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  • 15 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • 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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fabulous weekend celebrating my 70th birthday, there were Fourteen of us, ages ranging from 30 to 79."

    All our needs were covered, most of us ventured into the pool, which, considering it was early February, was fairly warm. The hot tub was very welcome after our swim though. A lovely time was had by all.

    Thank-you Carol for the 100% Feedback Score. We are All so Happy that you and your Family had a Great Time for your 70th Birthday and it was a Great success, may there be many more, and your right i'm happy now the Swimming Pool is really warm to swim in especially with this New Pool Heater:-). The Big Hot Tub is good as it can fit 6 inside and even more at a push and upto 40 degrees and its large size makes it lovely to relax in after the fun. Hope you will return Best Wishes Robert / Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2024

  • "We went to Freshwinds for a large family Christmas."

    Loads of space and something to entertain everyone. The bedrooms were great sizes and very well looked after, the living areas were cosy and homely. The extra effort made for our family was lovely, Christmas lights everywhere and presents under the tree. We were worried beforehand about lack of fridge/freezer space to accommodate 13 of us, but there are extra appliances dotted about. A night out in Newcastle under Lyme only cost £20 back in an uber. The nearby Co-op.was well used. So many little quirky extras to this place, we loved it

    Thank-you Charlotte for the 100% score . We are so Happy you found Freshwinds to be comfortable and spacious and that you enjoyed the Christmas Lights and presents. We were also very pleased you found there to be enough Fridge Space for your family we solved this with the Large American fridge/freezer and Two more Fridges in the Kitchen/ Utility and then the extra Stand-a-Lone freezer in the Garage :-) . Newcastle-U-Lyme is a great night out and Market Drayton is a Lovely Country Market Town both have there own style and uniqueness. Thank-you for your kind comments and Best Wishes to you and your family for the New Year 2024 . Hope to see you again soon :-) . Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable house with everything you need, we were a party aged 1 to 60, made good use of the hot tub and a couple of people even braved the pool despite temps of -4 outside."

    The decorations lit up the house outside and inside making it feel very much like Christmas. Walked to Loggerheads for a meal which took around 20mins and would recommend a visit to Trentham Gardens, well worth the admission fee with a number of shops at the entrance to the gardens too.

    Thank-you Julie for giving us 100%. It's beginning to feel Alot like Christmas :-) Happy you liked our Real Christmas Tree and Decorated House. Trentham Gardens is a very Special place , yes with Nice shops and Award Winning Italian Gardens and Restaurants and for the Spring /Summer Alton Towers Theme Park is only 30 Minutes away. Loggerheads is a little bit further than the Village Pub The Peel Arms only 5 minutes walk away Margaret the Landlady, serving Country Roasts and very good food. A Pub that alot miss, - There is a really nice 200 year old pub The Robin Hood Serving Excellent Thai Food with Authentic Thai chef and Beautiful inside 5 minutes Walk from Freshwinds. Many guests miss this pub on the Walk to Loggerheads hidden in the Country Lanes but it has a real Log Fire for the winter months and Real Ale and Oak Beams and Brian & Pin from Thailand the Landlords are very welcoming . We Are So Happy :-) that you enjoyed your stay and found the house to be Very comfortable and clean . We try to have so much for the kids to keep them Entertained like the Pool Table , Darts, Table Tennis Marque , Karaoke, Table Football, Basketball, Dinosaur Den, Football Pitch & Swimming Pool. & 10 Tv's. Hope to see you again soon :-) Thank-you to a Lovely Family From Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Stayed here for a week at end of September with family members ranging from ages 5-79."

    The weather wasn’t particularly nice, quite a lot of rain so unfortunately children couldn’t enjoy the garden as much as they would have liked. BUT it didn’t stop anybody enjoying the pool & the hot tub, both very nice & warm. The indoor sporty facilities were used & thoroughly enjoyed. The rooms & facilities were clean & comfortable (if a little dated in places). Plenty big enough for our family party of 11. Maybe lacking in another bathroom & would have been great to have had an outdoor shower & toilet. But, all in all an extremely enjoyable break. Thank you.

