The Chesterfield Hotel, formerly the Station Hotel, opened in 1877 and closed in 2015 after the previous company which owned it went bust. Prestige bought the hotel for £900,000 in April 2017 and is understood to have spent up to £300,000 on repair and refurbishment work. Sadly refurbishment cost's are way too high for the company and abandoned the idea of doing it up. It was being marketed as a former 73-bedroom hotel with “extensive function and leisure facilities”, including a swimming pool and gym, large car park and “development potential”, with a guide price of £1.25 million. sadly no takers yet and plans are to either turn it into student accommodation or to knock it down by the council.
Despite the hotel's central location, we found it very simple which differed to what we heard later down the line, with rumours of upped security and police checks. The easy nature of the property did leave us feeling unnerved whilst inside, because it meant that others wouldn't find it hard either and as there was so many intact beds, it was almost bizarre that we didn't encounter any squatters. We did see two sets of people wandering around, one being a middle-aged man who didn't see us and the other being a sound group of lads casually exploring. Nevertheless, there was some nice features and it was impressive to see how they crammed in the swimming pool into the dated building. Visited with @jtza .
Starting off in the lower floor bars and leisure facilities near the main entrance.
Heading upstairs, here are some examples of rooms to finish. Some were strangely laid out, probably explained by the many additions that have undergone on the hotel over the years.
Here is the link to our documentary styled video filmed at the hotel. We cover the property's past, present and future through cinematics and narration: