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Briarhill Farm is home to Oakpond Cottage and sits in a countryside setting on the Cheshire/Shropshire border. The pet-friendly cottage provides a relaxing retreat and affords the luxury of a hot tub that can be hired for a small additional charge.
The cosy country cottage is in a tranquil spot surrounded by countryside which the owners farm, overlooking a wildlife pond with ducks and moorhens. Oakpond Cottage sleeps up to six guests and is ideal for families at any time of the year.
The Cheshire village of Audlem is only ten minutes away where you will find circular canal side walks, tea rooms, shops and a boating marina. There is a nature reserve within a five minute drive offering wooded walks, along with three good pubs with log fires serving food. The area also offers numerous National Trust properties gardens and castles to visit.
Awarded Four Star Gold for quality accommodation, the cottage is suited for people who want to escape to the country for some peace and quiet amongst the surrounding wildlife. Sitting up a private lane, only shared with the owners farm, Oakpond Cottage is presented to a high standard and has a fenced private garden and patio with garden furniture for sitting out and soaking up the peace and tranquillity. There is also a courtyard and the Pig Sty which has now been converted into an indoor play barn with toys and a sand pit to keep the little ones entertained. Guests are also welcome to wander down to the farm and see the animals.
The wildlife pond adds to the relaxed environment and attracts lots of wildlife including ducks, dragonflies, moorhens, squirrels, woodpeckers and owls. If you are really lucky you may even see bats flying around!
Frogs Retreat Spa Room is the perfect place to spoil yourself at the end of the day with an energising massage in the wonderful hydrotherapy spa/hot tub (there is a small additional charge for use of the spa) - just sit back and admire the beautiful views over the Shropshire countryside while you bubble your aches away!
Beverley Boffey joined Independent Cottages in March 2014
Oakpond Cottage is an idyllic cottage with electric woodburner 'effect' fire that can sleep six people comfortably but is also a cosy retreat for couples.
Additional information: Prices include: central heating, electricity, linen, Egyptian fluffy towels, Wi-Fi, a welcome tray upon arrival and complimentary toiletries and beverages. A reduced occupancy price is available and prices are charged as follows: £320-£555 for two to four guests and £395-£650 for five to six. A travel cot (please supply your own bedding), high chair and stair gate available. Guests have the use of a communal utility room with lots of information on places to visit, walking maps, washing machine (coin operated) and extra space to dry wet coats and walking boots. One very well behaved dog welcome.
Star Rating: 4 Star Gold
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We do have a reduced occupancy price for 2-4 people using 2 bedrooms only. The indoor hot tub is private and not shared. One dog welcome
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