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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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  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Madog’s Wells - Swallow Cottage

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys

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    2
    Ref: 31031
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Boasting a games room and beautiful surroundings, this single-storey cottage is ideal for families, friends or couples. Boasting a games room and beautiful surroundings, this single-storey cottage is ideal for families, friends or couples.
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    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly, detached holiday properties (refs 31030, 31031 and 31032) are wonderfully situated for bird watching, walking or touring mid Wales. They are located in a great area for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales Borders. All three cottages are wheelchair friendly. There are bed-guards and bed-blocks available for some of the beds, a wheeled shower chair/commode with...

    Madog’s Wells - Wrens Nest
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    Madog’s Wells - Blackbird Cottage
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  • Llangors, near Brecon, Powys
    Llangors, near Brecon, Powys×

    Ty Gwilym

    Llangors, near Brecon, Powys

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: OL6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    This spacious converted barn in the Brecon Beacons National Park is a great holiday base with activities and attractions nearby. This spacious converted barn in the Brecon Beacons National Park is a great holiday base with activities and attractions nearby.
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    Ty Gwilym Barn nestles in a peaceful courtyard in Llangorse village. Set within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the barn oozes character including exposed beams, stonework and many original features. The owners, who live close by, have furnished and presented this spacious holiday home beautifully and it also enjoys views of open meadows and of Myndd Troed. Ty Gwilym is very conveniently situated, tucked away from the main village but with two pubs within a very short...

  • Near Llandrindod Wells,
    Near Llandrindod Wells, ×

    Woodside Lodge

    Near Llandrindod Wells,

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    1
    Ref: HW7520
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Just 5 miles from the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader’s spectacular red kite feeding station, these three warm and comfortable lodges – each of which boast its own blissful hot tub offering wonderful views – all enjoy a peaceful working farm setting This warm and welcoming lodge is ideal for anglers with river and reservoir fishing, while walkers will love the beautiful Elan Valley.
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    Just 5 miles from the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader’s spectacular red kite feeding station, these three warm and comfortable lodges – each of which boast its own blissful hot tub offering wonderful views – all enjoy a peaceful working farm setting. A nearby river offers informal angling and, for more serious fishing, the beautiful Elan Valley with its stunning reservoirs is the area’s main attraction. Close to Glyndwr’s Way,...

    Brook View
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    Ithon Bank
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  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Madog’s Wells - Blackbird Cottage

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys

    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 31032
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This detached cottage boasts wheelchair access and many fantastic facilities for a great holiday. This detached cottage boasts wheelchair access and many fantastic facilities for a great holiday.
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    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly, detached holiday properties (refs 31030, 31031 and 31032) are wonderfully situated for bird watching, walking or touring mid Wales. They are located in a great area for exploring Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales Borders. All three cottages are wheelchair friendly. There are bed-guards and bed-blocks available for some of the beds, a wheeled shower chair/commode with...

    Madog’s Wells - Wrens Nest
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    Madog’s Wells - Swallow Cottage
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  • Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys
    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Collfryn Estate - Field House

    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: UK6227
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Perfect for those who enjoy walking, this Welsh barn is in the perfect setting for exploring mid Wales on foot.
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    These five traditional Welsh barns on a working, organic, beef, sheep and cereal farm, have been converted to provide quality accommodation for families or small groups looking for a countryside experience within striking distance of some of the UK’s finest attractions. Located on the south side of the parish of Llansantffraid, Collfryn Estate is surrounded by the pure and natural beauty of the mid Wales countryside. Llansantffraid is a small, self sufficient village with a couple of...
    Collfryn Estate - The Dairy
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    Collfryn Estate - Mill Barn
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    Collfryn Estate - The Cottage
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    Collfryn Estate - The Stables
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  • Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys
    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys×
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    Collfryn Estate - The Stables

    Collfryn Estate - The Stables

    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UK6405
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This semi-detached barn conversion is ideal for families or groups wanting the peace of the countryside yet within reach of attractions.
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    These five traditional Welsh barns on a working, organic, beef, sheep and cereal farm, have been converted to provide quality accommodation for families or small groups looking for a countryside experience within striking distance of some of the UK’s finest attractions. Located on the south side of the parish of Llansantffraid, Collfryn Estate is surrounded by the pure and natural beauty of the mid Wales countryside. Llansantffraid is a small, self sufficient village with a couple of...
    Collfryn Estate - The Dairy
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    Collfryn Estate - Field House
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    Collfryn Estate - Mill Barn
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    Collfryn Estate - The Cottage
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  • Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys
    Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys×

    Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 3

    Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys

    6
    3
    3
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    Ref: W43692
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Relax in your very own hot tub overlooking a brook whilst at this wonderful holiday lodge, located on the Wales/England border. Relax in your very own hot tub overlooking a brook whilst at this wonderful holiday lodge, located on the Wales/England border.
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    Located on Welsh/English border

    These three very attractive detached holiday lodges (refs W43690, W43691 and W43692) are set together in a small cluster in the most peaceful location on the edge of Llangunllo near Knighton. The lodges boast their own private hot tubs and sit in 2 acres of grounds. The original Mill Race wet area is inside the grounds, which may be wet or dry depending on the weather. Knighton is an area best known for its association with Offa’s Dyke, but due...

    Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 1
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    Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 2
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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Ash Lodge at Lon Lodges

    Near Rhayader, Powys

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: HW7442
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Stylish, well-equipped, warm and comfortable with a green air-conditioning unit, this lodge, one of a pair, has its own private hot tub and enclosed garden Welcoming lodge with its own private hot tub and enclosed garden, farm walks and nature trails from the door.
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    Stylish, well-equipped, warm and comfortable with a green air-conditioning unit, this lodge, one of a pair, has its own private hot tub and enclosed garden. Situated on a family farm, 4 miles from the market town of Rhayader, Ash Lodge is in the beautiful countryside and runner up in the Wales Tourism Awards 2010 and finalist in the Wales Tourism Awards 2013. There are farm walks and nature trails from the door. Easy road access with the spectacular Elan Valley, 5 miles, for walking,...

    6
    3
    3
  • near Penderyn, Powys
    near Penderyn, Powys×

    Tir Onen

    near Penderyn, Powys

    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: UK6055
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A picturesque location, on a working farm with a great selection of outdoor activities available close by including the Waterfalls Centre at Pontneddfechan.
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    This cottage, which is located on a working farm, is nestled within the rolling hills of The Brecon Beacons National Park with splendid panoramic views of the magnificent scenery that surrounds this area. It’s a walker’s paradise with walks up on to the hills directly from the doorstep. Enjoy some amazing stargazing, the National Park is only the fifth destination in the world to be granted international dark sky reserve status. Outdoor activities are in abundance; rock...
  • Felindre, Powys
    Felindre, Powys×

    Glas Y Dorlan

    Felindre, Powys

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: OR8
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This eco-friendly property is located in the magical scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountains and Offa’s Dyke. This eco-friendly property is located in the magical scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountains and Offa’s Dyke.
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    Furnished and equipped to a very good standard, this detached eco holiday home has a calm, relaxing ambience, with a unique circular living room overlooking a trickling stream and equipped with a wood burner, as well as robes and slippers for those cosy nights after exploring this picturesque area. This property is located in a walker’s haven with the magical scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountains and Offa’s Dyke. Outdoor pursuits are aplenty...

  • Llangenny, near Crickhowell, Powys
    Llangenny, near Crickhowell, Powys×
    Newly Listed
    Tegfan

    Tegfan

    Llangenny, near Crickhowell, Powys

    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: UK6359
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    There is plenty to see and do within easy reach of this property, including museums, walking trails, historic sites and festivals.
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    Tegfan is a warm and welcoming bungalow in the village of Llangenny, a short drive from the picturesque town of Crickhowell, nestling in the wonderful Usk Valley. Tegfan offers plenty of space for a family or group of friends and is all on one level. As you enter through the lovely conservatory, you will undoubtedly be struck by the amazing views of the Black Mountains; the eastern range of the Brecon Beacons National Park. There is also gorgeous view from the open plan kitchen and living...
  • Llanbister Road, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Llanbister Road, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Upper Sign Farmhouse

    Llanbister Road, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: HW7785
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Lovers of the outdoors will be in their element here with walks from the door, nature abound, mountain bike trails and fishing available. Lovers of the outdoors will be in their element here with walks from the door, nature abound, mountain bike trails and fishing available.
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    This warm and cosy holiday farmhouse sits in an ideal secluded setting on a working farm, amid far reaching hill views. Enjoy wonderful walks from the doorstep. The Elan Valley with its stunning reservoirs and superb mountain biking, is the area’s main attraction; fishing is also available here and on the River Wye or Llyngwyn Lake. A great location for birdwatchers and walkers with the Glyndwr’s Way or the Cistercian Way. Visit the Offa’s Dyke Centre at...

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