Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel

Oswestry, Shropshire
+44 (0)1691 653700

In peaceful hills on the border with Wales, a welcoming country-house hotel with lovely rooms and scrumptious food


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

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 lovely places where guests return again and again, mostly due to Audrey and Miles, who run a very happy ship. 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. Lovely interiors are just the ticket: Laura Ashley wallpaper and an open fire in the quirky bar; colourful art and super food in the pretty restaurant; the daily papers and the odd chaise longue in the sitting room. Bedrooms hit the spot. Most have the view, one has a French sleigh bed, a couple have jacuzzi baths for two. Four lovely rooms outside are dog-friendly and have their own patios. You get warm colours, crisp linen, pretty fabrics and sparkling bathrooms. After a day in the hills come back for a good dinner, perhaps wild mushroom risotto, pan-fried wood pigeon, hot chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream. Offa’s Dyke and Powis Castle are close.


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum two 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.


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



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

Local points of interest from Miles & Audrey Hunter

  • The National Trust properties of Powis Castle, Chirk Castle, Attingham 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.