OAKPOND COTTAGE (Sleeps 2-6 with 3 bedrooms)
Oakpond is a warm and cosy traditional country cottage which has lovely views from every window. The cottage sits in front of a beautiful wildlife pond which is home to the moorhens and wildlife which is perfect for people who love nature and require peace and quiet.
The cottage is rural but not too far away from an award winning canalside village and 2 lovely towns (Nantwich and Whitchurch ) We have 5 very good eating pubs which are within a ten minute drive and also a super indian restaurant who will deliver to the cottages.
Oakpond is perfect for couples who require peace and quiet but not to far away from the hustle and bustle of the local towns and villages.
We will not book out Oaktree (next door) if we know there will be children staying in this cottage unless both cottages are booked by the same party. (Excluding school holidays and bank holiday weekends)
This a a lovely country kitchen/diner which has french doors opening out onto the patio with views of the wildlife pond. There is a microwave, 50/50 fridge freezer, dishwasher, tv/dvd and oven (electric) The pine dresser keeps all the games and jig sawa for those rainy days. Quarrey tile floor with rugs and radiator.
This beamed Lounge is fully carpeted and has comfortable seating whilst watching the 40″ tv/dvd with free view. We do have a dvd library with great films to watch. Views of the wildlife pond and gardens from the two windows. The cosy glow of the woodburner (Electric) is perfect for those winter nights.
This room is ideal fro guests who want to read and study all the information on where to go and visit. There is a cd player if you prefer to listen to the radio and music. The hoover, ironing board and iron also live in this room. The snug is fully carpeted with a radiator.
An antique kingsize bed with quality bedding will make sure that you have a good nights sleep with views of the pond and gardens from the two windows. This bedroom has a dressing table, chair, two bedside cupboards and a bevelled mirror wardrobe. The room is fully carpeted with a radiator.
Two comfortable single beds which are both 2’6. There is a wardrobe, dressing table and two bedside cupboards. The foom is fully carpeted with a radiator. Views over the wildlife pond.
Comfortable room with a double bed. A dressing table and two bedside cabinets and built in wardrobe live in this room. Fully carpeted with a radiator. Views over the courtyard and hen pen.
A white bathroom suite with wc, wash basin and bath with a overhead shower. This room has a shaver point and two storage cupboards. Tiled floor with mats and a radiator.
ADDITIONAL WC AND WASH ROOM
This room is situated next door to the laundry room and has a wc and washbasin.
This is a shared laundry room which has a coin operated washing machine ( There is a £2 credit for the washing machine and this is for four 40 minute quick washes. Thereafter the price is £2 for a further 4 washes) This room is also used to dry clothes or we have the outside washing line. There are maps and walks available to look at in this room as well as the dvd library.
The cottage has wonderful gardens which has three large apple trees and the wildlife pond which is home to a lot of animals and birds. The patio is fenced which is secure and safe for dogs and there is the back garden which is also fenced. Please supervise children if they are playing on the front garden due to the pond. The courtyard is well fenced for children and dogs and there is a pleasant walk down the lane which is private and only used by ourselves and the cottage guests. The front garden is well fenced and secure for dogs but the back garden with the wildlife pond is not but the patio is fenced.
The yard is safe and secure for cars and there is parking space for two cars for the guests of this cottage. Please let us know if there are more cars arriving as we do have our other cottage guests car to cater for.
THE FROGS RETREAT
In this indoor room lives our 7 seater hydrotherapy hot tub which is very relaxing after a days walking or sight seeing. The bromine we use is a lot kinder than chlorine and does not have that strong odour. Guests can book the spa when booking the cottage and we can then prepare the spa ready for use. The hot tub is private and not shared and so early booking is advisable.
THE AREA AND LOCATION
We are very lucky to have so many lovely places to visit as we are on the Cheshire/Shropshire Border.
Cheshire Border. The fantastic walks including the Sandstone Trail Walk with the hills and follies to the Cheshire Plains and not forgetting Delemere Forest. There are a number of National Trust Houses and gardens and the countrys largest ice cream parlour.
Shropshire Border. We have the Shropshire hills and villageside canals including Hawkestone Follies and Haughmond Forest walks. There are a number of National Trust Houses and gardens as well as two great nature reserves which are home to many birds and wildlife. The cottage is only 40 minutes from the world famous IronBridge museums.
Staffordshire Border. Within 20 minutes and you are in Staffordshire which is well known for its pottery museums such as Coalport and Wedgewood. The Cannock Chase is a beautiful walk as well as Trentham Gardens and Biddulph Grange Gardens. The Monkey Forest and Go Ape are both worth a visit.
Welsh Border. Travel for 30 minutes and you are in a different world with the mountains and hills of Wales. Llangollen is a scenic town with its steam railway and horse drawn barges. The British ironworks and the waterfall are both worth a visit as well as Powys and Chirk Castles.
