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Christie & Co instructed to market hotel near Ashdown Forest – the home of Winnie-the-Pooh

Specialist hotel property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed to market the Brambletye Hotel, a unique 19-bedroom property set within one of the most popular locations in East Sussex.

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The hotel is located within the village of Forest Row, which lies about 3 miles south of East Grinstead and 30 miles north of Eastbourne, as well as a short drive from Gatwick Airport. The property offers 19 ensuite guest bedrooms, a public bar and restaurant, along with on-site car parking and a terrace for outside drinking and dining.

Brambletye Hotel also benefits from its close proximity to Ashdown Forest, an ancient and enchanting woodland that inspired A. A. Milne’s classic book Winnie-the-Pooh and draws visitors from around the world. Guests are also delighted to learn the hotel has welcomed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which inspired him to write The Adventure of Black Peter, featuring his famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Other nearby areas of interest that attract significant levels of visitors include Heaver Castle and Weir Wood Reservoir.

The property is being marketed by Simon Jackaman – Director in Christie & Co’s Hotel South team. He comments, “The Brambletye Hotel offers a unique opportunity with genuine potential to develop a food and bar operation within this beautiful part of East Sussex, with London only 35 miles away. This is a high-density area with genuine scope to further enhance all trading opportunities and would suit an independent owner or multiple site operator looking to upscale their room offering. The village has a resident population of around 5,000 with surrounding villages, countryside and some of the prettiest villages in the area drawing trade from a wide catchment area. ”

For further information on this press release, contact:                                                                                 

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager

P: 020 7227 0794 or E:

Contact the agent:

Simon Jackaman, Director – Hotels South

M: +44 (0) 7860 189 708 or E:

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