Off-grid lifestyle complete with stunning stone cottage renovation project

Anyone looking for an off-grid home with five acres of stunning Mid and North Wales countryside, complete with a renovation project, will be checking out Cerniau, a stone cottage three miles inside the Dyfnant Forest.

The property, near Llangadfan, Powys, has already undergone significant renovations, with a new roof, oak framed windows and front door, offering new owners the chance to take the work forward.

“Cerniau is a perfect property and location for someone wanting to live off-grid and has a blank canvas renovation project,” said Bryan Jarman, a Chartered Surveyor at Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd, who are selling the property.

“It’s location in the Dyfnant Forest allows the new owners privacy in what is a stunning part of the Welsh countryside.

“The current owners have undertaken a significant amount of work already and this makes it perfect for someone to continue to style the detached stone cottage to their own taste. An adjoining timber framed garage extension could also be converted into living space, subject to necessary planning permission.”

Mr Jarman added: “Perhaps one of the main features of the cottage is the large inglenook fireplace. It also has vaulted ceilings with oak beams on the first floor.”

The property has views over the adjoining Welsh countryside, including nearly five acres of its own land. It is being sold for £200,000.

On the site of an old stone barn a spacious workshop and store have been erected and the property has gardens surrounding it.

It has a private septic tank installed and permission has been obtained by the current owners for a borehole for water.

More details about the property can be found at Alternatively, call Bryan Jarman at MMP/NL’s Welshpool office on 01938 55 48 18 or email

MMP/NL can undertake a free appraisal of a 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.