The school used the castle itself as the accommodation block for staff and senior pupils; it also incorporated the dining areas for both junior and senior pupils. The classrooms were built to the eastern side of the building and now have been converted into 26 private apartments. The schools swimming pool and leisure area has been transformed into a private Country Club.
When the blind school closed, Rowton Castle lay empty for some 8 years until 1986 when work was started to convert the ruin into a luxury hotel which was opened on the 12th April, 1989.
In October 1997, the hotel was taken over by Jack De Sousa, Bryan Cherrington and Steve Parke, bringing with them a wealth of experience and skill within the hospitality and catering industry.
A considerable amount of refurbishment has taken throughout these years to establish Rowton Castle as one of the finest wedding venues within the United Kingdom.