Interest in transforming Hickleton Hall

Hickleton Hall.
Hickleton Hall.

A number of developers are interested in taking over and re-developing Doncaster’s Hickleton Hall, agents say.

The country estate, which dates back to 1745, was used as a Sue Ryder Care Centre for 51 years but has been vacant since the business closed in 2012.

The 64-bedroom property is on sale for £2 million and estate agents Hampton International said there has been “significant interest” from a number of parties.

Property agent Alex Harston said: “We have had a number of viewings. There has been interest in turning it back into a private residence, using it as a care home and also for a hotel and restaurant. Several companies have shown interest in turning it into corporate headquarters.”

The Grade II listed building is still owned by the Sue Ryder charity, which last year submitted a planning application to convert it into 20 residential apartments and 16 homes. No decision has yet been made.

Nobody from Sue Ryder was available for comment but a spokeswoman has previously said all sale proceeds will go towards helping people with end of life care at their other locations.

Expressions of interest are required by May 31. Contact 01483 498061.