Londesborough Lodge for sale
historic Scarborough building in the heart of the town’s Cultural
Quarter has been put back on the market.
Offers of more than £350,000 are being
invited for the grade-II listed Londesborough Lodge, which was
built in 1839 in neo-Greek style and subsequently enlarged and
improved by the First Lord of Londesborough in 1853.
He is said to have entertained Edward VII
at Londesborough Lodge in 1871 at a time when the footbridge over
Vernon Road gave him private access to the Spa Bridge and
Scarborough Borough Council has engaged CPH
Property Services to sell the substantial period property, which
has stood empty for a number of years and would therefore benefit
from some modernisation.
Londesborough Lodge is also considered
suitable for Community Asset Transfer under the Localism Act 2011 –
formal expressions of interest are being sought alongside
commercial offers for the building.
Cllr Mike Cockerill, the council’s Cabinet
Member with responsibility for land and assets, said:
“Londesborough Lodge is a spectacular building and nestles neatly
alongside Scarborough Art Gallery and Rotunda Museum. This is a
fantastic opportunity for potential buyers to own a slice of
Scarborough history and bring this building back to life.
“At the same time, we would also like to
invite formal expressions of interest under the Community Asset
“We are aware of proposals from the Tibetan
Buddhist charity, Kagyu Samye Dzong, which wants to turn the
building into a spiritual centre for the community; and there have
been other conversations that have taken place with other
“We will consider all offers on their merit
– this fantastic property deserves to be brought back into use and
it is a great opportunity for potential buyers.”
Most recently Londesborough Lodge had been
used as office accommodation for the council and then was leased to
Yorkshire Coast Homes before the housing association relocated to
It has the potential for a variety of
residential and commercial uses – subject to the necessary
permissions being sought.
For more details about the property, contact David Chapman at
CPH Property Services on 01723 352235 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org