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The Potting Shed

Whitehurst near Chirk, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 921236)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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54 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Rogers

    “A real gem of a holiday rental ,We would go back time after time.”

    Very thought out accommodation, tastefully decorated with period furniture and very well equipped.The garden and grounds are spectacular .The letting is a real credit to the owner ,as i have said before a real gem, thank you very much for a great holiday

    Very thought out accommodation, tastefully decorated with period furniture and very well equipped.The garden and grounds are spectacular .The letting is a real credit to the owner ,as i have said before a real gem, thank you very much for a great holiday

    - Mr Rogers, July 2020

The property

Chirk 1.5 miles.

This historical, semi-detached cottage once formed part of a potting shed set on the historic kitchen gardens that supplied Chirk Castle which is 2 miles away.

Situated just 1.5 miles from the centre of Chirk, the Gateway to Wales and with parts dating back to 1672, this delightful, ground floor cottage is accessed down a short track and enjoys a unique, elevated position overlooking the ancient grounds, which echo to the glory days of the once working kitchen gardens, providing a little piece of history of this superb area.

Successfully converted and sympathetically furnished, the property provides a cosy sitting room with traditional woodburner and a rustic kitchen with dining area.

This leads through to a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, and a further twin bedroom, also with its own en-suite, set at the other end of the cottage.

Outside is a front patio area with furniture, while the walled gardens provide a fantastic secluded retreat, with the lawns and shrubs attracting an abundance of bird and wildlife.

There is approximately half an acre of gardens immediately in front of and to the left of the cottage, which are beautifully tended by the owner, a professional gardener, who lives in the Grade II* listed summerhouse next door opposite.

Beyond are the ancient landscaped kitchen gardens, awaiting restoration with their crumbling terraces, and brick walls where fruit trees were espaliered, and below, the ghostly frame of greenhouses.

Nearby you’ll find the Llangollen Canal, where a short walk alongside the towpath will lead you to the superb Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in one direction, and to Chirk Castle in the other.

Why not join up with Offa’s Dyke path and the Wat’s Dyke Way to open up miles of wonderful scenery?

You wouldn't think that a small cottage, previously a potting shed and once owned by the Coal Board, could be attractive, however this charming cottage offers a delightful step back in time for those seeking a traditional holiday destination, steeped in history.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • External bike storage
  • Private front patio with furniture plus access to lawned gardens with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Access is via approx
  • 200 yards unadopted drive
  • Note: Accessed up 2 steps
  • Gardens accessed down 17 steps, and there are unfenced walled drops, children to be supervised
  • Note: Close to A5, some road noise may be heard outside at certain times
  • Note: There is limited space in the double bedroom.

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About the location


Llangollen 5 miles.

The small border town of Chirk (Welsh spelling: Y Waun) stands on the escarpment above where the rivers Ceiriog and Dee meet, and is referred to as The Gateway to Wales. Most famous for its magnificent 14th century castle and gardens, one of many built throughout Wales by Edward I, Chirk boasts a wonderful aqueduct, designed by Thomas Telford, a selection of pleasant pubs and restaurants, convenience stores, chemist, gift shop, coffee shops, local butcher's, greengrocers, bakery, an excellent golf course and marina. The surrounding area, notably the beautiful Ceiriog Valley described by Lloyd George as “a little bit of heaven on Earth”, provides wonderful walks and cycling, including the famous Offa's Dyke Pathway, and local trout fishing. Only five miles from charming Llangollen, with its stream railway, watersports, famous Eisteddfod, Castell Dinas Bran, Valle Crucis Abbey and scenic Horseshoe Pass. Also five miles is the market town of Oswestry with its iron age hillfort, and within easy reach is the Roman walled city of Chester with its famous zoo and the medieval town of Shrewsbury, both only half an hour by train or car from Chirk. The beautiful Lake Vyrnwy and Llanrheadr waterfall are also within an hours drive. This great location has plenty to see and do for all the family!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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