Plans revealed to turn Porthcawl’s Rest Home into seaside apartments

A Victorian built convalescence hotel overlooking Royal Porthcawl Golf Club and Rest Bay has been put up for sale with planning consent to be transformed in a 68 apartment scheme.

The Rest, which extends to more than 52,000 sq ft, was built with the backing of Florence Nightingale.

Patients treated included survivors of the Tynewydd colliery disaster of 1877.

It ceased operating in 2013.

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The planning approval allows for part demolition of the site and the creation of 34 apartments in the main grade II listed building with 34 new ones to the rear.

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The Rest at Porthcawl

The property is being marketed by Savils and EJ Hales and they are confident they can sell the property, owned by an undisclosed private investor, for around £4m.

The development is set in six acres.

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CGI of the apartment scheme

Director at the Cardiff office of Savills, Gareth Carter, said: “This is an impressive Victorian building occupying an elevated position overlooking Rest Bay.

“The building extends to over 52,000 sq ft and recently secured planning permission for the redevelopment of 68 apartments retaining the listed façade and with a large element of new build accommodation to the rear.

“The architects have cleverly designed a scheme to give 180 degree views from Porthcawl to the Gower and across the Bristol Channel.

CGI of the apartment scheme

“The property adjoins Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, one of the top 100-rated courses in the world and rated the best in Wales.”

“We are already talking to several interested parties and we hope to be concluding negotiations during the summer months.”

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