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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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  • The Farmhouse

    Merthyr Tydfil

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 26668

    This detached holiday property is situated within the grounds of the Morlais Castle Golf Course, in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, with stunning scenic views. Fabulous area for exploring, with walking, cycling, sailing, riding and fishing, which can all be found locally. A complimentary round of golf per person per break is offered by the owners on the 18-hole course (by prior arrangement with owners) and use of club facilities, which include bar, restaurant, snooker room, also indoor and outdoor golf practice areas. Enjoy a trip on the Brecon Steam Railway. Visit the towns of Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, both close by. Shop 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Dining room/conservatory with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freesat TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed patio with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Gilfach Barn

    Knighton, Powys

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: RCHW53

    This superb holiday cottage featuring original beams is set in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a no-through road leading to a working farm, nestled into the hillside adjacent to the Offa’s Dyke Path, with a breathtaking view of the Lugg Valley. Knighton is a popular tourist town, where you will find a Heritage Centre and Powys Observatory. There are several castle ruins in the area, and the famous Powys Castle is just outside nearby Welshpool. Presteigne is 3 miles away and Ludlow, Hereford, Shrewsbury and Worcester are all within easy driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double (four poster) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: Drops in garden.

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  • Tir Onen

    near Penderyn

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: UK6055
    This cottage, which is located on a working farm, is nestled within the rolling hills of The Brecon Beacons National Park with splendid panoramic views of the magnificent scenery that surrounds this area. It’s a walker’s paradise with walks up on to the hills directly from the doorstep. Enjoy some amazing stargazing, the National Park is only the fifth destination in the world to be granted international dark sky reserve status. Outdoor activities are in abundance; rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, caving, gorge walking and mountain biking are all available close by. Nearby ’Waterfall Country’ is a delight with beautiful waterfalls, wildlife and two Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. The award winning Penderyn Distillery is close by and is a popular Welsh tourist attraction. The towns of Brecon, Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare are all within an easy drive. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor: Step to entrance.
    Living/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, 22" Sky TV, DVD player, slate floor and French doors.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Steep, spiral, stone stairs to...

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

    Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.

    Sitting-out area with garden furniture. 1 acre of natural grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 10 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is situated on a working farm, has a natural water supply from a spring and a fenced river 20 yards away.

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  • Caely Barn

    near Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UK6054
    This tastefully renovated, detached barn conversion offers an ideal base from which to explore the many delights of Mid Wales and beyond. The barn is flooded with light in the downstairs open plan living area and also offers easy walking access, with both a double bedroom and a wet room also on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are an additional two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Caely Barn is situated within the owner’s smallholding, where there are geese, chickens and sometimes lambs. Guests are welcome to make use of the shared field, which has picnic benches so families are able to enjoy a barbecue and outdoor games.
    A comfortable 20 minutes’ drive will bring you to the magnificent Elan Valley area, stretching over 70 square miles. It never fails to delight and inspire visitors with historic landscapes and thriving wildlife. The dams and reservoirs are the working legacy of remarkable Victorian engineering, and the visitor centre and café are definitely worth a visit. You can stroll, picnic, hike, cycle or mountain bike, or perhaps enjoy a spot of birdwatching or fishing. Visit Rhayader, on the River Wye and gateway to the Elan Valley, with its Red Kite Feeding Station and Royal Crystal workshops.
    The historic town of Llandrindod Wells, the centre of many events throughout the year, can be reached within 10 minutes. With its stately Rock Park and lake, as well as golf course, numerous restaurants and pubs, and local arts and crafts shops, it’s definitely worth a visit. The Rock Park spa treatment rooms were originally used in the Victorian era. Close by is the fascinating house of Abbey Cwm Hir and churchyard, and within easy reach are Builth Wells, the Royal Welsh showground with year-round events and the historical spa town of Brecon, home of the annual August Jazz Festival, cathedral, castle and museums. The coastline of West Wales easily accessible for a day out on the beach, within an hour you could be enjoying an ice cream strolling along the promenade at Abersytwyth or enjoying a ride on the world’s longest working electric cliff railway. Make Caely Barn your home from home as you explore this wonderful region and escape the stresses of everyday life in beautiful Mid Wales. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space: With slate floor.
    Living area: With 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
    Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

    Sitting-out area with garden furniture and gas BBQ. Shared 1-acre natural grounds. Parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family bookings only. There are netted ponds in the grounds.

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  • Rhiw-Y-Gog Lodges

    St Harmon, near Rhayader

    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. Private hot tub.

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  • Coity Bach Farm Cottages - Peacock Cottage

    Talybont-on-Usk, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 25129

    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 wooden floor. Beams throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floor. Shower room with bidet and toilet. Paddle stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom with additional double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping), beams and sloping ceiling.

    Oil central heating and solar central heating £21 per week (£3 per night for short breaks). Satellite TV. Dishwasher. Courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

    Both properties: First £5 electricity included, remainder by £1/£2 token meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 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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  • 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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  • Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Pool Cottage

    Heyope, near 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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  • Hirros Hall Longhouse

    Llanerfyl, near Welshpool

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 28876


    This stunning Welsh longhouse, linked to Hirros Hall, has a delightful crux frame dating in parts to around the 16th century. It nestles high on the hills overlooking the Banwy Valley, an area with outstanding scenery which is excellent for walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers, being only 15 minutes from th Dyfant Forest. The Welshpool Golf Club is close by as well as Powys Castle. The owners have two paddocks, stabling and plenty of parking for horseboxes for guests bringing their own horses. Other attractions include the steam railway at Llanfair Creanion and the Cambrian coast. Fishing lakes are 10 minutes’ walk and the area is an artists’ paradise. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/Kitchen. 3 steps to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Galleried area with double (5ft) bed. 1 double bedorom with limited headroom. Shower room with toilet. Low doorways in property.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher in owner’s utility room. Wi-fi. Large garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Games area with badminton and table tennis. Natural water supply form spring. No smoking. NB: Ponds in grounds.

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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. Private sauna.

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

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  • Bryn-Coed

    Nant-Glas, Elan Valley

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W4328

    Four poster bed

    Nestling amongst the rolling hills of Gwastedyn and Rhiw Gwraidd, this splendid holiday bungalow is well equipped with a four poster bed in the pretty main bedroom and multi-fuel fire in the large living room. All the rooms enjoy wonderful country views and it is 1.5 miles from the glorious River Wye for fishing, canoeing, the Wye Valley Walk and the Welsh cycle route, making this a pleasant holiday location for activities or relaxing. It is centrally situated to Llandrindod Wells, a famous spa town just 6 miles and Rhayader 6 miles, the Gateway to the ’Elan Valley Lakes’. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Games room. 3 bedrooms; 1 double (four poster), 2 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden, patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. Games room.

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  • Upper Sign Farmhouse

    Llanbister Road, near Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: HW7785


    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 can be twin beds on request). 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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