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Secluded Detached Stable / Barn Conversion On The Border Of Shropshire And Wales

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Rhydycroesau, Nr. Oswestry, Shropshire, England - Rural Retreat For Two, Ideal For A Relaxing Break In The Midst Of Beautiful Countryside

The Stable is a detached hideaway nestling on the side of a small, secluded valley in rural North Shropshire looking out across the rolling Welsh hills with the Berwyn Mountains beyond.

The sympathetic conversion from a small, traditional stable block has retained its original looks on the outside whilst on the inside it is a modern and well-equipped cottage. The accommodation is light and airy in the warm summer months and the under-floor heating in the kitchen and shower room as well as a wood-burner and electrical heating in the lounge provide a snug and cosy atmosphere when the weather turns chilly. The Stable has beautiful surroundings and has all the facilities needed for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

Situated at the edge of the owners’ large, landscaped garden, the property is approached down a private, tarmacked track where there is parking area for vehicles a few metres from the property. It has its own private, neatly-fenced and hedged garden with several trees and a variety of plants, patio pots and hanging baskets. A secluded patio area, with table and chairs, provides a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the views to the hills. An ideal place for bird-watching with a large variety of birds visiting the bird-feeders. The Welsh hills provide a stunning backdrop for spectacular sunsets and the nights can provide crystal clear conditions for star gazing.

There are numerous local walks from the doorstep into the surrounding woodland and open hills giving views into Wales, Shropshire and beyond. Information and maps provided in The Stable give details of these walks and other places to visit.

More Details

Jean Blake
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About Jean Blake

I am Jean Blake. My husband and I, together with our three boys, moved to Tanygraig Ucha over twenty years ago. Three years ago we converted our stable into quality self-catering accommodation for guests so that they could also enjoy the beautiful rural surroundings that we have enjoyed for so long. We have recently both retired from school teaching and now have more time to give to our eleven acres on the Shropshire/Wales border.

We are both keen gardeners and also enjoy walking with our dog Bracken in the surrounding countryside and travelling.


Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Gobowen Station
Nearest Motorway
34 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Pen Y Dyffryn
Car: recommended


Offa's Dyke Path - 1 mile

Oswestry Market Town & Hill Fort - 3 miles

Chirk Castle - 5 miles

Chirk Aqueduct - 5 miles

Cadair Berwyn (830m mountain summit) - 9 miles

Pistyll Rhaeadr (said to be the highest waterfall in Wales) - 11 miles

Ellesmere & surrounding meres - 11 miles

Erddig House & Country Park - 12 miles

Powis Castle & Gardens - 15 miles

Llangollen - 16 miles

Lake Vyrnwy - 18 miles

Shrewsbury - 22 miles

Lake Bala - 27 miles

Chester & Zoo - 30 miles

Ironbridge - 40 miles

Further Details:

There are shops, supermarkets, banks, pubs and cafes in Oswestry. There are several country inns that serve excellent food within easy driving distance.

Places To Visit:

Offa’s Dyke & Old Racecourse. Long distance path easily accessed with car parking. Ideal for walking and tremendous views of the Welsh hills, Shropshire and beyond.

Oswestry Market Town. An indoor and outdoor market on Wednesdays. A large Iron Age hill fort with marked walks and information boards. The Heritage Centre provides useful tourist information.

The British Ironworks Centre and Shropshire Sculpture Park.

Aquaducts. Thomas Telford designed dramatic bridges at Chirk and Trevor carrying the Llangollen canal over the Ceiriog and Dee valleys. Footpaths continue along the canals.

Pistyll Rhaeadr. Highest waterfall in Wales. In the heart of the Berwyn Mountains with walks into the hills. A longer hike to the summit of Cadair Berwyn.

The Meres. Ellesmere is surrounded by several meres with walks around them including canals and woodland. Lots of wildlife on the water and in the surrounding woods.

National Trust Properties.

Chirk Castle. A Welsh castle with a medieval tower and dungeon. Award-winning gardens with herbaceous borders, shrub and rock gardens. A terrace with stunning views across the Cheshire and Shropshire plains.

Erddig . Acclaimed as one of Britain's finest 18th-century historic houses. Outside, an impressive range of outbuildings in a formal garden and romantic landscaped park.

Powis Castle. World-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters, rare and tender plants. High on a rock above terraces, originally a medieval fortress. Treasures from India displayed in the museum.

Attingham Park. The Mansion is at the heart of this estate between Shrewsbury and the River Severn in beautiful parkland. Home to a wide range of wildlife. Walled garden and miles of beautiful walks.

Bodnant Gardens.World-famous garden with botanical collections. Plants from all over the world collected over a century ago, with splendid views to Snowdon


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Morda in Oswestry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The luxury shower room has a large shower area with glass screen, fitted vanity units, wc, hand basin and illuminated mirror with de-mister and shaver point, heated towel rail and airing cupboard with rack for drying clothes.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) An oak staircase leads to the gallery bedroom with exposed beams and an oak balustrade separating it from the living room below. There is a double bed with bedside tables and lamps, a large chest of drawers with mirror, hair dryer and a spiral hanging rail for clothes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Under-floor heating in kitchen and shower room. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed at the property. This is a no-smoking property. Outside: The property has its own private, neatly fenced, secluded garden with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers as well as a large grass area. There is a bird feeder and the garden is an ideal place to see many different birds. A south-facing paved patio with table and chairs looks out across fields and woodland to the hills beyond. Utility Room: A separate utility room attached to the end of the property has a washing machine, iron and ironing board and worktop with cupboard and shelf under. It provides a useful space for storage of coats, walking boots and bikes. Wall-mounted electric heater. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided and will be changed weekly. The property will be cleaned at each changeover. Tea, coffee, sugar, milk and slices of homemade cake will be provided on arrival.


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Secluded Detached Stable / Barn Conversion On The Border Of Shropshire And Wales
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews
On a world quest

What a view!!!

  • 5 of 5

Jean and Nick have created a little piece of heaven called "The Stables" in the beautiful country side of England/Wales border.

The Stable has everything you need to be comfortable. Very nicely appointed, spotlessly clean and very private.

They came by and said hello and made sure that we had what we needed.

There were some beautiful walks that we took right from the Stables. Never drove the car for 3 days.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you were able to enjoy some of the many walks that can be taken from the property. We were pleased to be part of your round the world adventure and wish you well in your future travels.
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Wonderful accommodation in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

'The Stable' was the perfect self catering accommodation for us - very high standard throughout and spotlessly clean. The owners had thought of everything which made our stay very relaxing from the moment we arrived. Would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is truly one of a kind. Set in the English countryside with a view across the valley to North Wales, the scenery is absolutely beautiful. The house is perfectly furnished and equipped with everything you need. I only wish we could have stayed longer!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely peaceful backwater

  • 5 of 5

We booked The Stable for a long weekend to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It couldn't have been more perfect from start to finish. Great communication from the owners, well written directions, and an immaculately presented property in a beautiful, quiet location. Lovely cake on arrival, fresh flowers, and a lovely view all made for a great weekend. Faultless.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, so quiet and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The Stable is so quaint and in such a beautiful setting. The views are amazing. Everything was perfect, the fresh flowers and homemade cake waiting for us for were extra special.

We would absolutely recommend The Stable to friends and family and hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An lovely remote cottage where you travel through pretty secluded woodland to get to it

  • 5 of 5

The views from the property are spectacular looking over the hills of Wales. I have never seen such a variety of rare British birds using the site bird feeder including Jay's and Woodpeckers and also the local grey squirrels who show their skill at getting food out of squirrel proof bird feeder. They make it look so easy. The garden is colourful with a variety of shrubs and plants. You can sit out on the patio or relax inside with the double doors open and just relax away from the hustle and. bustle of city life. The property itself although small maximises the space available by clever internal design and is perfect for a couple with all mod cons including a wood burner and underfloor heating. It was, 26 *c when we were there so we didn't use either lol "It has a utility room with washer which is really handy. The owners live next door and are really friendly but leave you alone to get on with your holiday but if around will come and say hello and check you are Ok. Be aware that some of the roads especially in Wales are very small so be careful if using your sat nav as some roads were not passable by car when sight seeing- We rated the accommodation 5star

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Morda, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Off Peak 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is preferably Saturday but this is flexible depending on other bookings. Weekend or midweek breaks of 2 or 3 nights may be possible. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Arrival from 4pm. Departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices for short stays can be obtained from the owners of the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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