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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×

    The Old Drapers

    Rhayader, Powys

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

    Oak House

    Machynlleth, Powys, Powys

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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

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    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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  • Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys
    Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys×

    Caepost

    Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys

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    Ref: 29815
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This 200-year-old, charming, detached former toll cottage set within the Brecon Beacons National Park has retained many...

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  • Crossgates, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Crossgates, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Cwm Yr Hendy Lodges - Hillside View

    Crossgates, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Ref: 30302
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    These warm, comfortable and stylish holiday lodges are situated in the middle of glorious farm land with beautiful...

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  • Pen-y-Cae, near Brecon, Powys
    Pen-y-Cae, near Brecon, Powys×

    Blossom Cottage

    Pen-y-Cae, near Brecon, Powys

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    Ref: W43395
    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 - Woodburning Stove


    Nestling on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this cosy and characterful, 200-year-old, detached...

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  • near Penderyn, Powys
    near Penderyn, Powys×

    Tir Onen

    near Penderyn, Powys

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    Ref: UK6055
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This cottage, which is located on a working farm, is nestled within the rolling hills of The Brecon Beacons National...
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  • Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys
    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Collfryn Estate - The Dairy

    Llansantffraid, near Oswestry, Powys

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    Ref: UK6226
    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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  • Carno, near Newtown, Powys
    Carno, near Newtown, Powys×

    Tan Y Llyn Cottage

    Carno, near Newtown, Powys

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    Ref: UK6269
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This delightful semi-detached cottage enjoys lovely rural views, yet is withinin easy walking distance of the village...
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  • Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys
    Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys×

    Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 2

    Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: W43691
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Located on Welsh/English border

    These three very attractive detached holiday lodges (refs W43690, W43691 and...

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  • Pontneddfechan, near Neath, Powys
    Pontneddfechan, near Neath, Powys×

    Mellte View

    Pontneddfechan, near Neath, Powys

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    Ref: W43380
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio


    This semi-detached, holiday property is situated within the southern boundary of the Brecon Beacons National...

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  • Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon, Powys
    Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon, Powys×

    Haybarn

    Trefecca, Talgarth, Brecon, Powys

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    Ref: CC622004
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Set in the beautiful Brecon Beacons with wonderful views of the Black Mountains you will find the tranquil village...
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