Newtown holiday cottages are perfect for visitors who want a relaxed base for exploring Wales. Newtown lies on the banks of the River Severn in the heart of the country. It is the largest town in the county of Powys and a fine example of a Welsh market town built on the textiles industry and the Industrial Revolution. Today, it is a laid-back place with a charming centre full of independent shops and many of the region’s best cafés and restaurants. Newtown’s most famous son is the influential social reformer Robert Owen, whose life is explored at an excellent museum. The Oriel Davis Gallery, Newtown Textile Museum and WH Smith Museum are all well worth a visit.
If you fancy an evening out before retiring to your holiday cottage in Newtown, see what is on at the Hafren, a lovely theatre with a packed programme of drama and music. For a pint of ale, head to the Sportsman, a CAMRA award-winning pub with an impressive choice of local ales. Just outside the town, Gregynog Hall and Gardens host Wales’ oldest festival of classical music, the Gregynog Festival.
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.
Self-catering holidays in Newtown are ideal for making day trips to some of Wales’ most beautiful destinations. The rolling countryside surrounding Newtown is wonderfully unspoiled with spectacular walking and cycling routes and ancient sites. Do not miss the Montgomery Canal, the Severn Way or Dolforwyn Castle. Snowdonia National Park is a scenic 45-minute drive westward with soaring mountains and shimmering lakes. Continue west, and you will reach the coast, where sandy beaches and hidden coves await discovery. Aberystwyth and Barmouth are both close enough for day trips and charming places to visit. Head east from Newtown and you will soon cross the English border into the Shropshire Hills, a wonderful expanse of woods, farmland and river valleys where tranquillity is easy to find.