Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel
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Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel

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4.5
#2 of 6 hotels in Oswestry
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Midway between Shrewsbury and Chester this beautiful silver-stone Georgian rectory is set in stunning hill scenery. In five acres of grounds, the Hotel offers unobtrusive hospitality, first-class food and an easy-going atmosphere guaranteeing that "away-from-it-all" feeling. Some bedrooms have private patios others have spa baths. Good Hotel Guide Country Hotel of the Year and Johansens Best Value Award. Two AA Food Rosettes. Great walking from the front door &€“ close Powis Castle and Erdigg (N.T.)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Massage
Newspaper
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Desk
Room service
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TheAA: The Automobile Association.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English
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Googly2010 wrote a review Sept 2020
Tonbridge, United Kingdom808 contributions376 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so lucky to find a four day slot at this wonderful hotel to give us our sole holiday in these troubled times. And even more lucky to choose the newly completed Valley Suite, one of two new conversions at the end of the garden. These rooms are perfect - beautifully furnished with super-king beds, double jacuzzi baths (so indulgent, even for 70 year olds!), great showers, sitting areas with views over the garden and surrounding hills......I could go on! We have stayed at Pen y Dyffryn 4 or 5 times over 20+ years and Tommy and Charlotte who now run the hotel after their parents’ retirement make great hosts and have ensured that the very high standards have been maintained. The food is superb and beautifully presented, both at dinner and breakfast. If you stay for several days as we did the pounds will go on! All the staff are charming and helpful. The Covid arrangements are good, with hand sanitising on entry, masks being worn by staff at all times and by guests before sitting down to eat or drink and so on. It has to be said that the ages of the typical guests preclude riotous irresponsible behaviour! Our only quibbles - the ubiquitous pea shoots at dinner (just joking) and the (to us) annoying muzak, the point of which we fail to see, and which is so common everywhere. But, that aside, 6 stars go to Pen y Dyffryn and its lovely staff!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The new rooms are fabulous with great views
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Sagar D wrote a review Oct 2021
United Kingdom504 contributions1,258 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a 2 night stay at Pen-Y-Dyffryn. Booked as a birthday treat for my partner. Totally enjoyed our stay. Selected after reading the many positive reviews we found and particularly for its dog friendliness, quiet location and food. The house is a lovely old stone Rectory situated on its own at the end of a single track road in the side of a hill. We stayed in the Rectory Room which enjoyed wonderful views of the valley and garden. There was complimentary tea/coffee in the room with fresh milk in a fridge down stairs. The bed was very comfortable and there were two nice armchairs next to the window. Antique and period furnishings. Lovely. Bathroom had a great spa bath and excellent power shower. There was a doggy welcome park with towels, treats and blankets. Dogs aren’t allowed in the Seasons dining room at meal times but can accompany you if you choose to eat in the bar, which we did for one lunch. There are doggy cleaning facilities with warm water to hose your muddy pooch. There was a complimentary cream tea on arrival which was very welcome! Our package included breakfast and dinner. The menu changes daily. I’m vegetarian and my partner is an omnivore. The vegetarian dinner was exquisite! Creative, great presentation and wonderful flavours. I was delighted. My partner enjoyed her meals similarly. They have a great chef! Breakfast was equally impressive. Wide variety. I took the full cooked vegetarian both days. Delicious! There are great walks from the doorstep to be had. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking. We had a great time exploring. What makes this place special is the family-run aspect and the pride and attentiveness that comes with this. The staff were all really very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming hotel and will be back. I hope nothing changes! Well done owners!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nickynoodle1278 wrote a review Aug 2020
Mold, United Kingdom802 contributions304 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's been five months since my last review and we were both really looking forward to getting away. After cancelling our planned trip to Portugal where we would have celebrated my wife's birthday, we decided to at least go away for the night in the UK.

Some friends had recommended Pen-y-Dyffryn, and we were lucky there was one room left, so we booked for dinner and B&B. It is a dog friendly hotel so we could also take Larry.

