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Powys

Powys is a tranquil and peaceful county situated in Mid Wales. The county is mostly made up of smaller towns and villages and has plenty of rural space for the ultimate quiet getaway.

Though Powys is a quiet and relaxing place to spend a holiday, this doesn''t mean there is a lack of things to do while you''re there. It is the largest county in Wales, hosting plenty of attractions. For example, there are a number of cave systems located in Powys, including some of the most extensive in Wales. Various tours allow you to explore these caves for yourself and to see the unique and awe-inspiring beauty of these natural formations.

If you have an interest in history, you will have no trouble filling the time while holidaying in Powys. The area now covered by Powys includes five historic counties, giving it a varied past which today has given birth to plenty of heritage sites and other attractions. For instance, there are six castles within Powys''s borders. These range from Aberedw Castle, which lies in ruins, to Powis Castle, which still stands as a grand and imposing country manor. The county also has a number of museums, including Brecknock Museum, which hosts artefacts dating back as far as the Stone Age and occupies a Grade II listed building.

Nonetheless, the quiet rural beauty of Powys is one of the biggest draws, and this itself provides visitors with plenty to do. In most parts of the county the scenic walks are absolutely delightful. There are several wonderful set walks and trails in the county which provide excellent views of local scenery and of nature.

For those looking to take in the beauty of nature but wanting something more spectacular, the breathtaking lakes and waterfalls make for ideal sightseeing. A number of scenic lakes can be found in Powys. The amazing waterfalls, meanwhile, include the mighty Pistyll y Llyn, which is one of the highest in Wales.

If you would like to book a relaxing break in Wales, please take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Powys today.
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  • Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys
    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys×

    Pentre Herin

    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys

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    A well maintained barn conversion in the heart of the mid Wales countryside.
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    This barn conversion, set on a working farm, is the ideal getaway for couples who are looking to explore the areas around the west Wales coastline, north Wales, Snowdonia and neighbouring Shropshire. Lake Vyrnwy and Bala, famous for their watersports and white water rafting, are a short drive. There are excellent walks in the area with the Glyndwr’s Way passing through the farmyard to open moorland, forest and lakes and the seven mile Ann Griffiths Walk is just a short distance...
  • Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys
    Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys×

    Ty Bach Shepherds Hut

    Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys

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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Get closer to nature this holiday at this charming shepherd’s hut in the midst of the pretty Powys countryside.
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    If you’re looking for a romantic retreat with a difference then look no further; Ty Bach (meaning ‘little house’) is a lovingly crafted western red-cedar shepherd’s hut approached by a private pathway leading to its own garden overlooking pretty Powys countryside.


    Inside this cute hut, there’s a comfortable sofa by day that converts into a full-size double bed by night with a sprung mattress. Light the wood burner, relax, and enjoy a glass of...
  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Barns - Forest View Barn

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This romantic hideaway is a couples retreat. Relax in front of the wood-burning stove and take in the countryside views. This romantic hideaway is a couples retreat. Relax in front of the wood-burning stove and take in the countryside views.
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    Two 18th-century converted stone barns set in a private valley, 1200ft up in the Cambrian Mountains, and situated on a smallholding with 24 acres of forest, ancient trees, little streams, natural gardens and adjoining 2000 acres of heather-clad moorland. The properties are situated in the grounds of the old farmhouse, in which the owners live. A haven for nature lovers, walkers, those seeking tranquillity and couples looking for a romantic hideaway. This is a private and...

    Llethrau Barns - Alpine Cottage
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  • Llanfair Caereinion, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, Powys×

    Caeberllan

    Llanfair Caereinion, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    After a busy day enjoying the many outdoor activities in the area, return to your own private wood-fuelled hot tub and rest your weary feet.
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    Quietly tucked away just on the outskirts of the quaint Victorian town of Llanfair Caereinion, which is home to the 8-mile long Llanfair light steam railway, this detached cottage is ideal for couples wishing for a romantic getaway. The characterful cottage has plenty of warmth and charm, yet has all modern facilities including its own private and secluded, wood fuelled, chemical-free hot tub in the garden, which offers a natural bathing experience. A path leads from the cottage through...
  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Estate - Treehouse View

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    - Pets go free - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove
    For lovers of peace and quiet this yurt could be just the thing, surrounded by lovely countryside and only the wildlife for company.
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    Treehouse View is a yurt on treehouse style decking looking over the valley and stream below and is surrounded by 18 acres of forest and natural gardens. There is a 650-900 yards walk from the car parking area to reach the yurt, and the owner will transfer your luggage. The yurt has a kingsize bed and a cosy wood burner. These are all the contemporary luxuries included, after that guests can truly enjoy getting back to basics by fetching their own water, and embracing the peace and...
    Llethrau Estate - Nadine
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    Llethrau Estate - Indian Hut
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  • Trewern, Welshpool, Powys, Powys
    Trewern, Welshpool, Powys, Powys×

    Gardeners Cottage

    Trewern, Welshpool, Powys, Powys

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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Enjoy elevated views from this well appointed cosy cottage within the quiet grounds of a non working farm. Enjoy elevated views from this well appointed cosy cottage within the quiet grounds of a non working farm.
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    Commanding superb, elevated views over the surrounding hills and countryside, this attractively furnished, single-storey holiday cottage, enjoys its own small terraced garden. The perfect retreat, it is set down a quiet lane, close to the owner’s 500-year-old listed house on their non-working farm. With Offa’s Dyke Path nearby, there is tennis, riding, bird watching and fishing available locally. Golf, sailing and the National Trust Powys Castle are within 10 miles, making it...

  • Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys
    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys×

    Ty Canol Bach

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A lovely terraced cottage within a large complex of converted farm buildings surrounded by 12 acres of wooded grounds.
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    Nestling on the easterly slopes of an unspoilt valley, Ty Canol Bach is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty amid mountains, hills, lakes and rivers. Listed in local records as a ’township’ since early times, Glyngynwydd, in which the cottage stands, now consists of a traditional 17th-century farmhouse, surrounded by a cluster of farm buildings of various ages, some of which have been sympathetically converted to provide self-contained holiday cottages. They stand in 12...
    Ty Isaf
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    Ty Canol Mawr
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    Ty Cornel
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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Fairoaks

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This ground floor lodge is located in stunning countryside, with Red Kite feeding centres close by, and Newtown and Knighton easily reached. This ground floor lodge is located in stunning countryside, with Red Kite feeding centres close by, and Newtown and Knighton easily reached.
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    These two lodges are located in the tranquil village of Felindre, amidst the stunning countryside that Mid-Wales boasts. Both are ground floor lodges and offer a great holiday base from which to explore this beautiful area. A haven for walkers with wonderful walks direct from the doorstep, as well as Offas Dyke, Britain’s longest archaeological monument, built in the 8th century to mark the boundary between Wales and England, and Glyndwe’s Way, a national trail, running...

  • Newtown, Powys
    Newtown, Powys×

    The Cwtch

    Newtown, Powys

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    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Indulge in a pampered holiday at this romantic retreat, and enjoy the sauna, hot tub and wood-burning stove. Indulge in a pampered holiday at this romantic retreat, and enjoy the sauna, hot tub and wood-burning stove.
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    Enjoying stunning countryside views, this detached single-storey holiday cottage is the perfect romantic hideaway for two. The Cwtch, meaning a hug or cuddle, welcomes you from the moment you step inside the door. It has its own hot tub on the bedroom veranda, a double-ended slipper bath in the large bedroom alongside the double-sided wood-burning stove, which is a cosy feature to both the bedroom and the open plan living area. To further enhance the romance and relaxation, there is a...

  • Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys
    Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys×

    Ty Bach Tan

    Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys

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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This Grade II listed former fire house is set in a rural but convenient location, making this a perfect holiday retreat. This Grade II listed former fire house is set in a rural but convenient location, making this a perfect holiday retreat.
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    The unique and cute Ty Bach Tan (which literally means little fire house), has an interesting history dating back to the 19th century. Grade II listed, this former fire house has been put together to create a cosy environment for two people in which to relax and unwind. The diminutive building once housed the fire station office for this Brecon Beacons’ town of Talgarth, with the appliance being kept in the garage of the Tower Hotel opposite. The renovation to the cottage...

  • Llanidloes, Powys
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    Church Lane Cottage

    Llanidloes, Powys

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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Located in the popular town of Llanidloes, there is plenty to see and do as well as walks along the banks of the River Severn. Located in the popular town of Llanidloes, there is plenty to see and do as well as walks along the banks of the River Severn.
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    Tucked away in a quiet residential area of the popular mid-Wales town of Llanidloes, this charming, cosy and comfortable end of terrace cottage is a perfect, quaint retreat for couples. The cottage provides an ideal location for exploring the borderlands of England and Wales, which is an area of pretty countryside and charming market towns. Llanidloes is a typical market town where local goods and produce are readily available, and the town itself boasts plenty of good quality restaurants...

  • Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Ithon Barns - Polly’s Cottage

    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Guests can enjoy 2 miles of fishing when staying at Polly’s Cottage - a tranquil area close to Llandrindod Wells. Guests can enjoy 2 miles of fishing when staying at Polly’s Cottage - a tranquil area close to Llandrindod Wells.
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    Set in a tranquil valley

    Fishing on the River Ithon

    This stone built granary and barn date from about 1675, sympathetically converted into two attractive, semi-detached cottages, with many interesting features, including spiral staircases, original timbers and gallery bedrooms with extensive views of the valley. Situated adjacent to the owner’s home, reached by a short track, but separate from farming activity. Set in a tranquil area of valley and hills, with over...

    Ithon Barns - Sophie’s Barn
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