Main Photo: Crowcombe Court
Date: August 2019
Location: Crowcombe, Somerset, UK
Names: Crowcombe Court
No. of Keys: None – an exclusive-use venue
Seller: Crowcombe Court is a Grade-I listed early Georgian mansion house set within 10 acres that has been owned and operated by David and Kate Kenyon since 2011 who have invested a significant amount in the restoration and refurbishment of the building.
Buyer: The previous owners have developed a strong commercial business operation in the private events and exclusive-use sectors with year on year growth, and now are deciding to sell up in order to pursue a new business venture.
Crowcombe Court has now been acquired by Stuart Guy, who owns The Ravenswood, a private events and wedding venue in Sussex. He now plans on building on the current levels of trade and further developing the business.
Guy comments: “We are really happy to add this stunning venue to our portfolio of wedding venues, it truly is a gem!”
Stephen Champion, associate director at Christie & Co, handled the sale and comments: “We are delighted to have brokered the sale of Crowcombe Court on behalf of David and Kate Kenyon. The business unsurprisingly received significant interest from a range of business and residential buyers when launched to the market, receiving multiple offers.”
Constructed in the 1730s for the local squire as a grand but comfortable home, the early-Georgian building is Grade I listed and retains most of its important historic features, including superb plasterwork, chimney pieces and two original staircases.
Designed by Nathaniel Ireson, who also built Stourhead and Venn House, it was completed in 1739. The style is described as English Regional Baroque and sits across the Queen Anne and Georgian periods.
THPT Comment: Well done to both parties…The Kenyons for building the business over the past eight years and Stuart Guy for building on the success of The Ravenswood.
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