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The Wainscott Family Cottage in Great Lyth, Shropshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

The Wainscott Family Cottage description

Holiday home
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.

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.

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. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Shared 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, furniture & BBQ. Shared picnic table by lake. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 1.5 miles. Note: Unfenced pond 100 yards away - children must be supervised at all times. Note: Tennis & fishing by arrangement with owner & only for guests staying at Great Lyth Farm Cottages. Note: This property accepts max. 4 adults and 2 children.


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

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Mr Henson
May 2016
This is a very nice cottage, set in beautiful surroundings. All of the rooms were perfectly clean. We would thoroughly recommended this property.
Mrs Bottomley
October 2015
Fantastic accommodation, certainly met all our needs, a very relaxing and comfortable stay.
Mrs Copley
April 2015
The accommodation was very well thought out. The owners were friendly and worked hard to ensure the stay was very relaxing, would love to go back again.
Ms Gill
July 2015
A large house which was spotlessly clean with lovely furnishings. It had a beautiful large garden, with a wildlife lake just at bottom of garden. Quiet and peaceful with very helpful owners.
Mrs Stanley
September 2014
We had a lovely time, owners very nice and helpful. Will definitely book this property again.
Mrs Ellis
September 2015
Beautiful setting, the grounds and surrounding area were amazing. It was well placed for access to many places of interest. Having once lived in Shrewsbury for over 10 years it was good to visit old haunts and friends.
Mr Lake
May 2014
A lovely cottage with a well kept garden in a peaceful setting. Loved it.
Mr Graham Ward
April 2014
The location was perfect for visiting Ironbridge, it was also in a lovely setting. We were greeted by our hosts and made very welcome, even offering the children the opportunity to feed the lambs, a lovely extra.
Mr Kirwin
November 2014
One of the best places I have stayed for a long time. Nothing too much trouble. Gorgeous setting and accommodation. Would heartily recommend.
Mrs Poole
April 2014
The extra, thoughtful, touches such as some cake in the fridge to go with the milk, tea and coffee on arrival and the lovely invitation to feed the lambs and collect eggs just made the holiday that little bit more special. The owners are lovely; helpful and thoughtful without being intrusive. A truly fabulous holiday location!
Mr Foster
April 2014
Beautiful property away from it all! We particularly enjoyed the tennis, wildlife and the fishing available next to the property. The owners were very friendly allowing the children to collect eggs and feed the lambs.
Mrs Hodgson
June 2014
Warm friendly and helpful couple and we appreciated the tea,coffee, cakes on arrival. Kept the property in pristine condition. Nothing at all to complain about.
Mr Lovick
August 2013
This was a very enjoyable property to stay at with children. The kids enjoyed fishing, basketball and the freedom to wander in the grounds. I would recommend a stay here to anyone.
Mr Davies
September 2013
Peaceful and relaxing retreat in wonderful countryside.
Mrs Roberts
August 2013
Garden and outdoor space was superb. The oak tree in the field was a massive hit for our kids. Loved the use of the tennis course too. Cottage was lovely and as described. Well furnished with all the things you need in a holiday cottage.
Mr Roeger
September 2012
We would unreservedly recommend this property to anybody wanting to spend their holidays in Shropshire.
Mrs Glithero
September 2012
It was in a lovely peaceful area, the garden was full of flowers and butterflies which made it a real treat to sit outside. The owners were charming and helpful without being intrusive.
Mrs Taylor
November 2012
Fishing was great. Lovely welcome pack - very much appreciated. Great time had by all.
Mr Kelly
May 2011
This property is a fantastic place to stay. We all loved the grounds: the lake and tennis court. It's set in such a tranquil area yet with easy access to the surrounding countryside. The cottage was really homely and clean. The cake on our arrival was very much appreciated!
Mr Williams
May 2011
It is difficult to say what we enjoyed most, as everything about the property exceeded our expectations! The location was beautiful and the cottage amenities were fantastic. The property owners were extremely friendly, without being intrusive, and were kind to provide extras above and beyond the remit. The Wainscott is perfectly equipped, with everything required for a self-catering stay. In summary, a beautiful cottage with suburb facilities in a stunning location.
Mrs Hewitt
November 2010
Excellent fishing pond. Lovely garden for wildlife and the children. Good welcome and lovely local produce.
Mrs Lowey
September 2010
We loved the location and atmosphere of the place. We were totally relaxed and our daughter loved being able to see the animals at the end of the garden.
Ms Chapman
March 2010
Great location and a lovely cottage with real character, sympathetically renovated.
Ms D'Souza
November 2010
A beautiful holiday place. great for children and very safe for them.
Mrs Orchard
December 2009
The owners were friendly, welcoming very helpful. The property was warm cosy and good quality decor. We loved the fire. It was an idyllic setting for Christmas.
Ms Broom
November 2009
The cottage was warm and comfortable and in a lovely setting. The owners made us very welcome.
Mrs Baylis
November 2009
The barn and its surroundings were fabulous. It was perfectly located for us to explore Shropshire.
Mrs Hastie
September 2009
Countryside, setting, peaceful. Very nice and helpful owners. The tennis court and pond were wonderful facilities.
Miss Howett
September 2009
A safe, large garden along with spectacular views from the cottage made this the best holiday yet.
Mrs Gillard
September 2009
The location surrounding the property was excellent. The property is very comfortable and having a wood burner in the lounge is great. The owners were extremely helpful and very hospitable. Our young children thoroughly enjoyed the garden!
Mr King
October 2008
It was a beautifully converted barn with very tasteful decorations and fixtures and fittings. The owners were very hospitable and welcoming and I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.
Ms Linehan
November 2008
Lovely cottage. Our son particularly liked the tennis courts, the lovely collection of videos, and games, and the home made cakes waiting for us. A very friendly and welcoming place.
October 2012
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.
September 2010
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!
December 2009
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. We can't wait to go back!
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