12:31 PM, 29th January 2013, About 10 years ago
The former club house of an illustrious south Wales Valleys rugby club which is going under the hammer could be ripe for conversion, says auctioneer Paul Fosh.
The Llanhilleth Rugby Club building (pictured left), on Commercial Road, Llanhilleth, near Abertillery, is to be sold at auction next month (February 14).
The rugby club had been head quartered at the former Walpole Hotel since December 1975 until the end of last year, which was a week short of 37 years.
Llanhilleth RFC, which can trace its roots back to 1894, is now in a new clubhouse at the Workman’s club in the village. Meanwhile the club’s resplendent and substantial former rugby club building, spread over three floors, is on offer through Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions with a guide price of £38,000.
The property has a bar and lounge on the ground floor with concert room. There is a function room, toilets and store rooms on the first floor and four additional rooms and storage space on the second floor with parking at the front and side.
Paul Fosh said: “This is a very significant and sizeable ex hotel and clubhouse building, in the former mining village of Llanhilleth, which is overflowing with architectural interest. The three floors of the building offer excellent scope for commercial opportunities, conversion to residential or other redevelopment subject to necessary planning consents. The village of Llanhilleth is well connected with a train station that has a direct link to Cardiff and excellent road connections to Newport, Abertillery and Ebbw Vale.”
The next Paul Fosh Auctions sale, which includes this lot and 78 others, will be held at the Park Inn Hotel, Circle Way East, Llanedyrn, Cardiff, on Thursday, February 14, starting at 5pm.
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