The Oaks

Inwood, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

10 people Pet Friendly (Enclosed Garden) Log Burner/Open Fire WiFi Fishing Onsite Golf Course Nearby Walking BBQ Off Street parking Allows Pets Family Friendly
Sleeps: 10
7 nights
£1553 - £2425
Available from a minimum of 3 nights

Overview

  • 10 Guests
  • Five bedrooms, three of which are en suite
  • Two double/twin (one with an additional day bed), one double, two twin bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms both with separate showers, two shower rooms
  • Suitable for children and baby (travel cot, highchair & stairgate available)
  • One well-behaved dog by special arrangement*
  • Two spacious living rooms
  • Games room with with table football and pool table
  • Set in two acres of landscaped grounds with two terraces
  • Outdoor furniture, barbecue and fire bowl
  • A range of beauty and therapeutic treatments are available by arrangement
  • Catering can be arranged through Milly’s Menus on 07833 685834
  • Stay at The Oaks on a Rejuvenate Experience weekend
  • Tesco are able to deliver to this property
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Parking for 8 cars

Features

  • A home-from-home, elegantly furnished throughout, designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind, beautifully done with great attention to detail.
  • Games room with TV, video, selection of children’s videos, children’s pool table, table football and board games.
  • Two-acre garden surrounded by post and rail fencing and hedges with two stone patios facing south and west and stunning views over the surrounding hills.
  • Flexible sleeping accommodation (two of the bedrooms have zip and link super king beds) making it ideal for different combinations of guests.
  • Perfect for families and groups of friends at any time of the year – short and midweek breaks are available, with a minimum stay of 3 nights and there is ample parking.
  • Brilliant in all seasons and the ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning. There is a lot to do in Winter and Guests can return to a warm and cosy house with an AGA, a log burner in the sitting room, comfortable beds and relaxing baths.
  • Relax and be pampered at the house with a whole range of beauty treatments provided by a visiting Organic Spa Treatment Service, My Personal Sanctuary.
  • Stay at The Oaks on a weekend of rejuvenation with Rejuven8. The unique experience promises a healthy balance of specialist led activities, delicious and wholesome local fayre and sublime relaxation. See our blog for more details.
  • Hill View Fishery, 2 miles away, offers both fly and trout fishing.
  • There are some excellent cycle routes and walks from the front gate, which leads directly onto National Trust land.
  • For golfing enthusiasts, Church Stretton Golf Club is a 6 minute drive away and is the third highest in the country with fantastic views.
  • There are a number of traditional country pubs with great food, open fires and real ale just a short drive away.
  • The perfect base for exploring Shropshire at any time of the year, including the medieval town of Shrewsbury, the Victorian spa resort of Church Stretton and Shropshire’s gastronomic capital Ludlow, with its Michelin-starred restaurants.
  • Nearby historic attractions include Acton Scott, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms and the interactive museums of Ironbridge.

Property layout

  • Ground floor
    Entrance hall leading to downstairs cloakroom with wc.
    Large fitted kitchen with an AGA, granite worktops and an island, leading to a dining area seating 10 with stunning views.
    Utility room.
    Sitting room with a Wessex stone log fireplace and a large bay window with extensive views.
    Family room with a 42″ plasma screen between the kitchen and the sitting room.
    The house has two staircases to the first floor.
  • First floor
    First staircase to:
    Games room with TV and video, children’s pool table and table football.

    Second staircase to:
    Master bedroom with a 6′ zip and link bed which can convert to two 3′ single beds on request, and an additional day bed. En suite bathroom with a shower attachment over the bath.
    Double bedroom with a 5′ bed and an en suite shower room with wc.
    Bedroom with two 3′ zip and link beds which can convert to a 6′ double bed on request.
    Twin bedroom with 3′ beds.
    Bathroom with a roll top bath and a separate power shower.

    Third staircase to second floor.

  • Second floor
    Loft bedroom with twin 3′ beds and an en suite shower room with wc.

Equipment

  • Oil-fired central heating, log burner in the sitting room
  • Oil AGA plus separate electric oven and hob, multifunctional microwave, Nespresso, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 42″ Plasma TV with DVD, 19″ Plasma TV, TV and video in games room, Bose CD player, Bose iPod speakers, radio
  • Selection of children’s videos, children’s pool table, table football and board games in the games room
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Teak outdoor furniture, barbecue
  • Outdoor recycled Kadai fire bowl for cooking/fire pit for cooler evenings
  • Parking for 8 cars

With plenty of room for ten, The Oaks is a superb place for a celebration or a holiday with family and friends. Short and midweek breaks are available, with a minimum stay of 3 nights and there is ample parking.

Nestled in two acres with gorgeous views over the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Oaks provides a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are some fantastic walks available from the garden gate onto The National Trust’s Long Mynd Estate, while younger guests will be blown away by the games and cinema rooms.

This generous country home-from-home offers modern luxury in the heart of the countryside and is elegantly furnished throughout with airy living spaces. It benefits from five spacious bedrooms, three of which are en suite and one with an additional day bed. The sleeping accommodation is flexible (two of the bedrooms have zip and link super king beds) making it ideal for different combinations of guests.

The delightful well equipped kitchen leads to a dining room with stunning countryside views and there are two further ground floor living rooms and an upstairs games room.

Outside, the lovely enclosed garden of approximately two acres has two large sunny stone patios facing west and south with teak outdoor furniture, a barbecue and fire bowl for cooking and camp fires! With stunning views over the Shropshire hills, it's the perfect social spot for alfresco dining, planning the day’s activities or simply relaxing and enjoying the sunshine.

Why not add a bit of extra sparkle to your stay with a personal chef or pampering from a visiting Organic Spa Treatment Service, My Personal Sanctuary?

In a tranquil position between the beautiful Long Mynd Hills to the west and the Caradoc and Lawley Hills to the east, the spacious property is situated in the small rural hamlet of Inwood, two miles from the delightful market town of Church Stretton.

The Shropshire Hills provide excellent walking, strolling and bird watching for everybody what ever the time of year. From gentle walks in the valleys besides the streams to more strenuous hikes for the more serious rambler or cyclists. Numerous walks and mountain bike rides start from the front gate, which leads directly onto Long Mynd’s 5,000 acres of heather-covered Moorland owned by the National Trust.

Church Stretton at the heart of the Long Mynd, is set amid striking scenery and is often described as “Little Switzerland”. It boasts a variety of tea rooms, pubs, specialist shops, a large antique centre and a challenging golf course on the top of the Long Mynd. Local country pubs in the surrounding villages also provide excellent bar and evening meals.

This part of Shropshire is not only a haven for walkers and is fit to bursting with things see and do. The Oaks' central location makes it within easy reach of the beautiful traditional market towns, including gourmet Ludlow and Shrewsbury. The famous Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth with the famous Severn Valley railway are all easily accessible. Not forgetting the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, and a host of National Trust and English Heritage properties including Attingham House and Park and Stokesay Castle.

Plus a packed schedule of year round events. For the winter months, check out the sleigh full of festive activities at Attingham Park; or in Spring and Autumn catch one of Ludlow’s famous foodie festivals in May and September.

The only downside coming to an amazing house like this is having to go home!

2018-01-15 "We've enjoyed a wonderful family break in this beautiful,comfortable house. Such an amazing location!"
2018-01-01 "So relaxing, so beautiful, very comfortable house! Very well equipped kitchen - as we like to cook! A good time was had by all!!"
2017-09-20 J Thompson - London ”Very impressive holiday home, extremely well finished and kitted out for large groups. Everything was in good working order. Location is terrific.”
2017-05-25 Lynams, Hookes, Rickers, Coopers & Howells - Nottingham area ”5 couples have enjoyed a fabulous few days in this beautiful spacious house. Perfect location for walks from the house. We all agree that it’s the best house we’ve stayed in the 5 years of annual mini-breaks together. Very well equipped, comfortable beds, a home from home. Thank you.”
2017-04-14 C Summers ”We had a lovely weekend in Shropshire booked through yourselves, thank you. The booking process was very straightforward and both Charles and Lin were extremely helpful. The break was with my extended family and they all asked where I made the booking as they were so impressed, I recommended Staycation to them and would do to others and use them again. It was a great help to be able to contact them at any time in the lead up and get a prompt reply. The welcome pack was super, I may have missed details of it on the website as it would have been useful to know the contents – e.g. we ended up with a surplus of butter as I had taken supplies!
Thanks for a super break, I shall treasure the memories of a wonderful time”
2016-10-14 Three families from Holmforth, Harrogate & Hampstead ”We have loved staying in this beautiful house for our family celebrations. We have been comfortable and warm in the spacious surroundings and have all loved the garden – especially the swing – with its superb views. Access to your walking country literally by the front gate has been an added bonus. Thank you.”
2016-08-18 Joe, Florence and family - Cotteridge, Birmingham ”A very peaceful and comfortable house in a location that takes the breath away. Could never get bored of the view! We’ll remember this place.”
2016-08-11 Three families from St Albans, Merseyside & Windsor  ”Wonderful location; the children certainly enjoyed the space of the garden, especially the ‘big’ swing! Three generations celebrating our Golden Anniversary, we had plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their activities. A great week!”
2016-07-15 Mrs Bennett ”Our party of ten had a wonderful relaxed holiday. The house was beautiful, immaculately presented with wonderful views. The surrounding area did not fail to impress us with stunning scenery and the local town very close by had everything one might need. Would recommend this house to anyone.”
2016-07-08 The Hudson Family ”Absolutely stunning place with fantastic scenery all around. We came to celebrate a family member’s 80th birthday weekend and we couldn’t ask for anything better! The house was fantastically equipped with something to do for all ages. We look forward to our next visit!”
2016-07-08 The Hudson Family Junior ”I loved the swing: make sure you go on it and try to beat my record. It was just under the branch.”

