Together to fund expansion of Grade II-listed gothic mansion

Together has provided a £1.45m development loan to the owner of a Victorian house and wedding venue in the Lake District.

Calthwaite Hall – a Grade II-listed gothic mansion – has been restored by its owner Tony Kenvig (pictured above, left) in a renovation project which included repairs to most of the house and the installation of luxury wooden holiday lodges.

Tony also made extensive renovation of the grounds and gardens to return the nine-acre site to its original layout. 

The latest funding from Together will allow Tony to expand his wedding business by increasing the number of wooden lodges on the site, as well as refurbishing Wells Cottage. 

The Grade II-listed former outbuilding will be turned into a one-bedroom luxury holiday cottage to complement the hall’s Old Carriage House, which was previously redeveloped into a holiday cottage.

“The support and funding from Together has been at the heart of our expansion plans to create more on-site accommodation for our guests as we enter into the next phase of Calthwaite Hall’s long and fascinating history,” said Tony.

Following careful consideration of Tony’s business plans and funding needs, Together agreed the £1.45m loan, which was secured against Calthwaite Hall and the village pub the Globe, which he also owns.

“It was clear from visiting Calthwaite and seeing the hall what a magnificent destination it is, and how far Tony Kenvig has already come in realising his vision for the place,” said Steve Luty, corporate development director at Together (right).

“At Together, we’ll always look at providing finance in more unusual or complex situations like this, and we look forward to helping out many other business owners and entrepreneurs in the future.”

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