With estate agents reporting unprecedented levels of enquiries from those seeking to exchange the pressures of urban living for a more peaceful countryside retreat, rural properties offering opportunities for a lifestyle change continue to attract significant interest.

Ty-Gwyn Farm, a 214-acre property in Mid Wales with sweeping views across the Irfon Valley, is one such opportunity. Situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains, and just a mile from the picturesque and quirky town of Llanwrtyd Wells, the property offers some 168 acres of green pastures and 46 acres of woodland.

Llanwrtyd is officially the smallest town in the UK, offering a convenient range of shops and pubs, as well as a stop on the spectacular Heart of Wales Rail service, which connects Shrewsbury and Swansea. Despite its size the little town has made a huge impact on mid Wales and indeed is known around the world for its famous – and insane – list of crazy annual events, including the World Bog Snorkelling Championships and the Man v Horse Marathon.

Cardiff and the M4 lie 65 miles to the south, across the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Ty-Gwyn Farm lies alongside the A483 Llandovery road and gently ascends a hillside until meeting a steep, wooded, rocky ridge. A disused stone farmhouse, stone cart barn and stable block occupy an elevated position at the foot of this ridge, offering a unique opportunity to refurbish and re-occupy traditional farm buildings which offer stunning views over the valley.

The hillside farm is being offered by BidX1, the online auction specialists, who have listed the property with a guide price of £675,000-£825,000. Ty-Gwyn Farm will go under the virtual hammer on November 4, giving potential buyers plenty of time to consider their options. The property listing can be viewed on BidX1’s digital platform here.

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Simon Riggall, the auctioneer handling the sale for BidX1, said: “The farm will be of interest to both existing and new farmers, but also to those looking to explore smallholding and tourist opportunities. The area is a popular location for outdoor pursuits including walking, climbing, cycling and horse riding along the ancient drovers’ trails that cross the area.”

All of BidX1’s current UK properties can be viewed here. The firm specialises in online property sales. As with all BidX1 sales, bidding on the day will be shown in real-time on the website, so viewers will be able to watch the auction live.