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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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  • Geufron, near Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys
    Geufron, near Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys×

    Swallow Barn

    Geufron, near Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

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    Ref: UK6268
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    - 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...
  • Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys
    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys×

    Cedar Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: 27218
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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 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...

  • Presteigne, Powys
    Presteigne, Powys×

    The Lodge

    Presteigne, Powys

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    Ref: W43693
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Relax in the private garden whilst spotting a variety of wildlife. This detached lodge is within walking distance of local shops and pubs. Relax in the private garden whilst spotting a variety of wildlife. This detached lodge is within walking distance of local shops and pubs.
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    This well-positioned holiday lodge, close to the owner’s home, is situated in a quiet area of Presteigne, yet within walking distance to the local shops and pubs. With great views over open countryside, this pleasant, detached property is located on a smallholding with horses and sheep in the surrounding fields. It boasts its own private garden and decked area, where you will spot a variety of birds and local wildlife. Presteigne is a fascinating little medieval market town...

  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Barns - Alpine Cottage

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: OF2
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This beautiful retreat is a haven for walkers, nature lovers or for a romantic getaway, perfectly situated in the Cambrian Mountains. This beautiful retreat is a haven for walkers, nature lovers or for a romantic getaway, perfectly situated in the Cambrian Mountains.
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    Two 18th-century converted stone barns set in a private valley, 1200ft up in the Cambrian Mountains, and situated on a smallholding with 24 acres of forest, ancient trees, little streams, natural gardens and adjoining 2000 acres of heather-clad moorland. The properties are situated in the grounds of the old farmhouse, in which the owners live. A haven for nature lovers, walkers, those seeking tranquillity and couples looking for a romantic hideaway. This is a private and...

    Llethrau Barns - Forest View Barn
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  • Heyope, near Knighton, Powys
    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys×

    Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Pool Cottage

    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: 30204
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This property is located in the village of Heyope, with its own enclosed garden and patio overlooking the rolling countryside.
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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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  • Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry, Powys
    Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Penybont Cottage

    Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry, Powys

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    Ref: 27294
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    An attractive apartment with excellent facilities close to lots of tourist attractions including Chirk Castle and the Berwyn mountain range. An attractive apartment with excellent facilities close to lots of tourist attractions including Chirk Castle and the Berwyn mountain range.
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    A superb holiday base in the quiet village of Pen-y-bont on the mid-Wales/Shropshire border. This lovely ground floor apartment has been thoughtfully furnished throughout to provide a great base from which to explore mid and north Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire. The nearest town is Oswestry where you will find a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Tourist attractions nearby include Llanrhaedr Waterfalls (one of the 8 Wonders of Wales), Erddig, Chirk Castle, Powys Castle, the...

  • Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys
    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys×

    Ty Cornel

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6202
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Just 2 miles from the beautiful market town of Llanidloes which boasts a swimming pool, pubs and restaurants, this characterful, converted farm building is ideal for exploring mid Wales.
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    Nestling on the easterly slopes of an unspoilt valley, Ty Cornel 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 acres...
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  • Crickhowell, Powys, Powys
    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys×

    2 Mill Street

    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys

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    Ref: CC621036
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Tucked in a small cul-de-sac yet only a short stroll to the high street of the quaint market town of Crickhowell in Powys
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    This charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage, being just a two minute walk from the High Street of the quaint market town of Crickhowell, has been superbly and extensively renovated and offers deceptively spacious accommodation. ‘2 Mill Street’ is tucked away in a small cul-de-sac and offers two double en-suite bedrooms; sleeping a total of four and is ideal for exploring the town or walking in the Brecon Beacons. Whilst being stylishly furnished yet retaining its character and...
  • 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...

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

    Chalet 51, Caer Beris Holiday Park

    Builth Wells, Powys, Powys

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    Ref: CC622008
    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...
  • near Llanwrin, Powys
    near Llanwrin, Powys×

    Dyfi Valley View

    near Llanwrin, Powys

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    Ref: CC624001
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Detached cedar wood chalet nestled in the idyllic Dyfi Valley affording spectacular panoramic views.
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    Dyfi Valley View a comfortable cedar wood detached chalet, on a small site that houses only a handful of cabins its elevated position offers stunning panoramic views across the Dyfi Valley. Being within three miles of Cemmaes village, six miles from Machynlleth, and 17 miles from Dolgellau, this property’s central location means it lies within easy reach of the Cambrian coastline and popular seaside towns such as Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, Tywyn, Barmouth and Harlech. Guests looking for...
  • Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys
    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys×

    Cefn Colwyn Barn

    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys

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    Ref: 28198
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Close to Powis Castle, the Cambrian Mountain range and Clywedog Reservoir, is this beautiful holiday property, ideal for birdwatching, cycling and walking. Close to Powis Castle, the Cambrian Mountain range and Clywedog Reservoir, is this beautiful holiday property, ideal for birdwatching, cycling and walking.
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    Situated amidst tranquil countryside, this holiday property, adjoining the owner’s home, is within easy reach of Clywedog Reservoir and Powis Castle. It is an ideal spot for birdwatching, cycling and walking and the west coastline is only an hour’s drive. Attractions include Elan Valley, Lake Vyrnwy, Source of the Severn, Hafren Forest, Plymlimon Hills and Devils Bridge. Activities in the area include clay pigeon shooting, golf, quad biking, laser shooting and pony trekking....

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