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Graig Gwyn Cottage

(Ref. 1007316)

Nantmawr near Trefonen, Shropshire Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quiet and comfortable property with fantastic views."

    Was easy to find despite being tucked away, we would certainly like to revisit.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Oct 2023

  • "FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS!"

    ! Everything was great. Well appointed courage. Fantastic location for exploring. Can’t wait to come back with my three dogs, and my husband too!!

    Reviewed by Poonam5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, plenty of space for up to 4 people, comfy bed ( hurrah !"

    ) , huge kitchen with a great stove according to my daughter’s chef boyfriend! Large dining / sitting room with wood burner and large tv and loads of cd’s . Everything that you need from a holiday cottage . Very clean , bed linen and towels provided. So peaceful, wonderful views, sat out listening to owls calling . Satnav got us there but we did miss the last turn but found it after a little work . The owner Digory was lovely, he checked everything was fine and if we needed any ideas of where to visit. Perfect. He let my 3 dogs use the garden freely but I did feel a bit awkward about it and would have felt more comfortable having our own area but that’s personal. Enjoyed the stay very much , thank you .

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2023

  • "Had a great week away staying at Graig Gwyn which was central for exploring Shropshire, with the bonus of some lovely walks from the doorstep."

    The cottage had everything we needed. The only issue was that the WiFi could be a bit hit and miss but it wasn't the end of the world. We would definitely stay here again. So peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful place to stay with far reaching southerly views The Cottage is ..."

    Wonderful place to stay with far reaching southerly views The Cottage is beautifully decorated with every comfort and the large kitchen fully equipped to make for easy use All this made for a very restful holiday Thank you

    Reviewed by Anita4.1Jul 2023

  • "What a wonderful place to stay!"

    The view is as far as the eye can see (weather permitting) and is stunning. This place is so peaceful. All you hear is birdsong, owls screeching or farm animals. There are only a few properties nearby so traffic noise is negligible. Pure peace! The cottage is a great place to relax after a day out exploring. The rangemaster cooker was great fun to use! We slept well every night. The bed was really comfortable. The size/scale of the chimney breast is not captured fully in the pictures, the lounge height is massive. Our shihtzu kept ending up on the mezzanine looking down on us.....it took her a while to work out how to get back down! Talking of dogs there's plenty of places to walk where they're welcome. I'd suggest if your dog is shihtzu or similar size invest in a pet carrier backpack. Ours found footpath grasses too tall and coarse which limited how far we could walk. We only had one for two dogs so will definitely invest in a better one. We fully intend to return and further explore the beautiful waterfall that the property owner recommended in Wales, again absolutely stunning place to visit (make sure to take 50p for the loo though!). The property owner was lovely, really helpful but not intrusive. We really didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."

    The cottage was truly a home from home and the views were amazing.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable 2 bed cottage."

    Beautiful surroundings, peaceful and quiet. Well placed for touring beauty spots including Pontcysyllte Aquaduct which is a must do.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great week and the accommodation was really comfortable,the owner was very nice and helpful and so we had a really nice holiday."

    The views across to the Welsh Hills are fantastic and I would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Not enough towels or mugs for 4 people."

    No coral bowls. Very poor quality bedding. Miss match of decor. Size of kitchen warranted a table. Space under the stairs could be made in to cupboard to store mop, vacuum and highchair. Outside space a bit untidy. No clear instructions of rubbish disposal (ie recycling).

    Reviewed by Stephen2.5Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. Really comfy beds. In a beautiful area and dog friendly. Good value for money. The only slight disappointment was the inability to light the log fire as the log store was empty however the house was lovely and warm so not a major problem. I would go back without any hesitation.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful setting."

    Very comfortable bed. Roaring log fire. Peace and tranquility. What more could you want. We loved it. And we'll be back like Arnie

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2023

  • "Cottage was amazing, far beyond what we were expecting, the photo's don't do it ..."

    Cottage was amazing, far beyond what we were expecting, the photo's don't do it justice, very spacious, cosy and well equipped, and situated in a really nice area, would definitely return again in future

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Mar 2023

  • "Love this cottage."

    Would definitely recommend. It’s quite probably the best holiday cottage we have ever been to!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Feb 2023

  • "Second stay."

    Great place to stay - very comfortable and beautiful location. Good for nature, country walks, great views. The owner is friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage and surrounding,with every comfort, the owner was very accommodating and helpful!"

    !! Look forward to returning

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Dec 2022

  • "After our other property cancelled whilst we were en route, we were offered Graig Gwyn Cottage as an alternative."

    The owner couldn't have been more accommodating of our last minute request and the property was clean and ready much before we arrived (at 3 hours notice!). Absolutely beautiful cottage, wood burner was lovely and we were nice and cosy during a VERY cold week. We had a lovely time and wouldn't hesitate to stay again or recommend. Thank you! :)

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, much better than we expected , and in a beautiful location for a peaceful getaway"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great property."

    Beautiful, clean, and homely. A great find and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Nov 2022

  • "On arrival at Graig Gwyn, we were so pleased with the accommodation and outdoors."

    It really is a fantastic place to stay. No problems at all, a truly relaxed week just flew by. Many thanks

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "Amazing place."

    The grounds are beautiful. Totally relaxing.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was fantastic and we have a great stay."

    The owner is lovely and was available if needed for any help or recommendations, the property itself is well equipped and comfortable, we stayed with my parents and our two dogs and there was plenty of room for all of us. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the location of the cottage is perfect, incredibly quiet and the views were great. Would definitely recommend and will be looking to return in the future! :-)

    Reviewed by Jade4.7Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed the locality with super views and dog walks."

    As towards necessary improvements for future customers, the court yard could do with a good tidy up from weeds and dead flowers. Also the inside was looking tired and definitely the cooker and hood need a good clean as it smells of stale fat.

    Reviewed by David2.5Jul 2022

  • "Stayed here for 5 nights."

    The cottage is in a stunning location. The cottage itself is lovely, had so much potential, just a shame that the quality of cleaning is poor. The oven doors were covered in stains. Pans were dirty and in a poor state. The BBQ outside had rust all over the grill. The bedding was of cheap quality and well used. Didn’t get to meet the host, who lived next door.

    Reviewed by Michelle2.2Jun 2022

  • "Views are amazing and the cottage has everything you need for a cozy stay."

    Location is perfect to have days out and owner is on hand if you need anything. Enjoyed our couple of days away feel very rejuvenated just what I needed.

    Reviewed by Kellie4.1Jun 2022

  • "We loved our stay with 2 kids and 2 dogs."

    The double size mattress wasn’t as comfortable, two single beds would be better. Upstairs was lovely, living room was fine. The kitchen wasn’t very clean, the fridge and freezer were dirty and there was an odd smell. I moved the settee and there was a lot of dirt under there (someone’s nails too). Place needs a real deep clean. Could have done with a sweeping brush too. However, the outside space was amazing and our kids and dogs loved it. Amazing walks nearby!

    Reviewed by Heather3.8May 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our time at Graig Gwyn cottage."

    Cozy, clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage great idilic retreat."

    Cottage has lovely original features great garden and views. All amenities high standard of hygiene. Lots of things to do by car journey. Definitely go back again!

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Brilliantly smooth operation."

    Cottage was lovely - owners were next door but did not need to you trouble them as everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Superb We were there when the other cottage was vacant, maybe an issue if both cottages occupied, but have no problem recommending!"

    Fantastic kitchen, super comfortable beds and the view is exceptional. Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Beautiful cottage. Great location for Wales & Shropshire. Thank you Diggory & Woody

    Reviewed by Nina4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had another fabulous stay at Graig Gwyn."

    The weather tried its best to spoil it for us but the cottage is so cosy especially when the log fire is burning, we made the most of rainy days by reading and knitting- bliss! Perfect base for exploring lots of areas, we will definitely be returning ❤️

    Reviewed by Frances4.1Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for us, surrounded by stunning countryside, quiet and endless walk options."

    It is well set up and very comfortable. The owner was kind and responsive when we got in touch with a question before travelling.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2022

  • "A wonderful Christmas spent at this lovely cottage."

    Diggory the owner couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely, comfortable accommodation, beautiful surroundings. Can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth3.8Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm and cosy. Perfect location for exploring Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well presented, clean and comfortable."

    Would definitely go back. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough toilet roll for the stay and no milk or anything on arrival.

    Reviewed by Jemma3.8Nov 2021

  • "Had a lovely 2 night stay at Graig Gwyn cottage, just what we needed."

    Perfect location and a super cottage, well appointed warm and cosy with stunning views. It was so good we booked for a week in February 2022 as 2 nights wasn’t long enough!

    Reviewed by Frances3.8Oct 2021

  • "Provision was "stingy"."

    ...one dishwasher tablet, no spare toilet paper, etc. There was no clothes washing machine so we had to hand wash our clothes. Central heating was not very user friendly. We were cold and could not get radiators to work downstairs.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Oct 2021

  • "The cottage and its surroundings are lovely - tremendous views over the valley."

    We haven't been to this area before and we were helped by the great weather which made exploring walks in the countryside a real joy. The owner, Diggory lives on site and was very helpful, (especially when the boiler stopped working, which he quickly fixed) about walks and pubs.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Oct 2021

  • "On arrival at Craig Gwyn Cottage the first thing we noticed was the beautiful view."

    The property was ideally situated and had everything we required for a very comfortable and enjoyable holiday. There was plenty of space for us and our three border collies and we found the child safety gate in the kitchen doorway an additional bonus. We would love to visit Craig Gwyn Cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property would benefit with a downstairs loo."

    The beds were very comfortable. The owner was extremely pleasant. The grounds were beautiful and we were able with the owners permission allow the dogs to have a run in the garden.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2021

  • "A Spacious cottage in a quiet, tranquil location with fabulous views."

    The cottage welcomes dogs, however the surrounding area is not brilliant for dog walking as most of the public footpaths were through fields with lots of sheep and occasional cows. Meaning you can not let the dogs off lead. However, it is the perfect location if you want a base for rambling and hiking. Lots of places to visit within a short drive. Overall a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday in a beautiful setting."

    The cottage had the most magnificent view! It is ideally situated to visit so many places nearby: Oswestry, Chirk Castle, Erddig, Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, Attingham Park etc. Also close enough to visit Ironbridge, Shrewsbury, North Wales and further afield. The cottage itself is lovely with all the home from home comforts you could wish for! Highly recommend and we wouldn't love to visit again!! ❤

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved the property, it was beautifully converted, it had everything we needed, and was very comfortable and clean."

    The shower was great; and the kitchen large, and well equipped. We were delighted with the lawn area; there was plenty of room to play, and a stunning view. The owners were increidbly heplful with suggestions of things to do in the area. The local country side was also beautiful.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Pictures do not do this cottage justice."

    Stunning place, with stunning views, very secluded and owner was lovely, will definitely look to go back.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful, clean, well laid layout and was spacious enough for 4 people and 2 dogs."

    Very peaceful location with beautiful view across the valley and lots of outside space, with seating and tables. Plenty of dvds, books and games.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect and quiet location."

    Reviewed by Emily4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely dog friendly off grid location and a beautiful old stone house."

    Well appointed. Nice outdoor area for seating up to 6 and a BBQ if required. Sat nav actually took us straight to the property but you do have to go up a narrow single track road for the last 500 metres so need to be prepared to pull into one of the overtaking areas. The property was exactly as listed and after so long in lockdown, was a pleasure to spend a week there. It’s a great point to drive to the sights around the area and an hours drive will get you to just about everything. Barmouth is about 1 hr 15 mins. Lake Vrynwy, lake Bala, Pistyll waterfalls, Barmouth, Horseshoe pass and the Steel works visitor centre at Oswestry are all well worth a visit. The steel works is free entrance and free to park too. The kids would love it. Diggery, our host, was very approachable and gave us a few ideas on where to go. The property is set on the edge of the Nantmawr quarry so there is loads of room to take dogs out first and last thing for their ablutions. The rooms are large and with a robust baby gate across the kitchen door, this gives an ideal location for them to sleep. We had our Great Dane and Chocolate Labrador with us and never felt like they were under our feet. We would not hesitate to book this again.

    Reviewed by Mr4.7Apr 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage, good size, well presented with excellent views."

    The welcome sheet could do with a little more information (recycling info was lacking) but the owners are close by if you need info.

    Reviewed by Thomas3.8Sep 2020

  • "The cottage and views are amazing."

    We stayed with 2 adults, 2 children and 2 big dogs and still had lots of room. There were games and a selection of DVD’s to choose from when there. Such a homely feeling being there and peaceful. The owners are absolutely lovely and we really appreciated the advice on places to visit. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will 100% be booking again as well as recommending it to others. Perfect get away, couldn’t of asked for more. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great hosts and location!"

    A lovely property which we would happily return to.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Sep 2020

  • "Caroline & Diggory were very friendly, but it would have been nice if they had greeted us & said goodbye."

    There wasn't a welcome pack which we were told was due to the covid situation!!!. We had a couple of problems, boiler & TV but these were sorted straight away. The cottage was very nice but a breadbin would be a useful addition to the kitchen

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Sep 2020

  • "Cottage is very nice wonderful views but more attention needed to cleanliness."

    Lots of cobwebs dusty surfaces and dirt litter under settee and chair cushions.

    Reviewed by Geoff2.8Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage, beautiful location."

    Owners around for help etc if needed and generally very chatty/helpful. Didn't want to leave and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was wonderful, very clean, comfortable and a well equipped kitchen."

    Great location for visiting North Wales too. Stunning outlook, we didn't have the best weather but that did not stop us from enjoying the views or going out to visit local attractions. Would definitely stay here again, loved it.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was a delightful retreat and countryside escape and exceeded our expectations (the photos don't do it justice)."

    Overall we had a wonderful stay - there were a few items we would have appreciated, but these were very minor - tools to tend the fire (poker, etc.), hand towels, and some extra kitchen items (washing up bowl, mixing bowl, measuring jug, more tea towels) would have been welcome, but as above these were very minor. A wonderful cottage that is a credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Dec 2019

  • "We were looking for a remote getaway to unwind and the place we booked gave us exactly that."

    Booking was easy and the information provided was spot on.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2019

  • "Hosts were great."

    Reviewed by Shahram5.0Sep 2019

  • "Ideal property for our stay."

    Spacious and comfortable. Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2019

  • "House, large outdoor space and views all exceeded expectations."

    Host was friendly and relaxed. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, Range cooker, TV, selection of books and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large patio area with table and chairs and a charcoal BBQ, shared use of large lawn area
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 1.6 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside
  • Please note there is a charge to use the car charger, payable directly to the property owner.

The property

Trefonen 1.6 miles.

Resting between the market town of Oswestry and the endearing Welsh village of Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, is the characterful, stone-built Graig Gwyn Cottage.

Enjoying a rural position, this heart-warming retreat is perfect for couples, families and walkers seeking to explore the Offa's Dyke pathway, the Berwyn Mountain Range and all of the delights of the nearby towns and villages.

After an action-packed afternoon, be welcomed in by the characterful interior with the vaulted ceiling and the exposed brick fireplace complementing the carefully selected furnishings to ensure a welcoming base to return to each evening.

Venture into the farmhouse-style kitchen, where you will be delighted to find an impressive Range cooker and an exposed brick wall which plays backdrop to all the other quality appliances you will need to whip up your own home-cooked meals during your week-long stay.

Situated up the staircase are two refreshing bedrooms, a king-size and a double, which house a bright colour palette and ample storage and space to house all of your personal belongings.

During the summer months, venture outside to soak up the sun on the patio area where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed before stretching your legs on the spacious lawn area, where the countryside views can be enjoyed further.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, venture into the nearby village of Trefonen where you will find a traditional pub serving food, or venture slightly further to the town of Oswestry where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of eateries that await you.

For those seeking to explore the countryside, Jones' Rough nature reserve can be found at the of the lane, or setting further, the famous Offa’s Dyke Pathway is situated just 0.2 miles from the cottage which offers a magnitude of walks and breath-taking views.

Other walks include the Berwyn Mountain Range and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct offers a gentle stroll.

Brush up on the local history by discovering the National Trust Properties of Erddig, Chirk and Powis Castles, all located within a short drive.

Alternatively, venture to the historic city of Chester or the medieval town of Shrewsbury to discover further amenities.

Graig Gwyn Cottage is a delightful base for exploring the countryside setting further.

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About the location

TREFONEN

Oswestry 3.5 miles; Llanhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 8 miles; Shrewsbury 24 miles.

Trefonen is a rural village which stands between the ancient English border town of Oswestry and the Welsh village of Llanhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, home to Pistyll Rhaeadr, the UK’s highest single drop waterfall. This traditional village boasts a pub, shop and has Offa's Dyke pathway running through the village. It is located close to where the successful 1995 film “The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain” was filmed. The whole area is surrounded by lovely countryside, which extends into the Berwyn Mountain Range - perfect for wonderful scenic walks and cycle trails, including along the Berwyn Ridge Pathway, the Offa’s Dyke Path and through the beautiful Tanat and Ceiriog Valleys. Visit the riverside town of Llangollen with the nearby Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (a World Heritage Site), Chirk and Powis Castles and Gardens, Erddig and Attingham Park, or visit the nearby market town of Ellesmere. Further afield lies the Welsh mountains and coast and picturesque Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, while the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, medieval Shrewsbury and the Roman city of Chester are also within driving distance. Trefonen is an ideal base for exploring Mid Wales, Shropshire and beyond.

Please note there is a charge to use the car charger, payable directly to the property owner. Please call the property owner ahead of your stay to arrange this.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas