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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

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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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.
 

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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  • 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.

 

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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

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

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Samuel, 3rd December 2021 Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

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.

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Mark, 26th November 2021 Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

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

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gary, 5th November 2021 Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

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James, 29th October 2021 Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Excellent accommodations in a remote scenic area

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Elizabeth, 18th October 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

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Bernard , 17th September 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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Esther, 10th September 2021 Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

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.

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Stu, 3rd September 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful location

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Angela, 27th August 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

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Paul, 20th August 2021 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

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

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Andrew, 30th July 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

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Brendan, 23rd July 2021 Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

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Susan, 9th July 2021 Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

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.

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Jack, 18th June 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

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Albertine, 11th June 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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

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Phyllis, 21st May 2021 Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

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Eoin, 12th April 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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!

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Olivia, 21st November 2020 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

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!!!!

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Steve, 9th October 2020 Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

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

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Suzanne, 17th July 2020 Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

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Tim, 20th February 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Our second stay at this delightful cottage. It is the perfect size for us two and our two dogs. If its peace, quite and isolation from the din of modern life you are after, this is the cottage for you. Take a good book, fire up the log burning stove and watch the wildlife in the amazing view down the valley. The owners, Michael and Pat are lovely pRead moreeople and have created a great little property to escape to! Hide

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R, 10th February 2020 Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Small cottage. Well equipped. A few maintenance issues. Flies.

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Lucy, 10th January 2020 Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

The location of Border Retreat is just wonderful. If you're looking for a full-on getaway this is the place. The quiet is extraordinary. And the views, even on a cloudy day, are beautiful. The cottage is cosy, the bed huge and comfy and the surrounding area interesting to explore by foot or car.

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Jacqueline , 20th December 2019 Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Quirky detached cottage, ideal for getting away from it all. Setting and view fabulous, surrounded by fields, sheep. 11/2 mile from main road so seldom any other traffic. Log burner efficient. Table and chairs out side great to sit and have a coffee and watch the country side.

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WHERE TO FIND IT

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