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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
Pretty country lanes leading to the property
Stunning views from the front garden
Stone steps down to the property from the car parking area
Visit the National Trust Chirk Castle during your stay
Llangollen offers a wonderful vibrant Welsh riverside town atmosphere
Visit the historical Chester City for sight seeing and shopping
Relax on Bala Lake for paddle boarding and swimming
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14 / 21  Approach the property via steps to the front door
15 / 21  Pretty country lanes leading to the property
16 / 21  Stunning views from the front garden
17 / 21  Stone steps down to the property from the car parking area
18 / 21  Visit the National Trust Chirk Castle during your stay
19 / 21  Llangollen offers a wonderful vibrant Welsh riverside town atmosphere
20 / 21  Visit the historical Chester City for sight seeing and shopping
21 / 21  Relax on Bala Lake for paddle boarding and swimming

Border Retreat

Oswestry (4.5mls W), North Wales

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Romantic
Green
Quirky
Rustic
Electric vehicle charging
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

Head for the hills with your loved one and enjoy some truly special time at this exquisite retreat just inside the Welsh border. Situated near Lledrod, 4.5 miles from Oswestry, the beautiful former barn sleeps two guests and also welcomes a pair of their best four-legged friends. Indulge in long country walks with your canine companions in both Wales and England; wander the Ceiriog Valley or pick up a section of the long-distance Offa’s Dyke Path. Return home to light the wood burner and soak up the far-reaching, panoramic views.

Open the front door on to this handsome stone barn to find gorgeous timberwork and a series of picture windows. The open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner will quickly become the heart of this holiday home during your stay. Relax in here together in front of the Smart TV as the wood burner crackles nearby. Prepare tasty meals with the fresh, local produce you have sourced on your forays then enjoy them as you gaze out at the views. Venture upstairs to the comfortable, super-king-size bedroom with its pretty porthole window as night falls and find a contemporary wet room up here too. Bask out in the Welsh sunshine in your enclosed garden as you cook supper out in the fresh air on the BBQ. Find parking for two cars at the barn.

Spend your afternoons in the historic town of Oswestry. Browse its independent shops and market stalls and stop by antiques shops and art galleries. See the 3,000-year-old Oswestry Hillfort and follow the Wilfred Owen Walking Trail. Drive 9 miles to visit the National Trust’s Chirk Castle, a medieval fortress that dates back to the 13th century. Wander the exquisite 5.5-acre, landscaped grounds here and the 480 acres of estate parkland. Venture 7 miles to see the impressive waterfalls at Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.

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  • 1 Super  king-size bedroom
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and  washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV
  • Enclosed patio and lawn with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • 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.
  • EV Charging permitted - charges payable direct to owner
  • Set on a working farm  
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

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Delightful cottage off the beaten track, set in beautiful countryside
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Hayley Hammersley

This property is personally managed by Hayley.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynne 12th February 2024

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This cottage was exactly as advertised. Peaceful, a super getaway from it all. My two dogs played in the enclosed garden and slept well which meant that I had a good rest too. Everything was provided and carefully thought about. The cleanliness was top notch.

Reviewed by rebecca 5th January 2024

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We loved our short stay at Border Retreat and it was perfect for exploring this border area of Wales. We loved its remoteness and the fabulous views from every window. It has been made incredibly comfortable and cosy, so if the weather turns nasty you can stay dry and still enjoy the countryside. Just remember to bring your supplies as its not a plRead moreace to do a quick pop to the shops! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 8th December 2023

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Reviewed by Shirley 24th November 2023

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Beautiful cosy cottage in a wonderful setting

Reviewed by Beverley 3rd November 2023

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This is our second year at this lovely unique cottage and the setting is still as breathtaking as the first time we visited. Would definitely recommend if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and just enjoy the beautiful scenery and stunning walks surrounding in surrounding areas

Reviewed by O 27th October 2023

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The only properly secured garden I have ever found for my 2 jack russells so nice to let them roam freely about the garden. They loved it ! Great walks from the cottage. Location is amazing totally switched off easy to find. Cottage was warm, plenty of hot water good instructions in the property. Cottage was the best equipped one we have ever been Read moretoo. Didn't use the pubs or village however hubby had to pop to the supermarket in Oswestry and that was really easy. Definitely booking again ! Hide

Reviewed by Nisha 20th October 2023

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Lovely cottage, amazing spot - incredible views and peaceful location.

Reviewed by Lesley 22nd September 2023

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A lovely cottage with great views, cosy and comfortable, thoughtfully equipped, we had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Mark 15th September 2023

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Border Retreat is the perfect getaway for two, brilliant little cottage set in beautiful scenery. Weve been twice now and we both love it

Reviewed by Gary 8th September 2023

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Cottage was in a fantastic location giving great views and walks on the door step. Information in the cottage really helpful thank you.

