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

    Ty Bach Tan

    Talgarth, near Brecon, Powys

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    Ref: 30333
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    The unique and cute Ty Bach Tan (which literally means little fire house), has an interesting history dating back...

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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Tudor

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Ref: CC624019
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    - 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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  • Llanidloes, Powys
    Llanidloes, Powys×

    Church Lane

    Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: 17536
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    - 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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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
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    Searle

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Searle is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys
    Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys×

    Ty Bach Shepherds Hut

    Franksbridge, near Builth Wells, Powys

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    Ref: UK6073
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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    If you’re looking for a romantic retreat with a difference then look no further; Ty Bach (meaning...
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  • Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Ithon Barns - Polly’s Cottage

    Cwmbrith Isaf, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Ref: 10790
    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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  • Trewern, Welshpool, Powys, Powys
    Trewern, Welshpool, Powys, Powys×

    Gardeners Cottage

    Trewern, Welshpool, Powys, Powys

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    Ref: B5675
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Commanding superb, elevated views over the surrounding hills and countryside, this attractively furnished,...

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  • Llanfair Caereinion, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, Powys×

    Caeberllan

    Llanfair Caereinion, Powys

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    Ref: UK6221
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    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Quietly tucked away just on the outskirts of the quaint Victorian town of Llanfair Caereinion, which is home to the...
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  • Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys
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    Ty Canol Bach

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6200
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    - 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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  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys×

    Madog’s Wells - Wrens Nest

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool, Powys

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    Ref: 31030
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    - 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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  • Beguildy, Powys
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    The Old Smithy

    Beguildy, Powys

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    Ref: W43279
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    - Wifi - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This cosy, period, holiday cottage is situated next to the owners’ home in this delightful rural area of the...

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  • Pontsticill, Powys
    Pontsticill, Powys×

    Ty Twt

    Pontsticill, Powys

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    Ref: 25891
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Open Fire

    One of three, this holiday cottage is perfectly located within the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with...

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