‘Hotel of the Year’ in Wales goes on sale for £1.5m


The opportunity has arisen to own the chic boutique Plas Bodegroes in Wales, just a week after it won a top industry award.

The hotel in Pwllhelim, Gwynedd has gone up for sale with a price tag of £1.5m just seven days after being crowned UK Hotel of the Year 2016 in Sawday’s British Hotel awards.

Described as a ‘restaurant with rooms’, the 10-bedroom property and its quality on-site eatery has won numerous awards under the ownership of Christopher and Gunna Chown, including Good Food Guide’s UK Restaurant of the Year and a Michelin-star.

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The Chowns have owned the property for the past 30 years and now feel the time is right to retire.

They have placed the Grade-II listed Georgian building on the market with Christie + Co.

Speaking about the award, owner Chris Chown had said: “We are a small close knit team and this award is a credit to them.

"It is a pat on the back to everyone at the hotel because it is judged on the gardens and the rooms as much as the food.”

Keith Stringer, at Christie + Co is handling the sale. He said: “Under our clients’ ownership the business has earned an enviable and justified reputation as one of Wales’ most outstanding and elegant restaurants.”

“Plas Bodegroes would be an ideal acquisition for an experienced and dynamic restaurateur to build on the phenomenal success and reputation of the current owners, or alternatively as a first class addition to an existing company’s portfolio.”