Under new management

11 January 2001
Under new management

Hellidon Lakes sold

The Hellidon Lakes Hotel, Golf and Country Club in Daventry, Northamptonshire, has been sold to the Marston Hotels group for a figure understood to be close to £12m. It has 71 bedrooms and planning permission for a further 40. The 240-acre site includes 18- and nine-hole golf courses. Christie & Co was the agent.

Farmer's market

The Farmer's Arms hotel and restaurant in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, has been sold for close to £825,000. The property has 18 letting bedrooms, a conference suite for 40, a 60-seat restaurant and a three-bedroom manager's flat. Christie & Co was the agent.

Idyllic purchase

The South Kingennie House restaurant in Kellas, near Dundee, has been sold for almost £250,000. The restaurant seats 40, along with a further 30 in the conservatory and 40 more in the lounge bar. The new owner is the Idyllic Inns group and Robert Barry & Co was the agent.

At the Helme

Newcomer John Wheeler has bought the Helme Park Country House hotel in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, for nearly £675,000. The 650-year-old hotel has 13 bedrooms and a 28-seat restaurant. Former owner Chris Close has retired because of ill health. Christie & Co was the agent.

Call centre on move

Hilton is virtually doubling the size of its Glasgow call centre by recruiting 140 extra staff and moving the office to larger premises in the city's Cadogan Square. A spokeswoman said the changes would not result in any job losses elsewhere in the company.

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