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Belmont Bridge

(Ref. 1057460)

Henlle, Shropshire Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely time was spent in this great cottage."

    It was very comfortable and the log burner kept us warm after long walks along the canal. It was great to each have a sofa in the evenings, watching Sky tv in front of the fire after a meal cooked in a well thought out kitchen. Everything you needed was there. Lots of hot water from a great shower and the beds were so comfortable. Tracy was easy to contact by phone and she had left us a welcome pack which was very thoughtful. Overall we could not fault our stay. We have rented a lot of cottages over the last few years around the UK but this was one of the best and we will be back for a summer break soon. Thank you Tracy and Nigel for a great stay xx

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay @ Belmont Bridge Cottage and look forward to welcoming you both back for a summer break soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, really a home from home."

    Warm, comfortable and very well-equipped. Plenty of helpful hints and suggestions for places to visit and to eat out and perfect for sight seeing and walking, particularly along the canal paths. It was wonderful to see the birdlife which flocked to the feeders. A very enjoyable experience and we hope to visit again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback about our cottage and the area. We too hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a find!"

    This is a beautiful , well presented cottage equipped with everything you will need for your holiday. The icing on the cake was the gate from garden onto the canal towpath, where we had some lovely walks. We intend going back next year, hopefully for longer as the area is so lovely. Thank you Tracy and Nigel

    We are so glad you had a great holiday and look forward to seeing you both again soon to explore more of this wonderful area! Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2023

  • "Tracy made us feel most welcome on our arrival and throughout our stay."

    Belmont Bridge is ideally situated to explore the area. Excellent secure storage for bicycles / canoes etc. We enjoyed our stay so much that we will have to come back again, as a week wasn't long enough! Tim, Carol and Joan.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday @ Belmont Bridge and look forward to seeing you all again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Belmont Bridge is a very well maintained and equipped property attached to the owner house."

    The owners, Tracy & Nigel, are very helpful if you need to know about the area and Meg the dog likes her tummy rubbed !. We went in July, so if you like a bit of fishing, best time is early morning or evening when the narrow boats are less frequent. Overall a very enjoyable holiday.

    Thank you both for your lovely comments and we hope that you will visit the area again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Belmont Bridge."

    We loved exploring the local sights and attractions before coming back for a lovely walk along the canal or to watch the wildlife in the garden. The property had everything we needed and more and we would love to visit again.

    Thank you Catherine for your great feedback about our cottage and the area. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, everything we needed, nice and quiet."

    Loved the bird life in the garden.

    Thank you John, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and hope that you may return to explore the area further sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "One of the best cottages that we have stayed in, in 30 years of such holidays."

    Comfortable inside, lovely garden, quiet situation by the canal, yet easy access from the main road system. Thoroughly recommended.

    We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your holiday at our cottage and really appreciate your comments. Thank you Tony and we hope you might visit the area again someday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage, beautifully kept and equipped with everything you may need."

    The location is wonderful, being able to go straight onto the canal path from the garden. Peaceful and comfortable, it's one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in.

    Thank you Jane for your lovely comments about our cottage. We hope you will both visit again someday and continue to explore the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "Very well equipped, a delightful cottage, lovely garden."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • ""Belmont Bridge was just Amaizing" This property is spotlessly clean, comfortable, well equipped with all you need for a great stay."

    Perfect quiet location with Canal walks straight from garden gate and beautifully kept garden. Great information on things to see and do was very helpful. Absolutely nothing to fault with this property its perfect would highly recommend a stay here. The hosts Tracy and Nigel what a wonderful couple extremely helpful and very accommodating we shall definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2022

  • "Friendly host Plenty of space inside Nice outside space, although the weather ..."

    Friendly host Plenty of space inside Nice outside space, although the weather stopped us using it most of the time Really enjoyed our stay

    Thank you Simon for your lovely comments. It was such a shame that the weather stopped you from enjoying the garden all week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Sep 2022

  • "Belmont Bridge is a truly outstanding holiday property in a perfect canal side location for lovely walks with ample private garden and parking."

    The owners couldn't have done more to make it feel like a real home from home and had provided everything you could possibly think of to make our stay relaxed and comfortable. Probably one of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed in. We will definitely book again.

    Thank you Liz & Don for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with excellent facilities."

    A great base for surrounding tourist spots.

    Thank you Wendy for your lovely comments. We hope to see you both again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was very clean and welcoming with a very beautiful well kept garden by the side of the canal."

    Nigel & Tracy were very helpful. We also had quite bit of entertainment watching the squirrels and birds on the feeders just out side the window. Would recommend this cottage to any one. We had a great holiday

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. You certainly were blessed with the beautiful weather for your stay. Hopefully we will see you again when next visiting your family . Nigel & Tracy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a wonderful place for everyone, the accommodation is of a very high standard, information supplied for things to do and places to visit are superb."

    Tracy is the ideal host, not in your lap, but always available if help is needed.

    Thank you Malcolm & Mira, so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay with us at Belmont Bridge and had such fabulous weather too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2022

  • "A pleasure to stay here."

    Location is great, facilities even better. Comfy clean and secure. Would recommend to anyone as a quiet, entertaining destination. Nigel and Tracy could not have been more helpful. Hopefully we will visit again soon. Thank you!

    Thank you both for your wonderful comments, we look forward to seeing you again soon at Belmont bridge Cottage . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2022

  • "The owners Tracy &;Nigel were very friendly and welcoming the cottage & the gardens were very well presented the cleanliness of the cottage was 10 out of 10 ,lovely canal walks straight out of the garden gate we walked for miles we would definitely like to come back."

    It’s lovely to hear that you both enjoyed your stay at our cottage and thank you for your wonderful feedback. We most certainly look forward to seeing you both again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "This was a wonderful cottage in a very peaceful area with only the birds and canal boats to be heard."

    A very comfortable cottage with every amenity you could need. A real home from home. A lovely area with lots to do. We hope to re-visit one day.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2022

  • "I would certainly recommend this holiday home."

    It was very spacious and well equipped. It is situated in a quiet rural location, and in easy reach of lots of things to do and see. There are some lovely walks along the side of the canal, which is at the bottom of the garden. My wife and I hope to return in the future and would not hesitate to book this property again, as there is so much more to see and do. A big thumbs up.

    Thank you for your comments Keith, we very much look forward to seeing you both again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful , spotlessly clean , well equipped , and comfortable."

    We really enjoyed our week there , and liked that walks possible from garden onto canal towpath . Owners very nice and helpful . Cottage peaceful , but not far from local shops . we hope to be back for another week , thanks again.

    Thank you Julie & Phil. We hope to see you both again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Extremely comfortable and well- equipped; spotlessly clean."

    We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Tracy and family are very welcoming and helpful with information about the area. Would highly recommend, and look forward to a return stay.

    Thank you Deborah and family. We are so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at our canal side cottage. We strive to ensure that Belmont Bridge is comfortable and clean and look forward to seeing you all soon, hopefully with no stormy weather on your next visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Belmont Bridge."

    The cottage is super clean, spacious and one of the most comfortable I have ever stayed in, we all slept extremely well. Due to the petrol crisis we had to leave our car at home and travel by train. Property owner Tracy went out of her way to accommodate us, picking us up and taking us to the station and giving us some great tips for walks and places to eat out within walking distance. We also had some fascinating conversations about the history of the cottage which is all a bit of a mystery. We hope to return with the car in the not to distant future and explore more of this lovely area.

    Reviewed by Pip5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our stay was close to home but we felt it was a new place."

    The house was next to the canal which was quite busy . We had everything we needed at the house and the owners, living next door , were so helpful. The place was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The house does have quite a history to it. Of course it is in a lovely area being on the Welsh border and there are several really interesting places to eat. We enjoyed it so much we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were really very surprised with the cleanliness and presentation of the accommodation, it was absolutely spotless."

    The proximity to the canal was an added bonus and we really couldn't have asked for more. Tracey and Nigel were very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They recommended places to visit and eat and were kind enough to let us help ourselves to apples from the tree which were delicious in a crumble. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2021

  • "There is quite simply nothing negative to say about Belmont Bridge!"

    It is a beautiful place to stay both inside and out! So nice to walk straight onto the canal towpath as well as having Wales just a short drive away. It was easy to find and had plenty of parking space. It was so quiet and in an idyllic location. We loved our stay and would definitely go back! The owners had provided everything you could need and the place felt so clean when we arrived. They were helpful every time we contacted them and we really appreciate what they did for us. They even helped us with car trouble when we were about to leave! If you are thinking about booking Belmont then do it!!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Tracy & Nigel were very welcoming."

    The cottage and garden were fantastic. Couldn't of asked for more.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Jul 2021

  • "Tracey and Nigel were very friendly and knowledgeable on the area a lovely ..."

    Tracey and Nigel were very friendly and knowledgeable on the area a lovely surprise in the fridge homemade cakes on our arrival

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2021

  • "Belmont Bridge was such a find, the accommodation was absolutely first class, spotlessly clean throughout along with modern kitchen utensil's ."

    When we stayed (June 2021) the very beautiful garden ,full of established flowerbeds,and wildlife (squirrels,Woodpeckers, Jays, finches), had a small path through the garden and led through a small gate onto the Shropshire Union Canal path where the bridge was. The cottage (complete with wood burner),felt very "homely" and if you would like a private, peaceful holiday with views,coupled with truly helpful and such accommodating owners. We will have no hesitation in booking our holiday No.2 Belmont Bridge again.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage next to the canal."

    Most of the contents are new and it’s well equipped. There was plenty of hot water, the walk-in shower and the shower on the bath had decent water pressure. We didn’t try the heating as it was mid summer. The wi fi is excellent, it reaches to the patio and garden. We really enjoyed the wildlife which fed from the well stocked bird feeders. Squirrels, jays, crows, woodpeckers, pheasants, and all the usual small birds. The walk along the canal in both directions was very pleasant. A run to Wales and back along the path and across Chirk aqueduct was about 7 km. That and the Pontcysllte aqueduct were worth a visit. We walked to the Poachers for a pint and drove the short distance to the Keys where we had an excellent meal. The canal was fairly busy with boats at the weekend, much quieter during the week. The gardens were beautifully kept. There is a very handy Marks and Spencer simply food store at the petrol station on the junction with the A5. The owners were friendly but didn’t intrude. We found a welcome pint of milk and box of cakes when we arrived. The owner was also kind enough to post back to me some items I left in a wardrobe. Plenty of off road parking. We’d love to visit again and would recommend it for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2021

  • "First holiday since lockdown and a new cottage to venture."

    Well what a cottage - met by Tracey wonderful friendly welcome. From the moment we walked in the door the place was spotless. No worries or need about covid cleaning was very comfortable about just settling in!! Everything we wanted was catered for - the cottage itself has it all - kitchen fully equipped - the use of the garden was a plus for us to have a private setting - very comfortable bed and settee in the lounge. We had a good week of weather and found many different seating combinations to follow the sun. We wish Tracey and Nigel and all the family the very best in their adventure and to continue the good work as we would love to return again. The cottage is definitely one of our number one choices and looking forward to using it during the winter months to be cosy and use the real fire. Julie and Paul

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have had a very enjoyable, relaxing and peaceful week in this comfortable, spacious and well-quipped home from home."

    The owners are lovely and very helpful. They have clearly worked hard to think of everything, including the bedroom mirrors being within a hairdryer’s cable length reach of a socket (which seems to elude the owners of so many other holiday cottages we have stayed in), USB sockets in some rooms, and plenty of coat-hangers! Our son particularly enjoyed the good-sized ‘walk-in’ cupboard in the 2nd bedroom, including sitting in there to play his games. Belmont Bridge is surrounded by beautiful scenery, including the owners’ sheep, and has great outside space with lots of seating options. We enjoyed watching the local wildlife attracted by the many bird feeders, including Phil the pheasant. The cottage is in a great location, being only a few minutes from the A5 for exploring by car. It’s also fantastic having access to the canal tow path from the garden gate - we had a wonderful day’s walking and exploring without having to drive. Plus, it’s great fun watching canal boats go by, particularly when they are being driven badly! Nearby we found some great places to eat: Henlle Hall and The Poachers, Chirk, are in walking distance, and The Keys is a short drive away in St Martins. The best place though was the little tearoom at nearby Whittingdon Castle – what a find! Delicious quesadillas, chocolate cookies and chocolate cake, friendly service, great value, all enjoyed whilst sitting on the green by the castle moat, watching the ducks, swans, moorhens and baby coots. The Castle is interesting to walk round too, although it is mostly ruins. The sculptures at the British Ironworks Centre at Oswestry are worth a visit. We also hired kayaks from Llangollen (TNR Outdoors) for the day, kayaking over both the Pontcysyllte and Chirk aqueducts, to the Poachers for a pub lunch, then back to Froncysyllte / Llangollen to return the kayaks. We are already thinking of a return visit!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2021

  • "Belmont Bridge provided us with first class accommodation within an area of beautiful ,quiet countryside with the added bonus of canal side interest and wildlife."

    This was an ideal location for exploring both Shropshire and Snowdonia. Tracey and Ian were very friendly, informative and helpful but not intrusive. They went out of their way to ensure our comfort and paid particular attention to ensuring all Covid prevention controls were in place and carried out enabling us to relax and enjoy our stay in comfort and safety.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0May 2021

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable location."

    The owner ( Tracey) was always obliging. Any uncertainty about the house was very quickly cleared up. The house was very clean, warm and comfortable. The little welcome pack of cakes & milk was very helpful for when you arrive. For us the location was excellent - accessible to all points of the compass. Being right on the canal was a bonus being peaceful and relaxing. Being so close to the A5 was no problem at all. The only sounds we heard were the sheep, the visiting pheasants and of course the occasional "puff" from the narrow boats that glided serenely by at the end of the garden. We give the property 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Cyril5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location next to the Llangollen canal."

    Owners next door very helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Additional logs available for free from owner upon request
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with lawned area, slate gravel with outdoor furniture, summerhouse including patio and access via gate straight onto the Llangollen Canal
  • Access to owners land including fields upon request at own risk
  • Bike storage available on request Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The owners live next door with their cat, sheepdog and sheep

The property

Settled in the delightful area of Henlle between the villages of St Martins & Gobowen resting in Shropshire and just on the cusp of the border into Wales, Belmont Bridge is a lovely semi-detached cottage lying next door to the owner's home within private land.

Enjoying a wonderful position next to the Llangollen Canal, Belmont Bridge is the perfect base for avid walkers eager to explore via this historic pathway, as well as within easy reach of North Wales' best attractions including Chirk Castle and Erddig.

Enter the private driveway and park up in the ample space before taking in the pretty, white exterior of the cottage, admiring the historic touches relation to the canal in the garden.

Be welcomed into the homely sitting room after an afternoon of walks and become warmed by lighting the woodburning stove set within an original stone fireplace, with the exposed beams above reflecting the age of the property, you can wind down on one of the two sofas and enjoy watching the TV (sky tv basic package) When the evening comes, take the group's conversation into the kitchen/diner, here you can sit at the sweet dining table while the chef of the group makes use of the appliances in the kitchen, with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and a microwave, as well as a handy washing machine for any muddy walking gear!

Rest up in one of the two lovely bedrooms found on the first floor, with a double and a twin to choose from, both nicely decorated and offering storage for your things.

A gleaming bathroom provides a lovely spot to freshen up in, with a bath and a handheld shower perfect for a relaxing soak, as well as a separate walk-in shower too and a warming heated towel rail.

The private land that this delightful cottage sits on includes the owner's fields which are great for some outdoor games with little ones or simply watching the sheep, whilst the guests' garden area includes a lawned space and a slate gravel area with outdoor dining furniture for alfresco meals in the warmer months.

Get ready for a day of exploring, pull on your walking shoes and head to the end of the garden to find the gate which leads straight onto the Shropshire Union Canal footpath, with this historic trail leading northwards to Chirk, over the Chirk Aqueduct via via The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontycysyllte Aqueduct & Canal and up to Llangollen, or southwards towards Ellesmere, with either route providing lovely scenery and great for all abilities.

The village of St Martins is home to a supermarket and two local convenience shops, as well as an M&S Food being less than half a mile away, with The Lord Moreton, The Poachers Pocket and The Keys being excellent pubs all within a mile of Belmont Bridge.

Enjoy a visit to the medieval Chirk Castle, run by the National Trust, its history spanning 700 years and home to 18th century state apartments and beautiful formal gardens, afterwards browsing the lovely selection of cafés and tearooms in Chirk.

The bustling riverside town of Llangollen is another must-visit with the Plas Newydd Historic House & Gardens, beautiful waterside walks, and the Llangollen Railway Station home to the heritage railway with vintage steam-powered trains.

Also within easy reach is the town of Oswestry, the British Ironwork Centre, National Trust's Erddig, Pistayll Rhaedr Waterfalls and lake Vyrnwy Reservoir and stunning countryside to explore via walking and cycling.

Discover a homely retreat on the canalside at Belmont Bridge with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

HENLLE

Oswestry 3 miles; Ellesmere 8 miles; Llangollen 8 miles.

The rural hamlet of Henlle stands close to the historic border towns of Oswestry and Chirk with its famous castle and gardens. Henlle is home to Henlle Hall, a magnificent Grade II listed Georgian country house standing in beautiful parkland beside the Shropshire/Llangollen Canal. The local area is ideal for scenic walks and bike rides, especially along the Shropshire Union canal, and a variety of exciting watersports on the nearby River Dee at Llangollen. Close by is the original Old Oswestry, the site of a spectacular Iron Age Hill Fort, while today the town offers many historic buildings and a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Ellesmere is home to the lovely Church of Saint Mary, with its 15th century roof, plus there are a variety of shops, good pubs and restaurants and an abundance of entertainment on and around the nine lakes, which surround the town. Stroll through Cremorne Gardens, enjoy fishing and sailing or explore Colemere Country Park with its wonderful wildlife and scenic walks. This whole area has something for everybody at anytime of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas