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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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  • Molly’s Cottage

    Knighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: RJL

    Situated in the heart of the small and picturesque medieval border town of Knighton, this pretty half-timbered cottage, built in 1678 retains many original features and has oak beams throughout. The holiday cottage is one of a row, backing onto The Narrows, and there is a sunny sitting out area, adjacent to the private paved parking place at the front. It is within easy walking distance of several pubs, restaurants, a golf course, the Offa’s Dyke Visitor Centre and Footpath. Historic Ludlow, Hay with its antiquarian bookshops, and Presteigne, all of which host cultural festivals during the summer months, are just a short drive away. Shops 50 yards.

    Five steps to entrance. Living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Fully fitted kitchen with dining area. Steep stairs to first floor: Spacious double bedroom with oak beamed ceiling and walls. Twin bedroom with view across wooded Shropshire hills. Bathroom with walk-in shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV/video/DVD/radio
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (in cellar)
    • Telephone - incoming calls only
    • Shared sitting-out/garden area adjacent to parking area
    • Parking (1 car); public car park 100 yards
    • Secure cycle storage (cellar, external access)
    • No smoking
    • Unsuitable for people with mobility problems

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  • Woodside - The Old Smithy

    Llandadarn Fynydd, nr. Llandrindod

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 14268

    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 room with beam. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared gardens. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Piano.

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  • Pen Copi

    Trefeglwys, nr. Caersws

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 25912

    A Grade II listed 17th century timber and stone holiday cottage, retaining masses of its original characteristics, in a secluded location surrounded by farmland and scenery of the Severn Valley. Llanidloes, voted one of the most desirable places to live in Wales, 5 miles. Just 1 mile from Trefeglwys with pub and shop and 5 miles north of Llanidloes, it makes an ideal base for touring mid Wales. Standing detached, this attractive enclosed cottage with garden, picnic furniture and 2 acre paddock makes an ideal holiday home in a rural location. Ideal for golf. Horse riding nearby. Pub 1 mile, restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with cobbled floor. Dining room/kitchen. 1 step up to 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bidet and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Two pets welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, sheep country). No smoking.

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  • Bryngwanoff Cottages - Delfryn

    Howey, nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30005

    Each property boasts countryside views
    An ideal family holiday base
    Located in the Elan Valley

    Boasting attractive views, these four comfortable cottages (refs 30004, 30005, 30006 and 30007) offer an ideal base for family holidays. Set in a little row of four, they enjoy rural tranquillity, 5 miles from the lake, swimming pool and leisure centre of the Victorian spa town Llandrindod Wells, host to the many events of the Royal Welsh Showground. The Elan Valley’s stunning reservoirs for fishing and mountain biking are the area’s main attractions and with red kites soaring above, this is also superb bird watching and walking country – Glyndwr’s Way, Cistercian Way and Offa’s Dyke are all nearby as are an indoor activity centre, cycle hire and riding. Dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay makes an excellent day trip. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3½ miles.

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

    Economy 7 NSH included. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Parking (2 cars). Shared cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Tynddol Bungalow

    Llanbadarn Fynydd

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29669


    This detached bungalow is situated on a working farm, in an elevated position commanding wonderful views across rolling countryside. It is comfortably furnished and spacious with a woodburner for those cosy nights and offers a great holiday base for exploring this picturesque part of mid Wales. It’s a walker’s haven with many local footpaths and also Glyndwr’s Way. The Elan Valley with its breathtaking scenery and dams make for an enjoyable day out or a visit to the pretty villages that scatter the Welsh Marches. Experience the wildlife in abundance within the area and there are also red kite feeding stations to visit. Builth Wells, famous for the annual Royal Welsh Show is within easy driving distance and also Abbey Cwm Hir Hall, a period gothic hall which is gradually being restored and is open to the public. There are many places of historical interest such as castles, churches and NT houses. Beach 50 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    1 step to entrance: All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors and tiled floor/kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (£30per week, £20 per short break October-March ). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. iPod/phone dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Fire pit. Ample parking. Cycle store. Hot tub. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 steps to patio.

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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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  • Cwmmegan

    Trefeglwys, nr. Caersws

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: JVW

    Nestling in the heart of the countryside, this cosy, charming, detached, shepherd’s cottage is a perfect holiday spot for those wishing to get away from it all and is decorated for the Christmas season. Set in its own landscaped hilly garden with a woodland stream, and approached by an easily driveable track at the side of a field, it offers peaceful seclusion with sheep as the nearest neighbours. Trefeglwys (2 miles) has a shop and pub. Six miles away, the market town of Llanidloes offers sports centre, swimming-pool, tennis and golf. The coast at Aberdovey, 26 miles. Beautiful, secluded Lake Ebyr is within walking distance. Horse riding nearby. Fishing within 1 mile. Village shop 1¾ miles.

    Cosy living room with open fire and French door leading to sloping garden at rear. Well-appointed kitchen with granite worktops and dining area leading from beautiful garden room. Bathroom with toilet. Winding cottage stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with iron bedstead. Twin bedroom. Single bed on landing (for +1 child). Shower room with toilet. Low beamed ceilings throughout.

    • Open fire – logs at cost
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV (basic Sky channels)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Drying service
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Slopes in garden

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  • The Cwtch

    Rhayader

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC624028
    Built in 1902, this traditional Victorian style building originally accommodated officials tasked with engineering the six magnificent Elan Valley Dams nestled in the nearby hills. The glorious reservoirs bought further prosperity to Rhayader and with it, a bakery found its home in the property. The upper floor (The Cwtch) accommodated the hard working bakers. Using a rope and pulley to lift the flour, the old hatch can still be seen on the property. The Cwtch, with flexible zip and link bed option, has been meticulously converted to capture the spirit of a bustling mid Wales market town. Standing in the heart of Rhayader, this lofty retreat offers convenience and comfort as standard. Get closer to the stars with views of the acclaimed dark skies from The Cwtch tucked in the eaves.

    The Cwtch gives you the perfect base to explore Rhayader and the Elan Valley. The rolling Cambrian Mountains on the doorstep are yours to enjoy in all seasons. Exploring Rhayader is simple, all amenities are within walking distance as are lots of independent shops, a leisure centre, museum and a choice of traditional places to eat and drink. Equally as simple is your access to the spectacular mid Wales countryside. Just two minutes from The Cwtch is the Elan Valley Trail, an old railway which has been adapted for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Two pristine riverside parks either side of the apartment are also accessible. Whether you’re here for walking, cycling, mountain biking, pony trekking, astronomy, bird watching, fishing or looking to take the pace of life down a notch, let The Cwtch be your base to make Mid Wales memories.

    The Cwtch can be booked together with The Old Drapers (CC624026) and The Bakehouse (CC624027) to accommodate up to 17 guests.

    Second Floor: The property is all on the second floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: With laminate flooring.
    Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and sofa bed (for two).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: In the eaves with zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds - please advise when booking).
    Bedroom 2: In the eaves with single bed and Velux window.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    On road parking. Cycle store on request. No smoking.

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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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  • Appletree Cottage

    Presteigne, nr. Powys

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W42756


    Situated in the centre of the small historic market town of Presteigne, this delightful holiday cottage was originally part of a cider making farmhouse and has been restored to offer cosy accommodation, with wattle and daub and inglenook fireplace adding to the character and charm. Presteigne is a pretty border town formerly of Radnor county, and is an ideal central location for exploring the Welsh Marches and visiting historic sites and gardens. These include the award winning Judges Lodgings Museum. Being an ancient border town, it has ten walks radiating from it. Offa’s Dyke is close by and the Heart of Wales Railway is a must as it meanders from Swansea in the south and Shrewsbury in the north, taking in 120 miles of glorious and varying countryside. There is fishing on the River Lugg and many trails to explore in Radnor Forest. Ludlow has some remarkable eating places or visit Hereford or Hay-on-Wye. Visit Hergest Croft Gardens, Berrington Hall, Ludlow Castle or Dunkerton’s Cider Musuem, or follow the cycle trails through the renowned black and white villages. You could even enjoy a special treat at a Michelin Star restaurant within 3 miles. Properties W40409, W40410, W41354 and W42756 can be booked together and are ideal for larger groups. Shops, pubs and restaurants within 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed, beams and slate floor. Dining room/kitchen area. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with level patio and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 4 steps to further garden.

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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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