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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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  • Garden Cottage

    Berriew, nr. Welshpool

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29521

    This charming, detached holiday cottage is located within the Rhiewport Hall estate close to the village of Berriew. Berriew is home to 2 local pubs serving good food, a village shop and the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, all within walking distance. Welshpool, Powys Castle, Llanfair light steam railway, Montgomery Canal, Offa’s Dyke and Gregynog Hall are approximately 3 miles. Visitors to this area will have easy access to the Shropshire border towns of Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Bridgenorth and Iron Bridge, as well the attractions of North Wales and Snowdonia. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (3 steps down), 1 twin (1 step). Step to bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Fenced patio. Ample parking. Cycle store. Pets must be kept on lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Chalet 51, Caer Beris Holiday Park

    Builth Wells, Powys

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC622008
    Set within the most peaceful and well tended grounds of Caer Beris Holiday Park, close to the bank of the River Ithon, you will find ’Chalet 51’. This spacious timber lodge offers well equipped and comfortable accommodation for four people. The setting is beautifully rural yet very close to the town as Builth Wells is only a mile away - a few minutes in the car, or a pleasant 20 minute walk when the weather obliges. The lounge offers a large and comfortable sofa and armchair and there’s a flatscreen TV with satellite Freeview, along with a cosy flame effect fire for the chillier nights. Large picture windows which adorn its well designed living area, not only flood the space with light but invite effortless appreciation of the beauty of the natural surroundings. The French doors open onto a large veranda across the front of the property providing an ideal spot for dining in the sunshine. The dining area has circular table and four chairs, and next to this is the kitchen, which has full size fridge and gas cooker, and a full complement of what you would expect in a kitchen. There’s a double bedroom and a twin, a bathroom with full size bath and separate WC. Outside the lodge has its own private parking space and room for a further vehicle. Pets are welcome at the site- there’s a large riverside area for dog walking and miles of footpaths nearby. There’s one ’rod’ on the river included with the rental in the fishing season. (A rod license would be required). This lodge offers a holiday with peace and relaxation - you’d be forgiven for never wanting to leave such tranquility behind.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has an electric fire and heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD and radio/CD. Large picture windows with beautiful views; a light airy and well presented room.
    Dining: With dining furniture and French doors leading out onto the large Veranda.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With two 2ft 6" single beds.
    Separate cloakroom: With WC.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and wash basin. Wall mounted fan heater.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included but £1 coins are required if the immersion is used.

    Large veranda with patio table and chairs. Spacious open grounds, laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees. Designated dog-walking area. Parking for two cars.

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  • Cefn Colwyn Barn

    Trefeglwys, nr. Caersws

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 28198

    Situated amidst tranquil countryside, this holiday property, adjoining the owner’s home, is within easy reach of Clywedog Reservoir and Powis Castle. It is an ideal spot for birdwatching, cycling and walking and the west coastline is only an hour’s drive. Attractions include Elan Valley, Lake Vyrnwy, Source of the Severn, Hafren Forest, Plymlimon Hills and Devils Bridge. Activities in the area include clay pigeon shooting, golf, quad biking, laser shooting and pony trekking. This is also a great base for the Royal Welsh Show and the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Dining room with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin (zip and link) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi included. Enclosed garden with patio. Shared 4-acre grounds. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Brook in grounds, 40 yards.

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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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  • Bronhaul

    Dolfach, nr. Llanbrynmair

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43143

    A delightful, terraced holiday property in the small village of Dolfach just a 1.25 miles outside of Llanbrynmair. The area is popular with walkers and cyclists and is within easy driving distance of Machynlleth and the Centre for Alternative Technology, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, and a large part of the west Welsh coastline, complete with sandy beaches. Machinations is a family attraction in Llanbrynmair, and the market town of Newtown is a short distance away. Shop, pub and café 1.25 miles.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-Fi. Small garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden. This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC623002
    Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Bryngwyn set amongst glorious countryside, ’The Loft’ at The Old Rectory has been converted into a most welcoming holiday retreat boasting spectacular views of the Black Mountains and overlooking the National Park. The apartment is attached to The Old Rectory but has its own entrance, and offers a spacious open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, together with two bedrooms with further sleeping facilities and a good bathroom. The beams and oak flooring gives a wealth of character and cosy feel, providing a perfect base for exploring. The gardens and views are idyllic for a restful evening in the summer sun! The property is situated within a riding centre.

    First Floor: Property is accessed by external stairs with hand rails
    Living Room: With satellite TV and radio/CD, electric flame effect fire. Additional single bed; a cosy and well presented room
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric double oven and electric ceramic hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher and use of owners washing machine. Dining furniture.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet. Heated towel rail and shaver point
    Bedroom 1: With two 3ft single beds, (zip n link to make a double bed please request when booking)

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: With a 4ft 6 single bed

    Oil fired central heating and electric heaters, fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. No children under the age of 7 years.

    Front wooded garden with lawn. Garden furniture and benches. Parking for2 cars. Secure storage for bicycles etc.

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  • Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: JDU

    Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage (ref JDV), 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 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. There is a 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 are within 5 miles. Shops 1¼ miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Built at a slight angle to The Cottage.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open living space.
    Living area: With wood burner, TV, and DVD player.
    Steps down to...
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, slow cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and stable door leading to garden.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and French doors leading to patio.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Logs for wood burner available locally.

    Calor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. Drying service available. Level sitting-out areas with garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There are slopes in the grounds.

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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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  • Bryngwanoff Cottages - Dan y Deri

    Howey, nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30004

    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.

    Economy 7 NSH included. DVD. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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