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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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  • The Old Drapers

    Rhayader

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC624026
    Built in 1902, this traditional Victorian style building originally accommodated officials tasked with engineering the six magnificent Elan Valley Dams nestled in the nearby hills. The glorious reservoirs brought further prosperity to Rhayader and with it, Humphrey’s Drapers occupied the prime ground floor shop. The Old Drapers has been meticulously converted to capture the spirit of a bustling mid Wales market town. Standing in the heart of Rhayader, the accessible ground floor apartment offers convenience and comfort as standard as well as wheelchair accessible doorways, level access to the pavement, the flexibility of zip and link bed options and a disability adapted wet room.

    The Old Drapers gives you the perfect base to explore Rhayader and the Elan Valley. The rolling Cambrian Mountains on the doorstep are yours to enjoy in all seasons. Exploring Rhayader is simple, all amenities are within walking distance as are lots of independent shops, a leisure centre, museum and a choice of traditional places to eat and drink. Equally as simple is your access to the spectacular mid Wales countryside. Just two minutes from The Old Drapers is the Elan Valley Trail, an old railway which has been adapted for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Two pristine riverside parks either side of the apartment are also accessible. Whether you’re here for walking, cycling, mountain biking, pony trekking, astronomy, bird watching, fishing or looking to take the pace of life down a notch, let The Old Drapers be your base to make Mid Wales memories.

    The Old Drapers can be booked together with The Bakehouse (CC624027) and The Cwtch (CC624028) to accommodate up to 17 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: With laminate flooring.
    Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and sofa bed (for two).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Wet room: Disabled access with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Parking (1 car). Cycle store on request. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Mellte View

    Pontneddfechan, nr. Neath

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W43380


    This semi-detached, holiday property is situated within the southern boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park, offering an ideal base to explore the delights of the surrounding areas. The national park itself offers stunning scenery, and outdoor activities are plentiful. There are masses of paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, horse riders and wildlife enthusiasts. There is a brilliant range of organised activities on offer too, from gentle recreational pursuits such as photography to full-on adrenaline sports such as rafting and abseiling. Further afield is the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you will find wonderful sandy beaches, coves and cliff-top walks. Swansea and the captial city of Wales, Cardiff, are a must with bustling shopping, castles, museums, nightlife, theatres and stadiums. There is a golf club available to guests and 3 pubs within the village.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with French doors. Dining room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room. Gas central heating and gas included (£30per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Glas Y Dorlan

    Felindre

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: OR8


    Furnished and equipped to a very good standard, this detached eco holiday home has a calm, relaxing ambience, with a unique circular living room overlooking a trickling stream and equipped with a wood-burning stove, as well as robes and slippers for those cosy nights after exploring this picturesque area. This property is located in a walker’s haven with the magical scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountains and Offa’s Dyke. Outdoor pursuits are aplenty locally such as watersports, bouldering, canoeing, gliding, and abseiling. Fishing, horse riding and golfing can also be found in the area. It is also near to Hay on Wye, renowned for its literary festivals and known as the book capital of the world, which also has many independent shops, galleries, restaurants and bistros. Shop 3 miles, pub serving food 100 yards, restaurant 5 miles.

    Beamed, circular living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with French doors and slate floor/beamed kitchen with breakfast bar and marble floor. Utility. Separate toilet. Open-tread, winding stairs to first floor: Beamed double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom. Single bedroom with additional pull-out single bed (for +1). Bathroom with free-standing oval bath, large separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full solid fuel central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (BT Sport and Sky HD package)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with patio, decked terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • NB: Unfenced stream, 2 metre drop and 4 steps in garden.

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  • The Bakehouse

    Rhayader

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC624027
    Built in 1902, this traditional Victorian style building originally accommodated officials tasked with engineering the six magnificent Elan Valley Dams nestled in the nearby hills. The glorious reservoirs brought further prosperity to Rhayader and with it, first a butchers and then The Bakehouse, occupying the first floor. Using a rope and pulley to lift the flour, the old hatch can still be seen on the property. The Bakehouse has been meticulously converted to capture the spirit of a bustling mid Wales market town. Standing in the heart of Rhayader, this generous first floor apartment offers convenience and comfort as standard as well as flexible accommodation with its zip and link bed options.

