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Blackwater Meadows

(Ref. 1125865)

Ellesmere, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay."

    Shower was excellent, bed comfy and a beautiful view over the marina. Maybe a little instruction on how to operate hob. Would definitely recommend, lovely walks by the canal too, thank you

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a fantastic time here, lovely and spacious and warm and cosy."

    Beds comfortable .Our only concern was the settees and chair were a bit uncomfortable. Also it would of been lovely to see the view out side while sitting in the living room, but not alot can be done about that. In all accommodation fantastic. Parking next to house. Everything just perfect.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a great time (3 generations of family!"

    ) Grant (the manager) was lovely & v helpful and George was v patient regarding our day boat hire! Thank you to all!!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nice place however need to travel to be entertained."

    ....distinct lack of washing machine ironing board and iron otherwise not a bad week

    Reviewed by David3.1Jun 2023

  • "The overall holiday was fantastic, the only issue we had was the table is quite a bit higher than the chairs, the chairs could probably do with renewing as you sank deeply into them."

    A very minor point as everything else was brilliant. The location is brilliant and the towpaths were a joy to walk along and chat to the boaters.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, WC and bidet
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles and Shropshire Union Canal and The Mere 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property overlooks the canal marina
  • Note: 25% discount available for daily barge hire
  • Note: The front garden has direct access to the canal therefore pets and children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: The rear patio is not enclosed

The property

Boasting a truly unique location overlooking the Blackwater Meadow Marina in Ellesmere, Shropshire is Blackwater Meadows.

This wonderful, single-storey holiday home benefits from a wonderful setting on the canal marina overlooking the moored boats as well as a close proximity to the town’s local amenities, and a welcoming interior with three well-appointed bedrooms; an ideal setting for families or friends looking to explore the wonders of Shropshire and the Union Canal with two of their beloved canine companions.

Venture into your new home-from-home stepping straight into a welcoming living space where you can unwind in front of the TV while the designated chef of the group rustles up tasty meals in the fully-equipped kitchen.

Sample their culinary creations around the dining table or head outside to the private patio where you can indulge in an alfresco affair.

Be sure to toast your retreat while admiring the docked canal boats before heading back inside to wash off the day in the bathroom and catch up on your sleep in one of three bedrooms; choose between two king-sizes and a twin all boasting flexible zip/link facilities.

During the day take a short stroll into the heart of town where you can pick up all of your self-catering essentials at local stores or enjoy a well-earned break from the kitchen with a wonderful meal at pubs like The White Hart Inn or The Red Lion Coaching Inn.

Guests can take to the canal as the property offers 25% discount on daily barge hire (subject to availability), a truly breath-taking way to see the countryside and surrounding towns and villages.

History is woven throughout the surrounding countryside, immerse yourself in the past at the 12th-century Haughmond Abbey, Wroxeter Roman City or cross the border to explore the wonders of Wales at the National Trust site of Erddig or the Wrexham County Borough Museum.

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About the location


Oswestry 8 miles; Shrewsbury 17 miles.

The pretty market town of Ellesmere with its Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings quietly nestles between the Shropshire Meres and the well-known Shropshire to Llangollen canal, in an area renowned as Shropshire's Lakeland. Steeped in history and originally fortified as an Anglo-Saxon settlement, this peaceful town boasts a lovely church with a 15th century roof and was home to Thomas Telford during the building of the canal network in the late 18th century. The town also boasts a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as an abundance of entertainment on and around the meres in the surrounding area. Stroll through Cremorne Gardens, go fishing or boating, take some time to explore Colemere Country Park with its wonderful wildlife and scenic walks, or walk along the canal. A lovely location offering something for everyone at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas