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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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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Estate - Treehouse View

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    - Pets go free - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove
    For lovers of peace and quiet this yurt could be just the thing, surrounded by lovely countryside and only the wildlife for company.
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    Treehouse View is a yurt on treehouse style decking looking over the valley and stream below and is surrounded by 18 acres of forest and natural gardens. There is a 650-900 yards walk from the car parking area to reach the yurt, and the owner will transfer your luggage. The yurt has a kingsize bed and a cosy wood burner. These are all the contemporary luxuries included, after that guests can truly enjoy getting back to basics by fetching their own water, and embracing the peace and...
    Llethrau Estate - Nadine
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    Llethrau Estate - Indian Hut
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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Searle

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    An ideal holiday base to explore the River Wye, the Cambrian Mountains, Wye Valley Walks and much more!
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    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Searle is one of five properties which have been created by the imaginative conversion of a 19th century inn, although the original stone cottages have a history going back to the 18th century when they were occupied by an agricultural worker, a blacksmith and a coffin maker. The “Middleton Arms” as it became, was owned by landowners whose seat was at Llyn Parriad and later it changed its name to the “Vulcan...
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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Crabtrees

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Wonderful lodge amidst stunning countryside with wonderful walks from the door, and Offas Dyke nearby. Wonderful lodge amidst stunning countryside with wonderful walks from the door, and Offas Dyke nearby.
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    These two lodges are located in the tranquil village of Felindre, amidst the stunning countryside that Mid-Wales boasts. Both are ground floor lodges and offer a great holiday base from which to explore this beautiful area. A haven for walkers with wonderful walks direct from the doorstep, as well as Offas Dyke, Britain’s longest archaeological monument, built in the 8th century to mark the boundary between Wales and England, and Glyndwe’s Way, a national trail, running...

  • Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Great Cantal Granary

    Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Ref: OX8
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is full of history and charm. This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is full of history and charm.
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    Great Cantal Granary, converted to detached holiday accommodation, was built in early Victorian times as the grain store for the adjoining Great Cantal Mill, which itself dates back to the 17th century. The mill, which last operated in the late 1940s, had a wooden overshot mill wheel on its east wall, powered by water from the River Aran. The mill served as the ’court mill’ for the parish: local farmers brought their grain to Great Cantal, where it was stored in the...

  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Tudor

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Ref: CC624019
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A charming ground floor cottage with wheelchair access, Tudor is perfect for a couple or small family wishing to explore the beautiful Upper Wye Valley.
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    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Tudor is one of five properties which have been created by the imaginative conversion of a 19th century inn, although the original stone cottages have a history going back to the 18th century when they were occupied by an agricultural worker, a blacksmith and a coffin maker. The “Middleton Arms” as it became, was owned by landowners whose seat was at Llyn Parriad and later it changed its name to the “Vulcan Arms”...
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  • Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys
    Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys×

    Ty Bach Tan

    Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This Grade II listed former fire house is set in a rural but convenient location, making this a perfect holiday retreat. This Grade II listed former fire house is set in a rural but convenient location, making this a perfect holiday retreat.
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    The unique and cute Ty Bach Tan (which literally means little fire house), has an interesting history dating back to the 19th century. Grade II listed, this former fire house has been put together to create a cosy environment for two people in which to relax and unwind. The diminutive building once housed the fire station office for this Brecon Beacons’ town of Talgarth, with the appliance being kept in the garage of the Tower Hotel opposite. The renovation to the cottage...

  • Trewern, Welshpool, Powys, Powys
    Trewern, Welshpool, Powys, Powys×

    Gardeners Cottage

    Trewern, Welshpool, Powys, Powys

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    Ref: B5675
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Enjoy elevated views from this well appointed cosy cottage within the quiet grounds of a non working farm. Enjoy elevated views from this well appointed cosy cottage within the quiet grounds of a non working farm.
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    Commanding superb, elevated views over the surrounding hills and countryside, this attractively furnished, single-storey holiday cottage, enjoys its own small terraced garden. The perfect retreat, it is set down a quiet lane, close to the owner’s 500-year-old listed house on their non-working farm. With Offa’s Dyke Path nearby, there is tennis, riding, bird watching and fishing available locally. Golf, sailing and the National Trust Powys Castle are within 10 miles, making it...

  • Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys
    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys×

    Annies Cottage

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys

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    Ref: 19190
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ideal for a couple, convenient village location, home to Rhaedr Waterfalls, with many activities and NT properties nearby. Ideal for a couple, convenient village location, home to Rhaedr Waterfalls, with many activities and NT properties nearby.
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    A charming character holiday cottage in the heart of the Welsh village Llanrhaedr-Ym-Mochnant home to Rhaedr Waterfalls, one of the seven wonders of Wales. Available locally is fishing, horse riding and walking at Berwyn mountain range. Easy access to the market towns of Oswestry and Welshpool, Erddig, Chirk and Powys Castle are just a few National Trust properties nearby. Llanfair light railway and canal cruises are available from Welshpool. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Ground...

  • Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys
    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys×

    Oak Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: 27220
    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...

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

    Cosilea Cottage

    Welshpool, near Powys, Powys

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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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