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Engine House - Off Grid Living

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Whitchurch, Shropshire, England
Charming candlelit character off grid living providing a digital detox.

Think Little Red Riding Hood's grandmothers cottage.

The Engine House is a pretty romantic cottage on the North Shropshire/Welsh border with NO electricity, there are lots of candles and wood available for the woodburning stove which heats the hot water for the big freestanding bath and central heating. The the iron fire pit outside is fun to cook on, especially local steaks and toasted marshmallows.

Set in woodland, part of a private estate, with lakes and lots of outdoor space. Downstairs there is a spacious kitchen (gas cooker and gas cooler) with dining table and a hall area with seating and a pedal powered pianola. Upstairs there is a cosy double bedded room; a large bedroom with two single beds (can be separated with the modesty screen) and big comfy c...
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Listing #HL6765679
About the Owner
Dan W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2015
Interaction with guests
We can't always be there but will let you know in advance. If we are, we love to have a chat, bring you fresh flowers and veg from the walled garden or invite you in for a drink. Obviously if you prefer to be on your own that's fine too.
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The Engine House is a quirky and unique building, surrounded by beautiful woods with rope swings and dens to play in. Inside, it is cosy and comfortable, with a gas cooker and fridge and a big wood-burning stove which provides heat and hot water. The...More

Thank effie1234
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We just got back from a lovely weekend at the Engine House. Dan, Angie and Louie we all helpful and friendly. We loved the back to nature charm of this place and walking our dog in the woods. Hope to return again in the summer...More

Thank neiljohnburger
Management response:Responded 22 April 2017

Thank you. This is exactly what we want our guests to experience. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We loved The Engine House. We were blessed with mild weather so spent the evenings sat round the fire pit looking at the stars. The woodland walks were great and loads of things to do and see in the area. There was plenty of information...More

2  Thank Janet M
Management response:Responded 23 September 2016

Thank you. That's lovely to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back and hopefully a chat about vintage motorbikes!

  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Suitable for over five years and parental guidance as naked fire and water risks.
£20 fee payable on arrival for dogs.
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
Rural location, with a country lane cycle route outside the front gate. Woods, lakes and open space. Market town 4 miles away. Farms selling local produce - eggs, steaks, burgers etc a walk away.
Getting around
There is a bicycle 'rural lanes' route right outside the gate, lots of walks, canals and meres nearby (kayak?). Other wise a vehicle of some sort.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Whitchurch: 8.0 km
Owner can collect from train station if pre booked
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby.
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