Rare opportunity to purchase slate works in North Wales

The yard at Inigo Jones 

Inigo Jones Slateworks based in North Wales is up for sale with an asking price of £750,000. The site spans around 2.9 acres and the listing includes a range of traditional workshops and stores, a modern showroom and visitor centre, café (tenanted until 2025) and farm shop, and benefits from extensive visitor car parking. 

Founded in 1861, Inigo Jones started off as a business making school writing slates. Over the years, it has diversified to offer products including slate architectural items, memorials and gifts crafted from indigenous Welsh slate.

The site is accessed directly off the A487, around 5 miles from Caernarfon and approximately 1 mile from the settlement of Penygroes. The A487 is the main North-South trunk road and is estimated to have some 9,000-10,000 vehicles a day passing at this point. The property also adjoins Lon Eifion, the section of the National Cycle Network connecting Caernarfon with Bryncir. This significant site offers potential for both a continuation of the current business as well as opportunities for diversification and redevelopment. 

In recent years, the slate works has become a tourist and educational attraction where visitors can embark on self-guided tours and enjoy view exhibitions which showcase geological phenomena, historical connections, intricate artistry, calligraphy and letter cutting.

The site is being sold through Daffyd Hardy and more information can be found here.