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 truely inspiring place to walk, cycle, birdwatch, experience traditional farming and other outdoor activities. There are no urban connurbations 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.
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.
The Tollant is a south-facing barn conversion with hot tub on a working farm in the Mid-Wales countryside with meadows above the Wye. Sleeping 6/7 people, it's ideal for families or small groups. With ash floors and French windows onto the terrace, it has a light and spacious feel.
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.
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.
A large black and white timber-framed house dating back to the 17th-Century, White Hopton House near Bishops Castle in Shropshire offers a high standard of self-catering accommodation for 12 guests in a peaceful rural location. The spacious lawned gardens contain an outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna.
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.
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!
- Sleeps 12
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 5
A delightful 4* farmhouse apartment sleeping 2 + cot, surrounded by tranquil countryside sloping to the River Wye near Rhayader. Next to Cycle route 8 and off road tracks. See amazing birdlife as you walk woodland and pools on our 200-acre organic farm adjoining remote Elan Valley. Badger watching.
Situated in picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park, Ty-Doli in the charming village of Llangattock, near Crickhowell offers the perfect romantic country cottage for couples in Mid Wales complete with well-equipped kitchen, cosy accommodation and beautiful spiral staircase. Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
Relax in a beautifully converted cottage with private hot tub. Explore our rural 200-acre traditional Welsh farm and the Elan Valley. Watch animals, goats and birdlife from the sunny deck or stargaze in dark skies from the secluded hot tub. Games room, badger watching and live lambing.
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.
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.
Explore the scenic Black Mountains, The Brecon Beacons or stratch 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 Llandilies, Netwown 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.