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RedCat Inns purchase 16th Century Manor House Hotel in Dorset

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Commercial real estate specialists Colliers has sold the Manor House Hotel to RedCat Inns, off of a guide price of £1.7million.

The Grade-II listed 16th Century hotel in West Bexington, Dorset, part of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was previously owned by David and Alison Allen since 2010, who decided to sell the property, with associated four-bedroom owner’s house, ahead of their retirement.

The couple had extensively upgraded the 13-bedroom stone building during their tenure, which includes a restaurant in the oldest part of the building with stone flagged floors, exposed beams and a feature stone fireplace.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Manor Hotel in this wonderful location overlooking Lyme Bay,” said David Allen. “We would like to thank our dedicated staff, customers and suppliers for their support, and wish RedCat Inns every success in the future.”

The hotel is in an ideal location for visitors looking to explore the beautiful Dorset coast. It is walking distance from Chesil beach on the Jurassic Coast, which is the largest tombolo beach in the UK, and just six miles from the market town of Bridport.

The cellar bar at the hotel is also popular with local residents as it acts as the village pub. It leads out onto the hotel’s manicured two acres of gardens which can accommodate a 150-person marque for weddings and events.

Ed Jefferson from Colliers’ Hotels team said: “With RedCat’s recent high number of independent and unique hotel acquisitions, including a previous deal through Colliers for New Dungeon Ghyll in the Lake District, we thought this would be another great opportunity for them. We are glad that they have recognised the appeal of this thriving business along the Dorset coast, which is attractive to visitors all year round. I wish David and Alison a very happy retirement.”

Neil Hart at Bradley Hall acted for the purchasers.

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