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

    Harp Cottage

    Forden, near Welshpool, Powys

    5
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    1
    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

    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UK6111
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This beautiful detached barn conversion is perfectly placed within the small hamlet of Llawryglyn near the village...
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  • Pedairffordd, Powys
    Pedairffordd, Powys×

    Ty-Rhyd

    Pedairffordd, Powys

    5
    3
    2
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    Ref: OXE
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling in a unique and peaceful location, this stunning detached barn conversion has its own terrace, garden and...

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

    Ty Isaf

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UK6199
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling on the easterly slopes of an unspoilt valley, Ty Isaf is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...
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  • Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys
    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys×

    Cwmmegan

    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys

    5
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    Ref: JVW
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire


    Nestling in the heart of the countryside, this cosy, charming, detached, shepherd’s cottage is a...

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  • Rhayader, Powys
    Rhayader, Powys×

    The Cwtch

    Rhayader, Powys

    5
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    Ref: CC624028
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile
    Built in 1902, this traditional Victorian style building originally accommodated officials tasked with engineering the...
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  • Llandinam, Powys
    Llandinam, Powys×

    Y Beudy

    Llandinam, Powys

    5
    2
    1
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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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  • New Radnor, near Hay-on-Wye, Powys
    New Radnor, near Hay-on-Wye, Powys×

    Forget-me-not Cottage

    New Radnor, near Hay-on-Wye, Powys

    5
    3
    1
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    Ref: W2126
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    Pretty cottage

    With beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, two old baking ovens, stable door, and a sun...

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  • Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Hirros Hall Longhouse

    Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, Powys

    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: 28876
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This stunning Welsh longhouse, linked to Hirros Hall, has a delightful crux frame dating in parts to around...

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  • Machynlleth, Powys, Powys
    Machynlleth, Powys, Powys×

    Oak House

    Machynlleth, Powys, Powys

    6
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    1
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    Ref: CC624012
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This delightful 3 bedroom terraced house, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac yet conveniently located on the outskirts of...
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  • Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys
    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys×

    Chapel Cottage

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys

    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 10035
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Former chapel, stone built in 1867, now a very attractive quirky detached holiday cottage with much character, on a...

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  • Rhayader, Powys
    Rhayader, Powys×

    The Old Drapers

    Rhayader, Powys

    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC624026
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    Built in 1902, this traditional Victorian style building originally accommodated officials tasked with engineering the...
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    Pets go free

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