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In a blissful valley lost to the world, this small country house sparkles on the side of a peaceful hill. Brilliant for foodies and walkers Alistair Sawday Guides”
In beautiful countryside on the Shropshire - Wales border (only the wildlife breaks the silence), this country hotel is liked for its unfussy and relaxed atmosphere Good Hotel Guide”
Take a look around our Country House Hotel in Shropshire, right on the border with beautiful Wales. A retreat from the world.
With only wildlife to break the silence, thick stone walls, no passing traffic and posture sprung beds throughout, here are the ingredients for a refreshing nights slumber.
Dining in our restaurant, with its huge, south-facing sash windows, is central to the hotel experience. Good food in relaxed surroundings.
We simply need to know when you want to arrive, how many guests are in your party and how long you will be staying.
Awards & Accolades
We have just received an award from the totally independent Good Hotel Guide – the editors choice Best Romantic Hotel 2018. We also received their Rooms with a View Award and the Walking Hotel Award last year. Chosen as one of "Britain’s Cosiest Places to Stay” by the travel writers in the Sunday Telegraph in 2015. Described as ”a haven of peace in this crazy world” and “a timeless cossetting hotel”. Also awarded the "Favourite Hotel" Award 2016 by Sawdays Special Places. Read the review of Pen-y-Dyffryn in the Sunday Telegraph here. Pen-y-Dyffryn has also won many other awards, including The Good Hotel Guide "Country Hotel of the Year César Award", the Johansen Hotels Best Value Award (twice!), the Tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence" every year since 2010, and The Which? Association "Rural Retreat of the Year" Award. We have also been given a Silver Award by the AA and have held two AA Food Rosettes continuously for 18 years! We are recognised by most leading hotel guides as one of the finest luxury hotels in Shropshire.
Good Hotel Guide Award
Country Hotel of the Year, Rooms with a View and Walking Hotel Awards 2017 and 2018
Still cool enough outside for tea and scones by the fire, but days growing longer, and even the occasional guest sitting out on the terrace (with a coat on!). The walking is great at this time of year, and the kitchen bringing on Spring menus to feed that post-ramble appetite. We won three hotel awards […]
A Shopshire Hotel
This former Georgian rectory offers a slightly different style of service from that typically found in other hotels in Shrewsbury and elsewhere.
An Oswestry Hotel
The hotel's twelve individually designed bedrooms include such features as en-suite spa baths and private patios including wheelchair-accessible rooms.
The hotel specialises in short breaks, whether it be a romantic getaway or a walking holiday, and is one of the few truly pet friendly hotels in Shropshire.
This award-winning hotel in Shropshire is close to the small Welsh Borders town of Oswestry, with it's weekly street market and quirky individual shops.
The hotel tries to combine high standards of service and accommodation with a gentle informality that puts you at ease from the moment you arrive. The hotel is in a truly peaceful hillside location, so the "switch off" factor kicks in the minute you crest the last hill in Shropshire and leave Oswestry behind you. You really do feel "away from it all"! Several bedrooms have en-suite spa baths, others have private patios. The hotel also provides a comprehensive range of spa treatments in the privacy of your own room, and many bedrooms have en-suite spa baths or jacuzzis. Perfect for a relaxing luxury break.
There is also one ground-floor bedroom for those who prefer to avoid the stairs. This Shropshire hotel has won numerous awards, such as the Tripadvisor Award of Excellence (four years running), and the prestigious Good Hotel Guide "Country Hotel of the Year" Award. Pen-y-Dyffryn Hotel also provides one of the most comprehensive range of spa treatments of the hotels in Oswestry. The hotel is conveniently located for six of the many superb and varied eighteen hole golf courses near Shrewsbury and Oswestry.
There are four major National Trust properties within a half hours drive of this hotel in Shropshire, including Powis Castle, Erdigg House and Chirk Castle. The medieval towns of Shrewsbury and Chester are both near by, and Wales' highest waterfall and Lake Vyrnwy are both worth a day's visit. Staying in one of the many hotels in Shrewsbury itself does not offer you such ready access to this glorious Welsh border countryside on the doorstep. We are a pets-welcome hotel.
The town has a slightly Victorian feel about it, and a distinctly Welsh character - you are as likely to hear Welsh spoken as English on market days! Pen-y-Dyffryn is only a hundred yards from the Welsh border and must be one of the few hotels in Shropshire to have such a Welsh sounding address. Before becoming a hotel it was the rectory for the local vicar, who used to walk over the border into Wales to deliver his sermons! There are five superb eighteen hole golf courses within a 20 minute drive of the hotel and reduced green fees for our guests.