Monday, 27 September 2021

An entire Welsh village for £1.5million? Oh, Beehive!

DO you ever feel as though you’re living in the wrong part of the country?

DO you ever feel as though you’re living in the wrong part of the country?

Probably not — this is Henley, after all.

But for anyone used to paying South East property prices, it’s interesting to note that recent weeks have seen an entire Welsh village placed on the market for £1.5million — making national news in the process.

Built next to a slate quarry in the Dyfi Forest on the edge of the Cadair Idris mountain range, Aberllefenni includes 16 homes set in idyllic countryside.

Local estate agents Dafydd Hardy are marketing the village as a property portfolio that will generate £65,000 annually for the purchasers.

So what will your hard-earned £1.5million buy you here in sunny South Oxfordshire?

Savills in Bell Street, Henley, are currently marketing The Beehive in Russells Water — a detached, Grade II-listed EPC-exempt house with 4,500 sq ft of accommodation in just over 1.6 acres.

With eight bedrooms, six reception rooms and six bathrooms, Savills say there is development potential subject to planning permissions being granted. As a special bonus for film fans, The Beehive is approached by passing the picturesque pond made famous by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).

Russells Water itself is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the Chilterns. The Beehive’s garden also enjoys an outlook over the common.

To book a viewing, call Savills on (01491) 843000 or visit the agency’s website at

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