The Bothy

Powys, North Wales

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 008014

About The Bothy

This gorgeous half-timbered cottage in the stunning Powis Castle gardens has gorgeous Edwardian interiors.

This half-timbered house was built in 1908 at a time when the ‘garden cottage’ trend became popular. Its surroundings are overwhelmingly beautiful with Powis Castle in the background and its perfectly pruned gardens visible from the windows. Its interiors are nothing short of impressive either; in keeping with its refined Edwardian character, traditional furnishings run throughout while period fireplaces and intricate wood panelling have been carefully preserved. 

As a guest you’re invited to explore the mighty medieval castle and its celebrated garden, free of charge. With its amazing collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries, each with their own intriguing story to tell, you could spend more than a day delving into the history of this fascinating castle.  

Beyond life at the castle, why not explore the Montgomery Canal? This pretty stretch of water runs for 33 miles, with a 1.2 mile ramble, or a 9.2 mile towpath trail to explore. Also nearby are the Shropshire Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll be just a 30 minutes’ drive to edges of this stunning area of countryside. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • 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.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

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.

Access: The staircase in this cottage is steep.

Utilities/Electricals: There is a combined washer/dryer. Both a combined fridge/freezer and under 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.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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