Pen-y-Dyffryn

In a ‘gorgeous’ setting, ‘blending into the hillside’ just yards from the Welsh border, Miles and Audrey Hunter have run their ‘lovely’ small hotel for nearly 30 years. More

Contact details

Pen-y-Dyffryn
Rhydycroesau
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY10 7JD
England
01691 653700
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except Christmas.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), 5-acre grounds (summer house, dog-walking area), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in evening in bar and restaurant.

Children

not under 3.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms after 6 pm.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B from £68, D,B&B from £97. Set dinner £41. 1-night bookings refused Sat.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a ‘gorgeous’ setting, ‘blending into the hillside’ just yards from the Welsh border, Miles and Audrey Hunter have run their ‘lovely’ small hotel for nearly 30 years. ‘It’s the sort of place that attracts – and retains – loyal returning guests.’ Visitors praise the ‘charming’, ‘helpful’, ‘friendly’ staff and the ‘superb’ food. The 19th-century stone rectory is surrounded by a ‘beautifully kept’ garden; inside, newspapers, books, notes about local walks and a bowl of fruit are on hand in the ‘comfortable’ lounges. New arrivals are welcomed with cream tea on the terrace. Bedrooms vary in style and facilities. ‘We were pleasantly surprised by our airy, nicely decorated Coach House bedroom, which had great views and a whirlpool bath.’ ‘We slept soundly in our enormous bed.’ (One caveat: bedlinen and bedside lighting ‘could be improved’.) ‘Perfect canapés, imaginative starters and beautifully presented main courses’ – perhaps ‘delicious’ pan-fried scallops – please restaurant diners. ‘Tasty, well-cooked’ breakfasts are worth waking up for. (Carol Heaton, Mary Hewson, Steven Hur, F and IW)

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Pen-y-Dyffryn
Rhydycroesau
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY10 7JD

Guest comments

'The immaculate gardens look as lovely as ever; inside are attractive bedroom and bathroom fittings. Everything is spotless. Wonderfully comprehensive hotel information. My welcome was friendly and immediate. To my surprise, I had an upgrade to the Garden room, with its wonderful view. ' - Robert Gower - June, 2017
'We visit for a couple of nights several times a year. It is one of the only hotels that I have looked at over the past few years that has a good website. Constant repetition of “excellent” seems unnecessary. A welcome addition was the introduction of some new breakfast dishes. ' - Deborah Cross - March, 2017
'This is a lovely hotel, where one is treated like a welcome guest. There are plenty of comfortable places to sit indoors, on the terrace or in the beautiful gardens, looking across the valley to Wales. Our room was small, as we had been warned when we booked, but we had plenty of storage space, a well-stocked hospitality tray and a thoughtfully planned bathroom. The dinners are imaginative and varied. Breakfast buffets were inviting and the cooked dishes were excellent. We enjoyed reading the accompanying morning newsletter. ' - Mary Hewson - April, 2016
'We were pleasantly surprised by the nicely decorated, airy Coach House bedroom with great views and a whirlpool bath. Most of the towels were a little worn. Our bed was very comfortable. The food was generally delicious. Rump of Welsh veal with wild mushroom risotto and red wine jus was a delight. The selection of fruit at breakfast was one of the best we've ever seen. Cooked breakfasts were well cooked and tasty. Staff were always charming and very helpful. ' - Steven Hur - September, 2015
'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 - June, 2014

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Tourist 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.