Upper Castlewright Cottage in the Welsh Borders
If you are a keen walker looking for Welsh Borders holiday cottages then dog friendly Upper Castlewright Cottage is the perfect base for you. This ancient home, once an inn frequented by Drovers, is nestled on the very top of the Kerry Ridgeway, a 15 mile route between Wales and the lowland English markets . The ridge never dips below 1000 ft above sea level and the ancient pathway forges a beautiful route through heather moors, woodlands and bilberry rich heaths.
At Upper Castlewright Cottage you stand with one foot in Wales and the other in England as you admire the remarkable views up to 70 miles on a clear day.
Just 400 yards away the long distance Offa’s Dyke footpath crosses the Ridgeway on its 177 mile route from Chepstow in the south to Prestatyn in the north and is said to be one of the finest sections of this National Trail.
Upper Castlewright Cottage is dog friendly, has a huge utility room with an independent entrance. There is plenty of space for kitting up, storing walking boots, a long row of coat hooks for outdoor gear and a massive drying cabinet as well as the usual washing machine, tumble dryer and sink unit.
Here is what some of the former guests think:
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and loved Upper Castlewright Cottage – well equipped, packed with interesting features and all modern conveniences. We were toasty warm and very comfortable despite bitterly cold winds and snow flurries. We visited lovely old market towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow. Yarborough House in Bishop’s Castle, just down the road, has a wealth of second hand books and records and serves coffee and cakes, even on Sundays. We had a delicious lunch at The Bottle & Glass in Picklescott – an interesting drive through beautiful countryside.”
“Thank you so much for use of your splendid cottage. We had a fabulous weekend. We will tell all our friends and family and look forward to returning.”
“We love the cottage – home from home. Fantastically equipped in such a beautiful environment. We drank wine the Summer House looking at the wonderful view, accompanied by a herd of sheep. We have stayed in several holiday cottages and yours is the best and most comfortable.”