TAKE a look inside a Grade-II listed former hotel which is set to go under the hammer this month.

The former Lonsdale House Hotel in Ulverston will go up for auction at a guide price of £550,000.

The building, which is located fronting onto Daltongate, traded as a hotel from the 1950s until its sale in December 2020.

In October plans to transform the hotel into 10 self-contained apartments were approved by South Lakeland District Council.

According to the plans, the owner purchased the site with the intent to convert it to residential use, for which there is an ‘established demand’.

Plans state the hotel will be converted within the ‘confines of the historic fabric’ to retain the external appearance as entirely intact as possible.

The proposal reveals plans to convert the building into 10 self-contained residential apartments, together with four letting bedrooms which will be fully managed, on a short-term let basis, as serviced accommodation.

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According to the delegated report, three letters of objection were received from a neighbouring occupier about the plans concerning: lack of on plot or on street parking, increased parking pressure for existing residents and alterations being 'at odds' with the character of the building.

The historic hotel is being sold with full planning permission for the ten apartments which will be built across three floors, with the option for further units on the lower ground floor.

According to Auction House Cumbria, the works have commenced with the interior being cleared to a shell specification and is ready for fit-out works to start.

The listing states that the property has an estimated gross development value of £1.3m to £1.8m depending on the type of development.

It is described as a ‘fantastic investment opportunity’ for potential buyers.

The auction will take place on May 26 at 12pm at the Halston Hotel in Carlisle.