Hong Kong investor acquires Lord Kitchener’s former home Broome Park and hands hotel management over

A Grade-I listed mansion house in south east of the country which was formerly owned by Lord Kitchener, has been sold to a Hong Kong investor in a new deal after being place on the market for £6m.

Broome Park, which is split into 18 holiday apartments with 14 holiday lodges, has been acquired by an associate of Pyrrho Investments Ltd as part of the Bonds Group, who now plan to reinstate the property as a hotel under the management of Countrywide  Properties.

The estate, which is home to a restaurant, hall and bar, plus extensive leisure facilities, has been sold by Christie + Co on behalf of Diamond Resorts Group.

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Broome Park is said to be one of the finest examples of Carolean architecture in England, with the 250-acre estate having a long history, after being built in 1638 during the reign of Charles I.

One of its previous owners was Earl Kitchener of Khartoum.

Anson Chan, chairman of the Bonds Group, commented: “We are very pleased with the acquisition of Broome Park, its long history and connection to Lord Kitchener are particularly appealing to us. It is my intention to restore it to its former glory over the next few years.”

Jeremy Jones, director at Christie & Co brokered the sale and comments, “Broome Park presented a fantastic opportunity for a variety of buyers as it offers potential to capitalise on the current Estate and location.

“We are seeing substantial interest in the UK regional market from Asian investors who have confidence in the long term UK forecast. We wish Anson Chan all the best and look forward to seeing how he develops the Estate.”

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