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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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156 cottages are available
  • Machynlleth, Powys, Powys
    Machynlleth, Powys, Powys×

    Oak House

    Machynlleth, Powys, Powys

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    Ref: CC624012
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This delightful 3 bedroom terraced house, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac yet conveniently located on the outskirts of...
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  • Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys
    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys×

    Chapel Cottage

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys

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    Ref: 10035
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Former chapel, stone built in 1867, now a very attractive quirky detached holiday cottage with much character, on a...

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  • Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod, Powys
    Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod, Powys×

    Woodside - Woodside Cottage

    Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod, Powys

    6
    3
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    Ref: 13563
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    These delightful adjoining cottages lie in the picturesque Ithon Valley. Conveniently situated on the A483,...

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

    Upper Sign Farmhouse

    Llanbister Road, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Ref: HW7785
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This warm and cosy holiday farmhouse sits in an ideal secluded setting on a working farm, amid far reaching...

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  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Madog’s Wells - Blackbird Cottage

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: 31032
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly,...

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  • Rhayader, Powys
    Rhayader, Powys×

    The Old Drapers

    Rhayader, Powys

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    2
    1
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    Ref: CC624026
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Built in 1902, this traditional Victorian style building originally accommodated officials tasked with engineering the...
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  • Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon, Powys
    Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon, Powys×

    The Clock Barn

    Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon, Powys

    6
    1
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    Ref: CC622005
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons with wonderful views of the Black Mountains you will find the tranquil village...
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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Middleton

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    3
    3
    2
    Ref: CC624021
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Middleton is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Rhayader, Powys
    Rhayader, Powys×

    Glan Wye

    Rhayader, Powys

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    2
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    Ref: JTW
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    Nestled among lush countryside in an idyllic location, Glan Wye is a homely barn conversion offering an ideal...

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  • Merthyr Tydfil, Powys
    Merthyr Tydfil, Powys×

    The Farmhouse

    Merthyr Tydfil, Powys

    6
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    2
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    Ref: 26668
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This detached holiday property is situated within the grounds of the Morlais Castle Golf Course, in the foothills of...

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  • Heyope, near Knighton, Powys
    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys×

    Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Pool Cottage

    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys

    6
    4
    2
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    Ref: 30204
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Occupying an enviable position in the village of Heyope and overlooking the rolling countryside, these pleasant...

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  • Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Hirros Hall Longhouse

    Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, Powys

    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: 28876
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This stunning Welsh longhouse, linked to Hirros Hall, has a delightful crux frame dating in parts to around...

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