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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

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: There is parking for two cars.

Garden: 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.

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

Accessibility: The staircase in this cottage is steep.

Utilities/Electricals: There is a combined washer/dryer. Both a combined fridge/freezer and over the counter fridge are provided.

Please note: 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.

Offers: 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.

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

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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  • 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


Comments from past visitors

  • Rachel Jaquiery
    • January 2017
    • New Zealand
    High standard of accommodation

    We enjoyed the beautiful grounds of Powis Castle and the high standard of accommodation at The Bothy. The cafe was friendly and attractive.

  • Mrs Davis
    • January 2016
    • West Midlands
    Well equipped accommodation

    Wonderful location and attractive well equipped accommodation. Enough space for a large family of friends to stay and operate according to individual taste.

  • Gillian Horn
    • January 2016
    • London
    Made enjoyable..

    Direct access to the beautiful Powis Castle gardens and views out to them.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2015
    • ....
    Made enjoyable..

    The location, setting and views. Being in the castle gardens. Easy walk into Welshpool. The castle itself.

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  • 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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