Old Ban­gor Ferry House on mar­ket

Bangor Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Zara Whe­lan

THE old­est – and small­est – house in a town has been listed for sale... and for a tiny price too.

Po­ten­tial buy­ers could now own their very own piece of Welsh his­tory by bid­ding for the Porthaethwy/ Ban­gor Ferry House in Me­nai Bridge.

Later known as the Cam­bria Inn, the Grade II listed cot­tage was built in 1688 and sits just 50m from the banks of the Me­nai Strait with views of the wa­ter­front.

It goes un­der the ham­mer with a guide price of £10,000-£15,000, but the new owner will need to fully ren­o­vate it.

Nes­tled away near the foot of the sus­pen­sion bridge, it mea­sures 98 square feet and has just one room, ac­cessed through an un­der­sized door, with an orig­i­nal grouted slate roof and hearth.

De­tails of the last oc­cu­pants re­main a mys­tery, but it is al­ready hooked up to an elec­tric­ity sup­ply, though wa­ter and gas mains will need con­nect­ing.

Claire Blezard, spokesper­son for Auc­tion House, the firm han­dling the sale, said: “It has only just gone live on Satur­day and we have been in­un­dated with en­quiries since then.”

It will be up for grabs at an auc­tion at Ban­gor City FC on Oc­to­ber 5 – more de­tails on 01248 711991.

The prop­erty in Me­nai Bridge is up for auc­tion next month

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