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Oakland Cottage

Diddlebury near Craven Arms, Shropshire (Ref. 961681)


(35 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful Cottage!"

    ! Everything was perfect for the four of us (two couples) Beds were comfortable, bathrooms worked well and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking meals. Loved our stay!

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Oakland Cottage."

    The cottage was scrupulously clean and was well stocked for eating in. The owners were very helpful if we needed them but otherwise they left us in peace to enjoy our stay. The scenery is lovely, with lots of walks. We would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2022

  • "Excellent holiday cottage ideally situated within easy travelling distance of a number of visitor attractions including numerous Nat."

    Trust.& E. Heritage sites. Nice to be welcomed by the host rather than issued with a key safe number the fresh flowers & Victoria sponge on a arrival were most appreciated, a lovely cosy cottage we would recommend to family & friends visiting Shropshire.

    Reviewed by NevilleMay 2022

  • "Fantastic week spent at this lovely cottage."

    Very clean with good equipment if you want to eat in. Beds extremely comfortable with lots of room and wardrobe space. Liked the balcony perfect at the end of the day as the sun is there with a view out across the fields. Jan, the owner was there if needed but not intrusive at all. Cottage perfectly placed to visit many places like Ludlow , Church Stretton and Much Wenlock. West Midlands Safari park a great day out. So much to see. Good walking country with great pubs. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "This was a very convenient location for beautiful walks."

    The cottage was modern and spacious enough for a small family. It was exceptionally clean, with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The outside space (gravelled courtyard-type garden) would be wonderful in the summer. The owner who lives next door was to hand if needed, but totally unobtrusive. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a very lovely holiday in Shropshire, not just because of the beautiful scenery and good weather, but also because the cottage was exactly as described."

    A winning combination. Very comfortable, all requirements catered for with excellent high quality facilities. We were made very welcome on arrival and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to our friends.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Very nice stay in a comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    The owner lives next door and was helpful and welcoming, but did not intrude. Nice to arrive to find a Victoria Sponge as well as tea, coffee and milk. We liked the quiet location and enjoyed local walks to Diddlebury village and along the footpaths across the fields. The cottage is well placed to visit the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge and many other places. And we saw the owl!

    Reviewed by LesleyJan 2022

  • "A very comfortable weekend in a beautiful cottage"

    Reviewed by LeanneJan 2022

  • "This is a little gem!"

    Beautiful inside and out, Jan is a perfect host, available and discreet. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Sue.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "A comfortable, cosy, warm, well equipped and beautifully decorated cottage."

    We appreciated the peace and quiet and felt extremely relaxed in the property. Jan gave us a very warm and friendly welcome and we were very impressed with the cake she left for us to enjoy with a cup of tea upon our arrival! We have no hesitation in recommending Oakland Cottage.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2021

  • "A outstanding cottage with everything you need,a home from home,the owner made ..."

    A outstanding cottage with everything you need,a home from home,the owner made us so welcome highly recommend this place

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    Very comfortable and warm and felt at home straight away. Ideally situated for exploring the sights of Shropshire.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2021

  • "Jan the owner was very welcoming."

    The property was beautifully clean & very comfortable . It had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay in lovely Shropshire. Thank you so much Kevin & Pam Moore

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean and comfortable cottage."

    Good location for visiting a number of places. Friendly owners and a resident Owl….what a treat.

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in this cottage."

    It is exceptionally clean and had everything we needed. Cottage is in a quiet location, but all amenities are within 8 miles. Choice of pubs to eat out. We particularly recommend The Feathers at Brockton Lots of lovely walks in beautiful countryside. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2021

  • "On our arrival Jan met us at the property and explained everything about the cottage, also having left us a vase of fresh cut flowers, milk and a gorgeous sponge cake."

    . Large kitchen/diner, comfortable lounge area,,, spacious bedrooms with plenty storage units. Outdoor seating to the south facing rear of the property with balcony seating adjoining a bedroom.Ideally situated for visitng Ludlow, Ironbridge,Bridgnorth, Bishops Castle and our favourite Much Wenlock. Arguably the best Sykes accomodation we have enjoyed visiting. Also colourful adjoining gardens belonging to the main house. This has nothing to do with the review, but visit the Sun Inn a mile down the road, sample Normans home brews and faboulous steaks.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "Oakland cottage is beautiful and very well equipped."

    The owner has taken great care to ensure an enjoyable stay including a lovely welcome with tea, coffee cake and flowers. The cottage is well placed in a quiet location but easy to drive to bigger towns and local attractions. We would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2021

  • "Very comfortable accomadation and excellent value."

    Reviewed by NicholasJul 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was so comfortable, had everything we could have needed, lots of lovely extras too like a bottle of milk ready for our cuppa as soon as we arrived plus a Victoria sponge and fresh flowers, such a special touch."

    Jan the owner was very friendly and made us feel very welcome

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "Oakland cottage is a lovely comfortable cottage which is finished to a high standard."

    We were given a warm welcome on arrival and the owners were very friendly and accommodating during our stay. Derek and Jackie (July 2021)

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2021

  • "A peaceful and relaxing holiday in an immaculate well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "We have just returned home from a fantastic stay at Oakland Cottage."

    The cottage is all you could ask for and more. It was spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, beautifully furnished throughout and everything you could want or need was provided and all of the very highest quality. The sitting out area was perfect to relax in with its amazing tubs of plants and flowers and the location is ideally situated for visiting many places of interest in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Our thanks must go to Jan and John for doing all they could to make sure that we had a lovely holiday. We definitely hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our time at Oakland cottage."

    The hosts are a lovely & friendly couple. The cottage was superb, very clean and well designed for our needs.

    Reviewed by TrevorMay 2021

  • "Oakland Cottage is a delightful comfortable base in a lovely part of Shropshire."

    There was a warm welcome and everything we needed. We had a very pleasant week.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

  • "Extremely well appointed with everything you might need."

    A real home from home

    Reviewed by BryanApr 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with modern fixtures and fittings."

    Additionally this cottage was ideally located for a lot of the local attractions would stay there again if visiting this area again.

    Reviewed by SoniaSep 2020

  • "Oakland cottage was beautifully furnished and fitted."

    Jan and John were excellent hosts and made us most welcome. Walking from the cottage is very good, just put your boots on and go. The Shropshire Way and Wenlock Edge are close, as are the Clee Hills. We had a lovely time, thank you Jan and John.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2020

  • "Oakland Cottage is set in a beautiful Shropshire village."

    We were greeted with sponge cake and flowers and ample tea and coffee. We would have welcomed a couple more mugs and did look for egg cups, but couldn’t find any. Otherwise the kitchen was well equipped. The bedrooms were lovely with extremely comfortable beds and beautiful bed linen. Bathrooms were spotlessly clean and were furnished with beautiful soft, fluffy, white towels. The sitting room was light and airy with an electric, wood effect fire and two sofas. On a very personal note I didn’t find the sofa comfortable but my husband and two friends were fine. Plenty of local information and two good pubs - The Swan and Crown - within a couple of miles. I would recommend this lovely cottage with its delightful, sheltered patio with table, chairs and BBQ. Our expectation of Sykes is high, hence I have said ‘met expectations’. We have always been well served by Sykes and we We’re not disappointed on this occasion.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2020

  • "Oakland Cottage was absolutely wonderful."

    It was so clean and comfortable and Jan and John had thought of everything you needed. The beds and pillows were so comfortable and everything provided was of excellent quality. The verandah was lovely for an early evening drink and the garden lovely for breakfast or BBQ or just sitting and relaxing. We could not fault this cottage in any way. It was well placed to visit lots of places of interest and wonderful countryside. I would happily go back again to this lovely cottage and recommend it to anyone. Thanks again Jan and John for a lovely place to stay and for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2020

  • "It was a very nice cottage in a quiet spot of Shropshire with easy distance to pleasant walks and places of interest."

    The cottage was tidy, clean, well equipped and welcoming. I will certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage , private area fir sitting out ( owner house next door ) they have a wonderful garden , and are very helpful ."

    Reviewed by PatAug 2020

  • "From the moment we arrived we felt at home, a beautiful cottage that contained everything that we needed and more."

    It is in a wonderful location quiet and relaxing. Jan and John have created a fantastic haven and we will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2020

  • "We have travelled throughout the UK staying in some beautiful cottages and I believe that this would be in the top 3 at least."

    It is absolutely immaculate throughout and has everything you could need. Despite the fact it is very close to a road you cannot hear the traffic at all, and is only about 4 miles from Craven Arms and not far from the wonderful Ludlow. When we return to Shropshire this will be our first choice for a cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "Jan and her husband were fabulous hosts."

    They welcomed us when we arrived and were available if we had any questions. The cottage has everything that is required. Very quite location but central enough to visit all the key sites in Shropshire. Property is finished extremely well and we really enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by JayeJul 2020

  • "The property is very well fitted out with everything you need, its modern, very clean and tidy and most importantly warm and comfortable."

    the owners are very polite, friendly and welcoming.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DuncanFeb 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be one king-size upon request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and TV
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • High chair included
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Complimentary tea/coffee on arrival
  • Welcome pack included
  • Ample off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gravelled back garden (safe area for children) with outdoor dining area
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop under 1 mile; pub 0.4 miles

The property

Craven Arms 4.8 miles.

Oakland Cottage is a beautifully-converted garage-turned-holiday-cottage, resting on the edge of the village of Diddlebury.

Hidden within the magnificent scenery of the...

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About the location


Church Stretton 7 miles; Ludlow 8 miles.

The small market town of Craven Arms, known as The Gateway to the Marches is conveniently located between the beautiful medieval town of Ludlow and delightful Church Stretton. Craven Arms is an ideal base, which nestles close to the scenic Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley with fine walks from the town to lovely Stokesay Castle, one of England's finest fortified manors, or the very popular Shropshire Hill Discovery Centre. The town also has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys and the fascinating 'Museum of Lost Content'. Just two miles away in the village of Wistanstow is the Plough Inn, a good local wood brewery. Church Stretton is close by and nestles between the Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills, renowned for their scenic walks and excellent golf course. The historic towns of Bishop's Castle, Ludlow and Shrewsbury are a short drive away, and offer magnificent castles, riverside walks, wonderful shops, pubs, restaurants, exciting theatres and a variety of festivals. This is a perfect base for touring all of beautiful Shropshire at any time of the year.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas