Gatton Manor, Home of the PGA Surrey Open Championship 2010-2012, is situated between the picturesque Surrey villages of Ockley, Walliswood and Forest Green and just 10 miles from Dorking in prime Surrey countryside.
The 18 hole golf course, which opened in 1969, is one of the most challenging in South East England. It sits in 166 acres of parkland, woodland, rivers and formal gardens and has Victorian sunken water gardens adjoining the 18th green. Hazards include lakes, streams and tree lined fairways. The club hosted the PGA Surrey Open Championship last year and will continue to do so over the next two years. Golf News rates the 18th hole at Gatton Manor as one of the best closing holes around.
The hotel at Gatton Manor is AA 3* rated. It has 18 double and twin rooms, with a maximum capacity of 40 guests. In addition the hotel has 3 conference rooms, 4 staff bedrooms and laundry facilities. One of the conference rooms is licensed for civil ceremonies with up to 90 guests. Attached to the hotel is the golf clubhouse, with two terraces, a restaurant, bar and changing facilities. There is also a fitness suite, staff block, professional shop, halfway house and a greenkeeper’s compound.
The property offers scope for further development as it benefits from planning permission for construction of 20 two bedroom serviced hotel apartments, additional hotel bedrooms, a new fitness suite and spa and a staff block with 8 bedrooms.
In 2010 Gatton Manor hosted over 200 society and corporate golf days and 23 weddings. In 2011, a further 30 weddings are booked.
Kay Griffiths, from Savills Leisure team says: “Gatton Manor is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the South East’s finest golf courses located in a beautiful parkland setting. We anticipate strong interest from a wide range of prospective purchasers.”
Tom Marriott from H.M.H Golf and Leisure says: “In today’s climate investors are looking for profitability, reliability and upside. Gatton Manor has all of these attributes and with the complex set in 166 acres of Surrey countryside, the sale will attract interest.”
Patrick Kiely, the vendor, comments: “Gatton Manor is a well known and respected golfing venue which over the past 6 years has been improved to provide championship standard golf. Allied to the planning consents achieved, Gatton Manor is set for the next phase of its development.”
Gatton Manor Hotel and Golf Club is available for £3.25 – £3.5 million.
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