10/10/2022 | Hotels

Multi-award-winning ‘green’ hotel in Northumberland for sale

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is pleased to bring to the open market, the award-winning Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant, in Wark, South West Northumberland, with a guide price of £2.25 million.

Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark, South West Northumberland

Set in a beautiful sandstone building which dates back to the mid 1700’s, the Battlesteads Hotel has been run by Richard and Dee Slade for almost 18 years and has become a highly regarded and successful hotel business, having accumulated 27 regional and national awards during this time.

The hotel has been highly praised for its forward thinking, green business model and eco-features which have been incorporated throughout the building and grounds. Recent accolades include the Chamber of Commerce – North East Green Business of the Year 2021, Good Hotel Guide – Editor’s Choice Award 2018, North East England Tourism – Hotel of the Year 2018, The Visit England Sustainable Tourism Gold Award 2017 and the AA Green Hotel of the year 2016. The hotel also holds three Catey’s awards.

The property offers 22 bedrooms, including five luxury lodges, a restaurant, bar, dining conservatory and a large, heated patio and beer garden ideal for alfresco drinking and dining. It also features a smokery and even boasts its own observatory which has been awarded ‘Dark Sky Discovery Site’ status, capitalising on the hotels stunning location in Northumberland Dark Skies Park.  

Mark Worley, Director in Christie & Co’s North West Hospitality team is handling the sale and comments, “This is an amazing hotel operation which has been expanded and developed over the years by Richard Slade, a highly experienced and successful hospitality operator, and his wife Dee, who are now looking for a well-earned retirement. The hotel’s ideal location, green credentials and high trading performance record makes it an outstanding opportunity and a buyer couldn’t really ask for more!”

Richard Slade adds, “Over the years, this has been a wonderful project. Learning about energy efficiency, sustainability and applying my newly gained knowledge to my business has become more and more relevant, particularly in the current economic climate, with ever-increasing operating costs. It has also helped me to realise greater profits and I would hope that the new owner will carry on this ethos and enjoy even greater levels of rewards.”

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive
M: +44 (0) 7721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Mark Worley, Director – Hospitality

M: +44 (0) 7791 980 852 or E: mark.worley@christie.com

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