Former Major’s country home that is a wildlife paradise

Hafod country house for sale in Llandinam, Powys

Set in the rolling hills of the historic former county of Montgomeryshire, Hafod is a seven-bedroomed country retreat that has only ever come on to the market once before since it was built over 100 years ago.

Built by Major Beadnell, a surgeon in the British Army who served in India, in 1901 and only leaving the family for a brief period in the 1940s, the seven bedroomed property stands within 1.3 acres of countryside with its own brook and a plethora of wildlife, including otters, dippers, owls and its very own bat colony, close to the village of Llandinam.

For the past two years it has been a luxury self-catering holiday home, but descendants of the Major have decided to offer the rare chance for someone to acquire the country house along with its surrounding natural beauty.

Hafod, Llandinam, Powys“It’s an amazing property with a great deal of history. It only left the family once before and while its difficult to let it go we feel the time is right to for someone to take on its guardianship,” said Mrs Susan Duncombe, who owns the house.

The property is being sold through Mid Wales and Shropshire property surveyors and estate agents Morris, Marshall and Poole for £575,000.

“No day is ever the same. The wildlife, flora and fauna is so abundant,” added Mrs Duncombe. “The property itself has been carefully modernised over time but maintains its original character and original features making it a perfect family home.

“It has a large bat colony of three different species with over 700 bats here during the summer months.”

Major Beadnell was one of two brothers originally from Northumberland who built the property originally as a holiday home. The brothers married two sisters who were from local wealthy landowners, the Marche family, and made their home in Mid Wales.

In addition to the seven bedrooms, Hafod has an imposing hallway, inner lobby, large sitting room, family room and kitchen, in addition to a garden room, scullery and dinging room.

Outside it comes complete with a detached timber garage with first floor store room and camper port.
“Hafod is one of those properties that rarely comes on the market. Its combination of the property, location and natural beauty and wildlife makes it very much a rare opportunity for someone looking to acquire a country home with a great deal to offer,” said Andrew, Turner, a Partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole.

“It has been run as a four star self-catering holiday house more recently and has the potential to be be maintained as a commercial business should someone wish to continue with the enterprise.”

Hafod can be viewed through Morris, Marshall and Poole. More details can be found at


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