Full of character, this converted barn sits amongst extensive grounds in the tranquility of the mid-Welsh countryside just a mile from the village of Bettws Cedewain (with pub) and three miles from Newtown. Offering dog and wheelchair friendly accommodation, eight to twelve guests can be accommodated in four en-suite bedrooms, making this a good choice for large groups and outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore the Welsh Marches, Snowdonia and the coast.
Hay View Lodge 2 is located a short four mile drive from the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh Borders and is a superb base for exploring the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and the Offa's Dyke Path. A popular choice with outdoor enthusiasts, you can enjoy fabulous walks and cycling; or for those who enjoy water sports, kayaking, fishing and canoeing on the River Wye and Llangorse. Sleeping six guests, Hay View Lodge 2 is perfect for a family holiday, friends who want a weekend of adventure and also couples.
The Welsh Borders are famous for stunning views, fantastic food and a rich history. Hay View Lodge 1, being just four miles from the beautiful book town of Hay-on-Wye, provides the ideal place to stay while exploring it all. Offa's Dyke Path, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains are all nearby to offer endless opportunities for wonderful walks or bike rides, while the River Wye and Llangorse are great for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. The lodge has space for up to six guests and is perfect for couples, families and friends who will quickly discover that however long they stay, it will never be enough!
Sitting amongst extensive attractive grounds, this welcoming dog-friendly holiday cottage offers the perfect mix of modern conveniences and traditional character to ensure a relaxing and memorable holiday. Set in a tranquil position amongst the rolling countryside of Mid-Wales, Orchard Cottage is a mile from Bettws Cedewain village (with pub) and three miles from the market town of Newtown. Spend your next holiday exploring Mid-Wales, Snowdonia and the Welsh coastline.
Set in the picturesque tranquil Tanat Valley between the charming villages of Penybontfawr and Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, this lovely barn conversion is surrounded by glorious scenery and pretty Welsh villages with good pubs. An ideal holiday retreat for a relaxing break or for enjoying the many local attractions (including Lakes Bala and Vyrnwy), wildlife and outdoor activities including lovely walks. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Cosy, self-catering cottage in pretty Herefordshire village of Dorstone in the 'Golden Valley' not far from Hay-on-Wye. Private holiday home managed by the owners - no agency fees. Secluded south facing garden with secure bicycle store. Two minutes walk to excellent pub.
A delightful holiday cottage bursting with character, peacefully situated amongst lovely rolling countryside in Powys, Mid-Wales. In the heart of the beautiful Dyfi Valley, this is the perfect holiday retreat from which to enjoy the wonders of Wales, relax and unwind. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A well presented self-catering cottage packed full of character, nestling within rolling countryside in Powys, Mid-Wales. Enjoy wonderful walks through the picturesque Dyfi Valley from the front door or use the cottage as a base for exploring Snowdonia and the many delights of Wales. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Bursting with character, this pretty stone holiday cottage offers a taste of country life and nestles amongst the glorious rolling countryside of Powys in Mid-Wales. Ideally placed in the beautiful Dyfi Valley, guests can enjoy lovely walks from the front door and a host of attractions throughout Wales. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
An exceptionally pretty detached stone cottage offering the chance to immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility of the beautiful Welsh countryside. A short walk from stunning Lake Vyrnwy with its Victorian dam, set amongst an RSPB nature reserve. Lots of character including a large inglenook with wood burning stove for cosy breaks.
All the charm of enjoying a holiday in a traditional Scandinavian log cabin, topped off with a beautifully presented stylish interior, hot tub with glorious views over the Welsh countryside and verandah to enjoy a glass of wine - an exceptional retreat for groups of friends and families to escape the pressures of everyday life and enjoy the wonders of this beautiful part of Wales. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Sitting in the fantastic location in a hidden valley within beautiful Welsh countryside close to Machynlleth, this holiday cottage provides a high standard of holiday accommodation and is an ideal retreat for outdoor enthusiasts sitting at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains, or those looking for peace and tranquility.
Set in a beautiful location in a hidden valley at the base of the Cambrian Mountains, this welcoming cottage is just a mile from Glaspwll nestling within the most wonderful Welsh countryside. The perfect retreat for anyone who wants to get away from it all for some peace and tranquility. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Eight delightful stone holiday cottages on a four hundred acre estate in a picturesque wooded valley between the villages of Beulah and Abergwesyn in the heart of Mid Wales. Sleeping one to nine guests or larger groups if booked together, the cottages are ideal for a romantic break, family holiday or reunion of friends. With hot tub, stunning scenery, beautiful walks and an abundance of wildlife, Trallwm Forest Cottages offer all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday.
A delightful stone detached holiday cottage with a large garden and beautiful views nestling amongst the Brecon Beacons National Park. Within walking distance of Glangrwyney village (with pub!), close to the ancient market town of Crickhowell and within easy driving distance of Abergavenny and Blaenavon World Heritage Site. A great base for exploring, outdoor pursuits or simply relaxing amongst beautiful scenery.
Bryn Bwthyn sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, with a flexible layout that makes it a fantastic property for larger families and groups of friends. Less than two miles from Hay-on-Wye, it sits on a private farm with stunning countryside views. Walking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, climbing and horseriding are just a few of the activities in the area, while market towns like Hay, Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny provide amazing food and great shops. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Just a mile from the market town of Brecon on a working farm, this cosy yet spacious farmhouse comfortably accommodates parties of two to ten guests. Sitting in the Brecon Beacons National Park in the small Welsh village of Llanspyddid, Meadow View is a good choice for those who like exploring with plenty of outdoor adventures to enjoy.
Offering self-catering for those on a budget, Bluebell Loft sits on a working farm in the Welsh village of Llanspyddid, a mile from the market town of Brecon within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Sleeping four, the apartment lends itself equally well to couples as it does small families, and is a good choice for those who enjoy outdoor adventures. Spend your days out and about exploring with a comfy affordable base to return home to of an evening to cook, relax and recharge.
Explore the stunning landscape of the Brecon Beacons National Park from this historic cosy 17th Century Welsh holiday cottage for two to four guests. A lovely village setting, ideal for walkers, cyclists and wildlife enthusiasts, within a short stroll of the village pub. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A comfortable holiday cottage on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, affording exceptional views over the national park and also the Black Mountains. Suitable for those with limited mobility and ideal for walkers, cyclists, twitchers, fishermen and those who simply want to relax! Just four miles from the market town of Brecon. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
There is a real sense of culture and identity around Powys and no more so is this evident than in its culinary specialities. Welsh Black Beef, local fish and game or even tender mountain lamb are all things to try in the area and there are numerous farmers markets spread throughout the county that offer local produce with a distinctly Welsh twist. The market town of Brecon is a great example of this and it offers a local farmers market on the second Saturday of every month barring August.
Indeed, the small town is a part of living history and it features an 11th century castle and an impressive cathedral that was constructed by the Normans. Currently it has the biggest cresset stone in Britain with its 30 candle holding cups, in addition to being the final resting place of Welsh princes and Norman lords over the years. Just outside of Brecon are various walking and trekking routes. The town is set in the backdrop of hilly and rugged terrain with an intense landscape just waiting to be explored. Penyfan, one of the highest points in the south of Britain at just under 900 meters, is also in the area.
Cyclists will love the challenging variety of routes on offer throughout the county. You can find relaxing trails or more craggy, mountain bike ways such as the Cli-Machx trail in the Dyfi Forest across the county. There are 3 Cycle Break Centres in Powys that offer bicycle hire and their own routes with maps and guides. Even though the county itself is landlocked, it enjoys flowing rivers and canals that provide a fantastic opportunity for water sports such as kayaking, canoeing and water skiing.
An interesting location within the county is the so called 'town of books' otherwise known as Hay-on-Wye. The little market town has built up a reputation as a second hand and antiquarian book depository with no less than 30 independent outlets in the area. The traditional market held every Thursday in the town is visited by locals and tourists alike and offers fresh local produce such as meat, cheese and fish as well as bakery items, antiques and, of course, book sales.
The county of Powys is a real highlight in the region. There aren't many other places that have such an abundance of mountains and hills and the sprawling nature of its landscapes and terrain is a sight to behold. Nestled deep in the valleys are small towns with activities and interests for everyone from millennia old structures to traditional markets. Powys might be overshadowed sometimes by counties and tourist spots in other parts of the country; however as a place of interest and natural beauty spot, it more than holds its own.