Exceptionally elegant Grade II* listed Georgian country house in about 5 acres.
Exceptionally elegant Grade II* listed Georgian country house in about 5 acres
Currently a fine-dining restaurant with rooms & planning permission to revert to a residential dwelling
Existing main house
8 bedroom suites attic room 3 reception rooms hall 2 cloakrooms with w.c. commercial kitchen preparation kitchen cellars with wine cellar main staircase and staff staircase
Office cloakroom with w.c. workshop 2 ground floor bedrooms bathroom laundry
2 first floor bedroom suites with separate entrance
Proposed main house
6 bedroom suites attic room 3 reception rooms dining kitchen utility/boot room
Cellars and wine cellar main staircase and secondary staircase
2 bedroom suites 3rd bedroom house bathroom lounge kitchen study workshop cloakroom & w.c.
About 5 acres
Grade II* listed Plas Bodegroes is a beautiful Georgian house by the acclaimed Shrewsbury architect Joseph Bromfield and is one of the finest period properties in this part of Wales.
Over the last 32 years the property has been operated as a fine-dining restaurant with guest bedrooms which gained the highest awards from all of the leading guides, including Good Food Guide UK Restaurant of the Year 2003, and a Michelin star, which was held between 1991 and 2008 and remains the gourmet destination of the area today.
Retirement beckons for the owners and presents the first opportunity for a generation to acquire this equally pretty and impressive property.
Available as an ongoing business for those seeking a lovely boutique hotel and restaurant, our clients have recently obtained planning permission for the property to revert to non-commercial use as striking family home with ancillary accommodation (C18/0823/40/LL)
The property retains its period charm and character with beautifully proportioned rooms and many architectural features, not least the stunning vaulted veranda which extends beyond the principal reception rooms and overlooks the formal gardens, an avenue of beech trees and the grounds to the south west.
The third reception room, the dining room, has French doors opening to a magical walled courtyard garden, again with a veranda and a pond.
Its current configuration retains the general layout of the original design and therefore lends itself to a reasonably straightforward reversion to a country home. With its Grade II* listing permission would be required to make significant alterations over and above those shown, for which the current permission has been granted.
The covered entrance opens via double doors into a vestibule and the main staircase hall beyond. The elegant Georgian staircase has a delicate mahogany handrail on stick balusters and there is a cloakroom with a separate w.c. The front hall presently houses a bar in an alcove with an internal service hall leading through to the kitchen and dining room. Beautiful French doors open onto the veranda. Off to the left is the sitting room with its views to the gardens, a second entrance to the main hall and an impressive Antico Verde marble fireplace.
The main double reception room is currently the dining room and this impressive dual aspect room features a lovely side bow window. To the side of the main staircase is the second, original dining room and this has double doors leading to the walled courtyard garden and a door through to the inner hall leading to the commercial kitchen.
This hallway has steps leading down to the cellar with 4 chambers and a wine cellar. This rear hall includes a second cloakroom & w.c. and a back door in addition to a service staircase leading up to the first and second floors.
The kitchen lies off to the rear and is currently laid out for commercial use, with a second preparation kitchen which will make a fantastic boot room/laundry should the property revert to residential use.
On the first floor there is a half landing giving access to the rear section with a washroom and a dual aspect bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom and a separate shower. The main landing with its large roof lantern leads to four further bedroom suites, all with en suite bathrooms and one, with the bow window, having a bathroom with a separate shower and washroom.
The second floor has three further bedroom suites, two of which have separate showers to the en suite bathrooms. The lantern' room gives access to a useful loft storage room.
The property is approached by a long tarmacadam driveway which leads past a separately owned lodge house then meanders through fields with park fencing leading to a gravel drive and parking areas set amidst mature Rhododendrons. The formal gardens are a delight and are mainly to the south westerly side of the house.
My favourite restaurant in Wales and one of the prettiest Georgian houses I have seen.Mark Holden