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625 acres, Pennal, Machynlleth, Gwynedd, SY20, West Wales
For Sale - Guide Price £3,500,000

  • Grade II listed traditional Welsh farmhouse.
  • Outstanding southerly views towards the Dyfi estuary.
  • Idyllic costal paths and beaches within 10 miles.
  • Range of traditional buildings with potential for conversion.
  • Diverse leisure, sporting, tree planting and environmental opportunities.

Grade II listed traditional Welsh farmhouse. A range of traditional buildings with potential for conversion.
Diverse leisure, sporting, tree planting and environmental opportunities.


Rhos Farch meaning 'stallions grazing' is a substantial livestock farm occupying a southerly, elevated position with far reaching views down the Dyfi valley to the village of Pennal. Pennal is a small thriving community with a popular primary school, village shop and community owned pub, Glan yr Afon (Riverside). To the east about 5 miles is Machynlleth, a market town, with a varied high street including high quality independent shops, recreational and education facilities. Machynlleth benefits from a train station, with the scenic Cambrian Line providing direct links to the larger towns of Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury. To the west, approximately 4 miles, are the beautiful acclaimed beaches and town of Aberdyfi, ideally situated for yachting, fishing and other leisure activities. The seaside town of Aberystwyth offers a wide range of social, leisure and educational facilities, to include Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth Vet School and IBERS Environmental Science University.

Pennal is known for its historical association with Owain Glyndwr, Welsh leader and soldier in the late middle ages. In Pennal, Owain composed the Pennal Letter of 1406, a letter to the King of France setting out his plans for an independent Wales. The only document which stands as a policy document for an independent Wales in the Middle Ages, a copy of which can be found in Pennal church. The house was likely to have been built in the early 19th century on the site of a pre-existing dwelling, the house itself is built in the Georgian tradition, reflecting the increased prosperity of farming at that time.

Rhos Farch farmhouse is a Grade II listed property and is a fine example of a traditional Welsh farmhouse. It occupies an elevated position with undisturbed views towards the Dyfi estuary. On entering the farmhouse you enter directly into original, oak timber panelled entrance hall with original doors and Welsh slate flooring. Off the entrance hall there is an impressive sitting room complete with inglenook fireplace and original bay window. In addition, there is a formal dining room with another open fireplace and original oak panelling to the walls and a bay window. To the rear of the property there is an open-plan family kitchen with modern wall and base units, and breakfast room. To the first floor there is a principal suite with large en suite bathroom, double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a further double bedroom. The third floor of the property is currently being used as a home office, but has potential for conversion into two further bedrooms, however, this would have to be in accordance and with consideration to the conservation of the property.

Externally, the garden is south facing with extensive views down the valley to Pennal, the garden is lawned with mature borders and a small kitchen garden. On the lower level there is further lawn with an orchard of heritage variety fruit trees, the orchard is currently grazed by ponies and sheep.

Farm Buildings
Rhos Farch has been run as a sheep and beef enterprise and benefits from a range of traditional and modern buildings in varying states of repair. The traditional buildings have potential for renovation to further accommodation if necessary planning consents are obtained. The location of Rhos Farch would lend itself to holiday let accommodation during the summer and winter months if utilised in conjunction with the current sporting excellence of the estate.

In all the land at Rhos Farch extends to about 625 acres (253 hectares) and is ring fenced. The land directly surrounding the holding and extending to the southern boundary is improved grassland, with some fields being suitable for mowing. The improved grassland fields have been recently re-fenced, hedgerow planted and maintained to a very good standard. The land to the north of the farmhouse extends upwards to Tarren hendre, a mountain in the Snowdonia National Park. The land is used for grazing sheep and a traditional native breed herd of cattle. The farm has been sensitively farmed having obtained organic status for 10 years. There is 7.7 acres of newly planted woodland at the property. The woodland includes coniferous and deciduous varieties and there is potential for further planting as identified by a recent feasibility survey carried out by Natural Resources Wales. The current woodland is within both a Woodland Creation Scheme and Woodland Restoration Scheme regulated by Natural Resources Wales and with a number of years remaining on the contracts.
For details of the individual schemes please ask the agents.

Sporting and Environmental
The natural valleys, slopes and disused slate works provide a diverse and dramatic landscape lending itself to conservation and leisure opportunities. The recently established shoot known as the Pennal Shoot, has incorporated the natural landscape of Rhos Farch to form drives namely Turbo and the Mega Bowl, lending itself to some of the best high bird days in Wales. There are 3 years remaining on the licence. In addition to the existing sporting/outdoor activity opportunities, the landscape also lends itself to wide ranging environmental opportunities to include Biodiversity scope, Carbon Sequestration and other environmental schemes might become available.

Acreage: 625 Acres




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