The hotel sits in c. 140 acres of manicured gardens and natural woodland and is in an idyllic countryside location on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, with spectacular views over the Cumbrian and Northumberland countryside. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall is very close by as is the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Further tourist attractions include The Northumberland Dark Skies Park and the huge leisure destination of Kielder Water and Forest Park.
Gilsland Village is unique in that it straddles the county border, half of the village is in Northumberland and the other half is in Cumbria. It lies at the confluence of the River Irthing and the Poltross Burn, where the remains of a Roman milecastle can still be seen.
As well as the 93 letting bedrooms, the hotel also has accommodation over four floors comprising a large dining/restaurant and a bistro bar catering for up 260 residents and guests, a large function room which, when combined with the orangery, can host up to 160, ideal for weddings and parties. There is also a small meeting/conference room on the ground floor.
Externally there are seven houses, including two disused “bothy” cottages, two staff houses and a very large villa, which is derelict but could be converted to provide spa facilities, holiday lets or residential use, subject to planning consent.
Mark Worley, Director at Christie & Co is handling the sale and comments, “This is an excellent opportunity for a hotel operator to obtain a large country house hotel with massive scope to increase trade and profits. The asking price is expected to generate significant interest from a range of potential buyers.”
Gilsland Hall Hotel is on the market at a freehold asking price of £1,550,000
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