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
    Can be booked with Oaktree to sleep additional guests but otherwise we only let out one cottage at a time
    Privacy and seclusion
    Egyptian bedding and towels
    Reduced occupancy prices for couples using upto two bedrooms
    Large patio overlooking the wildlife pond and gardens
    Gold Award winning cottage
    Beautiful location
    One dog welcome
    Secure hound hut with roof to keep them cool and dry on the patio
    Safe and secure parking
    Unlimited wifi
    Welcome tray with home-made cake

    Oakpond Cottage is a warm and cosy semi-detached country cottage sitting on 140 acres of Shropshire countryside amongst a wonderful waterside setting.   There are  lovely views from every window and the cottage is surrounded by an abundance of trees and wildlife.

    Please note that we only let out one side at a time unless both are booked by the same family therefore complete privacy and seclusion which Oakpond has to offer.

    Our private lane is lovely  for a morning and evening stroll and perfect for an elderly dog. We also have a paddock which may be available (please ask on arrival due to our cattle grazing)

    This cottage is comfortable for a family of four or spacious for a couple The third bedroom is available by special arrangement. We do offer a discount for additional family members who would like to stay  in our cottage for two people  Oaktree.  Additional family members  staying in Oaktree have the advantage of being able to cook for themselves without going into Oakpond and have their own little haven which includes a beautiful wildlife garden and the private lane which is surrounded by our fields.

    There are lots of wonderful walks including Brown Moss Nature Reserve with its woodland walks and  Audlem  canal locks walks.  The Shropshire Way and the famous Sandstone Trail can be walked locally with 15 circular scenic walks  starting from Whitchurch which have tearooms and pubs on route.
    Shropshires most beautiful mere Colemere Country Park  with many species of birds is well worth a visit as well as the Rare Blue Studded Butterfly heath at Whitchurch.

     

    Kitchen

    This is a lovely country kitchen/diner which has large windoe french doors opening out onto the patio and garden with wonderful views over the fields and 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.  There is a safety  gate across the french doors due to the water for children and dogs.  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 large 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 glowing embers of the electric wood burner 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.

    Bathroom

    A family bathroom with a spacious shower cubicle and air shower. Wc and wash basin.

    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, which 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 as well as Shrewsbury and Chester.  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 which has been voted the best pub in the country. There is also a super Indian restaurant that will deliver to the cottages.

    Smoking/ vaping and charging your car 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

    A comfortable kingsize bed with egyptian 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 .

    Bedroom Two

    Two comfortable single beds with egyptian  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 egyptian 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.

     

    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.

    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 a large  DVD library .Wet coats  and muddy boots can get dry in this room.  The washing machine is £4 and this is for 4 washes and all monies go towards buying dog food for Grinsall Dog Rescue.

    Gardens

    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 the hound hut. We have dark skies and no street lights therefore many stars can be seen.
    The front patio has views over the wildlife pond and fields and during the summer months, we put out the garden furniture.
    The back garden can be accessed from the back door and is perfect for your dog to let of steam.

    Dogs

    We love dogs and we welcome one dog in Oakpond (no puppies) There is a pleasant walk down our private lane  and so perfect for an older dog that requires an easy peaceful ramble and we have a 4 acre field but please keep your dogs on a lead if there are cattle grazing in the next field.

    We provide a dog bowl and towels plus treats but the only thing we ask, is that you do not allow your dog on the beds and sofas and also they are not to be left unattended when you go out as dogs can get stressed in strange places and could cause damage.

     

    Parking

    The yard is safe and secure for cars.

    AVAILABILITY FROM AUGUST -DECEMBER

    August 23rd-30th  Cheshire Balloon Festival/ Beeston Castle Knights Tournament
    August 30th-Sept 6th Food & Drink Festival/ Classic Car Show/ NGS Gardens Open
    Sept 6th-13th  Classic Car Show
    Sept 13th-16th  (3 or 4 nights)  Cruckton Ploughing Match
    October 11th-18th  Nantwich Music & Words Festival
    Oct 18th-25th  Nantwich Music & Words Festival/ NGS Garden Open
    Oct 25th-Nov 1st  Cholmondeley Castle Autumn Festival/ Beeston Castle Halloween Event/ NGS
    November 11th  onwards (flexible start days to suit yourself)