The former Southcliffe Hotel in Ilfracombe will be going up for auction next month with planning permission for conversion into 10 apartments.

A derelict Ilfracombe hotel left damaged by a major fire is going under the hammer next month.

The former Southcliffe Hotel in Torrs Park was left gutted by fire following the blaze in December 2011.

Most of the hotel was destroyed by the fire, which saw 50 fire fighters at the scene at its peak, but part of the end corner elevation remains.

Despite standing derelict for five years, the old hotel is being offered as a large redevelopment site, with planning consent for conversion into 10 apartments.

FIRE fighters battle the blaze at the disused Southcliffe Hotel in Ilfracombe on Tuesday morning.FIRE fighters battle the blaze at the disused Southcliffe Hotel in Ilfracombe on Tuesday morning.

The site is being offered for sale by auction on October 7, with a guide price of £200,000.

Tony Foster, of agents Webbers Commerical, said: "With the continued renewal and revitalisation of Ilfracombe we expect a great deal of interest in this site where 10 luxurious apartments could be built out, we anticipate local and regional developers to be interested."

For more information contact Webbers Commercial on 01271 347888.

FIRE fighters battle the blaze at the disused Southcliffe Hotel in Ilfracombe on Tuesday morning.FIRE fighters battle the blaze at the disused Southcliffe Hotel in Ilfracombe on Tuesday morning.