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The Bothy

Welshpool, Powys

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This beautiful Edwardian cottage is positioned in the heart of the magnificent gardens surrounding Powis Castle. Built in 1908, The Bothy’s Edwardian, half-timbered style was chosen to reflect the rustic cottage garden theme that was popular at the time. It offers fantastic views over the garden from the majority of its rooms, all of which have traditional features. The market town of Welshpool is a leisurely 1 mile stroll through the medieval deer park.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen with dining table, sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, shower room and separate lavatory.
First floor
four bedrooms (1 family room with 5' double bed, with walk-through adjoining single bedroom and en-suite shower room with lavatory, plus two twin bedrooms, all with antique brass/iron beds) and bathroom with traditional roll-top bath.
Visitor notes

Gas central heating included.

The staircase in this cottage is steep.

There is no private garden or designated children's play area but there is a small patio area within the main gardens where you can sit and enjoy glorious views. Guests have access into the Castle garden during their stay.

The cot in this cottage is a travel cot.

Please note that you will need to arrive before 7pm, which is the electronic security gate deadline for entry into the Powis Castle Estate. After this time the main gates will be locked and entry will not be possible. An electronic zapper for the gates will be left for you in the keysafe for your use during your stay.

Holiday cottage guests have free access to Powis Castle and gardens during opening hours.

Various events are held throughout the year at Powis Castle. For more details on events that may be taking place during your stay please contact Powis Castle on 01938 551929/01938 551920.

Cottage details
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Railway nearby
  • Garden appeal
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

North Wales
View to Braich-y-Pwll headland, with Bardsey Island in the distance, from the summit of Mynydd Anelog with characteristic gorse and heather vegetation, and ancient field patterns beyond, on the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales. © Joe Cornish

Renowned for the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia with its lakes and rock-strewn mountain passes, North Wales also offers a surprisingly varied countryside, from the beautiful Conwy Valley to the tranquillity of the Isle of Anglesey. The coastline is equally diverse, with sandy beaches, rocky coves and spectacular cliffs - and standing proudly over the land and seascape are some of the country's mightiest castles such as Penrhyn. The National Trust owns some 60,000 acres of coast and countryside in North Wales, including some of the majestic mountains of Snowdonia, unspoilt coastline on the Llyn, and an array of historic houses and castles.

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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  • Dolgellau
  • Builth Wells
  • Oswestry
  • Welshpool
  • Coed-y-Dinas Garden
  • Home and Country Centre
  • Lake Vyrnwy
  • Powysland Museum in Welshpool
  • Welshpool & Llanfair Careinion Light Railway
  • Glansevern Hall Gardens
  • Gregynog Hall gardens and walks
  • Dingle Nursery. Nant-yr-arian
  • Coed-y-brenin and Llandegla mountain bike centres only one hour away by car with plenty of local bridleways both here and across Shropshire including the famous Long Mynd.
  • Canal Boating
  • Fishing
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Powis Castle and Garden
Powis Castle and Garden Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden
Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills
Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills Extensive and beautiful area of upland heath
Town Walls Tower
Attingham Park Estate: Town Walls Tower Shrewsbury's last remaining watchtower
Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill
Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill First and best-known example of John Nash's Italianate villa designs, built in 1805
Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
Attingham Park
Attingham Park Elegant 18th-century mansion with Regency interiors, set in extensive Repton landscape with deer park

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Kirsty Farrell
    • January 2015
    • West Sussex
    Beautiful location

    Beautiful location, loved the log burner. Amazing to have free access to the castle gardens outside the back door! Much appreciated flowers and welsh cakes on arrival.

  • Mark McClellan
    • January 2014
    • Australia
    Great welcome

    The welcome we felt when we arrived at the cottage was great. The coffee and tea, the flowers were all very nice (love the Welsh tea), and the Welsh tea cakes once discovered by our children, disappeared in a flash! Welshpool is a wonderful town, shops very friendly and helpful.

  • Susan Teeling
    • December 2013
    • Oxfordshire
    Ideal location

    What made this place special...........The location was ideal, it was in a beautiful setting - outstanding.

  • Henning Hermjakob
    • October 2013
    • Germany
    Fantastic experience

    Fantastic experience. We were four adults and three kids of 5, 5, 6. The adults enjoyed the lovely cottage, the kids had plenty of space to place, and we all enjoyed the superb surroundings. Presentation of the cottage on arrival was immaculate.

  • Mr Coveney
    • August 2013
    • Kent
    Children loved the open space

    Fantastic property - the children in particular loved the open space. Location and being in the castle grounds.

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  • 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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