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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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  • 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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  • Beguildy×

    The Old Smithy

    Beguildy

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    Ref: W43279
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Rural Location

    This cosy, period, holiday cottage is situated next to the owners’ home in this delightful rural area of the...

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  • Pontsticill×

    Ty Twt

    Pontsticill

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    Ref: 25891
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Barbecue - Rural Location

    One of three, this holiday cottage is perfectly located within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with...

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  • Heyope, near Knighton×
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    Ref: 30203
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

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

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  • Howey, near Llandrindod Wells×

    Bryngwanoff Cottages - Awel y Bryn

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: 30007
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Each property boasts countryside views
    An ideal family holiday base
    Located in the Elan...

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  • Bryngwyn, Kington×

    The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine
    Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Bryngwyn set amongst glorious countryside, ’The Loft’ at The Old...
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  • Knighton×
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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Situated in the heart of the small and picturesque medieval border town of Knighton, this pretty half-timbered...

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  • Berriew, near Welshpool×

    Garden Cottage

    Berriew, near Welshpool

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    Ref: 29521
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    This charming, detached holiday cottage is located within the Rhiewport Hall estate close to the village of...

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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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  • Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws×

    Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws

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    Ref: JDU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage...

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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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