Steeped in history, Dunchurch Park is the outstanding centrepiece of a major estate designed by Gilbert Fraser and Thomas Mawson. It is the most complete of their surviving ensembles, set in more than 25 acres of delightful gardens and grounds, (with a further 25 acres available subject to separate negotiation).
With an excellent reputation established over many years, the Dunchurch Park Hotel and Conference Centre is a highly successful purpose-built residential conference centre and function venue. The main building is a superb Grade II-listed manor house with many original features, including oak and walnut panelling, impressive fireplaces, and magnificent bay windows that overlook the extensive parklands and grounds.
There are also numerous extensions, providing spacious conference and banqueting facilities along with bedroom accommodation. Ideally situated in the outskirts of the attractive Warwickshire village of Dunchurch, the location is ideal for conferences and weddings. As well as being close to the intersection of the M1, M6, and M45 motorways, there are convenient connections for rail and air travel nearby.
Although primarily trading as a residential conference and training centre, Dunchurch is also a successful wedding and function venue, as well as a popular traditional hotel. This is already a busy and successful enterprise, and the sale of Dunchurch affords a fantastic opportunity for an experienced purchaser to further grow and develop this impressive operation.
At the entrance to the building is a recently renovated Reception area, with a front desk and access to both public and administrative areas. Within the historic main house, there is a selection of rooms retaining original period features and overlooking the gardens. These rooms can accommodate an intimate dinner or a larger function for up to 120 guests.
Additionally, the main house has an attractive Billiard Room, which is used for afternoon teas. The hotel has two dedicated catering areas – Mawson’s Bar is an informal area that seats 15, with standing room, and Bar 1823 is a more informal “bistro” bar that seats 70.
The hotel offers a choice of 32 conference, meeting, and syndicate rooms. With a great deal of flexibility for various configurations, the main house has a choice of traditional period rooms on the ground floor, with dedicated meeting rooms on the first and second floors.
Situated within the Victorian walled gardens is the Garden Room, a versatile, purpose-built suite that can accommodate up to 300 delegates. Nearby is the popular and standalone Mawson’s Marquee, a permanent, fully heated facility in its own secluded gardens, which can accommodate up to 450 guests.
Furthermore, the grounds offer a wide selection of areas that are perfect for team-building activities and corporate fun day events. A dedicated field is available for quad biking, rage buggy driving, and motorised events. On-site, there is a pitch and putt golf course, tennis court, and croquet lawn, together with open parkland and landscaped gardens.
The conference and meeting rooms are summarised as follows:
All bedrooms are located within the hotel’s sympathetically converted stable block and Rochford Court building. Each room has tea and coffee facilities, a television, a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel’s 91 en-suite letting bedrooms include:
76 Double Bedrooms
10 Twin Bedrooms
5 Single Bedrooms
Dunchurch has an impressive suite of offices that can be used to provide additional public or bedroom space. The property also benefits from a fully fitted commercial kitchen and several associated storage areas.
Across more than 32 acres of magnificent grounds, the property offers formal landscaped gardens, including a beautiful ornamental lake and fountains. This provides the perfect background for photographs and the venue is very popular for wedding bookings. The grounds are also ideal for outdoor training and corporate events.
The property also offers:
A Croquet Lawn
A Tennis Court
A Putting Green
A Cricket Pitch
Extensive Car Parking to the Front and Side of the Hotel
We understand the hotel benefits from ‘C2’ use. In July 2006, planning permission was granted for the development of 42 additional en-suite letting bedrooms. Further details are available upon request.
Various areas within the main hotel are suitable for the development of additional public space or letting bedrooms, subject to the appropriate planning consents.
We understand the Premises licence and Civil Weddings licence are in place.
The hotel benefits from a mix of income streams including weekend leisure trade, weddings and events and conference trade throughout the year. To the year-end 30th September 2019, the net turnover was £2,512,538, which is budgeted to rise for 2020.
The construction of around 6,000 new homes within easy reach should also significantly increase the potential for local trade for weddings and F&B. Further trading information can be supplied to seriously interested parties.
The property also sits within a further circa 25 acres, which are available subject to separate negotiation. Further details are available to seriously interested parties.