Hind hotel is put up for sale

Hind Hotel  :Wellingborough:  Sheep St
Hind Hotel :Wellingborough: Sheep St

A landmark Wellingborough hotel has gone on the market for £1.3m.

The historic Hind Hotel, the place where Oliver Cromwell is supposed to have planned the battle of Naseby in 1n 1645, has gone on sale with specialist hotel property adviser Christie + Co.

The former coaching inn in the heart of Wellingborough town centre is thought to be haunted and has 34 en-suite rooms and 24 hour room service.

There is also a traditional restaurant and bar, informal cafe and four meeting rooms used for weddings, functions, meetings and family gatherings. Gavin Wright of Christie + Co’s Birmingham office is handling the sale. He says: “Our clients have owned the hotel since 2001 and have built up a fantastic reputation in Wellingborough and surrounding areas. Given the excellent location of the hotel within the town centre, it benefits from a number of meetings, functions and weddings.

The freehold is being marketed at £1.3m.

Last year The Hind was awarded £115,000 from Wellingborough Council as part of a Heritage Lottery grant to improve the town centre.

The cash was earmarked for vital repairs to the building. Wellingborough Council had been about to issue a repairs order on the hotel but that was staved-off at the eleventh hour after a meeting between planners and hotel operations director Shasha Khan.

Mr Khan said work was due to start last year although it is not known if the repairs have been made.