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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
  • Welshpool, near Powys×

    Cosilea Cottage

    Welshpool, near 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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  • Pontsticill×

    Ty Twt

    Pontsticill

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    Ref: 25891
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Open Fire

    One of three, this holiday cottage is perfectly located within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with...

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  • Llanfyllin, near Welshpool×

    High Street

    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool

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    Ref: UK6172
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    - 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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  • Llanerfyl×

    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl

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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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  • Knighton×
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    Ref: RJL
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the heart of the small and picturesque medieval border town of Knighton, this pretty half-timbered...

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  • Heyope, near Knighton×
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    Ref: 30202
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Occupying an enviable position in the village of Heyope and overlooking the rolling countryside, these pleasant...

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  • Berriew, near Welshpool×

    Garden Cottage

    Berriew, near Welshpool

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    Ref: 29521
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location

    This charming, detached holiday cottage is located within the Rhiewport Hall estate close to the village of...

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  • Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells×

    Ithon Barns - Sophie’s Barn

    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: 15332
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in a tranquil valley

    Fishing on the River Ithon

    This stone built granary and barn date from...

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  • Penybont×

    Pippins

    Penybont

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    Ref: UK6196
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Pippins was converted in 1999 from a former granary, and is set in 14 acres of pastureland overlooking the Ithon Valley,...
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  • Near Rhayader×

    Woodman

    Near Rhayader

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    Ref: CC624017
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Woodman is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Bryngwyn, Kington×

    The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington

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    Ref: CC623002
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Bryngwyn set amongst glorious countryside, ’The Loft’ at The Old...
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  • Llanwrtyd Wells×

    Kilsby Cottage

    Llanwrtyd Wells

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    Ref: 31238
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Kilsby Cottage is next to the owners country home and bed & breakfast, which was originally built as a school by the...

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