Country boutique in Somerset sold to experienced hoteliers


The Lanes, a contemporary boutique country hotel in Somerset, has been sold to new owners with a wealth of experience in the industry.


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In a deal brokered by Christie + Co, outgoing vendors John and Alison Roehrig now pass the torch to Shaun Whitehouse and Tim Turner after nine years of successful trading.

The duo now hopes to develop the wedding side of the business further, capitalising on the hotel’s picturesque location.

The Roehrigs completely renovated and reconstructed the hotel in 2004, and reopened it for trade the following year. The property sits on approximately three acres of gardens and grounds and consists of 30 bedrooms including a penthouse suite, restaurant, conference room and leisure facilities including a spa pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym.

The Lanes Hotel is popular with locals and has a loyal following from businesses in the area including companies such as Augusta Westland Helicopter manufacturing, Honeywell and Screwfix.

Shaun and Tim commented: “This unique property has been developed to a very high specification and we see opportunities to further develop wedding trade as the grounds and gardens are ideally suited for a fantastic wedding backdrop, as well as creating a relaxed and informal cuisine with an emphasis on quality ingredients sourced locally.

“We are here for the long term and our focus is to continue to deliver exceptional service in charming and peaceful surroundings. The added bonus for us is that the area is delightful with so much to see and do in the immediate vicinity”.

Jonathan Hill, director at Christie + Co’s Bristol office, transacted the sale. He said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for the purchasers Shaun Whitehouse and Tim Turner to further develop this exceptional country hotel, and we wish them every success in their new venture.”





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