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Boutique hotel in the New Forest set for new ownership following sale through Christie & Co

Specialist hotel property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce Spot in the Woods, a stunning Grade II listed country house hotel in the New Forest National Park, has been sold to Hannah Passmore & Stephen Parker.

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Set within 1.5 acres of landscaped grounds in Woodlands, the boutique hotel offers a quiet spot in the Hampshire countryside with 11 beautifully refurbished bedrooms, five shepherd’s huts and extensive public areas including an elegant dining/function room and covered veranda overlooking the gardens.

Hillbrooke Hotels have spent considerable time and money upgrading and refurbishing the property and grounds since their acquisition in early 2020 including the addition of the five shepherd’s huts.

Paul Brown, Managing Director at Hillbrooke Hotels comments, “Spot-in-the-woods is a beautiful venue with outstanding potential. We are delighted to pass on the baton to new owners and wish Stephen and Hannah the very best as they develop the property. Thank you also to Christie & Co for their support and advice with the transaction.”

Hannah and Stephen comment, “From the moment we drove into Spot in the Woods we fell in love with it, it has an amazing vibe and holds so many happy memories for so many people, we look forward to making more happy memories here.”

Ed Bellfield, Regional Director at Christie & Co, who brokered the sale, comments, “We are delighted to have sold this renowned New Forest hospitality business. The sale clearly demonstrates an improvement to the hotel transactional market in the last 12 months and we anticipate a further uptick in market activity during the remainder of 2023, driven by the private investor/operator markets for these sub-£10million assets.

We would like to congratulate the purchasers of Spot in the Woods who will no doubt continue to develop the successful reputation of the business.”

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
M: 07721 420 656 or E:

Contact the agent:

Ed Bellfield, Regional Director – South Hotels
M: 07713 061 171 or E:

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