Fire-damaged landmark hotel removed from auction due to lack of interest

The former Bridge House Hotel, Catterick Bridge.

A landmark former hotel has been removed from auction after no potential bidders came forward.

A fresh attempt to sell the Bridge House Hotel, at Catterick Bridge, au auction was due to be made this week.

However, the property was removed from the sale after no potential bidders registered.

The auction was the latest attempt by the owners to sell the property, which has stood empty for more than six years.

The property had a guide price of £300,000 at the last auction attempt in April.

The former 15-bedroom pub, restaurant and hotel was badly damaged by fire in February 2014 and restoration work has never taken place.

Gemma Taylor. of joint auctioneers Taylor Estates, confirmed the property was removed from the auction after nobody registered to bid on it.

She said they were waiting for “a couple of offers” to come in, although she admitted a sale of the premises was proving difficult, especially due to the impact of the pandemic on commercial property sales.

She added: “The market is tough at the moment, especially for hotels and restaurants, and we’re working with the owner to decide what the best thing to do is.

“We are aware of the state of the building and we’re doing everything possible to get it through but the current climate means it’s impossible.”

The building was built in the 17th century and was formerly known as the George and Dragon Inn. It was also a private house in late 1700s to early 1800s.

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  1. Why are Richmondshire District Council currently considering plans for a new 40 bed hotel on a Greenfield site in Leyburn when there is this available existing site to develop 12 miles away?

  2. In what world is a 15 bed hotel at Catterick Bridge worth £300K. You would struggle to give it away.

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