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Floors & Flooring

Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Wales


Kährs Oak Ember has been installed throughout Plas Tan Y Bwlch – a resplendent Grade II listed Georgian and Victorian Mansion in West Wales, and former rock star’s retreat. The converted property includes 13 individually designed apartments, with stunning coastline views. Kährs wood flooring was chosen to bring a warm, rustic look, in contrast to the elegant, pale-toned decor and chic, contemporary kitchens.

Situated besides the Welsh Coastline to Aberystwyth, Plas Tan Y Bwlch was built by a Napoleonic War hero. In the late 1940’s, it played a major role curbing a typhoid epidemic, and was then a college hall of residence before becoming a rock star’s retreat for Uli Jon Roth – guitarist with The Scorpions. In 2007, local developer – Rheidol Developments Ltd – bought the mansion at auction and with main contractor – Lawrence & Williams – commenced a drawn-out planning and lengthy renovation process.

Plas Tan Y Bwich has been sensitively refurbished, retaining many of its original features, whilst benefitting from the specification of modern, eco-friendly materials. These include Kährs Oak Ember, which is crafted in Sweden from sustainable European Oak and features Kährs award-winning multi-layered construction. The three-strip design also has a tactile brush finish and a durable, solvent-free matt lacquer prefinish, which gives the floor a distinct golden hue.