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Two Canterbury hotels brought to market

The Castle House Hotel and The Canterbury Hotel in Canterbury have been brought to market for guide prices of £1.75m and £1.5m respectively. 

The two 15-bedroom hotels, which are both owned by the same private client, are being offered for sale on a joint or individual basis in a sale led by Colliers International.

The Grade II listed Castle House was acquired by its current owners in 2008 and has since been refurbished

The property, which features original parts dating back to the 1730s, incorporates part of the original city walls and moat. 

Meanwhile, The Canterbury Hotel is believed to be one of the oldest hotels in the city, with original parts dating back to the late 18th Century. 

The site was acquired in 2014, and has benefited from extensive refurbishment to create an “impressive product offering”. The property features two buildings, a courtyard garden and a car park.

Paul Barrasford, from the hotels agency at Colliers International commented: “The owners recently took the very difficult decision to close the hotels and focus on their other businesses in the city. 

“For new potential owners who are looking to reopen either hotel, there is clear scope to re-establish each as a strong business, in particular as the bulk of turnover was previously derived from accommodation.”

He added: “Canterbury is one of the region’s most visited tourist destinations, with good transport links, including a direct one hour train into Central London.

“The city is also an important south-east hub which has a vibrant local economy. With domestic tourism proving especially robust, we expect the city’s hotels to bounce back strongly from the disruption of Covid. We are also anticipating interest from interested parties looking to repurpose the hotels.”

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