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The Burlington Hotel, Sheringham

The Burlington Hotel, Sheringham - Credit: Archant

The Burlington Hotel, granted planning permission to be developed into luxury flats, is for sale for £1.5 million

The Burlington Hotel in Sheringham, which is earmarked for development into apartments, is for sale for £1.5 million.

The Burlington, which was built in the early 1890s with 24 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms, is for sale with full planning consent for its redevelopment into eight sea front apartments as well as a new build. But nearly five months after being first listed for sale, it's still on the market.

The property, on the Esplanade, was in Victorian times one of three large hotels in Sheringham including the Grand which was demolished. The Burlington boasts uninterrupted sea views and the proposed apartments would create a wing the same height as the hotel because a two storey block was never finished when it was first built.

The new development would be made of red and sandstone brick with a roof clad in zinc. Steve McDermott, owner of the Burlington Hotel, applied to North Norfolk District Council for planning permission and it was granted back in 2015. The building had to be redesigned, after the council's development committee originally deferred making a decision and despite council officers recommending the new plans should be refused, the committee passed them.

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Mr McDermott said at the time: 'The plans are a way of ensuring the main building gets protected for a long time because it will mean investment into the main hotel.'

In the Victorian era, the Burlington saw guests come from around the country, arriving by train but after the railways dwindled, so did the seaside trade and it, like so many others in coastal towns of Norfolk, fell into disuse.

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