Blackwell Grange Hotel, a Grade II listed property and renowned 3-star hotel, in Darlington, County Durham, is being marketed by global real estate advisor, Colliers International, which is seeking offers in the region of £3.25 million.
The 18th century manor house boasts 108 en suite bedrooms; leisure facilities, including a heated swimming pool and gym; landscaped grounds; a substantial restaurant and well-furnished grand public areas. There are also 12 conference and meeting rooms, suitable for weddings and business seminars.
Julian Troup, Head of UK Hotels Agency at Colliers International, commented: "We are delighted to bring Blackwell Grange to the market. It is a renowned hotel throughout the region and operates with a healthy trading base.
“We have seen a strong demand for 100 bedroom plus provincial hotels, with a marked increase in international demand, and we anticipate a favourable response to the marketing."
The hotel is situated in a highly accessible location, midway between the popular tourist cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and York. Being in close proximity to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks also offers wide range of walking activities and shopping pursuits.
Blackwell Grange Hotel comprises of a two storey main house with Georgian facade, and two attached bedroom extensions (also over two storeys); both beneath a flat roof. In addition, the property includes “The Stables”, a former outbuilding to the main manor house which is Grade II* listed and is now used as bedrooms and a large two storey leisure facility with meeting rooms on the upper floor. The hotel site extends to around 4.35 acres.
The property was originally built as the family home of the industrial magnate, George Allen. It was then purchased in 1953 by Darlington Council and later turned into a hotel in 1970.