César award in 2003

In 'beautiful countryside' on the last hill in Shropshire (a stream below marks the border with Wales), this former Georgian rectory is now a small country hotel owned by Miles and Audrey Hunter. 'Everyone from guests, to the owners and staff was smiling, which made the experience relaxed and stress free,' one visitor found. Complimentary tea is given to arriving guests, on the terrace in fine weather or in front of a log fire on chillier days. Many of the 'delightful' bedrooms are south facing; each of the four rooms in the coach house has a stone-walled patio which opens on to the garden (useful for walkers and dog owners). A visitor with poor mobility liked a ground-floor bedroom, 'which despite being between the lounge and dining room was pleasingly quiet'. In the restaurant, with its huge south-facing sash windows, chef David Morris serves a daily-changing menu which might include twice-baked goat's cheese soufflé; roasted breast of guineafowl with a vegetable and herb broth. 'Dinners were superb.' 'There was an extensive wine list with sensible prices.' (CB, and others)
  • Highly recommended. We had the Garden Room, overlooking the lovely grounds.The views into Wales from the terraces are superb. The service in the lovely dining room is excellent, as is the food. Very relaxed, comfortable; very good value.

    Tara Varco, 29/08/2014

  • Our second visit in a couple of months - we enjoyed it so much the first time. Great food, excellent walking (plenty of information provided if you don't have your own map) straight from the hotel. We liked our room in the Coach House so much the first time that we asked for it again. The gardens around the hotel are superb. Thoughtful, friendly staff who have a good understanding of service.

    B.S., 30/06/2014

  • The setting could not be better. In our coach house room the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was smart and digital. There is an excellent selection of local walks. The young local staff are pleasant but not over attentive. The food was very good.

    Guy Dehn, 17/09/2013

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Local attractions

Powis Castle
This castle was originally built in the 12th century, and now has well-established gardens and parklands surrounding it.
Attingham Park
A mansion house with an atmospheric dining room set for an evening banquet, reflecting the Regency splendour of the original occupants.

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Contact Details


Rhydycroesau OSWESTRY Shropshire England SY10 7JD


01691 653700

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information


12, 4, each with patio, in coach house, 1 on ground floor.


all year except Christmas.


2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 5-acre grounds (dog-walking area), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

light classical in evening.


not under 3.


not allowed in public rooms after 6 pm.

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MasterCard, Visa.


per person B&B £63-£90, D,B&B £88-£124. Set dinner £37. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.

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