Landmark Victorian estate set to be sold at auction

Kelham Hall

Kelham Hall and Country Park is up for auction in October  through Christuie & Co and Allsop.

Christie & Co initially put the landmark Nottinghamshire Victorian estate up for sale for £10m in June, but the auction, to be held on October 29, sees the buildings and estate with a guide price of £6.5m.

The estate, near Newark, has full planning and listed building consent for conversion to a 103-bedroom hotel, complete with a spa, food and beverage, and recreational facilities as well as a wedding and events venue, with all pre start planning conditions already discharged.

Designed by the famous Sir George Gilbert Scott as a precursor to his London St Pancras Train Station design, the Grade I, ll & ll* listed Victorian estate dates back to 1863.

Ryan Lynn, director of corporate hotels at Christie & Co, is handling the sale and comments, “We have had a very strong level of interest in the opportunity to date, which hasn’t surprised us due to how fantastic the building and the potential is. However, we also wanted to see what effect an auction process would have on the final price for our client, and are therefore working with the very well-known Allsop auction house to drive interest and achieve the very best possible price with set and focused deadlines.”