Homes and guest house plan for ex-hotel
A former hotel and restaurant could be turned into new homes and licensed guest house if the town centre plans are given the green light.
The plans, submitted to Gwynedd Council, include the conversion of Barmouth’s former Lion Hotel into a smaller guest house and two four bedroom homes.
The hotel, which shut in 2010, housed a restaurant and 21 letting rooms.
But according to the applicants the plans on the high street would offer a form of accommodation not available in the area.
The converted business would retain its licensed hotel facilities, but on a smaller scale.
The design and access statement, accompanying the application by Stonewest Construction Ltd, says: “Due to the dereliction of the property and with the benefit of the applicant running two other similar businesses in Barmouth the historic and envisaged trading figures for the hotel as currently configured is uneconomical and unsustainable.
“Barmouth could not support another business of this type and size.
“It is felt that the design and proposals are a viable scheme of development in terms of the continued use as a licensed premises, guest house on the site and an appropriate scheme of enhancing to the facilities provided together with the improvement of the appearance of the premises and their setting.”