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Woolston near Wistanstow, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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87 Customer Reviews

  • "A fabulous spacious and comfortable cottage."

    Had everything we needed. Was lovely to soak in a bath after long days walking. Its location is ideal for exploring a most beautiful part of Shropshire. Will be returning at some point in the future

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2024

  • "Lovely cottage very quiet for a relaxing holiday."

    Would recommend to anyone. We really enjoyed the walks.Joe the owner was very helpful would go again.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2024

  • "Goosepond is a hidden gem."

    . A lovely calming relaxing cottage. Beautifully equipped to a high standard..(soft towels comfy bed plenty of hot water & heating as & when required)with everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable stay. Tucked away in a quiet peaceful hamlet. A perfect little patio to sit outside with a morning coffee & enjoy the birdsong & fresh air. Ellie made us feel very welcome. A perfect little hideaway!!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Goosepond cottage, it is in a very quiet location with all the comforts needed for our holiday."

    The milk, eggs and cake left by our hosts were very welcome after a long drive, they also lived close by if anything else was needed.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic stay in a wonderful cottage."

    Also terrific value. We certainly unwound and loved local walks. The information pack was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2024

  • "Goosepond is a very pretty spacious and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location in Shropshire."

    The wood burning stove makes it cosy and creates a special place. We would highly recommend a stay if visiting the area and do recommend dinner at the Station Inn a few minutes away by car. Ellie was easy to contact and the cleaning was spotless.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "We were looking for a peaceful place to recharge our batteries over the Easter break & the Goosepond did not disappoint, the property is very clean & comfortable, nicely decorated & well laid out with everything you need for a relaxing time."

    The kitchen is so well equipped with all the utensils, pans, crockery you need. There’s also a huge comfy bed & powerful shower & we loved the log burner, like home from home. The enclosed garden/patio area was perfect for our senior dog & for enjoying our morning coffee listening to the birds & there’s a good parking space straight outside. We had a very warm & friendly welcome from Joe & Ellie & the milk & Easter egg was such a lovely touch on arrival. We highly recommend this property set in a peaceful & friendly location that is in easy reach for shops, pubs & some gorgeous walks, we particularly loved the Shropshire Hills, we definitely hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellently appointed cottage with everything required for a really comfortable stay."

    Quiet location, dog friendly and very clean. Excellent base for exploring the beautiful countryside of the Shropshire Hills. Thank you Elliefor a lovely stay! Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderfully located cottage in the heart of the Shorpshire Hills."

    Ideally located for many wonderful towns, villages and places of interest. A warm welcome greeted us on arrival, with eggs, cake and milk. Thank you Ellie for a wonderful time, we will be back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved Goosepond."

    Lovely host, great place, ticked all our boxes and we have many! Highly recommend, don't hesitate to go, you won't be disappointed. Thanks Ellie for the warm welcome and the milk, eggs, cake etc.

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were very pleased with Goosepond - clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Owner Ellie very welcoming and helpful. Would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wow! What a lovely cottage Goosepond is."

    Ellie goes above and beyond to ensure a comfortable stay. We all (2 adults and 2 dogs) felt very welcome. Goosepond is certainly the cleanest cottage we have stayed in and with a great range of utensils for home cooking. The shower is amazing and the bed is very comfortable. We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here and would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent cottage and location, we will look forward to booking it again next year."

    Comfortable, clean, everything we needed for self catering, lovely part of the world, so much to do close by. Owners are very friendly (and lovely dogs!). Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Ideal holiday property."

    Spacious and airy. Had all the cooking equipment we needed. A problem with the television was dealt with promptly. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage, well equipped, everything you might think you need was provided."

    Nice welcome cake, milk and local eggs. Ellie was there when needed but in no way intrusive. Fabulous week, fabulous accommodation.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely owners of cottage in an idyllic area."

    Well equipped and well positioned for walking in the Shropshire Hills as well as visits to surrounding towns and citiies.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and welcoming with great underfloor heating we didn't need to even light the log burner."

    Very comfortable bed and great shower. Joe and Ellie great hosts, there when needed but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2022

  • "Stayed at Goosepond over Christmas and it was fabulous."

    Everything you need home from home. Tastefully decorated throughout with beautiful touches you really just need to take yourselves, clothing and food. The cottage was decorated with a tree and a wonderful welcome basket on arrival. Plenty of walks nearby and plenty to do in the local area. Wonderful stay we will be visiting again

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely conversion: comfortable, well equipped, and warm."

    Beautiful surroundings, we had a really restful Autumn break.

