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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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147 cottages are available
  • Llanerfyl×

    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl

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    Ref: 19041
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    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

    Central location

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

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  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool×

    Madog’s Wells - Wrens Nest

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool

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    Ref: 31030
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly,...

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  • Beguildy×

    The Old Smithy

    Beguildy

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    Ref: W43279
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This cosy, period, holiday cottage is situated next to the owners’ home in this delightful rural area of the...

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  • Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws×

    Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws

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    Ref: JDU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage...

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  • Bryngwyn, Kington×

    The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington

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    Ref: CC623002
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Bryngwyn set amongst glorious countryside, ’The Loft’ at The Old...
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  • Dolfach, near Llanbrynmair×

    Bronhaul

    Dolfach, near Llanbrynmair

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    Ref: W43143
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    A delightful, terraced holiday property in the small village of Dolfach just a 1.25 miles outside of Llanbrynmair....

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  • Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod×

    Woodside - The Old Smithy

    Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod

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    Ref: 14268
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    These delightful adjoining cottages lie in the picturesque Ithon Valley. Conveniently situated on the A483,...

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  • Llanwrtyd Wells×

    Kilsby Cottage

    Llanwrtyd Wells

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    Ref: 31238
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Kilsby Cottage is next to the owners country home and bed & breakfast, which was originally built as a school by the...

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  • Trefeglwys, near Caersws×

    Cefn Colwyn Barn

    Trefeglwys, near Caersws

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    Ref: 28198
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated amidst tranquil countryside, this holiday property, adjoining the owner’s home, is within easy reach...

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  • Berriew, near Welshpool×

    Garden Cottage

    Berriew, near Welshpool

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    Ref: 29521
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location

    This charming, detached holiday cottage is located within the Rhiewport Hall estate close to the village of...

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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 - Rural Location

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

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