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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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  • Faulkner

    Near Rhayader

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC624018
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Faulkner is one of five properties which have been created by the imaginative conversion of a 19th century inn, although the original stone cottages have a history going back to the 18th century when they were occupied by an agricultural worker, a blacksmith and a coffin maker. The “Middleton Arms” as it became, was owned by landowners whose seat was at Llyn Parriad and later it changed its name to the “Vulcan Arms” in homage to the Vulcan God of Fire, god of the blacksmiths. It sits on the old Cambrian railway line and was an important hostelry for those using Doldowlod Halt station until the line was closed in the 1960’s. Today the holiday property offers every modern comfort whilst still retaining the best features of the old inn. Faulkner is a corner-terraced cottage and is spacious and characterful. It offers easy access to the A470 via a slip road; Sustrans cycle routes, the River Wye which is right on the doorstep, Wye Valley Walks and the Red Kite Centre. A very short walk from the apartment will bring you to a shop, post office and café. A stop for buses to Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader is nearby.

    The town of Rhayader is 7 minutes drive away and the area is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. There are events on throughout the year and this is the perfect base for the whole family to experience stunning outdoor attractions including fishing, and discover rich and rare wildlife in the rolling Cambrian Mountains.

    Faulkner has use of a large garden, shared with the other cottages, with plenty of outdoor furniture including tables, benches and umbrellas, and there is storage for cycles as well as a jet wash and repair kits, or you can even arrange to hire a bike. Faulkner can be booked with Woodman (CC624017), Tudor (CC624019), Searle (CC624020) and Middleton (CC624021) to accommodate up to 21 / 23 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Three steps to...
    Lounge: With 32" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, radio and French doors to decked balcony.
    Kitchen/dining room: Spacious with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Three steps to both bedrooms.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link 2ft 6in twin beds (which can be made to king size - please advise when booking).
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king size - please advise when booking).
    Shower room 1: With shower and WC.
    Shower room 2: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair on request. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Decked balcony. Shared, enclosed garden and furniture. Shared BBQ. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Oak View Cottage

    Heyope, nr. Knighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30202

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Shared washing machine in reception room.

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Y Beudy

    Llandinam

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28354

    This semi-detached holiday property tranquilly overlooks an on-site lake and has a private hot tub and summerhouse/games room with its own fridge, TV/DVD player and small DVD library. It lies on a sheep farm just outside Llandinam, a quaint village with black and white buildings and a beautiful backdrop of hills. Set between Newtown and Llanidloes, Y Beudy is close to the Severn Way walk, Llyn Clwedog and Plynlimon. Visit Gregynog Hall, Powys Castle, steam train rides, canal boat trips and the Cambrian coastline. Golf nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: 6 steps to living room with beams, double sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 2 steps to 1 double, 1 single with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. High chair. Two DVDs and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Sitting-out area. 50 acres of natural grounds. Barbecue. External games room with table football, board games, skittles and books. Ample parking. Cycle store. Hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small lake in grounds, 50 yards.

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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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  • 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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