Self-catering holidays in Caersws are perfect for visitors who want to discover the wild countryside and ancient castles of the Welsh Marches. This pretty village lies on the banks of the River Severn, in the county of Powys. It has a station on the Cambrian Line, which passes through beautiful countryside on its way from Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury. Caersws has a rich history which goes back as far as Roman times, when a pair of forts stood here. Take a wander from your Caersws holiday cottage and you will discover a typical Welsh community which time seems to have forgotten. A scattering of family-run businesses can be found in and around Carno Road. There is a small grocery on Station Road, a petrol station and an excellent butcher.


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.

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There are a handful of places to eat and drink within walking distance of Caersws holiday cottages, including a popular fish and chip shop, and Seasons Café. The Unicorn and the Red Lion are both friendly pubs serving local ales and hearty dishes. In the middle of the village, Llanwnnog Church has a fine medieval font bowl and rood screen, while Maesmawr Hall is an impressive timber-framed building, approached by a sweeping drive. The rolling hills, woods and farmland around the village are a paradise for walking, with countless footpaths providing breathtaking views across the Welsh Marches. 

A scenic half-hour drive from Caersws, the market town of Welshpool is well worth a visit. Reserve an afternoon for a wander around the narrow streets in the town centre, where you will discover graceful Georgian architecture and a medieval castle and mansion. The castle is home to Wales’ finest historic gardens, with Italian Renaissance-style terraces and rows of ancient yew trees. The lakes and mountains of Snowdonia National Park are an hour’s drive westward from Caersws, and the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies to the east, across the English border.