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Delightful cottage off the beaten track, set in beautiful countryside
Park up and forget about reality for a few days
Approach the property via steps to the front door
Stunning views from the front garden
Cosy up in front of the wood burner in the lounge
Home away from home
King-size bedroom with exposed beams
Gaze out at the countryside from your bedroom window
Stylish wet room with shower on the first floor
Open-plan living space with kitchen, lounge and dining area
Kitchen
Rustle up a meal for two
Dining area where you can enjoy evenings in together
Pretty country lanes leading to the property
Stone steps down to the property from the car parking area
1 / 15  Delightful cottage off the beaten track, set in beautiful countryside
2 / 15  Park up and forget about reality for a few days
3 / 15  Approach the property via steps to the front door
4 / 15  Stunning views from the front garden
5 / 15  Cosy up in front of the wood burner in the lounge
6 / 15  Home away from home
7 / 15  King-size bedroom with exposed beams
8 / 15  Gaze out at the countryside from your bedroom window
9 / 15  Stylish wet room with shower on the first floor
10 / 15  Open-plan living space with kitchen, lounge and dining area
11 / 15  Kitchen
12 / 15  Rustle up a meal for two
13 / 15  Dining area where you can enjoy evenings in together
14 / 15  Pretty country lanes leading to the property
15 / 15  Stone steps down to the property from the car parking area

Border Retreat

Oswestry (4.5mls W), North Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A stunning detached barn conversion with uninterrupted rural views, a real haven
  • This is a wonderful romantic retreat in a tranquil and secluded location enjoying breath-taking views
  • Perfect for walking and cycling around the beautiful countryside of Powys and Shropshire
Property code: 48192

Set in an idyllic hamlet on the borders of Powys and Shropshire, this stunning detached barn conversion offers superb uninterrupted rural views and is a romantic, tranquil and secluded haven.
 

This beautiful cottage nestles in a paradise for keen walkers and cyclists, with a superb choice of foot paths and trails to explore. You can discover the Ceiriog Valley, Tanat Valley and Shropshire Hills, or navigate the 177 miles of Offa’s Dyke, and see The Pistyll ,a dramatic 240 foot waterfall in Llanrhaedr which is the tallest single drop waterfall in the UK. There are plenty of pretty villages dotted around the area including Llansilin and Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, with a choice of excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants. The ancient market town of Oswestry offers a unique range of shops, eateries, galleries, events and a host of attractions to enjoy. There are National Trust properties nearby including Erddig, Chirk and Powis Castles.

On entering this attractive property, which was imaginatively restored in 2016 and which retains plenty of original features, including exposed beams, and which offers great views from every window, you will find yourself in the cosy and traditional open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The snug and welcoming lounge is an ideal space to relax in, with comfortable seating, tasteful furnishing, Smart TV and a traditional wood burner. You will also find a charming dining area, and the stylishly designed kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need including electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. Heading up to the first floor, you will find a cosy and spacious super king-size. There is also a wet room, complete with shower and WC.

Stepping outside, you can relax at the end of a fantastic day and admire the glorious rural views from the enclosed garden, with patio, lawn, furniture and BBQ. Off-road parking is available for 2 cars.

  • Set on a working farm  
  • 1 Super  king-size bedroom
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and  washing machine
  • Lounge with wood burner (first basket of logs included) and Smart TV
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • Enclosed patio and lawn with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Bed linen, electric, central heating, and Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Bike storage, seasonal organic produce and holistic therapies available by arrangement with the owner
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Please note that there are stone steps down to the property from the parking area.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

 

Hayley Hammersley

This property is personally managed by Hayley.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susanne 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Stu 27th May 2022

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2nd time we have been to this cottage it is small but it has everything you need. Views from the cottage stunning and lovely sitting out watching the wildlife. Some steep steps going down to the cottage so if you aren't good on your feet might be an issue. Nothing on your doorstep once at the cottage although Oswestry is only a fifteen minute driveRead more from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Dirk 15th April 2022

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The perfect place to unwind, and catch up with a book. Very clean and conformable.

Reviewed by Edward 18th March 2022

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Lovely property complete with breath taking views! The property is well equipped and has everything you could possibly need (even comes with a smart TV and WiFi - which is impressive for the location). Have already informing family and friends if this little gem!

Reviewed by andrew 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Clare 4th March 2022

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A beautiful cottage in an absolutely stunning location. We had a great holiday and our dog had a lovely time chasing rabbits and staring at the sheep through the secure garden fence. There's a ginormous comfy bed and a fab shower. Highly recommended, just be aware the garden is steep and access to the cottage is via quite a few stone steps.

Reviewed by Ellie 6th February 2022

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Absolutely beautiful, can't fault it, great for the dogs especially with an enclosed garden as some don't have any fencing at all! Close enough to a village and a variety of walks but also great if you want to stay in and stay warm with the log fire (and heating if you prefer). Loved the (bigger than) superking bed, they had thought of everything yRead moreou would need in the kitchen and the bathroom/wet room was lovely and warm. Good WiFi if that is important to you, smart TV too. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 22nd December 2021

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A cosy cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location. Lovely and clean with homely little touches everywhere and very well equipped. The owners were so warm and welcoming, we didnt want to leave. Hope to return in 2022.

Reviewed by Samuel 3rd December 2021

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Very pretty little cottage with a stunning view, all the amenities you need and loads of walks for the dogs around. Absolutely will look to book again and hopefully stay longer next time.

Reviewed by Mark 26th November 2021

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If you like cosy cottages in beautiful remote surroundings you can't go wrong with the retreat. Would definitely go again.

Reviewed by Gaz 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by James 29th October 2021

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Excellent accommodations in a remote scenic area

Reviewed by Elizabeth 18th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location, owners were lovely and really helpful.

Reviewed by Bernard 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Esther 10th September 2021

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We had a lovely holiday at Border Retreat and could not fault it. Very comfortable, quiet and peaceful. Stunning location to just sit and admire the view. Lovely walks straight from the cottage door. Ideal base for a couple with pets.

Reviewed by Stu 3rd September 2021

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Beautiful location

Reviewed by Angela 27th August 2021

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We have just returned from a fabulous week staying at Border Retreat. The cottage is cosy, well equipped with a huge comfortable bed. The views are breathtaking and the dog friendly garden was perfect for our lab and spaniel who spent hours watching the sheep and rabbits safely! There are so many great places to visit in the area and great walks toRead more explore. Michael and Pat are extremely friendly but not intrusive. I would thoroughly recommend Border Retreat as a perfect place to relax. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 20th August 2021

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Our stay at Boarder Retreat was just perfect for a week away from it all in a fabulous location. Perched on top of a beautiful valley with amazing views over farm land and a haven for wildlife. We saw Buzzards flying at eye level around the valley. There was plenty of room for us and our puppy very clean and all mod cons. The owners live nearby andRead more are lovely. We had an issue with our car and it had to be towed to a main dealer but Michael and Pat kindly took us into town for essentials. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 30th July 2021

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A warm, charming cottage set in a stunning location. Friendly greeting from the owners having arrived following excellent route description. The area is a must for walkers and it was a real bonus to be able to do some excellent walks from the house. Outdoor facilities were excellent so we were able to sit out and enjoy the peace and quiet. Good wifRead morei and satellite reception. A place that we hope to return to in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Brendan 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 9th July 2021

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The location was unbeatable,absolutely stunning. The cottage provided most of home comfort. It was clean and well presented. It was nice to meet the owner and appreciate the visit from him. We wouldn't hesitate a return visit. There is nothing negative to say about the cottage. It provided everything needed for the holiday of your choice.

Reviewed by Jack 18th June 2021

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Everything you could possibly need is in the cottage. The cottage is set in the most beautiful setting you could wish for its clean and comfortable we have three dogs and we had ample room .The garden is enclosed and dog friendly .There are lots of fantastic walks for you and the dog/dogs on the doorstep . We would highly recommend this cottage andRead more will definitely be visiting again . Hide

Reviewed by Albertine 11th June 2021

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Clean, comfortable and very relaxing. Fantastic views and great local walks (an excellent selection of maps and routes at the cottage), although you will have to be fit to take them on. We had a lovely time and the dogs loved it too, spending a considerable amount of time viewing the surrounding wildlife. Only two minor disappointments in firstly, Read morefinding the Pen-Y-Gwely reservoir locked up against visitors by the officious Severn Water and secondly, the local 100 acre wood being closed too. Hide

Reviewed by Phyllis 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Eoin 12th April 2021

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The view is something that neither words nor a photo could properly capture. This is a truly wonderful place with everything you need and a huge fire!

Reviewed by Olivia 21st November 2020

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Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. You can really tell the property was built with love and care. Great for dogs and some fantastic walks from the doorstep. Wet room shower had great pressure and the heating was fast and reliable. Fire was lovely when returning from wet wintery walks. Will definitely stay again!!!!

Reviewed by Steve 9th October 2020

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There's no place on the British isle with views like this from every window of the property,amazing,very remote if that's what your looking for,excellent walks from the door,a warm cosy cottage,safe garden for you dog,no local shop or pub for a few miles but a drive away gets you there,overall an outstanding situated cottage for quite,peaceful breaRead morek. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 17th July 2020

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Delightful cottage off the beaten track, set in beautiful countryside
Park up and forget about reality for a few days
Approach the property via steps to the front door
Stunning views from the front garden
Cosy up in front of the wood burner in the lounge
Home away from home
King-size bedroom with exposed beams
Gaze out at the countryside from your bedroom window
Stylish wet room with shower on the first floor
Open-plan living space with kitchen, lounge and dining area
Kitchen
Show 3 moreRustle up a meal for two

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Home to three national parks, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Britain's smallest city, Wales is a wonderful destination for a staycation in the UK. Bordered by golden sands and surf-battered cliffs, and filled with dramatic peaks and valleys, this beautiful country is a real magnet for those who love the outdoors.

Climbing, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife watching are just a few of the activities on offer during holidays in Wales. And then there are the castles, over 600 to be exact, so you could visit a different one every day for a year and still not see them all! Add to this a string of award-winning beaches, cosmopolitan shopping cities like Cardiff and Swansea, as well as a host of thrilling attractions, and it's easy to see why Wales is so special.

North Wales

Surrounded on three sides by water, with the enchanting Isle of Anglesey at its rugged tip, North Wales offers an incredible base for your break. Head to the Llyn Peninsula to reveal sandy shorelines and secluded surf breaks, or enjoy a bucket and spade day out at a traditional seaside resort, such as Llandudno, Barmouth or Abersoch.

Further inland, you’ll find the Snowdonia National Park, home to one of the biggest reasons to visit North Wales, if not the highest, Mount Snowdon - easily accessible thanks to a train ride. North Wales is packed full of rich heritage too, with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Harlech, Caernarfon and Conwy Castles, and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal.

South Wales

From the lakes, waterfalls and mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park through to the winding rivers of the Wye Valley and the breathtaking beaches of the Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, South Wales is a feast for the eyes. Tread the Wales Coast Path for epic views over turquoise seas, explore the Glamorgan Heritage Coast which includes the pristine sands of Rhossili Bay, or try some water sports at Mumbles on Swansea Bay.

If you fancy a challenge, see if you can reach the summit of mighty Pen y Fan, or delve deep underground and uncover the secrets of Dan yr Ogof cave. And that’s before we even mention the beauty spots of Llangorse Lake, the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark and Llanthony Valley.

West Wales

Encompassing the counties of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, as well as the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, West Wales is a spectacular peninsula. If you’re looking to spot dolphins, seals and puffins, and experience some of the cleanest waters in the country, then this is the place.

Wander the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, hop aboard a boat trip to the wildlife sanctuaries of Ramsey, Skomer or Skokholm Islands, or visit the Cistercian monks of Caldey Island. For a beach day, lounge on the soft sands of Barafundle Bay or stroll through the charming streets of Tenby, Laugharne or St Davids. And after all that sea air, venture inland for a hike in the Cambrian Mountains, the Brechfa Forest, or the Towy Valley.

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