Notorious house where three generations of the same family were murdered is up for sale

A house where three generations of the same family were killed 23 years ago is up for sale.

The three-bed semi-detached property in Clydach, a village in the Swansea Valley, is on the market for offers over £175,000.

The home belonged to 34-year-old Mandy Power, her 80-year-old mum Doris and her two young daughters Katie, 10 and Emily, eight.

On June 27, 1999, the family were murdered and the house was set alight in an effort to destroy evidence prompting the biggest murder investigation ever by a Welsh police force.

However, the attempt to destroy evidence was unsuccessful after firefighters arrived on the scene swiftly and were able to get the blaze under control.

The investigation led to the conviction of David Morris who was in a sexual relationship with Ms Power, he has however maintained his innocence, reports WalesOnline.

A bid to take his case to the Court of Appeal was rejected in 2018 by the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

But in 2021 South Wales Police opened the way for a review of fresh claims raised by his lawyers.

It came after a BBC documentary aired in October 2020, which identified two potential new witnesses on the night the family were killed.

The documentary featured the alleged sightings of two men in the vicinity of the home on the night of the murder.

A spokesman for South Wales Police added: “In January, 2021, South Wales Police announced an investigative assessment of specific areas referred to by legal representatives of David Morris.

“This work has also included following up potential new witnesses identified in a BBC Wales Investigates programme on the case.

“As part of this work, detectives have spoken to both witnesses and the Crown Prosecution Service has advised that no information has been provided which undermines the conviction of David Morris.”

But Morris’ family have been behind a long-running campaign to clear his name, and continue to do so despite his death from natural causes in August 2021 aged 59, whilst in prison serving a minimum of 32 years at HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire.

Mandy’s family believe that the right man was convicted of the killings.

It’s not the first time the property has been on the market, it was previously put up for sale in 2003 when it sold for £48,000 and since then the house has been extended and renovated to create a larger than average semi-detached house with three double-bedrooms, a family bathroom and cloakroom, and three spacious reception rooms.

The front garden has an elevated position and a place to sit out on the front terrace. The hall flows into the front reception room that includes an ornate period fireplace and LED strip lighting hiding behind the picture rails.

The second reception room forms part of a broken-plan rear area, and offers a cosy place to sit by the log burner next to a contemporary, glossy kitchen that looks out onto the garden, as well as into this extra lounge area.

To the rear is a bonus dining room within an extension that leads out into the garden via a bank of glass bi-fold doors onto a patio area. Then a set of steps lead to a level of grass before reaching a garden bar, complete with deck, seating area and fish pond outside.

Inside the bonus building is a bar with fridges, television and a place for visitors to sit and watch the drinks being poured, and a lounge area with table and built-in seating and LED lighting. The house also offers roof solar panels at the rear of the property.