Montgomery holiday cottages are ideal if you want to unwind in a unique historical town, surrounded by some of Wales' most beautiful scenery. Montgomery is a market town in the Welsh Marches, in the county of Powys. Thanks to its position a mile from the once disputed border between England and Wales, it is home to spectacular landmarks, including Montgomery Castle and an Iron Age Hillfort. Exploring the hilly town centre from your holiday cottage in Montgomery, you will discover striking Victorian and Georgian architecture, including rows of timber-framed houses and a graceful town hall and clocktower. There is a lovely variety of independent shops, and a number of renowned restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy delicious food, prepared with fresh produce from the surrounding countryside. Book a table at Michelin-starred Checkers or head to the Dragon for a pint of locally brewed ale. Pop in on a Wednesday evening and you are likely to be greeted by the sound of the local big band's weekly performance. Taste Montgomery brings together the area's best food and drink producers, including vineyards, flour mills, breweries and smokehouses.
A large black and white timber-framed house dating back to the 17th-Century, White Hopton House near Bishops Castle in Shropshire offers a high standard of self-catering accommodation for 12 guests in a peaceful rural location. The spacious lawned gardens contain an outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna.
Montgomery is home to an abundance of historical buildings, including The Old Bell Museum, where the town's tumultuous history is documented, and The Old County Gaol. Don't miss St Nicolas' Parish Church, with exquisite carved rood screens and misericords. Visit the churchyard, home to the legendary Robber's Grave, where a man hanged for highway robbery was buried. He prayed that grass would not grow on his grave as a symbol of his innocence, and it is said to have remained bare for a century. Self-catering holidays in Montgomery are perfectly located for exploring the glorious countryside on both sides of the English-Welsh border. The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies directly to the east, while Snowdonia National Park is a scenic 50-minute drive westward.