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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Canal Cottage was built in the mid 19th century and stands in a lovely rural spot beside the Llangollen canal and the Whixall Moss Nature Reserve. It’s a pretty, detached, brick built farmhouse, on the edge of the strewn village of Whixall. The cottage has some charming original features including quarry tiled floors and old fireplaces and provides warm and cosy holiday accommodation whether you’re visiting as a couple or a family. The pretty and spacious garden is laid to lawn with a patio area for relaxing al fresco wining and dining. You don’t have to venture far to find tranquil canal side walks and invigorating cycle rides, but if you want to, they can take you all the way to Whitchurch or Ellesmere. This is the ideal holiday home for a relaxing break, whatever the season.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General Wi-Fi available
Utilities Dishwasher, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors


The accommodation comprises three bedrooms – two doubles, and one adult bunk. The bathroom has a hand shower, basin and WC. On the ground floor is a wet room with shower, basin and WC. There is a fitted kitchen with a dining area, and the sitting room has a large multi-fuel burner. There is also a living room with a sofa bed and wood burner.


Canal Cottage has full oil central heating with additional heating from a multi-fuel burner and wood burner, plus solar panels contributing to hot water production. The kitchen is equipped with an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, small dishwasher, colour TV, DVD and additional combination TV/DVD, internet access. There is a library of books and DVDs.

Further details outdoors

There is off road parking for three cars and bike storage available. There is an enclosed lawned garden and side patio with garden furniture and a barbecue. The shops are four miles away, the pub is 1.5 miles. NB: As the canal is approximately 20 yards from the property; children should be supervised.

Further details

Oil central heating with multi-fuel burner, woodburner plus solar panels contributing to hot water production. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, 2nd combi TV/DVD, internet access, books/DVDs. Fuel, power & starter packs for burners inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed lawned garden, large back yard & side area with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 4 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: Adjacent farm buildings & canal approx. 20 yards from property; children to be supervised.

The Heart of England/Peak District

A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was “the quietest place under the sun” and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.


Between the ancient market towns of Whitchurch and Wem lies the village of Whixall. The World Heritage Site of Ironbridge and the Llangollen Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the medieval town of Shrewsbury and the Llangollen Canal are all close to the village which lies within the boundaries of the 948 hectare Whixall Moss National Nature Reserve, rich in wildlife with walking trails through the landscape. Whitchurch is dominated by the imposing St. Alkmund’s Church and offers plenty of great shops, pubs and restaurants as well as superb historic Medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings.

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Review 1-7 of 7

30 May 2014


"Fantastic Location"

My family and I have just returned from a lovely week staying at this cottage. The location is fantastic (if you like rural) on the Canalside. It was so peaceful. On arrival the cottage was lovely and… More

23 May 2013


"Cosy, comfortable and peaceful"

A really cosy house, with an 'olde worlde' charm; clean, well furnished and well equipped. Beds super comfy and good internet connection. Enjoyed selecting books to read from the well stocke… More

1 Dec 2011


"peaceful enjoyable holiday"

would have liked to have seen some representative as the written folder did not answer all our questions.That said we really loved the house it was very well equipped and beautufully clean and well p… More

11 Nov 2010



Finding the house was easy enough, but beware GPS will deliver you to the wrong side of the canal - locals are friendly and will show you the right place to go.The house is 25m from the banks of the L… More

7 Apr 2010



Had a fab time. Cottage location was good for exploring the surrounding towns. The cottage was perfect, was like home from home. Everything you needed was in there. Loved it would definitely retur… More

19 Dec 2009


"Beautiful property ideally placed to explore the area"

The family decided to visit a part of the country we had never been to before and chose Shropshire after looking at a map. The information supplied to get us to and into the house was excellent and a… More

2 Dec 2009


"A lovely canal side cottage in the Shropshire countryside"

The cottage was well fitted out,a lovely kitchen, 2 living rooms and three excellent bedrooms. It was well situated, being rural and peaceful but within easy reach of many towns and attractions.The di… More

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  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:07 Sep 2014

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