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Woodland Cottage

(Ref. 954503)

Eccleshall, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to be if you like beautiful quiet surroundings,good classy ..."

    Great place to be if you like beautiful quiet surroundings,good classy interior,I am disabled and found it met my needs,dogs loved it,I just wished it had a bigger television

    Reviewed by Debbie4.1Jun 2024

  • "This cottage was not suitable for 6 people with not enough crockery for us all."

    It was not really easy for someone with limited mobility and severe back pain. Seating was low and difficult to stand up from. Shower water spilled onto the floor which then caused a hazzard. The garden was so boggy it was impossible to get down to the stream. All in all very disappointing.

    Reviewed by Yvonne2.5May 2024

  • "Woodland Cottage provides a lovely base to explore the surroundings, which were beautiful ~ great walks, with mill ponds, wildlife and meadows of flowers."

    It was idyllic. The garden was a peaceful haven to reflect and weather was warm enough to eat outside one evening. The bed was very comfortable and the cottage well equipped. Also the welcome pack was a nice surprise. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely setting for this property."

    The house was spacious and comfortable and perfect for us and our little dog. Gorgeous duck pond complete with a family of ducks! Ian, the owner came and greeted us, he was very friendly and pleasant and very knowledgeable of area and things to do. Great property for disabilities too as access very easy with ground floor bedroom and wet room. Would definitely recommend this property, great location, we really enjoyed our 4 night break here and our little dog had a fab time...very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8May 2024

  • "It would be useful if the information about the property was on the table so quickly visible when you enter ( it was in a kitchen drawer and we only found it next morning!"

    ). An easy fix and may be down to the cleaner tidying it away. The cleaning could be a little better - corners and curtains could be improved - but overall good. An electric kettle would be a benefit as the one on the induction hob is very slow. On the whole a lovely well equipped property that suited out needs with elderly parents who appreciated the disabled access, shower room, the ground floor bedroom and the lovely setting. We used it for a visit to Trentham gardens - which are very near.

    Reviewed by Glyn4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely place but could not understand heating and my carer was very cold and stayed in bed most of the time to keep warm because heating was not working and the welcome pack was disgusting l pack of biscuits and not very wheelchair friendly as I got stuck on the grass which I started to panic we won’t be returning."

    Yours sincerely Anthony hynes.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.1Apr 2023

  • "Very well equipped, lovely place!"


    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay here at the woodland cottage."

    Plenty of gorgeous walks right on your doorstep and idyllic villages close by too. The cottage was clean and tidy and information was clear and easy to read. Only ever so slight hiccup we had was that the internet was down, no fault to the owner however it did make planning places to go and getting signal for the sat Nav to work, slightly harder. However it was an amazing stay regardless and actually have us some well needed no screen time. We would love to return again. Our dog absolutely loved it here too! Definitely dog friendly!!

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Dec 2022

  • "All good"

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a really nice, secluded property."

    Very peaceful. All facilities were good and the place was clean and comfortable. The only issues we had were trouble operating the heating so it was a bit cold and as a wheelchair user (although not totally confined) I found the wet room difficult to use as there isn't really room to turn around and the light switch is on the wall behind the door. No pull switch inside the wet room so that was a hassle. I was glad I'd also taken the wheeled walker.

    Reviewed by Darren4.7Sep 2022

  • "The house was clean and tidy and the garden and surrounding area was absolutely beautiful."

    However, I don't think it is fair to advertise this property as a sleeps 6. There was 5 of us staying and 2 of us where children and there was not enough room.

    Thanks for the feed back Emily. I do advertise the property as 2 double bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living room suitable for 2 children. I shall review the description with Sykes to try and ensure an accurate representation of the sleeping arrangements. Thanks again. Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily3.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful setting."

    Very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is wonderful - well equipped, in a tranquil rural location but within easy distance of M6."

    This is our second visit here and I have no doubt we will return. Fantastic dog walking area too. The garden is lovely and has a large pond and lots of wildlife so if you’re taking a dog (or small children) be aware. The host, Ian, was exceptional.

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0Apr 2021

  • "The property was exactly what was needed for peace and quiet!"

    If you want somewhere out of the way and yet close enough to shops and restaurants (3 miles) then look no further, the Owner Ian was excellent.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cottage is well equipped and in a gorgeous rural location with multiple dog walks on the doorstep."

    Wonderful countryside to explore and close enough to many visitor attractions in both Shropshire and Staffordshire. We had a relaxing and enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by Jocelyn4.4Sep 2020

  • "Our host, Ian, has been exceptional."

