Balustrade shows lasting appeal at lakeside retreat
A luxury lakeside retreat in North Wales is exemplifying the lasting appeal of Neaco’s balustrade systems, almost ten years after they were installed.
The property was greatly extended and opened as a B&B/Christian centre in 2009. Neaco’s aluminium powder coated balustrade was specified for the external decking, balconies and terraces, using glass panel infills to maximise the spectacular views over the scenic Llyn Tegid, also known as Bala Lake, in the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park. In 2015 the building was purchased by current owners, Robert and Ann Marie Moore, who re-opened it as Glan y Gro, a seven-bedroom B&B. In the two years that followed, Glan y Gro welcomed over 2,000 guests and rose to become TripAdvisor’s top-rated B&B in Bala. At the start of this year Robert and Ann Marie temporarily closed the property for an exciting redevelopment which has converted the accommodation into four luxury self-catering lakeside suites.
Robert and Ann Marie have transformed Glan y Gro with a host of new materials and contemporary fittings, including kitchenettes and double-ended whirlpool baths. Much has changed but Neaco’s balustrade – renowned for maintenance-free durability and enduring aesthetic quality – has been retained as an integral feature of the new luxury retreat. What’s more, Robert and Ann Marie have decided to specify additional Neaco balustrade for a new balcony which forms part of their redevelopment project.
Robert explained his decision to retain and extend the use of Neaco’s balustrade:
“As part of this project we had additional balcony built so that each suite had direct access to its own balcony, thus improving the whole offering. Naturally the balustrade already fitted is ideal in affording a degree of protection from the elements whilst having minimal impact on the glorious views we are blessed with. It was an obvious decision to order the additional balustrade from Neaco.”
With the project now complete, Robert and Ann Marie have started to take bookings again. Take a look at their website to see the results of the stunning transformation at Glan y Gro – http://www.glan-y-gro.com/