A new planning application has been made for the redevelopment of one of Penarth’s classic mansions – Ashdene Manor on Bridgeman Road.
The new Ashdene Manor application – proposes to convert the existing building into 3 apartments with new-build extensions of 6 apartments.
Ashdene Manor was bought in March last year by EWM Property ( a company controlled by the multi-millionaire entrepreneur Philip Day of “Edinburgh Woollen Mill”) for £1,250,000 .
Mr Day’s firm also owns the Holm House Hotel in Marine Parade Penarth, Gardenhurst on Holmesdale place and the derelict shell of the Edwardian mansion Normandy on Bridgeman Road – which is next door to Ashdene Manor .
The new scheme is by John Wotton Architects of Cardiff who designed the new Beachcliff development on Penarth Esplanade.
Ashdene Manor was originally built by Mr J.P. Jones, who was the contractor for many of the buildings erected by the Victorian entrepreneur Solomon Andrews in Cardiff and Penarth.
The house later became the home of David Hannah JP – a former colliery apprentice, born in 1855, who rose to become a board director of a number of South Wales colliery companies.
He was chairman of the Welsh Navigation Steam Coal Company and President of the South Wales Institute of Engineers.