Said to be a favourite with everyone from foodies to thespians, the handsome Colwall Park Hotel near Malvern in Worcestershire is under new management following a sale brokered by Colliers International.
The elegant, 22 bedroom three-star country hotel which has two AA food rosettes and features in Michelin and other top guides, has been sold to experienced local hotel operators.
Colliers International hotels specialist Peter Brunt said the hotel enjoys a superb village location in the midst of the Malvern Hills.
He said: “Colwall Park Hotel is beautifully presented and has an enviable reputation for first class service for which our clients Iain and Sarah Nesbitt who have run the hotel since 2000 can be proud.”
Renowned for its lively Lantern Bar, the 22-bedroom hotel boasts a striking black and white mock Tudor style façade and features two comfortably furnished lounges.
Brunt says: “The trade is a good all round mix with business people during the week and leisure visitors at weekends, alongside many famous actors who stay here whilst
performing at Malvern Theatres.”
“For the tourist this is a lovely unspoilt part of the country, with the Malvern Hills right on the doorstep and the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Welsh Marches within an easy drive.
“It is also readily accessible from the M5 and the population centres of the West Midlands.”
Brunt believes the regional hotel market is fairly buoyant, saying: “There is definitely an upswing in confidence in the regional hotel market and we are very busy with interest being shown by buyers across the price ranges and from pubs to B&B’s and hotels.
"The market is not roaring red hot but it is a nice balanced one with enough strength in it for vendors to find that they have power in the negotiation around price. We are out of the doldrums.”