Victorian country house in Somerset for sale for £1.75m presents huge hotel potential

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A Victorian country house and estate has gone on the market for £1.75m and holds huge potential for a buyer to come in and transform the property into a hotel.

Kildare House, set in 20 acres of land in North Somerset, was originally a family home and in more recent years was a private hotel for members of members of the Moose International organisation, which purchased the property in 1933 and renamed it Mooseheart.

Jay Ridsdale, a director from Colliers’ Bristol office, who is overseeing the sale, says it offers a rare opportunity for conversion back into a family home, or a boutique hotel.

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Properties on the estate, including the formal gardens and paddock, comprise Kildare House, plus a former coach house and lodge.

The main house is currently configured as a hotel and is home to 14 bedrooms with en-suites, a commercial kitchen, three receptions, a function room and large conservatory.

The Coach House stands in 1.77 acres and is currently used as office, while The Gatehouse Lodge has been previously used a two-bedroom home.

Ridsdale said the estate lent itself to refurbishment and development that could enable expansion of the present level of accommodation.

“The extensive grounds offer some intriguing possibilities, subject to planning permission, such as the creation of lodge accommodation,” he said.

“The original house and estate buildings also offer options for re-development.”


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