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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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20 cottages are available
  • Presteigne×

    Appletree House

    Presteigne

    8
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: W40409
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Former cider making farmhouse


    Situated in the centre of the small historic market town of Presteigne,...

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  • Llwydiarth, near Welshpool×

    Pen Y Braich

    Llwydiarth, near Welshpool

    8
    5
    2
    1
    Ref: B6123
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Quietly situated in the heart of mid Wales, close to Lake Vyrnwy, Pen Y Braich is completely detached, with its own...

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  • Llanwyddyn×

    The Oaks

    Llanwyddyn

    9
    5
    4
    1
    Ref: 30549
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Dating back to the early 1900s, The Oaks is a detached holiday home, originally the home of the engineer to the...

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  • Presteigne×

    Ivy House

    Presteigne

    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: W40410
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Centrally located / Games room

    Situated in the centre of the small historic market town of Presteigne, this is...

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  • Pontfaen, Brecon×

    Sunnyside

    Pontfaen, Brecon

    10
    7
    2
    2
    Ref: CC622002
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Sunnyside is a most impressive renovated Stone Farmhouse which sits within the grounds of the owners’ 2012...
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  • Trefecca, Brecon, Powys×

    Jenterra

    Trefecca, Brecon, Powys

    10
    5
    2
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    Ref: 25439
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    A superb property for a family holiday. Comfortably furnished, it offers everything you need under one roof including...

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  • Newtown×

    Cefnaire

    Newtown

    10
    5
    3
    3
    Ref: UK6027
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    A beautiful, large, detached farmhouse less than a mile away from the centre of Newtown, which has been...
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  • Three Cocks, near Hay-on-Wye×

    Bailey Cottage

    Three Cocks, near Hay-on-Wye

    11
    5
    3
    1
    Ref: W8605
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Games room, four poster bed

    This unusual building has been converted into an impressive dwelling, set in...

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  • Near Llandrindod Wells×

    Waunddu Farmhouse

    Near Llandrindod Wells

    11
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: HW7721
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This welcoming farmhouse, with its own blissful hot tub, offers wonderful views, and in a quiet but convenient...

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  • Arddleen near Welshpool×

    Trederwen House

    Arddleen near Welshpool

    12
    6
    3
    2
    Ref: CC614022
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This magnificent Grade II listed country cottage is set in large private grounds amidst the unspoilt village of Arddleen....
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  • Welshpool×

    The Gatehouse

    Welshpool

    12
    6
    6
    2
    Ref: 26568
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities


    The Gatehouse, part of The Moors Complex, is a large detached converted barn offering an ideal holiday base...

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  • Pengenffordd, Talgarth, Brecon×

    Heol Llygoden

    Pengenffordd, Talgarth, Brecon

    12
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    2
    2
    Ref: JXS
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Set within its own 4-acre grounds with public footpath giving direct access to the Black Mountains, this...

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