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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.

A slate-roofed, stone holiday cottage in Powys nestles beneath a step hill toppped with a wood.
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5

The character and location of Y Sgubor are delightful. The large rural holiday home in Mid Wales is situated near Llangynog with superb views of Pennant Valley, charming décor, modern fittings, an outdoor hot tub, a sun-trap patio, an open fire and five thoughtfully decorated bedrooms. Pets welcome.

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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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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
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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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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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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A holiday cottage lounge with exposed stone walls, pine beams and comfortable sofas.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Situated high on the hills and located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Lavender Cottage offers cosy and comfortable accommodation for families and couples throughout the year.

Exterior of a single-storey, stone-built cottage with a patio containing a dining table and chairs.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

This detached barn conversion is near Presteigne in a secluded valley on the borders of Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire. It offers spacious self-catering accommodation for couples on a single level. Locally, there are many countryside walks and two bicycles included for guest use.

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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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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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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 Park. The 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 scattered throughout the park.
  2. Visit the historic town of Hay-on-Wye. Hay-on-Wye is a charming town 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 trip. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs through Powys and offers a unique way to explore the area. You can hire a canal boat and cruise along the peaceful waterways for a day or two.
  4. Explore the National Trust properties. Powys has several National Trust properties worth visiting, including Powis Castle and Gardens, Chirk Castle, and Erddig.
  5. Go stargazing. Powys has some of the darkest skies in the UK, making it an ideal destination for stargazing. You can join a guided tour or find a quiet spot and admire the stars.
  6. Walk and Ride in the Elan Valley: The 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 several heritage trails allow you to explore the country's past. The Montgomeryshire Canal and the Radnorshire Society are two examples.

These are just a few ideas for things to do when staying at Powys holiday cottages. Whether looking for outdoor activities, history and culture, or a relaxing break, Powys has something for everyone.