If you go down to the woods today…

Those looking for the ultimate Welsh hideaway holiday home need look no further than a Holywell cottage in the woods, which goes under the hammer with SDL Auctions Cheshire and North Wales later this month.

Y Coed, Tan Lane, Ffynnongroew, Holywell, Flintshire, will be one of the most intriguing lots in the auction at Chester Racecourse on Tuesday 27 February.

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It is the first time Y Coed has come to the market in many years, and Edward Feather, senior valuer and auctioneer at SDL Auctions Cheshire and North Wales, is really excited at the opportunity it offers.

“Y Coed is a fabulous chance to acquire a dilapidated, single storey cottage in a remote location. In fact the only access to the property is via an adjoining field!” he said.

The site is about ten miles from Prestatyn and 16 miles from Rhyl in an area that has many holiday homes, holiday parks and leisure facilities. It is situated off New Road which can be accessed via the A548.

And it is the possibilities it offers with a guide price of just *£20,000+ that are particularly interesting, according to Mr Feather.

“Currently the cottage, which is vacant, sits alongside a detached garage and outhouses largely within a wooded area. There are a number of potential future uses, including possible re-development, subject to planning permission. The site also includes a large amount of land.

“If you let your imagination run free, this could be a wonderful holiday home in its own grounds in a beautiful part of Wales,” he said.

Another exciting development opportunity in the same neighbourhood is a former chapel near Holywell. Mount Gilead Chapel, Greenfield, Holywell, Flintshire, is an attractive two storey former chapel set in an elevated position on the outskirts of Holywell town centre.

The property already has full planning permission from Flintshire County Council for conversion to a single residential dwelling and has a guide price of £80,000-£100,000.

The chance for a fresh start is also on offer at Rose Cottage, Llanerch Y Mor, Holywell, described as a parcel of land extending to approximately 0.6 acres with future development potential, subject to planning permission. The site has a guide price of £20,000-£40,000.

Edward Feather said: “Rose Cottage is understood to have suffered significant fire damage some years ago, and the auction provides a unique opportunity for somebody to acquire either a comprehensive renovation project, or a site with considerable potential to re-design and develop a number of dwellings.”