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The Old Workshop

(Ref. 1066188)

Wem, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Very good no problems"

    Reviewed by Michael William5.0Jun 2024

  • "Once we booked the Old Workshop we could not wait for the time to arrive for our Holiday."

    Everything about it looked stunning. On arrival we were not disappointed, it is such a lovely place to stay . Everything has been done to it to very high standards . On the day of our departure we both said the same thing ,we didn't want to leave the place. If I had to describe it in one word it would be AMAZING.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2024

  • "Excellent property in a lovely peaceful setting."

    We will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely modern conversion ."

    Clean tidy well equiped.with all that we needed. I personally struggled with the sofa as there was a low back and got neck ache with no head support. Would also prefer a little stool/seat in bathroom

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful week at The Old Workshop ."

    All facilities inside were to a very high standard resulting in a luxurious comfortable stay . Fully enclosed garden for the dog . Lovely wee touches of dog mat and bowl with a gift of shortbread for the humans . Exceptionally clean Would definitely recommend and would book again if holidaying in Shropshire again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful, well designed and furnished property."

    A lovely home from home to relax in which was comfortable and warm, perfect in this November weather! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need so we were able to cook with no issues. Showers were great, had good pressure and were walk in showers with plenty of space (there are no baths but this wasn't an issue for us). Beds were beautifully made up, bedding was soft and beds comfy (we took our own pillows after seeing a review that said pillows are thin and we recommend doing the same). We took our husky, there was plenty of space for her in the property and the secured garden was great, and there are lots of great walks locally and also ones you can drive to (we loved Attingham Park). Internet and tv were good enough for what we needed. There is ample off road parking outside the property and it was easy to find using what 3 words. Will definitely stay here again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely first class accommodation and definitely deserves to be rated as outstanding."

    Would have no hesitation in returning or recommending to others.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great week in the Old Workshop - accommodation was clean & comfortable and location was very good."

    The nearby Whixall Marina & Cafe was a real bonus both for a morning coffee and for walks along the canal. We all had a slight issue with the pillows provided - these appeared well used & very flat & in need of updating.

    Reviewed by David Royston4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing stay at the Old Workshop."

    Marina is close by and has a nice little cafe.(You can't actually see the canal from the cottage but it's a short walk.) The cottage is quite remote with not much around but that didn't bother us as we just wanted to relax. The cottage was really clean and communication with owners was good.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely accommodation and well equipped."

    For some reason we thought it was in the marina with the marina as the outlook. A 2nd TV up in the snug would have been ideal for a breakout area and the grass could have been cut, but these are really small niggles and did not detrack from our enjoyment

    Reviewed by Rich4.4Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely property."

    There are some great walks from the door along the canals and lots of places to visit only a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Very clean and comfortable with everything we needed. One small niggle.. As a party of four elderly people we did find it very slippery and possibly dangerous when using the shower. Providing a non slip mat for the shower would be appreciated.

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is one of the best property`s we have been to."

    A credit to the owner`s. Very clean. Lovely quiet very little traffic. We live on a main road so it was great to be able to hear the birds. lovely walks along the canal. The cafe at the marina was a very nice place to sit and watch the narrow boats coming going. A lovely touch was shown by the owner`s by leaving tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt & pepper. Not forgetting the lovely tin of biscuits. Thank you so much for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2023

  • "Delightful location near canal with pleasant walks and many good places to visit - gardens, National Trust and English Heritage Properties etc."

    Cottage extremely comfortanle and fitted out to a high standard

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely holiday let with every convenience provided."

    Very clean and presented.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at The Old Workshop which is a well equipped holiday home."

    A DVD player in the facilities would have been the icing on the cake for entertainment on the wet days. Will certainly return when next in the area.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Apr 2023

  • "Just wow - this is a truly amazing property."

    Warm, clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated, well equipped and cosy. Also loved that it was a truly dog friendly garden. Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property with all you need."

    Clean,tidy,comfy. Nothing we could fault, this is our second visit to these properties and we will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved it!"

    The property is furnished beautifully and has everything you need. One of the best we have been in. Dog friendly garden. Lots of canal walks. Would highly recommend and would rebook. Fabulous for family gatherings if you wanted to book the house next door and the tyre barn next door.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Immaculate inside and out, large with a cosy feel."

    Everything you needed and more, our granddaughter and little dog loved the garden. Great sitting room upstairs to chill in, especially the low window to watch the world go by. Thanks for a great stay hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved our stay."

    On arrival it was clear we had picked a gem. The design and finish was lovely, immaculately clean and well presented. The sofas and beds were so comfortable. No corner left unturned, every kitchen item we needed was available too. This made a perfect space for us to set off and explore local walks with our dog. The garden was secure and tidy for him. Such a quiet location with easy access onto canal paths. We would love to return again

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing thankyou, we loved this place, from the beginning, arrived to find some ..."

    Amazing thankyou, we loved this place, from the beginning, arrived to find some lovely goodies from Louise, I always need a cuppa, milk and tea were very much appreciated, very thoughtful, I cannot fault anything, the stay was just lovely, comfy, cosy, warm,well stocked with everything you could possibly need, the best thing I can say is thank you, and we did not want to go back home ❤️ Jan

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2022

  • "They thought of everything!"

    ! :) We decided to have Christmas away this year, and we are so glad that we did! The place is beautiful. Everything has a high standard finish that doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of ageing. It has a real cosy feel about it. They thought of everything, there was even a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. No need to take your own potato peeler! :) Thank you, we had a wonderful stay and would love to plan another stay soon.

    Reviewed by Francesco5.0Dec 2022

  • "This little haven away from it all is just beautiful inside and out, comfy and warm with all the amenities you would expect and set in a modern style with the exterior happily 'nodding' to its former use."

    Just wonderful.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excllent house 4 of us stayed for the week & really enjoyed it we were all cycling so the excellent bike shed was good & very secure."

    Well done.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay we all thoroughly enjoyed the few days shame it wasn't longer"

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "I stayed here for the weekend with my family and dog."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was well equipped, clean and cosy!

    Reviewed by Becki5.0Sep 2022

  • "Loved staying here."

    So nice. Would recommend to anyone looking for top accommodation in the area to pick this property.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Old Workshop is lovely and we would highly recommend it."

    It’s comfortable, well equipped and was so clean on our arrival. The location is perfect for walking and visiting Shropshire’s lovely villages and market towns. We really enjoyed our stay and so did our dog. We will definitely be returning again, it was perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay."

    Exceptionally clean and well looked after. Very comfortable and homely.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Old Workshop is set in a beautiful location with lovely walks right on the doorstep."

    The cottage itself was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The space is well laid out and very comfortably furnished. Lou and the team were really helpful. We spent a very relaxed fortnight and didn’t want to come home!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well furnished cottage."

    It was immaculate on our arrival, all credit to the cleaners, with high quality fixtures and fittings. We found the beds and settees very comfortable, and the showers ( all 3) lovely. You can walk to the marina and the cafe but you cannot walk around the marina. There are plenty of walks from the cottage however so we enjoyed our week. Most of the local pubs allow dogs so we were able to eat out whenever we wanted to. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Jul 2022

  • "The Old Workshop is a well equipped, clean, easy to live in property."

    There is plenty of parking and a very secure bike store. We arrived a little early and were welcomed warmly. There is a nice little cafe at the marina and walks along the canal start just a few hundred yards away. We had a wonderful holiday with daughter, son-in-law, 3 month old grandson and dog.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our break in this property."

    Beautiful and plush. Could not find fault. Hoping that the property remains the same for years to come. Sat upstairs and watched the sunsets. Would be nice to have a TV upstairs too. The walks from the property are relaxing, no real need to get in the car unless going further afield. It was disappointing not being able to walk around the Marina but understand why, you can only go to the Cafe. We viewed the Marina from the other side of the canal on one of the walks. Thank you to Lou and Team at the Marina. All the rental properties look gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay and the premise offered all that we hoped for."

    One very small negative point, in all 3 shower rooms there was no power socket facility for electric shavers. Other than that, everything else was excellent and the little extra gifts left for us on our arrival was very thoughtful and appreciated. 4.75 Star rating overall. We will recommend this cottage to all our friends and relatives.

    Reviewed by Sir David5.0Apr 2022

  • "1st Class accommodation."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Workshop, it's a beautiful property, very well equipped, clean, comfortable and well situated for visits to many places - Chirk, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Llangollen etc."

    We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and facilities, we were hoping to christen the beautiful new BBQ, but didn’t get around to it as the food opportunities around the local towns gave us the chance to relax and not worry about cooking, and cleaning up."

