Burleigh Court Hotel sold for £1.9m

The Burleigh Court Hotel at Minchinhampton, on the edge of the Cotswolds, has been acquired by management consultants Corinna and James Rae.

The new owners bought the Georgian hotel from the former owner Louise Noble. Corinna Rae said their philosophy would be based on the motto ‘eat well, sleep well, feel well.’

The couple said they will be taking the established business forward together with new business partner Simon Austin at the operational helm. He recently left a manager position at the Royal Crescent Hotel.

Burleigh Court was built around 1800 and remodelled 100 years later by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis – who created the coastal village of Portmeirion in North Wales. The total asking price including the lodge was £1.9m.

Corinna Rae said: “We promise a haven of heaven with captivating warmth and a splash of luxury served by a highly skilled team. The three of us share a great passion for hospitality and knowledge of what good hosting looks and feels like. At Burleigh Court we now have the opportunity to create a place of intimate hospitality that will be truly special.”

Peter Brunt, a hotels director at Colliers International, said the 18-room, Grade II listed Burleigh Court Hotel stands in three acres of grounds and has “excellent views over the Golden Valley”.

Brunt added: “It is quite rare to be able to offer a small country house hotel in the Cotswolds to the market and, predictably, interest levels were strong. The successful sale has left a raft of disappointed would-be purchasers.

“Honey pot locations such as the Cotswolds do seem immune to any negativity with the region being targeted by buyers as a copper-bottomed location in which to trade leading to significant market activity.”

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