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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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  • Cefn Colwyn Barn

    Trefeglwys, near 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 can be double on request) 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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  • Pencerrig Isaf

    Pontsticill

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 24802

    Situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, a great location for those seeking outdoor activities within scenic tranquil surroundings. Nestling within the village of Pontsticill and adjacent to the owner’s home, the holiday accommodation is comfortably furnished and enjoys beautiful views across the valley. Brecon Steam Mountain Railway, two 18 hole golf courses, walking or cycling along the popular Taff Trail are all available locally. 3 miles away is BikePark Wales, which is a full scale mountain bike park. Fabulous bird watching from the garden, with red kites flying above. Dolygaer outdoor pursuit centre is close by offering an array of activities such as canoeing and white water rafting. Shop 1 mile, pub 200 yards.

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

    Electric underfloor central heating and electricity by £1 meter, (first £5 included April-September, first £10 included October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Dishwasher. Courtyard. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • 2 Mill Street

    Crickhowell, Powys

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC621036
    This charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage, being just a two minute walk from the High Street of the quaint market town of Crickhowell, has been superbly and extensively renovated and offers deceptively spacious accommodation. ‘2 Mill Street’ is tucked away in a small cul-de-sac and offers two double en-suite bedrooms; sleeping a total of four and is ideal for exploring the town or walking in the Brecon Beacons. Whilst being stylishly furnished yet retaining its character and quirky charm ‘2 Mill Street’ offers accommodation over three floor and has a new kitchen, lounge/dining area, two double bedrooms, each affording a new bathroom/en-suite, a utility room and gas central heating. With mountain views to the front and rear and a south facing lawned front garden, it’s an excellent base for walking and cycling in the Brecon Beacons National Park as well as exploring the town. The open plan living area with polished wooden floor includes a fully equipped fitted kitchen with breakfast bar including oven, hob, microwave and integrated fridge. The rest of this sunny, south-facing room has two leather sofas, a dining table and chairs for four, a large screen television (with freesat channels), DVD player, electric fire and ipod dock. This room overlooks the lawned front garden with access via the front door and stone steps. On the top floor is the main bedroom with king-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC. This bedroom has a south-facing aspect and views to the Llangattock Escarpment. There are also spectacular rear views to the Black Mountains from the landing window. The lower ground floor contains the second bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and en-suite shower room including sink and WC. On this floor there is a utility room with additional fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and storage cupboards. 2 Mill Street is an ideal holiday cottage to both relax in and discover the treasures of this beautiful part of Wales.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge / Dining: With Freesat TV, DVD and Radio/CD with iPod Doc station, two leather sofas; a cosy and well presented room
    Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, built in fridge. Dining table and 4 chairs and door leading to the front lawned garden
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    En-suite Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point with light over
    Utility Room: with additional Fridge/Freezer, Washer/Dryer, sink unit and cupboards.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king-size bed
    En-suite Shower room: With corner shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point with light over

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels supplied.

    Stone steps lead down to front, enclosed garden. Parking for one car, additional by arrangement. Cycle store. Wifi available.

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  • Coity Bach Farm Cottages - Tŷ Fferm Hen

    Talybont-on-Usk, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 25130

    Beautiful views

    Within the Brecon Beacons National Park, these semi-detached holiday cottages within the owner’s grounds, just a mile to Talybont village with pubs, café and the Monmouthshire to Brecon Canal. There are bridle paths, footpaths and the Taff Trail within 1/4 mile, a registered cycle trail within 100 yards, and fishing and riding nearby. A breakfast hamper containing produce off the farm can be ordered before arrival for £5 per person per day. Brecon is approx 4½ miles. Hereford, Monmouth and Abergavenny are all nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants 4½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors and slate floor. Beams throughout. Stone spiral staircase to first floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux, 1 single with additional pull-out single on landing area separated from bedroom with curtain. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room providing hot water (initial fuel included). Freeview TV. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: First £5 electricity included, remainder by £1/£2 token meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared fields and woodlands. Barbecue. Cycle store. Cycle and boot washing facilities. Private water supply. Two pets welcome (working farm/sheep country). NB: Sloping banks and farm machinery in grounds. Brook 50 yards. Each property has a security deposit of £50.

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  • Bryngwanoff Cottages - Dan y Deri

    Howey, near 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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  • Woodside - The Old Smithy

    Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 14268

    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 room with beam. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared gardens. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Piano.

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  • Chalet 51, Caer Beris Holiday Park

    Builth Wells, Powys

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC622008
    Set within the most peaceful and well tended grounds of Caer Beris Holiday Park, close to the bank of the River Ithon, you will find ’Chalet 51’. This spacious timber lodge offers well equipped and comfortable accommodation for four people. The setting is beautifully rural yet very close to the town as Builth Wells is only a mile away - a few minutes in the car, or a pleasant 20 minute walk when the weather obliges. The lounge offers a large and comfortable sofa and armchair and there’s a flatscreen TV with satellite Freeview, along with a cosy flame effect fire for the chillier nights. Large picture windows which adorn its well designed living area, not only flood the space with light but invite effortless appreciation of the beauty of the natural surroundings. The French doors open onto a large veranda across the front of the property providing an ideal spot for dining in the sunshine. The dining area has circular table and four chairs, and next to this is the kitchen, which has full size fridge and gas cooker, and a full complement of what you would expect in a kitchen. There’s a double bedroom and a twin, a bathroom with full size bath and separate WC. Outside the lodge has its own private parking space and room for a further vehicle. Pets are welcome at the site- there’s a large riverside area for dog walking and miles of footpaths nearby. There’s one ’rod’ on the river included with the rental in the fishing season. (A rod license would be required). This lodge offers a holiday with peace and relaxation - you’d be forgiven for never wanting to leave such tranquility behind.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level
    Living Room: With TV, DVD and radio/CD and picture windows.
    Dining Room: With dining furniture and French doors leading out onto the Veranda.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker and hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With two 2ft 6" single beds.
    Separate cloakroom: With toilet.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath. Wall mounted fan heater.

    Electric fire and heaters, fuel, electricity, bed linen and towels included.

    Large veranda with patio table and chairs. Spacious open grounds, laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees. Designated dog-walking area. Parking for two cars.

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  • Black Hall Barn

    Kerry, near Newtown

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK6181
    A comfortable semi-detached barn set in the owner’s grounds of a Grade 2 listed house with historic gardens, in a quiet area of Mid Wales close to the market towns of Newtown, Welshpool and Montgomery. Welshpool is home to Powys Castle and the Llanfair Steam Railway and Newtown is mid Wales’ largest town, and sits on the banks of the River Severn. Montgomery is a small town which has its own castle, a small selection of great cafes and a Michelin star restaurant. Guests will soon realise that the location is great not only for mid Wales but also for the west Wales coastline, Shropshire and much of North Wales. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With electric wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to patio.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and Freesat TV.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

    Patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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  • Y Dderwen at Brynglas Farm

    Llanfair Caereinion

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28629

    This semi-detached barn conversion, situated within a working farm and adjacent to the owner’s home, has excellent views from the rear down towards the Banwy Valley. This is a central holiday location with plenty of tourist attractions, including Powys Castle, Powys Land Museum, the Montgomeryshire Canal, Llanfair steam railway and Lake Vyrnwy. Head west towards the Cambrian coast, or visit King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Machinations Visitor Centre, for alternative technology, and Borth Animalarium. Golf, horse riding and mountain biking are all available locally, or for fun seekers, white water rafting near Bala lake and quad trekking near Welshpool. Free fishing available in lake. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 step to 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large shared garden. Patio with sitting-out area. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

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  • Molly’s Cottage

    Knighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: RJL

    Situated in the heart of the small and picturesque medieval border town of Knighton, this pretty half-timbered cottage, built in 1678 retains many original features and has oak beams throughout. The holiday cottage is one of a row, backing onto The Narrows, and there is a sunny sitting out area, adjacent to the private paved parking place at the front. It is within easy walking distance of several pubs, restaurants, a golf course, the Offa’s Dyke Visitor Centre and Footpath. Historic Ludlow, Hay with its antiquarian bookshops, and Presteigne, all of which host cultural festivals during the summer months, are just a short drive away. Shops 50 yards.

    Five steps to entrance. Living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Fully fitted kitchen with dining area. Steep stairs to first floor: Spacious double bedroom with oak beamed ceiling and walls. Twin bedroom with view across wooded Shropshire hills. Bathroom with walk-in shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV/video/DVD/radio
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (in cellar)
    • Telephone - incoming calls only
    • Shared sitting-out/garden area adjacent to parking area
    • Parking (1 car); public car park 100 yards
    • Secure cycle storage (cellar, external access)
    • No smoking
    • Unsuitable for people with mobility problems

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  • Bryngwanoff Cottages - Delfryn

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30005

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

    Economy 7 NSH included. 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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