Conwy arts and crafts gatehouse lodge goes under the hammer


Written by: Edward Feather on 12th September 2022

Conwy Gatehouse

AN UNUSUAL and inventive gatehouse lodge by an important Welsh arts and crafts architect in Conwy is set to go under the hammer later this month. 

Designed in 1927 by architect Herbert Luck North, famed for his distinctive buildings in the Llanfairfechan area, the two-bedroom, Grade II-listed Penrhyd Gatehouse Lodge also has a large detached garage with a flat above.

The first-floor flat consists of two large rooms, one with a kitchenette and one with a kitchen and en-suite bathroom.

The gatehouse lodge, detached garage with flat, and garden, are being auctioned on September 20 and have been given a guide price of £175,000 to £200,000.

Edward Feather, associate director at auctioneer Pugh, said: “This landmark property offers a great deal of potential for investment either as a unique home or short-term holiday lets.

 “Penrhyd Gatehouse Lodge is in an amazing location, overlooking the River Conwy and with the small hamlet of Tal-Y-Cafn, the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre and the National Trust’s Bodnant Garden all its the doorstep.

“Conwy Castle, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay are all within a few miles to the north of the and Betws-y-Coed is just 11 miles to the south.

“Both Anglesey and Abersoch are also within easy travelling distance.

“With the boom in staycations, and ongoing investment by Conwy County Borough Council, the property is in a location that’s hard to beat.

“Subject to the necessary consents, Penrhyd Gatehouse Lodge and its detached garage could make the perfect dream home, or holiday accommodation - or both!”

Bidding on Penrhyd Gatehouse Lodge, and the other lots in Pugh’s online property auction, opens on September 20 and closes the following day.

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Ed Edward Feather

Associate Director

About the Author

Edward is an experienced property auctioneer with over 15 years' property auction experience and considerable knowledge of the North West property market. 

Edward joined Pugh & Co in September 2018 from SDL Auctions in Chester. He was also a Director at the Cheshire and North Wales franchise of the Auction House business, based at estate agent Humphreys in Chester, before its acquisition by SDL in 2016.