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Graig Gwyn Cottage

Nantmawr near Trefonen, Shropshire (Ref. 1007316)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JemmaNov 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 FrancesOct 2021

  • "Provision was "stingy"." 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 PeterOct 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 JoanneOct 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 PatriciaOct 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 SueSep 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 LisaAug 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 JanetAug 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 HannahJul 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 StuartJul 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 ElaineJun 2021

  • "Perfect and quiet location."

    Reviewed by EmilyMay 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 GaryApr 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 ThomasSep 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 NikkiSep 2020

  • "Great hosts and location!"

    A lovely property which we would happily return to.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 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 GarySep 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 GeoffAug 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 JoJul 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 DeborahFeb 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 RebeccaDec 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 SarahOct 2019

  • "Hosts were great."

    Reviewed by ShahramSep 2019

  • "Ideal property for our stay."

    Spacious and comfortable. Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

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

    Host was friendly and relaxed. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2019

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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.


  • 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.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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