Grade II listed boutique hotel in Maidstone acquired by experienced operator

A SEVENTEEN bedroom boutique hotel in Maidstone town centre has been sold.

The Grade II listed Town House Hotel in King Street had been marketed with a guide price of £1.19 million.

Dating back to the start of the 19th century, the former rectory turned hotel and restaurant has been purchased by an “experienced operator.”

Andrew Moore, Director in Christie & Co’s Maidstone office who handled the sale commented, “This sale continues to demonstrate the high demand from buyers for good quality hotels throughout the South East of England, with both first-time and experienced purchasers showing interest in sites. We anticipate this demand to continue, making it a great time for hotel owners in the region who are considering a sale.”

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Five star boutique hotel in Brighton up for sale

A FIVE star boutique hotel in trendy Brighton has gone on the market.

Grade II listed Kemp Townhouse is a mid-terrace property in Atlingworth St in the Kemptown area of the city.

Located close to the sea front with eleven guest rooms, a bar and guest lounge, Kemp Townhouse is Brighton’s only five star boutique hotel.

Andrew Moore, Director at Christie & Co who is handling the sale commented, “Kemp Townhouse presents a fantastic opportunity for an operator to acquire an award-winning and successful guest house in a fabulous location.

“Just a short walk from Brighton Pier, it is popular with both domestic and overseas tourists and has lots of potential to develop its current offering.”

An asking price of £1.250m is being sought for the freehold.

 

Jacobean country house in Wakefield could become boutique hotel

A GRADE II listed country house in Wakefield could be turned in to a new boutique hotel, if a planning application is successful.

Permission is being sought by developer Marshall CDP to convert 17th century Woolley Hall and its stable blocks into an 88 bedroom hotel with a gastro restaurant and two function rooms.

Boutique hotel operator Bespoke Hotels would run the new hotel with a brief to “create a hotel which is designed to the highest specification and quality to reflect the luxury status aimed at adult groups, families, couples, weddings and other function parties.”

The Jacobean property, which is surrounded by seven acres of parkland, was owned by Wakefield Council from the 1940s until 2015 and was used as a college and then more recently as a conference and wedding venue.

Image source: Planning application ref 17/00611/FUL

Two new boutique hotels in south London giving planning permission

TWO new boutique hotels have been given the go-ahead in neighbouring boroughs of south London this week.

Lambeth Council’s Planning Application Committee approved a 50-room hotel in Waterloo and a planning sub-committee at Southwark Council gave the green light to a 7-room hotel in Bermondsey Street, reports hyperlocal website SE1.

The Lambeth hotel proposal in Waterloo is a revised version of a 40-room scheme at the site of a former bed and breakfast, which was originally approved back in December 2015.

A three storey bakery at 176-178 Bermondsey Street is to be demolished for the seven room bedroom hotel with restaurant and bar that has gained planning consent this week.

Former convent in Woodchester on sale for £4 million

A historic Grade II listed former convent-turned-hotel and music venue in the South Cotswolds has gone on sale.

The 17th century covent in Woodchester, Gloucestershire, has 14 bedrooms but is being sold with planning permission for an additional thirty rooms to be added.

Savills and Colston & Colston, on behalf of the joint receivers, Damian Webb and Phillip Rodney Sykes of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP, have brought the hotel to market with an asking price of £4 million.

Martin Rogers, head of UK hotel transactions at Savills, comments: “This former convent is steeped in history and provides a fantastic opportunity to create a striking hotel in an area of the UK which is very popular with tourists.  The existing consent provides scope for developing the hotel business, while the property could also suit an alternative use, subject to securing planning permission.”

The convent is on a 12.8 acre plot and also includes a four bedroom lodge currently used as the owner’s accommodation.

Visit http://www.savills.co.uk/ for more information.