Llanfechain sits in a beautiful broad valley on the border of Wales and England close the market towns of Llanfyllin, Oswestry and Welshpool and just 20 miles west of Shrewsbury. It is a quiet yet vibrant village. The Church, St Garmon’s, dates back to Norman times and reputedly sits on a circular pre Christian pagan site at the centre of the village. The River Cain runs through the village where otter and a myriad of bird life flourish. The village has an ancient Motte & Bailey fort: Domen Gastell; and a pub, The Plas y Dinas, constructed in the 16th century, where one can dine in style. A Memorial Hall, recently renovated, provides the social hub; a Village Shop, run by volunteers, provides for most essentials; a Recreation Area, including a Children’s play area and football pitch, provides a central park area on which, each year, on August Bank Holiday, the village holds an impressive Show; and there are a variety of Clubs to suit all. The Primary School, safely situated in the centre of the village, is well attended; secondary schools are within easy reach. There are many older properties and part of the village is designated a conservation area. The surrounding community area is essentially agricultural with some associated local businesses.
It is a place in which it is good to live.