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.
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.
Situated in the owner’s caravan park in the geographic centre of Wales, Ty Hafis a delightful stone cottage in the village of Carno, Powys, a pet-friendly cottage renovated into a stylish holiday home, featuring exposed beams, brick pillars, hot tub, and access to the park’s onsite facilities.
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.
When you’re ready for a romantic break amidst the splendour of the Welsh wilderness, Sylvana is the perfect holiday home, a remote eco-friendly cottage in Powys, Wales, where one can disconnect from the bustle of city life, boasting a lovely conservatory, wood-burner stove, and fire pit.
Shepherd’s Rest is a luxurious stone and wood cottage surrounded by open countryside near Llandyssil in Powys, Mid Wales. The pet-friendly rural cottage boasts glorious views and tranquillity as well as an open fire, a hot tub, extensive grounds, a sophisticated interior and serenity.
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.
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.