Reviewed by Tracy 18th August 2023

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Absolutely beautiful cottage, stunning views so peaceful. Has everything you need for some much needed rest and relaxation!

Reviewed by Rob 4th August 2023

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A lovely cottage with dog friendly garden. The stunning views from this property are second to none. Well equipped, this is an ideal get away from busy life. Wildlife and night sky enthusiasts are in in for a treat. Recommended.

Reviewed by Tim 7th July 2023

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Exceptional views for miles, along a valley with hardly a house in sight. A unique and comfortable cottage. Simple and yet well equipped. Isolated (apart from the owners house which is not visible) and yet only 10 minutes or so and you are in the hustle and bustle of the market town of Oswestry. Friendly and helpful hosts.

Reviewed by Lorna 30th June 2023

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Border retreat is a wonderful place to stay. It is secure for dogs, very peaceful and the views are amazing. Everything is provided for you. Wish we stayed longer. Our dog Teddy hardly barked and was totally chilled. Would recommend a stay in the beautiful cottage.

Reviewed by Julia 2nd June 2023

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Location was perfection, views of hills and fields appear to go on forever. Watching sheep, rabbits, and a couple of buzzards was a bonus. Very quiet and peaceful. Wonderful to have a safe garden for our Labradoodle with a seating area for us too. Cottage facilities are all great quality. Just Perfect!

Reviewed by Sandra 19th May 2023

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Border Retreat was amazing we loved it and the dogs loved watching the sheep and no barking from the dogs. We didnt have any encounters with traffic. Walking the dogs on the the Old Racecourse was brilliant beautiful place to walk.

Reviewed by Amanda 30th April 2023

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What an amazing place! The cottage was a perfect home from home with everything one needs. The location was fabulous and the woolly neighbours were adorable. The terrace provided the perfect viewing platform to watch the gangs of lambs hanging out and playing chase - too cute for words!

Reviewed by Ricky 21st April 2023

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Perfect rural location and views were out of this world. The bedroom is so cosy and the view out the "round" window was breathtaking. Old cottage with mod cons that has been renovated to a high standard. Great walks direct from the cabin and plenty to do within the local area and our two dogs enjoyed it as much as we did. Highly recommend if you waRead morent to escape the hustle and bustle of city/town life and unplug from it all! Hide

Reviewed by Valerie 14th April 2023

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One of the best locations I have stayed in the views were outstanding and watching the baby lambs, jumping and running around was wonderful. The cottage was great to one of the best Ive stayed in

Reviewed by Ruth 7th April 2023

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The views , wildlife and peaceful setting are truly wonderful.

Reviewed by Ged 17th March 2023

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This is a lovely cottage in a very peaceful rural location. Everything within the cottage is perfect for a comfortable relaxed holiday. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Steven 5th March 2023

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Reviewed by Karl 27th January 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage. Safe enclosed garden for our dog. Great base to explore the area.

Reviewed by Chris 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by Beverley 8th November 2022

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What a great find! We chose this remote cottage to take our dog away from all the fireworks, as he's terrified of them! But not only did we escape all the noise of the flying rockets, we also found peace and quiet from the beautiful remote location that this gorgeous cottage sits within and just listened to the sound of nature at its best! We lovRead moreed our week so much we have booked another stay for next year! Hide

Reviewed by David 14th October 2022

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If you are looking for a break from reality then this place is for you. No traffic, no phone signal and minimal WiFi encourages you to truly switch off, the only noise you'll hear is of the crows, buzzards and sheep. Amazing star gazing, and such awesome weather (being in the valley, you see it all) The log burner adds to the experience as well as Read morethe handmade fixtures. Truly how country life should feel. We'd live there in a heartbeat. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 7th October 2022

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A lovely cosy, well equipped cottage with stunning views. Lots of lovely walks around the surrounding countryside. I highly recommend.

Reviewed by Hazel 30th September 2022

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This cottage is a gem. It's clean, cosy and comfortable and has bags of character. It's quiet and peaceful and the views are stunning. The owners live nearby and are very helpful and friendly but not intrusive. The dogs loved the safe garden and the walks from the door. Other great walks are only a short car drive away. The parking is good and, altRead morehough the last few miles are on a single track road, it has a very good tarred surface and it is rare to meet any other traffic. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 16th September 2022

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The perfect retreat for two ( and their dog) Set in a beautiful valley with stunning views. The cottage is quirky and comfortable and a good base for visiting lots of places. We loved our stay and are looking forward to our next visit

Reviewed by David 9th September 2022

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Spectacular location. Very cosy and welcoming accommodation for both dogs and their owners.

Reviewed by Jim 2nd September 2022

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Brilliant, the views are fantastic, the cottage just wonderful. So peaceful - a proper beak away from it all. And still within easy reach of Ostwestry and beyond.

Reviewed by Michael 19th August 2022

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Delightful cottage, would book again.

Reviewed by Alan 8th July 2022

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Just wonderful

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.

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