Somerset’s Ston Easton Park for sale at £6m

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Ston Easton Park hotel in Somerset is up for sale at a guide price of £6 million after falling into administration last year.

The Grade-I listed Georgian country house was first built in 1769 and is set in 28 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds.

The traditional property features a games room, billiard room, an orchard and a tennis court, as well as Sorrels restaurant, located on the ground floor.

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Purchase of the property would also include a Grade-II listed, three-bedroom gardener’s cottage and a Grade II-listed coach house.

Ston Easton Park initially closed its doors in the summer of 2020, due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown.

It was then concluded that the business was no longer viable and director Andrew Davis made the decisions to place the company into administration, with all 18 staff made redundant.

Matthew Smith, partner in the Knight Franks hotel team, which is marketing the property, said: “Ston Easton Park represents a superb opportunity to acquire one of the finest hotel assets in the region. Although closed for trading, the hotel provides an incoming purchaser the opportunity to reposition the business as a luxury hotel and wedding venue, that also benefits from planning permission to further enhance the future business”

The property was formerly the family home of William Rees-Mogg, before being purchased by Peter and Christine Smedley, who converted the space in a 22-bedroom hotel that opened in 1982.

The pair went on to sell the property for £4 million to Andrew Davis’ Von Essen Hotels group in 2000.

It was next sold to entrepreneur and former Dragon’s Den presenter James Caan in 2012 following the collapse of Von Essen, along with Sharrow Bay in Cumbria, both of which were returned to Davis a year later.

Ston Easton Park is currently being used as a venue for the ITV series Sanditon, and also featured in BBC production The Pursuit of Love.

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