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Sale of holiday business offers a new life by the sea

Fancy a new life by the sea? The sale of a farmhouse, holiday cottage and campsite on the coast of North Wales has been described as “an exciting business opportunity” by auctioneers.

Ynyshir Farm Campsite, Picton Road, Picton, Holywell is due to be sold by SDL Auctions North West with a *guide price of £1.5-£2 million at the AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester, on Wednesday 7 August.

And the company’s head of auctions North West, Andy Thompson, can’t wait to see it go under the hammer.

He said: “This is a unique property with a huge amount to offer and represents an exciting opportunity for someone looking to enjoy a new life by the sea while running a business in a popular tourist location.”

And it could be a lucrative business, too, with the combined annual rent from the holiday cottage, campsite and grazing land being circa £120,000.

The focal point of the 26-acre plot is a stone-built farmhouse which is approached via long sweeping driveway culminating in an extensive parking area with breathtaking sea views. The house has three reception rooms, a fitted kitchen, WC and shower room, four bedrooms and family bathroom. Outside there are lawned gardens.

There are also various outbuildings, including the separate holiday cottage which has recently been let to Siemens engineers at £3,700 per 35-day month. The usual rate is £150 per night for two people or £85 per night for single occupancy.

The campsite, which has a toilet and shower block, extends to four acres and currently has spaces for five touring caravans and 45 tents, with pitches charged at £2,200 per season for caravans and £35 per night for tents.

However, there is also potential to develop the business further, as the current owners have made pre-planning enquiries which supports the development of five new luxury lodges, 25 further units to be used for touring caravans or lodges, plus another amenity building.

The remainder of the site is greenbelt land used for livestock, rented at 75p per sheep per week, for 300 sheep.

Andy added: “If you’ve been dreaming of escaping to the countryside and running your own business, now is your chance, as opportunities like this don’t arise very often. This property has to be seen to be appreciated as its location is spectacular, being surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside and just a short distance from beaches at Talacre, Prestatyn and Rhyl.”

The site is just a 15-minute drive from the town of Holywell, which has a good range of shops, supermarkets, coffee shops and services including schools, a hospital, several churches and a leisure centre. The nearby beach resorts offer tourist attractions including golf courses, amusements and an aquarium.

Ynyshir Farm Campsite is also within easy reach of the A55 expressway connecting to major road networks, making the site accessible for visitors and guests.

This is just one of the properties due to go under the hammer at the AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester, on Wednesday 7 August. There is still time to enter your own property into the auction; for more information or a free auction appraisal, click here or call 0116 774 7333 to speak to the auctions team.