The family home of a former prime minister nestled in the rolling hills of the Powys and Shropshire border has come onto the market for £1.3 million.

The eight-bedroom Llandrinio Hall is believed to be the oldest extant brick built building in Montgomeryshire and was the original family home of Robert Peel.

Savills has been commisioned to sell the "wonderful family home" which has been operating as a successful Airbnb in recent years – offering the potential purchaser the opportunity to continue this revenue stream or to enjoy as a family home.

County Times: The cosy living room at Llnadrinio HallThe cosy living room at Llnadrinio Hall (Image: Savills)

County Times: One of the bathroomsOne of the bathrooms (Image: Savills)

County Times: The games room.The games room. (Image: Savills)

It is understood that the stunning property originates from around 1682, with features such as exposed beams, large sash windows and working shutters, original oak floorboards, and its fabulous Carolanne staircase which have been maintained by the current owners.

The whole house has a Bose sound system wired in which also works in the wet room and on the property’s terrace garden.


Situated at the edge of the village of Llandrinio the house, which comes with a guide price of £1,350,000, enjoys a rural setting with wonderful views towards The Breiddens.

Set across two floors, the accommodation totals over 6,000 square feet and comprises a living room, cinema room, morning room, conservatory, kitchen and breakfast room, games room and eight bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate wet room.

County Times: One of the eight bedroomsOne of the eight bedrooms (Image: Savills)

County Times: The Llandrinio Hall kitchenThe Llandrinio Hall kitchen (Image: Savills)

County Times: Giant chess in the groundsGiant chess in the grounds (Image: Savills)

Beccy Theodore-Jones, property agent at Savills in Telford, who are handling the sale, said: “Llandrinio Hall is a wonderful family home in the most classic of senses.

"There is an abundance of period features throughout the property and its location will be an enormous pull, with some highly regarded schools nearby and The Offa’s Dyke Path offering plenty of walking, riding, cycling and fishing opportunities.

"The sale also presents fabulous potential as a holiday let.”

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Sir Robert Peel’s period in government – as prime minister and in other offices – was a milestone for social reform. Landmark legislation cut working hours for women and children, created cheap and regular rail services, and reorganised the policing of London, radically changing society.

He was the son of a wealthy Lancashire cotton mill owner who was also Member of Parliament for Tamworth. 

His father was extremely ambitious for him, preparing him for politics and buying him his Commons seat. It is claimed that he told his son “Bob, you dog, if you do not become Prime Minister someday I’ll disinherit you”.

As Home Secretary, he also created the Metropolitan Police in 1829, leading to the nicknames of ‘bobby’ and ‘peeler’ for London’s police officers.