Seckford Hall hits the market for £4.1m as Friends Reunited owners move on

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15th century hotel Seckford Hall in Suffolk has gone on the market for £4.1m for the freehold of the property.

The historic property, which has links to the monarchy, is being sold by Stephen and Julie Pankhurst, who first found fame when they started the popular networking site Friends Reunited. The pair embarked on a multi-million pound refurbishment of the hotel in 2013.

The Grade-II listed country house hotel, set within 10 acres of land, comprises 32 bedrooms, a restaurant, a range of events rooms and a spa with swimming pool.

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A detached former hunting lodge and multiple other outbuildings also form part of the sale.

Paul Barrasford, director of Hotels Agency, Colliers International said: “Seckford Hall is a magnificent Tudor building with a rich and illustrious history. Under the tenure of the current owner, the property has benefited from an extensive investment programme across multiple areas of the building, helping to make it the successful business it is today yet still with huge growth potential.”

The Hall was originally the dynastical home of the influential Seckford family. Thomas Seckford was an official of Queen Elizabeth I whom it is believed held court at Seckford Hall, and some of the furniture throughout The Hall can be traced back to Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

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  1. Traveller said:

    When the Bunns owned Seckford Hall it was truly the place to go in this area of Suffolk. Important people stayed there and it was just wonderful. Then they sold it and became awful with management who had no idea how to deal with customers. They didn’t seem to understand that when people complain, they don’t want an explanation of why things went wrong, that’s not their problem, they want an apology and the problem fixed nicely. Didn’t happen. I wonder who will have it now and how it will be in the new reincarnation.

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