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The Oaks

Inwood, near Church Stretton, Shropshire

Sleeps: 10
7 nights
£1895 - £3030
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • Sleeps 10
  • 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 available)
  • One well-behaved dog by special arrangement (additional fee applies)*
  • Two spacious living rooms
  • Games room with with table football and child pool table
  • Set in two acres of landscaped grounds with two terraces
  • Outdoor furniture, barbecue and fire bowl
  • Hot tubs can be arranged through Martin on 007989 036708*
  • A range of beauty and therapeutic treatments are available by arrangement
  • Catering service provided by Batchcott & Waller.Three course local dinner or fridge & freezer options. Telephone: 07951 757 922 / 07884 584 690
  • Welcome hamper*, linen and toiletries
  • Parking for eight cars

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.
  • As a Workation:
    There is high quality, superfast WiFi*.
    There is a printer available.
    There is a Nespresso coffee machine with free capsules.


  • Oil-fired central heating, log burner in the sitting room
  • Oil AGA plus separate Neff electric oven and hob, multifunctional microwave, Nespresso, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 42″ Plasma TV with DVD, TV and video in games room, Bose CD player, Roberts digital 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 available
  • Teak outdoor furniture, barbecue
  • Outdoor recycled Kadai fire bowl for cooking/fire pit for cooler evenings
  • Parking for 8 cars


  • 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.
  • Hot tubs can be arranged through Martin at the Shrewsbury Hot Tub company* (please see Visitors' Notes for details).
  • 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.

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.

The Oaks knows how to have fun too! The lovely enclosed garden of approximately two acres has two large 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. Pop a cork and prepare to laugh loud and long with friends or family. There’s no one to disturb here - the gardens and grounds are completely private.

Or add a bit of extra sparkle to your stay and hire a hot tub to soak up the peace (and your tired muscles) and toast the views of the hills beyond. Thoughtful little extras including Bramley smellies and a well stocked welcome hamper, add a special touch to your break. If you prefer a little pampering, you can arrange a personal chef and a visit from an Organic Spa Treatment Service.

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 large Co-op, 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!

2024-05-13 Catherine O'M UK

"We loved this house. It is a dream The house is well equipped comfortable beds, great kitchen The views were amazing. We did hire a hot tub too and that was lovely. Thank you for your rapid responses, we would love to return Thank you" AirBnB

2024-03-04 Rachel B. Staffordshire

Fabulous house to host a trip with the girls!! - We had an excellent time! House is perfect, well equipped and a lovely location! Communication was excellent and all our needs were catered for! Excellent kitchen and each living space had enough seats for all 10 people! Beds were comfy and the house was very clean! The garden is so lovely! Have a fabulous stay! You won’t be disappointed x

2024-02-18 Matt S UK

"Lovely house in beautiful surroundings. Great if you have kids in your party as the games room, books in the telly room and garden was brilliant fun even in the rain! Bedrooms really good and bathrooms well appointed. Lots of extras like fridge basics, a bottle of wine and great toiletries in all bathrooms. The aga was wonderful and the fireplace great with plenty of wood. Thank you for a wonderful stay and lots of great touches." AirBnB

2023-12-11 Abi G. UK

"What a wonderful house in a beautiful location. Thank you for having us stay in your house and for the extra festive touches which were a lovely surprise." AirBnB

2023-11-10 Emma G. London

"We had a really great weekend at The Oaks. The location was beautiful with good walks right from the front door, and the house was clean, well kept, comfortable and well appointed. Would definitely recommend." AirBnB

2023-11-10 E.Cosgrif, England

"We had a really great weekend at The Oaks. The location was beautiful with good walks right from the front door, and the house was clean, well kept, comfortable and well appointed. Would definitely recommend." AirBnB

2023-09-16 Brenda W. Shropshire

"Spacious, well equipped and in beautiful setting with access directly onto Long Mynd for walking. Mix up about bed configuration was sorted very easily." vrbo

2023-08-05 Michael S. Yorkshire

"We could not have had a better location for our holiday ,the house was lovely & clean it was so cosy lovely to relax in and plenty of room for everyone ,the play room went down very well with the children ,we thought the garden was superb plenty of room for the children to run around they loved the swings, the hamper was a lovely touch we all hope to visit again." vrbo

2023-07-07 Tony S, Dubai

"This is a delightful property in a beautiful part of the country. The house is comfortable, traditionally decorated and in good condition. The view of the Caradoc from the rear terrace is splendid and the gardens are quiet and relaxing. There is a great fire pit and good BBQ. I highly recommend this place as an idyllic relaxation retreat."

