THE DEVELOPMENT

The site comprises a former 35 bed care home and is a grand period building of stone construction with a pitched slate tile roof and various large windows providing countryside views. The building currently extends to approximately 1,051 sq m (11,313 sq ft).

Full planning permission has been granted to convert the building into 8 large apartments which will range between 861 and 1,421 sq ft. We are of the opinion that the apartments are excessive in size, and have already had preliminary talks with planning consultants and architects to increase the number of apartments to 10, which will still provide spacious accommodation.

The development of the building and landscaping of the grounds will take 15 – 18 months in total and the aim would be to sell a number of the apartments off-plan, retain several and refinance to repay the investors. Those retained would be utilised as holiday lets due to the demand in the area, and would be added to the Northumberland Luxury Stays portfolio.

  • Residential Development Opportunity

  • Former 35 Bed Care Home

  • Planning Permission Granted for 8 Large Apartments

  • Desirable Location Within Alnwick Property Held

  • Freehold Planning Permission Ref 19/04800/FUL

The intention for the development is to increase the planning permission from 8 to 10 apartments and construct a bungalow in the grounds, for which planning is already granted.

The apartments would be completed with the same level of detail and attention as our other developments, with a view to increasing the ceiling on comparable prices in the area for high quality and luxury accommodation.

THE LOCATION

The property is located off Alnmouth Road, a highly desirable residential street to the eastern outskirts of Alnwick, which is 5 miles from the Northumberland coastline. The property is within walking distance of the historic town centre whilst Alnmouth Road (A1068) provides access to Alnmouth and the coast. Alnmouth Train station to the east is only 3 miles away, whilst the A1 motorway is just 1 mile away by car.

THE AREA

The beautiful historic market town of Alnwick has become one of the country’s top tourist destinations and has been voted the best place to live in the UK. Complimenting the town’s cobbled streets and its rich history is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK, Alnwick Castle, which was featured in the Harry Potter films as the set for Hogwarts. Next to the Castle is the impressive Alnwick Garden with it’s magnificent water cascades, rose garden, walled gardens and the world’s largest Treehouse.

PROPOSED GROUND FLOOR PLANS

PROPOSED FIRST FLOOR PLANS