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Coed Y Gaer

Llansilin, Shropshire (Ref. 941208)

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  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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27 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Davison

    “We booked to stay at Coed Gaer for a double family birthday, the property slept 9 people so it seemed perfect for 6 of us.”

    I don't want to be harsh and say it was a terrible stay because it wasn't, we made it a good week, but I will be completely honest ...

    I don't want to be harsh and say it was a terrible stay because it wasn't, we made it a good week, but I will be completely honest. The location is great, it's totally isolated and the views are fantastic. It's ideal for a base walking out in the hills although beware, the narrow and steep track from the road to the house would be a challenge if your car is low (I have a Golf GTD and the bottom did scrape in a couple of places), and you'd certainly struggle if it was icy. Once up the track the house is a good size with plenty of space for everybody, and really relaxing to be surrounded by nothing but birds, sheep & squirrels. The first night there was only 2 of us with the rest of the family arriving the next day. This was the worst aspect of the stay as despite the good first impression, when you looked a bit closer it really was dirty. I know it's difficult to clean a big house thoroughly but alot of what we found there really wasn't any excuse for. There were dead flies on most of the window sills, thick dust on alot of the surfaces, loads of cobwebs everywhere and fluff and hair on many of the floors (the living room rug, bedroom carpets, windowsills and tables were particularly dirty). The bathrooms however were spotlessly clean, and the wooden floors were clean, I just don't think it had been cleaned fully for a very long time. Facilities were pretty much as shown on the listing. The furniture has been moved around since the photos were taken so the second sitting room is now a dining room with the big table shown in the kitchen on the photos, and the extra sofa has been moved into the living room. The kitchen had enough to keep us going but again, some of the stuff needed cleaning before we used it, and there was a hoover but it had a really horrible smell to it despite me emptying it and cleaning it out. I replaced a few light bulbs when we arrived to get all the lamps working, and the wifi didn't work at all during the week. The bedrooms were ok, 3 double rooms, a twin and a single. The bed linen was clean and fresh although we noticed there were no matress protectors and the matress on our bed had a big stain on it. All 6 of us also agreed that the beds weren't very comfortable. I stayed in the individual double room with it's own stairs and I didn't sleep well at all as the bed just rolled both of us into the middle. Very disappointing that we spent the whole of the first night (well over 4 hours) cleaning the house through, and because none of us slept well, I'm afraid we wouldn't recommend it and wouldn't go back despite all the other good reviews. It's a shame as the location is great and the house could have been stunning with a bit more attention to detail, it just gave the impression that the house was a bit unloved and neglected.

    - Mr Davison, October 2020

The property

Llansilin 1.3 miles.

This detached, L-shaped stone farmhouse is situated in luscious rolling countryside on the outskirts of Llansilin, four and a half miles from Oswestry.

Right on the border of Wales and England, Coed Y Gaer is perfect for walkers and cyclists exploring the stunning regions of Powys and Shropshire.

Accessed by a long farm track across the owner’s farmland, the property is surrounded by lawned gardens and gravelled patios with outdoor dining furniture.

There is a family bathroom and three comfortable bedrooms upstairs, including two with double beds and one with a single.

A fourth bedroom can be found on the first floor, reached by its own private staircase from the utility room, with a spacious, master double bedroom.

There is also a ground floor twin bedroom and a shower room on the ground floor.

The kitchen is bright, with a dining table where everyone can sit and eat together whilst planning the day’s adventures.

There are two sitting rooms, separated by an open doorway, where you can relax with your feet up in comfort.

When the sun is out, step outside to enjoy the stunning, seemingly endless views of rolling countryside that surround the Coed Y Gaer.

You can dine on the patio and sip a refreshing beverage whilst marvelling at the peace and tranquillity of this sensational location! There is a pub in Llansilin just over a mile away, as well as shops and eating places in the lovely market town of Oswestry.

From this excellent location you can easily visit Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Powys and Chirk Castle, and even venture into the Snowdonia National Park or Shropshire Hills AONB.

An excellent, relaxing holiday destination, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


  • Five bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x single, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Second sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher in utility, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with gravel patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: The driveway leading to the property is uneven in places.

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About the location


Llanhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 6 miles; Oswestry 6 miles; Shrewsbury 24 miles.

Llansilin is an attractive, 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. The sleepy village of Llansilin boasts a pub, a small community shop and the 13th century St. Silin Church, but is well known for being the main location of the successful 1995 film “The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain”, as well as being the home of Sycharth, which was the site of Owain Glyndwr’s 14th century castle. 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 Ceiriog Valley, known as “The Valley of Poets”. Visit the riverside town of Llangollen with the nearby Pontcysylle Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site, Chirk and Powis Castles, Erddig and Attingham Park, or visit the nearby market town of Ellesmere, once described by Alan Bennet as ‘Shropshire’s Lake District’. Further afield lies the Welsh mountains and coast and picturesque Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, while the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Medieval Shrewsbury and Roman Chester are also within easy driving distance. Llansilin is an ideal base for exploring Mid Wales, Shropshire and beyond.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season

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