Hot tub | Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker, Dudleston, nr. Ellesmere
Living room/dining room | Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker, Dudleston, nr. Ellesmere
  • Cottage
  • Dudleston, near Ellesmere
  • 29364

Castle Farm Cottages - Woodpecker


out of 10

  • 5

  • 3

  • 2

  • 2

Pets stay free
Hot Tub
Car parking on site

Explore the surrounding border country of Cheshire and North Wales, Ellesmere Lakes, Old Hill Fort Oswestry, Park Hall and Hawkstone Park all close by.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite wet room with shower, grab rails, shower seat and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With single bed (for child).

Wheelchair access.

Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair available on request. Patio. Hot tub (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

A fantastic conversion set in Dudleston at the heart of North Shropshire.

These two semi-detached barn conversions (29363 and 29364), adjacent to the owners’ home, are set in a quiet and peaceful countryside location - an ideal holiday base for exploring Shropshire and the surrounding borderland counties of Cheshire and North Wales. Each property has its own hot tub and private designated patio areas.

Nearby tourist attractions include the picturesque Ellesmere Lakes, Old Hill Fort Oswestry, Park Hall working farm and Hawkstone Park. Go karting, paintballing and canoeing on the Shropshire canal, or visit historic Shrewsbury, with the River Severn flowing through. Across the border is North Wales, where guests will find Chirk Castle and Erddig (National Trust). The popular town of Llangollen is famous for its Eisteddfod, motor museum, horse drawn barges and canal boat rides, plus the steam railway and white water rafting. In Cheshire, visit Chester Zoo, Bangor-on-Dee and Chester race courses. Also Pistyll Rhaeadr, the highest waterfall in Wales is close to Oswestry, The Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Lake Vyrnwy.

Although this is a rural location, it is close to civilisation with the nearest pub just 1½ miles away at St Martins and local well-stocked supermarket 2 miles away, also in St Martins with fuel station and electric car charging station too. Ellesmere also has a larger supermarket, and a variety of independently owned shops, pubs , two veterinary practices, takeaways, and a fuel station.


  • Customers' Choice 2020, 2019


Accessible – Bath or Shower Seat

Accessible – Grab Rails

Accessible – Ground Floor Wet Room

Accessible – Level Access

Accessible – Walk In Shower or Bath


Enclosed garden /patio

Garden or Patio

Ground floor facilities

Highchair Available

Hot Tub Privacy - Private

Internet Connection

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge


Washing Machine

Wheelchair Accessible


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 11 reviews


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Overall rating



  • Ipstones Staffordshire

  • Family


out of 10

Quiet,Safe and secure. Very rural location but the Greyhound pub/restaurant within 1.5 miles. A super market St Martins approx 2.5miles has everything and more including fuel. There are two national trust properties within 12 miles and numerous places of outstanding beauty within 15 miles. We had two dogs and 2 children under 3 it was perfect for them to play in the yard. A hot tub is the icing on the cake.

30 Jun 2022

Mrs Keen

  • BurtononTrent

  • Family (the eldest child is at school)


out of 10

Woodpecker cottage has a great layout. The ground floor level accessibility of the downstairs twin bedroom and wet room was perfect for us. The first time I’ve looked for this type of facility and wasn’t disappointed. The third bedroom with a single bed is small, perfect for a child. The children also loved the hot tub. “Best bit of the holiday” Reading the handbook at the cottage I was hesitant about all the fines for different things, but the owners were lovely and if you leave the place like you found it all is great. A great base for exploring the area. Chester Zoo, bewilderwood and national trust properties are all worth going to if you have children. Would recommend a stay at Woodpecker.

8 Jun 2022



  • Friends


out of 10

The cottage was quite small but well equipped. There was plenty of empty space in the kitchen for your groceries. The beds were comfortable. However, there wasn't good hanging space for your clothes with rails provided outside the bedrooms and these were low, so couldnt hang a dress up. If friends were sharing then the fact of the bathrooms being ensuite could be uncomfortable for the 5th person in the tiny single bedroom. The sofas were comfortable, but one area was beginning to sag. The cottage was lovely and warm The decorating was rather poor with dabs of mismatched paint on every wall so all the walls need repainting. Attention needs to be made to the cleaning of the drain in the wet room. The hot tub was great. I feel the garden area would benefit from some pots with plants around to provide greenery as surrounded by plain high fence and all concrete. I felt I was sitting in a car park. A drying area would be useful as there is a washing machine but only a small clothes airer provided so if staying for a week+ then not really possible to do a load of washing. The information folder was useful but there were lots of rules to abide by. We spent a pleasant week and enjoyed a relaxing stay.

30 May 2022

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