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The Wheelhouse

(Ref. 1062037)

All Stretton, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "This quirky very rural cottage is well appointed and generously hosted."

    Well situated to access the many local sites, it suits those who seek peace and quiet but has easy access to local facilities.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just returned from a most enjoyable week at the Wheelhouse And can recommend it to anyone who is able to appreciate its rural charm And interesting history,combined with modern facilities such as wi fi colour Television modern equipment in kitchen and very comfortable bed."

    The owner carol workers hard to provide a good experience for visitors And her attention to detail ie eggs from her hens cake flowers and warm welcome made our holiday an event to remember thank you Carol, also our dog throughly enjoyed it all Mollie John x Jack

    Reviewed by Mollie5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is the worst cottage we have stayed in due to the bad smell in the house."

    When we arrived there was a bad smell of a combination of damp, mould, sewer and ‘wet dog’ smell We noticed small clumps of black hair all over the carpet so I used a damp cloth and soapy water to lightly clean the carpet. I had to change the water 3 times as it was black. The bedroom carpet had clumps of hair over it too. There was mould on the wall behind the sofa that also smelt. The sofa also smelt bad too. When we used the toilet upstairs there was a very strong smell of sewerage coming up from the sink in the kitchen. We discovered the plumbing had been installed incorrectly. There were several damp spots on the bedroom ceiling that appeared after it rained too. There were slug trails all over the lounge carpet each morning too. The duvet cover smelt of ‘cheesy feet’ A man cannot stand up to use the loo due to the very low ceiling. The whole place had an air of neglect. There is no private courtyard as stated in the description as it is a communal turning area for vehicles. Despite the bad accommodation we enjoyed our holiday in Shropshire as we went out every day, all day, to get away from the cottage

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at The Wheelhouse. Unfortunately, during your stay we were met with one of the wettest weeks in the area, which may have resulted in a damp smell, this has been checked since your stay and there have been no further reports. Thank you for bringing the mould behind the sofa to our attention, this has now been treated and we will keep an eye on this. . We have consistently received great feedback, and we will continue to welcome guests to enjoy our beautiful rural home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan2.2Sep 2023

  • "The property is very old, and with small windows tended to be dark inside, so we had to have lights on most of the time."

    The fridge is in the utility room rather than the kitchen because of space constraints, a slight inconvenience rather than a problem. Carole, the owner, is very friendly and helpful and provided us with eggs, milk, tea, coffee, fruit and a delicious homemade cake, as well as interesting background information about the property

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Sep 2023

  • "Not enough info given on how everything worked in the cottage." how to get the hot water on and the hoover wasnt much good was held together with parcel tape and wasnt a hoover that you would have in a cottage to do the job of doing the whole cottage with..i ended up on the carpet trying to make it do ....the owner Carole was very nice and had put the basic bits in to come into plus a cake etc that was very nice...a lovely area with lots of walks...

    Thank you for your feedback, I met you on arrival and said if you need anything all you need do is ask. For hot water all you had to do is turn on the tap. The hoover in the property is for my own convenience and only had tape on it as a previous guest had broken it .It would have been helpful if you had put your dog on the booking form. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1Jul 2023

  • "A very comfortable stay in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very comfy cottage which suited our needs."

    We had a warm welcome from the owner and found a delicious home made cake and some eggs from her hens. Our dog enjoyed exploring the owner's fenced paddock. Good base for exploring the local area and we will hopefully be coming back again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "Loved our stay at the wheelhouse, carole has thought of absolutely everything you might need even down to a toothbrush should you have forgotten yours."

    Milk and bottled water in fridge,flowers fruit and easter eggs on the table and a home made lemon & walnut cake in the kitchen along with ½doz eggs from "her girls"...fantastic Walking the hills direct from the door with the yew tree pub ½ mile away serving good food and beers . Carole lives next door at the mill ,lovely lady who even showed us around her own home to see the mill workings Couldn't fault it,will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely break."

    Carole left a delicious cake and eggs from her chickens. She is a Fascinating person to talk to, and it was interesting seeing the original mill workings and hearing about the old mill. Despite the cold weather the annex was snug and cosy, and having a large utility area to store boots and dry off the dog was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful, rural location and a very helpful owner."

    Delicious home-made cake and a few essentials were much-appreciated. Not luxurious by any means, but very much suited our needs and our budget. Great for walkers - lots of beautiful routes from the doorstep and not far from a friendly pub with very good beer and food.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Jan 2023

  • "A very nice cottage located close to All Stretton."

    Very well situated for walkers. A lovely home baked cake and a few extras were waiting for us to enjoy our Christmas break.

    Reviewed by Ron4.1Dec 2022

  • "What can I say but this is in a perfect location to explore the area."

    Carole was amazing there if you had any questions on the area but other than that you had your own privacy would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Nov 2022

  • "We had a marvellous week at The Wheelhouse."

    It's a lovely cosy cottage, well equipped and very comfortable. The host Carole lives on the premises and she is very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. The kitchen is quite small but the porch at the front is kitted out as a utility room and is very convenient for wet coats and muddy boots - not that we had that problem, we were lucky with the weather. Some people have commented on train noise. It's true that the railway line runs very close to the cottage but we were soon pretty oblivious to the trains going past. The cottage very well placed for exploring the Shropshire Hills and we simply put our walking boots on and walked out of the cottage for most of our stay, Caer Caradog in one direction and the Long Mynd in the other. One day we got the car out and went to Stipperstones and on another day we caught the local bus to Shrewsbury. If you fancy this cottage, please bear in mind it is very rural. There is mud, there are spiders and bats and birds, but for us, that's part of the charm. Thoroughly recommended for a get away from it all holiday.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2022

  • "Living in the country ourselves we really appreciated the rural nature of the cottage location."

    Carole is welcoming, so interesting to talk to with useful local knowledge and very respectful of your privacy. Cottage (small and cosy) is perfect for a couple wanting to kick off their boots and relax, after trekking all day in the hills. Being able to walk from the door in all directions and leave the car behind was a real plus. Delicious home made cake and eggs a very nice touch. Thank you Carole.

    Reviewed by Valerie3.8Oct 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay here & Carol was so hospitable & loved the chats ."

    We had cake,fresh eggs ,fruit ,milk, flowers & water . The bed so so cosy too . There is a railway line directly behind but it did not bother us really - quite busy too . It’s exactly as it says . There is so much to do in the area & walking from the door . The Long Mynd is stunning & one of the most scenic drives either way .Carding Mill Valley , Much Wenlock ,Clun, & Stokesay Castle was beautiful. An area we love & hope to return too . Thanks Carol .

    Reviewed by Janette4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely Carol couldn't have been more helpful."

    Beautiful cake and eggs, milk to welcome us. Bed was very comfortable. Downside for us was cottage downstairs is very dark, had to have lights on in daytime. Also a bit of a garden would have been useful. The lane to cottage was a bit iffy, not signposted and narrow. Very good for walkers, lovely area. Thanks again Carol for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Jul 2022

  • "Owner lovely lady, property as advertised really good stay, great location for ..."

    Owner lovely lady, property as advertised really good stay, great location for walking if you do a little pre- planning, no need to use your car to get to walks

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2022

  • "Friendly and welcoming, comfortable and well equipped cottage, lovely rural setting with quick access to main roads and local shops."

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at the Wheelhouse."

    The owner of the property was both friendly and charming. There were fresh eggs and a homemade cake to welcome us on our arrival. But my favourite touch was a beautiful posy of flowers from the owner’s garden. A charming country retreat.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Jun 2022

  • "A quaint and unusual property in a beautiful part of Shropshire."

    Property was very clean and came well equipped. Friendly welcome from Carol, the owner, with a lovely cake and fresh eggs from her chickens. Very quiet & peaceful location even although there is a railway line nearby (mentioned by an earlier reviewer) but we barely noticed it. The only problems arise if you are tall (as I am), then you are likely to find the bedroom & bathroom ceilings very low and and/or if you have arthritis (as I do), then you are likely to have difficulty getting up and down from the lowish settee. However, fit and normal height individuals should have no such problems!

    Reviewed by Jim4.4May 2022

  • "The Wheelhouse is a lovely little cottage next to the Mill House."

