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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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  • 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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  • Beguildy, Powys
    Beguildy, Powys×

    The Old Smithy

    Beguildy, Powys

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    Ref: W43279
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy, period property offering walkers a comfortable retreat with access to the Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr’s Way. A cosy, period property offering walkers a comfortable retreat with access to the Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr’s Way.
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    This cosy, period, holiday cottage is situated next to the owners’ home in this delightful rural area of the Welsh Borders, on the road between Knighton and Newton. The property offers a cosy base, complete with a woodburner. The area is a walker’s haven with Offa’s Dyke Path and Glyndwr’s Way being close by and also the Radnor Cycle Route for those who enjoy cycling. There are many places of historical interest in the surrounding towns and villages, visit...

  • 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...

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

    High Street

    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: UK6172
    Key Features:
    - 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...
  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Llethrau Estate - The Nomad

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: UK6243
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove
    Get back to basics in this cosy yurt with wood burner, enjoy the dark starry skies with no light pollution.
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    The Nomad is a round yurt on treehouse style decking looking over the valley and stream below and is surrounded by 24 acres of forest and natural gardens. There is a 650-900 yard walk from the car parking area to reach the yurt, and the owner will transfer your luggage. The yurt has kingsize bed and a single sofa bed for a child. There is a cosy wood burner, after that guests can truly enjoy getting back to basics by fetching their own water, and embracing the peace and tranquillity of...
    Llethrau Estate - Nadine
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    Llethrau Estate - Indian Hut
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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Estate - Cowboy Hut

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: UK6241
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free
    Experience the great outdoors from this traditional shepherds hut, ideal for exploring the Cambrian Mountains.
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    The Cowboy Hut is a slightly larger shepherds hut and is ideal for a small family to be able to experience an alternative way of holidaying together; a unique experience to be had in the Cambrian Mountains. It has been built in the traditional manner with its own continental theme and with an integral shower room. It has use of the on-site facilities, including the internet café, laundry and substantial grounds. Because of its position within the Cambrian Mountains, cyclists and...
    Llethrau Estate - Nadine
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    Llethrau Estate - Indian Hut
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  • 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...
  • Dolfach, near Llanbrynmair, Powys
    Dolfach, near Llanbrynmair, Powys×

    Bronhaul

    Dolfach, near Llanbrynmair, Powys

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    Ref: W43143
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This characterful terraced cottage is ideally situated being only 12 miles from Machynlleth and the large beach at Aberdovey, 22 miles. This characterful terraced cottage is ideally situated being only 12 miles from Machynlleth and the large beach at Aberdovey, 22 miles.
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    A delightful, terraced holiday property in the small village of Dolfach just a 1.25 miles outside of Llanbrynmair. The area is popular with walkers and cyclists and is within easy driving distance of Machynlleth and the Centre for Alternative Technology, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, and a large part of the west Welsh coastline, complete with sandy beaches. Machinations is a family attraction in Llanbrynmair, and the market town of Newtown is a short distance away. Shop, pub and...

  • Heyope, near Knighton, Powys
    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys×

    Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Pool Cottage

    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: 30204
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This property is located in the village of Heyope, with its own enclosed garden and patio overlooking the rolling countryside.
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    Occupying an enviable position in the village of Heyope, and overlooking the rolling countryside, these pleasant detached holiday cottages (refs 30201, 30202, 30203, 30204 and UK6399) all stand within their own grounds on a small exclusive site, each with a private hot tub, patio area and enclosed garden. The village itself is close to the popular town of Knighton, which occupies a unique position, as part of the town is in Wales, and part in England – a truly unique character border...
    Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - River Cottage
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  • Machynlleth, Powys
    Machynlleth, Powys×

    Ty Hapus

    Machynlleth, Powys

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    Ref: 29505
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    After a day exploring the area, enjoy a drink at one of the town’s pubs, which are just a short walk away. After a day exploring the area, enjoy a drink at one of the town’s pubs, which are just a short walk away.
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    This well positioned, 18th century, terraced town house is set in a quiet area of the handsome, historic town of Machynlleth, within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants. This holiday property is surrounded by rolling hills, the Cambrian Mountains, River Dyfi and the Cambrian coast. Visitor attractions nearby include King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre and mines, Owain Glyndwr Centre and Cors Dyfi and Ynys Hir nature reserves. Further afield, visit Snowdonia and...

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