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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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154 cottages are available
  • Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys
    Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys×

    Kilsby Cottage

    Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

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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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  • Howey, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Bryngwanoff Cottages - Dan y Deri

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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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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  • Pontsticill, Powys
    Pontsticill, Powys×

    Pencerrig Isaf

    Pontsticill, Powys

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    Ref: 24802
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

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

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  • Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys
    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys×

    Pine Lodge

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys

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    Ref: 10603
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Hill and valley views

    Set in the 21/2 acre grounds of the owner‘s country house, about 1...

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  • Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys
    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Collfryn Estate - Mill Barn

    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys

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    Ref: UK6228
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    These four traditional Welsh barns on a working, organic, beef, sheep and cereal farm, have been converted to provide...
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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Faulkner

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Ref: CC624018
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Faulkner is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Barns - Alpine Cottage

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: OF2
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Two 18th-century converted stone barns set in a private valley, 1200ft up in the Cambrian Mountains, and situated...

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  • Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys
    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys×

    Ty Uchaf

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6203
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling on the easterly slopes of an unspoilt valley, Ty Uchaf is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...
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  • Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys
    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Collfryn Estate - The Cottage

    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys

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    Ref: UK6229
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    These four traditional Welsh barns on a working, organic, beef, sheep and cereal farm, have been converted to provide...
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  • Crickhowell, Powys, Powys
    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys×

    2 Mill Street

    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys

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    Ref: CC621036
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    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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  • Heyope, near Knighton, Powys
    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys×
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    Ref: 30202
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • New Radnor, Powys
    New Radnor, Powys×

    Highbrook Cottage

    New Radnor, Powys

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    Ref: JJS
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Peace and tranquillity are the order of the day at this isolated holiday cottage in an idyllic setting with small...

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