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

    Ty Cornel

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6202
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Just 2 miles from the beautiful market town of Llanidloes which boasts a swimming pool, pubs and restaurants, this characterful, converted farm building is ideal for exploring mid Wales.
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    Nestling on the easterly slopes of an unspoilt valley, Ty Cornel 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 acres...
    Ty Isaf
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    Ty Canol Bach
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    Ty Canol Mawr
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    Ty Uchaf
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  • Geufron, near Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys
    Geufron, near Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys×

    Swallow Barn

    Geufron, near Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

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    Ref: UK6268
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    In the heart of the countryside on a working farm this character cottage is perfect for enjoying a countryside break. In the heart of the countryside on a working farm this character cottage is perfect for enjoying a countryside break.
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    Looking for a characterful cottage with wonderful views? Then look no further. Swallow Barn, adjacent to the owner’s home on a working farm, is a charming detached cottage with exposed stone and beams, and is situated in the stunning countryside just over a mile from Britain’s smallest town, Llanwrtyd Wells. As the name suggests, swallows can be seen flying around all summer long and they’re not the only wildlife in this rural idyll. Red kites and buzzards soar in the...
  • Presteigne, Powys
    Presteigne, Powys×

    Craftsmans Mews Cottage

    Presteigne, Powys

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    Ref: W41354
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A delightful cottage in a quiet mews with peaceful gardens. Moments from the centre of an attractive market town. A delightful cottage in a quiet mews with peaceful gardens. Moments from the centre of an attractive market town.
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    Craftsmans mews cottage in heart of Presteigne


    Situated in the centre of the small historic market town of Presteigne, this cottage is converted from a range of former craftsmen’s workshops and lies in a quiet mews with peaceful garden 22 yards from the property. While having a central location it retains privacy and peacefulness, ideal for a couple on a romantic break. Presteigne is a pretty border town formerly of Radnor county, ideal for exploring the Welsh Marches...

  • Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys
    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Collfryn Estate - The Cottage

    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys

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    Ref: UK6229
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    There is plenty to do in the area for outdoor enthusiasts, with horse riding, kayaking and gorge walking all available locally.
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    These five traditional Welsh barns on a working, organic, beef, sheep and cereal farm, have been converted to provide quality accommodation for families or small groups looking for a countryside experience within striking distance of some of the UK’s finest attractions. Located on the south side of the parish of Llansantffraid, Collfryn Estate is surrounded by the pure and natural beauty of the mid Wales countryside. Llansantffraid is a small, self sufficient village with a couple of...
    Collfryn Estate - The Dairy
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    Collfryn Estate - Field House
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    Collfryn Estate - Mill Barn
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    Collfryn Estate - The Stables
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  • Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys
    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys×

    Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys

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    Ref: JDU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Carefully converted to provide comfort, this charming cottage offers peace and relaxation, yet with plenty to do in the area. Carefully converted to provide comfort, this charming cottage offers peace and relaxation, yet with plenty to do in the area.
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    Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage (ref JDV), have been carefully converted, combining their interesting features with comfort, and making good use of pretty cottage-style prints, soft furnishings and some antiques, in keeping with their period character. Each has its own entrance with sloping gardens, and both these charming holiday properties are tucked away from it all, offering peace, tranquillity and...

    Dolgenau - The Cottage
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  • Llanfair Caereinion, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, Powys×

    Y Dderwen at Brynglas Farm

    Llanfair Caereinion, Powys

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    Ref: 28629
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A delightful barn conversion with excellent views towards the Banwy Valley. Characterful interiors create a homely atmosphere. A delightful barn conversion with excellent views towards the Banwy Valley. Characterful interiors create a homely atmosphere.
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    This semi-detached barn conversion, situated within a working farm and adjacent to the owner’s home, has excellent views from the rear down towards the Banwy Valley. This is a central holiday location with plenty of tourist attractions, including Powys Castle, Powys Land Museum, the Montgomeryshire Canal, Llanfair steam railway and Lake Vyrnwy. Head west towards the Cambrian coast, or visit King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Machinations Visitor Centre, for alternative technology, and...

  • Heyope, near Knighton, Powys
    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys×
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    Ref: 30201
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday property is located in the village of Heyope, close to the border town of Knighton.
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    Occupying an enviable position in the village of Heyope, and overlooking the rolling countryside, these pleasant detached holiday cottages (refs 30201, 30202, 30203, 30204 and UK6399) all stand within their own grounds on a small exclusive site, each with a private hot tub, patio area and enclosed garden. The village itself is close to the popular town of Knighton, which occupies a unique position, as part of the town is in Wales, and part in England – a truly unique character border...
    Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - River Cottage
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  • Crickhowell, Powys, Powys
    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys×

    2 Mill Street

    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys

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    Ref: CC621036
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Tucked in a small cul-de-sac yet only a short stroll to the high street of the quaint market town of Crickhowell in Powys
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    This charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage, being just a two minute walk from the High Street of the quaint market town of Crickhowell, has been superbly and extensively renovated and offers deceptively spacious accommodation. ‘2 Mill Street’ is tucked away in a small cul-de-sac and offers two double en-suite bedrooms; sleeping a total of four and is ideal for exploring the town or walking in the Brecon Beacons. Whilst being stylishly furnished yet retaining its character and...
  • Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry, Powys
    Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Penybont Cottage

    Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry, Powys

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    Ref: 27294
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    An attractive apartment with excellent facilities close to lots of tourist attractions including Chirk Castle and the Berwyn mountain range. An attractive apartment with excellent facilities close to lots of tourist attractions including Chirk Castle and the Berwyn mountain range.
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    A superb holiday base in the quiet village of Pen-y-bont on the mid-Wales/Shropshire border. This lovely ground floor apartment has been thoughtfully furnished throughout to provide a great base from which to explore mid and north Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire. The nearest town is Oswestry where you will find a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Tourist attractions nearby include Llanrhaedr Waterfalls (one of the 8 Wonders of Wales), Erddig, Chirk Castle, Powys Castle, the...

  • Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys
    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys×

    Pine Lodge

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys

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    Ref: 10603
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A 2 bedroom log cabin, nestled in 2.5 acres of ground just 1 mile from village amenities and within easy reach of walking routes. A 2 bedroom log cabin, nestled in 2.5 acres of ground just 1 mile from village amenities and within easy reach of walking routes.
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    Hill and valley views

    Set in the 21/2 acre grounds of the owner‘s country house, about 1 mile from Pontsticill village and reservoir, built in log cabin style with high specification insulation and heating and attractive pine interior. The surrounding area which is within the National Park, is scenic, peaceful, with mountains, valleys, forests, all providing walkers of varied abilities with unlimited choice. Sailing, fishing, canal boating and a steam railway are...

  • New Radnor, Powys
    New Radnor, Powys×

    Highbrook Cottage

    New Radnor, Powys

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    Ref: JJS
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This cosy and comfortable holiday cottage is in a peaceful, isolated location, a superb area for walkers and nature lovers. This cosy and comfortable holiday cottage is in a peaceful, isolated location, a superb area for walkers and nature lovers.
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    Peace and tranquillity are the order of the day at this isolated holiday cottage in an idyllic setting with small country garden bordered by a stream. Cosy and very comfortable, it has been furnished and equipped to the W.T.B. ‘4 Star’ standard, in pretty cottage style. Approached by a good farm track at the side of a field, the cottage is set between Radnor Forest and Offa’s Dyke Path – a superb area for walkers and nature lovers. Riding is available locally. Golf...

  • Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys
    Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys×

    The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys

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    Ref: CC623002
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Attached to The Old Rectory set amongst glorious countryside giving easy access to explore the Wye Valley
     
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    Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Bryngwyn set amongst glorious countryside, ’The Loft’ at The Old Rectory has been converted into a most welcoming holiday retreat boasting spectacular views of the Black Mountains and overlooking the National Park. The apartment is attached to The Old Rectory but has its own entrance, and offers a spacious open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, together with two bedrooms with further sleeping facilities and a good bathroom. The beams and...
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