Plan for £2.3m refurbishment for Sandringham hotel revealed
- By Elaine Bird
- 09 December 2019
Full plans have been submitted to West Norfolk Council detailing an extensive refurbishment of the Park House Hotel in Sandringham.
Permission is being sought for the revamp, including:
- An increase in the number of rooms from 16 to 26 and the existing bedrooms refurbished
- Three new lifts – they are replacing an existing lift to meet modern standards and are creating a new passenger and platform lift
- Enlargement of the dining/bar area and kitchen
- A refurbished conservatory
- Enclosing the existing external pool and creating a changing place, gym, plant space and workshop area
- Improving the landscaping so more of the grounds are accessible
- Increasing the size of the car park
The hotel will be closed from January 2020 for almost a year during the renovations.
Park House Hotel is a Victorian country house located within the Sandringham Estate.
Built in 1863 on the instruction of King Edward VII as a guest house and then offered to the charity Leonard Cheshire in 1983 by Queen Elizabeth II, officially opening in 1987.
The hotel is currently run by Leonard Cheshire and provides hotel accommodation for disabled guests and their carers.
The house was also the birthplace of Princess Diana.