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The Calcot Collection sells Barnsley House

The company said the sale will allow for ‘significant’ investment and expansion at the Calcot and Spa hotel which will see developments from 2022.

The Calcot Collection has announced the off-market sale of Barnsley House and The Village Pub, which has been handed over to Timothy Oulton.

Barnsley House and The Village Pub will continue to operate as a luxury hotel, spa and pub with rooms. The current team will remain in place, with “operations ongoing and all existing bookings honoured”. 

Additionally, hotel director Michele Mella, who has managed Barnsley for the last 11 years, will be retained by Oulton to lead the hotel.

Meanwhile, the Calcot Collection said the sale will allow for “significant” investment and expansion at the Calcot and Spa hotel, the collection’s first property and flagship, which will see developments take place from 2022.

The hotel’s expansion will include five new family suites and three tree houses which will look over 200 acres of rewilded farmland, and the spa’s expansion will offer a new fitness facility. 

In addition, the collection’s Lord Crewe Arms in Northumberland will see five new bedrooms as part of the conversion of 18th Century cottages that line the historic square adjacent to the hotel.

Richard Ball, executive chairman of the Calcot Collection, said: “We have loved our time as custodians of this wonderful property, but we feel the time is right to consolidate our interests and are excited to be able to hand them over to new owners who we know will provide an exciting future for the team that have made them so special under our tenure.”

 Oulton added: “Barnsley House and the Village Pub are exactly the kind of property we have been wanting to bring into our group, with our focus on creating authentic, unique, and award-winning experiences in home and retail, and more recently in the hospitality domain. 

“It comes to us as a strong operation, with a committed and experienced team, and I am looking forward to working with the team and its loyal customer base, to further realise the potential of this unique and storied property.”

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