2023-06-26 David P, London (guest book)

"A beautiful house and location. We spent a wonderful weekend here with our family, relaxing, eating and drinking. Can't think of a more fabulous place to celebrate my 70th birthday and son in law's 50th birthday. Much fun had by all across a broad age group. Thoroughly enjoyed the vista by day and by night. Going home very chilled. Thank you."

2023-06-19 Ryan N, London

"The Oaks is set in a beautiful part of the Shropshire hills and has a great view from the outside dining area. The house is very spacious and well maintained with great WiFi for those who want to remain connected. If not, sit back in the amble back garden and take in the view."

2023-06-12 Carol S, Birmingham

"Thanks so much for a great holiday! Everything about our trip to The Oaks in All Stretton was perfect - so much so that we’d like to book it again next year please."

2023-06-11 Carol S, Birmingham (guest book)

"What a wonderful stay for our Book Group from South Birmingham! Beautiful sunshine, stunning scenery and fantastic walks from the front door. As a 21 year old book group, we value our weekends away and are already planning next year's trip. Thank you so much."

2023-06-04 Margaret H, Liverpool

"Beautiful house & amazing garden in a lovely location. Excellent rental property, would definitely recommend."

2023-06-04 Margaret H (guest book)

"We have definitely stumbled across a little (not in scale) gem of a place with 'The Oaks'. The views and the giant skies (especially at night) were a real treat and a much needed relax was had by all! Our daughter had an amazing time exploring, playing and running wild in the garden which we were especially thankful for at bedtime! All in all a good place for the extended family to unwind, but with some time to celebrate a big anniversary! Thanks for everything! The full Harper clan"

2023-05-22 Alison J, Stourbridge

"Oh my word what a marvellous time we had for my 70th birthday celebration. The garden is a children's paradise. The sun shone all weekend and we paddled and mooched. No need to stray far at all. I didn't want to go home. Thank you."

2023-05-15 Alison J. Stourbridge

"I didn't want to leave!! ' The Oaks is a beautiful property set in gorgeous surroundings. Relaxing, but also a paradise for children in the garden and surrounding countryside." vrbo

2023-02-20 Trevor S, London

"Really fabulous location, great views; walking from the door. House spacious and comfy."

2022-12-12 Pratibha B, London

"The Oaks was stunning and as described. Our stay coincided with the coldest weekend so far this year, but the house was lovely and warm. Would definitely recommend. We would love to stay again one summer as the surroundings are beautiful."

2022-12-05 Elaine J, Chepstow

"Great location for our needs. Extremely well appointed, comfortable, spacious, welcoming and warm. Simply brilliant."

2022-10-31 Sarah O'D, Yorkshire

"Lovely place nice views large. Dogs only allowed in certain areas and hot tub extra not part of property. Would stay again."

2022-09-04 Raymond M, Tadley

"Lovely views, Location and accommodation. See guest book - all good - no issues. Access - v good. Welcome pack - v good."

2022-08-13 Ian B, Bickerstaffe

"This was our second stay at The Oaks and it's a unique and special property. The location and views are incredible and the house itself magnificent, perfect for family get-togethers and making memories as we have on both our stays."

2022-04-25 Sendeep T, Leicester

"We had a lovely 3 day stay at The Oaks, the house is in a perfect location with breathtaking scenery. The house catered for all our needs and is equipped really well with kitchen equipment and entertainment options (books, dvds, cable, games room etc). We also hired hot tubs at the house and the process was completely seamless. Groceries can be delivered direct to the property and there are a couple of take out delivery options. All in all a wonderful stay in a beautiful location."

2022-03-28 Charlotte W, London

"Thank you for such a fantastic stay! We really enjoyed ourselves :) We hired a karaoke set for the weekend."

2022-01-16 Ben R, Cold Ash

"Fantastic rural property set in a great location. Communication was excellent from our host, Charles and check-in and out very easy. I would recommend this to anyone and certainly look to return in the future."

2021-12-19 Lesley H, Belper

"Just a line to say how much we’ve enjoyed our weekend break at this beautiful house, which provided everything we needed in a glorious location with outstanding views. I would also like to thank you for the lovely welcome pack, which was much appreciated. Many thanks once again and we won’t hesitate to recommend this great place to others."

2021-11-19 Guneet S, Uxbridge

"Thank you very much for hosting us, we had a lovely stay. The property was perfect for our countryside escape."

2021-10-11 Nikki B, Preston

"What a wonderful find! The Oaks was everything we could hope for and more, for a relaxing long weekend with friends. I was congratulated on numerous occasions on having found the property and how marvellous it was! Amazing setting with the extensive views, the peace and quiet only disturbed by the occasional horse rider or mountain biker coming off the Mynd. The house was extremely well equipped as we catered for ourselves, we even had a go at using the AGA! Lovely bedrooms, comfy and beautifully furnished as was the rest of the house. It certainly didn’t feel like a holiday rental more like someone’s tastefully furnished home. Definitely want to return!"

2021-10-08 Paulin R, France

"The location of this house is outstanding and it’s well equipped and a great place to stay as a larger group."

2021-09-26 Rachel L, England

"Great location and a great place to stay with the whole family!!"

2021-09-24 Sue J, Worthing

"We could not find fault with The Oaks. What a stunning house - spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and with views to die for. Eight life long friends had plenty of space to live, love and laugh together and the hot tub recommendation was both great value and well used. We will definitely be back and hopefully next time the recycling will be sorted as we felt very uncomfortable throwing it all in one bin."

2021-09-18 Tony M, England

"Great location, nature on your doorstep, a challenging golf course with awesome views and very useful shops nearby. Can’t go wrong! We loved the layout, location, privacy and serenity of this house. Very pleased we could add a hot tub as well. We would happily rent the property again."

2021-09-11 Anna N, London

"Absolutely loved our stay. The house is lovely - great size. The garden and view are amazing! We’d definitely go back."

2021-09-06 Sam T, Sunbury-on-Thames

"We were a group of 10 on a hen weekend and the house was absolutely perfect. Enough space for us all, the views were spectacular and no neighbours around meant we didn’t have to worry about the noise. House is well equipped for groups and families."

2021-08-31 Kathryn D, Exeter

"Beautiful house and location, perfect for a group of 7, would highly recommend!"

2021-07-31 Shirleyann H, Wirral

"Fabulous views, massive house, great garden. The only problem with this property is it was so nice we hardly left it, we felt so relaxed and comfortable we only ventured out a few times. We had a large group of kids who loved the swings in the garden, they enjoyed it. The views are spectacular and the walks from the house were lovely."

2021-06-28 Peter B, Solihull

"This was the ideal house in a beautiful setting for our overdue family holiday. There was ample room for a large family both indoors and outside. The weather was kind to us but had it not been the games room and TV facility would have kept the family entertained. Charles at Staycation could not have been more helpful and professional. We’ll definitely use the company again."

2021-06-25 June B, Birmingham

"The perfect break in beautiful surroundings. This is our first visit to the Oaks - we intend that it should not be our last!"

2021-06-19 Terry, Pam, Ron & Elaine, Canvey Island & Coggeshall

"At last our holiday has arrived, just 12 months later than expected! It was certainly worth the wait though. A lovely house in a spectacular setting. There are some amazing walks right on the doorstep with friendly sheep and wild horses to keep you company. We have been kept busy with plenty of places to visit and the weather was perfect."

2021-06-08 Mumford family, Bristol/N. Yorkshire

"A wonderful sunny weekend spent with family to celebrate Grandma’s 80th birthday. Beautiful, well equipped house with gorgeous views from every window. Thank you."

2021-05-29 Lizzie D, Bristol

"Beautiful house and garden and location! Clean, has everything you need! So relaxing and so many stunning walks near by. Will be booking again definitely thank you!"

2021-05-03 Linnie C, Bristol

"This is the second time we have stayed at The Oaks and we loved it even more this time! We enjoyed the stunning views and the amazing walks from the gate onto the National Trust Long Mynd estate with our dog. The house was lovely and warm inside, and outside we spent hours around the firepit making smores and catching up on news. For leisure, we had the snooker on the TV, card games in the conservatory, runs from the front door, a scavenger hunt and quiz. Topped off by big meals cooked on the AGA and take outs from Ludlow Brewery. Perfick."

