Powys may be the largest county in Wales, but it is also the least densely populated with vast tracts of wild and beautiful moorland in north, mid and south Powys such as the scenic Elan Valley or the stunning and wild Brecon Beacons. Powys is predominantly a rural area covered in small traditional family farms offer delightful farm cottage holidays in beautiful secluded locations. The unspoilt, quiet and undeveloped nature of the area makes it a truly inspiring place to walk, cycle, birdwatch, experience traditional farming and other outdoor activities. There are no urban conurbations in Powys, just small and sleepy market towns such as Brecon, Rhayader and Machynlleth. Visitors come to the county for its fantastic landscapes, quiet roads, small scale attractions, wonderful wildlife and a friendly welcome.
The Severn Valley stretches majestically below Solitude, a gorgeous rural cottage near Aberhafesp in mid-Wales. The pet-friendly cottage offers serenity and luxury and boasts a hot tub, log burner, games room and beautiful large grounds, as well as walks from the doorstep and beauty in any season.
Amidst the breath-taking scenery of central Wales and the Elan Valley, families can holiday at Snowy Owl Lodge, a small child-friendly cottage near the historic market town of Rhayader, Powys, featuring two cosy bedrooms, garden patio, private hot tub, and parking for two cars.
The Brecon Beacons beckon guests to Gludy House, a luxurious rural cottage in Brecon with stunning countryside views. Set in the national park, the grand cottage welcomes special celebrations and offers an open fire, a hot tub, ample grounds, true sophistication and multiple spaces for entertaining.
4-bedroom barn conversion with extensive grounds. All bedrooms en-suite. Pets (dogs) welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Balcony terrace overlooks tranquil mill pool. Can sleep up to 12 people. Perfect location for walking, cycling, golf and much more. Free Wi-Fi, ponies, alpacas, pygmy goats and pigs!
Falcon Lodge, set on the Oakwood Lodges resort near the traditional market town of Rhayader, Powys, makes the perfect Elan Valley escape, a child-friendly cottage that features open plan living area, French doors leading to a private garden with hot tub, and master bedroom with en-suite shower.
The perfect family retreat nestled in the central Wales countryside, Barn Owl Lodge on the grounds of the Oakwood Lodges resort near the market town of Rhayader, Powys, is a child-friendly cottage that features open plan living space, two cosy bedrooms, private garden and hot tub.
Rhulen Old Chapel sits nestled in a quiet valley at the foot of Rhulen Hill near the Welsh village of Paincastle, Powys, a former chapel converted in the 1990s to a four-bedroom countryside cottage perfect for family and friends on holiday, featuring two open fires and cottage-style garden.
Court Cottage is a charming 19th-century stone-built rural cottage situated at Grade II listed Walton Court. it is surrounded by a beautiful garden and a 100-acre working farm. The uniquely decorated cottage lies near Kington in the Powys and boasts country charm as well as seclusion.
Trowley Farmhouse is an authentic 17th-century rural cottage set on a 400-acre working farm near Painscastle in Powys. The pet-friendly cottage features exposed beams and slate floors as well as an open fire & promises modernity plus beautiful countryside views, and a generous garden with a stream.
Crych Du Holiday Cottage welcomes fisherman, hikers, cyclists and lovers of the outdoors to this peaceful rural holiday cottage nestled on the banks of the Wye River. The character- laden, Eco Cottage features modern facilities within the stone walls which speak of a bygone era in rural Wales.
Tawny Owl Lodge, a small child-friendly cottage on the grounds of picturesque Oakwood Lodges resort near the historic market town of Rhayader, Powys, offers a cosy Mid-Wales rural retreat for families looking to escape the bustle of everyday life, featuring a private garden and hot tub.
Merlin Lodge enjoys fantastic views from its terrace and from its private hot tub. The spacious, light-filled pet-friendly cottage in Rhayader, Powys, boasts a combination of modernity and rustic charm as well as fantastic opportunities for hiking, cycling in the beautiful Elan Valley.
Brook Cottage is a secluded holiday cottage near Welshpool with ample, mature gardens and an expansive sitting area and panoramic rural views of this beautiful corner of Mid Wales. The pet-friendly cottage offers subtle elegance, contemporary style and the tranquillity of the surrounding woodland.
Offering beautiful views over the Severn Valley, Old Rectory Cottage in a sleepy, rural Mid-Wales hamlet is a large holiday cottage sleeping 14. This pet friendly property also has an indoor swimming pool and hot tub. Perfect for walking, cycling and fishing holidays.
Exposed beams and trusses, a timber-clad exterior and spacious rooms make this converted barn near Rhayader an ideal rural retreat for families and couples planning a walking or cycling holiday exploring Mid-Wales Take including the Brecon Beacons and the Radnorshire Hills
The character and location of Y Sgubor are delightful. The large rural cottage in Mid Wales is situated near Llangynog with superb views of Pennant Valley as well as charming décor, modern fittings, outdoor hot tub, sun-trap patio, open fire and five thoughtfully decorated bedrooms. Pets welcome.
Ty Newydd is a large rural cottage near Cardigan Bay in Mid Wales, which spoils guests with extensive grounds and entertaining areas as well as a hot tub, a heated indoor swimming pool and games room. The spacious luxurious interior offers true relaxation with modern comforts and an open fire.
Bedw Barn is a luxurious rural cottage sitting on 72 acres of rolling countryside near Newtown in Powys. The detached property boasts large grounds with panoramic views and an interior combining tradition with modern sophistication, as well as a swimming pool, sauna, cinema room and open fire.
Escape into the stunning scenery of the Elan Valley and Cambrian Mountains in central Wales with a stay at Harrier Lodge near the traditional town of Rhayader, Powys, a child-friendly cottage on the Oakwood Lodges resort that features French doors opening onto a veranda with hot tub.
Eagle Owl Lodge is a pet-friendly cottage set on the grounds of the peaceful Oakwood Lodge resort near the Welsh market town of Rhayader, Powys, featuring open plan living area, fully fitted kitchen, and French doors leading onto a furnished terrace, enclosed garden and hot tub.
7evern blends tradition with contemporary style in a converted barn near the village of Caersws in Mid Wales. The rural cottage lies on Porth Farm and the light and airy converted barn offers families joyful décor and exposed beams as well as access to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Explore the scenic Black Mountains, The Brecon Beacons or stretch your legs on some long-distance walks which run through the County. The Severn Way a 210-mile trail along the banks of the River Severn runs through Llanidloes, Newtown and Welshpool. Trek the wild upland moors of the Brecon Beacons or across The Black Mountains. Lower down the Offa’s Dyke Trail is another long-distance footpath stretching for 177-miles along this ancient 8th Century defensive dyke through idyllic countryside. There are three large lakes, or rather reservoirs in Powys well worth a visit. Man-made they may be, but these reservoirs nestle in beautiful locations perfect for walkers and, cyclists offering beautiful lake and mountain views.
The Elan Valley comprises a series of 5 separate reservoirs. Lake Vynmwy nestles beneath the mountains in an almost alpine-like setting. Llyn Clywedog has plenty of walks including the Clywedog Gorge trail around old tin mine workings. Glyndwr’s Way, the national trail runs along the southern shores of Clywedog.