Historic hotel, The Evesham Hotel in Worcestershire, has been sold to new owners for an undisclosed sum off the asking price of £2.5m.
The Grade-II listed property has a rich history, dating back to 1543 when it was originally built as a private mansion.
It first became a hotel in 1926 and for the past four decades has been run by the same owners, John and Sue Jenkinson.
The Evesham Hotel has been substantially altered by the Jenkinsons under their ownership and the property now consists of 37 bedrooms, a Cedar restaurant and a spa.
The hotel has now been sold by Colliers International, who said the sale attracted considerable interest from potential buyers, demonstrating the strength of the hotel market in the Cotswolds at the moment.
Peter Brunt, hotels director for Colliers International, said: “The Evesham Hotel, which was once known as the ‘Mansion House at Bengeworth’, became one of the UK’s most distinctive and best-loved hotels during the 40 years in which it was run by the previous owners, winning myriad awards and recommendations.
“Now an exciting new chapter is to begin under new owners with extensive experience in the hotel industry, who will be aiming to build upon that reputation and take The Evesham Hotel to new heights of success.”
Brunt added: “Unlike many other regions, the Cotswolds and surrounding areas performed well during the economic downturn and it is now providing to be a magnet for discerning buyers seeking a location that combines historic buildings in beautiful settings with convenient transport links.”