This 19th century deatched farmhouse sleeps eight people in three bedrooms in the village of Whixall in Shropshire. Canal Cottage was built in the mid 19th century and stands in a lovely rural spot beside the Llangollen canal and the Whixall Moss Nature Reserve. It’s a pretty, detached, brick built farmhouse, on the edge of the strewn village of Whixall. The cottage has some charming original features including quarry tiled floors and old fireplaces and provides warm and cosy holiday accommodation whether you’re visiting as a couple or a family. The pretty and spacious garden is laid to lawn with a patio area for relaxing al fres...co wining and dining. You don’t have to venture far to find tranquil canal side walks and invigorating cycle rides, but if you want to, they can take you all the way to Whitchurch or Ellesmere. This is the ideal holiday home for a relaxing break, whatever the season.
Amenities: Oil central heating with multi-fuel burner, woodburner plus solar panels contributing to hot water production. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, 2nd combi TV/DVD, internet access, books/DVDs. Fuel, power & starter packs for burners inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed lawned garden, large back yard & side area with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 4 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: Adjacent farm buildings & canal approx. 20 yards from property; children to be supervised.
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: Between the ancient market towns of Whitchurch and Wem lies the village of Whixall. The World Heritage Site of Ironbridge and the Llangollen Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the medieval town of Shrewsbury and the Llangollen Canal are all close to the village which lies within the boundaries of the 948 hectare Whixall Moss National Nature Reserve, rich in wildlife with walking trails through the landscape. Whitchurch is dominated by the imposing St. Alkmund’s Church and offers plenty of great shops, pubs and restaurants as well as superb historic Medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings.
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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 05/23/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Angela & David
A really cosy house, with an 'olde worlde' charm; clean, well furnished and well equipped. Beds super comfy and good internet connection. Enjoyed selecting books to read from the well stocked bookshelves. Fresh flowers a nice touch. Good location for trips to Llangollen, Ellesmere, Shrewsbury, Market Drayton and Oswestry. Even in freezing weather we had a very pleasant week. Reason we didn't give 5 stars is because the shower in the wet room is a bit feeble and the shower over the bath not easy to use. Would love to return in the summer with all the boats going by. Angela & David Gloucestershire February 2013
The Hayward family
peaceful enjoyable holiday
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | The Hayward family
would have liked to have seen some representative as the written folder did not answer all our questions.That said we really loved the house it was very well equipped and beautufully clean and well presented flowers a lovely touch we appreciated. The location was great though a long way from any amenities our family met for the holiday and we all enjoyed all the time we had
N J Cooke
Left on 11/11/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | N J Cooke
Finding the house was easy enough, but beware GPS will deliver you to the wrong side of the canal - locals are friendly and will show you the right place to go.The house is 25m from the banks of the Llangollen Canal and surrounded by pasture, so it was "Good morning" to the cows and "Good evening" to the boats as they navigated by. House is comfortable enough but the master bedroom bed, really needs changing out. With a very large grassed garden it proved to be heaven sent for my two year grandson to play football on, morning, noon and night. You are surrounded by rural Shropshire and have a very easy drive into Wales. Overall recommended. Enjoy.
Left on 04/07/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | gayle
Had a fab time. Cottage location was good for exploring the surrounding towns. The cottage was perfect, was like home from home. Everything you needed was in there. Loved it would definitely return. Many thanks.
Beautiful property ideally placed to explore the area
Left on 12/19/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Martin
The family decided to visit a part of the country we had never been to before and chose Shropshire after looking at a map.
The information supplied to get us to and into the house was excellent and as we found our way there, we travelled through countryside that was dying to be explored. The cottage itself was excellent with a well thought out refurbishment having recently been underatken. As a party of six including my parents in their seventies, the property had everything we required for the stay. Being farmers ourselves, the proximity of the livestock was not a problem but should be noted by those that are not used to it.
Using the cottage as a base we explored the local area and really enjoyed what we found. My father is a keen entomolgist and ran a moth trap while we were there. Being late Autumn the records were sparse but have been forwarded to the Whixhall Moss Nature reserve for there records.
We only had a week to enjoy ourselves and wish that it had been two. We have already recommended Canal Cottage to several friends and will consider it again when we get a chance to get away.
A lovely canal side cottage in the Shropshire countryside
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Stephen Lagrue
The cottage was well fitted out,a lovely kitchen, 2 living rooms and three excellent bedrooms. It was well situated, being rural and peaceful but within easy reach of many towns and attractions.The directions to the cottage were very good,easy to follow and lead us straight to the door.The only downside was the passage way round the back and the floor of the patio,both of which need some tidying up. All in all we really enjoyed our stay.
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