Luxury boutique planned for Wakefield’s historic Woolley Hall

Woolley Hall

A new planning application has been submitted to transform Wakefield’s historic Woolley Hall into a luxury boutique hotel.

Commercial Development Projects (CDP) has put forward a proposal to create a 88-bedroom hotel, with function facilities to cater for 300 guests, spa treatment rooms and a gastro restaurant at the Grade-II listed building.

According to the Yorkshire Post, the intention is that Bespoke Hotels would operate the new property, which could create up to 150 jobs.

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The building, which dates back to 1635, sits in more than seven hectares of parkland, and has been used as a college, wedding and events venue.

Woolley Hall went up for sale in 2014 with a guide price of £3m from its then-owners, Wakefield Council. It was purchased in 2015 by new owners who preferred to keep away from the spotlight.

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