Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Tantons Hotel sold at auction

PUBLISHED: 17:21 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 08:57 31 March 2014

The owners of Tantons Hotel in Bideford were fined £40,000 for breaching fire safety regulations after a fire in 2011.

The owners of Tantons Hotel in Bideford were fined £40,000 for breaching fire safety regulations after a fire in 2011.

Archant

Former hotel which has stood vacant since 2011 sold for more than twice the guide price at auction.

A PROMINENT hotel building in Bideford which has stool vacant since a major fire in June 2011 has been sold at auction.

The former Tantons Hotel on the Quay was sold to a local developer for a price of £242,000 at an auction in St Mellion, Cornwall on Thursday.

In December the Gazette revealed the hotel, which needs ‘extensive renovation and refurbishment throughout’, was going up for sale.

The building was put up for auction with Clive Emson with a guide price of £65,000 to £100,000, with the potential for development.

Scott Gray, auctioneer and regular on BBC’s Homes Under The Hammer, said: “This iconic and substantial former hotel was one of the star lots in the auction.

“We were expecting strong interest as it offers vast potential in a prime position in the town centre, occupying a large swathe of the riverside.

“Bidding was fierce before it finally went for £242,000 to a local couple, some £177,000 above the lower range of its guide.”

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:12

New feature film Winter Ridge scheduled for release in early 2018

Read more
Yesterday, 11:51

Police confirm the body of a woman has been found in Bideford following the search for missing Vera Barnes.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:39

Police are keen to identify and speak to two people seen in Ilfracombe High Street during the early hours of Monday

Read more
Yesterday, 10:56

Torridge District Council’s planning officers have refused plans for 21 new apartments in Westward Ho!, calling the seven-storey building a ‘visually intrusive design’.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:58

Organisations who wish to apply for a grant from the Town Council must apply on a form obtainable from the Town Clerk

Read more
Yesterday, 09:36

A North Devon woman who is currently receiving chemotherapy is determined to raise thousands-of-pounds for a new cancer and wellbeing centre appeal.

Read more
Wed, 15:50

Vera Barnes was last seen in Westward Ho! yesterday (Tuesday) getting out of a taxi.

Read more
Wed, 15:21

North Devon District Hospital has set up a special mobile number as it warns urgent works by BT could see its phonelines down tonight (Wednesday).

Read more
Wed, 13:57

The RNLI is reminding people to stay safe when visiting the coastline as lifeguards patrols across North Devon start to wind down.

Read more
Wed, 13:29

Barnstaple school ‘goes the extra mile’ say education inspectors

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications