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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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  • Yr Hen Efail

    Llanbrynmair

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 23109

    A well positioned detached property in the village of Llanbrynmair in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. The renovated holiday property provides a good standard of accommodation, perfectly placed for keen walkers or families wishing to enjoy the Cambrian heritage coastline. The village has all local amenities. Good road network to many of Wales’ top attractions including the Centre for Alternative Technology, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Powys Castle, Montgomeryshire Canal and steam train rides. Horseriding, fishing and mountain biking locally. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out bed. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Galleried area with double bed.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Internet connection. Garden with sitting-out area. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 2

    Llangunllo, near Knighton

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43691

    Located on Welsh/English border

    These three very attractive detached holiday lodges (refs W43690, W43691 and W43692) are set together in a small cluster in the most peaceful location on the edge of Llangunllo near Knighton. The lodges boast their own private hot tubs and sit in 2 acres of grounds. The original Mill Race wet area is inside the grounds, which may be wet or dry depending on the weather. Knighton is an area best known for its association with Offa’s Dyke, but due to the town being partly in Wales and partly in Shropshire, there are many nearby attractions, including, in Wales, the red kite feeding station, the Judges Lodgings, Spaceguard Centre, Elan Valley and Powys Castle. In Shropshire, nearby places include The Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Working Farm, Clun, Stokesay, Ludlow Castle, Ludlow Racecourse, Attingham Park and Ironbridge. Shop 7 miles, pub 250 yards.

    Step to entrance.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With electric woodburner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sauna room.
    Bedroom 1:
    With twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.
    Open tread stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

    Shared freezer in outbuilding.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Decked patio. Shared grounds. Barbecue. Private hot tub. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a river in the grounds.

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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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  • Woodside - Woodside Cottage

    Llandadarn Fynydd, nr. Llandrindod

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 13563

    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/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 twin leading to 1 double, 1 single with additional futon. There is open access to the stairs from the twin bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Shared gardens. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Cwm Yr Hendy Lodges - Oak View

    Crossgates, nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30303

    These warm, comfortable and stylish holiday lodges are situated in the middle of glorious farm land with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside on display. Each lodge has its own private garden and hot tub, with music system and lights, to set the mood during the long summer nights and the dark starry evenings. This is a great place for walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching, pony trekking, sightseeing and visiting museums and art galleries. The lodges are located near the famous Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr Way national trails, all within easy driving access. The coastal nature reserve of Ynyslas Sands and the dolphins of Cardigan Bay are within a day trip. It is less than 5 miles to the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and 8 miles to the market town of Rhayader, both having an interesting array of small shops, cafés and restaurants. The stunning Elan Valley is located just a couple miles further on, where here you will find the famous red kite feeding station, Welsh Crystal Factory, cycle hire, and a myriad of other outdoor pursuits. Fishing is available by arrangement with the owner. There is also golf and horse riding within a 3 mile drive. Whether you are staying for a weekend or longer, there is no shortage of things to enjoy. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    Small lawned garden with terrace and furniture.

    Both properties: Electric coal-effect fire in living room. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. MP3 connection. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Hot tub. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Oak House

    Machynlleth, Powys

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC624012
    This delightful 3 bedroom terraced house, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac yet conveniently located on the outskirts of the market town Machynlleth, has recently been lovingly renovated to a high standard. Oak House provides comfortable and flexible holiday accommodation, benefiting from good sized rooms throughout, a wood-burning stove, tasteful soft furnishings, fully equipped kitchen and enclosed gardens, making this charming cottage the perfect place for rest and relaxation all year round. It is an ideal touring base for a family or couples looking to tour the historic sites, explore the beautiful countryside and scenic hillside walks, and nearby are lovely seaside villages including delightful Aberdovey, the beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne. Oak House is beautifully presented and boasts a fresh and contemporary ambience. The Ground floor offers a Dining Room with Living Flame Fire and original stripped wooden floor; Lounge with it’s Wood-Burning Stove, sumptuous sofas and original wooden floor, newly fitted Kitchen incorporating Oven, Hob, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer Dishwasher and Washing Machine, with stone tiled floor and WC/Cloakroom. On the First Floor there are 3 bedrooms; the Master having a double and single bed, a further double bedroom and one Single Bedroom. The Bathroom has a Bath with Shower over, WC and Wash Basin. After a long day of sightseeing, the enclosed garden offers the ideal spot to enjoy a barbecue where adults can relax, while little ones play.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: with Freeview TV, DVD and Radio/CD, Multi-Fuel Wood Burning Stove and original wooden flooring and scatter rug. Board games and books; a cosy and well presented room
    Dining: with Dining Table and Chairs seating 6, Living Flame Gas Fire and hearth with original wooden flooring and a library of books
    Kitchen: with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. Rear door leading out to the garden
    Cloakroom: with WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed and single 3ft bed
    Bedroom 2: with double bed and pedestal wash basin with hot and cold water
    Bedroom 3: with single bed
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin and shaver point

    All fuel and power included. First basket of logs included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Travel cot and highchair available.

    Rear, enclosed garden with two lawned areas and patio with outdoor furniture, BBQ. Parking for one car.

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  • London House

    Llanwrtyd Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC624030
    If you are looking for comfortable accommodation in a charming location, just a very short stroll to pubs, cafes or shops, then London House could be ideal for you. Situated within Llanwrtyd Wells, which claims to be Britain’s smallest town, London House dates back to 1875 and used to be a bakery and shop. The shop itself is now the kitchen and breakfast room, and the original shop door is still in place. The rear of the house overlooks the River Irfon, and whilst sitting in the pleasing walled courtyard which is a great suntrap, you can relax to the sounds of the river flowing by. The outbuildings, containing the original bread ovens for the bakery, offer a place to store your cycles. The owner, who runs a nearby guest house, has created a comfortable, well-equipped holiday home for you, but if you don’t feel like cooking you may wish to sample breakfast at the guest house (subject to advance booking and at cost).

    For a small town, Llanwrtyd Wells has a lot going on and a massive quota of charm. The town became a popular Victorian Spa town and location to “take the waters” – an activity nowadays that would only suit the hardiest and most adventurous visitor! Here, you are in the heart of Wales, between the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains, a perfect location for exploring the vast green hills and visiting a plethora of places including Builth Wells, Llandovery, the reservoirs of the Elan Valley and Llyn Brianne, or the breathtaking Abergwesyn Mountain Pass. But don’t be in too much of a rush to leave the town, as throughout the year it plays host to a variety of local festivals and unusual events including the Man vs Horse Marathon, World Bog Snorkelling Championships, Red Kite Bash and Cider Cycle, Real Ale Wobble, Drovers Walks and the Welsh Open Stone Skimming Championships to name but a few.

    Why not come and discover this area rich in heritage and natural beauty, and make London House your base?

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: Spacious with breakfast table, gas cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.

    Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to courtyard.

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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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  • 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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  • Chapel Cottage

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 10035

    Former chapel, stone built in 1867, now a very attractive quirky detached holiday cottage with much character, on a minor road junction in the village of Pontsticill, within the Brecon Beacons National Park. The property is complete with jukeboxes and a pin ball machine. The surrounding area is peaceful, scenic, varied with mountains, valleys, forests and open hillside ideal for walkers. Within a few miles are Pontsticill, Pentwyn, Neaudd reservoirs, sailing, fishing, the Brecon Beacons steam railway and Tranquil Canal. Shop 1 mile, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Open tread stairs to first floor: Landing area with twin beds and low ceiling. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electricity panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. Jukeboxes. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Front garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Ty Gwilym

    Llangors, nr. Brecon

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: OL6


    Ty Gwilym Barn nestles in a peaceful courtyard in Llangorse village. Set within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the barn oozes character including exposed beams, stonework and many original features. The owners, who live close by, have furnished and presented this spacious holiday home beautifully and it also enjoys views of open meadows and of Myndd Troed. Ty Gwilym is very conveniently situated, tucked away from the main village but with two pubs within a very short walking distance. Its doorstep amenities, as well as peace and quiet make it the perfect holiday base with lots of activities and attractions nearby.
    Llangorse lies in the crook of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. With its stunning lake and breathtaking scenery, it’s a perfect setting for both the very active and those who prefer a more gentle and relaxing holiday. In high season, the lake offers fishing, rowing boats, canoe and kayak hire, while the Llangorse Activity Centre offers climbing, sky trekking and horse riding. A walker’s haven; public footpaths lead directly from Ty Gwilym and within easy driving distance, there are more challenging walks such as Offa’s Dyke, Pen y Fan, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Hay Bluff.
    Ty Gwilym Barn is a peaceful retreat central to a wide variety of cultural and outdoor pursuits that the area is famous for. The major festivals at Hay-on-Wye, Brecon and Abergavenny are all within easy reach. Shop 3 miles, pub 200 yards.

    Spacious, open-plan living/dining room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire and farmhouse-style kitchen area with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, shared courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Woodside Lodge

    Nr. Llandrindod Wells

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7520

    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/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Washing machine.

    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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