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Ploughmans Cottage

(Ref. 974261)

Weston-Under-Redcastle, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very pleasant visit to Ploughman Cottage."

    Lovely welcome pack and brilliant enclosed garden for the dog. Very central for getting around Shropshire made all the better for very good weather for September.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2023

  • "Very comfortable, clean and spacious property."

    Lovely welcome pack. Ideally situated with plenty to see in the surrounding area with beautiful countryside particularly Carding Mill Valley. Visits included both national Trust and English Heritage properties, museums, Ironbridge and Heritage Railway and boat trip at Shrewsbury, all within easy reach.

    Reviewed by RosalindSep 2023

  • "Happy with the accommodation and the garden couldn’t be better if you have a dog which we do."

    Would suggest a bread knife, a sharp knife and a bigger frying pan. Additional comfortable garden chairs would also be great. A crab handle would be helpful in the bath. On the whole the accommodation was great and we had a lovely time.

    Thank you, and really pleased the dog had fun too! You are quite right the bread knife had disappeared, now replaced. We will resharpen the kitchen sharp knives. There is a big frying pan as well as the smaller one, it was towards the back of the pan cupboard so maybe not spotted. The outside chairs have cushions kept in the cupboard in the kitchen, they live in there are they don’t do well if left outside, we can maybe look at altering the welcome pack information to highlight that they are there. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by AudreySep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage & garden."

    Well presented and comfortable. Extra touches - welcome pack and dog bits so nice. WIFI good too. Plenty of parking and excellent position

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2023

  • "Such a lovely, comfortable cottage we really enjoyed our stay here."

    The large, secure garden was a huge plus for us & our dog to enjoy, particularly as we had great weather during our holiday

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Ploughman's Cottage over the Easter weekend."

    The cottage was perfect for the four of us and the dog enjoyed being able to run around in the enclosed garden. A very comfortable and clean property with plenty of space and in a great location to explore northern Shropshire and surrounding areas. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped (the welcome hamper was a really nice touch!), although we struggled using the oven (clock wasn't set) and microwave. The manuals for these would have been helpful. Having said that, we didn't look whether they were in the property... We would highly recommend Ploughman's Cottage for a weekend stay or even longer!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, and we would love to have you back sometime. Just for clarification, the oven clock doesn’t need to be set for it to work, if you switch the oven off at the wall the clock unsets, many guests switch the cooker off at the wall, we guess for safety. All the user manuals for the cooker, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, smart tv, dvd and stereo are in the cottage folder which we leave on the coffee table in the lounge at the start of each booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SvenjaApr 2023

  • "What a perfect escape away to the countryside."

    From the home comforts inside to the absolutely incredible family garden - we cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. Our children and dog had the most amazing time too. We visited the Brown Moss Reserve and Corbett Wood and would highly recommend them for family walks/dog walks.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2023

  • "Our first holiday at Ploughman's Cottage which was very good and the owners were very helpful in dealing with TV problems."

    Property is delightfully furnished and well equipped and very clean. A lovely base for trips to local gardens and walks and the beautiful countryside.

    Thank you for being so understanding about the TV not working well off the aerial signal. It transpired we had had a junior trainee aerial engineer in a previous party who had damaged the aerial socket. 2 engineer visits later, a new aerial wall socket and, all fixed. Not ideal and we can only apologise. The only plus being that as it is a smart tv the internet accessed channels were never affected. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert JohnSep 2022

  • "Ploughman's cottage is very light and welcoming."

    Kitchen is very well equipped with good quality pans, cutlery etc and the weĺcome hamper was very impressive. Dog treats were also appreciated by our Labrador. The bathroom was good and downstairs toilet very handy, with liquid hand gel in both. Our bed was comfortable with good quality linen. Instructions for the tv would have helped, as we could only get iPlayer and other catch-up channels all week. Apart from the above, we would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by TessaSep 2022

  • "A quality cottage, excellent accommodation and facilities in a pleasant rural area with caring owners."

    Very dog friendly, with perfect doggy garden. Very positive experience and enjoyable stay. Tony and Val

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage, that’s fully equipped to make your stay as relaxing as possible."

    It’s surrounded by lots of countryside, waking up to the birds cheeping. There are lots of places with in driving distance to visit , or just enjoy the peace and quiet and relax. This was our second visit and hopefully many more.

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2022

  • "Very clean and spacious, good quality bed linen and towels."

