Friday, 2 March 2018

Former Welsh courthouse for sale


I've just spent ten minutes trying to think of puns to introduce this handsome public building to you. But then I decided I'm not that sort of journalist. I'm more show and tell than quip and yell.
So, it's a former courthouse, in the conservation area of a Welsh market town. It has stunning windows, a lovely garden area, a beautifully proportioned court room, and its own holding cells.
And it's on the market at under £100k.
Here's the evidence.

The building is Grade II listed and in Dolgellau, within the Snowdonia National Park. The River Wnion sits across the road and there are views of Snowdonia's hills.
The property was sent to me by reader Tom who wrote:

I've just found the following ex court house in Snowdonia for under £100k. Still has the original holding cells! Must be of some interest....
Definitely of interest, Tom.
Rooms wise, it's basically one big room (the court room), plus a bunch of small offices, cells and a couple of toilets. Just over 4,000sqft in total.

No planing permission and you'd need to talk to planers at the Snowdonia National Park Authority about likely approval for conversion to residential use (although the agent does mention neighbouring buildings have been converted).

On the market through Warriners at £99,950. Details here and here.