The former Brighton House care home in Silverdale, Staffordshire has been put up for sale with a £750,000 asking price.
The former council-run, 26-bed home was closed in March despite a petition to save it.
Henryk Adamczuk, chairman of Silverdale Parish Council, told The Sentinel: “We opposed the sale of the care home as we believe the current crisis in funding of care homes will lead to worse or no future provision.
“We are opposed to any change of use from a care home. The site is close to St Luke’s Church, a listed building from 1850 which is in a conservation area. There is sheltered housing close to Brighton House where residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment.
“We believe it should be retained for use as a care home within the National Health Service.”
Sales agent Louis Taylor described Brighton House as having “huge potential for alternative uses” and “ample parking”.
Residents in the area have expressed their support for the home to be bought by another care home provider.