Unique Tudor castle hotel up for sale for offers in excess of £8.5 million

06 March 2017

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

The Grade I listed castle dates back to 1330 and houses 28 en suite bedrooms, one of which was occupied by King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535. All are individually styled and retain period features such as exposed beam work and arrow slit windows. The hotel’s on site restaurant has a strong reputation for fine dining and has been awarded two AA Rosettes. It previously received the first Michelin star awarded in the UK outside of London under the ownership of Kenneth Bell. On site there are atmospheric private dining facilities, conference facilities, indoor and outdoor spaces licensed for wedding ceremonies and a vineyard. There is also the potential for further development of the hotel and grounds.

Located on the edge of the market town of Thornbury, near the M5 and M4 the hotel sits on grounds of 15.4 acres and provides an excellent base to explore the Cotswolds and nearby Bristol, Bath and Cardiff.

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.”     


Key Contacts

James Greenslade

James Greenslade

Associate, Surveyor
Hotel Agency


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