Rhayader Property And Town-Why It Is In Transition

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Rhayader, in Mid Wales, is one of the transition towns in Great Britain. So apart from the natural beauty of the area, it could be a wise place to live for those who are concerned about our dependency on oil. The transition model started in Kinsale, in Ireland in 2003.

Transition towns such as Rhayader raise awareness among the local community about the utter dependency on oil. The aim is to find ways in the community to wean themselves off oil; however this has been quite challenging. Concepts such as self-sufficiency, sustainability, cooperatives, working with nature are central to the functioning of transition towns.

Rhayader is located right in the heart of mid Wales and boasts a stunning landscape. It is the gateway to the beautiful Elan Valley, lying beside the River Wye. The area is steeped in gorgeous, rare wildlife.

Today agriculture remains an important element of life in Rhayader, you can see weekly livestock markets there. It is the ideal location for walking, bird watching and mountain biking.

Historically it is known to date back to the 5th century; however it wasn’t until the 12th century that it started to be documented. It is the oldest town in Mid Wales and has always been a natural location for travellers and visitors.

A busy and historic market town, Rhayader got its name from the Welsh “Rhaeadr Gwy” which means Waterfall on the Wye. Today however there are few remains of the waterfall as it was destroyed in 1780 to construct the bridge which links Cwmdauddwr and the Elan Valley. Today it is one of the most populated towns in the county of Radnorshire.

Some people consider it to be the jewel of Powys. It is a safe place for children to ramble, cycle, ride their ponies and camp. There is a good community spirit there also. However if you are a typical city person who enjoys feeling anonymous in a city it may not be the right place to relocate to but could be ideal for a relaxing visit.

There is a yearly enjoyable carnival in Rhayader which is ideal for families and the kids love it. The town has its own leisure centre, as well as Gigrin Farm which is Wales’ first official Red Kite Feeding Station. There is a busy community arts project running since 1994, the Elan Valley Trail where you can walk through some of the loveliest countryside and the Gilfach Nature Reserve where you can watch badgers.

If you are considering property in Rhayader, there are two bedroom new properties there from £125,000. However there are many difference choices and if you need something bigger and like the period style you could consider a spacious period town house minutes from everything. Some people feel that Rhayader is one of the best places on earth! The property prices in Rhayader are quite affordable also.

Jackie writes for DIY Home Selling which is a UK website with free property listings. It contains a wealth of guides and resources as well as listings of properties in Rhayader and throughout the UK. Here is a good value property for sale Rhayader. http://diy-home-selling.com/properties/Wales/Radnorshire/4-bedroom-town-house-in-Rhayader-Powys-143?SecurityCode=vg5G2ym4P6mEV3S3wgr4dRM1V

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