Powys

Newtown

Newtown, known in Welsh as Y Drenewydd, lies on the River Severn in the county of Powys.

Newtown is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Robert Owen in 1771 who worked in the towns flourishing textiles industry, and went on to own some of the largest textile factories in Britain. Newtown's textile industry went into decline in 1838, following this, agriculture became the areas main source of income.

The town was given the status 'new town' in 1967 and as a result has seen a large population growth, changing its rural market town character as companies have established themselves and a new influx of residents has settled.

Today, Newtown is a busy regional town. It boasts an important art gallery in Oriel Davies, Gregynog, a stunning country house built by Lord Davies of Llandinam and a well regarded festival every summer.

Our properties

Newydd has properties concentrated in Newtown in Powys; spread over two areas within the town: the Vaynor estate, comprising a variety of houses and apartments; and independent living apartments in St Mary Close, which is adjacent to the town centre, on the banks of the River Severn.

How to apply for a home

Please click on the below 'Register you interest' button to find out how you can express an interest in any of our available homes in Newtown. You will be transferred to the Powys Council website with details about the housing register for the area, you will need to register with list to be able to apply for any of our homes.

Apply for a home

To apply for a home in Newtown, Powys, you must first register your interest with the local authority. They will then process your application and get in touch with any questions or queries.

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