Formerly The Dining Rooms, Welsh Walls, Oswestry, Shropshire
Guide Price  £525,000

  • Unique commercial or residential redevelopment opportunity (STP)
  • Pre-application for residential development/conversion has been submitted (2016).
  • Approximately 6,600 sqft (613.14 sqm)
  • Total site area of approx. 0.75 acres (0.3 hectares)
  • Extensive on-site car parking facilities


The property occupies a prominent roadside location on the corner of Welsh Walls and Brynhaford Road enjoying far reaching views over the picturesque Cae Glas Park and neighbouring playing fields whilst only a short walking distance from the Town Centre.

Oswestry is a major North Shropshire market Town situated on the fringe of the English and Welsh border located approx. 18 miles North West of Shrewsbury, 30 miles South of Chester and 28 miles from Newtown. The Town’s strategic location on the Welsh boarder and alongside the A5 / A483 trunk roads enable it to serve a wide catchment area.


The much loved Dining Rooms or The National School as it was formerly known opened in 1841 where it initially catered for infant and junior children with the provision of headmaster accommodation. Finally closing in 1985 the property lay dormant for almost 8 years before it was purchased by the current owners in 1992 when it was then opened as The Walls Restaurant later that year.

The business enjoyed an unrivalled reputation over the years with the property now being available For Sale due to retirement.

The property boasts substantial accommodation throughout with a variety of characterful features including exposed brick/timber work and original tiled floors to part. Extending in total to approximately 6,600 sqft (613.14 sqm) set within a total site area of approx. 0.75 acres (0.3 hectares) the property is predominantly single storey with two small two storey sections with extensive on-site car parking facilities.

The construction of the property is of a gothic style with loosely coursed limestone together with dressed quoins and surrounds to windows and doors together with decorative finials and chimney stacks.

Given the location and proportions of the property, it is considered suitable for a range of alternative uses including commercial and residential re-development, subject to planning.


We understand that the property has had previous consent for Class A3 (Restaurants and Cafes) within the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.

It is understood that a pre application for residential development/conversion has been submitted (2016). The scheme involves converting the existing building in to seven 2-4 bedroom dwellings with the opportunity of 1 to 3 new dwellings to be located within the grounds. Further details are available from the Selling Agents upon request.

Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with regard to their proposed use with the Local Planning Authority.

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