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

    Great Cantal Granary

    Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is full of history and charm. This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is full of history and charm.
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    Great Cantal Granary, converted to detached holiday accommodation, was built in early Victorian times as the grain store for the adjoining Great Cantal Mill, which itself dates back to the 17th century. The mill, which last operated in the late 1940s, had a wooden overshot mill wheel on its east wall, powered by water from the River Aran. The mill served as the ’court mill’ for the parish: local farmers brought their grain to Great Cantal, where it was stored in the...

  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Searle

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    An ideal holiday base to explore the River Wye, the Cambrian Mountains, Wye Valley Walks and much more!
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    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Searle 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...
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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Tudor

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A charming ground floor cottage with wheelchair access, Tudor is perfect for a couple or small family wishing to explore the beautiful Upper Wye Valley.
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    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Tudor 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 Arms”...
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  • Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys
    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys×

    Pentre Herin

    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys

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    A well maintained barn conversion in the heart of the mid Wales countryside.
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    This barn conversion, set on a working farm, is the ideal getaway for couples who are looking to explore the areas around the west Wales coastline, north Wales, Snowdonia and neighbouring Shropshire. Lake Vyrnwy and Bala, famous for their watersports and white water rafting, are a short drive. There are excellent walks in the area with the Glyndwr’s Way passing through the farmyard to open moorland, forest and lakes and the seven mile Ann Griffiths Walk is just a short distance...
  • Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys
    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys×

    Annies Cottage

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys

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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ideal for a couple, convenient village location, home to Rhaedr Waterfalls, with many activities and NT properties nearby. Ideal for a couple, convenient village location, home to Rhaedr Waterfalls, with many activities and NT properties nearby.
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    A charming character holiday cottage in the heart of the Welsh village Llanrhaedr-Ym-Mochnant home to Rhaedr Waterfalls, one of the seven wonders of Wales. Available locally is fishing, horse riding and walking at Berwyn mountain range. Easy access to the market towns of Oswestry and Welshpool, Erddig, Chirk and Powys Castle are just a few National Trust properties nearby. Llanfair light railway and canal cruises are available from Welshpool. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards.

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  • Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys
    Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys×

    Ty Bach Shepherds Hut

    Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys

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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Get closer to nature this holiday at this charming shepherd’s hut in the midst of the pretty Powys countryside.
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    If you’re looking for a romantic retreat with a difference then look no further; Ty Bach (meaning ‘little house’) is a lovingly crafted western red-cedar shepherd’s hut approached by a private pathway leading to its own garden overlooking pretty Powys countryside.


    Inside this cute hut, there’s a comfortable sofa by day that converts into a full-size double bed by night with a sprung mattress. Light the wood burner, relax, and enjoy a glass of...
  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Estate - Indian Hut

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Get in touch with your spiritual side at this Indian style shepherd’s hut up in the Cambrian Mountains.
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    Hidden away in a most evocative setting up in the Cambrian Mountains is this gem of a property. As the name suggests, Indian Hut is a little part of India in the heart of rural Wales. Situated on the Llethrau Estate it allows you to get in touch with your spiritual side around a camp fire. It has been built in the traditional manner with its own continental theme and with an integral shower room. It has use of the on-site facilities, including the internet café, laundry and...
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  • Llanidloes, Powys
    Llanidloes, Powys×

    Church Lane Cottage

    Llanidloes, Powys

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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Located in the popular town of Llanidloes, there is plenty to see and do as well as walks along the banks of the River Severn. Located in the popular town of Llanidloes, there is plenty to see and do as well as walks along the banks of the River Severn.
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    Tucked away in a quiet residential area of the popular mid-Wales town of Llanidloes, this charming, cosy and comfortable end of terrace cottage is a perfect, quaint retreat for couples. The cottage provides an ideal location for exploring the borderlands of England and Wales, which is an area of pretty countryside and charming market towns. Llanidloes is a typical market town where local goods and produce are readily available, and the town itself boasts plenty of good quality restaurants...

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

    Ithon Barns - Polly’s Cottage

    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Guests can enjoy 2 miles of fishing when staying at Polly’s Cottage - a tranquil area close to Llandrindod Wells. Guests can enjoy 2 miles of fishing when staying at Polly’s Cottage - a tranquil area close to 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...

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  • Knighton, Powys
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    Goose Cottage

    Knighton, Powys

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    The perfect escape for couples looking for a rural getaway, this lovely upside down cottage is close to Offa’s Dyke.
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    This charming cottage for two, adjoining Upper Woodhouse Farm (UK6104), is perfect for couples looking for a rural get away. Yet the cottage is only a mile from the charming Victorian market town of Knighton, with a supermarket, post office, garage, leisure centre with swimming pool, pub, golf course and a number of independent shops. It is also home to the Spaceguard Centre/Observatory and Offa’s Dyke Centre. The Offa’s Dyke long distance footpath passes close to the property and...
  • Llanerfyl, Powys
    Llanerfyl, Powys×

    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl, Powys

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    A tastefully converted stable loft situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley within easy reach of the area’s main attractions. A tastefully converted stable loft situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley within easy reach of the area’s main attractions.
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    A tastefully converted stable loft, adjoining another smaller loft, situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley in the heart of mid Wales on a well maintained working family farm. The holiday property has easy walking access, which may be suitable for those who are less mobile as there are no steps or stairs. Within easy reach of the areas main attractions, Lake Vyrnwy, Powys Castle, Welshpool and Llanfair light railway, Coed-y-Brenin forest and mountain bike centre. Good walks and cycle...

  • Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys×

    High Street

    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys

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    This delightful holiday home is nestled in the heart of a pretty Welsh village, in an ideal area for exploring both mid and North Wales.
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    Conveniently located in the heart of the village, this terraced cottage is a good base for couples who like to have everything to hand. Llanfyllin is a secretly charming village which lies at the foot of the Berwyn Mountain range where Mid Wales meets North Wales. There is a small array of shops, restaurants and pubs, and one of its biggest assets is its proximity to the tourist attractions of nearby Snowdonia, the Cambrian coastline and the neighbouring counties of Shropshire and...

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