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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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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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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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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.