Burley House

The former headquaters of home shopping, healthcare and education specialist, Findel, is on the market with a guide price of £2m.

The grade one listed Burley House in Burley-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire, was built in the 18th Century.

Together with a grade two-listed mews building and coach house, Burley House is available on either a freehold or a leasehold basis.

Scarborough-based Broadland Properties bough Burley house from Findel for an undisclosed sum in 2006, but Findel remained as a tenant until recently. The company is now moving its headquarters across the Pennines to Lancashire.

The main house could be used as offices or be returned to its original use as a family home.

Burley House was built by poet Thomas Maude in 1798 and has previously been used as a manor house, an hotel, a private school and a restaurant.

Mike Haigh, said: “This is a spectacular building, with a rich history.

“It has proved to be a very successful office building, providing excellent headquarters for a major company like Findel, but it could also be restored to its former glory as a grand family home.”

James Hill, of Broadland Properties, added: “The great strength is that it is suited to a huge variety of uses, from quality offices to a spendid family home.”

“There is also scope to transform Burley House into servied offices, which are becoming ever more popular as demand for space from small and start-up businesses increases.”