The Farlam Hall country house hotel near Brampton, Cumbria, has been sold to “experienced”, international operators for £995,000, with a new management team joining alongside the new owners.
The Grade II listed, 19th Century property sits on six acres of lawns and woodland, features 12 en-suite guest bedrooms, a 40 cover restaurant, two lounges with open fireplaces and function spaces for weddings and special events.
The site also features four additional properties including a recently renovated two bedroom bungalow, a self contained three-bedroom cottage and two one-bedroom cottages, all of which were included in the sale.
Having owned and operated the business for over four decades, the Quinion family decided to sell Farlam Hall in order to retire, having built up an “established and highly regarded” reputation as a bespoke boutique hotel destination.
They said: “We have had a wonderful 44 years here and we are selling with a heavy heart, but the time has come for us to move on. We wish the new owners, Joe and Kathy, and also the new managers, Peter and BB, all the very best for the future.”
The new owners, Joe Walter and Kathy Mares, are based in Seattle, Washington, in the United States and have strong experience in the hospitality sector, also currently owning a bed and breakfast in Carmel, California.
Regular visitors to Cumbria and frequent guests at the hotel over the years, Joe and Kathy said they were “keen” to purchase Farlam Hall. They said: “We are very excited to build on the long legacy of excellent hospitality established by the Quinion family. Farlam Hall is a real treasure for this area and will continue to be a great stopping point to explore the region and travel to other points of interest in the Lake District and Scotland.”
Mark Worley, director at Christie and Co, who handled the sale, added: “It has been a pleasure to act for such a lovely family as the Quinions, who had been ideally suited to the hospitality industry. It was also great to be given the task of selling such a beautiful hotel in a picturesque part of the world. There was so much goodwill surrounding this sale, between the buyers and sellers and also the management team and this helped hugely in smoothly completing the sale process.”