Pannone brokers sale of former Lord Kitchener mansion
The corporate team at Manchester-based law firm Pannone Corporate has advised on the sale of a grade I-listed mansion in Kent formerly owned by Lord Kitchener.
Broome Park Mansion House, which was on the market for £6m, has been sold by Diamond Resorts Group to an associate of Pyrrho Investments Ltd, part of the Hong Kong-based Bonds Group.
The Pannone Corporate team, led by partner Mark Winthorpe and solicitor Andrew Walsh, advised Diamond Resorts Group.
Broome Park Mansion House was built in 1638 during the reign of Charles I and has been split into 18 holiday apartments with 14 holiday lodges.
Once owned by Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, the famous English historical military figure pictured in the iconic ‘Your country needs you’ poster, the estate also has a restaurant, hall, bar, an indoor pool, gym and two all-weather tennis courts.
The new owners want to return the 250-acre Canterbury estate, which has an 18-hole champion golf course, to a hotel resort under the management of Countrywide Properties.
Anson Chan, chairman and chief executive of real estate developer the Bonds Group, said: “We are very pleased with the acquisition of Broome Park, its long history and connection to Lord Kitchener are particularly appealing to us. It is my intention to restore it to its former glory over the next few years.”
Mark Winthorpe, said: “The estate which has such historical significance and we wish the new owners every success with their plans to redevelop the estate to a hotel resort.”
Jeremy Jones, director at Christie & Co brokered the sale. Paul Smith and Harriet Clarke of Osborne Clarke acted for the purchaser.