Darwin Cottage

Llansilin near Oswestry, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 11215)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Arnold
    October 2016
    “Beautiful area, very friendly place ...”
    Beautiful area, very friendly place to visit. Would love to return.
    Beautiful area, very friendly place to visit. Would love to return.


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A 17th century, stone-built, mid-terrace cottage in the sleepy village of Llansilin, 6 miles from Oswestry.

This Llansilin holiday cottage offers spacious, quality accommodation set amidst the beautiful Welsh countryside, and provides an ideal base for a walking holiday or a romantic getaway.

This cosy, homely Llansilin cottage boasts a charming master bedroom with a Victorian brass bed and an en-suite bathroom with a roll-top slipper bath, providing lovely views while you soak and relax.

The excellent kitchen in this Llansilin cottage has an Esse cooking range and the charming sitting room boasts an oak floor and beams, as well as an inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove, creating a lovely, welcoming atmosphere.

To the rear of this Llansilin cottage is an enclosed patio garden perfect for dining alfresco and relaxing after a day walking or cycling.

This Llansilin cottage is in the perfect location for exploring Wales and Shropshire; with the wonderful lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, Chirk and Powis castles and gardens, the ancient market town of Oswestry and delightful Llangollen with its canal rides, canoeing and whitewater rafting on the River Dee, there is something to do all year round.

Close to this Llansilin cottage are spectacular Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales' highest waterfall, the Berwyn Mountain Range offering stunning scenic walks and cycle trails, and the Ellesmere Lakes, known as Shropshire's Lake District.

A welcoming Llansilin cottage, ideal for exploring both England and Wales.

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Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite slipper bath with hand-held shower, double basin and WC, 1 x 4' double. Folding bed available on request. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with Esse cooking range. Dining room with French doors to rear garden. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Esse electric cooking range, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking nearby
  • Enclosed, rear patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Community shop open Tuesday and Thursday 3 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • All Oswestry's amenities 6 miles
  • Renowned restaurant The Hand 6 miles.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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