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Londesborough Lodge for sale

Londesborough lodge, Scarborough.A 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 Spa.


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 Transfer scheme.


“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 interested parties.


“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 new premises.


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
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