NINE timber lodges could be built in the grounds of a luxury grade II listed building the hosts wedding, functions and conferences.

Proposals have been submitted by owners Northern Powerhouse Developments to Conwy County Borough Council for timber lodges to be used as hotel accommodation for guests at Caer Rhun Hall, based in the Conwy Valley.

The lodges, described as 'villas', will offer one to four bedrooms . The main bedroom will include an en-suite and/or walk-in wardrobe, a bathroom with a bath and shower, kitchen, dining area, lounge and covered decked area with handrails.

The area earmarked for the proposed development consists of a small woodland area, located at the Southern end of the Caer Rhun Hall site, to the South of the existing squash court building which will be transformed into a spa facility.

A planning, design and access statement report, on behalf of Nothern Powerhouse Developments, said: "The proposed timber lodges will introduce a new type of all year round high quality accommodation to Caer Rhun Hall and will form part of the high quality 'boutique' standard offered by our client.

"The additional accommodation will provide suitable accommodation to guests attending functions and weddings held at Caer Rhun Hall, meaning they stay on site rather than travelling further afield after the event."

A number of jobs are set to be created as part of the new developments.

The report added: "Once the Caer Rhun Hall is fully operational, including the provision of the proposed spa facility, it is estimated that approximately 75 per cent of staff will be employed. 25 per cent of these will be full time and 25 per cent part time (16 to 30 hours) and the remainder will be zero hour contracts and brought in to service events such as weddings.

"The proposed development will restore the active use of the woodland through a scheme in scale and design which retains the prominent trees and enhances the setting of the park and gardens through high-quality timber lodges.

"The re-use and management of the woodland, and restoration of the ornamental pond feature, will bring back to life an area of the park and gardens which has not been used or managed for many years."

The site was used for many years as a residential accountancy college. In 1987, it diversified into country house hotel and conference centre which hosted wedding, parties and corporate events. The college element closed in 2015.

Northern Powerhouse Developments aim to transform Caer Rhun Hall into a luxury country hotel and spa. In 2017, spa plans were approved as well as plans to change the build into a full-time boutique hotel.