    Staples were there on arrival and lovely homemade lemon cake. Nothing was too much trouble. Seeing we were booked in for a month he installed a washing machine which lessened the burden of what to do with laundry. The cottage was really comfortable and ideal for the able bodied and disabled alike as there is a lovely ground floor bedroom and Wetroom. In a lovely valley with a brook running through the garden, it’s well situated for trips to Stoke-On-Trent, Wedgwood, Trentham Gardens, beautiful Shropshire and Cannock Chase for the mountain biker. Our 2 dogs settled really well and enjoyed their walks in the countryside. We can definitely recommend Woodland Cottage for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2020

  • "It was perfect and private."

    my dog barks a lot but he didn't bark once whilst we were there. the only thing I didn't realise when I booked is that we were on the hotel grounds but noone was in. it was great.

    Reviewed by Amileigh5.0Sep 2019

  • "While we enjoyed our stay, we felt the listing was misleading."

    From the description and the photos you would think you're quite secluded, however, the angle of the photos fails to show that you're in the back garden of the B&B mentioned as "next door" in the listing. The outside area is lovely and you would think from the listing that it's private use, however, the guests of the B&B were there a lot (which of course they are perfectly entitled to, it's just you expect it to be sole use from the listing). And finally on the last night not only were there people frequently walking past the cottage that made you feel like you were in a fishbowl, the guests also parked their cars outside the windows. All in all it's a very nice cottage, however, please be away that you're in the back garden/car park of the B&B rather than somewhere secluded.

    Reviewed by Dina3.8Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely spacious cottage in a secluded and rural location, surrounded by a large garden with plenty of parking space, yet is within easy access of the many historic towns, museums and heritage sites around north Staffordshire and Shropshire."

    However it had a number of minor faults that needed some maintenance and reorganisation in the bathrooms and kitchen area. It should also be noted that there is no washing machine, very unusual in a holiday cottage, although the owners offer to do washes at £10 a time.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jul 2019

  • "We were a group of five, and had a lovely time at this cottage."

    Ian was a good host.He greeted us when we arrived, and we were delighted with a gift of a home made cake and apple juice.After that he left us to our privacy which was exactly how we wanted it.The cottage is amazing, in the middle of woods and natural beauty, cut off from the hustle and bustle of city life.We enjoyed the morning walks, resting on the hammock and the wood fires in the evening.There is a working watermill close by,next to a lake. Highly recommended, would definitely visit again in the future. Manuel and Sharon

    Reviewed by Manuel5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was BEAUTIFUL as is its location it was clean & very comfortable."

    The hospitality we received was brilliant ,Ian is a really nice guy unfortunately we missed out on meeting Vicky his wife but hope to do so on our next visit. The cottage & B&B deserves to full at all times of year because no one will be disappointed I'm sure of that . Thanks

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is the best place we have ever visited ." absolutely wonderful place. Ian is an incredible host and nothing is too much trouble. The garden is fantastic, the house is beautiful and the surrounding area breathtaking. I needed to distress and this happened. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jun 2019

  • "My daughter is a wheelchair user and Woodland cottage was perfect for her, the disabled facilities were as described."

    The only thing I would change is to have shower chair rather than a stool. Ian and Vicki are wonderful hosts and make you feel very welcome. Ian cooked us a lovely curry that we requested and Vicki's massages are just divine, I'd go back just for that, Vicki also gave my daughter a massage and done everything possible to make her comfortable. Our little dog also loved it there. We can't wait to go back. We felt very comfortable in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4May 2019

  • "The cottage was beyond our expectations."

    I was superbly fitted out, very clean and well equipped. Its location was in every aspect excellent and we both enjoyed our stay at it. The owners provided an excellent service and went beyond what is usually provided. All in all we had a very satisfactory weeks stay there and are very likely to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2019

  • "Could do with a larger dustbin"

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in a countryside setting, within walking distance to Jackson coppice and also a field and marsh where dogs can be walked."

    Only down side to cottage is it is requested after booking that dogs not be left unattended in cottage, which is problematic if you are unable to take them on your day or evening out. We found the locals to be very friendly and also informative for places to visit and eat out.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2018

  • "Woodland cottage truly is a hidden haven, tucked away it is a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Really nice touch from Vicki and Ian the owners was to have homemade apple juice and cake waiting for us on arrival but nicer still was the birthday cake they made for me on finding out it was my birthday. Weather wasn’t great didn’t matter the tranquility more than made up for that.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in wonderful setting."

    Lovely couple in the next door B&B. Lovely homemade cake and Apple Juice to welcome us. Excellent facilities. Very highly recommended. Great walks for the dogs and beautiful gardens. Cottage is ideal for families, disabled, pet owners - everyone. Cannot highly recommend it enough. Lovely holiday. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2018

  • "This was a great holiday, on arrival there was a bottle of freshly pressed apple juice & a plate of home made flapjacks."

    Ian & Victoria were very friendly and had some good recommendations for days out places to eat, The Star & The Old Smithy are excellent. The cottage was lovely, very clean, well appointed and it was a brilliant relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2018

  • "Ian and Victoria were fantastic hosts."

