Amblewood Cottage and Woodpeckers

Self Catering in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Contact Details

Tel:01939 220214



Postal Address:

The Vineyard





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Set in beautiful countryside with outstanding views over the Shropshire plain, in a sheltered position nestling under the broadleaves and Scots Pines of Grinshill Hill with immediate access to lovely wooded walks.

The cottages are approached from the highway via an avenue of lime trees and a gravel driveway. They have been tastefully refurbished and equipped to a high standard providing maximum comfort for guests and has the added benefit of full oil fired central heating.


The accommodation is all on one level and would be suitable for less mobile guests.  It comprises:

Step or ramp to front door.

Hallway with access to:

Kitchen/Diner: Fully fitted kitchen including electric cooker, hob and extractor fan, dishwasher and fridge.

Living Room: off Kitchen with French windows leading to patio with westerly views to Grinshill hill. Two matching sofas - one converting to a bed - flat screen colour TV, video and DVD.

Bedroom 1: Double bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.

Bedroom 2: Twin beds, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet.

Wet Room: Shower Unit, wash hand basin and W.C.


Entrance to:

Living Room: Two matching sofas, flat screen TV with DVD

Kitchen/Diner: Fully fitted kitchen including electric cooker, hob and extractor fan, dishwasher, fridge and deep freeze. Extendable dining table.

Wet Room: Shower Unit, wash hand basin and WC.

Stairs off Living Room to:

Landing: Sofa bed, colour TV.

Bedroom 1: Double bed with built-in wardrobe, shelves, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.

Bedroom 2 with sun balcony: Twin beds, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet.

Bathroom: Bath, wash hand basin and WC.

Services for both cottages

* Oil fired central heating throughout;
* All fuel and power, bed linen and towels included in the tariff;
* Cot available;
* Laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier;
* Enclosed lawned garden for guests;
* Paved patio areas with glorious views to south and west respectively with garden furniture suitable for outdoor dining;
* Pets by arrangement;
* Grassland area where children can play;
* Ample parking;

For safety and comfort to other visitors no smoking allowed in the cottages.

There is direct access from the cottages to lovely wooded walks. Grinshill is a small picturesque village noted for its attractive sandstone and the hill, which rises to 630 feet above sea level. From the summit there are breathtaking views over the Shropshire plain to the Wrekin, the Clee Hills, the Stretton Hills, Stiperstones and the Berwyns in North Wales. Apart from its period properties there is a church and a restaurant/public house in the village providing meals to suit all tastes. There are many footpaths/bridleways on the hill, which provide an ideal area for walking - all on the doorstep.

The popular North Shropshire beauty spot of Corbet Wood and Grinshill hill have been designated a local nature reserve. The area comprises attractive broadleaved woodland and mature Scots Pine, which form a prominent landmark in this part of the county. The site also includes some of the old Grinshill sandstone quarries dating back 1000 years. The sandstone has been used in the construction of some well-known buildings such as the column in Shrewsbury, St. George's Hall in Liverpool and for repairs to No. 10 Downing Street. Part of the wood (quarry) is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its geology. The Shropshire Way runs through part of the wood. There are public footpaths and bridleways through the wood providing excellent opportunities for walkers and nature lovers to explore the area.

These footpaths lead to the attractive village of Clive, the birthplace of the Restoration Dramatist, William Wycherley, and noted for its church with tall tower and spire. Clive contains a village shop and post office which sells your daily requirements and will deliver groceries to your door. There is a public house at Yorton, some one and a half miles from the cottage, where there is a railway station on the main Shrewsbury/Crewe line. The county town of Shrewsbury famous for its medieval buildings including the Castle, Norman Abbey and River Severn is approximately 8 miles distant. The annual Shrewsbury flower show is held in the 29 acres of parkland in the area known as the Quarry.


Apart from the beautiful local walks there are numerous places of interest to visit including the following:

* Ironbridge Gorge Museum
* Attingham Park
* Carding Mill Valley
* Hawkestone Park Golf Club and Follies
* Erddig Park Wrexham
* RAF Museum Cosford
* Severn Valley Railway
* Secret Hills Discovery Centre
* Alton Towers
* Dobbies Garden World
* Home Farm Attingham
* The Quarry and The Dingle Shrewsbury
* Shrewsbury Flower Show
* Shrewsbury Abbey and Shrewsbury Castle
* The Shropshire County Show
* Wroxeter Roman City
* Wroxeter Roman Vineyard
* Hodnet Hall Gardens
* Acton Scott Farm
* Long Mynd Church Stretton
* Powis Castle
* Ludlow Chester and Welsh Border


Room / Unit Price No. Of Rooms / Units Sleeps
Cottage £295.00 - £450.00(Per unit per week) 2 4

Ratings and Awards

Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star GradingVisit Britain Pets Welcome Award


Children Welcome On Street Parking Dishwasher Microwave TV Pets byArrangement Central heating Hairdryer Non smoking units Garden Laundry Room Bed Linen included Childrens Playground Midweek breaks Weekend breaks Barbecue Ironing facilities Modem point WiFi Internet Access Freezer


Self-Assessed Mobility Level 2

Note: Establishments may self assess themselves for accessibility. You are strongly advised to check directly with operators if you have specific access and mobility requirements.


From the M54 continue on A5 until the junction of the A5/A49 (N). Take A49 (Whitchurch). At next 2 roundabouts stay on A49. Go N towards Whitchurch, through village of Hadnall, then after approx. 1.5 miles turn left into Grinshill. (signposted). Approx. 1/3 miles turn right to The Vineyard where Amblewood is signposted. If travelling from the N, after Whitchurch go south on A49 through village of Preston Brockhurst & turn right after approx. 1.5 miles into Grinshill, proceed as above.

Contact Details

Tel: 01939 220214



Postal Address:

The Vineyard





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