Historic hotel that inspired Dickens’ novels hits the market for £3m

Bleak house

Kent property Bleak House where Charles Dickens is thought to have found inspiration for his novel David Copperfield has been brought to market.

The sale of the historic guest house in coastal town Broadstairs is being managed by Christie & Co, and has posted a guide price of £3m.

The Grade-II listed mansion house was one of Charles Dickens’ favourite lodging houses during the summer months and where he wrote his novel David Copperfield.

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The property is now a seven bedroom, five-star guest house and wedding venue with two licensed rooms for ceremonies and a restaurant and tea room.

As a function venue the property can facilitate up to 65 seated guests buffet for up to 120 and up to 200 in a marquee.

Andrew Moore, from Christie & Co, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to buy what must be one of the most historic properties associated with Charles Dickens and as such, only adds to its further interest as a business opportunity for a hands on owner, or indeed as a private residence.”

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