The Brookfield Hotel brought to market for £3.4m 

The hotel is a privately owned business with high levels of repeat business and a strong local following year-round

A 42-bedroom harbourside hotel on the outskirts of South Downs National Park is being marketed for a price of £3.4m. 

The Brookfield Hotel, located near the coastal village of Emsworth, is situated on the edge of the Chichester harbour area of outstanding natural beauty. Established in 1972, the site was originally built as two residential properties, but has been “extensively” re-developed and extended over time.

The hotel is a privately owned business with high levels of repeat business and a strong local following year-round. It features a large offering of public areas, including a restaurant for 80 covers, four meeting and events rooms, lounge and bar for 30 covers and a car park to hold 70 cars. At the rear of the hotel, the Hermitage Suite can host up to 130 people. 

The hotel is also said to benefit from the leisure trade, both in passing and destination, as well as business travellers. The location is itself a base to explore South Downs National Park, while Portsmouth and the historic Naval Dockyard is a seven-mile drive away. Events such as the Festival of Speed at the Goodwood Estate are also held nearby. 

Current owner Simon Hughes said “After 15 years of successful Hughes family ownership, semi-retirement is calling. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time running the business and are very proud of our achievements. 

“The hotel is loved by many and we now hope to find a buyer that will share the same passion. We recognise that it is time for fresh eyes and ideas to drive Brookfield forward and onto even greater success.”

Josh Sullivan, associate director at Hotels Agency team at Colliers, who is handling the sale, said: “The Brookfield Hotel has been operated by our clients for almost two decades and in that time the family has created an established and consistent profitable business. 

“It is situated in a commanding and highly sought-after location close to various key demand generators, therefore we expect the sale to generate a significant amount of interest. This sale presents a unique opportunity for an operator to acquire an income producing asset that benefits from an enviable mix of both corporate and leisure trade.”

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