    The Bakehouse gives you the perfect base to explore Rhayader and the Elan Valley. The rolling Cambrian Mountains on the doorstep are yours to enjoy in all seasons. Exploring Rhayader is simple, all amenities are within walking distance as are lots of independent shops, a leisure centre, museum and a choice of traditional places to eat and drink. Equally as simple is your access to the spectacular mid Wales countryside. Just two minutes from The Bakehouse is the Elan Valley Trail, an old railway which has been adapted for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Two pristine riverside parks either side of the apartment are also accessible. Whether you’re here for walking, cycling, mountain biking, pony trekking, astronomy, bird watching, fishing or looking to take the pace of life down a notch, let The Bakehouse be your base to make Mid Wales memories.

    The Bakehouse can be booked together with The Old Drapers (CC624026) and The Cwtch (CC624028) to accommodate up to 17 guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: With laminate flooring.
    Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and sofa bed (for two).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Parking (1 car). Cycle store on request. No smoking.

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  • Tir Onen

    near Penderyn

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: UK6055
    This cottage, which is located on a working farm, is nestled within the rolling hills of The Brecon Beacons National Park with splendid panoramic views of the magnificent scenery that surrounds this area. It’s a walker’s paradise with walks up on to the hills directly from the doorstep. Enjoy some amazing stargazing, the National Park is only the fifth destination in the world to be granted international dark sky reserve status. Outdoor activities are in abundance; rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, caving, gorge walking and mountain biking are all available close by. Nearby ’Waterfall Country’ is a delight with beautiful waterfalls, wildlife and two Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. The award winning Penderyn Distillery is close by and is a popular Welsh tourist attraction. The towns of Brecon, Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare are all within an easy drive. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor: Step to entrance.
    Living/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, 22" Sky TV, DVD player, slate floor and French doors.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Steep, spiral, stone stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

    Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.

    Sitting-out area with garden furniture. 1 acre of natural grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is situated on a working farm, has a natural water supply from a spring and a fenced river 20 yards away.

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  • Madog’s Wells - Blackbird Cottage

    Llanfair Caereinion, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 31032

    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 room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Wet room with walk-in shower/bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating included. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. 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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  • Hirros Hall Longhouse

    Llanerfyl, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 28876


    This stunning Welsh longhouse, linked to Hirros Hall, has a delightful crux frame dating in parts to around the 16th century. It nestles high on the hills overlooking the Banwy Valley, an area with outstanding scenery which is excellent for walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers, being only 15 minutes from th Dyfant Forest. The Welshpool Golf Club is close by as well as Powys Castle. The owners have two paddocks, stabling and plenty of parking for horseboxes for guests bringing their own horses. Other attractions include the steam railway at Llanfair Creanion and the Cambrian coast. Fishing lakes are 10 minutes’ walk and the area is an artists’ paradise. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/Kitchen. 3 steps to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Galleried area with double (5ft) bed. 1 double bedorom with limited headroom. Shower room with toilet. Low doorways in property.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher in owner’s utility room. Wi-fi. Large garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Games area with badminton and table tennis. Natural water supply form spring. No smoking. NB: Ponds in grounds.

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  • Ty Gwilym

    Llangors, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: OL6


    Ty Gwilym Barn nestles in a peaceful courtyard in Llangorse village. Set within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the barn oozes character including exposed beams, stonework and many original features. The owners, who live close by, have furnished and presented this spacious holiday home beautifully and it also enjoys views of open meadows and of Myndd Troed. Ty Gwilym is very conveniently situated, tucked away from the main village but with two pubs within a very short walking distance. Its doorstep amenities, as well as peace and quiet make it the perfect holiday base with lots of activities and attractions nearby.
    Llangorse lies in the crook of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. With its stunning lake and breathtaking scenery, it’s a perfect setting for both the very active and those who prefer a more gentle and relaxing holiday. In high season, the lake offers fishing, rowing boats, canoe and kayak hire, while the Llangorse Activity Centre offers climbing, sky trekking and horse riding. A walker’s haven; public footpaths lead directly from Ty Gwilym and within easy driving distance, there are more challenging walks such as Offa’s Dyke, Pen y Fan, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Hay Bluff.
    Ty Gwilym Barn is a peaceful retreat central to a wide variety of cultural and outdoor pursuits that the area is famous for. The major festivals at Hay-on-Wye, Brecon and Abergavenny are all within easy reach. Shop 3 miles, pub 200 yards.

