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Detached Country Bungalow Which Sleeps 4 People And Is Pet Friendly, Quiet Locat



Updated: 18-Sep-2016
Holiday cottage in Ightfield Whitchurch, Shropshire, England - Oakwood Is Located In A Quiet Location With No Passing Traffic, Central For Lots Of Attractions

Oakwood is a detached spacious bungalow which is pet friendly. This self catering holiday cottage is suitable for 2-4 people and has a secure garden for children and dogs and a woodburner. The property is situated in a quiet location with no passing traffic. The bungalow is close to the award winning village of Audlem with lots of circular canalside walks with tearooms. The nature reserve with woodland walks is only a 5 minute drive from Oakwood.

Please arrive after 4pm as we would like the bungalow to be cleaned and prepared for you. Departure time is 10am.

Please try our other cottage Oakpond if this property is not available.

We also offer a dog sitting service on our farm if required.

There are footpaths from the door including a 20-25 minute to the Olde Jack Inn which has log fires and is pet friendly.

Hawkestone Follies and Haughmond Forest are within a 25 minute drive with lovely walks.

The local bus shuttle in the village has trips to Market Drayton and Whitchurch.

The well known Sandstone Trail Walk and the Peckforton Hills are easy to get to (25 minute drive).

An award winning canal-side village with shops and tearooms (7 circular walks)and the stairlock circular walks are 10 minutes drive away.

For cyclists we have route 45 passing through Ighfield and for the walkers there is Haughmond Forest/Canalside walks/ Sandstone Trail and Hawkestone Follies and Beeston Hills. We do have a secure lock up garage for bikes at this holiday cottage.

For the train enthusiast Llangollen is only a 40 minute drive and the Crewe Heritage Centre for locomotives.

There is national trust houses and gardens close by as well as Dorothy Clive and Wollerton Gardens.

We do offer a dog sitting service on our farm and also the hydrotherapy spa. The spa is indoors is a hydrotherapy tub and has extra massage jets for the back and shoulders including foot jets.

Please look at our website for any special offers we may have on.

Price includes Electric/Heating/Bedding/Towels/Wifi/Fresh Flowers/Basket of logs and a home-made cake.

Please email or phone us for availability.

See our website or facebook for any special offers we may have.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mark and Bev were born into farming families and have their own herd of suckler cows and calves which are a a french breed called Bazadaise.

We also do square baling and wrapping for farmers from springtime until Autumn and then hedgecutting during the wintertime which keeps us both busy with the cottages as well.

In our spare time, we have a black fresian horse who we compete at dressage locally and we also love to take our German Shepherd to the woods which are local to us.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in Oakwood whilst our daughter who was having her first child stayed in the farm cottages and we loved the place. It was lovely and warm and had the same good qualities as the farm properties. Quality bedding and towels were provided for us and Mark & Bev were on hand if any problems occured. We were pleased to be the first guests to stay in the bungalow.

Robert & Dawn Canada

A very well equipped and homely property.

Brian & Val Suffolk

The bedrooms, bathrooms, lounge and kitchen are very good with excellent eqyptian cotton towels and quality toiletries. Cleanliness is excellent throught the cottage.

This is a very good accommodation offering services and facilities to a four star quality standard.

Oakwood holiday Cottage offers comfortable accommodation for four people which is suitable for dog owners.

Shropshire Tourism

Lovely warm and cosy bungalow in a quiet location.

Sue & David

The bungalow is perfect and very clean situated in a quiet position. The garden is brilliant fore dogs with plenty of good dog walking.

Cliff & Dianne

Bungalow is beautiful and all we could wish for in a holiday cottage.

Denise & ian

Really lovely cottage and wished we were staying longer.

Jacky & Dave

We have enjoyed our week in the bungalow which is beautifully clean and well equipped. Hope to see you again.

Gordon & Norma

Great week Great Place Great cottage and Great hosts

David & Melanie

Bungalow is fabulous - clean, spacious, well furnished and great for the dog. A very quiet relaxing place to stay. A lot of good dog friendly pubs and hill and canalside walks close by.

Susan & Richard

Our only regret is that we are not here for longer. What a beautiful area and the bungalow was beautifully clean with lots of little touches which we really appreciated. Bev is lovely and extremely welcoming. We felt very relaxed here and loved walking the locks and canals and visiting the tearooms.

Philippa & David

We have had a wonderful week here. the cottage is perfect and so peaceful. nice to wake up and watch the different species of birds in the garden.

Chris & Les

Thank you Bev & Mark for being the perfect hosts and we loved the cottage.

Chris & Angela

Thank you for making our week so comfortable and this is one of our best holidays especially for our dog Lizzy as the garden was just her cup of tea. Everything we needed and so clean.

Ena & carol

A wonderful stay in such a compatable and well thought out bungalow. Everything we could need except not enough time to explore the area.

Sue & Chris
Sep 2013
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning Shropshire bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Oakwood was even better than the listing description, situated in a beautifully quiet hamlet, very private, everything you would need was in the property, decor was well thought out with lovely personal touches to make it feel like a home. Bedding was lovely and extremely comfortable. Owners very welcoming and informative of surrounding area and our dogs. Shropshire is a fantastic place to visit, lots of things to do, we loved visiting the Ironbridge area and Ellesmere, we will definitely be visiting this county again and thoroughly recommend Oakwood - the best holiday property we have every stayed at!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review regarding your stay in Oakwood. There are a lot of places to visit as we are on the Shropshire/Cheshire border and not to far away from from the Staffordshire and Welsh borders. We are lucky to have such a world famous attraction such as Ironbridge only 40 minutes from the cottages. We hope to see you again.
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Excellent accommodation & hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Superb, clean & comfortable accommodation in a lovely quiet location. The bungalow was as described, and the large enclosed garden perfect for our dog & for sitting in after a long day of walking. There is a lot of information provided to help you plan your stay, from details of local pubs to leaflets from local attractions. We found the owners, Bev and Mark, really friendly and helpful, and we really appreciated the fresh eggs they brought round part-way through our stay.

The only thing the listing description doesn't mention is how scrumptious the homemade cake is, and how big it is. (An absolutely delicious cake which didn't last as long as it should've done!!)

I will DEFINITELY be recommending this property to family, friends, or in fact anyone wanting to explore the surrounding area, and hope to come back again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Yes, we do like to provide a lot of information and places to visit for our guests to read and then they can plan their days out as there is so many places to visit. The cake is made with our own free range eggs from the oakpond Ladies who are situated on our farm and fresh cream. Thank you also for recommending the bungalow.
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Homely - great holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow was very welcoming and clean, which set our holiday off very nicely. Bev's homemade cake was a very nice addition. There was so much to see in and around Whitchurch that we are planning another visit.

Bev and Mark do go out of their way to make you feel at home.

Even though we did not see Bev on arrival, she came to see us 2 days later with some free range eggs.

I'll definitely recommend this place- ideal for young families as well.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review regarding your stay it Oakwood. There are a lot of places to see locally as well as the beautiful canalside and hill walks. The bungalow is ideal for couples and families with walks from the doorstep.
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Outstanding country bungalow

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this cottage. We returned as we were so impressed by the owners' hospitality, local knowledge, and kindness, the cottage's idyllic location, the attention to detail within the cottage, and the places of interest we still wanted to visit. We were not disappointed. Oakwood is a delightful place to stay - one of the best and we highly recommend it.

Attractions worth a visit are the Bhurtpor Inn on Tuesday evening to watch the local Morris Dancers' practise!, the waterfall at Pistyll Rhaeadr, and the scenery and walks at Carding Mill Valley and Long Mynd.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for this lovely review and it was lovely seeing you both again. The weather was a mixed bag but it sounds like this did not stop you from visiting one of many places around the area. We do try to make our cottages home from home with comfort. Many thanks and will see you in the near future if ever we are around your neck of the woods. Bev
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A sunny week in Shropshire

  • 4 of 5

We recently enjoyed a very pleasant week in Shropshire staying at Oakwood cottage. This was the first time we had stayed here - we had friends living not too far away at Audlam. The cottage was very clean and tidy - with an enclosed garden which was ideal for our well behaved golden retriever. The cottage/bungalow was fairly new in a small pleasant development in a very quiet village. I would have no hesitation in recommending it for a couple - there are some walks nearby - but we went further afield - walking by the canal in Audlam to the marina - to Shrewsbury and Llangollen. That week it was particularly hot (not so good for the dog) so every morning we went 10 minutes up the road to a small nature reserve call Brown Moss which was ideal as a number of dogs were "cooling off" in the lake. We ate all our meals "al Fresco" that week either in the garden, or at our friend house or at the Combermere Arms pub (which I think is excellent) - we called into the Olde Jack for a drink which was OK - but the Combermere Arms is by far the best. The countryside is very pleasant and very rural - so ideal for a quiet stay - a must see is the Hawkstone Park Follies - but wear good walking shoes. Many thanks to Bev & Mark for their help and especially the free range eggs and sponge cake on arrival - their website is very accurate as to all facilities. Kind Regards Gerry & Claudine.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, the week was very hot here and not so good for dogs but at least she could cool down at the Brown Moss Nature reserve lake. There are many walks not too far away from the bungalow such as the Hawkestone Follies and the beautiful staircase locks at Audlem and also the famous Sandstone Trail. Kind Regards Bev
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Lovely peaceful break

  • 5 of 5

Well presented, clean, comfortable bungalow with lovely big garden. Enjoyed our stay in the village. Very friendly neighbour as well as owner and a tasty cake to welcome us. Would return and recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. Yes, the garden is great and ideal for children and dogs as it is secure and safe. Our neighbour is very helpful but not intrusive and we are alway on hand if there is a problem. Looking foreward to seeing you all again.
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From the Owner

Great for walks along the canals and hills. Oakwood is located in a quiet position in the village. The church is within walking distance and has a bell ringing night every wednesday night. We are both on hand if there are any problems as we are only a 2 minute drive away and we do have a very good neighbour who will help you if there is a problem. As there are no stairs it is ideal for the elderly or people with not so good mobility. The property is warm and cosy but very spacious. There is parking for 2 cars and a secure garage for bikes. The location is central for many attractions, please our website for places and events to visit. We also have our two farm cottages if Oakwood is not available which have been awarded the prestigious Gold award from Shropshire Tourism for the sixth year. Sleeps two or six people or can accommodate 8 when booked together but sorry we do not allow dogs in these cottages due to our livestock and wildlife pond. Oakpond Low £330 Mid £395 High £450 Peak £590 Oaktree Low £250 Mid £320 High £345 Peak £380

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Canals and hill walks

Sites of specific interest

Whixall Peat and Mosses

Brown Moss Nature reserve

Wroxeter Roman Ruins


Cosford Air Museum

National trust

Secret Bunker

Canalside villages



Stoke on trent

Welsh border


Canalside Walks

Hill Walks


Trust Houses



Barmouth 1.5 hours






Whitchurch 10 minutes

Market Drayton 10 minutes

Nantwich 20 minutes

Audlem 12 minutes

Chester 40 minutes

Shrewsbury 30 minutes

Stoke 35 minutes

Further Details:

Whitchuch Sainsburys and Tesco will deliver to the door. Banks Halifax/Barclays/Lloyds and Natwest in Whitchurch.

Nature Reserve and woods only a 5 minute drive from the property.

Dog sitting service available on our farm.

The hydrotherapy hot tub is available in two sessions;

9am-3pm or 3pm-9pm

Indian restaurant will deliver take-aways to Oakwood.

Please see our website for special offers.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Please contact us for prices or look at our website wwwoakpondcottage.com for further information.
Booking Notes:
Deposit of £150 will secure the booking
Balance to be paid 6 weeks prior
No bookings to be accepted from any person under the age of 25 or where the majority of the members are under 25 with the exception of families.
No smoking in this property .
No hen or stag groups.

Changeover Day:
Short breaks and special offer on our website wwwoakpondcottage.com
Our start day for Oakwood is Saturdays or Mondays

From Nov-March the start days are flexible.

Oakwood has been awarded 4 stars by Shropshire Tourism

Notes on prices:
Bedding and towels, electric, heating, basket of logs and kindle are included in the price.
The spa is available during the low peak season and maybe available during other times of the year. Please contact us for more information.
Doggy charge £20 pw
During the low peak season the start days are flexible.
Dog sitting service available on our farm.

The booking will be confirmed when we receive a deposit or balance.
Balance payable within 6 weeks of start date.
Pyments to be made by bank transfer or cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Lock up Garage Two Bathrooms Detached Pet sitting service available 15 minute walk to a pub Nature Reserve and woods Canalside walks National Trust housesd and gardens On the Cheshire/Shropshire border Quiet location Owners are only 2 minutes away if help is required Hillside Walks Forest Walks Very good cycle routes Indoor hydrotherapy spa available certain times of the year.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite Shower cubicle with wc and sink Family bathroom White bathroom suite with bath/wc and sink


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king size bed with French doors opening out onto the garden. Triple wardrobe/ dressing table and two bedside cabinets En-suite leads from this room. Bedroom 2 has two single beds with wardrobe/dressing table/cabinets


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • We welcome 2 dogs by arrangement. The charge is £3 per night per dog Only house trained dogs and no puppies please. The garden is well fenced and safe for pets and children. Ideal base for exploring Cheshire/Shropshire/Stafforshire & Wales. Ten minute drive to a canalside village with circular walks and tearooms. Five minute drive to the Nature Reserve and woodland walks. Sainsburys/Iceland & Tesco will deliver to the door. Indian restaurant will deliver take-aways to the door. Please see our own website for guest comments regarding their stay and also for any late availability offers which we may have. Outside: The garden is very secure thus safe for children and pets. Table and 4 chairs with BBQ are available during the warmer month as well as a sheltered seating area. The hydrotherapy spa which we have on our farm is available to Oakwood guests during the low peak months (Nov-Feb) During the mid season the spa is available (please email or phone us for information) Footpaths from the door as well as Route 45 for cyclists as well as a dog friendly pub which is only a fifteen -20minute walk. Nature reserve and woods a 5 minute drive from Oakwood. Utility Room: Outside utility room which can be used for bike storage and muddy boots etc. Also chest freezer if guests need extra freezing space. (please let us know beforehand if you would like it turned on) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh bedding and towels are provided. Other: The property has wooden floors with non slip mats in the kitchen and a carpet in the lounge. The rooms all have central heating and we supply a starter basket of logs and sticks. Extra logs can be supplied from the village. All on one level

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