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Grade-II listed country house hotel on the market for £5.25million

23 03 22 Grade II listed country house hotel on the market hero

Planning permission has been secured for further expansion of historic property.


An opportunity to acquire an historic property with extensive development potential is being brought to market by commercial real estate firm Colliers.

Lynford Hall Hotel is a magnificent Grade-II listed country house hotel set in 24 acres in the heart of Thetford Forest, the UK’s largest man-made lowland forest. Acquired by its current owners in 2005, it is on the market for offers in the region of £5.25million as the owners look to focus on other business interests. 

Currently comprising of 38 en-suite guest bedrooms and an array of public areas including a 450-cover banqueting suite (one of the largest in the county) events rooms, restaurant and bar. It is an ideal venue for weddings and events, albeit trade has been scaled back considerably in recent years in readiness for this sale. Planning permission has been secured to redevelop the east wing (which was destroyed by fire in the 1920s) with further function suites and a leisure centre. There is also permission to develop 68 lodges in the Hall’s grounds.

The original property with its sweeping driveway, courtyard, formal gardens, woodland and lake date back to the mid-19th century when it was constructed as a private residence for the wealthy Lyne-Stephens family. It has passed through a variety of owners and uses over the years. During World War II, the Hall was used as an officer convalescent hospital. It became a hotel in the 1960s and was even used as a filming location for several much-loved BBC TV shows including Allo Allo and Dads Army.

Paul Barrasford from Colliers’ Hotel Agency team said: “We expect to receive interest from a wide range of buyers, whether its hotel investors looking to extend their current brand offering or even developers looking to create a new scheme. The hotel could also be an ideal senior living scheme, educational establishment, company HQ or simply a stunning country residence.”

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Paul Barrasford

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I'm a communications professional who has previously worked as a journalist for eight years covering a broad range of topics including politics, crime, health and housing in north London. In recent years I have worked in corporate communications for local authorities across London  and joined Colliers in October 2019, initially providing maternity leave cover.

I provide strategic public relations advice to various business lines within the UK organisation to secure recognition for their work in the property press as well as key target media, and work with our experts to produce thought leadership pieces which are of interest to our clients and colleagues within the commercial real estate sector. In addition, alongside colleagues in the PR and wider communications team, I provide media and social media training for our in-house experts to prepare them for media opportunities and raise their personal brand within the sector.

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