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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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  • Machynlleth, Powys
    Machynlleth, Powys×

    Ty Hapus

    Machynlleth, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    After a day exploring the area, enjoy a drink at one of the town’s pubs, which are just a short walk away. After a day exploring the area, enjoy a drink at one of the town’s pubs, which are just a short walk away.
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    This well positioned, 18th century, terraced town house is set in a quiet area of the handsome, historic town of Machynlleth, within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants. This holiday property is surrounded by rolling hills, the Cambrian Mountains, River Dyfi and the Cambrian coast. Visitor attractions nearby include King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre and mines, Owain Glyndwr Centre and Cors Dyfi and Ynys Hir nature reserves. Further afield, visit Snowdonia and...

  • Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Ithon Barns - Sophie’s Barn

    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a tranquil area amidst 800 acres of farmland yet only 3 miles from Llandrindod Wells. Set in a tranquil area amidst 800 acres of farmland yet only 3 miles from Llandrindod Wells.
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    Set in a tranquil valley

    Fishing on the River Ithon

    This stone built granary and barn date from about 1675, sympathetically converted into two attractive, semi-detached cottages, with many interesting features, including spiral staircases, original timbers and gallery bedrooms with extensive views of the valley. Situated adjacent to the owner’s home, reached by a short track, but separate from farming activity. Set in a tranquil area of valley and hills, with over...

    Ithon Barns - Polly’s Cottage
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  • Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys
    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys×

    Ty Canol Mawr

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6201
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With over 10 acres of wooded grounds with a stream and pond, this cottage is ideal for families looking to enjoy the great outdoors.
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    Nestling on the easterly slopes of an unspoilt valley, Ty Canol Mawr 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...
    Ty Isaf
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    Ty Canol Bach
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    Ty Cornel
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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...
  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Woodman

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Ideal for the outdoor enthusiast, Woodman is situated on the Upper Wye Valley, with cycling routes, walks and wildlife all found nearby.
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    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Woodman is one of five properties which have been created by the imaginative conversion of a 19th century inn, although the original stone cottages have a history going back to the 18th century when they were occupied by an agricultural worker, a blacksmith and a coffin maker. The “Middleton Arms” as it became, was owned by landowners whose seat was at Llyn Parriad and later it changed its name to the “Vulcan...
    Faulkner
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    Tudor
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    Searle
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    Middleton
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  • 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...

  • Penybont, Powys
    Penybont, Powys×
    Newly Listed
    Pippins

    Pippins

    Penybont, Powys

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    Ref: UK6196
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This ’upside-down’ house leaves you with stunning views over the Welsh countryside from the comfort of the living room.
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    Pippins was converted in 1999 from a former granary, and is set in 14 acres of pastureland overlooking the Ithon Valley, at the foot of Castle Bank, the site of the ruined Norman Cefnllys Castle. The cottage is adjacent to the owners own Grade II listed residence, which dates back to the 17th century.
    Pippins has an ‘upside-down’ living arrangement and has been lovingly furnished by the owners. The open-plan upstairs living room and kitchen area overlooks the surrounding...
  • Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys
    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys×

    Cedar Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: 27218
    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 barn Barn View Cottages are a group of three holiday cottages, tastefully converted from a stone and timber clad barn
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    Barn View Cottages are a group of three holiday cottages, tastefully converted from a stone and timber clad barn. The cottages are situated opposite the owner’s house in an elevated position with fantastic views, and all three have been refurbished to a good standard, for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The properties have use of a shared resource room which contains tourist information, detailed maps, DVDs, toys and games. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are...

  • Builth Wells, Powys, Powys
    Builth Wells, Powys, Powys×

    Chalet 51, Caer Beris Holiday Park

    Builth Wells, Powys, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Timber Lodge set within the grounds of Caer Beris Holiday Park only a mile from Builth Wells
     
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    Set within the most peaceful and well tended grounds of Caer Beris Holiday Park, close to the bank of the River Ithon, you will find ’Chalet 51’. This spacious timber lodge offers well equipped and comfortable accommodation for four people. The setting is beautifully rural yet very close to the town as Builth Wells is only a mile away - a few minutes in the car, or a pleasant 20 minute walk when the weather obliges. The lounge offers a large and comfortable sofa and armchair...
  • 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 - Rural Location - 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 rural 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...

  • Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys
    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Garden Cottage

    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: 29521
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    With a good selection of local amenities including a museum close by, this charming cottage is a great family accommodation. With a good selection of local amenities including a museum close by, this charming cottage is a great family accommodation.
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    This charming, detached holiday cottage is located within the Rhiewport Hall estate close to the village of Berriew. Berriew is home to 2 local pubs serving good food, a village shop and the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, all within walking distance. Welshpool, Powys Castle, Llanfair light steam railway, Montgomery Canal, Offa’s Dyke and Gregynog Hall are approximately 3 miles. Visitors to this area will have easy access to the Shropshire border towns of Shrewsbury,...

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

    Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Heyope Cottage

    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: 30203
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This property is in a central location, where the attractions in Shropshire and mid Wales are within easy driving distances.
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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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