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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 the north, mid and south Powys, such as the scenic Elan Valley or the stunning and rugged Brecon Beacons. Holiday cottages in Powys are mainly to be found in predominantly rural areas covered in small traditional family farms that offer delightful farm cottage holidays in beautiful secluded locations. The area's unspoilt, quiet and undeveloped nature makes it a truly inspiring place to walk, cycle, birdwatch, and 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. Holiday Cottages in Powys can also be found several historic towns and villages, including Machynlleth, Welshpool, and Hay-on-Wye, the latter famous for its bookshops and annual book festival The county has a rich cultural heritage, with many castles, churches, and other historic sites, and is also known for its dark skies, making it an ideal destination for stargazing.

Rear exterior of a long 2-storey cottage overlooking a paved terrace with a hot tub and a lawn.
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6

Offering beautiful views over the Severn Valley, Old Rectory Cottage in a sleepy, rural Mid-Wales hamlet is a large holiday cottage near Newtown sleeping 14. This pet-friendly holiday home also has an indoor swimming pool and hot tub. Perfect for walking, cycling and fishing holidays.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

 

Discover Tŷ Peren (Pear House), an eco-friendly holiday lodge in the heart of Powys countryside. Crafted by master craftsmen for Dŵr Y Felin, this spacious log cabin combines traditional building methods with subtle renewable technology. Immerse yourself in the log house experience while enjoying the unique blend of sustainability and comfort. With a hot tub offering relaxation amidst picturesque surroundings, Tŷ Peren is the perfect choice for self-catering holidays in Powys, promising an eco-conscious retreat in a tranquil village setting.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Introducing Ty Afal (Apple House), your charming Powys Holiday Cottage nestled in the heart of the Mid Wales countryside. This eco-friendly holiday lodge with a hot tub has been lovingly handcrafted on our working family farm. It promises an unforgettable self-catering rural retreat.

From the moment you arrive, you'll sense the warmth and dedication we've poured into every detail, ensuring your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. Whether it's a romantic getaway, a family retreat, a laid-back reunion with loved ones, or your cherished honeymoon, Ty Afal is here to create lifelong memories.

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Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
6

Ty Newydd is a large rural holiday cottage near Cardigan Bay in Mid Wales, which spoils guests with extensive grounds and entertaining areas. It's a holiday home with a hot tub, a heated indoor swimming pool and a games room. The spacious, luxurious interior offers true relaxation with modern comforts and an open fire.

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Semi-detaachd, brick holiday home in caersws with off-road parking spaces.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

7evern blends tradition with contemporary style in a converted barn near the village of Caersws in Mid Wales. The rural holiday cottage lies on Porth Farm, and the light and airy converted barn offers families joyful décor, exposed beams, and access to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Aerial view of a small country house surrounded by trees and fields in a remote rural location near Montgomery.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Draenllwynellen is a wonderfully rustic rural cottage surrounded by countryside in Montgomery, Powys. The stone-built cottage sits on a property with an orchard and enjoys beautiful views. It offers exposed beams, tiled floors, a log fire, lovely gardens, an open-plan design, and seclusion.

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Gable end of a contemporary wooden lodge in Powys with floor-to-ceiling windows
Sleeps
Bedrooms
2

Shepherd’s Rest is a luxurious holiday cottage surrounded by open countryside near Llandyssil in Powys, Mid Wales. The pet-friendly rural cottage boasts glorious views and tranquillity, an open fire, a hot tub, extensive grounds, a sophisticated interior and serenity.

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Exterior of a wooden eco-lodge with woods to the rear and open fields in the foreground.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

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, including the Brecon Beacons and the Radnorshire Hills.

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4
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2

Unwind in the heart of Powys countryside with a warm welcome from Hugh, Sarah, and their family at Ty Ceirios, a remarkable eco-lodge with a hot tub in Carno. You're about to embark on a log house holiday like no other, carefully crafted with love and attention to detail, making it the perfect destination for a romantic retreat, a relaxing family vacation, a laid-back reunion with loved ones, or even a cherished honeymoon.

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Powys is a beautiful county located in the heart of Wales. There are many things to do on self-catering holidays in Powys. Here are some ideas:

  1. Explore the Brecon Beacons National ParkThe Brecon Beacons National Park covers a large part of Powys and offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and horse riding. You can also visit the waterfalls, caves, and ancient monuments that are scattered throughout the park.
  2. Visit the historic town of Hay-on-WyeHay-on-Wye is a charming town that is famous for its bookshops. You can spend hours browsing the shelves of the many second-hand bookshops that line the town's streets. The town also has a castle and several cafes and restaurants.
  3. Plan a canal boat day-tripThe Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs through Powys and offers a unique way to explore the area. You can hire a canal boat and spend a day or two cruising along the peaceful waterways.
  4. Explore the National Trust propertiesPowys has several National Trust properties that are worth visiting, including Powis Castle and Gardens, Chirk Castle, and Erddig.
  5. Go stargazingPowys has some of the darkest skies in the UK, making it an ideal destination for stargazing. You can join a guided tour or simply find a quiet spot and admire the stars.
  6. Walk and Ride in the Elan ValleyThe Elan Valley is a stunning area of natural beauty that is perfect for hiking, cycling, and wildlife watching. You can also visit the Elan Valley Visitor Centre to learn more about the area's history and ecology.
  7. Go on a heritage trailPowys has a rich history, and there are several heritage trails that you can follow to explore the county's past. The Montgomeryshire Canal and the Radnorshire Society are two examples.

These are just a few ideas of what to do when staying Powys holiday cottages. Whether you're looking for outdoor activities, history and culture, or simply a relaxing break, Powys has something for everyone.