The property is a luxury manor near lewes thought to have been built in 1580 from materials from the nearby Priory and bought by Henry VIII for Thomas Crowmwell. The manor provides the perfect setting for a luxury boutique hotel. Divided into two with a large main house perfect for the guests. A grand entrance with stunning staircase to bedrooms and beautiful communal space with feature fire places for cosy chats or a quiet moment to read after a long day exploring the area.
There is also a snug currently used as a library which would make an ideal bar or games room.
To the rear is a beautiful orangery which would make a stunning resturant with direct access to an outdoor patio area for alfresco dining ajoining a formal dining room which could either be an extension to the dining area or a function room. The kitchen is large enough to provide food for fomal dining with a large food store room with separate entrance for deliveries.
In the main hall is a staircase to the cellar which could be converted to a spa facility.
Upstairs there are stunning bedrooms one without ensuite which woukd need converting to make four luxury apartments. There is also a separate lodge house/ annex providing a self contained two bedroom guest lodge. Each room has unique character and features and a spacious feel.
- To the other side of the property is attached coach house accommodation perfect for staff to stay. The property is then enveloped by maintained lawns and walled gardens to relax walk around or sit quietly and read in. There is also a separate kitchen garden which could provide fresh kitchen ingredients with garden houses for year round growing and plenty of lawn room for a marquee to host parties and weddings.
The property is close to the coastal town of Brighton and the historic town of lewes with a stunning castle and the history of the martyrs from whom I am descended and intend to include the martyr tours once a month as a special hotel event.
The resturant will provide a full confinental breakfast buffet for guests between 7 and 9 and an italian menu with sour dough creates on site for pizzas, a range or traditional italian dishes and salads and deserts as well as event catering and grazing platters.
The rooms will be available for 100 to 200 per room per night open 50 weeks a year giving a maximum turn over of 250,000 a year for rooms at full capacity plus additional profits from resturant and events minus wages.
The property would be be in the ownership of the business and therefore you have a share not just in a hotel but in a prime piece of sussex real estate and should you want to sell your share the value is guaranteed to increase over the years with the value of the property.