The former seat of an ancient Welsh lordship dating back to the 12th century is being sold in Mid Wales, providing an opportunity for someone to become part of history in what had been a war and battled-hard lord's home.
Talgarth, at Trefeglwys near Llanidloes in north Powys, is described as one of the most important Tudor houses in Mid Wales having been rebuilt in the 1660s.
Its history goes back much further as it was lived in by Howel ab Ieuaf, the Lord of Arwystli in the 1100s. He was involved in battles and skirmishes in Wales and across the English border until he died around 1185.
Today, there is no need for a battle to take control of the Grade II listed property and 2.3 acres of land which has fishing rights on the River Trannon.
Talgarth, being sold by Mid Wales and Shropshire estate agents Morris, Marshall and Poole, retains its original character, with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms and farmhouse kitchen, surrounded by cottage gardens and woodland bordering the river.
"It's a stunning property with a deep history going back to the ancient Welsh lords. We fell in love with it as soon as we saw it," explained the owners Mike Wright, who bought the house nearly three years ago with his wife Viv.
"We had intended retiring and setting up a bed and breakfast at Talgarth, but I'm still working and we want someone to be able to make full use of the property. It's stunning and with the surrounding hills and fishing rights its perfect as a family home or as a holiday let."
For the past two years the property has been a successful holiday let attracting people from the UK, Europe and as far away as Australia .
Talgarth, Trefeglwys, Powys, Mid Wales"Talgarth is not just a stunning property visually, it exudes history and character. It was central to the ancient Lordship of Arwystli and is steeped in so much history linked to battles and control of Wales and the kingdoms," said Andrew Turner, Partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole.
"It provides a very rare opportunity for someone to not only live in an amazing home or run it as a holiday let, but to be part of an important part of Wales' history."
Talgarth is on the market for £499,999. More details can be found at www.morrismarshall.co.uk or calling 01686 412567.
Caption: Talgarth, Trefeglwys (above, right) and the master bedroom at the Grade II listed property (left)