Grade II listed boutique hotel Wilton Court, on the banks of the River Wye with views towards Ross-on-Wye, has been brought to the market for offers over £1 million.
Dating back to the Elizabethan era and once used as the local magistrates’ court, it is now renowned as a grand country hotel with a restaurant that has won a host of awards.
Peter Brunt, a director in Colliers International’s Hotels Agency team, said the historic property retained much of its Elizabethan charm – notably mullioned windows, ancient wooden beams and original fireplaces.
He said: “Dating from the early 1500s, Grade II listed Wilton Court is just a few minutes’ drive from the M50 motorway offering easy and fast access to a large catchment population including South Wales, the Midlands and Greater Bristol.
“It boasts an intriguing history, stunning views of the River Wye and stylish décor throughout.
“The 11 letting rooms, cosy lounges and award-winning restaurant helped generate net sales of £579,000 in 2017. In addition, there is a private two-bedroomed cottage for the owners.”
The west wing of Wilton Court was built in 1500, while the north wing was added in 1700. What is now the library was once the courthouse. The restaurant is in the new conservatory wing.
Peter Brunt added that Wilton Court had benefitted from investment from the current owners, but also offered further opportunities.
“Our clients bought the hotel in 2000, and have over the years invested in the hotel to ensure it is well cared for and in an excellent position for their successors to take over and drive forward,” he said.
“Looking to the future, the vendors have approval in principle to construct a new home in the garden, which would free up the existing cottage for commercial use subject to the usual planning consents.”
He added that Wilton Court was ideally located near Ross-on-Wye, which is described as ‘the birthplace of British tourism’.
“The Wye Valley continues to attract a wide range of visitors eager to enjoy the spectacular scenery and any number of ancient abbeys and castles,” he said.
“Wilton Court makes an ideal base for people looking to explore the Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and the Forest of Dean. In addition the cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester and the market and cultural centres of Hay on Wye, Ledbury, Leominster and Ludlow are nearby.”