Cambrian News photographer - Bodlondeb Care Home was closed in Janaury

CEREDIGION County Council chiefs are still trying to find a buyer for the former Bodlondeb care home in Penparcau.

Cambrian News reported “The property, which closed in January, is being marketed with an asking price of £395,000.

Priority will be given to purchasers who plan to use the building for a nursing home for elderly mentally infirm patients, a nursing home for residents with dementia, or social housing for youngsters.

It has been claimed locally that at least one enquiry about purchasing the site had been rejected out of hand by the council as another possible buyer had registered a formal interest.

The council said offers for Bodlondeb are still being encouraged, but that the authority was not putting a timeframe on when a decision would be made to allow potential buyers to put together detailed proposals.

A council spokesperson said: “The council is encouraging offers for the site following the decision earlier in the year to sell the site of Bodlondeb. The money from the sale of Bodlondeb will be ring-fenced to support the maintenance of council care homes.

“There isn’t currently a timeframe as the council wants to give interested parties sufficient time to consider the property and submit offers.”

Doubts have already been raised about the future of the site after members of the former Save Bodlondeb campaign, now the North Ceredigion Forum for Elderly Care, questioned why an operator for a specialist nursing home would come forward now after failing to do so before the home’s closure” here.

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