Daily Mail sings praises of north-west Wales village as having a ‘wealth of holiday homes’
The Daily Mail has sung the praises of a village in the north-west of Wales by saying that it has a “wealth of holiday homes”.
The newspaper said that there was “quite a buzz around Abersoch” and that it was becoming “Wales’s answer to Cornwall’s Rock” – one of the postcodes in county where house prices have risen more than £100,000 this year.
According to the Mail, Abersoch has a “yachtie scene, wealth of holiday homes and high street crammed with bars and boutiques”.
“Walkers can work it all off by following the path from the terrace to the Wales Coast Path, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which follows the coastline of the Llyn Peninsula,” the paper added.
More than one in ten houses in Gwynedd, which includes Abersoch, was now classed as a second home.
Figures published in July showed that almost half of the homes sold in the area were to buyers not planning to use it as their main residence.
Last month hundreds turned out to a rally at the Tryweryn dam today to call on the Welsh Government to take action on high house prices and second homes.
The protestors formed a line along the 600-metre long dam near Bala, on the shores on the artificial lake created by drowning the Welsh-speaking village of Capel Celyn.
The rally followed a Welsh Government’s announcement that it would consult and develop a pilot in order to tackle the effects of high house prices on communities and the Welsh language.
The proposals were branded by language campaigners Cymdeithas yr Iaith as “vague and uninspiring” and “the latest example of the Government remaining complacent while there is a crisis in the housing market across Wales”.