Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel

Oswestry, Shropshire
+44 (0)1691 653700
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£120 - £190
per night

Tradition and comfort on the border with Wales, a welcoming country-house hotel with warm rooms, pretty gardens and delicious food


14 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

£120 - £190 per night

The Experience

In a blissful valley lost to the world, a small country house that sparkles on the side of a peaceful hill. This is one of those places where guests return again and again. Outside, fields tumble down to a stream that marks the border with Wales. Daffodils erupt in spring, the lawns are scattered with deckchairs in summer, paths lead into the hills for fine walking.

It’s a comfortable place with an open fire in the bar; colourful art and super food in the restaurant; the daily papers and the odd chaise longue in the sitting room. Bedrooms are in the main building, except two suites with spa baths and a family room in the old stables, both with their own outdoor space: all are roomy and with super garden views. Food is taken seriously, much is seasonal and local and you can opt for dinner bed and breakfast if you’d rather not venture out at night.

Walk all day on Offa’s Dyke and return to sit by the fire with a glass of wine.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking or cycling through the beautiful countryside straight from the door
  • Being fed very well, it's worth staying in for dinner
  • Winding down in such a peaceful spot
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You should know

  • Dogs welcome but only allowed in the bar and communal areas until 6pm


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £120
Singles £90-£99. Dinner, B&B £99-£136 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £35 per person per night.
2 Suites for 2
From £145
4 Twins
From £120
8 Doubles
From £120


Booking information

Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Doggy box in every pet owner's bedroom with towels and cloths, dog mat, lead, bowl, dog treats and poo bags.

Max. 2 dogs.

Secure garden; 20 local walking leaflets; 100-acre wood next to the hotel open to dog walkers. Dogs welcome in bedrooms, and in the public areas until 6pm

Light lunch (for residents) by arrangement. Dinner £30-£37.


Pen-y-Dyffryn is full of charm and set in a beautiful location. The surrounding area is filled with interesting places to visit within easy reach. The hotel feels warm and comfortable as soon as you arrive and the new suites have been very carefully thought out to maximise the peaceful relaxation of this hidden valley. The restaurant is considered one of the best in the area.

Steph, Sawday's Inspector

A gorgeous hotel with fantastic food and staff that go above and beyond. I have just returned from a 2 night stay here and feel so refreshed. The hotel has a great little bar, lots of cosy lounges with log fires and a delicious menu which changes each night. We were lucky enough to stay in the Champagne Room which had an enormous spa bath and incredible views of the surrounding valley. The staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful, and our room was spotless. Delicious toiletries and big fluffy robes made the stay extra special. Thoroughly recommend.

Chloe, Shrewsbury

Nothing is too much trouble at this gorgeous picture perfect small hotel. The rooms are impeccable. The views ALL exceptional and the food what you would expect of a 5 star restaurant.


This is a special place to stay; A lovely old hotel in a pretty garden. Staff care about your visit and go out of their way to make you feel at home. The hotel offers high quality fixtures and fittings and excellent food.


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The neighbourhood

Several National Trust properties are nearby: Chirk Castle is 15 minutes and Erddig Hall 20 minutes in the car. Llangollen is a half hour drive and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site along eleven miles of canal from Gledrid to the Horseshoe Falls via Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. You're also near to Ellesmere, Chester, Ludlow and Shrewsbury for super restaurants, shops and galleries.

Local points of interest from Charlotte & Tommy Hunter

  • The National Trust properties of Powis Castle, Chirk Castle, Attingham Hall and Erddig are all nearby, as is Wales' highest waterfall and the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy.
  • The medieval timbered towns of Shrewsbury and Chester are both within half an hours drive, as is Llangollen and Ellesmere.
  • The Ironbridge Gorge is about forty-five minutes away. Great hill walking from the hotel front door. Five 18 hole golf courses within 20 minutes.
  • Snowdonia approximately one hours drive, as is Portmeirion and Welsh coast.
  • Great hill walking from the front door. Free local walking leaflets available from reception. The hotel is in England but the Welsh border is 100 metres away!
  • Lovely gardens and most rooms have fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.


Charlotte & Tommy Hunter

It's a real family affair. Charlotte and Tommy's parents Audrey and Miles moved to Pen-y-Dyffryn when their children were growing up as a lifestyle choice. Over the years the family has developed the house, outbuildings and site into their current business. When Audrey and Miles retired, Charlotte and her brother Tommy took over running the Hotel. They have a good, friendly team to help.