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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Tudor

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - 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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    Searle
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    Middleton
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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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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    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...

  • Newtown, Powys
    Newtown, Powys×

    The Cwtch

    Newtown, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - 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...

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

    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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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Searle

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Ref: CC624020
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    An ideal holiday base to explore the River Wye, the Cambrian Mountains, Wye Valley Walks and much more!
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    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Searle 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...
    Woodman
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    Faulkner
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    Tudor
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    Middleton
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  • Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys
    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys×

    Pentre Herin

    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys

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

    Ty Canol Bach

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6200
    Key Features:
    - 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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    Ty Uchaf
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  • Pilleth, near Knighton, Powys
    Pilleth, near Knighton, Powys×

    The Smithy

    Pilleth, near Knighton, Powys

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    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...

  • 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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  • Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys
    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys×

    River View

    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: UK6237
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    This lovely riverside cottage offers easy access into the local village packed with facilities and plenty to do in the surrounding areas.
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    Situated in the heart of Berriew village, this pretty, terraced, black and white cottage was once part of the Vaynor Estate, and is within walking distance of a bowling club, tennis club, football pitch, and playground all within Berriew village. The property occupies a prime position beside the River Rhiw, where guests have shared access to the river bank, and backs on to the pretty churchyard of the historic St Beuno’s Church. Berriew is located near the popular, historic town...
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