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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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  • Mellte View

    Pontneddfechan, nr. Neath

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W43380


    This semi-detached, holiday property is situated within the southern boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park, offering an ideal base to explore the delights of the surrounding areas. The national park itself offers stunning scenery, and outdoor activities are plentiful. There are masses of paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, horse riders and wildlife enthusiasts. There is a brilliant range of organised activities on offer too, from gentle recreational pursuits such as photography to full-on adrenaline sports such as rafting and abseiling. Further afield is the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you will find wonderful sandy beaches, coves and cliff-top walks. Swansea and the captial city of Wales, Cardiff, are a must with bustling shopping, castles, museums, nightlife, theatres and stadiums. There is a golf club available to guests and 3 pubs within the village.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with French doors. Dining room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room. Gas central heating and gas included (£30per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Blossom Cottage

    Pen-y-Cae, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43395


    Nestling on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this cosy and characterful, 200-year-old, detached holiday cottage offers a great base to enjoy this fabulous area. Retaining many original features such as flagstone flooring, fireplaces with two woodburners and its original stone staircase, as well as contemporary gadgets such as wi-fi and even a hot tub, you have everything you need right here! Within the grounds of the owner’s home and an award-winning inn offering excellent dining, it also has a menagerie of exotic animals including meerkats, wallabies, pygmy goats and ornamental waterfowl for guests to enjoy. Relax in the garden or take some wonderful walks with access from the doorstep onto the National Park. There is so much to do and see and outdoor activities are in abundance, such as horse riding, mountain biking, golfing, paintballing and climbing. Local attractions include Dan Yr Ogof Caves, Afan Forest Park, Henryhd Waterfalls, Craig Y Nos Castle, Call of the Wild outdoor pursuits and Penderyn Distillery. Beach 25 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant on-site.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and stone floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Steep, spiral, stone stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath and toilet.

    Two woodburners in living/dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 32’’ satellite TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed 1-acre lawned garden with sitting-out area. Summerhouse. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 3

    Llangunllo, near Knighton

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43692

    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 Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1:
    With twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.
    Open tread stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Landing:
    With single day bed.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, dressing area and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.

    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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  • Glan Wye

    Rhayader

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: JTW


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

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

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

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  • 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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  • Oak House

    Machynlleth, Powys

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC624012
    This delightful 3 bedroom terraced house, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac yet conveniently located on the outskirts of the market town Machynlleth, has recently been lovingly renovated to a high standard. Oak House provides comfortable and flexible holiday accommodation, benefiting from good sized rooms throughout, a wood-burning stove, tasteful soft furnishings, fully equipped kitchen and enclosed gardens, making this charming cottage the perfect place for rest and relaxation all year round. It is an ideal touring base for a family or couples looking to tour the historic sites, explore the beautiful countryside and scenic hillside walks, and nearby are lovely seaside villages including delightful Aberdovey, the beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne. Oak House is beautifully presented and boasts a fresh and contemporary ambience. The Ground floor offers a Dining Room with Living Flame Fire and original stripped wooden floor; Lounge with it’s Wood-Burning Stove, sumptuous sofas and original wooden floor, newly fitted Kitchen incorporating Oven, Hob, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer Dishwasher and Washing Machine, with stone tiled floor and WC/Cloakroom. On the First Floor there are 3 bedrooms; the Master having a double and single bed, a further double bedroom and one Single Bedroom. The Bathroom has a Bath with Shower over, WC and Wash Basin. After a long day of sightseeing, the enclosed garden offers the ideal spot to enjoy a barbecue where adults can relax, while little ones play.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: with Freeview TV, DVD and Radio/CD, Multi-Fuel Wood Burning Stove and original wooden flooring and scatter rug. Board games and books; a cosy and well presented room
    Dining: with Dining Table and Chairs seating 6, Living Flame Gas Fire and hearth with original wooden flooring and a library of books
    Kitchen: with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. Rear door leading out to the garden
    Cloakroom: with WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed and single 3ft bed
    Bedroom 2: with double bed and pedestal wash basin with hot and cold water
    Bedroom 3: with single bed
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin and shaver point

    All fuel and power included. First basket of logs included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Travel cot and highchair available.

    Rear, enclosed garden with two lawned areas and patio with outdoor furniture, BBQ. Parking for one car.

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  • Ash Lodge at Lon Lodges

    Nr. Rhayader

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: HW7442

    Stylish, well-equipped, warm and comfortable with a green air-conditioning unit, this lodge, one of a pair, has its own private hot tub and enclosed garden. Situated on a family farm, 4 miles from the market town of Rhayader, Ash Lodge is in the beautiful countryside and runner up in the Wales Tourism Awards 2010 and finalist in the Wales Tourism Awards 2013. There are farm walks and nature trails from the door. Easy road access with the spectacular Elan Valley, 5 miles, for walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching and pony trekking. Red kite feeding station, Welsh Crystal Factory, cycle hire, indoor pool and play barn all within 4 miles. Visit museums and art galleries or the coastal nature reserve of Ynyslas Sands and the dolphins of Cardigan Bay. Decorations and tree are provided for Christmas bookings. Shops 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with patio doors, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Z bed available (for alternative sleeping only). Wooden floors throughout.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Sky Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Electric car charging station. Enclosed garden with decked area and furniture. Parking. Private hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Dolgenau - The Cottage

