LOT 50 - Newark

Kelham Hall and Country Park, Kelham, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5QX

Freehold Development Opportunity. Grade I, II & II Listed Victorian Estate set in 44 Acres

Guide Price*


Key Features
  • Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for a Luxury 103 Bedroom Hotel Development together with Spa, Food and Beverage and Recreation Facilities
  • All Pre-start Planning Conditions have been Discharged, allowing an Immediate Start of the Works, should a buyer require
  • Currently one of the Midland's Largest Wedding, Conference and Events Venues with capacity for in excess of 1,000 Persons with in-house Catering and Entertainment Facilities
  • Total GIA approximately 8,826 sq m (95,000 sq ft)
  • Newark North Gate and Newark Castle rail stations are within a 5 minute drive and provide regular and direct services to both London King's Cross and Edinburgh stations amongst other destinations
  • Set within approximately 17.4 Hectares 44 Acres of Landscaped Gardens, Woodlands and Riverbanks designed by Nesfield (1793-1881)
  • The Car Park offers possible potential for further Development, subject to all necessary consents



  • The estate is situated to the south of the A617 (Kelham Road), close to the market town of Newark on Trent, on the banks of the River Trent
  • A range of shops, boutiques, restaurants and pubs is available in the market town of Newark-on-Trent
  • Newark Northgate and Newark Castle stations are approximately 3.1 miles and 2.4 miles to the east respectively. Regular and direct services run from Newark North Gate station to London Kings Cross with an approximate journey time of 1 hour 19 minutes
  • The A617, A17, A46, A52, (A1M), M1 and M18 motorways are all easily accessible
  • Southwell Racecourse, Springwater Golf Club, Ramsdale Park Golf Centre and Oakmere Golf Club are to the west
  • East Midlands Airport and Doncaster Airport are within a 55 minute and 45 minute drive respectively
Additional Information
  • All available documents are accessible in the data room. Please click the following link and complete the NDA https://estatecreate.com/Kelham_Hall
  • Interested parties should contact Christie & Co, or Allsop to express their interest. No direct contact is to be made with the vendor
  • Inspections and meetings can be arranged upon request via Christie & Co, or Allsop
  • Five year projected figures for the business post development have been provided by an Independent hotel specialist, Sandbeck Hospitality and Assured Hotels. Please refer to the Data Room for further information
  • Kelham Hall is considered a “masterpiece of High Victorian Gothic Architecture, entirely asymmetrical, with a gloriously irregular skyline, and crowning ‘grandiloquent’ towers”. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1860’s, the building design predates the architect's design of St. Pancras Station and The Renaissance Hotel, London. It is rumoured that the Kelham Hall Estate was Scott’s inspiration for his St Pancras Station design which now hosts a five star hotel within its walls
  • The property also boasts 44 acres of formally designed gardens and attractive parkland. The gardens were originally designed and landscaped by William Andrews Nesfield (1793-1881)
Local Authority: Newark & Sherwood District Council 
Website: www.www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk
Tel: 01636 650000

The property is offered with planning consent and listed building consent for the 'conversion of hall into hotel and spa. Extensions to hall to provide hotel restaurant, new entrance court to the dome and an enclosed spa pool. Associated landscaping works to include new entrance gates, driveways, car parks, hotel frontages and the restoration of formal gardens'
Reference - 17/01021/FULM and 17/01022/LBC (Previous Ref PP-06015790)
Date Granted - 20th October 2017

Please refer to the Data Room for further approval plans and notices

The property may afford possible potential for alternative uses and/or development, subject to all necessary consents being obtained and prospective buyers are deemed to make their own enquiries in this regard. The car park offers potential for further development, subject to obtaining all necessary consents
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Due to Government Guidelines we will try to accommodate all viewing requests, but in the first instance prospective purchasers are advised to view the images provided on the Allsop website and documents available in the data room before requesting a viewing. Viewers will be required to ensure gloves and a face covering are worn. Please observe social distancing while you are at the property. If you are showing any Coronavirus symptoms then you will not be able to view the property. To view the property please email zoe.baxter@allsop.co.uk or Ryan.Lynn@christie.com

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