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Powys

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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  • St Harmon, near Rhayader, Powys
    St Harmon, near Rhayader, Powys×

    Rhiw-Y-Gog Lodges

    St Harmon, near Rhayader, Powys

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    Ref: HW7733
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This warm and very comfortable lodge sits with the owners home surrounded by working hill farms above the hamlet...

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  • Near Llandrindod Wells,
    Near Llandrindod Wells, ×

    Woodside Lodge

    Near Llandrindod Wells,

    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7520
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Just 5 miles from the attractive Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader’s spectacular red kite...

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

    Oak House

    Machynlleth, Powys, Powys

    6
    3
    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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  • Llanbrynmair, Powys
    Llanbrynmair, Powys×

    Yr Hen Efail

    Llanbrynmair, Powys

    6
    3
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    1
    Ref: 23109
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    A well positioned detached property in the village of Llanbrynmair in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. The...

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  • Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys
    Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys×

    Mill Race Lodges - Lodge 2

    Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys

    6
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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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  • Carno, near Newtown, Powys
    Carno, near Newtown, Powys×

    Tan Y Llyn Cottage

    Carno, near Newtown, Powys

    6
    3
    2
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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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  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Madog’s Wells - Swallow Cottage

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys

    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 31031
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly,...

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

    Caely Barn

    near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UK6054
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This tastefully renovated, detached barn conversion offers an ideal base from which to explore the many delights of Mid...
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  • Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys
    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys×

    Dolgenau - The Cottage

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws, Powys

    6
    2
    2
    3
    Ref: JDV
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Originally built in the 17th century, these delightful holiday properties, one a barn (ref JDU) and one a cottage...

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  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Madog’s Wells - Blackbird Cottage

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys

    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 31032
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in 8 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks and plenty of wildlife, these disabled friendly,...

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  • near Builth Wells, Powys
    near Builth Wells, Powys×

    Tyddyn

    near Builth Wells, Powys

    7
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UK6004
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Tyddyn (meaning homestead) is a delightful detached cottage dating back to the early 1900s which is full of charm...
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  • Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant, Powys
    Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant, Powys×

    Tanyffridd

    Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant, Powys

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    3
    2
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    Ref: W8198
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Spectacular mountain views

    Commanding breathtaking views from its position overlooking the magnificent...

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