On arrival we had complimentary cream tea and then decided to take Larry for a walk in the wonderful surroundings. The weather wasn't very nice, but we didn't want that to put us off. However, Storm Francis had other ideas and after five minutes of almost being blown away we headed back to the room.

Our room was the Blue room on the first floor, it wasn't very big, but comfortable. There was a shower over the bath, but we decided on a bath and the water was really hot.

We had booked an early dinner and were seated for six thirty. Service was prompt and each of the four courses were really tasty.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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M_Kinkead wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 5 nights in this wonderful family run hotel. It's in a beautifully quiet rural location just on the Welsh border, great for walkers like us, with walks from the front door, where you hardly meet a soul, but only 10 miles from the stunning Vale of LLangollen. The hotel, an old rectory, has been run by the same family for over 30 years, and the warmth and service is excellent. The food is superb, with a menu that changes daily, which is great if you are making a longer stay. It's as good as anything we eat here in London, and the wine list is varied and reasonably priced. Chatting to other guests, I found we were the only ones who hadn't been before!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book well in advance for best choice - hotel is very popular
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Caitlin Hodgkiss-Gwilliams wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a few days to celebrate New Year! Unfortunately, due to entering Tier 3 during our stay it did limit what we were able to do. As we were no longer allowed to eat in the restaurant, the staff ensured we received the same high quality food to our rooms. Which was left outside for us to collect! During our stay I could not fault any member of the team, especially Tommy & Charlotte who ensured we still got the most out of our stay. We stayed in the Valley Room which is a very new room to the hotel, and is PERFECT! With a double jacuzzi bath and coffee machine it’s just those final touches which finish the room off. Plenty of room; and lots of storage for clothes etc should someone be staying for more than a few days!

Food from the restaurant was absolutely amazing every time, and made our experience feel that extra bit more luxury!

Once again, a massive thank you to Tommy, Charlotte and the rest of the team, for making our stay perfect despite being let down by the new Covid-19 tier change! Although now closed due to being in Tier 3, I would highly recommend anyone making a visit to this gorgeous hotel once they reopen their doors in 2021!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Whitey2013 wrote a review Aug 2020
Gloucester5 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The food was the stand out for us at this hotel, the quality was just amazing, we had breakfast and dinner included in our room price. One evening there wasn’t anything on the menu for the main course that we wanted, the hotel was so obliging and offered us alternatives to suit our tastes. Drinks I felt were a reasonable price, which is not always the case.
The location is lovely and each day we went out walking with maps supplied by the hotel.
The only downside was our choice of room, we chose a smaller double, we did tell the hotel that we were bringing our dog which is the size of a labrador, with hindsight the room we had was not large enough, there was nowhere for the dog to lie comfortably, except for in front of the bathroom door, which limited floor space in the room - our own fault, we should have upgraded. When you had the windows open, smells from the kitchen fan which is below waft in.
We did have a great stay and would definitely visit again, we would just be more careful with our choice of room.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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DaveP wrote a review Aug 2021
Keady, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in mid-July. If you are looking for idyllic countryside location that's still close to towns and national trust sights then the Pen-y-Dyffryn is perfect. The food is simply stunning, both dinner with lots of nice touches and breakfast, do not consider going anywhere else for a meal outside of a quick lunch bite. We're not hikers but followed one of the walking routes provided by the hotel. Managed to get a bit lost so ended up doubling the distance but the scenery is stunning and all part of the fun. While COVID regulations in place with all the usual necessities because the venue is so intimate your not stumbling over people so you hardly noticed plus a few drinks in the garden were the order of the day. Will definitely come back and recommend to anyone that asks hence taking the time to do this review which I rarely bother with.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Bob N wrote a review Sept 2021
Chichester, United Kingdom274 contributions154 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located on the English – Welsh border (as it is today!), hidden away on the side of a valley with stunning views, peace and quiet. Check in is straight forward with staff happy to assist with our bags when showing us to our room, followed by complimentary tea and scones once we had settled in, which is a nice gesture. The room was located on the first floor overlooking the valley and hills beyond, large sash window with a pretty rose climbing besides the window, the only downside was the rose pollen attracted the dozy September wasps, that found it good sport to enter our room, so the sash window had to be closed! it was a large well-appointed room with a comfortable bed, two comfy chairs, ample storage, large TV, tea and coffee making facilities and free wi-fi, there was a large adjoining bathroom with spa bath and showed. The hotel offers a menu with a broad choice that changes daily, the food was good quality (other than one steak that was a bit too tough), other than that our meals were enjoyable, as was breakfast, which offers a full-service menu, delicious. We have stayed her on two previous occasions, albeit more than 9 years ago, what’s nice is the place really hasn’t changed too much, other than adding additional accommodation in the grounds – Well worth a visit!
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kevin S wrote a review Mar 2020
Welshpool, United Kingdom15 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife & I were given a voucher from our children to celebrate a birthday. Just a few minutes from Oswestry you are transported into a tranquil scenic location. Just wonderful.
The reception and service could not be faulted. The setting lovely. The food was good.
Did I enjoy the evening and the experience of eating here, the answer is Yes.
Would I go back for another evening meal, the answer is No.
The reason being, for me, for the standard of food received, it was a tad expensive.
I have to say it was spotlessly clean and beautifully presented.
Horses for courses I suppose. Not for me, but one to try.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Ray D wrote a review Aug 2022
High Wycombe, United Kingdom9 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This second generation family run rural retreat was just what my wife and I needed for a complete break.
The location, overlooking the Shropshire hills, is easily accessible by car and yet perfectly quiet with walks starting from the hotel door. The tone was set when we pulled over for a flock of sheep to pass as we turned into the drive.
We received a warm welcome and carriage of bags to our room, as that is temporarily beyond us. The view from our room was lovely, although we would have adored air-conditioning in the exceptional heatwave (we asked for and received a fan on our second night).
The spa-bath was a luxury as was the facial and massage booked for my wife.
The food was very good, with a different choice of all courses on each evening; an interesting choice of wines by the glass through to a bottle was also available.
What really made our stay special was the attitude of the staff, from the working owners to the most junior. Service was attentive and friendly, whilst nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Maps, suggested walks and places to visit were all available and the curious local facts sheet accompanying the daily breakfast menu was fascinating.
We had a wonderful break- thank you Charlotte, Tommy and Team!
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Check stairs if you have mobility issues.
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tinabee116 asked a question May 2018
bilston36 contributions14 helpful votes
It states that this a non smoking hotel. Does that mean you cannot smoke outside?
Answer from tbevan46
Amersham, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
I am not sure but assume that you can?
DD asked a question Sept 2017
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom57 contributions34 helpful votes
Hi Are dogs allowed in the bar in the evening ? Thanks Deb
Answer from fossilbank
Harrogate, United Kingdom21 contributions55 helpful votes
Hi Deb, No, unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the bar and public rooms after 6 PM.
valbeaumaris asked a question Jul 2017
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Everuthing was amazing. Food excellent Highly reccomended
Answer from Miles H
Oswestry6 contributions
Thank you for the kind comment. The chefs try hard to create new and exciting menus
Edith O wrote a tip 25 May
Boekelo, The Netherlands37 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try this 'pearl' yourself!"
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AndyMorris2014 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Oswestry, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early"
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Susan E wrote a tip Oct 2023
37 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your hiking boots and something nice to wear in the evening. OS map is also useful."
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Andrew893 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Torquay, United Kingdom64 contributions66 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"See above re EV charging"
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napperbond wrote a tip Sept 2023
Southport, United Kingdom12 contributions16 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don't own a Dog think twice before I book. "
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PRICE RANGE
£148 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandShropshireOswestry
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Chirk Castle (5.0 miles), Park Hall the Countryside Experience (2.8 miles), and Cae Glas Park (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Coffee Pot, The Griffin Inn Oswestry, and The Bailey Head.
Are pets allowed at Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oswestry Castle (3.0 miles).
Does Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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