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The Old Workshop

(Ref. 2176)

Picklescott near Church Stretton, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Would highly recommend this place"

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, Carol. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely short break at The Old Workshop."

    A superb quiet location for walking and discovering the beautiful Shropshire Hills. We were 2 and a well behaved small dog. The cottage is compact, bright and cheery and has everything you need and would be really lovely in summer with the outdoor table and chairs. Despite being next to the owner Nicky’s property it manages to feel private. Nicky was very helpful throughout and the property has useful info for the surrounding area - walks and places to visit. We hope definitely to return.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, Michelle. It was lovely to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely time and the cottage was great."

    The only thing I would suggest is putting in a full length stand alone mirror in the bedroom.

    Thank you for your useful feedback. We will take your comments on board. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic location for the the peace and quiet."

    The cottage was fantastic, great for two people + dog, comfortable, clean and well maintained.

    Thank you for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just to say a massive Thank You."

    Your cottage is so lovely and all the goodies we received when we arrived. Marina, Mick and Moose dog. Xx

    Thank you for your lovely comments, Marina. Glad you enjoyed your stay at The Old Workshop. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very well equipped and clean."

    Renovations made to a very high standard. We did miss a dish washer! And space to prepare food. Local roads take some getting used too very narrow but well maintained. Garden not secure for an inquisitive dog but we were advised by the owner in advance.

    Thanks for your feedback, John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "Couldn't fault anything absolutely perfect"

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property is charming, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Nicola the host was welcoming and helpful with information and advice. The property is fairly isolated and very peaceful and accessed by a very winding single track road. During my stay we had lots of rain and the road was extremely muddy but this is rural Shropshire and should be expected

    Thanks for your comments, Michaela. Sorry about the rain and the mud! I'm glad it didn't affect your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Mar 2023

  • "This property is so cosy and snug!"

    Will hopefully be going back!! Loved it. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great week the end of September."

    Cottage was spotless and had everything you needed. All appliances and equipment were of a high quality. Biscuits, tea, milk and eggs were a nice gesture. The walks right from your doorstep were great if you didn't want to go by car. Coming home to a lovely log fire was wonderful. Countryside is amazing. We hardly saw any cars all week. Will definitely be back. Gear hosts.

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, well presented cottage, very comfortable in a very quiet, peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Old Workshop is a lovely little cottage, finished and furnished to a very high standard with everthing provided to make your stay comfortable."

    Adjoining the owners home, it has its own private entrance and secluded patio area overlooking a lovely garden with views of the fields and hills beyond. It is so peaceful and we heard probably no more than half a dozen cars passing over the first couple of days we were there. We spent most of those first few days just sitting in the garden or walking locally and enjoying the beautiful weather. The owners were away, but kept in touch with us to make sure everything was as it should be and left a welcome gift of biscuits and fresh eggs from their hens (as we returned the key at the end of our stay we were amused to see a hen sitting on its eggs in a basket by the front door). Tea, coffee and milk were also provided which is always really appreciated after a journey. The Workshop is a few miles from the main road and accessed by narrow country lanes - we really felt we had 'got away' from it all. There is lots to do in the area, from hill walking to visiting local towns and villages. Some great pub lunches and cream teas available! We had a great week away would highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely settings and surroundings, roads very narrow, and only enough room for one car to pass, no good for nervous drivers!"

    Beautiful surroundings but quite remote, 2 local pubs within 30/40 minutes walking distance, lots of scenic places to visit and nice country walks.

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Jul 2022

  • "Definitely the best cottage we have stayed in over the lazt few years."

    However, my wife and I are getting on in years. Please consider installing a hand-rail around the staircase.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a delightful and well-appointed cottage with all the necessary amenities in a beautiful rural setting."

    Lots of local walks on the doorstop and places like the Stiperstones or Cardingmill Valley a short drive away. The owners were extremely friendly and welcoming and very accommodating. We were left to wander around the garden or nearby fields at will. All in all, a lovely break and one we’re looking forward to repeating before too long.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week at The Old Workshop."

