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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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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
The Barn Ref: OSH

Situated in a glorious secluded valley of 35 acres, bordered by woodland rising up to Radnor Forest, this modern spacious detached property offers comfortable holiday accommodation for up to 10 people. Designed and built with oak frames and glass, the building takes advantage of the spectacular views and has a generous kitchen/dining area with the living room on the first floor. A hot tub outdoors completes this lovely property.
Within five minutes’ walk of the house lies the village of New Radnor, which provides a pub, village stores and post office. The local area offers hill walking, pony trekking, cycling, canoeing and paragliding. A little further afield lies the pretty town of Hay-on-Wye, famously known for one thing - bookshops - of which there are over twenty in the small town. With its spectacular backdrop of Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains, together with its creaky little streets, riverside parties and travelling fairs (the best of which is the Hay Literary Festival when London’s literary world decamps on Hay), this makes an alternative and enjoyable day out. Easily accessible is Ludlow, perched on a hill, and which is one of England’s most picturesque towns. It comprises a cluster of beautifully preserved black-and-white, half-timbered buildings packed around a craggy stone castle, with rural Shropshire forming a dreamy backdrop. Other places of interest to visit include Presteigne and the spa town of Llanrindod Wells, which are both within a twenty-minute drive. Shops ⅓ mile.

Step to entrance. Large beamed well-equipped modern fitted kitchen/dining room with range, glazed wall, ceramic tiled/wooden floor. Utility. Double bedroom with patio doors. Two twin bedrooms. Wet room and toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor and stunning countryside views. Two bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling; one double with 5ft bed and glazed gable end, and one twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video/DVD (small library)
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Gas/electricity range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Large enclosed garden with hot tub and furniture
  • 35 acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream in grounds

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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3


This stunning, detached, oak-framed barn conversion is nestled overlooking the wonderful Powys countryside. The barn has been lovingly converted to provide spacious holiday accommodation and is set in expansive gardens from where you can enjoy the views and watch the red kites and buzzards whilst relaxing in the hot tub or sitting on the patio. Inside, every comfort and convenience has been taken care of, including a first floor living boasting a Juliet balcony to take full advantage of the views, an apex ceiling, oak beams and a large woodburner. For further relaxation, indoors there is a separate games room and an additional upstairs ’chillout’ area on the landing with a TV, which children or teenagers will especially enjoy. Apart from the dining room, the kitchen also has a sociable breakfast bar area and is fitted with oak cabinets and granite worktops, and includes a TV, rayburn, electric range cooker and an American-style fridge/freezer. The property provides an excellent base for exploring the beautiful countryside and taking part in activities such as canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, horse riding or walking. It is also ideal for delving into the history of Wales’ last prince, Llewellyn, who was killed just outside Builth in December 1282. Located just a few miles away, Builth Wells is an interesting market town which hosts Wales’ famous Royal Agricultural Show in July each year, and other shows and fairs throughout the year. Also nearby are the historic and inviting towns of Rhayader and Llandrindod Wells, with their individual shops, cafes and restaurants. Or why not visit the Elan Valley Dams or the Brecon Beacons National Park, with 500 square miles of spectacular scenery. This splendid property is the perfect location for getting away from it all and relaxing, and for enjoying everything that this naturally beautiful part of Wales has to offer. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Dining room with French doors and slate floor. Kitchen with breakfast area, beams and slate floor. Utility room. Games room. 1 double (5ft zip and link, can be twin with 2ft6in beds) bedroom with slate floor. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Galleried landing. Living room. Second staircase to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with Veluxes, 1 bunk with Veluxes (also accessed from one double bedroom), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double on request) with Veluxes. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Playstation 3. iPod dock. Oil rayburn. Electric range. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Juliet balcony. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. Games room with small pool table, air hockey, toys and games. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps, drops and slopes in garden.

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£1120-£2441
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