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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pine Lodge

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 10603

    Hill and valley views

    Set in the 21/2 acre grounds of the owner‘s country house, about 1 mile from Pontsticill village and reservoir, built in log cabin style with high specification insulation and heating and attractive pine interior. The surrounding area which is within the National Park, is scenic, peaceful, with mountains, valleys, forests, all providing walkers of varied abilities with unlimited choice. Sailing, fishing, canal boating and a steam railway are also nearby. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating from NSH and convector heaters included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-March). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Patio. Small verandah. Garden and furniture. Sun loungers. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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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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  • 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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  • Dyfi Valley View

    near Llanwrin

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC624001
    Dyfi Valley View a comfortable cedar wood detached chalet, on a small site that houses only a handful of cabins its elevated position offers stunning panoramic views across the Dyfi Valley. Being within three miles of Cemmaes village, six miles from Machynlleth, and 17 miles from Dolgellau, this property’s central location means it lies within easy reach of the Cambrian coastline and popular seaside towns such as Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Tywyn, Barmouth and Harlech. Guests looking for a more reserved holiday could check out Powys Castle, Harlech Castle, Gregynog Hall the scenic narrow gauge and light steam railways of Talyllyn, Llanfair and Ffestiniog and Portmeirion Italiante village. There are numerous outdoor pursuits available in the surrounding areas that include Coed Y Brenin Mountain bike centre and go ape, sailing available at lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, golf at Machynlleth, walking, climbing at Cader Idris, and a day trip to Snowdon is an easy drive from here. Ynys Hir Nature Reserve is just 10 miles away along the Dyfi Estuary which is where the BBC programme ’Spring Watch’ is televised from, King Arthurs Labyrinth and Corris craft centre is always a hit with children, plus the centre for alternative technology is closeby. There are garden areas with seating to the front, side and rear of the property and a lockable garden shed for storage of bicycles etc. An ideal retreat for walkers and dog lovers alike for the unhurried lifestyle.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: TV, DVD and Satellite; comfortable seating, Bench dining table. The single patio door opens onto the front garden with seating area. A cosy and well presented room with panoramic views.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box
    Bedroom 1: With 4’6" double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single 3ft beds
    Shower Room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All power, bed linen and towels included.

    Front and rear enclosed garden with seating areas, patio and outdoor furniture with BBQ. Lockable shed for storage of bicycles. Parking for two cars.

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  • Crowlwm Chalet

    Llanidloes

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W43084

    Crowlwm Farmhouse, generally acknowledged as the first house in England and Wales to have held a Sunday school, has long been the choice of artists and sculptors to get away from the crowds. Crowlwm Chalet is a purpose built, detached, timber holiday chalet, situated in the grounds of the former farm and is surrounded by breathtaking views offering peace and tranquillity. Within walking distance of the property is the heritage site of the Bryntail lead mine. Clywedog reservoir is nearby and offers fishing for brown and rainbow trout, sailing or just walking in the countryside. The chalet is well located as a touring base, being in mid Wales, with routes through the mountains to the sea, and towns such as Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, Borth and Aberdovey. Snowdonia National Park and the Brecon Beacons are also within easy reach. The cities of Swansea and Cardiff are just over a 2 hour drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed (for children). Kitchen. 1 double (zip and link) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Large garden. Ample parking. 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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  • Faulkner

    Near Rhayader

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC624018
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Faulkner 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 property offers every modern comfort whilst still retaining the best features of the old inn. Faulkner is a corner-terraced 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 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.

    Faulkner 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. Faulkner can be booked with Woodman (CC624017), Tudor (CC624019), Searle (CC624020) and Middleton (CC624021) to accommodate up to 21 / 23 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Three steps to...
    Lounge: With 32" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, radio and French doors to decked balcony.
    Kitchen/dining room: Spacious with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Three steps to both bedrooms.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link 2ft 6in twin beds (which can be made to king size - please advise when booking).
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king size - please advise when booking).
    Shower room 1: With shower and WC.
    Shower room 2: With shower and WC.

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

    Decked balcony. Shared, enclosed garden and furniture. Shared BBQ. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Bronhaul

    Dolfach, nr. Llanbrynmair

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43143

    A delightful, terraced holiday property in the small village of Dolfach just a 1.25 miles outside of Llanbrynmair. The area is popular with walkers and cyclists and is within easy driving distance of Machynlleth and the Centre for Alternative Technology, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, and a large part of the west Welsh coastline, complete with sandy beaches. Machinations is a family attraction in Llanbrynmair, and the market town of Newtown is a short distance away. Shop, pub and café 1.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-Fi. Small garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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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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  • Garden Cottage

    Berriew, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29521

    This charming, detached holiday cottage is located within the Rhiewport Hall estate close to the village of Berriew. Berriew is home to 2 local pubs serving good food, a village shop and the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, all within walking distance. Welshpool, Powys Castle, Llanfair light steam railway, Montgomery Canal, Offa’s Dyke and Gregynog Hall are approximately 3 miles. Visitors to this area will have easy access to the Shropshire border towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bridgenorth and Iron Bridge, as well the attractions of North Wales and Snowdonia. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (3 steps down), 1 twin (1 step). Step to bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Fenced patio. Ample parking. Cycle store. Pets must be kept on lead at all times. No smoking.

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