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Wiltshire ‘hidden gem’ manor house hotel on the market for nearly £6 million

02 10 20 Wiltshire hidden gem manor house hotel on the market hero

Stanton House Hotel in Wiltshire has been brought to the market for £5,950,000 under joint instruction by global real estate advisor, Colliers International and Knight Frank.

The detached Cotswold stone manor house has 78 bedrooms, and is set overlooking a lake in 11 acres of landscaped gardens.

Peter Brunt, director in the Hotels Agency team at global real estate advisor Colliers International, said it offers attractions for both business and staycation travellers and also has development potential.

“Stanton House Hotel is a hidden gem in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, combining traditional charm with accessibility,” he said.

“It is superbly located off a tree-lined avenue in the picturesque village of Stanton Fitzwarren, just north of the commercial hub of Swindon and to the south of Cirencester and the lakes of Cotswold Water Park, and within convenient reach of Oxford and Cheltenham. This makes it ideal for both the business market and for flourishing staycation market as it is ideally located for those seeking a base from which to explore the Cotswolds.

“At present there are a high proportion of single bedrooms, as the hotel is popular with business executives visiting the nearby South Marston Industrial Estate in Swindon. However, new owners may wish to reconfigure them to provide more double occupancy rooms.

“In addition, there is potential to develop the site of Stanton House Hotel to increase the accommodation and facilities available to guests, and there may also be some scope for residential development, subject to planning permission.”

Matthew Smith, partner in the Hotels team at joint agent Knight Frank, added that the original manor house at Stanton House Hotel was substantially restored in the 1930s, and an additional accommodation building was constructed in the early 1990s and connected by a two storey conservatory.

“Seven of the 78 bedrooms at Stanton House Hotel are in the original manor house, and the others are in the adjoining Cotswold stone building of more recent construction,” he said.

“There are also a variety of public rooms, including a restaurant and bar which can seat up to 110 people. This room overlooks the hotel grounds which include a lake, an orchard, a rose garden and formal gardens from the original manor house, which were reputedly laid out by the garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.

“In addition, there is a main function room which can accommodate up to 110 guests and is popular for weddings and large conferences, plus three smaller rooms that are used for meetings and functions.”


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Peter Brunt

Director of Hotels Agency

Hotels Agency


Peter is a chartered surveyor who first started dealing with the hotel and pub market in 1988.  He joined Robert Barry & Co in 1995 and after many years as a valuation professional has now been selling hotels and pubs for over 20 years. He is the director in charge of our operations in the west midlands and south west. This covers the south and south west of England including the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Hereford, Worcestershire, Shropshire, as well as the West Midlands, Staffordshire, south and mid Wales as well as more major instructions in the south west region generally. 

If you used to deal with former colleagues, Jon Wren, Alastair Murchie, James Richards, Chris Kent, Simon Wells or Mervyn Cully please feel free to contact Peter.

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Hannah Zitren

Associate Director

Marketing & Communications


I am responsible for media relations and generating coverage in top tier broadcast and print media. I work across a range of Colliers’ UK & Pan-EMEA business lines advising on their strategic and tactical PR needs.

My role includes:

·         Developing and executing PR plans for the various business lines to help promote their key messages across all aspects of the media - print, broadcast and social.

·          Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.

·         Reputation management and crisis management.

·         Media training.

·         Media engagement: setting up meetings with top tier media and various internal spokespeople to continuously expand and build a presence with property and vertical media network.

·         Consistently delivering service excellence, meeting with business heads of a regular basis and trying to influence the research as much as possible to ensure our content has a strong enough news hook.

·         Key campaigns that I work on include MIPIM; MAPIC; REVO; Midsummer Retail Report; IHIF; Cities of Influence in addition to a host of all alternative property sector research reports.

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