2/1/2022 | Hotels

Opportunity to acquire popular hotel overlooking the Blakeney Marshes

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co is delighted to launch to the market for the first time in 25 years, Blakeney Manor Hotel, a 34-bedroom, privately owned hotel situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Norfolk coast.

Tucked away in the coastal town of Blakeney, the hotel is based in a 17th century manor house with surrounding grounds and flint barns that have been converted into comfortable and attractive accommodation.

The Grade II listed property enjoys an idyllic location close to Blakeney’s village centre and the quay, with stunning views across the famous nearby salt marshes, to Blakeney Point nature reserve, famous for having England's largest seal colony.

The hotel has been family owned since 1997 and has come to the market as retirement for the principal operator, Bob Harris, beckons!  

Bob comments, “Having been owned by our family for 25 years the shareholders have decided that now is the right time to sell the hotel. It is with some sadness that I am looking to hand over to another proprietor but I know that this will be a fantastic business opportunity for someone else and I hope that they will enjoy working in this impressive location, with such excellent people, as much as I have done. I will look back on my time here with fond memories.”

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well-established and profitable regional hotel which enjoys a prime, tourist-hotspot location. The North Norfolk coastline is a hugely popular year-round tourist destination rich in nature and visitor attractions, which has seen significantly higher tourist numbers in recent years. Blakeney Manor Hotel has become well-known in the area as a superb base for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and other visitors looking to explore the region and enjoys high levels of repeat guests.

Tim Gooding, Director in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team who is handling the sale adds, “East Anglia and particularly the North Norfolk coast are becoming ever increasingly sought after as leisure, holiday and business destinations and we have seen high demand from hotel buyers seeking opportunities. The Cliftonville Hotel in Cromer, which we sold to City Pub Co last year, being an example of operators looking for additional hospitality operations in the county to take advantage of the staycation boom. We expect to see an equally high demand for the Blakeney Hotel which occupies one of the most attractive and well-known locations along the coastline.”

The freehold property and business are being marketed at offers in excess of £3.25 million.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive

P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:

Tim Gooding, Director – Hospitality
P: +44 (0) 7712 792 414
E: Tim.gooding@christie.com

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