    The dishwasher and washing machine are brilliant as are the showers. Thanks for the personalised welcome note, and the biscuits were lovely. The marina cafè provided a great breakfast too.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable."

    Everything one would need whilst on holiday is catered for in the accommodation Very clean, perfect!

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely welcoming accommodation."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful providing information on accommodation location and the local area. We really enjoyed our stay. The kids loved that there were games available for them to play. I was amazed at how well equipped the kitchen was (scales, bowls, large freezer as well as the fridge and a coffee maker!). The washing machine and tumble drier were also welcome additions. Beautifully designed and laid out. I could quite happily live in a place like that!

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Feb 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and electric fire
  • Utility
  • Mezzanine snug with sofa bed
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Iron/Ironing board,Nespresso Coffee Machine,Highchair/Travel cot available on request, Hairdryer in each bedroom, bluetooth speaker
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking
  • Pets welcome and Dog wash available
  • Bike Storage
  • Enclosed front garden with patio, lawned area, gravelled area and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 2.3 miles
  • Please note: no stag/hen or similar
  • Please note: This property can only accept weekend bookings that are a minimum of 3 nights duration Please note, this property does not accept check in's on a Saturday or a Sunday (Any other day is available)

The property

Wem 4.7 miles.

Surrounded by Shropshire's delightful countryside and enjoying easy access to Whixall Marina in Whixall near Wem, is this impeccable, semi-detached barn conversion of The Old Workshop.

This fantastic dwelling is able to sleep up to six guests and offers stunning accommodation that boasts the wow factor!

Upon arrival, leave your vehicle in the allocated parking available and head inside to find a tastefully decorated open-plan living space that enjoys wooden accents and stylish hues of grey throughout.

Make your way to the kitchen to find sleek units in the shade of anthracite and a selection of high-quality appliances, including a dishwasher.

When the aspiring chef of the family has fixed up a nourishing meal, savour it at the dining table as you catch up on the day's events.

After indulging in a tasty dinner, spend the remainder of the evening stretched out on the plush sofa in front of the TV; switch on the electric fire to warm your toes!

The utility is just off from this living area and offers a convenient washer/dryer.

When day turns to dusk, head to bed in one of two bedrooms, with the first one being a lovely twin that conveniently sits on the ground floor and features an en-suite shower room, or progress upstairs to find a marvellous king-size that also boasts an en-suite shower room.

The mezzanine snug not only enjoys views over the open-plan living area downstairs, but it offers a sofa bed that sleeps two more guests and rests next to another contemporary shower room.

Make the most of sunny days and sit out in your private garden with a book or cup of coffee in hand, before heading out to explore what this charming area has to offer.

Choose The Old Workshop for a sumptuous stay in Shropshire.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1066187, 1066188, 1066189, 1066190 & 1099570 together sleeping up to 24 guests.

Please note: This property accepts check-ins on a Friday and a Monday

Whixall Marina

Whixall Marina consists of a fabulous array of lettings, including an Art Deco House, two barn conversions and a group of lodges, settled next to an idyllic marina in Whixall near the town of Wem, Shropshire. This collection offers holiday homes boasting contemporary décor and are tucked away in the Shropshire country, so you can enjoy a peaceful holiday with style, whilst also being provided allocated parking and private outdoor spaces to unwind in. Guests can wander a short distance to the Marina for a spot of lunch by the waters, before embarking on one of the several walking paths branching off from the location. Venture on a scenic drive south to find the market town of Wem, where all your amenities can be found in one, convenient setting, including a range of restaurants, pubs and local shops; Wem isn't far from the fantastic hall of Hawkstone, where stunning gardens, a spa and gym can be found, along with the Park Follies with 100 acres of parkland and rugged caves to explore. A range of restaurants, pubs, independent shops and a two Michelin star restaurant can also be found in nearby market town of Whitchurch. Further south lies Shrewsbury, a great day out for all the family, with the stunning Quarry providing you with ample walks along the River Severn, the historic delights of the Shrewsbury Museum and Castle waiting to be explored, along with a vast selection of independent shops boasting unique wares. Other fantastic locations can be easily reached from the holiday home, including the market town of Oswestry, where ample fun is waiting to be had at their attractions and landmarks. A marvellous stay is waiting for you at Whixall Marina.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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.

Please note: This property can only accept weekend bookings that are a minimum of 3 nights duration
Please note: no stag/hen or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas