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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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  • 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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  • 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: No children under 16 years. These properties have a security deposit of £50.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ty-Rhyd

    Pedairffordd

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: OXE

    Nestling in a unique and peaceful location, this stunning detached barn conversion has its own terrace, garden and parking area. Set on a working farm, the owners’ house is across the courtyard, and holidaymakers can walk in over 100 acres of privately owned farmland (subject to seasonal farming requirements). A wealth of lovely countryside is within half an hour’s drive, including Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, Powis Castle and the unspoilt Berwyn range, as well as golf courses, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, sailing and riding. Stabling for two horses available. Shops and pub 1½ miles.

    Tiled floors throughout ground floor. Living room. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Blu-ray
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • No children under 7 yrs
    • NB: River in garden

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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