Arts and Crafts style former Gwent valleys pub could become flats

An imposing, historic former Gwent pub looks likely to be converted to apartments after time was called by a previous owner.

The former Tilers Arms, Abertillery Road, Blaina, near Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent,  has been sold post auction by Paul Fosh Auctions. It had been listed with a guide price of £85,000-plus.

Debra Bisley, of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “The former pub and restaurant is a substantial building could be ideal for a range of other uses, including conversion to residential, subject to planning.

“The property sold post auction for £147,000. It’s believed the new owners will now undertake the current planning consent for conversion of the Arts and Crafts style former pub.

Debra said: ” The property has been stripped back and is ready for renovation. There is generous accommodation over three floors and also benefits from a cellar. There is a garden adjacent to the property

“The development currently has lapsed planning permission for a total of five flats – three, two bedroom flats and two, one bedroom flats. We have been informed that drawings for the five flats have been approved by building regulations, and Health and Safety has confirmed that work can commence on the property.

“Located in the town of Blaina, in the south Wales valleys, this property is ideally situated for access to Brynmawr and the A465 Heads of the Valley trunk road. The area is predominantly residential, and is located a short drive from the historic tourist area of Blaenavon. Offering scenic views of the valleys this property would make an ideal investment.”

“The previous vendor advised us that they made enquiries into planning for seven supported accommodation flats. It is reported that there has been a positive indication from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council that planning might be accepted for this.”

On the ground floor is the main bar area, restaurant, rear bar, former kitchen and WCs, there are five rooms on the first floor with kitchen and bathroom, three rooms on the second floor and a garden area to the side.

The next Paul Fosh Auctions online sale  starts at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 4 and ends ending from 5pm on Thursday, October 6