Stanton House Hotel, a scenic Cotswold stone manor house in Wiltshire, has been sold off a guide price of £4.95 million.
The new owner, John Mulchandani, has appointed Meridian Hotels to operate the Stanton House Hotel. The former owner, a Japanese automotive manufacturer was represented by global property advisors Colliers and Knight Frank.
The 78-bedroom country hotel is set amongst 11 acres of landscaped gardens which include a lake, orchard and rose garden. Having been in the same ownership for over 30 years, the hotel has proved popular with leisure trade as well as business travellers visiting the region. Located in the picturesque village of Stanton Fitzwarren on the edge of the Cotswolds, the hotel is only a 10-minute drive from the M4, providing excellent transport links to Bristol, Reading and Heathrow Airport.
The main manor building was re-constructed in the 1930s and is linked to the 1990s bedroom block extension by a glazed, two-storey section. The hotel has fully equipped lounge and bar areas on the first floor and in the Conservatory, which leads onto the garden. The manor house has three function rooms boasting original features, in addition to a modern main function room with room for up to 110 guests, which is suitable for weddings and conferences.
Peter Brunt, Director of Hotels Agency at Colliers, commented: “Stanton House’s combination of seclusion and accessibility make it a valuable leisure investment. The hotel also presents an excellent opportunity for hosting large events thanks to its numerous function rooms and manicured gardens. It is an exciting asset, with significant potential for development, either through expansion of its current accommodation and facilities or through residential development, subject to planning permission. The sale is further evidence of the strong demand for hotels in and close to popular tourist destinations that we are finding at Colliers.”