Oakwood is a lovely country detached bungalow which is situated in a quiet location in the village of Ighfield with no passing traffic. The bungalow is in a perfect spot for visiting places and walking from the door step. The village has its own church and bell ringing is on wednesday nights. Our nearest town is Whitchurch which has a Tesco and Sainsburys stores and there is the award winning canalside village of Audlem which has numerous shops and tearooms including a boat marina.
Everything you can need for in this kitchen which has an oven( electric) gas hob, fridge with small freezer (we do have a table top freezer inside the garage, please let us know if you would require this and we can then turn it on before your arrival) and microwave. There is plenty of storage cupboards and there is a side door which leads into the garden. Wooden floor with radiator.
A spacious lounge with a three piece comfortable suite and dining table which seats 4. The cosy woodburner will be made up for you with kindle and logs is lovely for those winter nights. There is a 32″ flat screen tv with free view with a selection of dvd films and games to play on the rainy days. Wooden floor with rugs and radiator.
Spacious bedroom with king size bed, two bedside cupboards, dressing table and triple wardrobe. This room has 2 glass french doors which open out onto the garden which is lovely during the summertime. Wooden floor with mats and radiator.
This room has two single beds, two bedroom cupboards, dressing table and double wardrobe. Views over the garden. Wooden floor with mats and radiator.
Spacious bathroom with a white bathroom suite consisting of bath, wc and wash basin. Wooden floor with mats and radiator.
En-suite which leads off from bedroom one. There is a shower cubicle, wc and wash basin plus shaver point. Wooden floor and radiator.
A pretty garden with shrubs and trees which is well fenced and secure for dogs and children. There is a seating area and patio which is perfect for relaxing.
The garage can be used to store bikes etc but cannot be used to house a car. A chest freezer lives in here if guests require to use it.
There is only enough space for two cars only which must be parked in front of the garage.
The area and location
Oakwood is ideally suited for holiday makers as it is on the Cheshire/Shropshire Border and close to the Staffordshire and Welsh borders. Ightfield is a quiet village with lots of walks from the doorstep. The Olde Jack Inn is a 20 minute walk from the bungalow and is dog friendly. A nature reserve with woodland walks is 10 minutes away and this is also safe and secure for dogs as it is well fenced. The church dates back to the Doomsday Book and bell ringing practice is every wednesday night which is lovely to hear. Our nearest town is Whitchurch which has a Sainsburys and Tesco and will deliver to the bungalow. The canalside village of Audlem is the same distance away and this lovely vilage has circular canalside walks, shops and tearooms.
We welcome upto two well behaved dogs in Oakwood (No dogs aged 15 months and under please) Please do not let your dogs go on the furniture or BEDS or to be left unattended as dogs can cause damage if left in a strange place. We do offer a dog sitting service on our farm. Doggy charge is £20 pw per dog.
The Frogs Retreat
Our very relaxing new hot tub has a unique setting with 3 seats and two built in in loungers for extra relaxation. The hot tub is situated indoors with two glass french doors opening out onto the lovely views of the countryside. The Frogs Retreat is perfect on winter days as the room is heated and just as lovely during summer days with the cool breeze coming in. Please let us know when booking if you require this facility as this is only available during the low season. Maybe available if not booked by our other cottage during the summer.
Heating (Lpg Gas)
One egyptian bath sheet, one hand towel and face cloth per person
Home-made scones with jam and cream
Tea and Coffee plus Suger
Half a dozen of our fresh free ramge eggs (when available) Eggs are also for sale
Dog Treats and bags
Complimentary shower gels
Two toilet rolls
Washing up liquid
Good eating pubs within 10 minutes
Bhurtpor Inn wwwbhurtpor.co.uk (Dog Friendly)
Combermere Arms wwwbrunningandprice.co.uk (dog friendly with a 3 mile walk from the door)
The Olde Jack Inn wwwtheoldejack.co.uk (dog friendly and a 15 minute walk from Oakwood)
White lion Ash Village
Taj Mahhal wwwtajmahal.co.uk (Will deliver to Oakwood)
Whitchurch A bustling market town with charity shops and tea rooms including a Sainsburys and a Tesco
Audlem Canalside village with shops and tearooms with 8 circular village walks
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 bookings from stag/hen partys or young student groups.
This is a non smoking property
Below are some of our guest comments
We visited Oaktree a couple of times a few years ago. Although this was a visit for family reason, rather than a holiday we were confident that Oakwood would be homely and comfortable. It IS lovely and we could happily move in. Thanks once again.
Janet & Ian Lamcashire January 2015
Exactly how a holiday cottage should be! Faultlessly clean, well equipped and so comfortable. Thanks Bev & Mark for our lovely relaxing week. We have had good days out in Chester and Shrewsbury and Brown Moss is a great area for dog walks. Audlem is a lovely village with nice canalside walks and the Lord Combermere serves good food. Taking home two very grateful and tired rescue doggies.
Paul & Mel Derbyshire February 2015
Thank you for the lovely cake and treats for our dogs. Day 1 – Met the lovely Bev, Oakwood was just stunning and Buddy very settled from the start. Flowers and chocolates beautiful and the cake yummy and Buddy loved the treats. Perfect! Day 2 – Walked our socks off. Day 3 – More adventures and walks along the canal. Day 4 – Shopping, walking and enjoying. Day 5 – Visits to lots of places. Day 6 – More exploring. Day 7 – Leaving and we are enjoying it all too much and we had a great time. The log fire is amazing and our dogs are in heaven. Thank you so much Bev & Mark, we loved every minute of it.
Jason & Abi South Yorkshire Valentines Week 2015
What a lovely stay, the place is lovely. the extra goodies were a lovely surprise with the home-made cake and Easter eggs and the dogs loved their chocolate. Such Good value for money and very clean and cosy. Love to come back again in the summer.
Tracey & Richard & family Southport Easter 2015
I would of quite easily have stayed here a lot longer as so relaxing. The bungalow is beautiful, so impressed with it. Immaculately clean with all the little extra touches, thank you. The area is lovely and we were lucky enough to have nice weather. Have walked Jessie to death, she loved it. What a lovely relaxing get away from it all break. Thank you. Next time Phil will bring his swimming trunks for the spa.
Helen & Phil Coventry Easter 2015
Had a really great time as never been to this area before. Bungalow is really friendly and the fenced in garden was brilliant for the hounds. Really enjoyed walks by the canals. Hopefull will be back later in the year. Nice to have owners that want to talk to you. Thanks again
Michael & Jane plus family may 2015
Have found Oakwood to be clean and well equipped and comfortable. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Love all the extra little touches. Thank you Bev & mark for the warm welcome and helpful information you provided and of course the delicious cake. We have all enjoyed area and places of interest. Lucy very happy to have so many walks.
Maureen & John Essex May 2015
Loved the cake and thanks for the doggy treats. Never been to Shropshire before, but love it. Lots to do here and we found that even with a mature dad on a scooter and a furry friend in tow, we could take our pick. Enjoyed our meals at the Olde Jack Inn just 1 mile away. We went to Chester and the park there, the Pontcysylite Aqueduct, Hodnet and Dorothy Clive Gardens and the national trusts Attingham Park. The Combermere Arms at Audlem had good food. This is a good quality cottage with a proper enclosed garden. We enjoyed seeing the woodpecker at about 8am each morning when sitting in bed with a cuppa. Had a lovely time. Thank you.
Bob & Rita plus family Leicestershire May 2015
Our second visit to Bev and Marks amazing properties but this time the bungalow as we are getting older and the stairs are a struggle for us now. As on our first visit, super welcome from bev, the dogs and horses and this property is still up to their very good standard with the peace and quiet. It is just like being at home and we would recommend.
Eunice & Tim Suffolk June 2015
Back for our second visit, this time for longer. The cottage was beautifully clean again as before. Really appreciated the tea and cake on arrival. Shropshire is a lovely county and we will be back again. We found the comments and suggestions from previous visitors really helpful particular the dog friendly ones.Brown Moss is a great place to walk the dog as is Dearnford Lake.Thanks bev & Mark for another fab holiday.
Philippa & David Devon June 2015
Our first visit to Shropshire and we had a super holiday. the cottage is ideal and one of the best we have stayed in. There is only one problem, we have run out of time to visit all the places of interest we planned to see on our holiday. We will definataley return for a second visit. Thank you Bev & mark for all your kindness, the warm welcome, flowers and cake. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again soon.
Richard & Helen Scotland July 2015
Such a lovely cottage and totally homely and Betsy loved the garden. The cottage was clean and comfortable with everything you need, a five star home from home. So many grat places out and about. Brown Moss is an absolute must for doggy owners and walkers. Thank you Bev & Mark for providing such a lovely homely holiday cottage.
Tracy & David Coventry July 2015
A really lovely cottage, clean and very homely. We soon settled in. We went on a lot of walks and had a lovely week.
John & Mo Sutton Coldfield August 2015
The weather was brilliant throughout and the village is gorgeously quiet and the countryside is wonderful, the country lanes are so quiet that i could ride my bike in peace.The cottage is excellent and is ideal in every way and the enclosed garden is a bonus.We enjoyed Brown Moss and would recommend. Altogether this is a splendid place to relax and enjoy the countryside. Our dog had a great time too.Many Thanks.
Frank & Maureen Derbyshire September 2015
Our first visit to Oakwood, a very comfortable, warm and welcoming bungalow. We were able to do some lovely walks when the trees were changing colour. Many thanks for the warm welcome on arrival and the cake. Hppe to return next year.
Sarah & Brenda Wirral October 2015
Fantastic welcome with christmas tree and presents for us and our dog with the most tasty cake.We had a fabulous time walking right from the cottage across the fields and bridleways with a couple of visits to the Olde Jack Inn which welcome dogs. the cottage is very homely, warm and comfortable, couldnt of asked for more. Thank you Bev & Mark
Neil & Helen Denbighshire Christmas 2015
Lovely stay at Oakwood, cosy bungalow and so well equipped. Loved our cake and Bradley enjoyed his treats. Saw the New Year in here (Thanks for the prosecco too) Fantastic stay, comfy beds and nice woodburner. Thank you Bev & Mark
Esther & Scott plus family Birmingham New Year week 2015/2016