- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
59 Customer Reviews
"Lovely warm welcome."
We were shown around and the heating was explained as its on a thermostat easy to use but already on settings to come on and off. Amazing welcome hamper biggest we've had. Comfortable bed, warm and cosy accommodation, loved watching the birds on the feeders, great views. Check out the pub website before going as closed on certain days so we didn't get a chance to visit it. Lots of places to visit and only a short drive, Shrewsbury is a must.
Thank you for your lovely feedback Tracey We hope you had a good trip home Barbara Property Owner
"Lovely property with fantastic views."
Plenty of space to park. Lovely owners who were very friendly, kind and helpful
Thank you Aliso for your feedback. Hope you had a good journey home Property Owner
"This is definitely a home from home."
It has everything including a huge wrap around garden. It was owned by the owners family so was not short of anything. The hamper provided was amazing. It was warm, comfortable and central. The owner is just next door with suggestions and on tap for any queries . Very enjoyable
Thank you John for your feedback . We hope you had a good journey home and hope that we will see you again sometime in the future Property Owner
"Our hosts kindly provided a very comprehensive welcome pack on arrival."
We had to ‘google’ how to work the central heating but once operational it proved to be very efficient. Water pressure was low so would benefit from an ancillary pump for the shower. All in all, Albeba provides spacious accommodation in a quiet location ideally situated to explore Shrewsbury and surrounding tourist attractions.
Thank you for the positive comment about the welcome pack which we do for all of our guests. Advice was given on where to find the instructions for the central heating and other equipment, we are also live next door and are contactable by phone so there was no need to google the information There is no need for an ancillary pump to the shower and this has been checked with our plumber. We are saddened that the visitors marked us down in all areas without any explanation Property Owner
"Lovely comfortable property, beautiful setting with all round scenic views."
A lovely place to spend a quiet peaceful holiday. Host extremely friendly and helpful. What more could you want.
Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future Property Owner
"Pictures on website did not do justice to the property."
It was an excellent bungalow, very comfortable with a superb welcome pack. Tony and Barbara were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Could live there.
Thank you so much, it was lovely to meet you and we hope to see you again in the future Property Owner
"A really lovely place to stay, with a super garden and fabulous views."
The house is very comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely return if planning further visits to the area.
Thank you Valerie it was really lovely to meet you . Hope you had a safe journey to your next holiday home in Wales. Maybe see you again in the future. Barbara Property Owner
"Thank you, Neil, for a lovely stay at Albeba."
The cottage met all our needs and was the perfect place to stay to explore the beautiful county of Shropshire. We loved the sun lounge and spent most of our time at the cottage sitting there! Lovely views.
Thank you Helen, It was lovely to meet you and your brother . Hope you had a safe journey home and we look forward to seeing you again in the future Barbara Property Owner
"Great location in gentle countryside it is so much better than the photos."
Loads of walks and pubs nearby and a handy bus to Shrewsbury which is a very pretty town with lots to see and brilliant food. The hosts live nearby and are exceptionally friendly.
Thank you for your feedback it was lovely to meet you . It would be good to know what problem you had with the cleanliness in order that we can improve . Hope to see you again in the future Property Owner
"This is the second feedback sent to sykes and our feelings are just the same, the kitchen and bathroom were in need of refurbishment sum of the dishes were dirty and the cutlery draw needed to be washed, we had to buy cleaning materials, towels were well worn, food waste left in the bins, Choppings boards well used, access road to property in very poor repair, this is our 4th property from sykes and was a great disappointment."
I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Albeba. The bungalow is deep cleaned after each letting and if you had any problem we would have been pleased to sort them out for you as we only live next door. There was no need for you to purchase cleaning materials. Towels are renewed regularly as is the bedding . The bins are emptied after each. visit and fresh liners are put in them. The bathroom was only refurbished 4 years ago as was the kitchen. The lane to the property is just that a lane and not adopted by the council and not owned by us. Property Owner
"Very clean very peaceful owners very helpful no problems at all"
Thank you Keith for your feedback. Hope to see you again in the future Property Owner
"What a great property,in a great location and the owner is very friendly and helpful."
A lovely warm, comfortable and clean bungalow with plenty of private parking.would definitely book again absolutely no complaints whatever
Thank you so much for your lovely comments We hope you had a good journey home and that we will see you again in the future Barbara Property Owner
"Many thanks, for the welcome hamper."
After a hectic but enjoyable week with family we found the peace and quiet here just what we needed. Loved the charming bungalow and gardens with spring flowers were beautiful. Thank you for your help when we needed it. We enjoyed the walks nearby which you recommended. Albeba had everything we could wish for.
Thank you Marion it was lovely to have you stay with us look forward to seeing you again Barbara Property Owner
"Stayed for a month."
The property was too cold to stay in during the winter. The owner had installed thermostats in each room which were a couple of degrees below what would be comfortable and although we could have adjusted them, the smart meter indicated a weekly usage of around £130 on average so we left them at the set temperature whilst putting rooms we weren’t using on the frost setting. The kitchen utensils and cook ware were not in good condition and the only frying pan was tiny. Some cutlery had to be cleaned prior to use. The cupboards next to the oven smelt awful - probably due to dampness. Wi-Fi signal variable. The hot water pressure was too low and suffered from air locks (we were advised not to run kitchen and bathroom hot taps at same time - not a user friendly arrangement). Towels tiny and in any case, nowhere to dry them. We bought our own bath towels and had to tumble dry them. The access road (approx 100 metres) to the property is riddled with pot holes! Spare bedding stored in main bedroom in a wardrobe next to bed with mould on the wall. Vacuum cleaner left full of rubbish. Electrical items out of date on the PAC testing. Overall, we believe this property should not be let in the winter months due to the heating issues and is not desirable at any time of the year for the reasons stated.
"Thank you Neil and Barbara, I really enjoyed staying here."
I love everything about it. The decorations are lovely and I had a good sleep. The flowered display is amazing. We all had a great time.
Thank you for your lovely comments We hope to see you again Babara Property Owner
"Excellent property and welcome."
Best welcome pack we have had ever. Many thanks.
Thank you, John, It was lovely to meet you. Look forward to seeing you again sometime Barbara Property Owner
"We spent four nights at Albeba while visiting friends and relatives in the area."
The detached cottage is situated at the cul-de-sac end of an unmade road, with parking opposite the cottage. It's a very quiet location. The owners, Neil and Barbara, live next door. They left us a lovely hamper for our arrival with some essentials for breaksfast. There are supermarkets not too far away for other shopping. Albeba is a comfortable well equipped bungalow; albeit a little 'dated', but that's part of its charm. The garden at the back, with a lovely view, would be a lovely place to sit on a warm day or in the conservatory if it's not so warm outside. The beds are some of the most comfortable we have used, and we have stayed in many properties over the preceding decades and tried to sleep on what I would describe as 'boards'! It was a pleasure to wake up refreshed, having slept well. There is no dishwasher, but it wasn't a hardship to wash up. We had an enjoyable, comfortable short break at Albeba. Hint: I would suggest to any prospective visitors, that if you like to use a large bath sheet you take your own as I find that the standard bath towels supplied are too small.
Thank you for your feedback We will get some large bath sheets for the new year It would be helpful to know what the problem was with cleanliness and facilities in order that we can rectify it Barbara Property Owner
"A good-sized bungalow, within its own grounds and car parking."
Nice views over towards Longden and beyond from the lounge and garden. Various public footpaths to follow over the fields and along the Rea Brook, starting near the property. Approximately ten minutes by car into Shrewbury town centre, and five minutes to the A5, so easy to get into Telford / Ironbridge / Mid-Wales etc. Beds were comfy. Clean and tidy all through. A decent kitchen with all the appliances you should need, just enough crockery and utensils. Big fridge freezer. Bathroom with shower, but no bath, which didn't really matter, for us. Electric heating in all rooms, but to be fair the place was pleasantly warm without needing it, even for October. First impressions of the bungalow were that it seemed a bit dated, but very quickly we appreciated the layout and quirky areas to sit and enjoy the views and nature in the garden. We loved it by the time we came to leave.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Look forward to seeing you again Barbara Property Owner
"A well presented property, with the owners living next door, hence able to give advice and assistance regarding where to go and what to see."
They had also provided a welcome, and extremely generous, hamper on our arrival, plus brought steps to ease stepping up and down at the entrance ways. A lovely garden and conservatory to sit out in with so many seats and chairs available. Our week at Albeba just flew by.
Thank you so much for your kind words we look forward to seeing you again Property Owner
"We had the most amazing stay at Albeba."
Everything was absolutely perfect. Lovely comfortable home from home and it had everything you could possibly need and more. Fab hamper left to start you off when you get in so you don't have to worry about rushing out for necessities when you get there. The owners, who live nextdoor, where really lovely and nothing was too much bother. Neil even sorted us out some binoculars after a chat about looking at the full moon. Lovely garden with stunning views in the most peaceful setting. And we would definitely highly recommend a trip to the new Inn just down the road for food. Best meal we've had in a pub for a very long time and the landlord couldn't do enough for us. Plenty to do within a short drive too so it's a perfect location to get out and about. We would definitely revisit
Thank you for your comments It was lovely to have you stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future Barbara Property Owner
"Everything is perfect."
And the owners are such lovely, friendly and kind people they are friends for us . We came here few times and we will come back again and again and again
"We had a great week in the bungalow which was next door to the owners who were both very helpful and friendly - thank you so much for the welcome hamper."
Great location and only 5 minutes from family who we were visiting. Great views and peaceful. Lyth Hill was stunning and nice for a walk. We regularly stay around Shrewsbury as we’re looking to relocate from the south west and it was our first time in Hook-a-Gate, very pleasantly surprised.
"Leuke wat oudere woning voor een leuk en comfortabel verblijf."
Thank you We hope to see you again Barbara Property Owner
"We recieved a very warm welcome from the owner."
The welcome pack was out of this world - we have never received so many goodies in all the cottages we have stayed in over the years. The accomodation was very good with a delightful garden - unfortunately the weather, though good for our stay, it wasn't warm enough to make full benefit of the garden. We did, however, make use of the front convervatory in the late afternoon on our return from exploring the area.
Thank you for your lovely comments Margaret. We hope that you will come and visit us again in the future Barbara Property Owner
"Albeba is a lovely bungalow in a beautiful location."
I could have sat in the back sunroom and watched the clouds go past for hours. Neil is a wonderful host with lots of suggestions of interesting places to visit. If I’m ever in Shropshire again Albeba is somewhere I would like to stay.
Thank you Mary for your lovely comments . We hope the rest of your holiday in England is enjoyable as well Property Owner
"An absolutely lovely Cottage in a beautiful location."
Very generous Welcome pack reflected the warmth of the welcome given by the owners. We enjoyed the lovely gardens and brilliant views. The Cottage was equipped with all we needed. Would thoroughly recommend this Cottage.
Thank you for your lovely feedback We look forward to seeing you again Property Owner
"The bungalow was very homely and comfortable."
We had everything we needed and any queries were quickly responded to. A beautiful setting.
Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner
"Great place to stay One of the."
Best cottages we we have ever stayed in
Thank you Mike for your kind words . It was lovely to see you again Property Owner
"Amazing property, everything you could want."
Only sorry weather not good so couldn't sit in the garden and enjoy the views. Hoping to return again. Owner really nice and helpful
Thank you for the feedback We look forward to seeing you again Barbara Property Owner
"Very friendly welcome, clean and comfortable cottage."
Heating a bit hard to understand and control. Quiet and peaceful. Lovely garden. Lovely countryside. Proper off-road parking.
Thank you for your comments, we are sorry you found the heating hard to understand , we are around most of the time and happy to explain. If you can tell us what we can do to improve facilities and comfort we would be more than happy to learn from your experience Property Owner
"We had an amazing holiday, fab location if you want peace and quiet but or still close enough for places to go."
The owners are brilliant, very helpful but not intrusive. If you have limited mobility you will find this little gem perfect but not for wheelchair user's. Fabulous hamper left which wasn't expected. A great stay all round.
Thank you for your feedback which is most helpful. If you can tell us what the problem was in relation to cleanliness we will do all we can to improve in the future Property Owner
"This was our third visit to Albeba - just as good as the previous two."
The nearby Stiperstones area is beautiful and not as well known as Long Mynd.
"The property was ideal in a beautiful location."
The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend this place!
"Albeba was a really lovely place to stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our four day break there."
It was very spacious and had every amenity you could wish for. The best part of staying at Albeba was the beautiful rural setting, quiet and peaceful, but not far from Shrewsbury town itself and the lovely garden with plenty of outdoor seating. We hope to return in the not too distant future
"The bungalow is very comfortable, ideally located for visits to Shrewsbury as well as Shropshire and the surrounding counties."
