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Wern Tanglas Cottage

Newcastle-on-Clun near Clun, Shropshire (Ref. 12897)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was everything we were led to expect from the description."

    The position was rather isolated but that was the reason we chose it! There was good feeling about the whole holiday experience and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the cottage to anyone looking for peace and quiet !

    Reviewed by MaxApr 2022

  • "Wern Tanglas is idealic ."

    .. set in the depths of Shropshire - it's a picture postcard property and we loved it. And they allowed our 2 little doggies - Martha and Murphy. Geoff the owner is very friendly and on hand if any issues - but there were none. Very warm and comfortable cottage - and the kitchen is very well equipped. The cottage is in 14 acres of land and the owners have 2 gorgeous friendly and chatty sheep, plus donkeys and horses which you can approach if you want to. Myrtle (their dog) is just lovely and welcomed us on arrival. There is outside seating and we enjoyed sitting out in the evening sun listening to the birds and the breeze in the trees - no other noise - well apart form Sidney and Susie (the sheep). Martha and Murphy loved it and went off exploring every day. We would definitey reccommend this cottage and will be going back time and time again. Gaynor and Keith, Martha and Murphy.

    Reviewed by KeithApr 2022

  • "We have just returned from a brilliant Easter weekend at Wern Tanglas Cottage."

    The cottage was warm and clean, and the rooms larger than expected which was an added bonus! The cottage is in a stunning location with lovely walks right on the doorstep - great for us, our kids, and our dogs. Geof and Simone made us feel very welcome on their farm, they were around if we needed anything without being intrusive on our holiday. Our children thoroughly enjoyed helping feed the animals (2 sheep, 4 donkeys, 2 ponies and a horse), and getting to groom Blaze (one of the ponies) was a dream come true. After the adventures of the day, there was plenty of hot water to enjoy a relaxing soak in the roll-top bath, before watching a bit of TV in the cosy lounge. The beds were comfy, the kitchen well equipped including a decent oven, microwave and washing machine (although we didn't use the latter), and the free WiFi connection in the cottage and private garden was good. So, if you're looking for a family getaway, a walking holiday or just some time out to relax, we'd highly recommend a stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2022

  • "Sadly upon arrival on Friday the cottage was stone cold."

    The radiators were lukewarm. We couldn't switch the gas fire on and there were no instructions. We contacted the owner who came round and said he had fixed the problem. However the gas fire was now on but the central heating went off, shortly after he left. We could not contact the owner and had to report the ongoing problem to Sykes through their out of hours phone line. It was so cold we had our coats and gloves on and were still cold. The owner came round at 9.30pm but could not get the heating working. He tried again the next morning but no joy. He then arranged for an engineer to come at midday. The owner told us that a previous booker had had the same problem. Our first night there was no heating in the bedroom, it was so cold we could not get warm and hardly slept. Communication was poor, we did not know if it was likely that the central heating could be repaired, so were uncertain whether we could have a holiday, as Sykes told us it was unlikely that they could find us another cottage at such short notice. We thought we might have to drive home on Saturday after such a horrible cold night. The engineer did solve the problem by 3pm on Saturday. We were offered no apology or compensation, until Wednesday when we were given some flowers. It was a very stressful and upsetting start to our holiday. This problem with the heating seems to be recurring. I also had great difficulty turning off the hot tap on the bath, another maintenance problem. I would not recommend this property.

    The heating had been turned on at 3pm for your arrival and we showed you which direction to turn the gas fire knob on after your arrival. The boiler pilot light did go out, and when we were advised at approximately 8pm, we turned it back on and apologised profusely and when saying 'it sometimes happens' we simply meant that pilot lights can occasionally go out in any property When you called us about the issue later, we acknowledge that we couldn't restart the pilot light on again but regrettably at 9.30pm could not arrange an engineer for that evening, especially in a rural location bit did reassure you that we would get it resolved the next day. The gas fire in the lounge was working fine however so the lounge was warm and both bedrooms had both summer and a spare winter duvet plus spare eiderdowns, we had thought this would have been sufficient bedding for overnight for both of you in good weather, we are sorry if this was not the case. The engineer did arrive the next day, slightly later than anticipated as we acknowledged which was regrettably outside our control, and we are sorry that you were disappointed regarding the delayed arrival of the emergency engineer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2022

  • "Cosy, comfortable cottage in a idyllic setting."

    Jeff was very friendly & helpful. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Wern Tanglas."

    The cottage itself is well equipped and surprisingly spacious. We loved the roomy kitchen diner in the daytime and the snug living room at night. We were also toasty warm during a rather dank week. The water was always hot, and the beds were comfy. We had no mobile signal but the Wi-Fi was good in the kitchen and twin bedroom. It was a very relaxed place to bring our dog to, we appreciated being able to walk over the small holding with her as well as enjoying local walks from the door. We especially valued that Wern Tanglas is very reasonably priced. Therefore we weren’t expecting ultra-luxury, but it certainly offered more than many higher -priced cottages, was very comfortable and the description accurate. Geof and Simonne were excellent but unobtrusive hosts and we enjoyed meeting and feeding their animals, especially Goosie. If, like me, you’re the sort of nerd who likes your holiday cottage to be named on the OS map, then Wern Tanglas is for you. It’s fairly remote (4 minutes drive to Newcastle, 12 to Clun) so there are wonderful dark skies, good views from the cottage, and walks from the door as well as plenty of other walking. One I’d not heard of was the Kerry Ridgeway which we enjoyed discovering. There are also wonderful views and places to explore by car heading up around the Welsh Border if you don’t mind narrow lanes. Thank you again Geof and Simonne.

    Reviewed by MarionNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in a beautifully quiet location."

    Our daughters really enjoyed feeding the donkeys with carrots each morning and the dog was very excited about chasing his ball in the meadow. The house was surprisingly spacious inside with enough room for the dog crate in the kitchen and wet weather gear (not that we needed it) in the conservatory. The beds were comfortable and we were cosy and warm. There was an interesting selection of books to read and a huge selection of local tourist information leaflets and walking guides. Food allergies mean its easier to cook our own food when away so found the fridge/freezer to be on the small side for our needs. Another time we would buy little and often in the neighbouring towns we passed through each day. Overall our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable and we'd love to come back one day - perhaps to see the meadow in full flower - I imagine it is very special indeed.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "Very comfortable and peaceful cottage."

    Fantastic for stepping out with the dogs

    Reviewed by StefanOct 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves lovely cottage to relax and unwind in."

    Beautiful location. Host excellent.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2021

  • "The pub which would be a bit more than a 15 minute walk was shut The garden area is delightful, if you get up early sit outside with a cup of tea and watch the sun come up over the facing hill."

    We like peace and quiet and this was the best place we have ever stayed for it, just the sound of sheep and birds.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Beautiful location and a well equipped cottage."

    We had a fantastic week at Wern Tanglas, we certainly hope to return. The cottage is clean and spacious and the outdoor space was really enjoyable for both ourselves and the children.

    Reviewed by LeanneAug 2021

  • "We had a really lovely week at the cottage."

    It was so peaceful and quiet, and the setting is just amazing. There’s wonderful walking from the doorstep or further away, and we found a fabulous riding stables too. Couldn’t have asked for anything more from our holiday and the cottage.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2021

  • "If you want a quiet location off the beaten track, look no further."

    What an absolute gem of a place! So many things to see and do a week just wasn't long enough.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Wern Tanglas is a very comfortable cottage in a peaceful location."

    The owners are not at all intrusive but are close by if needed. We have stayed twice now and will no doubt be back.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "Just returned home after spending a lovely week at Wern Tanglas cottage."

    We couldn't fault our stay. The cottage was well equipped, clean and comfortable with a lovely garden to relax in. Plenty of places to visit in the area, with great walks either from the door or within a short drive. Lots of information available and Geof and Simonne were great hosts. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "Beautiful setting, peace and tranquility, just what we needed."

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

  • "Excellent property in lovely location wonderful peace and quiet"

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "Lovely quiet cottage, had everything we needed for the week."

    Wonderful dawn chorus every day, and owls at night. Lovely owners, and our son really enjoyed meeting and feeding the animals. So much to explore in the area, we ran out of time to see everything!

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2021

  • "Cosy cottage in a beautiful location with lots of good walking on the doorstep."

    Our daughters were delighted to meet and feed the owners donkeys and two pet lambs, and to play with their two friendly dogs.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week at this quaint cottage."

    Only thing I missed was having a stand up shower and my own pillow but I always miss my pillow no matter where I stay. However going without a shower was soon soothed by the size of the bath which when full with bubbles gives u a cuddle all round as the bath is free standing with high back on it. Very nice to rest in. We will def go back in summer and when there’s snow. Great value for money. Thank you very much we loved it. Sally Folan

    Reviewed by Sally-AnneOct 2020

  • "Wern Tanglas is a lovely cottage."

    .. Close enough to civilization to eat out and visit attractions but also sumptuously remote enough to feel that you are getting away from the rest of world. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need. I understand the WiFi was down before our weekend but on the day of our arrival the owner was working hard to replace the wire and we had no internet issues at all during our stay. The owners were lovely and gave us free range across their property. We all loved the donkeys and the ponies- so friendly! And the dogs cuckoo and Myrtle are beautiful. Be ready to play stick with Myrtle! The cottage was easy to find from the directions... I only wish I was still there :)

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "Cottage is good sized, comfortable and warm but is a bit cluttered with a dated appearance."

    Because the weather was unfortunately dismal when we stayed we felt the lighting in the cottage could be made brighter, with a better light bulbs in the dining area and lounge. Despite the best efforts by the host, and although we were offered use of the host’s wifi in their absence, wifi was unfortunately limited to standing outside only and maybe the description should include about lack of mobile coverage. Garden area is shared with the owners. No covered bike storage area available. Lots of useful leaflets and print outs of the local area were provided, but perhaps this could be presented better in a welcome folder with more info about the cottage and recycling. Host was very helpful and obliging and even gave us a lift into town. These are just suggestions not criticisms.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and I’m so glad we could help with giving you a lift. Thank you also for the super comments you left in our property guestbook, we’re glad you had a great time. If we had known you could not locate the shed for the bikes we would of course have told you where to find it, but moving forward we will now include that info in the welcome folder for the property, thank you for that suggestion. We’re sad that the weather was bad during your visit, which of course will always make rooms a little darker than usual and when spending more time indoors than usual it regrettably coincided with the internet cable being damaged during some routine garden maintenance. Apologies for this, it has been fully rectified and the superfast broadband is now fully operational again. We have taken on board your suggestion regarding removing some ornaments, although we do feel that the décor generally is in keeping with the rural character property that we have and hope that this is clear in the photographs. The garden area covers 14 acres which guests are free to use any part of and we also have a designated private and undisturbed guest patio area (picture 17) with views of the rolling hills where guests can sit and relax when the weather permits. Thank you again for your suggestions, it is very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JustinAug 2020

  • "This warm & cozy cottage is in a beautiful & peaceful location, offering lots of walks straight from the front door."

    Once back at the cottage there are the animals, each with their own quirky personalities, to entertain you. The owner, Geoff, provided a warm welcome (but isn't intrusive) and is on hand to provide lots of helpful advice on where to go & what to do in the area. A quick look through the visitors' book in the cottage indicates a lot of the guests to this delightful cottage have been before, and often several times. I will certainly be one of those people as I'm already planning to go back next year, hopefully twice (to catch the different seasons).

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this lovely cottage."

    The scenery was beautiful and the host was very helpful. Very peaceful area and great for wildlife and long walks in the countryside. We will certainly be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

  • "A lovely, quiet country retreat."

    The host was extremely friendly and helpful and Myrtle the dog so gorgeous and silly. Only one thing missing, a shower overhead or free standing would have been great, but we did know before booking that this wasn't available. Highly recommended. Sue and Tim

    Reviewed by TimMay 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and cosy, well equipped and comfortable."

    The setting is stunning and peaceful with the only sounds those of the ponies and donkeys and the sheep on the hillside. There was no phone signal (who cares!) but the WiFi worked perfectly if needed. All in all a lovely, relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by PippaMay 2019

  • "Had a great last minute trip away back to where my mum was brought up."

    The cottage was just what we required for the weekend and well equipped. The owner was there if you needed him but also left you to get on with your weekend. We will be back soon for another stay.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2019

  • "Very efficient communication with sykes."

    Warm, clean and comfortable cottage with helpful owner. Beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2018

  • "Lovely remote location with great walks straight from the door which was fantastic for us and our 2 dogs."

    We really enjoyed being amongst the ponies, donkeys, geese and owner's dogs. The cottage is well equipped and although the internet reception was intermittent this only enhanced the relaxing tranquil environment. The owner is very helpful and accommodating. We've already booked again!

    Reviewed by FayJul 2018

  • "We felt particularly relaxed as the owner was an animal lover so our two dogs were made very welcome."

    NO STREET LIGHTS!!!! We love proper dark.

    Reviewed by JMay 2018

  • "The cottage was superb for the two of us plus two dogs."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.We couldn't get wi-fi although there was a router in the kitchen but we could get a phone signal a short walk up the hill on the other side of the lane.Neither of these was a problem and it was nice to just have the peace and quiet of the location.Although a bit off the beaten track it was very easy to get around and we easily fulfilled our wishes to visit some National Trust properties,go carriage driving at Cavalry of Heroes,Whitney on Wye,see the Flying Scotsman on the Severn Valley Railway and revisit Ludlow including the castle this time.We really love the area and would definitely look to see if this cottage was available should we decide to go that way next year. Many thanks, Ginny and David Shipway

    Reviewed by VirginiaSep 2016

  • "Cottage was in an excellent location."

    Very peace full.Would recommend .Would re book.

    Reviewed by SylviaSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with slipper bath with hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with coal effect gas fire
  • Drying room for boots and coats
  • Wi-Fi
  • LPG central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, combi TV/DVD with FreeSat, WiFi 20Mbps broadband, selection of books
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Designated lawned garden and gravelled sitting area to front with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles and local pub 15 min walk

The property

Newcastle-on-Clun 1.25 miles.

A stone-built, detached barn conversion situated next to the owner's home on a 15 acre smallholding in the lovely Clun Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This Newcastle-on-Clun holiday cottage offers comfortable, cosy accommodation ideal for a family holiday or a couple wanting a quiet break in a tranquil countryside location.

After a long day of walking, you can kick off your boots and leave them in the drying room, and head to the bathroom for a well-earned soak in the tub, before curling up in the king-size bed for a comfortable night's sleep.

The owner of this Shropshire cottage keeps a variety of farm animals, and from the front garden you can relax and enjoy watching three friendly donkeys, two ponies and an array of geese and chickens, as well as the views of the surrounding valley and hills.

This Shropshire cottage is wonderfully located for exploring all of Shropshire and into Wales, whilst close by is Offa's Dyke and the Kerry Ridgeway providing exciting walking and biking trails.

Enjoy the sleepy village of Clun, delightful Bishop's Castle, medieval Ludlow and pretty Church Stretton, known as Little Switzerland.

This Newcastle-on-Clun cottage provides cosy accommodation in a lovely peaceful location with a good real ale pub close by.

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About the location


Ludlow 21 miles; Shrewsbury 34 miles.

Newcastle-on-Clun is a small village situated in the picturesque Clun Valley, which nestles amidst the rolling Shropshire Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village boasts the 17th century Crown Country Inn which serves Real Ales, excellent food and a warm welcome. Being located close to Offa’s Dyke Pathway and the Kerry Ridgeway, this is an ideal base for people who enjoy walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, golfing or visiting the historic towns and attractions found in and around the Shropshire Hills and the Welsh border. Only 3.5 miles away is Clun; described by the poet A.E. Housman as “the quietest place under the sun”, this sleepy little town has ruins of a Norman castle, a delightful 15th century stone bridge and is an excellent location for walking along the Shropshire Way and the Jack Mytton Pathway. A perfect base from which to discover Shropshire and into Wales.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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