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Chirk Home Farm Cottage

Chirk, Wrexham

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Set within the Castle grounds, this traditional stone cottage is one of a semi-detached pair standing close to the old farm buildings, a few hundred metres from the Castle. This delightful cottage forms an excellent base from which to explore the Estate, and other National Trust properties in the area – Powis Castle and Erddig – and a touring base for visits to nearby Llangollen, Oswesty and Welshpool, with spectacular moorland to the north and the beautiful Ceirog Valley starting at Chirk.There are excellent walking routes in all directions including the famous Offa's Dyke.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen with granite work tops, sitting room with multi-fuel stove and short corridor leading to dining room.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil fuelled central heating included.

Parking: You can load and unload your car outside the cottage. For the remainder of your stay, there is parking in the main visitor car park a couple of minutes walk away.

Garden: There is an enclosed front and private rear garden with patio area.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer.

Offers: A 10% discount applies when booked with House by the Dyke(ref 008030.

Guided tours 'Behind the scenes' of the castle are available, normally starting at 11am on open days - ask at the ticket office for further details.

Cottage details
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Saturday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
008012
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Fridge-freezer
Accessibility
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Wales
Exterior, beach near Burrows Cottage,Llanmadoc,Gower,South Wales © Joe Cornish

South Wales is a land of sweeping green valleys, rugged mountains, woodland and forests and miles of coastal paths laced with heather.

The special places we look after in Pembrokeshire include the rugged landscape and views over to Ireland from St David's Peninsula, to the nature reserve at Stackpole where otters and dragonflies nestle amongst the water reeds. Then take in the views over the Bristol Channel to Lundy and Exmoor from sun-drenched Rhossili, the highest point on the Gower peninsula.

In North Wales, the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia, with its rivers, waterfalls and the Nant Gwynant valley nestled amongst the mountains and hills, draws people back again and again, while the colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog beach and grey seal-spotting at Porthor Beach are just a few of the highlights of the very special Llyn Peninsula.

Welsh borders
Powis Castle - Green bushes in front of the imposing castle © Ian Shaw

The border counties of England and Wales have some of the most beautiful countryside in the United Kingdom with the added bonus of being rich in fascinating history and culture. Battles have been fought over these lands for thousands of years as evidenced by the abundance of castles, ancient forts, and other historic sites. Powis Castle, built by the princes of Upper Powis is one castle owned by the Trust, which stands in magnificent gardens close to the market town of Welshpool. The austere exterior of the fortress of Chirk Castle, completed in 1310, belies the comfortable and elegant state rooms inside and the beauty of its formal gardens. Offa's Dyke offers excellent walking and nearby Mid-Wales offers wonderful opportunities for birdwatching, with the area being a haven for Red Kites.

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • Offa's Dyke Path
  • Ceiriog Valley
  • Chirk Leisure and Activity Centre
  • Chirk Golf Club
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  • Wrexham
  • Welshpool
  • Llangollen
  • Oswestry
  • Shrewsbury
Activities
  • Canal Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
Erddig
Erddig Atmospheric house, featuring 485-hectare (1,200-acre) country park and formal walled garden
Powis Castle and Garden
Powis Castle and Garden Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden
Town Walls Tower
Attingham Park Estate: Town Walls Tower Shrewsbury's last remaining watchtower
Attingham Park
Attingham Park Elegant 18th-century mansion with Regency interiors, set in extensive Repton landscape with deer park
Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill
Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill First and best-known example of John Nash's Italianate villa designs, built in 1805

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Maddox
    • January 2016
    • .....
    Made enjoyable...

    To be able to come back to a comfortable warm cottage after the excitement of busy visits to young grandchildren for Christmas and Boxing Days. Although the weather was very windy and often raining it was a very secure and warm cottage to stay in - the surrounding walks in the castle grounds were great.

  • Mrs Lynda Clark
    • December 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable...

    Very cosy, warm cottage. Great walks on the doorstep. The NT staff we met on our travels were friendly and helpful. We loved the guided tour of the castle, arranged by friends as a surprise as the castle was closed for the winter.

  • Carol Bragg
    • May 2015
    • West Lancashire
    Made special by:

    Location. Friendly neighbours and staff. Fantastic cottage. We found all NT staff we encountered to be both friendly and professional.

  • Lucas, Michelle
    • May 2015
    • UK
    Cosy cottage

    We had a wonderful stay, cottage was very cosy, well located and was really home from home. Very tranquil, lovely being situated on the Chirk estate to go wondering around in the evenings. A really cosy base to return to at the end of the day.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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