A 15-bedroomed mansion that was home over 70 years ago to Wales’ very first Welsh-medium school has been put up for sale.
Plas Lluest at Llanbadarn Fynydd, Aberystwyth, became the home in 1945 to Ysgol Gymraeg after being a gentleman’s residence and mansion built in 1870.
More recently the mansion and a bungalow built in 2009, along with six acres of countryside, has been a home for adults with learning difficulties.
It has been placed for sale by informal tender by its owners through Mid Wales and Shropshire estate agents and property surveyors Morris, Marshall and Poole.
It comes with 15 bedrooms, six bathrooms, and five receptions, six acres of land and a 4/5 bedroomed modern bungalow called Brodawel.
Plas Lluest was a private mansion when it was first built in 1870. In 1945 Wales’ very first Welsh-medium school, which was formed in 1939 in Aberystwyth, moved to the mansion with its 70 plus pupils as they had outgrown their original building at the then Urdd Centre in the town.
While many schools in Wales taught through Welsh, Ysgol Gymraeg was the first to officially state it was teaching in the country’s native language. It moved to another part of the town in 1952.
“Plas Lluest has a rich history and offers new owners the opportunity to develop it and the bungalow for new residential or business opportunities, subject to planning,” said Andrew Turner, a partner at Morris, Marshall and Poole.
“The current owners have put the property up for sale through informal tender and we believe there will be a lot of interest in it due to its location and the land that comes with it.”
The stone built property has the potential to be turned back into a residence, converted into apartments or used for commercial use. The bungalow and six acres of land also provide other opportunities, all subject to planning.
Tenders for the freehold must be submitted to Morris, Marshall and Poole by 12noon on 11 April 2016.