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Lion Quays Hotels acquires Ufford Park Hotel Golf & Spa

The main hotel and golf clubhouse features 90 en-suite hotel bedrooms, a restaurant and bar with a coffee lounge and multiple conference and events rooms

Ufford Park Hotel Golf and Spa in Woodbridge, Suffolk has been sold to Lion Quays Hotels on a freehold basis for an undisclosed amount. 

The property has been under the same ownership for over two decades, and is set in 119 acres of historical parkland, providing customers with a “huge range” of high-quality business and leisure facilities. 

The main hotel and golf clubhouse features 90 en-suite hotel bedrooms, a restaurant and bar with a coffee lounge and multiple conference and events rooms. The building also accommodates a fitness club with gym, swimming pool, thermal spa and nine treatment rooms.

The award-winning 18 hole parkland golf course is playable all year round and has hosted prestigious events such as the PGA Euro-Pro Tour from 2003-2007. There is also a 25 bay two storey driving range which was voted Top 10 Driving Ranges in Britain by Today’s Golfer Magazine, an 18 hole Adventure Golf course and a golf retail shop. 

Ufford Park is located 10 miles from Ipswich and on the edge of Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. The property overlooks the Deben River Valley in an Area Of Natural Beauty, which “makes it the perfect location to explore all that Suffolk has to offer”.

Ian Simpson, head of the leisure and trade-related team at Savills, who acted as a agent on behalf of a private client, said: “The vendors have developed the property into one of East Anglia’s best-known hotel, golf and leisure venues. 

“The business and management team have won numerous awards over the years, and we are delighted to complete the sale of this visually stunning hotel, golf and spa complex to an experienced operator, who will continue to deliver the high-quality offering to customers.”

Tom Marriott at HMH Golf and Leisure, who also handled the sale, added: “In an uncertain world, investors often turn to asset backed businesses. Ufford Park is the perfect staycation venue close to the Suffolk heritage coast with enviable facilities. 

“The complex had never been sold before and this was part of the attraction. We were asked to conduct an off-market sale and we approached a shortlist of investors. Businesses such as Ufford Park are rare and always create real interest.”

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