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Albaston Lodge

Everything you need to get the most out of your stay

Arrival

Where We Are

  • Wollaston Lodge
    Wollaston
    Halfway House
    Shrewsbury
    SY5 9DN
  • Please note Albaston Lodge is known locally as Wollaston Lodge. Please use this name for any deliveries/services during your stay.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in 3pm
Check-out 11am
Main contact Sandy Williams – 07850 213208

Getting To Us

Directions

From the North, East and South
Head towards Shrewsbury. Follow the ring road until the junction with the A458 signposted Mid Wales and Welshpool. Travel along this road for eight miles, past a layby on the left and then a cattery and kennels on the left. Take the next right hand turn signposted Wollaston and Bulthy. 200 metres on the left you will find “Wollaston Lodge”.

From the West
From Welshpool, take the A458 towards Shrewsbury. 8 miles out, you will start rising over the “7 sisters” these are undulations in the road and a local landmark. 1 mile after these, turn left at the sign for Wollaston and Bulthy. 200 metres on the left you will find “Wollaston Lodge”.

If you decide to use your satnav, there is a very good chance it will take you along the country lanes and bring you to the rear of the house. If you find yourself facing a large red brick property, please drive down the lane and come up the drive to the big white frontage.

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Best postcode to use for satnavs SY5 9DN
Nearest train station Shrewsbury (11 miles) and Welshpool (8 miles)
Nearest airport Birmingham and Liverpool
Taxis Chris | 07866-054465
Gocarz | 01743-441144 | www.gocarz.co.uk
Comet Cars | 01743 344444 (also have minibuses)
Minsterley Motors | 01743-791539 (also have minibuses)
Courtesy Travel | 01743-358209 & 07770-301091 (also have minibuses)

 


Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

  • Dineindulge
    A unique & truly special private chef experience brought direct to you. Combining a personal chef hire service with restaurant quality cuisine, Dineindulge is designed to be affordable, accessible & simple to book for anyone
    www.dineindulge.co.uk/kateandtoms
  • Côte at Home
    Get bistro-quality food delivered to your door. From starters, mains and desserts, to picnics, breakfasts and barbecue favourites – the professional chefs at Côte at Home can freshly prepare a wide range of dishes, which you can simply serve up, or pop in the oven or microwave to heat. That means less time spent prepping and cooking, and more time enjoying your holiday!
  • Dom
    Dom used to own Italian restaurants and was a wine importer. He has fantastic knowledge, great food and is lots of fun. He can offer well-priced dinners through to Sommelier-designed tasting menus. Prices are from £35 per head. He may even stay nearby and cook breakfast.
    vinoartigiano@aol.co.uk
  • Jenny’s Outside Catering
    With over 50 years worth of experience, Jenny and her team are dedicated to producing an excellent dining experience with fabulous menus perfect for any occasion.
    www.jennys-catering.co.uk | 01743 873861
  • Colin at Stanton Arms
    Catering for a variety of different events, Colin and his team has a range of fantastic menus to select from or can even create a bespoke service upon request.
    www.thestantonarms.com | 01939 250221
  • Preprepared meals & Vintage Cream Teas
    Meals can be pre-prepared: supper of lasagne, focaccia and salads, from £10 per head. Ideal for a Friday night supper. You can be left a lovely home-made cream tea in vintage china for your arrival, to enjoy in the Orangery or in the garden. Please contact Sandy for more information! There is also a lovely lady, Kerry, who will come in and serve a meal and clear away to make life easier for you. Please ask and they will put you in touch with her (£15 per hour, for a minimum of two hours).
    sandy@wollastonlodge.co.uk

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Pubs

  • The Old Hand & Diamond
    A family-run 17th century border inn that has provided refreshments and accommodation for travellers for hundreds of years.
    The Old Hand & Diamond Inn, Coedway, Near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 9AR (7 minute drive)
    www.oldhandanddiamond.co.uk | 01743884379
  • Windmill Inn
    A pub bursting with stories of locals that have been loyal through generations of families. A place where regulars enjoy a drink at the bar, holiday-makers pop into on their way to and from Wales – and anyone can simply enjoy a friendly atmosphere with great food and drink!
    A458, Rowton, Shrewsbury SY5 9EJ (5 minute drive)
    www.windmillatrowton.com | 01743 884234
  • The Two Henrys
    The Two Henrys is lively and friendly and has a real sense of community spirit. There is also an ever growing ales lists, comprising of locally produced ales as well as a great food menu. There is also a pretty garden and an indoor play area.
    Robert Jones Way, Shrewsbury, SY4 3EQ (28 minute drive)
    www.eating-inn.co.uk | 01743 450940
  • The Blind Tiger
    A cocktail bar disguised as a 1920’s exhibition hall for the display of natural curiosities. Evading the laws that forbid the sale of alcohol, under the pretense of a Tiger show. Offering guests a complimentary drink with the purchase of a ticket.
    17 & 17a Hills, Shrewsbury, SY1 1QU (25 minute drive)
    www.theblindtigerbar.co.uk | 01743 233099
  • The Libertine Cocktail Bar
    The Libertine is a bar, cocktail bar and tearoom, located in Butcher Row. It has a great atmosphere, with quirky decor.
    16-17 Butcher Row, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UW (25 minute drive)
    www.originalshrewsbury.co.uk | 01743 233099
  • The Peach Tea
    A relaxing contemporary experience and yet steeped in history with parts of the building dating back to the 15th century.
    18-21 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6AE (25 minute drive)
    www.thepeachtree.co.uk | 01743 355055
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Restaurants

  • Draper Hall
    A high-end restaurant set amongst a sophisticated interior, offering beautiful menus for memorable dining. A must visit, although we do suggest you book well in advance.
    St Mary’s Pl, Shrewsbury, SY1 1DZ (25 minute drive)
    www.drapershallrestaurant.co.uk | 01743 344679
  • Avatar
    Using authentic Nepalese and Indian recipes, this restaurant produces some incredible dishes that are presented beautifully.
    22-23 Mardol, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1PU (22 minute drive)
    www.avatardining.com | 01743 361888
  • The Lion & Pheasant
    This triple AA star restaurant has simplistic yet dynamic menus, created with fresh Shropshire produce. A fabulous place for an evening meal!
    49-50 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1XJ (25 minute drive)
    www.lionandpheasant.co.uk | 01743 770345
  • The Peach Tree
    A fantastic restaurant with contemporary decor, knowledgeably friendly staff and an ever-changing, inventive fusion menu.
    18 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AE (25 minute drive)
    www.thepeachtree.co.uk | 01743 355055
  • Soulton Hall
    The restaurant offers excellent cuisine and the menu is based around seasonal produce that is freshly sourced from local suppliers. The menu changes on a daily basis and the staff here are all extremely friendly and knowledgeable, offering advice on suitable wines according to the dish chosen.
    B5065, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5RS (40 minute drive)
    www.soultonhall.co.uk | 01939 232786
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Takeaways

  • Ramna Balti
    Indian Cuisine
    30 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1XF (25 minute drive)
    01743 363170
  • Perfect Pizza Company
    Pizza
    33 Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury SY1 2EH (22 minute drive)
    01743 244940

 

Shopping for Food

Convenience Stores

  • The Co-operative
    Bicton Heath Shopping Centre, Welshpool Rd, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury SY3 5AD (15 minute drive)
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Supermarkets

  • Tesco
    Mill Ln, Welshpool SY21 7BL (15 minute drive)
  • Morrisons
    Berriew St, Welshpool SY21 7SS (18 minute drive)
  • Sainsbury’s
    Meole Brace Retail Park, Hereford Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 9NB (20 minute drive)
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Butchers

Wine Merchant

  • Tanners Wines
    26 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, SY1 1XD (30 minute drive)
    www.tanners-wines.co.uk | 01743 234455
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Bakery & Delicatessen

  • Vermeuleuns
    3 Drayton Rd, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, SY4 4NZ (35 minute drive)
    01939 252833
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Farmers Market

  • Market Drayton
    Street market & indoor market every Wednesday and indoor market every Saturday.
    Cheshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 3BU (50 minute drive)

 

Things to Do

Indoor

  • Level Up – Escape Room
    Unit SU33, Middle Level, Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury SY1 1BW
    www.levelupescapes.com | 01743623183
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Outdoor

  • Telford Ski & Snowboard Centre
    Court St, Madely, Telford TF7 5DZ
    www.telfordski.co.uk | 01952 382688
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On the Water

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Walking & Cycling

  • Max Bikes hire
    36 Percy Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2QQ
    www.maxbikespr.co.uk | 07531 627 433
  • There are a range of local walks available, and the owners can also recommend routes further afield if you’re feeling adventurous.
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Pampering

  • Glo Pamper
    For pampering in the comfort of your property. A range of treatments available from a local therapist including massage, pedicure, manicure, etc. To book please use the contact details below and quote ‘kate & toms’. Guests are advised to book well in advance.
    www.glo-pamper.co.uk | 020 7096 0385
  • The Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3AG
    www.all.accor.com | 01970 871 777

 

Top Places to Visit

Historic Buildings

Stately Homes & Gardens

  • National Trust – Berrington Hall
    Berrington Hall near, Leominster HR6 0DW
    www.nationaltrust.org.uk | 01568615721
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Places to Shop

  • Telford Shopping
    Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4BX
  • Grosvenor Shopping Centre
    Pepper House, Pepper Street, Chester, CH1 1EA
  • Shrewsbury
    Telford Shopping Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4BX

Top Things to Do for Children

Indoor

  • Rock Climbing
    Unit 3, Market Place, Battlefield Road, Shrewsbury SY1 4AN
    www.climbinghut.com | 01743295997
  • Jump In Trampoline Park
    1 Henley Way, Shrewsbury SY1 4YQ
    www.gojumpin.com | 08000988212
  • Black Hawk Laser Games
    Mile Oak Industrial Estate, Unit 4, Oswestry SY10 8GA
    www.blackhawklaser.co.uk | 01691654967
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Outdoor

  • Shrewsbury Mystery Treasure Trail
    Claremont Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1RD
    www.treasuretrails.co.uk | INSERT TEL NUMBER
  • West Midland Shooting Ground
    West Midlands Shooting Ground, Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 3LH
    WEBSITE ADDRESS – INSERT LINK | 01939 200644 | deb@wmsg.co.uk
  • Exotic Zoo Wildlife Park
    Exotic Zoo Wildlife Park, Hinkshay Rd, Dawley, Telford TF4 3GZ
    www.exoticzoo.co.uk | 01952591164

 

Useful Information

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Sleeps up to 19
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 3 en-suite, 1 private bathroom, 2 family bathrooms

MAIN HOUSE

  • Sleeps up to 15
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 en-suite, 1 private bathroom, 1 family bathroom
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Gold Room 4 King or Twin + Double Sofa bed Private Bathroom
Grey Room 4 King or Twin + King En-suite shower
White Room 2 King En-suite shower
Loft Room 2 Double En-suite shower
Top Room 2 Double
Attic Area 1 Single

COACH HOUSE

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 family bathroom
Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Coach House Lower 2 Twin Ground floor
Coach House Upper 2 King Accessed via Twin room

 

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Cooking and Dining

  • Dining table seats 20 guests comfortably
  • SMEG range with two electric ovens
  • Six burner gas hob
  • Large fridge freezer in the kitchen
  • Two dishwashers
  • Microwave & toaster
  • Ground coffee machine
  • Outside tables and chairs on terrace
  • Gas BBQ – gas provided
  • Private chef available
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Children Welcome

  • Toys, books and DVD’s for children
  • 1 travel cot available – linen not provided
  • 1 high chair available
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Accessibility

  • 1 ground floor bedroom available in the Coach House
  • Ground floor bathroom with a shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Steps into property
  • Step access on ground floor – 2 steps leading to the ground floor twin bedroom
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Inside

  • Cinema room with a Playstation and access to Prime, Netflix etc.
  • Yoga studio with DVD’s. The studio can also be used for beauty treatments.
  • 10 TVs ranging in size from 16” in the bedrooms to 48” in the cinema room, all with Freeview and integrated DVD players
  • Wi-Fi (BT Infinity 14mb)
  • Lots of books and DVDs
  • iPod docking stations
  • Gas fire and a log-effect fire
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Outside

  • Hot tub
  • 3/4 of an acre landscaped in Italianate style, which is accessed through doors
  • Table tennis for outside during warmer weather
  • Croquet
  • Footballs
  • Tennis court
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House Restrictions

  • Hen parties welcome
  • Two dogs welcome – pet policy in place
  • Sorry, no fireworks
  • Strict noise policy in place
  • Weddings and events welcome
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What’s Included

  • Linen, towels and essentials
  • Tea and coffee supplies for arrival
  • Use of washing machine & tumble drier

 


 

Hot Tub Use

  • We hope you’ll enjoy using the hot tub. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the hot tub.
  1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels
  2. You must shower before entering the hot tub to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc. This is vital to ensure a clean and healthy hot tub. If this rule is abused the hot tub may need to be closed for several days so that the water can be thoroughly refreshed.
  3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the hot tub area.
  4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the hot tub.
  5. Do not bring any form of glass into the hot tub area.
  6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the hot tub area where you could be in contact with water.
  7. Do not over-occupy the hot tub as this will lead to water spillage and will cause the hot tub to stop working. This is because the filter needs to be covered with water to work.
  8. Children must be supervised in and around the hot tub and must not use it without an adult present. Some children can overheat; please seek medical advice if this occurs.
  9. Please keep noise levels to an acceptable level. The hot tub is a place of peace and relaxation – be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
  10. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the hot tub with another person. We advise against using the hot tub alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
  11. On leaving the hot tub please switch off all jets and lights and make sure that the hot tub is sealed with the cover provided.
  12. Please note you must not use the hot tub if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
  13. You must not use the hot tub within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.
  14. Certain medical conditions can be affected by the hot tub, particularly those involving extremes of temperature. You are advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or suffer from any of the following: heart disease; circulatory problems; high or low blood pressure; diabetes; or any other condition that affects your body’s ability to react to heat.
  15. Prevent taking any medication which may affect your circulation or your ability to react to heat.

 

Noise Policy

  • The house is set in private grounds but we do have neighbours whose needs we respect – and who are used to enjoying a peaceful, tranquil environment in this lovely location. We therefore ask all our guests to show consideration to the environment and our neighbours in all matters, and especially with regard to noise.To help ensure everyone’s holiday goes well, we ask you to respect the following noise rules:
  1. After 9pm and before 9am please use the terraces and gardens around the house as quiet areas.
  2. Please do not take radios, CD players or other sources of music outside the house.
  3. Please do not turn up music within the property to provide music outside.
  4. Please limit any loud music playing inside the house so it cannot be heard outside.
  5. Please show consideration for our neighbours in the early morning and late evening.
  6. If you are having any deliveries or ordering taxis please ensure they have clear directions.
  • The vast majority of our guests will of course behave with great consideration to our neighbours and would never intend to offend but observing our noise policy will remove any potential for the harmonious environment to be disturbed.

 

Pet Policy

  • Should you be bringing a pet with you on your stay, you must comply with the below policy and rules that the owner has in place. This policy applies to all pets and not just dogs.
  1. You must not allow the pet upstairs, on the bed or other furniture
  2. The pet must sleep downstairs either in the utility room or another appropriate room with hard surface flooring
  3. You must supply your own pet bed, food and any other pet amenities required for your stay
  4. Any fouling at the Property must be cleared up without delay and disposed of accordingly
  5. The pet must not be left alone at the Property at any time and must go with you whenever you leave the Property
  6. You must ensure that the pet is free from parasites before the Rental Date, failure to do so may incur further charges which the Owner is entitled to recover from you in full
  7. Where there are other properties near the house, dogs should be kept on a leash and you must be mindful of other people and animals, including livestock, in the vicinity so as not to allow your pet to become a nuisance
  • Please note that a pet friendly property does not necessarily mean that the property has an enclosed garden.
  • Should any of the conditions stated in the policy above be breached, the owner will have the right to deduct any sum from the Cautionary Deposit so as to deal with such breach. Should the Cautionary Deposit be insufficient to remedy such breach, the Owner of the Property shall have the right to recover any sum from you so as to make up any shortfall.

 

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