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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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151 cottages are available
  • Llanerfyl×

    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl

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    Ref: 19041
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    A tastefully converted stable loft, adjoining another smaller loft, situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley in the...

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  • Llanidloes×

    Arch Cottage

    Llanidloes

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    Ref: CC624013
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed
    Arch Cottage lies in a quiet side street in the centre of pretty Llanidloes, which was once the heart of the ancient...
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  • Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle×

    Stevannah

    Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle

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    Ref: E5287
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    From its rural setting, this lovely converted barn enjoys panoramic far reaching views over the delightful...

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  • Llanfyllin, near Welshpool×

    High Street

    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool

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    Ref: UK6172
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine
    Conveniently located in the heart of the village, this terraced cottage is a good base for couples who like to...
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  • Builth Wells, Powys×
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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Set within the most peaceful and well tended grounds of Caer Beris Holiday Park, close to the bank of the River Ithon,...
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  • Trefeglwys, near Caersws×

    Cefn Colwyn Barn

    Trefeglwys, near Caersws

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    Ref: 28198
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Situated amidst tranquil countryside, this holiday property, adjoining the owner’s home, is within easy reach...

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  • Talybont-on-Usk, nr. Brecon×

    Coity Bach Farm Cottages - Tŷ Fferm Hen

    Talybont-on-Usk, nr. Brecon

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    Ref: 25130
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Beautiful views

    Within the Brecon Beacons National Park, these semi-detached holiday cottages within...

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  • Trefeglwys, near Caersws×

    Pen Copi

    Trefeglwys, near Caersws

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    Ref: 25912
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    A Grade II listed 17th century timber and stone holiday cottage, retaining masses of its original characteristics, in...

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  • Dolfach, near Llanbrynmair×

    Bronhaul

    Dolfach, near Llanbrynmair

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    Ref: W43143
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    A delightful, terraced holiday property in the small village of Dolfach just a 1.25 miles outside of Llanbrynmair....

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  • Pontsticill×

    Pencerrig Isaf

    Pontsticill

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    Ref: 24802
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, a great location for those seeking outdoor activities within...

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  • Near Rhayader×

    Faulkner

    Near Rhayader

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    Ref: CC624018
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Faulkner is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry×

    Penybont Cottage

    Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry

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    Ref: 27294
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities

    A superb holiday base in the quiet village of Pen-y-bont on the mid-Wales/Shropshire border. This lovely ground...

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