The 'one of a kind' conversion worth £450,000

The former shed has been transformed Photo: Wales News

A derelict potting shed and greenhouse in the Brecon Beacons have been transformed into a luxury cottage, with a pricetag of £450,000.

The ruined Victorian buildings were home to squirrels, mice and birds - and nobody had ever lived there.

But country lover Trevor Thompson spotted the old sheds whilst out walking and knew he'd found something special.

The greenhouse was unloved and home to squirrels, mice and birds Credit: Wales News
The renovation took 3 years to complete Credit: Wales News

Trevor and his wife Suzanne sold their home, and moved their five sons into a caravan on the plot for work to start.

Three years later the project was finished and the family have moved into their home, which they've christened 'The Market Garden.'

We bought the house for £200,000 at auction and started the process of applying for planning permission.

The National Park had agreed plans for a two bed bungalow but we wanted to extend further.

It was a real family effort and I'm so proud of how the boys helped.

We lived and breathed the conversion for three years. We envisaged our dream home and knew all the hard work would get us there in the end.

– Suzanne Thompson
The interior of 'The Market Garden' Credit: Wales News
The family have lived in the house for six years Credit: Wales News

The family have lived at the cottage, near the village of Talgarth for six years, but are now putting the five-bedroom property on the market, after their oldest boys left home.

McCartneys Auctioneers and Estate Agents, who are selling The Market Garden, describe the Thompson's home as 'a unique property and a rare opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind conversion.'