Following the appointment of John Hansen and Stuart Irwin of KPMG as Joint Administrators of Oakley Court Hotel Limited, Colliers International has been instructed to find a buyer for the business and property known as the Oakley Court Hotel.
The Oakley Court Hotel is one of the finest and most renowned country house hotels in the gothic style in England, with net turnover for year end 31 December 2012 in excess of £7.3m.
The property has 118 letting bedrooms, including 11 luxury suites, and comes with substantial meeting and conference facilities. Also included is a nine-hole golf course, set in over 33 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens leading straight onto a private stretch of the River Thames. Local attractions include: Windsor Castle, Ascot Racecourse, Legoland, Thorpe Park and is the nearest luxury 4 star hotel to Dorney Lakes, Eton – The home of the Olympic rowing regatta in 2012.
Formerly a private residence, Oakley Court gained notoriety during the 60s and 70s thanks to its location next to Bray Studios. The building was used as a film set for several Hammer Horror films, including Dracula, as well as being used as Frank N Furter’s castle in the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was also used as the film set for St Trinian’s and more recently was home to several members of Team GB during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Julian Troup, Head of UK Hotels Agency at Colliers International the selling agent, comments: “We are anticipating a considerable amount of interest from a variety of different buyers, both in the UK and from abroad. Given its impressive history, location and outstanding reputation there will undoubtedly be great deal of interest”
“Despite the challenges of the current market we are continuing to generate considerable interest for high quality assets in prime locations. Oakley Court is one of the most impressive hotel assets that has come to the market in recent years and its quality will drive the level of demand.”