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Acclaimed Cotswolds country house hotel Lords of the Manor on sale for £6.5 million

26 08 20 Acclaimed Cotswolds country house hotel Lords of the Manor on sale hero

The Lords of the Manor luxury country house hotel in the Cotswolds has been put up for sale with a guide price of £6.5 million.

The 17th century former rectory, which was once owned by King Henry VIII, features 26 individually furnished letting bedrooms, and elegant public rooms which include two acclaimed restaurants.

Peter Brunt, director in the Hotels Agency team at global real estate advisor Colliers International, the sole agent on the sale, said the Lords of the Manor successfully combines country house charm with strong financial performance.

“The Lords of the Manor is arguably one of the most famous country house hotels in the Cotswolds,” he said.

“Last year over £2 million net sales were achieved, and the hotel is now set to benefit from the surge this year in ‘staycation’ bookings by UK holidaymakers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Lords of the Manor is set in eight acres of parkland and secluded gardens which lead down to the River Eye, in the picturesque village of Upper Slaughter. The walk between it and the nearby village of Lower Slaughter has been described as one of the best short walks in the Cotswolds.

The Manor was purchased by the Slaughter family from King Henry VIII, and in 1808 the house passed to the Reverend Francis Edward Witts. The Witts family were the first Rectors, and then Lords, of Upper Slaughter.

In 1972, the manor was converted into a hotel by Francis Witts, who privately managed it with his cousins until 1985 when it was sold to the Gulliver family, who then sold it to the Munir family in 1997.

The Munir family has made substantial investment into the Lords of the Manor, which is one of the few privately owned hotels in the Cotswolds. This has included interior refurbishments to the bedrooms and public rooms, and reconfiguration of the gardens by seven-times Chelsea Flower Show gold winner Julie Toll.

In addition, the reputation of the Lords of the Manor as a culinary destination was enhanced last year when the existing 44-cover The Dining Room was augmented by the opening of a fine dining restaurant, the Atrium at Lords of the Manor, which offers 3 AA Rosettes, Good Food Guide listed, cutting edge cuisine, for 14 covers.



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Peter Brunt

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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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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.

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