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Powys

Powys is a tranquil and peaceful county situated in Mid Wales. The county is mostly made up of smaller towns and villages and has plenty of rural space for the ultimate quiet getaway.

Though Powys is a quiet and relaxing place to spend a holiday, this doesn''t mean there is a lack of things to do while you''re there. It is the largest county in Wales, hosting plenty of attractions. For example, there are a number of cave systems located in Powys, including some of the most extensive in Wales. Various tours allow you to explore these caves for yourself and to see the unique and awe-inspiring beauty of these natural formations.

If you have an interest in history, you will have no trouble filling the time while holidaying in Powys. The area now covered by Powys includes five historic counties, giving it a varied past which today has given birth to plenty of heritage sites and other attractions. For instance, there are six castles within Powys''s borders. These range from Aberedw Castle, which lies in ruins, to Powis Castle, which still stands as a grand and imposing country manor. The county also has a number of museums, including Brecknock Museum, which hosts artefacts dating back as far as the Stone Age and occupies a Grade II listed building.

Nonetheless, the quiet rural beauty of Powys is one of the biggest draws, and this itself provides visitors with plenty to do. In most parts of the county the scenic walks are absolutely delightful. There are several wonderful set walks and trails in the county which provide excellent views of local scenery and of nature.

For those looking to take in the beauty of nature but wanting something more spectacular, the breathtaking lakes and waterfalls make for ideal sightseeing. A number of scenic lakes can be found in Powys. The amazing waterfalls, meanwhile, include the mighty Pistyll y Llyn, which is one of the highest in Wales.

If you would like to book a relaxing break in Wales, please take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Powys today.
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  • Harp Cottage

    Forden, near Welshpool

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W8801

    Scenic country location

    This pleasant, single-storey, Grade II listed holiday cottage is in a delightful, elevated location on Long Mountain, surrounded by woodland and with far reaching views from the front of the property. The property is only 200 yards from the Offa’s Dyke pathway making it a perfect holiday base for walkers and ramblers to discover mid/north Wales and Shropshire. It is also close to the bustling market town of Welshpool with its famous castle and gardens, canal trips and museums. Medieval Shrewsbury, Ludlow, the Llanfair Light Railway, the Iron Gorge Museum and Bala, providing numerous watersports, are all within driving distance and well worth a visit. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Quarry-tiled floors throughout.

    Gas central heating, gas & electricity included (£75per week October-April). Bed linen & towels included. Video/DVD (small libraries). Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Lawned garden, patio & furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Pen Y Clawdd

    Evenjobb near Presteigne

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W41449

    Offas Dyke footpath on the doorstep

    One of two detached Scandinavian style holiday lodges with hot tub (for 6 adults), situated on a working farm, with wonderful far reaching views, this is the idyllic holiday location for keen walkers who have access to Offas Dyke Path from the door. For an active holiday there is a variety of choices such as clay pigeon shooting, fishing or cycling. For those who just want to unwind and enjoy the countryside and stunning views then just relax in this well presented and cosy property. Presteigne and Ludlow are great for a trip out. Can be booked with W41514. Shop, pub and restaurant 3.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi available at £5. Enclosed lawned garden. Enclosed patio and furniture. Verandah. Ample parking. Private hot tub. Stabling available (at cost). Private water supply. No smoking.

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  • Forget-me-not Cottage

    New Radnor, near Hay-on-Wye

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W2126

    Pretty cottage

    With beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, two old baking ovens, stable door, and a sun room, Forget-me-not Cottage faces south and stands in its own fenced grounds. Situated alongside a quiet cul-de-sac country lane enjoying beautiful views and surrounded by unspoilt countryside of the Welsh Borders. There are plenty of walks with the Offa’s Dyke footpath and Hergest Ridge close by. Wildlife and attractions nearby including The Water-Break-its-Neck waterfall 3 miles away. The book shops of Hay-on-Wye are 14 miles away and Hergest Croft gardens 5 miles. The Elan Valley Dams, Small Breeds Farm and Spaceguard Centre are also well worth a visit. Ideal for golf. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room, open fire in dining room. NSH and electricity included (by meter reading November-March). Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob and oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Ty-Rhyd

    Pedairffordd

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: OXE

    Nestling in a unique and peaceful location, this stunning detached barn conversion has its own terrace, garden and parking area. Set on a working farm, the owners’ house is across the courtyard, and holidaymakers can walk in over 100 acres of privately owned farmland (subject to seasonal farming requirements). A wealth of lovely countryside is within half an hour’s drive, including Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, Powis Castle and the unspoilt Berwyn range, as well as golf courses, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, sailing and riding. Stabling for two horses available. Shops and pub 1½ miles.

    Tiled floors throughout ground floor. Living room. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Blu-ray
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • No children under 7 yrs
    • NB: River in garden

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  • Y Felin Barn

    Llawryglyn, near Llanidloes

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UK6111
    This beautiful detached barn conversion is perfectly placed within the small hamlet of Llawryglyn near the village stream, with its own private garden and sitting out area. Llawryglyn is a well kept rural community neatly positioned at the head of the wooded valley of the River Trannon, between the villages of Trefeglwys and Staylittle, and close to the market town of Llanidloes, where a host of individual shops, bars and restaurants will cater for your needs. The area as a whole is great for walkers and cyclists, and visitor attractions nearby include museums, Gregynog Hall, Clywedog Dam and sailing, Powys Castle and the Montgomeryshire Canal. The central position of the property makes it very quick and easy to get into north Wales and visit the west Wales/Cambrian coastline including Aberystwyth, Barmouth and Aberdovey, and in the opposite direction the Shropshire borders and March Towns such as Craven Arms, Clun, Bishops Castle and Ludlow. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and a selection of board games.
    Dining room: With beams and slate floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Separate toilet.
    Bathroom:
    With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.

    Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Hot tub for 5 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Craig Y Rhos

    Aberhosan, near Machynlleth

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 28476

    Situated in a quiet hamlet in a wooded valley and close to the Glyndower Way and town of Machynlleth, this detached holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring mid and north Wales. Nearby attractions include King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Railway Museum, Talyllyn Railway, Centre for Alternative Technology, Llyn Barfog (’bearded lake’), Cymer Abbey and the RSPB nature reserve at Ynys-hir. The area is popular with cyclists, many of whom choose the Lon Dysynni cycle route, and beaches can be accessed at Aberdovey, Towyn, Ynys Las and Borth. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed garden with patio and sitting-out area. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Pool Cottage

    Heyope, near Knighton

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 30204

    Occupying an enviable position in the village of Heyope and overlooking the rolling countryside, these pleasant detached holiday cottages (refs 30201, 30202, 30203 and 30204) all stand within their own grounds on a small exclusive site, with sole use of their own hot tubs, undercover patio areas and enclosed gardens. The village itself is close to the popular town of Knighton, which occupies a unique position; part of the town is in Wales, and part in England – a truly unique character border town. Made famous by one of Owain Glyndwr’s most famous victories against English invaders, it now warmly welcomes tourists from all over Europe and beyond. Steeped in history with sloping, winding streets and 17th century half-timbered houses, this is a good place to stay for visiting Offa’s Dyke and the Glyndwr Way, or exploring the beautiful and fascinating Teme Valley. Throughout the year, there are some lively fairs celebrated, and all year round, you will find an array of antique and gift shops, tea rooms and old inns with character, good food and friendly locals. Local attractions include Offas Dyke Heritage Centre, Powys Observatory with Planetarium show, golf, clay pigeon shooting, game and coarse fishing. Due to its special location, the tourist attractions of Shropshire and mid Wales are all within easy driving distances, as are the likes of Clun with its castle, Ludlow, Church Stretton and Longmynd. Ironbridge Gorge, Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth would make great day trips, and over the border into Wales, you have Welshpool with its steam engine, canal and Powys Castle. Shop 5 miles, pub 1½ miles and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 2 single. Separate toilet.

    Sky TV (variety package). Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. Shared games room with pool table and table tennis. Natural water supply from bore hole. No smoking.

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  • Woodside - Woodside Cottage

    Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 13563

    These delightful adjoining cottages lie in the picturesque Ithon Valley. Conveniently situated on the A483, allowing access into the heart of this unspoilt region. Originally built in the 19th century, their tasteful refurbishment retains much original character and feel of this tranquil setting whilst providing all modern amenities. Woodside Cottage has a large patio area, whilst The Old Smithy has a conservatory overlooking the river. The shared gardens extend 200 yards along the riverbank where guests enjoy private fishing rights. Otters, a kingfisher and other wildlife often visit the garden. The river is fenced but at certain times can be fast flowing - care should be taken with small children. The two cottages have interconnecting sound-proofed doors, which once removed, form one large cottage for 10 people. The Old Smithy has a very large kitchen and dining room with a farmhouse table that will seat 10. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 twin leading to 1 double, 1 single with additional futon. There is open access to the stairs from the twin bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared gardens. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Glanlleiriog

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 4277

    Located on a dairy/sheep farm this comfortable, detached holiday bungalow set amidst rolling countryside, is ideally situated for walkers and lovers of nature with varied wildlife in abundance in the area. Watersports are available at nearby lakes of Vyrnwy and Bala, and the Snowdonia National Park is just a short drive away. Just 2½ miles away is the pretty village of Llanrhaeadr with its spectacular waterfall (one of the seven wonders of Wales), selection of shops and welcoming country pubs.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). First £20 NSH and electric heaters included, remainder by meter reading. Gas, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden. Ample parking. One pet welcome (working farm). NB: River in grounds.

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  • Caely Barn

    near Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UK6054
    This tastefully renovated, detached barn conversion offers an ideal base from which to explore the many delights of Mid Wales and beyond. The barn is flooded with light in the downstairs open plan living area and also offers easy walking access, with both a double bedroom and a wet room also on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are an additional two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Caely Barn is situated within the owner’s smallholding, where there are geese, chickens and sometimes lambs. Guests are welcome to make use of the shared field, which has picnic benches so families are able to enjoy a barbecue and outdoor games.
    A comfortable 20 minutes’ drive will bring you to the magnificent Elan Valley area, stretching over 70 square miles. It never fails to delight and inspire visitors with historic landscapes and thriving wildlife. The dams and reservoirs are the working legacy of remarkable Victorian engineering, and the visitor centre and café are definitely worth a visit. You can stroll, picnic, hike, cycle or mountain bike, or perhaps enjoy a spot of birdwatching or fishing. Visit Rhayader, on the River Wye and gateway to the Elan Valley, with its Red Kite Feeding Station and Royal Crystal workshops.
    The historic town of Llandrindod Wells, the centre of many events throughout the year, can be reached within 10 minutes. With its stately Rock Park and lake, as well as golf course, numerous restaurants and pubs, and local arts and crafts shops, it’s definitely worth a visit. The Rock Park spa treatment rooms were originally used in the Victorian era. Close by is the fascinating house of Abbey Cwm Hir and churchyard, and within easy reach are Builth Wells, the Royal Welsh showground with year-round events and the historical spa town of Brecon, home of the annual August Jazz Festival, cathedral, castle and museums. The coastline of West Wales easily accessible for a day out on the beach, within an hour you could be enjoying an ice cream strolling along the promenade at Abersytwyth or enjoying a ride on the world’s longest working electric cliff railway. Make Caely Barn your home from home as you explore this wonderful region and escape the stresses of everyday life in beautiful Mid Wales. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space: With slate floor.
    Living area: With 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
    Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

    Sitting-out area with garden furniture and gas BBQ. Shared 1-acre natural grounds. Parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only. There are netted ponds in the grounds.

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  • Oak House

    Machynlleth, Powys

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC624012
    This delightful 3 bedroom terraced house, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac yet conveniently located on the outskirts of the market town Machynlleth, has recently been lovingly renovated to a high standard. Oak House provides comfortable and flexible holiday accommodation, benefiting from good sized rooms throughout, a wood-burning stove, tasteful soft furnishings, fully equipped kitchen and enclosed gardens, making this charming cottage the perfect place for rest and relaxation all year round. It is an ideal touring base for a family or couples looking to tour the historic sites, explore the beautiful countryside and scenic hillside walks, and nearby are lovely seaside villages including delightful Aberdovey, the beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne. Oak House is beautifully presented and boasts a fresh and contemporary ambience. The Ground floor offers a Dining Room with Living Flame Fire and original stripped wooden floor; Lounge with it’s Wood-Burning Stove, sumptuous sofas and original wooden floor, newly fitted Kitchen incorporating Oven, Hob, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer Dishwasher and Washing Machine, with stone tiled floor and WC/Cloakroom. On the First Floor there are 3 bedrooms; the Master having a double and single bed, a further double bedroom and one Single Bedroom. The Bathroom has a Bath with Shower over, WC and Wash Basin. After a long day of sightseeing, the enclosed garden offers the ideal spot to enjoy a barbecue where adults can relax, while little ones play.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: with Freeview TV, DVD and Radio/CD, Multi-Fuel Wood Burning Stove and original wooden flooring and scatter rug. Board games and books; a cosy and well presented room
    Dining: with Dining Table and Chairs seating 6, Living Flame Gas Fire and hearth with original wooden flooring and a library of books
    Kitchen: with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. Rear door leading out to the garden
    Cloakroom: with WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed and single 3ft bed
    Bedroom 2: with double bed and pedestal wash basin with hot and cold water
    Bedroom 3: with single bed
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin and shaver point

    All fuel and power included. First basket of logs included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Travel cot and highchair available.

    Rear, enclosed garden with two lawned areas and patio with outdoor furniture, BBQ. Parking for one car.

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  • Ash Lodge at Lon Lodges

    Near Rhayader

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: HW7442

    Stylish, well-equipped, warm and comfortable with a green air-conditioning unit, this lodge, one of a pair, has its own private hot tub and enclosed garden. Situated on a family farm, 4 miles from the market town of Rhayader, Ash Lodge is in the beautiful countryside and runner up in the Wales Tourism Awards 2010 and finalist in the Wales Tourism Awards 2013. There are farm walks and nature trails from the door. Easy road access with the spectacular Elan Valley, 5 miles, for walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching and pony trekking. Red kite feeding station, Welsh Crystal Factory, cycle hire, indoor pool and play barn all within 4 miles. Visit museums and art galleries or the coastal nature reserve of Ynyslas Sands and the dolphins of Cardigan Bay. Decorations and tree are provided for Christmas bookings. Shops 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with patio doors, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Z bed available (for alternative sleeping only). Wooden floors throughout.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Sky Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Electric car charging station. Enclosed garden with decked area and furniture. Parking. Private hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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