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Ellesmere, Shropshire (Ref. 975394)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed here for a 4 day break."

    Cosy, very rural, well presented accommodation with lovely views in a beautiful setting. Bread, butter, jam, milk, tea and coffee provided on arrival which was very much appreciated. Easy to locate, friendly owners and ample parking. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2022

  • "Lovely hosts, enjoyed chatting with them both and they are on hand if required."

    A very warm and comfortable stay in a lovely home in an idyllic setting. We would highly recommend the Annexe for those who wish to enjoy simple pleasures and escape the rigours of everyday life.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2022

  • "The Annexe is very clean and comfortable, set in farmland and lawns with an open view to the West."

    The owners, Helly and Giles, are very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by TimothySep 2021

  • "The Annexe is very comfortable and rural."

    The cottage is well situated for the canals, Meres and cycling. If you like peace and quiet in a rural location, this is it!

    Reviewed by TimothySep 2021

  • "Since there were some very sunny days it would have been nice to have had some loungers for the patio to enjoy the sun at the end of a day of touring."

    Reviewed by SidneySep 2021

  • "The annex is lovely and so nice to enjoy real peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by DaveAug 2021

  • "Property beautifully furnished."

    Very peaceful location. Owners get the balance just right. Friendly but not at all obtrusive.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2021

  • "We LOVED our long weekend at Giles and Helle’s cottage."

    The annexe is beautiful as are the huge gardens that surround it. Pip and Goose were so playful with our dog Fig who loved to run around together. Giles and Helle are great company and really care about their guests (everything is in the detail!) We would definitely recommend to others and would love to come back.

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2021

  • "A beautiful retreat."

    Quiet and relaxing and the location was amazing. The hosts Helly and Giles made us feel welcome and very helpful. I would highly recommend The Annexe and we will return. Christine and Graham Barnes

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "Fabulous, beautiful location for Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Whitchurch & scenic countryside."

    , So peaceful & quiet which was good for the soul. Excellent, cosy & comfortable accommodation with all we needed. Our hosts, Helly & Giles were most welcoming, friendly & helpful. For a self catering break Far From The Madding Crowd, definitely recommended. A return is definate!

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2021

  • "Me and my partner really enjoyed the weekend away."

    Area sooo quite. Just what we needed. Only weather did not do us good. Overall loved the experience

    Reviewed by PatienceMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Helly & Giles’ annexe."

    The location is beautiful, with great views and a really peaceful setting. The accommodation was just what we were looking for - it’s beautifully decorated, with a comfortable bed and a bathroom with the dream roll top bath and power shower. Helly & Giles were perfect hosts, with wine, homemade bread and divine cheese biscuits on arrival - just what we needed after a long drive!

    Reviewed by IndiaApr 2021

  • "A quiet location, ideal for a peaceful break as a couple."

    Far away from crowded towns, but close enough for essentials like food shopping, village pubs, etc. A great place to stay and a warm elcome is given by Helly and Giles.

    Reviewed by TimDec 2020

  • "Excellent facilities, friendly owners who had gone out of their way to add finishing touches to the property."

    Everything we wanted for our holiday.

    Reviewed by AlexOct 2020

  • "The Annexe is the perfect bolthole for relaxing and escaping the stresses of life."

    Helly and Giles have provided every comfort needed, all beautifully clean and tastefully decorated. I especially appreciated the thoughtful touches of delicious flapjacks and fresh flowers picked from the garden, made us feel so welcome, thank you. The views are peaceful and calming from every window. The bath was divine!! We ate at The Dicken Arms and The New Inn at Baschurch, both excellent. The meres and Attingham are both stunning for walking. We would definitely recommend The Annexe.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "Fabulous location"

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "Beautiful location, annexe was very stylish and equipped to the highest standard."

    Owners were welcoming , albeit saw little of them.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "Owners were very friendly and we were greeted with home made cakes."

    Mobile signal is very weak so very peaceful.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "The Annexe is a superb base for the Shropshire/Welsh border."

    Giles and Helly are both lovely people and can’t do enough to make you feel welcome. The annexe is spotlessly clean and the facilities excellent .. would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2020

  • "The Barn Annexe was superb and the owners, Giles and Helly couldn't be more friendly."

    The outstanding feature is the well tended gardens and lawns. There is a thoughtfully provided patio table and chairs at the side of the property, surrounded by gorgeous flowers and plants and with a view to the Welsh hills. The stillness and tranquility is outstanding. The only thing you will hear is birdsong. A true Gem if you want to escape the hurly burly of modern living.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "The location is very quiet, perfect for a rest and peaceful getaway."

    It is also located well for easy travel to places of interest. The accommodation is very tasteful, high quality and had everything we needed. Helly and Giles were on hand for any queries and were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "We chose Annexe for a peaceful and relaxing holiday before the arrival of our baby in October - it didn’t disappoint!"

    The cottage is clean and incredibly homely, well equipped with everything you’d need - with an added bonus of some lovely cookies on arrival! Amazing views and young cows in the neighbouring field which were enjoyable to watch. Helly and Giles are great hosts and recommended some lovely places for us to visit during our stay. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is an ideal base to explore the surrounding towns and villages, and there are great walks around. Our dog certainly loved coming back to the vast garden and enjoyed playing with the owners dog! Would highly recommend this place, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay :)

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "This is like living on a quiet farm with young cows in the fields nearby, swallows nesting, a hare visiting in the early morning, and beautiful meadows."

    The hosts, and farmer neighbour were very friendly and helpful. The annexe was very well appointed with all we required, so it was easy to self cater while COVID still restricts life. We found this an excellent base for walking, and relaxing.

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, fantastic location, we would love to go back at some point."

    Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JasonJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely long weekend staying at The Annexe."

    We were made to feel very welcomed and looked after by Helly and Giles. The facilities are of a very high standard, and it is warm and comfortable. There is ample space for dogs to run around, though the weather meant wellies really are a necessity for the humans!! We hope to return sometime next year. Mark, Jayne and Bonnie.

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2019

  • "A comfortable and tastefully furnished annexe."

    Helly and Giles are very welcoming and a great stay for us and our dog.

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2019

  • "Giles and Helly made us very welcome nothing was too much trouble."

    The accommodation was 1st class. Spotlessly clean made very homely. There is a large surrounding garden which our dog thoroughly enjoyed. If you like peace and quite in beautiful surroundings with plenty of small villages and towns within easy reach via a short drive then this Annex is hard to beat. Les Lesley and Jess the dog. Manchester.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2019

  • "The annexe is a lovely, warm, spacious place to spend a relaxing week with lovely surroundings."

    The area has plenty to offer with both walking areas and National Trust properties within easy reach. There's a multi screen cinema situated within a large shopping complex just outside Wrexham for those rainy days away but inside.. The owners of the Annexe, Helly and Giles are friendly and helpful but without being intrusive. Altogether we would highly recommend The Annexe..

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2019

  • "Lovely barn conversion."

    Thanks to Helly and Giles for a very comfortable and relaxing week. Dog also thoroughly enjoyed the vast garden.

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size with Juliet balcony
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburning stove
  • Hallway with day bed.
  • Underfloor heating, electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.2 miles and pub 4.1 miles
  • Note: No children under 8 years of age this includes infants
  • Please note the property only accepts bookings starting on a Friday

The property

A recently refurbished barn annexe in the market town of Ellesmere in the Shropshire countryside.

This charming property has been designed immaculately with some stunning features, making it perfect for a romantic retreat.

Outside the property you will find a beautiful, spacious garden which has private outdoor seating and stunning views over the Welsh hills.

The cottage has oak flooring and boasts the benefits of an open-plan living space, with a kitchen that features modern appliances and is sleek in appearance, ensuring a pleasant cooking experience.

There is dining for up to four people in this property, meaning guests are more than welcome to visit for tea.

The lounge itself overlooks the garden through patio doors and also features an electric woodburner, a TV for your entertainment and plenty of seating to enjoy a well-deserved glass of wine.

Upstairs, there is a small landing which has a day bed, meaning there is potential for a third guest to sleep.

The master bedroom has a flawless finish, mixing and matching vintage furniture with contemporary accessories, also offering a Juliet balcony, making mornings bright and airy.

The bathroom is immaculate, with a walk-in shower and a roll-top bath so you can enjoy a warm soak in the tub after a tiring day.

North Shropshire is a delightful rural area, with access to a number of nearby lakes and rivers for a variety of watersporting activities.

Discover many countryside sites within reach, boasting beautiful rolling hills, with a plethora of wildlife to spot and excellent birdwatching opportunities.

Ellesmere has a good selection of independent shops and supermarkets for your amenities, as well as a choice of pubs and restaurants serving fine food and real ale.

Return to your romantic retreat for a relaxing evening with your partner.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Oswestry 8 miles; Shrewsbury 17 miles.

The pretty market town of Ellesmere with its Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings quietly nestles between the Shropshire Meres and the well-known Shropshire to Llangollen canal, in an area renowned as Shopshire's Lakeland. Steeped in history and originally fortified as an Anglo-Saxon settlement, this peaceful town boasts a lovely church with a 15th century roof and was home to Thomas Telford during the building of the canal network in the late 18th century. The town also boasts a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as an abundance of entertainment on and around the meres in the surrounding area. Stroll through Cremorne Gardens, go fishing or boating, take some time to explore Colemere Country Park with its wonderful wildlife and scenic walks, or walk along the canal. A lovely location offering something for everyone at any time of year.

Region Information

Note: No children under 8 years of age this includes infants.
Please note the property only accepts bookings starting on a Friday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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