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Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "When I read the guest book on my first evening at Gwdihw, I noticed that many of the entries were from guests who had stayed there multiple times and others saying that they would come back."

    It didn't take me long to realise why, the cottage was comfortable and very well equipped, the location peaceful, the owners Ian and Bethan very friendly and helpful and as for the welcome 'basket' a real treat! There are so many places to visit and things to do in relatively close proximity that perhaps a week wasn't long enough. I would certainly book Gwidhw again and recommend it to friends if they were thinking of holidaying in 'that part of the world'

    Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to meet you. Your gardening knowledge also came in useful. You are very welcome to return . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous little cottage in a rural location."

    Surprisingly spacious with low sloping ceilings upstairs. Nicely furnished, decorated and accessorised. Beds were comfy. No phone signal but wifi is OK. Great location to explore the region. We went from Powys to Chester and a lot in between. It is a truly beautiful area.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback . Glad you enjoyed your stay. Shropshire and the Welsh Marches really are beautiful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay in this comfortable property."

    Well equipped with everything you need for a break.Good walks and cycling in quiet lanes and easy road access for further afield.Ideal spot for a flexible country stay.

    Thank you , we are glad you had a nice time. Weather was great for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian James5.0Jun 2023

  • "Spent a lovely week at Gwdihw."

    Cottage was spotless, cosy and Ian and Beth were friendly hosts. They also left an amazing welcome hamper. But best of all was the peace and quiet of the rural countryside. Would highly recommend and plan to return next year.

    Thank you , we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Gwdihw."

    I can highly recommend it

    Thank you for your feedback . We 're glad you enjoyed it . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week here."

    So quiet but close to nearby towns and the canal is within easy walking distance for walks in both directions. Beth and Ian couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. The cottage was really lovely, will definitely stay again if we holiday in the area

    Thank you, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is really lovely, very well equipped and clean."

    It's right in the countryside with lovely views, peace and quiet. Ian and Bethan were very welcoming and nearby if needed. It was really cold outside but the central heating and electric fire kept us warm and cosy. However, we missed reliable internet access as we needed to stay in touch with a family member but this would not be an issue for everyone wishing to stay.

    Thanks for your feedback Ruth. We 're glad you enjoyed your stay back in Shropshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Mar 2023

  • "We absolutely loved this cottage, a fantastic renovation."

    So very peaceful, we had sheep's in the field adjacent and horses in the fields behind. The welcome pack was a lovely touch, the cottage had everything we needed and more. Would 100% stay again if in that area.

    Thank you Declan,we're glad you all enjoyed it. Would be lovely to host you again.Best wishes from Ian and Beth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Declan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Gwdihw is a wonderful cottage to stay in."

    Everything has been thought of to make your stay a home from home. The surrounding ares has so much to see and do. Beth and Ian lovely hosts are lovely and the welcome pack on arrival was amazing. We will most definitely return and would highly recommend to friends and family

    Thank you Brenda and Dave. Glad you enjoyed your stay even in the winter. Hope to see you again in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jan 2023

  • "Amazing cottage, great hosts, quiet location."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely Brilliant."

    Owners are lovely helpful people. Cottage is excellent. Would definitely go again

    Thank you Hugh, would be lovely to see you both again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and well equipped, especially with regards to kitchen utensils etc."

    A lovely quiet setting. The welcome pack was unexpected and very generous, a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time in a great location."

    It was nice to get away and relax. Very friendly owners. One of the most rural places we have been it's was nice to watch the rabbits and squirrels every day.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We travelled for work purposes and wanted a clean and comfortable base to relax each day after work."

    This property was just what we wanted, with a washing machine to wash our dirty work clothes each day. The property is warm, spotless with modern furnishings. I would like to return on another occasion when not working to be able to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and explore the area properly. 10/10

    Thank you Gary , you are welcome back anytime . Very good guests . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2022

  • "The property is very nice clean and comfortable and in a lovely position it was ..."

    The property is very nice clean and comfortable and in a lovely position it was just a shame that we couldn't stay and enjoy our week as my husband was not well with a very bad chest infection and had to leave after a couple of days

    Thank you for your feedback. Hope you will be able to return sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage set in a beautiful countryside location very clean & homely, close to lovely canal walks & little villages for supplies."

