Penybontfawr farming family retires after 150 years and four generations

506 acres of land at Bryndreiniog farm at Penybontfawr near Oswestry is available to let

A Penybontfawr family that has spent over 150 years farming the same land is offering its 506 acres of grazing land to a new generation.

The Roberts family of Bryndreiniog near Penybontfawr, Oswestry have farmed the noted livestock holding nestled between the scenic Tanat Valley and upland Berwyn mountain range for four generations, significantly improving the land over that time.

Bryndreiniog, Penybontfawr, OswestryBut next month they will hand it over to a new guardian when they let the farmland for grazing, ending their working ties with it.

The 506 acres and a range of modern agricultural buildings are being let on a grazing licence from the 15th September until 29th August 2016.

However, keen to see a new generation take on board the opportunity, the family is considering creating a medium-term Farm Business Tenancy and hopes whoever takes on the licence might consider this after the initial grazing licence is completed.

“The family have farmed Bryndreiniog for four generations and its personal circumstances that has led to them letting the land at this stage,” said Matthew Williams of land and estate agents Morris, Marshall and Poole who are acting on behalf of the family.

“They are keen to see the land fully utilized and would like to see someone eventually taking it on as a tenancy. This could be an opportunity for a new generation to step in and carry on a great farming tradition at Bryndreiniog.”

The grazing let includes the use of modern agricultural buildings and additional buildings could be used subject to agreement with the family and agents.

An additional 69 acres of pastureland is also being offered at Cae Mawr, 12 acres at Coed Prys and 17.55 acres at Rhosygadfa near Gobowen as a whole or as two lots.

A viewing day is being held at the farm on Tuesday, 19th August at 12noon and tenders have to be submitted by Monday, 1st September.

More details about Bryndreiniog can be found at or by telephoning Matthew Williams on 01686 626160.

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