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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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  • Rhayader, Powys
    Rhayader, Powys×

    Glan Wye

    Rhayader, Powys

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    Nestled among lush countryside in an idyllic location, Glan Wye is a homely barn conversion offering an ideal...

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  • Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys
    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys×

    Glanlleiriog

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys

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    Ref: 4277
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Located on a dairy/sheep farm this comfortable, detached holiday bungalow set amidst rolling countryside, is...

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  • Heyope, near Knighton, Powys
    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys×

    Mill Farm Holiday Cottages - Pool Cottage

    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: 30204
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • Llanyre, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Llanyre, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Maen Llwyd

    Llanyre, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Ref: UKC781
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    Maen Llwyd takes its name after the grey stone in the garden of this impressive detached property located on...

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  • Evenjobb, near Presteigne, Powys
    Evenjobb, near Presteigne, Powys×

    Dan Y Coed

    Evenjobb, near Presteigne, Powys

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    Ref: W41514
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Countryside views / Hot-tub

    Private hot tub

    One of two detached Scandinavian style lodges with its own...

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  • Beulah, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys
    Beulah, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys×

    Lake View

    Beulah, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Lake View cottage forms a wing of the main house at Llwyn Madoc built in 1747, and has been renovated and restored...

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  • Presteigne, Powys
    Presteigne, Powys×

    Appletree House

    Presteigne, Powys

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    Ref: W40409
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Former cider making farmhouse


    Situated in the centre of the small historic market town of Presteigne,...

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  • Near Llansantffraid, Vyrnwy Valley, Powys
    Near Llansantffraid, Vyrnwy Valley, Powys×

    Castle Cottage

    Near Llansantffraid, Vyrnwy Valley, Powys

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    Ref: 5012
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    No neighbours, this 17th-century, Grade II listed detached half-timbered cottage retains many of its original features...

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  • Llangurig, near Llanidloes, Powys
    Llangurig, near Llanidloes, Powys×

    Trefechan

    Llangurig, near Llanidloes, Powys

    8
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    Ref: UK6188
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    An individual, L-shaped barn conversion with character and charm, Trefechan has all the contemporary comforts you could...
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  • Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys
    Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys×

    Llaethdy - Milkhouse

    Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys

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    Ref: UK6063
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property
    Llaethdy - Milkhouse was once the old dairy in the small town of Talgarth and what you see today once included a cow shed...
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  • Llwydiarth, near Welshpool, Powys
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    Pen Y Braich

    Llwydiarth, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: B6123
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Quietly situated in the heart of mid Wales, close to Lake Vyrnwy, Pen Y Braich is completely detached, with its own...

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  • Dolfor, near Newtown, Powys
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    Cwm Corn Barn

    Dolfor, near Newtown, Powys

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    Ref: HW7662
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    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

    In a glorious rural location affording stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, this converted...

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