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.