Self-Catering Shrewsbury

The Wilderness Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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From: €729 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Near golf
  • Parking

Holiday Rental Description

Holiday home
The Wilderness is a charming, detached old miners’ cottage at the foot of the Stiperstones Hill range in Shropshire. The cottage is mostly set over the ground floor with a first floor family room featuring a king-size double bed and a single day bed. There is also a ground floor room with 2 single beds and a family bathroom, meaning the cottage can sleep four people. You will also find a well-equipped kitchen and a sitting room boasting a cosy woodburning stove and a dining area. Outside there is off road parking for four cars, a front lawned garden with a patio and furniture and a rear courtyard with more outdoor furniture. The Wilderness truly is a wonderful base for a holiday exploring Shropshire, all year round!

Accomodation Details
Mostly ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x Twin room, 1 x first floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single day bed. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area. External utility.

Area
The village of Stiperstones nestles in an unspoilt valley on the slopes of the beautiful Stiperstones Hill range and is only eight miles from the delightful Church Stretton and twelve miles from the historic towns of Shrewsbury and Bishop’s Castle. This small Shropshire village boasts a shop and charming inn and is a perfect starting point for many scenic trails, with the summit of the famous Stiperstones Hill, a 1.5 mile walk, and the East Ridge Wood mountain bike trails very close by. The perfect touring base for your Shropshire adventure!

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.

Amenities
Oil central heating with woodburning stove. LPG double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer in outdoor utility, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs, Landline provided. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner and log fired hot tub inc. in rent. Wood for the stove can be purchased from the village shop. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Bike storage. Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Rear courtyard garden with furniture and log fired hot tub. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Please note: New broadband system fitted January 2020 delivering reliable broadband.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Near golf
  • Parking

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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Coley
August 2020
A wonderful quiet location, you have to love to be ‘out of the way‘ to appreciate this place, it is very peaceful and wonderful walks..
Mrs Coley, August 2020
August 2020
We had such a lovely holiday at the Wilderness.. The house was lovely - fantastic location, all the amenities we needed plus very clean. We hope to return again next year!
Mrs Bostock, August 2020
July 2020
The cottage lived up to all expectations with lots of little touches to make it a really enjoyable stay.. The owner contacted me to discuss key arrangements, the cottage was spotless and lots of information was left to give us ideas of activities whilst we were there. The location is peaceful and the local residents helpful and friendly. The hot tub was the icing on the cake!
Southeyab
February 2020
We had the most wonderful time at this stunning cottage! The place is beautifully finished, and has kept its lovely authentic feel. The dog-friendly pub is a mile down the end of lane from the cottage, so a nice easy walk and there is a little shop attached that is like an Aladdins cave. All the locals were really friendly and welcoming. The rear yard where the hot tub is, is fully enclosed so our dogs could be out with us whilst we bathed, and it was very private and not overlooked. I would highly recommend taking wood with you, the shop has it for a good price but they did run out over the weekend. We found some fab walks right from the doorstep , meaning you can stop in the pub for a few drinks after and warm on their lovely fire. The hot tub is fantastic after a day walking, it did take us about 24 hours to get up to temp as it was pretty cold outside, we then just lit the fire in the morning and found it to be the right temperature in the evening. The cottage has great facilities, and everything you could want. We will Definitely be back. Ps. Take some bird seed to feed the stunning birds that you can watch from the windows. Bliss
Mrs Mcgregor, July 2020
February 2020
We had a lovely time at the wilderness, nice and relaxing atmosphere and locals were very friendly, the village shop and pub have everything you need for a peaceful away from the rat race..
Mr Spratt, February 2020
January 2020
We had the most wonderful time at this stunning cottage! The place is beautifully finished, and has kept its lovely authentic feel. The dog-friendly pub is a mile down the end of lane from the cottage, so a nice easy walk and there is a little shop attached that is like an Aladdins cave. All the locals were really friendly and welcoming. The rear yard where the hot tub is, is fully enclosed so our dogs could be out with us whilst we bathed, and it was very private and not overlooked. I would highly recommend taking wood with you, the shop has it for a good price but they did run out over the weekend. We found some fab walks right from the doorstep , meaning you can stop in the pub for a few drinks after and warm on their lovely fire. The hot tub is fantastic after a day walking, it did take us about 24 hours to get up to temp as it was pretty cold outside, we then just lit the fire in the morning and found it to be the right temperature in the evening. The cottage has great facilities, and everything you could want. We will Definitely be back. Ps. Take some bird seed to feed the stunning birds that you can watch from the windows. Bliss
Miss Southey, January 2020
January 2020
Quaint little cottage in beautiful surroundings.. Spotlessly clean and tasty carrot cake welcome. We had a six month old baby with us and the owner kindly left a baby walker at the property. Great walks and plenty of wildlife. Will definitely return to the property hopefully in the summertime...
Mrs Cook-jameson, January 2020
December 2019
The best Christmas we could have wished for! Amazing cottege in an amazing location and amazing facilities. Hot tub is great when you figure out how to use it. 100% would recommend and would love to go back!
Miss Fairclough-ayriss, December 2019
November 2019
Fantastic cottage, really peaceful location but still has shops/pub locally.. The walking around the cottage is lovely as the Stiperstones Nature Reserve is literally outside the gate. The owner seems really nice and baked us cake. Pet friendly which meant we could take a cat. Tuffins supermarket in Craven Arms is about a 40min drive and well worth a visit for some local produce. The road/track to the property wasn't an issue as mentioned in some reviews. The Wi-Fi was also fine, we were able to watch Netflix without issue but the description does make it clear that it may be intermittent. To be expected in this type of location.
Mr Mcaulay, November 2019
October 2019
Hot tub should be advertised as ' wood fired ' wifi very intermittent / slow
Mr Pratt, October 2019
October 2019
No everything was spot o
Miss Flint, October 2019
September 2019
The Cottage was very clean and tidy and the area a bit more remote than we are used to.. We enjoyed the local wildlife but the walking for us was too hilly. Overall we enjoyed the stay but not the drive upto and from the Cottage.
Mr Williams, September 2019
August 2019
More secure garden required when allowing dogs.. The tv wasn't really suitable as your could only get limited channels and in a evening if you couldn't watch tv it was a bit boring
Ms Scottow, August 2019
July 2019
Relaxing, everything as expected.. Recycling instructions could be clearer but that's a very minor point.
Mr Robn, July 2019
June 2019
Enjoyed an excellent first time holiday with Sykes holiday cottages.. So easy to book and brilliant customer service!!!...
Mrs Spencer
April 2019
Fabulous cottage in a beautiful location
Mrs Power
April 2019