    Lovely food welcome box with wine milk , etc and dog biscuits and towel for your 4 legged friend. Nice garden with chairs and a useful hose to clean offmuddy paws. The house is not in a village and we had to drive every day to go walking or exploring the area. There are a few foothpaths locally but farmers request dogs on leads. Everything you need in the kitchen with table and chairs, log burner was great all prepared for use with basket of logs provided.

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2022

  • "Television needs a replacement remote controller."

    Loo paper holder needs a refit to the wall. Apart from those small faults we found it very pleasant, very comfortable and well up to the standards we have elsewhere enjoyed.

    Thank you ever so much for letting us know about the remote, unlikely we would pick this up when servicing the cottage. Suspect the weekly alcohol wiping between lets has not agreed with it. Replacement now ordered and will be with the current guests as soon as we have it. Will have a look at both toilet roll holders upstairs and downstairs and fix if loose. We would have sorted both issues during your stay, had we have known! Best wishes, thanks again and hope to see you again maybe. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatrickMar 2022

  • "Both this house and its twin are a spectacular place to spend a few days in the area."

    We have not had any doubts about booking them again.

    Reviewed by PinoFeb 2022

  • "A beautiful well presented cottage with a large enclosed garden."

    Highly recommend it to everyone. Thank you to the owners for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage with a really large enclosed garden so ideal for dogs."

    They kept all the elements of a farm cottage of the era but with modern touches.. you'll love it.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage and a bonus for next time as next door is a holiday let too so can book both if going away with family or friends."

    . the cottage was fully equipped with everything the beds were super comfortable the cottage was super clean. And what an absolutely amazing garden ! We had a couple of wet days but lightning the fire opening a bottle of wine and spending a very lazy afternoon reading is hardly a chore. The location of the cottage was absolutely perfect we drove to Telford, Whitchurch, Ludlow, Shrewsbury and market Drayton as we were so central.. I will be booking again as we had everything we needed for a lovely week away. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by RiahMay 2021

  • "A really well equipped and comfortable home from home."

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable."

    The welcome basket was a lovely touch and we would recommend this cottage for a relaxing holiday or break away.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2020

  • "The cottage is in a lovely setting with large secure garden to the front of the property."

    There is a modern and well fitted, bright kitchen/diner with all the utensils, pots and crockery you will need. Large integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A well stocked ‘welcome pack’ including fresh milk was a nice touch as were the dog basket, bowls, towel and biscuits. The living room is homely, bright, beautiful decor and wonderful log burner with french doors leading to the front garden. The stairs to the first floor are quite steep and the sloping ceilings do dictate that there are no wardrobes. There are hooks with provided wooden hangers which were fine for our stay. Lovely roman blinds in both bedrooms and high quality white bed linen. The bathroom is large, bright with modern fittings providing plenty of hot water. The property sits side on to the road and you can hear the traffic in the mornings if you have the windows open but it wasn't an issue. Lovely cottage in rural location which I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.

    Reviewed by SheriSep 2020

  • "Fab cottage!"

    Very clean and tidy and will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2020

  • "Although we did not meet the owners, we had the feeling they cared about us - little nice things like a welcome basket or a bottle of champaign for new year's eve."

    The property is indeed difficult to find - a nice neighbour helped us. Could you provide some exact location, e.g. via google maps, together with the key collection details? Although the directions are correct and clear our clever navigation system managed to outsmart us.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2019

  • "What a cosy charming cottage, we really enjoyed our stay here nice bright rooms, good size garden & ample parking spaces, I have already recommended this cottage."

    Reviewed by Frederick JohnDec 2019

  • "Cottage was excellent- facilities excellent- lovely big enclosed garden which our dog loved."

    Bit remote for walking anywhere with our dog. nearest shop/pub not walkable. No issues with cottage at all and would stay again. Only thing was photo shows tv in main bedroom and there isn’t one. Sykes as a company we had a couple of issues with them/staff.

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2019

  • "Ploughman's cottage is fantastic, I would recommend this accommodation to anyone!"

    Reviewed by Mrs KaySep 2019

  • "Lovely location, all you need is provided plus some surprise gifts!"

    have used before and will use again ***

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2019

  • "A really good cottage in a good location, the welcome basket was much appreciated"

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2019

  • "A very well-equipped cottage."

    We really appreciated the dog-friendly garden.

    Reviewed by KayJun 2019

  • "The Cottage is in a great location, very little traffic noise, the grounds are larger than it looks in the photo and very well kept."

