Papworth Hotel sold

THE 20-bedroom Papworth Hotel, to the south of Papworth Everard, has been sold for about £1million. Mark Page, of agents Christie and Company, would not disclose the precise purchase price, but revealed the asking price had been at least £900,000. The sin

THE 20-bedroom Papworth Hotel, to the south of Papworth Everard, has been sold for about £1million.

Mark Page, of agents Christie and Company, would not disclose the precise purchase price, but revealed the asking price had been at least £900,000.

The single-storey building consists of three main wings in a triangular formation creating an inner courtyard, with parking.

All 20 of the letting bedrooms are en suite and there is also a reception hall, a bar area, a 50-cover restaurant, which is also used as a breakfast room, and a function room that provides seating for about 40.

A single-storey detached building to the rear of the hotel, with four bedrooms, is currently used as staff accommodation.

Mr Page, from Christie's Ipswich office, who handled the sale, said: "The marketing of Papworth Hotel resulted in more than 20 viewings and the purchaser was successful via a best-and-final bidding process.

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"The new owner is a restaurateur from Lincolnshire, who specialises in Oriental cuisine and plans to re-brand the existing Indian restaurant and upgrade the letting bedrooms.