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Acorn Cottage 1

(Ref. 974817)

Burlton near Ellesmere, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Awesome cottage & location stayed for work but will return with family, thanks for the beer/milk/biscuits"

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and sorry we always seem to miss you as you were working. We look forward to maybe seeing you and your family in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2024

  • "First impressions good but found the furniture poor for comfort."

    Cleanliness good, Mattresses need replacing, found it difficult to get comfortable, so got little sleep. Stained dinning room chairs. Saw little of owner. Would not come again.

    Reviewed by Magdalen2.8Sep 2023

  • "Excellent place, this is the second time we have stayed and its just great."

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2023

  • "Robert and Barbara have been wonderful hosts during our extended stay."

    From their warm personal welcome, with recommendations of local activities and attractions for us to consider, and throughout our stay, nothing has been too much trouble for them. The quality of the accommodation is excellent. Immaculately clean and well-equipped, with weekly bed linen and towel changes, we have been very comfortable and appreciative of our time at Oakdene Farm. We would be delighted to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Jun 2023

  • "An enjoyable stay in a beautiful part of Shropshire."

    Our hosts left us some very welcome gifts of Coronation Biscuits (and we took the tin as a memento), a bottle of Coronation ale and some milk. Thank you very much. The location is very close to both Shrewsbury and Ellesmere - both delightful places to visit. We also visited Berrington Hall, Attingham park, and Chirk Castle - all highly recommended. Our one negative comment is about the settees, which we found very uncomfortable (sorry). Also worth considering would be the installation of a walk in shower. It is not always easy for some people to clamber into a bath for a shower especially as there are no handles fitted in either bathroom.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1May 2023

  • "An excellent place to stay."

    Lovely and spacious accommodation. A great location for exploring with many National Trust and historic sites in easy reach. A lovely peaceful place and great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another lovely break in Petton."

    relaxing as always and the little extras on arrival (eggs,milk,tea & biscuits) very much appreciated. Thanks to Rob & Barbara and the ducks!

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Gorgeous, immaculate and well equipped house in a lovely location."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed the stay, lovely cottage with discrete garden for a morning coffee."

    Good pub within two miles. A great place for bike rides.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.1Jun 2022

  • "If you want peace and tranquility this is the place to go."

    The cottage is set in a beautiful rural location and is very clean, comfortable and well equipped. It was lovely to wake up in the morning to only hear birds singing and not the usual traffic noise. Barbara and Robert are lovely hosts and left milk, eggs from their chickens, cookies and flowers. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we needed and all well maintained, all very comfortable."

    Great Wi-Fi. Lovely quiet spot and owners were very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing host."

    Very generous, gave us so many eggs. We enjoyed our stay there. Will definitely recommend their place to friends and family. The house was very clean, new bedding, the host even provide us with new set of bedding as we entered our second week of stay.Thankyou for having us Barbara and Robert. Thankyou for your generosity and kindness.

    Reviewed by Rosni5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very nice clean cottage."

    Very good heating system and showers were very powerful. A few more plates, glasses etc would be good given there is a dishwasher. Being nearly 6 foot a larger double bed would have been great. The fridge was adequate, but is a little on the small size for a family. None of this would put us off booking again and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by James4.4Oct 2021

  • "The owners were very friendly and welcoming, and the cottage gave us everything we needed to meet our requirements, whilst we were away from home."

    The location was ideal for walking in lovely countryside, good shopping in Shrewsbury, and accessing some lovely pubs / food (Burlston Arms / Red Lion @ Myddle). Would definitely recommend Acorn Cottage.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great place, fabulous friendly hosts and overall simply great"

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a wonderful time at Acorn Cottage 1."

    Everything was very clean. Beautiful surroundings very peaceful, with the only sounds coming from the sheep, cows and the occasional car down the lane. We were in awe of how many stars we saw at night from the cottage. Robert and Barbara were perfect hosts, lovely with our children. We will be back hopefully very soon.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "Another great stay - we decided to come back as the cottage is near to many places, but with plenty of space around to allow for all your social distancing needs."

    Very quiet spot, with plenty of great walks right on your door step. The cottage was thoroughly cleaned before our stay and all the fixtures and fittings looked brand new. Robert & Barbara are great hosts and the milk & biscuits on arrival were very welcome - as were the nice flowers. We explored a range of different places, Hawkstone follies was a good day out and Shrewsbury is only 30 mins (max) away. The Burlton pub remains good, and is an easy 20 min walk from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Owner is very supportive and accommodating"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2020

  • "A great place to stay, well decorated, great facilities, and really nice setting."

    owners are lovely and little touches like milk and biscuits on arrival were really appreciated. The property is surrounded by some great, and some challenging walks -something for everyone. Enjoyed the walk from Clod mere to Ellsemere along the canal - worth doing and stopping at the boat house for a spot of lunch too. Although feels like its in the middle of nowhere (exactly what we were looking for), its still really close to a wide range of places. 30 mins from Shrewsbury, lots of great restaurants and cafes and handy supermarkets. The farm shop in Baschurch is really good too, highly recommend a visit there. Highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2019

  • "Acorn Cottage is situated in a beautiful village Petton."

    The surroundings are so tranquil for a restful and quiet break. The cottage is well equipped with all the mod cons and is squeaky clean. The kitchen has all the amenities along with a dishwasher and washing machine which made our stay very comfortable. The bedrooms are spacious and so are the bathrooms. Acorn Cottage has everything we could ask for. Barbara and Robert gave us a very warm welcome to Acorn Cottage. They are extremely friendly and provided us with lots of information about sightseeing as well as gourmet pubs to get good food. The church in Petton is gorgeous and definitely worth a visit. The chicken and ducks that Robert keeps are an absolute delight. To sum up Acorn cottage is a wonderful cottage and the hosts are amazing.

    Reviewed by Furrokh5.0Jul 2019

  • "We have just had the most wonderful 5 nights at this cottage."

    We didn’t want to come home! When we first arrived, we couldn’t stop saying “wow!”. Immaculately clean and extremely well equipped and comfortable. The finest of details had been thought of. Little touches like this make all the difference. Beautiful, peaceful setting, with resident ducks and chickens. It was well located for many local sightseeing attractions. Most things we wanted to do were only 30-40 minutes drive away. Lovely pub 5 minutes down the road for delicious meals, although you have everything you need to cook in the cottage. The owners are absolutely lovely. They welcomed us with open arms and made us feel at home right away. We can’t wait until our next visit!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful place, the owners and animals made us feel so welcome"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi via BT Openzone
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shared surrounding lawn and front courtyard with furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: WiFi strength can be weak due to the rural location, and it may not be suitable for streaming
  • Note: This property only allows bookings on Friday and Monday.

The property

This ground floor stable conversion sits on Oakdene Farm, near the village of Burlton in Shropshire.

Enjoying a serene countryside location while boasting inviting open-plan living and two en-suite bedrooms, this is a superb base for groups of four wishing to experience the fabulous attractions of Shropshire and the nearby area.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 980350, together they sleep eight.

Oakdene Farm Cottages

The two charming farm building conversions at Oakdene Farm, rest at the top of the hill in Petton just outside the village of Burlton amid luscious Shropshire countryside. These two similar cottages make up the former farm buildings at Oakdene Farm, still retaining the original stable doors to sustain its wonderful charm. Both Acorn 1 and Acorn 2 cottages benefit from homely open-plan living, comprising of a modern and well-equipped kitchen and a lovely dining area looking out towards the surrounding countryside. There is also comfortable seating gathered around a Freeview TV. Three of the four bedrooms across the two properties benefit from their own en-suite facilities while all of the bedrooms are complete to a delightful standard, accommodating up to eight people in total. To enjoy the refreshing location take advantage of the social courtyard to the front of these barn conversions; rustle up a delicious BBQ with a drink in hand whilst watching the resident ducks and chickens go about their day. An array of beautiful footpaths and trails abound from the doorstep of Oakdene Farm, while the nearest pub can be found in the nearby village of Burlton. This is a fine location for touring Shropshire, as you sit in between the stunning market town of Ellesmere and the magical spot of Shrewsbury with its plethora of listed buildings and much more to see and do. The Shropshire Hills AONB provide even more opportunities for you outdoor enthusiasts, while Oswestry, Wrexham and Chester are all accessible with a venture north. Two welcoming cottages, ideal for couples, families and friends.

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About the location


Ellesmere 7.5 miles; Shrewsbury 10 miles; Whitchurch 13.7 miles

A pretty Shropshire village, nestled in the stunning Shropshire countryside, surrounded by pockets of woodland and close to the beautiful Ellesmere glacial lakes and extensive canal network. Situated virtually equidistant between the market town of Ellesmere and the medieval town of Shrewsbury, Burlton is a perfect base to explore the undulating Shropshire and Welsh Marches countryside and local historic towns and all they have to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas