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House By The Dyke


Chirk, Wreham, Wrexham

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In the heart of the tranquil, historic estate and parkland of Chirk Castle. This 1930’s Villa is located at the top of Offa’s Dyke, with views that are second to none. Featuring a large rear terrace with seating area and lawned gardens, perfect for relaxing and admiring this spectacular countryside.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance porch, three bedrooms (1 double with 5’ sleigh bed, one single and there is a twin bedroom which can be made as a 6' double on request), bathroom with electric shower over bath, lounge with patio doors open out onto the terrace, kitchen, lavatory, utility room, dining room with double doors leading into conservatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Electricity and electric wall panel heating will be included in the cottage rental. Electric wall panel heating is throughout the cottage.

Parking: Parking for 3 cars on a graveled area at the front of the cottage.

Garden: Main Garden at rear of property with decking area. Garden furniture on terrace. The cottage has an external dog kennel and run.

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

A 10% discount applies when booked with Chirk Home Farm Cottage (ref 008012)

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. Events happen throughout the year.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

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.

Cottage location
Current cottage
Holiday cottage
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place to visit
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  • Offa's Dyke Path
  • Ceiriog Valley
  • Chirk Leisure and Activity Centre
  • Chirk Golf Club
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  • Wrexham
  • Welshpool
  • Llangollen
  • Oswestry
  • Shrewsbury
  • Canal Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
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


Comments from past visitors

  • Mrs Booth
    • January 2017
    • Wales
    Very enjoyable

    The holiday was self-contained. It was short and we did not need to go away from the estate at all or look further. The mist prevented us even exploring the Pontcysyllte aqueduct. (It's history relayed on Radio 4 the following book of the week (Telford biography).We took walks and followed a tour of Chirk Castle with a volunteer. Staff were friendly and accommodating, especially the man who let us wander the garden when he should have closed the gate at 4pm/dusk ... he did another job and came back in 20 minutes so we could explore it a little longer. Please thank him.

  • Dr Blake
    • December 2016
    • Mid Lothian
    Warm and cosy cottage

    The location was fantastic, the views over the gardens especially with the hard frost we had - beautiful. The cottage was warm and cosy, which was a bit of a relief as I hadn't been at all sure about the ability of the wall heaters to keep the house warm, but we'd had two days of negative temperatures just after Christmas and it coped marvellously. The sunroom was also surprisingly cosy, the double glazing kept it warmer than the diningroom.

  • Mr Taylor
    • February 2016
    • Shropshire
    Made enjoyable..

    Out standing view, warm comfortable environment with the bonus of logs available freely and extremely helpful NT volunteers and staff.

  • Mrs Goldsack
    • January 2016
    • Derbyshire
    Made enjoyable...

    It gave us a comfortable warm place to share family time, and we didn't have to worry that the dog wasn't welcome- the house was perfect for him.

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What it will cost

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 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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