A handsome Georgian country house hotel at Minchinhampton in the Cotswolds is on the market with Colliers International at a new price of £1.6m for the freehold.

Built around 1800 and remodelled one hundred years later by Clough Williams-Ellis - who created the famous village of Portmerion on the Welsh Coast - the Burleigh Court Hotel stands in two and a half acres of beautifully maintained grounds in the Golden Valley and has a lodge house at its entrance which is also available by separate negotiation.

Superbly located for both Gatcombe Park and Westonbirt Arboretum, the 18 well-proportioned letting rooms are designed for gracious living in an elegant setting.

Burleigh Court is one of a handful of hotels of this size and quality in the Cotswolds.

Peter Brunt from Colliers International’s Hotels team said: “The hotel’s location enables it to thrive on a good mixture of commercial and tourism guests.

“The Stroud Valleys, once the woollen mill capital of the Cotswolds, have welcomed a raft of light industry and businesses bringing further prosperity to the area, as well as a good deal of business to Burleigh Court.

“In addition to solid local trade business many visitors drop in for the National Hunt Racing at Cheltenham and of course the Badminton Horse Trials.”

The handsome Grade II listed hotel has a reception room with a large fireplace, a lounge and a fabulous oak panelled bar with large open fireplace and sumptuous views over the valley.

The elegant restaurant seats 36 and boasts French doors to the terrace and garden.

“Our clients have owned Burleigh Court for the past 15 years and run the business under management, but with a young family to look after the decision has been taken to sell the hotel.”