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



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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20 Reviews

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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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Lovely cottage in a lovely village

  • 4 of 5

Bank cottage is a lovely cottage and comfortable to stay in. I was lucky to meet David on arrival and explained everything in the cottage. Thank you for the bottle of wine.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Colin... We are glad you enjoyed your couple of days with us here in Montgomery. Hopefully you will pop back and have a longer stay soon :) Best wishes and regards David & Anthea
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation in a first class location. David and Anthea were really enthusiastic and helpful, giving us lots of information about local attractions. Bailey loved the enclosed gardens, especially the back one. We will definitely go back. Thanks again, Carol and William.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol, William & Bailey... It was a delight to meet you both and your lovely dog too. It was also great to hear that you enjoyed a relaxing time with us here in Montgomery and got to see some of the lovely sights and visit our favourite places too :) Best wishes and regards David & Anthea
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cosy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Staying in 250 year old Bank Cottage was an enjoyable experience it was quirky clean and comfortable.Montgomery is a lovely quiet town with interesting shops and good walks to the castle, Town Hill and Offas Dyke.David was very welcoming and gave us lots of information and suggestions to help us enjoy our stay which we did very much and the warm weather was a bonus.Thank You.

Pam & Ian.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your warm review Pam & Ian. We look forward to welcoming you back to explore some more of our lovely area, friendly locals and historic Montgomery.. Warmest regards David & Anthea
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From the Owner

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 !

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Dragon Hotel at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Riverside - On the River Severn at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Welshpool at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : M54 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Checkers AND Dragon Hotel at 300 Metres Car: not necessary


Aberystwyth - 80 minutes drive

Lake Vyrnwy - 30 minutes drive

Pistyl Rhaeder Waterfalls - 45 minutes drive


Nearest airport - Birmingham - 80 minutes drive


Newtown - 10 miles

Welshpool (including Powis Castle) - 7 miles

Shrewsbury - 20 miles

Aberystwyth - 80 minutes drive

Lake Vyrnwy - 30 minutes drive

Snowdonia - 60 minutes drive


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Autumn/Early Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Xmas/New Year Getaway
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

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

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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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Olde Worlde charm - modern day comforts!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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