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.
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.