Plas Bodegroes, the restaurant with rooms in Pwllheli, Gwnyedd, Wales, has closed, and will reopen only as a holiday let only in spring, its restaurant gone.
The 18th century, Grade-II listed property was bought by Chris and Gunna Chown in 1986 and held a Michelin star from 1991 to 1998 and between 2001 and 2008. It was Wales’ first star.
The Chowns are believed to have sought to sell in 2018 in order to retire but at auction nobody paid the ÂŁ1.5m asking price, despite the fact the council had agreed a proposal from the family to change the site from a restaurant with rooms back to a dwelling house.
Posting on the website, the owners said: “We would like to thank all of our staff, and guests from near and far who have enjoyed our hospitality over the years and made Plas Bodegroes such a unique experience.”