Beautiful cottage in the hills last 400 yards to cottage is up a bumpy lane but all added to our enjoyment of getting there,we felt at home as soon as we entered the cottage, lots of wildlife in the garden which we encouraged with nuts and bird food, very peaceful and great for our dog who loved the enclosed garden and his walks up in the hills, excellent pub 10min walk away which serves lovely food and all the locals we met were very friendly..
Miss Stringer
March 2019
The Wildness is by far the best holiday cottage that we have stayed in.. The owners had thought of everything we could possibly need to make our stay absolutely brilliant and there was a beautiful cake for us too. We didn’t use the hot tub but we did have a real fire every evening and our dog loved it. It was so nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of life in a town. I loved sitting outside to watch and listen to the abundance of wildlife that was on the door step. Just a short walk down the hill was the shop and next door the local pub. You can take your dogs in the bar and the food is very reasonably priced too. We had a lovely time in this miners cottage and wouldn’t hesitate to go back again.
Mrs Alderton
February 2019
Lovely cosy cottage with wonderful views.. The welcome cake was a nice touch. The bath was a little bit short! But the bluetit alarm clock was a bonus.
Fleming
December 2018
All I can say is Exellent
Mr Cross
December 2018
The total peace and quiet.. The view. The whole place was just perfect. We had a lovely Christmas here. With the log fire burning. We have intentions of coming back. One thing...you will be very sad to leave.
Bowman
September 2018
The Wilderness was a cosy and clean cottage with everything you would need provided.. Lovely walk from the gate to the summit of Stiperstones. Food at local pub very good and within easy walking distance. The only point I would make is that there are other properties on each side of the Wilderness which you cannot see from the photos. One of which is virtually on the same site and unfenced from the Wilderness. If you had a dog that wanted to explore it would have to be shut in the front garden as the back patio provides free access to the lodge next door.
Rev Murdoch
September 2018
The Wilderness was fabulous, one of the best of many we have stayed in: comfortable, cosy, tasteful, a lovely adaptation of a traditional cottage..
Mr Hoar
July 2018
The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Shropshire Hills.. It's position at the end of a track means no traffic sounds at all and at night the stars are fantastic with no light pollution. Being where it is the water pressure is not great (for a shower) and the wi-fi strength is not good but you should expect that when booking a remote cottage and these things are insignificant compared to the quality of the cottage. The only drawback is the metalled track to reach the cottage was quite a struggle for a small car with four adults and their luggage so I would not recommend booking if you have a lotus. If you keep below 5mph however there is no issue.
Mrs Thompson
June 2018
Just back from a week long stay at The Wilderness.. If you’re looking for peace and tranquility, this is the place. The cottage is charming and spotlessly clean, with a lovely garden, which our two dogs loved. There are plenty of walks in the area, and a haven for those interested in nature. The local pub was a ten minute walk from the cottage and the welcome by both the staff and locals, was lovely. We ate there most days. We would definitely recommend staying here.
Mrs Purvis
June 2018
The Wilderness is set in an beautiful secluded location.. It is very comfortable and well equipped and the owners are extremely helpful. The garden was great for our dogs and there are lovely walks directly from the garden gate. We would definitely go back, it is one of the loveliest cottages we have stayed in.
Mrs Gooding
April 2018
We had a excellent stay at wilderness cottage great views and great walks for the dogs.. There was plenty for us to do in the area e.g. visit castles and towns. It was a great cottage and holiday.
Mrs Sherwood
December 2017
This was our second stay for Christmas at Wilderness Cottage and was even better than the first time.. It is in a fabulous location at Stiperstones with fantastic views and walks from the doorstep. The improvements by the owners (bathroom, furniture and telephone as no mobile reception) were really noticeable and appreciated - as were the Christmas tree, mulled wine and mince pies. We will definitely return as this is our favourite Sykes cottage - and we have been to many around England.
Mrs Nuttall
September 2017
The cottage was very nice and so quite, took my cat billy love watching the birds, went to the Stiperstone inn was very friendly the meal was lovely.. if you want a quite break away this cottage is the one. five *****
Jules M
July 2017
Stayed at this beautiful cottage for a week. Interior is cosy, spotlessly clean with all amenities including a dish washer & washing machine. The dogs loved the big spacious garden and the long walks in the breathtaking countryside of shropshire. It was like a home from home & our week went far too quickly. The owner left us a delicious cake for our arrival which was a lovely personal touch. The pub and shop are within 10 minutes walking distance . The pub serves superb food, we dined there every day. We wanted a tranquile holiday, to get us away from the hustle & bustle of city life & thats exactly what we got. We came home totally refreshed. If like us you love your dogs like family and you want them to join you on your holiday, i highly recvomend this dog friendly holiday home. You and your dogs will love it.
Mrs Nuttall, September 2017
July 2017
