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Top House

Northwood near Wem, Shropshire (Ref. 4267)

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4.8

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  • Sleeps 13

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    We had 3 little ankle biters with is and the garden was just perfect for them to run about. There were also some toys there for them. Also, what was a nice touch, was the plates and cups for them (as the parents had forgot to pack them) The location was great, no noise and was such a relaxing place to spend with family. I would recommend this and we were also talking about a return trip

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "Excellent very homely garden beautiful great location fantastic local pub with in walking distance"

    Reviewed by DebbieNov 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a quiet location, ideal for a quiet getaway for the whole family."

    We would definitely return again

    Reviewed by MaxineNov 2021

  • "The decorative light in the kitchen did not work for more than 25 minutes at a time which meant one end of the kitchen was quite dark."

    Otherwise there were no major issues and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Top House was fantastic."

    Great space both indoors and outdoors and all the mod cons. We could have happily spent the week lazily lounging in the house and gardens, though also some beautiful countryside just on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2021

  • "The house and garden was perfect for our family holiday."

    The house was very well equipped and big enough for us all for us to spread out. The garden was well fenced so we didn’t need to worry about our grandson or the dogs getting on to the road and large enough to play lots of games. Wonderfully quiet and on a clear night we enjoyed some star gazing. We couldn’t have asked for more!

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Top House!"

    We spent most of our time in the amazing kitchen and both us and our dogs loved the underfloor heating. The house is very spacious with good facilities and extremely well equipped. Our only recommendation would be to try and enclose the garden as dogs can run out onto the road. We kept ours on leads all the time.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2020

  • "The house was wonderful and the garden was amazing."

    My Husband had been working from home since March and needed a change of scenery, we booked last-minute and there wasn't many listings left that met our requirements (mainly detached and a lovely garden). The house was too big for us really and we didn't use most of the rooms but the main living room was well equip and comfortable and the kitchen was perfect, lovely and big and every item we could think of was there. We did well for the weather (end of Sept into early Oct) and ate most of our meals at the lovely teak table and chairs on the patio. We saw so much wildlife in the garden and had the most amazing peace and quiet, it was a dream come true. We didn't eat-out due to the current pandemic so we brought most of our provisions from the Tesco or Co-Op in Ellesmere just down the road, we'd eat our meal at Top House then go for a walk around a lake/mere or nature reserve. We did go to Shrewsbury town centre and found a cafe that made fabulous cakes, 'Cafe on the Cop', we brought some to take-away and took them back to the house to eat in the garden with a cup of tea, bliss. We were so glad we choose Top House for our holiday, it's perfect for a romantic get-away and would definitely be ideal for a large family get-together.

    Reviewed by TracySep 2020

  • "A lovely house in a nice location, unfortunately due to the Covid19 virus a lot of things were closed."

    Reviewed by DenysMar 2020

  • "Such a beautiful cottage and a fantastic place to stay."

    Mrs Jefferies was very pleasant and helpful and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2020

  • "We enjoyed a half term week at Top House, three generations and a couple of birthdays to celebrate one being an eightieth."

    The house is ideal for many good visits and days out without having to drive too far. Swimming pool in local town of Wem Was very handy for rainy days with kids. Ellesmere is superb for walks and a again a great playground. In the house, the dining kitchen is really nice and well equipped and is definitely at the heart of the house. Under floor heating keeps this room nice and warm and there are bifold doors with lovely view onto large garden area. The main lounge is snug with a wood burner fire and there is a second lounge which works well as a kids area. Both rooms have TVs with usual apps built in. WiFi is good. Overall a lovely house for a medium sized group. If you want piece and quiet though we would not recommend the downstairs double room as noise transfers from room above and kitchen/utility area. There was scaffolding on adjacent buildings last week as they are developments taking place. This didn’t cause a problem for us. Thankyou for the lovely treats on arrival.

    Reviewed by JeremyFeb 2020

  • "The space was perfect as we were a large party with 3 young children."

    The house was very cosy and had everything we needed especially in the kitchen. I would definitely recommend this place to others and hope to return.

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2019

  • "Property excellent for large families."

    Younger children loved the space to race about and adults relaxed in evening together in comfort. Very comfortable beds. Plenty of towels and bathrooms. No gate to lane from house so not secure for dogs and children. Owner very friendly and helpful. We would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2019

  • "This house is equipped for everyone!"