    Hello John. Thank-you for your kind comments and 100% score and great feedback. We are really pleased that you had a lovely stay with family and enjoyed the facilities. We are much happier now the pool has 30 degrees warm water :-) and the jacuzzi is 40 degrees. We will look at a possible shower connection in the garden by the pool this would be beneficial. Happy you found the place comfortable and clean and I will inform the 6 cleaners we employ that they are doing a great job in keeping it spotlessly clean. Many Thanks John - Look forward to seeing you and your family again Best Wishes Robert - Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location and house."

    So many facilities and things to keep you entertained at the property! Would stay again

    Thank-you Lucy for your Feedback :-) - We are really pleased you and your friends had a great stay and enjoyed your time at Freshwinds enjoying the Swimming Pool and Facilities. Now our Swimming Pool Water is 28 to 30 Degrees heated by the Amazing New Pool Heater and our hot Tub is 40 degrees so ALL Guests will now really enjoy the Lovely Warm Water Swimming along with the Breathtaking Countryside Views. We have made significant improvements over the last few weeks and included a pergola over the seating area and the installation of this Top Model Pool Heater so the winter months will provide steaming hot water to swim in along with The Country Freshness and plenty of Entertainment for the kids. Thank-you for Booking - We Would Love To See You again Soon. :-) Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house was enjoyed by the whole family."

    Host was super helpful and accommodating. Highly recommend!

    Thank-you Mohammad . We are really very Happy you enjoyed your stay at Freshwinds and your feedback of "" it's a Lovely House is Appreciated"" . Thank-you also for mentioning Steve for all of his hard work and super helpful ways. The Swimming Pool was Beautiful , Warm and Clear Water and the sun came out for the weekend. Great :-) We are so pleased your family had a wonderful get together and enjoyed the Facilities and Countryside and Calmness of the House and Area. Best Wishes to you and your Lovely Family and Look forward to seeing you in the Future Thank-you Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mohammad3.8Sep 2023

  • "We stayed at Freshwinds in July."

    Lovely location and really quiet. Very comfortable rooms and plenty of room to spread out! We unfortunately arrived later than expected as the journey was AWFUL and took us nearly eight hours to get there and as Stephen was going on holiday the next day, he couldn’t wait for us (totally understandable) and so we had no ‘handover’ of the house and nobody checked in to see if all was ok during the week. We saw the pool guys twice, so felt a bit abandoned but it wasn’t really a problem! We all thoroughly enjoyed the games room, table tennis, table football, karaoke and hot tub etc. Unfortunately, although the pool was warm for the first few days, towards the end of our stay the pool was very cold and not able to be enjoyed. Very disappointing as this was the main reason we booked Freshwinds and definitely dampened the mood but the hot tub was a hit because of this! Several towels and pillowcases had marks on but they were ok and the cleanliness was generally very good. I was surprised that there wasn’t a welcome tray/pack on arrival. I usually love sitting down with a drink and reading info and looking at leaflets of the surrounding area etc. Simple things like nearest hospital/medical centre, nearby pubs, takeaways, supermarkets, instructions for appliances, when the pool guys/gardener are due etc but Google was our friend re pubs etc. (I’m old school though!) I think my biggest bug bear was the sheer amount of SILENCE/BE QUIET notices around the garden! I understand there are properties close by and I totally understand the 8am - 10pm curfew on noise in the garden but it was literally everywhere you looked! It made us quite conscious of even sitting out and talking! Despite the gripes, we all had a lovely relaxing, comfortable week away and on the whole, we enjoyed our stay.

    Hello Helen. Happy overall that you had a comfortable week and enjoyed your stay. Yes we had a few staff going on holiday one week in the summer months and we were stretched for a week. We have resolved this issue now only taking holidays on no guests weeks and we resolved the Pool Water Temperature issues by installing a new £7000.00 Pool Heater that works all year around and provides us with much higher water heat quality temperatures. We usually don't get too many summer problems with the water if the weather is hot but we are now prepared if its's a little colder summer or winter with our new water heater. The bedding we have replaced all with new and I am looking at that Welcome Pack for Guests. Also we added a nice pergola in the garden. Many Thanks for your advice and comments all are taken on board. I wanted to reply once we had made the necessary changes. Hope to see you again to see our improvements at the property. Best Wishes to you and your Family. Robert -Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Jul 2023

  • "Furnishings and decor require updating."

    Kitchen units need attention as do some torn and ripped carpets. Hot water was not always available.

    Reviewed by Tony3.4Jun 2023

  • "Dated, but very clean, great facilities x"

    Hi Sarah Very Happy you enjoyed your stay and the facilities :-) . Thank-you The upper floor is newly built in 2011 and has all Modern expensive oak wood flooring and modern throughout upstairs. Only the downstairs has the original kitchen but it is a nice looking Country Kitchen and we changed all of the Kitchen work surfaces last year and Electrics. The outside facilities had £25,000.00 spent on them with a New Pool Lining and New Jacuzzi and New Games Room and New Boiler System and New Summerhouse and New Marquee for the Table Tennis. Some of the inside leather furniture is not new but its relaxing and comfortable. Thank-you for your comments and so Happy you had a very enjoyable stay. Robert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house perfect for our stay."

    We were a party of 11 adults with 8 children (5 of which were in travel cots) so plenty of room for all! The house was clean well equipped and we had a great fun. The pool was a bit too cold for us to use in the weather we had but clean and wellaibtained would be fab in summer. The hot tub was well appreciated as was the darts and ping pong area. Garden was massive and spanned several areas which was great for an Easter egg hunt and the football pitch was also well used by the young and adult boys. Thanks to the hosts for an easy and pleasant stay including returning items left behind!

    Thank-you Carina . We are really pleased you and your Family had a Great Stay at the property and very happy our six cleaners did a good job in keeping the place Lovely and Clean for your stay. Thank-you for your kind comments, we are pleased the children enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt and the facilities at the property. We always hope all enjoy the facilities including, the Football Table, Darts, Table Tennis Marquee & Games, Pool Table, & Football Pitch and the added Bonus of a Private Swimming Pool. Thank-you for Booking & Hoping you will return soon. Lovely to see you All. Robert . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carina5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Fresh winds, friends travelled from all over the country and it was easy to get to."

    Great facilities and lots of room. The house is a little bit dated but that didn't impact on our stay at all.

    Thank-you Emma for your comments. We are very pleased you had a Lovely stay at Freshwinds with your Family. :-) Yes we are only 15 Minutes from Junction 15 off the M6 Motorway and being Located near too Alton Towers and Trentham Gardens and Shrewsbury and Chester not far away we are finding because we can accommodate 15 people its a great Central UK Location for Families to meet with the bonus of a Private Heated Swimming Pool, Great Facilities and plenty of Outstanding Natural Beautiful Countryside in the Villages of Shropshire & Staffordshire. We are also only 35 minutes drive time away from entering Wales and 35 minutes from Shrewsbury. Great for Family Meets. Hope you will be back . Thank-you for booking and Lovely to meet you all. Thank-you Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Mar 2023

  • "Outstanding facilities for leisure activities, very spacious and comfortable ..."

    Outstanding facilities for leisure activities, very spacious and comfortable the only minor draw back is there are only three bathrooms with one being en-suite Highly recommended for family weekend

    Thank-you for your comments John. We are Very Happy you had a Lovely weekend :-) with all of your family :-) . Thank-you for your comments on the Facilities and Leisure Activities, they are all New within the last 18 months , we hope they will be enjoyed with the sunshine soon like the last spring/summer and we hope to keep improving month on month. It's a beautiful area and Location and once all of the Flowers start to bloom soon in the Countryside this is extra special with an array of wildlife and Country Lanes bursting with blooms of Flowers. Hope to see you again soon to a lovely family. THANK-YOU Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Mar 2023

  • "We went here for a belated 30th birthday get together with family and we couldn’t of asked for a more perfect property."

