Manor House in heart of Thomas Hardy country placed on market
A stunning 16th century Manor House overlooking Dorset’s Chesil Beach has been placed on the market with global real estate advisor Colliers International.
Offers in the region of £1.7 million are invited for the country hotel at West Bexington in Dorset. With 13 en suite rooms, an exceptional four-bedroom private house and two acres of attractive grounds, interest is expected to be high.
Ed Jefferson from Colliers International’s hotels team said: “With one foot in Thomas Hardy country and the other on the Jurassic Coast, this Grade II listed hotel is in an excellent spot to enjoy year-round trade. Originally a farmhouse, the hotel has excellent views over the countryside, Chesil Beach, and out to sea, ‘where country meets coast’.”
Six miles south of the thriving market town of Bridport and not far from Weymouth and Dorchester, the Manor House has been extensively refurbished.
Ed Jefferson said: “Our clients bought the property in 2010 as a family lifestyle business and set about a comprehensive refurbishment to leave the hotel fit for the next generation. Having updated the business they have decided to place it on the market and explore a well-earned retirement.”
Popular with guests and locals alike, the bar currently operates as the local ‘pub’. The restaurant is normally laid for 40 covers but can accommodate 60 in a private function.
“There is a residents’ lounge which can also be used for private dining for up to 25 covers if required. There is also an excellent garden room with views over the ground and beyond,” says Ed Jefferson.
The 13 en suite rooms are located on the first and second floors and have also been fully refurbished.
“Best of all, the Manor House offers owners’ accommodation to the same standard as the hotel. The house was constructed in 1990 and is connected to the hotel at the ground floor and has four double bedrooms (three en suite) overlooking Chesil Beach. There is also a one-bedroom staff annexe.”
The two-acre grounds are a real feature of the property and include a sun terrace which can accommodate a 150 in a guest marquee. There is also a beer garden.
In addition to the present facilities the former skittle alley has a lapsed planning permission for development.
Ed Jefferson said: “The Manor House enjoys a truly stunning year-round location within a short walk of the beach but is also ideally located to explore the Jurassic Coast World heritage site and spend time in the busy centres of Weymouth, Bridport and Dorchester.”