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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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151 cottages are available
  • Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool×

    Madog’s Wells - Wrens Nest

    Llanfair Caereinion, near Welshpool

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    Ref: 31030
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Washing Machine - 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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  • Welshpool, near Powys×

    Cosilea Cottage

    Welshpool, near Powys

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    Ref: W41797
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Central location

    A cosy terraced holiday cottage, ideal for couples, situated in the heart of Welshpool - a...

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  • Pontsticill×

    Ty Twt

    Pontsticill

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    Ref: 25891
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Barbecue - Rural Location

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

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  • Welshpool×
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    Ref: HW7335
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    This delightful, unspoilt detached Victorian gate lodge, with exposed beams, flagstone floor and antique furnishings,...

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  • Near Rhayader×

    Woodman

    Near Rhayader

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    Ref: CC624017
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Woodman is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry×

    Penybont Cottage

    Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry

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    Ref: 27294
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities

    A superb holiday base in the quiet village of Pen-y-bont on the mid-Wales/Shropshire border. This lovely ground...

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  • Bryngwyn, Kington×

    The Loft

    Bryngwyn, Kington

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    Ref: CC623002
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine
    Situated in the pretty rural hamlet of Bryngwyn set amongst glorious countryside, ’The Loft’ at The Old...
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  • Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws×

    Dolgenau - The Barn

    Llawr-y-Glyn, Caersws

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    Ref: JDU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

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

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  • Old Hall, Llanidloes×

    Cedar Cottage

    Old Hall, Llanidloes

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    Ref: 27218
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Barn View Cottages are a group of three holiday cottages, tastefully converted from a stone and timber clad...

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  • Heyope, near Knighton×
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    Ref: 30202
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Occupying an enviable position in the village of Heyope and overlooking the rolling countryside, these pleasant...

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  • Howey, near Llandrindod Wells×

    Bryngwanoff Cottages - Delfryn

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: 30005
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Each property boasts countryside views
    An ideal family holiday base
    Located in the Elan...

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  • Howey, near Llandrindod Wells×

    Bryngwanoff Cottages - Heddfan

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells

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    Ref: 30006
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Each property boasts countryside views
    An ideal family holiday base
    Located in the Elan...

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