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The Coach House Family Cottage in Great Lyth, Shropshire

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Coach House Family Cottage description

Holiday home
The Coach House is one of two sympathetically developed holiday homes on the owner's 22 acre smallholding which is home to sheep, chickens and a large organic kitchen garden from which eggs and seasonal vegetables can be bought. The cottage has two bedrooms, fitted kitchen with dining area, sitting room with welcoming wood burner, and a pretty, fenced garden – a lovely place to relax and dine in after a day's exploring. Guests benefit from the use of a year-round hard tennis court and coarse fishing (including carp) on the well-stocked 1 acre pond, just 100 yards from the property. Enjoy walking and cycling in the surrounding countryside, or visit the many historical attractions nearby.

Great Lyth is a pretty hamlet situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the stunning Shropshire hills including the Long Mynd and Caradoc which offer many walking, cycling, horse riding and scenic driving opportunities. The fascinating medieval town of Shrewsbury, renowned for its timber framed black and white buildings, is just five miles away The town offers a superb selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, pretty riverside walks, boat trips, and the beautiful Shrewsbury Abbey and Castle. The 10 museums of the World Heritage Centre of Ironbridge, Attingham Park, Stokesay Castle, the Wroxeter Roman City, and the picturesque town of Church Stretton are also all close to Great Lyth.

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.

Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, flat screen TV with Freeview, 2nd TV, 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. Pretty, fenced lawned garden with patio, 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.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a farm

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Mrs Barnes
January 2015
The location was beautiful and the owners of the house were very hospitable. A lovely place to stay and unwind.
Miss Lester
June 2015
Shropshire is a beautiful county and The Coach House was the perfect base for exploring it. My daughter (15 months) loved seeing the sheep every morning and particularly enjoyed collecting eggs one afternoon.
Mr Peterson
May 2016
We really enjoyed our two week stay at The Coach House. The owners were very friendly and approachable. This property is ideally suited to families, with a big area available to be explored around the farm and in the woodland area. The house was warm and cosy and just a short drive from Shrewsbury. A real home away from home in a lovely location.
Mr Morrisey
August 2014
We had a fantastic time at The Coach House. The owners were very welcoming and the location was fantastic! The photos didn't do the place justice, they were amazing but in reality the whole place was even better than we expected.
Mrs Kirk
June 2013
Tranquil location, well kept property and helpful, discreet owners.
Mr Jones
December 2013
A home from home. Perfect!
Mrs Harris
July 2014
Fantastic cottage, great location, very peaceful but with amenities near by. Two young children loved it, especially the piano and the tennis court. Very well equipped, delicious cakes awaited us and the owner is lovely. Even taking the children to collect the eggs. Would highly recommend this cottage.
Mrs Chantry
February 2013
Cottage was very well equipped, homely and comfortable. It was an excellent base from which to explore the beauty of Shropshire.
Miss Sawyers
November 2012
The cottage was very cosy and an excellent size for 5 friends.
Mr Jones
July 2013
Lovely setting and well positioned for the orienteering event we went to. Really nice house.
Mr Bryson
July 2012
Everything was great!
Mrs Bower
October 2012
Very comfortable and relaxing.
Mr Storr
September 2012
Very friendly owners, a welcoming cake, very comfortable and peaceful property and a private fishing lake - excellent property.
Mrs Mitchell
July 2012
We particularly chose this property because it has its own fishing lake, so my husband was highly delighted as he caught lots of fish the weather was excellent. The property was in a nice location and the owners friendly making guests welcome with a lovely cake on arrival.
Mr Campbell
March 2011
Good location to visit different villages.
Mrs Cameron
March 2011
Quiet location - warm welcome with flowers and cake. Excellent tourist area.
Mrs Ellis
July 2012
We loved the cake on the table and milk in the fridge when we arrived. The cottage was very peaceful and private despite being next door to the owners. The cottage was very warm which was a bonus in April.
Mr Donnachie
July 2011
House was great and our baby could wander round the garden etc. Liked the pond to have a quiet half hours fishing each night. Tennis court was an added bonus too.
Mrs Miller
October 2010
The homemade cake left for us, the fresh vegetables we could buy from our hosts, together with of course more home made cakes. The fishing was good - tench etc caught - water deceptively deep. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings with absolutely NO noise apart from the odd horse going by.
Mr Beasley
May 2011
A beautiful tranquil spot and pleasant cottage. The welcoming flowers and chocolate treats were very nice. Shrewsbury is a delightful medieval town with beautiful parks and gardens. We loved Blists Hill at Ironbridge and climbing the stiperstones.
Mrs Buxton
November 2010
Lovely, peaceful surroundings and great for children as long as they are supervised around the lake.
Mr Porter
July 2010
Great cottage location. Everything we could hope for and more in the cottage. Lovely hosts.
Mrs Kewley
September 2010
We had a lovely time at the Coach House - a real 'home from home' and located on a lovely farm and in peaceful countryside. We did not want to leave.
Mr Baker
September 2010
Facilities were brilliant. Peace and quiet was lovely but it's not too many miles off the beaten track.
Miss Stephens
November 2009
It was very welcoming and we enjoyed the cake. The surroundings were lovely and peaceful. We were still in a homely comfortable and lovely house but at the same time it felt like we were on holiday. The owner was lovely. Definitely recommend this cottage and the ease of booking it.
Mr Ellis
March 2010
It was perfect in every aspect. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. The cake on arrival was a lovely touch.
Mrs Cooper
June 2010
Excellent cottage, very comfortable and very nice garden.
Mrs Beckett
December 2009
Peace and quiet, very relaxing.
Mrs Cooper
March 2010
Perfect location and accommodation was great. I would definitely go back and would recommend this cottage to friends and family.
Mr Mrs Rayner
September 2009
We just completely relaxed and straight away felt welcome and at home in the cottage. What a beautiful setting and Shrewsbury is lovely.
Mr Cossins
March 2009
Very welcoming. We all felt at home immediately! The cottage itself is in a beautiful location. Altogether a brilliant weekend away and we will recommend!
Miss Gale
August 2009
Very friendly and helpful owners, who were available when we needed them but not intrusive. The gardens and lake were fantastic.
Lisa D
August 2016
Beautiful cottage in an excellent location. Not far from lots of attractions and lovely walks. Beautiful grounds to enjoy tennis, fishing and exploring! Very clean and tidy and flowers and cake on arrival from very friendly owners.
Mr Russell
January 2009
We went to the Coachhouse for Xmas. We were very impressed with the house and friendly owners. We had a great time. Very good quiet location but close enough to Shrewsbury when necessary. No complaints at all. Would not hesitate to recommend it.
Ms Martins
January 2009
The owners were welcoming and very obliging. Nothing was too much of trouble for the owners and we appreciated this.
Mrs Barker
July 2009
Lovely gardens. Nice surrounding area. Plenty to do
January 2015
Delightful, cosy cottage in secluded spot, well furnished and appointed and good parking facilities. Beautiful location, owners could not be more accommodating or friendly. Lovely walks close by and great place from which to explore the area. Note this is advertised as not having internet connection but there is free wifi in several places in Shrewsbury.
September 2012
Close enough to a town but far enough into rural Shropshire, this cottage was an absolute delight. We were greeted with an immaculate and pretty cottage in super grounds. There was even a plate of tray bakes in the fridge which didn't last long at all! Our two very young children loved the place and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners, who even took us egg hunting in their hen enclosure - my three year old daughter has not stopped talking about this or about Stanley the peacock. The rooms were a perfect size, the facilities fabulous and the beds very comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone and will in fact return regularly when time permits!
September 2010
we loved this cottage, great location close to shrewsbury, very well equipped cottage and great owners who were very helpful
May 2011
Excellent location for a quiet break yet within easy distance of a multitude of varying sights and experiences.Cottage has use of lovely garden and the owner living next door was friendly and helpful.
August 2011
Lovely, well located house for walking, cycling and playing tennis! Very friendly welcome and we had lovely weather which helped.
Mrs Mitchell
April 2016
A lovely rural location with ample attractive grounds, a tennis court and a large yet cosy country kitchen. The property is close to the main road into Shrewsbury with many places of interest nearby. The owners were friendly.
December 2009
The cottage was lovely and homely, very welcoming. The area was gorgeous even though it rained when we were there! Definitely go back there as can't fault the place one bit. The owner was lovely as well and we bought all out organic veg from her at a very reasonable price!
December 2009
we had a home baked cake on arrival with facilitys for a cup of tea,the owner then popped round to say hello and if there was anything we needed just ask they also had a list of home grown vegetables and produce for sale which was lovely,this holiday cottage is beautiful,the rooms were large and had plenty of storage,the bathroom was laid out well ,and there were 2 toilets,it was just like home from home and we settled in in minutes,the chilren loved it there was plenty for them to see and do,we went fishing almost every day and played tennis or just walked round the grounds beautiful,it is just a couple of minutes drve from a large supermarket and town which historical and quaint,we came away fully rested and will go back again,
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