- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Games Room
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
36 Customer Reviews
"This is a wonderful property, everything we expected and more."
There was plenty of space for us all and the kitchen had everything we needed. It was very homely and spotless and catered well for our family of 7 adults 7 month old twins and 3 dogs ! It was an amazing week and would definitely return. Sheila
"We were in the Shrewsbury area to clear the house of my Uncle Jack, who died last year."
Consequently we did not spend as much time in the house as we would have liked. But we thought that the house was absolutely wonderful and a fabulous place to sit down and relax after days spent cleaning and sorting! Thank you very much for the use of the house
"Wonderful property ..."
Wonderful property Plenty of room for 8 adults 1 baby 2 dogs Facilities were superb - we were very well catered for
"Station House was an excellent place for our family christmas, 9 of us."
It was lovely and spacious and well equipped. We appreciated the christmas extras like the tree, crackers, chocolates and mulled wine etc. We walked to the village across the golf course and also to Lyth hill which was lovely.
The house was wonderful for our large family get together. So much space, comfort especially the beds with. The owners have thought of eveything home from home even had a slow cooker. The train line was never a problem in fact it was an added excitement.
"I celebrate my 40th birthday here with my family and friends."
We loved the spacious house, the kids where ecstatic every a train went past as they could see them from the games room window. We loved the history, the area and everything about it.
"We had a fabulous family time celebrating our moms birthday."
Station house was comfortable warm and inviting.
"It was as described, clean ,spacious , kitchen very well stocked, plenty of seats ."
The bedrooms were clean and comfortable plenty of towels . Our party of 6 adults 4 children and 3 dogs had a great time. The games room with the Xbox and air hockey provided great fun and “friendly” competition. It was a lovely experience for our long awaited family get together. Would definitely book again.
"What a great place to stay!"
Plenty of space for our cars and it was far enough away from the busy road that you cant hear any traffic, there is the occasional loud train during the week which shudders the building a bit, but at the weekend there weren't any at all, plus we were out visiting nearby tourist attractions during the day so didn't mind them. The house itself was lovely, kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils etc that we needed during our stay. We would definitely come back here!
"We booked this property a week before our stay."
We asked Sykes to check with the owners if they would allow 4 dogs which they kindly did. This would have been an ideal opportunity to inform us that building work was taking place at the property immediately next to Station house also owned by them. The builders arrived at 8am and on some days left only at 5pm. There was a noisy delivery of wood early one morning around 8.15am. We complained to the owners but although they stopped roofing, work in the house continued with a radio playing and workmen chatting and singing. We value our privacy and chose this house as it was detached however our time in the garden was spoilt because of lack of privacy and noise as the new build directly overlooks station house. Although there is clear mention of trains passing it should be pointed out that the goods train passing at 3am each day makes the house shake! On a positive note the house was clean with good quality bedding and towels.
"The description did not do the place justice."
So spacious and in its own private grounds. The two brothers who maintain Station House were absolutely brilliant & even looked after our dogs one morning so we could all go Kayaking. Would definitely recommend it. The only thing was there was not enough garden chairs for the amount of guests the can sleep, luckily I thought about this & took our folding chairs with us.
"Just a couple of things that prevented top marks for facilities: The water pressure booster in the downstairs toilet is very noisy and comes on a night as well - it may be faulty so would recommend having it checked out The cooker is leaking steam and fat onto the floor as the door seals are in need of replacement."
This means that it takes much longer to cook food in the oven than it should It might be an idea to provide some food storage containers so that left overs can be re used
"We had a really wonderful family staycation."
The place was perfect for the babies and secure for the dog so they all had plenty of fun running around and playing in the garden. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and there was nothing we needed that we couldn’t find. The property was clean and spacious and the parking was plentiful. We had a lovely couple of days away as a large family group and would really recommend.
"Amazing property for short or long stay."
We as a family had great time inside and in the garden. Our dog had lots of grass to run around. Quite and easy access to shops , pub , restaurants. Also we got food delivered one night and many options. Relaxing weekend.
"The location is great - the house used to be the station and trains still run next to it."
Mostly two or three carriage passenger trains which disappear in a few seconds. Only longer and slightly noisier goods trains take longer than a flash! The grandchildren loved having a train set just outside and it really is not that loud. But the best bit for them was the games room! We were so glad that the owners kept the toys out and especially the air hockey. They loved it - and so did we! So many places have gone nuts over COVID - and this shows how you should do it. The house had plenty of space and a well equipped kitchen. The lounge has a good size TV - not that we had time to view much - there is so much to see: Ironbridge Gorge (with ten museums including the wonderful Blists Hill Village), Cosford RAF Museum, Shrewsbury - we even ventured to Chester (an hour away)! We stayed for a week - Friday to Friday (the best handover) - and loved it!
"We had a lovely stay the trains were a little noisy but went passed us quite quickly."
I wish the towels had been a bit larger. Malcolm and Dave were very friendly and it was a great place to have our three dogs lots of places to walk and a super field to run our dogs. The weather was very good this helped I am sure. We would stay there again.
"Wonderful house for large family and dog."
Lots of space indoor and out and bonus of an enclosed dog training field ( which was also great for a game of cricket). Lots of fantastic walks in the area and handy for a choice of supermarkets only 2 miles down the road. Golf course adjacent to property and lots of English Heritage and National Trust properties in area. Host couldn’t be more helpful. A week of making great memories
"A really fantastic property considering we had to change plans at short notice when Wales was shut."
Station House exceeded our expectations and was superbly equipped. The games room was an added bonus particularly the air hockey table which was a hit with our 5 year old grandson. The kitchen provided us with just about every utensil you could want. The large range cooker is ideal whe cooking for big families. The owner who lives nearby was very friendly and we felt he would resolve issues quickly- there were none. The passing trains became quite a highlight of the holiday even the early morning goods trains weren't particularly disruptive. We fully intend to return to Station House in the future to enjoy the local area without Covid restrictions. We would highly recommend this property to any family.
"The property was much larger than we had expected and had every amenity that we could have hoped for during this family celebration weekend break -including spare dog bowls."
There was an unexpected bottle of Prosecco and a chocolate cake waiting for us, along with some milk in the fridge, a really lovely touch which was a good start to the holiday. The bedrooms were all welcoming and the beds comfy, the children loved the games room's air football table and other toys. We took our aged German Shepherd with us so having a cattery next door was a bit of surprise but I'm not sure she even realised it was there, it was so quiet. The manager of the cattery even kept an eye on our dog when we went out for lunch which meant we didn't have to worry about leaving her. A great property, hardly noticed the trains (although we did all shout out 'train' every time one went past for some reason)...good location, nice gardens, we would definitely stay there again.
"House was clean, very spacious for all three generations and two dogs, we ..."
House was clean, very spacious for all three generations and two dogs, we thoroughly enjoyed our week, the trains were worse than expected, we didn’t seem to mind during the day but they carried on during the night only stopping for about two hours they also toot their whistle at night waking anyone up that is a light sleeper
Massive. Kids loved games room. Two large gardens. Totally enclosed for dogs. In countryside So there are bugs/midges so maybe bring insect repellent.
"Station House catered for all our needs and that included 8 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs!"
!! Cupcakes and Prosecco on arrival were a lovely touch. Plenty of kitchen equipment, towels and toilet rolls!!! The enclosed garden was great for the dogs. Also we loved the fact that all 10 of us could sit down to eat together at each meal with the added bonus of a train whizzing past the window occasionally!!! The trains were an added bonus in fact and did not impact on anything as they weren’t noisy. There was a good selection of games to play but for us Pazzaz was the best and I am now in the process of trying to buy that game!!! I would highly recommend the Station House, we loved it.
"The house was extremely well equipped."
"We enjoyed a fantastic weekend at the cottage, there was everything we needed and much more."
We stayed with our children and grandchildren, the size and space in the house was impressive and the games room was a enjoyed by all, we would recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy family get togethers.
"Directions to house should state that it is accessed through the same gate as the dog rescue centre."
As it is confusing. The gate opens automatically but the notice on the gate says it is locked when rescue centre is not open.
"A large well equipped comfortable house with loads of plates, pots and pans, cutlery etc."
We had 2 toddlers and were supplied with 2 high chairs, stair gate, cot and travel cot. The games room is great for children with lots of games and toys for all ages. It’s an old station and as mentioned in the information the trains run past very close to the house. During the day they didn’t bother us at all, but the Friday night I had the window open in the bedroom nearest to the track and they were quite loud. The next night I closed the window and noise was much reduced. Other members of our party didn’t even notice any problem at night. There is a lovely big cooker for producing meals for a big group and a great dining table. Lots of positives for this house, there was just a couple of negatives. We don’t have dogs and there was a slight doggy odour in the house, but it does say dogs are allowed, so can’t say too much about that. The other negative was that there were lots of towels supplied but the bath towels were quite small, not really enough for a six foot plus man to walk from the bathroom and be quite decent!! Overall we had a very enjoyable weekend at Station House for 3 generations celebrating a 30th birthday.
"We locked ourselves out of the property about half an hour after arriving- not used to Yale keys!"
The Sykes member of staff was extremely helpful and contacted the owner, who arrived about ten minutes later, in the rain, in her dressing gown, having just got out of the shower! Dedication to the property =100%! She was so lovely and friendly. From then on, the holiday just got better. The property had everything described online, but more in character than could be described. The owner has really tried to think of everything that you might need. Even had 2 fridges in case the main one was full. Dishwasher..yay! The owner had left us some welcoming cake and wine, and milk, tea and coffee. Perfect ! The bedrooms were lovely and comfortable, and views from the windows were great. We and our adult sons and their partners were easily able to gather around the dining table to eat, and the sitting room was comfortable- could perhaps have done with one more upholstered chair but we managed fine. The "boys" were really happy with the x box for a game one afternoon, and the dogs enjoyed playing in the gardens and on the playing fields just up the road. The village of Condover is a short walk away down the little road (Station Road) , and there is a Post office there. It is a peaceful village with a lovely church and some quaint houses. The trains on the Shrewsbury line are little (one or two carriages) and whoosh past- right next to the house but do not disturb. A couple of comments- 1. If you are not used to the countryside and do not like walking on single track roads, this would not be ideal for you. We loved it- climbing up onto the banking to avoid the odd tractor and all! The skylarks singing in the field next to the road more than made up for that! 2. The house is next to a small dog kennels/rehoming kennel. The dogs were quiet overnight, and barked a bit first thing in the morning and in the afternoon- feeding times, I'd guess. Kennel staff and walkers sometimes park near the holiday home. We visited in autumn and were glad of the central heating. Plus we have hayfever so the bare fields were a bonus- we were able to watch the farmer ploughing! I gather that crops are grown in the fields nearby, which could have affected us if we'd visited in the summer! A fantastic property with lovely owners. I would certainly recommend.
"Absolutely perfect dog and children cottage with enclosed garden and amazing games room."
The only negative was Condover itself. The cottage is not a walkable distance from the village, very narrow lanes with more cars than expected. Having said that we would like to return as the advantages outweighed the disadvantages.
"We loved our stay at Station House."
We were a large group of 8 adults and two toddlers, and the house suited us perfectly! The children loved watching the trains go past and playing in the well-equipt playroom. The owners had thought of everything and we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.
"The house was amazing: bright and roomy, equipped with everything we needed."
I cannot find fault with it in any way. We were a mixed group of couples and singles meeting for a reunion and I received overwhelming positive comments from everyone. Thank you very much for facilitating our holiday with such a welcoming and comfortable venue.
"Considering we booked the property due to a last minute change in our holiday the owner couldn't of been more helpful!"
It was a weekend away for my father in laws 60th birthday and it was perfect. We managed to enjoy quality family time PLUS a BBQ in between the rain showers. Thank you so much for everything you did!
"3 generation of our family enjoyed a super weekend here."
Sue, the owner, could not have been more helpful. The house was spotless, the kitchen very well equipped and the games room was a godsend for our two young grandchildren because the weather was not too kind. We would certainly stay here again if in the area.
"We had a fantastic stay at the Station House."
The house was extremely well equipped in all areas and beds were comfortable. Our children really enjoyed the play room which had a wonderful array of toys for all ages from baby toys to wooden train sets and lego and even an air hockey table and X-box for older children. The house was very spacious with plenty of living accommodation for a large group to spread out across and was spotlessly clean. The train track does run right past the back of the house and the trains pass quite frequently. This was pointed out in the cottage details so was not a surprise and in fact the noise didn't bother us at all and seeing the trains whiz past while we were eating only added to the excitement for the children. We would highly recommend this cottage!
"As usual, Sykes Cottages support during the booking process and leading up to the holiday was great, arranging a high chair and a cot on our behalf."
When we arrived at Station House, the property was all we could have wished. It was the perfect venue for our short break with all our family, with a games room complete with lots of games, a large lounge for chilling out, a formal dining room for large family meal times and a well equipped family kitchen for preparing large meals. Upstairs there was plenty of comfortable bedrooms and enough bathrooms to go around. Station House itself has a long history dating back to 1852, including 106 years as a railway station and although it still sits on the train line, the traffic was light and actually added to the excitement of our grandchildren and fun of the adults. It certainly did not spoil the tranquility of the setting in a beautiful part of Shropshire, complete with great walking and hiking all around.
"Our weekend was fantastic."
The cottage is wonderful and so well equipped as a holiday let. The only suggestion would be to provide information in the folder about recycling. Many thanks Best wishes
"Station House was perfect for our family holiday."
It was comfortable with lots of space for the kids to play. A great base for exploring Shropshire.
- * Five bedrooms: 1 x Master king-size bedroom with cot
- 2 x double bedroom both with en-suite (1 with a cot) 2 x twin bedrooms (1 with a toddler bed) * Family bathroom with jacuzzi bath and separate shower, basin and WC * Kitchen/diner * Dining room * Sitting room * Conservatory with suite * Utility with laundry facilities and equipment for dogs * Games room with TV, games console, air hockey table, games and puzzles * Garden room with TV (accessed externally). * Gas central heating * Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine * TV, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs * Fuel and power inc. in rent * Bed linen and towels inc. in rent * 2x Cots with linen inc. in rent * 1x Toddler bed with linen inc. in rent * 2x stair gates and 2x highchairs available * Ample off-road parking * Enclosed garden at front and back with lawned area and patio with garden furniture * Three well-behaved dogs welcome * Sorry, no smoking * Shop and pub 1 mile * Note: This property is situated on a railway line, guests may experience noise from trains passing * You can contact us or the housekeeper/owner for further details
- Gas central heating
- Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
- TV, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Utility with laundry facilities and equipment for dogs
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Games room with TV, games console, air hockey table, games and puzzles
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cots, stair gates and highchairs available
- Ample off-road parking
- Enclosed garden at front and back with lawned area and patio with garden furniture
- Three well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 1 mile
- Note: This property is situated on a railway line, guests may experience noise from trains passing
- Note: As of April 2020 we will have a fully licensed Cattery available, should any guests wish to bring their cats for a small additional cost
- Please note: pricing has been reduced until 22 December 2020 to reflect the government 'rule of 6' restrictions
- This will be reviewed as and when necessary
- Please note that 3 of the 5 bedrooms will be available for smaller parties of 6 or less
- You can contact us or the owner for further details
- There are 2 cots, 2 highchairs and a toddler bed available at the property plus stairgates
