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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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147 cottages are available
  • Talgarth, near Brecon
    Talgarth, near Brecon×

    Ty Bach Tan

    Talgarth, near Brecon

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    Ref: 30333
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    The unique and cute Ty Bach Tan (which literally means little fire house), has an interesting history dating back...

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  • Llanidloes
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    Church Lane

    Llanidloes

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    Ref: 17536
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    A quaint end of terrace cottage set in a quiet residential area of the popular mid Wales town, Llanidloes. Enjoy...

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  • Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
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    Annies Cottage

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

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    Ref: 19190
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    A charming character holiday cottage in the heart of the Welsh village Llanrhaedr-Ym-Mochnant home to Rhaedr...

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  • Llanfair Caereinion
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    Caeberllan

    Llanfair Caereinion

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    Ref: UK6221
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    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Quietly tucked away just on the outskirts of the quaint Victorian town of Llanfair Caereinion, which is home to the...
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  • Felindre, near Knighton
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    Indian Hut

    Felindre, near Knighton

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    Ref: UK6071
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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,...
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  • Felindre, near Knighton
    Felindre, near Knighton×

    Forest View Barn

    Felindre, near Knighton

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    Ref: OF6
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Two 18th-century converted stone barns set in a private valley, 1200ft up in the Cambrian Mountains, and situated...

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

    Great Cantal Granary

    Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: OX8
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Great Cantal Granary, converted to detached holiday accommodation, was built in early Victorian times as the...

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  • Old Hall, Llanidloes
    Old Hall, Llanidloes×

    Oak Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes

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    Ref: 27220
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    - 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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  • Llanerfyl
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    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl

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    Ref: 19041
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    - 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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  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool
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    Madog’s Wells - Wrens Nest

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool

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    Ref: 31030
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly,...

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  • Beguildy
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    The Old Smithy

    Beguildy

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    Ref: W43279
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    - 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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  • Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle
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    Stevannah

    Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle

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    Ref: E5287
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    - 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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