If a change of occupation is tempting or a move to somewhere new is calling you within the hospitality industry, there are currently some very tasty options for sale in Wales.
From grand hotels to beachside B&Bs, from historic country houses to renovation projects of former hotels, there’s probably something for every requirement currently on the market.
And if you want to be pulling a pint or burning the breakfast bacon somewhere stunning, then the location of this potential new venture is a very important factor.
When you’re not working you can be immersing yourself in some of the most beautiful areas of Wales, from soaring mountains to award-winning beaches.
If you work hard within your new hotel, B&B or country house hospitality venture surely the least you can expect is that the surrounding beauty of the scenery can reward you every day?
Some hotels for sale can be a cosy corner of the country or coast for your guests to take a break, and some are beasts of buildings that can cater for large functions as well as meals and accommodation, it just depends what type of adventure you are looking for as the new owner.
In the heart of Snowdonia National Park this country house is nestled within arguably the most spectacular area of Wales, just a short walk from the picturesque village of Beddgelert and the Aberglaslyn Gorge.
The views are truly mesmerising and the property itself is a joy to view, dating back to around 1644.
As well as history, character and comfortable ensuite bedrooms, lounges and a conservatory, the house can also offer guests about 22 acres of private grounds including woodland to enjoy, as well as walking the surrounding mountains and valleys.
The main building is run as a 12-bedroom bed and breakfast, complete with fully-equipped commercial kitchen, whilst a separate dwelling located opposite is the owner’s accommodation.
As the agent selling this charming B&B, owner’s house and beautiful gardens surrounded by spectacular scenery says, If this property does not move you in any way or touch just a part of your soul, then surely nothing will?
For sale for £995,000, contact Dafydd Hardy at their Carnarfon branch on 01286 677774 to find out more.
If you’re going to run a business at one of Wales’ most beautiful beaches then a prime, seafront position is surely the most desired location.
Called Anchor Guest House, this pretty blue property opposite the beach at Broadhaven, Pembrokeshire can offer guests staying in one of the nine ensuite bedrooms stumbling distance to the Blug Flag seashore outside the front door.
Six of the guest bedrooms have sea views and two have a balcony to drink in the views when drinking a morning coffee or evening nightcap.
There’s a ground floor 50 cover Italian restaurant and a further 32 outside covers that get the best sea views when the sun is shining and the weather turns warmer.
The agent selling the property states that the current owner has forged strong relationships with 16 walking holiday companies in the UK and Europe and that the popularity of the guest house is reflected by its five star rating on TripAdvisor.
There’s the recent addition of an independent takeaway facility to add to the food offering.
The owner of the property doesn’t have to miss out either, with onsite self-contained accommodation or if not required, a holiday apartment to rent out as additional income. Find out more and see inside here.
The Anchor Guest House is for sale for offers in excess of £800,000 with West Wales Properties, call them at the Haverfordwest branch on 01427 762626 to find out more.
In one of Wales’ prettiest and highly desirable harbour towns you will find an opportunity to join the brightly coloured properties that litter the location with their visually appealing painted facades, at one of the landmark buildings.
The Castle Hotel is located in a central position in this Cardigan Bay coastal town, you’ll easily find it on the corner of the two main streets.
Known affectionately as the ‘iconic red building in Aberaeron’ the recently refurbished Georgian hotel, bar and restaurant is now looking for someone new to run it and cherish it, due to the retirement of the current owner.
The building has eight ensuite rooms all given Welsh names; Rhiannon, Catrin, Non, Era, Dwynwen, Branwen, Gwenllian and Angharad.
The restaurant on the ground floor has capacity seating for up to 25 customers and the bar seating is 50-60 or 100 standing according to the agent, who also states The Castle Hotel has a loyal following and is well-known both locally and nationally.
The Castle is for sale for offers in excess of £695,000 with estate agent Moran & Davies, call the Aberaeron branch on 01545 630051 for more details.
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Capel Coch, Anglesey
If grand first impressions count then Tre-Ysgawen Hall Hotel can arguably easily deliver.
According to the hotel’s website, the property was built in 1882 as a country mansion house and family home, owned by the Pritchard-Rayner family, who moved in exalted circles, not just in Britain but also in Europe.
Family members took part in the Anglesey Hunt from 1895 and on into the twentieth century and the post hunt dinner and ball was often held at Tre-Ysgawen Hall.
In 1996 a charitable trust acquired the house with the Rowlands family managing the business, who added additional rooms, function suites and a luxury spa.
The hotel boasts 30 bedrooms, extensive conference and event space.
There are 10 acres of glorious grounds to explore, as well as the surrounding countryside of the island jewel in Wales’ crown, the Isle of Anglesey – where you will find Tre-Ysgawen Hall Hotel at its heart.
The hotel, which sellers Christie and Co state achieved a turnover year ending 2017 of over £1.5m, is for sale for £2.95m, call the agents at their Manchester office on 0161 833 6912.
History and location combine at this substantial hotel, restaurant and events property in Denbighshire.
The Chainbridge Hotel was built in 1827 and became a popular venue due to its location adjacent to the famous chain bridge over the River Dee.
There are 33 ensuite bedrooms, a bar that can seat up to 50, a restaurant that can seat between 60-80 diners and further seating outside.
The site has a function room that can hold between 100-150 guests depending on the event and the configuration of the space.
There is one feature that the bedrooms and the eating and drinking areas share – that spectacular view across the river as the constant special selling point of this property in this special spot between the River Dee and Llangollen Canal.
The hotel is for sale with Fleurets for £1.8m, contact their north west office on 0161 683 5445 to find out more.
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Milebrook House is a country hotel of note from a number of perspectives.
Set in three acres of gorgeous gardens it offers relaxation surrounded by nature, with an absorbing rolling rural landscape as the beautiful backdrop.
Its garden boasts a large croquet lawn and table tennis for some gentle activity and fruit trees including redcurrants, blackcurrants, gooseberries, damsons, apples and pears as well as paddocks, woodland and a pond to discover.
The 10-bedroom property was built in the 1760s as a dower house to nearby Stanage Castle and has featured in the Michelin Guide and Good Hotel Guide.
The country house hotel was the former home of explorer and travel writer Sir Wilfred Thesiger and once played host to Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in the 1930s.
The country house has 10 bedrooms, a lounge bar area, a dining area that can be extended, and a commercial kitchen, and is on the market for offers in excess of £850,000 with Chancellors, call the Knighton branch on 01544 230387 to find out more.
Near Harlech, Gwynedd
This historic house with sea views towards Harlech and Cardigan Bay is more big than beautiful at the moment, but if you want to create your own posh property for people to come and stay, it oozes potential as a renovation project.
Located within the Snowdonia National Park, this substantial gentry manor house and converted coach house date back to the 14th century and sit in over seven acres of grounds.
The agent selling the property says being a property dating back hundreds of years you can expect to find charm and character by the bucket load, with monumentally thick walls, high chimneys and generous sash windows, all of which you can restore back to their former glory.
The house was given its Grade II listing by Cadw for being ‘a substantial sub-medieval and later gentry house, the seat of an important Merionydd estate’ and is said to have been visited by Oliver Cromwell a number of times.
Called Maes Y Neuadd, the manor has been added to over the centuries until it was more recently a 16-bedroom luxury country house hotel, with the stables converted into a self-contained dwelling.
Nestled into the wooded slopes of the Rhinog mountain range and well-located for the coast and countryside, history at Harlech and mountain tops throughout the national park – surely a perfect position for guests wanting a rural retreat that has it all, once you have completed the renovations.
The house is in need of renovation but the site can offer you 16 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms and eight reception rooms, just use your imagination and the hotel can be revived.
Time to find your tool box and create an important estate and exclusive, beautiful rural retreat once more.
Maes Y Neuadd is for sale for £695,000 with Dafydd Hardy at their Caernarfon branch on 01286 677774 to find out more.
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