Having been sold by leisure property specialists Fleurets, Plas Maenan Country House, in Wales’ Conwy Valley, has re-opened.
The luxury Edwardian hotel was sold to first-time hotel owner Jane Harris, director of Jagel Enterprises Ltd, late last year and opened its doors last month.
The nine-bedroom hotel had previously been owned by Mark and Amanda Richards since 2017.
Since her acquisition, Harris has carried out a refurbishment across the property, including restoring the parquet flooring and creating a new welcome area as well as securing permission to build an extension to the front of the property.
The new cocktail bar will launch in spring 2019.
As a newcomer to the industry, Harris’s journey to becoming an hotelier is being filmed for a Channel 4 documentary expected to air later on in 2019.
Harris commented: “I am delighted to have acquired Plas Maenan Country House, I think it was the property that chose me. It had a magnetic draw that you can’t see or hear but feel. I must express my sincere thanks to Lesley at Fleurets, without her none of this would have been possible.
“In the first four months of trading we plan to create more than eight jobs and also increase the bedroom count from seven to twelve as well as offer weddings by September.”
Lesley Watmough from Fleurets brokered the transaction which saw Jane acquire the hotel. Watmough commented: “I am delighted to have introduced Jane to this opportunity. This was an off market confidential deal that was never put on the open market. The hotel has wonderful views as well as superb grounds and I was aware Jane was looking for a stunning location where she could develop a business.”
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