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Toll Keepers Lodge

Wem, Shropshire (Ref. 1000196)


  • Sleeps 2 people

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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  • Reviews

    “Accomadation superb every comfort thought of and more lots of little extras to make your stay complete.”

    Lovely hosts nothing too much bother for them.

    Lovely hosts nothing too much bother for them.

    - Mrs Walls, June 2019

The cottage

Wem 5.8 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of the small village of Whixall, Shropshire, this wonderful detached lodge is situated next to the owners historic Grade II listed home, Toll Keepers Lodge.

The lodge offers modern accommodation for couples in the heart of the English countryside.

For a one bedroom lodge, this property offers spacious rooms with high-quality furnishings, and is ideally situated near many local attractions - boasting lovely stone floors throughout.

Internally, there is an open-plan living room and dining area with seating for up to six people.

Boasting wonderful exposed beams, which shows the wealth of character this property has.

With two brown leather sofas, where you can relax and unwind after a long day, in front of the large TV with Sky and DVD player.

The kitchen is wonderfully fitted with a set of black units, white worktops and an attractive grey tiling, with plenty of appliances on-hand.

There are a few steps leading up to a spacious super king-size bedroom with zip and link features, so it can be twin beds upon request.

There is off-road parking available for several cars.

Outside, there is a spacious lawned garden and a decking area with a table and chairs provided, the perfect place to sit out of a morning with a warming cup of English breakfast tea.

Toll Keepers Lodge is situated along the banks of the Shropshire Union Canal where fishing is permitted with a licence.

Walkers will love the area as the lodge is a stones throw away from Fenns, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve, part of Britains third lowland raised bog site of Special Scientific Interest.

For nature lovers, there is an abundance of mosses trails where kingfishers, flag iri, butterflies and banded demoiselle damselflies can be seen.

The property is situated along the Shropshire Union Canal where fishing is allowed as long as a fishing permit is held.

Further afield, you can enjoy Hawkstones famous Follies, which are a collection of man-made caves, cliffs and grottoes along with the beautiful towns of Shrewsbury, Chester and Telford, not forgetting Iron Bridge.

Toll Keepers Lodge is the ideal place for a romantic holiday.


  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size (zip/link)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/diner.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Sky and DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for several cars
  • Lawned garden and decking area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.9 miles and pub 3.2 miles
  • Note: Though the property is ground floor, there are a few steps leading into the bedroom and therefore may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: As this is in the countryside, WiFi can be intermittent

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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: Though the property is ground floor, there are a few steps leading into the bedroom and therefore may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Note: As this is in the countryside, WiFi can be intermittent.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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