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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
  • Near Rhayader×

    Woodman

    Near Rhayader

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Woodman is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Crickhowell, Powys×

    2 Mill Street

    Crickhowell, Powys

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    Ref: CC621036
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine
    This charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage, being just a two minute walk from the High Street of the quaint market town...
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  • Kerry, near Newtown×

    Black Hall Barn

    Kerry, near Newtown

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    Ref: UK6181
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location
    A comfortable semi-detached barn set in the owner’s grounds of a Grade 2 listed house with historic gardens, in a...
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  • Knighton×
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    - Car parking on site - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Situated in the heart of the small and picturesque medieval border town of Knighton, this pretty half-timbered...

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  • Heyope, near Knighton×
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    Ref: 30202
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

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

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  • Pontsticill×

    Pencerrig Isaf

    Pontsticill

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park, a great location for those seeking outdoor activities within...

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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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

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

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  • Howey, near Llandrindod Wells×

    Bryngwanoff Cottages - Heddfan

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: 30006
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

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

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  • Builth Wells, Powys×
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Set within the most peaceful and well tended grounds of Caer Beris Holiday Park, close to the bank of the River Ithon,...
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  • Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws×

    Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws

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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

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

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  • Heyope, near Knighton×
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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

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

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  • Felindre, near Knighton×

    Llethrau Barn

    Felindre, near Knighton

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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - 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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