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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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154 cottages are available
  • Welshpool, near Powys, Powys
    Welshpool, near Powys, Powys×

    Cosilea Cottage

    Welshpool, near Powys, Powys

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    Ref: W41797
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile

    Central location

    A cosy terraced holiday cottage, ideal for couples, situated in the heart of Welshpool - a...

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  • Llanerfyl, Powys
    Llanerfyl, Powys×

    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl, Powys

    3
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    Ref: 19041
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • Beguildy, Powys
    Beguildy, Powys×

    The Old Smithy

    Beguildy, Powys

    3
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    Ref: W43279
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • Welshpool, Powys
    Welshpool, Powys×

    Llanerchydol Lodge

    Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: HW7335
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Open Fire

    This delightful, unspoilt detached Victorian gate lodge, with exposed beams, flagstone floor and antique furnishings,...

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

    Llethrau Estate - Cowboy Hut

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: UK6241
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free
    The Cowboy Hut is a slightly larger shepherds hut and is ideal for a small family to be able to experience an alternative...
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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
    Situated in the heart of Berriew village, this pretty, semi-detached, black and white cottage was once part of the...
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  • Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys×

    High Street

    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys

    3
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    Ref: UK6172
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    Conveniently located in the heart of the village, this terraced cottage is a good base for couples who like to...
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  • Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle, Powys
    Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle, Powys×

    Stevannah

    Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle, Powys

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    Ref: E5287
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - 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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  • Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys
    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys×

    Beech Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: 27219
    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...

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  • Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys
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    Pine Lodge

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys

    4
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    Ref: 10603
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Hill and valley views

    Set in the 21/2 acre grounds of the owner‘s country house, about 1...

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  • Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys
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    Collfryn Estate - Mill Barn

    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys

    4
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    Ref: UK6228
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    These four traditional Welsh barns on a working, organic, beef, sheep and cereal farm, have been converted to provide...
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  • Presteigne, Powys
    Presteigne, Powys×

    The Lodge

    Presteigne, Powys

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    Ref: W43693
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    This well-positioned holiday lodge, close to the owner’s home, is situated in a quiet area of Presteigne,...

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