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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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  • Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys×

    High Street

    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: UK6172
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    This delightful holiday home is nestled in the heart of a pretty Welsh village, in an ideal area for exploring both mid and North Wales.
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    Conveniently located in the heart of the village, this terraced cottage is a good base for couples who like to have everything to hand. Llanfyllin is a secretly charming village which lies at the foot of the Berwyn Mountain range where Mid Wales meets North Wales. There is a small array of shops, restaurants and pubs, and one of its biggest assets is its proximity to the tourist attractions of nearby Snowdonia, the Cambrian coastline and the neighbouring counties of Shropshire and...
  • Welshpool, Powys
    Welshpool, Powys×

    Llanerchydol Lodge

    Welshpool, Powys

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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Open Fire
    This delightful, detached Victorian gate lodge, has a wealth of original features, and is close to the centre of Welshpool, with its selection of shops, inns and restaurants. Delightful Victoria gate lodge, full of character with beams, flagstone floor and antiques, short walk to Welshpool.
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    This delightful, unspoilt detached Victorian gate lodge, with exposed beams, flagstone floor and antique furnishings, lies just a short stroll from the centre of the charming market town of Welshpool, with its fine selection of shops, inns and restaurants. Situated opposite the town’s train station for the Llanfair Heritage Steam Railway, running alongside the A458. Its location affords easy access to the beaches of Cardigan Bay and the mountains of Snowdonia National Park. Pub...

  • Llanerfyl, Powys
    Llanerfyl, Powys×

    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    A tastefully converted stable loft situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley within easy reach of the area’s main attractions. A tastefully converted stable loft situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley within easy reach of the area’s main attractions.
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    A tastefully converted stable loft, adjoining another smaller loft, situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley in the heart of mid Wales on a well maintained working family farm. The holiday property has easy walking access, which may be suitable for those who are less mobile as there are no steps or stairs. Within easy reach of the areas main attractions, Lake Vyrnwy, Powys Castle, Welshpool and Llanfair light railway, Coed-y-Brenin forest and mountain bike centre. Good walks and cycle...

  • Pontsticill, Powys
    Pontsticill, Powys×

    Ty Twt

    Pontsticill, Powys

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    Ref: 25891
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A picturesque destination with a great selection of outdoor activities available close by, or enjoy a trip on the Brecon Mountain Steam Railway. A picturesque destination with a great selection of outdoor activities available close by, or enjoy a trip on the Brecon Mountain Steam Railway.
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    One of three, this holiday cottage is perfectly located within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with its stunning scenery, wonderful walks and outdoor activities in abundance. Dolygaer Outdoor Pursuit Centre is close by with a great selection of activities including white water rafting and canoeing. A popular area for mountain biking or gentle cycling along the canals, fishing, canal boating, sailing and golfing with two 18-hole courses are available within the local area. Take...

  • Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys
    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys×

    River View

    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: UK6237
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    This lovely riverside cottage offers easy access into the local village packed with facilities and plenty to do in the surrounding areas.
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    Situated in the heart of Berriew village, this pretty, terraced, black and white cottage was once part of the Vaynor Estate, and is within walking distance of a bowling club, tennis club, football pitch, and playground all within Berriew village. The property occupies a prime position beside the River Rhiw, where guests have shared access to the river bank, and backs on to the pretty churchyard of the historic St Beuno’s Church. Berriew is located near the popular, historic town...
  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Madog’s Wells - Wrens Nest

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: 31030
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Enjoy woodland walks, wildlife and touring mid Wales form this detached, disabled friendly holiday cottage. Enjoy woodland walks, wildlife and touring mid Wales form this detached, disabled friendly holiday cottage.
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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 - Swallow Cottage
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    Madog’s Wells - Blackbird Cottage
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  • Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys
    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys×

    Beech Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: 27219
    Key Features:
    - 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...

  • Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle, Powys
    Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle, Powys×

    Stevannah

    Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle, Powys

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    Ref: E5287
    Key Features:
    - 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 Shropshire countryside towards the Welsh Borders Enjoying panoramic views towards the Welsh Borders, and with wonderful walking and bird watching locally.
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    From its rural setting, this lovely converted barn enjoys panoramic far reaching views over the delightful Shropshire countryside towards the Welsh Borders. Comfortably furnished it lies close to the owners working farm and offers an excellent base for exploring this area, with wonderful walking and fantastic bird watching opportunities with red kite being a regular feature. The charming market town of Bishops Castle, 2 miles, is home to two breweries, interesting shops, pubs and...

  • Welshpool, near Powys, Powys
    Welshpool, near Powys, Powys×

    Cosilea Cottage

    Welshpool, near Powys, Powys

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    Ref: W41797
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile
    Situated in the heart of Welshpool, within walking distance of many amenities and attractions such as Powys Castle. Situated in the heart of Welshpool, within walking distance of many amenities and attractions such as Powys Castle.
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    Central location

    A cosy terraced holiday cottage, ideal for couples, situated in the heart of Welshpool - a historic market town and home to the impressive Powys Castle and parkland. Guests can relax in the knowledge that once here you can park up and walk to local restaurants, pubs and shops, plus there are plenty of attractions which don’t require driving to, such as a trip on the steam train over to Llanfair Careinion, Powysland Museum, canal barge trips and a Powys...

  • Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys
    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys×

    Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys

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    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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  • Caer Beris, near Builth Wells, Powys
    Caer Beris, near Builth Wells, Powys×

    Keith’s Lodge

    Caer Beris, near Builth Wells, Powys

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    Ref: UK6412
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    This cosy lodge offers the perfect base for a romantic getaway in the Welsh countryside, complete with a private hot tub.
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    If you are looking for a holiday with great views, peace, tranquillity and wildlife, then Keith’s Lodge this is the one for you. Nestled in the corner of a lodge park, with great views over the countryside, there is fishing available in the nearby carp lake, or take a wander over the bridge on the River Irfon and stroll into the town centre. Once you have finished your days activities soak up the sun on the patio or take a relaxing dip in the hot tub with a glass of your favourite...
  • Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys
    Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys×

    The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys

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    Ref: CC623002
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Attached to The Old Rectory set amongst glorious countryside giving easy access to explore the Wye Valley
     
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    Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Bryngwyn set amongst glorious countryside, ’The Loft’ at The Old Rectory has been converted into a most welcoming holiday retreat boasting spectacular views of the Black Mountains and overlooking the National Park. The apartment is attached to The Old Rectory but has its own entrance, and offers a spacious open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, together with two bedrooms with further sleeping facilities and a good bathroom. The beams and...
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