Glewstone Court is located in a small hamlet near Ross-on-Wye in the Herefordshire countryside and is well-serviced by the M50 motorway, the A40 and the M4, with major towns such as Monmouth, Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham all within 30 minutes’ drive.
This boutique hotel has been the pride and passion of the current owners, Gary and Karen Homewood since they acquired the property in 2014. The couple embarked on an extensive five-year renovation programme, investing significantly to sympathetically modernise the dated Georgian house, to restore it to its former glory. This included structural and electrical repairs, refurbishment of the guest rooms and all common areas and bar, a new commercial kitchen and a significant upgrade of the third-floor suite and extensive owners’ accommodation, which could also be utilised as additional guest accommodation with the appropriate authorisations.
The elegant property now comprises nine en-suite guest rooms, a large restaurant, bar and lounge and two other private dining rooms / conference and event spaces situated within the Georgian main house and two Regency wings. The interiors have been decorated in a refined French Country style and the secluded grounds have been transformed into beautifully landscaped gardens, with a Mediterranean courtyard which has stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
This idyllic setting makes the property an ideal location for weddings and private events, with the house available for exclusive hire. The business has become a renowned wedding venue within the region, winning various accolades including ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Three Counties Wedding Awards 2016
, ‘Silver’ in the Bridebook Wedding Award 2018
and ‘Best Wedding Venue’ in the Matrimony Awards 2019
. Additionally, the restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes and the hotel has been recommended for AA Red Star status.
Gary and Karen Homewood comment, “After seven incredible years at Glewstone Court, we have decided to take a step back in order to spend more time with our children and grandchildren. This decision ultimately presents a rare opportunity to acquire a unique and popular venue with significant potential for further development to increase income streams. We sincerely hope that we can find the right buyer to build on the solid foundations we have laid and continue the great relationships which we have forged whilst enjoying an enviable lifestyle in the stunning Wye Valley.”
Richard Thomas, Senior Hotels Broker in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team is handling the sale and adds, “The market for good quality country assets is fiercely competitive at the moment which is due in the main to a real lack of supply. Glewstone Court is a rare example of a traditional family ran business, incorporating a profitable operation with significant room for growth and a real opportunity for a new owner, all in the surroundings of one of the UK’s most idyllic locations.”
Glewstone Court Country House is on the market on a freehold basis with a guide price of £1,500,000.
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