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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
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 designaed 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. There is a designated dog walking area within the grounds. Parking for two cars.

WAS
NOW
£255-£395
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Ty Gwilym Ref: OL6

Set within the Brecon Beacons National Park, in a courtyard of properties, this spacious converted barn has exposed beams and plenty of character. It forms one of a pair and has been converted and furnished to a very good standard and offers a great holiday base. Conveniently located on the B4560, the property is a 5-minute walk from Llangorse Lake, which offers fishing, rowing boats, canoe and kayak hire. Llangorse Activity Centre (1 mile) offers climbing, sky trekking on aerial zip wire and horse riding. A walker’s haven, public footpaths lead directly from the doorstep, and Offa’s Dyke is close by. Brecon, Hay-on-Wye, Abergavenny within 15 miles. 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
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£354-£877
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7
Pets
2
Treburvaugh House Ref: 30367


A beautifully positioned property in a peaceful holiday location on the Powys/South Shropshire borders. The property is a fine example of a Grade II listed Arts and Crafts country house, once home to the high sheriff of Radnorshire - James Thomas Jackson, who has quite literally put his stamp on the property by commissioning a number of items such as the spectacular oak staircase, the fire surround and the walk-in safe. The fire surround is in the dining room, and has a copper canopy with his initials. Located in the grounds of the owner’s home, this property is great for a large family get together (as a number of the rooms are family style), or groups wanting a central position within the UK to get together. Both the formal living room and dining room have open fires, and the second living room has a cosy woodburning stove. The large gardens and terrace are well-maintained, there is a covered veranda to the front of the property, a croquet lawn with scope for tennis and badminton, and a peaceful lake at the foot of the garden. Offas Dyke path is approximately 1½ miles away with the heritage centre in nearby Knighton, a rally school, and shooting range within 1½ miles, and Bucknell adventure centre is 6 miles away. Ludlow with its castle, racecourse and river, Shrewsbury, Clun, Long Mynd and Cardingmill Valley on the Shropshire side are an easy drive. Brecon, mid Wales and Herefordshire offer spectacular scenery alongside quaint towns and villages. In addition these borderlands play host to a number of National Trust properties and stately/historic houses; Attingham Park, Powys Castle, Stokesay Castle, Chirk and Erddig to name but a few are all easily accessible. Shop and restaurant 3½ miles, pub 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom leading to 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms, 1 double (6ft) with additional single day bed, 1 double (5ft) with additional single day bed and bath, 2 double, one with access to further double. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fires in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Woodburner in second living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Veranda with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps to terrace. Sloping banks and unfenced lake in garden, 40 yards.

WAS
NOW
£1260-£2783
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Coach House Ref: W41712

In historic market town


Situated in the centre of the small historic market town of Presteigne, The Coach House has a shared courtyard garden and is a wing of the owner’s Georgian residence. With both bedrooms being en-suite and the wonderful features such as the antique French bed, this is a beautiful holiday base to explore the local areas. A real touch of quality. Presteigne is a pretty border town formerly of Radnor county and is an ideal central locatin for exploring the Welsh Marches and visiting historic sites and gardens. These include the award winning Judges Lodgings Museum. Being an ancient border town it has ten walks radiating from it. Offa’s Dyke is close by and the Heart of Wales Railway is a must as it meanders from Swansea in the south and Shrewsbury in the north, taking in 120 miles of glorious and varying countryside. There is fishing on the River Lugg and many trails to explore in Radnor Forest. Ludlow has some remarkable eating places or visit Hereford or Hay-on-Wye. Visit Hergest Croft Gardens, Berrington Hall, Ludlow Castle or Dunkerton’s Cider Musuem, or follow the cycle trails through the renowned black and white villages. You could even enjoy a special treat at a Michelin Star restaurant within 3 miles. Properties W40409, W40410, W41354, W41712 and W42756 can be booked together and are ideal for larger groups. Shops, pubs and restaurants within 200 yards.

Ground floor: Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double sofa bed. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room. Wooden floors throughout. Most rooms with beams.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed courtyard and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£258-£776
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Cow Shed Ref: OQS

Originally built in 1835, this traditional, Welsh barn, constructed of stone under slate roof, has been sympathetically converted retaining many original features and is set in a beautiful rural location. Occupying a central situation that boasts stunning views across the Cambrian mountain range, the property is unique in style and character with modern conveniences and has access and use of the pretty courtyard, ideal for barbecues on a summer’s evening. The area is renowned locally and nationally for its diverse range of outdoor activities such as walking, fishing, shooting, mountain biking and a wide variety of water sports. This is an ideal base for touring the local area with easy access to Cardigan Bay, offering sandy beaches and trips to the Black Mountains. Horse riding nearby. Ideal for golf. Shop 3 miles.

Two double bedrooms, one with additional bed (for +1). Twin bedroom with additional bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Utility. First floor: Living room/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Games area including football table, south-facing verandah. Beams in most rooms.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with shared courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Shallow unfenced stream in garden

WAS
NOW
£308-£984
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
The Old Chapel Ref: OPT

The Old Chapel is a Grade II listed stone chapel, beautifully converted to provide a high standard of accommodation, in the picturesque village of Bontdolgadfan. Standing detached, the house is located in a quiet rural setting, with the living areas of the house set on the first floor to take full advantage of the stunning countryside views. Situated in a conservation area, the village is an ideal centre for touring with beautiful beaches and seaside harbours all waiting to be explored. The attractive market towns of Llanidloes and Machynnleth are both within easy driving distance. Excellent walking, horse riding, sea and river fishing all available close by. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Open-plan living/dining room and fitted kitchen area.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • External laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
  • Patio with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£368-£940
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Mill Barn Ref: HW7684

This attractive and stylish barn sits on a small lane overlooking watermeadows and beside a babbling brook – a delightfully tranquil setting yet within walking distance of the shops, pubs and visitor attractions of Knighton. Great walking starts at the doorstep, the surrounding landscape affords scenic cycling on numerous waymarked trails and the town itself offers a good range of leisure facilities including an indoor pool, the Offa’s Dyke Centre and Spaceguard Centre. Opportunities for canoeing, horse riding, fishing and spotting the famous Red kite abound. Shop and pub under 0.5 miles.

Steps to entrance. Lower ground floor: 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Satellite TV (family package). iPod dock. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Decked area and furniture. Gas BBQ. Parking. Friday to Friday. Double hammock. No children under 4 years except babes in arms. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£270-£704
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Cwm Corn Barn Ref: HW7662

In a glorious rural location affording stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, this converted barn offers spacious and supremely comfortable accommodation including its own blissful hot tub. Perfect for relaxing after a wonderful day exploring the charming market towns of the borderlands of England and Wales, or walking on the numerous footpaths this lovely area has to offer, Cwm Corn Barn also sits just 4 miles from Newtown. Set on the banks of the River Severn, and boasting a good selection of pubs and restaurants as well as excellent shopping, this historic market town is famous for its arts and music with museums, art galleries and theatre for visitors to enjoy. Close by, the grounds of Gregynog Hall offer year round interest including extensive woodland with waymarked walks and fine trees, rhododendrons and spring bulbs. Gardening enthusiasts and history lovers too will also delight in a visit to Powis Castle, 16 miles, a medieval fortress soaring dramatically above its world famous gardens. Now in the care of the National Trust, the castle houses a superb collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, tapestries and treasures from India. For keen bird watchers, a trip to the town of Rhayader (20 miles) will be rewarded by the spectacular daily display of the red kite feeding station. Golf, tennis and riding are available nearby. Pub serving food, 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 double with shower cubicle, 1 twin with 2 additional singles. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Hot tub. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£668-£1587
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Oak Cottage Ref: 27220


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. 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.

External stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Oil central heating included (£20per week, £12.50 per short break November-March).

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. 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. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£192-£518
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3

These two Welsh country cottages were originally built as a barn and cottage in the 17th century. They 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 cottages 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 newly opened 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. 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 within 5 miles. Shops 1¼ miles, pub ¼ mile.

Living room with inglenook fireplace, original pitch floor and rugs. Farmhouse kitchen with fitted units and door to garden. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Large landing with 4ft bed (for +1). Double bedroom with brass bedstead. Large twin bedroom with extra single bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Both bedrooms have sloping ceilings.

  • Open fire - logs at cost
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Garden
  • NB: Small, shallow stream in
    garden

  • electricity, Calor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • TV (Teletext)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Drying service
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Slow cooker
  • Wi-fi
  • Level sitting-out areas with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • NB: Slopes in grounds

WAS
NOW
£272-£841
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Honeypot Cottage Ref: 17587

A charming, cosy, 170 year old, Grade II listed holiday cottage in the centre of the village in the beautiful Tanat Valley. Ideally placed for walking, fishing, mountain biking and horse riding in both the nearby Berwyn Mountains, but also within easy reach of Snowdonia. Pistyll Rhaedr, England and Wales highest waterfall is 4 miles outside the village and a walk to the top affords wonderful views of the surrounding hills. Lake Bala, Lake Vyrnwy, Llangollen and several National Trust properties including Powys Castle and Chirk Castle, are all within an hour’s drive. Shops and excellent pubs serving food 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with beams. Narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity £10per week. Bed linen included. DVD. CD. I-pod docking station. Electric cooker. Microwave. Small garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: 11 steps and unfenced slopes in garden.

WAS
NOW
£147-£447
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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 Bridgenorth 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. Pet free of charge.

All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (variety package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. Natural water supply from bore hole. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£231-£848
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