We welcome one behaved dog in this cottage. The cottage also has a back garden which is well fenced and is safe and secure for dogs and this is leading from the back door as well as the large courtyard. The front garden which leads towards the pond is not suitable for dogs as we have our moorhens roaming free in the front lawn and will not take kindly to dogs and it is not dog prood unlike the back garden. Our private drive way is lovely for a 10 minute walk and a lot of birds and wildlife can be spotted on route and this drive is only shared with ourselves. There is a 12 acre field adjoining the drive way and this can be used to exercise your dog as well (not to be used when we have cattle grazing). Audlem is only 10 minutes away with 8 circular walks with tearooms on the way as well as Brown Moss Nature Reserve which has woodland walks and three good eating places nearby.
The only thing we ask our guests is not to allow your dog upstairs (stairgate provided). Doggy charge is £35 pw
- Heating Oil
- Quality Bedding
- Quality egyptian bath sheet, hand towel and face cloth per person
- Home-made scones with clotted cream and jam
- Half a dozen of our fresh free range eggs (when available) Our eggs are also for sale
- Teabags, Coffee and suger
- Complimentary soap and shower gels
- Two toilet rolls and one kitchen roll
- Washing up liquid and cleaning fluids
- One very well behaved dog welcome (No dogs under the age of 15 months)
- A warm welcome from Maggie and Co.
Good Places to Eat
Bhurtpor Inn wwwbhurtpor.co.uk (Dog friendly) 10 minutes away
Commbermere Arms wwwbrunningandprice.co.uk (Dog friendly) 5 minutes away
The Olde Jack Inn wwwtheoldejack.co.uk (Dog friendly) 5 minutes away
White Lion Ash Village 5 minutes away
Taj Mahal wwwtajmahalspice.co.uk (will deliver to the cottage) 10 minutes away
The Combermere Audlem Village (Dog Friendly) 10 minutes away
Whitchurch A bustling market town with charity shops and tearooms. Sainsburys and Tesco superstores
Audlem Canalside village with shops and tearooms
Market Drayton Home of the Gingerbread. Street market every wednesday
Nantwich A lovely historic town with black and white shops and cafes
WE DO NOT ACCEPT STAG/HEN GROUPS OR YOUNG STUDENT BOOKINGS.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL PEOPLE ARRIVING WHICH ARE NOT NAMED ON THE BOOKING FORM DUE TO OUR FIRE RISK AND INSURANCE POLICY.
This is a non smoking cottage
BELOW ARE SOME OF OUR GUEST COMMENTS
A delightful cottage matching the idylic setting and the care and attention from Mark and Bev
Douglas and Gillian plus Kirsty the dog Cumbria May 2016
What a peaceful and quiet place. We have really enjoyed the birds and wildlife this week. Thank you.
Margaret and Mike Nottingham June 2016
Thank you for the peace. Such a wonderful contrast to our urban lives.
Helen and Harry with family Kent July 2016
Really pleasant stay in Oakpond Cottage for a few nights. Cottage was cosy and we had plenty of outdoor space and some lovely dog walks within driving distance.
Helen & Graham and family Rugby July 2016
What a fantastic stay. Cottage was immaculate and we loved the peace and quiet. Thank you.
Mark and Julie with Family Manchester August 2016
Loved to stay here in this beautiful cottage and quiet surroundings.
Daniella and Lucia with Family The Netherlands August 2016
Thank you Bev and Mark for a wonderful stay. Cottage is lovely, cosy and welcoming. Thank you for the cake and all the thoughtful touches and thank you to the hens for the fresh eggs. Special thanks to Bev for all her hard work making this special. Can not fault it.
Debbie and Joe with Family West Midlands August 2016
Lovely stay again Mark and Bev. You have done it again.
Helen and Simon Stourbridge September 2016
Once again we have had a lovely, relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage. The weather has been kind to us and we found some good walks and we also saw a kingfisher on the pond. See you next june.
Geoff and Jane Colwyn Bay September 2016
Cottage and weather perfect. Look foreward to coming back again. Many Many thanks for the cake and eggs.
John and Gillian Isle of Man October 2016
Loved it so much that we had to come again. We had a fantastic stay at your lovely cottage and hopefully will come and stay again.
Liz and Richard plus Family Isle Of Wight Christmas 2016
Thank you, Thank you and thank you.We stay at a lot of cottages and this is far by the best. We have had a wonderful time and everything has been thought about. We will be back.
Philippa and Mitch with family plus Rolo Worcestshire New Years Eve 2016
A loveley weekend in a beautiful and very comfortable place. Thank you.
Steve and Julie with family plus Beaw February 2017
We had a loveley and relaxing stay in this amazing cottage. Thank you.
Anna and Will with family Midlands February 2017