White Hart Hotel Owner Continues to Invest In Historic Uphill Lincoln

Leigh Pemberton House and No.7 Castle Hill

Tuesday 02 April 2024

Following the extensive refurbishment and reopening of the White Hart Hotel we can now reveal owner Andrew Long’s plans to continue investment in Uphill Lincoln.

To add to the hotel’s portfolio, a pair of handsome Grade II Star Listed Georgian Town Houses at 6 & 7 Castle Hill have been purchased by the Travel Sector Property Group. 

Each of these properties have an attractive south facing location just a few steps away from the hotel.

Andrew says: “No. 7, Castle Hill, known locally as Castle Square, will offer accommodation for up to eight guests (four adults and four children) to enjoy a luxury stay in a unique and enviable location. With exceptional views over Castle Square and down Steep Hill, it’s truly a local gem and a very special customer experience for leisure or corporate use.”

No. 7 will operate as part of the hotel, with the standard of accommodation matching the newly refurbished top-quality suites. The property is beautifully appointed and features a stylish cinema room, spacious lounge and dining room and a contemporary fully equipped kitchen, along with two large king-sized bedrooms, each with modern en-suite bathrooms. 

Guests will be able to stay at No. 7 from the start of June 2024 (bookings via the White Hart Hotel) and they can enjoy all the facilities and benefits that the hotel has to offer – including the 24-hour services of the reception and concierge team. 

As well as acquiring No. 7, Andrew’s Travel Sector Property Group has also purchased the freehold investment in the adjacent Leigh Pemberton House at 8/9 Castle Hill, which is also a Grade II Star Listed Building. Many will know this iconic property as the home of the City’s Visitor & Tourist Information Centre, which will continue to occupy the ground floor and basement areas of the building in this prime location for the long-term future. 

Plans will soon be submitted to create five luxury ensuite bedrooms that will also be operated as part of the adjacent White Hart Hotel.  

Dating back to 1543, this half-timbered building was originally a wealthy merchant’s house, before becoming an inn. From 1899 it served as the regional headquarters of the National Westminster Bank, then undergoing extensive restoration in the late 1970’s. More recently, the upper floors have been used as offices and Airbnb ‘holiday let’ accommodation, but is now in need of extensive internal refurbishment, as well as various ‘catch up’ external maintenance works.

Andrew added: “We will be significantly investing in the sensitive adaptation and refurbishment works for Leigh Pemberton House, ensuring that there will be an ongoing commercially viable use for this unique building, protecting, and enhancing its sustainable long-term future. 

“I am personally very pleased to incorporate this iconic and historical building within my long-term investment portfolio for Castle Square and the immediately adjacent Bailgate area.”

This phase of work will be taking place before the planned refurbishment and reopening of the historic Judge’s Lodgings, also purchased by Travel Sector Property in November 2022. 

Andrew is hopeful that the Judge’s Lodgings and former White Hart Garages at 2 Bailgate will be fully completed by the end of 2025, with construction work starting this Summer. 

In the meantime, the proposed additional hotel rooms within Leigh Pemberton House should be available from December 2024.

To find out more, or to book, please contact the hotel team on 01522 526 222.

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