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Yew Tree Cottage

(Ref. 13771)

Castle Caereinion near Welshpool, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a pleasant week at Yew Tree Cottage."

    Joan was the perfect hostess. She could not do enough for us. The food served at the Red Lion was hot and tasty and very good value for money. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Alwena4.7May 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Yew Tree Cottage."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our family. The location is quiet and peaceful Perfect for our holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage, in a beautiful location, in a village full of friendly people."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in fantastic surroundings."

    Host very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very clean with everything we needed."

    Upstairs bedroom and en suite very spacious. Owners Joan and Richard very friendly and helpful. From the description it wasn’t clear that the pub garden came up to our front door with seating for drinkers right outside so it wasn’t very private.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Sep 2023

  • "Joan and Richard were really welcoming The cottage was excellent if I could I ..."

    Joan and Richard were really welcoming The cottage was excellent if I could I would give it 100 out of ten and would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage in the heart of the village run by Joan and Richard."

    The area is picturesque and quiet with easy access to tourist attractions and numerous supermarkets. Joan was an exceptional host and landlady of the Red Lion Inn which was next to the cottage. The local residents were all welcoming and friendly. The cottage was within easy access to Powis Castle and the Llanfair Steam Railway both of which we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Clive4.1Aug 2023

  • "Nice place ,,nice people ."

    Good pub foodd

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was warm and cozy even though the weather was not."

    Joan was friendly and helpful, and provided tasty home cooked meals in the pub next door. It is situated in a nice quiet village, and even when the pub was busy we weren't bothered by any noise.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage in rural location owner Joan will make you very welcome Plenty to see and enjoy in the area"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "The place was beautiful and clean."

    Also the owners are fantastic, we would definitely come back again when we go Wales.

    Reviewed by Connie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Joan is a fantastic host,, nothing is too much trouble, friendly and warm she ..."

    Joan is a fantastic host,, nothing is too much trouble, friendly and warm she greets you as another friend,, The cottage is lovely to stay and the pub next door is an ideal way to relax in the evening after a day exploring,, the local people are also very welcoming and friendly Perfect place to stay for exploring mid Wales and beyond,, our second time there and we will be back in the not to distant future

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Joan was very friendly and helpful."

    Didn’t have any issues during our stay would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage with everything you would want, and more, for a short break."

    Clean, well equipped, and homely. Super public house adjacent with friendly hosts. No noise from pub to affect tranquillity. Super location for visits to local attractions within one-hour drive.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "Had a lovely week in this cosy cottage."

    The upstairs bedroom is spacious with a large comfortable bed. Downstairs bedroom is smaller but bed just as comfortable. Pub next door is friendly and serves great food. The owner is on hand and happy to help. Hope to stay again soon.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a great holiday."

    Very comfortable accommodation. The owner was very helpful and could not do enough to ensure that we enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Alistair4.1Sep 2021

  • "First of all the booking process was straightforward and the description accurate."

    In fact if anything the pictures did not do justice to the accommodation. The cottage is attached (it's a wing) to the village pub. It was NOT noisy and the pub very friendly. Thank you Rachel and Stu. Joan runs the accommodation and couldn't be more helpful and friendly. The cottage can accommodate up to 4 but we were just 2 (myself and my wife) which meant the space was both generous and perfect. The upstair bedroom was fabulous. If you're looking for a party and nightlife this, possibly, isn't for you (albeit you have a friendly pub). We like hiking, scenery, nature, history, cutlure, a pub and nightlife. 6 out of 7 is better than pretty good. The test is always would you look forward to going back? The answer's yes.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage of excellent standards, with everything you would need."

    A good layout for either a family or 2 couples with facilities upstairs and down. Set in a good location for exploring the area Powis Castle (NT) is only a 10 - 15 minute drive and worth a visit just to explore the beautiful gardens. Joan and Richard were the perfect hosts nothing was too much for them, they offered advice on local attractions and made you feel very welcome. Joan's home cooking in the Pub next door is both tasty and plentiful not to be missed. The Pub was an ideal place to relax after a day exploring, Stu the Landlord and the local villages made you feel at home, they would include you in conversation and ask how your day was. The setting was very peaceful and although next to the Pub you would not know it whilst in and around the cottage. This was our first visit to this cottage but will not be the last we will definitely return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2021

  • "An absolutely fabulous cottage - comfortable and very well presented and being attached to a pub - even better!"

    The owners,Joan, couldn’t have been more helpful in ensuring our stay was enjoyable and her evening meals were delicious - highly recommend the sausages and mash. Also thanks to Stuart who ran the bar who was a friendly and outgoing mine host. All in all a lovely week with excellent weather that allowed us to explore the locality by walking and cycling.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a great cottage well equipped and hosts very friendly as well as locals."

    We really enjoyed our stay in Wales a welcome change

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage itself was excellent,the downstairs bedroom was small but the one upstairs was huge and light with a really comfy king size bed."

    Joan & richard were very welcoming ,friendly and helpful and the locals in the pub were really friendly and invited us to join them ,really nice.

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage provided us with all our needs."

    It was clean, homely and extremely comfortable. The hosts Joan and Richard could not do enough for you and went out if their way to make you feel welcome and to be part of the community. The locals from day one were welcoming and again made you welcomed into their community. I would definitely look to stay at the cottage again. The cottage and the hosts I would introduce to friends should I ever be asked to recommend a place to stay. Finally Joan provided meal on some of the evenings which were plentiful and good home cooking. Again I would recommend to anyone staying in the cottage to try Joan’s food they will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2020

  • "Everything was just brilliant, the host Joan was first class , nothing was too much trouble."

    Really friendly people that made you welcome as part of their community. Just great.!!!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2019

  • "Friendly landlady and local people made us most welcome."

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was really nice with plenty of space, everything you needed to enjoy a self catering holiday."

    We did not cook much in the cottage as The Red Lion Pub next door was brilliant, the food Joan made for us was very good and lots of it at a very reasonable price as were the drinks. Joan and Richard could not have been better hosts, they both work very hard to make everyone welcome. They made you feel like a friend in their home rather than a guest. The bed was so comfortable and the shower room was huge and it was all nicely decorated. The villagers all made us very welcome too and we had a good laugh each night. We were given advice on where to visit and how to get there by either Joan, Richard, Dave, Darren or any of the other villagers. The little shop opposite has a good variety of goods and the owner Michael is also very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and hope to visit again in the future as it is a great base to visit the many places near by.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Joan, the owner of the cottage and the Red Lion was very friendly, helpful and made our stay very enjoyable."

    Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was very comfortable, warm, clean and everything that we needed was provided. The upstairs bedroom was very large with a comfortable king sized bed and large en-suite. Joan and the villagers made us feel very welcome when we went in the pub and the meals were very good, especially the apple pie! The local shop is also well worth a visit and the owner, Michael, is also very friendly. We were visiting the Great Little Trains of Wales and Yew Tree Cottage was the perfect base, just an hour and a half from most of the stations through the stunning Snowdonia National Park. We would certainly book Yew Tree Cottage if we were visiting the area in the future. Thank you Joan.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable Joan and Richard were very good hosts the pub served great beer and the ."

    Locals were very friendly what more could ask for we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great owner, great location."

    Will be going again, with no hesitations.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is owned bt the owners of the pub,,, they are very welcoming and ..."

    The cottage is owned bt the owners of the pub,,, they are very welcoming and friendly as we found with all the locals we encountered,,,,,,,this is a clean and warm cottage and we fully recommend to all if wales is your chosen destination

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Jun 2018

  • "Yew Tree cottage is clean, warm, comfortable and spacious, the perfect base for exploring mid and north Wales."

    We received a very warm welcome from Joan the owner of the cottage and landlady of the Red Lion next door but one. The Red Lion is a great place to have an evening meal (the food is excellent) and a drink, everyone was extremely friendly and we felt very much at home. We intend to visit again later on in the year.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very comfortable accommodation."

    We were made very welcome by the friendly landlady who was also happy to cook meals for us.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation, good as one of the best place we've stayed in Wales, ..."

    Excellent accommodation, good as one of the best place we've stayed in Wales, the landlady could not do enough for you, food at the inn was excellent, would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Edward4.8Oct 2016

  • "We had a lovely week at Yew Tree Cottage!"

    The cottage itself is extremely comfortable, very well furnished and equipped, in a beautiful location, and the owners (Joan and Richard, who run the excellent pub next door) are outstandingly friendly and helpful. We definitely hope to be back. Strongly recommended!

    Reviewed by Gill4.6Sep 2016

  • "Great place to stay as it had everything."

    A bathroom each was a bonus. Joan looked after us so well and fed us every night after our travels. I would have liked the public transport to be more frequent as it is nice to dump the car but the station in Welshpool is only a short drive away and parking is free there.

    Reviewed by Marie4.8Sep 2016

  • "Owners nice people."

    Very helpful.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • pub next-door-but-one.

The property

Welshpool 4 miles. A 19th century, stone-built, end-terrace barn conversion, situated next-door-but-one to the quiet village pub, in the centre of the small village of Castle Caereinion in the beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside.

This welcoming Welshpool cottage provides well-equipped open plan accommodation, perfect for a quiet retreat for two or a cosy family base.

This peaceful village is surrounded by scenic countryside, ideal for long walks and cycle rides, and is only 4 miles from Welshpool, a pleasant market town boasting one of the National Trust's gems, Powis Castle and Garden.

Enjoy a trip on the Welshpool and Llanfair steam railway (there is a station in the village) or discover beautiful lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, one of the seven wonders of Wales, or trips into beautiful Shropshire.

At the end of the day relax in this cosy Welshpool cottage after a quiet drink in the village pub.

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About the location


Oswestry 15 miles.

Welshpool nestles into the upper reaches of the picturesque Severn Valley near the border between Wales and England. This bustling market town is surrounded by rolling hills and glorious unspoilt countryside. There are a unique blend of shops offering arts & crafts, fashion & leisure, fresh produce, and quality pubs and restaurants, as well as the town centre’s restored cock fighting pit and interesting Heritage Trail. Visit the famous 13th Century Powis castle, the renowned Dingle Gardens and the Llanfair Light Railway. Enjoy a cruise in the summer sun along the Montgomery canal or glorious walks and bike rides along National walking trails and the Offa’s Dyke Pathway.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas