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Ellesmere 3 miles; Oswestry 5 miles; Shrewsbury 20 miles.
The tiny hamlet of Welsh Frankton stands between the famous village of Whittington, the birthplace of the first Lord Mayor of London, and the delightful town of Ellesmere, which is a pretty market town with Tudor, Georgian and Victorian buildings, found nestling between the beautiful mere (lake) and the Shropshire/Llangollen Canal, in an area known as Shropshire's Lakeland. Originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon settlement, Ellesmere is steeped in history. The town is home to the lovely Church of Saint Mary, with its 15th Century roof and Thomas Telford was based in the town while building the canal. There are a variety of shops, good pubs and restaurants and an abundance of entertainment on and around the nine 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. As the townspeople say, there really is ‘a mere for all’!
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A lovely brick built, detached, 19th Century barn conversion, situated in the picturesque grounds of Brynallt Country Park, a country estate on the edge of the hamlet of Welsh Frankton, 3 miles from Ellesmere. Recently renovated to a high standard, The Byre, winner of the North Shropshire Tourism Best Non-Serviced Accommodation Award 2007, provides contemporary yet cosy living, with a lovely double bedroom and a pretty, tree lined garden, ideal for relaxing and dining alfresco. The property is ideally positioned between the delightful village of Whittington and the market town of Ellesmere, which is surrounded by nine beautiful lakes and is known as Shropshire's Lakeland. The area is renowned for good fishing, boating and sailing and for its wonderful wildlife. Enjoy a visit to Chester, with its wonderful shops and famous zoo, or explore medieval Shrewsbury and Ludlow with their ancient castles and lovely riverside walks. The World Heritage Centre in Ironbridge, the beautiful hills at Church Stretton and many excellent golf courses are also within easy reach. A perfect base for an active holiday or a romantic break.
One bedroom with colour TV: 1 x king-size zip and link (can be made into twin beds on request). Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, sitting area and dining area.
Electric heaters throughout. Free standing electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 2 x colour TVs, DVD, radio/CD player etc. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 3 miles, pub/restaurant 10 mins drive. Note: Babes-in-arms only.
Previous visitors' comments about The Byre, Brynallt Country Park:
We were made welcome as soon as we arrived, by the owner with a welcoming pack. The place was cosy and relaxing and helped us enjoy a very pleasant week. Never been to the area before, we wondered how we had missed it all these years.
Mr Yates, Wickford, September 2012
Nice location and an extremely friendly owner. Welcome pack was a very nice gesture. Garden is ideal for the dogs. The cottage was extremely well equipped with good quality furnishings and utensils.
Mr Burton, Hunstanton, March 2012
First class holiday let, The owners make you feel very welcome. Good fenced in garden for dogs. A very good relaxing holiday with plenty to do on days out and good place to stop to see Shropshire. Good food at the Black Lion Hotel in Ellesmere.
Mrs Brumptom, Grimsby, August 2011
The garden and paddock; our two Westies, Ben and Bailey, loved the freedom. Also the lovely welcome pack; wine and chocolates - nice surprise. The cottage was a credit to the owners. I rate it 5 star.
Mr Cocker, Stockport, June 2011