Blackwater Apartment (Ellesmere)
Location: Blackwater Meadow Marina, Birch Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9DD
Phone: 01691 624 391 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A 3 bedroom apartment set in the beautiful Shropshire countryside on the outskirts of Ellesmere. It is within Blackwater Meadow Marina and adjacent to the Llangollen canal. It is within walking distance of four beautiful and tranquil meres and a number of other attractions.
The apartment consists of a lounge/dinner, fully equipped kitchen, 3 double bedrooms that can have either a double bed or two singles, bathroom with bath and shower and 2nd w/c. Central heating in all rooms.
A three bedroom apartment set in the beautiful Shropshire countryside on the outskirts of the county town of Ellesmere. It is located within Blackwater Meadow Marina and has direct access to the Llangollen canal tow path. It is within walking distance of four beautiful and tranquil meres and a number of other attractions.
The apartment consists of a lounge/dinner, fully equipped kitchen, 3 double bedrooms that can have either a double bed or two single beds, bathroom with bath and shower and 2nd w/c. Central heating in all rooms. TV / DVD player and a music centre in lounge. There is also a separate private patio with barbecue and seating.
Pets are welcome at Blackwater however they must remain in the lounge area (charges apply, max 2 pets) and parking is available in the onsite car park. No smoking in this property.
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Ellesmere itself has cobbled streets, half-timbered buildings, Georgian town houses and unusual, privately owned shops – from old fashioned bakeries and ironmongers to sweetshops still selling gobstoppers from a jar! Every Tuesday there is a market – which has been held since 1221! From a light lunch or snack to a full candlelit dinner there are plenty of restaurants and pubs to choose from as well.
The Meres (just another word for lake really) are spectacular. Formed by glaciers thousands of years ago, they are filled with icy water and are home to an abundance of wildlife which can be viewed either from the comfort of the Visitor Centre or by taking one or more of the specially signposted walks. Rowing boats are available for hire and fishing is popular too. The area is also quite flat so good for cycling. More Info >
Only a short drive away is the world famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which enjoys World Heritage Site status (equal to sites like the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids) and is a truly magnificent sight – and Chirk Castle, built in 1310, there are still people living in it today! More Info >
There are many other villages around to visit, plus the lovely Llangollen canal which runs through Ellesmere right through to Llangollen.
National Cycleway no 31 (now 455) passes through Ellesmere Town.
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Tel: 01691 661051
The Narrow Boat Inn is a family owned pub that was built in 1981 and was designed with the intention of it having the feel of a narrowboat. The public area is quite narrow and is 71ft long just like a narrowboat! It has since been extended providing more room for dining and there is a small bar area which may be considered as the boat’s stern. The waterside pub has lawned area at the front which leads right up to the Llangollen canal. They have a lovely pub garden and are family friendly.
Yew Tree House
Tel: 01691 679861 Website: Click Here
The Jack Mytton is a canal side public house and restaurant in Hindford, set in the grounds of nearly 3 acres bordering the Llangollen Canal. The restaurant is popular with the locals who know the team as ‘Mad Jacks.’ The Jack Mytton relaunched in 2015 and now has a cosy timeless Country Inn atmosphere with a contemporary twist. They open 6 days a week Tuesday to Sunday and offer several menus including a weekend breakfast menu. All food is freshly prepared with good quality meat, vegetables and seasonings sourced locally wherever possible.
Tel: 01978 860 651 Website: Click Here
The Sun Trevor is situated overlooking the spectacular Vale of Llangollen with views of the fast flowing River Dee and the Llangollen canal is only a stone’s throw from the restaurant. The location is also popular with walkers, cyclists and climbers and it benefits from a newly built children’s play area which is great for families and children of all ages. They offer a variety of food, including a children’s menu and Sunday lunch.
Tel: 01691 773250 Website: Click Here
The Poachers Pocket offered something for everyone with great food served every day and a great selection of cask ales, wine, spirits and soft drinks. They do a variety of food including curry nights, children’s menu and a light bites option for lunch times. They even have a garden area which hosts ‘Garden Grill’ where you can order fresh food when the sun is shining.
Tel: 01691 622632 Website: Click Here
The Red Lion, situated beside the St. Mary’s Parish Church, has a long history as a coaching Inn, evidence of which can be seen in its construction. Entering the Red Lion via the bar area, residential door way or through the courtyard by the route of olde tyme coaches, you will find a warm welcome and comfortable facilities at hand.
The proprietors have recently added further fully accessible disabled accommodation in the court yard, where you can also park. Bar meals are available in the public areas of the Inn. Please ask for a menu on arrival or call for details. Meals are served from 12 noon to 8:30pm every day.
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
The dizzying Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which carries the canal over the River Dee, is a must-see. This remarkable feat of canal engineering is 125 feet high, and the canal is unprotected on one side, giving the impression of a sheer drop from a narrowboat. The structure is deservedly a World Heritage Site. Elsewhere, the rural
Llangollen Canal is also popular with walkers, particularly at beauty spots such as Horseshoe Falls and Blake Mere. Following the canal to the Llangollen end will take you into the rolling foothills of Snowdonia.