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Delightful cottage off the beaten track, set in beautiful countryside
Park up and forget about reality for a few days
Approach the property via steps to the front door
Stunning views from the front garden
Cosy up in front of the wood burner in the lounge
Home away from home
King-size bedroom with exposed beams
Gaze out at the countryside from your bedroom window
Stylish wet room with shower on the first floor
Open-plan living space with kitchen, lounge and dining area
Rustle up a meal for two
Dining area where you can enjoy evenings in together
Pretty country lanes leading to the property
Stone steps down to the property from the car parking area
1 / 15  Delightful cottage off the beaten track, set in beautiful countryside
2 / 15  Park up and forget about reality for a few days
3 / 15  Approach the property via steps to the front door
4 / 15  Stunning views from the front garden
5 / 15  Cosy up in front of the wood burner in the lounge
6 / 15  Home away from home
7 / 15  King-size bedroom with exposed beams
8 / 15  Gaze out at the countryside from your bedroom window
9 / 15  Stylish wet room with shower on the first floor
10 / 15  Open-plan living space with kitchen, lounge and dining area
11 / 15  Kitchen
12 / 15  Rustle up a meal for two
13 / 15  Dining area where you can enjoy evenings in together
14 / 15  Pretty country lanes leading to the property
15 / 15  Stone steps down to the property from the car parking area

Border Retreat

Oswestry (4.5mls W), North Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A stunning detached barn conversion with uninterrupted rural views, a real haven
  • This is a wonderful romantic retreat in a tranquil and secluded location enjoying breath-taking views
  • Perfect for walking and cycling around the beautiful countryside of Powys and Shropshire
Property code: 48192

Set in an idyllic hamlet on the borders of Powys and Shropshire, this stunning detached barn conversion offers superb uninterrupted rural views and is a romantic, tranquil and secluded haven.

This beautiful cottage nestles in a paradise for keen walkers and cyclists, with a superb choice of foot paths and trails to explore. You can discover the Ceiriog Valley, Tanat Valley and Shropshire Hills, or navigate the 177 miles of Offa’s Dyke, and see The Pistyll ,a dramatic 240 foot waterfall in Llanrhaedr which is the tallest single drop waterfall in the UK. There are plenty of pretty villages dotted around the area including Llansilin and Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, with a choice of excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants. The ancient market town of Oswestry offers a unique range of shops, eateries, galleries, events and a host of attractions to enjoy. There are National Trust properties nearby including Erddig, Chirk and Powis Castles.

On entering this attractive property, which was imaginatively restored in 2016 and which retains plenty of original features, including exposed beams, and which offers great views from every window, you will find yourself in the cosy and traditional open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The snug and welcoming lounge is an ideal space to relax in, with comfortable seating, tasteful furnishing, Smart TV and a traditional wood burner. You will also find a charming dining area, and the stylishly designed kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need including electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. Heading up to the first floor, you will find a cosy and spacious super king-size. There is also a wet room, complete with shower and WC.

Stepping outside, you can relax at the end of a fantastic day and admire the glorious rural views from the enclosed garden, with patio, lawn, furniture and BBQ. Off-road parking is available for 2 cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Set on a working farm  
  • 1 Super  king-size bedroom
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and  washing machine
  • Lounge with wood burner (first basket of logs included) and Smart TV
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • Enclosed patio and lawn with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Bed linen, electric, central heating, and Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Bike storage, seasonal organic produce and holistic therapies available by arrangement with the owner
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Please note that there are stone steps down to the property from the parking area.


This property is personally managed by Laura.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tim 20th February 2020

Our second stay at this delightful cottage. It is the perfect size for us two and our two dogs. If its peace, quite and isolation from the din of modern life you are after, this is the cottage for you. Take a good book, fire up the log burning stove and watch the wildlife in the amazing view down the valley. The owners, Michael and Pat are lovely pRead moreeople and have created a great little property to escape to! Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 10th January 2020

The location of Border Retreat is just wonderful. If you're looking for a full-on getaway this is the place. The quiet is extraordinary. And the views, even on a cloudy day, are beautiful. The cottage is cosy, the bed huge and comfy and the surrounding area interesting to explore by foot or car.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 20th December 2019

Quirky detached cottage, ideal for getting away from it all. Setting and view fabulous, surrounded by fields, sheep. 11/2 mile from main road so seldom any other traffic. Log burner efficient. Table and chairs out side great to sit and have a coffee and watch the country side.

