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Penymaes

Bronygarth near Chirk, Shropshire (Ref. 916332)

4.7

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • 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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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely relaxing break - which is just what we needed."

    The owner couldn't have been more helpful. The cottage is extremely well equipped and comfortable. We stayed in early November and found the cottage was comfortably warm - the woodburning stove adding a lovely cosy glow to our evenings. Plenty of wood and kindling as well. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by ElunedNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Penymaes."

    Susan the owner is so lovely & the welcome tray & lemon drizzle cake she gave us were just delicious. The house is very roomy, so comfy & cosy & the kitchen has everything you need & more! There is so much to do in the area & everything is so near. Thank you again Susan, we had such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by TamzinOct 2021

  • "Penymaes is a comfortable property, thoughtfully managed and equipped by the owners who live in a nearby house."

    The location is peaceful and ideal for exploring attractions in Shropshire and North Wales. The mature back garden of the property, occupied by diverse shrubs, apple trees and a huge cherry tree is also well furnished and is a lovely space to enjoy the peaceful rural environment along with the wildlife that is attracted to it. The warm welcome and friendly helpfulness that we received from Susan served to make our stay really special.

    Reviewed by VaughanOct 2021

  • "It was extremely nice to be greeted on arrival and made to feel welcome, it makes a great start to the stay"

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2021

  • "Excellent location for us - the kitchen was particularly well equipped which is a bonus for our group as we enjoy cooking."

    Great off road parking for the 4 motorbikes. Also fantastic host who made sure we had everything we needed (and more).

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely time staying at Penymaes."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped. We were fortunate to have the good weather to appreciate and spend time in the delightful garden. We enjoyed walks from the front door (eggs on sale in the lane) and exploring further afield. Susan is a welcoming and very helpful host and, as others have remarked, the lemon cake delicious.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2021

  • "A beautiful part of the country to visit with easy access to North Wales too."

    Susan met us on arrival and welcomed us very warmly as well as baking us a wonderful lemon cake during our visit and wishing us well on departure too. Penymaes is full of original features and charm. The garden is beautiful and so peaceful. The cottage is extremely well equipped and we found it warm, comfortable and cosy. It is very well situated for visiting several National Trust properties. We had a very relaxing holiday there.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "The owner Susan was lovely the cottage was immaculate it was warm and cosy in ..."

    The owner Susan was lovely the cottage was immaculate it was warm and cosy in the evening’s yet a lovely garden to get the afternoon sun we are definitely going back next year

    Reviewed by MelodyMay 2021

  • "Wonderful quiet rural location."

    An old and slightly quaint cottage.

    Reviewed by RodgerMay 2021

  • "The cottage we stayed in penymae was lovely it was really clean and cosy and so spacious the bed was really comfortable it had all the facilities u needed."

    It was so peaceful and relaxing at the end of the path was sheep in a field but the view was amazing so spectacular it’s breathtaking u can see fields all around u the sunrise was lovely.the lady who owns the cottage Susan was a perfect host she was so friendly and kind she greeted us when we arrived and baked a lovely lemon cake mid week which was the best cake ever so light and fluffy her hospitality was 100% we had a lovely holiday plenty to see and do I would recommend this cottage u won’t be disappointed thank you again Susan we really enjoyed ourselves xxxx

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage."

    It felt very safe which was very important to us as we have been semi shielding since March. Susan was great, very welcoming and gave us lots of ideas for walks as we were not able to go in to Wales, and we enjoyed her well liked famous lemon drizzle cake. The cottage is very cosy and quaint and felt very homely. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SOct 2020

  • "The owner Susan was very friendly and helpful and dealt promptly with the only two, unforseen, issues arising during our stay."

    The cottage was clean, cost and comfortable and her suggestions about places to eat and visit were spot on.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "Due to the extent of the Covid-19 infections and restrictions in England and Wales, we did not come to England from Germany therby losing our compete rental cost."

    Sykes made no effort to compensate us but referred only to the Terms an Conditions.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "It was a lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable and the garden was lovely to ..."

    It was a lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable and the garden was lovely to sit in on the warm afternoon, And the Lemon Drizzle cake was delicious,

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2020

  • "The photos do not do this place justice."

    There was so much space. The garden is fabulous. It's just a shame the weather wasn't better. The cottage is so well looked after and cared for by Susan who did everything to make us feel welcome. We had a bottle of wine and milk and other goodies when we arrived. She brought us her delicious lemon drizzle cake which she is now famous for! I had brought dish washer tablets, bin bags etc with me but they were all provided. A proper home from home. My favourite part of the cottage was the walk-n wardrobe which I wasn't expecting. There is so much to do in the area. You can walk into Chirk which has a few pubs and restaurants. There are nice walks along the canal. We managed to walk to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which I highly recommend. There's a pub in Weston Rhyn which is walk-able and does a lovely Sunday lunch and has a large TV screen and a new pool table. You are well placed for Shrewsbury and Chester. I hope to return to Penymaes one day and have recommended it to all my friends.

    Reviewed by FrancescaJul 2020

  • "A lovely property which is obviously cared for by the owner who was on hand in case we had a problem (which we didn’t)!"

    Being Christmas the cottage had been decorated which was a bonus. Winter may not be the best time to visit but we had no problem - the place was warm and cosy. No complaints!

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2019

  • "Everything!"

    The building (retaining charm of age with modern amenities), the location in such beautiful countryside (the panorama from the fields at the back are amazing), the facilities as everything is thought of from welcome tray to torches in bed side drawers, and the friendliness of the wonderful host Susan. We had a memorable week there we shall treasure for a long time and look forward to coming again to in the future.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2019

  • "Comfortable and peaceful cottage with everything you needed for a lovely relaxing stay"

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2019

  • "Great cottage every thing you can ask for."

    Susan the owner met us with a welcome pack and two days later brought us a home made cake could not ask for more. Great location

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2019

  • "A lovely, characterful and very well equipped cottage in a peaceful location, well placed for many local attractions."

    Very welcoming owners who in addition to the excellent welcome pack presented us with a delicious home made cake. The garden is an absolute haven. We loved our time there and wouldn't hesitate to use it again if we return to the area.

    Reviewed by NormanJun 2019

  • "Gorgeous character full cottage in such a beautiful area."

    The owner Susan was very friendly.Welcome tray and lemon cake lovely extra touches!Would highly recommend the cottage and area.Nothing negative to say!

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage and location, owners were welcoming and helpful."

    Will definitely be returning. Everything was as described, comfortable and a real home from home.

    Reviewed by Margaret AnnFeb 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    four of us just spent 7 days at Penymaas to celebrate New Year (very good value considering the time of year, worked out at just a tad over £25 per person, per night. You couldn't get B&B for that, and we had the whole cottage, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a superb Kitchen/diner, very comfortable lounge with huge wood burner that kept the whole cottage very warm and cosy, there is also a laundry room/utility and a boot room to get out of your muddy things before entering the cottage to the kitchen, downstairs bedroom or lounge) Owner lives just behind the cottage but trees and shrubs make sure you are not overlooked and your privacy is assured. Susan (the owner) is very friendly and could not have been more attentive to anything we required, and it has to be said, she is the finest baker of cakes and mince pies in all of Shropshire. Outside, the garden is beautifully maintained with patio heater and possible seating for 22, yes, 22 people, you could hold your own garden party here overlooking the valley towards Chirk and beyond into Wales. Western Rhyn is within 10 minutes walk, with shop and choice of Pubs, recommended is The Plough, a little further to walk in the village but worth it, Landlord extremely friendly to visitors, will meet you wearing a big smile and a bow tie. If Shropshire is on one of your places to visit then do, do consider this cottage, you will not be disappointed. Oh, forgot to mention, the owner of Penymaas also owns another property on the aqueduct over the river Dee which is at 3 to 4 miles, a good walk or a short drive. Not to be missed if you're in the area. This cottage is 5 star plus.

    Reviewed by DinahDec 2018

  • "Leading a busy life, the peace and quiet of this cottage is perfect."

    The new seating area is lovely and we spent our late afternoons there with a well earned cup of tea. As well as being close to Snowdonia, there is also plenty to enjoy in the area. This was our second visit to Penymaes, and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at Penymaes."

    The cottage itself was spacious, cosy and very well equipped with everything that we could need including a new high chair and travel cot. The garden was large and beautiful and we were able to pick apples and blackberries to make a delicious crumble. Susan the owner was so welcoming and helpful in every way and provided a lovely welcome tray of food and drink. The surrounding countryside was gorgeous and there is lots to do in the area. We would strongly recommend this cottage and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by JoyAug 2018

  • "Great location."

    Lovely cottage and garden with every possible convenience.Susan is delightful and provided a welcome tray and delicious home made cake.Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GayleJun 2018

  • "In a beautiful location with a lovely garden in which to relax."

    Great attention to detail had been paid to ensure that our stay was comfortable and we had everything we needed. There was a warm and friendly welcome and to our surprise we received a lovely welcome pack. The owner was also very informative about the local area and good places to visit.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

  • "The cottage and the owners are very welcoming."

    The area is perfect, so quiet with good walks and beautiful views in all directions. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. I would recommend it as a ideal place to stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline AnnMar 2018

  • "Splendid quirky house, superb location, lovely hosts"

    Reviewed by DouglasSep 2017

  • "This was our first time with Sykes, and if this cottage is anything to go by, then we will definitely be booking again."

    The cottage is in a peaceful area, but within 5 mins of local amenities. Everything and more besides is provided by the owners who are lovely.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2017

  • "It was so relaxing."

    The owners were friendly but discrete. The whole experience was wonderful. The gardens and hot tub were a real bonus.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "The cottage was beautifull and the welcome heart warming!"

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    Reviewed by HenriAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a prime countryside location."

    Very friendly owner. Hot tub was lovely.

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2017

  • "The best Sykes cottage we have stayed in so far."

    Meticulously clean, everything you need and more! Perfect for a romantic getaway or family holiday. The owners are very accommodating and yet unobtrusive - you really feel at home. Have already shared with family and friends and hope to return.

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2017

  • "Very helpful and friendly owner, who baked us a cake."

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2017

  • "Very quirky and characterful cottage."

    Mrs Hulme is very hospitable and welcoming and provided a nice welcome pack on arrival. We found it very easy to settle in and call the accommodation home for a few days. Would definitely concider booking again.

    Reviewed by KennethDec 2016

  • "The owner Susan was very welcoming but not intrusive."

    There was a lovely welcome pack and a bonus was the invitation to take fresh apples from the trees in the garden. The hot tub was wonderful for some mild days in November. Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by JuliaNov 2016

  • "We have booked quite a few cottages some through you and some not, this one must be the best one with the best facilities yet."

    But keep it a secret otherwise we may not be able to book it again.

    Reviewed by GeoffOct 2016

  • "Brilliant facilities - everything you could want - home from home feel."

    Exceptional friendly welcome from hosts.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2016

  • "A lovely holiday cottage, full of character with low ceilings and beams and well equipped throughout."

    The garden is lovely with the secluded hot tub to relax in and many trees providing shade. Many interesting places to visit in the area. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by LoisSep 2016

  • "This holiday cottage is superb."

    A beautiful property and gardens with excellent facilities. The kitchen was fully equipped including a thoughtful welcoming pack to settle us in. Susan the owner has thought of everything, and her lemon drizzle cake is to die for.

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2016

  • "The area is very peaceful and beautiful."

    There is lots to do and visit in the surrounding area. This is a wonderful cottage to relax in, ideal for walkers with space for wet clothes and boots, and there is lots of space in the bedrooms for clothes. The hot tub was wonderful, even in the rain. The nearest supermarket stocks lots of local produce and everything you could need. Would love to go again, it was a little piece of heaven, and I liked watching the sheep out of the bedroom window.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2016

  • "Penymaes is beautiful, it is tasteful and yet very comfortable."

    Everything had been thought of and all of our needs were anticipated and met. The owner is the most thoughtful of hosts, staying at Penymaes was like staying in a home away from home and what I noticed was the sheer professionalism that our hosts had from the way that everything had been thought of. The cottage has all the facilities of home.

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2016

  • "It was absolutely superb, the very essence of a country cottage; well preserved despite being served with all mod cons, and a total credit to the owners (who are lovely by the way)."

    The hot tub in the garden is a real treat, and not overlooked so no feeling self-conscious (if you're that way inclined!). There was excellent scenery and local walking with public footpaths running from both ends of the driveway.

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2016

  • "The owner was lovely, the house was immaculate and the garden was beautiful."

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2016

  • "A beautiful country cottage in an idyllic location."

    We especially enjoyed using the hot tub. We used the cottage as a base for sightseeing and walking in Shropshire and Powys.

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2016

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The property

This traditional detached cottage is situated in the charming Shropshire village of Bronygarth.

Dating from the 17th century, this former gamekeeper’s cottage mixes traditional features with modern luxuries.

Step into the hallway and you will immediately be impressed by the style and quality of the cottage.

Low ceilings and doorways in some areas.

To the right is the kitchen with the original quarry tile floor and modern appliances where you can rustle up a tasty meal.

From here, you can access the utility room which leads into a charming single bedroom, a great hideaway from the rest of the house.

Across the hallway is the comfy sitting room which features low wooden beams and a large woodburning stove which is guaranteed to keep you warm, whatever the weather is doing outside.

From the sitting room, stairs lead up to two first floor bedrooms, both with decorative fireplaces, with the master room also boasting an en-suite shower room.

At the rear of the cottage are beautifully manicured lawned gardens, with a patio area where you can sit with a morning coffee as you plan the day’s adventures.

Bronygarth is a small village in the Ceiriog Valley on the border of Shropshire and North Wales.

Just a few minutes’ drive is the popular town of Chirk, with a wide range of shops and pubs, as well as the National Trust owned Chirk Castle, a magnificent medieval castle which will provide a magical day out for all ages, and which can be seen from the cottage.

With easy access to the watersports centres of Llangollen and Bala, and further on to the Snowdonia National Park, you are ideally placed for an adrenaline-fuelled holiday.

However, if you fancy a more genteel pace to your holiday, visit nearby Erddig, another superb NT property, A short drive to the British Ironwork Centre, which offers a full day out with free entry, as well as events and fun for all ages, or the fabulous city of Chester with its Roman Walls and Amphitheatre, Chester Zoo, and the superb Roodee racecourse.

A wonderful cottage for a relaxing break in beautiful countryside.

Parkhall farm and a selection of other local farms are in the local area and are great for families. Is situated on one of the points of the 8th Century built Offa's dyke path. Llangollen is only a 20 minute short drive away.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Single bedroom accessed through the utility
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Low ceilings and doorways in some areas, and steep stairs
  • Note: Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Note: Wifi (superfast broadband)

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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: For Christmas and New Year 2020 - the arrival date for Christmas 2020 is 23rd December and the arrival date for New Year 2020 is 30th December. Contact our Reservations Department for more information.
This property is not for commercial use, only for holiday lets

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