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The Jays

(Ref. 1091941)

Church Stretton, Shropshire Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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  • lovely (10)
  • comfortable (8)
  • house (7)
  • our (7)
  • quiet (6)
  • property (6)

17 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Jays and everything that is required is in place."

    There is a well-purposed kitchen, a dining area and a comfortable, spacious lounge which looks over a pretty garden and the park beyond. The bedrooms provide a relaxing space although the decor and bedding could be updated. There is ample parking. The location is fabulous, with views all around and the Long Mynd, Caer Caradoc and other fine walks on the doorstep. We loved the pubs and cafes, all being a short stroll away in the town and surrounding 'Stretton' villages.

    Reviewed by Chantal4.7Jan 2024

  • "Very quiet, comfortable and homely property, Carding Mill Valley 5 minutes walk away."

    Beautiful view of the Long Mynd from the back garden. Lovely community spirit in Church Stretton everybody very friendly.

    Thank you for your feedback. We so glad you enjoyed our property and our friendly local community! :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ant5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely house in a great position for exploring the Shropshire hills and beyond."

    Close to the Town and the train station.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to know that you enjoyed The Jays and its position Property Owner

    Reviewed by April5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Jays was perfect for our group walking week."

    The house was lovely and clean, spacious and just a short walk to the town over the playing fields. An outside tap was much appreciated to clean our muddy boots and the porch, wood flooring was geared up for walkers. We enjoyed sitting in the conservatory after our walks and it was a very quiet area. Can recommend the deli in town for cakes to bring home after your walks!

    Thank you so much. We're glad you had such a good time and to know that you felt that The Jays is so well-suited to people enjoying walking holidays. We certainly agree about the cakes from the deli! :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Sep 2023

  • "Love and comfortable place to stay."

    Garden was delightful.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay! :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely spotless, comfortable and well equipped house in beautiful quiet location."

    Church Stretton is full of character and the surrounding area is fantastic for walking. Kings Arms is a lovely old pub with good food. Ragleith in Little Stretton good for food too. Would highly recommend a visit to the house and lovely Shropshire.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed The Jays and this lovely part of the world. We're very proud of our home town and its locality! Thanks again :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "House was lovely, very clean, quiet and cosy, had everything we needed very well equipped, great position with sunshine all day, lovely views of the Shropshire hills and the playing fields were an added bonus being able to walk across to the village."

    Our first time staying in the area will definitely be back, Debbie and Ed were very helpful especially as our booking was literally last minute ..!!

    Ah - thank you - it was our pleasure! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again in the future. Thanks again. :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent comfortable property in quiet road close to centre of Church Stretton."

    Everything we needed was thoughtfully provided. Couldn't fault it! Owners friendly and helpful.

    Thank you very much! We are so glad you enjoyed staying at The Jays. Thanks again. :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were so impressed with this property, which met all our needs and more."

    It had all the facilities we needed and the cleanliness and comfort was impeccable. I was born and bred in the area, and it provided the ideal location for exploring my old haunts - which have not changed that much in 60 years! Thanks too for providing a high chair for our one year old granddaughter. A brilliant experience all round!

    Ah - thank you so much! We're glad to know you had such a great holiday reliving old memories of Shropshire - and making some new ones. Thanks again for your feedback :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely house, very clean and everything we needed for a short self catering stay."

    Nice and warm and was so good to have pillows that were soft - I cannot tell you how many other properties we’ve been too where this most basic comfort is overlooked. The children LOVED the field directly outside the garden gate. We saw 3 red kites hovering and swooping over the field, lots of tiny garden birds too. The village is walking distance and we liked the coffee house, plus Cardingmill Valley and Long Mynd on the doorstep.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad you had a great time and we're very happy that the children enjoyed playing in the field. It's certainly good to see the red kites around in such abundance now. They are a real triumph for the conservation and wildlife people! Thanks again :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, and would love to return."

    Our only criticism is that we found the gas fire very difficult to light and being the middle of winter….. House is in a great position and very nicely furnished with a large well equipped kitchen.

    Thank you for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back here again soon! Rest assured that we have made steps to ensure that the house is cosy and warm for future guests :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jan 2023

  • "Our time at The Jay's was fantastic from start to finish!"

    Such a cosy feeling space to make memories, and right on the doorstep of all the amenities and adventures that church stretton has to offer. The hosts were wonderful, we felt welcomed and comfortable. Overall - stunning! We would come back in heartbeat!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad that you have gone home with such lovely memories of The Jays and Church Stretton and hope to welcome you back again in the future. :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2022

  • "The house was immaculately presented and spotlessly clean."

    The living/dining room was spacious and the kitchen well equipped including a dishwasher. The beds were very comfortable with good quality linen and both bathrooms had excellent showers. Internet was 24 Mbps. The owners clearly make a lot of effort to make guests welcome as was demonstrated by the fresh flowers, milk and cookies provided for when we arrived. We enjoyed staying there and it's a great base from which to explore Shropshire.

    Thank you so much - we are very glad that you had a comfortable and enjoyable holiday at The Jays and had fun exploring Shropshire! :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Sep 2022

  • "The property was like home from home."

    Nothing was too much trouble. They added little personal touches as well.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We enjoyed having you to stay and are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday! :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just spent a fantastic weekend at The Jays."

    The location is ideal, with all of the hill walking over the Long Mynd and the Burway only ten minutes away. We caught the shuttle bus in Church Stretton, which can drop you off at The Stiperstones, where there were plenty of amenities. Walking around Rectory Wood was lovely. The accommodation was also very clean with comfortable beds. Very much enjoyed the peace and quiet - highly recommend and would go again.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Jays. We love the location of the house too - such a short walk to the middle of the town and the hills and yet very peaceful. We hope to welcome you back in the future! :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property in an ideal location for the town center and the surrounding hills."

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Jays! :0) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay and may rebook in the future."

    A couple of things that were not worth mentioning whilst we had 5 nights there: * internet is slow. We ran a speed test and the property is getting 1mb download, so something is wrong. Perhaps contact Shell, as it affected bbc iPlayer. * some small additions to the kitchen would be welcome. Tinfoil, clingfilm, tupperware, cooking oil, multiple tea towels, scissors, baking trays * oven is old and could do with replacement. The main oven Fan didn’t work to start with until I manually moved it with a plastic rod! * the coffee table is very sticky. Not sure if someone has used the wrong varnish on it? * There are paint splashes in the downstairs sink and windowsill * cotton bedding would be appreciated- the polyester covers were hot and scratchy * the bath seal popped off when we had a bath. Same happened to ours at home and we were told the seal should have been added to a fully laden bath, then allowed to cure. Maybe helpful for you? * your water pressure is amazing! We loved that. * garden was smaller than the photos showed, but the gate to the field was great for us. If we knew there was a playground there too, we would have booked faster! Perhaps add that to your listing for parents? * Carpets were knew and lovely, but generally we felt like we stayed in someone’s home who had added a few new furnishings/items. Ot didn’t have a holiday home feel but for 5nights we were happy.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We are disappointed that you didn't mention the points you have raised directly to us while you were staying as we could have addressed most of them straight away to make sure your holiday was as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. That is, after all, what we aim to do! However, we have very recently listed this property and we want to make it as comfortable as possible for our guests and we are grateful for your observations and suggestions for improvement. We have responded as follows: * Our internet provider has confirmed a fault with their equipment and this has now been dealt with, so future guests will have no problem with download speed. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. * All suggested kitchen additions are now in place - together with other goodies to welcome our guests! * The oven is now in good working order and has caused no further problems. * The coffee table has been dealt with. I think you are right about the mix of varnish! :0/ * The tiny paint splashes have been removed. * Recent guests have found our beds to be very comfortable. (See feedback) * We took your advice re the bath seal, which worked a treat - thank you! * The garden is as photographed by Sykes' photographer and we feel that it gives a pretty good idea of the space. Maybe the photos of the neighbouring open fields and parkland made you think that we had more land than is the case? * Re the holiday home "feel" we are a bit mystified as, before opening, we have carried out extensive refurbishment and building work at The Jays - far, far more than just adding a few new furnishings and items - and have made a point of creating a light and bright space for our guests to enjoy. Indeed, all guests who have commented in our Visitors' Book have written in very positive terms about how much they have enjoyed the house and their holiday with us. Written comments include: "We've had a wonderful "home from home" time. You've thought of pretty well everything - from all the kitchen equipment to games and books - brand new and comfortable", "We felt very happy walking through the door - home from home", "Beds very comfortable and cosy" and "Thank you for our stay in this lovely home in a perfect location". We will, of course, keep an eye on future feedback and continue to respond to make sure our guests have great holidays with us. Thanks again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Aug 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway
  • Front and rear lawn and patios, and garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles

The property

Set in the quaint market town of Church Stretton, in the heart of the Shropshire Hills AONB, is this fabulous three-bedroom cottage, 24 Churchill Road.

Featuring a private driveway and suntrap garden, an inviting conservatory, and flexible sleeping arrangements, whilst nestled near an array of local amenities and nature-filled walking trails, the cottage accommodates six guests, inviting families and friends alike.

Prepare meals for your loved ones in the well-equipped kitchen, before gathering around the traditional dining table, ready to plan your forthcoming adventures.

Relax in the sitting room, in front of the gas fire on colder days, or venture to the conservatory, an idyllic spot to bask in the sunshine.

Upstairs you'll arrive at three well-presented bedrooms, including two doubles, and a twin, which is completed with an en-suite shower room; a bathroom is also available to service the additional bedrooms.

Come morning, rise and refresh in the rear garden, with a coffee or cup of tea in hand, before heading through the back gate for a leisurely stroll.

Discovering Church Stretton, you'll be spoilt for choice with an array of local amenities, including The Kings Arms pub, Hollybush Cafe, Sawaddee Thai Restaurant, and a local supermarket.

Within walking distance you'll also arrive at the stunning hills of Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, The Lawley, a popular walking trail within the reserve, and Rectory Wood, carrying over 10 hectares of fields and woodland terrain.

For further exploring jump on the train just a mile away from the property where you can reach the likes of Ludlow, where you can embrace your tranquil setting at Whitcliffe Common Nature Reserve, encircle River Teme upon Dinham Bridge, or perhaps tour Ludlow Castle, a grand, medieval fortress with a luscious backdrop.

Shrewsbury is also a must-visit town, where you can enjoy a guided tour around Shrewsbury Prison and its 18th-century cells, along with Shrewsbury Castle, perfect for historian buffs, whilst The Quarry is a picturesque English garden, enveloping the river with manicured footpaths and blooms.

Visit Shropshire with 24 Churchill Road as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

CHURCH STRETTON

Ludlow 15 miles; Shrewsbury 15 miles.

The pretty market town of Church Stretton lies in the heart of south Shropshire. It sits amidst striking scenery and has often been described as "Little Switzerland". The town is the main centre for Shropshire’s hill country and home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd and Stokesay Castle. The historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishops Castle are only a short journey away, making Church Stretton an excellent base for your Shropshire escape.