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Brookside Manor House

Bronygarth near Chirk, Shropshire (Ref. 21880)

4.4

Very good

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  • Sleeps 30

  • Bedrooms 10

  • Bathrooms 7

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Brookside Manor is an amazing place."

    The large dining space with the gallery is perfect for meals together, and the big central kitchen means everyone joins in with the cooking. The snooker room was a big hit, as was the hot tub, and the children loved using the pool.The walk down to the Viaduct and Aqueduct through the wild garlic is spectacular. Everyone wanted to book another stay and make it an annual event.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2022

  • "The property was everything I’d hoped for and more for my wife’s surprise birthday party."

    Full of character ,loads of room for everyone it was clean and facilities were plentiful for all 28 of us.The owners were fantastic and on hand to help out with questions. The local area was amazing for walking with an aqueduct and castle plus the local village with coffee shops and pubs. Even found local caterers who did birthday tea which was lovely and plentiful, although it was our first visit I doubt it will be our last.

    Reviewed by JasonJan 2022

  • "The description of rooms misleading on printout from agency."

    States annex sleeps 6 when it actually sleeps 4. One of guest family were unable to attend due to illness. Otherwise we would have a bedroom less. The shower in room 5 was back flowing and could do with attention. We were unaware that a switch in room 2 serviced the bathroom in main bedroom so they had cold water initially. But we had a lovely weekend and were lucky to enjoy a beautiful Christmas tree nicely decorated. We loved the house and would definitely recommend it for a break away. Swimming pool was especially a favourite with the family. The owner responded very quickly to our queries and his son was quite helpful also. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2021

  • "We loved our family stay at Brookside Manor House."

    There was plenty of room for 28 of us and we all loved the pool, hot tub and large dining are. Simon was a great host and not even the power cut (nothing to do with the house) spoiled our stay!

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2021

  • "We had booked Brookside Manor House for a week long extended family break."

    There were 23 of us in our group, ranging from 2yrs to 85yrs. The property had something for everyone. We loved the swimming pool, gym, pool table and hot tub and made use of this daily. As you'd expect with a large property, there were things that didn't work (e.g. showers, heating). However, the property owners were excellent at responding to calls and immediately rectifying any issues. This is a big plus in our opinion!! We are a family of cooks - and everyone enjoyed the large kitchen, Aga and the separate small kitchenette in the annexe, as well as the well proportioned dining room and living rooms. Our family enjoyed walks around the property; Chirk castle is about 20minutes walk across fields (steep in areas), as is the aquaduct. For further trips, we visited Barmouth beach (about 1hr40mins by car) and a few of us climbed Mt Snowden (about 1hr30mins away). We would definitely recommend this property to similar sized groups. In fact, we've already recommended to other families. We hope to return again soon, as there are many more beautiful walks and activities that we couldn't cram into a week!! (Paddle boarding in Bala for example!).

    Reviewed by JeniAug 2021

  • "Lovely old manor house oozing with charm and atmosphere."

    External facilities were excellent and all very close to the house. Being old the house and internal facilities are a little tired but Simon is very helpful and quickly addresses any issues.There was an airlock in the pipes and a plumber arrived and solved it the same day. The grounds are excellent and it is isolated yet easy to get to lovely places like Llangollen. Overall the family had a memorable week and the children in particular did not want to leave

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "Our feeback is in relation to the property rather than the service that Sykes Cottages provided."

    The property was undoubtedly at some time a grand house. The owner was very polite and helpful, given the size of the house there was plenty of room for our family during our stay. We were desperately disappointed with the overall cleanliness and hygiene of the property - more so given the times that we all live with and adjust to now. We honestly felt as though we had to clean and/or check every item that we used in preparing and consuming food and drink. Cups, glasses and plates in the cupboards were returned there dirty, the fridges needed a 'super' clean, the bar-b-que was horrendous and had not been touched since it was last used. The property was generally tired and needs a serious refresh. When one pays the rental fees demanded for this property it would be expected that all the showers were operational and manageable - NONE of the showers had adequate water flow, the temperature could not be managed (they were scolding hot and could not be reduced). Several light bulbs had expired and not been replaced, the kitchen area is inadequately lit for an area regulalry used to prepare food and clean. There was a box of items under the kitchen sink that were damp and moulding, several taps constantly leaked and toliet cisterns constantly running. Dog litter and prior guests toys on the lawn, no mattress covers on the beds. It's a list, not exhaustive and not written by someone with a complacent or negative nature - just an opinion that so much more should be provided and done to ensure that visitor's felt comfortable, safe and clean when prices being demanded are so high.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "Me and my family stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate my mum's 70th."

    We were 8 children and 13 adults. We had an absolutely fantastic time. it's so nice to be able to come away in the middle of winter and be able to swim, go in the hot tub, play snooker, squash and loads more. Simon was super friendly and helpful. We were all so happy with the house and grounds. We'd definitely go back.

    Reviewed by TuraJan 2020

  • "What a lovely house and surroundings."

    We went for the weekend for a 50th golden anniversary. Everything was ready when we arrived, heating was on, the hot tub was amazing for a cold November day. Swimming pool was great for the children.It was cozy from the minute we walked through the door. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Great place for all the family,.24 of us all together,.to spend quality time together.

    Reviewed by VictoriaNov 2019

  • "The location and size of the property were ideal for our party."

    However the lack of maintenance and repair was very disappointing and marred what otherwise would have been an enjoyable holiday. More than half of the rooms had no working central heating. Several showers didn't work and water leaked down the light pulley switch when the bath taps were turned on in bedroom 1. Some of the kitchen appliances were in need of repair eg the dishwasher door seal and lower rack were damaged as was the door on one of the electric ovens. There were two power cuts because the main fuse blew which were told was due to an inadequate power supply. There wasn't a wood burning stove in the sitting room and the open fire in the games room was not usable but both of these were mentioned in the listing.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2019

  • "The owner was very helpful."

    Anything we needed he was happy to oblige straight away. Just wanted us to have a good time and relax. One of the best holidays I’ve ever had, plus his knowledge of the local area helped plan our days in Bronygarth. Brookside manor is incredible

    Reviewed by JosephAug 2019

  • "Simon was a fantastic host."

    He was always available when needed, but also left us largely to our own devices. Some old reviews say the house is short of glasswear/ big pots etc. This certainly isnt a problem anymore- the kitchen is very well equipped. The house itself is fantastic. Full of character, with space to seat everyone in the dining room. The pool and hot tub are a real bonus. We're looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by AlexJul 2019

  • "We had a great time at Brookside house."

    The house exceeded all our expectations and are really looking forward to returning ! We had a lovely family celebration for Great Grandads 90th Birthday. The facilities were excellent and all 26 of us had a great time. Amazing location Our only negative comment is the house could do with some basic cleaning products available with 26 of us it would have helped to keep on top of cleaning... a mop would have been useful too.

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed using all the sports facilities, especially the tennis court, swimming pool and snooker table."

    The house was lovely and spacious and all our guests (mostly extended family) commented on what a lovely place it was. It was a fabulous week despite the weather being on the cool side. The owner was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by BruceJun 2019

  • "So many facilities to amuse four generations of the family with varied interest and plenty of local interest meaning we had short journeys to visit them."

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    Reviewed by MaryMay 2019

  • "Great cottage, full of character."

    Owner was extremely helpful and responded immediately to sort out a couple of (minor) issues.

    Reviewed by HashApr 2019

  • "Wonderful house, superb facilities, magnificent environment, simply perfect for our family celebration"

    Reviewed by AlbertApr 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday."

    The facilities were excellent and we made full use of all of them. It was lovely to be able to light the woodburning stove in the evening when it got chilly and sit round it chatting. Simon was very friendly and helpful. So good we have booked it again for next year!!!!

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2019

  • "From the second we drove up the drive way and saw brookside Manor we knew we would have a great time."

    16 adults, 2 teenagers, 5 children and 3 babies and each and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. The facilties were amazing, keeping everyone entertained. We loved the fact the dining area was large enough to seat us all for our meal on Saturday followed by a game of family bingo. Would definitely recommend staying here, nothing was too much trouble for the owners. A fantastic holiday and would 100% return to brookside Manor in the future.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2019

  • "We were pleasantly surprised with the amount of space this house had."

    The swimming pool/ sports courts and hot tub made our stay more pleasurable and meant the whole family could be involved in activities no matter what the age. The only issue we had was the last day the boiler/tank in the main bedroom made a very loud noise from 5am onward and kept 3 families bedrooms awake. Would certainly stop here again !!

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2019

  • "Really fantastic house."

    Excellent location. Really large house with pleanty if room but at the same time retaining the comfort, cosy, homely feeling.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2019

  • "When we arrived the house was cold ,one of the toilets wasn’t flushing so we had to call to arrange someone to come and have a look the next day."

    The plumber managed to get the heating upstairs started and sorted the flush but the next day the heating had gone off again as we were leaving later that evening just told the children to stay downstairs and play.We didn’t see the owner before we left as he wasn’t around otherwise I would have mentioned the above.

    Reviewed by ShereenDec 2018

  • "I couldn't recommend Brookside Manor more highly."

    What a weekend I and my family have had. The property caters for wide range of family members, from the pool, gardens and tennis courts for the younger members, to the sauna's, hot tub and relax areas for the older ones. The property comfortably houses 30+ guests without feeling over crowded. There are ample break out rooms to get away from the hustle of a party weekend but also all can be housed in the entrance dining area and the living room overlooking the rear garden. The swimming pool and sauna room was a great way to spend fun time with the kids. Location wise, it is very picturesque overlooking Chirk Castle, where we went for a visit to look around this impressive 700 year old Castle. There would be plenty of pleasant walks around. Simon, the owner, was extremely helpful calling round upon request to sort out a couple of minor problems we had "how to turn on the arger oven on". We would definitely considering booking this property again and would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun family break away.

    Reviewed by AlexNov 2018

  • "The activities were brilliant."

    There was something for everyone. The kids enjoyed the outside jacuzzi and swimming pool. Lots of space to run. Facilities did it for us.

    Reviewed by BenedictOct 2018

  • "We had a really great holiday and the venue was fantastic for our large family gathering."

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "We had a fab weekend away at Brookside manor."

    Had loads of facilities to keep 20 of us busy. We were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2018

  • "A lovely big house for a large family gathering, in a superb location."

    We were 16 people aged from 1 to 77, so plenty of things to do for everyone. But, we felt that the property is a little tired and in need of an upgrade, particularly bathrooms and kitchen. A lot of things were not working, or not working well such as heating, Wi-Fi. The swimming pool, tennis court and hot tub are quite old, though adequate. Simon, the owner was very friendly and helpful, but we didn't feel we could bother him all the time. We enjoyed our time there. However, I would say that it was more like camping than staying in a luxury holiday home. All in all, we would probably stay again, as there are not many places with this capacity. The area around the house is very attractive with opportunities for walking, cycling, visiting. We would definitely like to return to this part of the country at some point.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2018

  • "What a magnificent venue."

    We were made to feel very welcome from the point of arrival until we departed. A magnificent property which was every thing i wished for and more to celebrate my 50th Birthday. Thankyou

    Reviewed by GaryJan 2018

  • "We had many problems with this cottage over the course of our 3 day stay."

    The biggest problem was intermittent central heating (more off than on) and no hot water for most of the holiday. The owner came once to fix but by that point we had gone an entire daytime with no one able to have a shower unless electric (27 of us!). Sadly most of us were pleased to get home to warm and comfortable houses. Most of the house is in need of repair and en suite facilities not up to scratch. Not enough mugs in kitchen also disappointing we were constantly re washing (in cold water). Only 2 pillows on double beds, 4 would have been better. Only 2 medium size towels and 2 hand towels for a room with 4 beds in. Gym inadequate...about 70% of equipment broken. Swimming pool condition poor but didn’t stop the fun. Hot tub excellent.

    Reviewed by EmmaJan 2018

  • "We all had a fab holiday and lots of facilities on our door step."

    Great House that can accommodate all our party of 30 guest !! We even went to Wales lol... minutes away Castle was great and the Aquaduct Walk was a bonus. Hot Tub & Swimming Heated Pool was a bonus for all

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2017

  • "Fantastic weekend celebrating my wife’s 50th birthday."

    An excellent venue for a family get together... Thanks!

    Reviewed by EdwardNov 2017

  • "Great venue for a good get together."

    Loads to do and lots of space. I would consider booking again there...if I could find a date when its free!

    Reviewed by DanielMar 2017

  • "Warm, comfortable, bhelpful owner onsite."

    Very welcoming. A lovely experience.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2016

  • "We thought that some areas were very poorly lit."

    This was particularly evident in the kitchen and especially so in the "Library" where you need light to read books or do jigsaw puzzles. All that is required is to replace low wattage bulbs with more powerful halogen or LED bulbs. It would also help if some of the light switches were labeled to save uneccessary treaks around the house trying to find the relevant switch. The Family (a group of 20) were overwhelmed with the facilities available in the house and on site.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2016

  • "We had a tremendous weekend at the Manor House."

    We couldn’t have had a better time. Our hosts were brilliant, extremely friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for families with loads of activities for the kids (pool, hot tub, tennis court, lawns to run around in etc. etc.) and is enclosed enough for the adults to be able to relax without worrying too much about the kids. The barbecue area is immense and was the hub for our whole weekend. The dining area was also extremely useful for the one time we all sat down indoors to eat together. All in all, a fantastic weekend. My only complaint……….. We had to leave and return to normality! Thank you to the Pierpoints for being tremendous hosts.

    Reviewed by RussellJun 2016

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Ten bedrooms: 1 x master family room with 1 king-size double and 2 singles with en-suite roll-top bath, separate shower, basins, bidet and WC, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 2 singles, 1 x second floor family room with 1 double and 2 singles with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 3 x family room with 1 double and 2 singles (two with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x single, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 8) and breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Galleried reception and dining hall (seats 26) with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Library
  • Conservatory with woodburning stove .
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stoves
  • Oil-fired Rayburn range cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 10 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Large lawned garden with patios, furniture, hot tub and BBQ
  • Games room with full-size snooker table
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Garden is suitable for garden parties by prior arrangement with owner
  • Note: Outside catering can be arranged by owner
  • Note: No stag and hen parties
  • PLEASE NOTE, Brookside Manor House sleeps up to 30 people in total, but can be split into 2 completely self-contained properties, housing 26 and 6 guests respectively The booking is for the entire house, but each self-contained property is accessed by its own external door and has completely separate indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Main House (sleeps up to 26): Over three floors with eight bedrooms: 1 x master family room with 1 king-size and 2 single beds with en-suite family bathroom, 1 x family room with 1 king-size and 2 single beds, 1 x family room with 1 double and 2 single bed with en-suite family bathroom, 3 x family rooms with 1 double and 2 singles (two with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x single bedrooms, family bathroom with jacuzzi bath, family bathroom, fully equipped kitchen with dining area and breakfast bar, utility room, galleried reception and dining hall (seats 26) with wood-burning stove, sitting room with wood-burning stove Outside; hot tub, garden and patio area
  • Annexe (sleeps 6): All ground floor; double bedroom, twin bedroom, twin bedroom (situated within the library), shower room with basin and WC, fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer and washing machine, conservatory lounge with woodburning stove Outside: garden and patio area
  • NOTE: The swimming pool and sauna shown in the images above are not included in the rental cost; these facilities are available to book directly with the owner on your arrival for 2-hour private block sessions from 10-12, 1-3pm or 4-6pm daily at £20.00 per session; please note that each session is for a maximum of 10 people for health & safety reasons.. NOTE: The squash courts, gym and tennis courts are not included in the rental cost; these facilities are available for private hire for over 16s only plus for exclusive use of the two glass-backed squash courts, gym with treadmill, rowing machine and weights and all weather tennis court, please contact the owner on arrival for further information
  • Property is available Friday to Sunday, For Week day check-in’s please contact Reservations to obtain pricing.

The property

A welcoming country house, part of which dates from the 17th century, set in just under 2 acres of grounds, situated in the small village of Bronygarth above the beautiful Glyn Ceiriog Valley.

With views to Chirk Castle, this homely Shropshire property boasts many original features including polished wooden floors, ornate ceilings and beautiful fireplaces.

It provides spacious accommodation exuding a "home from home" feel which is ideal for a large family to get together in this unspoilt part of the country.

With stunning views from the front, this large cottage near Oswestry boasts 10 unique bedrooms, six of which can accommodate a family of four.

Four of the bedrooms boast en-suite facilities, plus there are an additional three family bathrooms, one of which features a corner Jacuzzi bath.

The large farmhouse-style kitchen has wooden floors, ceiling beams and an oil-fired Rayburn, making it the perfect place to prepare a celebratory dinner for the whole family.

The galleried reception/dining room with sash windows and woodburning stove seats 26 people and the main sitting room has an inglenook fireplace and a woodburning stove, ideal for relaxing in front of a family film.

But that is not all!

There is the added benefit of a library, a conservatory and a games room with a full-size snooker table.

Spend some time over breakfast on the decked area as you plan the day's activities, which is where you will also find the soothing hot tub, where you can relax in the evening as you relive your fun-filled days.

The extensive grounds surround the house and consist of mature gardens, lawns, seating and a large brick-built barbecue.

This beautiful area of Shropshire offers many walks and cycle routes with Offa's Dyke Path running close by.

The cottage boasts magnificent views of Chirk Castle, a 14th century fortress owned by the National Trust, which sits across the valley.

The more energetic amongst your party can walk to the castle along the historic Offa's Dyke path.

Just a short drive away is the popular tourist town of Llangollen with a steam railway, a variety of watersports and the stunning Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which is a World Heritage Site.

With so much to see and do both at this wonderful cottage and in the surrounding area, a memory-filled holiday awaits!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location

BRONYGARTH

Chirk 2 miles; Oswestry 6 miles; Llangollen 9 miles.

The scattered village of Bronygarth is situated in the Ceiriog Valley and lies on the Offa's Dyke Path, the boundary between England and Wales. Just across the River Ceiriog is the magnificent 14th century Marcher Fortress of Chirk Castle with its award-winning gardens, medieval tower and dungeon. The small border town of Chirk is referred to as "The Gateway to Wales" and offers pubs, restaurants, a village store, gift shop, canal boat marina and an excellent golf course. Ceiriog Valley, known as ' The Valley of Poets' and described by Lloyd George as "a little bit of heaven on earth" offers walks, cycle routes and local trout fishing. The ancient border town of Oswestry boasts restaurants, numerous shops, historic buildings and traditional pubs as well as its well preserved hill top Iron Age fort from where long distant views can be enjoyed. Many historic houses and castles can be visited nearby including Powis Castle, Erddig and Attingham Park. The nine meres of Ellesmere are close by and provide scenic walks, sailing, fishing and boat trips, an abundance of wildlife and great birdwatching opportunities. Further afield are the Welsh Mountains and coast, Lakes Bala and Vyrnwy, medieval Shrewsbury, the Roman walled city of Chester and the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge.

Region Information

NOTE: Strictly no stag / hen parties or similar

NOTE: The swimming pool and sauna shown in the images above are not included in the rental cost; these facilities are available to book directly with the owner on your arrival for 2-hour private block sessions from 10-12, 1-3pm or 4-6pm daily at £20.00 per session; please note that each session is for a maximum of 10 people for health & safety reasons.

NOTE: The squash courts, gym and tennis courts are not included in the rental cost; these facilities are available for private hire for over 16s. For exclusive use of the two glass-backed squash courts, gym with treadmill, rowing machine and weights and all weather tennis court, please contact the owner on arrival for further information.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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