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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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  • Gilfach Barn

    Knighton, Powys

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: RCHW53

    This superb holiday cottage featuring original beams is set in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a no-through road leading to a working farm, nestled into the hillside adjacent to the Offa’s Dyke Path, with a breathtaking view of the Lugg Valley. Knighton is a popular tourist town, where you will find a Heritage Centre and Powys Observatory. There are several castle ruins in the area, and the famous Powys Castle is just outside nearby Welshpool. Presteigne is 3 miles away and Ludlow, Hereford, Shrewsbury and Worcester are all within easy driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double (four poster) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: Drops in garden.

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  • Rhiw-Y-Gog Lodges

    St Harmon, Nr. Rhyader

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: HW7733

    This warm and very comfortable lodge sits with the owners home surrounded by working hill farms above the hamlet of St Harmon with its good pub and between Llanidloes with its arts centre, and regular markets, and Rhayader with its spectacular Red Kite feeding station, pottery, crystal factory and indoor pool. This unspoiled area is known as the Lakeland of Wales and has picturesque, almost alpine scenery. Close by is a stunning nature reserve which even has a hide for watching otters. A wonderful location for mountain biking, birdwatching and walking (Glyndwrs and Cistercian Way, Offas Dyke). There is fishing on the River Wye and on Elan Valley Nature Reserve’s magnificent waters. The Royal Welsh Showground, Victorian spa town of Llandridod Wells, and the book town of Hay-on-Wye are close by.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor and French doors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), both with wooden floor, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Wet room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). First £36per week and £5 per short break electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Four Freesat TVs. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Children’s play area. Parking. Cycle store. Privte hot tub.

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  • Ithon Bank

    Nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7478

    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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  • Middleton

    Near Rhayader

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: CC624021
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Middleton is one of five properties which have been created by the imaginative conversion of a 19th century inn, although the original stone cottages have a history going back to the 18th century when they were occupied by an agricultural worker, a blacksmith and a coffin maker. The “Middleton Arms” as it became, was owned by landowners whose seat was at Llyn Parriad and later it changed its name to the “Vulcan Arms” in homage to the Vulcan God of Fire, god of the blacksmiths. It sits on the old Cambrian railway line and was an important hostelry for those using Doldowlod Halt station until the line was closed in the 1960’s. Today the holiday cottage offers every modern comfort whilst still retaining the best features of the old inn. Middleton is a terraced cottage which is spacious and characterful. It offers easy access to the A470 via a slip road; Sustrans cycle routes, the River Wye which is right on the doorstep, Wye Valley Walks and the Red Kite Centre. A very short walk from the property will bring you to a shop, post office and café. A stop for buses to Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader is nearby.

    The town of Rhayader is 7 minutes drive away and the area is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. There are events on throughout the year and this is the perfect base for the whole family to experience stunning outdoor attractions including fishing, and discover rich and rare wildlife in the rolling Cambrian Mountains.

    Middleton has use of a large garden, shared with the other cottages, with plenty of outdoor furniture including tables, benches and umbrellas, and there is storage for cycles as well as a jet wash and repair kits, or you can even arrange to hire a bike. Middleton can be booked with Woodman (CC624017), Faulkner (CC624018), Tudor (CC624019) and Searle (CC624020) to accommodate up to 21 / 23 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Spacious open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Beamed with electric wood burner, 42" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock and radio.
    Beamed dining area.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Conservatory.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, single bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Wet room: With wheelchair access, shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair on request. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Shared, enclosed garden and furniture. Shared BBQ. Ample parking. Cycle store. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Woodside - Woodside Cottage

    Llandadarn Fynydd, nr. Llandrindod

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 13563

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

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

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

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  • Glan Wye

    Rhayader

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: JTW


    Nestled among lush countryside in an idyllic location, Glan Wye is a homely barn conversion offering an ideal base to explore the delights on offer in the surrounding area. Rhayader lies in the very heart of Wales, situated 700ft above sea level in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley, and is sheltered by the Cambrian Mountains and cupped by hills rising to over 1500ft. Rhyader is also the first town of the River Wye, and the river is renowned as being the canoeing capital of Europe. Water has always played an important role in the town, and today it is known for the spectacular beauty of the flooded Elan Valley, where Victorian engineers created a series of magnificent dams and reservoirs as a water supply for the city of Birmingham, some 70 miles away. It’s truly a walker’s haven with The Wye Valley Trail running alongside the property and splendid cycling opportunities are available. The area is home to the majestic red kite, and with a bird feeding station within walking distance, it can be a popular sight. Guests are welcome to roam the owner’s 270-acre farm. Excellent fishing, riding and golfing can all be found locally. Today, the population of the local villages and countryside surrounding Rhayader is only a fraction of what it used to be a couple of hundred years ago, but the village communities are still very strong, with a variety of rural shows and events throughout the year. The larger spa town of Llandrindodd Wells is within an easy drive. Shops ½ mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove and doors to patio. Fitted kitchen/dining area. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms with wash basins, one with en-suite toilet. Two single bedrooms, one with wash basin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Oil central heating included (£25per week September - May)
    • Electricity and bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store

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  • Mill Barn

    Knighton

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: HW7684

    This attractive and stylish barn sits on a small lane overlooking watermeadows and beside a babbling brook – a delightfully tranquil setting yet within walking distance of the shops, pubs and visitor attractions of Knighton. Great walking starts at the doorstep, the surrounding landscape affords scenic cycling on numerous waymarked trails and the town itself offers a good range of leisure facilities including an indoor pool, the Offa’s Dyke Centre and Spaceguard Centre. Opportunities for canoeing, horse riding, fishing and spotting the famous Red kite abound. Shop and pub under 0.5 miles.

    Steps to entrance. 4 steps (no handrail) down to lower ground floor: 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (family package). iPod dock. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Decked area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking. Double hammock. No children under 4 years except babes in arms. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • Yr Hen Efail

    Llanbrynmair

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 23109

    A well positioned detached property in the village of Llanbrynmair in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. The renovated holiday property provides a good standard of accommodation, perfectly placed for keen walkers or families wishing to enjoy the Cambrian heritage coastline. The village has all local amenities. Good road network to many of Wales’ top attractions including the Centre for Alternative Technology, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Powys Castle, Montgomeryshire Canal and steam train rides. Horseriding, fishing and mountain biking locally. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out bed. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Galleried area with double bed.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Internet connection. Garden with sitting-out area. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • The Clock Barn

    Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon

    Grade
    6
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC622005

    Set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons with wonderful views of the Black Mountains you will find the tranquil village of Trefecca, which was originally the home of Howell Haris, one of the founder members of the Methodist Church in Wales.  Set on the working sheep farm - Trefecca Farm – you will find ‘The Clock Barn’, a beautifully renovated barn which was originally the old barn where the hay was once stored and ground.  The Clock Barn is now a lovely 4 Star holiday cottage which has been lovingly renovated by the owners having the contemporary blended with the old charm of oak beams and oak style flooring throughout.  This is a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life.  The fully fitted kitchen, dining area with breakfast bar seating 5, is open plan, together with the lounge having a large comfy sofa, which is also a sofa bed, and comfortable armchairs, which again is open plan giving the barn such a light and spacious feel.  Ideal for enjoying family time together.  Upstairs the galleried - good sized bedroom with double bed also has a Futon which can sleep an extra two.  The Bathroom with ceramic tiled floor has a lovely corner bath with shower, perfect for a restful soak after a long day exploring the area.  Wooden garden furniture is set out in the farm courtyard area to enjoy those sunny evenings. 

    Ground Floor: Property has storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD and sofa bed (for +2); a cosy and well presented room with oak beams and oak effect flooring.
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Breakfast bar seating 5. Oak beams and oak effect flooring.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed and a double futon (for +2)
    Bathroom: With shower over corner bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.

    Rear patio area with potted plants and outdoor wooden garden furniture. Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Parking spaces for 2 + cars.

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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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  • Caepost

    Talgarth, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 29815

    This 200-year-old, charming, detached former toll cottage set within the Brecon Beacons National Park has retained many of its period features. Caepost cottage sympathetically mixes the old with the new, the larger than average living/dining room with pillars, stone walls, wood burning stove, original oak beams and wooden shuttered windows contrasting perfectly with the generous contemporary kitchen and sun-room and a quirky, dogleg, oak staircase leading to the first floor. It is conveniently situated next to the quiet B4560 and perfectly placed on the edge of Talgarth. Comfortably furnished with every convenience to make your stay one to remember. Good mobile phone signals, Bluetooth stereo/CD in the living room with wi-fi throughout and bedside radio-USB-iPhone chargers in all of the bedrooms.
    Peacefully situated within ½ an acre of wooded, dog friendly and private enclosed gardens, settle on the comfortable garden furniture on the raised decking or on the sofa in the sun room with a glass of wine or a cup of tea, taking in the wonderful views over the local fields and Black Mountains, especially at sunset. There is an abundance of wildlife - an ornithologist’s dream - buzzards, red kites and woodpeckers are regular visitors, with many of our guests having commented and enjoyed the bird feeding station outside the sun room.
    Relax, unwind or just go wild. Caepost is close to the market town of Brecon, Crickhowell, Hay-on-Wye and Llangorse Lake, providing an ideal holiday base for visitors wishing to explore both the Black Mountains and the eastern end of the Brecon Beacons. With the Wye Valley to the north and the Usk Valley to the east, this area is home to many activities for all ages and abilities including walking, cycling, fishing, gliding, canoeing, mountain biking and horse riding.
    The Brecon Beacons has been awarded the International Dark Sky Reserve status making it the first in Wales. So if it’s the stars you are after, just sit on the garden’s raised decking or drive to Llangorse Lake, 1 of 10 recommended spots and just 5 minutes from the cottage and just stargaze. The owner is a Brecon Beacons Ambassador so let him help with your itinerary if you require any help.
    There are several lovely cycle routes, bridle paths, river walks and footpaths that can be accessed from the cottage. A heated swimming pool can be found 1 mile away on a local campsite, which guests are welcome to use. A ¼-mile walk into Talgarth and you will find the tourist information office, cattle market and many award-winning shops, supplying locally produced food, butchers, delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, cafés, fish and chip shop and 4 dog friendly pubs, the nearest being 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor/dining room. Kitchen. Sun room. 1 step to bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with sloping ceiling and accessed by 2 steps, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed decked area with patios and furniture. Built-in barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Pool table and dart board. NB: Sloping banks in decked area.

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  • London House

    Llanwrtyd Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC624030
    If you are looking for comfortable accommodation in a charming location, just a very short stroll to pubs, cafes or shops, then London House could be ideal for you. Situated within Llanwrtyd Wells, which claims to be Britain’s smallest town, London House dates back to 1875 and used to be a bakery and shop. The shop itself is now the kitchen and breakfast room, and the original shop door is still in place. The rear of the house overlooks the River Irfon, and whilst sitting in the pleasing walled courtyard which is a great suntrap, you can relax to the sounds of the river flowing by. The outbuildings, containing the original bread ovens for the bakery, offer a place to store your cycles. The owner, who runs a nearby guest house, has created a comfortable, well-equipped holiday home for you, but if you don’t feel like cooking you may wish to sample breakfast at the guest house (subject to advance booking and at cost).

    For a small town, Llanwrtyd Wells has a lot going on and a massive quota of charm. The town became a popular Victorian Spa town and location to “take the waters” – an activity nowadays that would only suit the hardiest and most adventurous visitor! Here, you are in the heart of Wales, between the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains, a perfect location for exploring the vast green hills and visiting a plethora of places including Builth Wells, Llandovery, the reservoirs of the Elan Valley and Llyn Brianne, or the breathtaking Abergwesyn Mountain Pass. But don’t be in too much of a rush to leave the town, as throughout the year it plays host to a variety of local festivals and unusual events including the Man vs Horse Marathon, World Bog Snorkelling Championships, Red Kite Bash and Cider Cycle, Real Ale Wobble, Drovers Walks and the Welsh Open Stone Skimming Championships to name but a few.

    Why not come and discover this area rich in heritage and natural beauty, and make London House your base?

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: Spacious with breakfast table, gas cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.

    Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to courtyard.

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