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Magpie Cottage

Whitchurch, North Wales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Thatched
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Delightful, newly restored 17th century thatched cottage overlooking the village with the shining Mere, perfect for a relaxing time
  • Great for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers, exploring two English counties and North Wales
  • Join the Land’s End to John O’Groats Trail, walk Offa’s- Dyke and wild swim in Hanmer Mere
Property code: 79135

Picture postcard perfect and dating back to the 17th century, in a peaceful village setting overlooking the village Mere, Magpie Cottage is a perfect retreat for families and dogs

In the heart of Hanmer: a quintessential border village with a church and green, overlooking the Mere, a traditional village shop, butcher and florist all within walking distance. Perfect for a couple or family of four to enjoy this wonderful location and ideal geographical position. This fabulous thatched cottage, originally built circa 1668 during the reign of Charles II, is reputed to be one of the oldest dwellings in the village. It is perfectly positioned for exploring North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire. The medieval town of Shrewsbury and the city of Chester, both of which date back to Roman times, and are within 20 miles. Great for cyclists, walkers and bird watchers, it is an excellent starting point for exploring the Shropshire Way, Offa’s Dyke, the Cheshire Sandstone Way, Snowdonia and many wonderful gardens including Erddig, Wollerton Old Hall and Cholmondeley.

This beautiful property has been recently sympathetically restored with all creature comforts including under-floor heating and a wood burning stove. As you enter this stunning detached property, you immediately feel welcome. There is a well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge. Standing at the traditional butler’s sink, you can soak up the view of the Mere. The kitchen leads into the parlour dining area which features the original oak beams and inglenook fireplace. The dining table is perfect for family meals and planning the day ahead. The lounge, just off the parlour, has comfortable seating for four and has a really relaxing feel, a Smart TV and an excellent view across the Mere. The ground floor also has the shower room with a shower and WC and a small lobby housing the washing machine. Oak stairs from the parlour take you to the first floor with an impressive open plan twin bedroom with WC en suite. The spacious principal bedroom has a super-king size bed. All the linen is top quality and bath robes are provided.

Outside, there is a lovely lawn garden with perfect places to relax overlooking the tranquil Mere or perhaps enjoying an al-fresco meal or morning coffee, contemplating the day’s activities. There is ample private parking for three cars and a lock-up bike shed.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 super-king size and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge
  • Utility lobby with washing machine and outside environmentally-friendly clothes line
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Towels and bathrobes
  • Lawn garden with seating
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Lock-up bike shed
  • Village post office and stores, butcher and florist all within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Travel cot and Highchair available with prior notice

Laura Southern

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Laura.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Stephen, 25th September 2020

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Magpie Cottage is a beautifully restored property in a lovely village with superb views overt the mere. Elizabeth has a great eye for design and her attention to detail left us wanting for nothing throughout our stay. She was there for our arrival ensuring we knew how everything worked and left some essentials such as milk, bread and bacon - and a Read moremagnificent cappuccino sponge cake. The cottage is also perfectly positioned with easy access for trips to Snowdon National Park and Alton Towers. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle, 18th September 2020

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We had a week at Magpie Cottage along with our dog Monty. What a wonderful place to stay, waking each morning to views of the the beautiful Mere. Village shop next door and Helen was very welcoming & helpful with tips of where to visit. We wanted a quiet break and thats just what we got. Although the cottage is perfectly situated to visit many placRead morees. Elizabeth our host was there if we needed anything and lots of tips of where to eat and visit. We shall be returning soon! Hide

Reviewed by Tamson, 11th September 2020

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This beautiful cottage has been lovingly restored to an exceptional standard. It is full of personal touches which make you feel at home from the moment you step inside. The location is idyllic, next to the well-stocked village store & on the shore of the Mere. Elizabeth was super helpful & knowledgeable of all things local. We really cannot recommRead moreend this luxurious cottage highly enough! Tammy & Dave. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy, 4th September 2020

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Elizabeth is the perfect host. She welcomed us with warmth and helped with Recommendations of places to eat. The cottage has been tastefully rennovated to a very high spec. It is very comfortable and well equipped to suit our every needs With fresh cut flowers in every room. If youre looking for the perfect place then look no further. I cant wait tRead moreo spend another week in this beautiful cottage. Tracy&Simon Hide

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