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Brook House

(Ref. 955882)

Bishop's Offley near Eccleshall, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely excellent property which offered ample space for 10 of us."

    We might well return in the summer.

    Reviewed by David4.4Dec 2023

  • "Lovely spacious and well equipped property in a wonderful setting."

    We had a lovely stay and I do appreciate the efforts of both Sykes and the owner of Brook House to try and rectify the issue of the heating, which wasn’t working properly on a very cold weekend.

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Nov 2023

  • "Brook House offered great accommodation in a great location; perfect for an extended family break with dogs."

    Reviewed by Phil4.4Oct 2023

  • "Brook House is a lovely place to stay for a large family."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Was very homely and cosy. We enjoyed sitting in the orangery overlooking the garden and watching the wildlife. The sitting room off the kitchen was perfect for playing board games with the kids. We even got fresh eggs, cucumber and tomatoes from the neighbour. Thank you for an enjoyable weekend away.

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.8Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely and large house that easily accommodated our group of eight."

    The rooms are very comfortable and well furnished. The kitchen is very well stocked with utensils, pans, crockery etc. It’s in a good location for short local walks or for exploring the area. We were there in April and did manage to sit outside as the garden gets the evening sun and would be wonderful in the summer. The owner was very helpful and responsive when we were staying, replying quickly to any questions. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely spacious house."

    Lots of places to break off into for a larger group. Beds very comfortable. We walked to the local pub....the route we took was about 2 miles but lovely quiet country lanes...very friendly and currently doing Sunday lunches. Your quite isolated if you don't want to get your car back out so plan for that but the area is beautiful. We would definitely return as a group of friends again....really lived the house.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "This cottage couldn’t have been more perfect for our little holiday, it accommodated myself and 5 teenagers who loved having the space to spread out in and chill, the garden was lovelier than illustrated and the location was secluded and just stunning, with a working water mill up the road, and apparently a resident Beaver dwelling on the banks of the stream running alongside the cottage."

    If you’re looking for a period home, full of character, quirkiness, low beams and a really homely feel, then Brook House is your place. Ian the host could’ve have been more welcoming too…… AND……. A great place to play Hide & Seek…..

    Reviewed by Viki5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house and garden in a lovely quiet area."

    We were slightly unlucky to time our stay with roadworks which closed the road outside the house but the workmen were quite happy to let us in and out! Fantastic place for a family get together. We had 8 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs. So good to have dining and sitting areas to accommodate everyone. Pretty garden and the stream at the side was not a problem as it was the other side of the driveway where our cars were parked. Lovely woods and fields for the dogs just a 5 minute walk away. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday location for two families."

    We had a great week. Only suggestions would be an outside light covering the patio, and making the keysafe easier - it was very stiff.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Dec 2021

  • ". We had a fantastic family Christmas at Brook House everyone enjoyed the property. Set in a lovely area"

    . Ian was more than happy to answer any queries we had would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.8Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful property, pictures under selling this."

    Soo much space, such a beautiful area, great location

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2021

  • "Accommodation was comfortable and well equipped."

    Good size rooms for extended family party. Small problem with no hot water one day but matter promptly dealt with when reported. Brook House is an excellent central point for visiting places of interest in the area.

    Reviewed by Valerie3.8Aug 2021

  • "We rented Brook House for a whole house self catering break and it was perfect for two families of four."

    It is a lovely characterful house with lots of space. The kitchen is very well equipped, the dining table is large enough for a big party and there are lots of comfortable sitting areas. The bedrooms are lovely and very comfortable. The garden is beautiful and great for dining al fresco (a new parasol for the table would make it even better!). The garden is dog secure. There is a stream that our kids enjoyed playing in but younger kids would have to be watched as it is easily accessible. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

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  • Accommodation over two floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin, bidet and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin 1 x Double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, bidet, and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with table seating 10 people
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Heated orangery with seating for 10
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric range double oven and 5 ring hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Smart TV and 4 x TVs 1 in each upstairs bedroom, WiFi, DVD's and books
  • Fuel, power, one starter pack of logs and kindling sufficient for first days use of the log burner and UK landline calls to UK landlines and mobiles inc. in rent (not premium number or international calls)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Walled garden with patio and seating
  • Up to 3 well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking inside the property
  • Shop within 3.7 miles, pub within 1.2 miles
  • Note: Stream runs down the side of the garden with steps down to it, please supervise children and pets at all times
  • Note: 1 x 3 inch step internally, may limit mobility downstairs
  • Note: Disabled access via ramp over threshold of very wide sliding doors to the orangery at the rear of the property
  • Note: Wifi is available throughout Brook House - NB: we are in the countryside and a long way from the telephone exchange, normal email and internet activity is generally no problem, however the system will not sustain multiple video streaming or gaming - it may just cope with one movie at a time! Note: There is no mobile phone signal at Brook House
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500 for this property
  • Note: This property can be booked with PR 954503 together they can sleep 16 people, situated about 50 meters apart within the grounds

The property

Eccleshall 3.7 miles.

Situated on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border this historic property is rich in character and vintage charm and has original features such as exposed oak beams and an inglenook fireplace. Brook House dates back over 400-years and yet it is still a comfortable home-from-home for visitors, with all modern conveniences, fittings and appliances and comfortable soft furnishings throughout.

It is suited for a large family or group, whether celebrating big occasions or not at all, you don't need an excuse to spend quality time with your friends and loved ones.

Please note that the downstairs bedroom and cloak room, access ramp over the orangery threshold may mean that people confined to a wheelchair can enjoy the ground floor of Brook House.

NB there is no downstairs shower and a three inch step between the living room and the kitchen.

Choose from one of the lovely reception rooms to relax in at the end of the day, whether that's the sitting room for a spot of TV while the woodburning stove roars away, or in the snug area where another wood-burning stove can be found in the inglenook fireplace.

A perfect place to read a good book, with both areas offering soft seating and classic décor alongside the rustic exposed beams.

Find a well-equipped kitchen offering an 5 ring hob electric range cooker with double oven for cooking up some delicious dishes, along with all the other essential appliances, you can perch at the breakfast bar and oversee the activity with a glass of wine.

Gather around for a sit-down meal in the dining room where a large wooden table accommodates all, you can create some timeless memories here and recall old ones too.

Natural light floods the heated orangery, a bright and open space to enjoy, whatever the weather is like outside One of the bedrooms is on the ground-floor, offering twin beds, there is a washroom and toilet (not en-suite), but no shower.

Upstairs you can find four bedrooms, including a king-size bed with an en-suite bathroom with an indulgent Jacuzzi bath, a king-size bed with an en-suite shower room a further bedroom with twin beds and the fifth bedroom has a double bed.

Each bedroom has been thoughtfully put together to provide ample storage for each guest and decorated with pretty and harmonious colours and furnishings.

The final (upstairs) room completing the property is a beautiful, large and modern bathroom with a free standing bath, wash basin, toilet, bidet and a separate walk in shower.

The walled cottage garden can be a real sun trap in the summer and the outdoor seating for 10 is perfect for alfresco dining, please enjoy it to the full.

As Brook House is so busy with visitors we may have to do some garden maintenance during your stay, of course we shall do our best to respect your privacy but ask for your understanding. The garage building and greenhouse are locked and not accessible to guests.

If you wish to walk a little further along the River Sow which flows alongside the property, public footpaths lead to Jacksons Marsh with its board walks maintained by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, if you are lucky you may spot kingfishers or otters.

Continuing the walk for a couple of miles leads to the beautiful lake of Copmere and the nearest pub, The Star, a traditional inn serving excellent food and drink.

