The Wainscott is a charming barn conversion in an 18th century Grade II listed building. The semi-detached property has three-bedrooms, comprising one twin, one double and one fitted with children's bunks. The Wainscott has been renovated to very high standards and has a fitted kitchen with dining area, bathroom and cloakroom and a sitting room with a cosy wood-burning stove. The barn conversion is set in a beautiful 22-acre smallholding deep in the Shropshire countryside. The owners can offer eggs and home-grown vegetables from their farmhouse door, and visitors will love the sheep and chickens which are reared on the busy smallholding. The... holiday property features a lovely fenced-in garden, which is perfect for outdoor dining. Visitors to The Wainscott are also offered the use of a year-round tennis court plus the chance for some coarse fishing on a nearby one-acre pond.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD, radio. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Shared use of year-round hard tennis court. Coarse fishing (inc. carp) in owner's private 1 acre lake. Travel cot, highchair & stairgate by prior request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Storage shed for bikes. Pretty, fenced lawned garden with patio, garden furniture & BBQ. Shared picnic table by lake. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 1.5 miles. Note: Unfenced pond 100 yards from property - children must be supervised at all times. Note: Tennis and fishing are by arrangement with owner and are only available for guests staying at Great Lyth Farm Cottages.
Region: A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was "the quietest place under the sun" and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.
Town: Three of Shropshire's loveliest hills Stiperstones, Caradoc and the Long Mynd are close to the hamlet of Great Lyth. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and visitors can enjoy its attractions in a variety of ways, from rambling or riding to touring by car. There is plenty for the entire family to enjoy here, and famous local attractions include the Wroxeter Roman City, Stokesay Castle and Ironbridge World Heritage Centre. Shrewsbury, with its shops, pubs, restaurants, pubs and riverside beautiful architecture, is just five miles away. Shrewsbury Abbey and Castle, and the lovely riverside walks, are also immensely popular.
Additional amenities include: high chair, tennis court, cooker.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 10/23/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Glitherofamily
Our multi generational family thoroughly enjoyed our week in the Wainscott. It has a lovely garden in a truly peaceful setting with lots of space and opportunities for everyone to amuse themselves. All ages were catered for with the fishing pool, outdoor toys, tennis court,and field. It is in a pleasant rural area suitable for country walking and yet conveniently located for Shrewsbury and not too far from more distant tourist attractions. Inside it is comfortable and was equipped with all that we needed. The owners were very helpful and welcoming. I can't fault it and would definately pay a return visit.
An excellent cottage in a beautiful location
Left on 09/15/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | David
We thoroughly enjoyed our week. The cottage was very well appointed with a few little touches which we haven't experienced before e.g. a lovely cake on arrival. Unfortunately the weather disappointed but we won't blame the owner for that!
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Karen
The barn was superb in all respects;
location - wonderfully close to lots of fabulous towns but also set in the most amazing gardens; decor - the barn was renovated beautifuly with lots of lovely homely touches;
welcome of hosts - couldn't fault the home-made brownies on our arrival.
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