10/30/2023 | Hotels

New Forest Hotel Collection in Hampshire on the market for the first time in over 40 years

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to bring to the open market, the unique New Forest Hotel Collection, comprising four exceptional boutique hotels in the picturesque New Forest National Park, Hampshire.


Pictured above: Burley Manor

The New Forest Hotel Collection has been privately owned for in excess of 40 years and is now available as the owners wish to retire and pass the hotels on to new custodians to further develop the business.

Including a country house hotel, an historic manor, a townhouse and a rural inn, each venue has an individual personality inspired by such historic locations as Beaulieu, Burley, Cadnam and Lyndhurst.

The hotels are extremely popular with leisure guests as the New Forest National Park is now considered the go-to south coast seaside leisure destination. The region offers a range of outdoor activities such as walking, cycling and access to the seaside resorts and pristine beaches in Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole. With excellent connectivity to the national motorway network via the M27 and London via the M3, the hotels are easily accessible for both “staycation” tourists and corporate guests.

Guests staying in one of the well-appointed and fully equipped hotels have exclusive access to the gardens and leisure facilities. The hotels also feature function/banqueting suites, making them hotspots for weddings and events, alongside corporate business.

Garry Baldwin, Managing Director of New Forest Collection comments, “This is a great opportunity for a new owner to take on an excellent operation, with committed roots to our New Forest National Park location, great assets and above all scope to see further success with the current teams’ expertise. Properties like these rarely come to market – with our excellent location and exciting developments already in hand for planning consent. Great foundations have been laid in which we can thrive, the future is bright!”

Ed Bellfield, Regional Director – Hotels at Christie & Co comments, “The New Forest Hotel Collection has an established reputation, appealing to both leisure and corporate guests due to its location within the New Forest National Park and close to the regional centres of Southampton and Bournemouth. There is significant scope for an experienced owner/operator to invest in the hotels with existing planning consents, providing value enhancement alongside benefitting from their exception unique and iconic locations.

“We expect the hotels to appeal to a wide range of buyers including those looking to purchase a single asset as well as those looking to expand their current portfolio. We also anticipate high levels of interest from both national and international investors attracted to the UK hotel market. The hotels are available freehold as a group, sub-group or individual assets.”

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the Project Team:

Ed Bellfield, Regional Director - Hospitality South
M +44 (0) 7713 061171 or E: ed.bellfield@christie.com

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