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Donnington Grove Hotel & Golf Club is up for sale for an 8-figure asking price

By Steve Charnock
18 May 2022
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Dating all the way back to 1763 and set within a stunningly beautiful 250 acres, Donnington Grove is some property. Now a successful hotel and 18-hole championship golf course, Donnington Grove Hotel & Golf Club is up for sale. Although it may be out of most of our price ranges...

The Newbury country house hotel has just been listed by property advisors Knight Frank. The asking price? A cool £10m.

Whoever buys Donnington Grove will get plenty for their money. The main manor house has more than 52,000 square feet of space, with 40 high-end en-suite guest bedrooms, a well-regarded restaurant, bar facilities and several meeting rooms. If that's not enough, there's lapsed planning consent for a further 26 bedrooms.

Henry Jackson is Knight Frank's head of hotel agency. He had this to say about the listing: “Donnington Grove provides a blank canvas for an incoming purchaser to develop a prime country house hotel. With its attractive approach, mature grounds and lakes it has considerable potential to develop further."

“Opportunities such as these so close to London with such a substantial acreage are rare and we look forward to bringing the hotel to the market."

Max Davies is Donnington Grove’s current chairman and says this: “Since we acquired the hotel and golf course in 2005, we have substantially invested and improved the asset for the members and its customers."

“After 17 years of ownership, it is now the right time for a new owner to come in and realise the fantastic potential which lies within this property and take it to the next level. We look forward to seeing how the next chapter evolves on this fantastic asset.”

If you're curious to see the listing, it's here on the Knight Frank website. Don't feel bad if you can't quite afford to put in an offer, though.

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