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The Old Workhouse Plassey Street, Bala Offers in Excess of £85,000

Sold STC
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  • VIEWING SLOTS AVAILABLE - 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August & 5th September.
  • Grade II* listed former workhouse building.
  • Planning permission & listed buildings consent obtained.
  • For conversion into 3 storey 4 bedroom dwelling.
  • Gardens to rear and parking permits available.
  • Retains a wealth of original features.
  • Tender forms available from our Llangollen office.

FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER. An exciting opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building with full planning permission/listed buildings consent (NP5/53/LB67U) and 'Full Plans' building regulation approval (R15G/00987) for conversion into a most individual four bedroom property. The detailed plans available provide a unique opportunity for investors or self builders to create a stunning and most individual home. Sealed written bids are invited to the Agent's Llangollen offices by 12.00 noon on Friday 11th September 2020. Bids received will be deemed to be individual purchasers 'final and best' - no negotiation will be entered into after the time and date specified. For further information please contact the selling agent's Llangollen office.

General Remarks

Bowen Son and Watson are delighted with instructions to offer 1 Tai'r Aran in Bala for sale by informal tender. The property comprises part of a Grade II* listed former workhouse and retains a wealth of characterful features throughout. The vendor has retained the original doors which will form features of the conversion while the remainder of the workhouse has already been converted into most individual residential properties all set around a central courtyard. Detailed plans which have been passed by Gwynedd Council are available for inspection which outline the conversion with planning permission, Listed Buildings consent and Building Regulations Approval having been obtained. This therefore provides a rare opportunity to create a truly stunning property in this popular and picturesque town.


The town of Bala is renowned for its lake and picturesque scenery. It offers a good selection of local amenities while the road network also offers good connections to Barmouth to the West Coast and the well known town of Llangollen to the east. Both Llangollen and Bala offer a host of outdoor activities while the Snowdonia National Park begins at Bala and provides for a beautiful backdrop.


The approved plans provide for accommodation detailing the following:


13' 9'' x 12' 0'' (4.20m x 3.65m)

With stairs to first floor landing and doors off to:


4' 5'' x 7' 10'' (1.35m x 2.40m)

Kitchen/Dining Room

31' 2'' x 11' 6'' (9.50m x 3.50m)

Living Room

16' 11'' x 11' 10'' (5.15m x 3.6m)

Stairs to first floor landing

With doors off to:

Bedroom One

16' 5'' x 11' 6'' (5.00m x 3.50m)

Bedroom Two

14' 1'' x 11' 6'' (4.3m x 3.5m)

Bedroom Three

14' 1'' x 11' 10'' (4.30m x 3.6m)


8' 4'' x 7' 3'' (2.55m x 2.2m)

Staircase to second floor landing

With doors off to:

Master Bedroom Four

21' 10'' x 18' 4'' (6.65m x 5.60m)

Shower Room

7' 10'' x 6' 11'' (2.40m x 2.10m)

Outside & Parking

The property is approached via a secure gated entrance leading to the communal gardens and courtyard area which provide access to the main entrance. The landscaped courtyard and shared facilities are maintained by the residents management company. At the rear of the property with a proposed new rear entrance door to the Kitchen/Dining Room is a private garden area. Parking permits can be obtained for the council owned car park to Plassey Street.

Plans & Drawings

Copies of the plans and conservation specification for the conversion are available from the selling agent's Llangollen office on request or via the planning section of Gwynedd Council's website -


The property is Grade II* listed and as such listed buildings consent has been granted in line with the planning permission obtained. Building control have also granted 'Full Plans' approval based on the construction drawings and specification.

Site Services

Gas, water and electricity services have already been installed to the courtyard and branch supply ducts/pipes are positioned externally to the main entrance for future connections. A TV aerial is cabled to the roof. Foul and Surface water drainage connections are available to the courtyard and rear garden.

Local Authority

Gwynedd County Council, Shirehall St, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH. 01766 771000.


On entering Bala from the northeast on the A494 proceed straight ahead through the town centre before turning left onto Aran Street just after the Capel Clay on the left and opposite a garage on the right. Follow the road ahead then turn left onto Plassey Street and park in the council owned car park on the right hand side. The gated entrance to the Tai'r Aran development will then be seen opposite.

The Old Workhouse Plassey Street
Bala LL23 7SW
County: Gwynedd
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: LPS/ 0617

P: 01691 652367
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