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Vitula Cottage

Burlton near Wem, Shropshire (Ref. 998662)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Quiet and peaceful a great place for a relaxing break."

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad people enjoy the lovely peace and quiet here of the Shropshire countryside away from their busy lives. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2022

  • "Would have liked to give this 10/10, but a couple of things let it down, firstly garden furniture wasn’t able to sit on it due to cushions/ chairs very weather worn, might be worth with getting a cushion box for these."

    Secondly ground floor bedroom patio doors locked as there was no step on outside, so no ventilation making bedroom to warm to sleep, overall cottage was lovely, hot tube fantastic, cake was gorgeous, plus had great fun watching the squirrels chase around in the garden, would stay here again but please sort out issues so I can give it 10/10

    Thank you for your feedback. Key for downstairs patio doors is found in the utility room as described on page 6 of the cottage hand book. We don’t keep it in the door for obvious reasons. The cushions on the outside chairs are the all weather type ones. Previous guests use some of the 12 cushions provided in the conservatory or bring the patio furniture out of the conservatory for extra comfort. The conservatory and hot tub are for guests use only so the chairs in there are for your use also. I hope this helps your concerns . Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "Lovely contemporary styled cottage, well equipped and comfortably furnished, set in extensive grounds in beautiful rural Shropshire."

    Sally and Alan have everything covered with a warm welcome and a tasty sponge cake!! However, the real bonus is the peace and quiet with neighbouring properties on the distant horizon. Perfect. We shall be back!!

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "Amazing property ,beautiful and very well equipped."

    Hot tub in large conservatory was an added bonus .The views from the lounge are stunning and the accommodation is perfect for an idyllic retreat and sanctuary after exploring Shropshire .Would highly recommend and would love to return ,but the property seems to be booked up for the foreseeable future! Oh well at least we got to visit here at least once and made some lovely memories .

    Reviewed by BeverleyApr 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage which is beautifully finished."

    Provides all the amenities you might need for a getaway, whether its a weekend break or you're settling in for a longer stay. The extra little touches were very nice, thank you.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning ‘home from home’."

    The owners are lovely and have provided everything you need and more for a comfortable, fantastic stay. I was alone with my two young children without the car but we was able to get a food shop delivered and thanks to the lovely cottage having all the mod cons- we didn’t need to leave all week and not once were my girls short of something to do! The kitchen is full of baking equipment which my girls really enjoyed baking Easter cakes, playing the board games, afternoon tea/picnic and hours of fun in the huge garden and of course- the hot tub! Sally has thought of everything from lovely finishing touches to under floor heating. Really relaxing- stunning views and I highly recommend! Thank you Sally and Alan for an absolutely fantastic stay! This is by bar the most accommodating, immaculate, stunning holiday we have had which has throughly recharged all our batteries, just what we needed!

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at this delightful cottage."

    Absolutely stunning, set in beautiful grounds with amazing views and not overlooked. Added bonus was relaxing in the hot tub each evening after days out. Oh, and not to forget the delicious cake, baked by the owners Sally & Alan. I would definitely recommend.

    Many thanks for your kind words and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us . Finally, thank you for your kind gift you left and card. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlexApr 2022

  • "A well appointed and comfortable property situated in a quiet rural setting."

    The added bonus of a large Hot Tub in a separate conservatory. The owner met us on arrival to welcome us to the property.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMar 2022

  • "Restrictions on use of hot tub should be mentioned in description before ..."

    Restrictions on use of hot tub should be mentioned in description before booking, loved the property but also thought blinds would be nice in downstairs window for added privacy

    I would like to point out that there are no restrictions on the use of the hot tub and we are not sure why you thought there were. The holiday maker has exclusive use of the hot tub. Secondly, we take on board your suggestions about blinds in the downstairs kitchen area. The sitting room/lounge has curtains. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DonnaMar 2022

  • "Pictures do not it justice, such a beautiful cottage with beautiful views across the countryside."

    Will definitely be returning, only been home 1 day and already miss the place

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2022

  • "We stayed at Vitula Cottage for 3 nights for our 5 year anniversary holiday."

    We received emails before arrival with very simple and straight forward instructions on what to expect and how to prepare. Similar emails were sent towards the end of the stay as well which we found helpful Upon arrival, Sally greeted us at the door and showed us around. The famous Sally cake was already waiting for us on the kitchen counter and added a very nice touch. The property itself is amazing. The first thing we noticed was how warm it was (a must for a winter stay) and how nice it smelled. We absolutely loved the look and feel of the cottage. It was very clean. The kitchen was filled with all sorts of dishes and utensils and some basic ingredients. The views to the garden and open fields are beautiful. We were a little skeptic about a winter holiday but it has its own charm and we got to spend the time indoors relaxing. There are plenty of puzzles, games and books to keep you busy. Wem, Ellesmere and Shrewsbury are only a short drive away. Sally also recommended a few local restaurants and take aways which was very convenient. The whole experience was very private and relaxing. It made our 5 year anniversary extra special. This was our first cottage stay and it has set the bar very high. 100% recommend this cottage for all seasons!

    Reviewed by HarmandeepFeb 2022

  • "Lovely views."

    Clean and warm. Well equipped. Comfortable.

    Reviewed by ChristineJan 2022

  • "100 % recommend this perfectly equipped, well built and beautifully luxurious barn cottage!"

    How stunning the views were each day! The dècor, practicality of the barn, comfort and cleanliness has been the best we’ve ever experienced. :) Sally was so warm, friendly and generously provided a large homemade cake. Everything was perfect.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SujeetJan 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning place with the most gracious and friendly host, highly recommend."

    Reviewed by ChelseaDec 2021

  • "We booked this pretty, pristine cottage with our friends as an escape from the madness of the last 18 months."

    It had all the facilities we needed in a peaceful location with uninterrupted views of the countryside from the lounge. Friendly hosts Sally & Alan were on hand if needed. Really appreciated the home made cake on arrival, a lovely touch. The enclosed hot tub was a hit, a perfect way to relax after a day discovering nearby attractions. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by BeverlyDec 2021

  • "As always sykes yet again delivered the very best in holiday accommodation ."

    Vitula cottage has everything you need in abundance, we have never had so many pot , pans and crockery and towels. The accommodation is beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable, the hot tub was lovely and robes are provided too. The owners are lovely and very quick to sort out any problems, such as a tree coming down in the high winds and blocking the drive, we couldn't have asked for anything any better and would recommend vitula cottage to anyone. The nearby village of Wem has shops and cafes and a lovely Italian restaurant that's well worth a visit, also the Dickin Arms in Wem is a proper village pub, very friendly and welcoming, in fact the many pubs there are all lovely, we recommend the food in the White Lion , best meat.pie ever. Thankyou Sally for the beautifully light home made cake. Vitula cottage is on our list of places to go back to for another holiday stay.

    Reviewed by SallyNov 2021

  • "Vitula cottage was amazing!"

    I would definitely go back. We had lots of fun, peaceful and beautiful area! The cottage is extremely clean and comfortable! The hot tub was amazing, the space was so huge! The owner was super friendly and helpful. We got to meet her beautiful horses too. She baked us a lovely cake which also tasted yummy! We loved everything about the place and Shrewsbury!

    Reviewed by FatimahNov 2021

  • "What an amazing cottage, they have everything you need."

    Hot tub was fab, views were great. Host was lovely and the home made cake was very nice.

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay in this property perfectly situated for a country escape and sally the owner was lovely ."

    Would definitely stay again the house was perfect.

    Reviewed by BenOct 2021

  • "My husband, two children (aged 6&8) and I spent a week at Vitula Cottage and had a wonderful time."

    The house felt so homely and everything we could have needed was right at out fingertips. The house was beautiful, in a beautiful spot. We had a great time in the local area; Hawstone Park Follies and Shrewsbury Prison Museum. We also went to Alton Towers and Chester Zoo, so plenty to do if you are prepared to travel a bit.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2021

  • "Amazing property!"

    Luxurious, comfortable and has everything provided you need for a short or long stay. Hosts are brilliant, Sally greeted us and showed us around and then we were left alone to enjoy the property and surroundings during our stay. The homemade cake was a bonus, very delicious! Hot tub was phenomenal. The property is very private, in a peaceful location, and a great base to explore the surrounding area. We recommend you check out Hawkstone Park Follies and Colemere lake. Sorry we were in a rush to leave that we forgot to sign the visitors book but we give this property a 10/10, would definitely come again and have already recommended to friends. Thank you Sally and Alan!

    Reviewed by Dawn-marieOct 2021

  • "Take extra coat hangers for the small chest wardrobes."

    And a few coat hangers on the door backs would have been useful. But otherwise a fantastic place to stay.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Vitula Cottage."

    We had a lovely relaxing break and Sally the owner left us a lovely homemade cake for when we arrived. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2021

  • "Vitula Cottage is probably the finest cottage for 3 people we've ever stayed in."

    It's spacious, very well equipped, comfortable, beautifully designed and decorated and in a great location. Even better it has a wonderful hot tub, and fantastic patio windows which open onto a beautiful decking area and superb garden. With the patio windows open it feels as if the garden in part of the house - simply gorgeous. Sally, the owner, was there to meet us which was very pleasant and helpful (this doesn't usually happen these days - a key safe is more normal). The owners live nearby, but the properties are completely separate. It's good to know that help is there if needed. We'd certainly book Vitula Cottage again if we're in the area.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay."

    Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for all weathers. Peaceful setting and lovely uninterrupted views. Warm and welcoming generous hosts. We really did have a lovely stay - thank you!

    Reviewed by CharlotteJul 2021

  • "Vitula Cottage was well appointed with everything to make our stay comfortable."

    It was detached and in lovely peaceful surroundings overlooking fields. Whilst the owners were close by, it felt very private. Sally's lovely homemade cake was a nice welcome gesture.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "Everything about the cottage was spot on, it was so relaxing and peaceful, we ..."

    Everything about the cottage was spot on, it was so relaxing and peaceful, we had a homemade cake left in the property to welcome us, Sally met us on arrival and explained things to us, and if we had any problems she was just next door, not that we had any though, We enjoyed it that much, as soon as we arrived home, we booked again for next year,

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "We have stayed in many self catering properties over the years but this is, without doubt, the best yet."

    Stunning property. It’s location is excellent and the decor is fabulous. Sally, the owner was there to greet us and gave us a quick tour before letting us settle in. She’d left THE most fantastic cake as a welcome gift. There was everything we could possibly want. Very comfortable seating on the large leather couch, bi-fold doors which opened onto decking leading down to the conservatory with its hot tub. There was an open air eating area and a simply huge garden with mature trees. The bed - comfiest ever! Loved watching all the wildlife and listening to the birds. Thank you Sally and Alan, for allowing us to share your beautiful home. We so appreciated it. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by SuzanneMay 2021

  • "The pictures do not do this cottage justice!"

    It was absolutely stunning, everything you ever need is there. The sofa was so comfy, the kitchen was just a dream kitchen. The beds were comfy the bathrooms were so clean. The hot tub was just a cherry on top. The view from the lounge was just beautiful, we saw rabbits, squirrels and birds all playing in the garden. So quiet and peaceful. Honestly if you have doubts about booking... don't! You will not regret it. Oh the home made cake was absolutely delicious. Sally and Alan are perfect hosts, there are right there if you need them but also leave you alone to enjoy your holiday away. Definitely will be booking again soon

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2021

  • "The cottage was stunning , beautiful location, the host was very friendly ,could not fault anything."

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "The place was gorgeous, the owners were very friendly and helpful, and even left us a lovely cake!"

    Everything was comfy and well thought through and we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely welcome Sept 2020 also a welcome cake."

    Meet every expectations the owner left you to your own so had privacy. But if you needed any help you could speak to Sally. Friendly cat which stayed outside but would welcome you in the evening on your return from a day out. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning!"

    Scrupulously clean and had everything in that you could reasonably ask for. My only comment would be is that the conservatory where the hot tub is situated needs duck boards or something similar. The mats were very slippery once they were wet. Otherwise it was perfect.

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2020

  • "A holiday for 2 adults and a teenager, 18, is difficult to organize but Vitula was amazing for us all."

    Bedrooms were spacious and en suite. Bifolding doors looked out onto stunning scenery and then the hot tub too. In difficult times with Covid 19 we felt very relaxed and could be ourselves.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2020

  • "Beautiful little getaway in a lovely area."

    We arrived to a home baked cake and received a warm welcome from the owner who handed over the key and ensured we knew how to use a few things. There was a fully equipped modern kitchen and 2 bedrooms with an en suite each plus another bathroom. The cottage was in a very quiet area and we had a very relaxed time, special thanks to the jacuzzi. 11/10 stay and will definitely be recommending this place in the future.

    Reviewed by CharlotteJan 2020

  • "Cottage is beautiful extremely clean owners are very nice."

    Nice place to just relax.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2019

  • "Sally was very warm and welcoming."

    She met us at the cottage when we arrived, despite the late hour, and took us through FYI's. She also left us a lovely cake as a welcome gesture. The cottage is beautiful and very well maintained. The facilities could only be improved with a tumble dryer (sad to hear the one that used to be in the property was not treated well). If returning to Shropshire I would definitely book Vitula Cottage again!

    Reviewed by LauriDec 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a quiet secluded location."

    Well equipped and very cosy. To be welcomed with a home made cake was just lovely!

    Reviewed by SuzannahNov 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    So relaxing, with wonderful views. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2019

  • "Great cottage and thoughtful owner."

    Was available if needed but let us have our privacy. Cottage done to a very high standard and very clean. Beds very comfortable and area very quiet and peaceful. Had a great holiday and brilliant weather to top it off. Fully recommended!

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with stunning views and very friendly owners"

    Reviewed by HuwJul 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful location, Fantastic cottage and a Hot tub to finish your day in a bit of luxury"

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The barn has been converted to a high standard and decorated beautifully throughout."

    The outside space is great and secure for our 4 year old to run around in. Sally and Alan were great hosts and the home cooked cake was a lovely gesture. We will be returning for another stay and recommending it to others. New pegs and a hairdryer would be great!

    Reviewed by AbbiJul 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and everything we could have wished for."

    It was spotless and beautifully decorated. A really lovely place to relax in with fantastic views. The hot tub was a perfect place to chill out in after a day out and about. Sally the owner was great and left us a delicious cake. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2019

  • "Incredible cottage - with a very welcoming host who baked the most beautiful cake for us on arrival!"

    Stunning location and the hot tub was luxury. The decor incredible and I wanted to take the kitchen work tops home for my kitchen haha! We had a wonderful stay. Thank you xx we recommend a drive to Llangollen and also a trip to the Dicken restaurant about 5mins drive away for food xx

    Reviewed by JoannaJun 2019

  • "Had a lovely weekend away."

    Booking was easy and details about getting keys etc was prompt and clear. The hosts were great and the welcome cake was delicious! Property was spotless and well equipped with everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by RussellMay 2019

  • "This cottage is a little gem hidden in a very quiet beautiful part of the northern Shropshire area."

    In easy striking distance to many lovely places to visit. We were blessed with beautiful wall to wall sunshine during our stay. The cottage is very modern & well equiped with beautiful panoramic views. Finally the hosts were wonderful, well done to them for making our holiday truely memorable.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "Cottage was exactly as published on your site and was off a very high standard"

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil heating throughout with dedicated underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, family size fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Access to large private grounds with garden furniture
  • Patio table and seating under a vine covered pergola, bearing summer grapes
  • Dedicated separate conservatory offering fabulous views of corn fields
  • Hot tub available in conservatory at a supplement, arranged directly with owner
  • Hot tub supplement for 7 nights is £120
  • Hot tub option for a shorter stay is £60 first day then £10 per day
  • Easy access to Oswestry, Shrewsbury and the Iron Bridge at Telford
  • Beautiful lakes in the area to visit and the 18th century Attingham Park estate
  • English Heritage and National Trust sites are within easy reach eg Chirk Castle
  • Due to the fantastic border location, Welsh attractions are within reach eg Betws-y-Coed and Llangollen Canal
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.8 miles and pub 1.6 miles
  • Please note that regrettably the property can only accept children 12 years of age and over.

The property

Wem 4.8 miles.

Nestled within the beautiful grounds to the owner's farmhouse, just north of the Shropshire Hills AONB and surrounded by open, green fields, is Vitula Cottage.

This lovely barn conversion, approached by a country lane, offers a haven for walkers and cyclists, with a network of trails to choose from in the area.

Return to relax in this peaceful getaway and take in your surroundings from the living room, you can sink into the large sofa and drink in the views out over the greenery as you sip a thirst-quenching beverage.

Slide open the bi-folding doors on a warm summer's day and let a welcoming breeze through the open-plan space.

You can rustle up a tasty dinner for everyone to enjoy around the dining table, with the help of the modern appliances in the kitchen.

The high ceiling and considered lighting fixtures will uplift your mood each day, allowing you to truly make the most of your stay.

The ground floor double bedroom has its very own en-suite shower room for convenience and pleasant views to wake up to each morning through the patio doors.

Upstairs is the master bedroom showcasing a king-size double bed and an en-suite shower room, with a lovely oak finish throughout.

Finally, the outdoor space boasts a conservatory with a seating area whatever time of the year.

There are a few pubs in the nearby area, with the nearest shop being in Wem, as well as cosy cafés, more pubs and lovely restaurants to choose from.

Pay a visit to the delightful town of Ellesmere, which is steeped in history and offers shops, pubs and eateries in abundance, as well as the Shropshire Union Canal babbling its way to Llangollen.

You have many historic landmarks, museums, National Trust properties and gardens to tempt any visitor.

Vitula Cottage is a first-rate property boasting an enviable position in Shropshire.

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About the location

WEM

Whitchurch 9 miles; Shrewsbury 11.2 miles; Oswestry 19.2 miles

This small market town in Shropshire has a welcoming and quaint feel about it, nestled just north of the Shropshire Hills AONB, near borders of Wales and England, it is the perfect base for touring a wonderful region of Britain. This town is the administrative centre for the northern area committee of Shropshire council and occupies a town hall, train station, real ale pubs, cosy cafes and welcoming restaurants, as well as a few specialty shops bursting with delights. Surrounded by bountiful countryside, this is the ideal place to visit if you enjoy walking, with many trails and routes taking you among picturesque scenery. Visit the Tudor town of Shrewsbury nearby, with its historic castle, stunning abbey and fascinating museum and art gallery at your fingertips. Interestingly this town was the birthplace of Charles Darwin, and his statue can be seen outside the public library. Just outside the town is the National Trust's Attingham Park, a splendid hall and deer park with a beautiful walled garden waiting to be discovered. Another wonderful attraction worth a visit if you enjoy local history is Wroxeter Roman City; its fascinating ruins and new Roman Town House were featured on Channel 4’s ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’ and stand to impress its many visitors. There are pretty gardens in abundance throughout Shropshire, along with walking, fishing and outdoor pursuits. Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies is a unique place, offering visitor’s hours of delight and excitement with stunning vistas of the Shropshire countryside and beyond. For those looking to relax while they are away, nearby Oswestry boasts Lion Quays Hotel and Spa, a tranquil oasis of luxury and leisure with a superb dining experience, rejuvenating spa and beautiful rolling countryside enveloping the spectacular grounds. This delightful holiday destination offers an all-round wondrous experience to everyone.

Region Information

Please note that regrettably the property can only accept children 12 years of age and over.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas