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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.

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
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
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

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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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

  • Jeremy Peaple
    • February 2014
    • London
    Location!

    Location and ambience.....made this place special.

  • 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.

  • Erin Barley
    • September 2013
    • USA
    Cottage was delightful

    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.

  • Simon Raikes
    • August 2013
    • Kent
    Something very special

    Despite being close to a very busy NT car park and ticket office, this was never an issue for us. In fact it meant that we were also close to the extremely friendly staff in the ticket office and the shop, booking for expeditions with the rangers was easy, the restaurant in the castle courtyard was a great place for lunch particularly as we could sit outside with the dog and we had the place pretty much to ourselves in the evening. there is something very special about walking the dog in the evening round your "own" country estate!

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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 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk 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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