Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Carno

The Village

Carno, a picturesque village nestled in the heart of Powys, Wales, offers an idyllic retreat for visitors seeking a serene and charming holiday destination. Surrounded by the rolling hills and lush countryside of Mid Wales, Carno provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway.

Carno boasts a range of amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The village is home to a traditional pub, The Aleppo Merchant Inn, where visitors can savour hearty Welsh meals and a fine selection of local ales. This welcoming establishment is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration.

For those who love to wander on foot, Carno offers a gateway to countless miles of enchanting footpaths. Embark on a journey to the source of the River Severn or explore the scenic Severn Way. Nearby, Offa’s Dyke beckons with its ancient history and panoramic views. Don’t forget your OS map as you discover paths leading to tumbledown cottages, ancient forts, and mysterious stone circles.

Scroll down for more information about what to see and do in the wider vicinity when on holiday in Carno.

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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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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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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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Cycling Adventures

Cycling enthusiasts will find an array of trails to suit all levels of experience. Coed Y Brenin is a paradise for serious mountain bikers, and the serene, flat paths around Lake Vyrnwy are just over 30 minutes away. Whether you seek adrenaline-pumping rides or leisurely treks through picturesque landscapes, Carno’s surroundings have it all.

 

Fishing Spots

For those who enjoy fly fishing, the area boasts excellent opportunities. The expansive 615-acre Llyn Clywedog offers a serene setting, while Pant Y Gesail, a charming local pool just under 3 miles away, provides an intimate fishing experience. Alternatively, try your luck along the Severn at Caersws, only 6 miles from Carno, with day tickets readily available.

 

Bird Watching

Bird watchers will be thrilled by the diversity of species in this region. The majestic Red Kite tops the list of must-see birds, but the variety of habitats—from lakes and rivers to moorland and wooded valleys—ensures a rich birdwatching experience. Important birdwatching centres like Lake Vyrnwy, Ynys Hir, and Glaslyn are nearby and offer prime viewing opportunities. Additionally, two renowned Kite feeding stations, Nant Yr Arian near Aberystwyth and Gigrin Farm at Rhayader are just 45 minutes away.

 

Exploring Market Towns and Coastal Delights

Carno’s location makes it an ideal base for exploring the local market towns of Llanidloes, Newtown, Machynlleth, and Rhayader. Each town offers its own unique charm and attractions. Venture further west to discover the quaint seaside towns of Aberdyfi and Borth, where you can enjoy breathtaking views over the estuary. Ynys Las even allows beach driving, adding a touch of adventure to your seaside visit. Alternatively, head to Aberystwyth to stroll along its historic promenade, ride the cliff railway, or take a nostalgic trip on the Rheidol narrow gauge railway. Don’t miss the chance to visit the intriguing Devil’s Bridge on your way back.

 

Outdoor Activities

For outdoor enthusiasts, Carno is a gateway to the region’s most stunning walking and cycling trails. The Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail passes nearby, allowing walkers to traverse diverse landscapes, from rolling hills to tranquil woodlands. Cyclists will appreciate the scenic routes that wind through the countryside, providing both leisurely rides and more challenging terrains for the avid cyclist.

 

Attractions and Points of Interest

A short drive from Carno, visitors can explore the magnificent Hafren Forest, which features an array of walking trails suitable for all levels. The source of the Severn trail is top-rated, guiding visitors to the very source of Wales’s longest river. Along the way, scenic picnic spots abound, making it easy to pause and soak in the natural beauty.

For a touch of history, the nearby town of Newtown offers attractions such as the Robert Owen Museum and the Textile Museum, which provide fascinating insights into the region’s local heritage and industrial history.

Relaxation and Picnicking

Carno itself offers several delightful spots for a leisurely picnic. The village green is a charming place to relax with a picnic basket, surrounded by the quaint charm of rural Wales. For those who prefer a more secluded setting, the banks of the River Carno provide a peaceful retreat with the soothing sounds of flowing water.

 

Accommodation

Holiday cottages in Carno offer a unique blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. These accommodations provide a cosy base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, with many cottages featuring traditional Welsh architecture and stunning landscape views.

 

What’s Not to Like?

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, historical exploration, or a peaceful retreat in the Welsh countryside, self-catering holidays in Carno are a great way to explore this corner of Powys and beyond. With its welcoming amenities, beautiful trails, and picturesque surroundings, this charming village invites you to unwind, explore, and create lasting memories. Book your holiday cottage in Carno today and experience the enchanting allure of rural Wales.