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Garth Ucha

Llanyblodwel, Shropshire (Ref. 921413)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve just had a great break at Garth Ucha celebrating my mum’s 85th and my nephew’s 18th birthdays."

    The property was difficult to find because of a bridge closure and a diversion which is currently in place. It is very rural and off the beaten track but this suited us very well. It’s a huge property. It was great to see a property where the size of the hot tub reflects the fact there’s a lot of people to accommodate. The views from the hot tub are spectacular. I would like to have seen the kitchen slightly better equipped in terms of a blender and an electric juicer and whisk however we managed pretty well. I’d definitely recommend this property for a large family celebration.

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2022

  • "A group of 12 stayed at the property and we had a great time."

    Everything was as it should be and the property has massive amounts of character and space. If you're looking for something with peace and quiet, this is the place to be. Would recommend that you bring food and drink as the nearest place is a drive away. For us, we came prepared and was just what everyone needed. Would recommend to others to visit.

    Reviewed by AshifApr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    We went in a big group and just fancied getting away for a long weekend. We loved the pool table and all facilities were available to us. Just a few things we had an issue with, but minor. We got to the cottage and the hot tub was freezing at 17 degrees, so my friend called the owner and asked if we would need to press any buttons to heat it up as we would have liked to have used it that day or the next day. We were only their three nights and the main reason we booked was for the hot tub. The owner who was quite abrupt with my friend and said "well, you want it clean don't you?" Yes we would as any guest expects but if you know you're having guests who have paid for a service you'd ensure all facilities advertised were all set up ready for their stay. We came on the Friday night and it just wasn't warm enough really until the Sunday and we were leaving the following morning. Bit disappointed. When I was in the hot tub with 2 friends we were a bit caught off guard as a random man and 2 children appeared and started measuring windows?! I found this very bizarre and a bit intrusive. Especially if you've gone away on a romantic weekend, you certainly would hope to have ultimate privacy. Other than these issues we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for having us and hopefully you can take some of the feedback to help you with future bookings.

    Reviewed by NatalieMar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2022

  • "WE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE WILL DEFINATELY COME HERE AGAIN THANK YOU"

    Reviewed by SharonJan 2022

  • "Wonderful setting for an extended family gathering."

    Great for hide and seek, hot tub with views and everything we needed in the house. Love that it was remote but feel the information should reflect the distance from the village and single track roads.

    Reviewed by HeatherJan 2022

  • "Great house and good facilities."

    Great attention to detail with good wood supply and washing tablets. Road to the house was rather long so driving in and out took about 20mins to a decent road. Jacuzzi was good and playing with open fire was fun.

    Reviewed by HilaryDec 2021

  • "It was a perfect weekend."

    Lovely cottage with lots of character throughout the property. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by LizzieDec 2021

  • "Cottage fulfilled our requirements for mums 90th birthday celebration."

    Owner exceptionally helpful, especially re solving problems not of her making, also on phone prior to our visit. We spent a lot of time on the patio outside the house, great views, and although not hottub fans, it was enjoyed by a couple of members of our group. Ideal spot for our family and would recommend for a group get together. Only black spot pub in village has closed down, we just took our own drinks!!

    Reviewed by TomAug 2021

  • "Great house, well furnished, although some maintenance is needed."

    The photos on the listing are better than the house actually is, so I’m guessing the photos are old. We were disappointed with the games room as it was unusable. An old broken unplayable pool table was a selling point for our teenagers, so this did upset us, especially paying the price we did without the amenities we were expecting. The hot tub was faultless and we appreciated the owner testing and cleaning. Very remote location. The bridge was closed so we had a longer journey around the country lanes but it didn’t impact on our stay. Overall we had a comfortable and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2021

  • "The location was a bit remote but the scenery made up For that."

    The house was spacious and well presented. A couple of things that could be improved are there could have been a better selection of pans in the kitchen. Loads of pans but strangely no frying pan. Also the wood burner was set up and extra logs provided but no matches. Found this a bit odd especially as it was quite a trek to a shop. The hot tub was fabulous. Really big and extra hot. We enjoyed that.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2020

  • "Great facilities, plenty of space."

    Nice little touches, like a home made baked cake on arrival and the robes / footwear for the hot tub. The hot tub was far larger than we imagined and would easily accommodate 8 adults comfortably. I packed for every eventuality, but have to say the house was well equipped with everything one would need and more! I would have liked to have known this prior to packing everything including the kitchen sink! Haha Information suggested the pub was a mile away, which is correct however it wasn’t open and neither were the other two pubs that were listed in the information booklet, so this may need a bit of updating. Maybe they only open during peak season as we stayed in January. The house has an ‘old’ part and new part. The old part had lots of character and history. It was quite nostalgic. However the downstairs bathroom / shower room in the old part of the house was freezing cold with no heating supply. Obviously not too much of an issue as mainly only used for a toilet break. We incurred one little hiccup during our stay which happened 1 hour before departure, and this was that for some reason all three showers, one after another went cold then just stopped working! Not sure if this was a water issue or the fact that we were all showering at the same time prior to departing, although I assume this was the case as didn’t have any issues until this point. Overall a great stay and plenty of space for 8 adults and the 4 children. If you’re keen on keeping connected to the outside world, then be warned as there is no mobile phone service, and the WiFi only seemed to work in the dining room, but this didn’t bother us anyway. Overall Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LisaJan 2020

  • "This cottage is remote but that’s what we wanted the facilities are great and the place and cottage are amazing."

    Already looking to book again. So spacious and the host was very helpful as well adding the little touches that made are stay fantastic. Could not recommend enough especially if you are wanting to escape from it all.

    Reviewed by DanielNov 2019

  • "Good sized comfortable house for 12 adults."

    Good views across the fields from the house and the hot tub. Margaret was very responsive to our queries.

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2019

  • "Great house and facilities."

    Hot tub - fabulous. The location was a bit remote and up a long winding track, it didn’t worry us but some may find inconvenient

    Reviewed by LizNov 2019

  • "We were a group of 12 ladies who travelled from the Wirral for a relaxing weekend away ."

    Garth Ucha suited our needs perfectly. The house was extremely well equipped and spotless. All linens , beds and bedding were of such a good quality . Plenty of seating for everyone and the kitchen was equipped with every utensil , plates , dishes , pots, pans and glasses you could need. The hot tub was such a bonus and the views from the property were stunning. The welcome pack was lovely and Margaret the owner had made us a lovely cake . We would all have no hesitation in recommending this property and I’m sure we will return. Thoroughly enjoyable x

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "Garth Ucha is a brilliant property for a large gathering."

    We were 4 generations celebrating a birthday across a long weekend. The whole property is kept to a very high standard with everything we could have wished for from a homemade cake on arrival (along with milk, tea and coffee) to logs for the fires. The kitchen is very well equipped and the 2 dishwashers were a godsend as we catered for ourselves. The hot tub is very large, comfy and we used it every day. Whilst the property is fairly remote for us this was not an issue as the peace and quiet was just what we wanted. The lack of ambient light meant the night sky was spectacular, especially from the hot tub with a drink in hand. Margaret is a wonderful hostess with no question too small.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2019

  • "Lovely house, great facilities."

    Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by AmyAug 2019

  • "Garth Ucha is a lovely remote holiday property which is ideal if you want to enjoy peace and tranquillity."

    The beds were very comfortable, kitchen well equipped and loads of lovely crockery. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub with the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Unfortunately there was a problem with the quality of the water supply whilst we were holidaying and we had to use bottled water or boil it beforehand. Margaret provided an ample supply of bottled water which didn't inconvenience us at all. If I was being particularly 'picky' then I would comment on the fact that the property is a little tired and could do with decorating but it was spotlessly clean which is far more important. A fantastic holiday with 3 generations of 13 family members, youngest 8 and the eldest 73. We had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend it for large parties.

    Reviewed by JennyJul 2019

  • "The house was beautiful with everything and more required for a large party."

    There was a huge chocolate cake left to welcome us to the cottage which was much appreciated. The views were amazing. The house was a lot more isolated than expected but this didn't affect our stay as we were only there for two nights.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2019

  • "The only one disappointment was the games room."

    The floor was in a slant so the pool table had been propped up, which was fine but unfortunately the pool tables legs were broken making the table unstable and we were not able to use it.

    Reviewed by EllieMay 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic, myself & my family had brilliant time, the perfect place for my wife’s 50th & our wedding anniversary."

    The homemade cake was greatly appreciated for the munchies after a couple of drinkey poos.. highly recommend.. thank you for everything Margret..

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2019

  • "It s was our daughters Guiding hen do, range of ages from 17 to 65, all had a great relaxing time, The Hot tub was the greatest hit, use all weekend."

    Lovely surprise on arrival a home made cake thank you very much. My be more twin beds would be better, but we managed well as the beds were. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2019

  • "We had a great time!"

    The house was well presented with a delicious home made chocolate cake waiting for us in the dining room. The rooms were clean, the hot tub was huge and the location was quiet and picturesque. We had children with us who really enjoyed themselves too. We will definitely be returning! Thank you

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2019

  • "We stayed there over the February Half Term to celebrate my parents ruby wedding anniversary."

    Such a lovely cottage with gorgeous views and plenty of room for everybody. The kids still ask when we are going back......for the hot tub!! The kitchen was well equipped and the pantry was fab, I haven't been in a house with a proper pantry for years!! Would definitely recommend this to families looking to go away for a quiet, peaceful break.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2019

  • "We have just returned from our break away."

    As a family of 13, we found the house to be perfect. We celebrated Christmas early and found the house had everything we needed and more. The kitchen was better equipped than my own, we cooked big meals every day and the huge dining area was fab! The house was decorated for Christmas, there were towels and robes provided, perfect for hot tub, and the bedrooms were large and comfy. Perfect family holiday, we would definitely like to visit again ! Only thing that we didn't expect was how quickly the fire got through the logs ( that may be our fault as none of us townies had and experience with this!) and we had to go out to buy more, but was only a short drive away, so would recommend calling in somewhere to pick more up before arrival to avoid running out. Looking forward to returning!

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2018

  • "Garth Ucha is absolutely brilliant."

    Our group had a fantastic weekend in such a beautiful location. Stargazing from the hot tub was definitely a highlight! The hot tub is huge and retains heat really well - in other places I've stayed with smaller hot tubs, they lose heat really quick, but the one at Garth Ucha doesn't. It's also really well equipped, with all the kitchen equipment you could think of needing. Wouldn't hesitate to book again for a relaxing break in a group!

    Reviewed by AniNov 2018

  • "Great accommodation for a group, enough bedrooms and lounges for all of us."

    Kitchen was great with a large dining room table. Hot tub was awesome!

    Reviewed by KylieOct 2018

  • "Great place to stay really lovely location."

    Will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2018

  • "Photos on website didn't do the house justice, and a floor plan would have been useful."

    This was a good house for a family holiday with three generations.

    Reviewed by BryanJul 2018

  • "12 of us stayed for the weekend and the house was just fabulous!"

    Facilities provided were above an beyond what we expected - toilet roll, shower gel, shampoo, tea coffee etc even a cake baked for us by the host! Hot tub was amazing especially in this weather. Very quiet area with a lovely walk! Overall very very impressed with the property and will definitely be looking to stay there again!

    Reviewed by NatashaJun 2018

  • "A truly excellent place and location, loved it."

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2018

  • "Booked this property for a hen party, the location is a bit remote but so worth it!"

    The views are stunning the hot tub was amazing too! The house is well equipped with everything you need we even had fresh milk on arrival, a minor issue was dealt with swiftly and Margaret was really lovely. The house itself was spotless and the log burners made it extra cosy as we had quite a bit of snow on our second night. I can't recommend this house enough the pictures don't do it justice. We had a fantastic weekend here

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2018

  • "Was a fantastic cottage with great views ."

    The hot tub was fabulous. We had a great Christmas there. The cottage has everything you need . It was a bit remoter than we thought 5 mins driving down narrow lane so not in village itself . Also the 15th century village pub is not actually open .

    Reviewed by GurbakshoDec 2017

  • "Margaret the owner was incredibly helpful and the location and building itself ..."

    Margaret the owner was incredibly helpful and the location and building itself are far prettier than the photos can do justice to

    Reviewed by AlfredDec 2017

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Summary

  • Seven bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with electric woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with futon
  • Games room with pool table and table football.
  • Oil central heating with one woodburning stove and an electric woodburning stove in the dining room
  • Range cooker fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Patio area to rear with furniture and hot tub, with access to lawned paddock
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond on £200.00 for all bookings taken from 24/01/2020
  • Note: Property is cleaned with a fogging machine

The property

A delightful detached cottage situated next to a working farm in the village of Llanyblodwel near to Oswestry in Shropshire.

Well-furnished throughout to provide ample accommodation for families or groups of friends who wish to spend time together in this beautiful part of Shropshire.

With parts of the cottage dating back to the medieval period, there are many traditional features prevalent in the older sections, such as exposed beams and low doors.

The ground floor has a large fitted kitchen with plenty of space to cook for large numbers, this leads to a spacious dining room with seating for all of the guests.

After dinner, guests can retreat to the sitting room and relax by the woodburning stove, or enjoy an evening in front of the TV.

For those who prefer to watch something different, or simply want some peace and quiet, there is an additional snug with comfortable sofas and a TV located in the older portion of the cottage.

There is a fantastic games room with a pool table and football table in the house to keep children or adults alike entertained.

On warmer evenings, guests can enjoy a refreshing drink in the hot tub overlooking to stunning countryside landscape.

Outside is a front deck area where guests can plan the day’s activities, leading to an extra paddock which is great for the kids to enjoy.

The rural village of Llanyblodwel offers beautiful countryside and a 15th century pub.

Just one mile from the Welsh border and close to the Berwyn Mountain Range, there is an abundance of scenic walks and cycle trails to explore.

The town of Oswestry is just a short drive away where there are a variety of shops and restaurants to try.

Close to a number of tourist attractions, Garth Ucha can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

LLANYBLODWEL

Oswestry 6 miles; Chirk 12 miles.

Llanyblodwel is a small rural Shropshire village located in the beautiful Tanat Valley, close to the Offa’s Dyke Path and only one mile from the Welsh border. The village is surrounded by stunning countryside and boasts the Grade I listed St. Michael’s Church and a 15th century pub. Only six miles away is the ancient English border town of Oswestry and the Welsh village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, home to Pistyll Rhaeadr, the UK’s highest single drop waterfall. 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 surrounding 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 the nearby market town of Ellesmere with its nine meres. Further afield are the Welsh mountains and coast, picturesque Lakes of Vyrnwy and Bala, while the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, medieval Shrewsbury and the Roman city of Chester are also within driving distance. Llanyblodwel is an ideal base for exploring the delightful county of Shropshire and beautiful Mid Wales.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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