24-bed former care home goes up for sale
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A 24-bedroom former care home is going under than hammer, just weeks after it reopened as a guest house.
Sunnymeade in Crown Road, Buxton, will go up for auction on February 12, with a guide price of £700,000.
Auction House East Anglia said the building could be converted into flats, if planning permission was granted.
Its listing for the property said: "The site lends itself to other uses including potential redevelopment/conversion to multiple properties".
The building dates back to 1895 and Sunnymeade is its original name.
It was converted to a care home in 1985, and an extra bedroom block was added in 1989.
The care home, for dementia patients, was called Mead Lodge.
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But that facility shut suddenly in August, following a critical Care Quality Commission report which saw a bed block put in place at the home.
The owners then decided to close it down, and a bid to revive the building as a bed and breakfast was later lodged with Broadland District Council.
After permission was granted, the building was converted at a cost of about £15,000.
The main block of the building, which is 7,793 square feet (724 square metres), includes a kitchen, laundry and office space. All bedrooms have en-suites, and there is parking for more than 20 vehicles as well as a large, formal garden.
The auction will take place at Dunston Hall in Ipswich Road, south of Norwich, on Wednesday, February 12 at 11am.