The Hotels team at Colliers International has reported exceptional levels of interest from both prospective domestic and international buyers following its recent instruction to sell the Oakley Court Hotel in Windsor, Berkshire.
Julian Troup, Head of UK Hotels Agency at Colliers International, said, “Due to the phenomenal amount of interest in this hotel, we are now inviting parties to table the extent of their interest and to send this to us by the 23rd August 2013. Oakley Court is one of the most impressive hotel assets that has come to the market in recent years and we are confident that a favourable result will be achieved.”
Colliers International was instructed last month by the Joint Administrators of Oakley Court Hotel Limited, John Hansen and Stuart Irwin of KPMG, to find a buyer for the business and property known as Oakley Court Hotel, which was used as a film set for several Hammer Horror films, including Dracula.
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 prominence during the 60s and 70s thanks to its location next to Bray Studios. The building was also used as Frank N Furter’s castle in the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as the film set for St Trinian’s. More recently, it was home to several members of Team GB during the London 2012 Olympic Games.