Take a tour of Sheffield’s 150-year-old Turkish Baths – for sale at £695,000

"Did you know we have a ghost at the Turkish Baths?" smiles Steven Wilkinson as he guides us around the 150-year-old Sheffield site, which came on the market this week.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 11:21 am

"Some of the staff over the years had said they could feel something in certain parts of the building, so I researched it, and found that a lady drowned in the baths in 1906, Florrie Baxter, and so affectionately now anything that moves or changes, we blame Florrie for it."

Steven bought the old Turkish Baths building from Sheffield Council on a 150-year-lease back in 2000, and after nearly 15 years in business as Spa 1877, on Victoria Street, Steven has put the property back on the market.

This week, we took a guided tour of the old building, learning about some of its most famous early customers - including Florence Nightingale - how the spa was catering for non-smokers way ahead of its time, the spooky pair of 'eyes' that greeted Steven on his first visit, and what was involved in the mammoth restoration to preserve this fantastic site.

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150-year-old Turkish Baths in Sheffield

Offers are invited above £695,000 for the landmark SPA 1877 Victorian building on Victoria Street in what agents Mark Jenkinson and Son describe as a ‘one-off opportunity to buy a one-off building.'