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A Mid Wales collectables auction that included a rare sales catalogue for the Cyfronydd Estate, now home to Lord Hague, attracted bidders from throughout the UK.

Furniture, documents and other items of historic interest were sold as part of the auction sale held by Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd at Welshpool Livestock Sales last month.

A sales catalogue detailing the land, property and other items in the 1927 sale of the Cyfronydd Estate near Welshpool, sold for £310. It had expected to go for £100.

Other items included a circa 1870 French ebonised Credenza inlaid with several porcelain plaques that was sold for £2,500.

“This was the second such auction we held following the success of the first back in the summer and we were once again impressed at the level of interest from bidders,” said Tony Evans, a Partner at MMP/NL.

Bidders from throughout the UK

“The online auction attracted interest from throughout the UK, as well as locally here in Mid Wales.

“Most items sold well above their guide or reserve price, demonstrating the demand for such sale items.”

Other items of note sold included a 19t century gilt and ormolu clock which sold for £600; a 19th-century oak/mahogany banded long case clock, selling for £580; and an 18/19th-century oak dresser that reached £520.

More than 150 items were included in the sale. Items include a Welshpool Grandfather clock, a rare Lachenal and Co (London) concertina, numerous Oak dressers, a range of furniture, a good number of Beswick farm animals, silver, china, paintings, and other historic items and collectables.

A spring auction is already planned, with a date expected to be announced shortly.



With Covid-19 restrictions continuing in Mid Wales and Shropshire it’s important to know that the local property market remains open for business.


Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd has led the way on virtual viewings and valuations to ensure the safety of our customers, employees and home buyers since the start of the coronavirus situation.


And while physical viewings or valuations can take place, we’d only advise these where potential house buyers or sellers are serious about purchasing a specific property or selling their home.


Virtual valuations and viewings


Our virtual viewings include videos, images and in some cases 3D walkabouts. The MMP/NL team are also on hand by phone, email and video calls to discuss any aspect of a house purchase or sale.


“The regional market is very buoyant at the moment, mainly due to the Stamp Duty and Land Transaction Tax holidays up to the 31 March,” said Andrew Turner, a Partner at MMP/NL.



“We’re very much open for business, even if our offices are closed to visitors at the moment. That means we can still value a property and we can still offer viewings under Covid-19 regulations in Wales and England.”


Talk to our team


You can contact MMP/NL via any of its eight offices through email or telephone. Full details are on our website –


MMP/NL has offices in eight towns, including Newtown, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Tywyn, Machynlleth and a showroom at Aberdyfi. It also has a specialist Rural Team based at Welshpool Livestock Sales and an associate office in London.


For more information, contact one of its local offices by visiting


It’s nearly the end of 2020 and what a year it has been.


However, as we head into 2021 many homeowners in Mid Wales and Shropshire will be preparing to move having taken advantage of the buoyant local housing market as a result of the Land Transaction Tax and Stamp Duty holidays.


While the reduced taxes end on 31 March 2021, any property sales must be completed before that date to ensure home sellers can take advantage of it and saving them thousands of pounds in some cases.


The next step after a completion date is confirmed is preparing the move.


And quite often we’re told that a house move is one of the most stressful things you will have to do.


Well, here at Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd, and in conjunction with the Guild of Property Professionals, we have some tips on how to make the move as easy as possible.


Your Stress-Free Guide To Moving House


1. Organisation is key

As with any daunting task, staying organised is key to keeping stress levels down.

Start by packing each room separately and decide when and how you will organise your things. Once you’ve assigned items to labelled boxes, then consider the moving van.

● How will the boxes go inside? 

● Will you need to take multiple trips? 

Once you’ve worked these essential things out, you will have a plan for your moving day which should give you peace of mind. 

2. Start your packing early

Moving house is no small task - so the last thing you want is to be packing up at the very last minute. 

Start packing as soon as you possibly can, and take as many small items over in small but frequent trips as much as possible, before using the removal van for your essential, larger items the week of the move. 

This way, you relieve some of the stress on yourself and break down the move into digestible and enjoyable, exciting chunks. 


 3. Take your time

A top tip that we tell all of our clients is - when you are moving house, be sure to allot more time than you actually need. 

Feeling rushed will only make your stress levels skyrocket, so being slow and methodical is the best way to combat any moving worry. Extra time allows you to be more careful when you’re packing and unpacking, and it also takes into account the inevitable moving day setbacks. 


4. Be flexible

There are sure to be bumps in the road when you’re moving house, so remind yourself to stay flexible. 

Having a plan is a great way to stay organised, but don’t be afraid to deviate from it when circumstances require. 


5. Have a backup plan

When you’re planning your move, take a small amount of time to think about the things that could go wrong and write them down. 