2021-04-20 L Riches, England

"We were delighted to find The Oaks. Sunshine all week. Fantastic walks up Long Mynd and beyond. The dog loved it! We would love to visit again. Thank you so much."

2021-04-17 M Good, Jacksonville, FL

"We had a great stay in Church Stretton. The house was spotless and self check-in was easy. We added on the hot tub through Martin and he was very easy to work with and helpful. The bedroom set up in great for a family or larger gathering. We loved the views. The kitchen was very well equipped. There are great easy walks in the area and a beautiful garden for the kids to play in. Would highly recommend!"

2020-12-10 H Shanley, Crewe

"Just wanted to say thanks for the rental of The Oaks this past week. The guys loved it and thought it was brilliant. It was exactly what they needed for their reclusive style development lol. Thanks to the housekeeper and for the recommendation of Martin too, they did us proud getting it all set up ready for arrival. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year."

2020-11-06 A Hughes, Cambridgeshire

"Very beautiful location, was a great stay."

2020-10-24 K Roberts, England

"How wonderful to wake up to such fabulous views and be able to walk for miles from the house. We really enjoyed the local area, horse riding near Shrewsbury, Ludlow and the castle including Greens cafe outside. Carding Mill Valley was a brilliant day out and we mostly enjoyed walking from the house. A brilliant stay, lovely welcome hamper, beautiful views and very comfortable house. Thank-you!"

2020-10-05 S Biggs, Uppingham

"Absolutely stunning home, one of the nicest places we have ever stayed and in a beautiful location! Could not recommend it more."

2020-09-21 P Johnson, Slough

"A wonderful weekend to celebrate a 25th birthday! House was perfect for us; gorgeous views, great amenities and the most wonderful walks right on our doorstep! Day 1: Long Mynd and Ragleth Hill (20km). Day 2: Caer Caradoc (13 km). Everyone loved the house and its setting - especially so last night when we could see the Milky Way from the patio. We will be back!! Hopefully we will have a dog by then too!

2020-09-18 K Miles, Leicestershire

"A mix of generations, a toddler and very happy staffie from Leicestershire. We feel lucky to have stayed together in this lovely house. In such troubled times, it was wonderful to make some treasurable memories and soak in the views and sweet smelling air. We had incredible weather and the house was very homey. From the misty mornings to the starry nights, it's all been lovely."

2020-09-05 J Barson, Cheshire

"Eight people for a family gathering. Fantastic house and views. Made good use of the fire pit and table football. Loved the wild ponies on our doorstep."

2020-08-22 N Bewsher, England

"A super stay, thank you! Four adult, five kids and a dog had a wonderful time in this stunning house with great views and walks from the doorstep!"

2020-07-28 Chris, Ant & Obi

"What an amazing place! The house is a home from home and the location is outstanding. Definitely want to do it again. A magical place to spend our engagement."

2020-07-09 Lina, London

"Thank you for a lovely stay. We came to celebrate graduation as we couldn't have ours, and it was perfect. Beautiful hills and even managed to go to the pub! Found a beautiful open water swimming lake at Carding Mill Valley, would highly recommend. Will be back."

2020-02-19 The Dangerfields

"Storm Dennis couldn't detract from this great house and its surroundings. Children and grandchildren all in attendance for my 70th birthday. Milly the caterer did us proud on Saturday and Sunday lunch at Woods' brewery tap near Craven Arms was worth the short trip through the rain and floods! A great time had by all. Thank you."

2020-01-26 The Macleods

"Thank you so much for a delightful stay. Group of 9 for a 60th birthday! Such a fabulous home - spotless and beautifully catered for. Will be recommending to friends and family."

2019-12-28 Noake & Walker families

"This has been the most lovely place to spend Christmas with our family. Thnk you for the warm welcome and even a decorated tree! We ran up Caer Caradoc on Christmas morning ("ran" might be a bit of an exaggeration) in bright sunshine with dinner cooking in the Aga. Perfection! The children love the wild ponies on the way up to the Long Mynd and we all enjoy the amazing views from every window. Thank you and Happy New Year from all the Noakes/Walkers."

2019-12-16 J Howard, Crewe

"The Oaks is a beautiful home so very comfortable. Log fire every night and the warmth of the huge Aga. A very relaxing break."

2019-12-16 Royal Stoke Hospital NHS Party

"A group of 8 very close friends came for a pre-Christmas getaway. It is the most comfortable house ever, a roaring log fire every night, lots of games and laughs. It really is a magical place - everything we wanted, and more..."

2019-12-09 Berrills families, Cumbria, Scotland & Wales

"Our first visit to The Oaks, and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful, warm, well equipped home. We loved the garden, the views, walking straight onto the hills, and the granddaughters made good use of the swings. "This is the best garden", Lauri 6 yrs old. We enjoyed a very good Sunday lunch in The Ragleth Inn, All Stretton."

2019-12-01 Pardoes & Toppings families, Warwick

"Our fourth visit. As ever the house is beautifully prepared. Thank you. We make this home very quickly. How privileged we are to live in such heart stopping beauty."

2019-09-23 R Sanderson, UK

"Wonderful location particularly for walks and views."

2019-09-09 G Rowlands, Huddersfield

"A great house with a wonderful garden for larger gatherings. Great location for walking on the Long Mynd. Very well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. Lovely views. We do hope to go back."

2019-08-24 John, Bronwen and family

"Back for a third visit, and we loved it just as much this time around. We climbed all the hills we could see, then refreshed our feet in the stream down the road. A perfect house for a lovely family holiday."

2019-08-17 Bruce, Deborah and family

"What a fabulous house to spend a week in! We loved the walks to Caer Caradoc, the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones - and the tea rooms in Church Stretton were excellent (especially the chocolate cake in Jemima's kitchen). The swing was very popular and we saw and heard an amazing bird of prey in the garden (as yet unidentified) - maybe an osprey...?! We hope to return one day - we have had a wonderful holiday here."

2019-08-03 Ian B, Bickerstaffe

"The house is excellent but you might expect that from the photos, the setting is incredible and you will be hard pressed to see better views."

2019-07-12 D Ward, Kent (Trustpilot)

"Excellent service and the property was first class."

2019-06-03 Armstrong, Saunders, Fowles & Woollam families

"Our hopes came true and here we are again, enjoying ourselves as much as last year. Lovely welcoming, calm house with wonderful views. Good walks, good food and great family company. Here's to next year!

2019-05-23 C Morgan, Wokingham

"The Oaks is superbly situated for those who enjoy the outdoors as well as those who prefer to enjoy the views from their armchairs! Well equipped, spacious and comfortable we hope to return soon."

2019-05-10 Alan P (Trustpilot)

"The Oaks in Church Stretton is a fine property within National Trust land that enjoys a superb garden and wonderful country walks literally on the doorstep. This was a superb spacious house and the arrangements by Staycation were efficient, effective and courteous."

2019-04-26 The Hart Family

"Super place for my family weekend away. Enjoyed the house, staying put during storm Hannah. Even if some of the trees did not make it!"

2019-04-21 M Barnes, Whittingham, Lancashire

"The accommodation was everything we could have wished for. For a family get together it was ideal. The grounds were great. Lots of places to explore. Very clean and spacious it proved to be a great Easter weekend helped of course by the fantastic weather. Will definitely return."

2019-04-21 The Barnes and Stephenson families

"We have had a superb time here at The Oaks. The weather has been fab and we have really enjoyed the garden - especially the 4 grandchildren! The hot tub was a good experience. The house was so 'giving' of everything we needed. We hope to return."

2019-04-11 Ealing Family

"Here for a few days for revision and relaxation. We enjoyed bright but cold weather and some lovely walks, as well as family evenings in. Great lunch brough in from Van Doesburg's in Church Stretton and dinner at the Green Dragon."

2019-04-08 Nuttall and Baker families

"Wonderful spacious, light house. Loved the warmth of the Aga.Used Millie's meals for catering - excellent meal. The children loved the swings. Fab views. Good walking country. A great place to have a 40th birthday family celebration."

2019-03-17 Pardoes and Toppings families, Warwick

"Our third visit. We feel at home in this lovely house. The weekend has been bathed in beautiful sunshine - and then wind, rain and snow, all enhancing the breathtaking views."

2019-02-02 J Scarratt, London

"Wonderful location on the edge of the Long Mynd. The Oaks is a lovely big comfortable house, perfect for large family groups."

2018-12-04 A Fawcett, Middlesex

"We had a very lovely weekend in The Oaks. The property was extremely well equipped and had everything we could a have hoped for to make our weekend special, only thing that could have made the stay better would have been better weather, but that is out of everyone's hands."

2018-11-25 B Coombs, England

“An amazing house, great personal touches on arrival, quick communication from the hosts - brilliant!!”

2018-09-18 L Downes, Epsom

"Beautiful property in a beautiful location. Sue, in particular, was a delight to meet!"

2018-09-10 The Cromptons & Fosters

"Came to The Oaks for one day plus two, And there we found such a wonderful home, With rooms galore and gardens to roam. The fabulous views and superb location Was so spot on for this brief vacation, Much laughter and happiness as the family, together Celebrated Nick's 40th, despite the weather. But Sunday came, the sun appeared, So this family of runners, cyclists and walkers were geared To explore and enjoy the beautiful place, Living the dream for just a few days, Before returning, reality to face! Thank you for our WELCOME at The Oaks."

2018-06-04 The Armstrongs, Saunders, Fowles & Woollan families

"Fabulous family weekend in this perfect house. Enjoyed our long walks up the Stiperstones, the Long Mynd and the Lawley, followed by dinner at the Bottle & Glass in Picklescott. We're hoping to be back next summer to do it all again."

2018-05-28 Helen Tanser, UK

"The only complaint I have is that we wanted to stay longer and it was full!! I spoke to the housekeeper who was delightful and very helpful. If you want stars - 20 out of 20! We shall definitely use you again."

2018-04-17 The Granvilles, the Noakes and The Swans

"Thank you so much for having us here. The house is exquisite and beautiful with so much to look at. We were very cosy every night with the fire - could not have asked for more. The landscape is truly magnificent - we all enjoyed ourselves so much. As a first time visitor to Shropshire, I've fallen for the landscape - especially being able to walk out from the house, and then return back to watch the weather by the fire. Thank you so much."


"We've enjoyed a wonderful family break in this beautiful,comfortable house. Such an amazing location!"


"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.”


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 service provided by Batchcott & Waller. Three course local dinner or fridge & freezer options. email: phone: 07951 757 922 / 07884 584 690


The Ragleth Inn, Ludlow Road, Little Stretton SY6 6RB; 01694 722 711; (12 minutes, 4 miles)
The Green Dragon, Ludlow Road, Little Stretton SY6 6RE; 01694 722 925; (11 minutes, 5 miles)
The Bottle & Glass, Picklescott, Church Stretton SY6 6NR; 01694 751252; (10 minutes, 2.6 miles)


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).



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.


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).


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).


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).


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).


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).



Pantomime at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury


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


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).


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).


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).


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).


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).


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).


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


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).


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
  • * One well behaved dog by special arrangement only. Please contact us on 01242 300 8332. 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 £35/stay.
  • * Luxury hot tub available – please request on booking (additional fee per stay applies, to be paid separately). The local company, Shrewsbury Hot Tub company, handles the complete process from guest booking to installation and on-line safety briefing documents etc. They will also collect payment and provide a advice hotline if required. A standard circular tub (for 5/6 people) is approximately £215 for a weekend (installed on a Thursday and removed the following Tuesday). Weekly hire is also available and very cost effective. There are various sizes available and are subject to availability, especially during busy holiday periods. Please contact Martin at the Shrewsbury Hot Tub company on 07989 036708.
  • Please bring your own hot tub towels if you are hiring one.
  • The AGA runs all year at the Oaks. During exceptional hot summer spells (which are difficult to predict more than a couple of days in advance!) the kitchen can feel uncomfortable hot during the day. The best way to deal with this is to open doors and windows to give a cross flow of air. The house is situated on an open hill side and even on summer evenings the AGA can give a pleasant background warmth. Whilst the house has a Neff electric hob, double oven and microwave the AGA gives increased cooking capacity and a 'special cooking' experience. So, due to these considerations the AGA will be alight when you arrive at the Oaks unless you advise us otherwise.
  • There is a refundable security deposit of £500
  • * The welcome hamper contains tea, ground coffee, wine, cereal, orange juice, butter, milk, cheese, eggs, marmalade, bread, cake, biscuits, oranges, apples, bananas
  • Catering service provided by Batchcott & Waller. Three course local dinner or fridge & freezer options. email: phone: 07951 757 922 / 07884 584 690
  • 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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