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Vitula Cottage

(Ref. 998662)

Burlton near Wem, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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88 Customer Reviews

  • "Vitula cottage was stunning inside and out."

    Probably the best we have ever been to. The decor, furnishings etc were of the highest quality. The surrounding views were stunning. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Sally the owner was extremely helpful and her welcoming email very informative. I would strongly recommend Vitula cottage to any potential guests.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very peaceful location ,very light and airy ."

    Top Mark's for cleanliness .Plenty of seating in the garden with lovely views and various birds visiting the feeders. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic location, absolutely wonderful barn conversation."

    Owners are so friendly and helpful. Couldn’t expect better anywhere. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0May 2024

  • "Relaxing and comfortable two weeks at Vitula Cottage."

    Pleasant accommodation with the bonus of lovely grounds to enjoy. We would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2024

  • "The Cottage was immaculate, great views, and the hot tub was perfect after a days walking aound the local towns and villages."

    The kitchen had every utensil, pot and pan you needed to cook a meal. The bird feeder positioned just off the decking saw a variety of birds and squirrels come and go during the day very pleasant to watch whilst eating breakfast. Remember to bring a pair of crocs for the short walk from the cottage to the hot tub. Overall the perfect country retreat and Sally's cup cakes were to die for!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed Vitula cottage. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property with amazing views."

    Sally the owner welcomed us on arrival, and everything was perfect, we were very lucky that the weather was nice. Lovely place to get away and unwind.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Definitely the best cottage we have stayed in."

    Beautifully decorated with everything we needed. The hot tub in the conservatory was super especially as the weather wasn’t good. Great location for sightseeing in Shropshire. Thoughtful host and delicious cakes.

    Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely meeting you . . Such a delightful , pleasant and interesting couple, whom I can’t wait to see again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a lovely place, well set out & comfortable."

    The bedrooms are a good size with space for your clothes, not living out a case. The bathrooms are clean and do the job. The open plan space of the lounge & kitchen is really nice, just a few little things in the kitchen are missing. We should have had a chat with Sally but didn't, because I am sure that she would have made amends, she is a lovely person & will look after you. Her cakes are really nice too. Finally the hot tub is another plus for the venue, we were only a party of four so it was plenty big enough for us. It's set up in a conservatory, which is different, great if it's raining. The surrounding area has two pubs less than 2 miles from the cottage, in opposite directions. But I wouldn't recommend walking to or from these in the dark as the road is very tight with lots of bends. Definitely worth a visit though. Overall an excellent venue which we would definitely return to again.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.7Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in a relaxing part of the countryside!"

    Spotless inside and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for a relaxing escape from the city life. Sally was so welcoming and the the fresh cupcakes waiting for us were delicious.

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Feb 2024

  • "Stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    Everything you could possibly need and more in this very well equipped cottage. We had a very warm welcome from the lovely owner, Sally. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Shrewsbury and Ellesemere very close by with nice walks, shopping and eateries. The only downside for me is that the cottage isn't dog friendly, as I'd love to visit again with my husband and dog!

    Thank you for your very generous feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I Look forward to seeing you again someday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "Amazing weekend retreat."

    Thank you Sally and Alan. Cottage was absolutely gorgeous, beautiful details everywhere. So warm, clean and cosy. Hot tub in conservatory during Isha storm was cherry on the cake. I highly recommend Vitula cottage to everyone who wants relaxing weekend in beautiful countryside.

    Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. . It was great meeting you all and I look forward to seeing you again next year or sooner . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raminta5.0Jan 2024

  • "Me and the hubby came here for 4 nights just to get away and relax and we surely did that, Sally was there upon arrival showed us around and hot to use the hit tub which was lush and relxing."

    We didn't see her again she left us to have some privacy and time together.Property was lovley, quiet and the kitchen was lovley nice and big to move around and cook.Nice and warm inside aswell , Will definitely come back in the future when it's warmer weather.Thankyou for a lovley stay

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely amazed by this stunning property would love to make this our go to ..."

    Absolutely amazed by this stunning property would love to make this our go to every year for our yearly get together with family/friends highly recommend this to ANYONE

    Reviewed by Troy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Brilliant property, super clean and amazing location."

    Very attentive to our needs and great communication. The place looks even better than the photographs and had all the facilities we needed!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2023

  • "The most stunning and well thought out cottage I have ever seen in the most beautiful location."

    The owners are an absolute delight too. Thankyou so much we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Carlie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very comfortable holiday home."

    Lovely beds. Well equipped kitchen. Would be nice to come back in the warmer weather and make more use of the outside.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2023

  • "First Impressions were wow, what a fabulous view and nothing from then on disappointed us at all."

    It's very comfortable and warm and it is well equiped with everything we needed. Everything was high quality even down to the bed sheets which are so nice I will upgrading my own. The owners are really lovely and clearly cared that our expectations were met. I would highly recommend this holiday home and we would definitely go back. Thank you

    Thank you for taking the time in writing such a lovely review . It is extremely appreciated. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely spacious cottage, beautifully decorated, comfortably furnished and well maintained."

    Lovely gardens with views over the Shropshire countryside. We were visited by a variety of wildlife including a Tawny Owl. It was well placed for visiting local attractions and we can definitely recommend the breakfast at Sleap Airfield!

    Thank you for your great feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great property in lovely quite location and made most welcome Beautiful surroundings which added to a relaxing holiday"

    ThNk you for your very nice feedback and I’m glad you had a relaxing stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great week."

    The cottage was perfectly clean. The kitchen was really well equipped and the view from the living room very relaxing. We took advantage of the hot tub which is a real bonus. Don't hesitate to book for a quiet break.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful! Great attention to detail and thoughtful touches."

    A pleasure to stay. Thank you.

    Thank you for lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful setting."

    Owner Sally was very helpful and supportive. Very highly recommended

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2023

  • "Had an amazing week at Vitula Cottage, amazing rural location but well situated to explore Shropshire."

    The Cottage itself is beautifully furnished and so well equipped you could actually live there permanently. The beds were so comfortable, we slept like logs every night, amazing showers with plentiful hot water. Hot tub in the conservatory was just the best thing after a day out, then sitting in the pergola watching the wildlife in the evening with a wine was so relaxing. This is probably the best self catering house we have stayed in, Sallys home made cake to welcome us was truly yummy. We will definitely return in the future, but if we lived closer it would be more often. Thank you Sally and Alan for a great experience. Paula and Graeme, Aberdeen.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. You were a delightful couple to have stay at our cottage. I look forward to your next visit in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2023

  • "We have stayed at Vitula three times now."

    Everytime we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was ideally suited for walking and cycling the surrounding area. The owners, Sally & Alan are very friendly. Wrote hope to go back to cycle again in the very near future.

    Thank you. and lovely to see you both again and look forward to the next time . Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Its a fab chill out place very quite, chilled with a G&T, plus nibbles just sat watching the birds."

    The owner was very welcoming and made a lovely cake on our arrival. The kitchen is very well stocked for cooking. We had problems with TV singal.

    Thank you for your lovely kind words and just to let you know we have now had an aerial /TV engineer who has rectified the problem with the TV reception . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Superb property."

    The best cottage we have ever stayed in! So much space, beautiful surroundings and views with private gardens all around. Very comfortable well equipped and immaculate. Everything we needed. We paid extra for the hot tub out in the conservatory and this was a real treat with furniture to relax in between our dips. Wonderful when the weather was cold and rainy outside!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage as everything and more need was the best we have ever stopped in will definitely be returning"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing."

    Had a wonderful stay would highly recommend we will be booking again .

    Thank you for your much appreciated feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage is absolutely stunning we had a lovely relaxing break will definitely be booking again!"

    Thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We try and put in as much effort as possible to make sure all our guests have everything they need for a relaxing break. We look forward to seeing you again for your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jan 2023

  • "Vitula is a high spec' cottage both lofty and cosy because of the underfloor heating."