Mr & Mrs Evans were friendly and neighbourly, whilst Mr Evans provided some information about the bungalow on our arrival and there were notes around the place an information folder would have been useful especially when dealling with the wonderful heating and the troublesome plumbing! A very comprehensive hamper was left for us. Although the directions were accurate it is easy to miss the turning as the street is not tarmac and can appear to be a country lane, it is signed but the sign does not face the driver coming from Shrewsbury! All-in-all a very nice holiday let at any time of year.
"Our hosts were warmly welcoming and helpful."
Having a garden and rural view was the most enjoyable feature of staying there. The sitting room was very comfortable. We did thinkhowever that the lighting in the bathroom and more especially the kitchen was inadequate. It would have been helpful to have had specific written instructions about how to operate the centralheating.
"Very nice bungalow with a garden overlooking countryside view."
Spotlessly clean and well equipped with a super welcome hamper on arrival with friendly owners who greeted us upon arrival. Ironbridge gorge is a world heritage site that is within an easy drive as is mid Wales, the location of the cottage makes a car a necessity. Recommended for a weeks peace & quite with activity's & nightlife of Shrewsbury only about 3 miles away if you want it!
"Our hosts, Neil and Barbara, are very welcoming and helpful."
Albeba is ideally placed to easily access Shrewsbury but the countryside too. It is spacious. Loved sitting in the conservatory, looking out over the garden to the views beyond. Many thanks
"Albeba is spacious, yet cozy."
It's very well equipped and there is plenty of storage space. Set in lovely gardens with countryside views. It's very peaceful there, yet you can drive to Shrewsbury in 10 minutes. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
"A comfortable bungalow in a quiet rural location SW of Shrewsbury."
Good base for days out and owners( next door) very helpful. Only downside was minor issues with the plumbing which were resolved by the owner.
"The owners were very helpful, including providing mobility aids for a semi-disabled member of our party."
"We had a most enjoyable stay in this very comfortable bungalow."
Appreciated the tasty welcome hamper. Neil was there to welcome us on arrival and we were grateful for the wealth of local information that he was able to share. Enjoyed spending time relaxing in the beautiful garden and watching the amazing variety of birds. Great base for exploring the county particularly the National Trust and English Heritage properties. Would love to come back for a visit soon.
"Very comfortable and welcoming"
"Large spacious bungalow, very comfortable."
Friendly welcome and generous welcome pack. Extensive garden and lovely view to enjoy with plenty of outdoor seating areas. Attentive and knowledgeable owners next door.
"We found the garden was brilliant and very relaxing."
The views were really wonderful.the different types of birds was truly amazing.the bungalow was very comfortable being able to sit and look at the views was great.The only downside was we didn't book a meal at the local pub so when we arrived there it was fully booked next time we will book.Barbara and Neil were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us Thank you very for a lovely week
"The only problem we had when we arrived at Albeba, was that there were no locks on the windows."
The windows were large, and very easy to climb out of. We have a child with autism and learning difficulties, so we werevery disappointed. However explaining this to the owners, they immediately set to and put the acquired locks where necessary. Very helpful and obliging. We had a really comfortable stay in a very nice location
"Loved this property."
The views from the conservatory were lovely and it was so peaceful there with lots of birds in the lovely garden. Want to definitely go back in the summer next year. The owners were so friendly and gave us some good information on good places to visit in the area. Shrewsbury has some lovely historic buildings.
"The owner were very friendly and helpful, a lovely welcome pack was waiting for us and all instruction were clear."
A lovely home, great location for getting about but you do need a car.
"A lovely bungalow with great garden all around and view beautiful."
"This bungalow was more than a "holiday let" it was home for two weeks and we loved it."
Wee had the best of both worlds beautiful countryside and great grocery stores nearby.
"Barbara and Neil (owners) made us very welcome."
Neil was always available if needed and advised on places to visit and the best routes to take. The bungalow and gardens are a credit to Barbara and Neil's hard work
"The view from the cottage was beautiful we sat for hours looking at it."
There are many many things to do within a 30 mile radius and Shrewsbury is a delight.
"It wassuch a roomy and comfortable bungalow and such a friendly and helpful owners"
"We had the most relaxing holiday we have ever had."
barbara and neil were the most lovely hosts you could wish to meet,nothing was to much trouble. the bungalow is divine,the garden is the most perfect cottage garden we have ever seen .the view from the garden is lovely. you can hear a pin drop it is that tranquil.there is not a bad thing you can say about it.and to top all that they left us a beautiful welcome i have seen one like and to top all that they have most adorable 2 westies who came to visit us quite often .my husband is disabled and i did not feel like driving anywhere because the weather was so lovely but neil took us both out for a little drive around the town and countryside using up his own time and through his own kindness,i dont think you will find a nicer place and nicer hosts .eleanor hanson/
"We enjoyed the very pretty garden and the conservatory,and the owners were friendly and helpful and great welcome pack,that went down very well ."
