A wing of a converted barn in a lovely rural position near Whitchurch on the North Wales/Shropshire borders, which can sleep four people in two bedrooms. The Byre is a stylish cottage next to a large nature reserve near Whitchurch, with lovely countryside and varied wildlife on the doorstep. The cottage has a master bedroom on the ground floor, with access to the patio outside, plus a mezzanine level twin with sloping ceiling. There is also a living room, and a fitted kitchen with dining area. Outside, there is off road parking, and an enclosed patio area with grassed space, plus shared use of 4 acres of farmland. From The Byre it is easy to... explore Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales, including Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Chester and plenty of National Trust properties, making this a lovely location for a relaxing break.
Amenities: Oil central heating with underfloor heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview (1 with DVD), CD/radio. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars in private front courtyard. Bike storage. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ, plus shared access to 4 acres of farmland. Sole use of 4-seater hot tub. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles. Note: Twin bedroom accessed from sitting room by steep staircase.
Region: A E Houseman once wrote that Shropshire was “the quietest place under the sun” and today the county remains something of a rural idyll, recognised as one of the least crowded and most peaceful regions in England.
Town: Bronington is a rural village in North Wales yet right on the borders with the English counties of Cheshire and Shropshire. There is so much on offer in this area - a 948 hectare nature reserve with lovely walks and plentiful wildlife is in the village, while the towns of Whitchurch and Ellesmere are close by. The ten museums of the Ironbridge Gorge are a short drive away, as are the National Trust properties of Attingham Park, Errdig and Chirk Castle. The historic city of Chester, with its renowned zoo and good shopping, is within reach, as are Ludlow and Shrewsbury.
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All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
relaxing countryside stay, pure peace and tranquility
Left on 01/06/2014 for a stay in October 2013 | debs
This property really hit the spot with us, as someone who loves water features this had it all, a monsoon wet room shower, with a separate, good sized bath, and to top it all a personal hot tub in the small garden area.
The people who run it live next door, though they make so little noise you'd barely know they were there if it wasn't for the fact the hot tub is topped up daily.
It was a little difficult to find, being down a bridle path. But that made it so peaceful that on a night you could lounge in the hot tub with only the stars for company, no streetlights or passing vehicles. That said, the well placed outdoor lighting was more than adequate to ensure you were safe.
A great pack of leaflets gave us plenty of ideas of things to do, and it was well placed for the main ring road round Whitchurch, close to a mere, and a lake in beautiful countrtside, and on the tip of Wales, yet very close to Chester and Liverpool. If you like good dining the Dog and Bull about 6/7 miles away is well worth a trip.
All mod cons in the apartment, including washer and dishwasher, and a lovely comfy sofa. The only negative I would say is the upstairs area is like a mezzanine over the lounge, and as the staircase is narrow it has half steps. Not an issue with teens, who would love the adventure, but not suitable for everyone.
Overall a lovely, restful, peaceful break from the world.
Clean comfortable cottage in a good location
Left on 06/20/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Maureen
Owner very helpful and friendly. Stylish, modern, cosy and warm accommodation all on one level for two people. Plenty of interesting places to visit nearby, espicially enjoyed Errdig House a National Trust property. Made good use of the hot tub even though the weather was rather cool.
george and jude
very enjoyable first holiday together
Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | george and jude
very clean and comfortable in superb surroundings with the added bonus of a hot tub. would be delighted to return for a longer period and would not hesitate to recommend to friend.
Perfect for a quiet girly week away from everything!
Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Nina
Loved our stay, can't wait to go back next year! perfect for a nice quiet week away from everything. Would highly recommend this to everyone... :) Mr Gates was always on hand if we had a any questions and he was more than helpful when we wanted information on day trips!
Can't wait to you back next year.
Barrow in Furness Cumbria
excellent holiday excellent views excellent people
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Mrs Petcher
We had a lovely holiday at the Byre. The cottage had everything in you could possibly want on holiday. The owner was lovely and was on hand if you needed anything.We could not find one thing that we had a fault with it was just perfect.
Warm & Cosy accommodation with first class facilities
Left on 07/03/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Bucks52
We stayed over the Christmas period to be close to family and the cottage was very warm, the owners very helpful and accomodating. The fittings and fixtures were very good, and the cottage had everything we needed. Whitchurch has supermarket and is only a few minutes up the road. Behind the property is a huge wetland area which was ideal for long walks with the dog!
Relaxing and Friendly
Left on 03/01/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Kelly T
We stayed in the Byre while working in Wrexham before Christmas. Having previously stayed at a local travelodge we decided to find somewhere we could all stay together and relax and cook for ourselves. The place was just what we were looking for. Everything provided for us, and if we had anything missing or any questions Mr Gates was only next door and more than willing to help us.
Although the property is quite isolated, this is what we enjoyed, a short car journey to Whitchurch and Wrexham and then the peace and quiet in the evenings. Will definitely stay again if back in the area.
Hilary & Sylvia Riley
Barrow in Furness Cumbria
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Hilary & Sylvia Riley
Fitted out to the highest standards with tasteful décor.Good situation for visiting N.T. properties and walking Shropshire Union canal and other tourist attractions.
Host most welcoming and nothing too much trouble.
The best cottage we have ever stayed in!Excellent value for the price.
Hilary & Sylvia Riley (Barrow in Furness - Cumbria)
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