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Forrester House

Whixall near Wem, Shropshire (Ref. 1066187)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

15 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property in a superb location to enjoy Shropshire, Cheshire & North East Wales."

    Accommodation was exactly as described with excellent facilities, especially for larger families or groups. Easy check-in & check-out and the team at Whixall Marina were readily on hand to deal with any issues. Highly recommended, hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by AlistairJul 2022

  • "The house was exactly as advertised only better."

    It was extremely clean and tidy. Really quiet and relaxing. The garden was ideal for a quick wonder in any weather. The biscuits were a welcome gift. We felt very looked after but not intruded upon.

    Reviewed by CliveJun 2022

  • "Excellent house decorated to a very high standard, very well equipped, only drawback was the beds were very hard."

    plus could have benefitted from a non slip bath mat in the jack and Jill bathroom.

    Reviewed by RachaelJun 2022

  • "The facilities and garden were excellent."

    We had a dog and 2 toddlers and there was plenty of space. The garden was large and secure with a fence around. The 4 bedrooms with ensuite were lovely, although the bed mattresses were a little firm. There were additional things for the dog like mats and bowls which we had brought with us because we didn't know they were available. The kitchen was well equipped. The house is in a nice area and we enjoyed a day trip down the canals from the marina. We found the food shops in Ellesmere better than Whitchurch which seemed to be largely closed on a Saturday apart from the Supermarkets. There is plenty to do close by and Hawkstone Park is worth a visit and Hoo zoo. . .

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2022

  • "The property itself was excellent, the best we have experienced and the setting lovely, though the hyper-sensitive may find the usual odours that are to be expected when among farms a little intrusive, especially after rain."

    We found the owners extremely helpful coming promptly on the weekend to deal with plumbing problems. Definitely recommended

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2022

  • "Beautifully appointed house in a peaceful setting, ideal for exploring local walks."

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2022

  • "This is a very well appointed property in a relatively quiet location."

    It is close to Whixall Marina which has a nice cafe and there are pleasant walks along the canal. It is furnished to a high standard with ample crockery and utensils. We booked for 6, but in the end only 4 of us could make it so there was plenty of room for us.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "One of the nicest decorated, fitted and furnished holiday rentals we’ve ever stayed in."

    The house layout worked perfectly for our party of 3 couples and an infant (especially the duel bathroom door and built in stair gates). There was plenty of parking, amazing views and space to enjoy. Would definitely stay here again or, on the basis that they will be as nicely done, one of the two smaller properties next door.

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2022

  • "We stayed at this wonderful modern house during the February half term break, (3 adults 2 children and a dog) the house itself is immaculate, we have stayed in many rentals and this was by far the best equipped with everything u could need, we had a lovely home made cake on arrival which was a lovely touch."

    There are 2 lounge areas, WiFi, 2 smart TVs, Bluetooth speakers, games (the kids loved this) The outdoor area is huge and if you have a dog the area is enclosed. You are a short drive to many different attractions, Overall I would highly recommend this house, you won’t be disappointed. It caters for all needs and I look forward to going back in the summer months.

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2022

  • "Forrester House is a lovely property and has been renovated to a high standard."

    We booked for the weekend and had a great time celebrating two family birthdays. The heating is effective but we did find that it was either very warm or not hot enough. some instructions on how to set the thermostat or the radiators would be helpful. To improve the experience, much better towels would be of benefit. The property details say that bedding and towels are supplied - but in reality you get a hand towel and one a bit smaller each - you really need a bigger towel (like a bath sheet). smaller issue is that the tea towels are poor quality and be great if there was an apron. It's obviously a new renovation and will require some tweaking - it;s not cheap to hire and the interior design is spectacular - for the towels and some instructions for the heating and it'd be just about perfect.

    Reviewed by DerekFeb 2022

  • "A beautiful house with all the things you want in the kitchen, bath/shower rooms etc."

    Very comfortable, light and spacious, lovely décor, comfy beds, a modern and thoughtful renovation. Plenty of parking, quiet, close to walks and nature with a lot of conservation going on. Nice to get in at the start of a property's life as a holiday retreat, good luck with it, it's an excellent place to stay!

    Reviewed by AnthonyJan 2022

  • "A gorgeous house, refurbished to a very high standard."

    Kitchen very well equipped and all rooms very comfortable, Only minor suggestion would be a pint of milk in the fridge on arrival would be most appreciated and some larger bath towels. Nice places to visit nearby - including lovely brunch at the Marina!

    Reviewed by ClaireJan 2022

  • "Seven of us stayed at Forrester House for 3 nights over the new year period."

    The house was perfect for what we needed and is very well furnished & well equipped. We had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend to others. We would suggest updating the listing to make people aware there is an iron under the stairs and also that the house benefits from a nespresso machine - we would have bought our own pods if we would knew as we ran out quite quick.

    Reviewed by HenryDec 2021

  • "Forrester House is very well appointed and truly luxurious."

    Someone has taken a lot of time to really make the house comfortable. We stayed over Christmas and couldn't fault anything. Having two separate rooms for sitting and relaxing is a great benefit.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2021

  • "A fantastic stay, the house was just perfect and all furnishings were brand new."

    The house was warm and comfortable and the ensuite bathrooms provided privacy, the welcome gift was a wonderful surprise. We also appreciated the quiet location of the house but with plenty of nearby place to visit including Ellesmere. A couple of small suggestions; the showers would benefit from a place to put your toiletries and the the garden would be improved by securing the fencing at the rear as we had a dog. Overall we happy a really lovely stay ... Thank You.

    Reviewed by MattDec 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size and 1 x twin with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Snug with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Iron/Ironing board, Hairdryer in each bedroom, Travel cot/Highchair available on request, Nespresso coffee machine, 2 x bluetooth speaker
  • 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden
  • One well behaved pet welcome and Dog wash available
  • Bike Storage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: Bookings for this property can be made only on a Friday or Monday
  • Please note: no stag/hen or similar.

The property

Wem 4.6 miles.

Resting on the edge of Whixall Marina in Whixall near Wem, Shropshire is the marvellous, detached Art Deco home of Forrester House.

Lying just a stone's throw away from the Fenn's, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve and tucked away in the unspoilt scenery of the countryside, Forrester House is the perfect retreat for a family of eight.

Upon entering the property, you will find a tastefully furnished open-plan living space, where a kitchen can be found with contemporary units housing all the appliances required to make mouthwatering meals for your group.

These meals can be enjoyed at the dining table, before you gather around the TV and watch a family favourite in the cosy lounge area.

Across the way you will also find a charming snug with an electric fire giving the space a toasty feel, making for another, more intimate spot to unwind after dinner.

Completing the ground floor is a handy utility with washer/dryer and a cloakroom.

Choose between four fabulous bedrooms to savour a well-deserved rest - Discover a well-presented super-king-size and a king-size, both enjoying far-reaching views of the countryside out of the Art Deco windows and access to their own en-suite shower rooms.

You will also find a king-size and a twin room with views over the garden and Jack-and Jill access to a bathroom.

Soak in your calm surroundings from the rear garden, which also has access to a quaint orchard, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the trees.

For a break to remember, look no further than Forrester House.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1066188, 1066190 and 1066189, together sleeping up to 18 guests.

Whixall Marina

Whixall Marina consists of a fabulous array of lettings, including an Art Deco House, two barn conversions and a group of lodges, settled next to an idyllic marina in Whixall near the town of Wem, Shropshire. This collection offers holiday homes boasting contemporary décor and are tucked away in the Shropshire country, so you can enjoy a peaceful holiday with style, whilst also being provided allocated parking and private outdoor spaces to unwind in. Guests can wander a short distance to the Marina for a spot of lunch by the waters, before embarking on one of the several walking paths branching off from the location. Venture on a scenic drive south to find the market town of Wem, where all your amenities can be found in one, convenient setting, including a range of restaurants, pubs and local shops; Wem isn't far from the fantastic hall of Hawkstone, where stunning gardens, a spa and gym can be found, along with the Park Follies with 100 acres of parkland and rugged caves to explore. A range of restaurants, pubs, independent shops and a two Michelin star restaurant can also be found in nearby market town of Whitchurch. Further south lies Shrewsbury, a great day out for all the family, with the stunning Quarry providing you with ample walks along the River Severn, the historic delights of the Shrewsbury Museum and Castle waiting to be explored, along with a vast selection of independent shops boasting unique wares. Other fantastic locations can be easily reached from the holiday home, including the market town of Oswestry, where ample fun is waiting to be had at their attractions and landmarks. A marvellous stay is waiting for you at Whixall Marina.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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.

Region Information

Note: Bookings for this property can be made only on a Friday or Monday
Please note: no stag/hen or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas