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Pear Tree Cottage

Chirk, Shropshire (Ref. 1020449)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Crowe

    “We have worked all the way through Covid and all we wanted to get away from it all, the cottage was perfect, only two cars passed the cottage whilst we were staying there, we took our dog with us, all we need to do was cross the little lane opposite the cottage and we could walk for miles.”

    The cottage had everything we needed, I cooked a full Christmas dinner and the kitchen was well equipped. Perfect comfortable, cosy cottage if you want to get away from it all.

    The cottage had everything we needed, I cooked a full Christmas dinner and the kitchen was well equipped. Perfect comfortable, cosy cottage if you want to get away from it all.

    - Mrs Crowe, December 2020

The property

Nestled in a hamlet in the Ceirog valley, less than 100 yards across a rolling grass field from the river Ceirog, Pear Tree Cottage is a detached stone country cottage which is a haven of peace.

Afforded stunning views from the open front lawn up the wooded river valley into the hills of Wales.

In an area rich with history, the cottage itself is a part of that, originally built in the 1790s as the foremans cottage for the quarry which provided the stone for Chirk aqueduct (around a bend in the river).

Ideal for walkers, trail bike riders, mountain bike riders, explorers of Shropshire and North Wales, families or anyone looking to escape to the clean air of the countryside.

The area is packed with stunning walks and things to do right from the front door, including beautiful walks alongside the river, Offa’s Dyke less than a mile away, Chirk Castle and Oswestry hill fort.

Canal enthusiasts will find the engineering marvel of Llangollen canal less than a mile away, with world heritage site Pontcysyllte Aqueduct a 10 minute drive away.

The well-provisioned small market town of Chirk is a mile away, and the larger towns of Oswestry, Llangollen and Wrexham are all a 15 minute drive away, so getting away to the country need not mean giving up provisions and conveniences.

Be welcomed straight into the lovely country kitchen with solid oak worktops and shelf, which is host to a large electric range cooker and attractive cream units, with an array of appliances to make use of here during your stay, along with a cute extendable dining table and chairs by the window.

Step into the utility area of the kitchen to find a washing machine, dryer and dishwasher, before turning right to find the lovely ground-floor bathroom with marble sink and floor, complete with a large bath and overhead shower.

Continue into the sitting room to delight in the warmth and atmosphere of the wood burning stove with stylish designer furniture and Moroccan pouffes, you can choose to play one of the classic original board games from the shelf, chess on the olive chess board, pick up a book, or watch TV as you relax on the sofas.

From here, throw open the patio doors to let that fresh country air in, with a Mediterranean-style patio space all to yourself, and a rustic outdoor log burner for those serene evenings with a glass of wine.

When searching for sleep, travel up the stairs passing more original artwork on the walls, and discover a charming double bedroom with a handmade oak bed, full length antique mirror from Rajasthan, and an en-suite basin and WC panelled with rescued oak from the pews in a local church, while the second room is a delightful twin with a beautiful and uniquely painted chest of drawers to store your belongings in.

The location of Pear Tree Cottage is ideal for those seeking easy access to some excellent walking routes, with the famous Offa's Dyke Path which loosely follows the border between England and Wales, actually through neighbouring Bronygarth, so with Chirk railway station connecting to Chester and Birmingham, you can embark on walks right from your doorstep, no need for a car!

The centre of Chirk is around one-mile away, so you can delight in leisurely strolls into town to browse the charming local offerings in the form of cafes, tearooms, restaurants and pubs, providing all you need for a self-catered stay, alongside shops for food and essentials.Take a walk over to the Chirk Aqueduct, part of the Llangollen Canal World Heritage site, stretching 710 ft long and carrying the canal 70 feet above the beautiful River Ceiriog, it's a great spot for a holiday snap and an amazing feat of engineering!

Very similar to the world famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which itself is just a 10-minute drive away.

Don't miss the chance to visit the wonderful Chirk Castle, run by the National Trust, home to 5.5 acres of stunning manicured gardens, part of the 480 acres of estate parkland, with the castle construction beginning round 1295, it holds a wealth of history and charm awaiting to be discovered!

Explore the scenic Ceiriog Valley, or head to Moel Y Gamelin for a trail up this sizable hill with gorgeous, scenic views, with the Llandegla moors being a popular spot for mountain biking too.

Nearby Oswestry, Llangollen, Wrexham and Shrewsbury are all bustling towns worth visiting for a wider choice of amenities and plenty of shopping.

The whole of North Wales is easily accessible to explore as the property is close to the main North Wales arteries of the A5 and the A483.

Make wonderful memories on the Wales/England border at Pear Tree Cottage.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, high speed WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Train station less than one mile away
  • Rear enclosed patio garden with seating and outdoor heater and front garden with lawn
  • Large field area nearby which is safe for children to use
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking indoors, smoking available only on patio area
  • Owner of this property is environmentally aware and has chosen not to install a hot tub at this property
  • The owner would like to thank you for thinking of the environment when making your holiday decisions
  • Shop and pub 1 mile

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About the location

CHIRK

Llangollen 5 miles.

The small border town of Chirk (Welsh spelling: Y Waun) stands on the escarpment above where the rivers Ceiriog and Dee meet, and is referred to as The Gateway to Wales. Most famous for its magnificent 14th century castle and gardens, one of many built throughout Wales by Edward I, Chirk boasts a wonderful aqueduct, designed by Thomas Telford, a selection of pleasant pubs and restaurants, convenience stores, chemist, gift shop, coffee shops, local butcher's, greengrocers, bakery, an excellent golf course and marina. The surrounding area, notably the beautiful Ceiriog Valley described by Lloyd George as “a little bit of heaven on Earth”, provides wonderful walks and cycling, including the famous Offa's Dyke Pathway, and local trout fishing. Only five miles from charming Llangollen, with its stream railway, watersports, famous Eisteddfod, Castell Dinas Bran, Valle Crucis Abbey and scenic Horseshoe Pass. Also five miles is the market town of Oswestry with its iron age hillfort, and within easy reach is the Roman walled city of Chester with its famous zoo and the medieval town of Shrewsbury, both only half an hour by train or car from Chirk. The beautiful Lake Vyrnwy and Llanrheadr waterfall are also within an hours drive. This great location has plenty to see and do for all the family!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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