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Oakleigh Farm

Oakleigh Farm, Ellesmere, Shropshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £833.00

This barn conversion is located near the town of Ellesmere and can sleep eight people in five bedrooms.

Oakleigh Farm is a barn conversion near the town of Ellesmere just eleven miles from Whitchurch. The cottage sleeps eight people and has two king-size double bedrooms with en-suite shower, two single bedrooms, one with adult bunks and a family bathroom together with separate basin and WC. Also in the cottage are an open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Outside is ample off road parking and a lawned garden with a hot tub in courtyard. Situated in the Shropshire Lakeland, Oakleigh Farm is a lovely family holiday cottage all year round.


Second year in a row!
We always book somewhere different to spend a week in December with a hot tub but this year we made a return visit to this barn. The quality of the accommodation and superb local pub made it a real no brainer to revisit. Don't be discouraged by any previous reviews as they are not an accurate reflection of this place. The owners are lovely and happy to help in any way they can without being intrusive even though living adjacent to the barns on site. This is their home and their business so respect their property and you will have a perfect holiday experience. Already looking forward to our next visit in December 2019. Many thanks to Keith & Wendy and we'll be in touch to book. Have a great year! Rob & Gemma.

Lovely weekend
Following the previous reviews we were worried about staying but having spoken to the owner before arriving we felt satisfied it would be ok. Keith met us with the keys and was helpful and sorted heating/WiFi issues out without problem. We had a great weekend, lovely, clean barn, fab hot tub that we were in until early hours of the morning with no problems with the owners. Great location for walking/running down canals and round and in the mere.

I was a little concerned after booking & not having chance to read the reviews until later!! We didn't expect much of welcome but have to say that Wendy was absolutely fine. I must say that this was the first cottage we have stayed in when there was no welcome hamper. There was no tea, coffee, sugar, milk, foil, cling, kitchen towel, bread etc so make sure you take ample supplies. Although I have to say, as Wendy was leaving she did ask if I had some tea bags. The conversation itself was delightful, beautifully furnished with very comfortable beds & a well equipped kitchen. The only downside would have to be no heated towel rails in fact sadly there was a lack of towel rails full stop, thus our towels were constantly wet. I am not sure if the owners have had problems either with previous guests as on the wall was a large sign in bright red letters stating that all breakages would be paid for & nuisance guests removed!!! again something we have never come across in all the cottages we have stayed in. The location is also beautiful with ample car parking & yes there was a lot of CCTV. To sum up this really is a delightful property but just didn't feel very welcoming at all sorry.

Nearly ruined my wedding day!
Do not book this barn if you would like a relaxing stay. Keith is the rudest individual I have ever had the misfortune of meeting, he never came to check us in and flew off the handle when we noticed my mum's toy Chihuahua despite this property being 'pet friendly'. My mum was so upset she had to find alternative accommodation meaning I didn't get to spend time with her the night before my wedding as planned! Keith has then persisted to blame us for damaged to his hot tub cover which we simply removed to use the hot tub & replaced when done. He clearly doesn't like having large groups of people to stay at this large 10 guest property ... so he probably shouldn't be renting it out. He treats his guests appallingly and often partakes in name calling (so far I have been called a liar, a vandal & 'not straight'). The CCTV is also invasive & illegal as there are no signs advising that it is in operation and he does not comply with GDPR. If you do choose to rent this property my advice would be to photograph and document everything as he may try to commit fraud by charging money for damage you haven't caused.
Allana F

Like being in Big Brother
It's a lovely place in a lovely location but the owner is terrifyingly intrusive. Don't book here unless you're OK with 5am 'inspections' and industrial grade CCTV monitoring your every move. Particularly exciting were the escaped bulls that ended up in the driveway in the evening. Other than that, yeah, great.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Bunk Beds


Oil central heating with underfloor heating
Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Ample off road parking
Lawned garden with courtyard and hot tub
Sorry no pets, no smoking
Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk
Note: No stag/hen parties
Note: An outside local catering service is available by prior arrangement with the owner
Note: Check-in 4pm
Access to hot tub outside continual the inside one needs to be booked with owner
Note: There is a £100 security deposit for the hot tub
Note property will be pet free from the 14th December 2018

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Wrexham, St Giles Church - 11.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hodnet Hall - 11.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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