3/25/2019 | Hotels

Warwickshire country house hotel on the market through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market Salford Hall Hotel, located in the village of Abbot’s Salford on the Worcestershire-Warwickshire border, on the edge of the tourist hotspot, the Cotswolds.

Salford Hall is a stunning Grade I listed, AA 3 Star rated hotel, comprising of a former manor house which dates back to the late 15th century and Tudor Court, a converted granary and barn which dates back to the early 17th century.

Originally built as a guest house for the monks of nearby Evesham Abbey, the manor house has a rich heritage and still boasts many historic features including a 17th century wall mural, recently uncovered and restored, a hideaway lounge with a secret priest-hole, and the original bell from 1470, which had been stolen and then later returned.  

Across the two buildings, the hotel features 36 guest bedrooms, with 15 in the manor house and 21 in Tudor Court, all of which have been updated to feature modern comforts, but still retain original period features such as oak beams, mullioned windows and fireplaces. 

Set in 2.5 acres, the site provides plenty of outside space which includes a tennis court, two external seating areas, a marquee and car parking for up to 50 vehicles. Due to its highly accessible location just off the A46 and in close proximity to the popular Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the business attracts a mix of corporate, leisure and wedding trade. 

Operating under the Best Western brand, the hotel has built up a well-established reputation and enjoys consistent trade year-round. The current owner, Mr Stewart, has decided the sell the freehold in order to retire and comments, “Apart from being a helicopter pilot and construction engineer I ended up with three fine hotels and have immensely enjoyed being involved with my three daughters in operating them. Over the past fifty years, I have learnt a vast amount and met some terrific people. My real thanks go to all those who have helped me along the way, and I could not have done it without their dedication and endless support.”

Joshua Sullivan, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, comments, "Salford Hall is a classic country manor hotel set in an affluent location which presents a unique opportunity for a first time entrant or an experienced operator to acquire a trophy asset with the ability to add value. There is also scope to expand upon the existing leisure, wedding and corporate trade with the addition of 10 further bedrooms and a spa facility which it previously had planning consent for."

Christie & Co is marketing Salford Hall Hotel off an asking price of £2,750,000 for the freehold interest.