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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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  • The Old Smithy

    Beguildy

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W43279

    This cosy, period, holiday cottage is situated next to the owners’ home in this delightful rural area of the Welsh Borders, on the road between Knighton and Newton. The property offers a cosy base, complete with a woodburner. The area is a walker’s haven with Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr’s Way being close by and also the Radnor Cycle Route for those who enjoy cycling. There are many places of historical interest in the surrounding towns and villages, visit Ludlow, Leominster, Newtown, Knighton, Kington and Brecon, all within easy driving distance, also enjoy Builth Wells, home to the renowned Royal Welsh Show. Shop next door, pub serving food 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: Landing area with single bed. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Large shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. NB: Stream in garden.

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  • Arch Cottage

    Llanidloes

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Beech Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27219


    Barn View Cottages are a group of three holiday cottages, tastefully converted from a stone and timber clad barn. The cottages are situated opposite the owner’s house in an elevated position with fantastic views, and all three have been refurbished to a good standard, for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The properties have use of a shared resource room which contains tourist information, detailed maps, DVDs, toys and games. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are a large number of places of interest to visit, suitable for all the family. Enthusiasts of outdoor activities will find plenty to do nearby, including walking, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding, golf and angling to name just a few. The cottages are home to a bird watcher’s paradise. Visitors have a great opportunity to observe nesting ospreys just ten minutes away, attracting admirers from across the country. Just miles from the historic 16th century market town of Llanidloes in Powys, and only 40 minutes from the coast, they are an ideal base for your stay in mid Wales. The Hafren Forest, Clywedog Dam, the slopes of Plynlimon Mountain, the Elan Valley, Lake Vyrnwy, the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth, or the old fishing hamlet of Aberdovey, just north of Aberystwyth, are just some of the places of interest within easy reach. Trout fishing and yachting hire available in the lake at Coywedog about 4 miles away. The cottages make an ideal choice for those who are walking part of Glyndwrs Way, which passes through Llanidloes and Llyn Clywedog. Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Oil central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). CD.

    All properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone on site. Shared landscaped garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared hot tub, sauna and shower at cost. No smoking. Please note: No children under 16 years. These properties have a security deposit of £50.

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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 - Awel y Bryn

    Howey, nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30007

    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.

    Gas central heating included. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times.

    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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  • Failte

    Llangorse, near Brecon

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UK6134
    Appearances can be deceptive, and behind the traditional exterior of this bungalow lies a contemporary and stylish holiday home. With a hint to the owners family roots, Failte, meaning “Welcome” in Irish, is set in a peaceful location nestled within the village of Llangorse.
    The bungalow offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms with flexible accommodation for couples or families, as the master bedroom has a zip and link bed that can be arranged as a super king or made into matching twin beds. One bathroom offers a bath with a rain head shower over and the second bathroom has a shower cubicle. The open plan living space flows nicely from the well-equipped kitchen with range cooker and American style fridge/freezer, through to the dining and living area, where you will find a wood burner, making a real treat for evenings when only a glass of wine and relaxing will do. However, it’s the views that are the real focal point here and the French doors invite you to walk out into the large fully enclosed garden and take in the absolutely stunning views towards the Brecon Beacons and Llangorse Lake; the largest natural lake in southern Wales. The garden holds another secret, a lovely summer house comfortably furnished for you to enjoy, whether you want to slope off and enjoy a good book or enjoy an evening drink and watch the amazing Beacon sunsets. There’s plenty of space for games in the lawned garden and a sheltered corner for sunbathing or a barbecue. If you’re bringing cycles or canoes there’s a large storage room and also a place to put outdoor clothing and boots.
    Nearby Llangorse Lake is renowned for its pike fishing but is also a fantastic haven for wildlife. Otters and water voles are among the mammals to be found here although often hidden in the reeds, but you won’t miss the birds such as warblers, coots, swallows, swifts, large flocks of Canada geese and other migrants congregate at Llangorse Lake at different times of year. You can hire a boat and enjoy the lake or visit the café. Apart from the two village pubs where food is also available, Llangorse offers pony trekking, an indoor climbing centre, and a huge choice of footpaths and bike trails within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Brecon is the home of the annual August jazz festival, Brecon cathedral and castle, and the Y Gaer Roman Fort. The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh is 6 miles away and the ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye and home to the famous annual festival is 12 miles, and well worth a visit. Drop into Talgarth, 4 miles away, and visit Talgarth Mill, a fully restored and working 18th century water mill. Guides will show you around and explain its workings, history and the story behind its restoration which was featured on the BBC programme ’Village SOS’. Flour is milled at least two days a week and children are given the opportunity to mill their own. A wonderful selection of home baked bread can be bought at the café, where you can sit by the river and sample their locally produced food and delicious cakes, as featured on TV’s Britains Best Bakery. Failte really is the perfect place for a holiday and once here you won’t want to leave. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

    Ground Floor: Step to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner, 52’’ Sky TV (family package), DVD player, CD player and French doors.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With gas/electric range, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

    Large enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture, BBQ and summer house. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Woodman

    Near Rhayader

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC624017
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Woodman 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 apartment offers every modern comfort whilst still retaining the best features of the old inn. Woodman occupies the upper floor of the original cottage and 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 apartment 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 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.

    Woodman 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. Woodman can be booked with Faulkner (CC624018), Tudor (CC624019), Searle (CC624020) and Middleton (CC624021) to accommodate up to 21 / 23 guests.

    First Floor: The property has 10 steps to entrance, is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Beamed open plan living space.
    Two steps to...
    Lounge area: With 32" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock and radio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: Beamed with double bed.
    Bedroom 2: Beamed with double bed.
    Bathroom: Beamed with shower over corner bath 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. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Craftsmans Mews Cottage

    Presteigne

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W41354

    Craftsmans mews cottage in heart of Presteigne


    Situated in the centre of the small historic market town of Presteigne, this cottage is converted from a range of former craftsmen’s workshops and lies in a quiet mews with peaceful garden 22 yards from the property. While having a central location it retains privacy and peacefulness, ideal for a couple on a romantic break. Presteigne is a pretty border town formerly of Radnor county, ideal for exploring the Welsh Marches and visiting historic sites and gardens. These include the award winning Judges Lodgings Museum. Being an ancient border town it has ten walks radiating from it. Offa’s Dyke is close by and the Heart of Wales Railway is a must as it meanders from Swansea in the south and Shrewsbury in the north, taking in 120 miles of glorious and varying countryside. There is fishing on the River Lugg and many trails to explore in Radnor Forest. Ludlow has some remarkable eating places or visit Hereford or Hay-on-Wye. Visit Hergest Croft Gardens, Berrington Hall, Ludlow Castle or Dunkerton’s Cider Musuem, or follow the cycle trails through the renowned black and white villages. You could even enjoy a special treat at a Michelin Star restaurant within 3 miles. Properties W40409, W40410, W41354 and W42756 can be booked together and are ideal for larger groups. Shops, pubs and restaurants within 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double sofa bed. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. 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 - Red Kite Cottage

    Heyope, nr. Knighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30201

    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. Satelite TV (various package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. Natural water supply from bore hole. No smoking.

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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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  • Bryngwanoff Cottages - Delfryn

    Howey, nr. 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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