    The kitchen was very well stocked with essentials and the beds were comfortable. Couldn't ask for more for a chilled weekend away. Thank you Sally.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Vitula Cottage is quite simply stunning, it has everything you could possibly need."

    Immaculate inside and out. Beautiful views and lots of nature around, including buzzards, owls, squirrels, etc. There is such a lot to do in the area if that is what your looking for. For us, it was a thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing break. Sally and Alan the owners where near by should we of needed anything. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely relaxing stay, quiet location with lovely views across the fields."

    Cottage was clean, comfortable and warm. It had everything we needed. The owners were at hand if we had any questions, but respected our privacy the rest of the time. Excellent location for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Dec 2022

  • "Vitula cottage was everything we hoped it would be and more."

    Immaculately presented and spotlessly clean. Every appliance you could possibly need.Views to die for. Very relaxing property. Can not recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2022

  • "Vitula Cottage is one of the best properties that we’ve ever stayed in."

    A beautifully presented cottage in the countryside with stunning views from the lounge area’s bi-fold doors and outdoor decked area. We made full use everyday of the hot tub in the summerhouse as it can be used whatever the weather, taking our books, drinks and snacks in with us. Also with it being wintertime, we’d taken fleece blankets from home to use outdoors if the weather was dry, so we also took those into the summerhouse with us, although there are plenty of blankets in the cottage to use. It was just like having your own personal spa and it really helped to make our short, but much needed break perfectly relaxing. Sally is such a lovely host, there for you if needed, and the delicious sponge cake was very much appreciated. We shopped for food on the way but there is a decent sized Co-op in Wem for any other provisions you may need. Also there’s a fabulous pub, The Dickin Arms, a few minutes drive away in Loppington if you fancy a meal out. This is a cottage that you should book whatever the season. Thank you for sharing your beautiful holiday home with us Sally.

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect holiday cottage for two couples to enjoy a relaxing break together."

    It lived up to all our expectations and would honestly recommend it as a real retreat. Just what we needed. The cottage was beautiful inside and out. A real home from home in such fantastic countryside. Sally and Alan were great hosts too and were on hand when required. Just brilliant! Thank you! Try it!!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Oct 2022

  • "Vitula, it was spotlessly clean."

    The decor was outstanding as was the furnishings. The views over the countryside were to die for. All you would need was provided in the kitchen to cook your meals. This property is so much better in reality than the advertising describes it. Its so well cared for and obviously well loved and the pride and joy of the owners.

    Thank you . You are definitely right , it is our pride and joy and we love that people enjoy the cottage and place as much as we love the place . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2022

  • "We liked Vitula Cottage, it was clean, comfortable & well equipped."

    We had good weather so it was nice to spend time in the garden with a lovely view. The cake was also a nice touch. The only downside was being woken up at 8am with builders working alongside the cottage on a house build, but apart from that we enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. So pleased that you enjoyed the cottage. We are so sorry about the building works currently being undertaken by our neighbours . We hope this will be completed in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2022

  • "An amazing, much needed break from the hustle and bustle of the city."

    We booked a 5-night stay and from the moment of booking right up until check in our host, Sally, was there to ensure we could find our way and ready for our stay. Sally was open to us asking questions about our stay so that we were fully informed and gave us an extremely warm welcome when we arrived. We were shown in with a smile and quickly set up to enjoy our stay. Sally was mindful of our privacy during our stay, but always available for a nice chat, and to offer advice and suggestions on local amenities and activities we can do nearby with our son. The cottage was clean and presented very well. We certainly took away some inspiration from our stay for our own home, and we were made to feel right at home. The cottage is well equipped, though we did bring some of our own kitchenware to help with our own meal preps. We also booked the hot tub for two days (bookings are made for consecutive days as it’s filled up and prepared in time for the first day to take you through the number of days booked) and we’re so glad we did. Our first hot tub experience and I almost went and bought my own for home! The conservatory that houses the hot tub is like a spa where you could easily spend the day with refreshments and dipping in and out of the tub. We self catered for our stay and there are some larger towns nearby to access shops; we went to the retail park in Shrewsbury, there is also a Tesco if you need. The cottage is in the same grounds as the main house where our hosts stay: but the cottage is situated away from the main house with no direct line of sight so it it relatively private. The cottage also backs onto a farm so the views out into the private garden and beyond are just scenic; and looks amazing at sunset. On the day of checkout we were seen off by Sally as we set off for home. We were sad to have to leave after such a great stay but most definitely intend to come back for regulars stays here. Thank you so much for an amazing stay and we hope to see you again soon.

    Thank you for a well explained review of our cottage . Much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your first hot tub experience also . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Feizel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous setting."

    Great beds and showers and impeccably decorated with stylish artwork and soft furnishings - really gorgeous! The cottage was so comfortable and we enjoyed cooking our dinner there and dining outside - especially when the Barn owl swooped past, and the bats came out to play! We loved the hot tub which is provided at an extra fee (mentioned in the final section of the listing description, but I feel would be useful to highlight as extra in the initial drop down ‘facilities’ section). Top tip - if you want to have this available to use on arrival make sure this is communicated with Sally at least 24hrs before your stay, as you will need to arrange payment in advance and the tub takes time to fill and heat. Great fun though and worth it! We shopped at a lovely farm shop at Baschurch called Moor Farm. There is also a Spar shop at Baschurch just 4 miles away. Buy your essentials on the way. The cottage is fully equipped for self catering but a welcome basket of teas, coffees, milk etc is not provided (not a complaint just an observation as I’ve stayed at many places booked through another popular booking site where this seems to have become the norm). There was a carton of orange juice in the fridge to enjoy as we arrived during one of the hottest days of the year! We visited Llangollen’s Horseshoe Falls (£1.00 for 2hrs parking) and the chain bridge. Ellesmere Lake, Oswestry and beautiful Shrewsbury. Perfect location for exploring!

    Thank you for your kind comments and informative review for others to read and absorb. We find the welcome pack that I used to provide is never used because people have different tastes these days especially milks. i.e. milk, many times I put in semi skimmed milk and it was never touched. People tend to want oat milk, soya, full fat etc . So I have stopped. So , I put in tea, coffee, herbal teas and a homemade cake usually . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Paul5.0Jun 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 John4.7Jun 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 Stephen5.0May 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 Beverley5.0Apr 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 Sarah4.7Apr 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 Rachel5.0Apr 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 Alex5.0Apr 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 Geoffrey5.0Mar 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 Donna4.4Mar 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 Simon5.0Mar 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 Harmandeep5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely views."

    Clean and warm. Well equipped. Comfortable.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jan 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 Sujeet5.0Jan 2022

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

    Reviewed by Chelsea5.0Dec 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 Beverly5.0Dec 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 Sally5.0Nov 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 Fatimah5.0Nov 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 Jackie5.0Nov 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 Ben5.0Oct 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 Sharon5.0Oct 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-marie5.0Oct 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 Trevor4.7Sep 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 Barbara5.0Sep 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 S5.0Aug 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 Charlotte5.0Jul 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 Jennifer5.0Jul 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 Samantha5.0May 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 Suzanne5.0May 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 Fiona5.0Apr 2021

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

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 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 Claire5.0Oct 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 Julie5.0Sep 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 Louise5.0Sep 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 Charles5.0Jul 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 Charlotte5.0Jan 2020

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

    Nice place to just relax.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 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 Lauri4.1Dec 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 Suzannah5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    So relaxing, with wonderful views. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 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 Carole5.0Aug 2019

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

    Reviewed by Huw5.0Jul 2019

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

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 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 Abbi5.0Jul 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 Janet5.0Jul 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 Joanna4.4Jun 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 Russell5.0May 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 Robert4.7May 2019

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

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2019

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  • 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


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.

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