Colliers International’s Hotels Agency team has set a bid deadline of 27 April 2017 for the freehold sale of Seckford Hall Hotel, Suffolk, a 15th century property with historical links to the monarchy. The global real estate advisor is seeking offers in the region of £4.1 million.
The Grade II* listed country house hotel, set within approximately 10 acres of land near Woodbridge, Suffolk, comprises 32 en-suite bedrooms; a restaurant with room for 80 guests; an array of multi-functional events rooms and a spa with heated pool. A detached former hunting lodge and multiple other outbuildings also form part of the sale.
Paul Barrasford, Director of Hotels Agency, Colliers International said: “Seckford Hall is a magnificent Tudor building with a rich and illustrious history. Under the tenure of the current owner, the property has benefited from an extensive investment programme across multiple areas of the building, helping to make it the successful business it is today yet still with huge growth potential”.
The hotel is located two miles outside of the market town of Woodbridge, on the River Deben. Nearby attractions include the famous Bawdsey Radar Station; Easton Farm Park; the ancient Anglo Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo; Shawsgate Vineyard and Otley Hall. The hotel is also an ideal base for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coastline (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and its stunning beaches, picturesque countryside and charming market towns.
The Hall was originally the dynastical home of the influential Seckford family. Thomas Seckford was an official of Queen Elizabeth I whom it is believed held court at Seckford Hall, and some of the furniture throughout The Hall can be traced back to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.
Subsequent and notable owners have included the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Members of Parliament, an army Colonel and the financial secretary to King George V. During World War II, the Hall was commandeered by the State and anti-aircraft guns were positioned in the hills surrounding the estate.