A NEW holiday let could attract nature lovers to Llangwm with the promise of polecats and kingfishers– if plans get the go-ahead.
Applicant Aled Owen wants to convert a stone outbuilding at Glan yr Afon, Ty Nant, in Llangwm, Corwen, and has submitted a planning application to Conwy County Council’s planning department.
The outbuilding is currently used for storage, but Mr Owen wants to renovate the building with natural stone and slate, together with oak-framed black aluminium windows and a black fascia.
In a planning application statement, Mr Owen says the holiday let would be high quality, attracting both families and couples.
“We see our target customers as couples and families who are looking to spend their holiday in a high-quality property, ranging from people wishing to use the outdoor activities, which the area is renowned for, relaxing on the terrace, to wildlife enthusiasts given the opportunity to spot some of our abundant local wildlife, ranging from bats and birds of prey to polecats and kingfishers,” he wrote.
The developer claims similar holiday lets in the area charge between £90 and £225 per night and plans to rent the property for between £90 and £170.
The cottage will be rented out for 30 weeks a year with an average monthly rent of around £1,400, bringing in an initial anticipated annual revenue of around £9,000.
The planning statement says the developer wants to capitalise on the growth of environmental holidaying in the UK and claims north west Wales is in the top ten most popular locations in the UK.
Access will be provided by a track that, the application states, is suitable for emergency vehicles.
The application will be debated by members of Conwy’s planning committee at a future meeting at Bodlondeb.
If you would like to write in support or in objection of the planning application, visit https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Planning-Building-Control-and-Conservation/Planning-Applications/Planning-Explorer.aspx