LOCAL INFORMATION

Church Stretton (2 miles) is a wonderful, friendly shopping town with a Co-op supermarket and a Post Office as well as a good variety of traditional shops giving old fashioned personal service and a small bustling street market on Thursdays. There are several antique shops/markets that could occupy any wet afternoon. A variety of tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and take aways provide delicious food.
Local county pubs in the surrounding villages also provide excellent bar and evening meals.

Catering can be arranged through Milly’s Menus on 07833 685834

Milly provides creative cooking for all occasions in South Shropshire as well as teaching, training and demonstrations.

CASTLES & HILL FORTS

Caer Caradoc hill fort (1 mile).
Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury (12.3 miles).
Caus Castle hill fort and medieval castle (17 miles).
Acton Burnell Castle, English Heritage (7 miles).
Stokesay Castle, English Heritage, near Craven Arms (11 miles).
Shrewsbury Castle, Shrewsbury (12.5 miles).
Ludlow Castle (18 miles).
Powis Castle and Garden, National Trust, Welshpool (28 miles).
Chirk Castle, National Trust, Chirk, Wrexham (36 miles).

ACTIVITIES

REJUVENATE WEEKENDS

Stay at The Oaks on a weekend of rejuvenation with Rejuven8. The unique experience promises a healthy balance of specialist led activities, delicious and wholesome local fayre and sublime relaxation in the beautiful Shropshire Hills. Limited to a maximum of 8 participants, join a team of experienced instructors who offer a holistic approach to the boot camp concept which does not subscribe to a ‘one size fits all’ regimen.

WALKS

Rectory Wood and field (2.5 miles).

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (2.5 miles). The Long Mynd Walk is a 5 mile walk.

Onny Meadows near Craven Arms, behind Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (10 miles).

Stiperstones Nature Reserve (12.5 miles).

Wenlock Edge walk from Much Wenlock (12 miles).

Hawkstone Park Follies historic woodland fantasy, Weston-under-Redcastle (25 miles).

The Mortimer Trail is an exceptionally lovely long distance path through the beautiful Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside, from Ludlow to Kington.

Offa’s Dyke Path is a National Trail which follows the English/Welsh border for 177 miles alongside the 8th Century Offa’s Dyke.

GOLF

Church Stretton Golf Club, Church Stretton (2 miles).
Shrewsbury Golf Club, Condover, Shrewsbury (7.4 miles).
Ludlow Golf Club, Bromfield, Ludlow (16 miles).
Wrekin Golf Club, Wellington (21 miles).
Oswestry Golf Club, Oswestry (24.5 miles).
Hawkstone Park Golf Club, (25 miles).
Shifnal Golf Club, Shifnal (27.5 miles).

HOUSES & GARDENS

Attingham Park, The National Trust, Atcham, Shrewsbury (14 miles).

Morville Hall, The National Trust, Morville, near Bridgnorth, (17 miles).

The Dower House Garden, Morville, near Bridgnorth, occupies a 1.5 acre site in a beautiful setting within the grounds of Morville Hall (17 miles).

Benthall Hall, The National Trust, Broseley (19 miles).

Hodnet Hall Gardens, Hodnet Hall, Hodnet, Market Drayton (26 miles).

Berrington Hall, The National Trust, near Leominster (26 miles).

Dudmaston Estate, The National Trust, Quatt, near Bridgnorth (26 miles).

Powis Castle Gardens, The National Trust, Welshpool (28 miles).

TOWNS & VILLAGES

CHURCH STRETTON (2 miles). A thriving antiques centre with over 60 stalls open every day, independent shops, cosy cafes and the nearby Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

CRAVEN ARMS (10 miles). Visit the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Stokesay Castle (English Heritage), explore Onny Meadows and the Land of Lost Content (The National Museum of Popular British Culture).

SHREWSBURY (12.5 miles). Attractions include Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

BISHOP’S CASTLE(14 miles). Bishop’s Castle has a superb array of events throughout the year – please check their web site before you visit.

MUCH WENLOCK (14 miles) is a small, pretty market town (Market day is Saturday). Attractions include the ruins of Wenlock Priory (English Heritage), antique shops, a museum and secondhand bookshops.

LUDLOW (18 miles). Attractions include Ludlow Castle and hosts several annual festivals (please see the events section at the end of this page).

CLUN (19 miles).

IRONBRIDGE (19 miles). The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are a series of ten amazing museums located in the spectacular and beautiful Ironbridge gorge that offers a great day out for people of all ages.

BRIDGNORTH (21 miles). The High and Low towns are connected by England’s oldest (and steepest) inland Funicular railway. The remains of Bridgnorth Castle, the fine views, the Saturday Market, antique shops and inns of Bridgnorth have been enchanting visitors for centuries. Bridgnorth town trail will take you round many of the fine buildings that grace the town. Nearby an iron footbridge takes you to the Severn Valley Railway Station which operates mainly steam-hauled passenger trains between Bridgnorth, Bewdley and Kidderminster, a journey of about 16 miles, along the beautiful Severn Valley.

TELFORD (24 miles).

MUSEUMS

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Wenlock Lodge, Church Stretton (6 miles). Acton Scott has a superb array of events throughout the year – please check their web site before you visit.

The Bog Visitor Centre, Stiperstones (10 miles).

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms (10 miles).

Snailbeach Lead Mine, Snailbeach (13 miles).

Ironbridge Gorge Museums (approximately 19 miles), are a series of ten amazing museums located in the spectacular and beautiful Ironbridge gorge.
As you get closer to the Museums follow the specific signs:
For Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum and Tar Tunnel, follow Blists Hill Museums.
For Jackfield Tile Museum, Broseley Pipeworks, Museum of The Gorge and The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse, follow Ironbridge Museums.
For Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Enginuity and Darby Houses, follow Coalbrookdale Museums.

Daniels Mill, near Bridgnorth (21.8 miles).

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Buildwas Abbey, English Heritage, Nr Ironbridge (18 miles).

Wroxeter Roman City, English Heritage, Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury (15 miles). Visit the nearby Wroxeter Vineyard.

Heart of Wales Railway Line which runs from Craven Arms (10 miles) to Llanelli in South Wales.

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, Preston on the Weald Moors (26 miles).

EVENTS

JANUARY

Pantomime at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

FEBRUARY

Half Term Fun, Stokesay Castle, English Heritage, near Craven Arms (11 miles).

MARCH/APRIL

Cadbury Egg Hunts, Attingham Park, The National Trust, Atcham, Shrewsbury (14 miles).
Easter Eggs-travaganza, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms (10 miles). 11am-3pm.
Easter Weekend, Blists Hill Victorian Town (approx. 19 miles).
Cadbury Egg Hunts, Carding Mill Valley (National Trust) (2.5 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Berrington Hall (National Trust), near Leominster (26 miles).
Spring loaded workshops, Enginuity (approx. 19 miles).
Ceramic crafts, Coalport China Museum (approx. 19 miles).
Cadbury Egg Hunts, Dudmaston Estate, The National Trust, Quatt, near Bridgnorth (26 miles).
Science with a Bang, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms (10 miles). 1-2.30pm.
Easter themed tile decorating workshops, Jackfield Tile Museum (approx. 19 miles).
Easter Activities, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge (21 miles).
Boots and bonnets trail, Berrington Hall (National Trust), near Leominster (26 miles).

MAY

Ludlow May Fair, Ludlow (19 miles).
Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest, Shrewsbury (12.5 miles).
Meccanuity, Enginuity (approx. 19 miles).
Half term trail at Berrington Hall (National Trust), near Leominster (26 miles).
Celebrate May Day, Dudmaston Estate, The National Trust, Quatt, near Bridgnorth (26 miles).
Ludlow Food Spring Festival, Ludlow (19 miles).
Classic Vehicle Day at Eaton Manor, Eaton Manor Country Estate, Church Stretton (6 miles).
Queen Victoria’s Birthday, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge (21 miles).

JUNE

Queen Victoria’s Birthday, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge (21 miles).
Shropshire Hills Art Week
RAF Cosford Air Show, Cosford (31 miles).
Steam, Vintage Vehicle & Machinery Rally & Craft Fair, Oswestry Showground (14 miles).
Ludlow Fringe Festival, Ludlow (19 miles).
Church Stretton Walking Festival, Church Stretton (2 miles).
Bridgnorth Town Carnival, Bridgnorth (21 miles)
Shrewsbury Food Festival, Quarry Park, Shrewsbury (12.5 miles).
Vintage and Steam Show, Aston on Clun, Craven Arms (13 miles).

JULY

Ludlow Fringe Festival, Ludlow (19 miles).
Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival, Church Stretton (2 miles).
Festival at the Edge, Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock (14 miles).
The Rally in the Valley, Bridgnorth (21 miles).
Summer events at Stokesay Castle, English Heritage, near Craven Arms (11 miles).
Children’s Summer Holiday Activity Days, Dudmaston Estate, The National Trust, Quatt, near Bridgnorth (26 miles).
Church Stretton Arts Festival, Church Stretton (2 miles).

AUGUST

Church Stretton Arts Festival, Church Stretton (2 miles).
Summer events at Stokesay Castle, English Heritage, near Craven Arms (11 miles).
Children’s Summer Holiday Activity Days, Dudmaston Estate, The National Trust, Quatt, near Bridgnorth (26 miles). Selected dates.
Burwarton Show, Burwarton Agricultural Society, The Show Office, Bridgnorth (17.2 miles).
Boating on the lake, Berrington Hall (National Trust), near Leominster (26 miles). Selected dates.
Shrewsbury Flower Show, Quarry Lodge, Shrewsbury (12.5 miles).
Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival, Bridgnorth (21 miles).
Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury (12.5 miles).
Ludlow Green Festival, Ludlow (19 miles).

SEPTEMBER

Boating on the lake, Berrington Hall (National Trust), near Leominster (26 miles).
Ludlow Food Festival, Ludlow (19 miles).
Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, Ironbridge (19 miles).

OCTOBER

Ghostly graveyard trail, Berrington Hall (National Trust), near Leominster (26 miles).
Spooky Tales & Crafts, Stokesay Castle, English Heritage, near Craven Arms (11 miles).

NOVEMBER

Ghostly graveyard trail, Berrington Hall (National Trust), near Leominster (26 miles).
Ironbridge Christmas Lights Switch on & Fireworks, Ironbridge (19 miles).
Christmas at Attingham, Attingham Park (The National Trust) (14 miles).
Christmas Craft Fair, The Bog Visitor Centre, Stiperstones (10 miles).
Christmas at Berrington Hall (National Trust), near Leominster (26 miles).
Christmas Craft Fair, Dudmaston Estate, The National Trust, Quatt, near Bridgnorth (26 miles).
Festive Frost Fair, Church Stretton (2 miles).
Ironbridge Gorgeous Contemporary Christmas Craft Fair, Enginuity near Ironbridge (19 miles).
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre, Ludlow Castle grounds (18 miles).
Church Stretton Christmas Lights Switch-on celebrations; 2-5pm Santa’s grotto, 3-6pm Festive Music, song & dance in Town Square, entertainers and mulled wine; 4pm Christingle Service; 5pm Christmas Lights ‘Switch on’.
Pantomime at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury (12.5 miles).

DECEMBER

Christmas at Attingham, Attingham Park (The National Trust) (14 miles).
Pantomime at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury (12.5 miles).
Santa Safari at Hawkstone Park Follies (25 miles).
Weston Park Christmas Food and Craft Fayre, Weston Park Mansion, Weston-under-Lizard (32 miles). With over 80 indoor and outdoor stalls. Take a ride on the Miniature Railway, tuck into a delicious hog roast or enjoy lunch in the Granary Grill.
Christmas at Berrington Hall (National Trust), near Leominster (26 miles).
Victorian Christmas, Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge (21 miles).
Much Wenlock Christmas Fair, Much Wenlock (14 miles).
Pantomime at Oakengates Theatre @The Place in Telford (24 miles).
Shrewsbury Winter Festival, The Quarry, Shrewsbury (12.5 miles). 160 exhibitors featuring artisan local foods, drink and handmade crafts. Carol singing, elf workshops, a winter ale trail, artisan producers, festive food, Big Top circus fun, festive films, brass bands and more.
Christmas Street Market, Bridgnorth (21 miles).

Things you need to know about The Oaks if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • *We welcome one well behaved dog by special arrangement only, between September 1 – December 21 2017 and January 5 – March 30 2018. Please contact us on 01274 21 75 75.
    Your pet is allowed in restricted areas including the hall, utility room, kitchen and dining room. Sorry, we cannot allow your dog upstairs or past the door leading to the snug and lounge on the ground floor. Your pet is free of charge for weekday bookings and £50 at weekends
  • Minimum stay 7 nights Saturday to Saturday during Summer High season
  • Minimum stay 3 nights at all other times except Christmas and New Year which is 4 nights

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible

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