    The cottage had everything we needed, it was very clean and cosy and the bed was very comfortable. The owners had thought of everything and were very helpful with ideas for local walks. There were lots of maps and leaflets on the area in the cottage. The fresh eggs were a nice bonus. One of the best small cottages we've every stayed in.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Old Workshop is really beautiful in a wonderful garden (shared with the owner but that’s no problem at all)."

    The cottage is even better than we expected and very well appointed and equipped. It was lovely seeing the resident ponies, sheep, ducks and hens, they fascinated our little dog. We’ve already decided to return!

    Reviewed by Sisan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Enjoyed a lovely, peaceful weekend away from the rat race."

    Cottage was perfect for the two of us. All the amenities you could need, clean and cosy especially while we hid away from storm Eunice! Perfect hosts, very helpful and considerate. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "The old workshop is a place where you can totally switch off from the world."

    Just so quiet and peaceful, due to its remoatnes. Would recommend to anybody who needs to click off.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is charming and Nicky, the host is lovely."

    She was extremely accommodating in ensuring I had everything I needed. Really comfy bed. Surrounding countryside is extremely beautiful and lovely walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely well thought out property."

    Had everything we needed and lots of extras that just made it work really well.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a fabulous little conversion set amidst the rolling hills of Shropshire."

    Very cosy with the log fire and gorgeous view from the comfort of the sofa - including woodpeckers feeding mere yards away. Very well equipped, dreamily comfortable bed, great location and beautifully renovated and decorated. Will be back for sure

    Reviewed by Crystal4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very accurate depiction of the cottage and lived up to and exceeded expectations."

    Beautifully presented and nice welcoming touches provided by our lovely hosts. Very peaceful and we did not feel in the way of the family next door but nice to have them nearby. Fantastic area to explore Shrewsbury, National Trust properties, quaint towns such as Church Stretton and we loved Ludlow. Plenty of great walks nearby and the countryside is so unspoilt. We would definitely recommend. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had an amazing time at the Old Workshop, it is in a lovely country setting, with everything in the cottage which we needed."

    The biscuits and freshly laid eggs was a lovely touch. Please be aware that you do have to drive down single lane roads to get there so it is quite an experience if you are not used to it. It is the first time we had visited Shropshire and the Old Workshop is a ideal location to explore Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Church Stretton, with the National Parks virtually on the doorstep. We loved our staycation and would hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Immaculately clean and well equipped. Superb position for a chilled holiday - absolute quiet .... apart from birds and sheep!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Old Workshop was exactly what I was expecting from the excellent photos I had seen on the website."

    The place was perfect for a much needed break. We took our dog Teddy with us and I walked him on the wooded bridleway, which was just up the lane, every morning, while my husband stayed in bed.The four day stay was for him to chill out and destress after working incredibly hard recently and for me to do some walking. After breakfast we went sightseeing, there are so many places to visit in this area, we loved Ludlow and Shrewsbury we visited Ironbridge too. The countryside was gorgeous especially in the autumn colours. The cottage is beautifully decorated and so lovely to stay in. I loved the colour scheme throughout and all the lovely little touches. You have everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. We loved the log burner in the evening and just chilled out with a glass of wine and watched movies. So relaxing after a day sightseeing. We would definitely recommend The Old Workshop we loved our stay in it and the beautiful location. Very peaceful and quiet

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and had everything you needed and the owners Nicky and David were extremely helpful and if there was anything you needed you just had to ask."

    Even though there is not an enclosed area for the dog 100 yards up the lane is a bridle path through a wood which is ideal for exercising your furry friend. The location was stunning in the Shropshire Hills perfect fir getting away in these strange times .A beautiful part of Britain will certainly be going back

    Reviewed by Bob & Lucy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautifully converted cottage well equipped and clean."

    A warm and friendly welcome when we arrived. Lots of little extras like milk in the fridge, coffee, fresh eggs and a packet of high quality chocolate biscuits. Lots to see within easy driving distance and beautiful scenery. Definitely recommend a trip to Long Mynd. All together a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week with some excellent pubs nearby. A big thank you to the owners for sharing their lovely property with us and also makes my our dog so welcome. 100% recommend The Old Workshop. Excellent

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cosy little cottage with a great log fire."

    Hosts were accommodating and even provided fresh eggs and milk, would recommend to anyone looking for a homely get away in the country. Our dog loved it and rated it 4/5 woofs.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Jan 2020

  • "This property has been renovated to a very high standard, the log burner makes it very cosy for a winter break."

    It is well equipped, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The location is quite remote with lovely views but be prepared for long, winding, single pass lanes to get to it. The pub in the village, the Bottle and Glass is very welcoming and does great food. I would very much recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a Shropshire break.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent and very well furnished."

    Very clean. Owners left welcome pack of freshly laid eggs, fudge and milk. Completely hassle free entry and exit. Exactly as described and photographed. Plenty of local information including OS maps were provided in the cottage. One minor irritant was that the TV set was very small and difficult for old eyes. A larger set is the only improvement we would want to see.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy."

    Very well equipped kitchen and cosy wood burner with inclusive logs supplied. Car parking easy with plenty of room for a larger car. The hospitality of Nicola and David was excellent. The welcome pack was there when we arrived; milk, and eggs from their chickens. Storage in bedroom was very good, with plenty of drawers, hanging and shelves. Although isolated the narrow roads into Church Stretton / Shrewsbury were well signposted and quiet; other road users were courteous. However be aware that the majority of the roads around are single track with infrequent passing places and can be muddy. Its best to rely on a map rather than a Sat Nav. Church Stretton offered a range of independent shops and plenty of walks. Transport services were well catered for with frequent buses and trains. Overall a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Oct 2019

  • "The old workshop was a perfect get a way, very relaxing and we had everything we needed."

    Nicky and David were perfect hosts, the eggs, milk and fudge in arrival were a nice touch. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept very well. Highly recommended for a relaxing break, the single track lanes to the cottage are a little overwhelming at first but were not a problem. The glass and bottle is a lovely local with a fabulous steak night on a Wednesday.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very nice little cottage just right for a short break for 2."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed exploring the Shropshire countryside for the first time from our accommodation The Old Workshop."

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Aug 2019

  • "Very helpful owners."

    Even though the property is attached to theirs we hardly heard or saw anyone. Very peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and cosey."

    It was situated in some very quiet countryside and was very restful.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2019

  • "The remote control for TV needs replacing as the standby on off button did not ..."

    The remote control for TV needs replacing as the standby on off button did not work also certain light bulbs were not working

    Thank you for your feedback. We have now replaced the remote control. There is always a supply of lightbulbs in the drawer in case one stops working. Alternatively we would have been more than happy to come over during your stay to replace the broken bulb. Many thanks, Nicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Apr 2019

  • "Nice comfortable cottage in pleasant surroundings."

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Apr 2019

  • "This is our second Sykes holiday cottage booking and we are very happy with the standards of the cottages we have stayed in."

    This cottage was wonderful, the hosts friendly, beautiful position everything we had hoped for. Thank you Nicky for our stay in your beautiful holiday let. We will certainly use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Mar 2019

  • "The location is incredibly remote so it was absolutely perfect for a couples retreat."

    The facilities were of excellent quality with a comfy bed and comfy sofa as well as a well equipped kitchen! The log fire was a wonderful treat after a long walk in the hills. There are lots of leaflets and walks provided, which we used to guide our activities. The bottle and glass did good food and was a reasonable walk! The owners were friendly but equally left us to our devices which was perfect! The dark skies were beautiful if you like your star gazing and there were plenty of birds to spot as well. A fantastic break overall and we will definitely be going back again which is not like us!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2019

  • "Perfect little cottage."

    Very peaceful location with walks from the door. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jan 2019

  • "No this was a wonderful cottage in a very pretty location."

    Perfect for a peaceful getaway. Owners attentive but not intrusive and beautiful fresh eggs from the chickens. Warm and cosy with everything that we required.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2018

  • "Very thoughtful presentation."

    A charming building - 2 rooms of excellent quality. Super shower. December occupation for our 'business' trip - Warmth from log fire and auto electric heater. Local walks. Beautiful landscape.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped that it would be."

    It was comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and in beautiful surroundings. No complaints. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is an excellent place for rest and relaxation."

    The owners should be proud of their little cottage, every comfort thought about, lights left on and the fire lit made for a warm welcome on a cold wet day. Tea, coffee, sugar, milk and eggs was a lovely surprise. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2018

  • "Enjoyed our stay in a well equipped converted old workshop."

    Apart from a squeaky bed everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2018

  • "Stunning area."

    . Great cottage location and beautifully kept.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2018

  • "What a lovely little cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Quite and very peaceful. Everything you needed was there even complementary eggs layed by their own chickens and fresh flowers on arrival. Bed linen and towels provided and very home from home, very nice to have a working log burner for the chilli evenings everything supplied just light it and sit back enjoy. Nice local pub for very generous evening meals in the Bottle and glass and only 5 min drive away. Only downside it shuts at 7pm on Sunday. Lots to see and do in the local area. The owners Dave and Nichola were very friendly and welcoming, we stayed for 3 nights it could easily have stayed longer and would strongly recommend this little gem. Only 1 small thing was the tv is very small after being used to watching a 50” but that is minor when you are away why would you want to watch tv. Loved this little gem of a old converted workshop which was very tastefully done.

    Reviewed by Bill4.7Sep 2018

  • "Peace and Quiet of Location, easy to miss as road signs in the lane were overgrown by hedge."

    Small sign at entrance would be ideal. Not far off major towns so travelling about quite easy.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Jul 2018

  • "This was the second time we have stayed at this delightful cottage ."

    It is peaceful and comfortable and near to the beautiful Shropshire hills - with many wonderful walks nearby . It is quite remote- tucked away in country lanes . It ideal if you enjoy nature. The cottage is cosy and ideal for a couple , with or without a dog .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2018

  • "A delightful cottage, and everything was very generous."

    The weather was awful and the lanes tricky and very muddy, but that's an English spring. Didn't spoil anything.

    Reviewed by Antoinette5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, just as described."

    Was a little cold when we got there (think the cottage hadn’t been stayed in for a while). Soon as we started the fire everything started to warm up. Ended up being the warmest accommodation I’d ever stayed in and we didn’t even use the fire after the second evening. Lovely view from the cottage and very peaceful. Roads were a little daunting at first, but soon got used to the route to the cottage and found it easy to navigate. Owners were on holiday while we were there, but still took time out, to phone and provide some advice and general information which was nice of them.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2018

  • "All was good."

    Anybody with a dog would find it very good to know, that their is a wooded bridleway just 50 yards away.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Mar 2018

  • "Everything we hoped for and more."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and felt like a home from home. There wasn't one moment where we wished something was there that wasn't. The location was perfect for a quiet break but was also within easy reach of the places we wanted to visit. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and the instructions that were left in a folder on the table were very clear and helpful. Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely loved our short break away here."

    The location could not have been better, beautiful countryside and absolute peace and quiet. The cottage itself was spotless and well equipped, and having the log burner already lit for when we arrived was a lovely touch. The milk and eggs left for us were also very welcome. There’s plenty to do in the surrounding area, with nearby Church Stretton and the Long Mynds National trust park. Overall we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or come back to this beautiful little cottage.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2018

  • "Everything was brilliant Quiet, clean comfortable cottage Owners had provided everything needed for a great week"

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2017

  • "The Old Workshop is a lovely comfortable clean cottage in an idyllic location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay & will definitely be returning. We couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jan 2017

  • "A romantic and tastefully decorated cottage for two."

    Dog friendly too. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. If you want peace and quiet this is the place with plenty of places within easy reach with a car.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2017

  • "The Old Workshop is a stunning barn conversion, beautifully furnished and very well equipped, set in amazing countryside."

    This holiday was all we could have wished for and more and nothing was too much trouble for the owners. We can't recommend The Old Workshop highly enough and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2016

  • "The property was excellent, and the owners are lovely."

    Everything was most welcoming, we couldn't have wished for a better break in this well equipped, cosy accommodation, set in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. The journey along a single track road is well worth the drive. Fabulous. Will definitely be returning here.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.8Sep 2016

  • "The attention to detail in this holiday cottage was second to none."

    It would serve as an excellent template for others to follow in providing the little comforts that make a cottage feel like home so quickly. For example: milk and eggs on arrival, tea bags, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, washing-up liquid, kitchen roll, hand soap, even moisturiser! We often don't know whether to take such things with us and it can be pot luck whether a cottage has them or not. But here it went even further - cling film and foil perfect for packed lunches, a mini pair of binoculars, a Bodum coffee maker, candles, a torch - there was nothing missing that we might have needed, and though only for two people there was enough cutlery and crockery not to have to wash up with each use, and utensils galore in the kitchen. Combined with the charming beams, oak furniture and co-ordinating soft furnishings, we felt quite spoiled! The secluded location made for a peaceful time and the surrounding countryside was a delight to explore, albeit initially by some very narrow, twisty lanes! Full marks to the friendly and helpful owner for making it such a lovely holiday cottage and still allowing pets.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2016

  • "Very nice thanks!"

    Brian KATHIE and Lucy (JRT)

    Reviewed by Kathie5.0Aug 2012

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  • One large galleried double bedroom with king-size bed
  • Ground floor shower room with large shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner and French windows to private patio.
  • Electric heaters with woodburner
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, use of owners' washing machine on request, 32 inch TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, hairdryer
  • Electricity and wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fresh eggs provided
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private patio with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles
  • 2 Pubs 1.5 miles
  • Electricity powered by solar panels
  • Note: Dogs must be kept under strict control due to cattle/sheep on owners' land.

The property

Picklescott 1.5 miles.

A 19th century, stone-built barn conversion, adjoining the owners' home on a 10 acre smallholding between Picklescott and Pulverbatch, 6 miles from Church Stretton.

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming Shropshire cottage has been tastefully renovated to combine modern conveniences with original features and has a delightful, large galleried bedroom with exposed oak beams and trusses, a warming woodburner and a secluded, patio garden offering countryside views.

The idyllic village of Picklescott is at the halfway point of a delightful circular walk along small country lanes whilst the surrounding area provides scenic walks including the Shropshire Way just half a mile from the property.

Visit Church Stretton or Shrewsbury, explore Ludlow's majestic castle or discover the magnificent gorge at the world renowned Ironbridge.

An ideal Shropshire cottage for a wonderful break, any time of year.

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About the location


Church Stretton 4 miles; Shrewsbury 10 miles.

The pretty, rural village of Picklescott nestles in the Shropshire Hills adjacent to the Long Mynd, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Picklescott is at the halfway point of a lovely walk along country lanes while the surrounding area abounds in miles of beautiful bridlepaths offering excellent walking and cycling opportunities. The village is home to the award-winning The Bottle and Glass, a pub serving up real ale and home-cooked food. Enjoy the stunning views from the Devil's Chair at nearby Stiperstones Nature Reserve, or visit the picturesque market town of Church Stretton with its half-timbered buildings, just a 6 mile drive away across the stunning Long Mynd hills. The medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, with their ancient castles, excellent shops, restaurants and scenic, riverside walks are well worth a visit, as are the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge with its fascinating museums, the amazing Roman ruins at Wroxeter and Stokesay Castle. This superb holiday location has plenty to offer at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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