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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.

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, 1 twin, both with antique brass/iron beds), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Approach to Cottage: Please note that there are security bollards at Chirk Castle which are raised between 7.00pm and 7.30am. On arrival after this time the Duty Officer can be contacted by pressing the buzzer on the gate. A 'zapper' is available for your stay.

Parking: in the main visitors car park nearby - unloading and loading only is permitted at the cottage.

Garden: Enclosed front and private rear garden with patio area. Excellent walking in all directions from the doorstep including the Offa's Dyke Walk.

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)

Local facilities/activities: There is an 18-hole golf course in the nearby village of Chirk and fishing can be enjoyed on the rivers Dee and Ceiriog and from Chirk Castle Lake.

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. For further information please contact the Property Manager prior to your arrival.

A farm shop, selling local produce from the estate and surrounding area, is open 11am - 5.30 pm

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Cot
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 335 1287


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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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

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Erin Barley
    • September 2013
    • USA
    Quirky doors and gardens

    Chirk Home Cottage could not have been better. We loved the location on the castle grounds as well as the easy access to areas all around Wales and England. The cottage itself was delightful. There was nothing we were missing while we were there and it truly felt like home. We loved that it was within yards of a castle and had farms surrounding it. We loved how old the cottage itself was with its quirky doors and gardens. We feel like we had a more "British" vacation by staying in this cottage rather than a hotel.

  • Simon Raikes
    • August 2013
    • Kent
    Breath taken away most evenings!

    I thought you would like to know that we had a really good week. Somewhat dismayed initially when I saw how close we were to the car park and the ticket office, in fact it worked out really well. It meant that we were close to the shop for emergency supplies like butter, milk, chocolate and ice cream (and Chirk beer if that is your thing!). The staff throughout the property were really pleasant and friendly, the restaurant in the castle courtyard was a great place to go and eat lunch, and of course after 5 p.m. we had the place virtually to ourselves. Which meant that we had a really special place to walk the dog and ourselves after dinner. And the view from the castle entrance was breathtaking – we had our breath taken most evenings! With the patio outside the back door of the cottage it was very peaceful even during the day. So a great success – thank you to all concerned.

  • Fenella Muldoon
    It was the best

    It was the best. It was clean and the staff were helpful and nice.I went in 2009 and my mum has booked and we are going soon. I get to miss 2 days of school yayy.

  • Linda Fischer
    What an unbelievable and exquisite setting

    Recently two friends and I had the remarkable pleasure of staying at the Chirk Home Farm Cottage for almost one week. What an unbelievable and exquisite setting, lovely accomodations and perfect location for numerous day trips to some of the most beautiful places. I highly recommend this opportunity. Thank you.

  • C. Owen
    Our stay at the Chirk Home Farm Cottage was magical

    Our stay at the Chirk Home Farm Cottage was magical. The surroundings are so peaceful. Our daughter enjoyed the excitement of staying next to the castle, and searching for a princess inside the castle. We enjoyed some lovely walks on the castle grounds and surrounding areas. The best day was Sunday, when the castle was closed to the public, and we could roam the grounds in peace and quiet!

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  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain 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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