ANYONE wanting to live high in the Berwyn hills can do so after a prestigious estate agent listed a former working farm for sale.

Savills, based in Chester and Telford, is marketing Maengwynedd in Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochant, Powys, for more than £500,000 and say that it is one of the highest properties in Wales at 1,500 feet.

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Beccy Theodore-Jones, property agent at Savills in Telford, says that anyone who snaffles the property, which used to be a working farm until the 1960s, can have plenty of potential in what they choose to do with it.

She said: “This home has the most sensational rural setting, surrounded by wonderful views, wildlife and beautiful walks.

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“To be among the Berwyns is a dream in itself and the property does have the potential to generate a revenue in its own right as an Airbnb rural retreat.”  

Until the late 1960s Hafodty, as it is also known, was a working hill farm.

At that time the farm holding was acquired and broken up by corporate interests selling on the farmhouse, outbuildings and seven acres of land separately.


The farmhouse was improved in the 1970s to provide a comfortable dwelling with a lounge, lower parlour, kitchen, and utility room with a toilet and small shower at ground floor and four bedrooms and a bathroom at first floor.

The outside of the farmhouse is finished with a lime wash. The windows and doors are timber. The pitched roof is constructed of timber rafters and finished with natural slates, the main chimney stack is topped with clay pots.

The interior of the farmhouse is finished in a number of ways including slate slabs on the ground floor, lime-washed walls and timber boarded ceilings and partitions.

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Both the farmhouse and the outbuildings retain their traditional character with rubble walls built from local stone.

There is mains electricity, a telephone line and a private water supply from a spring. Heating throughout the house is by radiators heated by an enclosed log burning fire in the lounge and storage heaters.

Outside, there are outbuildings with a mains electricity supply while the majority of the surrounding 8.34 acre-land is pasture with some woodland.

Anyone wishing to view the property can do so at