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Woolston near Wistanstow, Shropshire (Ref. 950759)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beautiful cosy cottage and equally beautiful village.”

    Good facilities, clean and comfortable.

    Good facilities, clean and comfortable.

    - John, October 2021

Woolston Cottages

Wistanstow 1.3 miles. These two first-class properties are situated down a small country lane, on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Woolston near to the village of Wistanstow, in the heart of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beautifully furnished throughout both properties offer delightful accommodation with the larger Upper Farm Barn being able to accommodate up to four guests and the smaller Goosepond able to accommodate two guests. Both properties have an open plan well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and comfortable sitting area with woodburning stove and the luxury of underfloor heating throughout to ensure you have a cosy stay whatever the time of year. The properties are accessed down a shared driveway and there is off road parking in a communal parking area. The smaller Goosepond property has its own private patio with furniture for relaxing after a busy day out and there are plenty of herbs which you can help yourself to. The larger Upper Farm Barn has a front elevated cobbled patio and to the rear a small private patio area with steps leading up a terraced wooded area. Situated in this picturesque area there are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities. Visit the nearby village of Wistanstow where you can enjoy a hearty meal in the Plough Inn and sample some of the local ales brewed in the village’s Wood Brewery. The Station Inn at Marshbrook is a short drive away or can be accessed via a pretty walk over the fields via Bushmoor Coppice: a Wildlife Trust woodland. Craven Arms has shops, a hotel with bar and restaurant, takeaways, cafes, as well as the lovely Stokesay Castle and the exciting Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. A little further takes you to Church Stretton known as, Little Switzerland, with its beautiful Shropshire Way and Jack Mitton paths all within a couple of miles. In the summer there is open water swimming at the reservoir. Alternatively explore the market town of Ludlow with its independent local shops and medieval castle. These wonderful properties are ideally located, whatever you choose to do.

The property

This beautiful brick-built cottage offers open plan living accommodation with a warming woodburning stove.

The cottage boasts underfloor heating throughout, tiled terracotta floors and wood cladding to add character.

The comfortable super king-size bedroom offers the flexibility of zip/link beds and an additional pull out stacker bed and there is a modern family bathroom.

Ideal for a romantic break away.

Note: This property is adjacent to Ref 955088, together they sleep 6.


  • All ground floor
  • One super king-size double bedroom (zip/link can be twin on request) with pull out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine with pods, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Netflix, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and wood for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking in communal parking area for 1 car
  • Front private terrace area with furniture and gas BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: There are two steps to access the property.

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About the location


Craven Arms 2.2 miles; Church Stretton 6.6 miles; Ludlow 11.8 miles.

Wistanstow is a small picturesque village in Shropshire situated approximately 2 miles north of Craven Arms and 6.5 miles south of Church Stretton. The village is named from the Anglo-Saxon saint Wigstan who was the grandson of the king of Mercia. The main lane running through the village is a Roman road, which ran between the Roman settlements and forts at Leintwardine and Wroxeter. This beautiful village is home to a community village shop and a local pub serving real ales from the local Wood Brewery which is situated just behind it. Wistanstow village is located on the edge of the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which offers plenty of walking opportunities. Visit the nearby small market town of Craven Arms, known as The Gateway to the Marches located between the beautiful medieval town of Ludlow and delightful Church Stretton.
This town is the main centre for Shropshire’s hill country and home to a variety of tea rooms, pubs and specialist shops. Carding Mill National Trust Centre has plenty of activities for children with shrot trails and longer walks and in the summer there is open water swimming in the reservoir. Other local attractions include walks on the Long Mynd, Shropshire Way and Jack Mitton paths, the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and Stokesay Castle. Wenlock Edge and Corvedale Valley offer fine walks and the lovely Stokesay Castle, one of England's finest fortified manors, or the very popular Shropshire Hill Discovery Centre are well worth a visit. The surrounding area has some charming and historic houses, including a round house, thought to be a recognisable rest house for pilgrims travelling between Wigmore and Shrewsbury Abbeys and the fascinating 'Museum of Lost Content'. Winstantow is an excellent location for exploring this region of Shropshire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

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