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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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  • 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...

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

    Swallow Barn

    Geufron, near Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

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    Ref: UK6268
    Key Features:
    - 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...
  • Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys
    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys×

    Ty Cornel

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6202
    Key Features:
    - 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...
    Ty Isaf
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    Ty Canol Bach
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    Ty Canol Mawr
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    Ty Uchaf
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  • Kerry, near Newtown, Powys
    Kerry, near Newtown, Powys×

    Black Hall Barn

    Kerry, near Newtown, Powys

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    Ref: UK6181
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This characterful barn conversion sits just 4 miles from the historic market town of Newtown, which nestles on the banks of the River Severn in pretty Montgomeryshire.
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    A comfortable, semi-detached barn nestling in a peaceful valley near the village of Kerry, set within the owners’ grounds of a Grade II listed house with historic gardens. Originally landscaped in the early 1800s, the gardens contain a profusion of snowdrops at the end of January, followed later by daffodils, cherry blossom, rhododendrons and azaleas. Sympathetically converted, the barn retains the original stone wall and beams in the living room, and the patio doors look across a...
  • Heyope, near Knighton, Powys
    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys×
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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
    From this property, visit the local attractions of Ludlow, Church Stretton, Longmynd, the Offas Dyke Heritage Centre and Powys Observatory.
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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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  • Crickhowell, Powys, Powys
    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys×

    2 Mill Street

    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys

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    Ref: CC621036
    Key Features:
    - 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...
  • Knighton, Powys
    Knighton, Powys×

    Molly’s Cottage

    Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: RJL
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the medieval border town of Knighton, this pretty half-timbered cottage, built in 1678 retains many original features. Situated in the medieval border town of Knighton, this pretty half-timbered cottage, built in 1678 retains many original features.
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    Situated in the heart of the small and picturesque medieval border town of Knighton, this pretty half-timbered cottage, built in 1678 retains many original features and has oak beams throughout. The holiday cottage is one of a row, backing onto The Narrows, and there is a sunny sitting out area, adjacent to the private paved parking place at the front. It is within easy walking distance of several pubs, restaurants, a golf course, the Offa’s Dyke Visitor Centre and Footpath....

  • Machynlleth, Powys
    Machynlleth, Powys×

    Ty Hapus

    Machynlleth, Powys

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    Ref: 29505
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    After a day exploring the area, enjoy a drink at one of the town’s pubs, which are just a short walk away. After a day exploring the area, enjoy a drink at one of the town’s pubs, which are just a short walk away.
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    This well positioned, 18th century, terraced town house is set in a quiet area of the handsome, historic town of Machynlleth, within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants. This holiday property is surrounded by rolling hills, the Cambrian Mountains, River Dyfi and the Cambrian coast. Visitor attractions nearby include King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre and mines, Owain Glyndwr Centre and Cors Dyfi and Ynys Hir nature reserves. Further afield, visit Snowdonia and...

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

    Llethrau Barns - Alpine Cottage

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: OF2
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Penybont, Powys
    Penybont, Powys×
    Newly Listed
    Pippins

    Pippins

    Penybont, Powys

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    Ref: UK6196
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This ’upside-down’ house leaves you with stunning views over the Welsh countryside from the comfort of the living room.
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    Pippins was converted in 1999 from a former granary, and is set in 14 acres of pastureland overlooking the Ithon Valley, at the foot of Castle Bank, the site of the ruined Norman Cefnllys Castle. The cottage is adjacent to the owners own Grade II listed residence, which dates back to the 17th century.
    Pippins has an ‘upside-down’ living arrangement and has been lovingly furnished by the owners. The open-plan upstairs living room and kitchen area overlooks the surrounding...
  • Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys
    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys×

    Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys

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    Ref: JDU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Carefully converted to provide comfort, this charming cottage offers peace and relaxation, yet with plenty to do in the area. Carefully converted to provide comfort, this charming cottage offers peace and relaxation, yet with plenty to do in the area.
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    Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage (ref JDV), have been carefully converted, combining their interesting features with comfort, and making good use of pretty cottage-style prints, soft furnishings and some antiques, in keeping with their period character. Each has its own entrance with sloping gardens, and both these charming holiday properties are tucked away from it all, offering peace, tranquillity and...

    Dolgenau - The Cottage
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  • Pen-y-Bont, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Pen-y-Bont, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×
    Newly Listed
    Dolview

    Dolview

    Pen-y-Bont, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Ref: UK6332
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    After a busy day exploring the area, sit in your private hot tub with a glass of champagne and enjoy the beautiful views.
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    If you fancy sitting in the hot tub with a glass of fizz and taking in the views of the countryside and the animals on this farm, then this property is for you. Dolview is a two bedroomed bungalow, adjacent to the owner’s home, in the village of Pen-y-Bont, offering open plan living space and great views of the Welsh countryside. Take a wander to the local village, which offers shops, a pub and restaurant. If you are a keen golfer, then the nearest course is 5 miles away. The Victorian...
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