LOT 73 - Nr. Abergele

Kinmel Hall, St George, Nr. Abergele, Clwyd, Wales, LL22 9DA

VACANT - An Important Grade 1 Listed Hall and adjacent Grades 1 and II Listed Stable Block

Sale Price


Key Features
  • Construction was completed in 1874 and the property was designed by the architect WE Nesfield in the style of the Palace of Versailles
  • Comprising a grand central staircase, impressive formal rooms, a former chapel and multiple bedrooms, Kinmel Hall was originally built as a 'calendar house' since it had 365 windows, 122 rooms and 12 entrances
  • Range of outbuildings including a courtyard stable block and storage barns
  • Total Gross External Floor Area (excluding stable block) in excess of 7,432 sq m (80,000 sq ft)
  • Site Area approximately 7.09 Hectares (17.51 Acres)
  • Suitable for a variety of alternative uses including hotel, conference centre, educational establishment and conversion to residential units, subject to consents
  • In need of extensive renovation

  • Kinmel Hall is approached from the east side of Primrose Hill, around 0.2 miles north of the village of St George. It is about 2.5 miles to the south east of the town of Abergele
  • Abergele (2.6 miles) and Rhyl (5 miles) offer accessible shopping facilities
  • Rail connections are available at Abergele and Pensarn Station which is around four miles to the north
  • The Hall is located immediately south of the A55 North Wales Expressway (junctions 24A and 25) which provides links to the M53 and M56 motorways at Chester and Anglesey to the west
  • Snowdonia National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is around 25 miles to the south west and the north Welsh coastline offers various attractions such as Conwy Castle and the Menai Bridge
  • A ferry service runs from Holyhead to Dublin
Additional Information
  • To view floor plans cut and paste this link or refer to the legal pack. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bervMFL5VgiGFpmW6oNEdiMkiNS05Cfo/view?usp=sharing
  • These plans have been reproduced from the website of the local planning authority. They accompanied a planning application in 2006 for conversion of Kinmel Hall to a hotel. The plans marked ‘Existing’ do not necessarily show accurately the present layout of the interior. It is understood that various alterations have been made since 2006. These plans are provided for information only and should not be relied upon. Prospective purchasers are deemed to have satisfied themselves regarding the current internal layout of Kinmel Hall whether they have inspected the property, or not
History and Background
  • The present Hall is the third to have been built on the Kinmel Estate and was commissioned by the Hughes copper mining family. It was designed by architect WE Nesfield in the style of a French chateau and became known as the Welsh Versailles. It was completed in 1874. The adjoining Neo-Palladian style stable block is attributed to William Burn and was completed in the 1850s
  • The property was last used as a private home in 1929, after which it was converted to a spa for sufferers of rheumatism
  • At the outbreak of World War II, the Hall was requisitioned for use as a hospital
  • After the war, the Hall became Clarendon School for Girls, but after extensive fire damage in 1975, the school was forced to close at Kinmel and move elsewhere
  • The building was subsequently restored and used as a Christian conference centre
  • It has been unoccupied since 2000
  • The Hall occupies an elevated position with views across neighbouring farmland to the north Welsh coast
  • It is approached from Primrose Hill, by means of a right of way through surrounding pasture which is in separate ownership
  • The main iron gates at the Hall open to a large surfaced courtyard and car park
  • There is a quadrangle stable block with barn storage to the south of the main Hall
  • Externally, there are garden areas which include the remains of a large circular ornamental fountain, a tennis court and part of a sunken service driveway
  • The property is in need of extensive renovation
  • Prospective purchasers are advised to take care upon inspection
Local Authority: 
Conwy County Borough Council
PO Box 1
LL30 9GN
Telephone (main switchboard) : 01492 574000
Email for planning enquiries : cynllunioplanning@conwy.gov.uk
Website: www.conwy.gov.uk

The main Hall is Listed Grade 1, and the stable block Grades 1 and II, as being of special architectural and historic interest.

The property is considered suitable for a variety of uses including hotel, residential conference centre, educational establishment or conversion to residential apartments, subject to obtaining  all necessary consents

Past consents include the following:
Ref 0/37798 - Change of use from training centre to hotel (this was a renewal of planning permission granted under code ref 0/31469). FINAL DECISION 30-03-2011. Approved with conditions 13.05.2011. Expired 2016
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Additional Charges
  • Additional charges and fees might be charged by the seller and/or other third parties. You are strongly advised to read the Special Conditions of Sale for the Lot prior to bidding to check for any additional charges and fees and to check the addendum which might also (but does not always) contain details of such amounts.
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