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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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  • 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...

  • Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys
    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys×

    Oak Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: 27220
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Barn View Cottages are a group of three holiday cottages, tastefully converted from a stone and timber clad barn Barn View Cottages are a group of three holiday cottages, tastefully converted from a stone and timber clad barn
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    Barn View Cottages are a group of three holiday cottages, tastefully converted from a stone and timber clad barn. The cottages are situated opposite the owner’s house in an elevated position with fantastic views, and all three have been refurbished to a good standard, for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The properties have use of a shared resource room which contains tourist information, detailed maps, DVDs, toys and games. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are...

    Cedar Cottage
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  • Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys
    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys×

    Pentre Herin

    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: CC624029
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free
    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...
  • Pilleth, near Knighton, Powys
    Pilleth, near Knighton, Powys×

    The Smithy

    Pilleth, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: ROO5
    Key Features:
    - 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...

  • Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys
    Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys×

    Ty Bach Shepherds Hut

    Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys

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    Ref: UK6073
    Key Features:
    - 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
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    Llethrau Barns - Forest View Barn

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: OF6
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys
    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys×

    Annies Cottage

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys

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    Ref: 19190
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ideal for a couple, convenient village location, home to Rhaedr Waterfalls, with many activities and NT properties nearby. Ideal for a couple, convenient village location, home to Rhaedr Waterfalls, with many activities and NT properties nearby.
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    A charming character holiday cottage in the heart of the Welsh village Llanrhaedr-Ym-Mochnant home to Rhaedr Waterfalls, one of the seven wonders of Wales. Available locally is fishing, horse riding and walking at Berwyn mountain range. Easy access to the market towns of Oswestry and Welshpool, Erddig, Chirk and Powys Castle are just a few National Trust properties nearby. Llanfair light railway and canal cruises are available from Welshpool. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Ground...

  • Llanidloes, Powys
    Llanidloes, Powys×

    Church Lane Cottage

    Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: 17536
    Key Features:
    - 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...

  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
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    Llethrau Estate - Nadine

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: UK6070
    Key Features:
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    This French style shepherd’s hut makes for a romantic retreat with your other half up in the Cambrian Mountains.
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    Occupying a secluded location on the Llethrau Estate, this fantastic, French-style shepherd’s hut provides unique holiday accommodation in a romantic setting. Nadine features sublime, unbroken views over lush greenery and rolling hills. It is positioned in a quiet corner with stunning views over the valley below and moorland beyond. Nadine 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...
    Llethrau Estate - Indian Hut
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  • 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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    Ref: 10790
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Llanafan-Fawr, near Builth Wells, Powys
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    The Granary

    The Granary

    Llanafan-Fawr, near Builth Wells, Powys

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    Ref: UK6422
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    An idyllic country retreat with a mountain backdrop, where you can relax and unwind away from the hustle of everyday life. An idyllic country retreat with a mountain backdrop, where you can relax and unwind away from the hustle of everyday life.
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    A perfect romantic getaway awaits you at this lovely barn conversion, which has fabulous views over open countryside. Set on the owner’s sheep farm, this is the perfect spot for those wanting to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside. Start your morning with coffee on the patio area as the sun beams down, and take a walk from the property drinking in the views of the Cambrian Mountains, Epynt and the Black Mountains. The Epynt Way is close by and attracts walkers and...
  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Estate - Indian Hut

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: UK6071
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    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...
    Llethrau Estate - Nadine
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