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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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  • Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys
    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys×

    Pine Lodge

    Pontsticill, Brecon Beacons, Powys

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    Ref: 10603
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Hill and valley views

    Set in the 21/2 acre grounds of the owner‘s country house, about 1...

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  • Machynlleth, Powys
    Machynlleth, Powys×

    Ty Hapus

    Machynlleth, Powys

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    Ref: 29505
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile

    This well positioned, 18th century, terraced town house is set in a quiet area of the handsome, historic town...

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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Faulkner

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Ref: CC624018
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated on a beautiful stretch of the Upper Wye Valley, Faulkner is one of five properties which have been created by...
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  • Crickhowell, Powys, Powys
    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys×

    2 Mill Street

    Crickhowell, Powys, Powys

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    Ref: CC621036
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This charming 2 bedroom holiday cottage, being just a two minute walk from the High Street of the quaint market town...
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  • Howey, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys×

    Bryngwanoff Cottages - Delfryn

    Howey, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

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    Ref: 30005
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

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

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

    Ty Uchaf

    Glyngynwydd, near Llanidloes, Powys

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    Ref: UK6203
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling on the easterly slopes of an unspoilt valley, Ty Uchaf is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...
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  • Llanfair Caereinion, Powys
    Llanfair Caereinion, Powys×

    Y Dderwen at Brynglas Farm

    Llanfair Caereinion, Powys

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    Ref: 28629
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This semi-detached barn conversion, situated within a working farm and adjacent to the owner’s home, has...

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  • Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys
    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys×

    Pen Copi

    Trefeglwys, near Caersws, Powys

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    Ref: 25912
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Open Fire

    A Grade II listed 17th century timber and stone holiday cottage, retaining masses of its original characteristics, in...

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  • Presteigne, Powys
    Presteigne, Powys×

    The Lodge

    Presteigne, Powys

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    Ref: W43693
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    This well-positioned holiday lodge, close to the owner’s home, is situated in a quiet area of Presteigne,...

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  • Kerry, near Newtown, Powys
    Kerry, near Newtown, Powys×

    Black Hall Barn

    Kerry, near Newtown, Powys

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    Ref: UK6181
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A comfortable, semi-detached barn nestling in a peaceful valley near the village of Kerry, set within the...
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  • Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry, Powys
    Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry, Powys×

    Penybont Cottage

    Pen-y-bont, near Oswestry, Powys

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    Ref: 27294
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - 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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  • Near Rhayader, Powys
    Near Rhayader, Powys×

    Woodman

    Near Rhayader, Powys

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    Ref: CC624017
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - 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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