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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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  • Kerry, near Newtown, Powys
    Kerry, near Newtown, Powys×

    Black Hall Barn

    Kerry, near Newtown, Powys

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    Ref: UK6181
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys
    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys×

    Cefn Colwyn Barn

    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys

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    Ref: 28198
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated amidst tranquil countryside, this holiday property, adjoining the owner’s home, is within easy reach...

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

    River View

    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: UK6237
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    Situated in the heart of Berriew village, this pretty, terraced, black and white cottage was once part of the Vaynor...
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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
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys
    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Collfryn Estate - Field House

    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys

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    Ref: UK6227
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - 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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  • Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys
    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Garden Cottage

    Berriew, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: 29521
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location

    This charming, detached holiday cottage is located within the Rhiewport Hall estate close to the village of...

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  • Rhayader, Powys
    Rhayader, Powys×

    The Cwtch

    Rhayader, Powys

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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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  • 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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  • Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod, Powys
    Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod, Powys×

    Woodside - Woodside Cottage

    Llandadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod, Powys

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    Ref: 13563
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    These delightful adjoining cottages lie in the picturesque Ithon Valley. Conveniently situated on the A483,...

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

    Hirros Hall Longhouse

    Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, Powys

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    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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  • 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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  • Presteigne, Powys
    Presteigne, Powys×

    The Lodge

    Presteigne, Powys

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    Ref: W43693
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    This well-positioned holiday lodge, close to the owner’s home, is situated in a quiet area of Presteigne,...

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