Llanbrynean, Llanfrynach, Brecon
Sale of 140 acre small holding with substantial residence and traditional stone buildings

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Chris Hyde
Associate Director
Land Agency, Utilities & Energy, Property Auctions

(01656) 644644

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THE PROBLEM

  • Whilst not a Listed building, Llanbrynean was a handsome Victorian residence, with large, well-constructed outbuildings holding potential for conversion for a variety of uses, subject to planning, and surrounding 140 acreage.
  • The tenant of the property had been in occupation since the early 1980s and benefitted from a protected  tenancy allowing him to stay at the farm for the remainder of his life.

THE SOLUTION

  • In order to facilitate the surrender of his tenancy, Chris Hyde negotiated a sale of some 100 acres of land to the tenant, which allowed him to continue farming, but left an attractive block of land to tie to the house and outbuildings.
  • It was clear that the outbuildings were ripe for conversion, but rather than the owners pursue a lengthy and costly planning application process themselves, we advised they seek a planners' report on the building.

THE RESULT

  • We ensured that the property, which had a rich and interesting history behind it, received media exposure, and both the BBC and local press ran stories enhancing the marketing.
  • Having invited 'best and final offers' for Llanbrynean, the property was sold to Hall School Wimbledon, an exclusive London school, the owners of which had been seeking a hub for an outward bounds centre for many years to enhance their curricular activities.
  • Having sold Llanbrynean, Cooke & Arkwright remain involved with HSW in assisting them with the extensive refurbishment of the house.