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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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  • Highbrook Cottage

    New Radnor

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: JJS

    Peace and tranquillity are the order of the day at this isolated holiday cottage in an idyllic setting with small country garden bordered by a stream. Cosy and very comfortable, it has been furnished and equipped to the W.T.B. ‘4 Star’ standard, in pretty cottage style. Approached by a good farm track at the side of a field, the cottage is set between Radnor Forest and Offa’s Dyke Path – a superb area for walkers and nature lovers. Riding is available locally. Golf 6 miles. The popular inland resort of Llandrindod Wells, once a famous spa, with its many holiday and sporting attractions, and Hay-on-Wye (famous for its bookshops) are both 14 miles distant. Shops 1½ miles.

    Living room with fire in stone hearth and surround, overlooking a stream and fields. Kitchen/dining room with fitted light-oak units. Bathroom with over-bath power shower and toilet. Steepish stairs to first floor: Large double bedroom. Smaller double bedroom. Landing area.

    • Wood-burning stove – fuel at cost
    • Electricity, electric heater and full NSH included (November-March by meter reading)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • NB: Stream in garden

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  • Coity Bach Farm Cottages - Tŷ Fferm Hen

    Talybont-on-Usk, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 25130

    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 patio doors and slate floor. Beams throughout. Stone spiral staircase to first floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux, 1 single with additional pull-out single on landing area separated from bedroom with curtain. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room providing hot water (initial fuel included). Freeview TV. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 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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  • Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Oak View Cottage

    Heyope, near 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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  • Kilsby Cottage

    Llanwrtyd Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 31238

    Kilsby Cottage is next to the owners country home and bed & breakfast, which was originally built as a school by the Rev JR Kilsby Jones in the 1850’s. This semi-detached holiday cottage sits on the edge of 21/2 acres of garden and private woodland, with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular views. Reduced rate wild trout fishing on upper Irfon beat is available (licence required). Evidence of the original 19th century planting and terracing is still apparent with a great diversity of mature trees and shrubs in the grounds and where the extensive views and the abundant local wildlife were a source of inspiration. Today the views remain just as grand and the wildlife is still prolific. Apart from the wonderful bird life, you might see slow-worms, common lizards, badgers, hedgehogs, polecats, wood mice and bank voles in the garden during your stay.

    Kilsby Cottage is a bird-watchers paradise with many varied resident species, as well as a number of notable summer visitors. Garden seating and strategically situated feeding stations and nesting boxes allow visitors to view many different bird species in comfort and within close proximity to the house and cottage. In addition to the garden birds, various raptor species such as red kites, buzzards and peregrine falcons are frequently seen soaring overhead.

    For walkers, lovers of outdoor pursuits or fishing, Kilsby Cottage is ideally situated for the Wye Valley, Cambrian Mountains or Brecon Beacons, or you can leave the car at the cottage and walk miles from the doorstep; explore the hills and photograph the birds or fish the River Irfon. The owners can give you comprehensive advice on chosen routes. Just over a mile from the cottage you will reach the town of Llanwrtyd Wells with several welcoming pubs and restaurants. Llanwrtyd is famous for hosting the World Bog Snorkelling Championship, the Man vs. Horse Race, the mid-Wales Beer Festival and a host of other events. The town also has its own tourist information centre, several shops and even a pub with its own micro-brewery, which has previously produced the Champion Beer of Wales.

    Cyclists will appreciate the many miles of on and off road routes and Route 8 of the National Cycle Network passes through here. Bikes can be hired locally in Llanwrtyd and Builth Wells. Horse riding and guided pony trekking, for both novices and experienced riders alike, are available from established stables in nearby Llanwrtyd Wells. For the enthusiastic golfer, there are 3 excellent 18-hole courses all within a 45-minute drive and set in breathtaking scenery.

