A long-established Victorian hotel is set to become houses of multiple occupation.

The Rostrevor Hotel on Manchester Road in Bury has submitted plans to convert the property into two nine-bedroom HMOs.

The four-storey Rostrevor Hotel is the combination of two semi-detached Victorian properties.

The hotel’s website, states: “The Rostrevor in Bury comprises of two spacious houses that have been carefully converted to form our guest accommodation.

“Built in the late Victorian period overlooking parkland, it now offers quiet, comfortable and modern accommodation with featured fireplaces and decorative plaster work – a reminder, perhaps of the splendour and values of a bygone era, plus traditional Northern hospitality and excellent customer service.”

The hotel is around 600 metres from the town centre.

A planning application lodged with the council earlier this month describes the changes sought by the owners.

It states: “The layout of the proposed HMOs comprise a total of 18 bedrooms over three storeys, intended to be occupied on a sole basis in order to ensure no over-occupancy occurs and that impacts on both residential amenity of occupiers and those within the locality is protected.

“The bedrooms all vary in size from 15.5m2 to 21m2 which is considered very large in terms of HMO rooms.

“In its existing use as a hotel, the property comprises: 10 double occupancy bedrooms, four single occupancy bedrooms and the owners’ flat

“Thus, at full capacity, the hotel can be expected to hold 26 residents at any one time.

“In terms of intensification of use, occupancy as two x nine-bedroom HMOs would not be any more intense than the use as an existing hotel and as such it is considered that noise and activity associated with the proposed use would not be intensified to any greater degree.”

The Rostrevor was constructed in 1895 in red brick with white sash windows framed with stone heads and sills.

The building is considered to be a non-designated heritage asset given its local importance as a historical building.

The applicant said proposed development and use of the building would help to preserve it for the future.

Planners in Bury will consider the plans in the coming weeks.