THE Royal British Legion has put Byng House up for sale for offers of around £1,650,000.
The RBL instructed Colliers International’s Hotels Agency team to sell four of its coastal break centre hotels individually – which includes Byng House on the Promenade – or all four for a combined guide price of £4.175 million.
Robert Smithson, Surveyor in Hotels Agency at Colliers International commented: “Southport became popular during the Victorian era and has retained many features from that time, which are especially noticeable along Lord Street, the main shopping area in the town. It is renowned for its beaches and often described as the ‘Paris of the North’ or the ‘Jewel of the North West’.”
Potential suitors are informed: “Tourism plays a major role in the town’s economy and in recent years significant investment has been made in the town’s infrastructure including new sea defences, the promenade and tourist attractions. Apart from the seaside, visitor attractions include the Southport Flower Show, the Air Show, the Jazz Festival and the town’s nightlife, as well as bird watching or walking and cycling on Sefton’s natural coast.
“Southport is also known as England's golfing capital with easy access to six championship-standard golf courses including the world famous Royal Birkdale, Hesketh, Hillside, Southport and Ainsdale, Formby Hall, and the West Lancashire Golf Club.
“The popular tourist resort is situated on the coast of the North West and is easily connected to other centres through the motorway network, so would do well from a trading perspective.”