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The Oaks

(Ref. 962453)

Cockshutt near Ellesmere, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property that is spacious and very well presented and equipped."

    Even cakes and fizz on arrival. Will visit again.

    Glad you enjoyed our place, thanks for your review, it’s so helpful when guests take the time to write a review, hope to see you all again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Oct 2023

  • "Overall excellent ."

    clean comfortable large rooms family friendly. the owners could not do enough for us. home made cakes and a bottle of fizz left for us were very welcome.

    Thanks for a great review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Sep 2023

  • "The process was easy and slick, communication was great."

    The Oaks is in a fabulous location, and easy to find with the owners directions provided. The facilities are great, big rooms and plenty of bathrooms! The kitchen is kitted out with everything we needed, plenty of big comfy sofas and a huge table for big family meals... perfect! The hosts even left us some cakes and milk for our arrival! It wasn't an issue for us, but don't expect a phone signal or Internet.... prefect for switching off and relaxing! I would definitely return!

    Glad you had a good visit at our place, sorry the internet was not up to scratch. Hope you all got home safely, and look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Photos really don't do this place justice, would highly recommend."

    Lovely relaxing comfortable accommodation in a stunning location, really well equipped and plenty of space. There’s plenty of places to visit in surrounding areas, and a great local pub. Ideal for big groups. Extremely friendly and obliging host, left a lovely welcome pack for our arrival, and duck food to feed the daily visiting ducks.

    thanks for the feedback, it is good to know that we are getting it right, hope you can come again, the ducks have got ducklings now! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2023

  • "We were a large family group staying also at “The Barn” which was close by in the same development."

    We had a great holiday and both properties were very good. We notably enjoyed fantastic sunsets from the Oaks garden. Ellesmere the nearby town is highly recommended. Jane was a great host .

    Thanks for your response, glad the celebrations went well Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy4.4Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage!"

    Host couple adorable and very friendly and helpful. Perfect place for a family get together. Spacious, tidy and great surroundings! Amazing sunsets and great with a working farm! If anything could be improved it would be more garden seatings for dinners and perhaps bigger and newer frying pans. We were 10 persons and cooking dinner would be easier with the small improvement above. We would definitely recommend this place and hope we have the opportunity to return soon again!

    sorry about the outside seating - I forgot to put them out, as for the frying pans, they just dont seem to last as long as they used to, but have taken note, and will replace them today. It was a pleasure to meet you all, and very much hope you can come back for another celebration, or just a family break Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful week stay at the Oaks."

    Great house for a multi generational holiday. Facilities were excellent. We found the location to be brilliant for exploring Shropshire. Would stay again!

    Thank you so much for a great review, it’s always nice to know when we get it right, we are told soon enough if things are not right! Glad you all enjoyed our place, look forward to seeing you all again. Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay at the Oaks."

    The accommodation was excellent - very spacious, open plan and perfect for a gathering of two families (with small kids). Big rooms, all utensils and facilities we needed. The photo's of the views on the listing do not do the property justice with far reaching views and great sunsets to be enjoyed. The outdoor space is great. Close by is The Mere at Ellesmere (10 min drive), and its nice place for a walk with boat hire and close to the shops. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, the host was excellent and we'd love to return!

    thank you for such a lovely review, I am glad you all enjoyed your stay, and would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keiran5.0May 2022

  • "This was my first time visiting Shropshire and it was fantastic."

    We stayed at The Oaks in Cockshutt and what we have been spoilt. The accommodation was spotless and very comfortable. Our host Jane even made us welcome cakes and a lovely bottle of Prosecco was chilling in the fridge. Jane is an amazing host and will do anything to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. I look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Orla5.0Apr 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Oaks, the property was lovely with plenty of space for the 8 of us."

    The owners were helpful and keen to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable. We are a family who enjoy cooking meals when we stay away in self catering accommodation and wondered what was the basic requirement you expect owners to provide. We were surprised to find only one large saucepan and no casserole dish - we suggest you may wish to review your requirements

    Thanks for the feedback, I think that is a very fair comment, although one that hadn’t been made before. I will get some more dishes and saucepans. I hope it didn’t spoil your stay with us too much. Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Val4.1Apr 2022

  • "The property is lovely and perfect for group holidays!"

    Would definitely recommend to anyone! The owner is friendly and happy to help with anything. Just like a home away from home.

    Thank you for a lovely review, it was an absolute pleasure having your group stay at our place, hope you can visit again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Feb 2022

  • "A great holiday home."

