4th September 2021
Otterburn Castle, a picturesque English castle with 1,000 years of history is for sale through specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co. Currently trading as Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel – a hotel, restaurant and bar – in the historic village of Otterburn, Northumberland, the property has a price tag of £1.75m.
“Otterburn Castle is ideally positioned within the historic village of Otterburn, which lies between Newcastle and the Scottish borders, and was initially gifted to Robert D’Umphraville, a cousin of William the Conqueror, during the 11th century, in recognition of his services. The estate has a rich history itself dating back to the 14th century, when a pele tower was constructed at the site to repel the Scots and this formed an integral part of the ‘Battle of Otterburn’ in 1388.
The Grade II listed castle hotel currently standing today was rebuilt in the 19th century with stone from the original tower. The hotel is set in four acres of beautiful private gardens and sloping woodland, with a further 28 acres of land available by separate negotiation, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, creating an idyllic retreat for guests and the perfect base to explore all the area has to offer, which includes including scenic countryside within the national park – perfect for cycling and walking enthusiasts, the famed Northumberland heritage coastline, a multitude of historic castles, and sprawling picturesque towns and villages. Key nearby attractions, which draw in large numbers of visitors year-round include Hadrians Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Sycamore Gap, Kielder Water & Forest Park and The Northumberland Dark Sky Park”.
Owner/occupier Owner, Elena Wynn commented “I have had some wonderful times here and feel proud to be the custodian of such a magnificent building however, I am not a hotelier and I feel that the time is right to allow the full potential of the castle and the business to be realised in the hands of a new owner.”
Director in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team, Mark Worley, commented, “We’re thrilled to bring the beautiful Otterburn Castle Country House Hotel to market and expect to receive high levels of interest for this property. The leisure and hospitality industry is bracing itself for what should hopefully be a fantastic summer, as the pent-up demand for staycations and leisure breaks is released once lockdown restrictions are eased. This projected massive upsurge in trade and profits has proved to be a huge incentive and motivation for buyers to purchase tourist-related businesses over recent months”.
Mark Worley, Director – Hospitality
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