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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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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Faulkner

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Faulkner is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys
    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Collfryn Estate - The Cottage

    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys

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    Ref: UK6229
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - 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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  • Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys
    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys×

    Ty Uchaf

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6203
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Knighton, Powys
    Knighton, Powys×

    Molly’s Cottage

    Knighton, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the heart of the small and picturesque medieval border town of Knighton, this pretty half-timbered...

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  • Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Ithon Barns - Sophie’s Barn

    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in a tranquil valley

    Fishing on the River Ithon

    This stone built granary and barn date from...

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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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    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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  • Machynlleth, Powys
    Machynlleth, Powys×

    Ty Hapus

    Machynlleth, Powys

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    Ref: 29505
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile

    This well positioned, 18th century, terraced town house is set in a quiet area of the handsome, historic town...

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  • Penybont, Powys
    Penybont, Powys×

    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 - Rural Location
    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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  • Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys
    Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys×

    The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - 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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  • 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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  • Heyope, near Knighton, Powys
    Heyope, near Knighton, Powys×
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    Ref: 30201
    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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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Barns - Alpine Cottage

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Two 18th-century converted stone barns set in a private valley, 1200ft up in the Cambrian Mountains, and situated...

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