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Gerry's Place

(Ref. 1102544)

Little Stretton, Shropshire Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place with a really comfortable bed and perfect views of the Shropshire hills."

    Nothing not to like.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Enjoyed our stay having stayed around that area Church Stretton, Ludlow etc many times, the property’s best points are a very large comfortable bed which is always a bonus, a very clean modern property, although it says garden is enclosed its shared with the owner so if your expecting your own private garden it’s not, so it felt a bit uncomfortable, saying that they didn’t make us feel uncomfortable as we never met the owners, from when we arrived to leaving didn’t see a sole, unusual I thought not to say hello, take everything with you as nothing is provided most leave milk etc as a starter."

    Over all a very comfortable stay for 2 people and a dog, close to two lovely pubs, the Long Mynd and walks lovely views.

    Reviewed by Geraldine3.4Apr 2024

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Gerry’s Place, the property was perfect and the area lovely."

    We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2024

  • "Stay was excellent."

    The cottage was a perfect space for two people and a dog and had everything we needed. The only thing I would say is that the road to and from the cottage is very muddy and without paths, so getting to and from places without a car was a bit tough. It was walkable but us and the dog got filthy in the process as it was a very rainy weekend and as there are no paths, you have to stand in mud to get out of the way of cars, but this isn’t the owners issue. My only issue with the property is that the dining table is collapsible, which made it a little rocky, so we had to be cautious when using it, but that was all. Would stay again!

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Mar 2024

  • "Found the proximity of the little dog outside in all weathers in a far too tiny enclosure most distressing."

    There was the facility to use a washing machine but were only informed on our last day by the cleaner. Found the running of the machine late at night disturbed our sleep and kept us awake due to it being below our bed.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Jan 2024

  • "Excellent stay at a perfect property."

    The property has everything you need and was ideal for a couple to escape from reality in the peace and quiet of the idyllic surroundings. Property was more spacious than it appears on the photos and was extremely comfortable. The use of the washing machine and dryer in the garage below was a massive help during a rather wet week in the hills. Views from the property were incredible and the owner was lovely.

    Reviewed by Bevis5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely stay in Gerry’s Place,very clean everything we needed with lovely views."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely place overall immaculate,just a couple of small niggles,although the two chairs are virtually new,not very comfortable,also adjacent building work being undertaken we were not made aware of any nearby building work."

    Overall perfect holiday cottage with megacomfortable bed,we left one day early due to storm damage in my home village.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable."

    Just a 0.6 mile walk to the village so no more than 10 mins by foot. The walk itself is enjoyable due to the surroundings. Place itself was well fitted with everything you need. Highly recommended. Thanks for a great stay. Dave and Buddy.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was well equipped with everything I needed for a very enjoyable stay."

    Ideal to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside or visit local towns and villages. The Green Dragon pub in the village was very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our short stay here and it was fab that we could bring Harvey (our black lab) too."

    Such a comfy and cosy space with a couple of great pubs nearby too. Highly recommend!!!

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely setting, tranquil, peaceful, fantastic stay."

    Very comfortable night sleep.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Gerry’s place ."

    Would recommend it too all our friends

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Aug 2023

  • "Nice modern, clean and spacious accommodation that's in a quiet location but not far away from the villages of Little Stretton and Church Stretton."

    Only niggle was barking dogs on a couple of the mornings, which should have been kept indoors at least until later in the morning.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2023

  • "Another first rate experience at Gerry's Place located in a most picturesque, peaceful setting with plenty of parking Spotlessly clean, everything required in place."

    Would stay at Gerry's again

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Although accommodation is just a single room (apart from the shower and toilet room), this is more than adequate for two people and a dog."

    Kitchen facilities and appliances are better than we have had at many conventional self-catering cottages and the room was clean and well-presented when we arrived. Best of all are the views, whilst the skylights in the angled roof, combined with large windows at either end, ensure that the room is never in danger of becoming dismal. We certainly plan to return.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday home situated in a beautiful, rural location."

    The annex was sparkling clean with everything you could think of supplied. Access via a key safe was easy and if there was any issues the owner was available nearby although we had no need at all We would definitely use Gerry's Place again

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "A very clean, tidy and well appointed annexe with lovely views and situated in a quiet area."

    Ample crockery and cutlery for two people! Shower worked lovely and the place was always warm and cosy when we got back from a long walk. The garden was well enclosed and safe for our little dog to run around in and the owner, Sarah, was lovely and helpful. The only small gripe was we wished the two armchairs had higher backs as you cannot rest your head and relax! But that is a personal opinion. Would highly recommend this property for a base to go walking from and visiting around Shropshire as it had all the amenities you would need and was left alone to enjoy your holiday!

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Apr 2023

  • "Property is ideal location for walkers, nice and clean plus a huge bed."

    My only suggestion is it would of been nice to have more plates and cups save putting dish washer on.

    Reviewed by Cath4.4Mar 2023

  • "A really clean,comfortable well equipped property with great views of the ..."

    A really clean,comfortable well equipped property with great views of the surrounding countryside,a great base to visit the hills and surrounding towns, village has two great pubs with great food really enjoyed our stay shame we didn't get to meet owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great little break away ."

    Beautiful location, local pubs, fantastic food available, very friendly, perfect end to the year. Thankyou ☺️

    Reviewed by Sam4.1Dec 2022

  • "What absolutely beautiful accommodation!"

    It is totally perfect....and the views are just amazing. It is fitted out to an excellent standard and the hosts have literally thought of everything. Loved it. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Gerry’s Place was lovely, exactly as described."

    The autumn weather was not good but we were warm and cosy inside. I would certainly stay there again if visiting the area. Being an elderly technophobe I struggled with the tv and to make efficient use of the dishwasher a few more items of crockery/cutlery would be needed but we just resorted to old-fashioned washing up. All in all, 5 stars!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very pleasant stay in a beautiful area with enjoyable walks and a wide variety of birdlife."

    Sarah did a pickup and drop off at the rail station which was much appreciated. Regarding the microwave a glass bowl or dish would have been useful for heating food items.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely studio property slap bang in the middle of some beautiful countryside."

    The property has windows both sides allowing the view to be appreciated, especially early mornings while in the very comfortable bed with a cup of tea. Not far from Rectory woods, shops etc. The property provides more kitchen utensils I've ever seen, even a rolling pin, which I needed, strangely enough

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great place to stay,spotless,everything you need,lovely quiet location,only 10 ..."

    Great place to stay,spotless,everything you need,lovely quiet location,only 10 mins walk down the lane to 2 great pubs that served food,great location for walking and exploring,close to Ludlow

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Sarah has set up a lovely place for visitors to stay."

    The accommodation is faultless and very well presented. The super king bed was luxurious. Both pubs in the village are highly recommended for food and drink though the lane from Gerry’s place is only a single track we decided not to walk with our four month old baby. Other places to visit include the Carding Mill Valley for spectacular scenery, Church Stretton has some lovely coffee shops and walks in Rectory woods. The Shropshire Discovery Centre was excellent with lovely walks with our dog and baby, a fantastic cafe and shop and a great museum. Stokesay castle has an amazing timber built gatehouse and Ludlow castle was worth a visit. Ludlow in itself is very beautiful as is Much Wenlock. Gerry’s place was an ideal base to explore all of this as a family. Only down side was that from the property, although very rural, there were no footpaths without having to negotiate the lane for around 0.3 of a mile, not far but not easy with an ageing dog and a young baby.

    Reviewed by Mel4.7Sep 2022

  • "This property is a new well built studio with first-rate fittings and utensils for your use."

    It is faultlessly clean ,which is easy to maintain, plus a huge comfy bed. It has a friendly , helpful host and surrounded by farmland. There are many dog friendly pubs nearby and walks such as Carding Mill Valley and resevoir only 2 miles away in Church Stretton. It also has Woodland walks too. Church Stretton also has a Fish & Chip shop , a Chinese and Indian takeaway. Perfect place for a two person getaway.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable home providing everything required, perfectly situated for exploring Church Stretton, the Long Mynd and Shropshire Hills."

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property is lovely and so well equipped."

    Everything was clean and the bed was comfortable with plenty of room to stretch out. The only negative is that the property is advertised as having a private garden which it doesn't. There is a wooden table and bench set overlooking the owner's house. Whilst she is a lovely person, we would have liked somewhere to sit that was private. However, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this rural retreat.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Jul 2022

  • "The owners provided an excellent living accommodation with great attention to detail with regards to cooking utensils, toiletries and linen."

    The property was spotless and the super king bed a real treat. However, Sykes advertise the property as having a private garden, with a patio. The photos lead us to believe the property is in its own grounds. In reality it is 20 yards from the owners’ own home and is totally overlooked. We had to keep a blind shut at all times so that we couldn’t be overlooked. We did not have a garden, as the one adjacent to the property belongs to the owners. The “patio” is a path around the property. The owners kindly offered us the use of a field adjacent to their garden, however it was overgrown and full of rubble and at times, had sheep in it so we could not let our dog into it. On sunny days we felt “on show” if we sat outside, as the owner was sitting in her garden and we felt like we were encroaching on her space - however she at no point made us feel uncomfortable, this was just how we felt. Had we known the property was in the owners’ garden - and also on the same site as another holiday cottage - we would not have booked. We do not blame the owners at all - they did everything we could to make us welcome. Sykes; please make your listings accurate. We have tried to get in touch with you to complain, however there is no option to do so. We would like to email you accurate photos of the property and for you to explain why your listing was falsely advertising the property.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am disappointed that you felt Sykes cottages brochure has misrepresented the property. I would just like to reassure that Gerry’s place is on the second floor and as such is not overlooked. The whole garden is for guests to use to walk their dogs if they wish. The area at the front of Gerry’s place is newly developed and in time the garden will mature. I have asked Sykes to amend the description to avoid any future misconceptions. Than you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clair3.1Jun 2022

  • "Gerry’s Place is a lovely place to stay, immaculately clean."

    Beautifully presented, the most comfortable bed. Sarah was very helpful with local information, re walks, pubs. We had a very relaxing and peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0May 2022

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Summary

  • First-floor annex
  • Studio-style layout with super-king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor utility
  • Garage is available to store bicycles, walking boots and wet clothes.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Private garden with patio and seating
  • Downstairs garage houses bikes securely and walking boots and wet clothes if needed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles Please note: Gerry's Place is adjacent to the owner's property

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of Little Stretton in Shropshire, is this delightful studio-style annex, Gerry’s Place.

Enjoying a fabulous location within the Shropshire Hills AONB and superb country views, Gerry’s Place is the perfect dwelling for a couple seeking an escape from it all.

On the ground-floor of this property, you will find a handy utility room housing a washer/dryer, ideal for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh.

Climb the stairs up to the first-floor, where you will find an open-plan living space with Velux windows, here you can look forward to whipping up delicious meals in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher to make cleaning up a breeze!

Tuck into your meal at the dining table for two as you recount the day's adventures.

After dinner, snuggle up in front of the electric fire and select your favourite film from the TV as the evening’s entertainment.

As your eyes grow heavy, retire to the sumptuous super-king-size bed where you can drift off ahead of another day of adventure.

In the morning, wake-up tired eyes with a refreshing shower, before savouring your morning coffee out in the rear garden as you soak up the amazing country views on offer with sheep grazing in the fields adjacent to your new holiday home.

Explore your local surroundings, where you will find a well-stocked convenience store for picking up any essentials, along with the 17th-century Ragleth Inn gastropub, well-known for being a foodie haven and offering a tasty menu and local ales.

Located midway between the charming villages of Minton and Little Stretton, the cottage is ideally situated for walking and cycling excursions in the surrounding countryside.

Head to nearby Church Stretton, where you will find a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.

You can also enjoy hikes through the scenic Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, as well as Haddon Hill for breath-taking views.

If that’s not your thing, why not test out your swing at the Church Stretton Golf Club?

Church Stretton railway station is located on the Manchester to Cardiff line, with links to London, perfect for a memorable day trip!

12 miles north of the cottage is Shrewsbury and 12 miles south is Ludlow, both of which are full of half-timbered buildings that house shops and, in some cases, top Michelin-starred restaurants.

The towns are architectural treasures for everyone to visit.

For your next escape to Shropshire, choose Gerry’s Place.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

LITTLE STRETTON

Church Stretton 1.5 miles; Shrewsbury 14 miles.

The charming village of Little Stretton, just 14 miles south of Shrewsbury, lies at the foot of the beautiful Long Mynd Hills, renowned for their stunning beauty and rolling countryside walks. The village boasts two excellent pubs and a delightfully quaint church. This stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its alpine style hills and valleys, is a must for any outdoor enthusiast with the surrounding countryside boasting many footpaths, bridleways and cycling trails across the thousands of acres of National Trust moorland and woodland areas. The pretty town of Church Stretton, christened 'Little Switzerland' by the Victorians, is close by and is set amid striking scenery. Still retaining its spa town feel, with natural springs being the source of Stretton Hills bottled water, the town is home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs, specialist shops, a huge antique centre and hill top golf course. Other local attractions include the Acton Scott Working Farm, Stokesay Castle, the Discovery Hill Centre and the wonderful historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishop's Castle, all within easy driving distance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas