A Beautiful Dog Friendly Cottage With its own Wildlife Pond and beautiful gardens. This Shropshire home from home cottage is wonderful for couples and families who will enjoy the  tranquil location and  peaceful surroundings which Oakpond has to offer.

    Key points
    Three bedrooms (Reduced occupancy for 4 guests using two bedrooms)
    Egyptian bedding and towels
    Reduced occupancy prices
    Large patio overlooking the wildlife pond and gardens
    Gold Award winning cottage
    Beautiful location
    One dog welcome
    Safe and secure parking
    Unlimited wifi

    Oakpond Cottage is a warm and cosy home from home country cottage sitting on 140 acres of Shropshire countryside.   There are  lovely views from every window and is surrounded by an abundance of trees and wildlife and sits sits in front of the beautiful wildlife pond which is home to the moorhens and squirrels which is perfect for people who love nature and require peace and quiet.

    Our farm is further down our private lane and so we will be on hand if there is a problem. Guests are most welcome to walk down to our farm to meet the animals.

    The patio is fenced and we also  provide a stairgate across the kitchen french doors for children and dogs.  There are lots of wonderful walks including Brown Moss nature Reserve with its woodland walks and the Audlem locks. Our lane is safe for dog walking and we also have a exercise field for your dogs to let off some steam (prior to time of year when cattle are not grazing in the fields and dogs must be supervised)

    Oakpond can be booked with Oaktree which is attached and this will then sleep 8 but otherwise only one cottage is let out at any one time.


    This is a lovely country kitchen/diner which has french doors opening out onto the patio and garden with wonderful views of the wildlife pond. There is a microwave, a large 70/30 fridge freezer, dishwasher, tv/DVD and oven (electric) plus a slow cooker. The pine dresser keeps all the games and jigsaws for those rainy days. A real traditional country kitchen.


    This cosy 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 a selection of films to watch. Views of the wildlife pond and gardens from your comfortable seating are lovely with the added comfort of the cosy glow of the wood burner (Electric) which is perfect for those winter nights.


    This room is perfect for guests who want to want their privacy as it is a very relaxing room to ponder in. There is a cd player and radio as well as a desk for your laptop. The information files on walks and where to go are kept in here as well as a good selection of reading books.

    The cottage is rural but only 10 minutes away from an award-winning canalside village and 2 lovely towns (Nantwich and Whitchurch ) as well as the beautiful Brown Moss Nature Reserve, who has the Chef in the wood who sells very tasty home-made pies and pasties. There is also a wild swimming and water park close by. We have five very good eating pubs including our village pub The Olde Jack Inn which is dog friendly  and The White Lion at Ash and there is also a super Indian restaurant that will deliver to the cottages.

    Smoking and vaping is not permitted in this cottage.


    Please look on our cottages facebook and google pages for all our reviews kindly written by guests who have stayed with us.

    Bedroom One

    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 and has lovely views over the wildlife pond and fields.

    Bedroom Two

    Two comfortable single beds with quality bedding.  There is a wardrobe, dressing table and two bedside cupboards. The room is fully carpeted. Wonderful views over the wildlife pond.

    Bedroom Three

    Quant room with a comfortable  double bed with quality bedding.  A dressing table and two bedside cabinets and a built-in wardrobe makes this a lovely cosy room and is fully carpeted. Views over the courtyard and the Oakpond Ladies Residence (hens).


    Oakpond is perfect for people who require peace and quiet but not too far away from the hustle and bustle of the local towns and villages.  There are walks from the door onto the Shropshire Way.


    A family bathroom with a spacious shower cubicle with air boost shower, wash basin with waterfall tap, and WC. This room has a shaver point and two storage cupboards.


    There is also an additional toilet which is in a heated building next to the Frogs Retreat Room.
    Please note, that this room may not be available from April until October.

    Laundry Room

     This room may be  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. Bikes and muddy boots can also be stored in this secure lock up room.


    The cottage has two wonderful gardens which has three large apple trees and the wildlife pond which is home to a lot of animals and birds.  During the spring and summer months, we have garden furniture on the patio as well as a bbq. We have dark skies and no street lights therefore many stars can be seen.


    We love dogs and we welcome one dog in Oakpond (no puppies)
    The courtyard is well fenced for children and dogs and there is a pleasant walk down our private lane which is only used by ourselves and the cottage guests and so perfect for a stroll. There are two lovely gardens attached to Oakpond with one being well fenced for dogs with access  from the back door.  We have a 5 acre field available for dogs to let of steam,  but dogs must be supervised.  It is a one mile walk into our village of Ightfield and another mile to The Olde Jack Inn which is walked down a lovely hardstanding  footpath. (if this is too much, park your car on the village church car park and then walk down to the pub via the footpath or a 5 minute drive from the cottage.


    The yard is safe and secure for cars, children and dogs.