The cottage is everything it is described as, in its marketing and in the other reviews. It is just lovely. The living room has low beams, a log burning stove, and, as this is a genuine stone cottage, great original features everywhere you look. There is a feeling of space, nevertheless. The furnishings are good quality and very tasteful.
The kitchen is pretty and has everything we needed, including a gaggia machine, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of pots and pans. We also found the everyday stuff to hand such as bottle openers, can openers, measuring jugs and grater.
The kitchen opens into a corridor with a ground floor loo with an amazing modern shower. Beyond this is a very pleasant dining room and small back yard.
Upstairs is a delight. Both bedrooms are airy and comfortable, with the most wonderful bathroom through the master bedroom. This is positioned so you can bathe in a sort of palatial bath whilst looking at the view (outstanding) in total privacy.
Parking was not a problem - across the street and along just a tiny way is a space by a phone box. However you could park much nearer to pack and unpack the car (your car is then in front of someone else's front door though so would not leave it there ourselves),
Llansilin is just a few houses, a pretty church and a village hall (this has a shop twice a week run on a not for profit basis).
The only possible downside is that the road to Llansilin is long and in places very windy and precipitous to the side. On the other hand there is very little traffic and little chance of meeting something coming the other way. In the dark I simply pulled aside to let followers past me and then could drive with far more confidence as they lit and showed the way. More confident drivers would think me wuss anyway, but bear this in mind if you are nervy.
Oswestry is a small town with little going on. It has supermarkets and pharmacies etc. You are striking distance from a lot of really nice places in Shropshire and Powys and pretty close to Chirk Castle, Llangollen and Erddig. Chester is about 40 minutes away - if you get a hankering for shops this is a great shopping centre.
Tourism wise I think the big draw is the countryside . The immediate area is a bit like hobbit country with numbers of madly high ound hills everywhere you look.
The TV and broadband signal is fine which was a very pleasant surprise.
I cannot recommend this place enough.