Minhafren Mill, a 17th century black and white timbered cottage with an adjoining barn conversion, located on the Shropshire/Powys border, is a stunning, versatile and entirely individual home with outstanding character and features offering accommodation in excess of 2000sqft. The barn was originally a Fulling Mill operating in the 19th century and servicing the local flannel industry by utilising the adjacent water sources of the Bechan Brook and the Montgomery Canal.
The property benefits from an elevated and private position, situated towards the end of a no-through road and nestling in the hamlet of Aberbechan. The location offers the best of both worlds, giving a feeling of rural living yet within a small community close to three market towns, Newtown, Montgomery and Welshpool and within easy reach of the Shropshire Hills (AONB), the Mid-Wales coast and Snowdonia (AONB). Lake Vyrnwy and the Clywedog dam are both within an hour’s drive. There are good rail and road links to Shrewsbury (linking up with the national motorway and rail network) and these provide ease of access to the many excellent schools in the areas such as Welshpool High School, Shrewsbury School, The Priory School and Shrewsbury Sixth Form College.
This spacious and airy house, with its wealth of beams, wooden and tiled floors and original features, is in excellent decorative order (finished mainly in Farrow and Ball/Little Greene colours) and complemented by a mature, well-stocked garden which borders three sides of the property and overlooks rolling pasture land on two of those aspects. The Mill provides a unique blend of both old and contemporary living and viewing of this property, which has had only two owners in nearly fifty years, is absolutely essential.