    4 generations stayed and never once was anyone of us bored.. we came up to visit family so didn’t do much touristy stuff but we were in the perfect location for what we wanted to do

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "The large space of the house."

    Fabulous garden. Equipment, cutlery etc brilliant, including power showers. Geared & set up for children, with games room, toys etc. A good position to tour around other towns & villages. Emily Jefferies, the owner, very helpful and pleasant. Thank you for a great week.

    Reviewed by GlenisAug 2019

  • "Our holiday comprised 3 generations including 5 young children."

    The property has a very large garden where the children could play safely. The kitchen has 2 ovens which meant we could cook the large meals required, and a huge table where we could all sit together. There is plenty of seating in the lounge(s); we all tended to use the main lounge in the evening to watch TV and the children used the smaller lounge as a playroom. Numerous children's’ toys and books were provided. The nearest town is Ellesmere and there is plenty to do and to explore locally.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2019

  • "Beautiful house!"

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    Reviewed by AdamJun 2019

  • "Top House is a delightful property in very peaceful surroundings."

    It was ideal for our family get together, particularly the large, well equipped kitchen and patio area. We were especially pleased to be able to make use of the BBQ and enjoy the exceptionally well tended, spacious garden.

    Reviewed by LesJun 2019

  • "Unfortunately one tv in the playroom did not work the other worked but a Little intermittently."

    This could have been a problem for us but our grandchildren did not make it in the end although we had booked for them. Some of the crockery was less than clean and one or two towels had marks on them. There was no firewood to use which didn’t matter to us but would have done on the winter. It would have been nice to light a fire but not a big problem. Small niggles really but did not spoil the holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner is a little disappointed with your comments regarding the crockery as she spent the whole of the previous weeks cleaning the carpets and windows at the property and would have expected the previous guests to ensure that the plates were clean before they put them away. With reference to the tea towels, the owner advised that the cleaners took her own tea towels away to be laundered and left their own in its place. The fire was made ready for use and any additional fire wood can be purchased from the owner if required. The TV in the playroom is a little temperamental and the owner is looking into replacing it soon. Over all we hope your comments didn't detract from your stay at Top House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2019

  • "House met our needs exactly for our 3 generations."

    The garden was ideal for the children. The house is situated within easy reach of plenty of attractions. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Brilliant time spent at Top House."

    the facilities were excellent everything we needed. The Gardens were well kept and lots of room for the children to run around and play. Great place for a family celebration.

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2019

  • "The house was brilliant loved the token chocolates left on the table children loved the assortment of games and toys"

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "We had a great weekend in spite of the weather, a perfect house for a family get together."

    There were 12 of us and we had plenty of room, the second lounge which should be called the play room had enough toys to start a toy shop and it also meant the main lounge was left for the adults. It was just a shame we couldn't use the lovely garden because of the rain. I would certainly book it again.

    Reviewed by DenysMar 2019

  • "Brilliant house and amazing garden"

    Reviewed by CathyMar 2019

  • "The house was perfect for our extended family."

    There was a sitting room for sitting and another for noisy children's play! The dining kitchen was huge and well equipped and overlooked the garden with doors that could have been opened out if we'd not been there in February! The bedrooms were comfortable (though some of us would have liked more pillows). It was beautifully situated, with lots to do not far away. It was so quiet and peaceful, and there were lots of birds (my guide to a good place!).

    Reviewed by LoisFeb 2019

  • "An ideal location for a seasonal family get together."

    Well equipped in every way , including a dog towel. Each and everyone enjoyed the stay and suggested Top house is ideal for winter or summer gatherings.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2018

  • "We had a brilliant time as family and friends got together to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday."

    there was plenty of room for the grandchildren to play. very well maintained and had every facility we could wish for. Would highly recommend this property to others and consider using it again hopefully in the near future. Thank you to all involved.

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2018

  • "Such a well equipped cottage, with a vast collection of books, game, puzzles and videos, to keep every generation occupied."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "The house was amazing-we had so much room,if we all wanted to do seperate things while at the house."

    The kitchen was the biggest we had seen,and very well stocked out.We would definatly go to this one again.Was easy to find,and well kitted out.Plenty of garden for the two dogs.

