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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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  • Madog’s Wells - Wrens Nest

    Llanfair Caereinion, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31030

    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/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Wet room with walk-in shower/bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters and Wi-Fi included. Gas cooker. Washing machine in external laundry room. 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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  • Ty Twt

    Pontsticill

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 25891

    One of three, this holiday cottage is perfectly located within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with its stunning scenery, wonderful walks and outdoor activities in abundance. Dolygaer Outdoor Pursuit Centre is close by with a great selection of activities including white water rafting and canoeing. A popular area for mountain biking or gentle cycling along the canals, fishing, canal boating, sailing and golfing with two 18-hole courses are available within the local area. Take a trip on the Brecon Mountain Steam Railway and enjoy the ambiance of the hills and valleys in this picturesque destination. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and flagstone floor. Kitchen with flagstone floor. Winding stairs (narrow at the top) to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    First £5 electric heaters and electricity included, remainder by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. NB: Drops and 1 step down to garden.

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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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  • The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC623002
    Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Bryngwyn set amongst glorious countryside, ’The Loft’ at The Old Rectory has been converted into a most welcoming holiday retreat boasting spectacular views of the Black Mountains and overlooking the National Park. The apartment is attached to The Old Rectory but has its own entrance, and offers a spacious open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, together with two bedrooms with further sleeping facilities and a good bathroom. The beams and oak flooring gives a wealth of character and cosy feel, providing a perfect base for exploring. The gardens and views are idyllic for a restful evening in the summer sun! The property is situated within a riding centre.

    First Floor: Property is accessed by external stairs with hand rails
    Living Room: With satellite TV and radio/CD, electric flame effect fire. Additional single bed; a cosy and well presented room
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric double oven and electric ceramic hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher and use of owners washing machine. Dining furniture.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet. Heated towel rail and shaver point
    Bedroom 1: With two 3ft single beds, (zip n link to make a double bed please request when booking)

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: With a 4ft 6 single bed

    Oil fired central heating and electric heaters, fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. No children under the age of 7 years.

    Front wooded garden with lawn. Garden furniture and benches. Parking for2 cars. Secure storage for bicycles etc.

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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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  • Woodside - The Old Smithy

    Llandadarn Fynydd, nr. 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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  • 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). 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. Freeview TV. 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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  • Ty Hapus

    Machynlleth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29505

    This well positioned, 18th century, terraced town house is set in a quiet area of the handsome, historic town of Machynlleth, within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants. This holiday property is surrounded by rolling hills, the Cambrian Mountains, River Dyfi and the Cambrian coast. Visitor attractions nearby include King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre and mines, Owain Glyndwr Centre and Cors Dyfi and Ynys Hir nature reserves. Further afield, visit Snowdonia and Llyn Clwedog, plus numerous historic houses and NT properties, including Powys Castle and Gregynog Hall. Aberdovey beach, 20 minutes. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Public car park 50 yards (foc). 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 20 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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  • 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 has an electric fire and heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD and radio/CD. Large picture windows with beautiful views; a light airy and well presented room.
    Dining: With dining furniture and French doors leading out onto the large Veranda.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With two 2ft 6" single beds.
    Separate cloakroom: With WC.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and wash basin. Wall mounted fan heater.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included but £1 coins are required if the immersion is used.

    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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  • Penybont Cottage

    Pen-y-bont, nr. Oswestry

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 27294

    A superb holiday base in the quiet village of Pen-y-bont on the mid-Wales/Shropshire border. This lovely ground floor apartment has been thoughtfully furnished throughout to provide a great base from which to explore mid and north Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire. The nearest town is Oswestry where you will find a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Tourist attractions nearby include Llanrhaedr Waterfalls (one of the 8 Wonders of Wales), Erddig, Chirk Castle, Powys Castle, the Berwyn mountain range, Bala Lake and Lake Vyrnwy. Horse riding nearby. Pub 20 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electricity heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared outhouse. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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