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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Glanlleiriog

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 4277

    Located on a dairy/sheep farm this comfortable, detached holiday bungalow set amidst rolling countryside, is ideally situated for walkers and lovers of nature with varied wildlife in abundance in the area. Watersports are available at nearby lakes of Vyrnwy and Bala, and the Snowdonia National Park is just a short drive away. Just 2½ miles away is the pretty village of Llanrhaeadr with its spectacular waterfall (one of the seven wonders of Wales), selection of shops and welcoming country pubs.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single. Shower room with toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). First £20 NSH and electric heaters included, remainder by meter reading. Gas, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden. Ample parking. One pet welcome (working farm). NB: River in grounds.

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  • Rhiw-Y-Gog Lodges

    St Harmon, Nr. Rhyader

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: HW7733

    This warm and very comfortable lodge sits with the owners home surrounded by working hill farms above the hamlet of St Harmon with its good pub and between Llanidloes with its arts centre, and regular markets, and Rhayader with its spectacular Red Kite feeding station, pottery, crystal factory and indoor pool. This unspoiled area is known as the Lakeland of Wales and has picturesque, almost alpine scenery. Close by is a stunning nature reserve which even has a hide for watching otters. A wonderful location for mountain biking, birdwatching and walking (Glyndwrs and Cistercian Way, Offas Dyke). There is fishing on the River Wye and on Elan Valley Nature Reserve’s magnificent waters. The Royal Welsh Showground, Victorian spa town of Llandridod Wells, and the book town of Hay-on-Wye are close by.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor and French doors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), both with wooden floor, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Wet room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). First £36per week and £5 per short break electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Four Freesat TVs. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Children’s play area. Parking. Cycle store. Privte hot tub.

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  • Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 1

    Llangunllo, near Knighton

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W43690

    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 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.

    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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  • 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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  • Caepost

    Talgarth, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 29815

    This 200-year-old, charming, detached former toll cottage set within the Brecon Beacons National Park has retained many of its period features. Caepost cottage sympathetically mixes the old with the new, the larger than average living/dining room with pillars, stone walls, wood burning stove, original oak beams and wooden shuttered windows contrasting perfectly with the generous contemporary kitchen and sun-room and a quirky, dogleg, oak staircase leading to the first floor. It is conveniently situated next to the quiet B4560 and perfectly placed on the edge of Talgarth. Comfortably furnished with every convenience to make your stay one to remember. Good mobile phone signals, Bluetooth stereo/CD in the living room with wi-fi throughout and bedside radio-USB-iPhone chargers in all of the bedrooms.
    Peacefully situated within ½ an acre of wooded, dog friendly and private enclosed gardens, settle on the comfortable garden furniture on the raised decking or on the sofa in the sun room with a glass of wine or a cup of tea, taking in the wonderful views over the local fields and Black Mountains, especially at sunset. There is an abundance of wildlife - an ornithologist’s dream - buzzards, red kites and woodpeckers are regular visitors, with many of our guests having commented and enjoyed the bird feeding station outside the sun room.
    Relax, unwind or just go wild. Caepost is close to the market town of Brecon, Crickhowell, Hay-on-Wye and Llangorse Lake, providing an ideal holiday base for visitors wishing to explore both the Black Mountains and the eastern end of the Brecon Beacons. With the Wye Valley to the north and the Usk Valley to the east, this area is home to many activities for all ages and abilities including walking, cycling, fishing, gliding, canoeing, mountain biking and horse riding.
    The Brecon Beacons has been awarded the International Dark Sky Reserve status making it the first in Wales. So if it’s the stars you are after, just sit on the garden’s raised decking or drive to Llangorse Lake, 1 of 10 recommended spots and just 5 minutes from the cottage and just stargaze. The owner is a Brecon Beacons Ambassador so let him help with your itinerary if you require any help.
    There are several lovely cycle routes, bridle paths, river walks and footpaths that can be accessed from the cottage. A heated swimming pool can be found 1 mile away on a local campsite, which guests are welcome to use. A ¼-mile walk into Talgarth and you will find the tourist information office, cattle market and many award-winning shops, supplying locally produced food, butchers, delicatessen, supermarket, restaurants, cafés, fish and chip shop and 4 dog friendly pubs, the nearest being 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor/dining room. Kitchen. Sun room. 1 step to bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with sloping ceiling and accessed by 2 steps, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed decked area with patios and furniture. Built-in barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Pool table and dart board. NB: Sloping banks in decked area.

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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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  • London House

    Llanwrtyd Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC624030
    If you are looking for comfortable accommodation in a charming location, just a very short stroll to pubs, cafes or shops, then London House could be ideal for you. Situated within Llanwrtyd Wells, which claims to be Britain’s smallest town, London House dates back to 1875 and used to be a bakery and shop. The shop itself is now the kitchen and breakfast room, and the original shop door is still in place. The rear of the house overlooks the River Irfon, and whilst sitting in the pleasing walled courtyard which is a great suntrap, you can relax to the sounds of the river flowing by. The outbuildings, containing the original bread ovens for the bakery, offer a place to store your cycles. The owner, who runs a nearby guest house, has created a comfortable, well-equipped holiday home for you, but if you don’t feel like cooking you may wish to sample breakfast at the guest house (subject to advance booking and at cost).

    For a small town, Llanwrtyd Wells has a lot going on and a massive quota of charm. The town became a popular Victorian Spa town and location to “take the waters” – an activity nowadays that would only suit the hardiest and most adventurous visitor! Here, you are in the heart of Wales, between the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains, a perfect location for exploring the vast green hills and visiting a plethora of places including Builth Wells, Llandovery, the reservoirs of the Elan Valley and Llyn Brianne, or the breathtaking Abergwesyn Mountain Pass. But don’t be in too much of a rush to leave the town, as throughout the year it plays host to a variety of local festivals and unusual events including the Man vs Horse Marathon, World Bog Snorkelling Championships, Red Kite Bash and Cider Cycle, Real Ale Wobble, Drovers Walks and the Welsh Open Stone Skimming Championships to name but a few.

    Why not come and discover this area rich in heritage and natural beauty, and make London House your base?

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: Spacious with breakfast table, gas cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.

    Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to courtyard.

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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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  • Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Pool Cottage

    Heyope, nr. Knighton

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 30204

    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.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 2 single. Separate toilet.

    Sky TV (variety package). Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. Shared games room with pool table and table tennis. Natural water supply from bore hole. No smoking.

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