Renovated former village stores alongside the historic Lake Vyrnwy dam is put up for sale

A former village store and Post Office built at the same time as the historic Lake Vyrnwy dam at Llanwyddyn, near Llanfyllin, Powys has been put up for sale following an extensive renovation.

Dam View was built in the 1880s at the same time the dam wall was constructed to create the reservoir supplying water to Liverpool. It resulted in the flooding of the old Llanwddyn village and surrounding valley with new properties such as this replacing them at the time.

Positioned alongside the 140ft high dam, which spans 1,170ft across the valley, the five-bedroom property has unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside in one of the most scenic parts of Montgomeryshire.

The owners have recently renovated the property to a high standard with Dam View suitable as either a family home or ideal as a bed and breakfast business opportunity due to its layout and proximity to the busy tourist destination.

“The property has been brought up to a very high standard,” said Bryan Jarman, a Chartered Surveyor at Morris, Marshall and Pool with Norman Lloyd who are marketing the property.

“The character of the stone property mirrors the other residences and buildings built at the same time as the dam. You can still see the style of the shop front, with a now unused Post Box built into the building and what would have been the shop owner’s residential home to the right and above the former shop.”

It has off road parking for several cars and an enclosed garden with patio, decking, lawn and attached shed/workshop.

It is inside the property where the transformation has taken place. Its entrance hall leads to a study, lounge, kitchen and dining room, while it also has a utility room, shower room and what is currently a music room but could also be the fifth bedroom.

The four double bedrooms are all en-suite comprising three shower rooms and one Jack and Jill family bathroom.

“The property is ideally configured to be a bed and breakfast or a family home,” added Mr Jarman. “And with a bustling tourism trade in the area from visitors to the reservoir as well as walkers, bird watchers, mountain bikers and others, it’s an ideal property for someone who might look at the potential enterprise opportunity.”

Larger nearby towns include Oswestry, Welshpool, Shrewsbury and good communications to North Wales, the North West of England and the West Midlands.

The property is being marketed by Morris, Marshall and Poole with Norman Lloyd for £350,000. There is no upward chain.

More details can be found at or by contacting or telephoning 01938 554818.