14th century Cotswolds property up for sale

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UK: The Shaven Crown in Shipton-under-Wynchwood, Oxfordshire, is on the market with a guide price of £1.1 million.

Originally constructed as a hospice for the monks at the nearby Bruern Abbey in 1384, the hotel retains many of its original features and has recently undergone a major refurbishment.

The Grade-II listed building has seven rooms plus a three-bedroom wing at the back of the hotel that could be used for owners accommodation or a self-catering let. Its bar seats 30, with beamed ceiling and fireplace, a snug for around five or six guests and a breakfast room seating 12 to 18.

The restaurant has a huge open fireplace with 20 to 30 covers and the private dining room can seat another ten.

Peter Brunt, director at Colliers International’s Hotels team, which is marketing the property, said: “The present owners bought the Shaven Crown because of its ‘can’t go wrong’ location and superb rooms and set about an ambitious refurbishment. They enjoyed the process of creation, however the operation, great as it is, has sadly had a greater than expected effect on family life. For this reason alone, they have decided to sell, giving purchasers the opportunity to acquire a fully refurbished business with the opportunity to further develop the trade.”

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