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Country house hotel in Wiltshire changes hands

22 June 2006
Country house hotel in Wiltshire changes hands

The 24-bedroom Beechfield House hotel in Beanacre, Wiltshire, has changed hands after 10 years under the same ownership.

The new owners, Christopher and Felicity Whyte, acquired the country house hotel through the Southampton office of property agent Knight Frank, which set a guide price of £1.9m.

The late Victorian property dates back to 1878 and retains many period features such as Italianate handcrafted stonework on the arched external windows, carrara marble fireplaces, and intricately decorated high ceilings, cornices and architraves.

It is set in eight acres of wooded and landscaped grounds just one mile from the National Trust village of Lacock and 13 miles east of Bath.

The hotel houses a 60-seat restaurant, a 20-seat lounge bar, a 16-seat morning room and a 20-seat Orangery room along with three private dining/meeting rooms that can hold 54 delegates in total.

The owners' accommodation offers a double bedroom, lounge, dining room, kitchen and bathroom.

The grounds incorporate a paddock, stable block, grass tennis court and croquet lawn, along with a walled garden with a heated swimming pool, terrace and fountain.

By Angela Frewin

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