    Reviewed by LindseyOct 2018

  • "Although the place looked amazing in the pictures, our expectations were exceeded when we arrived."

    The cottage is beautiful and we would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2018

  • "Because the weather wasn’t too good we spent all of our birthday celebration weekend at Top House."

    We enjoyed good conversation, laughter and real valuable family time together. There was plenty of space and loads of games and books available and the garden had lots of interest.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2018

  • "The cottage had more than enough space for the 9 of us and 2 dogs."

    It was lovely and comfortable with everything you needed to be a home from home.

    Reviewed by PhilippaAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely time at Top House!"

    The house is very spacious and the garden is spectacular! The kitchen has everything you could wish for. A lot of lovely attractions and walks are a short drive away and the welsh border is a stone’s throw. I would highly recommend Top House.

    Reviewed by JoannaAug 2018

  • "Top House is a perfect place for a large gathering."

    The large kitchen accommodates everyone with ease (there were 9 of us) and opens directly onto the garden. There is plenty of room in the house for everyone to find their own space without being shut away from others. The garden is a good size and is secure,making it ideal for dogs and for playing games. The fire pit was lovely to sit round in the evening. Top House is welcoming and very well-equipped. We had a lovely time here and there is lots to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by PAug 2018

  • "Top House is a comfortable, spacious house with a patio area and a very large garden."

    We felt 'at home' immediately. The variety of bedroom layouts cater for all tastes and family sizes. The huge kitchen has every appliance and utensil needed, making mealtimes trouble-free. The BBQ was in full use during our stay. The wall of full height folding windows was a godsend in the hot weather! Ideal for families with children of all ages. Two sitting rooms with TVs and DVDs and lots of games for the young at heart. A core group of our large family completed two 1000 piece jigsaws in odd moments of our holiday. We had five cars and had no trouble parking them all off road. Days out included a visit to Llangollen with its canal and stream railway and a trip to Rhaeadr Falls. We recommend eating at The Horse and Jockey at the end of the lane and The Dog and Bull in Coton.

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2018

  • "Ideal for a large family get together we all had a lovely time and enjoyed our stay."

    Garden is lovely and very big but some sun longers would be nice and definitely a sun umbrella. We constructed one from the washing line and blankets. We were very noisy outside on the first night and had a complaint from the neighbour. Sincere apologies, we didn't realise we had a neighbour.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2018

  • "Stayed at Top House with my extended family of 8 adults and 2 children over Whit week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The kitchen leading out onto the garden was beautiful and the full width sliding patio doors spent most of the time fully open, which allowed us to access the extensive garden with ease. This was helped by the excellent weather we enjoyed for the full week, bar a couple of thunder storms (which were great to watch with the doors open). The only thing that could possibly improve this space would be some comfy chairs or a sofa, but that is just knit picking with a great room. The bedrooms were comfortable and clean and allowed the different members of our party to retreat to quiet area when needed. One bed did have a squeak but this was quickly remedied with a spanner. The bathrooms were also clean and practical, with fantastic showers that were nice and hot and very powerful (which is a bug bear of mine on holidays when you get a rubbish shower). The living room was hardly used due to the wonderful kitchen but when used was comfortable and spacious. The exterior was well maintained and the garden was another area which we used often. There was ample parking for our four cars and could probably accommodate another couple of vehicles. The entrance to the drive was a little tricky to get out of due to poor visibility and some other inconsiderate drivers who seemed to drive the narrow back lane at inappropriate speeds, but was fine if taken with care. Overall I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to get away with a large group, it's spacious, comfortable and set in peaceful grounds.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "What a lovely house, plenty of room so no one is getting under each others feet and the property is well equipped, lovely large gardens."

    Setting is idyllic, out in the countryside overlooking fields and not overlooked by anybody, quiet and peaceful ideal for just sitting on the patio and chilling out in the evening sun after a hard days sightseeing. One point to note that you do need transport to stay here as to the location of the property and the nearest shops being approx 3.5 miles away in Wem.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2018

  • "As a large party, we couldn't have asked for better."

    The kitchen was extremely well equipped with appliances you would not expect to find in a holiday home. All bathrooms and showering facilities were good with good water pressure for the amount of potentially showering at the same time (a good shower is important!). The property was well maintained with both window cleaners and grass cutting taking place during our stay with no intrusion to our stay. We have all agreed we would love to return as it was the perfect spot for us to continue exploring Shropshire, a beautiful county with so much we didn't see.

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2018

  • "Holiday was great house and garden perfect for us and dogs overall a super weekend was had by all Many thanks R H Ball"

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay in a spacious house which was well equipped."

    Very child and dog friendly. It suited our needs for three families to get together to celebrate a special birthday. Good location for dog walks and nice Pubs for Sunday Lunch.

    Reviewed by PaulaJan 2018

  • "We spent a wonderful weekend in December celebrating our Mum's 70th birthday."

    There were 11 of us (7 adults & 4 kids) and the house had plenty of space (& bathrooms) for us all without feeling we were cramped and on top of each other. Plenty of snow fell over the weekend and kids had a great time in the fab garden making snowmen and having snowball fights. The big kitchen table was perfect for all of us to sit together for meals, and the log fire made the living room very cosy in the evenings. Would be very happy to stay at Top House again - maybe in spring or summer next time.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2017

  • "Excellent property, lots of space and for the kids to run around, quiet and peaceful (except for the kids)."

    The only problem was the broadband kept dropping out probably due to distance from the exchange.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2017

  • "Lovely house in a quiet location."

    Suited allof the needs of our group.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2017

  • "Excellent location for visiting other places"

    Reviewed by alanJun 2017

  • "Suited our needs."

    Safe lawn for children to run about on....even though weather was not brilliant.

    Reviewed by TonyNov 2016

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x family suite with king-size double, en-suite double-ended bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC, and adjoining bedroom with 1 single and 1 junior bed (suitable for up to 5-6 yrs), 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x ground floor double
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, telephone style hand shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Large kitchen with dining table (seats 8) with additional seating and table if required, 16" flat screen TV/DVD and doors to patio
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room (seats 8) with woodburner
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in kitchen and woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x flat screen TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVD, 1 x combi TV/DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Extra wood can be purchased from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Large lawned garden with orchard, patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Three dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 12 mins walk
  • Note: Horses welcome by arrangement, the property stands in 40 acres of farmland and has a horse paddock with water
  • Please note the property does not accept hen/ stag parties
  • Property is in a quiet rural area please respect your neighbours.

The property

This attractive detached farmhouse is a perfect example of a country Shropshire cottage, and offers spacious, quality, well-equipped accommodation.

There are two living rooms in this Shropshire cottage, five attractive bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities, and a luxury kitchen with dining area which has a very impressive picture window that leads out to a lovely garden.

The large lawned Shropshire cottage garden is perfect for family fun, dining alfresco or simply relaxing.

This Shropshire cottage is very close to a 2300-acre National Nature Reserve renowned for its mosses and raised bogs, and is home to a huge variety of birds.

Enjoy delightful Ellesmere, the centre of Shropshire's Lake District boasting nine picturesque meres with scenic walks, fishing and boating.

A perfect location for the Ironbridge World Heritage Site, Wroxeter Roman Ruins, Errdig Hall, Chirk Castle, Llangollen or medieval Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Chester.

This is a lovely Shropshire cottage in a wonderful location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

NORTHWOOD

Wem 5 miles; Ellesmere 6 miles.

The small, scattered village of Northwood nestles between the pretty Shropshire market towns of Wem and Ellesmere, and consists of a handful of houses and an excellent pub with adjoining restaurant. Historic Wem, home of the infamous Jeffrey's “the hanging” Judge and renowned for its real ales and the modern Sweet Pea flower, has provided a central point for local trade since Saxon times and its weekly market still holds this tradition, attracting visitors from across the county. The beautiful town of Ellesmere, with its Medieval streets littered with Georgian and Victorian houses and quaint, half-timbered buildings, is situated just 6 miles away, amidst an area known as Shropshire's Lakeland, and offers an abundance of shops, pubs and fine restaurants. Take a boat trip across the magnificent glacial mere out onto the Llangollen Canal or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Aboretum and Cremorne Gardens with its wonderful wildlife and scenic walks. Stokesay Castle, medieval Shrewsbury and Ludlow and the fascinating museums at Ironbridge are all within easy reach. A lovely location, with something for everyone.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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