Lovely Cottage Surrounded by Beautiful Countryside.near Shropshire Union Canal
CELIA AND DAVE SMITH
About CELIA AND DAVE SMITH
HELLO.DAVE AND CELIA SMITH HAVE LIVED ON LOWER BLACKOE FARM, WHICH IS A SMALLHOLDING OF 15 ACRES,FOR 8 YEARS."ANVIL COTTAGE" WAS RESURRECTED FROM A DERELICT BLACKSMITHS INTO WHAT IS NOW A 1 X BEDROOMED COTTAGE AS OF JUNE 2015.WE BOTH GREW UP IN CHESHIRE AND DAVE IS FROM FARMING STOCK! WE KEEP 3 COWS AS PETS,1 DOG CALLED BUTTONS,2 HORSES NAMED ANNA AND ELLIE. WE MAKE OUR OWN HAY USING IMPLEMENTS FROM THE 1950's;,AN OLD MASSEY FERGUSON CALLED PLOD WHO HAS NEVER LET US DOWN AND OLD TURNERS AND BALERS.WE LIVE HERE WITH OUR DAUGHTER AS ALL THE OTHERS HAVE GROWN UP AND MOVED AWAY,SOME TO FAR FLUNG PLACES! WE LOVE THE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY OF THE PLACE BUT IT'S ALSO NICE TO BE ABLE TO JUST POP INTO WHITCHURCH WHICH IS ONLY 2 MILES AWAY,WHERE YOU'LL FIND ALL YOU NEED.3 LARGE SUPERMARKETS,A CHEMIST,LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVELY PUBS AND RESTAURANTS,SWIMMING BATHS,CLOTHING SHOPS ETC.WHITCHURCH IS THE OLDEST MARKET TOWN IN SHROPSHIRE AND DATES BACK TO ROMAN TIMES.THERE IS A TRAIL THAT YOU CAN TAKE THAT TELLS YOU THE HISTORY OF IT.
CELIA AND DAVE SMITH purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why CELIA AND DAVE SMITH chose Whitchurch
ANVIL COTTAGE IS IDEAL FOR NATURE LOVERS AS IT IS SET IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE, TEEMING WITH WILD LIFE AND A SHORT DRIVE AWAY FROM NATIONAL NATURE RESERVES, YET YOU CAN BE IN THE NEAREST TOWN IN 5 MINUTES BY CAR.WHITCHURCH TRAIN STATION CAN TAKE YOU TO CREWE WHERE YOU CAN ACCESS MOST OF BRITAIN!SHREWSBURY,IN THE OTHER DIRECTION, IS ONLY A 30 MINS TRAIN JOURNEY AND IS WELL WORTH A VISIT. MAJOR CITIES SUCH AS CHESTER AND LIVERPOOL ARE ALL WITHIN A 30 - 40 MINUTES DRIVE AWAY.
What makes this Cottage unique
PEACE AND QUIET(WELL FOR MOST OF THE TIME,DEPENDING ON THE SEASON!) IS THE REASON WE LOVE THE AREA.FRESH AIR AND NUMEROUS WALKING AND NATIONAL CYCLING ROUTES FOR LOVERS OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS.DEARNSFORD LAKE ISN'T FAR AWAY WHERE TRIATHLETES COME FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO TAKE PART IN NATIONAL COMPETITIONS.THE LAKE HAS NUMEROUS EVENTS ON ALL YEAR FOR PEOPLE WITH ALL SORTS OF INTERESTS.2 MINUTES WALK FROM THE COTTAGE AND YOU ARE ON THE SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL.OUR LAND GOES DOWN TO THE CANAL AND WE HAVE SPENT MANY AN HOUR IN OUR CANOE GETTING IN THE WAY OF THE CANAL BOATS!WE AND ANYBODY WHO RENTS THE COTTAGE CAN FISH ON THE CANAL FROM OUR FIELD.YOU DO HAVE TO HAVE A FISHING LICENSE THOUGH. WE ONLY HAVE ENOUGH ROOM IN THE COTTAGE FOR 1 x SMALL DOG.
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Great short break
A lovely well equipped cottage in a beautiful part of the country. It’s an ideal getaway from the busy world beyond. We couldn’t fault it and would definitely stay there again
Delightful rural hideaway
This is the perfect spot enjoy the Shropshire countryside, it’s towns and nearby cities. The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and cosy in rough weather. Dave and Celia are very welcoming and always on hand if needed.
Such a lovely cottage perfect for a break away
The cottage was so lovely.. perfect for two people.. the bed was lovely and comfy with plump pillows and closet duvet. I loved cooking in the kitchen,everything you needed was there.. we had cosy evening by the fire watching films.. highly recommended this property.
Thank you Elizabeth for such a great review of Anvil Cottage--
We're so glad that you both enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy-- you're welcome any time!!
Kind regards-- Celia and Dave Smith
Lovely Country Cottage
My husband and I were so happy with our stay at Anvil Cottage. We were in need of a comfortable base for eight weeks. The owners, Celia and Dave, made sure we felt welcome and at home. From the soft, warm bed to the well-appointed kitchen, everything worked to make us happy and settled during our extended stay. Add to that the neighboring fields with birds, bunnies and horses, and Whitchurch just a few miles down the road. Anvil Cottage is a perfect little place in the country, just outside of town. Best of all worlds!!!
Dearest Sandie and Doug,
WOW! (Thought I'd put that in Doug) Thank you both for such a fab review of Anvil Cottage! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay (even though you didn't manage to find the hair dryer--Doug😉�)and it was a pleasure to meet like-minded people. Looking forward to meeting up in 2019. Take care of yourselves until then.
Warmest wishes-- Dave and Celia. Xx
Pleasant rural retreat
We spent a very pleasant week in this well designed and comfortable cottage. It is a wonderful place to stay if you need to get away from it all and reconnect with nature! The local walks are delightful (look out for the Whixall walks pamphlet from the local museum in Whitchurch) and Whitchurch is a quirky town with everything you might need.
We would definitely go back!
THE AREA IS EXCELLENT FOR CYCLING AND WALKING.THE NEAREST GOLF COURSE IS HILL VALLEY AND HAWKESTONE PARK IS ABOUT 10 MILES AWAY.THE SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL IS ONLY 200 METRE AWAY.FENNS AND WHIXALL MOSSES ARE ABOUT A MILE AWAY AND ARE NATIONAL NATURE RESERVES.MANY OTHER AREAS OF NATURAL BEAUTY ARE NEARBY AND THE BEGINNING OF THE SAND STONE TRAIL IS A SHORT DRIVE AWAY. 5 MINUTE DRIVE FROM ISCOYD PARK AND 15 MINUTES FROM HAWKSTONE PARK.