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1 Sarnwen Cottages

(Ref. 1073379)

Four Crosses, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Great holiday cottage."

    Second time we have stayed in the cottage and had a really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2024

  • "Excellent stay the cottage was ideal for us."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Thank you Kath and Ian."

    .what a lovey cottage, very cosy and spotless clean and thoughtful little touches, like WINE and CAKE have booked for this july thank you again xx

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very nice property."

    Extra touches by owners were appreciated like cake and chocolate biscuits. It was clean and the beds were very comfortable. I would return happily to this cute little cottage.

    Reviewed by Nagena5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped, comfortable and clean."

    Good location with plenty of towns and places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2023

  • "One of the better holiday cottages we’ve stayed in"

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "We were a bit anxious about parking but we managed to reverse park a large SUV in the space provided."

    Despite the high temperature outside the fans provided made the living space comfortable, super property which I happily recommend. Thoughtfully organised and well provided with everything we could need, the welcome treats were also appreciated. Altogether a lovely two weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by Coleen5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property had everything its home from home."

    Our dogs were safe in the enclosed outdoor area. Every room was spotless and well presented for a lovely comfy stay. Katherine and Ian had also made us feel really welcome by leaving lots of Goodies so thankyou so much for that the dog treats too. its a very peaceful little place with the coziness that anyone will love.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and felt very welcome."

    Great location and well kept property. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great stay, everything we needed and more"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage with so many thoughtful little touches."

    There was nothing more we could have asked for. I would definitely book again. The hosts also communicated quickly and even let us know that the cottage was available earlier than the official time. Superb!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Sarnwen cottage, it was beautifully presented and immaculately clean."

    Facilities are second to none and very comfortable. Welcome packs for humans and dogs a lovely personal touch. Dogs are as well catered for as humans. Perfect for my Birthday break. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "One of the very best places we have ever stayed at would definitely stay again ..."

    One of the very best places we have ever stayed at would definitely stay again thanks for making our holiday Alan Angela Joe and the two dogs Dexter & Winston

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Of the many cottages we have stayed in, this was our favourite."

    It was very clean and cosy. Great shower with plenty of hot water. Very comfortable bed and good storage for clothes. The kitchen had everything you could need and an outdoor secure area for our dog. We will be returning soon to explore everything this area offers. We were at a family function so ran out of time this visit.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely one of the best we have stayed in, very clean and everything you would need."

    Like home from home. Parking was a bit tight. Also advert stated pub was 0.5 miles away, this is not correct its actually 1.5 it mattered to me because of my mobility issues. Had to drive for a meal, but on the whole we had a lovely week. Thankyou

    Thank you for your kind feedback. I’m so sorry the information about the pub was incorrect, thank you for letting me know. Sykes are going to update it for me as the Punch Bowl is actually one mile away whilst the shop is half a mile. I do hope this didn’t spoil your stay. Best wishes, Kath Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is most probably the best cottage I have stayed in, the little extras were a lovely treat and if you needed anything, it was there."

    The bottle of wine, milk, butter, chocolate biscuits and the little jams which my wife loved just make it, it may seam nothing to some, but it shows you are. Thank you Ian & Kath, you have a lovely cottage and the doggies loved your big doggy bed and the little extras for them also. Eric & Sam

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jun 2023

  • "What an amazing cottage very well equipped the owners are so thoughtful and have gone out their way to leave detailed instructions and lots of little extras even down to providing for our 2 dogs."

    We enjoyed our stay and wish we had booked for longer. Lots to see and do around the area a perfect base to explore Wales and Shropshire.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a very friendly little village with lots of interesting local walks."

    Places to visit in the surrounding area were scenic and easy to get to. A generous welcome pack, even for the dog, was left by the owner. Great care had been made on the lay out of the cottage and plenty of information on how to use items was left to help with the stay. Thoroughly enjoyed our vacation.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Outstanding property and very well equipped."

    We had a wonderful stay and can fully recommend it.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything you could wish for in this holiday home , comfy and warm nice to come home to after a day out site seeing around the lovely area Thank you ."

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Apr 2023

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

    Everything we could have needed was supplied for us and our two dogs. There were some lovely welcome things for us on our arrival which we really appreciated lots off information for walks and the local area. The cottage was spotlessly clean and warm.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, both the human and canine welcome packs were a nice touch."

    Everything you need for a relaxed holiday in a home from home. We have already booked again for 2024!

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable and well presented with modern equipment."

    Welcome pack left by owners was a very nice touch. Small outdoor patio is a good sun trap and dog secure. Excellent location for touring the local market towns, border castles and country walks.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Sarnwen is a lovely cottage, beautifully presented and spotless clean ."

    It had everything you need for your stay.The welcome pack was lovely. The dog treats and basket were much appreciated by our dog . It's a lovely area with nice local walks and a good base to visit local attractions. We would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2023

  • "Loved everything about it fantastic cottage had everything you could possibly need."

    Very comfy bed fab pillows, really warm and cosy cottage. Very thoughtful treats left for us and our furry friend, and lots of essentials left as well like washing up liquid washing sachets etc. Cant fault this place just loved it.

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely place, a lot of thought gone into making it a home from home, very, very clean and comfortable, good range of provisions - even the dog was catered for!"

    Reviewed by Nesta5.0Dec 2022

  • "The house was even better than the pictures."

    Spotlessly clean and with lots of touches to make it extra comfortable. Very dog friendly, with a bed and treats set out ready. A lovely stay

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2022

  • "This property was the nicest Sykes cottage we have stayed in."

    Spotlessly clean and everything you could wish for for both ourselves and the dog. We would not hesitate to book this cottage again many thanks to Ian and Cath for their attention to detail and information provided. Hoping to book again soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "Thank you very much,we had a great stay."

    Cottage was perfect,we had everything what we needed. Very clean,nice decorated,warm,cozy and well equipped. Also welcome pack was very kind. Kath was very helpful and very quick replying. Perfect cottage for perfect stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tomasz5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage and spotlessly clean."

    Everything you needed was provided in this cottage. From notes left by the hosts it made you feel very relaxed and unrestricted at all which is unusual in some cases. Location was OK with a pub and shops 10 to 15 minutes' walk away. But never too far from many other places. Lovely spot to sit outside when sunny. Overall, a very enjoyable stay to be had at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is the best we have been to,everything was catered for the bed was soooo!"

    comfy would recommend it to everyone who would like to visit the area. Welshpool is only 10min away which has many shops, powis castle which is lovely to walk around the grounds & gardens also shrewsbury is 14 miles where there are lots of shops and eating places. They left us some lovely goodies which we enjoyed very much Although the cottage is on a fairly busy road it goes quiet at night so didn't bother us. Kathy the owner was so helpful & friendly we will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Sarwen Cottage, comfortable, fresh, relaxing and peaceful."

    All your needs were catered for and we felt welcomed by the hosts. We would recommended Sarwen Cottage to our friends and family. Thank you we have had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a wonderful location and cottage."

    Price very reasonable for the time of year. Excellent and helpful communication with Kath and Ian prior to arrival. Cottage immaculately clean, and tastefully decorated. Off road parking a bonus. Perfect location for walking beach and sight seeing. Would come again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had lovely holiday at cottage they left everything that you needed even down ..."

    We had lovely holiday at cottage they left everything that you needed even down to dishwashing tablets even in fridge they left us wine butter milk biscuits also for are dog they even left a bed and covers bowls dog treats but we never use them are pebbles is funny with treats we took are own dog bed anyone reading this you won't be disappointed also the cottage was so clean and sparkling just can't fault it

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We would use the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Robert & Rosemary5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Sarnwen Cottage."

    It was exceptionally clean throughout and the decor was of a high standard. A lot of thought and care has been put into this cottage. Dogs bed and bowls were provided along with dog treats which was very thoughtful. The owners were very helpful when we asked them for information regarding places to visit. The garden is a little suntrap until late into the evening. There's plenty of books to read while relaxing. The owners left us a little welcome pack of wine, milk, butter and biscuits which was lovely. There are some nice walks locally, Haughmond Hills is one we visited, amazing views and a lovely cafe with outside seating. If you want to go a little further then Beaumaris in Anglesey is definitely worth a visit. This cottage is in an ideal location if you want to explore different parts of Wales. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage that had everything we needed, the wine, biscuits, milk and butter were a lovely touch, as were the doggie treats."

    The garden was much smaller than it appeared in the photos, but it was enclosed, had outdoor furniture and was a nice evening sun trap to sit and chill. A dog bed, towel, bowls, poo bags and treats were provided, as were cleaning items in the kitchen, along with dishwasher and washing tablets, tea, coffee etc, basically everything you need. Just a little niggle, we have an estate car and each time we drove on or off the sloped drive it caught the underneath of the car, it didn't matter whether we went in forwards, backwards or from different angles. Also because the road was so busy, we didn't want to risk parking on the road as cars and lorries would go really fast whether it was day or night. It was a great base to explore both Wales and Shropshire, Offa's Dyke Path is close by, which is a nice walk beside the canal, both Oswestry and Welshpool are about a 30 minute drive away and Llangollen was just beautiful especially the Horseshoe Falls.

    Thank you for your kind comments and feedback. I had not realised the parking area was an issue for long cars. Sykes have updated the property description to avoid this happening again. I contact all my guests before they arrive and encourage them to let me know of any issues. I will always help if I can and could have suggested alternative parking. I am sorry you felt let down by the outside space but I feel the picture Sykes have taken is pretty accurate. I am glad you you were still able to enjoy it. Thank you again for taking the time to give feedback, it is important and I do appreciate and act on it whenever possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with a very homely feel and everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    The hosts are friendly and make the effort to make their guests feel welcome. We are looking forward to returning soon. :-)

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect It was clean Had everything you needed Would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage great location."

    Only problem we had was it was so light at 5/6 in the morning that Henry our dog thought it was time to get up .

    Thank you for letting us know. We now have blackout curtains which have made a big difference. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Loved it! One of the best equipped and comfortable cottages we have stayed in."

    Well located for access to walks, including offas dyke path, montgomery canal and Lake Vyrnwy. Lots still to explore so we hope to be back for another stay. For a small cottage, the owners had thoughtfully considered the layout and it had everything we needed, even our dog had a bed and treats left for her. Great holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, clean and comfortable, and a great base for exploring the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Gerwyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation with everything required for a wonderful holiday."

    Great location for beautiful walks with Welshpool and Oswestry within easy access. Welcome pack was a nice touch and very much appreciated. Owners couldn't do enough for us and were very helpful and friendly when we had contact with them.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in!"

    Owners have gone to great lengths (and cost) to make it comfortable for guests. It was exceptionally clean, comfortable, warm and well equipped - and in a great location. I have often cleaned accommodation on arrival, as my expectations are really high - but this one was impeccably clean. I also take items with me, such as a garlic press and a sharp knife, but even these were redundant as the owners had supplied them. A lot of thought has gone into what guests need and the owners should be proud of what they have achieved with the property. The cottage is in a great location. We did lots of cycling and walking - and even managed a coffee on the decking one sunny afternoon (early March). We would not hesitate to return if we decide to revisit this part of the country and strongly recommend it to others. So, to anyone thinking of renting it. and reading this feedback, our advice is to not hesitate and just book it!! You won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was very clean , comfortable and cosy it was like home from home."

    There was even a dog bed with goodies

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2021

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  • This property was awarded a 2023 Sykes Star for scoring consistently perfect feedback from guests
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer
  • Travel cot upon request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car for medium family saloon
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop is 0.54 miles, pub 0.99 miles
  • Note: This property has a 3 night minimum

The property

Located in the rural village of Four Crosses, surrounded by countryside for avid walkers, is this semi-detached holiday home, 1 Sarwen Cottages.

This contemporary home hosts a woodburning stove and is pet-friendly, so why not bring your family along for a getaway?

Leave your vehicle in the off-road parking space, making unloading an easy task.

Step inside to discover the kitchen/diner, with well-equipped, light grey cupboards and an oven and hob to rustle up tasty meals.

There is also a washing machine and dishwasher to assist with the cleaning-up, so you don't need to worry about making a mess.

Gather around the dining table to enjoy hearty meals together as you catch up on the highlights of the holiday.

Carry your conversation outdoors into the patio, where you can unwind on the furniture and your canine companions can stretch their legs.

Back inside, find the sitting room, decorated in blue, grey and white, where you can rest on the sofa and flicker though the TV, as the woodburning stove provides warmth.

Climb upstairs to the first floor to the family bathroom, where you can enjoy a soak in the tub or rinse off in the overhead shower.

There are two bedrooms, a single bedroom and a king-size, both offering storage to house your personal belongings.

In the morning, get better acquainted with your surroundings and head to Offa's Dyke Path, a 177-mile walking trail for a scenic hike and afterwards you can reward your efforts at the local pub, The Punch Bowl Tavern.

A short drive will lead you to the market town of Welshpool, lined with Georgian buildings, where you can tour the remains of the 17th century Powis Castle and uncover the past of the town at the exhibitions in The Wharf Powysland Museum.

Further afield is the historic town of Oswestry, here you can marvel at decorative metalwork at The British Ironwork Centre, which features a gorilla made up of donated spoons, as well as visit Cae Glas Park for colourful flowers.

Settled by the River Severn is the county town of Shrewsbury, home to an 11th century Castle, a museum and art gallery and Shrewsbury prison for a unique guided tour around a Victorian-styled prison.

For long-lasting memories, secure a stay at 1 Sarnwen Cottages.

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About the location


Welshpool 7 miles; Oswestry 8 miles.

The small rural village of Four Crosses is set in the delightful border countryside of Wales and England, just 7 miles from Welshpool and 8 miles from Oswestry. Four Crosses offers a pub, village shop and numerous walks including the wonderful Offa’s Dyke Path. There is so much to see and do in the area including the market town of Oswestry with its independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, Lake Vyrnwy, Pistyll Rhaeadr - the highest waterfall in Wales, the Montgomery Canal and Powys and Chirk Castles. The town of Shrewsbury and the Ironbridge Gorge are just a little further afield. while Chester, Wrexham and Bala are all easily accessible by car. Altogether this is a lovely, peaceful location for enjoying all that England and Wales have to offer.

Note: This property has a 3 night minimum

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas