Rest on the Hill
Luxury, architect-designed, self-catering accommodation near Oswestry, Shropshire, close to English-Welsh border.
Is there anything more perfect than relaxing back in luxurious contemporary surroundings, cosseted by the peace and seclusion of the countryside, all the while lapping up the most sensational panoramic views of the magnificent Welsh mountains? If this is your idea of heaven, you'll love Rest on the Hill.
Rest on the Hill is a luxury self-catering holiday home near Oswestry in Shropshire, close to the border of England and Wales. Finished in 2015, it was designed by the award-winning architectural team at Architecture M in Manchester, and effortlessly combines style, comfort and green credentials in this blissful location.
Sleeping four in total, Rest on the Hill is an ideal escape for two couples, an older family or simply one couple looking to enjoy a romantic retreat. Arrive to a bottle of bubbles to help recover from your journey, or for that extra special occasion, arrange for flowers, Champagne or a luxurious massage treatment during your stay. These touches, combined with Rest on the Hill's beautiful furnishings and finishes, evoke the feeling of a five-star hotel, all the while providing the privacy of your own accommodation.
Moreover, every effort has been taken to ensure that Rest on the Hill is the highest in energy efficiency standards. Complete with solar panels, an air-source heat pump, underfloor heating, heat recovery ventilation and rainwater harvesting, the architects have ensured that eco-friendliness need not be compromised by style and elegance.
Central to Rest on the Hill is the large open-plan living area, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing unmatchable views of the Berwyn Mountains. Flooded with light, the living area is a lovely space for relaxing back to watch the large HD television, eating at the large dining table, or cooking up a storm in the modern, fully-fitted kitchen. Whatever you may be doing though, that amazing view is sure to take your breath away every time you look up!
With the window opening out to a series of decks that lead towards the valley below, enjoy fine weather around the outdoor dining table while your dinner gently smokes on the BBQ. With the sun setting behind Gyrn Moelfre and the stars appearing in the crystal clear skies, you'll feel a million miles from ‘real life' as you soak up the glorious surroundings and take time to appreciate every second. A night's stargazing is made all the more fascinating through the property's full sized telescope!
Both bedrooms are equally luxurious; offering handmade super king Harrison beds and mattresses, complete with gorgeous linen and soft feather pillows and duvets, there's no doubt of a peaceful night's sleep at Rest on the Hill. With glass doors opening on to the terrace, soak up the birdsong in the morning as the sunlight peeps through.
Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom, where walk-in showers can be configured to rain-dance or waterfall options as you enjoy the warm, soft-filtered rainwater from the roof. Soft towels and fluffy bathrobes add a touch of opulence, as do the locally-produced organic herbal skincare products provided for your pleasure.
While you may simply wish to spend your days basking in that magnificent view from this gorgeous home, there are plenty of ways to spend your time during your stay at Rest on the Hill. Take long walks in the surrounding countryside (maps can be provided with routes starting at the door!), or perhaps explore the market town of Oswestry. With no shortage of fantastic pubs and restaurants to sample, as well as the StoneHouse Brewery for touring and tasting award-winning ales, foodies will be in their element here. The owner lives on site so can help with advice on where to sample the best local produce or, the best farm shops to buy it from for home cooking.
A little further afield, a half-hour drive takes you to the beautiful town of Llangollen, famous for its many attractions and the International Eisteddfod if you're visiting in July. Journey into Mid-Wales to visit the Lake Vernwy reservoir, and enjoy walking or cycling before your reward of scones and cream on the terrace of Lake Vernwy Hotel. And if it's seaside you're after, the North Wales Coast is easily reachable, following a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park and then on to Barmouth Bay.
Of course, you may simply wish to enjoy every available moment at Rest on the Hill. And with these surroundings and this level of luxury, we'd hardly blame you!
Things to note
3 night low season stays from £432 for a couple using just one bedroom and bathroom. One well-behaved dog welcome. On request the owner can arrange for a daily cleaning service, supermarket deliveries, flowers, champagne or a relaxing massage. Disability accessible: Rest on the Hill benefits from extra wide doorways and large wet rooms, plus no steps anywhere on the property. Please check with the owner if you have any specific questions.
Tried and tested
"A big thank you for a fabulous stay, we are in total awe of your beautiful house and very inspired by the eco functions. The views are just stunning. It's the perfect retreat to relax in
pure luxury. Thank you for your outstanding courtesy. We will highly
recommend to family and friends."
A and M
"We've returned for our second visit. Now enjoyed Rest on the Hill
in the winter and spring - that's two more definite return visits for
summer and autumn. Good recommendation from a couple who never go
anywhere twice! Thank you Caroline for the bubbly and cake."
G & S, Staffordshire
"We've had such a great week! The house is beautiful - so comfortable and relaxing. The views are amazing! Enjoyed sitting outside for breakfast every morning - very peaceful. Had a great day out in Llangollen. The horse drawn canal boat
ride was something different to do. Enjoyed eating at the Corn Mill,
Llangollen. Thanks for all your help and advice. You made our stay so
memorable. We will definitely recommend ‘Rest on the Hill' to our
friends and family. We hope to return too!"
A,M and N. Cumberland, Scotland
Region: Oswestry, Shropshire
Cost (from): £432 (3 nights)
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 154
Two bedrooms each with their own terraces, super king size beds and ensuite bathrooms (with rainfall showers, towels, robes and locally produced organic herbal skin care treats). Open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen with panoramic views, dishwasher, fridge/freezer with ice making facility, LaCanche gas topped range cooker, washing machine and drying area, large screen HD TV with Sky plus CD/DVD player, iPod docking station, wave radio. Super eco energy efficient property with solar panels, air source heat pump, under-floor heating, rainwater harvesting and heat recovery ventilation. Series of terraces outside with gas BBQ, patio table and chairs. Complimentary bottle of bubbly on arrival. Ample on-site parking.
Walking, cycling, boating, Lake Vernwy reservoir, Snowdonia National Park, beaches, restaurants, beauty treatments, theatre.
At a glance
- Unique floor-to-ceiling window offering panoramic views of the Welsh mountains, spectacular at any time of day
- Sleeps 4 between two super-king, en suite rooms; one well-behaved dog welcome
- Guests can order extra services including flowers, Champagne, massage treatments, daily cleaning and pre-ordered supermarket delivery
- Fully accessible due to one-level design and walk-in showers
- A stunning rural location in easy reach of Liverpool and Manchester (1:30hrs) and Shrewsbury and Chester (45 mins)