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Ashley near Market Drayton, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1037853)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 15

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "This place was amazing every think you need."

    We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2022

  • "Freshwinds was an absolutely gorgeous place to stay."

    Lots of room and lots to do. From the pool table to the football table, to the heated outdoor pool (that isn't small! About 8ft deep at one end and a comfortable maybe 4 ft at the other, plenty of room for lots of fun!), to the amazing hot tub, which comfortably sat 5!) to the extensive gardens where there is always something to see, to the football pitch, to the selection of games both indoors and in the summer house too. There is also the karaoke, another nice addition, although we didn't use it, it was nice to know it was there. Comfortable beds, beautiful views. Amazing. My words of advice to anyone is this, please be aware, it is based on a hill, which is quite steep. Also, there are a fair few steps, so please bear that in mind...But honestly, once in, I only popped out for supplies and we spent the whole week there relaxing and enjoying the house! Stephen (then maintenance gentleman,) popped by most days, just to make sure all was OK, and the gardener came most days to upkeep the garden, but we rarely saw him, if we did he was helpful and kind. The biggest issue we had was the fridge, as it simply wasn't big enough or working well enough, for the size of the house. There is an extra American fridge freezer in the shed by the pool, but, not practical for food for the kitchen all the way through the house. I'm hoping this gets sorted as that was the only major issue we had. I can highly reccomend this stunning house to anyone. Thank you for letting us enjoy it! I'm hoping to return in the future.

    Reviewed by JeffreyJul 2022

  • "Freshwinds was a lovely holiday home in a lovely quiet area."

    We had views of fields with horses and rabbits every morning. There were 5 families altogether and there was plenty of space for everyone. Great choices for entertainment with TV’s with Sky and Netflix, karaoke, table tennis, game consoles, football, trampoline and toys for kids. The hot tub was kept on throughout and they came to clean it during the stay so we could make good use of it, which we did :) It was a little cold when we stayed but we were able to use the pool a couple of days as the heated aspect took the edge of. The inflatables provided were a nice touch and gratefully appreciated by the kids. We went on some country walks and visited Tretham Monkey forest nearby which is a must. However most of the time we spent relaxing at the house as there was so much to do and the main reason we had come. The staff who look after the house and gardens are extremely friendly and helpful. They even came to help us diagnose a car issue we’d had on the way up and recommended local garages for us. Our only negative was we felt their should be more towels provided considering the hot tub and pool but as long as you pack some extra towels you’ll be fine as there is a washing machine and tumble dryer available. Would definitely consider booking again!

    Thank-you Lauren for your feedback. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable time at Freshwinds and it was Lovely to have such wonderful families. The Spring & Summer is so beautiful in Ashley with Nature everywhere and Flowers along all of the Country Lanes. The local attractions like Trentham Gardens with Italian Design Gardens & Monkey Forrest and Alton Towers 35 Minutes away attract people from all over Europe and the UK, they are so amazing. Thank-you for visiting the Local Attractions and experiencing the beautiful Country Lanes. Also Thank-you for your feedback on the friendly helpful Staff, they all work so very hard all year and the 6 cleaning Staff and Housing Manager with Gardener are so very approachable and give 100%. We will certainly invest in some more Large Luxury Towels for all 8 rooms and a selection of Large Pool Towels. Thank-you for your Feedback. We are really happy that you had a Great Time and enjoyed the Countryside and Facilities. Hope to see you again soon. Thank-you so Much. Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by LaurenApr 2022

  • "Amazing family stay at Freshwinds."

    We were so lucky with the weather so made full use of the pool, hot tub, BBQ (please provide matches or a lighter for this though, had to ask the gardener!). Karaoke machine was a big hit, as were the Xboxes and tons of tellies for the children! Would benefit from a bigger fridge and indoor recycling bins but we were very happy with our choice of holiday house. Thanks to Steve for showing us around when we arrived, very friendly and helpful.

    Thank-you Amy for your positive feedback , We are really happy you enjoyed yourselves and gave us 100% marks. So pleased you had fun at the property and made use of the Large Warm Water Swimming Pool and 10 Smart Tv s and Xbox One & Xbox 360. We have moved the recycling bins upto the rear of the house to help and have installed a second Fridge Freezer in the pool shed and a Large Freezer near the Table Tennis room . We have a Garden Swing Chair arriving soon and another 4 Seater Rattan Garden Table & Chairs. We are arranging a secure place for all barbeque equipment to use on the Living Flame Brick Barbeque and have an alternative Gas Barbeque aswell. It was great to know you All had a really Happy week and were Very Happy with your choice of Holiday Home . We would Love to see you all again soon. Thank-you Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2022

  • "Fantastic house,one of the best we have rented from Sykes."

