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Belan View Lodges

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Belan View Lodges consists of three bespoke luxury lodges, constructed and managed by the owners, situated on a working farm.
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Brecon Beacons Resort

Sleeps 6
Pets 1
Brecon Beacons Resort is part of our exclusive Daisy Door Cottage style Collection, enviably set in a picturesque location in the heart of the majestic Brecon Beacons National Park.
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Castle Pren Lodges

Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Boasting panoramic countryside views from their idyllic setting on a working farm in glorious rural mid-Wales, this boutique collection of uniquely designed eco–friendly lodges are positioned to take full advantage of the views and offer a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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Heart Of Wales Lodges

Sleeps 4
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Nestling in a peaceful valleyside setting commanding spectacular views of the lush Powys countryside, these spacious lodges boast luxurious outdoor hot tubs perfect for relaxing after exploring the captivating scenery of the Elan Valley in this much loved part of Wales.
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Heartsease Lodges

Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Enjoying a gloriously secluded setting with stunning countryside views, these two spacious well equipped lodges boast outdoor hot tubs and moderately large enclosed gardens and sit just minutes’ drive from the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and within a few miles of the impressive reservoirs of the Elan Valley.
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Heronstone Lodges

Sleeps 2
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Enjoying an idyllic setting amidst protected woodland in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this rural park sits on a non working farm and offers an excellent base for simply getting away from it all.
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Love2Stay Mid Wales

Sleeps 2
Pets 2
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Love2Stay Mid Wales is an outstanding and newly created resort offering a blissful spa, leisure, and luxurious accommodation experience, available exclusively in our brand-new MAGNIFICENT specialist collection.
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Maesmawr Farm Resort

Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Maesmawr Farm Resort is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection, nestled in the gentle countryside of beautiful Montgomeryshire, surrounded by wild meadows, farmland and rolling hills, with the River Severn winding through this special county from its source just a few miles away.
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Mill Meadow Lodges

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A paradise for nature lovers, these comfortable lodges sit in an area of Special Scientific Interest surrounded by rivers, pools, woodland and glorious panoramic views of the Mid Wales countryside, ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
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Nant-y-Coed Lodges

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Nant-y-Coed Lodges is part of our exclusive Bouja Luxury Boutique Breaks Collection, set just outside of Newtown and is nestled in the heart of the Welsh countryside.
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Slate House Lodges

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Slate House Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, a select cluster of luxury lodges enjoying a spectacular setting boasting panoramic views over the tranquil mid–Wales countryside.
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Trewythen Lodges

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Trewythen Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection and commands a breathtaking location with spectacular views across the rolling mid Wales countryside.
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Powys Visitor's Guide

Embark on a journey to Powys, where the rolling hills of Mid Wales await your exploration. This region is a playground for hikers, with trails winding through the Brecon Beacons and serene lakes offering a peaceful retreat. Foodies will relish the local lamb and Welsh cakes, while adventure-seekers can tackle kayaking or mountain biking. Powys is also home to the Centre for Alternative Technology, an intriguing testament to sustainable living. Seeking a romantic escape, a fun-packed family holiday, or a chill trip with friends? Opting for a cosy lodge or cabin in Powys promises an unforgettable experience tailored to any travel desire.

Why Take Your 2024 Lodge Break in Powys?

Powys, with its rolling hills and sprawling valleys, is a breath of fresh air for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle. It's not just about the scenery; this Welsh county is steeped in a rich tapestry of history, from the remnants of Roman forts to medieval castles like Powis Castle. In 2024, Powys is upping the ante with new attractions and events. The Welshpool Transport Festival, for instance, is a must-see, showcasing everything from classic cars to steam engines. Choosing a lodge over a hotel means you're in for a more intimate connection with nature, plus the privacy and space to unwind. Powys is unique for its blend of wilderness, Welsh culture, and the opportunity to stargaze in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve.

If you're visiting Powys with kids

Absolutely, Powys is a playground for children! There's a ton to do, from exploring the caves at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales to getting hands-on with history at the Judge's Lodging museum. Lodges offer families the space to spread out, with living areas perfect for game nights and kitchens for fuss-free meal times. Plus, many lodges have outdoor spaces for kids to run around in the fresh Welsh air.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes - for all the exploring.
  2. Waterproof jackets - because Welsh weather can be unpredictable.
  3. Swimwear - for any lodge pools or lakeside fun.
  4. Sunscreen and hats - for those surprisingly sunny days.
  5. Binoculars - for bird watching and stargazing.
  6. Camera or smartphone - for capturing those memories.
  7. Snacks and water bottles - for energy on the go.
  8. First-aid kit - for those little scrapes and bumps.
  9. Backpack - to carry all the essentials during outings.
  10. Storybooks or travel journals - for quiet evenings in the lodge.

Pet Friendly Powys Adventures

Powys is a treat for pets, especially dogs, with its wide-open spaces and trails. You'll find plenty of pet-friendly pubs and eateries, like The Nags Head in Garthmyl or The Castle Hotel in Talgarth, where your furry friends are welcomed with open arms. When booking your lodge, look for those with enclosed gardens to give your dog a safe space to roam. Remember to keep your pet's microchip details up-to-date, and it's always a good idea to have a photo handy, just in case they decide to go on an adventure of their own.

Dog walking ideas in Powys

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Glyndwr's Way 9 Rolling hills, forests SY18 6NN
Elan Valley Trail 7.5 Lakes, dams LD6 5HP
Offa's Dyke Path Varies Historic landmarks, vistas NP7 0ND
Lake Vyrnwy 12 (circular) Lake, woodland SY10 0LY
Hafren Forest Various loops Forests, streams SY18 6JY

Remember, these are just a few highlights. Powys is crammed with trails and walks suitable for all levels of adventurers and their four-legged friends.

Romantic Breaks for Couples

If you're looking to rekindle the flame or just spend quality time with your significant other, Powys is a treasure trove for couples. Imagine unwinding in a secluded lodge, complete with a hot tub under the stars – it's the perfect setup for romance. Many lodges in Powys cater specifically to couples, offering pamper packs that include local chocolates, bubbly, and sometimes even spa treatments right in your accommodation. For a more hands-on relaxation experience, check out Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa where you can indulge in a couples massage or enjoy a gourmet meal with breathtaking views. The combination of privacy, comfort, and luxury makes these lodges in Powys an ideal choice for a romantic getaway.

Local Cuisine and Dining Experiences

Powys boasts a variety of dining experiences that showcase the best of Welsh cuisine. Think succulent lamb, Welsh rarebit, and mouth-watering bara brith. For a memorable meal, head to The Checkers, a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers a sophisticated menu in a cosy setting. Families looking for a welcoming spot should try The Dragon's Back, which is known for its friendly atmosphere and hearty meals. Couples might prefer the intimate ambience of The Harp Inn, renowned for its local ales and seasonal dishes.

For a good night out

Powys might be peaceful, but it knows how to host a good night out. For live music and a lively atmosphere, The Wellington is a hit with locals and visitors alike. If you're after a traditional pub experience, The Red Lion comes highly recommended for its selection of real ales and warm welcome. And for something a bit different, check out The Wyeside Arts Centre for a night of cinema, theatre, or comedy.

Fishing

Anglers will find Powys a fantastic place for fishing, with its rivers and lakes teeming with trout, salmon, and grayling. Here's a list of prime fishing spots:

  • Llyn Clywedog - SY18 6NU
  • River Wye - LD2 3TQ
  • Lake Vyrnwy - SY10 0LY
  • Elan Valley Reservoirs - LD6 5HP
  • Severn Breaks - SY16 4DW

Outdoor Adventures

For adrenaline junkies and nature lovers, Powys is a playground of outdoor activities. Black Mountain Activities offers everything from gorge walking to archery, with prices starting around £45 per person. The Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is perfect for families and groups, providing indoor climbing, horse riding, and zip-lining. They're open year-round, but it's best to check ahead for seasonal variations in opening times.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Name Type On Offer Postcode
The Welsh Collection Boutique Local crafts, textiles LD1 6BG
Erwood Station Gallery Art & Crafts Artworks, gifts LD2 3SJ
Rhayader Market Local Market Fresh produce, souvenirs LD6 5BU
The Centre for Alternative Technology Eco Store Green gadgets, books SY20 9AZ
Hafren Furnishings Home & Gift Shop Welsh blankets, homeware SY16 4DA

Whether you're after a romantic retreat or an action-packed adventure, Powys has something special to offer. With its stunning landscapes, cosy lodges, and a wealth of activities, it's a place where memories are made. So pack your bags, grab your partner, and head to Powys for an unforgettable lodge break.


Top lodge breaks for 2024 in Powys

Mill Meadow Lodges, Powys

Driving Distance: About 13 minutes (6.33 miles) | Sleeps: 2 | Pet friendly? No

What to expect: Mill Meadow Lodges offer a tranquil retreat nestled in a Special Scientific Interest area with panoramic Mid Wales countryside views, perfect for a serene getaway.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for couples seeking a romantic escape, these lodges are a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and those looking for a peaceful holiday amidst stunning natural beauty.

What can you do here? Enjoy the luxury of a hot tub and the warmth of a woodburning stove. While there's no on-site restaurant, the local area offers lovely spots for dining and drinking.

