A WELL-KNOWN Oswestry restaurant, which is the subject of a planning application for the creation of up to 10 homes, is on the market with a guide price of £1 million.
Last December the Advertizer reported the Dining Rooms – previously The Walls – in Welsh Walls was closing after more than two decades in business.
Owners Geoff and Kate Hughes revealed plans to retire and transform the iconic building which overlooks Cae Glas Park into housing.
But now it is being offered for sale by informal tender through the agents Halls.
The proposed conversion comprises seven homes of between two and four bedrooms and up to three new builds in the grounds with parking spaces.
James Evans from Halls said: “The Walls Restaurant enjoyed an enviable reputation over the years and closed only because of the vendors’ retirement from the catering business.”
Formerly The National School, it was built in 1841 by James Vaughan of Beatrice Street, Oswestry.
It was closed in 1985 and lay dormant for nearly eight years before it was opened as a restaurant.
According to Halls, a preapplication has been submitted to Shropshire Council for consideration.