A former Smithy with its own designated ancient woodland and two former chapels will be among the lots sold at a property auction in Powys next month.

The former two-bedroom Smithy and two chapels will provide opportunities to convert three historic buildings into homes when they go to auction on February 10. An amenity woodland will also go up for sale.

“Residential property sales in the region have rocketed over the past two years, with many homebuyers seeking larger properties with plenty of indoor and outdoor space, as well as easy access to the countryside or recreational areas,” said Rob Hudson, a partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole, with Norman Lloyd.

“The Old Smithy near Guilsfield and Welshpool, Powys is a prime example of such a property with huge opportunities. Located between Guilsfield and Cyfronydd, it includes five acres of a designated ancient woodland.

“It is perfect for someone looking to acquire a property they want to renovate into a home. In this case it could become solely a house or would also make a perfect location for somewhere to live and work with opportunities to convert part of it as an office or studio.”

The property is in a poor state of repair but offers an opportunity to acquire it for extensive renovation. It includes four reception rooms, kitchen, two bedrooms, and a bathroom over two floors. It comes with a guide price of £250,000.

Chapels have long been a favourite for conversion into residential use, particularly in Mid Wales. One such building at Brithdir, near Oswestry, will go under the hammer on February 10 at the Welshpool Auction Centre.

The property includes a bell tower and leaded coloured glazing which provides immense character for any conversion. It has a guide price of £120,000.

County Times: The former chapel at Brithdir.The former chapel at Brithdir.

Another former chapel at Meifod, near Welshpool, will also be auctioned on the same day. The Grade II listed building is attached to a former stable, offering opportunities for conversion and renovation, subject to planning permission.

Built in 1829 it comes with a 999 year lease, with around 807 years unexpired. The property is about one mile from Meifod. It has a guide price of £20,000.

The property comprises an entrance porch, the pulpit and pews and could be converted for residential or lifestyle use.

“We are anticipating a lot of interest in the auction, particularly with the demand for properties offering potential for renovation, conversion and extensions. Each of the residential properties provides just that,” added Rob Hudson.

The auction will take place at the Welshpool Auction Centre, within Welshpool Livestock Sales, situated off the A483 roundabout at Buttington Cross, near Welshpool, Powys, at 3pm on Thursday, February 10.