Monday, October 10, 2011

News: Aston Hall Hotel goes up for sale


Aston Hall in Rotherham, which dates back to 1773, has been put up for sale by the administrators of the company that were operating it as a luxury hotel.

Operators, Tomahawk, went into administration last year and BDL Management were appointed to continue the operation.

Based within 55 acres of grounds close to Aston's conservation area, the 55 room hotel has been given a guide price of £3.2m and comes with 4 acres of land. It has been developed to a high standard and is a popular wedding venue. It includes six suites and three penthouses and was extended in 2008.

The fourth Earl of Holderness, Lord Darcy employed the renowned York architect John Carr to rebuild Aston Hall, the old house having been destroyed by fire. Before the new house was complete the Earl decided that he no longer wanted to live at Aston.

The new house and the estate were sold to Harry Verelst who came back to England after a period as Governor of Bengal. The Verelst family were to remain at Aston Hall until the estate was sold in 1928. The Hall was then bought by Sheffield steel magnate Ronald Matthews.

In the 1940s West Riding County Council purchased the hall for use as a mental home, changing the name to Aughton Court. Following the closure of Aughton Court in 1984, Aston Hall was converted into a hotel.

Tomahawk Hotel Group purchased the hotel in February 2005 and completely transformed it into the luxury hotel it is today.

Sarah Rayment, Shay Bannon and Francis Graham Newton of BDO were appointed as Joint Administrators of the group in August 2010. They have now instructed Edward Symmons to sell the leasehold of the grade II* listed building.

Aston Hall Hotel website

Images: Edward Symmons


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