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Oct 2022

  • "Lovely warm cosy cottage, immaculately clean, quiet location and lots of nearby walks."

    Our dog loved the underfloor heating!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Goosepond Cottage."

    The layout and decor was as shown on the photographs, making our stay very comfortable, and the carrot cake, eggs and milk were a nice touch left by Ellie (the owner). The cottage is in a perfect location with quiet and tranquil surroundings, making for a relaxed holiday. There are many attractive sites and walking routes can be found nearby, which were excellent for us and our dog. On a clear night the sky is just superb! We would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very comfy cosy cottage, immaculately clean providing everything you could wish for."

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Hosts welcoming."

    The cottage was very warm and cosy with excellent bathroom. Comfy Bed. We shall be returning at some point

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Goosepond."

    A comfortable bed, zingy shower and plenty of space for the two of us and our greyhound Ollie. The cottage is in the hamlet of Woolston and was a lovely peaceful place to relax - there are lots of walks nearby (although some have stiles, so not always appropriate for long-legged hounds!) The little enclosed patio at the front was a nice place for morning tea, or evening wine, and Ollie loved having his breakfast out there too! Woolston is only a few minutes drive (down typical narrow Shropshire lanes) to the main road and a great location for exploring the nearby Long Mynd, and towns such as Bishops Castle and Ludlow. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Tam5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely stay at Goosepond."

    The cottage stayed cool during a very hot week. Great to sit out on the patio in the evenings with the sun going down. Super comfortable bed I didn't want to get out of but the powerful shower made it worth the effort!! It's in a perfect location for exploring Shropshire. We'll definitely rebook if we are in that area again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage and location were perfect, so comfortable and hosts very friendly and welcoming."

    So much to see in this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely quiet place , so comfortable, warm and is surprisingly large for sleeping 2."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Property easy to find, parking outside of property off the road, parking on left side of drive."

    Light, clean and spacious, decent shower and huge bed. Maybe a washing machine if I’m being picky but has a dishwasher ! A must these days. Walks all round the area, “Shropshire way” a short drive or long walk to get on it. Check out the map it goes on for ever. All in all a brilliant place, get it booked you won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "Second time we have been to Goosepond (Oct & May) - Lovely quiet location, ideal for 2 of us and our spaniel."

    All on one level, tiled floor warm with underfloor heating and enclosed patio area. Lots of local walks, close to Church Stretton, Carding Mill valley, Long Mynd, Ludlow and National Trust at Croft Castle, Berrington Hall & Attingham Park. Nice dog friendly pubs & cafes, Plough at Wistanstow, Green Dragon at Little Stretton, Kings Arms & Berry's in Church Stretton. Very relaxing break - enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "As always the most welcoming and comfortable stay."

    A compact but fabulous cottage, we have stayed in so many where the bed lets down the property, not in this case. We are already planning our return, sorry for not completing the visitors book we were too relaxed and forgot.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely property, very comfortable and peaceful and well equipped."

    Very generous welcome hamper that was greatly appreciated. Very friendly host.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was our third stay at the lovely goosepond, and as always it was clean and ready for us."

    A small welcome of eggs, milk and cake were provided and devoured. Goosepond is our place to recharge and enjoy some quiet time. Will be returning in January hopefully!!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage and equally beautiful village."

    Good facilities, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Super, quiet country location in a small hamlet off main A49 between Church Stretton and Ludlow."

    Great location for touring Shropshire. Accommodation is bigger inside than it looks from photos with a large and comfortable kitchen/living room and large double bedroom with kingsize double bed. Ellie very welcoming host and lovely welcome pack much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location, especially if you are keen walkers."

    Some excellent pubs and restaurants in the area and plenty of National Trust and English Heritage sites to visit.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful comfortable cottage in a quiet hamlet."

    The owner was extremely helpful and friendly. Plenty of Walks from the door. Very close to Church Stratton and Carding Mill Valley.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2021

  • "Goosepond was one of the most comfortable cottages we have stayed in."

    A great location for enjoying the Shropshire hills and highlights.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday."

    Cottage perfect. So peaceful and cosy.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Goosepond Cottage was lovely and spotlessly clean and well equipped and was located in one of the most peaceful places we have stayed in on our visits to Shropshire."

    Our hosts Ellie & Joe were really lovely too. We are planning to visit this cottage again as soon as we are able too.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2021

  • "Goosepond is a fantastic place to stay."

    It's spotlessly clean, very comfortable and all the facilities you need. The owner Ellie is very helpful and the cottage is situated in a quiet peaceful location, ideal for a relaxing holiday. There are lovely walks and plenty of attractions nearby for travelling by car. Would highly recommend Goosepond

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Goosepond is a lovely cottage set in a beautiful, quiet location ideally situated for walking in the Shropshire Hills."

    The cottage itself is spotless, bright with high ceilings, with lovely decor. It is roomy for 2 people and a dog. Large and very comfortable bed was perfect after a long day walking. Ellie was a wonderful host, and the cake, eggs and milk when we arrived were very welcomed. The cottage has everything you need including a Nespresso machine (and pods to get you started; cafetière supplied as well), dishwasher tabs, full size fridge/freezer, etc. The patio area is secure for a small dog, and is perfect for drinks/dinner when the weather is warm. We had a lovely time and can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jun 2021

  • "A cosy, comfortable former pigsty."

    Lovely to have a proper size fridge freezer. Kitchen was well equipped and unlike many hosts, Ellie provided all you'd need in terms of dishwasher tabs, nespresso coffee pods etc. A fabulous welcome pack too. Bedroom and bathroom were spacious and bed linens/towels were good quality - it's these things I like. Great location. 10 mins to Church Stretton/Craven Arms. Glorious walking country and so quiet and peaceful. Wonderful week away.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0May 2021

  • "So comfortable spotlessly clean and set a the most stunningly beautiful place ..."

    So comfortable spotlessly clean and set a the most stunningly beautiful place will be returning in future thankyou ellie and family

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Goosepond."

    An excellent holiday cottage for couples. Clean, well equipped and cosy. Can't fault it.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage and situated in a fantastic area."

    The cottage is spotlessly clean and the deco is beautiful. No need to take anything here everything has been thought. Ellie is a fantastic host and made our Christmas. We will be booking again. This is certainly a must go to cottage. And plenty to do with your 4 legged freind

    Reviewed by Regina5.0Dec 2020

  • "Great hospitality - good location for exploring shropshire"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    We loved the decor, the bed was large and extremely comfortable , the courtyard was sunny and secure and it was pristine inside. Would definitely come back, we had a peaceful and perfect couple of days. Ellie the owner was very helpful and thoughtful .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was everything you could wish for, from the super comfortable bed and bedding to the fresh eggs, milk and cake left by the owner to welcome us."

    We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Goosepond."

    It was very clean and comfortable with excellent facilities. The shower was particularly good and the beds allowed for an excellent nights sleep. It was lovely to sit out on the patio in the morning for breakfast and listen to the sounds of the countryside and in the evening it was great to make use of the BBQ. As it was all on one level it was quick to move from one room to another. The cottage was ideally placed to visit a good variety of interesting places and walks. The owners were welcoming and very helpful and quickly responded to any quieries that we had. As to improvements I can only say that it would be helpful to have a little more intruction as to what to do with the rubbish and recyling and what day it would be collected. It wasn't immediately obvious as to where the bins were or which ones to use for what. We would definitely be keen to visit again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage very clean starter pack left of tea/coffee/milk/eggs/bread/cake which was a lovely touch."

    The road to the cottage is a little challenging one track with passing places very near local pub when your allowed to socialise. Would recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Owner left cake and coffee/tea/milk for us to have a welcome cuppa on arrival (plus fresh bread and eggs). She also popped over to check we had everything we needed and answer any questions we might have. The property is ideally situated for exploring the shropshire area, although you have to negotiate some very narrow lanes to get to main road... fun when you meet a car coming in the opposite direction! Thankfully when we first arrived it was still daylight. Our dog was able to pop out onto the patio when needed as it securely fenced. Huge comfy bed, log burner (logs provided) and underfloor heating all a big plus. Would definitely recommend and stay here again if visiting the area in future.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jan 2020

  • "This little cottage was absolutely perfect for me, my boyfriend and our dog."

    We had a fantastically relaxed week and can’t wait to return in October!!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jan 2020

  • "Goosepond is a lovely place to stay."

    Cottage was warm, cosy and beautifully furnished. Plenty to do within easy reach. Little touches like fresh eggs (from up the road) and homemade Christmas cake made it special. Thanks to host, Ellie!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2020

  • "Brilliant place to stay, very clean and warm if the weather is right there are so many places to walk to from the cottage."

    Ellie was brilliant left us eggs, milk , bread and carrot cake which was tp die for, dog thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Nov 2019

  • "Goosepond is a beautifully appointed cottage set in a peaceful rural area."

    If you want to relax far from the madding crowd then this is the ideal spot. Woolston is populated with charming people who were all very friendly and for the week, they made us feel belonged!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Goosepond is a lovely cottage could not fault anything."

    Comfortable and clean one of the best kitchens I've stayed in for a holiday cottage. All three of us being gluten free we have to be very careful with using the kitchen but can honestly say we were fine at Goosepond. Even managed to bake cakes and sausage rolls for us. Ellie and Joe were on holiday when we arrived but made sure we had everything we needed by emailing me from their holiday all we needed to know plus family contact number. Came to check all ok on their return and were busy making sure grounds were back up to scratch.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Goosepond is a lovely little cottage just perfect for two people."

    The location is ideal for exploring the glorious Shropshire countryside. As holiday cottages go, this was one of the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lovely location for exploring the surrounding area"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable spotlessly clean well equipped cottage set in a peaceful little village."

    Would have no hesitation in recommending Goosepond.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Ideal for us and the dogs, being a good base for walking.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2019

  • "Goosepond should be a MUST on everyone's list!"

    It's like a tardis as you enter. Bigger than anticipated, so welcoming, so nicely and tastefully furnished. A vast array of goodies as a Welcome, ours included tea, coffee, bottle of milk, Carrot cake, a crusty loaf, butter and half a dozen eggs, just amazing. The bed was, by far, the best we have ever slept in. Everything was just perfect. Ellie is the perfect hostess in providing all to make a short or long stay the best.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Beautiful place. Very well equipped and extremely comfortable. We loved how spacious Goosepond was, yet was still very homely. The enclosed courtyard was gorgeous to sit in and enjoy but is also brilliant for dogs. We loved that we could open the door and know they were safe. Beautiful relaxing quiet location and perfect for touring Shropshire. We would love to return and have recommend Goosepond to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2019

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years and can honestly say Goosepond was the best one by far!"

    We both said we could live easily live in it. It was very comfy and well equipped for our stay. Underfloor heating, a brilliant shower and the biggest most comfortable bed ever! It's situated in a very quiet village with plenty of interesting walks on the doorstep, but close enough to local shops (1.5 miles) and so many beautiful and historic places of interest within 15 to 30 miles. Shropshire is the most beautiful place and the cottage just made our holiday! Thank you Ellie!

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2019

  • "Great cottage, peaceful location, great for walks and close to many lovely places to visit."

    Hosts, Ellie and Jo, were very helpful. Great welcome. Homemade scones were a lovely touch. We would highly recommend Goosepond!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable, clean and warm would like to return sometime in the future."

    The owners are very friendly. Would be happy to recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Feb 2019

  • "My stay at this charming cottage, in the depth of winter, was a joy."

    Ellie had left a generous welcome pack, and later popped in for a personal welcome. Goose pond was warm, well equipped with a fine bed and plenty of hot water and felt tranquil and airy. The surrounding countryside is stunning with good walks both on the doorstep and beyond.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jan 2019

  • "Goosepond is a hidden gem in a little village called Woolston."

    Very well equipped,cosy,spotlessly clean,with extra touches like Netflix for a cosy night in along with a log basket full of logs for the log burner,lots of reading material for local walks and a little further afield . Huge comfy bed with plenty of fluffy towels to use in the powerful shower. Underfloor heating will never allow you to have cold toes or your pets to have cold paws

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2019

  • "Ellie and Joe our hosts were very welcoming and gave us a lovely welcome gift of provisions and some homemade which were delicious."

    Would recommend the super kingsized bed more comfortable than our own bed.We had a lovely stay in clean warm accommodation.This was very much appreciated on returning at the end of each day.We would book this propertyagain on our next visit to the area

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2018

  • "Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed - all the personal touches made for a lovely stay and the scenery and hill walking was excellent."

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Sep 2018

  • "Goosepond was wonderful and lived up to our expectations in every way!"

    The cottage is stylish and the location is wonderfully peaceful. Set in a hamlet in the middle of the Shropshire countryside, you're surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and it's great for long walks with the dog. We would wholeheartedly recommend Goosepond to someone looking for a relaxing getaway in the countryside. We'll certainly be back too!

    Reviewed by Josh4.7Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful welcome pack and lovely touches to add to the very comfortable accommodation."

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was everything we could have hoped for & the welcome pack provided by Ellie (the owner) was very much appreciated ."

    The super king size bed was a joy to sleep in & the shower was fabulous. Most mornings we were woken by the sound of the House Martins which were nesting outside the bedroom window. There are plenty of walks from the doorstep (details in the cottage info) further afield Shrewsbury is well worth a visit, as well as The Long Mynd & Carding Mill Valley, there are also plenty of National Trust properties in the area. We had a wonderful weeks stay & the weather was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Trudie4.7Jul 2018

  • "The tranquility of the place was a real plus but within distance of a well seved town."

    The cottage itself was very comfortable and well equiped.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jun 2018

  • "A simple but perfect cottage."

    Well laid out-a very comfy bed and a long deep bath-along with the wood burning stove all you need for a perfect break-thanks.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2018

  • "This is a little gem of a cottage found down a small country lane, which meant we were not troubled by any traffic noise."

    Only the sounds of the country, which was mainly bird songs. The cottage is clean, modern and surprisingly spacious with everything you could need. The owner is very helpfully and gave us a beautiful welcome pack of scones, butter and jam , which was delicious. The king size bed is very comfortable and the cottage is ideally located for walking or visiting the many interesting places/sites that can be found within the local area. Would we love to go back soon.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2018

  • "Everything we could want was in this cottage."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. She contacted us in advance of our stay to give us some very useful information and took the trouble to call in early on in our stay to make sure that everything was alright, telling us just to call in on her if we should have any issues. The siting of the cottage was great, with many walks straight from the front door or just a short drive away. There are also many very interesting towns and villages nearby to explore. Would be very happy to go back to this area and this cottage.

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2018

  • "From the pictures it looked pretty basic but we were drawn to the location."

    In reality the cottage was really gorgeous - very comfy huge bed, soft fluffy towels and bedding, huge fridge and everything you could want. The only thing that slightly let it down were the uncomfortable dining chairs but that was such a small detail it was overtaken by the rest of this great cottage. Good value for money and a little gem of a place ideally suited for exploring the Shropshire countryside and villages. We would definitely recommend it highly and we may well return!

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Mar 2018

  • "We had a lovely 3 nights in Goose Pond."

    It's cosy and comfy, with luxury beds, towels and home from home comforts. The layout all on one floor was perfect for our 13month old who could happily crawl around the whole place all day long. Thanks for a relaxed stay.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Mar 2018

  • "The booking process was quick and straightforward and benefited from regular email updates from Sykes cottages."

    Goosepond where we stayed was just exceptional - idyllic rural location, stunning property that was clean, dry, warm, stylishly decorated to high spec and very welcoming- didn’t want to leave! The owners were also delightful and helpful, again warm and welcoming- even leaving a gorgeous festive welcome hamper and message. Our stay was truly amazing, the place was gorgeous and we’d love to return.

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Dec 2017

  • "Perfect little cottage with everything you might need."

    Ellie was a great host and very helpful. Welcome hamper was a lovely addition with tasty homemade scones.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2017

  • "Fantastic little cottage with lovely wood burning stove and comfortable bed."

    Lots of lovely walks and pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by Polly5.0Nov 2017

  • "Very well equipped, lovely welcome pack."

    Owner lovely and very friendly.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2017

  • "Fabulous accommodation."

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2017

  • "The location, accommodation that exceeded expectations, the facilities offered, ..."

    The location, accommodation that exceeded expectations, the facilities offered, the value for money, accepting of dogs and the friendliness of the owners made the holiday (our first for several years) most enjoyable and memorable

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2017

  • "Great Cottage newly converted."

    Lovely owners ,very helpful. Good quality fixtures and fittings ,linen and towels etc. Very good welcoming hamper. Homemade scones and jam.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2017

  • "We had a brilliant 3 days at Goosepond."

    The cottage is very comfortable, very well equipped and beautifully decorated. Ellie, the owner, is very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Goosepond is conveniently situated for exploring Shropshire, about 5 miles from Church Stretton and the Long Mynd. There are several lovely short walks from the door, ideal for a stroll with the dog early in the morning or after a day out. We had good, reasonably warm weather so didn't need to use the log burner, but hope to return at another time of year and snuggle up beside it!

    Reviewed by Gillian4.8May 2017

  • "Very well equipped, tasteful decor, luxurious bed, but made very special by the warmest of welcomes from the lovely owners."

    Delightful little touches such as fresh flowers, a generous welcome pack with home made scones and jam, and a full basket of logs for the wonderful log burner. Spacious property with lovely little patio. Perfect for unwinding in peace and comfort. Peacefull location in a sleepy hamlet in the beautiful Shropshire Hills. Ideal for visiting Ludlow, The Long Mynd, Carding Mill Valley, Clee Hill and other attractions. Walks from the door up quiet country lanes

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2017

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  • 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas