The Purkis family wanted to escape the pressures of urban life to allow their children the freedom and safety to ride their horses in what has to be one of the most idylic parts of rural Mid Wales.
Today, 10 years after buying and renovating Llettyreos near Llanfyllin in Powys, the family are moving on and putting their beloved three/four-bedroomed home, complete with 29 acres of pasture, a one bedroomed holiday annex, ménage and 6,000sq ft of modern outbuildings on the market.
“It’s been a great home for us and our four daughters. We moved here from Eastbourne because we wanted a better quality of life and it offered a safer location for riding the horses and for our children to grow up at,” said Mrs Purkis.
“We’ve renovated the house considerably and brought the original features back, including the beams and inglenook fireplace. It has great character.”
The property is being sold through Mid Wales and Shropshire estate agent and property surveyors, Morris, Marshall and Poole for £599,950. It includes the idyllic renovated house with three/four bedrooms and offering a holiday let opportunity with a one-bedroom annex, although with a connecting door to the main house it could just become part of the living accommodation.
Llettyreos has 29 acres of pasture rising to 1,000ft in stunning Powys countryside, a ménage, outbuildings and stables and while secluded, it is located just one mile from the hamlet of Llanfihangel and six miles from the main town of Llanfyllin, close to the famous Lake Vyrnwy dam, reservoir and estate.
The property's outbuildings were built by a previous owner for a commercial joinery business, meaning the new owners could run a business or venture from the property in addition to the smallholding and living opportunities.
Whether bought as a home or a lifestyle smallholding, the property is ideally located to a range of bridleways straight off the land, meaning horse and pony owners can ride for a distance without having to go on lanes or roads.
“The land and buildings are suitable for most types of livestock with the vendors using the land primarily for equestrian purposes having built a ménage close to the yard,” said Rob Hudson, a partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole.
“The family are willing to consider selling the property at a reduced price with just 17 acres of land, or as one lot. It’s in an amazing rural location and yet close to the Powys/Shropshire border, including the main trunk roads into the North West of England, Midlands and rest of Wales.” The family have had sheep and cattle on the land, in addition to their horses.
They are moving on to another property nearby which they plan to renovate.
More details about Llethyreos can be found at www.morrismarshall.co.uk or telephone 01938 554818, email email@example.com.