Location: Weston-on-the-Green, near Bicester and Oxford, UK
Name: The Manor Hotel at Weston-on-the-Green
No. of Keys: 32
Amendment: Since posting this back in June the then owner went into Administration. As nice a hotel that it is, at them time it was generally acknowledged that the then asking price of £5.6m was too high, so we are pleased to see it has reduced to £4.8m – probably still some give in this price.
The Property: With origins dating back to the Domesday Book, the original Weston Manor House can be traced to the 11th Century.
Set in 12 acres of manicured grounds, including the remains of the original moat, the hotel has 32 letting rooms and extensive public areas as well as meeting or banqueting space. Weddings and events can also be held in the hotel’s Knot Garden for up to 130 guests. Its Baron’s Hall restaurant has 46 covers but can provide for 70 in banquet form or 100 for drinks receptions. There is also a Minstrels’ Gallery, Bertie’s Bar and other dining rooms.
With origins dating back to the Domesday Book, the original Weston Manor House can be traced to the 11th Century when it belonged to Osney Abbey – until it was surrendered with all its lands during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539.
Peter Brunt, a hotels director with Colliers International who is handling the sale, said the luxury boutique hotel” made the most of its stunning location near key tourist and business attractions”.
He said: “The sense of history at the magnificent, Grade II-listed Manor Hotel is palpable. There are very few buildings dating from this period that trade as hotels, let alone hotels with character and style in such glorious abundance.
“There are development opportunities to create further bedrooms, plans for a wedding barn on site and to convert Rupert’s cottage into a spa or further bedrooms. All are subject to the necessary planning consents.”
He added: “Our clients bought the hotel in 2012 – the previous owners had owned it for 30 years and the hotel required upgrading. This was undertaken in 2014 with considerable expenditure since. But our clients have other business interests and have decided the time is right to move on and give new owners the opportunity to enjoy this magnificent building.”
Main Photo: The Manor at Weston-on-the-Green
Brand/Management: Was marketed by Bespoke Hotels
Current Owner: Administrators
Yield/Financial: Previous audited accounts available upon signing a NDA/LOI
Guide Price: £4.8m
Guide Price per Key: £150,000
Date Posted: June 2019…updated November 2019
Viewing: Time slots are available on Friday 15th November, 19th and 25th between 10am and 4pm…contact THPT to book a slot.
THPT Comment: Fab opportunity to acquire this hotel with so much history. The author of this piece spent many a happy new year’s eve at this hotel…great for a weekend away and close to so many attractions like Silverstone, Bicester Village, Blenheim Palace and more.
First Seen: Oxford Mail
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