Time warp south Wales corner shop closed for decades could be yours for £22,000 but you may need to be open all hours to get it back into shape

The contents of a former Swansea corner shop which hasn’t served a customer in decades has been revealed to the outside world for the first time years.

The eerie remains of the former shop and upper floor residential have been revealed for the first time since the last century when a valuer called by to have a look.

Sean Roper,  of Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions who are selling the property, said: “I could hardly believe my eyes when  I pushed in through the  front door and it creaked open for the first time in decades.

“There, in what was once a neat and tidy corner shop,  was the accumulated years of dust and decay. There were even some of the former shops’ rusting cans and jars from years ago. It was really quite spooky that it had laid undisturbed all this time.”

There was another surprise when Sean entered what was once the bathroom in the property.

“The garden seemed as though it was trying to invade the room. Plants have come in through broken windows and have taken up residence in the actual bath.

“It really is a place which is lost in Time. There are the tattered remains of the last century material curtains and even a really old fashioned style ladies brolley and mac hanging on a peg as if left there by a previous owner after a shower.

“The property, at 17 Wern Road, Ystalyfera, Swansea, will now require a complete renovation and modernisation.

“The versatile building would be ideal for a number of uses including retail with live over accommodation or conversion to residential, such as one larger family dwelling, or as two flats, subject to necessary planning consents.

“It’s a real time warp gem which seems to have has quietly faded away over time as the rest of the world rushed ahead on its merry way.”

“Where the  property is situated allows ideal access to link roads to the M4 motorway and Swansea and also to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black mountains. The local areas are well served with a good range of shops, and local amenities.”

The property is listed with a guide price of £26,000-plus.

The former corner shop is among some seventy properties which will be offered for sale by Paul Fosh Auctions in its online sale from Tuesday, February 2, starting at 12 noon and ending from 5pm on Thursday, February 4.