4.8★ Sykes rating 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets Yes Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search 5 Customer Reviews "There was a slight hiccup with the heating to start with but it was dealt with by a lovely couple who were representatives of the owners." It’s a charming cottage with a big garden full of apple trees, of different varieties, it’s steep and tiered but well worth a wander round, our dog loved it. We also enjoyed trying out cooking in the ESSE (like an AGA), we were impressed. The area is pretty and nice walks, but personally I didn’t like walking along the road as it was narrow, no pavement and the cars were fast. So we did drive everywhere. Fantastic welcome pack of fresh milk and butter, bread and cake from a local woman and a bottle of wine too. The bread and cake were absolutely delicious. Can also recommend Gilliam’s deli and Niche patisserie in Oswestry We had a lovely time in the cottage. Reviewed by Irena5.0★Sep 2022 "Had an absolutely wonderful stay here for 3 nights with my family (4 adults and 1 child) more than enough space." Wish we had booked it for a week - the weather wasn’t great so we couldn’t experience the full use of outside space but it’s huge. Supermarkets were within easy reach to stock up. Plenty to do in the surrounding area. The roads are very rural and my car would struggle in the winter but it would be an amazing place to stay. We will definitely return and if you just want to escape from city life this is definitely the place. My step daughter has rarely been out of the city and this was her first taste of rural life and she absolutely loved it. They do allow animals so if you have allergies please be aware of this - the house is incredibly clean but there are the inevitable traces. It certainly didn’t stop us we just took antihistamines with us. Reviewed by Anthony5.0★Aug 2022 "Lovely cottage with beautiful garden, absolutely perfect if you have dogs." The welcome basket provided was delightful! Would love to visit again in the future Reviewed by Lindsey4.1★Aug 2022 "What a fantastic cottage the photo's do not do it justice." Homely and comfortable with all the required facilities. The dogs loved it, as the garden is huge and secure. Great walks within a 2 minute ride and the owner provided with useful information for other walks in the area. Would love to go back. Reviewed by Anthony5.0★Aug 2022 "Not to be missed." A beautiful home situated in the picturesque countryside. Very comfortable interior with excellent beds and quality linens. Spotlessly clean with a tuned piano and books/magazines to explore. Lovely starter pack containing a bottle of wine on arrival including local fresh farm eggs, Welsh butter, milk and locally made fresh bread. Kitchen fully stocked with high quality utensils and appliances with organic hand-wash throughout the premises. The gardens are enchanting and contain secret paths and areas to sit, relax and unwind away from the internet and phones. Wonderful place for children. The elevated deck on the first floor with outside furniture was wonderful to relax and have a drink in the evenings. Homeowner (Jane) very welcoming by email and available to assist if needed. I will return again very soon as I spent the most wonderful two weeks there. Reviewed by Sebastiane5.0★Jun 2022 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Summary Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite basin and WC, 2 x double Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Cloakroom with basin and WC Kitchen/diner Living/dining room with woodburning stove Conservatory Heat source pump heating with ground-floor underfloor heating and woodburning stove Electric hob, AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, TV and WiFi Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available Off-road parking for 3 cars Rear, multilevel decking with furniture Multilevel garden with lawn and furniture Two well-behaved pets welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 2.7 miles Note: The garden paths are uneven and narrow in parts, please take care The property Oswestry 3.2 miles. Resting in the idyllic Shropshire countryside, just outside of Oswestry is this quaint, stone-built holiday home, Elm Cottage. Encompassed by gorgeous gardens, with sitting areas dotted around and plenty of walking and cycling opportunities nearby, this cottage makes the perfect escape for a family or group of friends to unwind among luscious greenery and character-filled architecture. Elm Cottage is an eco-house- B energy rated, unusual in an old property. It enjoys a high level of comfort in winter and summer, without the usual ups and downs of country living, due to the attention to the contemporary construction of the home. Arriving at the cottage there is plenty of parking so you can easily unload your bags and begin your break. A woodburning stove in its original inglenook fireplace, invites you in to take your shoes off and snuggle up with your loved ones in the living/dining room. When dinner is ready, gather at the dining table here, or make your way through to the kitchen/diner and keep the chef of your group company while they add the finishing touches. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric hob and an AGA, while boasting yet more original features, adding plenty of charm to the property. Relax with a cup of tea in the conservatory after dinner, or perhaps soak up the last of the summer sun in the garden. The outdoor space at the property has a stunning quality, with the meadows surrounding it, mature shrubbery, and the sounds of country life, it will be hard to resist spending all of your time wandering the lovely space. When it is time to rest, three bedrooms offer somewhere to lay your head, including a king-size and a double, which have direct access to the multilevel decking, and a final double with exposed beams. Completing the cottage is a family bathroom with a bath and shower over, so you can soak away the day, or wake up with a quick rinse. Venture out and explore your surroundings on foot or by bike; if you're looking for a historic town with plenty of things to see and do, Oswestry in Shropshire is the perfect place. With its own castle, railway museum and town museum, there's plenty to keep you occupied, as well as Oswald's Well which is popular among tourists and said to have healing properties. Oswestry hosts a fine selection of independent shops; take in an exhibition at the Willow Art gallery and enjoy lunch at the same time. And don’t miss a good browse at the renowned Booka bookstore, as well as morning coffee or high tea in their popular cafe, catching up on the latest publications. Walking from Elm Cottage, climb up to the famous Old Racecourse onto Offa’s Dyke footpath and take in the stunning views across the Berwyn mountains of Wales to the West, and the Shropshire plain to the East. Wander or ride down into Candy or Cynynion woods, to enjoy river side rambles or mountain views among spectacular wildflower displays. In the evening, stroll down to Pen y Dyffryn Country house Hotel just a short stroll down the road to enjoy a fine dining experience with a special guest discount. Cross over the nearby Welsh border with a trip to Llangollen, a beautiful town home to many attractions such as the Llangollen Railway Station, Castell Dinas Brân, Plas Newydd Historic House and Gardens Llangollen, and the Llangollen Bridge; this town is the perfect place to visit if you are looking to explore the beauty of Wales. Making your way outside of the traditional tourist towns, a lovely afternoon can be spent enjoying the cascading waters at Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, among an abundance of other walks and cycling paths to explore. A quintessential British cottage holiday awaits at Elm Cottage. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250. View on map About the location OSWESTRY Llangollen 13 miles; Welshpool 15 miles; Shrewsbury 17 miles. The ancient border market town of Oswestry has restaurants and all usual amenities along with its extensive and well preserved hill top Iron Age fort which is great for walking and views. Historic houses and castles with beautiful grounds locally include Chirk and Powis Castle, 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 driving distance.