5/1/2023 | Hotels

Robert Parker Hotel Collection Puts Group Up for Sale

Robert and Gina Parker, owners of luxury boutique hotel group, The Robert Parker Hotel Collection, have announced their decision to retire and sell the four properties in the group. Dalhousie Castle & Aqueous Spa (Edinburgh), Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa (Alnwick), Ednam House Hotel (Kelso) and Eshott Hall (Morpeth) have been brought to the market by specialist business property advisers Christie & Co as of 1st May 2023.


Dalhousie Castle & Aqueous Spa is Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle, located just eight miles from Edinburgh and offers 35 bedrooms, a spa and 2 AA rosette dining in the atmospheric Dungeon Restaurant. It has broad appeal and attracts a wide demographic of leisure, MICE and wedding business.

200-year-old mansion Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa, the only hotel in Northumberland to hold the AA’s coveted 4 red stars, has 41 bedrooms, a spa, 2 AA rosette dining and Europe’s largest yew tree maze in the extensive grounds. The property is within easy reach of the much-lauded Northumberland coastline.

Ednam House in Kelso is a 33-bedroomed property situated on the banks of the River Tweed and offers superb cuisine and homely relaxation as well as the largest ballroom in the Borders allowing for a wide range of meetings, events and wedding business.

Eshott Hall, a stunning 17th century manor house with 11 bedrooms in the Main Hall and a further 13 bedrooms in adjacent buildings is also being jointly marketed by Galbraith and Sanderson Young for sale on the residential market. The Hall benefits from 38 acres of manicured gardens and woodland, a tennis court, walled kitchen garden and Victorian fernery.

Robert Parker comments, “It has been a real privilege to own the four hotels in the Robert Parker Collection, but retirement becomes an inevitability as ones reaches the grand old age of 80 years!

“We have been blessed throughout our ownership of them, with fabulous staff who have delivered a quality level of ‘environment’, ‘food’ and ‘service’ which is second to none. We owe them a great debt for all that they have contributed for so many years.

“I have no doubt that into the future we shall become regular paying guests. I simply have to go back to each of the hotels as often as I possibly can.”

The hotels are being marketed through Gary Witham, Director – Hotels at Christie & Co. He adds, “These are stunning heritage assets in prime locations, which Robert and his team have placed well to perform very profitably going forward. Dalhousie Castle in particular will allow any investor to reap the rewards of the Edinburgh luxury leisure market and own a true slice of history and we look forward to hearing from interested parties.”

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive – Christie & Co

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