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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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126 cottages are available
  • Kerry, near Newtown, Powys
    Kerry, near Newtown, Powys×

    Black Hall Barn

    Kerry, near Newtown, Powys

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    Ref: UK6181
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A comfortable, semi-detached barn nestling in a peaceful valley near the village of Kerry, set within the...
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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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  • 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

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

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  • Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys
    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys×

    Pen Copi

    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys

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    Ref: 25912
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Open Fire

    A Grade II listed 17th century timber and stone holiday cottage, retaining masses of its original characteristics, in...

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

    Bryngwanoff Cottages - Awel y Bryn

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Ref: 30007
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

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

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  • Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys
    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys×

    Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys

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

    Harp Cottage

    Forden, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: W8801
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Scenic country location

    This pleasant, single-storey, Grade II listed holiday cottage is in a delightful,...

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  • Llawryglyn, near Llanidloes, Powys
    Llawryglyn, near Llanidloes, Powys×

    Y Felin Barn

    Llawryglyn, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6111
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This beautiful detached barn conversion is perfectly placed within the small hamlet of Llawryglyn near the village...
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  • Llandinam, Powys
    Llandinam, Powys×

    Y Beudy

    Llandinam, Powys

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    Ref: 28354
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location

    This semi-detached holiday property tranquilly overlooks an on-site lake and has a private hot tub and...

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