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250-Year-old wood beamed cottage with Oak Floors/Staircase in Montgomery town

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Montgomery, Nr. Welshpool, Powys, Wales - In The Shadow Of The 850 Year-old Montgomery Castle With Commanding Views Out towards Offa's Dyke

This delightful 250 year-old Grade II Listed cottage is situated within a short walk of the centre of the picturesque old border town of Montgomery, just down the hill from Montgomery Castle. The views all round are fabulous, making the lovely hill walks and other outdoor activities all the more enjoyable. Nearby outdoor activities include hiking, horse riding, cycling, fishing, golf, sailing, boating, canoeing, and landscape and wildlife photography. Montgomery has an 850 year-old castle with grounds, a range of small antiques and crafts shops, a gallery, cafés, The Dragon Hotel (serving excellent meals and a wide range of drinks, including the locally brewed beer), pubs, restaurants, and a small Spar Supermarket (handy for those little extras). The town lies within a conservation area within the boundary of ancient town defences - the walls and ditch. Often seen around the town, in full ceremonial dress, are both the Mayor and lady Town Crier. They attend all the Town's events and functions and bring another aspect of old world charm to Montgomery town.

Located just 9 miles from Newtown and 8 miles from Welshpool, Montgomery is within easy reach of the larger supermarkets (Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl) as well as a range of large and small-scale retailers. Slightly further afield, Shrewsbury is 20 miles away. With its well-preserved traditional architecture and nestling within a curve of the river Severn, Shrewsbury is a real delight for anyone who enjoys discovering the small shops down a narrow side street, and the ample choice of cafés serving delicious snacks and meals.

Montgomery is an ideal base for a peaceful Holiday. For the more adventurous, Aberystwyth seaside and university town is just 80 minutes’ drive away and Snowdonia National Park can be reached within 60 Minutes. Explore wonderful towns such as Dolgellau, Beddgelert, Machynlleth and attractions such as the Snowdon mountain railway and the Centre for Alternative Technologies. The enchanting 5-mile-long Lake Vyrnwy is just a 30 miles away. Its impressive Gothic stone dam was first in the world, constructed in the 1880's: 357 metres long, 44 metres high, 25 arches and corner turret towers. Lake Vyrnwy features a range of water sports, a wood sculpture park, country hiking trails, cycle hire and several cafés and pubs. Nearby is one of the UK's highest freefall waterfalls (Pistyll Rhaeadr). At 240 feet (80 Metres ), it falls further than Niagara Falls.

This traditional, semi-detached, wood beamed cottage oozes character. Accommodation includes two oak-floored double bedrooms, an oak staircase and landing, a modernised bath/shower room, a kitchen, dining room and a lounge room featuring a wood stove and exposed original beams. It is equipped with fridge/freezer, TV with Sky, Free Wi-Fi in local Hotel and Cafes (200 metres), heating, and storage for bikes and hiking gear. Outdoors, is an enclosed front garden with table and chairs and garden furniture. To the rear is a larger garden with washing line, picnic bench, and BBQ area (portable BBQ provided). Adjacent on-street parking.

Dog bath is available at a small additional cost to cover cleaning. Electricity for heating included in the price. Bed linen provided. Travel cot available when booked. No smoking inside please. Clean pets welcome downstairs.

More Details

David Wilson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About David Wilson

My wife Anthea and I fell in love, many years ago, with Montgomery Town, its 13th Century Castle, Monument hill, towns folk, River Severn, history and surrounding countryside. We found a fairly run down, late 1930's, 3 bed cottage in Montgomery and renovated it, finally settling here in 2014.

Our 18th Century Holiday Let 'Bank Cottage' is just a few streets away from where we reside, allowing us to personally service the property and maintain it in a lovely condition for our guests.

We are on hand most times should you need information on local services, attractions, events, facilities, country walks, etc. We keep a wide range of brochures and information covering all activities that you may wish to discuss and undertake.

Dave Wilson.

David Wilson purchased this cottage in 2014

Why David Wilson chose Powys and Brecon Beacons

Montgomery is a quiet, beautiful and well preserved town that feels and acts like a village. It's small enough to remain protected in the designated Conservation area, yet large enough to have a great variety of events and attractions for all interests. It has a range of small shops, pubs and local facilities with a village feel and pace of life; yet is only 9 or 10 miles from the larger facilities offered by neighbouring Welshpool and Newtown centres.

A 30 minutes drive gets you across the English border to a fascinating larger Old town - Shrewsbury. Well worth a days visit in itself. Montgomery has a Town Crier, our lovely 5 foot 3 'Sue Blower'. Shrewsbury has a Skyscraper of a man Town Crier.. Martin Wood - The worlds Tallest Town Crier at 7 feet 2 inches !

What makes this cottage unique

Olde Worlde charm - modern day comforts!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We've enjoyed our stay at your quaint cottage and look forward to a return visit...." - Kay and Malcolm McGregor

Bank Cottage - "The facilities are first class and the wood burner is a very popular adjunct..... All the locals were so friendly and we will remember everybody we met and will return again hopefully.. " - Colin and Phyllis Palmer ( Suffolk )
Jan 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)


Enjoyed a very pleasant stay .

  • 5 of 5

A small and charmingly eccentric very old cottage. Not large but large enough.Not intimidating Only small niggle. Shower should have grab handle to enable the elderly (me) to get out and in safely, and another to get off the loo.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John.. Many thanks for your nice review. It was lovely chatting to you and other guests during your short new years stay with us here in Bank Cottage. We'll consider your suggestions for the bathroom carefully and look forward to hopefully seeing you when you revisit our lovely town. Best wishes and happy new year David & Anthea
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Cosy little cottage in charming border town

  • 5 of 5

The property was charming and exactly as described: it is a tiny, but perfect little hideaway, described by our children as a hobbit house. It's all cosy log burner, creaky stairs and old beams, but fully equipped with all modern requirements.

The owners, David and Anthea, provided very helpful information before we arrived and have created an excellent website/collated information on how to make the most of your stay. This includes a history of the town and surrounding area, well-documented suggestions for walks and things to explore. We met David as we were leaving and spent a good hour having a lovely chat about Montgomery and his beautiful photographs that adorn the property.

Montgomery itself is a beautiful historic border town, perfect for exploring castles and doing long walks through the beautiful countryside. It has a late opening little Spar store, an amazing hardware shop (worth exploring!) and a child-friendly restaurant with excellent food at the Dragon Hotel.

Do walk up to the castle for magnificent views over the valley.

We would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Simple but comfortable accommodation.. Lovely small town in beautiful countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Bethan It was lovely meeting you and discussing your walks out and about in and around Montgomery. Hope to see you again next time you are over this way :) Best wishes and regards David & Anthea
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Lovely old cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented cottage, with low beams - beware if you are tall - especially in the bathroom (the bruises are healing well...). The cottage is well-equipped, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It was lovely and clean, with refreshments provided by the owners for weary travellers.

The cottage is located within easy walking distance of the town centre, which has a Spar, fish & chip shop, a grand inn (the Dragon) which serves very good food, a fine-dining restaurant (Chequers - not sampled) and a couple of cafes.

Parking is close to the cottage on the road, and there are small gardens front and rear. The road is quiet with little traffic.

The owner is exceedingly friendly and helpful, and went out of his way to resolve a problem with the Wi-Fi in the cottage (external service-provider problem, not his equipment), and gave a discount (unprompted) for the absence of the service for most of our stay.

Overall, Montgomery is a beautiful place to stay, this cottage was superb, and the owner a model holiday landlord. I would certainly stay again, and recommend it to anyone who values a slower pace of life.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael Many thanks for such a wonderful, detailed review :) It was great having you and your wife stay with us here in Montgomery and knowing that you had a relaxing time during your visit. We are very lucky to have guests like yourselves staying in Bank Cottage who appreciate just how lovely Montgomery and the surrounding environments are. We live in a peaceful little town with all it's advantages yet are only 8 or so miles from larger towns, Welshpool and Newtown, for modern convenience of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets and DIY stores. you obviously also discovered that Montgomery is also located centrally so that longer ventures are a pleasant drive away... both further into Wales and also a short hop across into the Shropshire hills, Long Mynd etc. It's great to know that you traveled across wales from Anglesea ( on the west wales coast, to Montgomery, just a mile or so inside wales from the English border ) to explore what our region offers... and also that you chose our Bank Cottage in which to spend your short vacation. It would be lovely to welcome you back whenever you wish to explore more of our region. Best wishes and regards David & Anthea
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very old quirky cottage with modern facilities.

  • 5 of 5

myself and husband really enjoyed our few days in this well equipped, warm and comfortable cottage. It is in a delightful village with stunning views all round. David the owner called to see if everything was ok and to offer advise on walks in the area, which we did and enjoyed. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay in such a unique, quirky and comfy cottage. We would definitely recommend to family and friends and would love to stay again if we visit this area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan Many thanks for such a lovely review covering Bank Cottage, Montgomery and surrounding region :) We would love to have you revisit us soon when you are next in the area. Very best wishes David & Anthea
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Friendly and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Small but full of character.

David and Anthea were incredibly friendly and accommodating and helped us plan our days out. Beautiful views and short walks to the castle and war memorial offering spectacular sunset views. We enjoyed days out to pistyll rhaeadr, lake vyrnwy, Welshpool light railway, powis castle, and wandering around the beautiful town of Montgomery.

Cottage small but suited our needs for a four night break. Welcoming tea/coffee and wine.

Thank you again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Megan Thanks for your lovely review. It was especially lovely to meet you, your mom/mom in law and your 3 children and be able to help you get the best out of your 4 days stay here in Montgomery. Anthea and I get a real buzz when we can help guests get the most of short visits to our region... and it's particularly nice when they report back like you have on your adventures !! :) Hope to see you and family again in the near future. Best wishes and thank you for your wonderful feedback... David & Anthea
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring 2017 - 1
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Spring 2017 - 2
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter break
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2017 - 1
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017 - 2
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017 half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer Special
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Time Discovery
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 1
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 1
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 1
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer/Autumn offer
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn Colour
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Autumn Colour
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Festive Season 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
wi-fi (optional) £10
Pet Fee £10

Bookings are confirmed and reserved online upon receipt of a refundable damage/security deposit of £50.00 plus 50% of the rental amount - ( please see our standard contract for full details.) Remaining 50% of the rental amount to be paid 30 days before arrival.

CHANGEOVER DAY:- Saturday - others by arrangement.
ARRIVAL DAY:- The property will be available from 2pm onwards to allow bed linen changeover, cleaning etc.
DEPARTURE DAY:- Please arrange to vacate by 10.30am to allow cleaning, linen changes and other preparation for next guests.

KEY COLLECTION AND ARRIVAL DETAILS - Will be emailed to you in the week before your arrival date.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss possible shorter holiday visits, weekends etc. These will only usually be available out of main season periods and shortly before your start date - providing no other weekly booking is taken, and deposit paid beforehand. We charge a small uplift for short stays to cover the additional linen change and cleaning costs and will confirm this with yourselves beforehand.

WI-FI - This is an optional item available for £10.00 per booking - Our cottage is very popular with mature couples who, in general, do not require a Wi-fi service at the cottage. There are free wi-fi spots in the cafes and hotels nearby for occasional browsing and light usage. In order to keep our guests costs low we therefore offer Wi-fi as an optional extra for guests who would like this service. Please confirm that you require this when placing your booking.

We have developed a useful visitors website for Montgomery that contains lots of great things to do, place to go, places to eat and other information. Please visit it here ... www.VisitMontgomery.co.uk and let us know your thoughts..

Best wishes and regards

David & Anthea Wilson
m: 07821 076780

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montgomery in Wales

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Modern bathroom comprising W/C, bath with power shower over, shower screen, shaver point and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Double bed, range of cupboards, wardrobe and drawer units. Bedroom 2 with Adult Bunk bed, Single bed, Wardrobe and drawer units. Oak floors, Period Leaded windows with secondary double glazing.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We aim to provide 'Olde Worlde' charm with modern comforts. A great place to relax, explore the fabulous location and Montgomery and rolling Welsh hills and valleys. We are available just a few roads away should you need information, ideas for places and events to visit and would love to meet you and welcome you to our lovely, and charming town and cottage. Outside: The front and back gardens have lovely views over the town and towards distant hills. The rear garden features a picnic and barbecue area. Picnic bench and barbecue area Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bath and hand towels, bed linen, pillows, dish cloths, kitchen linen and other items are included and changed fresh weekly. All rooms cleaned between guests. Other: Storage room with vacuum cleaner and coat hooks

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