The location is stunning and peaceful - wildlife is directly outside the back door. We saw, owls, buzzards, foxes as well as the local sheep, cows, donkeys, and some beautiful garden birds but without the countryside smells. The house has large sized rooms so the family can either be altogether or have their own space. We have three teenage boys so the pool table was fantastic. We cooked most of our meals in the well equipped kitchen and enjoyed breakfast in the garden most days. The owners were very friendly and attentive and solved any problems we had. There was a wonderful starter pack of food waiting for us on our arrival. The house was also a very good base to visit both Shropshire and North Wales - we even ventured to Liverpool one day. Oswestry is the nearest town and is only a 10 min drive away and has a variety of shops and supermarkets. The beautiful town of Shrewsbury is also not far away - here the boys enjoyed swimming and a fun climbing wall centre. We also visited Welshpool and went on the light railway; Llangollen with its river activities, steam train and canal; Chirk and Penticyllin have impressive aqueducts you can walk or if you are organised you can book a day narrowboat. If you are going in high season we would suggest doing your homework and booking several activities in advance as we missed out on the day boat and a white water rafting experience. If you don't mind driving you can get as far as Llandudno and back in a day, so we also went round the Great Orm and on the cable car where the views were spectacular. We would definitely recommend this property as a peaceful retreat and a good base for visiting the area.