The Buckley Arms Dinas Mawddwy

The Buckley Arms, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9LP

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Guide Price 395,000 Sold STC

A Grande Hotel Situated in the outstanding countryside of mountains and valleys of South Snowdonia National Park. Standing alongside a busy tourist route.

This six bedroom ensuite well appointed (freehold) Hotel has a large residence lounge, attractive public bar, entertainment/dining room, well appointed kitchen and preparation room and excellent cellerage. Extensive owners accommodation. Beer garden with exceptional views.

The Buckley Arms - the origin - a Grade II Listed Building

Constructed as a hotel in 1873 with a 'new fangled' building material the The Buckley Arms is reputedly the oldest reinforced concrete building in Europe and the second oldest in the world (the oldest is in Russia! that surprised me too.) Built by Wealthy Edmund Buckley (1834-1910), latterly Sir Edmund Buckley, 1st Baronet of Llandovery, MP, who arrived on the scene at Dinas Mawddwy from Manchester in 1856.

Wealthy Edmund Buckley (1834-1910), latterly Sir Edmund Buckley, 1st Baronet of Llandovery, MP, arrived on the scene at Dinas Mawddwy from Manchester in 1856. His uncle had bought the estate from the Mytton family, and on his death Edmund inherited it. He poured money into the building of a grand house (Y Plas) which was completed by 1872. He bought up large tracts of land and expanded the estate to about 11,000 acres, and also part-funded the building of the 6.75 mile standard gauge Mawddwy Railway, which connected with the main Cambrian line at Cemmaes Road. The railway opened around about 1866, and in 1868 Edmund was made a baron. He contributed much to the well-being of the area, sponsoring various new buildings and services, including this hotel at Dinas which was named in his honour - the Buckley Arms, (form some years known as the Buckley Pines Hotel). He became deeply involved in local slate quarrying, which for a time seems to have been profitable, and an important source of local employment. The Buckley Arms has several of the original architect's plans for the hotel and these are displayed around the building, showing that not too much has changed in the main structure over the years apart from the introduction of en-suite facilities, something our Victorian ancestors did not demand in their 5* establishment!

Sadly Y Plas burned down in 1917 having been unoccupied for several years, the railway closed and the slate quarrying suffered due to a downturn in the industry. The only remaining evidence of the grandeur of Sir Edmund Buckley is the Buckley Arms.


Freehold with vacant possession on completion.


Mains water and electricity
Oil fired heating
Private drainage.


The services have not been inspected or examined by the selling agents.


The measurements contained in these particulars are approximate and for guidance only.

Local Authority:

Powys (Montgomeryshire) County Council, Powys County Hall, Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG. 


Rateable Value: £3,000.00


Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agents Harry Ray & Company. Tel: .

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