Local hotelier Matthew Davison is the new owner of the Jacobean Lodge on the outskirts of York.
The former 17th-century farmhouse – which dates back to Jacobean times and retains a number of period features such as oak beams and fireplaces – sits in nearly an acre of grounds in the village of Wiggington, just off the A19 York to Thirsk Road.
The two-storey country lodge hotel offers eight en-suite bedrooms, three bar areas to seat 65 guests, a 50-seat dining area with French doors onto the gardens, and three-bedroom owners’ accommodation.
Outside, the hotel has a patio area with a brick barbeque and parking for 24 cars.
The Leeds office of Christie + Co sold the freehold off a guide price of £695,000. Sister company Christie Finance arranging the funding for Davison, who plans to focus on the wedding trade.
By Angela Frewin