Refinance deal agreed for luxury wedding and function venue

A multi-million pound refinance deal has been secured for Wharfedale Grange, between Leeds and Harrogate.

Yorkshire-based Schofield Sweeney solicitors acted on behalf of Wharfedale Grange and Barclays Bank in respect of the agreement.

The luxury venue, whose funding was provided by Barclays Bank, operates as a high-end wedding and function space – complete with a detached grade two listed 18th century farmhouse, a wedding barn and a range of outbuildings.

Despite ongoing national uncertainty, the transaction was completed within six weeks from instruction.

Claire Thomas, director of Wharfedale Grange Limited, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Wharfedale Grange has entered into an arrangement with Barclays and thankful that we can continue to build our business with their confidence and backing.

“In these uncertain times it’s truly a testament to the incredible proposition that we have created in such a beautiful part of the world.

“A huge thank you to Manjit and his team at Schofield Sweeney for seeing this through so speedily.”

Manjit Virdee, partner at Schofield Sweeney, said: “We are extremely pleased to have helped Claire in the next phase of her incredible project which despite what is going on in the world, continues to thrive and bookings continue to be made.

“I am extremely pleased the team at Schofield Sweeney were able to turn this around in the time scale provided by the client.”

Nicola MacGregor, of Barclays Bank, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Claire and watch the transformation of Wharfedale Grange into a truly stunning venue.

“Claire and her team have worked incredibly hard to develop the proposition and I’m delighted that we have been able to build the relationship over the past few years and provide financial support.

“It has also been great working with Manjit, as he has turned things around incredibly quickly, in what has become a challenging time for everyone.”