Darlington's Blackwell Grange hotel on market for £3.25m

27 January 2017 by
Darlington's Blackwell Grange hotel on market for £3.25m

St James's Hotel Group, owner of six regional properties, has put the 108-bedroom Blackwell Grange hotel in Darlington, County Durham, on the market for £3.25m.

Originally built as the family home of the industrial magnate George Allen, the 18th-century, Grade II-listed property was acquired by Darlington Council in 1953 and turned into a hotel in 1970. It sits within 4.35 acres of grounds.

Today the hotel, comprising a main house with two attached bedroom extensions and a former outbuilding called the Stables, features a restaurant, 12 function rooms, a swimming pool and gym.

Julian Troup, head of UK hotels agency at Colliers International, which is marketing the hotel, said Blackwell Grange is "a renowned hotel throughout the region" which operates with a healthy trading base.

"We have seen a strong demand for 100 bedroom-plus provincial hotels, with a marked increase in international demand, and we anticipate a favourable response to the marketing," he said.

St James's Hotel Group, a subsidiary of the Jersey-based real estate company Somerston Group, has been gradually selling off properties it acquired as part of the 14-strong Forestdale portfolio in March 2014. Forestdale was a subsidiary of the Akkeron hotel group, which went into administration in early 2014.

In addition to Blackwell Grange, St James's Hotel Group today owns the Norfolk Arms hotel, Arundel, West Sussex; Pratt's hotel, Bath, Somerset; Royal Cambridge hotel, Cambridge; Falcon hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire; and Winchester Royal hotel, Winchester, Hampshire.

St James's Hotel Group to sell Arnos Manor in Bristol >>

St James's Hotels buys Falcon hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon >>

St James's Hotels acquires 14 Forestdale hotels >>

Looking for a job? See all the current hotel vacancies available with The Caterer Jobs >>

Latest video from The Caterer

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking