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Powys is a tranquil and peaceful county situated in Mid Wales. The county is mostly made up of smaller towns and villages and has plenty of rural space for the ultimate quiet getaway.

Though Powys is a quiet and relaxing place to spend a holiday, this doesn''t mean there is a lack of things to do while you''re there. It is the largest county in Wales, hosting plenty of attractions. For example, there are a number of cave systems located in Powys, including some of the most extensive in Wales. Various tours allow you to explore these caves for yourself and to see the unique and awe-inspiring beauty of these natural formations.

If you have an interest in history, you will have no trouble filling the time while holidaying in Powys. The area now covered by Powys includes five historic counties, giving it a varied past which today has given birth to plenty of heritage sites and other attractions. For instance, there are six castles within Powys''s borders. These range from Aberedw Castle, which lies in ruins, to Powis Castle, which still stands as a grand and imposing country manor. The county also has a number of museums, including Brecknock Museum, which hosts artefacts dating back as far as the Stone Age and occupies a Grade II listed building.

Nonetheless, the quiet rural beauty of Powys is one of the biggest draws, and this itself provides visitors with plenty to do. In most parts of the county the scenic walks are absolutely delightful. There are several wonderful set walks and trails in the county which provide excellent views of local scenery and of nature.

For those looking to take in the beauty of nature but wanting something more spectacular, the breathtaking lakes and waterfalls make for ideal sightseeing. A number of scenic lakes can be found in Powys. The amazing waterfalls, meanwhile, include the mighty Pistyll y Llyn, which is one of the highest in Wales.

If you would like to book a relaxing break in Wales, please take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Powys today.
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  • 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). 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. Freeview TV. 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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  • Mellte View

    Pontneddfechan, nr. Neath

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W43380


    This semi-detached, holiday property is situated within the southern boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park, offering an ideal base to explore the delights of the surrounding areas. The national park itself offers stunning scenery, and outdoor activities are plentiful. There are masses of paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, horse riders and wildlife enthusiasts. There is a brilliant range of organised activities on offer too, from gentle recreational pursuits such as photography to full-on adrenaline sports such as rafting and abseiling. The area is famous for its waterfalls and The Waterfall Centre is within walking distance. Further afield is the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you will find wonderful sandy beaches, coves and cliff-top walks. Swansea and the captial city of Wales, Cardiff, are a must with bustling shopping, castles, museums, nightlife, theatres and stadiums. There is a golf club available to guests and 3 pubs within the village.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with French doors. Dining room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room. Gas central heating and gas included (£30per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • 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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  • Craig Y Rhos

    Aberhosan, nr. Machynlleth

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 28476

    Situated in a quiet hamlet in a wooded valley and close to the Glyndower Way and town of Machynlleth, this detached holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring mid and north Wales. Nearby attractions include King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Railway Museum, Talyllyn Railway, Centre for Alternative Technology, Llyn Barfog (’bearded lake’), Cymer Abbey and the RSPB nature reserve at Ynys-hir. The area is popular with cyclists, many of whom choose the Lon Dysynni cycle route, and beaches can be accessed at Aberdovey, Towyn, Ynys Las and Borth. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed garden with patio and sitting-out area. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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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.

    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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  • Ash Lodge at Lon Lodges

    Nr. Rhayader

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: HW7442

    Stylish, well-equipped, warm and comfortable with a green air-conditioning unit, this lodge, one of a pair, has its own private hot tub and enclosed garden. Situated on a family farm, 4 miles from the market town of Rhayader, Ash Lodge is in the beautiful countryside and runner up in the Wales Tourism Awards 2010 and finalist in the Wales Tourism Awards 2013. There are farm walks and nature trails from the door. Easy road access with the spectacular Elan Valley, 5 miles, for walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching and pony trekking. Red kite feeding station, Welsh Crystal Factory, cycle hire, indoor pool and play barn all within 4 miles. Visit museums and art galleries or the coastal nature reserve of Ynyslas Sands and the dolphins of Cardigan Bay. Decorations and tree are provided for Christmas bookings. Shops 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with patio doors, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Z bed available (for alternative sleeping only). Wooden floors throughout.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Sky Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Electric car charging station. Enclosed garden with decked area and furniture. Parking. Private hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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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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  • Hirros Hall Longhouse

    Llanerfyl, nr. 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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  • Garden Cottage

    Llandinam

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: HW7618

    Boasting delightful gardens and its own blissful hot tub and external games room, this comfortable, refurbished single-storey holiday property enjoys a central village location just a short stroll from a dining pub and excellent fishing on the River Severn. With superb walking and cycling locally, the cottage offers an ideal base for exploring the borderlands of England and Wales, an area of pretty countryside and charming market towns. Aberystwyth’s seaside attractions and southern Snowdonia are in easy reach. Tree and decorations are provided for Christmas bookings. Shop 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Conservatory/dining area. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Hot tub. Games room with small pool table, table tennis table and darts. Kennel available. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

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  • The Cottage

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws

    Grade
    6
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: JDV

    Dating from the 17th century, this delightful holiday property has been carefully converted, combining its interesting features with comfort, and making good use of pretty cottage-style prints, soft furnishings and some antiques, in keeping with its period character. It has its own entrance with sloping gardens, and is tucked away from it all, offering peace, tranquillity and lovely south-facing views across the valley. This is magnificent walking and bird-watching country (many different species spotted in the garden). The nearby Clywedog Lake provides good fishing and sailing, whilst excellent mountain biking facilities can be found a little further afield at Machynlleth. Pretty Llanidloes, 5 miles, has golf, tennis, bowls, swimming, leisure centre and the Red Kite Centre. The town’s fine architecture includes the town hall, the market hall, built on timber stilts, and two imposing 19th-century chapels. Good selection of pubs and restaurants nearby.
    The coast at Cardigan Bay is only 45 minutes by car, a spectacular journey through glorious scenery across the Plynlimon mountains to the university town and lively seaside resort of Aberystwyth with its cliff railways and various cultural and entertainment diversions, or further north along the Dovey estuary to Aberdovey. Here, the coast with its sandy beach offers opportunities for canoeing, windsurfing and swimming, and beautiful walks can be enjoyed amid the nearby Plas Penhelig Gardens. There are miles of sand and shingle beaches to enjoy, backed by dunes along the coast to Tywyn. The slipway at Aberdovey makes it a popular sailing centre, also good for surfing, water-skiing and fishing trips. Golf and horse riding within 5 miles. Shops 1¼ miles, pub ¼ mile.Originally built as a barn and cottage in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn and one a cottage, have been carefully converted, combining their interesting features with comfort, and making good use of pretty cottage-style prints, soft furnishings and some antiques, in keeping with their period character. Each has its own entrance with sloping gardens, and both these charming holiday properties are tucked away from it all, offering peace, tranquillity and lovely south-facing views across the valley. This is magnificent walking and bird-watching country (many different species spotted in the garden). The nearby Clywedog Lake provides good fishing and sailing, whilst excellent mountain biking facilities can be found a little further afield at Machynlleth.
    Five miles away is the pretty market town of Llanidloes with golf, tennis, bowls, swimming, leisure centre and the newly opened Red Kite Centre, which boasts live transmission from nests in the Hafren Forest. The town’s fine architecture includes the town hall, the market hall, built on timber stilts, and two imposing 19th-century chapels. Good selection of pubs and restaurants nearby.
    The coast at Cardigan Bay is only 45 minutes by car, a spectacular journey through glorious scenery across the Plynlimon mountains to the university town and lively seaside resort of Aberystwyth with its cliff railways and various cultural and entertainment diversions, or further north along the Dovey estuary to Aberdovey. Here, the coast with its sandy beach offers opportunities for canoeing, windsurfing and swimming, and beautiful walks can be enjoyed amid the nearby Plas Penhelig Gardens. There are miles of sand and shingle beaches to enjoy, backed by dunes along the coast to Tywyn. The slipway at Aberdovey makes it a popular sailing centre, also good for surfing, water-skiing and fishing trips. Golf and horse riding within 5 miles. Shops 1¼ miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Living room with inglenook fireplace and rugs on original pitch floor. Farmhouse kitchen with fitted units and door to garden. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Large landing with 4ft bed (for +1). Double bedroom with brass bedstead. Large twin bedroom with extra single bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Both bedrooms have sloping ceilings.

    • Open fire - logs at cost
    • electricity, Calor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Slow cooker
    • Coffee machine
    • Washing machine
    • Drying service
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Garden
    • Level sitting-out areas with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small, shallow stream in garden and slopes in grounds

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  • Ithon Bank

    Nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7478

    Just 5 miles from the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader’s spectacular red kite feeding station, these three warm and comfortable lodges – each of which boast its own blissful hot tub offering wonderful views – all enjoy a peaceful working farm setting. A nearby river offers informal angling and, for more serious fishing, the beautiful Elan Valley with its stunning reservoirs is the area’s main attraction. Close to Glyndwr’s Way, the Cistercian Way and Offa’s Dyke, this is wonderful walking, mountain biking and bird watching country, and an indoor play barn and adventure park, small breeds farm, indoor activity centre, cycle hire and pony trekking are among nearby delights. Rhayader is also home to the Welsh Royal Crystal factory, whilst Hereford’s Cathedral with its famous chained library and Mappa Mundi draws visitors from all over the world as does the nearby ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye. Dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay and the golden sands of Aberdovey are easily within a day trip. There is a good selection of eating places in the area. Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only)/dining area/kitchen with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with decked terrace and furniture. Children’s play area. Parking. Hot tub. Fishing foc. No smoking. NB: Fenced river in grounds.

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