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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×

    Tudor

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Tudor is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys
    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys×

    Annies Cottage

    Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys

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    Ref: 19190
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    A charming character holiday cottage in the heart of the Welsh village Llanrhaedr-Ym-Mochnant home to Rhaedr...

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

    Great Cantal Granary

    Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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


    Great Cantal Granary, converted to detached holiday accommodation, was built in early Victorian times as the...

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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Estate - Treehouse View

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: UK6242
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove
    Treehouse View is a yurt on treehouse style decking looking over the valley and stream below and is surrounded by 18 acres...
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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Barns - Forest View Barn

    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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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Estate - Nadine

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: UK6070
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free
    Occupying a secluded location on the Llethrau Estate, this fantastic, French-style shepherd’s hut provides...
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  • Felindre, near Knighton, Powys
    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys×

    Llethrau Estate - Indian Hut

    Felindre, near Knighton, Powys

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    Ref: UK6071
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    Hidden away in a most evocative setting up in the Cambrian Mountains is this gem of a property. As the name suggests,...
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  • Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys
    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys×

    Pentre Herin

    Dolanog near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: CC624029
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free
    This barn conversion, set on a working farm, is the ideal getaway for couples who are looking to explore the areas around...
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  • Llanidloes, Powys
    Llanidloes, Powys×

    Church Lane

    Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: 17536
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    A quaint end of terrace cottage set in a quiet residential area of the popular mid Wales town, Llanidloes. Enjoy...

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  • Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys
    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys×

    Ty Canol Bach

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6200
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling on the easterly slopes of an unspoilt valley, Ty Canol Bach is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...
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  • Llanerfyl, Powys
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    Llofft Stabal

    Llanerfyl, Powys

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    Ref: 19041
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    A tastefully converted stable loft, adjoining another smaller loft, situated in the picturesque Banwy Valley in the...

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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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