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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
  • Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys
    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys×

    River View

    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: UK6237
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    Situated in the heart of Berriew village, this pretty, semi-detached, black and white cottage was once part of the...
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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
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    - 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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  • Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle, Powys
    Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle, Powys×

    Stevannah

    Bishops Moat, near Bishops Castle, Powys

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    Ref: E5287
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    From its rural setting, this lovely converted barn enjoys panoramic far reaching views over the delightful...

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  • Welshpool, Powys
    Welshpool, Powys×

    Llanerchydol Lodge

    Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: HW7335
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Open Fire

    This delightful, unspoilt detached Victorian gate lodge, with exposed beams, flagstone floor and antique furnishings,...

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

    High Street

    Llanfyllin, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: UK6172
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    Conveniently located in the heart of the village, this terraced cottage is a good base for couples who like to...
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  • Llanerfyl, Powys
    Llanerfyl, Powys×

    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl, Powys

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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, Powys
    Welshpool, near Powys, Powys×

    Cosilea Cottage

    Welshpool, near Powys, Powys

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    Ref: W41797
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    - 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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  • 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

    One of three, this holiday cottage is perfectly located within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with...

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  • Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys
    Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys×

    The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys

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    Ref: CC623002
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    - 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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  • Penybont, Powys
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    Pippins

    Penybont, Powys

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    Ref: UK6196
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Pippins was converted in 1999 from a former granary, and is set in 14 acres of pastureland overlooking the Ithon Valley,...
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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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  • Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys
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    Ty Uchaf

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6203
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    - 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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