlow on market day. We would definitely come back

    Reviewed by RosemarieApr 2022

  • "Great place to stay: located right next to an A Road and easy access to plenty of natural attractions."

    Also really well stocked with amenities: a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer for chores and video games, boardgames and cards for playtime. Made for a great base whatever your plans and whatever the weather or time of year.

    Reviewed by RobOct 2021

  • "Perfect for our family reunion, both inside and outside in the garden."

    Everything we could have hoped for. Hope to book The Big Dingle again in a year or two for another family reunion but this time, also the smaller cottage next door. Charlotte and Kevin, the owners were so nice and helpful with the few questions we had. Location was great for the day trips we did in Shropshire. A nice pub conveniently about 2 minutes away with Church Stretton about 6 minutes away where we easily stocked up provisions and got very good fish & chips at the Fish Bar there one evening. Would highly recommend The Big Dingle.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "A lovely spacious house with everything needed for your stay."

    Reviewed by Joan and KevinOct 2021

  • "Fabulous location for national trust property’s ,well equipped,very stylish house"

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely family holiday in a lovely house."

    It had everything you would want in a holiday home. Both properties,Big Dingle and Little Dingle were spotless,gardens were lovely and well kept and ideal for children and adults alike, could not wish for more !

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2021

  • "It was as my grandaughter said," its like being home from home"."

    Excellent in all departments, Hosts, house, garden, facilities and even a welcome pack. It is in our top ten.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Well equipped, comfortable property with lovely garden."

    Would come back again if staying in the area.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "The Big dingle is a great place to stay , well equipped, roomy , beautiful garden which is great for children, owners have made it playful for children to enjoy by supplying toys etc."

    The local area is lovely and worth a venture out.The owners are great always there if needed

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2021

  • "Very well equipped holiday house."

    We were two couples but this would be perfect for extended family. The surrounding area is beautiful. Lovely countryside and lots of nice towns and National Trust properties. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Beautiful property, very welcoming owners."

    Would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2020

  • "The property is very close to a very busy road ( the A49) and there are no footpaths only grass verges if you might like to walk to the pub etc."

    also this road is very noisy, other than these more or less minor issues its a great place to spend your holiday with plenty of room/s inside and large areas outside with good car parking.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "The Big Dingle was a fabulous house, set in beautifully tended gardens."

    The younger children loved the swings and exploring. The facilities were excellent and the 4 different living areas were all fully utilised from using the Xbox for the older children to peaceful reading in the conservatory. The beds were really comfortable and the bedding was high quality and clean. The whole house was spotless. Two ovens, range style gas hob, microwave, two fridges, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and separate dryer. Fantastic and again spotlessly clean. The owners were friendly and very helpful with local knowledge. Nearest small town of Church Stretton is lovely and we did all of our shopping there. I would definitely recommend a stay in this beautiful house.

    Reviewed by InaAug 2020

  • "Lovely home and garden we could see that much thought had gone into getting things just right for our stay."

    Owners are friendly and approachable. We very much look forward to returning some day.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2020

  • "A wonderful, very large property in a beautiful part of the country."

    The living areas, in particular, are extremely spacious with lots of room for a family gathering. The house is extremely well-equipped with an abundance of crockery, cutlery, glasses and every kitchen utensil you could wish for. The house is decorated and furnished to an incredibly high standard - I have stayed in many holiday homes but this is, without doubt, the most beautifully furnished and most comfortable. The outdoor space is also quite rare; a very large, well maintained, mature garden surrounds the property - brilliant for the adults as well as the children! The owners are very friendly and helpful and gave us some excellent recommendations for places to visit as well as a very generous welcome pack. The house is set back from a fairly busy 50mph road and there is no pavement so walking out from the property, with young children, would be quite difficult. There is also a railway line which runs very close to the property. Neither of these bothered our party at all as the beauty and comfort of the house and its grounds far outweighed road noise etc. We made good use of dining at The Pound Inn, which is within a mile of the property, and serves lovely, affordable food. The fire bowl, within the garden of the house, and extensive outdoor seating area was also well used for BBQs etc. Given the opportunity we would definitely return to this fabulous house in such a lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size bedroom with TV, dressing table and en-suite shower room and bath, 1 x super-king-size bedroom with zip/link feature and TV, 1 x double with TV and 1 x twin with TV
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • 2 x electric ovens, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, 2 x fridges, a freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, 6 x TVs, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair available, fixed stairgate in place
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • Large gravel and lawned garden with ample seating for all, lockable shed and swings
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Local farm shop and pub half a mile away (by car), further main shops available in Church Stretton 3 miles away
  • Please note: This property can be booked with The Little Dingle (Ref 1034893), together sleeping 12.

The property

Church Stretton 3.7 miles.

This immaculately presented, detached house is surrounded by extensive gardens and rests in the peaceful village of Leebotwood near Church Stretton, just outside of the Shropshire Hills AONB and directly on the walking paths and road that leads up to the hills.

This large fully refurbished four-bedroom property is ideal for a family or group of eight wanting to explore the countryside of the Shropshire Hills, as well as being within easy reach of the busy historic towns of Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock, Ludlow and their attractions.

The property has a large gravel driveway with plenty of off-road parking and as you enter the property, you will discover a grand, spacious kitchen/diner, with a large dining table that can seat 12, beside a lovely woodburning stove, that can fill the room with warmth on a cooler evening, while on a warm summer's day, you can throw open the patio doors that lead into the garden, allowing a fresh breeze inside.

The fully-equipped kitchen has all of the appliances you could wish for, including two fridges and a double oven, and there's even a wine cooler, so you can have a bottle of bubbly ready to celebrate your holiday, while the adjacent utility houses the washing machine and tumble dryer.

The property benefits from two sitting rooms; one larger room with three sofas, placed around the coffee table and in front of the wall-mounted TV, while the smaller snug area benefits from a woodburning stove and a bookcase in the alcove, so you can curl up with a good read and relax.

The conservatory provides an additional quiet space for reading, or for simply looking out onto the picturesque garden, and the convenient cloakroom with basin, WC and coat hanging completes the ground floor layout.

Upstairs, you will find four pristine, neutrally styled and spacious bedrooms all with their own TV, consisting of a master super-king-size double with Velux window and dressing table and a handy en-suite, a second super-king size with zip/link feature that can be turned into a twin, a double room and a twin room, all served by the fully-tiled white family bathroom suite.

Outside there is an extensive, immaculate lawned garden with a swing, lockable shed and 2 large patio tables with chairs to accommodate all guests, ideal for taking advantage of the good weather and enjoying an alfresco meal.

The village of Leebotwood offers a pub and farm shop.

Church Stretton is less than four miles away, tucked inside the Shropshire Hills AONB and surrounded by stunning scenery, hence why it's fondly nicknamed "Little Switzerland".

From here, you can access fantastic walking and cycling routes, including the heather-clad hills of Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, while adventures will enjoy a day at the Shropshire Hills Mountain Bike & Outdoor Pursuit Centre.

There are many landmarks and visitor attractions to appreciate, with the remarkable English Heritage Stokesay Castle, Land of Lost Content museum and the Victorian farm of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are all within a short drive, offering attractions, shops and dining out experiences, while the picturesque countryside of Cannock Chase is also within easy reach.

The Big Dingle is a fantastic, family-friendly base for an outdoor adventure, exploring the Shropshire Hills.

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About the location


  • Ludlow 15 miles
  • Shrewsbury 15 miles

The pretty market town of Church Stretton lies in the heart of south Shropshire. It sits amidst striking scenery and has often been described as "Little Switzerland". The town is the main centre for Shropshire’s hill country and home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd, the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and Stokesay Castle. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short journey away, making Church Stretton an excellent base for your Shropshire escape.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas