A popular hotel in the Cotswolds, thought to be one of the oldest inns in the UK, has gone on the market, described as an ‘oven ready’ business ready for new ownership.
The Shaven Crown in Shipton-under-Wynchwood is being marketed by Colliers International off a guide price of £1.1m, following an extensive refurbishment.
Originally constructed as a hospice for the monks at the nearby Bruern Abbey in 1384, the hotel retains many of its original medieval features, including the Great Hall, which now serves as a lounge.
The Grade-II listed building has an entrance porch complete with Tudor door, cobbled floors and heavy timber doors opening in to the Great Hall, which has many period features including mullion windows, heavy beamed ceiling and impressive staircase to the seven bedrooms.
In addition there is also a three-bedroom wing at the back of the hotel for owners, or a space that could be utilised as a self-catering let.
In addition, the owners can enjoy delightful three-bedroom accommodation of their own in a wing at the back of the hotel, which is completely private. It could also provide a non-resident owner with an excellent self-catering let.”
The bar seats about 30, with beamed ceiling and fireplace, a snug for around five or six guests and a breakfast room seating 12 to 18.
The restaurant has a huge open fireplace with 20 to 30 covers and the private dining room can seat another ten.
Peter Brunt, a director with Colliers International’s Hotels team, says: “The present owners bought the Shaven Crown because of its ‘can’t go wrong’ location and superb rooms and set about an ambitious refurbishment.
“They enjoyed the process of creation, however the operation, great as it is, has sadly had a greater than expected effect on family life. For this reason alone, they have decided to sell, giving purchasers the opportunity to acquire a fully refurbished business with the opportunity to further develop the trade.”