£295,000 . . . asking price for one-bedroomed cottage in need of renovation
A one-bedroomed cottage in need of renovation is up for sale with offers invited for £295,000.
Described as “quaint” by estate agents Beresford Adams in Caernarfon, the detached Grade 2 listed cottage “enjoys the most beautiful setting, surrounded by open countryside.”
Locals have pointed out the fact that the cottage on the outskirts of Waunfawr, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd has only got one bedroom for £295,000.
The cottage, is set in approximtely 1.8 acres of land and has “magnificent coastal views”, according to the agents.
It is the latest example of properties been placed on the market which are out of the reach of local people.
In the mean time, a thread has emerged on Twitter today with contributors describing how so many houses in their villages have been bought as second homes.
The thread, started by Dic Penderyn, states: “We’ve lost Abersoch haven’t we? It’s gone, they took it from us , and now they want Nefyn, Aberdaron, Botwnnog, Tudweiliog, Trefor……..etc etc etc.”
Morgan Jones adds that the number of in-migrants is “increasing monthly” in Trefor, Caernarfon.
Others claim that Anglesey has “gone” as well as Rhyl “but not to posh folk.”
Places named in the thread include Harlech – while Porthmadog is “on the brink”.
Llongyfarchiadau @mabonapgwynfor am gael ei benodi'n lefarydd @Plaid_Cymru ar Dai+Chynllunio. Bydd Mabon yn siarad yn ein rali #NidYwCymruArWerth ar argae Tryweryn yng Ngorffennaf a'n llofnodi’n galwad ar @LlywodraethCym i weithredu i daclo’r argyfwng tai: https://t.co/1F2IXEKQy7 pic.twitter.com/ODUsoNUD8t
— Cymdeithas yr Iaith (@Cymdeithas) May 21, 2021
One contributor said he does not know “half of the people in Blaenau Ffestiniog these days.”
And another said: “Even in Deiniolen and Llanberis only the council estates remain so that tells you all you need to know.”
One said: “I’m in the south and you see it around Pembrokeshire too.”
Ymunwch efo ni i alw ar Lywodraeth Cymru i weithredu ar frys ar ddydd Sadwrn Mai 29– unai drwy brotestio yn eich hardaloedd lleol neu drwy ddod ar brotest symudol yng ngogledd Llŷn. Byddwn yn protestio’n ddiogel gan ddilyn y canllawiau. Gofynnwn i bawb gadw 2m o’u gilydd pic.twitter.com/VEfSx4euun
— Hawl i Fyw Adra (@IHawl) May 18, 2021
There have been calls from some for a protest outside the Senedd to call for priority for housing should be given to local people.
Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg have arranged a protest on July 10 at Tryweryn.
And next Saturday, May 29, a group calling itself Hawl i Fyw Adra will be holding protest at Morfa Nefyn, Edern, Tudweiliog, Sarn Mellteyrn and Aberdaron.
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To many wealthy people, this price for a nice chunk of land with views is well worthwhile. As long as the original Grade 2 listed cottage isn’t touched, they can take down the later additions and add whatever glass palace they fancy. And they will have a nice “quaint” holiday let into the bargain.
Greed, greed and more greed…..
This problem has to be top priority for the new Welsh Government now. There is sufficient legislative clout in Wales’ devolved powers to do it.