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The ancient market town of Oswestry has a long and turbulent history, largely due to its location close to the border between England and Wales. It also makes it the perfect destination for those looking to explore North West Shropshire and Mid Wales.

Oswestry is a busy town, yet its cobbled passageways and friendly people give it an intimate, rural feel. Because much of the town centre is a conservation area, you''ll find many fine examples of Georgian architecture sitting alongside old timber framed buildings.

For a good family day out visit Whittington Castle; this 12th century moated castle is set in stunning grounds that are free to explore, and there''s also a second hand bookshop that''s well worth checking out. Other great family attractions in the area include narrowboat trips, the Cambrian Heritage Railway and Museum and Oswestry Leisure Centre, where you can enjoy a dip in the pool.

Outdoors enthusiasts will find plenty to keep them busy here, with a variety of cycling and walking trails to choose from. The Shropshire Way Oswestry Loop offers a range of walks and you simply have to see Llanrhaeadr Waterfall; it''s the highest waterfall in England and Wales at 240ft, and if you take the footpath to the top, you''ll enjoy amazing views!

If you’re here in the summer head for the Oswestry Food Festival in July, where you can taste the very best of local produce. The cafe culture in the town is second to none; try the Marches blue cheese, made locally, or treat yourself to a gourmet sausage roll. There''s even a vineyard nearby if you fancy a glass of locally produce wine!

See our selection of cottages in Oswestry for your self-catering holiday in Shropshire.
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  • Buttercup’s Haybarn

    Alkington, near Whitchurch

    Ref: UKC873

    Dating back to the 17th century, this delightful, detached barn conversion is set around a courtyard, along with other holiday properties, on a 100-acre, family-run working arable and livestock farm. It has been lovingly and thoughtfully converted to offer very welcoming holiday accommodation, retaining many original features including exposed oak beams and trusses, whilst at the same time offering all the comforts needed to create a charming homely atmosphere. The barn shares a multi-sports court for mini tennis, badminton and football, as well as a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool, which is available for exclusive use. Booking slots are available throughout the day and can be booked on your arrival. A woodland picnic area lies a short walk away and there is a fantastic enclosed toddler play area available for children under 5 years. This superb detached barn is ideal for larger families or groups of friends wanting to get together, or to celebrate a special occasion.

    The delightful market town of Whitchurch, approximately 2½ miles away, has many splendid buildings from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, all dominated by St. Alkmunds Church. Internationally renowned for its clock production dating back to the 1650s, Whitchurch is known as ’The Home of Tower Clocks’, and a fine example can be seen on-site. Walkers can explore the Shropshire Union Canal, just 5 minutes away, and the Shropshire Way footpath runs through the farm. Coarse fishing and horse riding within a mile and golf are available less than 5 miles away . For cyclists, the Mercian Cycle Path runs past the farm. Whilst the barn enjoys a peaceful rural setting, it is still very close to amenities. There are many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants in Whitchurch, which is perfectly placed for touring all of Shropshire, North Wales and Cheshire.

    Attractions close by include Ellesmere with its beautiful lakes (11 miles), Blue PLanet Aquarium, a variety of National Trust mansions and gardens, and the historical city of Chester with its excellent shopping, famous racecourse and well-renowned zoo (25 miles). Chester Zoo has expanded to include ’The Islands’, making it one of Europe’s largest zoos, helping endangered animals from all over the world. Other places of interest include Hawkstone Follies, Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, RAF Cosford, Fenn’s and Whixall Mosses, and the incredible Ironbridge Gorge. For great shopping there is Shrewsbury with its medieval architecture and riverside walks, and Telford with its indoor shopping centre. Delamere Forest, with its Go Ape Treetop Adventure, makes a fantastic family day out. With so much to see and do, this property makes a wonderful location for an enjoyable year-round holiday. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 50" Freeview TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, laminate floor and French doors leading to patio area.
    Dining area: With tiled floor.
    Kitchen area: With electric range, microwave, american-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tiled floor and French windows.
    Snug: With Freeview TV.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor: With beams.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Separate staircase to...
    Bedroom 4: With double bed.
    Bedroom 5: With twin bed.
    Bedroom 6: With single bed.
    Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bathroom 2: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Shared coin-operated tumble dryer in external utility room. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Three shared barbecues. Shared 100-acre natural grounds. Shared indoor heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1.2m), open all year, times vary (two private sessions per day by arrangement). Shared mini tennis court. Children’s play area. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced pond in the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £150.

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  • Drury Lane Barn

    Ty Broughton, near Whitchurch

    Ref: RKK3

    Drury Lane Barn is a fine example of a detached, traditional barn that has been sympathetically converted by its present owners to a high specification, with modern conveniences added for ease of use - visitors can also enjoy sole use of an indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court during their stay. Set in a slightly elevated position away from main roads, and on the owners’ estate, there are far reaching views across open countryside and meadows - making this a truly peaceful setting. Drury Lane Barn is situated less than 5 miles from Whitchurch - a compact Shropshire town just inside Shropshire’s border with Wales. It is a town steeped in history with an array of beautiful buildings that house shops, pubs and some very notable restaurants. Built in Queen Anne style, the distinctive St Alkmund’s Church dominates the town, and the courtyard off the Bullring survives as the last remaining of several which existed until the 1950s. Close by are the villages of Hanmer and Malpas, with the City of Chester, Shrewsbury, and Llangollen with its river, canal, mountains and wonderful views of the Welsh countryside, all within easy access.
    The barn’s central position on the Welsh, Shropshire and Cheshire borders makes it a perfect holiday base for exploring the sights of the three counties. There are a number of National Trust properties within an hour’s drive, and golf, fishing and horse riding are all available locally. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom and twin bedroom with shared access to en-suite shower room and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio and sitting-out area
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Indoor heated swimming pool (18ft x 9ft), (open 6 hrs per day flexible from 9am-8pm, all year)
    • Tennis court
    • No smoking

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  • Garth Ucha

    Llanyblodwel, near Oswestry

    Ref: W43464

    A surprise awaits you at Garth Ucha; part of a medieval cruck-beam hall with a Victorian extension, lie at the heart of this mid 20th-century house. Enjoy a detox with the 9-seater hot tub and cosy bathrobes. A well-positioned, detached farmhouse that has been sympathetically renovated to provide comfortable accommodation for larger families. Geographically the property is just inside Shropshire, within easy reach of mid Wales and Cheshire.
    There is a wide variety of attractions and entertainments nearby, including horse riding, paintballing, quad trekking, go karting, sailing and white water rafting as well as a number of well-known National Trust properties: Chirk Castle, Powys Castle, Erddig and Attingham Park. Also within easy reach are the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Discover the steam heritage railway at Llynclys, Welshpool, Bala and Llangollen. The historic towns of Shrewsbury and Chester are around a 30-minute drive away with a variety of bars, restaurants, theatre and shops. The market towns of Oswestry and Welshpool are a short drive. Shop and restaurant 3.5 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Snug. Utility room. Games room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 4 double, two kingsize, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots and two high chairs on request. Two Freeview TVs. Two DVDs. iPod dock. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Two dishwashers. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed paddock with sitting-out area and furniture. Double barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub (9-seater). Games room with pool table and table football. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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