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws

    Grade
    6
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: JDV

    Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage (ref JDV), have been carefully converted, combining their interesting features with comfort, and making good use of pretty cottage-style prints, soft furnishings and some antiques, in keeping with their period character. Each has its own entrance with sloping gardens, and both these charming holiday properties are tucked away from it all, offering peace, tranquillity and lovely south-facing views across the valley. This is magnificent walking and bird-watching country (many different species spotted in the garden). The nearby Clywedog Lake provides good fishing and sailing, whilst excellent mountain biking facilities can be found a little further afield at Machynlleth.
    Five miles away is the pretty market town of Llanidloes with golf, tennis, bowls, swimming, leisure centre and the Red Kite Centre, which boasts live transmission from nests in the Hafren Forest. The town’s fine architecture includes the town hall, the market hall, built on timber stilts, and two imposing 19th-century chapels. There is a good selection of pubs and restaurants nearby.
    The coast at Cardigan Bay is only 45 minutes by car, a spectacular journey through glorious scenery across the Plynlimon mountains to the university town and lively seaside resort of Aberystwyth with its cliff railways and various cultural and entertainment diversions, or further north along the Dovey estuary to Aberdovey. Here, the coast with its sandy beach offers opportunities for canoeing, windsurfing and swimming, and beautiful walks can be enjoyed amid the nearby Plas Penhelig Gardens. There are miles of sand and shingle beaches to enjoy, backed by dunes along the coast to Tywyn. The slipway at Aberdovey makes it a popular sailing centre, also good for surfing, water-skiing and fishing trips. Golf and horse riding are within 5 miles. Shops 1¼ miles, pub ¼ mile.


    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With open fire, TV, DVD player and rugs on original pitch floor.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and door leading to garden.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Large landing with 4ft bed (for +1).
    Bedroom 1: With double bed with brass bedstead.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Both bedrooms have sloping ceilings.

    Fuel for open fire available locally. Payphone (honesty box). Garden. Please note: there is a small, shallow stream in the garden.

    Calor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. Drying service available. Level sitting-out areas with garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There are slopes in the grounds.

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  • Upper Sign Farmhouse

    Llanbister Road, nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: HW7785

    This holiday farmhouse sits in an ideal secluded setting on a working farm. The Elan Valley with its reservoirs and superb mountain biking, is the area’s main attraction; fishing is also available here and on the River Wye or Llyngwyn Lake. Shop 5 miles, pub 4 miles.
    This warm and cosy holiday farmhouse sits in an ideal secluded setting on a working farm, amid far reaching hill views. Enjoy wonderful walks from the doorstep. The Elan Valley with its stunning reservoirs and superb mountain biking, is the area’s main attraction; fishing is also available here and on the River Wye or Llyngwyn Lake. A great location for birdwatchers and walkers with the Glyndwr’s Way or the Cistercian Way. Visit the Offa’s Dyke Centre at Knighton, Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells close by. For children, the indoor play barn and adventure park are nearby, as well as cycle hire and pony trekking. Cardigan Bay and the beaches at Aberdovey make great day trips. Shop 5 miles, pub 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor and beams. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, (one 6ft zip and link). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. Second narrow staircase to first floor: Games room with low beams.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Biomass central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. Games room with table tennis/air hockey and table football. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Craig Y Rhos

    Aberhosan, nr. Machynlleth

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 28476

    Situated in a quiet hamlet in a wooded valley and close to the Glyndower Way and town of Machynlleth, this detached holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring mid and north Wales. Nearby attractions include King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Railway Museum, Talyllyn Railway, Centre for Alternative Technology, Llyn Barfog (’bearded lake’), Cymer Abbey and the RSPB nature reserve at Ynys-hir. The area is popular with cyclists, many of whom choose the Lon Dysynni cycle route, and beaches can be accessed at Aberdovey, Towyn, Ynys Las and Borth. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed garden with patio and sitting-out area. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • Glas Y Dorlan

    Felindre

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: OR8


    Furnished and equipped to a very good standard, this detached eco holiday home has a calm, relaxing ambience, with a unique circular living room overlooking a trickling stream and equipped with a wood-burning stove, as well as robes and slippers for those cosy nights after exploring this picturesque area. This property is located in a walker’s haven with the magical scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountains and Offa’s Dyke. Outdoor pursuits are aplenty locally such as watersports, bouldering, canoeing, gliding, and abseiling. Fishing, horse riding and golfing can also be found in the area. It is also near to Hay on Wye, renowned for its literary festivals and known as the book capital of the world, which also has many independent shops, galleries, restaurants and bistros. Shop 3 miles, pub serving food 100 yards, restaurant 5 miles.

    Beamed, circular living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with French doors and slate floor/beamed kitchen with breakfast bar and marble floor. Utility. Separate toilet. Open-tread, winding stairs to first floor: Beamed double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom. Single bedroom with additional pull-out single bed (for +1). Bathroom with free-standing oval bath, large separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full solid fuel central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (BT Sport and Sky HD package)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with patio, decked terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • NB: Unfenced stream, 2 metre drop and 4 steps in garden.

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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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