    It had everything you could ask for, the hot tub & pool was such a treat and the lights outside made it even more special,The location was stunning and so peaceful, lots of special memories were made here that we’ll remember for a long time. Thank you!

    Thank-you so much Rose for your comments. We are so happy that you had a Great Family Birthday Event and enjoyed the facilities and relaxed in the Countryside at Freshwinds. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the Gardens, Hot Tub & Pool and surrounding Stunning Countryside and we hope that the memories will stay long with you forever in your heart and mind. Thank-you for visiting and supporting our Local Area Community and all of the businesses in and around Ashley that welcome the Support from our Venture and the help given by our Holiday Makers. Hope to see you again soon. Thank-you & Best Wishes Robert. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were four families and stayed for the weekend."

    All the boys (aged 10) had a fantastic time and made full use of all the facilities including the games rooms, pool and hot tub. We too thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the house comfortable and clean. We were 13 people in total and the only downside was the hot water run out fairly quickly, so a few of us had to have cold showers and the heating didn’t seem to work all the time. This did not however take away from our experience and we will def be looking to book again in the future.

    Hello George. Thank-you for your good feedback and 100% score. We are really pleased you had a Great Time at Freshwinds and made good use of the facilities. Thank-you for pointing out the hot water situation as it's been running on solar power with no problems through the summer months so it must be the switching over from the solar power to the New Boiler as this was only installed in June 2021 with a 300 Litre water tank and a powerful Heating Unit so we will definitely be checking the system with our plumber. Thank-you Look forward to seeing you again. Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2022

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

    We will definitely be returning

    Thank-you Tracey for your Feedback we are so very Happy you had an Amazing Holiday . Look forward to seeing you again Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 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 Jeffrey4.7Jul 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 Lauren5.0Apr 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 Amy5.0Apr 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 Irene5.0Apr 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 Mandy5.0Dec 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 Mel4.4Oct 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 Yvette5.0Sep 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 Emma4.7Aug 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 Soni5.0Aug 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 Matthew5.0Jul 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 Rowan4.1Jul 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 Sarah5.0Jul 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 Dastan4.1Jul 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.
  • Oil fired boiler installed in 2021 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
  • Basketball Nets and pole
  • 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
  • Property just 30 minutes from Alton Towers Theme Park
  • 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
  • Please note: Guests are not permitted to use their own devices to play amplified sound for entertainment purposes as requested by the council, and to please be mindful of surrounding neighbours

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.

3 miles away from the property is Cudmore fishing lakes ‘as shown on SKY TV Fishing Matches’.

10 lakes – fishing day tickets available.

300 yards away from Cudmore fishing lakes it the beautiful 17th century Mainwaring Arms public house and Whitmore tea rooms.

All well worth a visit.

The Mainwaring pub is a very old pub and very nice inside and noted in the history books, with good on-site parking and the Whitmore tea rooms are next door which are the very best in Staffordshire.

These team rooms are well booked in the summer months so it is advisable to call first and book as they are so popular – you will not be disappointed.

They are amazing inside, and you have the Mainwaring arms pub next door and Cudmore fishing lakes x 10 only 300 yards away all with very good parking.

Also, locally near the Swan with two necks is the Dorothy Clive gardens which are beautiful for walks and only 2 miles from Freshwinds.

Other attractions – Trentham gardens are a 20-minute drive from Freshwinds.

A well-loved attraction including Italian design gardens and a monkey forest with and many shops and a large garden centre which is a well attraction in Staffordshire.

There is also a lake and a huge estate with garden and an excellent parking facility.

The Welsh border is only a short drive away, with it's must see scenery and places to visit including stunning Llangollen, beautiful Bala Lake and wonderful views from Horseshoe Pass to name a few.

Freshwinds just has so much to offer and more, making lasting holiday memories for all the family.

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

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.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas