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No buyer yet but 'a lot of interest' in £10m Barnsdale Hall Hotel, say estate agents Knight Frank

An estate agency handling the sale of a luxury hotel close to Rutland Water has said it is attracting ‘a lot of interest’.

Barnsdale Hall Hotel, which includes 31 lodges and 18 apartments, was placed on the market in September last year with a £10m price tag.

A spokesman for property company Knight Frank told the Mercury this week that it has not yet been sold but there could be an update within several months.

Barnsdale Hall Hotel with some of the lodges that are included in the sale (17519149)
Barnsdale Hall Hotel with some of the lodges that are included in the sale (17519149)

Set in 55 acres, the hotel boasts 66 bedrooms, 11 function suites, four bars and restaurants, leisure and spa facilities, a swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, air-conditioned studio and gym and spa.

It was once the family hunting lodge of the 6th Earl Fitzwilliam, where he hosted royalty, including Edward, the late Duke of Windsor along with the cream of England’s aristocracy.

Matthew Smith, partner at Knight Frank, said previously: “This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase an historical building with a fascinating past in the heart of Rutland, with stunning views over Rutland Water and rolling countryside.

"The resort benefits from extensive leisure facilities both indoors and outdoors and combined with its unique shoreline location, the business attracts a huge number of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the grounds and everything the surrounding area has to offer.”

Under the current ownership 49 timeshare lodges and apartments have been developed.

All leases expire in August 2028 and vacant possession will revert to the current freeholder.

The site also has planning permission to construct an additional 36 guest bedrooms and nine staff bedrooms.

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