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Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
We have used Sykes on a number of occasions and have always been happy with the service.
Mr Fisher, Halesowen, West Midlands, April 2013
A conservationists dream.
Mr Newman, King's Lynn, Norfolk, April 2013
Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent across Powys, Wales.
Powys covers a huge chunk of rural mid Wales, a verdant area of hills and valleys and, of course, the Brecon Beacons National Park. Most of our Powys cottage holidaymakers come here for the 'great outdoors' and the abundance of activities on offer.
Walk the Beacons Way, a 100-mile trail across the magnificent National Park, its dramatic scenery of sandstone bluffs and gorges created during the ice age. Explore the Black Mountains on horse-back, interlaced with ancient bridleways. Spin through the countryside atop mountain bikes, with numerous routes on offer. Climb Dinas Rock, Morlais Quarry or Llangattock. Or do something different and learn how to drive a rally car, take a course in caving or paragliding, or visit a red kite feeding station.
Those keen on fishing will find trout and salmon in the Wye and Usk, while Llangorse Lake is a picturesque spot to fish, sail, walk and spot all kinds of flora and fauna. Another idyllic lake to visit is Vyrnwy in the north of Powys, where you'll find wooded trails, kayaking, an incredible Victorian dam and RSPB workshops.
Don't miss the stimulating Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth. Nor Powis Castle, a fine medieval building with beautiful terraced gardens. Kids will love a trip on the Welshpool & Llanfair light railway, not to mention an exciting underground tour at The National Showcaves Centre. Bookworms, meanwhile, will head for Hay-on-Wye.
And if your Powys cottage holiday happens to fall in July, make sure you visit the Royal Welsh Show, a major listing on the annual events' calendar.
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Market Cottage | Builth Wells | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Charming, stone-built terraced cottage, in the centre of Builth Wells in Mid Wales. King-size double bed, woodburning stove, large garden. Llandrindod Wells 8 miles.
Fforest Fields Cottage | Hundred House near Builth Wells | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Delightful detached farmhouse, a lovely cottage near Builth Wells. Character accommodation surrounded by open countryside. Superb views. Walks from the doorstep. Total tranquillity. Builth Wells 5 miles.
The Barn | Hundred House near Builth Wells | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Beautiful, character Mid Wales cottage. Set in peace and tranquillity on 7 acre estate, warm welcoming atmosphere, badminton court, walks from doorstep. Rural retreat. Builth Wells 6 miles.
Cwm Derw Cottage | Llanafan Fawr near Builth Wells | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Lovely timber clad barn conversion in the small village of Llanafan Fawr. Beams, woodburner and romantic bedroom. Builth Wells 6 miles.
Gwynfan Bungalow | Llanyre near Llandrindod Wells | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Detached bungalow on working farm. Quality, comfortable, light, airy accommodation with open fire. Wonderful walking and cycling. Llandrindod Wells 3 miles.
Byrdir Cottage | Nant Glas near Rhayader | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Delightful Rhayader cottage in splendid isolated position. Games barn, large gardens, lovely views, ideal family retreat. Rhayader 4.5 miles.
Little Ceste | Glascwm near Builth Wells and Hay-on-Wye | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Delightful secluded wooden clad eco cottage in remote rural location in Welsh hills within miles of open countryside. Woodburning stove, 4 poster double. Lawned garden with hot tub. Walks and rides from doorstep. Buith Wells 9 miles. Kington 10 miles.
Dolwen | Nantmel near Rhayader | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Delightful Rhayader bungalow set in a quiet cul-de-sac close to a small town. Three bedrooms. Open fire. Llandrindod Wells 10 miles.
Crych Du | Llanwrthwl near Elan Valley | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Stay in one of our most enviable Wales cottages, a detached barn conversion with superb mountain and river views, with private fishing on 3 miles of River Wye. Walking and cycle trail on doorstep.
Trout Cottage | Llanwrthwl near Rhayader | Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay
Ground floor chalet cottage next to River Wye. One bedroom, ideal for a couple. Beautiful countryside location. Rhayader 2.5 miles.