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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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  • Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Great Cantal Granary

    Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is full of history and charm. This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is full of history and charm.
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    Great Cantal Granary, converted to detached holiday accommodation, was built in early Victorian times as the grain store for the adjoining Great Cantal Mill, which itself dates back to the 17th century. The mill, which last operated in the late 1940s, had a wooden overshot mill wheel on its east wall, powered by water from the River Aran. The mill served as the ’court mill’ for the parish: local farmers brought their grain to Great Cantal, where it was stored in the...

  • 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...
  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Crabtrees

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Wonderful lodge amidst stunning countryside with wonderful walks from the door, and Offas Dyke nearby. Wonderful lodge amidst stunning countryside with wonderful walks from the door, and Offas Dyke nearby.
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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...

  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Tudor

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A charming ground floor cottage with wheelchair access, Tudor is perfect for a couple or small family wishing to explore the beautiful Upper Wye Valley.
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    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Tudor is one of five properties which have been created by the imaginative conversion of a 19th century inn, although the original stone cottages have a history going back to the 18th century when they were occupied by an agricultural worker, a blacksmith and a coffin maker. The “Middleton Arms” as it became, was owned by landowners whose seat was at Llyn Parriad and later it changed its name to the “Vulcan Arms”...
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    Faulkner
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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...

  • 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...
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  • Knighton, Powys
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    Goose Cottage

    Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: UK6317
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    The perfect escape for couples looking for a rural getaway, this lovely upside down cottage is close to Offa’s Dyke.
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    This charming cottage for two, adjoining Upper Woodhouse Farm (UK6104), is perfect for couples looking for a rural get away. Yet the cottage is only a mile from the charming Victorian market town of Knighton, with a supermarket, post office, garage, leisure centre with swimming pool, pub, golf course and a number of independent shops. It is also home to the Spaceguard Centre/Observatory and Offa’s Dyke Centre. The Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath passes close to the property and...
  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
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    Llethrau Estate - Indian Hut

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Get in touch with your spiritual side at this Indian style shepherd’s hut up in the Cambrian Mountains.
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    Hidden away in a most evocative setting up in the Cambrian Mountains is this gem of a property. As the name suggests, Indian Hut is a little part of India in the heart of rural Wales. Situated on the Llethrau Estate it allows you to get in touch with your spiritual side around a camp fire. It has been built in the traditional manner with its own continental theme and with an integral shower room. It has use of the on-site facilities, including the internet café, laundry and...
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  • 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...
  • Llanidloes, Powys
    Llanidloes, Powys×

    Church Lane Cottage

    Llanidloes, Powys

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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - 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...

  • Pilleth, near Knighton, Powys
    Pilleth, near Knighton, Powys×

    The Smithy

    Pilleth, near Knighton, Powys

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    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    On the edge of a small courtyard of barn conversions, The Smithy is stylishly furnished providing a relaxing break. On the edge of a small courtyard of barn conversions, The Smithy is stylishly furnished providing a relaxing break.
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    On the edge of a small courtyard of barn conversions, 1 mile from the small village of Whitton and equidistant between Knighton and Presteigne, The Smithy is stylishly furnished providing a relaxing break in the heart of Radnorshire. The detached holiday property is set on the ancient historic settlement of Pilleth with views towards the tiny white church of St Mary. Open fields, views over the Lugg Valley and the Radnor Forest make this ideal for walking, riding or cycling, also...

  • 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...

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