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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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  • Y Felin Barn

    Llawryglyn, near Llanidloes

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UK6111
    This beautiful detached barn conversion is perfectly placed within the small hamlet of Llawryglyn near the village stream, with its own private garden and sitting out area. Llawryglyn is a well kept rural community neatly positioned at the head of the wooded valley of the River Trannon, between the villages of Trefeglwys and Staylittle, and close to the market town of Llanidloes, where a host of individual shops, bars and restaurants will cater for your needs. The area as a whole is great for walkers and cyclists, and visitor attractions nearby include museums, Gregynog Hall, Clywedog Dam and sailing, Powys Castle and the Montgomeryshire Canal. The central position of the property makes it very quick and easy to get into north Wales and visit the west Wales/Cambrian coastline including Aberystwyth, Barmouth and Aberdovey, and in the opposite direction the Shropshire borders and March Towns such as Craven Arms, Clun, Bishops Castle and Ludlow. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and a selection of board games.
    Dining room: With beams and slate floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Separate toilet.
    Bathroom:
    With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.

    Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Ty-Rhyd

    Pedairffordd

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: OXE

    Nestling in a unique and peaceful location, this stunning detached barn conversion has its own terrace, garden and parking area. Set on a working farm, the owners’ house is across the courtyard, and holidaymakers can walk in over 100 acres of privately owned farmland (subject to seasonal farming requirements). A wealth of lovely countryside is within half an hour’s drive, including Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, Powis Castle and the unspoilt Berwyn range, as well as golf courses, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, sailing and riding. Stabling for two horses available. Shops and pub 1½ miles.

    Tiled floors throughout ground floor. Living room. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Blu-ray
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • No children under 7 yrs
    • NB: River in garden

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  • Forget-me-not Cottage

    New Radnor, nr. Hay-on-Wye

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W2126

    Pretty cottage

    With beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, two old baking ovens, stable door, and a sun room, Forget-me-not Cottage faces south and stands in its own fenced grounds. Situated alongside a quiet cul-de-sac country lane enjoying beautiful views and surrounded by unspoilt countryside of the Welsh Borders. There are plenty of walks with the Offa’s Dyke footpath and Hergest Ridge close by. Wildlife and attractions nearby including The Water-Break-its-Neck waterfall 3 miles away. The book shops of Hay-on-Wye are 14 miles away and Hergest Croft gardens 5 miles. The Elan Valley Dams, Small Breeds Farm and Spaceguard Centre are also well worth a visit. Ideal for golf. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room, open fire in dining room. NSH and electricity included (by meter reading November-March). Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob and oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Garden with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (3 cars).

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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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  • Pen Y Clawdd

    Evenjobb nr. Presteigne

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W41449

    Offas Dyke footpath on the doorstep

    One of two detached Scandinavian style holiday lodges with hot tub (for 6 adults), situated on a working farm, with wonderful far reaching views, this is the idyllic holiday location for keen walkers who have access to Offas Dyke Path from the door. For an active holiday there is a variety of choices such as clay pigeon shooting, fishing or cycling. For those who just want to unwind and enjoy the countryside and stunning views then just relax in this well presented and cosy property. Presteigne and Ludlow are great for a trip out. Can be booked with W41514. Shop, pub and restaurant 3.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi available at £5. Enclosed lawned garden. Enclosed patio and furniture. Verandah. Ample parking. Private hot tub. Stabling available (at cost). Private water supply. No smoking.

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  • Woodside - Woodside Cottage

    Llandadarn Fynydd, nr. Llandrindod

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 13563

    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/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 twin leading to 1 double, 1 single with additional futon. There is open access to the stairs from the twin bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared gardens. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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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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  • 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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  • Woodside Lodge

    Nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7520

    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/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Washing machine.

    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 - Swallow Cottage

    Llanfair Caereinion, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 31031

    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 (6ft), 2 twin. Wet room with walk-in shower/bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating included. CD. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Dishwasher. Balcony.

    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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  • Ithon Bank

    Nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7478

    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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