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales is only 35 miles away, while the National Trust’s Abergwesyn Common is on the doorstep. Delightful Hay-on-Wye on the England/Wales border, famous for the annual Hay Festival and its book and antique shops is only 32 miles away. Swansea and Shrewsbury are at opposite ends of the Heart of Wales Railway Line which stops at Llanwrtyd station on the other side of town. Llandrindod Wells, an elegant Victorian Spa town is 20 miles away with its picturesque lake, and Builth Wells, a small market town where the Annual Royal Welsh Show is held can be found 13 miles away, and is where you can enjoy the excellent Wyeside Arts Centre for cinema and live performances. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1-acre of natural grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small, raised, unfenced pond and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Ty Hapus

    Machynlleth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29505

    This well positioned, 18th century, terraced town house is set in a quiet area of the handsome, historic town of Machynlleth, within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants. This holiday property is surrounded by rolling hills, the Cambrian Mountains, River Dyfi and the Cambrian coast. Visitor attractions nearby include King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre and mines, Owain Glyndwr Centre and Cors Dyfi and Ynys Hir nature reserves. Further afield, visit Snowdonia and Llyn Clwedog, plus numerous historic houses and NT properties, including Powys Castle and Gregynog Hall. Aberdovey beach, 20 minutes. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Public car park 50 yards (foc). No smoking.

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  • 2 Mill Street

    Crickhowell, Powys

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC621036
    This charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage, being just a two minute walk from the High Street of the quaint market town of Crickhowell, has been superbly and extensively renovated and offers deceptively spacious accommodation. ‘2 Mill Street’ is tucked away in a small cul-de-sac and offers two double en-suite bedrooms; sleeping a total of four and is ideal for exploring the town or walking in the Brecon Beacons. Whilst being stylishly furnished yet retaining its character and quirky charm ‘2 Mill Street’ offers accommodation over three floor and has a new kitchen, lounge/dining area, two double bedrooms, each affording a new bathroom/en-suite, a utility room and gas central heating. With mountain views to the front and rear and a south facing lawned front garden, it’s an excellent base for walking and cycling in the Brecon Beacons National Park as well as exploring the town. The open plan living area with polished wooden floor includes a fully equipped fitted kitchen with breakfast bar including oven, hob, microwave and integrated fridge. The rest of this sunny, south-facing room has two leather sofas, a dining table and chairs for four, a large screen television (with freesat channels), DVD player, electric fire and ipod dock. This room overlooks the lawned front garden with access via the front door and stone steps. On the top floor is the main bedroom with king-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and en suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC. This bedroom has a south-facing aspect and views to the Llangattock Escarpment. There are also spectacular rear views to the Black Mountains from the landing window. The lower ground floor contains the second bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and en-suite shower room including sink and WC. On this floor there is a utility room with additional fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and storage cupboards. 2 Mill Street is an ideal holiday cottage to both relax in and discover the treasures of this beautiful part of Wales.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge / Dining: With Freesat TV, DVD and Radio/CD with iPod Doc station, two leather sofas; a cosy and well presented room
    Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, built in fridge. Dining table and 4 chairs and door leading to the front lawned garden
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    En-suite Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point with light over
    Utility Room: with additional Fridge/Freezer, Washer/Dryer, sink unit and cupboards.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king-size bed
    En-suite Shower room: With corner shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point with light over

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels supplied.

    Stone steps lead down to front, enclosed garden. Parking for one car, additional by arrangement. Cycle store. Wifi available.

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  • Cedar Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27218


    Barn View Cottages are a group of three holiday cottages, tastefully converted from a stone and timber clad barn. The cottages are situated opposite the owner’s house in an elevated position with fantastic views, and all three have been refurbished to a good standard, for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The properties have use of a shared resource room which contains tourist information, detailed maps, DVDs, toys and games. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are a large number of places of interest to visit, suitable for all the family. Enthusiasts of outdoor activities will find plenty to do nearby, including walking, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding, golf and angling to name just a few. The cottages are home to a bird watcher’s paradise. Visitors have a great opportunity to observe nesting ospreys just ten minutes away, attracting admirers from across the country. Just miles from the historic 16th century market town of Llanidloes in Powys, and only 40 minutes from the coast, they are an ideal base for your stay in mid Wales. The Hafren Forest, Clywedog Dam, the slopes of Plynlimon Mountain, the Elan Valley, Lake Vyrnwy, the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth, or the old fishing hamlet of Aberdovey, just north of Aberystwyth, are just some of the places of interest within easy reach. Trout fishing and yachting hire available in the lake at Coywedog about 4 miles away. The cottages make an ideal choice for those who are walking part of Glyndwrs Way, which passes through Llanidloes and Llyn Clywedog. Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Travel cot. High chair. CD.

    All properties: Electric woodburner in living room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone on site. Shared landscaped garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared hot tub, sauna and shower at cost. No smoking. Please note: Couples and family booking only. No children under 16 years. These properties have a security deposit of £50.

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  • Bryngwanoff Cottages - Awel y Bryn

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30007

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

    Gas central heating included. DVD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times.

    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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  • Crowlwm Chalet

    Llanidloes

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W43084

    Crowlwm Farmhouse, generally acknowledged as the first house in England and Wales to have held a Sunday school, has long been the choice of artists and sculptors to get away from the crowds. Crowlwm Chalet is a purpose built, detached, timber holiday chalet, situated in the grounds of the former farm and is surrounded by breathtaking views offering peace and tranquillity. Within walking distance of the property is the heritage site of the Bryntail lead mine. Clywedog reservoir is nearby and offers fishing for brown and rainbow trout, sailing or just walking in the countryside. The chalet is well located as a touring base, being in mid Wales, with routes through the mountains to the sea, and towns such as Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, Borth and Aberdovey. Snowdonia National Park and the Brecon Beacons are also within easy reach. The cities of Swansea and Cardiff are just over a 2 hour drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed (for children). Kitchen. 1 double (zip and link) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Large garden. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Pine Lodge

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 10603

    Hill and valley views

    Set in the 21/2 acre grounds of the owner‘s country house, about 1 mile from Pontsticill village and reservoir, built in log cabin style with high specification insulation and heating and attractive pine interior. The surrounding area which is within the National Park, is scenic, peaceful, with mountains, valleys, forests, all providing walkers of varied abilities with unlimited choice. Sailing, fishing, canal boating and a steam railway are also nearby. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

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

    Electric central heating from NSH and convector heaters included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-March). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Patio. Small verandah. Garden and furniture. Sun loungers. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Ithon Barns - Sophie’s Barn

    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 15332

    Set in a tranquil valley

    Fishing on the River Ithon

    This stone built granary and barn date from about 1675, sympathetically converted into two attractive, semi-detached cottages, with many interesting features, including spiral staircases, original timbers and gallery bedrooms with extensive views of the valley. Situated adjacent to the owner’s home, reached by a short track, but separate from farming activity. Set in a tranquil area of valley and hills, with over 800 acres of farmland and 2 miles of Single and Double Bank fishing on the River Ithon, for guests exclusive enjoyment. Excellent walking country, yet only 3 miles from Llandrindod Wells with shops, pubs and restaurants.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. 2 staircases (one spiral) to first floor: 2 gallery bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating included (£20per week November-March, £10 per short break). Electricity and bed linen included. Cot. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Gravel and grassed area with picnic bench. Parking.

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  • Y Dderwen at Brynglas Farm

    Llanfair Caereinion

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28629

    This semi-detached barn conversion, situated within a working farm and adjacent to the owner’s home, has excellent views from the rear down towards the Banwy Valley. This is a central holiday location with plenty of tourist attractions, including Powys Castle, Powys Land Museum, the Montgomeryshire Canal, Llanfair steam railway and Lake Vyrnwy. Head west towards the Cambrian coast, or visit King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Machinations Visitor Centre, for alternative technology, and Borth Animalarium. Golf, horse riding and mountain biking are all available locally, or for fun seekers, white water rafting near Bala lake and quad trekking near Welshpool. Free fishing available in lake. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 step to 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large shared garden. Patio with sitting-out area. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

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