Famous Georgian hotel in Knaresborough goes on the market


Last updated Apr 13, 2021
Newton House in Knaresborough.

One of Knaresborough’s most famous hotels has gone on the market.

Newton House Hotel, York Place, is a converted 300-year-old Georgian townhouse rumoured to have been built with stone from Knaresborough Castle.

Denise Carter bought the 12-bedroom building in 2011. She went on to win plenty of awards, including top spot on the Channel 4 TV show Four in a Bed in 2016.

The hotel tried to join a “sleep over to help turnover” campaign that aimed to replicate the increase in trade caused by ‘eat out to help out’ scheme in pubs and restaurants.

But the country went into lockdown a month later.

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Agents Carter Jonas in Leeds are offering the property on behalf of Ms Carter.

The description, which does not include a price, suggests the building does not necessarily have to be maintained as a hotel. It says:

“A rare opportunity to acquire one of Knaresborough’s signature buildings in the heart of the town.

“It is currently run as a successful guesthouse but offering a variety of potential different uses, subject to planning approval, including reverting back to a substantial private dwelling.”

The Stray Ferret tried to contact Newton House Hotel for comment but nobody was available by the time of publication.

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