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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Morda in Oswestry Rural

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 4.9852943 based on 68 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: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Cute little getaway surrounded by some epic views!

  • 5 of 5

The Stable was everything we had hoped and more after reading the great reviews. A perfect little weekend retreat with stunning views of the Welsh countryside

The Stable was spotless & very comfortable.

The log burner was the added highlight for me :-)

I would definitely recommend this to friends & fam!

Thanks Jean & Nick

PS. The Cake was lovely :-)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil and amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, tranquil and amazing views. The stable was lovely and warm and welcoming with everything needed for our stay. The owners left milk,coffee, teabags and cake for our arrival, which was a lovely touch and much appreciated. We did some lovely walks, of which there are plenty in the area. The Italian restaurant in Oswestry was excellent. Overall we would most certainly recommend the Stable to family and friends and are planning to return.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cute little place

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, just what we needed after a crazy few days. Beautifully secluded with some stunning views.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I went for a weekend to study for her GCSE's and enjoy some walks in nature. This was perfect, despite almost being snowed in due to the 'Beast from the East' (snow storm). We still had some beautiful walks and views. The cake that Jean made was delicious. The place was spotless and warm and they had thought of everything that might be needed. Blake and Jean were so kind and welcoming we felt totally safe and comfortable there. Blake even went out on his quad bike to check the roads for us before we left, so that we were more confident we could travel home safely. Definitely a place that I hope to return to with my husband for a quiet break as well as next year with another daughter who will be preparing for her GCSE's.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This stay is ideal for a weekend break with beautiful views and stunning scenery the stable is immaculate and thank you for the lovely cake on arrival we would highly recommend a break here.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Morda, Heart of England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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