Robert and Gina Parker, owners of the boutique hotel group, The Robert Parker Hotel Collection, have decided to retire and sell their four properties. Christie & Co. is marketing Dalhousie Castle & Aqueous Spa near Edinburgh, Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa in Alnwick, Ednam House Hotel in Kelso, and Eshott Hall in Morpeth.
Dalhousie Castle, one of Scotland’s oldest inhabited castles, is situated eight miles from Edinburgh and boasts 35 bedrooms, a spa, and two AA rosette dining in the Dungeon Restaurant.
Doxford Hall Hotel in Northumberland, a 200-year-old mansion, holds AA’s four red stars, and two AA rosette for dining and features 41 bedrooms, a spa, and Europe’s largest yew tree maze.
Ednam House, located on the banks of the River Tweed, offers 33 bedrooms and the Borders’ largest ballroom.
Eshott Hall, a 17th-century manor house, contains 11 bedrooms in the main hall and 13 additional bedrooms in adjacent buildings. The hall also has 38 acres of manicured gardens and woodland, a tennis court, walled kitchen garden and Victorian fernery.The latter is also being marketed by Galbraith and Sanderson Young for residential sale.
Robert Parker said, “It has been a real privilege to own the four hotels in the Robert Parker Collection, but retirement becomes an inevitability as one reaches the grand old age of 80 years.
“We have been blessed throughout our ownership of them, with fabulous staff who have delivered a quality level of environment, food and service, which is second to none. We owe them a great debt for all that they have contributed for so many years.
“I have no doubt that into the future we shall become regular paying guests. I simply have to go back to each of the hotels as often as I possibly can.”
The hotels are being marketed through Gary Witham, director of hotels at Christie & Co. He said, “These are stunning heritage assets in prime locations, which Robert and his team have placed well to perform very profitably going forward.
“Dalhousie Castle in particular will allow any investor to reap the rewards of the Edinburgh luxury leisure market and own a true slice of history and we look forward to hearing from interested parties.”