Positioned on a quiet lane, just off the A49, on route from Shrewsbury to Ludlow, 5 minutes from the A5. The Station house, formally the Condover railway station is washed in white, this detached cottage offers a luxurious feel throughout, perfect for families and large groups celebrating a special occasion. The lounge is bright and sunny, with sumptuous large leather suite welcoming you to fully relax, after a day's adventures out on the hills. There is also a games room boasting stylish fixtures and a plush leather sofa. The kids and even the grown ups can enjoy a good selection of games available, or a chilled evening with your favourite film. Don't forget the popcorn! Enjoy the beautiful views of emerald pastures, and many local beauty spots. The large kitchen comes with a breakfast table and is fully equipped with everything you will need. And just off from here is the formal dining room with hostess trolley, inviting you to share an evening over a delicious meal with your loved ones. The bedrooms boast crisp white linens and lovely finishing touches, making you feel right at home. Two double bedrooms come with en-suite facilities, whilst the family bathroom offers a luxury Jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower. Outside, the kids can run around with their four-legged friends on the lawn as you watch on by from the patio or the garden room, with a thirst-quenching beverage in hand. In the garden you'll find 2 large table with enough seating for everyone and a gas BBQ for you to make the most of the nice weather. Station House sits around half a mile away from Condover village, which is between the towns of Shrewsbury and Church Stretton, giving you access to all the attractions and delightful amenities they both offer. Surrounded by golf courses makes it a perfect location for any golfing enthusiasts among you! Shrewsbury golf course is right on the door step, Meole Brace golf course and driving range is just 4 miles away and picturesque Church Stretton golf course 10 miles down the A49. The railway line is the main line from Shrewsbury to Hereford, although the trains are regular the house being double glazed minimises the noise. There is a heavy goods train that runs through between midnight and 2am which guests should be aware of and we apologise for any disturbance. Occasionally if you are lucky you may see the odd steam train coming past! In addition we will have a fully licensed Cattery available on site, should any guests wish to bring their cats for a small additional cost Choosing this cottage for your base means you are on the fringes of the Shropshire Hills AONB, boasting some fabulous walking opportunities and outdoor adventure. Visit museums, historic landmarks, houses and gardens, and simply enjoy the time you have in this superb location. Please note: The owner of the property does live onsite so you might see him coming and going but we don't want this to put you off having a good time, we want all of our guests to make the most of the rural location and do not worry about making lots of noise. He can be contacted with any problems and most of the time be at the house within minutes to help resolve any issues.
About the location
Shrewsbury 5 miles; Ironbridge; 14 miles; Ludlow 25 miles.
Condover is a village in Shropshire, 5 miles south of the town of Shrewsbury. The Cound Brook flows through the village from the Stretton Hills, before meeting the River Severn. Condover is situated between the towns of Shrewsbury and Church Stretton and within easy reach of the Long Mynd and the South Shropshire Hills AONB. These provide opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and a range of other outdoor activities. Condover is a picturesque, historic village, which has its own Social Club, Post Office and butcher’s shop. There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities in the area with specific paths and quiet lanes to follow. Within the village is Condover Hall which is a residential activity centre hosting educational activity trips for schools, sports teams, groups and families. Condover is home to Shrewsbury Golf Club which boasts mature parkland with treelined and fast greens and is popular for golfers of any ability. Shrewsbury, just a 10 minute drive away, is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings and many attractions such as Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, together with the historic Abbey and Castle. Explore the picturesque cobbled alleys and squares or enjoy some of the events and festivals that take place each year such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show. The town offers a superb selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. A relaxing walk in the Quarry Park, or a leisurely boat trip on the River Severn, could be the perfect way to end a day exploring the county town of Shropshire and birthplace of Charles Darwin. Further afield takes you to the medieval market town of Ludlow, famous for its castle as well as many food and drink festivals throughout the year to enjoy. Take a trip to the town of Bridgnorth, home to The Severn Valley Steam Railway, explore the World Heritage Site of the Ironbridge Gorge or discover the numerous National Trust properties of Attingham Park, Benthall Hall, Sunnycroft House and Carding Mill Valley all within easy reach. Condover is a popular village with a good selection of amenities and is an ideal location to explore the beautiful county of Shropshire.
Please note: pricing has been reduced until 22 December 2020 to reflect the government 'rule of 6' restrictions. This will be reviewed as and when necessary. Please note that 3 of the 5 bedrooms will be available for smaller parties of 6 or less. You can contact us or the owner for further details.
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