Whitby’s Grade-II listed Sneaton Castle up for sale

Whitby's historic Sneaton Castle and St. Hilda's Priory have been put on the market for the first time since 1915.

September 19, 2018

Whitby's historic Sneaton Castle and St. Hilda's Priory have been put on the market for the first time since 1915. 

JLL has been appointed to sell both properties which are located 1.5 miles west of Whitby town centre surrounded by open farmland off Castle Road.

Sneaton Castle, is in part a Grade II listed building, and extends to around 59,136 sq ft in total. It currently provides conference facilities and holiday accommodation for up to 100 guests.

The adjacent St Hilda's Priory buildings are currently in use by the Order of the Holy Paraclete, who will relocate to a newly built priory on retained land to the west of the existing property early next year.

Charles Calvert from property agents JLL said: "Sneaton Castle represents a unique opportunity for any buyer and we're excited to be bringing it to market for the first time in over 100 years.  Its proximity to Whitby make it more attractive both in its current business function and for potential re-development."

Charles continued: "Subject to the usual planning consents which will have to be obtained by the new buyer, a number of development opportunities will be possible, although as the property includes a listed building, any development including change of use must be sympathetic and appropriate to the built fabric of the building and the setting.  Both properties lend themselves to a range of possible uses including residential, hotel, healthcare, offices and leisure facilities."

Informal tenders on an unconditional or conditional basis are being invited by the selling agents.  Please contact Charles Calvert at JLL on 0113 261 6229.