Guest Book Reviews


The Newton Meadows team love to read the guest book comments;  here are a sample of some recent entries.

October 2018 – Chestnut

As we both suffer from allergies it is such a relief to stay in a cottage without pot pourri, air fresheners, reed diffusers etc. etc.!   Just fresh air – wonderful!   We love the view from the sun lounge – wish we had such a view at home.

September 2018 – Chestnut

Ideal base for exploring area.  A really lovely cottage – comfortable and clean,  A great welcome and everything was excellent,  We looked forward to relaxing after a day out and about.

August 2018 – Chestnut

A most wonderful place.  Love your lake and wildlife.    Had a most enjoyable 25th wedding anniversary for my daughter and husband.  Marvellous meal at the Moat Shed, Wem.  A most unique place and wonderful food.  Thank you for your kindness.

August 2018 – Chestnut

What a gem!  So pleased Sally found this lovely location,   You could not have been more welcoming and obliging.   The cleanliness,. convenience and facilities are excellent.  The children have been in their element, able to run, play and explore in safety.  It has been ideal for a family re-union.  We’ve all had such a good time and I’m sure you’ll see us again fairly soon – if you’ll have us!  Many thanks for your thoughtfulness.

August 2018 – Chestnut

We have enjoyed our stay in the cottage so very much.  Children have enjoyed it as well.  Have been here before and watched it go from a barn to beautiful cottages and finally got to stay in one.  Thank you.  We will be back.

July 2018 – Chestnut

Up from Plymouth visiting family in the area.  What an absolute gem of a place.  Cottage is is 1st class and the warm welcome we experienced has made me not wanting to go home.  The view is outstanding, watching the sun setting each night and so peaceful.  Can’t wait to come back.  Thank you.

June 2018 – Chestnut

We really enjoyed our week here at Newton Meadows.  The cottage was light, airy and very comfortable.  The welcome was warm and friendly.  The view outside was a bonus!  We hope to come again.

March 2018 – Chestnut

A lovely stay with our niece Lesley Simcox in her delightful cottage.  A welcoming and beautiful, comfortable abode, with everything we could wish for provided.  Thank you so much.

October 2017 – Chestnut

A warm welcome, well stocked and immaculately clean cottage.  Well located for the wedding at St. Chad’s, Shrewsbury (worth a visit) and the the reception venue at Shootershill Hall.  Also visited the beautiful gardens at Powys Castle (near Welshpool) – a National Trust property.  Thank you for a fabulous stay.  We wish to return again.

August 2017 – Chestnut

Our 2 and 4-year old children had a magical time in their holiday cottage, lawn and forest walks.  This meant as parents we had a great time too.   Our day trips included:- steam train at Bala Lake,

Ellesmere (boat trips, walks), the Quarry Playground and Splash Park, Attingham Manor (natural playing field superb for children, Shrewsbury Castle.  Keep a look-out for “hidden Shropshire rocks”.  These are stones decorated by children and hidden all around Shropshire for other to find and hide again.  We found them at the Castle, Ellesemere and Attingham Manor.  Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have.

August 2017 – Chestnut

Had a really enjoyable time here.  Found Shrewsbury interesting and so easy to get there using the Park and Ride.  Visited the British Ironworks near Oswestry when one of our party had a blacksmith experience!  Well worth a visit to see all the wonderful sculptures.  Will definitely make a return trip.  Thanks for the Scrabble.

July 2017 – Chestnut

Family holiday with mum who is a wheelchair user.  Fab location, excellent facilities, very helpful and knowledgeable owners.  Thank you for a wonderful stay.

July 2017 – Chestnut

We’ve enjoyed a short break visiting the birthplaces of numerous ancestors, butchers, carpenters, a milliner in Shrewsbury, surrounding villages and as far as Ludlow.  There was a honeymoon in Grinshill when a rail strike prevented the journey to Ilfracombe!  We can recommend Butchers Row, The Shrewsbury Museum and tea in the Old Market Hall.  The eldest member of our party had second thoughts about this visit, but the accommodation has been so thoughtfully conceived, it has been a pleasure to return each evening – for all of us.

June 2017 – Chestnut

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your lovely, clean holiday cottage.  Enjoyed our visits to Much Wenloch and Bridge North and were joined by other members of our family for a visit to Ironbridge.  Visited Market Drayton on Wednesday and by sheer good luck found it was market day.  A lovely quaint little town.

May 2017 – Chestnut

We’ve had a lovely, lazy time.  The facilities at the cottage are excellent.   We had a good day in Shrewsbury, made use of the Park and Ride, which made life easy.  Enjoyed the market in Wem and found the doctor in Clive extremely helpful.

April 2017 – Chestnut

Peaceful and restorative.  Thank you.

January 2017 – Chestnut

We booked Chestnut Cottage for a family wedding at Pimhill barn nearby.  My son was the groom and Alice Cubbin, the bride.  Cottage warm and cosy,  home from home.  We had a wonderful wedding and wonderful stay.  Thank you.

October 2018 – Oak

A lovely warm cottage.  Very well equipped, extremely clean.  Loved our stay, many thanks.

August 2018 – Oak

We had a most lovely stay in your cottages and will recommend them to friends and family.  You make people very welcome and we will love to visit again.

July 2018 – Oak

We had a lovely stay here.  We had a group staying over for a wedding We were glad to be staying in such a beautiful part of the country.  The gardens are stunning and the cottage clean and comfy.  Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back soon.

May 2018 – Oak

The Haggertys (2 @ 70) and the Magnalls (2 @ 48, 1@ 15, 1 @ 14, just, while we were here!0  have really enjoyed our stay at Newton Meadows.  The cottages are well equipped with comfortable funishings and the grounds are lovely to explore and enjoy.  We sill definitely consider coming back!

May 2018 – Oak

The Jones family arrived for a week….again!  Wonderful week.  Visited Cheshire Oaks and Garden Centre.  Chester was a nice town.  Visited West Wales, lovely day there.

April 2018 – Oak

Returned with family to enjoy cottage and surrounding area.  Very comfortable and warm.  Cottage cleanliness excellent.  Visited British Ironworks and Shrewsbury Museum (lego exhibition).  Also RAF Cosford Museum.  Children loved the outside play area.  Will definitely return.

December  2017 – Oak

To dear Bill, Janice & Lesley.  Staying at Newton Meadows was really our home away from home this past week.  Your helpfulness, kindness and love to us will stay with us forever. 

October 2017 – Oak

Our second visit to the cottage. Lovely warm welcome, everything you need.  Spotlessly clean.  Nice quiet area to relax with family.

June 2017 – Oak

Enjoyed the long days of June here in Shropshire.  Such a lovely place to stay and really good for getting around in a wheelchair.  Good nurseries and garden centres where we bought lots of plants we have been looking for and where we found some more unusual plants!  The Country Rose Garden is beautiful and worth a visit and is very nearby and a bit further away, near Welshpool we found Dingle Nurseries and Gardens,  British Ironworks Centre.  Beautiful countryside and  a lovely garden here with lots of wild life.  It’s been a great place to stay.

May 2017 – Oak

Really enjoyed our second time here.  Everything we need to make our stay comfortable.

May 2017 – Oak

Felt very welcomed when we arrived and nothing was too much trouble.  Thank you.  The beds were very comfortable, everything here was lovely and enjoyed the sunsets from  the window with beautiful views of gardens and fields.

May 2017 – Oak

Really enjoyed our family get together this year.  Cottages clean and tidy.  Would recommend these cottages as a base for sight-seeing around the area.

October 2018 – Maple

“The Wedding Party”  Dutch and English – What lovely cottages!  A great stay….Thank You! Dankje!

August 2018 – Maple

What a lovely holiday home.  Home is the operative word.  We felt so at home from the start.  Thank you for all the little touches that make it so special………and the wonderful gardens, pond and wood.   Absolutely fabulous.

Thank you so much we had a wonderful 4 days.

August 2018 – Maple

Thank you for a lovely stay!  We have been very comfortable.  Cottage is spotless and there has been everything we needed.   Highly recommended.   Thank you for being so friendly and hospitable.  We hope to visit again (even although this was out third visit here!)  See you soon.

August 2018 – Maple

What an amazing place to stay with our family for a wedding at Pimhill Barn.  The cottages had everything we needed to cater for ages from 5 months to 88 years!  Amazing grounds which everyone enjoyed exploring.   We would love to come back again.  Thanks for everything.

July 2018 – Maple

Thank you for a wonderful stay.  Fantastic cottages and a great opportunity to meet with family,  A lovely wedding at Clive and reception at Shooters Hill Hall.  We would certainly like to come again.

July 2018 – Maple

Thank you for such a wonderful stay at Maple Cottage!  Bill was very welcoming and accommodating and having a wheelchair user with us, did everything he could to make our time enjoyable and as convenient as possible – we were all very thankful!

We came here for a long weekend for a stag do and the place and people definitely did not disappoint, we thoroughly enjoyed out time here.

We would recommend Maple Cottage to anyone especially those who need wheelchair access.  Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful stay and your hospitality.

May 2018 – Maple

Thank you!  Great place to stay for our  mountain bike team.  We will be back!

March 2018 – Maple

A very peaceful location.  Despite there being snow the first two days the venue was lovely and warm.   The facilities catered fully for easy access needed for wheelchair use.   Looking forward to visiting again in warmer weather to be able to fully use the outdoor facilities.

July 2017 – Maple

Thank you for providing such a well adapted cottage with lots of space downstairs for a wheelchair and hoist.  The hard floors and wide doorways are especially helpful.  We have appreciated the cleanliness of the cottage and enjoyed the outdoor space for playing games and watching the wildlife especially the moorhen chick.  The surrounding area has many interesting places to enjoy especially Hawkstone Park, Chiric Castle and Ellesmere.  We would love to come back sometime.

April 2017 – Maple

Extremely impressed with “everything”.  Cleanliness was top notch.  We had a fabulous visit made even better by the lovely woodland and grass area.  Two children under five made good use of it!  Thanks to all for making us so welcome

July 2017 – Maple

I had a lovely stay at the cottages.  Very cosy and relaxing facility.  Very clean and warm at night.  I would definitely come back.  Top class place, the quietness is great.

A very comfortable stay with lovely views to the back of the cottage.  We enjoyed visits to Shrewsbury and National Trust/English Heritage sites nearby.  An excellent venue for exploring Shropshire.  Thank you.