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Shropshire Self Catering cottage, The Wainscott, Great Lyth, sleeps 6

The Wainscott
Great Lyth

The Wainscott, Great Lyth, Shropshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £362.00

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.


Just what we needed, loved this place!
What a lovely place this is! A fantastic cottage, beautiful views, so much to do you don't need to leave. We could relax in the garden or at the fishing pond, while the kids had a great time on the tree swings, well we had a go too! We really enjoyed the tennis court too and exploring the woods and the tree house. If you love a bit of wildlife you'll love it here. Peter and Helen were so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. The night sky was amazing, which is such a bonus when you live where there is a lot of light pollution. Shrewsbury was also a very pretty and interesting place to visit, with a lovely boat ride along the river with an icecream. Let's just say we didn't want to go home and can't wait to go back, thank you so much.

An idyllic family retreat
We booked a short stay at the Wainscott with the intention of Catching up with old friends in Shrewsbury. Little did we realise there'd be so much to keep us entertained in this beautiful home we'd barely leave the site during our stay! It was difficult to keep our 5 and 2 year olds out of the fresh air. With 22 acres to explore they were spoilt for choice bouncing between the stepping stones across the lake, exploring the woodland and incredible tree house, chasing geese, fighting over the swing on the old oak tree and collecting eggs with Helen our 3 days felt more like a fortnight and we all left refreshed with smiles on our faces. We very much hope to be back soon.
Ann F

New Years Hideaway
Great cottage in a beautiful location, ideal for our Christmas and New Year hideaway with our 3 kids. The furniture is beautiful and fits with the properties style. We loved the wood burner on the cold winters evenings as it made things very cozy. Great Lyth feels fantastically remote, but in reality still fairly close to the amenities of Shrewsbury (Sainsbury's and M&S only 10 minutes away). We hope to be back in the warmer months to take advantage of the fishing lake and patio area which will be amazing for a family BBQ! Appreciate both Helen and Peter's hospitality, particularly the cakes on arrival and helping my son with his request to milk the chickens... We will be back.

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From the minute we found the cottage we were blown away by the fantastic grounds and facilities it has to offer. The view from the front door alone is priceless let alone knowing most of it belongs to Peter and Helen. The garden is a perfect place for children to play with a patio area with seating to eat out - we had breakfast in the sunshine most mornings. Out of the gate at the bottom of the garden is the sheep field, at the bottom of the field is the old oak tree with swings underneath- endless fun - if a bit 'farmy' . Through the top gate leads to the little lake complete with an island to voyage to and another tree swing. Up past the lake over the top field is the woodland walk with the tree house and woodcutters hut. Helen kindly showed us around her beautiful garden and we had apples, beans and tomatoes fresh from the plants. The hens only managed one egg but it was lovely. Peter showed us his bees and talked to us about the fabulous home he'd created for his family, which is probably why it was such a perfect place to spend a week with our own family. Hosts were lovely, house and grounds amazing x

This is a very nice cottage, set in beautiful surroundings. All of the rooms were perfectly clean. We would thoroughly recommended this property.
Mr Henson



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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Shrewsbury Town Walls Tower - 3.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Cantlop Bridge - 3.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Shrewsbury, St Mary's Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Shrewsbury Castle - 4.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Shrewsbury Abbey - 4.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cronkhill House, Attingham Park - 4.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Longner Hall - 5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Acton Burnell Castle - 5.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Attingham Park - 6 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Wroxeter, St Andrew's Church - 6.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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