    A big thankyou to Steve and his team were really helpful,sorting out quickly the small problems we had. Pool a real hit with the family as well as the table tennis table. Had a super meal at the Peel Inn, real home cooked food, and within walking distance of the house. Hope to return soon.

    Thankyou Irene for your kind comments of one of the best ever rented properties from Sykes. It was Lovely to have you and your wonderful family enjoy Freshwinds The Dales and surrounding Countryside along with Margarets delicious home cooked Country Pub Food at the Peel Arms who is so well liked and respected for her Food, Authentic Country Pub and continuous charity work. We are so happy you enjoyed the swimming pool and Table Tennis and facilitirs. The Local areas beautiful stunning country lanes and rolling fields and wildlife we always hope will make our guests feel closer to nature and refreshed and relaxed . A Big Thankyou for your comments on our quick response to your requirements,. We are very pleased you had a great stay and we hope to see you all again soon Thank-you Steve . Property Owner

    Reviewed by IreneApr 2022

  • "We all had a brilliant stay at Fresh Winds, it's a beautiful house with everything you need for your stay, would definitely stay again."

    Thankyou Mandy . It was a pleasure having you and your family for the New Year 2022 celebrations im so happy you had a great time and enjoyed the house and countryside. Our Best Wishes to you and your family for 2022. Rob &Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by MandyDec 2021

  • "We stayed here for a Hen weekend & had a lovely time."

    The house has amazing space inside & out. The only reason I've not given it a 5 star is the towels do need to be abit bigger & please buy a better hoover as the one you have is way to small for the size of the house. Overall I would recommend this property to others. Thankyou

    Reviewed by MelOct 2021

  • "It is a lovely property but very difficult to find unless you have spoken to Steve or Rob who will then tell you the better directions to put in your satnav to find the property."

    Steve and Rob are both very approachable. The property is ideal for a multigeneration family holiday. Helped by really good weather we were all able to make full use of the pool, hot tub, table tennis and the fabulous gardens.

    Dear Yvette Thank-you for your kind comments Yvette and I am delighted that you had a wonderful Birthday stay and enjoyed the Gardens & Pool and the meal at the Swan with Two Necks. It was great to meet such a Wonderful Lovely Family hope to see you all again and it was our pleasure having you. Thank-you. Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by YvetteSep 2021

  • "We have just spent a week with family at the property, the rooms were spacious and comfy, with pretty balconies."

    Inside space was good and plenty of room for us all to sit and eat together, The outside space was better than we thought, the pool was heated perfectly, along with the hot tub which both got used by everyone (all ages). The hosts were helpful and waiting for us when we arrived, would return.

    We are so pleased that you had a wonderful holiday at Freshwinds. Thank you for your kind review and comments. Your response is so much appreciated and with such warm and welcoming remarks . We are pleased we are getting the pool just right with the temperature and that you enjoyed the outdoor space in the beautiful Garden and we are so pleased that you would return. Thank you. It was a pleasure having such a lovely family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "It was a great to have such a great place for holiday and everything was there ..."

    It was a great to have such a great place for holiday and everything was there I would say 5star+++++ and mr steave and his wife so great and they eat there when we need them

    Thank-you for booking Freshwinds in August 2021 and your *5 Star Review. We were so pleased that you found the property to be more than expected and that you had such a Brilliant time . Thank-you also for all of the comments about how pleased you were with Stephen the Manager and his efforts to make everyone so very welcome and his speed of attendance to any requests. The photos were Great and we enjoyed having such a lovely Family. Thank-you and hope you will be back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SoniAug 2021

  • "The house was exceptional."

    The house is sat so high up. The views are incredible. Balconies in the main rooms are are a sun spot, sky on basically all rooms. The outside entertainment area is amazing, swimming pool, hot tub, outside fridges for drinks, BBQs and an incredible summer house with sky inside. We’re so glad we found this house. It’s so difficult to find places these days for groups of friends but this place was perfect and Stephen was the perfect host.

    Thank-you Mr Cook for your reply and Review. We are extremely pleased that you had a wonderful time and appreciate your positive feedback. We are pleased to offer a country house with a large pool for friends and families to meet in stunning countryside. Thank-you so much for Visiting the Village of Ashley and the house on the Hill we look forward to seeing you again it was our pleasure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2021

  • "A perfect large house for family and friends to get together for a staycation The highlight to this property is the outside space."

    There are lots of little hidden corners to explore. The pool and hot tub are both in good condition and were used constantly throughout our stay. Both being heated made then accessible even on cooler days. Bring your own pool towels. Overall the garden area gets top marks. The bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds. However there are a few issues that need addressing. The house needs a good declutter as well as the kitchen draws and cupboards a good clear out and clean. The dishwasher could do with repairing or replacing but does work. Instructions are needed for the TVs, DVDs, X-Box etc as well as again a good clear out of remotes, batteries, spare wires etc. This is the reason I haven’t rate top marks overall. However we honestly we had a fantastic time and made use of the local pub, Lodge India and walks in the surrounding area..

    Reviewed by RowanJul 2021

  • "We were a group of 15 and have just spent 4 days at Freshwinds and we had a brilliant time (to be honest we did have the hottest week of the year so far so the pool was well used)."

    The house is lovely, very spacious and well equipped. The pool house fridge was a god send for cold drinks and ice creams. There are smart TVs in all the rooms with sky and Netflix. The beds were very comfortable, and the rooms are good sizes. The gardens are just beautiful and very well maintained, Ken the gardener, was lovely and turned up most days to potter about, but we rarely saw him and he certainly didn’t bother us. Any issues we had were quickly (within the hour) resolved by Steve the manager, who was great, nothing we asked of him was too much trouble. There’s a co-op a couple of mins drive away, and a big Morrison’s about 10 mins drive away. Can highly recommend The Peel Arms too, they were very accommodating and the food was delicious.

    Thank-you for being our guests at Freshwinds and your kind comments. We are very happy that you had a Brilliant Time. We are pleased that you found the house well equipped ,Comfortable and the Gardens very well maintained and also enjoyed a lovely Delicious meal at the Delightful Character Peel Arms Village Pub and Restaurant with the wonderful hospitality of Margaret. Thank-you - Hope to see you again soon. Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "As a family we often hire cottages for our holiday in the UK and this one by far exceeds all the rest which some have even been more expensive than this."

    The atmosphere of the garden is like you see in Disney and fairytale movies. The little romantic corners, the pond, the barbecue area. The pool and jacuzzi are both in good condition and very enjoyable for both adults and children. Overall the garden area is 10 out of 10. The is amazing, the karaoke machine makes your stay much more enjoyable. The bedrooms are nice and the bedding are clean and cosy. Now there are a few issues in this property. Firstly the conservatory was leaking when it rained and we couldnt enjoy that part anymore as the floor was soaking. The toilets need updating as the flush downstairs hardly works. There is a musty smell all round which is understandable considering the leaking issue. The drawers are full of dusty and quite dirty clutter. It would be much nicer if this was cleared out. This is the reason I haven’t rated all top marks. But honestly we had the best time. And let’s not forget the balcony and front foodball pitch/garden. This could be anyones dream home.

    Thank-you for your review and score of 10 out of 10 for the Garden and reference to being a Dream Home and cleanliness and comfort of the rooms and bedding. All of our beds are New and of very good quality We pride ourselves in having the house very clean for All of our guests and employ a large team of A1 cleaners to ensure the house is of a very high standard for the arrival of our guests. We have corrected the conservatory leak caused by a very heavy rain storm that week overflowing the guttering. We have replaced the guttering and changed a window. We have also cleaned out all of the draws to a high standard and on completion of the conservatory repair this has resolved the musty air and dampness caused by the rain and leak. The toilet flush has also been replaced for new. The House is clean and fresh and the pool is new and Jacuzzi is new and of good quality with Bluetooth sound and extensive jets , hydro and water fountains. We appreciate your comments and are extremely pleased that you rated us the best cottage you have ever experienced for this price and had had such a lovely time and a Great Holiday . The area has so much to offer with the extensive wildlife and natural beauty and with Thai & Indian & English Village Restaurants and beautiful character pubs and 30 minutes from Alton Towers the location has so much to offer Hope you will return & Thank-you for your kind comments Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by DastanJul 2021

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  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size double with TV, private balcony and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, Jacuzzi shower, basin, WC and Bluetooth speakers with 1 x single off from this room, 2 x king-size with TV and private balcony, 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x double with TV, 1 x ground-floor super king-size, 1 x ground-floor double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, double basin, bidet and WC
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Swimming pool
  • Conservatory.
  • Air source heating with open fire
  • Two ovens, electric hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, condenser dryer, 9 x Smart TVs, Netflix, Sky Q with full Sky Sports package, karaoke machine, dart board and Super-Fast Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking for up to 9 cars
  • Wrap around terrace at front and side of the property
  • Large front lawn with football nets
  • Extensive rear enclosed gardens
  • Hot tub
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Pool house with seating
  • Summer house with heating and football table
  • Steps up to astro-turf area with seating then further steps up to a lawn with additional seating, trampoline and unfenced pond alongside a spacious 16ftx13ft marquee with table tennis
  • Chiminea
  • Cot/highchair available on request
  • Games room with multifunctional 7ft pool/table tennis/air hockey, Xbox one and Xbox 360, TV and corner freezer for convenience
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • This property does not accept stag/ hen parties or similar; property is for families only
  • Property will be fully decorated at Christmas time including real tree

The property

Market Drayton 5.6 miles.

Set in an elevated position on an acre of land in the Shropshire countryside is Freshwinds, a stunning eight bedroom property, ideal for a family or a gathering of friends.

