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A cool celestial conversion by the Welsh border, ideal for group breaks in a lively setting filled with art, style and colour.

One of Britain's oldest settlements, and the former home of famed war poet Wilfred Owen, Oswestry dates back over three thousand years. These days there's a lively café culture feel to the town, which is set achingly close to the Welsh borders and features a bustling market, plenty of independent shops and friendly locals.

Oswestry Church is the ideal setting for you and up to seven of your favourite people to enjoy this unique slice of combined English and Welsh heritage. Once a Victorian church, the spacious building has been expertly transformed into a modern and welcoming three-bedroomed home.

Plenty of original architectural features remain, such as the wooden church door, rustic oak beams and the grand, vaulted ceilings. Yet there's an irresistibly relaxed and contemporary feel to this light-filled space, with its vibrant splashes of colour, plush furnishings, cutting-edge fittings, and well-chosen art throughout.  You may even feel as though you're living in your very own high-end gallery!

The heart of the home is its sociable lounge, which is large enough for everybody to stretch out and relax on plump sofas and cosy armchairs. Here you'll find charming custom-made arched windows that look out over refreshing country views...that is, when you're not enjoying a movie night in front of the huge flatscreen TV, toes warmed by toasty underfloor heating.

Congregate at the wooden dining table, over a feast cooked in the well-equipped kitchen - complete with a handy dual-purpose island that houses the oven and functions as a comfy breakfast bar. You'll find a washer and dryer in the utility room next door, too.

When it's time to turn in, simply wander through the art-lined hallway and choose your favourite from the ensuite bedrooms.  The largest ground-floor room features two single beds and a bunk, while the second is home to a cosy kingsize bed.

Discover the master suite upstairs, complete with a downy super kingsize bed and a freestanding stone bath. All beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton for extra comfort and luxury.

If you decide to venture outside at any point, you'll find the church is very well situated for you to enjoy walking, relaxing, shopping, sightseeing and dining in equal measure! The historic Oswestry town centre is a meander away, while the rural delights of the Welsh border are a mere five miles from home.

Chester and Shrewsbury are easily accessed too - ideal for those who prefer more of a contemporary city buzz. Meanwhile, the church itself is surrounded by pretty gardens, right next to a park it would simply be rude not to take a morning stroll around.

Come together in worship at the end of yet another packed day out, and say your prayers for the chance to return to Oswestry Church again, one fine day in the future!

Things to note

Dogs are permitted upon prior arrangement, enquire for details.  Check in is from 3pm and check out is 11am. No smoking permitted. Wheelchair access is possible, enquire for more information on suitability.

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The basics

Region: Oswestry, Shropshire
Cost (from): £150 per night
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 953

Facilities

Sleeps up to 8, super king size ensuite bedroom, king ensuite bedroom, bunk/twin ensuite bedroom, bedding & towels provided, central heating, open-plan fully equipped kitchen, lounge, wall-mounted satellite TV, CD player, WiFi, utility room, washing machine, safe, parking.

Local activities

Walking, cycling, boating, Lake Vernwy reservoir, Snowdonia National Park, beaches, restaurants, beauty treatments, theatre.

At a glance

  • Converted Victorian church located in the Shropshire town of Oswestry, sleeping up to eight people in three ensuite bedrooms.
  • Generous parking is available, and the church is wheelchair accessible. Well-behaved pets are permitted by prior arrangement.
  • The church is surrounded by a park and gardens, with Oswestry town centre a short walk away. The Welsh border is five miles away, with Chester and Shrewsbury accessible within a half-hour drive.
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