The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Straddling the Anglo-Welsh border, our Oswestry holiday cottages are firm favourites with lovers of history and countryside. Once an important frontier town, an ancient hill fort looms high above while Offa's Dyke National Trail marks the boundary. This unique setting allows you to pop in and out of England and Wales as many times as you like during your Oswestry cottage stay, giving you a real feel for the fusion of cultures.
On the Welsh side are historic treasures like the castles of Chirk, Powis and Whittington, said to be the former home of that famous pantomime character! Natural delights, meanwhile, include Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, the highest in Wales.
Also close to your holiday home in Oswestry is the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site, built by Thomas Telford - if you've a head for heights, experience mind-boggling scenery and travel across by horse-drawn barge.
Family days out include woodland walks and picnics in Nesscliffe Country Park, mini Land Rover rides and more at the award-winning Park Hall Farm and many other fantastic days out in and around Oswestry in Shropshire.
Back in town, join a themed walking tour and discover Oswestry's nooks and crannies. Much of the centre is a designated Conservation Area, with a wonderful mix of architectural styles. Dip in and out of the attractive shops, the tempting eateries and cosy pubs. And don't miss a trip to the market (three days a week) or monthly farmers' market.
Did you know Oswestry was voted one of the 'coolest places to live in England'? Find out for yourself and book that Oswestry cottage holiday soon!
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Cedar Log Cabin, Brynallt Country Park | Welsh Frankton near Ellesmere | Shropshire
A lovely alternative to traditional Shropshire cottages; a detached log cabin in 5 acres, on a country park close to walking, castles and museums. Ellesmere 3 miles.
The Laurels | Llansilin near Oswestry | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Charming 18th century detached cottage in Llansilin village. Character beams and woodburner. Quality, well-equipped accommodation. Wonderful walking and hill views. Oswestry 6 miles.
Darwin Cottage | Llansilin near Oswestry | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Delightful, stone-built, mid-terrace cottage in Llansilin village. Spacious, high quality and well-equipped accommodation. Wonderful walking and biking. Oswestry 6 miles.
Fairfield | Chirk near Llangollen | North Wales & Snowdonia
Semi-detached Chirk cottage, walking distance to town amenities. Close to NT Chirk Castle, golf, Llangollen and Chester, ideal touring base for Wales and Shropshire.
Ysgubor Celyn Megan's | Llwynmawr near Llangollen | North Wales & Snowdonia
Detached, character cottage with stunning views. Four double bedrooms, two woodburners, conservatory. Access to doorstep walks. Llangollen 6 miles.
Ty Coed | Four Crosses near Welshpool | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Cosy Shropshire cottage in rural village of Four Crosses on England/Wales border. Character beams, shared garden. Offa's Dyke nearby. Welshpool 7 miles.
Ty Bara | Four Crosses near Welshpool | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Cosy cottage in rural village of Four Crosses, on Wales/England border. Ideal romantic retreat with beams. En-suite, shared garden. Welshpool 7 miles.
Little Pentre Barn | Overton-on-Dee near Chirk and Ellesmere | North Wales & Snowdonia
Delightful detached Overton-on-Dee cottage in rural location, 1.5 miles from this charming village. Beams, woodburner, seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool. Ellesmere 5 miles.