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Historic Grade I listed Hintlesham Hall, between Ipswich and Hadleigh, goes on the market for £7.5 million

A historic hotel in Suffolk has gone up for sale for £7.5 million.

Grade I listed Hintlesham Hall, Hintlesham, has been placed on the market by the current owners as ‘they expand other businesses’.

The Elizabethan period manor house hotel, which lies between Ipswich and Hadleigh, has 32 bedrooms and a spa.

Hintlesham Hall Hotel. Picture: Christie & Co
Hintlesham Hall Hotel. Picture: Christie & Co

The venue has previously appeared on TV shows worldwide including Carrier & Friends, Carrier's Kitchen as well as The Hotel Inspector and Country House Rescue with Ruth Watson.

The property is on the the market with specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co.

Dating in parts from the 14th century, Hintlesham Hall Hotel & Spa is set across 7.8 hectares.

The agents say it has built a renowned reputation as one of the ‘pre-eminent hotels in East Anglia.

The agents add: “Established for centuries as a beacon of hospitality, the hotel was propelled to even greater heights in 1971 under the ownership of American writer, chef and cookery school owner, Robert Carrier OBE who made Hintlesham Hall known across the world with his famous TV shows, Carrier & Friends and Carrier’s Kitchen which was filmed at the hotel and was spun into bestselling cookery courses and books.

“In 1983, the hotel was sold to fellow cookery writer, Ruth Watson who undertook an extensive refurbishment and expansion programme establishing the Hall as a four-star Hotel. Ruth went on to become a well-known TV presenter on programmes such as The Hotel Inspector and “Country House Rescue”.

“Now under family ownership, the current owners have been responsible for substantially upgrading the hotel facilities and expanding the range of services on offer to guests.

“The investment has significantly widened the hotel’s customer base. Planning permission has been secured for a self-contained function suite and listed building consent has been granted for an enhanced spa development to the rear of the Coach House.

As custodians of the hotel, the family now feel the time is right to step back and hand over to new owners to further develop and enhance this highly successful business.”

Current owner, Has Modi, said: “Whilst it is of course sad to be selling a business with which we have been involved with for many years, now is the right time. The business is well positioned with value enhancement opportunities for a new owner. Most importantly we would like to thank the staff, with whom we have shared this memorable journey, for their hard work and dedication over the years.”

Graham McGregor, general manager, said in a note to customers: “We are unsure if you have seen in the recent news, but our owners have decided now is the right time for them to look at selling the hotel.

“While we do appreciate this can lead to some level of uncertainty for our valued customers, we want to take this opportunity of reassuring you all that your future bookings are safe.

“Our owners have made this difficult decision to sell due to expansions through their other businesses and feel that it is now the time to hand the reigns of Hintlesham Hall to some new owners who are ready to take the business forward and invest further in our beautiful hotel.

“For ourselves we are excited with what the future will hold for this amazing old building, and also excited to see what new additions to the business may be on the horizon.

For now, we would just like to reassure all of our customers we are still here working as hard as ever to make your wedding/celebration/lunch/dinner/stay and corporate events run smoothly, the Hintlesham way.

“If you do have any questions at all, then please do not hesitate to reach out to the team.

“We very much look forward to welcoming you all to Hintlesham Hall in the future.”