Luxury Family Hotels has put Thornbury Castle, one of the only Tudor castles in England to be used as a hotel, on the market for offers in excess of £8.5m. 

The Grade-I listed castle, which dates back to 1330, is home to 28 bedrooms, one of which was said to have been occupied by King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535.

The hotel’s on-site restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes and was previously the first restaurant outside of London in the UK to be commended with a Michelin star under the ownership of Kenneth Bell.

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Luxury Family Hotels acquired the property in 2011 as part of a £30m deal for seven hotels that had fallen into administration under Von Essen.

Thornbury Castle is situated in 15.4 acres of grounds and provides a good place to explore the Cotswolds and nearby Bristol, Bath and Cardiff. Among the on-site facilities there is a private dining room, conference spaces, plus indoor and outdoor areas with the potential for further development of the hotel and grounds.

Martin Rogers, head of UK hotel transactions, comments: “Thornbury Castle offers a unique opportunity to an investor looking to own a historic hotel. The fantastic reputation of the business and the sympathetic Tudor interiors have ensured the hotel remains popular with guests and we expect significant interest while marketing the asset.”

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