Plans have been submitted to turn a historic Dundee jute baron’s mansion into a boutique hotel, according to a report on the Evening Telegraph.
If approved, the conversion of Taypark House on Perth Road in the West End would create more than a dozen new jobs.
The proposal for the listed building, which has been used as medical offices, a nursing home and an NCR guest house, could restore its original lay
In a statement to planning officials, Ritchie Hawkins, who also owns the Balgowan House B&B, said: “It is our proposal to restore Taypark House to its former glory and offer a private boutique guest house offering eight bedroom suites over the first and second floors.
“Each will boast their own large ensuite bathroom tastefully fitted out in period Victorian style," he continued.
“Most bedrooms take full advantage of the 180-degree panoramic views across the botanical gardens towards the River Tay and Fife beyond.
“It is our vision to offer residents and visitors to Dundee the opportunity to visit and stay in one the finest remaining examples of a jute baron’s mansion and, following the discovery of the original plans, it will be restored to the original room layouts but with a modern twist of exciting lighting, furnishings and period-colour palette.”
The house was originally built as a home for Alexander Low, of Hillbank Works.