Kelham Hall & Country Park, an iconic Victorian estate located in Kelham, in the heart of Nottinghamshire, has come to market through Christie & Co with a guide price of £10m.
The estate presents a fantastic development opportunity, with full planning and listed building consent for conversion to a 103-bedroom hotel, complete with a spa, food and beverage, and recreational facilities as well as a wedding and events venue.
Designed by the famous Sir George Gilbert Scott as a precursor to his London St Pancras Train Station design, the elegant Grade I, ll & ll* listed Victorian estate dates back to 1863.
The property is ideally located outside the market town of Newark-on-Trent, just a few minutes away from the A1, and is well connected to the East Coast main line stations of Newark North Gate, Newark Castle and further afield to Grantham. It is also within close proximity to the A46 and the M1, a vital road-link up through the country.
Set on circa 44 acres of formally designed landscaped gardens and parkland, on the banks of the river Trent, the property is regarded as one of the Midland’s largest prime wedding, conference and events venues, with capacity for events in excess of 1,000 people. It also benefits from fishing rights allowing guests to make use of the riverside location.
The current owner has invested heavily in the estate in order to secure full planning and listed building consent from English Heritage as well as discharging all the prestart planning conditions associated with the hotel and spa development scheme. This prime development offers an incoming investor the opportunity for an immediate start to develop this unique grand hotel and spa in the Midlands. The redevelopment requires almost no major structural change, with works utilising the current room layout from its original design as a stately home.
Ryan Lynn, Director of Corporate Hotels at Christie & Co, is handling the sale and comments, “We are very pleased to be marketing this fantastic development opportunity in the heart of Nottinghamshire. Kelham Hall is one of the most iconic and historic buildings in the area and offers a buyer the chance to create what could be one of the best hotels in the country. This is a great opportunity for a buyer to secure a substantial property and redevelop it over the next 12 to 24 months, allowing the business to open into a resurgent market.”