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Aqueduct Cottage

Chirk Bank near Chirk, Shropshire (Ref. 916333)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Whitaker

    “The cottage is in a terrific location and the hospitality of the owner was exceptional”


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This wonderful semi-detached cottage is located right on the canal towpath, just a hundred yards from the Chirk Aqueduct running high above the River Ceiriog, which forms the border between England and Wales.

Dating from 1847, this former Victorian wharf man’s cottage seamlessly blends character features alongside modern fixtures and fittings to provide a holiday home of real distinction.

Head up the stairs to find three comfy bedrooms, two of which look over the canal, where you will also find a family bathroom.

On the ground floor, the cosy sitting room boasts a roaring open fire, whilst to the rear of the cottage is a modern and well-equipped kitchen next to a dining room, as well as a shower room.

Step out of the back door and you will find a beautiful lawned garden with both a patio and a decked area, where you can sit and relax as the canal boats chug quietly past.

Stroll out of the front door and you immediately become a member of the canal boat community.

Turn right and within a minute’s walk, you find yourself on the Thomas Telford designed Chirk Aqueduct which takes you 70 feet above the Ceiriog Valley into North Wales.

Turn left along the towpath and down the road and you will soon reach the Bridge Inn where a warm welcome awaits.

The small town of Chirk has a delightful selection of shops, cafes and pubs, as well as being home to Chirk Castle, a magnificent National Trust owned medieval castle which not only features many fascinating historical artefacts, but also boasts fabulous gardens and woodland.

Situated on the Welsh border, guests at Aqueduct Cottage can easily access the North Wales towns of Llangollen and Bala, as well as being just a short drive from the Roman city of Chester, famous for its racecourse, Roman Walls and the world-famous Chester Zoo.

A superb base for a holiday that you will never forget.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi (superfast broadband), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio with pond and decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Canal to front and pond in garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: Decking can be very slippery when wet
  • Note: Access to the cottage is by driving along the canal towpath for approx 400 yards, care to be taken at all times. Note: For Christmas and New Year 2019 - the arrival date for Christmas 2019 is 20th December and the arrival date for New Year 2019 is 27th December
  • Contact our Reservations Department for more information and pricing.

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About the location


Llangollen 5 miles.

The small border town of Chirk 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!

Region Information

Note: For Christmas and New Year 2019 - the arrival date for Christmas 2019 is 20th December and the arrival date for New Year 2019 is 27th December. Contact our Reservations Department for more information and pricing.

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