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Shooter's Lodge

Wem, Shropshire (Ref. 1050743)



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Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is very tired dark and dated."

    The water/heating sound is dreadful! It goes off throughout the night which kept waking us up it’s so loud. I believe this has been mentioned for a long time now so should be dealt with. We’ve stayed in many Skyes cottages and in comparison this is of a lower standard. No recycling bins, no food waste caddy, no cleaning products or basics like a dish cloth and some washing up liquid. It just really lacked of the little added comforts. I was really disappointed given the rural location of the property that no welcome pack was left for us I thought this was really mean and must apply to weekly bookings only. The location is great however, the garden isn’t enclosed. There is a main road which runs at the back of the property and there’s no gate so worried my children/dogs could wonder off. The property backs onto a massive field which was nice for the dogs to enjoy. Beds are really comfortable clean bedding and towels left. I think Sykes should re visit this property as many taps don’t work, we couldn’t have a bath in the one bedroom as the taps didn’t work, taps constantly dripping and poor pressure to flush the toilets. Would I stay again? Maybe if I was within the area as we did have a nice time but I would say the property needs lots of general maintenance.

    Reviewed by RoseNov 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage."

    It was very well equipped and warm and cosy. A welcome pack containing many snacks greeted us on our arrival. The location is very rural yet there is a a large Co-op store just ten minutes away in Wem. Shrewsbury is about 30 minutes by car and is well worth a visit. The Quay near the River Severn is a large park that we visited twice. I can highly recommend this cottage which has three bedrooms all with en suite facilities.

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Homely and warm with a lovely large garden, well placed for driving to some wonderful tourist attractions. It felt very countrified but there were shops and a supermarket within a few minutes drive

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2021

  • "We couldn't find any instructions for kitchen appliances act but on last day we ..."

    We couldn't find any instructions for kitchen appliances act but on last day we came across them in a bedroom draw that we wasnt using would have been better to keep them in a kitchen draw had lovely hamper left us which wasn't expecting which was very nice

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2021

  • "The cottage layout was perfect for our needs, but there is a problem with the hot water system."

    When you turn off the hot water taps the pump thumps as it tries to continue to deliver hot water. There are notices instructing guests to turn off the tap slowly to stop this. I spent over ten minutes once before finally leaving it to another of our family to try. It became more and more frustrating for all of us as the week went on. Most iof us stopped using hot water after a couple of days. This definitely spoilt what is a very nice cottage. The reason I marked the comfort down was the dining chairs, whilst ok they are not comfortable to sit on for any length of time. Apart from that the cottage is very well proportioned, comfortable beds, nice kitchen/diner, and a very sociable living room. Outside space is very nice and the welcome pack of Prosecco, crisps etc. was a nice surprise. Very nice cottage, shame about the hot water.

    Reviewed by ErnestAug 2021

  • "The property was lovely however there is a serious issue with the water system and looking at other reviews these have been ongoing for several years."

    You are asked to turn off the hot water tap slowly which we did. However, the water system especially in one of the bedrooms makes a high squealing noise throughout the day and during the night. You are unable to sleep properly. We had an autistic child with us and this is very distressing, they were unable to sleep. Everybody had disturbed nights sleep. Also there is no information regarding anything in the Lodge. Where to leave towels and bedding etc at the end of the stay. The information would be good regarding this; recycling and the rubbish collection also lacked any information. No bin bags were left, we bought these plus loo rolls. However, the most significant thing was the water system, it seriously needs an overhaul and needs highlighting to potential customers. Very disappointed and would not recommend.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "The garden was not enclosed no good for dogs."

    the sign for the cottage was to small

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2021

  • "Could do with instructions booklet for use of electric cooker as took me a while to get oven to come on."

    Perhaps a few more basic items in kitchen when self catering extra bin bags a few more condiments roll of tin foil.Perhaps a bottle of milk in the fridge, as during hot weather not able to bring every single item with you and also not near any local shops. Just little touches like that to make you feel welcome. Otherwise a nice peaceful place to stay. One thing the property was a bit hard to find we passed it several times before we found the lane, just a small sign hardly noticeable unless you drove slowly and were looking in the right place. On the whole enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "A very comfortable stay."

    However, the kitchen could do with a bit more work surface. Also the plumbing needs a serious overhaul, both the hot water and heating systems, and poor showers. Otherwise we have no complaints.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

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The property

Shooter's Lodge has welcoming, comfortable, and spacious accommodation for up to six guests.The cottage has generous lawned gardens, convenient outside seating and ample space for parking.There are lovely views across open fields which undulate towards oak woodlands and Hawkstone Hill.

Inside the accommodation is friendly and cosy.The sitting room has a log burner, smart TV and picture window looking out on the landscape, while the large kitchen and dining area looks out on to a secluded area of garden, and has access to a sheltered area for alfresco dining enjoying a sunny spot with good views. Create together a delicious home-cooked meal in the kitchen area (equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, and fridge-freezer), to serve at a large wooden table ideal for good food, good company, and relaxation.

Withdraw to one to the three sumptuous super king-sized bedrooms (all rooms can be prepared as twin or double rooms (please let us know when booking) decorated with classic period furniture, antique features, and plenty of storage.All of the bedrooms are en suite, with the bedroom nearest the sitting room having a large shower room which could suit children or less mobile adults; the other two en suites having generous P-shaped shower-baths, perfect for an evening of pure relaxation.

The cottage has access, by special exclusive paths, to some of the surrounding landscape (abundant with wildlife such as otters and at least 15 red status birds), which includes rivers, woodlands, and an area of new stone henge-style monuments including an open air theatre which attracts interesting performances during the sunny months; and a restaurant is withing walking distance at Soulton Hall.

Shooter's Lodge is located on the Welsh border, near the Norman town of Wem.

It is well-situated to access the castles and mountains of north Wales, the world heritage site of Ironbridge and the many and varied attractions of a beautiful, quite part of England.

Shropshire has an intriguing and successful food culture to embrace and explore on your visit, and the vibrant and attractive town of Shrewsbury with its annual programme of festivals is just fifteen minutes away.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 2.1 miles
  • Note: There is a garage for bike storage on request

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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