Returning you can visit Jacksons coppice a real treasure on a hillside just a couple of hundred metres from Brook House, in late spring the bluebells are breath-taking and it is also the site of one of the largest badger colonies in Staffordshire.

Alternatively follow the Terence trail, a circular walk that takes around 2-3 hours, mainly on footpaths and very minor roads. Maps are on the information table upstairs.

Bishops wood is about 2 miles away, the largest wood in England (any bigger and it would be a forest!) an excellent place for dog walking.

Follow the steep road to the top of the sandstone gorge (known locally as ‘The Rock’ you will reach the village of Bishops Offley (300metres).

You will see a triangle of grass with a signpost and village notices.

The village Millennium Green has regular events which you will be welcome to join, barbecues’ concerts, ‘rounders’, Guy Fawkes night, treasure hunts, village walks etc, if this is of interest just keep an eye open for details.

Our neighbours at Offley Mill, the working water mill, just 100 yards upstream, mill stone ground flour, although there is no shop they may well sell you some flour if they are available.

Our neighbours, a further 100 yards up the road on the right, on the left side of the gravel lane sell eggs and all kinds of meats, chicken, sausages and burgers from the livestock raised on their small holding, you are welcome to call by and see what is available.

If you can tear yourself away from this beautifully classic property, head to the town of Eccleshall for any essentials, like supermarkets, pubs and shops, restaurants and cafes.

Head north west to Loggerheads Country Park for a day outdoors exploring this wonderfully conserved area with a wooded river valley and dramatic cliffs offering wonderful scenery and views, you can follow the well-marked Discovery Trail for a great way to explore.

Within driving distance of Brook House are the county towns of Stafford, Shrewsbury and Chester, as well as Alton where the famed Alton Towers is situated, Brook House is a perfect base for enjoying the best of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands with your loved ones.

There are numerous National Trust properties, and gardens open to the public (Dorothy Clive, Shugborough, Biddulph Grange, Hodnet Hall, Wollerton old Hall, Trentham (with its adjacent Monkey Park), museums (Iron Bridge gorge, Black Country, Potteries, Cosford), areas of natural beauty Cannock Chase, Hawkstone Follies, The Wrekin, Shropshire hills and The Peak District.

Note:This property can be booked with ref; 954503 together they can sleep 16 people, situated about 50 meters apart within the grounds.

Offley Brook Cottages

Offley Brook Holiday Homes comprise two beautifully-appointed dwellings, Brook House and Woodland Cottage. They can be booked separately or together for a larger group (up to 16 people). If booked separately privacy is easily maintained as Brook House has its own walled cottage garden. The properties are situated in a wooded, peaceful rural location between two large mill ponds connected by the River Sow. Brook House boasts historical charm with exposed beams and 2 traditional wood burning stoves. Woodland Cottage takes on a more contemporary style with brightly coloured walls and open-plan living space. Both properties are complete with a fully-fitted kitchen and WiFi, as well as private outdoor seating area where you can delight in a refreshing beverage as you bask in the sunshine during the warmer months. Visit the pretty town of Eccleshall just 3.7 miles away with its shops, café’s, pubs restaurants and an artists cooperative, or travel a little further to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Chester and The Potteries. Set in the outstanding surroundings of the English countryside, Offley Brook Cottages provide the perfect setting for your next family holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Stafford 8 miles; Stoke-on-Trent 12 miles.

A delightful market town 6 miles from the county town of Stafford. It has grocery shops, boutique clothes shops, an artists cooperative, pubs restaurants and cafes and take aways. The characterful Georgian buildings ensure the main street is a conservation area. The town hosts a monthly farmers' market and the annual Eccleshall Show in its 70th consecutive year. The Holy Trinity Church, dates back to the 12th century. The town is situated between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. The latter being the heart of the British ceramics industry with a range of big name outlets and ceramics museums to visit.

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500 for this property

Due to the latest government travel restrictions, we have reduced the price of this property to accommodate single households between the 12th April and 17th May.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas