WHY NORTH WALES?
This charming area of North Wales is currently undergoing a major renaissance with investment across the region at record levels. While many visitors are attracted each year to the rugged and wonderful landscape of the Snowdonian National Park, thousands flock to the seafront resorts where summer bookings have increased by 66% in just five years.
Every year 300,000 holidaymakers visit Llandudno bringing in £90 million to the economy and millions of pounds are currently being invested into the town which was voted the eighth best place in the UK to visit. The region’s popularity has soared in recent years and it has been targeted by investors from home and abroad as a prime hotspot for property.
Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey and the magnificent castle town of Conwy are all close by, as is the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno and the proximity of the A55 facilitates travel further afield.
Llandudno is nearby and the beaches in the area are being constantly improved and are aiming at achieving the European Union Blue Flag status in the near future. There are already award-winning beach with 3 miles of golden sand, great for sunbathing on and beach games, or alternatively take a leisurely stroll.
The area is also easily accessible from England and Ireland via the A55 Expressway.
A few miles from Llandudno is Colwyn Bay.
Colwyn Bay has a mainline railway station and is served by the National and local coach companies.
Colwyn Bay recently had a £5mil investment – financed through national and European funding. The £5m Porth Eirias Waterside development is becoming a major attraction along the North Wales coast and already has revitalised Colwyn Bay’s seafront with a new watersports centre, shops and bistro. Both the Coastal Defence and the Regeneration, the two separate schemes along the coastal frontage worked together to form one finished product here. The impact can be huge here with increased tourism, and increased house prices expected – with more demand from retirees.
Other developments include a non-tidal imported beach – partly to act as a sea defence and partly as a new amenity – which will compliment Colwyn Bay’s original beach, a incredibly impressive, spacious stretch of sand along a 3 mile seafront promenade that runs into neighbouring Rhos-on-Sea.
Other local amenities include: Parc Eirias (the ‘Park by the Sea’) with a boating lake and playground, Colwyn Leisure Centre - a multi-purpose complex complete with swimming pool, and Eirias Stadium which currently hosts some Welsh Rugby Union matches, and big name concerts – which in 2016 for example included Tom Jones, Elton John, and Little Mix.
Colwyn bay also has a large independent coeducational boarding school called Rydal school. It is the only Methodist school in the independent sector in Wales. It is located on multiple sites around the town with a site in the neighbouring village of Rhos-on-Sea where it keeps its watersports equipment for easy access to the beach. Students come from all over the world to study here, with a strong contingent from South Africa.
So this area is very strong with excellent demand for good quality housing. Whether you are looking for a new home, a second home or an investment property, this is a great place to buy, and Oaking Developments will be only too happy to help you find the right property.
Rhos on Sea
Sitting between Colwyn Bay and Llandudno is Rhos on Sea, with a population of around 7,500.
This is a charming seaside town, with a lovely harbour and array of shops and restaurants.
With sea facing apartments selling for as much as £500,000 here, this is a sought after area – ideal for retirees.
Rhos on Sea’s greatest claim to be could be the delightful Harlequin Puppet Theatre.
Founded in 1958, it’s Britain’s premier marionette theatre, the first and only venue designed and built for puppets.
Another claim that Rhos-on-Sea is also famous for, is its role in the discovery of America.
We’re taught that Christopher Columbus got there first, in 1492 – but another version of history states that a Welshman, Prince Madoc, arrived 300 years earlier after setting sail from Rhos-on-Sea.
This place is a must to visit, with lovely seaside restaurants, an 18 hole golf course, and of course the nearby bustling Llandudno.
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