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

    Oakpond is a warm and cosy home from home country cottage sitting on 103 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)

    Kitchen

    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.

    Lounge

    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.

    Snug

    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. 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.

    Reviews

    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).

    Guests have the choice of using two bedrooms only. There is an additional charge if three bedrooms are required or if upto 6 people staying.

    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.

    Bathroom

    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.

    ADDITIONAL WC

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

    Laundry Room

    This is a shared 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. We do charge  a small fee of £4 for the washing machine which will do 4 washes. This donation will go into our Lingden Davies Cancer Fund.

    Gardens

    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 smaller children and dogs and for extra security we have a large safety gate across the kitchen patio doors. Please supervise children if they are playing in the front garden due to the pond.

    Dogs

    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 is also the additional garden from the front door which is well fenced and secure for dogs who want to let off some steam.  We have a 5 acre field available for dogs to let of steam and this is available when we have no cattle grazing in it.  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

    Parking

    The yard is safe and secure for cars and there is parking space for two cars for the guests of this cottage.

    Remaining dates for the summer available

    September 23rd-30th