Pear Tree Cottage

Whittington near Oswestry, Heart of England (Ref. 23102)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This delightful 19th century, semi-detached cottage is situated in an excellent location within the historic Shropshire village of Whittington, only a two minute walk from a 12th century castle and moat. This Whittington cottage is perfect for a family holiday or a couple in search of a romantic destination in a lovely part of the country. This superb cottage in Whittington has a cosy atmosphere throughout with character beams in most rooms, a gas coal-effect fire in the sitting room and a conservatory leading to the rear patio garden, both ideal for relaxing while enjoying a drink after a day exploring Shropshire and Wales. From this Shropshire cottage you can stroll to the castle grounds, one of the two pubs in the village, or take a short drive to the castles at Chirk and Powis, delightful Llangollen with its riverside walks and exhilarating whitewater rafting and Ellesmere with its nine meres. Oswestry is 3 miles. Further afield are the Roman city of Chester and the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge with its ten museums. At the end of the day return to this charming Shropshire cottage and look forward to the next day’s adventure.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with gas coal-effect fire. Conservatory.


  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, pushchair and stairgate on request
  • Car port for 1 car plus off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable outbuilding with pool table
  • Enclosed patio with pergola, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pubs 2 mins walk.

Guest Reviews


    • “Excellent cottage in great location”
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    • “I am extremely fussy when he comes to choosing holiday cottages. This cottage seemed to offer a comfortable base in a nice location. How true that was! The village of Whittington itself is small and has a lovely little castle with a moat that you can walk round (dogs allowed in the grounds too). There are also 2 pubs and a shop. What more could you need. The cottage is warm and cosy with everything in it that you need as a home from home. There are also extra touches that the owners have thoughtfully provided and there is a wealth of information in leaflets about the surrounding area. It was very clean and we would have no hesitation recommending it or indeed staying there again ourselves. One last note about the owners - we have been booking holidays in the UK for 10 years and these are the most helpful and friendly owners we have come across.”

    Paula_n_Ivan, Derbyshire, October 2015

    • “Simply The Best”
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    • “We carried out a lot of research to find the best cottage for our family of 4 adults and it was satisfying to be proved right. We all loved this place, the welcome pack included wine, the garden was a secluded haven and the village was perfect. 2 pubs with good food - you have to book at busy times, convenience store,chippy and a castle with a cafe. Great location for all of Shropshire and Wales. Cottage very well equipped,good parking, nice chatty neighbours, church bells. The description is very accurate and don't be put off by the outside view- inside it is cottage and cosy. Breakfast in the conservatory - wonderful ! We do have to say the 2nd bedroom is small but our two full sized adults loved it and thought it was ideal. Bathroom downstairs was no problem ,plenty doors between it and other accommodation and 2nd toilet upstairs is very handy. Would we go again ? We are already planning our next stay. Oh! And the owners were very helpful , with phone calls, emails etc to make sure we got there and everything was ok. Great holiday.”

    JBJ03, Mildothian Scotland, July 2015

    • “Excellent Cottage”
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    • “Pear Tree Cottage is in a great location with Oswestry only about 10 minutes drive away and is centrally located for day trips to north and central Wales and the Midlands. The village has a good general store and 2 local pubs just a few minutes walk away. John and Alison have taken great care to ensure that your stay is very comfortable.”

    Joanp227, Sydney, Australia, June 2015

    • “Lovely cottage”
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    • “Great week in this very comfortable cottage. Tastefully furnished. Very comfortable beds. Lots of places to visit without driving too far. Easy and more challenging walks available nearby. Good position in village with shop, PO, pubs, chip shop and castle within a few minutes walk. Bus service if required. Owners very helpful and friendly.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

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    • “This was a repeat visit to Pear Tree Cottage. As always it was in perfect condition, an absolute pleasure to be there and lovely and warm. We would love to return and have just booked a week in the Spring.”

    Mr Lascelles, Durham, November 2015

    • “The owners were friendly and so helpful. The cottage itself was lovely - a home from home and spotlessly clean. The thoughtful touches really added to the overall welcoming nature of the cottage and was a reflection of the owners' thoughtfulness. The cottage is in a great location enabling easy access to surrounding areas. The village was lovely too, with two excellent pubs serving food - it even had a duck pond and castle! Would definitely recommend - 5 stars.”

    Mr Bulman, Baxenden, October 2015

    • “This is a lovely cosy little cottage set in an excellent place for exploring the area. It is clean and very comfortable with little extra touches by the owners to make your holiday experience a special one. Speaking of the owners, in all the years we have been booking cottages these are the friendliest and most helpful we've encountered.”

    Mrs Bargh, Chesterfield, October 2015

    • “The cottage exceeded our expectations, everything we needed was there. It is also well positioned to visit the area.”

    Mrs Hunter, Southampton, September 2015

    • “The sofa and the recliner were great and the king size bed was exceptionally comfortable. We loved the conservatory and the outside space. Could not fault this delightful cottage in any way.”

    Mrs Dodd, Barrow-in-Furness, September 2015

    • “A lovely cottage restoration, there was plenty of light and room. It was in a peaceful location and had a wonderful garden.”

    Mrs Mclaughlin, BURY, August 2015

    • “A beautiful cottage with a nicely maintained garden all set in an attractive village location. Very helpful owners who went to a lot of trouble to ensure that we had an enjoyable break. Recommended!”

    Mr Tucker, Kings Langley, July 2015

    • “We took a long time choosing the cottage as we were looking for the best one. We were happy to be proved right when we found the best cottage in Shropshire.”

    Mr Kelly, Bonnyrigg, July 2015

    • “We found Pear Tree Cottage was excellent in every way, it is self catering at its best. The owners have an eye for detail and have taken great pride in providing a fully equipped, spotlessly clean delightful home from home. Everything is well maintained and working and there are lots of high quality comforts. This is a repeat visit. Pear Tree Cottage never fails to impress and delight - and we look forward to returning. Thank you.”

    Mr Lascelles, Durham, June 2015

    • “This was our second visit to Pear Tree Cottage and we enjoyed it just as much as the first visit. The cottage had every facility we needed. The owners were very helpful and friendly, we felt confident that we could easily contact the owners should we need any further advice.”

    Mrs Martin, Warrington, May 2015

    • “A home from home, wonderful.”

    Mrs Bailey, Newton Stewart, April 2015

    • “We liked the layout of the cottage. My husband liked the parking, the secure and enclosed garden was good for us and the dogs, the bright light bedrooms, kitchen and conservatory were a plus.Two good pubs within walking distance plus lovely countryside. All improved by sunny weather! Would recommend and book same cottage again.”

    Mrs Elliott, Portsmouth, April 2015

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About the location


Oswestry 3 miles; Ellesmere 5 miles; Llangollen 12 miles.

The ancient village of Whittington is located between the historic border towns of Oswestry, Chirk with its famous castle and gardens and Ellesmere with its nine meres. Whittington boasts an impressive 12th century castle and moat, two character pubs, which serve food, and a shop, plus legend has it that Dick Whittington and his famous black cat originated from the village. The local area is ideal for scenic walks and bike rides, especially along the Shropshire Union Canal, and a variety of exciting watersports are available on the nearby River Dee at Llangollen. Three miles away is old Oswestry, the site of a spectacular Iron Age Hill Fort, while today the town offers many historic buildings and a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Ellesmere, just five miles away is home to the lovely Church of Saint Mary, a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and entertainment on and around the nine meres (lakes) which surround the town. Stroll through Cremorne Gardens, enjoy fishing and sailing or explore Colemere Country Park with its wonderful wildlife and scenic walks. The whole area has something for everyone.

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