Accessed via a steep driveway, which provides ample off-road parking, you will discover a large front lawn with nets, ideal for a game of football, as well as a wrap-around patio, where you can sit out and enjoy the tranquil setting and views of the nearby field and the grazing cows and sheep.

Take 11 steps up to the patio and to the main entrance of the property, where you will discover a games room with wall mounted TV and sofa, leading to a large conservatory with dining seating and a seating area with rattan furniture, where you can enjoy looking out onto the large rear garden, while the ceiling fan cools the space in the summer and the central heating kicks in to provide warmth during the cooler months.

The inviting sitting room has a choice of sofas to relax onto in front of the warming open fire, with your favourite Netflix show on the Smart TV, or why not have a go on the karaoke machine and have a family party?

The large kitchen/diner is the perfect place to prepare and enjoy delicious meals, equipped with all of the appliances you could wish for, while the adjoining utility houses a fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer, for your convenience.

A super king-size and a double bedroom can be found resting on the ground floor; both of which have TVs and storage, one of which has a private balcony with rattan furniture, where you can sit out and admire the views of the fields and out to the valley beyond.

There is a bathroom suite downstairs too, with a bath, walk-in shower and double sink, offering plenty of space to prepare for each day, while upstairs there is an additional shower room with a walk-in shower where you can grab a refreshing rinse.

The first floor houses the remaining six bedrooms; an impressive master bedroom with super-king-size bed, seating area and TV, patio doors that open onto a private balcony, an en-suite with a corner bath and Jacuzzi shower, as well as Bluetooth speakers, plus an adjoining dressing room, there is also a single bedroom off this room.

There’s then a further three king-size doubles with smart TVs, two of which have a large balcony, and a double bedroom also with a smart TV.

Spend time outside in the incredible multi-level garden, offering multiple seating areas; a luxury hot tub for an evening of relaxation under the stars; a heated outdoor pool, next to a pool house with a large American fridge/freezer, where you can keep beers and bottles of wine, should you want to enjoy a pool party; a summerhouse for those cooler evenings where you can sit by the chiminea and stay nice and toasty; and a lawn area with an unfenced pond and trampoline, offering plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

There is also a children’s den built within the grounds for even more fun opportunities to be had!

The village of Ashley offers a pub serving food and a wine bar in walking distance, while five miles away is the town of Market Drayton, home to a lively weekly market, where you can pick up fresh produce and other exciting treats.

Enjoy walks along the River Tern, admire the stunning half-timbered 16th & 17th century buildings and explore on two wheels along the Shropshire Union Canal and the Regional Cycle Route 75, both of which run through the town.

There is a selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and tearooms within walking distance to choose from; be sure to try some gingerbread, which the town has a 200-year history with.

The town of Whitchurch is slightly further afield renowned for its clock production and home to stunning Medieval, Tudor and Georgian architecture.

Alton Towers itself is just a 35 minute drive away, so get your adrenaline pumping on the fast rides, relax in the large waterpark or indulge in a luxurious spa treatment.

Pay a visit to one of several National Trust mansions and gardens close by, including, Trentham Gardens, Alton Towers, Dorothy Clive Gardens, Hodnet Hall, Attingham, Hawkstone Park, Wollerton Gardens and Tatton Park.

The medieval town of Shrewsbury and Ludlow as well as Trentham Gardens, Royal Doulton and Wedgewood can all be accessed within a short drive, with the Roman city of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester all being approx. an hour away from the property.

Freshwinds is a stunning base for a get together with loved ones in Shropshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location


Shrewsbury 20 miles.

Market Drayton is a small market town which stands on the River Tern in north Shropshire. With the Shropshire Union Canal and the Regional Cycle Route 75 running through the town, it is an excellent base to enjoy long walks and cycle rides. This historic town has been the home of gingerbread for the last 200 years and it is said Draytonians enjoy dunking their famous biscuits in port. Market Drayton is well-known for hosting a lively weekly market, and the town centre itself has a variety of delightful 16th and 17th century half-timbered buildings, including many restaurants, pubs and tea rooms. Only 11 miles away is Whitchurch, a delightful town and internationally renowned for its clock production dating back to the 1650s. Whitchurch is also home to many splendid buildings, from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, all dominated by St. Alkmund's Church. Nearby is Ellesmere, with beautiful meres (lakes) and a variety of National Trust mansions and gardens to visit, including, Hodnet Hall, Attingham, Hawkstone Park, Wollerton Gardens and Tatton Park. The wonderful shops and zoo at Chester, Wroxeter Roman City, the World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge, with its famous museums, and the lovely medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow are also all close by.

Region Information

Music is to be kept to a minimum in the evenings.
Real Christmas tree and decorations through out the property for the Christmas period.
The outdoor pool will be heated.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas