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Self Catering in Shropshire - Church Stretton

Church Stretton

Thistledown, Church Stretton, Shropshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 7

Pricing From: £447.00

A detached cottage, located in the village of Church Stretton, Shropshire. This property can sleep up to seven people in four bedrooms.

Thistledown is a large detached property in Church Stretton, Shrewsbury. It hosts four bedrooms, a double with en-suite, two additional doubles and one single bedroom. You will also find a large family bathroom with a separate shower, WC and basin.

Within the home you will also find a kitchen and an open-plan living/dining room. Additional rooms include two further living areas where once boasts a woodburning fire. Off-parking is available as well as a garage.

This property also homes a front garden with a small lawned area and a back garden with a decking area and a larger lawned area.

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Good location,poor cleaning.
The location of the property is great. Easy walk into the town,and excellent longer walks in abundance. Lots of interesting places to visit a short car ride away.Great car parking for 3 large cars. Comfortable beds and soft,sensible sized towels. However,on our arrival there was a horrible smell in the kitchen which we discovered was a dishwasher full of extremely dirty pots left from the previous guests. The bread bin had a loaf of stale bread in it ,the fridge had old celery in it and the BBQ was filthy to such an extent that we didn?t use it. The carpets were quite stained throughout. Not very impressive. Sykes Cottages who we booked with were very efficient at dealing with our feedback but had expectations that we should have taken photos of a dirty dish washer, BBQ and bread bin to prove our points. Seriously??

Lovely holiday home in a beautiful area
Thistledown is a very comfortable base for exploring this beautiful area of Shropshire. Turn right out of the property and Church Stretton is about a 10 minute walk, turn left and you're walking in the hills. Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ludlow are all close by and worth visiting. Acton Scott Farm is about 10 minutes away and, although relatively small, is most definitely worth a visit with plenty of hands on activities for children to enjoy. Walkers will enjoy Carding Mill Valley which is again very close. The kitchen is superbly equipped with everything needed for a self catering holiday. The water in the kitchen is extremely hot, as mentioned by some guests, but it is a mixer tap so it can be easily controlled. Previous guests also mentioned chipped crockery but we did not find one piece that was chipped so we think the owners must have taken note and replaced it. The oven appeared to be unused and everything was spotlessly clean. All the bedrooms were very comfortable and we didn't really find the low water pressure too much of a problem. Previous comments suggested that the towels were 'old' but again we think the owners took note as all the towels we had felt and looked almost new. If we had any negative comments they would be that only one bin was provided upstairs in the main family bathroom. With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms this was totally inadequate. In addition, the porch is crying out for some coat hooks. The ground floor is a little unusual in layout and it would be quite difficult for 7 adults to all sit and relax together. However, it was perfect for our party of 5 adults and a 1 year old who had plenty of space to crawl around and explore. Overall Thistledown is lovely and we would certainly consider it again if we return this part of the country.
Anne T



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Linen provided
Washing Machine


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Gas central heating and a woodburning fire, electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle, microwave, toaster, TV, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towells inc in rent
Off-road parking and garage
Front garden area with drive away and lawned space, back garden has a decking, seating and a barbecue, as well as lawned space
Two pets are welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Town centre is a mere 10-minute walk, and the closest shop can be found within less than 1 mile, and pub is a 15-minute walk

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

Wilderhope Manor - 5.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Langley Chapel - 6.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Shipton Hall - 6.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Acton Burnell Castle - 6.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cantlop Bridge - 8.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Walcot Hall - 8.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Stokesay Castle - 9.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Stanton Lacy, St Peter's Church - 9.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle - 10.1 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Cronkhill House, Attingham Park - 10.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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