AN HISTORIC smallholding located in Llanfyllin with a First World War history is on the market.

Penylan, in Llanfyllin, sits centrally within 7.5 acres of stunning Welsh countryside, and comes with spacious accommodation, outbuildings and even a bomb shelter.

The farmhouse was originally built in the 1900s as a council farm for soldiers returning from the First World War to rent and make a living.

Its idyllic location puts it near Lake Vyrnwy, Welshpool and Oswestry.

Steven Murgatroyd, branch manager at Halls estate agents Oswestry, said it is a unique property for a potential buyer to snap up.

He said: “A property like this doesn’t come on the market very often, it is set in a truly beautiful part of Mid-Wales and offers substantial family accommodation and outdoor space with future potential for development, not to mention the unique feature of a bomb shelter.

“It really is one of a kind and should be viewed to be fully appreciated.”

The current vendors extended the original three-bedroom farmhouse around 20 years ago, matching the style to compliment the original building.

The spacious accommodation now comprises of a reception hall, dining room, family room, lounge, office, cloakroom, kitchen breakfast room, family bathroom, master bedroom with ensuite and four further bedrooms.

Not only will the new owners of this smallholding have ample room in the house but also outside, surrounded by beautiful countryside Penylan offers numerous outside seating and dining areas to relax and take advantage of the surroundings.

There are also various useful outbuilding associated with the property which lend themselves perfectly for storage and stock.

Within the grounds of the property is a 1920’s bomb shelter, once manned by the Royal Observer Core on the lookout for incoming aircrafts, with other posts towards Lake Vyrnwy and Lake Bala following the world wars.

The bunker is located on a mound in a small wooded rectangular compound near to the property and has two rooms with table, shelf, cupboard and twin bunk beds. It is believed to have been used as a nuclear bunker between 1965 and 1968.

This property is not only steeped in Welsh history but offers the potential purchaser roadside land and a diverse selection of outbuildings which provide opportunity for potential future development projects subject to statuary consent.

Property agents Halls are now taking bookings for viewings before they can recommence in Wales.

If you would like more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Halls Oswestry on 01691 670320 or email