    Carol, the owner was so kind, helpful and generous. She made me a cake and left me some of the eggs laid by her chickens, which were delicious! She also dried my walking shoes on her aga stove when they got soaked on a walk. I really enjoyed my stay. The cottage was cosy and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2022

  • "What a lovely lady to start with."

    The cottage was excellent and was just as stated in the write up. What a welcome we had cake, eggs, fruit in the fruit bowl water and milk in the fridge and even a basket in the bathroom with toothbrush, sewing kit etc. what good thinking a really home from home experience would 100% stay there again. from Ann and Michael.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "The Wheelhouse is a really comfortable little cottage set in a lovely secluded position."

    It is very well equipped with all you need for your holiday, comfortable sofa and bed and everything nice and clean. The owner, Carole, couldn't be more welcoming and kept us supplied with fresh eggs from her chickens. We have stayed in many cottages over the past few years and The Wheelhouse is certainly one of the best and we will definitely be making a return visit as soon as we can. We would highly recommend the cottage .

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A delightful stay."

    Beautiful countryside A lovely host

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2022

  • "Delightfully quirky property adjacent to an old water wheel and the owners property."

    Lovely rural location for a couple. Carol made us very welcome (her ladies even provided some free range eggs too!) Its a great base for exploring Shropshire . A footpath runs directly through the property if you want to walk directly from the door. Our well behaved dog was welcome on a lead. There is a railway line close by but it was not a problem for us. Thank you Carol.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "Well placed to explore the Shropshire hills and moors."

    With a friendly and very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Mar 2022

  • "A delightful quirky cottage enjoying magnificent views of surrounding countryside."

    Next door to the hospitable owner who is extremely friendly, we enjoyed free range eggs galore almost layed before our eyes. A delicious cake and, a first for me, met with a filled fruit bowl. We had a great week walking through a field of lambs to reach the village.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Mar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Wheelhouse, our second this year."

    Carole's hospitality, including delicious homemade cake, and eggs from her hens , plus the cosy comfort of the accommodation made for a perfect winter break.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2021

  • "The wheelhouse is a lovely cottage in an idyllic setting and Carole is a wonderful hostess."

    She provided us with eggs and home made cake. We had lovely walks with our collie in the local countryside, it truly is a beautiful setting. Highly recommended, thank you Carole for welcoming us into your home. Regards Nigel & Jan xx

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very cosy and comfortable."

    Carol was a most welcoming and generous host - the homemade cake and freshly laid eggs were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy and comfortable the owner carol was a delight to meet and ..."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable the owner carol was a delight to meet and her home made cake and fresh eggs was excellent my only negative point is the constant inter city trains that run right behind the cottage for me it made it very difficult to sleep because they ran throughout the night the railway was meters away from the property I have made a complaint to Sykes team without any joy I feel my holiday was ruined because of this I feel that there should be something wrote up in the infantry to let others know about location of how close this cottage is so I do not put any blame on the owner she is a lovely lady my dissatisfaction is with skyescottages for not putting this in the description so looking forward I will definitely not be using them again which is a great shame because this is the fifth cottage we have holidayed in but on mentioning this to the complaints team it made no difference at all just goes to show how the applicant there costumers

    I am very disappointed that Mrs. Marilyn Hopkins felt that the nearby railway disturbed her stay at The Wheelhouse. The Cottage has been continually booked, with Sykes, since May and as far as I am aware, she has been the only person who has been troubled by the trains. There are no intercity trains on this line. This is not a main line. There are just one, two and three coach 'shuttle type' passenger trains that pass with very little disturbance. All passenger trains stop running at night and do not start again until about 7am. There are a few goods trains but only about three run at night. Due to engineering work on this line no trains have been running over the weekends. No trains have been running from Friday pm to Monday am and this is likely to continue for some while. The wheelhouse cottage is situated below the level of the railway and there is a barrier of trees behind the cottage so any noise goes over the top. Most of my guests appreciate how quiet and tucked away the cottage is. I am sorry if Mrs. Hopkins had a disturbed stay. Carole Llewellyn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.4Oct 2021

  • "Lots of walking was available together with with historical sites, Train access to nearby Shrewsbury and Ludlow gave us a welcome break from driving Our host couldn't have done more in terms of hospitality and was very generous with her home produce."

    Her experiences of many years living at the mill complex and her local knowledge were fascinating to hear about.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2021

  • "Carol is very helpful and generous with her "Girls" eggs etc."


    Reviewed by Donald5.0Sep 2021

  • "On arrival there was a nice warm friendly welcome from the owner, Carole."

    Cake, eggs & milk were provided as a starter pack. Carole took the time to show me round the house making sure that I knew where everything was particularly where the light switches were situated. The house was very comfy with all the facilities that were required to make it an enjoyable stay. The house is an ideal base for anyone wishing to have a walking holiday in that Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Aug 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage, with everything needed for a relaxing holiday."

    The little extras provided were unexpected, including a delicious cake and fresh eggs. Carole the owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great week staying at The Wheelhouse in the beautiful Shropshire hills."

    Carole was very welcoming and made our stay comfortable and fun. Thank you for the yummy cake, Fresh Eggs, and letting us share a taste of the "The Good Life" with you. Cheers! Ann & Derek

    Reviewed by Derek3.8Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in The Wheelhouse."

    It is an ideal couples retreat. It is in a beautiful location with the Caer Caradoc hill as a stunning backdrop. Carole, the owner went out of her way to provide extras such as eggs and cake and was very helpful and informative. A half mile scenic walk away is The Yew Tree pub which is well worth a visit. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by June4.4Jul 2021

  • "Enjoyed our break in this cottage carol was very accommodating and left us cake and fresh eggs from her chickens."

    it’s a lovely cottage but as ime very tall kept bumping into the low sloping ceiling.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Jul 2021

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  • One king size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with electric fire.Private courtyard at front with furniture and a fire pit
  • There is also an adjoining paddock where guests can exercice their dogs
  • Electric heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well behaved pet welcome, but must be kept on a lead in the properties vicinity
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Please note: WiFi can be slow at times.

The property

This traditional courtyard cottage is set next to a former mill house in the rural village of All Stretton, two and half miles from the market town of Church Stretton.

Set amongst the verdant countryside, The Wheelhouse offers a charming base for couples looking to break away from normal life and explore Shropshire, whilst offering many wildlife spotting opportunities, possible to spot Kingfishers, Herons, and Swallows.

This pleasant annexe boasts a king size double bedroom served by a standard en-suite shower room with walk-in shower cubicle.

The kitchen is compact but offers the basic amenities for a short break, including an electric oven and hob, whilst the utility houses a fridge/freezer and washing machine, handy if your adventures take off on a muddier route.

On a nice afternoon, stroll up the hills to see the delights of nature firsthand.

The village of All Stretton is home to an excellent pub, the Yew Tree Inn, whilst the nearby market town of Church Stretton offers tea rooms, pubs, shops and one of the highest golf courses in England.

Set amidst stunning countryside, Church Stretton has often been described as ‘Little Switzerland’, making it a haven for walkers and nature lovers.

Head to the National Trust Visitor Centre at Carding Mill Valley or enjoy trips to the medieval towns of Much Wenlock, Ludlow, Shrewsbury, and Bridgnorth, as well as the Ironbridge World Heritage Site with its ten museums and Blists Hill Victorian Town, Acton Scott Historic Farm and Stokesay Castle.

There is even a gliding centre nearby.

Soak up the scenic splendour of Shropshire from The Wheelhouse, perfect for a romantic getaway all-year-round.

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About the location


Church Stretton 1 mile; Shrewsbury 12 miles; Ludlow 17 miles.

The charming village of All Stretton, just 12 miles south of medieval Shrewsbury, lies at the foot of the beautiful Caradoc and Long Mynd Hills, renowned for their stunning beauty and rolling countryside walks. The village boasts an excellent pub, whilst the nearby town of Church Stretton is just 1 mile away offering tea rooms, pubs, specialist shops and one of the highest golf courses in England. Other local attractions include the Acton Scott Working Farm, Stokesay Castle, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Wroxeter Roman City, Attingham Park and the wonderful historic towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Bishop's Castle, all within easy driving distance.

Note: Please don't charge your electric car at the property, there is a charging port around 2-3 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas