The Old Post Office

Montgomery, Powys
Self-catering
+44 (0)7712 010525
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From
£120 - £250
per night
From
£700 - £1200
per week

A fabulously convivial space with 16th-century roots, once a shop, now a cosy place to gather with family or friends in the heart of town

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£120 - £250 per night

£700 - £1200 per week

The Experience

For a small border town Montgomery packs a punch. It’s a pretty place, bustling with Georgian buildings, a castle with ruined battlements from which you can admire the glorious mid-Wales views, a museum so you can delve into its history, a literary and walking festival, a street fair in July and a brilliant farmers’ market every Thursday and Saturday morning. Your downstairs living room and kitchen overlook the market hall and square so you’ll feel very much in the thick of things.

On rainy days you’ll find a Smart TV and maps and guides so you can plan your next adventure while sitting by the wood-burner – this will be a very happy place to be whatever the weather. The kitchen has sleek stone worktops and a good prepping island so everyone can get involved. You are left Welsh cakes and pastries and Coco Pzazz chocolate.

If you’re feeling really lazy then in-house catering can be arranged or you can nip to The Checkers restaurant for excellent food.

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We think you'll love

  • Being in the heart of pretty-as-a-picture Montgomery with a good pub and a great restaurant nearby
  • Cooking, eating, relaxing in the sociable open-plan living space and kitchen
  • Walking, cycling, taking routes directly from the door into magnificent countryside
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You should know

  • No off-road parking and no garden
  • Upstairs bedrooms have some low doors and wonky floors
  • Sorry, no dogs

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Weekly price
from £700
Damage deposit
£300
1 House for 8
From £1206 beds4 bedrooms

Information

Special offer: Short breaks - Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday available from now until end of June for £500 or stay for 7 days for £910

Booking information

Check in
4pm-10pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Reviews

A good place to arrive and no mistaking. Montgomery, pretty as a picture and you're in the thick of it with a good pub and terrific restaurant a stone's throw away. A downstairs space created to be hugely convivial with a super smart kitchen to cook up a feast. Upstairs floors roll and doorways shrink as you navigate delightful, calm sleeping spaces. Offa's Dyke path is close and much, much more.

David, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The town holds 'Walkers are Welcome' status and there are marked routes from small strolls to hikes for miles - discover the history of mid-Wales on foot or by bike - Offa's Dyke path can be joined in one mile. In the car you can get to Ludlow, a medieval gem, Ironbridge for fascinating industrial revolution history, Powys Castle and garden, the Long Mynd, Church Stretton and Carding Mill valley.

Local points of interest from Gerry Barwell

  • Take the steep but short walk up to Montgomery Castle to enjoy brilliant views of the town below and the Camlad Valley - then take the footpath opposite to walk up to the county war memorial and views of the Shropshire hills and Snowdownia - breathtaking!
  • it might be a small town but Montgomery has some great places to shop. Don't miss Bunners for everything you never knew you needed (cookshop/ ironmongery). The Old Post Office was once the Bunners motor and cycle shop c. 1900.
  • Pick up the excellent walking and cycling guides produced locally (we have most of these in the house but Bunners should have them all), Our favourite walks take you out to Offa's Dyke & beyond to walk along the river valley - or up the Iron Age hill fort
  • We love a steam railway and the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway is just a short drive away. You can combine your trip with afternoon tea or a fish and chip supper as you chug through the mid Wales scenery.
  • For a special meal out we highly recommend booking a table at the Checkers - just across the market square where the food is prepared by Andrew and Rachel Birch. They are open for lunch from Thursday to Sunday and for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday.
  • You can't miss the Shropshire Hills AONB. The Stiperstones and the Long Mynd are particular highlights although our favourite hill is Corndon which dominates the skyline to the east of Montgomery. It's steep but exhilarating.

Introducing

Gerry Barwell

Owner Gerry came to the area on a writing course and fell in love with the landscape. She has a passion for restoring old buildings and also for upholstery. You'll see she's worked her magic here as soon as you open the door.