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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 1010288)

Weston-Under-Redcastle, Shropshire Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely feeling of a home from home, just right for our time in Shropshire."

    Everything we needed and quiet. Pleasant place to relax at the return from visiting family and nearby fields to walk our dog. Easy to keep clean and tidy. We will most definitely stay again if the cottage is available.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2024

  • "We found the front entrance door was jamming in its frame and this made it difficult to open."

    The freezer draws were catching on excessive ice accumulation . The freezer needs de-frosting.

    Thank you, we haven’t noticed an issue with the door at changeover or ever before, just wondering if related to the sadly ridiculously wet weather but we will have a careful look at the next opportunity. Freezer should be checked at each changeover just wonder if door not closed properly but again we will review and check, many thanks for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Jul 2023

  • "This property was very comfortable and pleasant to stay in."

    Standards were very high. We were impressed with the welcome pack of goodies. The house was a good base for exploring the local area and there were plenty of information leaflets in the house to give us ideas. It's worth noting that you can't easily walk to the nearest village because of a lack of footpath so we found that driving everywhere was necessary. That wasn't a problem for us but it could be for some. We loved it, and would highly recommend it. Our Staffie loved his week there too!

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage had all the creature comforts for us humans and our dog."

    Any problems easily sorted with owner. Great welcome hamper of goodies.Very clean and tidy on our arrival. Lovely area to explore.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property close to many attractions"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "My review centres not so much on the property (which matched our expectations) but on the management company …."

    Sykes. In October 2020 we paid a deposit of £351.50 against a total of £929 (to include booking fees and travel insurance) for a one week stay some 9 months later. The price paid reflected the situation at the time of booking when property owners (and their letting companies) were squeezing every penny of profit due to the Covid pandemic. Fast Forward 7 months (with a very much changed situation) and the property (and it’s attached twin) had failed to attract further bookings during the school summer holiday so charges were drastically reduced in order to attract interest! Sykes were contacted (by a family member staying for the same week in the attached property) to enquire if an adjustment was possible in line with that being offered at the time. Sykes were not the least interested (other than offering a derisory £50 off a future booking!) in offering a refund so that our fees matched that offered for other ‘adjacent’ weeks. Would we use Sykes again? - Not Likely!

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2022

  • "Super clean property, we've stayed in a lot of places and the level of cleanliness is superb ."

    Lots of lovely little touches that make such a difference. Great location, well appointed cottage with lots of places to visit on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jul 2022

  • "We were truly overwhelmed by Orchard Cottage in how nice it was in every respect."

    The cottage presented a fantastic combination of charm and character with the benefit of tasteful modern quality decoration and furnishings. It is at the top of our list for places to return to.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the countryside."

    Really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Both this house and its twin are a spectacular place to spend a few days in the area."

    We have not had any doubts about booking them again.

    Reviewed by Pino5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great helpful owners couldn’t do enough for us."

    Two lovely cottages and we stayed in both. Welcome pack was fantastic and our Airedale Moriarty loved his welcome pack and didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The main bedroom bed mattress very saggy on left hand side"

    Many thanks for your feedback which we always welcome, and thank you for the lovely comments in the visitors book, we are really pleased you had a lovely time. You didn't mention any issues with the bed in the comments left in the cottage so we didn't have the opportunity to check the mattress during the changeover last week. We have contacted the current guest to check they are comfortable and have no issues with the mattress, they have let us know they are very comfortable on it, but we will in any event double check at the next changeover, the mattress is only 2 years old so we are going to be a bit disappointed if it has a problem so soon. Thank you again for your comment and we hope to see you again. Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2021

  • "All the little touches for the dog with bowls & dog biscuits and also the hamper was much appreciated."

    The enclosed garden ensured that we could relax and our Lurcher could run around mad which was great to see. Standard of equipment meant we did not need anything We were very impressed and would visit again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just got back from a lovely week in the cottage, it was spotless and the lovely hamper that was left for us was amazing and so thoughtful."

    The enclosed garden was fabulous and Bertie the dog enjoyed every moment of being teased by the rabbit under the tree haha

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Aug 2021

  • "The had a wonderful week at Orchard Cottage."

    The location was perfect and the space for the dog outside was great. The house was spotless on arrival and I would heartily recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2021

  • "Orchard cottage was exactly as described and we had a fantastic time."

    Great base to explore the wider area. Owners have thought of everything and done an amazing job with this property. Loads of kitchen utensils, a maiden for drying clothes, garden is truly enclosed for dogs to run around. Negatives can only be nit picking. Bed was very soft [personal preference], need to drive everywhere as there isnt a path on the road, road is busier than expected. But I wouldn’t let any of that put people off. Very peaceful country retreat. No issue at all with WiFi/internet, free view and smart tv in case you need Netflix on rainy days. We loved our stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage."

    Great location. The dogs loved the very secure garden, and this meant we could let them out to run around without worrying. Very clean. Would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was basically clean except for the sink and washing up bowl."

    We did not use the bowl as we used the dishwasher as asked however, I cleaned both the sink and the bowl as I would not want it thought that we had left it like that.

    Reviewed by Jandy4.4Jun 2021

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Orchard Cottage, the location was excellent for exploring Shropshire and the enclosed garden was great for the dog."

    However it is clear that this cottage needs a little bit of love and care, birds are nesting in the roof and as such you can hear them scampering about at night, we initially thought it was mice. The Wifi is a bit of a joke really because it is shared with the Ploughman's Cottage (next door), which means that you struggle to get any reception if the other cottage is being occupied (we know this beacuse we spoke to the holidaymakers staying next door). The Sofa is really uncomfortable and after a busy day sighseeing you feel unable to relax. We have stayed at a lot of cottages and this was decidely average facilities. We did have a nice break, but the owners need to invest in this property.

    We thank this guest for their feedback, which we always welcome. We are sorry you felt that there were some issues. It is a shame you did not contact Sykes during your stay, which they conform you did not, or use the direct owner email provided within the cottage. Had you have done so we would perhaps have been able to help you during your stay. It is difficult, if not impossible to rectify any issues after guests have left and the first we know about it is in the form of an online review To respond to the issues mentioned: There is indeed a bird nest by the bedroom window, thank you for letting us know about it. It does at present have babies in and they probably do wake up early. We will remove this once the babies have fledged. To do so earlier would not feel right and would also be illegal. The wifi, provided for leisure purposes, has been checked. It is running at just over the speed that we might expect for the area. Interestingly during lockdown we had key workers living in both cottages simultaneously conducting Teams meetings etc without any problems at all. The cottage is however in a rural area and as a result does not have the option of the superfast options available in more urban areas which is perhaps what this guest is used to. We are delighted that this guest spent time exploring the many things to see and do in the beautiful county that Shropshire is. We are sorry he found the sofa not to his liking. We spent time ensuring there is a variety of seating available, a two seat leather sofa that is approximately two years old and also individual arm chairs one of which is a bit higher as some of our guests are a little older and may prefer this. Ultimately comfort is a personal preference but there were only 2 guests in this party so they did have alternative seating options for both of them if the sofa was not to their liking. This cottage has been renovated throughout just over 2 years ago. It has had a good quality new kitchen, bathroom, carpets, flooring, furnishings and soft furnishing throughout at significant cost and been independently assessed by Sykes as being of four tick standard the definition of which is ‘excellent standard throughout’. Therefore to state that the property is in need of love, care and investment is we feel unfair and certainly at odds with the previous reviews available for this property and its sister property ref no 974261 next door. We hope any potential guests will read these and take them into account when considering whether to book with us. Many thanks Orchard Cottage Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neill3.1May 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week in this lovely well appointed cottage."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and comfortable. With the main gate closed the garden was totally enclosed for our dog Barkley to run around the large garden. This was our first visit to Shropshire and the cottage was well located for visiting the area. It felt like a home from home.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2021

  • "Super cottage in great location, exceptionally clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Plenty to see and do within a 30 minute radius, including Hawkstone Park Follies for an unusual (and fairly strenuous) day out, and the serenity of the lovely Hodnet Hall Gardens (Sunday, Wednesday & Bank hols only.) Hawkstone Hall Golf Club seems to be the nearest for food and drink - Lyle's Bar (and outdoor terrace) welcomes non-members, whilst a large Co-op in Wem is the nearest supermarket - both are around a 6-7 minute drive away. Only downside is the rather patchy WiFi, that tends to come and go. All in all a very pleasant stay, thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Apr 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage and a good base for exploring Shropshire."

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautifully decorated house!"

    Cleaned to a very high standard. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Aug 2020

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Orchard cottage."

    We had such a lovely time the first time we came back with our family and rented both Orchard and Ploughmans cottage. Both cottages have every thing you need . Cleanliness exceptional.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic, a real home from home."

    We loved the log burning fire in the living room and the extra touches like the welcome basket and treats for the dogs. Would not hesitate to recommend this property!

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Gem of a cottage where the owners have thought of everything."

    Good location great base for visiting surrounding area. So comfortable with log burner, superb beds and kitchen so well appointed. Secure garden which was great for the dog. Every detail to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of guests was provided even down to dog towels, dog treats and fantastic welcome basket . Hard to beat.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2019

  • "Clean, comfortable cottage we would definitely come back again"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Orchard cottage was very comfortable, very clean and well equipped."

    The garden was amazing, one of the reasons we chose to stay here was that the garden was described as enclosed for our dog. It was very safe as a hedge and fence secured it. She loved being outside, lots of grass to smell and eat! The furnishings were gorgeous and we hope to book both cottages with family in the future

    Reviewed by Leonardo5.0Oct 2019

  • "Orchard cottage is absolutely amazing and has been done out to a very high standard."

    The owners have obviously thought about everything, the hamper left for us and the bits left for our dog were lovely touches. The surrounding areas are beautiful and we will not hesitate in booking again in the very near future.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage was completely dog friendly with its large, secure garden."

    Cottage had everything we needed. Clean and spacious. A real home from home. Only thing we couldn't find was a visitor's book to leave comments. We'd book again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin upon request) with Smart TV and 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, rainfall shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug office space off the lounge
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Due to the sloping ceilings there are no wardrobes in the property, however, alternative clothes hanging arrangements have been provided
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden to the front and rear
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note This property can be booked with Property 974261 to sleep 8

The property

Shrewsbury 14 miles.

A delightful semi-detached cottage in a rural location between the market towns of Shrewsbury, 14 miles away and Whitchurch, 8 miles away.

Recently refurbished and decorated to a high standard throughout, Orchard Cottage provides friends and families alike the opportunity to stay in a lovely rural area.

Inside you will be welcomed by a lovely kitchen freshly designed with a dining table for four people, a light and spacious room ideal for catching up with friends and family over a meal in the evening.

The sitting room has a snug and cosy feel with a woodburning stove for those chillier evenings and a sofa and chairs for some relaxing evenings in with your loved ones.

A snug alcove off the lunge fitted with a small desk, chair and lamp provide space for those who may need to work during their stay.

Large patio doors also open out from this room onto the garden with two large lawned areas planted with fruit trees to let the summer in on those warmer days too.

After a great day out exploring all that Shropshire has to offer, you will look forward to resting in either of the two beautifully decorated upstairs bedrooms.

With either a double or a super king-size with zip and link which can be a twin on request, each completed with soft furnishings, bedside lights and a soothing ambience you will be spoilt for choice.

With fantastic views of open countryside from just about every room and a bathroom with a bath and shower over, you will awake refreshed and ready to enjoy your next day of exploring.

Guests have complimentary access to the private estate of Soulton Hall, a 500-acre estate within an few minutes drive of the property.

Also close to this property is Hawkstone Park Follies, 100 acres of stunning scenery filled with magical surprises around every corner.

One of Britain's original theme parks, this fantasy landscape full of bridges, towers, steep steps and caves has been inspiring visitors for over 250 years.

The towns of Chester and Shrewsbury are also well worth a visit with magnificent old buildings and a superb selection of independent and high street shops, not forgetting restaurants, cafés and pubs.

Other attractions to visit whilst staying at Orchard Cottage include, Attingham Park, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge, the lakes in and around Ellesmere,or, a little further afield the South Shropshire hills, Church Stretton and Ludlow with its medieval castle and Michelin-starred restaurants.

However you choose to spend your holiday, Orchard Cottage is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy some of what Shropshire has to offer holidaymakers.

Note: Can be booked with 974261, sleeping 8 altogether.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

WESTON-UNDER-REDCASTLE

Whitchurch 6 miles; Shrewsbury 12 miles.

The delightful village of Weston-under-Redcastle nestles under the south west edge of the bold Hawkstone Ridge and is surrounded by scenic Shropshire countryside, 12 miles from the centre of Shrewsbury which is one of England's most picturesque Tudor towns. This historic village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and boasts a lovely 17th century church, excellent golf courses and the renowned Hawkstone Park which is famous for its wonderful Follies and magical walks. Medieval Shrewsbury offers a superb selection of historic buildings, excellent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs and scenic riverside walks and boat trips. Visit NT's stately Attingham Park, Hodnet Gardens, Wroxeter Roman City, the museums at Ironbridge World Heritage Site, the 13th century castle and Michelin starred restaurants of Ludlow, or Stokesay Castle. There are many beautiful local canal walks and with the Welsh border being only a 20 minute drive away and the beautiful market town of Llangollen only a 45 minute drive away there is plenty of exploring to be done. A wonderful year-round location for enjoying this beautiful region of England.