    The beds are comfortable and it is very well equipped. The hosts quickly attended to a small adjustment of the heating schedule. We would book again without hesitation.

    thank you for such a positive review, its good to know when we get things right it is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pino4.7Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time and were made to feel very welcome."

    A great place to stay, very spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation in a great setting."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. We had a lovely family holiday. Thank you Jane and Andrew.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful part of the world, the owners Jane and Andrew made our stay a most enjoyable one."

    The converted barn was lovely and spacious in an idyllic setting. a 10 minute drive to Ellesmere and close to North Wales made this a perfect location for us.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had such an amazing holiday!"

    Beautiful location with stunning sunsets in the evening. Lovely house with everything we needed. The owners were so lovely and kind, leaving us Prosecco in the fridge and fresh cake for our arrival! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by Pip5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Really enjoyed our short break.

    Reviewed by Roy4.1Oct 2020

  • "The Oaks is an excellent venue for a three generation family holiday."

    We appreciated the spacious accommodation both inside and outside the property and there is plenty of space for children to play. The home made cakes on arrival were a real treat. The Oaks has a wonderful rural location with spectacular views and was the perfect base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wonderfully welcoming hosts and breathtakingly beautiful views."

    A fantastic base for our holiday. We will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great views, great hosts, great location."

    Even a pandemic didn't spoilt this for us. Thank you for letting another 4 walls feel so attractive!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Place was lovely and clean upon our arrival."

    Views a stunning and place is well equipped with outside furniture and cooking utensils. Only one fridge so if there are 10 of you might be squished for space! Owners were lovely and extremely helpful, would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Oaks was a lovely place to have a family gathering ."

    The open plan ground floor was ideal and spacious . The view was stunning . Fishing in the ponds was a lovely relaxing extra along with ducks and sheep .

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Sep 2019

  • "We loved the Oaks."

    There were 10 of us (including our four grandchildren) and we found the property was really clean and spacious. With a bathroom to each bedroom we were spoilt. The views over the fields were amazing and we watched the owners harvesting the crop which was interesting and saw a rabbit and a fox running across the fields. The grandchildren really enjoyed the daily visits from the mother duck and her five ducklings. Ellesmere is such a pretty town and the wider area offers plenty of attractions for all the different interests our family has.

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is up a narrow country lane, with no traffic."

    Comfortable and spacious inside, there are tracks and grassy spaces for children to run and play on their bikes. Very good views across open countryside and very quiet. We were 6 adults and 4 children. Sleeping arrangements were good, but someone needs to share with kids when you are 10 people, no problem for us. Shropshire is beautiful - We enjoyed Ellesmere, Shrewsbury and can highly recommend Hawkstone Park Follies for a kid's adventure day out. None of these cottages are completely perfect, there was a rather noisy water pump under the stairs, but it didn't spoil a great holiday. And we caught a couple of fish!

    Reviewed by Greville4.7May 2019

  • "Our party of 10 included our 4 grandchildren aged 12, 10, 7 and 6."

    It was brilliant for them to be able to have the space and freedom to run around outside but within sight of the property. Wildlife is abundant in the area and it became a daily thing to have a hare (which none of them had seen before) scampering past the window. Wild mallard were also daily visitors to the garden. We were delighted to find a duck's nest in a flower trough with 16 eggs in it. Needless to say the children wanted to stay until they hatched out. A lovely family holiday.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0May 2019

  • "The property was amazing and was the perfect location for our sewing retreat."

    The large kitchen island was an ideal work space to cut and measure patterns! The basics of tea, coffee and milk were provided and Jane went the extra mile with homemade cakes on our arrival. She even helped us set up the large dining table extension once she found out we were there to sew! There was there plenty of space for the 5 of us, amazing natural light, beautiful views and it was spotlessly clean. Just note that the pin on the map is wrong. It is the 2nd turn on the left after the Leaking Tap pub, further (0.7 miles ) down the lane.

    Reviewed by Kit5.0Nov 2018

  • "Jane, our host, was fantastic!"

    She was so helpful and even made us an array of cakes for our arrival which was so sweet of her! We had a few minor issues with the water but as soon as we told her she was straight over to sort it all out. We were staying for a wedding nearby. It was perfect accommodation.

    Reviewed by Lowri5.0Nov 2018

  • "Well presented barn conversion with stunning views."

    Spacious and perfect for our family break. We were surprised by how attractive the local area was.. Plenty to keep us entertained for a long weekend.

    Reviewed by Pam4.1Oct 2018

  • "Ideal place to meet up with friends/family and share a quiet weekend."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. The open plan downstairs is ideal as 8 of us could be in the same area in comfort without bumping into each other. Lots of bedrooms and bathrooms, so privacy not an issue.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2018

  • "This holiday was a perfect fit for our family of 10, four children aged 3 to 7 and 6 adults."

    The Oaks is set in beautiful peaceful safe open Shropshire countryside on a working farm perfect for children who need to vent their energy and excitement of being together with their cousins. The house is great with a large open planned living area which has a wonderful open countryside aspect and a well furnished kitchen, ample large roomed en suite bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are a few sheep and ducks to observe. Access to many locations is so easy especially National Trust for example Attingham Park with a great play area, Powis Castle, Chirk Castle, also Llangollen with its railway and Aqueduct and canal. Ellesmere is just 5 miles down the road for shops and mere walks great to explore. The lovely owners Jane and Andrew welcomed us as friends and were always available for advise and help if required. We can fully recommend a relaxing holiday here in a gem of a place in undiscovered Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a beautiful barn, the owners were very welcoming and accommodating, the views are absolutely spectacular and we had the most incredible weekend."

    We will most definitely be coming back here again, thankyou so much for having us - and for putting up with the noise :)

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jun 2018

  • "A very spacious and comfortable barn conversion completed to a high standard."

    The bedrooms are large and nicely furnished with good size ensuite bathrooms, a large family bathroom and a wet room down stairs. Jane left us tea, coffee, milk and a selection of homemade cake for our arrival, these were delicious and greatly appreciated. We stayed on the the greyest wettest days but in better weather the ponds and countryside would be lovely. The area isn't blessed with great internet as they are waiting on BT Openreach and perhaps another tv in the property would be nice but don't let that put you off, you can survive without fast internet and most tv isn't worth watching, enjoy the countryside isn't that why you are going.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor easy access shower room with basin and WC, may be suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Eco underfloor heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lawn and patio with furniture
  • A selection of games are also available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 1 mile, Coffee Hatch cafe 1 mile, pub 10 minute walk
  • Note: There is a large, unfenced pond nearby, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is a small fish pond close by with Roach and guests are welcome to fish free of charge
  • Suitable for golf breaks, escorted with or without transport
  • Local advice is available. Can be booked with 971018 and 930312 as a group property

The property

This is an incredible, spacious, converted barn situated on the owner's working farm in the Shropshire village of Cockshutt, just five miles from Ellesmere.

The exposed wooden beams, en-suite facilities, open plan living and beautiful extensive gardens make the property the perfect spot for friends and families to come together and enjoy a well deserved break.

Note: This property comes next to Ref. 930312, together they sleep up to 20 people.

Kenwick Barns

Two beautiful barn conversions sat on the owners' working farm in the lovely little village of Cockshutt, five miles from Ellesmere in the Shropshire countryside. Set with spacious accommodation and boasting exposed wooden beams with stone and wooden floors, it is the perfect homely, rustic accommodation allowing friends, family and couples to come together and spend some quality time in this fabulous location. The eco-friendly underfloor heating will keep you warm whilst you chill out on the cosy sofas and enjoy a favourite film on those winter evenings. The traditional country cottage style kitchen areas are beautifully furnished and well-equipped to set you up perfectly for a memorable weekend in Shropshire. The Kenwick Barns are not only here for winter however, as the tremendous surrounding lawns with its lake provide a wonderful space for a summertime stroll, or sit on the patio and enjoy a glass or two of your favourite drink. For a day out in a charming market town with a choice of shops, cafés and restaurants, nearby Ellesmere is your place as it also offers the stunning Sculpture Trail to keep you busy. Make sure you visit Shropshire's county town, Shrewsbury is a delightful place to go with something for everybody including shops, markets, parks and the picturesque River Severn to admire. Two fabulous barn conversions providing warming accommodation throughout the year

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Ellesmere 5 miles; Shrewsbury 12.5 miles.

The small village of Cockshutt is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside and has many of the features of a traditional village with a pub, village hall, primary school and a parish church. Just five miles away is the pretty market town of Ellesmere, which offers Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings, a lovely church and a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, and is surrounded by its famous meres or lakes. Close by is the delightful Colemere Country Park, which when taking a scenic walk you will discover wonderful wildlife. Twelve miles south of Cockshutt is the county town of Shrewsbury, set within a giant loop of the River Severn. There’s something for everyone here with over 600 listed buildings, picturesque cobbled alleys and squares, a superb selection of independent and high street shops and plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. With the National Trust owned Attingham Park, Wroxeter Roman City and Acton Scott working farm, along with a number of charming villages and towns in the area, makes Cockshutt a convenient base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas