Botleigh Grange Hotel put up for sale for £4m

Leading Hampshire hotel on market for £4m

The 4-star Botleigh Grange Hotel in Hedge End

Leading Hampshire hotel on market for £4m

First published in Business Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

ONE of Hampshire’s leading hotels has been put up for sale for £4m.

The 4-star Botleigh Grange Hotel in Hedge End has been owned by the same family for 60 years.

But owner David Plumpton has now decided to sell up as he retires to pursue other interests.

The management of the hotel was handed to Legacy Hotels and Resorts in 2008, in a five-year deal.

It was formerly run by the world's largest hotel chain Best Western.

The hotel has 56-rooms, a luxury spa, banqueting facilities and extensive modern meeting rooms, considered to be the largest conferencing facilities in the south of England.

Leisure facilities include a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, mud rasul, monsoon experience showers, cardiovascular gym and relaxation showers.

The hotel has seen major development, extension and refurbishment over the years, while retaining its fine original features.

It is set in superb grounds, including lakes which make an attractive back-drop for weddings and to which a local fishing club pays an annual premium to enjoy the excellent fishing.

Ed Bellfield, director of Christie + Co, which is marketing the hotel, said: “Botleigh Grange Hotel has an established reputation, appealing to both leisure and corporate guests due to its proximity to Southampton .

“We believe there is significant scope for an experienced owner/operator to invest in this opportunity and benefit from its unique trading location.”

Christie + Co is seeking offers of £4 million for the trading business .

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5:40pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Dasal says...

£4 million ???
Maybe SFC should invest............
could be more profitable in the long run !!!
£4 million ??? Maybe SFC should invest............ could be more profitable in the long run !!! Dasal
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5:57pm Fri 21 Sep 12

SaintM says...

Eastleigh council could buy it to add to their portfolio as they think they are now a business
Eastleigh council could buy it to add to their portfolio as they think they are now a business SaintM
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6:15pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Rockhopper says...

Always thought this place was overpriced and overrated.
Wouldn't be surprised if a potential buyer is looking to develop the grounds at the front for housing.
Always thought this place was overpriced and overrated. Wouldn't be surprised if a potential buyer is looking to develop the grounds at the front for housing. Rockhopper
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7:10pm Fri 21 Sep 12

BenjiWinsor says...

I've seen lots of cheap deals for this hotel recently and have wondered if it's struggling so they need to fill rooms.
I've seen lots of cheap deals for this hotel recently and have wondered if it's struggling so they need to fill rooms. BenjiWinsor
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7:26pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Just another reader says...

Most councils are run like businesses, with assets like artwork that the public never see, aswell as owning lots if properties. Southampton city council owns the land that New York New Yorks sits on, along with loads of other sites around the city. They also sell advertising, on roundabouts and below road signs. This is done to bring revenue in, in an attempt to keep council tax down.
And no, I'm not a council worker and never have been, I just know people that do.
Most councils are run like businesses, with assets like artwork that the public never see, aswell as owning lots if properties. Southampton city council owns the land that New York New Yorks sits on, along with loads of other sites around the city. They also sell advertising, on roundabouts and below road signs. This is done to bring revenue in, in an attempt to keep council tax down. And no, I'm not a council worker and never have been, I just know people that do. Just another reader
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9:05pm Fri 21 Sep 12

LeTissiersEarLobe says...

I think the Southampton city council labour leader will buy it and proberly house an Romanian mother with 63 kids !!!!
I think the Southampton city council labour leader will buy it and proberly house an Romanian mother with 63 kids !!!! LeTissiersEarLobe
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9:37am Sat 22 Sep 12

AndyAndrews says...

Hope the Highland cattle keep their place on the front lawns: always a pleasure to see when driving past...
Hope the Highland cattle keep their place on the front lawns: always a pleasure to see when driving past... AndyAndrews
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3:09pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Poppy22 says...

Hardly a surprise when greedy Eastleigh Council continue to let more and more large hotels be built in this area (eg the Rose Bowl site one, when there's already a Hol Inn Express there!).
So we lose a gorgeous hotel that's been here for years for yet another ugly new hotel which will have empty rooms much of the time or have to offer them dirt cheap.
No doubt this will be apartments in the future, or the lovely building bulldozed to make way for yet more ugly buildings.
Our local Council is no longer local. Disgusted with all Eastleigh Lib Dem councillors.
Hardly a surprise when greedy Eastleigh Council continue to let more and more large hotels be built in this area (eg the Rose Bowl site one, when there's already a Hol Inn Express there!). So we lose a gorgeous hotel that's been here for years for yet another ugly new hotel which will have empty rooms much of the time or have to offer them dirt cheap. No doubt this will be apartments in the future, or the lovely building bulldozed to make way for yet more ugly buildings. Our local Council is no longer local. Disgusted with all Eastleigh Lib Dem councillors. Poppy22
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