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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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126 cottages are available
  • Near Llandrindod Wells×

    Ithon Bank

    Near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: HW7478
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Just 5 miles from the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader’s spectacular red kite...

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  • Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons×

    Chapel Cottage

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons

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    Ref: 10035
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Barbecue

    Former chapel, stone built in 1867, now a very attractive quirky detached holiday cottage with much character, on a...

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  • Heyope, near Knighton×
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    Ref: 30204
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Occupying an enviable position in the village of Heyope and overlooking the rolling countryside, these pleasant...

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  • Near Rhayader×

    Middleton

    Near Rhayader

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    Ref: CC624021
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Middleton is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Llangunllo, near Knighton×

    Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 2

    Llangunllo, near Knighton

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    Ref: W43691
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Located on Welsh/English border

    These three very attractive detached holiday lodges (refs W43690, W43691 and...

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  • Rhayader×

    Glan Wye

    Rhayader

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue


    Nestled among lush countryside in an idyllic location, Glan Wye is a homely barn conversion offering an ideal...

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  • Llanwrtyd Wells×

    London House

    Llanwrtyd Wells

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    Ref: CC624030
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - No Pets Allowed
    If you are looking for comfortable accommodation in a charming location, just a very short stroll to pubs, cafes or...
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  • Near Rhayader×
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    Ref: HW7442
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Stylish, well-equipped, warm and comfortable with a green air-conditioning unit, this lodge, one of a pair, has its...

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  • Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant×

    Glanlleiriog

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

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    Ref: 4277
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Located on a dairy/sheep farm this comfortable, detached holiday bungalow set amidst rolling countryside, is...

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  • Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon×

    Haybarn

    Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon

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    Ref: CC622004
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed
    Set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons with wonderful views of the Black Mountains you will find the tranquil village...
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  • Merthyr Tydfil×

    The Farmhouse

    Merthyr Tydfil

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    Ref: 26668
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This detached holiday property is situated within the grounds of the Morlais Castle Golf Course, in the foothills of...

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  • St Harmon, near Rhayader×

    Rhiw-Y-Gog Lodges

    St Harmon, near Rhayader

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    Ref: HW7733
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location


    This warm and very comfortable lodge sits with the owners home surrounded by working hill farms above the hamlet...

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