What's nearby? Explore the nearby Elan Valley (driving time approximately 30 minutes), known for its impressive reservoirs and outdoor activities. Entry to the visitor centre is free, with a small charge for parking.

Accommodation options: Buzzard Lodge is a comfortable accommodation for couples featuring a king-size bed, luxury shower, and a verandah with an outdoor hot tub. Note that pets are not allowed.


Heart Of Wales Lodges, Powys

Driving Distance: About 17 minutes (8.17 miles) | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Heart Of Wales Lodges are set in a serene valley with breathtaking views, offering spacious lodges with luxurious outdoor hot tubs for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Who will love these lodges? Families and groups will appreciate the space and comfort, as well as the pet-friendly option. The tranquil setting is perfect for those wanting to unwind and enjoy the countryside.

What can you do here? On-site, indulge in the hot tubs and enjoy the conservatory views. Off-site, Llandrindod Wells offers dining options and Snowdonia and Aberystwyth are accessible for day trips.

What's nearby? The Elan Valley is a short drive away, offering walking, cycling, and fishing opportunities. Entry to the visitor centre is free, with parking charges applicable.

Accommodation options: Choose from the pet-friendly Valley View Lodge Pet, with a patio and conservatory, or the pet-free Valley View, both accommodating up to 4 guests and featuring outdoor hot tubs.


Heartsease Lodges, Powys

Driving Distance: About 19 minutes (8.39 miles) | Sleeps: 4 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Heartsease Lodges offer a secluded setting with country views, spacious lodges with modern amenities, enclosed gardens, and hot tubs, close to Llandrindod Wells and the Elan Valley.

Who will love these lodges? Perfect for families or friends looking for a countryside escape with the option to bring along pets. The lodges provide a blend of relaxation and adventure.

What can you do here? Enjoy the outdoor hot tubs and enclosed gardens. Horse riding, clay shooting, and a rally driving school are available nearby with charges applicable.

What's nearby? The Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and the Elan Valley reservoirs offer scenic beauty and activities, both within a few miles' drive.

Accommodation options: Bluebell and Primrose Lodges both sleep up to 4 guests, offer contemporary styling, and are pet-friendly with enclosed gardens and hot tubs.


Castle Pren Lodges, Powys

Driving Distance: About 22 minutes (10.34 miles) | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

What to expect: Castle Pren Lodges are eco-friendly, uniquely designed lodges on a working farm, offering stunning panoramic views, outdoor hot tubs, and a true escape from everyday life.

Who will love these lodges? Ideal for larger families or groups, and those who appreciate sustainable living without compromising on luxury. The lodges are also suitable for visitors with partial disabilities.

What can you do here? Take advantage of the outdoor hot tubs and BBQ facilities. Cycle hire is available on the park with charges applicable.

What's nearby? The Brecon Beacons National Park and Élan Valley are within driving distance, offering a plethora of outdoor pursuits. Local towns provide charming shopping and dining experiences.

Accommodation options: Sais and Arran Lodges both sleep up to 6 guests, feature air conditioning, and offer access to a fenced lawn area with a BBQ. Both are pet-friendly, with solar panels and panoramic views.


Don't Miss These Fantastic Days Out In Powys

Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve and Estate

  • Opening Times: Dawn until dusk
  • Prices: Free, charges for certain activities
  • Postcode: SY10 0LY
  • Est. time required: Half to full day
  • Nearest parking: On-site car park

If you're into breathtaking landscapes and wildlife, Lake Vyrnwy is your spot. It's a haven for bird watchers and hikers. There's always something new with the changing seasons, and the sculpture park adds an artistic twist to nature walks. The best time to visit is spring or autumn for the migratory birds and stunning foliage. Tip: Grab a map of the reserve's trails to plan your route and make the most of your visit.

Phone number: 01691 870278 | Web: Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve


Powis Castle and Garden

  • Opening Times: Varies seasonally, check online
  • Prices: Adult £14.50, Child £7.25
  • Postcode: SY21 8RF
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site car park (free for members)

Powis Castle is a must for anyone who loves a good mix of history and horticulture. The castle's grandeur and the stunning terraced gardens are a visual treat. They've recently opened new rooms to the public, so there's more to explore. The best time to visit is late spring when the gardens are in full bloom. Tip: Check out the Clive Museum inside the castle for some intriguing artefacts.

Phone number: 01938 551944 | Web: Powis Castle and Garden


The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 16:00 (winter), 10:00 - 17:00 (summer)
  • Prices: Adult £9.50, Child £4.50
  • Postcode: SY20 9AZ
  • Est. time required: 2-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site car park

CAT is a quirky and educational day out, especially if you're eco-conscious. It's a living laboratory showcasing sustainable living and green technologies. They've got new interactive exhibits that are great for kids and adults alike. Visit on a sunny day to see the solar panels at work. Tip: Wear comfortable shoes; there's a lot of ground to cover.

Phone number: 01654 705950 | Web: Centre for Alternative Technology


Elan Valley

  • Opening Times: Accessible at all times
  • Prices: Free, small charge for parking
  • Postcode: LD6 5HP
  • Est. time required: Half to full day
  • Nearest parking: Several car parks around the valley

Elan Valley is an outdoor enthusiast's dream with its reservoirs, dams, and trails. It's perfect for cycling, walking, and photography. They've recently upgraded some of the footpaths, making it even more accessible. Early morning is magical here, with mist over the water and fewer crowds. Tip: The visitor centre offers guided walks, which can really enhance your experience.

Phone number: 01597 810880 | Web: Elan Valley


King Arthur’s Labyrinth

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:00 (seasonal, check before visiting)
  • Prices: Adult £12.95, Child £8.95
  • Postcode: SY20 9RF
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site car park

For a mix of myth and adventure, head to King Arthur’s Labyrinth. Sail underground and explore the legendary tales of King Arthur and other Welsh legends. They've added new stories to their repertoire, keeping the experience fresh. It's cool underground, so even on a hot day, it's a comfortable escape. Tip: The gift shop has some unique local crafts, perfect for souvenirs.

Phone number: 01654 761584 | Web: King Arthur's Labyrinth


The Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:30 (April to October)
  • Prices: Adult £4.25, Child £3.25
  • Postcode: HR3 6DQ
  • Est. time required: 1 hour
  • Nearest parking: On-site car park

The Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo offers an intimate encounter with hundreds of exotic butterflies. It's a hit with families and photographers. They've recently improved the habitat areas, so you'll see butterflies thriving as if in the wild. The best time to go is on a sunny day when the butterflies are most active. Tip: Wear bright colours; butterflies are attracted to them and may land on you for a unique photo op!

Phone number: 01600 890360 | Web: Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

When planning your visit to Powys, consider staying in one of the many lodges in the area. They offer a cosy and intimate base from which to explore these attractions. Lodges in Powys often come with stunning views and all the comforts of home, making your Welsh getaway even more memorable.

FAQs

This is our first lodge break, what will it be like?

Expect a tranquil retreat with lodges often boasting stunning views of Powys's countryside. Many lodges offer modern amenities like hot tubs and log burners, blending comfort with the rustic charm of the Welsh landscape. It's a chance to disconnect and enjoy nature.

What should I pack when visiting Powys?

Pack for all weathers – a waterproof jacket and layers are essential. Don't forget your walking boots for the trails. If you're staying in a self-catering lodge, bring some basic groceries to start you off, although many lodges provide a welcome pack with essentials.

Can you park outside the lodge?

Most lodges in Powys have dedicated parking spaces. It's usually right outside your accommodation or within a short walking distance. Check with your specific lodge as some more remote locations might have parking a little further away for environmental reasons.

What if it rains during my lodge break?

Rain is part of the charm! Many lodges come equipped with games, books, and cosy interiors perfect for a rainy day. Nearby towns like Llandrindod Wells and Brecon offer indoor attractions such as museums and galleries to explore.

Can I get food delivered to my lodge?

Yes, local supermarkets and some restaurants offer delivery services to lodges. However, delivery options may be limited compared to urban areas, so it's a good idea to check in advance. Alternatively, farmers' markets and local shops offer fresh produce to cook up a storm in your lodge kitchen.

Is Powys a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely! Powys is stunning in autumn and winter, with fewer crowds and often lower prices. Crisp walks, cosy pubs like The Felin Fach Griffin, and the chance to enjoy a hot tub under the stars make an off-season visit a unique experience.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Definitely. Hot tubs at lodges in Powys are cleaned and maintained to high standards between guests. You can usually expect it to be ready for a relaxing soak as soon as you arrive, but always check with your lodge provider for their specific procedures.

Are there any pet-friendly lodges in Powys?

Yes, many lodges welcome pets, especially dogs, given the area's perfect setting for long walks. Check with your lodge beforehand as some may charge a small extra fee for pets, and they'll often provide details on local dog-friendly attractions and walks.

What local attractions should we not miss?

Don't miss the Elan Valley for its breathtaking reservoirs and dams, or the Powis Castle and Garden for a dose of grandeur and beautifully manicured gardens. For a quirky underground experience, explore the caves at King Arthur’s Labyrinth in Corris.

How accessible are lodges for those with mobility issues?

Many lodges in Powys cater to guests with mobility issues, offering features like ramp access, walk-in showers, and ground-floor bedrooms. It's best to discuss your specific needs with the lodge provider before booking to ensure they can accommodate you comfortably.

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