    Spacious, open-plan living/dining room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire and farmhouse-style kitchen area with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, shared courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Woodside Lodge

    Nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7520

    Just 5 miles from the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader’s spectacular red kite feeding station, these three warm and comfortable lodges – each of which boast its own blissful hot tub offering wonderful views – all enjoy a peaceful working farm setting. A nearby river offers informal angling and, for more serious fishing, the beautiful Elan Valley with its stunning reservoirs is the area’s main attraction. Close to Glyndwr’s Way, the Cistercian Way and Offa’s Dyke, this is wonderful walking, mountain biking and bird watching country, and an indoor play barn and adventure park, small breeds farm, indoor activity centre, cycle hire and pony trekking are among nearby delights. Rhayader is also home to the Welsh Royal Crystal factory, whilst Hereford’s Cathedral with its famous chained library and Mappa Mundi draws visitors from all over the world as does the nearby ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye. Dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay and the golden sands of Aberdovey are easily within a day trip. There is a good selection of eating places in the area. Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Washing machine.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with decked terrace and furniture. Children’s play area. Parking. Hot tub. Fishing foc. No smoking. NB: Fenced river in grounds.

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  • Bryn-Coed

    Nant-Glas, Elan Valley

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W4328

    Four poster bed

    Nestling amongst the rolling hills of Gwastedyn and Rhiw Gwraidd, this splendid holiday bungalow is well equipped with a four poster bed in the pretty main bedroom and multi-fuel fire in the large living room. All the rooms enjoy wonderful country views and it is 1.5 miles from the glorious River Wye for fishing, canoeing, the Wye Valley Walk and the Welsh cycle route, making this a pleasant holiday location for activities or relaxing. It is centrally situated to Llandrindod Wells, a famous spa town just 6 miles and Rhayader 6 miles, the Gateway to the ’Elan Valley Lakes’. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Games room. 3 bedrooms; 1 double (four poster), 2 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden, patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. Games room.

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  • Blossom Cottage

    Pen-y-Cae, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43395


    Nestling on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this cosy and characterful, 200-year-old, detached holiday cottage offers a great base to enjoy this fabulous area. Retaining many original features such as flagstone flooring, fireplaces with two woodburners and its original stone staircase, as well as contemporary gadgets such as wi-fi and even a hot tub, you have everything you need right here! Within the grounds of the owner’s home and an award-winning inn offering excellent dining, it also has a menagerie of exotic animals including meerkats, wallabies, pygmy goats and ornamental waterfowl for guests to enjoy. Relax in the garden or take some wonderful walks with access from the doorstep onto the National Park. There is so much to do and see and outdoor activities are in abundance, such as horse riding, mountain biking, golfing, paintballing and climbing. Local attractions include Dan Yr Ogof Caves, Afan Forest Park, Henryhd Waterfalls, Craig Y Nos Castle, Call of the Wild outdoor pursuits and Penderyn Distillery. Beach 25 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant on-site.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and stone floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Steep, spiral, stone stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath and toilet.

    Two woodburners in living/dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 32’’ satellite TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed 1-acre lawned garden with sitting-out area. Summerhouse. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Brook View

    Nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7477

    Just 5 miles from the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader’s spectacular red kite feeding station, these three warm and comfortable lodges – each of which boast its own blissful hot tub offering wonderful views – all enjoy a peaceful working farm setting. A nearby river offers informal angling and, for more serious fishing, the beautiful Elan Valley with its stunning reservoirs is the area’s main attraction. Close to Glyndwr’s Way, the Cistercian Way and Offa’s Dyke, this is wonderful walking, mountain biking and bird watching country, and an indoor play barn and adventure park, small breeds farm, indoor activity centre, cycle hire and pony trekking are among nearby delights. Rhayader is also home to the Welsh Royal Crystal factory, whilst Hereford’s Cathedral with its famous chained library and Mappa Mundi draws visitors from all over the world as does the nearby ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye. Dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay and the golden sands of Aberdovey are easily within a day trip. There is a good selection of eating places in the area. Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only)/dining area/kitchen with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with decked terrace and furniture. Children’s play area. Parking. Hot tub. Fishing foc. No smoking. NB: Fenced river in grounds.

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