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Kemps Eye Cottage

(Ref. 938814)

Shrewsbury, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Kempseye Cottage."

    Very comfortable,clean,with everything you would need.The garden fantastic,with a brook runningthrough that you can fish in.So peaceful and yet a 20 minute walk from the vibrant town of Shrewsbury with many things to see and do. Can’t thank Vanessa and family enough for all the hard work in making this cottage and garden perfect would gladly return.

    Reviewed by L5.0Apr 2024

  • "The accommodation was very well equipped and comfy."

    It had plenty of room. The garden is breathtaking, lawn, river, ducks, birds and squirrels. The host, Vanessa, was very helpful and the gift of milk, wine and cake very welcome.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2024

  • "A beautiful, warm, comfortable property."

    Wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage within a beautiful garden."

    Lovely large bed, fitted wardrobes and on-suite bathroom. Enjoyed sitting in the conservatory on sunny days or in the lounge. Now and then you could hear golfers teeing up on the golf course, just over the river. Shrewsbury town centre is not far away and is steeped in history.

    Reviewed by Vaughan5.0Oct 2023

  • "October weather was brilliant and matched the location and quality cottage."

    Everything about this break was beyond our expectations. the friendly hosts and welcome basket added to the week,we will be returning again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very quiet location and only 20 minute walk into town."

    The wine and cake was a pleasent and welcome surprise.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much, a 20 minute walk across Greyfriars bridge into Shrewsbury."

    Cottage in a beautiful garden setting , lovely outside seating area to watch the wildlife in the garden, very comfortable and spacious throughout. Very Friendly owners. Very quiet area, felt like you were out in the countryside. .Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2023

  • "Probably the best cottage we have booked."

    Ideally situated, very well equipped; a lovely garden to enjoy and so comfortable to return to each day. Friendly and helpful hosts - excellent all-round!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent spacious and comfortable accommodation."

    Beautiful rural setting but within easy walking distance of Shrewsbury town centre and a car journey of about ten minutes to shops and supermarkets. Along with friendly and welcoming owners it made for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2023

  • "Kemps Eye Cottage suited us perfectly, great location for exploring Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas."

    The cottage was so clean, the conservatory overlooking the pretty gardens was a lovely place to sit and enjoy a slice of delicious homemade cake that was there to welcome us on arrival, and everything was provided to make our stay extremely comfortable, can’t recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful place to stay , the accommodation is so lovely and comfortable , it as everything you need to cook your own meals , plenty of pubs & places to eat nearby , just a 20 to 25 minute walk into Shrewsbury Town Centre ."

    Will definitely recommend and will return.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a find."

    An absolute gem. Great location, lovely hosts, spacious accommodation, spotlessly clean and a generous welcome pack including delicious cake. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable week."

    The property was very well equipped, clean very well laid out and well located for visiting many of the nearby towns. The owners were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2022

  • "Once again I could not fault my stay at Kemps Eye Cottage."

    Vanessa, Mark and their family are so helpful, nothing is too much trouble and I can honestly say that they go above and beyond to make sure that my stay was a happy one. Will be booking again

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "An absolutely wonderful property, with marvellous hosts."

    Nothing was too much trouble - not that anything needed changing, it was all just lovely.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Situated about 20 minutes walk from the centre of Shrewsbury but very quiet and peaceful location. The garden is very pretty with rabbits, squirrels and loads of birds to watch. The owners were very welcoming. If we return to the area we would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was my first visit to Shrewsbury, it is stunning a lovely place and there is plenty to do in the town,I didn’t manage to do everything I had planned in a week."

    The location of the cottage could not be better a ten minute walk into the town centre. Mark and Vanessa the owners who live attached to the annex are very nice and make you feel welcome. The annex is great, quite large for a one bedroom and cosy, but the best part of Kemps Eye Cottage for me was the outside space, it has a big garden with various sitting areas overlooking a brook and golf course at the bottom of the garden and the annex has its own private patio (large) the garden and patio get the sun all day. Also great to have the driveway parking right next to the annex, you can go out all day and leave your car at the house and not have to worry about it. If you are looking for a holiday rental in Shrewsbury I recommend Kemps Eye Cottage.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "The view from the cottage was better than expected from the pictures on the website."

    You approach the property down an urban road, cross a cattle grid and arrive at a most unexpectedly peaceful place. Very friendly and helpful hosts. An excellent centre for many attractions.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great location with lovely view, ideal to walk to town centre (15 minutes) The accommodation was excellent and met all our needs."

    We would recommend booking this cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation."

    Perfect central location for walking into Shrewsbury town. Lovely comfortable cottage with patio area and use of the large garden. Vanessa and Mark are very friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "A cottage in a rural setting, in the middle of an urban development."

    Large garden, beautifully maintained with the added attraction of visiting wildlife. Can’t praise the owners of this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location was brilliant."

    Only about 15 mins walk to Shrewsbury town centre and yet set in a lovely location overlooking the golf course and a brook at the bottom of the garden. Lovely welcoming touch of a bottle of prosecco and milk on arrival. We were greeted by the owners who were very friendly, together with thier 2 dogs.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "It is a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings and yet very convenient for shopping and visiting Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Ludlow."

    Had a very relaxing break and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2021

  • "Kemps eye cottage in Shrewsbury was a delight to stay at."

    The views from the cottage was stunning & the cottage itself was spotlessly clean & had everything you could want. The hosts were very welcoming & friendly. There is a lovely walk by the river to the centre which only takes about 15 minutes. I would thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2021

  • "This was a brilliant place to stay and in some respects the listing didn’t quite do it justice."

    The situation and outlook are first class. We were delighted with our holiday and certainly hope to return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage needs its own wifi but everything else suited us perfectly."

    The owner is very friendly and helpful. I will stay there agai

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2019

  • "Our third visit to this property."

    Owners couldn’t be more helpful. Fantastic location perfect surroundings. Shrewsbury is a wonderful place & of course Shropshire is a hidden gem!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the location was beautiful."

    Not overlooked except by a railway line which was a novelty and not a very busy line. We even saw a steam train! Large garden laid to lawn down to a small river bordered by mature trees. We enjoyed a very pleasant holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Kemps Eye Cottage was a delight from first entering the property and grounds."

    It is situated in the most beautiful tranquil and peaceful surroundings. It is incredible to think that you are so near to Shrewsbury. The Cottage is spacious, extremely clean and well equipped, very comfortable furnishings all to help you relax, which is so easy when you are there. The owners Vanessa and Mark were a joy to meet and most welcoming as was the dogs. We cannot wait to return. There is a wealth of places to visit in the area from National Trust Properties and Gardens to picturesque Towns and Villages.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2019

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage."

    Clean, spacious, beautifully decorated throughout and Vanessa and Mark are loveliest owners you could wish to meet. The cottage is set in extensive grounds which are a delight to return to after a day out, and the two resident dogs are always there to greet you on your return (don't forget to have some doggie treats handy)! You can walk into town in around 15-20 minutes or there is a bus every 20 minutes......but the buses finish running shortly after eight which is worth knowing if you dine out at one of the restaurants recommended by Vanessa and Mark. We loved The Armoury. We were intending to return here next year even before my husband realised that he could fish in the brook at the bottom of the garden. Now it's a no-brainer!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jul 2019

  • "As I can't get around very well keeps eye was just the place for me ."

    Birds rabbits squirrel all were around every day .on the Sunday we were treated to a fox who went round the garden for a good 10 to15 minutes before going through the hedge .Vanessa and Mark were very friendly

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful garden setting."

    Very helpful and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Horace5.0Apr 2019

  • "Just good people no worries about anything."

    I would have stayed longer but they were booked out.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic stay, hosts were lovely and helped us with everything we needed."

    Cottage was even better than expected, all facilities we needed we had. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Best of all worlds, peaceful, gorgeous setting and yet just 15 minutes walk from Shrewsbury town centre with all of it's architecture, museums, bars and restaurants, so location was spot on and the actual property was simply wonderful for my wife and I to enjoy some well deserved battery-charging time together."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2019

  • "An excellent holiday cottage with everything you would ever need and more to ..."

    An excellent holiday cottage with everything you would ever need and more to make your stay enjoyable even home cooked cakes and drink provided by owner Lovely surroundings and only a short walk to Shrewsbury Lots to see nearby and many walks too Thoroughly recommended

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely clean accommodation."

    It was just a short walk to the town centre but felt like you were in the middle of the countryside. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very well equipped, spacious, light and airy accommodation, friendly helpful owners."

    Delightful location overlooking the Rea Brook. Cosy when it was cold out, lovely in the conservatory when it was warm. This cottage is comfortable and homely whatever the weather. Ideal peaceful location for exploring the area. Buses to town every 20 mins during the week. Or a 15 minute walk to the Greyfriars Bridge and then the riverside and town centre. Walks from the property include the Rea Brook and Shropshire Way. The owners very kindly collected us from the station. We wouldn't have needed a car for our holiday taking advantage of the local buses and a fixed fare Taxi to/from Attingham Park (Shrewsbury Taxis). Bus 576 from town goes to Oswestry meandering through villages and countryside. We were impressed that instructions (such as for using the TV) were so simply laid out and crystal clear. Other owners please note! We appreciated the owners' kindness and generosity in making sure this was one of our best holidays with Sykes.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful place in amazing grounds."

    Friendly owners. Perfect for a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 2018

  • "Kemp’s Eye Cottage is lovely, I was especially struck by the welcome, the peacefulness and the beautiful location."

    It’s a real treasure. The owners are lovely, the cottage is within easy walking distance of beautiful Shrewsbury town centre. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation , lovely setting with friendly hosts we will visit again."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2018

  • "The owner was very helpful and although they lived next door we felt we had the place to ourselves."

    Not at all intrusive and gave us a nice cake and bottle of wine to welcome us. I would gladly recommend this property to anyone considering a stay in Shrewsbury.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage in very pretty surroundings."

    Close to town centre. Hosts could not have been better. Didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Jun 2018

  • "The location is brilliant."

    Shrewsbury town centre is walkable in about 15 minutes. Alternatively, there is a bus stop about 5 minutes away. We didn't take a car, and didn't need one. The setting is great. Every room looks out on a large beautifully-kept lawn which slopes down to a winding brook. Beyond that is a golf course. Very secluded and peaceful. The owner is the perfect host - available to help when needed, but otherwise leaves you alone to do your own thing. Plus, we really appreciated the bottle of wine and home-made sponge cake waiting in the kitchen when we arrived. If I'm ever vacationing in the Shropshire area again, this will be my first choice of accommodation.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2018

  • "This was a return visit and we were not disappointed with the cottage and surrounding area which had great places of interest."

    the owners are exceedingly welcoming. Propose to return soon.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2018

  • "Vanessa was an outstanding hostess."

    When we were lost in Shrewsbury, she came to lead us to the cottage. The cottage is very spacious, seemed even larger than it appeared on the website. Bus service into the city center was excellent. It was amazing to be in a cottage that felt like a farm, but is in a busy city.

    Reviewed by Lenette5.0Oct 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Very friendly and helpful owners on-site. Very nice setting.

    Reviewed by John4.8Sep 2017

  • "Great location that felt very tranquil, although only a few minutes from the bustling town centre."

    Very comfortable and spacious accommodation for two.

    Reviewed by Jane4.8Aug 2017

  • "Ideal location for exploring Shrewsbury and surrounding area."

    Very friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0May 2017

  • ".what a fantastic cottage the views were out of this world. and the hosts went out of there way to help in any way they could and the two dogs kept us entertained would go again it was so peaceful"

    Reviewed by Reg5.0May 2017

  • "Very convenient for access to Shrewsbury."

    Owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Grounds and garden was lovely to look out at.

    Reviewed by Jill4.8Mar 2017

  • "This is a lovely lovely cottage."

    ..with a beautiful view.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2016

  • "Friendly hosts who went out of their way to make us feel very welcome over the Christmas period."

    Warm comfortable accomodation with seasonal touches throughout the property. would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2016

  • "The cottage was perfect - in a quiet location yet within easy walking distance from Shrewsbury centre."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with sofa
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Large patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Although this property is pet-free, the owners do have two dogs of their own. Please note this property must have 48 hours notice before being booked, if your booking is urgent, please contact Sykes cottages.

The property

Shrewsbury centre 1.75 miles.

This comfortable, spacious cottage is set in the owners’ large gardens leading down to Rea Brook and the golf course.

This semi-detached cottage has the advantage of a rural feeling whilst being just 10 minutes’ drive from Shrewsbury town centre and is ideal for one couple who want to sample the delights of Shrewsbury and the many south Shropshire towns and tourist attractions.

Set all on the ground floor, the cottage has a fitted kitchen, a comfortable sitting room and a conservatory, as well as a separate dining room with a sofa.

The spacious double bedroom boasts an en-suite shower room.

Outside there is a large patio bordered by pretty flower beds with lovely views across the owners’ garden down to Rea Brook; quite a rural haven on the outskirts of the bustling town centre.

Shrewsbury has much to offer with riverside walks and boat rides, excellent shopping, delightful coffee shops and pubs as well as many pretty Black and White buildings.

The Castle and Abbey, Theatre Severn and Quarry Park add to the town’s attractions, so take in a show or treat yourself to something special from one of the many independent shops.

Alternatively, hop on a train to one of the local towns such as Church Stretton or Ludlow.

The nearby Attingham Park National Trust property is a good day out and just a short drive will bring you to The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

A comfortable cottage in a lovely location.

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About the location


Church Stretton 13 miles; Much Wenlock 13 miles; Telford 15 miles

Shrewsbury lies in the heart of one of England's most beautiful counties. Set within a giant loop of the River Severn, it is one of England's finest heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings. Explore the picturesque cobbled alleys and squares or enjoy some of the events and festivals that take place each year, particularly Shrewsbury's 'Summer Season' which caters for every age and interest. The town offers a superb selection of independent and high street shops, along with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. The birthplace of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury also boasts Shrewsbury Abbey, founded in 1083 and home to the fictional Brother Cadfael. Shrewsbury Castle, an impressive sandstone building in beautiful gardens and grounds, houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum, while Quarry Park is home to the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, an elegant 18th century mansion, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, the castle and excellent restaurants of Ludlow, or Acton Scott working farm, as featured in the Victorian Farm TV series.

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Please note this property must have 48 hours notice before being booked, if your booking is urgent, please contact Sykes cottages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas