Stopped here for 1 night during a trek southbound on the Offa's Dyke Trail, in January.
The whole experience was excellent, from start to finish. Having booked a room the night before, on the day I was due to visit I was somewhat faster, walking, than I had anticipated. Thus, wanting to make up a few miles to reduce the next day's walking length, I called ahead and it was agreed that one of the owners would collect me from Montgomery (a lovely little place). This was incredibly helpful.
As was the fact that they very kindly washed my socks (filthy from the mud)!! And dried my footwear. This is something I wasn't expecting!
The bed was very comfortable indeed, the shower was good and breakfast, cooked extremely well, was provided at 630 in the morning (having agreed a time the night before).
And again, their helpfulness was such that I was provided a lift to my start point after brekker.
I thoroughly enjoyed my brief visit and thank the owners for a wonderful experience, their helpfulness, local knowledge, enthusiasm - and of course the marmalade. It was amazing!
There is wifi at the establishment.
A few notes for travellers:
My understanding is that Heath Cottage is very popular. Book early!
I would suggest that Heath Cottage, if you can, should be part of your itinerary if you are walking Offa's Dyke. It is situated virtually on the trail and seems to me very much 'a part' of doing the trail. It was very memorable.
I had a curry (over the road is a former pub, now a curry house), which was most welcome having walked 20 miles that day.
Montgomery is well worth a visit if you can. In [particular, the Dragon Inn.
We stayed here for one night whilst walking Offa's Dyke path. Mary and John were very welcoming and made us feel at home. The lemon drizzle cake Mary had baked was stunning as was the home made marmalade at breakfast and the red berry juice. John ran us to a local pub for dinner and even picked us up again. Rooms were really good and en suite. Quiet location. Thanks to you both.
After a mishap with a different hotel over two hours away, we were told by a local about Mary & John. We drove very late at night to a beautiful cottage, illuminated by lights in the garden. We were greeted on the walk & welcomed into a cosy cottage. Our room was warm & comfortable with an en suite. The sounds of the pound & wildlife bought so much atmosphere. Breakfast was superb with a choice of Vegan, vegetation or the basic full english breakfast. Hen or duck eggs with homemade jam & bread. Tea in a knitted cosy & lots of chat. John gave us a tour of his family history & his old book collection. For £40 a night, this is a fantastic & magical stay for anyone on an adventure.
We had a very comfortable, well-furnished bedroom, the hosts were lovely and the breakfast was scrumptious! The location is very peaceful and right next to Offa Dyke's path. We visited Powis Castle on the way there and from there it was only a few miles down the road to Heath Cottage Farm at Forden, Welshpool.
Situated on the walk, this bed and breakfast is ideal from a location perspective.
On arrival, you will be greeted by Mary and John, and given tea in a pretty china teapot with a tea cosy, and a delightful piece of home made cake.
The bed room is simple in its decor but nice and clean and the bed comfortable. The bathroom, down the landing, was functional and clean.
No wifi was available when I stayed as I think they're having problems with their provider. Phone signal was ok. No tv in the bedroom but there was access to one in a lounge downstairs.
They don't do evening meals but there is a pub just down the road.
Breakfast the next morning was a lovely experience. All guests around a big farmhouse table with everything you wanted prepared especially for you. Home made juice tasted wonderful, and the home made jams were equally tempting.
It was a nice stay and I'd happily recommend staying here for Offa's Dyke walkers.