From canal to countryside, a rare chance to own an idyllic rural B&B - complete with Christmas tree plantation

From canal to countryside, a rare chance to own an idyllic rural B&B - complete with Christmas tree plantation

A rare chance has arisen to own and run a bed and breakfast within some of Wales' most scenic countryside and its very own Christmas tree plantation.

Capel B&B, Berriew, Welshpool, PowysCapel at Berriew, near Welshpool in Powys attracts visitors and holidaymakers wanting to enjoy the outdoor scenery, activities and nearby historic Powis Castle. But its owners have decided to cook their final breakfast, putting the four-bedroomed property on the market.

Situated next to the Shropshire Union Canal and within 12 acres of pastureland which is rented out, the property was also home to a deer farm as well as previously being a smallholding.

Today, owners Nickie and Peter Cordingley believe the property is an ideal opportunity for someone to expand the accommodation business or to buy it as a family home.

The property is on the market through estate and land agents Morris, Marshall and Poole for £695,000.

"We bought the property very much as a family home. But we developed it into a bed and breakfast business as the area attracts thousands of visitors each year and there was demand for such accommodation," said Mrs Cordingley.

"We're lucky to be situated alongside the Shropshire Union Canal and within what is stunning Montgomeryshire countryside which is the main reason we get so many visitors to the area.

"Powis Castle is just down the road and this is one of the National Trust's major attractions due to the amazing gardens, so we see many people making a break out of visiting the property."

Capel comes with its own outbuildings which could be converted into stand alone holiday accommodation subject to planning. It also has a hot tub as well as photovoltaic panels which provide electricity to the property and feed into the National Grid when producing excess energy.

Capel B&B, Berriew, PowysThe Cordingley's have also been involved in the growing and selling of Christmas trees, with a plantation on their land. Each year they sell trees to passing trade and the current plantation will provide an opportunity to sell to wholesalers.

Their son ran a deer farm on the land for several years for breeding and the food chain before moving the business to his own smallholding at Llanfair Caereinion. He currently rents the pastureland from his parents on a 12 month agreement.

"Capel is our home but it's time for us to move on. There are opportunities to develop the B&B side of the property with investment or to use it as a family home or even return it to a smallholding," said Mrs Cordingley.

More details about Capel can be found at www.morrismarshall.co.uk or by telephoning Rob HUdson, Partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole on 01938 554818.

Caption: Mrs Cordingley with one of the Christmas trees grown amnd sold at a plantation at Capel B&B, Berriew, near Welshpool.

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