Stanton House Hotel is a hidden gem in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, combining traditional charm with accessibility. The detached Cotswold stone manor house has 78 bedrooms, and is set overlooking a lake in 11 acres of landscaped gardens.
Peter Brunt, director in the Hotels Agency team at global real estate advisor Colliers International, said it offers attractions for both business and staycation travellers and also has development potential.
“It is superbly located off a tree-lined avenue in the picturesque village of Stanton Fitzwarren, just north of the commercial hub of Swindon and to the south of Cirencester and the lakes of Cotswold Water Park, and within convenient reach of Oxford and Cheltenham. This makes it ideal for both the business market and for flourishing staycation market as it is ideally located for those seeking a base from which to explore the Cotswolds.
“At present there are a high proportion of single bedrooms, as the hotel is popular with business executives visiting the nearby South Marston Industrial Estate in Swindon. However, new owners may wish to reconfigure them to provide more double occupancy rooms.
“In addition, there is potential to develop the site of Stanton House Hotel to increase the accommodation and facilities available to guests, and there may also be some scope for residential development, subject to planning permission.”
Matthew Smith, partner in the Hotels team at joint agent Knight Frank, added that the original manor house at Stanton House Hotel was substantially restored in the 1930s, and an additional accommodation building was constructed in the early 1990s and connected by a two storey conservatory.
“Seven of the 78 bedrooms at Stanton House Hotel are in the original manor house, and the others are in the adjoining Cotswold stone building of more recent construction,” he said.
“There are also a variety of public rooms, including a restaurant and bar which can seat up to 110 people. This room overlooks the hotel grounds which include a lake, an orchard, a rose garden and formal gardens from the original manor house, which were reputedly laid out by the garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.
“In addition, there is a main function room which can accommodate up to 110 guests and is popular for weddings and large conferences, plus three smaller rooms that are used for meetings and functions.”