    A lot of thought has gone into providing all you could possibly need and more, with great attention to detail even down to a pair of binoculars to watch the birds with and some bird seed! The dog is also provided for, with a bowel, towels, and biscuits! also toys for small children (a good location as it's away from the road with plenty of space for them.) Breakfast cereal, biscuits, wine, and milk were provided! also comprehensive information of all you could need to know. The bedrooms, Bathroom, Kitchen and downstairs toilet all excellent, we don't have a bad word to say about anything!

    Reviewed by CliveJun 2019

  • "Ploughmans Cottage was very comfortable the decore was lovely the whole of the cottage was so clean."

    After we had such along journey and being so tired it was a pleasure to go into the cottage and see how lovely it was it lived up to the photographs on the web sight.The basket with the goodies was very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2019

  • "Best cottage we've stayed in for quite some time."

    Thoughtful decor and very comfortable with a lovely super king bed in main bedroom. Bathroom was very spacious with a very powerful shower and good sized bath. Beautiful big garden for our dog to run around in. Loved watching the rabbits and birds.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2019

  • "Nice cottage,nice garden,nice area,what more can I say."

    We will be going back.

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2019

  • "Wow! What a fantastic cottage: beautifully converted to a high standard, very well equipped, and very clean."

    (Not so much as a stray dog hair to suggest that pets are welcome.) I'm 6ft 7in tall and my son is 6ft 3in and - along with his sensibly-sized mother - we found Ploughman's Cottage spacious with plenty of comfortable seats in the sitting room, and generous-sized beds. There's a decent-sized bathroom with shower and bath AND plenty of hot water for three hot showers in a row (maybe more). Fantastic views from just about every room and, despite such a close road, wonderfully quiet with the double-glazing. The photos don't do the garden justice and there is wonderful birdsong, with bird-seed provided. The location is ideal for day trips to Shrewsbury, the Ironbridge Museums, Hawkstone Park Folllies, and some wonderful walks. Previous visitors have enthused about the welcome basket and I can see why - containing everything from red wine to homemade jam - but it's also a good indication of the warmth of the welcome and the attention to detail. We were very lucky with the weather - sunshine, sunshine, sunshine - but, had we decided to spend more time in the cottage, it would have been a wonderful place to read and relax. Would we recommend Ploughman's Cottage to anyone else? You'd better believe it! Five stars.

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2019

  • "I recently visited ploughman's cottage for a long weekend with the family, I really enjoyed my stay and was relaxing."

    I would definitely visit again in the future. The cottage had everything you thinked off from tea bags and milk on arrival to a lovely hamper full of goodies.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with a rural outlook."

    Cosy but modern interior with everything we needed. The welcome basket was a thoughtful touch, and the beds were really comfortable. We enjoyed the log burner during our visit, which made it even cosier. Tidy private garden which would be great to sit out in on a Summer evening. Access to walks at nearby Soulton Hall was good too; we enjoyed a walk through the woods. The cottage is situated close to Whitchurch for shopping, restaurants and pubs, plus close to road network for tourist visits to places a little further afield.

    Reviewed by VanessaMar 2019

  • "A lovely house, beautifully maintained and equipped."

    Extremely dog friendly with a secure garden surrounded by fields.

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2019

  • "A lovely cottage for a relaxing break."

    I was most impressed by the services of Sykes in attending to every detail to ensure our holiday went as smoothly as possible--a real pleasure to deal with.

    Reviewed by AlexanderOct 2018

  • "Lovely setting, the cottage was a perfect base to visit many sites & some nice local walks, warm & comfortable."

    The welcome basket was a lovely touch & the dog welcome.Would definately return, next year. Highly recommend & reasonable price.

    Reviewed by NicoleSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful rural location, which is also convenient for visiting many towns, such as Shrewsbury, Chester, etc."

    , plus various National Trust properties. Cottage is equipped with virtually anything that one might need and there was a comprehensive welcome pack. Although there are no wardrobes because of the sloping ceilings on the first floor, (which adds to the character), there are plenty of hooks and a good supply of hangers and we found it more than adequate for our needs for a week long holiday. The Super-king size bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable, though the pure cotton bedding does rustle a bit! :-) We would be more than happy to stay here again, if we planned a holiday in the same area.

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything you could think of."

    Wonderful welcome basket and very homely. We really enjoyed our stay, you can really tell the owners go out of their way to think of everything for your comfort. The only negative I could mention is that there was some noise from the nearby road.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2018

  • "Something to be considered when booking this cottage."

    .. you have to drive everywhere it isn’t safe to walk on the main roads due to the heavy traffic and no paths.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Welcome pack exceeded our expectations. Had a great time and would definitely go back. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2018

  • "One or two things."

    no nonslip mat in bath and shower this could be potentialy dangerous. pity no wardrobes im sure theres scope for at least one. could be improved with a small patio. garden needs weeding. all in all these are small things but need pointing out. the cottage is most comfortable and enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage on the edge of farm land and no neighbours."

    A comprehensive basket of goodies including wine was there to greet us and a dog basket including doggy towels for our Lhasa Apso. NOTE: The two single beds put together in the main bedroom were the most comfortable my wife and I have ever slept in including our own at home.

    Reviewed by TerryMay 2018

  • "Whilst on the whole the cottage was what we expected we were extremely disappointed and inconvenienced by the fact that there were no wardrobes anywhere in the accommodation."

    All that was available were a row of four/five hooks in each bedroom with eight hangers between two bedrooms. Due to this we had to locate the nearest Argos and go out on arrival to purchase a hanging rail which was not at all what we expected to do. However, I do appreciate that not all buildings can accommodate all features but strongly believe that not to be made aware of this is wrong. On the plus side the owners left an extremely generous welcome pack which was lovely and very much appreciated and as I said the cottage was what we expected and we did have a relaxing holiday and did enjoy staying there - thank you.

    Reviewed by SueApr 2018

  • "This was a lovely cottage to stay in, the owners seemed to have gone the extra mile to help us have a nicest stay possible!"

    There were four adults and a baby and a dog, but it still felt plenty big enough, and everything was carried out to a high standard. Overall, a really nice place to stay - we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by EvetteMar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin upon request) with smart TV, 1 x double, due to the sloping ceilings there are no wardrobes in the property, however alternative clothes hanging arrangements have been provided
  • Bathroom with bath, rainfall shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Snug office space off the lounge
  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden to the front and rear
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note This property can be booked with Property 1010288 to sleep 8

The property

Shrewsbury 14 miles.

A lovely semi-detached cottage sits in a rural position between the delightful towns of Shrewsbury, being 14 miles away, and Whitchurch, being 8 miles away.

Decorated to a high standard with beautiful features, this retreat makes a lovely base to relax, ideal for couples or travellers wanting to get away from it all.

Inside you will be welcomed by a lovely kitchen, freshly designed with a dining table for four people, perfect for a cosy meal in the evening.

The sitting room boasts a snug feel, centred by a woodburning stove, ideal on those cooler nights, and a homely sofa for some well-deserved relaxation.

A snug alcove off the lunge fitted with a small desk, chair and lamp provide space for those who may need to work during their stay.

French doors open out to the garden ideal for some fresh air on a sunny afternoon.

After a fabulous night in with your loved ones, you will look forward to a good night’s sleep in either of the two magnificent bedrooms, each as promising as the next.

Complete with soft furnishings and bedside lamps, a soothing ambience flows throughout leaving you spoilt for choice during your stay.

To tie all of this together, views of the fields lie in the distance, and a family bathroom completes the interior in a modern fashion, featuring a bath with a rainfall shower over.

Guests have complimentary access to the private estate of Soulton Hall within a few minutes of the property.

Also on the doorstep is Hawkstone Follies which is a great place to enjoy some great walking within the historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments.

The town of Shrewsbury and city of Chester offer a superb selection of independent and high street shops, not forgetting plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs, as well as the visitor attractions, such as the Chester Roman Amphitheatre and the world-famous city walls as well as the Chester Racecourse.

Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, an elegant 18th century mansion, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, the castle and Michelin starred restaurants of Ludlow for a change of scenery.

However, you spend your holiday, this retreat is a superb place to stay.

Note: Can be booked with 1010288, sleeping 8 altogether.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Whitchurch 6 miles
  • Shrewsbury 12 miles

The delightful village of Weston-under-Redcastle nestles under the south west edge of the bold Hawkstone Ridge and is surrounded by scenic Shropshire countryside, 12 miles from the centre of Shrewsbury which is one of England's most picturesque Tudor towns. This historic village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and boasts a lovely 17th century church, excellent golf courses and the renowned Hawkstone Park which is famous for its wonderful Follies and magical walks. Medieval Shrewsbury offers a superb selection of historic buildings, excellent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs and scenic riverside walks and boat trips. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, Hodnet Gardens, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge World Heritage Site, the 13th century castle and Michelin starred restaurants of Ludlow, or Stokesay Castle. There are many beautiful local canal walks and with the Welsh border being only a 20 minute drive away and the beautiful market town of Llangollen only a 45 minute drive away there is plenty of exploring to be done. A wonderful year-round location for enjoying this beautiful region of England.