Llanfair Talhaiarn


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Melai Barns comprise an extended range of former agricultural estate buildings of significant architectural merit arranged around a small courtyard adjacent to Melai Farmhouse. The buildings are substantially constructed from solid stone elevations situated beneath slated roof structures which have received favourable Planning Permission for the conversion into six individual dwelling houses, together with the demolition of redundant buildings and erection of garages and store rooms.

Situated in a delightful rural area the barns are within easy reach of Abergele, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, with the market towns of Llanrwst and Betws Y Coed also nearby.

An exceptional and rare opportunity to purchase an attractive development project.


The property is situated midway between Llanfair Talhaiarn and Llangernyw on the minor classification road adjacent to Melai, a former agricultural estate in the upper Elwy Valley. The A548 Abergele to Llanrwst Road is nearby and there is also good access onto the B5382 road between the villages of Llangernyw and Llansannan. The area comprises a most attractive rural location of scattered hamlets, farms and homesteads set within the broad valley with adjacent hillsides providing an attractive backdrop.


The development comprises an attractive courtyard of agricultural buildings thought to have been constructed in the early 1800's and which have been listed by CADW as being of Significant Architectural and Historical Importance.

The principal buildings are approached over a small bridge across Nant Melai and have a central arch with clock tower above with wings either side providing two new dwellings. A further range of similar buildings are situated to the rear, which also benefit from Planning Permission for two dwellings and there are further outbuildings adjacent to the roadside which provide a further two buildings bringing the total compliment to six individual units.

All the buildings are constructed from solid stone elevations with the majority having slated roof structures and a variety of window and door openings relevant to the age and style of the property. A variety of modern outbuildings are situated around the barns have received consent for demolition and there is permission for the erection of new garages and store buildings, together with other enabling works.


Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent has been granted by Conwy County Borough Council for the conversion of the buildings into six individual dwelling houses, together with enabling works. Consent was granted on the 19th July 2012 under Application Nos 0/38145 and 0/13846 and have been made subject to numerous conditions which are contained within the decision documents.

All relevant documents can be viewed from the Conwy Borough Council Planning website, together with other supporting details. Alternatively a copy of the documents (as provided by the client) is available for inspection at our Abergele Office during normal working hours.


We understand that basic services are connected to the site, however it would be necessary for all potential purchasers to make full and detailed enquiries with the relevant statutory service provider regarding their location and capacity.


The site has direct access onto the minor classification road adjacent to Melai Farmhouse, which is a public highway maintained at Council expense. Access to the courtyard is over a stone bridge and opens onto a forecourt area from which access is available. Further access is available from the adjoining road as shown within the plans.


The individual barns will be offered for sale by Private Treaty subject to the benefit of the Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent. Alternatively the site could be purchased as a whole providing a comprehensive development opportunity. All the properties will be offered for sale subject to relevant conditions that may be required by Solicitors during the preparation of the contract.


The property can be viewed during normal daylight hours subject to interested parties having confirmed their intention to visit the property with the Agents prior to carrying out their inspection. All interested parties are requested to be in possession of a copy of the Sales Details, which should be made available for inspection if challenged either by the owner or Agent at the time the viewing is undertaken. Should an accompanied viewing be required this would need to be arranged with the Agents in advance.


The buildings and adjoining land comprise former agricultural buildings where some decay and disrepair is in evidence, the floor and ground surfaces are uneven and there are other potential hazards present. All persons undertaking an inspection by themselves or accompanied do so entirely at their own risk and under no circumstance should access be taken if the area is considered to be unsafe. Jones Peckover are unable to accept any responsibility for any claim resulting from an inspection of the property.


These have been carefully prepared and are believed to be correct, but interested parties must satisfy themselves as to the correctness of the statements within them. No person in the employment of Jones Peckover, the Agents, has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property, and these particulars do not constitute an offer or contract. Certain boundary lines may not accord with those identified on the plans accompanying this brochure and some internal divisions may have been removed since the Ordnance Survey compiled the relevant Map Editions.


The property is sold subject to all rights, including rights of way whether public or private, light support, drainage, water and all existing wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water, gas and electricity supplies; and other rights and obligations; quasi-easements and restrictive covenants; and all existing wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, wires, drains, water, gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not. The property is conveyed subject to all matters revealed in the title accompanying the contracts of sale.


Messrs Jones Peckover for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of the property whose agents they are, give notice that:-

1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and do not constitute part of an offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

3. No person in the employment of Messrs Jones Peckover has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.


Proceed out of Abergele on the Llanfair Road. On approaching the village of Llanfair TH proceed over the stone river bridge and bear immediately right. Continue along this road for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right at Pont Melai and the buildings will be found a short distance on the left identified by means of our For Sale Board.

A plan showing the location of the property is attached to these sales details for ease of reference.

Money Laundering

The successful purchaser will be required to produce adequate identification to prove their identity within the terms of the Money Laundering Regulations. Appropriate examples include: Passport, Photo Driving Licence and a recent Utility Bill.

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