    My husband is disabled and, whilst the cottage was already designed for the disabled a couple of items, grab rails in the bathroom and a small ramp for the patio doors, were needed and immediately supplied. On arrival we were greeted warmly, supplied with lovely homemade lemon drizzle cake and apple juice. During our stay we had two meals in and can only state that Ian is a first class chef. A lot of the ingredients for the meals came from his own garden, of which he is justifiably proud. My daughter and I treated ourselves to a pampering session with Victoria and my husband had a reflexology session on his hand and feet. All of which we thoroughly enjoyed, Victoria is very good at what she does. The whole ambience of this cottage is restful, the grounds surrounding it are lovely and peaceful. We cannot recommend it highly enough and hope very much to be able to holiday there again

    Reviewed by Olive5.0May 2018

  • "This cottage is truly outstanding."

    The location is perfect in a beautiful quiet tranquil setting. The owners are very accommodating. When we arrived there was homemade apple juice cakes and hotcross buns which were perfect and tasted beautiful. The cottage is so warm and has everything you need. The views are just amazing. There is so much to do with the kids in surrounding areas (about half hour drive ) trentham monkey forest., waterworld and Gladstone pottery museum are fab days outl There are also lots of good eating places around. The one thing that truly made my holiday was a facial and massage from Vicki the owner of the property. They live next to the cottage and run the b&b. It was truly the best facial I have ever had I felt amazing Vicki is so lovely i highly recommend taking time out to do this. All in all this is the best cottage we have stayed in you won't be disappointed at all. We can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double
  • Wet room with shower, basin, WC and removable shower seat
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofabed
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Nearest pub and restaurant 1 mile
  • Shop, pubs and restaurants 3.7 miles in Eccleshall
  • Note: This property is suitable for wheelchair users, please contact the owner if you have any specific requirements
  • Note: Pond and brook unfenced, children and pets to be supervised
  • Note: Due to location, no mobile phone coverage
  • Note: This property can be booked with PR 955882, together they can sleep 16 people, situated about 50 meters apart within the grounds
  • Note: Property sleeps up to 6 with the use of the sofa bed in the living room

The property

A stylish, well-furnished, wheel chair accessible (down stairs) detached cottage in a beautiful and peaceful rural woodland location 3.7 miles from the town of Eccleshall in Staffordshire on the border with Shropshire. The well-appointed cottage and extensive garden makes this the perfect stay for a relaxing family break.

The cottage has a bright and airy yet cosy open plan living space, boasting stylish features, and a well-equipped kitchen/dining area and living room with large windows overlooking the stunning garden.

There is a wet room, with grab rails and a shower seat and grab rails next to the toilet.

The doors to the downstairs bedroom and wet room are widened to facilitate wheel chair access, there is generous access room along one side of the bed.

A ramp facilitates access over the very small threshold of the double patio doors.

There is a double sofa bed in the living room area for up to two additional people.

The bedrooms are spacious, and refreshing with plenty of storage.

The upstairs bedroom has a stylish en-suite shower room.

Velux windows with black out blinds allow a panoramic view of the garden, pond, brook and woodland as well as the night sky.

The garden and Woodland location of Woodland Cottage is perhaps its biggest asset, an extensive lawn with a large pond, brook, hammock and plenty of seating able guests to make the most of the garden day or night.

There is a 1 metre wide wheel chair accessible path along the woodland edge to the seating area.

Note:This property can be booked with Brook House ref; 955882 together they can sleep 16 people, situated about 50 meters apart within the grounds.

Offley Brook Cottages

Offley Brook Holiday Homes comprise two beautifully-appointed dwellings, Brook House and Woodland Cottage. They can be booked separately or together for a larger group (up to 16 people). If booked separately privacy is easily maintained as Brook House has its own walled cottage garden. The properties are situated in a wooded, peaceful rural location between two large mill ponds connected by the River Sow. Brook House boasts historical charm with exposed beams and 2 traditional wood burning stoves. Woodland Cottage takes on a more contemporary style with brightly coloured walls and open-plan living space. Both properties are complete with a fully-fitted kitchen and WiFi, as well as private outdoor seating area where you can delight in a refreshing beverage as you bask in the sunshine during the warmer months. Visit the pretty town of Eccleshall just 3.7 miles away with its shops, café’s, pubs restaurants and an artists cooperative, or travel a little further to the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Chester and The Potteries. Set in the outstanding surroundings of the English countryside, Offley Brook Cottages provide the perfect setting for your next family holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Stafford 8 miles; Stoke-on-Trent 12 miles.

A delightful market town 6 miles from the county town of Stafford. It has grocery shops, boutique clothes shops, an artists cooperative, pubs restaurants and cafes and take aways. The characterful Georgian buildings ensure the main street is a conservation area. The town hosts a monthly farmers' market and the annual Eccleshall Show in its 70th consecutive year. The Holy Trinity Church, dates back to the 12th century. The town is situated between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. The latter being the heart of the British ceramics industry with a range of big name outlets and ceramics museums to visit.

Note: Pond and brook unfenced, children and pets to be supervised.
Note: Property sleeps up to 6 with the use of the sofa bed in the living room

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas