Time to freshen up

A gap between guests has enabled us to freshen up the paintwork. We have also listened to your feedback and replaced the bathroom basin with a larger one.

A few weeks ago we also replaced the sofa bed and bed mattress, both of which had started to lose their “spring” after accommodating many guests. We have worked out that since we opened Piggery Cottage over 500 people have stayed with us (from 250 bookings). That’s lots of people sitting on the sofa and sleeping in the bed!

Wildlife watching

As a rural property we know we get lots of wildlife visitors but some of them are harder to spot. This year  we have set up a trail camera to monitor the night time visitors. We were so delighted to get footage of this little chap (or chapess).


Glorious summer

What a glorious summer we’ve had. Our guests have enjoyed some lovely hot days and warm evenings and been able to see the local area at its best.

Keeping the garden watered has been a challenge but the sunflowers have flourished.


Celebrating awards and certificates!

Last month (April 2017) we were delighted to be awarded Airbnb Superhost status for the 6th quarter in a row and now this month (May 2017) we have received a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. We couldn’t have achieved this without our lovely guests and their complimentary reviews. Thanks to you all.

Eckford Sweet Pea Show

The Eckford Sweet Pea Society of Wem will be holding its 27th Annual Sweet Pea Show on Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July 2015.

The show is held in honour of the 18th Century nurseryman Henry Eckford who moved to Wem in 1888.

There will be over 70 classes for sweet peas from the Formal Vases to Bowls, Baskets, Plants, Floral Art & Children’s section. For more information visit the Virtual Shropshire website.

Happy Anniversary

Piggery Cottage has been welcoming guests for 12 months now. We couldn’t have wished for a better first 12 months. We are closing the cottage for business for a week in the middle June to redecorate. We will be up and running again as soon as possible.

Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival

The second Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival, in association with Whitchurch Town Council, will take place on the last weekend of May. Thousands of foodies will descend on Whitchurch to feast their eyes on over 80 trade stands at the Civic Centre on May 30th and 31st.

The event will feature an outdoor food court, cookery theatre, cocktail making, celebrity chefs, live demonstrations, locally produced food and drink and free samples galore.

Blackberry Fair

Whitchurch’s Seventh annual Harvest Street Festival that celebrates You, Me and the Planet takes place on Saturday 4th October 2014. The town streets will be lined with local producers, craft stalls, environmental organisations and street musicians. The event lasts all day from 10.00 am to 6.oo pm For more information check out the blackberry fair facebook page.

Local cycling information

If you are you looking for someone who knows the best cycle routes in Shropshire or someone to cycle with then contact the Local Member Group of the Cyclists’ Touring Club, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation.

The CTC has active groups that lead rides in the glorious countryside of Shropshire, from the “plains” of the North to the hills of the South and the Marches of the West, via the World Heritage Site that is the Ironbridge Gorge.

For more details visit the Cycle Shropshire website.