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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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  • 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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  • The Lodge

    Presteigne

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43693


    This well-positioned holiday lodge, close to the owner’s home, is situated in a quiet area of Presteigne, yet within walking distance to the local shops and pubs. With great views over open countryside, this pleasant, detached property is located on a smallholding with horses and sheep in the surrounding fields. It boasts its own private garden and decked area, where you will spot a variety of birds and local wildlife. Presteigne is a fascinating little medieval market town in mid-Wales, but literally right on the English border, with history and buildings dating back to the 14th century. The Judge’s Lodgings and Offa’s Dyke footpath are local to Presteigne. Close to the borderlands of Shropshire and Herefordshire, you will be spoilt for choice on days out. Visit Croft, Kinnersley and Stokesay castles, Acton Scott Working Farm, Ludlow Racecourse and Hereford’s cathedral and cider museum. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin with en-suite toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed lawned garden with decked sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead. Kennel on request. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds, 15 yards.

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  • Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Oak View Cottage

    Heyope, nr. Knighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30202

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Shared washing machine in reception room.

    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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  • 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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  • Ithon Barns - Sophie’s Barn

    Cwmbrith Isaf, nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 15332

    Set in a tranquil valley

    Fishing on the River Ithon

    This stone built granary and barn date from about 1675, sympathetically converted into two attractive, semi-detached cottages, with many interesting features, including spiral staircases, original timbers and gallery bedrooms with extensive views of the valley. Situated adjacent to the owner’s home, reached by a short track, but separate from farming activity. Set in a tranquil area of valley and hills, with over 800 acres of farmland and 2 miles of Single and Double Bank fishing on the River Ithon, for guests exclusive enjoyment. Excellent walking country, yet only 3 miles from Llandrindod Wells with shops, pubs and restaurants.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. 2 staircases (one spiral) to first floor: 2 gallery bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating included (£20per week November-March, £10 per short break). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Gravel and grassed area with picnic bench. Parking.

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  • Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: JDU

    Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage (ref JDV), have been carefully converted, combining their interesting features with comfort, and making good use of pretty cottage-style prints, soft furnishings and some antiques, in keeping with their period character. Each has its own entrance with sloping gardens, and both these charming holiday properties are tucked away from it all, offering peace, tranquillity and lovely south-facing views across the valley. This is magnificent walking and bird-watching country (many different species spotted in the garden). The nearby Clywedog Lake provides good fishing and sailing, whilst excellent mountain biking facilities can be found a little further afield at Machynlleth.
    Five miles away is the pretty market town of Llanidloes with golf, tennis, bowls, swimming, leisure centre and the Red Kite Centre, which boasts live transmission from nests in the Hafren Forest. The town’s fine architecture includes the town hall, the market hall, built on timber stilts, and two imposing 19th-century chapels. There is a good selection of pubs and restaurants nearby.
    The coast at Cardigan Bay is only 45 minutes by car, a spectacular journey through glorious scenery across the Plynlimon mountains to the university town and lively seaside resort of Aberystwyth with its cliff railways and various cultural and entertainment diversions, or further north along the Dovey estuary to Aberdovey. Here, the coast with its sandy beach offers opportunities for canoeing, windsurfing and swimming, and beautiful walks can be enjoyed amid the nearby Plas Penhelig Gardens. There are miles of sand and shingle beaches to enjoy, backed by dunes along the coast to Tywyn. The slipway at Aberdovey makes it a popular sailing centre, also good for surfing, water-skiing and fishing trips. Golf and horse riding are within 5 miles. Shops 1¼ miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Built at a slight angle to The Cottage.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open living space.
    Living area: With wood burner, TV, and DVD player.
    Steps down to...
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, slow cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and stable door leading to garden.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and French doors leading to patio.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Logs for wood burner available locally.

    Calor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. Drying service available. Level sitting-out areas with garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There are slopes in the grounds.

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  • Bronhaul

    Dolfach, nr. Llanbrynmair

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43143

    A delightful, terraced holiday property in the small village of Dolfach just a 1.25 miles outside of Llanbrynmair. The area is popular with walkers and cyclists and is within easy driving distance of Machynlleth and the Centre for Alternative Technology, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, and a large part of the west Welsh coastline, complete with sandy beaches. Machinations is a family attraction in Llanbrynmair, and the market town of Newtown is a short distance away. Shop, pub and café 1.25 miles.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-Fi. Small garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Cefn Colwyn Barn

    Trefeglwys, nr. Caersws

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 28198

    Situated amidst tranquil countryside, this holiday property, adjoining the owner’s home, is within easy reach of Clywedog Reservoir and Powis Castle. It is an ideal spot for birdwatching, cycling and walking and the west coastline is only an hour’s drive. Attractions include Elan Valley, Lake Vyrnwy, Source of the Severn, Hafren Forest, Plymlimon Hills and Devils Bridge. Activities in the area include clay pigeon shooting, golf, quad biking, laser shooting and pony trekking. This is also a great base for the Royal Welsh Show and the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Dining room with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin (zip and link) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi included. Enclosed garden with patio. Shared 4-acre grounds. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Brook in grounds, 40 yards.

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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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  • Llethrau Barn

    Felindre, nr. Knighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: OF2


    Two 18th-century converted stone barns set in a private valley, 1200ft up in the Cambrian Mountains, and situated on a smallholding with 24 acres of forest, ancient trees, little streams, natural gardens and adjoining 2000 acres of heather-clad moorland. The properties are situated in the grounds of the old farmhouse, in which the owners live. A haven for nature lovers, walkers, those seeking tranquillity and couples looking for a romantic hideaway. This is a private and peaceful setting, far away from the noise of traffic and the stress of city life. Surrounded by the border towns of Knighton, Presteigne, Ludlow, Leominster and Hay-on-Wye, this is a wonderful base to explore this diverse and flourishing region. There is also a great folk and country music scene locally. The coast can be reached within 1 hour 20 minutes.
    Llethrau Barn (0F2) is a stunning ’chalet barn’, which boasts atmospheric interiors, a beautiful greenhouse/garden breakfast room and a writers desk. Llethrau Long Barn (OF6) is a beautiful converted barn which has a large oak dining table, antique chairs and a writers desk with inspirational views. Both properties include a variety of books and board games, and have shared use of an undercover area for storing bicycles. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Three steps to entrance. Beamed living/dining room with Persian rugs, wood-burning stove and patio doors opening onto a private patio. Kitchen with electric Aga (for cooking) and breakfast area. Utility. Sun room. Twin bedroom with 2ft 6in single and 2ft 6in pull out (can be double on request). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request), washbasin, sloping ceiling. Galleried landing.

    • Electric heaters included
    • Satellite TV
    • Electric Aga included
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed patio garden
    • Barbecue
    • NB: 3 steps, uneven surfaces on patio.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD and small library
    • CD and small library
    • Book library
    • Board games
    • Payphone
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer
    • Wi-Fi on site in internet cafe (computer provided)
    • Shared 24-acre grounds with terraced areas and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Uneven, sloping grounds with streams and steep areas. Access via single track lane.

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