Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel

Pet Friendly Hotel

Star Rating

A hotel in the Shropshire and Wales border hills, Pen-y-Dyffryn is a supremely peaceful country house. This is the perfect retreat to escape the madding crowd and to enjoy this delightful corner of the English countryside.

Pet Policy

Pets welcome and are free of charge. Great off-road walking all around hotel. Some rooms have private patios -ideal for pets and their owners.


In five acres of grounds, with no passing traffic, this silver-stone former rectory exudes a special kind of calm. The hotel successfully captures that elusive combination of unobtrusive hospitality, luxury, and high standards of service and accommodation that guarantee that “away from it all” feeling.

A stroll around the hotel Lily-pond, or just over the border into Wales might be your idea of the perfect pre-prandial activity. But there are few better places to tuck into tea and cake than on the hotel´s terrace. It catches the full force of the afternoon sun, and on fine days you´ll find all our guests out there soaking up the heady rural atmosphere.

Inside the hotel plenty of fresh flowers, log fires at every turn (in winter!), and a distinctly laid-back style, add to the sense of luxury and well being.

Pen-y-Dyffryn was chosen as “Country Hotel of the Year” by The Good Hotel Guide, and “Rural Retreat of the Year” by The Which Hotel Guide. We were also nominated as Johansen´s “Best Value Hotel”, and Harden´s Hotel Guides gave us their top marks throughout, a distinction granted to only 27 hotels in the whole of Britain, Ireland, New York and Paris! Who are we to argue?

The star of the piece, however, is the hotel´s hillside setting facing the Welsh mountains to the west, promising some of the finest sunsets in the land. “Sundowners” are a must!

A retreat and a hotel... all in one.

Pen-y-Dyffryn is a pet friendly Hotel near Shrewsbury

Added to Pets Allowed site: March 5, 2010

Location Map


Sy10 7JD

Contact Details

Tel: 01691 653700

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Pen-y-Dyffryn is located in the quiet Shropshire and Welsh borders, midway between Shrewsbury and Chester, 3 miles from the small market town of Oswestry.

Approaching from the North ( Chester, Wrexham, A5)

Turn right off A5 at the first roundabout you come to signed “Oswestry”. (Also signed left to the Station and the Hospital). Follow road into Oswestry's one-way system passing Morrisons supermarket on your right. After approximately 200 yards turn right into King Street. At top of King Street go straight over cross-roads and up hill by “The Plough”.

At next T junction turn right and follow road (signed Llansilin B4580) past the Fire Station and continue up long straight hill and then down and round a series of sharp bends. The hotel is on this road, set back on the left, just before the village of Rhydycroesau, three miles from Oswestry.

Approaching from the South East (M54, Shrewsbury, A5)

NB. If you are approaching Birmingham on the M6 or M40/M42 during the rush-hour (4.00pm -7.00pm) we strongly urge you to use the new M6 toll road around Birmingham (around £4.00). Come onto it at J4 from the M6 or J7a from the M42. Leave the toll at its northern end at T8, and follow the A460 south to connect with the M54 at J1. Do not stay on the toll until it finishes and joins the M6 as you cannot get onto the M54 travelling south.

At a major roundabout on A5 just outside Oswestry (by a Little Chef and a Service Station) the A5 itself turns right, but you go straight over the roundabout following signs to Oswestry. After 1/2 mile take a left fork by a Mitsubishi garage and carry straight on for another 1/4 mile to a set of traffic lights.

Go straight over traffic lights and after only 50 yards take a right turning signed Llansillin B4580. Follow round bends for 1/4 mile to next T junction where you turn left (again signed Llansilin). Go past Fire Station and keep following Llansilin road up long straight hill and then down and round a series of sharp bends.

Pet Policy Disclaimer

All information is correct at the time of listing, but we strongly advise that you contact the venue to ensure that they meet your requirements and that their pet policy remains as advertised on this site.

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