OAKPOND COTTAGE (Sleeps 2-6 people and a non smoking cottage)
Oakpond is a warm and cosy traditional country cottage which has lovely views from every window and is perfect for couples and the smaller family group and can sleep upto 8 people if booked with Oaktree. The cottage 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. The cottage has two gardens with one garden being safe and secure for one dog. The patio is fenced for a small dog and we provide a stairgate across the kitchen french doors if a larger dog is staying.
We only rent out one farm cottage at any one time unless both the cottages are booked by the same people or if only two people are staying in each cottage and this way, people will be able to enjoy the quiet and private location and enjoy the wildlife which the cottages have to offer.
Our farm is located further on down the private lane and guests are most welcome to come and visit us to see the animals whilst Mark and I are both on hand if you need anything. Please note that until there is a Covid 19 vaccine, we are unable to allow guests to come onto our farm.
The cottage is rural but not too far away from an award winning canalside village and 2 lovely towns (Nantwich and Whitchurch ) as well as the beautiful Brown Moss Nature Reserve. 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 who will deliver to the cottages.
Oakpond is perfect for people who require peace and quiet but not to far away from the hustle and bustle of the local towns and villages.
This a 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) The pine dresser keeps all the games and jig saws 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 woodburner (Electric) which perfect for those winter nights.
This room is perfect guests who want to want their privacy as it is a very relaxing room to ponder in. There is a cd player if you prefer to listen to the radio and 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.
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.
Two comfortable single beds which are both 2’6. There is a wardrobe, dressing table and two bedside cupboards. The room is fully carpeted. Wonderful views over the wildlife pond.
Comfortable room with a double bed. A dressing table and two bedside cabinets and built in wardrobe makes this a lovely cosy room and is fully carpeted. Views over the courtyard and the Oakpond Ladies Residence (hens)
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 wc next to the Frogs Retreat room which has a toilet, wash bowl and is heated.
This is a shared laundry room which has a coin operated washing machine ( There is a charge of £2 for the washing machine and this is for four 40 minute quick 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 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 on the front garden due to the pond. 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 your dog. There is also the additional garden from the front door which is well fenced and secure for dogs which who want to let off some steam. There is also the pig sty which has a small sand pit and childrens play toys.
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 will be more cars arriving.
THE FROGS RETREAT
Step out of our luxury hot tub into the warmth in our heated Frogs Retreat Room. This room houses our wonderful hydrotherapy hot tub which has an unique seating area with three seats and two built in loungers from neck to feet and so very relaxing after a good days shopping and walking. Please note that the hot tub is only available from Noon until 9pm. (gives us time to treat the water) and has complete privacy. Please let us know if you require this facility and we can therefore reserve it for you when booking one of our cottages as we only allow one cottage at a time to use the hot tub for the entire stay. NOT TO BE USED IF YOU HAVE A FAKE TAN.
THE AREA AND LOCATION
We are very lucky to have so many lovely places to visit as we are on the Cheshire/Shropshire Border.
We welcome one behaved dog free of charge in this cottage. The cottage 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 into 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 proof 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) OR LEAVE YOUR DOG ALONE INSIDE THE COTTAGE.