Lovely cosy cottage, peaceful and quiet, beautiful views and walks right from the door of the cottage..
Mrs Jewitt, February 2017
November 2016
It was our 2nd visit this year, autumn was fantastic, thanks to the locals, we .... It was our 2nd visit this year, autumn was fantastic, thanks to the locals, we went walking with the dogs everyday up the stiperstones hills it was cold but sunny and after walking the warm cosy cottage with log burner was out standing, the cottage was spotless and so comfortable, the local shop is an aladins cave full of bargains, and the pub is fabulous, we would recommend it 100%
Mrs Smith-doublett, November 2016
November 2016
A lovely warm and comfortable hide away in a great area.. Very well presented cottage with every need catered for. Walks to the Stipperstones close by. Fantastic scenery and well worth investigating around the area.
Mr Jones, November 2016
October 2016
Beautifully peaceful, comfortable and a pleasant stay.. Glad we had a 4x4 to negotiate the track.
Mrs Austin, October 2016
October 2016
The cottage was very comfortable and warm.. The location was lovely and it was so quiet which was what we wanted. The beds were really comfy and everywhere was lovely and clean. The owner had left us a cake and a vase of flowers which was a lovely thought.
Mrs Jackson, October 2016
September 2016
The wilderness was one of the best properties we have stayed in the owners were so friendly and welcoming.. I would highly recommend this cottage.
Mrs Lambert
June 2016
it was very peaceful and quiet at The Wilderness and there was plenty to see in area. The Wilderness was very cosy and had everything we needed was there sitting in garden watching wild life rabbits in field and squirrels playing
Mr Harvey, September 2016
May 2016
It was very peaceful and quiet at The Wilderness and there was plenty to see in area.. The Wilderness was very cosy and had everything we needed was there sitting in garden watching wild life rabbits in field and squirrels playing
Mrs Andrews
February 2016
Loved The Wilderness, what a place to stay. Lovely cottage. Loved the walk just outside backdoor. Fab local pub, good food.
Miss Broome
February 2016
We particularly liked being able to shut out the bad weather after a long walk with the dog and sitting listening to the wind and rain outside whilst being safe and warm inside. Very relaxing and unwinding
Lambert, May 2016r
February 2016
Loved The Wilderness, what a place to stay.. Lovely cottage. Loved the walk just outside backdoor. Fab local pub, good food.
Mrs Andrews, February 2016
January 2016
We particularly liked being able to shut out the bad weather after a long walk with the dog and sitting listening to the wind and rain outside whilst being safe and warm inside.. Very relaxing and unwinding
Mrs Cann
June 2015
The cottage is in a wonderfully quiet setting, just what we were hoping for. A very well equipped cottage with lots of information leaflets of the local area. There were some amazing walks and sites locally. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
Miss Broome, January 2016
June 2015
The cottage is in a wonderfully quiet setting, just what we were hoping for.. A very well equipped cottage with lots of information leaflets of the local area. There were some amazing walks and sites locally. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
Mrs Milligan
April 2015
We loved the area and the location of The Wilderness, as the Shropshire hill walk was on your door step . Very peaceful and the local people were very friendly. Our dogs loved a run around the garden which is a little sun trap you get the sun all day .
Mrs Cann, June 2015
April 2015
We loved the area and the location of The Wilderness, as the Shropshire hill walk was on your door step .. Very peaceful and the local people were very friendly. Our dogs loved a run around the garden which is a little sun trap you get the sun all day .
Mr Handley
March 2015
By pure chance we found the perfect hideaway, in a beautiful setting. Peaceful and quiet with only the woodpeckers rapping now and then. We will be booking again for November. We had a perfect week and time passes much slower there.
Milligan, April 2015
March 2015
By pure chance we found the perfect hideaway, in a beautiful setting.. Peaceful and quiet with only the woodpeckers rapping now and then. We will be booking again for November. We had a perfect week and time passes much slower there.
Mrs Cosgrove
November 2014
Comfortable and homely, well equipped kitchen. I brought kindling and fire logs with me for a roaring wood burning stove, the lounge was cosy and warm. The bed was comfy, always a good night sleep.
Mr Clark
October 2014
The cottage was exactly as advertised and was a delightful place to stay for our 2 weeks. The house was presented very well and was very clean and tidy. The location was wonderfully peaceful private, we immediately felt at home and very comfortable.
Mr Handley, March 2015
September 2014
The cottage was exactly as advertised and was a delightful place to stay for our 2 weeks.. The house was presented very well and was very clean and tidy. The location was wonderfully peaceful & private, we immediately felt at home and very comfortable.
Mr Vaughan
August 2014
Such peace and quiet; and the wonderful garden with lots of wildlife only feet away from where you sat. The private courtyard was ideal for eating outdoors. A fantastic shower and the overall layout of cottage was perfect.
Mr Clark, September 2014
August 2014
Such peace and quiet; and the wonderful garden with lots of wildlife only feet away from where you sat.. The private courtyard was ideal for eating outdoors. A fantastic shower and the overall layout of cottage was perfect.
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