Cottage in Rhydycroesau, Nr. Oswestry, Shropshire, England - Rural Retreat For Two, Ideal For A Relaxing Break In The Midst Of Beautiful Countryside
About Jean Blake
I am Jean Blake. My husband and I, together with our three boys, moved to Tanygraig Ucha about twenty-five years ago. Seven 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.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
RENTAL RULES SMOKING: This is a no smoking property. Please do not smoke in the property or in the grounds of the property. PETS: Unfortunately pets
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely stable, the pictures don’t do it justice!
Had the best couple of quiet nights.
The stable was clean and had everything we needed. The location is great with wonderful views from the window and the patio outside! Close to some great places too, will be coming back again.
Perfect antidote to Christmas chaos...
Very easy to find and access, clean and well thought out cottage with amazing views and so many birds to watch on the feeders from the living room window. The wood burner was a definite highlight with lots of logs supplied. WiFi was good as was the phone signal - really lovely relaxed stay with great hosts! You must take a walk into the nearby woods, follow the paths to the top for a fab view
Thanks for the homemade cake, we hope to be back soon :)
Perfect property for a couples retreat. Went for Christmas and has a very peaceful, relaxed time.
Will go back.
Thankyou for a fantastic stay at your beautiful stable! The property and grounds are stunning. Within the stable there is absolutely everything you need for a stay away from home, fully equipped kitchen, and a very welcome and delicious lemon sponge cake which we devoured with the lovely touch of tea, coffee and milk which were left waiting for our arrival! Thankyou so much this was a great addition and unexpected! Great DVD collection to snuggle up with the wood burner roaring after cooking a delicious meal, absolutely perfect, and we loved seeing the wildlife outside of all the windows each day! We will be back!
Perfect peaceful getaway
The Stable is a lovely cosy place to escape from everything with that special someone. Comfy bed, wood burner and under-floor heating in the shower and kitchen. Nick and Jean are fab hosts and provide everything you need, including homemade yummy cake! You can see all sorts of birds out of the windows and the views are stunning. There are some lovely woods to explore up the hill. We loved it here.
Amazing Home from Home
What a hidden gem, perfect and peaceful, hope to go back again soon.
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
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