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

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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

Owner
Jean Blake
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Morda in Oswestry

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

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Secluded Detached Stable / Barn Conversion On The Border Of Shropshire And Wales
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews
On a world quest
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

Enjoyable and relaxing return visit to the stable

  • 5 of 5

this was our second visit to the Stable and this was as enjoyable as the first visit. We are planning our return visit for 2018

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful converted barn, properly off the beaten track. Perfect spot for exploring the hills and then cosying up back at the ranch.

Definitely back in winter!!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A relaxing stay in a homely, tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

There is always a little trepidation when it's your first stay in a place, isn't there ? Despite the Stables coming under recommendation from a work colleague, you never really know what to expect. Well the Stables definitely didn't disappoint. Situated in the grounds of the owners own home, the Stables was simply lovely. Very clean, with fittings to a high standard, we were really impressed with everything.

We had a fabulous time exploring the local area. Taking in the Pystall Rheader falls & Lake Vyrnwy, along with a night out in Oswestry.

But each day we looked forward to getting back to the Stables as it's so easy to relax, chill out and to drink in the stunning views.

All in all, we had a fabulous long weekend break & will hopefully be going back in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Liverpool
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Oswestry
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Gobowen Station
Nearest Motorway
34 Kilometres
M54
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Pen Y Dyffryn
Car: recommended

Distances:

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Morda, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
£455
 
 
Autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
From
£60
£390
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£134
for 2 nights
From
£67
£436
 

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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