The 11-bedroom hotel near Dinas Mawddw in Powys stands in four acres of delightful grounds on the banks of the River Dovey beneath a range of imposing mountains.
On the market at £445,000 freehold, the hotel is on a main tourist route to the Snowdonia region and hotels director Peter Brunt says it offers plenty of potential to develop the business. He said: “The hotel is one of those places where old definitely meets new. The mountains and rivers all around are steeped in legend and the whole place simply oozes with rather other-worldly atmosphere.
“At the moment the owner shuts the hotel from October to March but that could all change given its ideal position on the tourist trail and the large number of attractions in the immediate vicinity.”
Originally a large country house it is believed it was turned into an inn to supplement its income.
“With its gorgeous restaurant overlooking the river, two bars and gardens the hotel has plenty going for it – including fishing rights to the river.
“It makes a super base to explore Snowdonia and offers multi-seasonal appeal for climbers, walkers and mountain bikers.
“There is a lounge for visitors to relax in after taking in the walking and other country activities that the area is rightly renowned for and owners will appreciate the unusually spacious two bedroom flat.”
Historic haunt of a clan of red-haired brigands, the area around the hotel is steeped in history. It is just a stone’s throw from the mountain village of Dinas Mawddwy – setting for the creepily atmospheric 1969 Granada television series 'The Owl Service'.
Extensively refurbished after a serious fire in the early 1980s, the hotel now offers an intriguing mix of traditional and modern comforts. With eleven comfortable en suite rooms the hotel can sleep a total of 24.
Peter Brunt said: “Visitors are drawn in their thousands throughout the year to the beauty and charm of Snowdonia’s high Mountains in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK. Dolbrodmaeth is situated on a natural route for visitors to the National Park coming from the Midlands via Shrewsbury providing a constant flow of potential customers.”
The Riverside Restaurant accommodates around 40 covers while the Riverside Bar seats about 25 and also has glazed doors leading out to the rear terrace.
The Restaurant and Riverside Bar can be combined to create a large L-shaped room for functions up to around 80 people.
“Additionally, the attic space a very good flat has been created comprising Living and dining rooms, kitchenette, bathroom and two double bedrooms.”
All enquiries should be directed to Peter Brunt, Hotels Director, Colliers International on 0117 917 2000.