Reviewed by Guy 28th November 2019

Wonderful cottage in a stunning location. Warm and very comfortable with exceptional views, what more could you want?! Very cleverly laid out making the most of limited space makes Border Retreat a very comfortable place to stay and perfect for a couple looking for a romantic break.

Reviewed by Pip 15th November 2019

This is a lovely cottage with wonderful views, its cosy and just the right size for a couple with 2 dogs. Very peaceful location a little off the beaten track but we loved it.

Reviewed by Rosemary 11th October 2019

Cottage clean and adequate for walking holiday, but not for people who had problems with steep uneven steps from road to property carrying cases.

Reviewed by Helen 13th September 2019

Beautiful cottage thoughtfully laid out. Superb peaceful location and stunning views. Extremely comfy bed and luxurious shower. Ideal getaway for a couple with or without their dog.

Reviewed by Sarah 9th August 2019

The cottage was in a fantastic location, the views down the valley were amazing. The garden was lovely to just sit and look at the views and the dogs enjoyed it. Steps down to the property very steep, so would not advise anyone with mobility problems. Cottage had everything you needed, might be to small if you had two dogs the size of labs. We woulRead mored love to have stayed the two weeks but the second week was booked out. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 26th July 2019

Comfortable and well equipped located in stunning surroundings. Is really is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of town life.

Reviewed by Ann 31st May 2019

Rustic and quirky. If you like sleek and modern, this is not for you. Sofa is quite low and not easy to get up and down from if you have leg problems. 20 uneven stone steps down to cottage so not for those less able. Having said that, it was warm & the bed was comfortable. Brilliant shower. Down a single track road and fantastic view down the valleRead morey. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 24th May 2019

Wonderful views from cottage. Sense of peace and privacy.

Reviewed by Mark 20th May 2019

Wonderful holiday cottage with peace and views second to none. The cottage had everything needed to enjoy the surrounding area and the information booklets were a great help too

Reviewed by Robert 10th May 2019

Cottage situated in beautiful rural surroundings. A lovely escape. Well appointed and cosy.

Reviewed by Deborah 19th April 2019

A lovely cosy well equipped cottage away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We we lucky to be there at Easter to enjoy the excellent weather and enjoyed eating meals al fresco with the birds and butterflies for company, not forgetting the many sheep and lambs in the surrounding fields. Lots of walks from the door and others just a short dRead morerive away. The views from the cottage are wonderful - the best we have experienced. Friendly owners live next door. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 12th April 2019

Beautiful cottage, great hosts, stunning views. Ideal for walking holiday, lovely pub a short drive away with really good food. Cant wait to go back!

Reviewed by Rachael 29th March 2019

The cottage is cosy, comfortable and has all the amenities you could need. The wet room has a fabulous shower which is nice and hot. The location is perfect, tucked away with magnificent views and plenty of scenic walks. The owners provide a range of very useful information and are friendly and helpful. I loved our week here and would book again inRead more an instant. Full marks! Hide

Reviewed by Steve 22nd March 2019

A nice little cottage with lovely views across the mountains and sheep grazing all around. Great dog walking location and the Jack, the farmer, who owns the land opposite is a really nice guy and happy for you to walk your dogs responsibly in his fields. The steps down to the cottage are quite steep and a little uneven as they are made from naturalRead more local stone. The cottage is located down a single track lane but don't worry as there is hardly any traffic that used the road. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 8th March 2019

Lovely location and cottage. Very cosey and warm. Good shower and comfortable bed. Had all you need for a relaxing stay. Be aware that the path to the cottage is stone steps and would be a problem for someone with less able mobility.

Reviewed by Annie 1st March 2019

This cottage was the perfect place to retreat from life and find some quiet stillness. Michael and Pat have created a wonderful haven to rest in whilst enjoying the splendour of a Welsh landscape to view and explore. Personally, I was very happy to just sit and be.

Reviewed by Jennie 22nd February 2019

The cottage has been very thoughtfully designed. They are many lovely aspects one of which is the fresh spring water available. A very large bed. It is wonderfully situated with fantastic views.

Reviewed by Rob 15th February 2019

A nice, cosy cottage, just the right size for 2 people. Generally well equipped, warm and comfortable. Small, enclosed garden area with steep steps down to the house. Great views from the cottage and easy access to local attractions.

Reviewed by David 8th February 2019

A lovely well thought out property in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Joanne 25th January 2019

Fabulous cottage in a brilliant location, useful info regarding local walks. Very cosy downstairs and luxurious upstairs. Can't recommend highly enough.

Reviewed by Amanda 28th December 2018

This is a stunning cottage, cosy and comfortable, refurbished to a high standard but the character is not compromised. The view from all windows is superb. Location is ideal, situated off the beaten track but close to amenities in the nearest town. Fully enclosed garden too, which is great for dogs.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st December 2018

Fabulous location with stunning views, good walks and peace and quiet. Very comfortable large bed in good sized bedroom.

Reviewed by Eric 7th December 2018

Lovely views in a peaceful environment. Easy access to major routes. Ideal for a getaway location, or a base for ventures further afield.

Reviewed by Tim 9th November 2018

An extremely well presented and well appointed cottage set in a beautiful welsh valley with stunning views all around. Perfect for using as a base to explore the Welsh countryside or as a bolthole to get away from stress and strain of daily life. Comfortably big enough for two adults and two 20kg dogs. We all cant wait to go back!!

Reviewed by Shirley 19th October 2018

Stunning location! Thoughtfully renovated old barn in the depths of North Wales. Perfect for quiet get-away!

Reviewed by Joanne 12th October 2018

A lovely cosy cottage we really enjoyed our stay, even the dogs just loved to sit and take in the views as they are just amazing. Lots of great local walks and sites to do and see. The only down side was we had to come home.

Reviewed by Peter 28th September 2018

the location of the property is ideal quiet amazing views over the countryside but the property needs attention a lot of the wood in the cottage has shrunk back and split moving away from the plasterwork and all the doors and floorboards creek

Reviewed by Ian 21st September 2018

The pictures do not really show the steep steps down to the cottage which would make it difficult for a disabled person

Reviewed by Alan 24th August 2018

We had the best week in the cottage with our two children, the views are amazing and the cottage is spotlessly clean and very comfortable, its even better in real life. We will certainly be booking again :)

Reviewed by Barry 17th August 2018

The views are magnificent! A private and cosy place to be. Lovely walks (with your dog). Great food nearby.

Reviewed by Julie 3rd August 2018

Border Retreat is the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Utterly beautiful location ( general scenery, sunrise and sunsets), stunning, well equipped and comfortable barn, the sort of place you want to keep to yourself, but equally share with others! There were plenty of places to walk the dogs locally. The perfect place to chill out and get the mRead moreost out of not having to use the car if you didn't want to. Friendly, helpful hosts who were there if we needed anything, but respected our privacy. Hide

Reviewed by Derek 20th July 2018

Beautiful isolated cottage with superb views but beware access via steep steps is not for the unfit or faint hearted particularly when carrying bags etc .

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Delightful cottage off the beaten track, set in beautiful countryside
Park up and forget about reality for a few days
Approach the property via steps to the front door
Stunning views from the front garden
Cosy up in front of the wood burner in the lounge
Home away from home
King-size bedroom with exposed beams
Gaze out at the countryside from your bedroom window
Stylish wet room with shower on the first floor
Open-plan living space with kitchen, lounge and dining area
Show 3 moreRustle up a meal for two


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