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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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151 cottages are available
  • Felindre, near Knighton×

    Crabtrees

    Felindre, near Knighton

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    Ref: W42483
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    These two lodges are located in the tranquil village of Felindre, amidst the stunning countryside that Mid-Wales...

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  • Llanidloes×

    Church Lane

    Llanidloes

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    Ref: 17536
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    A quaint end of terrace cottage set in a quiet residential area of the popular mid Wales town, Llanidloes. Enjoy...

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  • Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells×

    Ithon Barns - Polly’s Cottage

    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: 10790
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Set in a tranquil valley

    Fishing on the River Ithon

    This stone built granary and barn date from...

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  • Franksbridge, near Builth Wells×

    Ty Bach Shepherds Hut

    Franksbridge, near Builth Wells

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    Ref: UK6073
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Barbecue - Rural Location
    If you’re looking for a romantic retreat with a difference then look no further; Ty Bach (meaning...
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  • Felindre, near Knighton×

    Indian Hut

    Felindre, near Knighton

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    Ref: UK6071
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Barbecue
    Hidden away in a most evocative setting up in the Cambrian Mountains is this gem of a property. As the name suggests,...
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  • Talgarth, near Brecon×

    Ty Bach Tan

    Talgarth, near Brecon

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    Ref: 30333
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location


    The unique and cute Ty Bach Tan (which literally means little fire house), has an interesting history dating back...

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  • Old Hall, Llanidloes×

    Oak Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes

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    Ref: 27220
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Barn View Cottages are a group of three holiday cottages, tastefully converted from a stone and timber clad...

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  • Felindre, near Knighton×

    Nadine

    Felindre, near Knighton

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    Ref: UK6070
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Barbecue
    Occupying a secluded location on the Llethrau Estate, this fantastic, French-style shepherd’s hut provides...
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  • Pilleth, near Knighton×

    The Smithy

    Pilleth, near Knighton

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    Ref: ROO5
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    On the edge of a small courtyard of barn conversions, 1 mile from the small village of Whitton and equidistant...

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  • Felindre, near Knighton×

    Llethrau Long Barn

    Felindre, near Knighton

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    Ref: OF6
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - 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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  • Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant×

    Annies Cottage

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

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    Ref: 19190
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Rural Location

    A charming character holiday cottage in the heart of the Welsh village Llanrhaedr-Ym-Mochnant home to Rhaedr...

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  • Near Rhayader×

    Tudor

    Near Rhayader

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    Ref: CC624019
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Tudor is one of five properties which have been created by...
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