    If you want to get away from it all, then this is the place to go just the birds singing Heaven.

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed yourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great holiday in the cottage."

    It is in a very peaceful location, but still close to lots of amenities (petrol station, supermarket etc). The owners Ian and Bethan are friendly and helpful, without being intrusive, and left a lovely welcome basket which we appreciated, as well as milk and butter in the fridge. The cottage is well appointed, tastefully decorated and the beds very comfortable. My two daughters (13 and 8) enjoyed the large Disney DVD collection and I liked the home/antique magazines! The WiFi worked well, but there is no mobile phone reception...not a problem for us as it added to the peaceful ambience, but might be for some. The canal is 10 minutes walk across fields from the cottage, which was nice for an after-dinner stroll. We also visited Chirk Castle and Chirk Aqueduct, both within 20 mins drive from the cottage. The tunnel at Chirk Aqueduct was a particular highlight for the children, but take your torches! N.B. One of the reviews mentioned the rough track leading to the cottage might be a problem for cars with low clearance. It is a bit muddy and wet, but our car had no trouble and it is quite low.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful location, very peaceful and tucked away but still gets the sunset in the evening."

    Lovely wildlife around the cottage including squirrels, rabbits, pheasant and lots of birds. Neighbour is the owner but far enough away not to be intrusive. I travelled alone for part of my holiday so advice from owner about where to go for walking and cycling was very welcome as well as knowing they were just next door. Cottage had absolutely everything I could wish for...I brought a few items along myself but cottage had everything. A very lovely welcome pack...also wonderful after quite a long journey. The cottage interior setup is exactly as described. I would definately return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in this great cottage."

    The owners are really friendly amd knowledgeable about local pubs, walks etc. Very quiet and relaxing place, cant wait to return!!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a very peaceful location with plenty of 'wildlife' - rabbits, squirrels and (for us) 15 bird species."

    Feeding the pheasant and squirrels added to the fun. There are plenty of nature reserves to visit so it was easy to maintain distance from other people. Gobowen (2 miles away) has a good little co-op, a post office and several takeaways. We had plenty of room but tall/large people will need to be aware of the sloping ceilings upstairs. They were not a problem for us (average heights). I noted a comment earlier about the bathroom but we did not find it to be a problem - in fact I thought it was quite spacious. Ian and Beth were ideal 'hosts' - available but not intrusive and Ian was very helpful in disposing of our many cardboard boxes from our medical supplies ("Thank you, Ian"). No EE phone reception but that was nice! Happy to recommend - just please don't book it when we want to go there next time!!

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Jun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation we did not want to go home!"

    The owners Ian and Beth were great thay made us feel so welcome

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jun 2021

  • "WOW what a place this is, peaceful and very very quiet it's just the ticket for helping with mental health."

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0May 2021

  • "This is a perfect cottage if you like ‘being away from it all’ - its tucked down some pretty country lanes, has zero passing traffic, and the only sound you’ll hear in this tranquil location are birds and sheep!"

    ! It’s also in a great place for walks along the nearby canal. It is comfortable, cosy and generally well-equipped and furnished. The hosts were welcoming and supplied a delightful selection of goodies on arrival. We felt the only disappointment was the bathroom, being somewhat of a squeeze, tucked in under low ceilings, making the shower very difficult to manoeuvre in and the basin almost impossible to use at all. Such a same as the utility room was huge and could easily have accommodated a wc and/or shower. Whilst there’s mention on the Sykes website of ‘cottage approached down an unmade track’ - it is worth noting that this rough, rutted track (whilst only short) would be tricky to negotiate in a vehicle with low clearance. Overall we had a great week and would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4May 2021

  • "All very good, and recommended."

    Very happy with the location. Parking excellent. All in all one of the top cottages.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time staying at Gwdihw."

    The property was spotlessly clean, had everything we could need (including good internet access) and was very comfortable and cosy. Despite Wales being out-of-bounds, we were still able to find lots to do in the surrounding area. There is a lovely walk along the canal (accessible from the property), Derwen College, Attingham and Park Hall Countryside Experience were all worth a visit. We will definitely look to return to take advantage of the Welsh offerings when we can.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage and owners, arrived to find a lovely welcome basket (nice surprise)."

    Cottage was very clean and inviting and plenty of parking space outside. The owners were very welcoming and extremely helpful with local knowledge. The only downside of the holiday was all the hassle from SYKES will never use them again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage to stay in ."

    I couldn’t wait to tell everyone about it. Ian and Beth greeted us on arrival and was very helpful throughout our stay . Lovely surprise on entering the property with a gift from the owners .

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very friendly hosts."

    nice spacious property. they even bought us milk butter and bakeries before our arrival. we had a great time. perfect getaway from london

    Reviewed by Monsurul4.7Aug 2020

  • "Gwdihw is a very comfortable, light, airy & well-fitted out cottage in an excellent location."

    You really don't even need to leave the property to have a lovely stay as you will be entertained by the squirrels & rabbits as well as a variety of garden birds; you may even hear the owls at night. There are walks straight from the door and several more beautiful hill walks about 20 minutes drive away. Ian & Beth are excellent hosts, offering a warm welcome on arrival &, throughout my stay, discretely ensuring I was enjoying myself, which I was. The Welcome Hamper is also the best I've ever encountered at a holiday cottage. Thank you, Beth & Ian, for enabling me to have a truly wonderful stay, escaping the current Covid-19 madness.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is comfy & cosy & located in a very peaceful area."

    The owners lived next door but not intrusive at all, they were very welcoming & at hand if we needed anything. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage if u enjoy the peace & quiet & enjoy getting away from it all.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2019

  • "Gwdihw is a lovely, cosy cottage."

    We especially liked the festive touches, a decorated Christmas tree, a lit garland up the bannister, candles and holly. The hamper was a complete surprise, how nice to be greeted by homemade mince pies amongst other goodies that I won't spoil the surprise on.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Dec 2019

  • "This was a charming Cottage in a lovely location that suited all our needs."

    It is placed perfectly for visiting the many National Trust properties in the area, then there are towns like Chester and Wrexham which are both extremely interesting and worth a visit as is Shrewsbury. The industrial heritage is also the almost on the doorstep with the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct only a short drive from the cottage. The local town of Oswestry has a selection of good supermarkets as does the local village of St Martins with plenty of choices for eating out or a takeaway from Gobowen. Couldn't have asked for more or done more a perfect holiday for the time of year.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time at Gwdihw Cottage."

    It had everything we needed for our stay and there is lots to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "Booking through Sykes always makes us feel secure that we are getting a good standard of accommodation and we have never been disappointed."

    The accommodation is always just as described and of a high standard. Thank you, yet again, to Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely well appointed retreat ."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Much appreciated welcome pack

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "Idyllic location for total relaxation, lovely owners who are very helpful."

    Plenty of beautiful places to visit in the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0May 2019

  • "Very warm cosy cottage, which was beautifully clean."

    Had everything we needed and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. It is peaceful and quiet and good location for visiting attractions in the area

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is a fabulous little get-away-from-it-all bolthole - rurally located in a very pretty corner of Shropshire, and extremely peaceful."

    The cottage is immaculately clean, beautifully furnished and very well-equipped. During a mid-winter stay, it didn't matter a jot that the ran and wind lashed against the windows part of the week because that just added to the cosiness! Owners Ian and Beth were lovely and offer quite the best welcome hamper we've seen. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2018

  • "Ian and Beth have done a wonderful job of making Gwdihw Cottage into the perfect holiday getaway with excellent and easy parking ."

    The Cleanliness and Tranquility and beautiful location are second to none and how nice to be met by them on arrival and to find not only a basket of Croissant , Wine etc on the Table but to find so many amenities....which exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to give 10 out of 10 all round Ian and Beth ....Thank you both very much . Diolch yn fawr iawn

    Reviewed by Rog5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was in a lovely peaceful location and central to exploring the areas we wanted with culture on the doorstep, we were very impressed on first sight of the cottage and were met and shown round by Mrs Pritchard who explained the central heating operation as the weather had been changeable and told us the best route for a walk along the canal."

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Aug 2018

  • "Only that we had a great holiday and the cottage was beautiful, just what we were looking for."

    In a lovely country location, just a short walk to the canal, and convenient to visit North Wales too. Both Mr and Mrs Pritchard we’re very welcoming and hospitable, happy to help if required. Hopefully we will go back.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2018

  • "We were very happy facilities provided and the welcome response from the hosts ."

    The only slightly negative point would be the slightly small shower

    Reviewed by Trevor4.1Jun 2018

  • "We had a great time at Gwdihw Cottage."

    It was perfect for us and our 1 year old son. The cottage is immaculate and we loved the decor. It was great to have use of a good quality travel cot and high chair and the large utility room was also really handy. The only improvement for me would be for the kitchen to be a bit better equiped. We stayed in must night, due to our little boy and would have been great to have use of more equipment. However as this is a new property, this will building up over time, im sure. Overall a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Gareth4.7Mar 2018

  • "Had a great time at the cottage lovely space very homely and great location"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2018

  • "From the very start we were made to feel most welcome by Beth and the hamper was a lovely unexpected surprise."

    The location was perfect for us as we like to go walking and there are plenty of places to visit. The accommodation was fabulous it was like being at home, there was everything that you could possibly want. We will most definitely be returning..

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2017

  • "Great helpful staff at Sykes made booking this cottage for the guys who work for us very easy."

    Very reasonable price for such a fantastic place to stay very clean & comfortable

    Reviewed by C5.0Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was perfect, very comfortable."

    The hosts were very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2017

  • "The property was an excellent standard but the area wasn't very good for tourism."

    You had to go a fair distance away to see anything of interest.

    Reviewed by Jeremy3.8Jul 2017

  • "The owners, Beth and Ian, were most hospitable and very friendly."

    They have invested a lot of love and care into this property, and it contributes to a wonderful holiday experience. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Robin4.6Jul 2017

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage in very peaceful surroundings."

    Great cycling and walking from the front door.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jun 2017

  • "Excellent cottage in a brilliant location with walks on your doorstep."

    Very clean and the owners were very helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating and electric stove
  • Electric oven, LPG hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage in utility
  • Raised terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 20 mins walk
  • Note: Single bedroom is accessed through the double bedroom
  • Note: Both bedrooms have sloped ceilings and the double has open access to the stairs
  • Note: The cottage is approached down an unmade track

The property

Gobowen 2.2 miles.

This delightful cottage is in a rural location surrounded by countryside near the owner's home just over two miles from the village of Gobowen.

The peace and tranquillity of this area is evident as soon as you park your car and this cottage is ideal for a relaxing holiday for a couple or a small family.

On the ground floor is a useful utility which also has storage space and makes a handy place to leave your boots after enjoying the many surrounding walks, one of which leads near the property.

The open plan living area is contemporary and cosy with a seating area set around an electric stove.

The kitchen area is well-equipped and there is plenty of space around the dining table for the whole group.

Large full length windows make this a bright and airy room and French doors allow you to bring the outdoors in.

Upstairs, the double room has open access to the stairs and a dormer window to let the light in while you might enjoy breakfast in bed.

From here is the single room and the family shower room.

From the double room a stable door opens out to the raised decked terrace, which can also be accessed externally, which has a table and chairs to allow you to enjoy the fresh air with a glass of wine in the evening.

The surrounding countryside is breathtaking and lovely walks and bike rides can be enjoyed along the Shropshire Union Canal.

Just a twenty minute walk along the canal from the cottage takes you to the nearest pub, the Jack Mytton Inn (as featured in Celebrity Barging) and the Lion Quays Hotel and Spa is also within walking distance with further facilities being available in the village of Gobowen.

Oswestry is nearby and Shrewsbury and Chester are delightful destinations for a day out and about.

The popular town of Llangollen can be reached within an half hour drive with its many activities on the River Dee or visit the nearby village of Whittington with its castle.

Further afield are Lake Bala and Lake Vyrnwy or visit the magnificent Llanrhaedr waterfall, the highest in Wales.

With such a range of attractions in the area, Gwdihw is a fantastic choice.

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About the location


Oswestry 3 miles; Ellesmere 8 miles; Shrewsbury 21 miles; Chester 24 miles.

The village of Gobowen lies just to the north of Oswestry and with three churches, a number of shops and pubs and a golf course on the outskirts, this is a lovely base with fantastic rail links to Chester and Shrewsbury. The local area is ideal for scenic walks and bike rides, especially along the Shropshire Union Canal, and a variety of exciting watersports are available on the nearby River Dee at Llangollen. Three miles away is 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, just eight miles away is home to the lovely Church of Saint Mary, a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and entertainment on and around the nine meres (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. The whole area has something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas