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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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  • Cwmmegan

    Trefeglwys, nr. Caersws

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: JVW

    Nestling in the heart of the countryside, this cosy, charming, detached, shepherd’s cottage is a perfect holiday spot for those wishing to get away from it all and is decorated for the Christmas season. Set in its own landscaped hilly garden with a woodland stream, and approached by an easily driveable track at the side of a field, it offers peaceful seclusion with sheep as the nearest neighbours. Trefeglwys (2 miles) has a shop and pub. Six miles away, the market town of Llanidloes offers sports centre, swimming-pool, tennis and golf. The coast at Aberdovey, 26 miles. Beautiful, secluded Lake Ebyr is within walking distance. Horse riding nearby. Fishing within 1 mile. Village shop 1¾ miles.

    Cosy living room with open fire and French door leading to sloping garden at rear. Well-appointed kitchen with granite worktops and dining area leading from beautiful garden room. Bathroom with toilet. Winding cottage stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with iron bedstead. Twin bedroom. Single bed on landing (for +1 child). Shower room with toilet. Low beamed ceilings throughout.

    • Open fire – logs at cost
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV (basic Sky channels)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Drying service
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Slopes in garden

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  • Harp Cottage

    Forden, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W8801

    Scenic country location

    This pleasant, single-storey, Grade II listed holiday cottage is in a delightful, elevated location on Long Mountain, surrounded by woodland and with far reaching views from the front of the property. The property is only 200 yards from the Offa’s Dyke pathway making it a perfect holiday base for walkers and ramblers to discover mid/north Wales and Shropshire. It is also close to the bustling market town of Welshpool with its famous castle and gardens, canal trips and museums. Medieval Shrewsbury, Ludlow, the Llanfair Light Railway, the Iron Gorge Museum and Bala, providing numerous watersports, are all within driving distance and well worth a visit. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Quarry-tiled floors throughout.

    Gas central heating, gas & electricity included (£75per week October-April). Bed linen & towels included. Video/DVD (small libraries). Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Lawned garden, patio & furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 2

    Llangunllo, near Knighton

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43691

    Located on Welsh/English border

    These three very attractive detached holiday lodges (refs W43690, W43691 and W43692) are set together in a small cluster in the most peaceful location on the edge of Llangunllo near Knighton. The lodges boast their own private hot tubs and sit in 2 acres of grounds. The original Mill Race wet area is inside the grounds, which may be wet or dry depending on the weather. Knighton is an area best known for its association with Offa’s Dyke, but due to the town being partly in Wales and partly in Shropshire, there are many nearby attractions, including, in Wales, the red kite feeding station, the Judges Lodgings, Spaceguard Centre, Elan Valley and Powys Castle. In Shropshire, nearby places include The Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Working Farm, Clun, Stokesay, Ludlow Castle, Ludlow Racecourse, Attingham Park and Ironbridge. Shop 7 miles, pub 250 yards.

    Step to entrance.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With electric woodburner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sauna room.
    Bedroom 1:
    With twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.
    Open tread stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

    Shared freezer in outbuilding. Private sauna.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Decked patio. Shared grounds. Barbecue. Private hot tub. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a river in the grounds.

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  • Haybarn

    Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC622004
    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 ‘Haybarn’, a beautifully renovated barn which was originally the old barn where the hay was once stored and ground.  Haybarn 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 large oak table and chairs and Lounge with leather sofa and sofa bed, are open plan which gives the barn such a light and spacious feel.  Ideal for enjoying family time together.  Upstairs there are two double bedrooms; one having a double bed and the other two single beds.  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. Leather sofas (one being a 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. Oak dining furniture seating 6. Oak beams and oak effect flooring.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With two 3ft single beds
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    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. Shared laundry room across the courtyard with washing machine, tumble dryer. Parking for 2 + cars.

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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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  • Cwm Yr Hendy Lodges - Oak View

    Crossgates, nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30303

    These warm, comfortable and stylish holiday lodges are situated in the middle of glorious farm land with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside on display. Each lodge has its own private garden and hot tub, with music system and lights, to set the mood during the long summer nights and the dark starry evenings. This is a great place for walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching, pony trekking, sightseeing and visiting museums and art galleries. The lodges are located near the famous Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr Way national trails, all within easy driving access. The coastal nature reserve of Ynyslas Sands and the dolphins of Cardigan Bay are within a day trip. It is less than 5 miles to the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and 8 miles to the market town of Rhayader, both having an interesting array of small shops, cafés and restaurants. The stunning Elan Valley is located just a couple miles further on, where here you will find the famous red kite feeding station, Welsh Crystal Factory, cycle hire, and a myriad of other outdoor pursuits. Fishing is available by arrangement with the owner. There is also golf and horse riding within a 3 mile drive. Whether you are staying for a weekend or longer, there is no shortage of things to enjoy. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    Small lawned garden with terrace and furniture.

    Both properties: Electric coal-effect fire in living room. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. MP3 connection. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Hot tub. Natural water supply from borehole. 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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  • 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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  • 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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