Hotel For Sale – Old Palace, Chester
Christie & Co is pleased to exclusively offer for sale the Old Palace Chester, an elegant 18th century palace located in the heart of Chester City.
The Old Palace was originally constructed in 1745 for Samuel Peploe, the Bishop of Chester. The Grade II* listed Property was completed in 1751 and was substantially expanded in the 18th Century and again in the 19th Century. It became the official residence of the Bishop of Chester in 1865 and continued to be used for this purpose until the 1920s when it was converted for use as a YMCA hostel. The YMCA occupied the property until the 1980s when it was converted to office use.
Following the acquisition of the property in 2018, a substantial programme of renovation and refurbishment costing in the region of £4m has been implemented to bring the property to its current high standard of presentation.
The Property sits on an enclosed and elevated south-facing plot extending to approximately 0.43 hectares (1.07 acres). Access via electronic security gates leads to a block paved parking area adjacent to The Garden Terrace, which leads down to a lower-level car park, with access on foot to the Groves and river path walk. Car parking for approximate 50 vehicles is provided.
The River Kitchen provides an informal/alfresco dining option with pizza oven and barbeque, with the terrace area capable of accommodating approximately 200 guests. The Property offers 23 bedrooms and suites in a very high standard, including a honeymoon suite, The Palace Suite, featuring bow window and intricate Rococo plaster work ceiling. There are two large function suites, The Ballroom and The River Room, with a maximum capacity of 286 combined.