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On the Map: Perfect Stays in Powys

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Published 04/06/2021 On the Map: Perfect Stays in Powys


Wales' largest county, Powys is characterised by pure, rolling landscapes, soaring mountains, dark, star-sprinkled skies, and tumbling waterfalls.

In fact, it's here that you'll encounter many of the country's natural ‘Greatest Hits', including the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons, and the Elan Valley Reservoirs, to name just a few.  

If you prefer historic sightseeing, Powys is also home to a majestic array of castles and intricate cave systems, all begging to be explored!

Naturally, you're going to need a place to stay that befits the beauty, charm, and heritage to be found in this unique area of Wales, so read on to discover some of the very best.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main Image: Hafod | Rhayader

Cosy Under Canvas

Cosy Under Canvas

Experience the natural luxurious best of all holiday worlds, with award-winning geodome glamping in the rustic eco-friendly paradise of the Welsh woodlands. Are you looking for a holiday full of outdoor adventure to keep the kids busy and the dog active?  Perhaps you'd prefer cosying up with your partner and forgetting the world, complete with fluffy rug, fresh-ground coffee and…

The Sleepout at Sunny Lea

The Sleepout at Sunny Lea

A lovingly hand-crafted wooden cabin offering an invigorating blend of relaxation and adventure in the heart of the Welsh countryside. If you're looking for a relaxing break in a peaceful setting that's also vibrantly imbued with a fresh sense of outdoor adventure, look no further than The Sleepout at Sunny Lea! Perfectly secluded in seven lush acres of Welsh countryside, you'll…

Wye Glamping

Wye Glamping

Reconnect with nature and enjoy breathtaking views in eco-friendly luxury, set against a stunning backdrop of the Brecon Beacons. It's a familiar scene. You decide to go camping, only to find when you get to the site that you're late. You now have to put up your tent in the dark, which would be fine...if you hadn't forgotten to pack your tent in the car! Wye Glamping resets the…

The Bunkhouse Chapel

The Bunkhouse Chapel

Cool and quirky communal living in a converted chapel, perfectly positioned beside the River Wye close to the Brecon Beacons. The ideal setting to reconnect with a group of your favourite people, Bunkhouse Chapel, a stylishly converted chapel building, has been awarded five stars by Visit Wales.  The chapel has also featured in GQ magazine, which declared it "perfect for passed-out…

Strawberry Skys Yurts

Strawberry Skys Yurts

Captivating Welsh countryside and a cosy yurt, the ideal recipe for a fun, friendly and relaxing rural break. Friendly and family-run, Strawberry Skys Yurts began life back in 2006 (when the term ‘glamping' had yet to be coined!), as owners Eric and Anya discovered the perfect spot to set up their holiday sanctuary. You'll find Strawberry Skys Yurts in Powys, in a beautiful setting…

Danyfan Glamping Carriage

Danyfan Glamping Carriage

A secluded, refreshingly off-grid railway car with first class views of the Brecon Beacons National Park. ‘Dan-y-fan' is Welsh for ‘under the mountain'. It's a very apt name for this charming glamping carriage nestled at the foot of Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons. In fact, Danyfan couldn't be more perfectly located for a relaxing and romantic break…

Gilestone Glamping

Gilestone Glamping

If you're in need of a break from your hectic daily life, escape to Gilestone Farm, an idyllic retreat at the foot of the breathtaking Brecon Beacons. From the moment you arrive, you'll be captivated. The farm is perfectly situated on the banks of the River Usk, and surrounded by the Brecon Beacons. It's hard to picture a more heavenly setting for walking, cycling...or simply relaxing.…

Cabin on the Lake

Cabin on the Lake

An idyllic off-grid haven on a secluded farm in the Welsh hills, where nature, comfort, and a wood-fired hot tub await! Discover the Cabin on the Lake on Gwalia Farm, peacefully set in the soothing green hills of mid Wales. ‘Gwalia' is an ancient Welsh name for Wales, and you'll feel the years rolling away to simpler times past as you arrive at the traditional farm, secluded amongst unspoilt…

The Orient Express

The Orient Express

A gorgeous glamping cabin inspired by a first-class railway carriage, peacefully set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Lovingly handcrafted and impossibly romantic, The Orient Express is the perfect ‘get back to nature' escape, without compromising on any luxuries in the process! In fact, the cabin's location alone feels like you've discovered a magical secret. Blissfully secluded on an…

Redwood Valley

Redwood Valley

Refreshingly eco-friendly yurt and cabin glamping, secluded within 25 acres of soothing woodland on the Welsh borders. Redwood Valley has a delicious, ‘secret woodland hideway' feel you're sure to fall in love with just as soon as you arrive. (You'll be in good company, too, as the site has been featured in The Times and The Telegraph as one of Britain's top luxury glampsites and more recently…

Red Kite Conker

Red Kite Conker

Unplug from daily life and unleash your creativity, in a designer off-grid glamping pod, gently nestled in a remote Welsh valley. Set on a vast, eighty-acre conservation private estate in mid-Wales, the gleaming Conker is an off-grid, state-of-the-art glamping pod that's been expertly engineered for comfort, and was featured on George Clarke's 'Amazing Spaces' and This Morning's 'Staycation…

Argoed Barns

Argoed Barns

Luxurious and eclectic accommodation for couples, families and friends, rich in detail and beautifully nestled in the Brecon Beacons. A friendly, family-run cluster of individual places where attention to detail reigns supreme, you'll receive the warmest of Welsh welcomes when you arrive at Argoed Barns. For starters, you'll feel as though the scenic best of Wales has been transported right to…

Penlan Lodges

Penlan Lodges

Two luxurious, hot tub-equipped rural cabins, nestled high in the green Welsh hills on a friendly sheep-dotted organic farm. Whichever of the two cosy lodges you choose, you're guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome to Penlan Farm, run by owners Anita and Glyn.   With both lodges (named Shepherd's Hill and Ewe's View) nestled 1000ft high in the farm's rolling hills, exceptional views are…

Hush Hush Glamping

Hush Hush Glamping

Naturally luxurious pods set on lush, wildlife-steeped Welsh farmland, with jaw-dropping views of the Radnor Valley. Nestled beneath the ancient Radnor Forest, Hush Hush Glamping consists of two beautifully remote, expertly crafted wooden pods sleeping two or six adults. Elevated at 1,300 feet above sea level, you can savour glorious, sweeping views of the Radnor Valley and the Black Mountains;…

Hergest Lee

Hergest Lee

A bespoke, hand crafted cedar cabin, rich in creative contemporary style and captivatingly nestled in the scenic heart of rural Wales. Cosily nestled in a magical Powys hamlet opposite Hanter Hill, Hergest Lee is an idyllic retreat for those in need of some serious ‘switch-off' time. Named after Hergest Ridge (‘lee' is a word that means "the sheltered side away from the wind"), and sleeping…

The Chestnut Retreat

The Chestnut Retreat

This off-grid, dog-friendly Welsh forest haven looks like it's been plucked from the pages of a fairytale, perfect for fresh-air activity!Surrounded by enchanting woodland made up of chestnut and rowan trees that lie just north of the Brecon Beacons, and with the book-lovers' town of Hay-on-Wye just half a mile away, there's lots to love about a stay at The Chestnut Retreat.Soothingly off-grid and…

Prince Llewelyn Treehouse

Prince Llewelyn Treehouse

A bespoke-designed, lovingly handcrafted family treehouse, packed with luxuries and remotely secluded on a family farm in the heart of rural Wales. As grand in name as in nature, you'll find the large and luxurious Prince Llewelyn Treehouse at Squirrel's Nest, a collection of bespoke-designed treehouses secluded on a 130-acre family farm. If you're looking for somewhere you can truly switch off…

Starry Meadow Camping

Starry Meadow Camping

A festival-inspired, family-friendly ‘pop-up' glamping village with furnished canvas tents and generous facilities, all within easy walking distance of Hay-on-Wye. Offering exclusive family-friendly glamping throughout August 2021, Starry Meadow Camping promises to re-introduce you to all the fun and glory of nature... in the most comfortable way possible! A ‘pop-up' glamping village for…

Llanidloes Hobbit

Llanidloes Hobbit

A romantic, turf-covered roundhouse with whimsical décor peacefully secluded in a fairytale rural setting in the heart of Wales, by the River Severn. The first town ever to be created on the River Severn, Llanidloes has been named one of the best places to live in Wales, as well as one of its most attractive areas. Surrounded by idyllic, unspoilt countryside, not to mention the river itself,…

Glasbury Chapel

Glasbury Chapel

A uniquely creative Gothic retreat that's ideal for art-loving families (and their dogs!) to explore the beauty of the River Wye, and its breath-taking landscape.Divinely set in a lively village that's within walking distance of the River Wye, Glasbury Chapel is ideal for family breaks that demand a touch of the unique.Filled with space, colourful imagination, and home-style warmth, the pinnacled…

Hafod

Hafod

Turn up the cosiness dial, in a snuggly and romantic geodome, peacefully positioned on a friendly and exclusive glamping site in the rolling Radnorshire hills.An adults-only retreat, Hafod is a gorgeous geodome for two, nestled on an exclusive glamping site in the Radnorshire hills, a mile from the bustling town of Rhayader.Whimsically decorated, and gently elevated for beautiful sunrise and…

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