A VACANT care home in Tenbury Wells is up for sale with a £900,000 price tag.

The grade II listed Old Rectory in Tenbury's Church Street is on the market with specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

The extended home, which is currently empty, boasts a huge 23 bedrooms, a dining room, reception rooms, a kitchen, laundry, staff room, bathrooms, and a lift servicing all floors.

It was registered to provide accommodation for nursing and personal care for up to 28 people, and was previously reported to offer 18 single and five shared rooms.

It is set on a generous plot on Church Street, close to the town's market square, with garden space to the side and a driveway and parking to the front of the property.

The former care home is being sold freehold, the agents said.

Christie & Co senior business agent James Buist-Brealey, who is handling the sale, said: “The Old Rectory is an attractive property situated in a market town and offers the potential to be brought back to life as a care facility or potentially for alternative use subject to the relevant planning permission.”

The agents said the former care home currently has C2 planning use, and would be ideal as a care facility or for potential other uses, but that this would be subject to the relevant planning permission.

As a care home, The Old Rectory had been put in special measures when it was rated as 'inadequate' and found to be in breach of regulations by Care Quality Commission inspectors in July 2022.

But despite this, at its most recent inspection in March 2023, inspectors found that improvements had been made to the extent that it was no longer 'inadequate' overall and no longer in special measures.

At that inspection, the home was rated as 'good' in the caring and responsive categories, and as 'requires improvement' in the safe, effective, and well-led categories, giving it an overall rating of 'requires improvement.