Midland councils are selling off two Welsh outdoor centres and a disused office block in a bid to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds of revenue.
Generations of Birmingham youngsters enjoyed breaks at Ogwen Cottage at Nant Ffrancon which is being sold by Birmingham City Council with a guide price of up to £400,000.
Meanwhile the authority in Wolverhampton is selling Towyn Camp at Pwllheli with a £120,000 guide.
Birmingham City Council is also disposing of a disused six-storey office block in Great Charles Street, with a guide price of £950,000.
Ogwen Cottage was part of Birmingham’s Outdoor Learning Service, which was scrapped earlier this year putting more than 30 jobs at risk.
The Labour-run authority said the service was running at a loss and being subsidised to the tune of £1.2 million-a-year.
Towyn was being marketed as a “former detached farm house and outdoor centre” on an 18-acre site.
A range of other properties from other sellers will also be available at the CP Bigwood auction at Villa Park on October 30.
They include the Grade II listed Red Lion pub in Soho Road, Handsworth.
Designed and built by well-known architects James and Lister Lea in 1901, it has been empty for several years and has a guide price of £195,000 to £245,000.
It is famous for its well-preserved terracotta tiles outside and real ale fans have spent years trying to save it.
CP Bigwood partner and head of auctions Jonathan Hackett said: “There is an amazing mixture – from once stand-out buildings to car parks; garages to a selection of residential investments.
“There is something for everyone – it is going to be particularly interesting how they go when the hammer comes down.”
Other items up for grabs include the 19th century Bloomsbury Library, in Nechells – on sale with a guide price of £100,000, but in need of repair.
The property at 195 Wolverhampton Street, Dudley, has a guide price of £135,000; the Fellowship Hall in South Parade, Sutton Coldfield, has a guide price £350,000; the former Woodcross social club in Woodcross Lane, Bilston, is on offer with guide price of £250,000 to £300,000; and a former play centre at 52 Aston Church Road, Nechells, has a guide of £100,000.
The sale also includes land off Lottie Road in Selly Oak whch can only be used as a car park.