An exciting opportunity has arisen to acquire a profitable castle, as The Killingworth Castle near Woodstock and Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire has gone up for sale with an asking price of £1.5m.
The multiple award-winning 17th century coaching inn is situated in the village of Wootton, and offers 70 covers, a beer garden and eight bedrooms, with scope to add more.
With sales of £795k net and rising, The Killingworth Castle was bought in 2012 by Claire and Jim Alexander, who also own the multi-award winning pub, restaurant and bed & breakfast, The Ebrington Arms in Ebrington near Chipping Campden.
Following a comprehensive refurbishment, it reopened in December 2012, and in May 2015, eight bedrooms were added to the historic coaching inn.
Hotels director Peter Brunt said: “Apparently Winston Churchill used to drive out from Blenheim Palace but it’s just as popular today with commuters returning home and for Londoners escaping the city.
“It’s on a popular route for bypassing Oxford, so has great visibility and passing trade.”
Peter Brunt continued: “Great locations in combination with lovely properties allow fantastic businesses to thrive and in The Killingworth Castle all those align in this handsome and substantial residential inn.”
The restaurant at The Killingworth Castle was previously included in the Sunday Telegraph’s 2013 list of top 500 eateries in the UK and it was named ‘Restaurant of the Year’ 2013 and ‘Pub of the Year’ 2014 by the Oxford Times.