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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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103 cottages are available
  • Llanerfyl×

    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl

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    Ref: 19041
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    A tastefully converted stable loft, adjoining another smaller loft, situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley in the...

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  • Welshpool, near Powys×

    Cosilea Cottage

    Welshpool, near Powys

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    Ref: W41797
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Central location

    A cosy terraced holiday cottage, ideal for couples, situated in the heart of Welshpool - a...

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  • Welshpool×
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    Ref: HW7335
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    This delightful, unspoilt detached Victorian gate lodge, with exposed beams, flagstone floor and antique furnishings,...

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  • Llanidloes×

    Arch Cottage

    Llanidloes

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    Ref: CC624013
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed
    Arch Cottage lies in a quiet side street in the centre of pretty Llanidloes, which was once the heart of the ancient...
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  • Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle×

    Stevannah

    Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle

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    Ref: E5287
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    From its rural setting, this lovely converted barn enjoys panoramic far reaching views over the delightful...

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  • Llanfyllin, near Welshpool×

    High Street

    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool

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    Ref: UK6172
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine
    Conveniently located in the heart of the village, this terraced cottage is a good base for couples who like to...
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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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine
    Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Bryngwyn set amongst glorious countryside, ’The Loft’ at The Old...
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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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - 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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  • Howey, near Llandrindod Wells×

    Bryngwanoff Cottages - Dan y Deri

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: 30004
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Each property boasts countryside views
    An ideal family holiday base
    Located in the Elan...

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  • Howey, near Llandrindod Wells×

    Bryngwanoff Cottages - Delfryn

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: 30005
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Each property boasts countryside views
    An ideal family holiday base
    Located in the Elan...

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  • Presteigne×

    The Lodge

    Presteigne

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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 - Dishwasher - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    This well-positioned holiday lodge, close to the owner’s home, is situated in a quiet area of Presteigne,...

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  • Felindre, near Knighton×

    Llethrau Barn

    Felindre, near Knighton

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    Ref: OF2
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    Two 18th-century converted stone barns set in a private valley, 1200ft up in the Cambrian Mountains, and situated...

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