19. Juli 2012 Print
Brakspear swoops on iconic Cotswolds hotel
Colliers International hotels director Peter Brunt said: “The Royalist represented fantastic value for money. A superb hotel in a prime Cotswolds location proved an opportunity not to be missed.”
The stunning grade II listed, 14-bedroom hotel has been fully modernised and offers an award-winning restaurant as well as a popular gastro pub, the Eagle and Child. Although the listing suggests sixteenth or seventeenth century, parts of the building are reputed to form part of a refuge dating back to 947AD built on the Fosse Way by a Saxon Duke called Aethelmar.
Just across the road from the Royalist, The Grapevine has been bought by hotel entrepreneurs Elaine and Martyn Booth, who are finalising plans for a major overhaul of their latest acquisition.