Welsh sporting estate has wide appeal

A stunning small sporting estate on the Welsh border is likely to appeal to a wide range of buyers, boasting three houses, fishing, shooting and farmland.

Perth-y-Bu, near Montgomery, extends to 226 acres of agricultural land and woodland, and includes its own 2.7-acre trout lake. The lake provides an excellent habitat for a large number of wild birds, and the broadleaved woodland supports a successful private shoot. With a number of separate drives it is well known for its sporting pheasant and woodcock drives, averaging 50-75 birds per day over five to six days a season.

The main, six-bedroom house was substantially rebuilt in the 1980s, and stands in landscaped gardens with views to the south and east. The property also comes with Orchard Barn, a five-bedroom conversion generating income from high quality, four-star rated holiday accommodation. A four-bed former stable block is currently used as a residential dwelling but also has income potential.

The farmland comprises 43 acres of grassland, which is let on short-term grazing licences, and 67 acres of arable land, which is subject to a contract farming agreement until September 2010. There is also a modern general purpose farm building and a three-bay Dutch barn.

The mixed broadleaved and coniferous woodland is managed under two Farm Woodland Premium Schemes, which bring in annual grants of £377.

“Perth-y-Bu will appeal to a range of prospective buyers,” said Sharon Hutchinson, marketing executive at agent Halls. “It is ideal for someone looking for a small estate with interests in rural sports, and there is a lot of woodland conservation appeal. It is a beautiful spot with outstanding views of the Welsh borders and Long Mynd hill.”

Perth-y-Bu is on the market with a guide price in the region of £2m.