A lovely peaceful bungalow,with a lovely view.
"Lovely comfy cottage, everything you need is there."
The best welcome pack we’ve ever seen. Nothing to much trouble for the owners that live next door. Very good area to explore the county. Would stay again.
"The owners who live next door are a charming couple who were extremely helpful and very knowledgeable of the area and local attractions."
"Lots of things to like about this cottage - the cottage was beautifully decorated for Christmas, there was a welcome pack of delicious and practical goodies, lots of local books and tourist material to read and the owners are very kind and have loads of information about what to see and do."
The cottage is warm and comfortable (we were there in Winter over Christmas), has everything you need in a home away from home, kitchen well equipped, a washer and a dryer in a separate laundry area, Wi-Fi good, comfortable furnishings. On-site, safe, easy parking. The location is excellent, it's a short car ride to the nearby town of Meole Brace where there is a really nice Sainsbury's and a few other shops, plus the Park 'n Ride to use to go into Shrewsbury easily. There's so much to see if you have a car:- Attingham Park; R.A.F. Cosford; Ironbridge and Much Wenlock; The Roman City; Chester; driving through Wales including seeing The British Ironwork Centre; Ludlow with its castle, cathedral and on the approach the Ludlow Food Market which is fascinating; Acton Burnell plus of course Shrewsbury itself with lovely walks around and in the city to see the Abbey, Cathedral, the Market, museums, the Castle and Tower. In summer there would be loads of lovely walking trails from the cottage to the town of Hook A Gate and Lyth Hill. The gardens to the cottage are beautiful and its a very quiet area, no traffic or road noise. I would wholeheartedly recommend this cottage for a short or long term rental.
"Very pleased with the welcome pack provided, beautiful breakfast items, scenery from the conservatory is also beautiful."
Very convenient place to travel from, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Much Wenlock Church Stretton and market towns. The countryside around the property is gorgeous, would definitely book again.
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- All ground floor
- Two double bedrooms
- Shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Dining room
- Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove
- Sun room.
- Electric central heating with electric stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of games and books
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 3 cars
- Enclosed lawned garden with patio, two summerhouses and furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk.
Shrewsbury 3.5 miles.
This delightful detached bungalow lies close to the small village of Hook-a-Gate near Shrewsbury.
This charming bungalow is perfect for exploring Shrewsbury and the Shropshire countryside beyond.
From the hallway leads you into a well-equipped kitchen and there's a separate dining room available.
The relaxing charm of the sitting room includes two recliner chairs, as well as an electric stove.
A bonus to staying in this lovely property is the sun room, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee before venturing out for the day.
Two double bedrooms and a shower room complete this holiday home.
The beautifully kept grounds begin with the driveway surrounded by flowers and shrubs.
The garden is a well-maintained lawn area, with a small outdoor seating area and two delightful summerhouses.
If the sun is shining, why not partake in a spot of alfresco dining, the ideal place from which to look out across the rolling countryside.
A country walk will take you into Hook-a-Gate village for a pub meal, and the town of Shrewsbury is within reach, with its vibrant but charming town centre and historic buildings.
Beyond Shrewsbury are the full delights of Shropshire.
A longer drive will take you to historic Ironbridge to the east or south to Ludlow.
Or simply take a countryside drive around the Shropshire Hills.
Albeba is a delightful bungalow for exploring lovely Shropshire.
About the location
Church Stretton 13 miles; Much Wenlock 13 miles; Telford 15 miles
Shrewsbury lies in the heart of one of England's most beautiful counties. Set within a giant loop of the River Severn, it is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings. Explore the picturesque cobbled alleys and squares or enjoy some of the events and festivals that take place each year, particularly Shrewsbury's 'Summer Season' which caters for every age and interest. The town offers a superb selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. The birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury also boasts Shrewsbury Abbey, founded in 1083 and home to the fictional Brother Cadfael. Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive sandstone building in beautiful gardens and grounds, houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum, while Quarry Park is home to the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, an elegant 18th century mansion, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, the castle and excellent restaurants of Ludlow, or Acton Scott working farm, as featured in the Victorian Farm TV series.
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