On the Welsh side of the border with England lies the mid-Wales market town of Welshpool, located in the upper reaches of the picturesque River Severn. Being so central, makes Welshpool a perfect base for exploring Wales or and Shropshire. Pretty self catering cottages in the town lie within easy reach of historic attractions, picturesque villages, stunning countryside, fishing, golf and other country pursuits as well as galleries, festivals and lots of walking trails on both sides of the border.
Brook Cottage is a secluded holiday cottage near Welshpool with ample, mature gardens and an expansive sitting area and panoramic rural views of this beautiful corner of Mid Wales. The pet-friendly cottage offers subtle elegance, contemporary style and the tranquillity of the surrounding woodland.
Visit Powis Castle and Gardens, a beautiful National Trust managed medieval castle and grounds with breath taking rural views and a very popular tea-room. There are more gardens to be explored at Glansevern Hall Gardens. It’s a delightful place where seasonal produce from the kitchen gardens find their way into the restaurant’s menu. If your visit coincides with one of its monthly operating weekends, then ride Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - a narrow gauge steam train operating 8-miles of track throughout the summer months or Rhiw Valley Light Railway, a narrow gauge steam railway south of Welshpool between Berriew and Manaton.
Walkers can choose between rough and easy terrain rambles, within easy reach of Welshpool including Offa’s Dyke or along the towpath of the Montgomery Canal, as well as many other delightful countryside footpaths. There are also plenty of golf courses of great quality to try out and also an Indoor Market filled with local farm produce - such as a huge array of home-made and home-grown food and drink.
Further out in the countryside you will also be able to find a few castles and church ruins. Wales has often been named ‘Country of Castles’ and Welshpool does much to uphold that name and reputation. Another surprisingly impressive building is the old railway station which has been preserved in the style of a French Chateau. In the evenings, if you choose not to dine in your holiday cottage then there are plenty of excellent pubs and restaurants to tempt you into town including the award winning Upper Rectory and The Royal Oak Hotel.