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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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  • Llanerchydol Lodge

    Welshpool

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: HW7335

    This delightful, unspoilt detached Victorian gate lodge, with exposed beams, flagstone floor and antique furnishings, lies just a short stroll from the center of the charming market town of Welshpool, with its fine selection of shops, inns and restaurants. Situated opposite the towns train station for the Llanfair Heritage Steam Railway, running alongside the A458. Its location affords easy access to the beaches of Cardigan Bay and the mountains of Snowdonia National Park. Pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Conservatory/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over roll top bath and toilet. Steep ladder stairs to first floor: 1 single (cabin style) bedroom.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Solid fuel central heating (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Range. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Gravelled patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 19041

    A tastefully converted stable loft, adjoining another smaller loft, situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley in the heart of mid Wales on a well maintained working family farm. The holiday property has easy walking access, which may be suitable for those who are less mobile as there are no steps or stairs. Within easy reach of the areas main attractions, Lake Vyrnwy, Powys Castle, Welshpool and Llanfair light railway, Coed-y-Brenin forest and mountain bike centre. Good walks and cycle tracks. River fishing on the farm. Hotel with bar 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen, each with beams and wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with beams and sloping ceiling. Wet room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Garden area. Large decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Arch Cottage

    Llanidloes

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC624013
    Arch Cottage lies in a quiet side street in the centre of pretty Llanidloes, which was once the heart of the ancient medieval kingdom of Arwystli. It is the first town on the River Severn and is an ideal spot to take a short break or longer holiday. Easy to reach, Llanidloes is situated only a 2-hour drive from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff, with the national rail network running close by. Yet ’Llani’ as it is often referred to locally, is far away from hustle and bustle of modern life and the perfect place to relax amidst some of the most unspoilt and undiscovered scenery Wales has to offer, surrounded by soft mountain scenery which makes it very popular with wildlife enthusiasts and hikers. The Celtic Saint Idloes laid the foundations of a church on table land overlooking the Severn and today the layout of wide streets formed in the shape of a cross form the heart of the town. The Old Market Hall, the only half timbered hall of its kind in Wales and still in its original position, was constructed on the centre of the cross in the early 1600s. Llanidloes has an array of interesting independent shops, cafes and no less than nine pubs, so no shortage of places to eat and drink. There are over 30 separate walking routes and national trails around the town which are clearly marked and signposted. They link Llanidloes with the smaller surrounding villages of Llangurig, Llandinam and Trefeglwys and range from just a few miles to a good day’s walk. Many of the roads and tracks around the town are ideal for cyclists and the Lon Cambrian Sustrans routes pass through the town. In this beautiful Mid Wales region you will find castles, country houses & gardens, wildlife and nature reserves, small market towns, lakes, mountains and the beaches of the Ceredigion coastline are within easy reach. After days out enjoying the area, Arch Cottage is the perfect place to come back to with its cosy living room, wood burner, courtyard terrace, and all that the lovely town of Llanidloes has to offer right on your doorstep!

    Ground Floor: This property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 30" Freeview TV (Sky available, please bring your own card), DVD player and CD/radio.
    Dining room/kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over short bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi (payable to BT Openzone).

    Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture. Public car park foc, 20 yards.

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  • Ty Twt

    Pontsticill

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 25891

    One of three, this holiday cottage is perfectly located within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with its stunning scenery, wonderful walks and outdoor activities in abundance. Dolygaer Outdoor Pursuit Centre is close by with a great selection of activities including white water rafting and canoeing. A popular area for mountain biking or gentle cycling along the canals, fishing, canal boating, sailing and golfing with two 18-hole courses are available within the local area. Take a trip on the Brecon Mountain Steam Railway and enjoy the ambiance of the hills and valleys in this picturesque destination. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and flagstone floor. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Winding stairs (narrow at the top) to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    First £5 electric heaters and electricity included, remainder by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. NB: Drops and 1 step down to garden.

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  • Cosilea Cottage

    Welshpool, nr. Powys

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41797

    Central location

    A cosy terraced holiday cottage, ideal for couples, situated in the heart of Welshpool - a historic market town and home to the impressive Powys Castle and parkland. Guests can relax in the knowledge that once here you can park up and walk to local restaurants, pubs and shops, plus there are plenty of attractions which don’t require driving to, such as a trip on the steam train over to Llanfair Careinion, Powysland Museum, canal barge trips and a Powys Castle tour. Local to the area you will find golf, fishing, horseriding and plenty of beautiful walks through stunning countryside. Shops, pubs and restaurants 40 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Patio. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Stevannah

    Bishops Moat, nr. Bishops Castle

    Grade
    3
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: E5287

    From its rural setting, this lovely converted barn enjoys panoramic far reaching views over the delightful Shropshire countryside towards the Welsh Borders. Comfortably furnished it lies close to the owners working farm and offers an excellent base for exploring this area, with wonderful walking and fantastic bird watching opportunities with red kite being a regular feature. The charming market town of Bishops Castle, 2 miles, is home to two breweries, interesting shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst Ludlow and Shrewsbury are both easily accessible.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams and wooden floor throughout.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. CD. Microwave. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Natural water supply from spring. 3 pets allowed, under strict control. No smoking.

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  • Madog’s Wells - Wrens Nest

    Llanfair Caereinion, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31030

    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly, detached holiday properties (refs 31030, 31031 and 31032) are wonderfully situated for bird watching, walking or touring mid Wales. They are located in a great area for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales Borders. All three cottages are wheelchair friendly. There are bed-guards and bed-blocks available for some of the beds, a wheeled shower chair/commode with removable arms, a free-standing toilet frame and chair-blocks available for guests use, as well as a hoist (at cost). There is a children’s play area, a games room and a basketball ring in the grounds. Try our scaled solar system walk up a mountain to Pluto, or the woodland walk which skirts a pond, crosses bridges and makes its way around an acre of mixed woodland, with bluebells, primroses, wild roses, broom and gorse. Local places of interest include the National Trust Properties, Powys Castle and Gardens, Chirk Castle, Erddig and Attingham Park, as well as the Welshpool to Llanfair Steam railway, the Montgomeryshire Canal Lake, Vyrnwy and Lake Bala, Glasevern Hall and Gardens, Dingle Nurseries and Gregynog Hall. For those wishing to partake in activites, theres plenty of excellent walks, cycling, quad trekking, clay pigeon shooting, paintballing, go-karting and watersports available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ramp/level access. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Wet room with walk-in shower/bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters and Wi-Fi included. Gas cooker. Washing machine in external laundry room. Sitting-out area and furniture.

    All properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Ample parking. Shared external games room with pool table, table tennis and darts. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Bryngwanoff Cottages - Heddfan

    Howey, nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30006

    Each property boasts countryside views
    An ideal family holiday base
    Located in the Elan Valley

    Boasting attractive views, these four comfortable cottages (refs 30004, 30005, 30006 and 30007) offer an ideal base for family holidays. Set in a little row of four, they enjoy rural tranquillity, 5 miles from the lake, swimming pool and leisure centre of the Victorian spa town Llandrindod Wells, host to the many events of the Royal Welsh Showground. The Elan Valley’s stunning reservoirs for fishing and mountain biking are the area’s main attractions and with red kites soaring above, this is also superb bird watching and walking country – Glyndwr’s Way, Cistercian Way and Offa’s Dyke are all nearby as are an indoor activity centre, cycle hire and riding. Dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay makes an excellent day trip. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating included. DVD. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Parking (2 cars). Shared cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Kilsby Cottage

    Llanwrtyd Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 31238

    Kilsby Cottage is next to the owners country home and bed & breakfast, which was originally built as a school by the Rev JR Kilsby Jones in the 1850’s. This semi-detached holiday cottage sits on the edge of 21/2 acres of garden and private woodland, with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular views. Reduced rate wild trout fishing on upper Irfon beat is available (licence required). Evidence of the original 19th century planting and terracing is still apparent with a great diversity of mature trees and shrubs in the grounds and where the extensive views and the abundant local wildlife were a source of inspiration. Today the views remain just as grand and the wildlife is still prolific. Apart from the wonderful bird life, you might see slow-worms, common lizards, badgers, hedgehogs, polecats, wood mice and bank voles in the garden during your stay.

    Kilsby Cottage is a bird-watchers paradise with many varied resident species, as well as a number of notable summer visitors. Garden seating and strategically situated feeding stations and nesting boxes allow visitors to view many different bird species in comfort and within close proximity to the house and cottage. In addition to the garden birds, various raptor species such as red kites, buzzards and peregrine falcons are frequently seen soaring overhead.

    For walkers, lovers of outdoor pursuits or fishing, Kilsby Cottage is ideally situated for the Wye Valley, Cambrian Mountains or Brecon Beacons, or you can leave the car at the cottage and walk miles from the doorstep; explore the hills and photograph the birds or fish the River Irfon. The owners can give you comprehensive advice on chosen routes. Just over a mile from the cottage you will reach the town of Llanwrtyd Wells with several welcoming pubs and restaurants. Llanwrtyd is famous for hosting the World Bog Snorkelling Championship, the Man vs. Horse Race, the mid-Wales Beer Festival and a host of other events. The town also has its own tourist information centre, several shops and even a pub with its own micro-brewery, which has previously produced the Champion Beer of Wales.

    Cyclists will appreciate the many miles of on and off road routes and Route 8 of the National Cycle Network passes through here. Bikes can be hired locally in Llanwrtyd and Builth Wells. Horse riding and guided pony trekking, for both novices and experienced riders alike, are available from established stables in nearby Llanwrtyd Wells. For the enthusiastic golfer, there are 3 excellent 18-hole courses all within a 45-minute drive and set in breathtaking scenery.

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales is only 35 miles away, while the National Trust’s Abergwesyn Common is on the doorstep. Delightful Hay-on-Wye on the England/Wales border, famous for the annual Hay Festival and its book and antique shops is only 32 miles away. Swansea and Shrewsbury are at opposite ends of the Heart of Wales Railway Line which stops at Llanwrtyd station on the other side of town. Llandrindod Wells, an elegant Victorian Spa town is 20 miles away with its picturesque lake, and Builth Wells, a small market town where the Annual Royal Welsh Show is held can be found 13 miles away, and is where you can enjoy the excellent Wyeside Arts Centre for cinema and live performances. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1-acre of natural grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small, raised, unfenced pond and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Bryngwanoff Cottages - Dan y Deri

    Howey, nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30004

    Each property boasts countryside views
    An ideal family holiday base
    Located in the Elan Valley

    Boasting attractive views, these four comfortable cottages (refs 30004, 30005, 30006 and 30007) offer an ideal base for family holidays. Set in a little row of four, they enjoy rural tranquillity, 5 miles from the lake, swimming pool and leisure centre of the Victorian spa town Llandrindod Wells, host to the many events of the Royal Welsh Showground. The Elan Valley’s stunning reservoirs for fishing and mountain biking are the area’s main attractions and with red kites soaring above, this is also superb bird watching and walking country – Glyndwr’s Way, Cistercian Way and Offa’s Dyke are all nearby as are an indoor activity centre, cycle hire and riding. Dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay makes an excellent day trip. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 NSH included. DVD. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Parking (2 cars). Shared cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Dyfi Valley View

    near Llanwrin

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC624001
    Dyfi Valley View a comfortable cedar wood detached chalet, on a small site that houses only a handful of cabins its elevated position offers stunning panoramic views across the Dyfi Valley. Being within three miles of Cemmaes village, six miles from Machynlleth, and 17 miles from Dolgellau, this property’s central location means it lies within easy reach of the Cambrian coastline and popular seaside towns such as Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Tywyn, Barmouth and Harlech. Guests looking for a more reserved holiday could check out Powys Castle, Harlech Castle, Gregynog Hall the scenic narrow gauge and light steam railways of Talyllyn, Llanfair and Ffestiniog and Portmeirion Italiante village. There are numerous outdoor pursuits available in the surrounding areas that include Coed Y Brenin Mountain bike centre and go ape, sailing available at lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, golf at Machynlleth, walking, climbing at Cader Idris, and a day trip to Snowdon is an easy drive from here. Ynys Hir Nature Reserve is just 10 miles away along the Dyfi Estuary which is where the BBC programme ’Spring Watch’ is televised from, King Arthurs Labyrinth and Corris craft centre is always a hit with children, plus the centre for alternative technology is closeby. There are garden areas with seating to the front, side and rear of the property and a lockable garden shed for storage of bicycles etc. An ideal retreat for walkers and dog lovers alike for the unhurried lifestyle.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: TV, DVD and Satellite; comfortable seating, Bench dining table. The single patio door opens onto the front garden with seating area. A cosy and well presented room with panoramic views.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box
    Bedroom 1: With 4’6" double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single 3ft beds
    Shower Room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All power, bed linen and towels included.

    Front and rear enclosed garden with seating areas, patio and outdoor furniture with BBQ. Lockable shed for storage of bicycles. Parking for two cars.

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  • Pen Copi

    Trefeglwys, nr. Caersws

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 25912

    A Grade II listed 17th century timber and stone holiday cottage, retaining masses of its original characteristics, in a secluded location surrounded by farmland and scenery of the Severn Valley. Llanidloes, voted one of the most desirable places to live in Wales, 5 miles. Just 1 mile from Trefeglwys with pub and shop and 5 miles north of Llanidloes, it makes an ideal base for touring mid Wales. Standing detached, this attractive enclosed cottage with garden, picnic furniture and 2 acre paddock makes an ideal holiday home in a rural location. Ideal for golf. Horse riding nearby. Pub 1 mile, restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with cobbled floor. Dining room/kitchen. 1 step up to 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bidet and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Two pets welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, sheep country). No smoking.

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