These could be:

● Arriving without your essentials

● Removal van could cancel or let you down

● The property may not be ready / in the promised state

● Planning for any potential setbacks like those above into your move will aid to alleviate any stress from your move, because you have already planned ahead and came up with solutions to any potential issues.


6. Enlist help

Moving house is a huge task, and it becomes even bigger when you have to do it all yourself. Ask for help from your friends or family in your bubble. Removal firms are still able to operate during this time, but call ahead to check their Covid-19 health and safety policy, and whether their services are still running.

You’ll be finished much faster, and the more people that are involved, the easier moving to your new home will be. 


7. Say goodbye

You’ve lived in your old property for some time, so give yourself a moment to think about all the good memories you associate with space. Take photographs to keep forever or keep a little piece of the home to take with you, such as a plant from the garden to replant at your new house. You could even host a moving party, in accordance with Government guidelines.


8. Take care of yourself

Purchasing a new property and moving into it can be extremely draining. Be sure to take care of yourself throughout the process. You can do this with the following simple tips:

● Maintain a healthy diet

● Keep an exercise routine

● Practice journaling your thoughts and feelings

● Ask for help if you need it

Taking care of yourself also means that you deserve a treat every now and then, so consider a takeaway on your first night in the new home to reward yourself for all your hard work!




Rare and valuable collectibles, including original particular of sale document for the auction of the Cyfronydd Estate near Welshpool, Powys, will go under the hammer later this month.

More than 150 items have so far been submitted for the latest online collective sale to be organised by Mid Wales and Shropshire auctioneers and estate agents Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd. It will be held starting on Tuesday, 8 December and continuing until 7pm on Wednesday 17 December.

It follows the success of a similar auction in July that included large amounts of furniture and collectibles.

“The online sale of lots from Dolforgan Gardens in Kerry in July demonstrated the strength of the market, with all lots sold and in the majority of cases these went for an above guide price,” said Tony Evans, a Partner at MMP/NL.

A strong market for collectables and antique furniture

“Due to demand, we decided to host another one which would include a wider range of lots from a range of sellers. These include good quality collectible items we know will excite a lot of potential buyers.”

Among the 150 items is a rare sales particulars document about the sale of Cyfronydd Hall, near Welshpool, Powys, in 1927.

The sale of properties, land and other items was handled by Messrs Lane Saville and Co of Grosvenor Square, London.

Other items include a Welshpool grandfather clock, a rare Lachenal and Co (London) concertina, numerous Oak dressers, a range of furniture, a good number of Beswick farm animals, silver, china, paintings, and other historic items and collectables.

A physical viewing, under strict Covid-19 social distancing regulations, will take place on Friday, 11 December between 10am and 3pm at MMP/NL’s Welshpool Livestock Sales site off the Buttington Cross roundabout at Welshpool.

A link to the site can be found at For more information, contact MMP/NL on 01938 552371.



Property viewings and sales are continuing throughout Mid Wales and Shropshire under strict Covid-19 regulations as estate agents report a buoyant market.

As regulations in Wales and England change this week, property viewings, sales and moves can still take place under strict guidelines.

Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd said the combination of the Land Transaction Tax and Stamp Duty ‘holiday’ in Wales and England had heated up the market locally.

This is in addition from buyers looking for a property with outdoor areas and gardens due to the ongoing coronavirus regulations.

High demand for residential properties

“Since the end of the original lockdown in summer we have seen demand for residential properties throughout the region grow to unprecedented levels,” said Andrew Turner, a Partner at MMP/NL.

“The looming Stamp Duty and LTT deadline have convinced many people to make the move. In many cases, buyers and sellers have been considering upsizing or even downsizing for some time. The tax holiday has simply accelerated this, and it’s created a strong market.

“In terms of sales, the 31 March deadline might seem some time away, but when you factor in the necessary legal and financial arrangements, the timescale is a lot shorter. And so, we would advise anyone considering buying or selling a property to act immediately.”

MMP/NL is abiding by UK and Wales Covid-19 rules when it comes to property viewings.

“In the first instance, we would advise potential purchasers to view properties online and virtually. In many cases, we have virtual tours. They can then shortlist properties without having to visit them,” added Mr Turner.

Virtual and physical home viewings

“Once they have earmarked a house they’d like to see, we can arrange a socially distanced viewing. Our website has all the details about this process.”

For those looking to sell their property, we can offer appraisals under the same Covid-19 guidelines.

Home completions can take place along with moves based on the Welsh Government and UK government guidelines. MMP/NL can advise on these.

MMP/NL can undertake a free appraisal of property and market it to potential buyers throughout the UK through its online marketing tools and being a member of the Guild of Property Professionals.

MMP/NL has offices in eight towns, including Newtown, Oswestry, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Tywyn, Machynlleth and a showroom at Aberdyfi. It also has a specialist Rural Team based at Welshpool Livestock Sales and an associate office in London.

For more information, contact one of its local offices by visiting


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