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Great Western

Great Western

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 6 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.7
Condition
5.0
Location
4.8
Value
4.7
Customer
Service
4.8


Eaton Manor offers a cluster of family-friendly cottages sleeping 2-14, nestled in over 500 acres of beautiful Shropshire countryside. Alongside rural views and plenty of open space to explore, the cluster comes with a heated swimming pool (open April – October), play hall and thoughtful supply of baby/toddler gear.

As if all that wasn’t enough, the owners also offer a range of optional extras to ensure a truly relaxing and fun-filled family holiday. Guests can opt to take a break from the cooking thanks to the thoughtful meal delivery service and there’s even an option to hire a private chef. Perfect for special occasions or celebratory getaways. The babysitting service is a big hit too whether guests are hoping for a romantic night out without the kids or even just while they partake in a relaxing massage treatment which can also be arranged. Another great addition for larger groups is the choice of onsite activities. Guests can add on a range of experiences from private archery lessons to clay pigeon shooting. All in all, Eaton Manor is truly a special place to escape from the daily grind of urban living and enjoy a relaxing holiday in the country.

Accommodation Overview

Great Western is the cluster designated pet-free property and sleeps eight in four en-suite bedrooms.

The house has been awarded 5 Star Gold by visit England and is perfect for families as it comes with its own play area and sand pit.

Inside the house is light and spacious with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. There is a large open-plan living area which has floor to ceiling windows on three sides and looks out over the valley. The lounge area is comfortable with sofas, a smart TV, selection of board games and books. The dining area seats 8 but can be extended to seat 12 with prior arrangement. This is particularly useful if travelling with a larger group and taking the neighbouring lodge sleeps three.

The kitchen is modern and fully equipped for whipping up family feasts. Among the usual suspects there is a cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washer dryer.

The four bedrooms are split over the ground floor and the first floor. The Stokesay bedroom on the ground floor has lovely views over the garden and can be set up as a super-king sized double or a twin room. It has an en-suite bathroom. The second room on the ground floor is known as the Montgomery room and can again be made up as a super-king sized double or twin room. This room has an en-suite shower room. The remaining two rooms are found on the first floor. The first, known as the Ludlow Suite, is a lovely large room with its own seating and dressing area. It has beautiful views over Wenlock Edge and can be made up as a super-king sized double or twin room. This room also has an en-suite shower room. The final bedroom, known as the Powys Suite, is again very spacious with views over the valley. It has a seating area and can be made up as a super-king sized double or twin. It also has an en-suite shower room.

Outside the house has a large and private garden but families should note it is not entirely enclosed and does have some steep slopes. That aside, it is a lovely space and offers a dining patio with a BBQ and outdoor furniture. There is a swing seat where guests can take in the views alongside a grassy area for little ones to play upon. The climbing frame, slide, swings, and sand pit are bound to be mini guests favourite part.

Fabulous holiday home in beautiful rural location

Review submitted on Sat, 05 Sep 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had such a lovely holiday in Eaton Manor. Great Western is spacious, light and airy and the all round views are stunning. A perfect place to relax and enjoy time catching up with family. The layout was perfect for our 2 families of 4 each. I particularly loved our bedroom suite, which has an extra lounge area. This was used as a tranquil spot to sit with a morning cuppa and for the kids to watch TV or play games later in the day. The owners have paid attention to every detail and we warmly welcomed by them on arrival. The house was spotless and we were reassured of the adherence to Covid safety guidance. The Estate and surrounding countryside are beautiful, perfect to enjoy the views from the house or to explore on a walk. There are pretty villages nearby that are fun to explore.





A wonderful family Christmas at 'Great Western'.

Review submitted on Sun, 05 Jan 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We very much enjoyed our week long Christmas holiday at 'Great Western'. Upon arrival the property was fully prepared by the housekeeping team including a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the large lounge, mince pies and a bottle of wine! The rooms were fully made up with high quality bedding, all we had to do was unpack. 'Great Western' is a lovely property comfortably sleeping 6 adults and two children and with space for 10 to eat comfortably on Christmas & Boxing Day when nearby relatives came over. There is so much space at this property that nobody falls over themselves!

We attended two services by candle light in the village church which looked magnificent with its tree and decorations.

We cannot fault the service provided from start to finish. There is plenty to do on the estate and in the surrounding area. A return visit in summer is already being planned!

Thank you to all the staff at Eaton Manor Country Estate for a great Christmas.




Nichola Cariss replied 260 days ago
Delighted you enjoyed your Christmas holiday at Great Western, thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back later in the year.

Great family holiday in the countryside

Review submitted on Thu, 05 Sep 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Modern and spacious house in a beautiful location. Hosts are extremely welcoming and accommodating- giving us extra freezer space, dropping our parcels in to us, bringing us fans when needed and even jump starting our car when the battery died. The view is fabulous and there's loads of space in the garden for the kids to play. If you want a real countryside holiday we couldn't recommend a better place. The swimming pool is not luxurious but was great to jump in to on the really hot days.



Nichola Cariss replied 309 days ago
Great to read that you enjoyed your family holiday at Great Western and all the space inside and out for everyone. I agree the pool is not luxurious, but I hope you enjoyed the fact that you could book it for your own private use, it was warm, clean and tidy and resulted in lots of tired children! Lovely to meet you all and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

The place for a family getaway

Review submitted on Sat, 30 Jun 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The house is located deep in the beautiful Shropshire countryside with views to Wenlock Edge and across the expansive field behind the house and beyond. There are walks all around as well as the little swimming pool tucked away across a nearby field. The house itself is modern, spacious with quality fittings and facilities - there were eight of us and it was fine. We really appreciated the internet food order that we had made being put away for us before we arrived - so good!



Nichola Cariss replied more than 1 year ago
Lovely to meet you, so pleased Great Western worked so well for you and all your family.

comments and suggestions we noted during our stay at Great Western.

Review submitted on Mon, 04 Jun 2018
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
1. Excellent condition of the property and the cleanliness.
2. A better system should be in place for the key as we got locked out once and had to go to the office to find out about a replacement key.
3. Excellent sitting area and view.
4. Hot water and heating was satisfactory.




Eaton Manor replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review and your comments on the condition and cleanliness of Great Western, which we will pass on to our Housekeeping team.

Outstanding stay

Review submitted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Everything about Great Western and Eaton Manor was excellent. We had no complaints at all. Highly recommend



Nichola Cariss replied more than 1 year ago
This is a new property so it is lovely to read that it worked so well for you all.