The future of the community is at risk. There is still hope that we will be able to continue as we are, but details of what is happening to Brithdir Mawr right now as we understand it are as follows:

The process has been started to sell Brithdir Mawr to an individual who has said that the housing cooperative (i.e. the community) will not be able to continue after the purchase. Our understanding is that this person intends to run a retreat business and to own the land privately instead of safeguarding the place for future generations by putting it in a trust or similar (which is our ultimate aim).

Earlier in 2023 the community set up a buyers group which had amassed the funds necessary to purchase Brithdir at £800,000, the price the owner had originally offered and given the community until December 2025 to raise. Due to various reasons including unexpected ill health, the owner decided to continue the sale to the individual buyer rather than to the community. We do not know the current status of the sale (as of Feb 2024), but our offer to the owner still stands should he wish to accept.

We are still accepting pledges for extra funds from those who wish to be involved as the individual buyer has offered £1,000,000 so we feel that we want to be able to match that amount.

If you want to be kept informed of updates, if you want to talk to us about any of this or if you can help us out in any way please do send an email to

Diolch yn Fawr!

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